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Olivia Wilde is happy Tron 3 has been axed: 'I don't have to live on tofu dust for 6 months'

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Olivia Wilde seems pretty relieved after hearing that Tron 3 has been axed.

Disney decided against moving ahead with the third instalment of the sci-fi series last month.

Quorra actress Wilde, along with Garrett Hedlund and director Joseph Kosinski, had been set to reprise her Tron: Legacy role in the new film, but doesn't seem too upset about the cancellation.

Writing on Twitter, Wilde quipped: "Tron fans! Don't trip. Now I don't have to live on seaweed juice and tofu dust for 6 months to fit into a rubber suit."

Tron fans! Don't trip. Now I don't have to live on seaweed juice and tofu dust for 6 months to fit into a rubber suit.

— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) June 2, 2015

Preparations for filming were already under way in Vancouver before Disney pulled the plug on the project.

2010's Tron: Legacy brought the franchise to a whole new generation of fans, taking roughly $400 million »


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James Bond movie rights could be leaving Sony for Warner Bros

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The James Bond film rights could be making a move from Sony to a different studio.

The release of Spectre later this year will bring MGM and Sony's multi-picture deal to an end, and it's been speculated that the close relationship between MGM head Gary Barber and Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara could see the 007 films end up at the latter's company.

Sony Pictures Entertainment motion picture group chairman Tom Rothman told Variety: "The reality is that Sony's had a fantastic run with the Bonds.

"Sure we're going to compete for [the rights], but let's be honest, so is everybody in the business."

MGM and Warner Bros have previously worked together on several films including The Hobbit trilogy, as well as the upcoming Creed.

During the multi-picture deal, Sony and MGM released Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall - the highest-grossing Bond film in the franchise's history.

Spectre will be released »


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Dwayne Johnson's San Andreas rocks the UK box office with £4.6m

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San Andreas has rocked the UK box office with takings of £4.6m.

The Dwayne Johnson-led disaster film knocks Pitch Perfect 2 off the top spot and down to number two with £1.8m.

Mad Max: Fury Road, Tomorrowland: A World Beyond and Avengers: Age of Ultron complete the top 5.

Elsewhere, Simon Pegg's romantic comedy Man Up is new in at number seven with £529k, while Al Pacino's Danny Collins is also new at number ten with £225k.

The UK box office top 10 in full:

1. (-) San Andreas - £4,628,394

2. (1) Pitch Perfect 2 - £1,873,567

3. (2) Mad Max: Fury Road - £1,745,941

4. (3) Tomorrowland: A World Beyond - £1,041,255

5. (5) Avengers: Age of Ultron - £883,790

6. (4) Poltergeist - £734,943

7. (-) Man Up - £528,748

8. (8) Home - £456,794

9. (10) Two by Two - £264,548

10. (-) Danny Collins - £225,308

Source: Rentrak

Watch Dwayne Johnson discuss San Andreas with Digital Spy below: »


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Minions take over Amazon shipping packaging in first ever branding deal

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They're known for creating chaos wherever they go, but now the Minions are helping out in the form of Amazon's delivery packaging.

The loveable yellow creatures from the Despicable Me film series feature on bright yellow boxes in a new deal between the online retailer giant and Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.

This marks the first time Amazon has allowed a third party to feature on its delivery material, reports the La Times.

Different Minions will appear on different packages - with Stuart on large boxes, Bob on medium, and Kevin on the smallest size.

The themed boxes will be used to deliver products including books, DVDs, toys and sporting items to Amazon.com customers in the run up to the release of new spinoff movie Minions.

As well as promoting the upcoming animated film, the packaging also directs customers to a special Amazon page dedicated to Minion merchandise.

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The Dark Knight actor Chin Han joins the cast of Independence Day 2

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Chin Han has become the latest addition to the star-studded cast of Independence Day 2.

The casting was confirmed by director Roland Emmerich on his Twitter page on Tuesday (June 2), who added that he was "super excited" by the news.

Super excited to officially welcome Chin Han to the cast of #IndependenceDay2 @TheChinHan pic.twitter.com/LMCu5gxJHk

Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) June 2, 2015

Han will play the leader of the Chinese Space Squadron, Variety reports.

He joins Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth, William Fichtner and Charlotte Gainsbourg as new additions to the movie franchise.

Jeff Goldblum, Brent Spiner, Vivica A Fox and Judd Hirsch will all reprise their roles from the first film.

Shooting has already started on the sequel, with Independence Day 2 expected to arrive in cinemas on June 24, 2016, the 20th anniversary of the original film. »


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Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn reveals that his first draft of the sequel is complete

13 hours ago

Director James Gunn has confirmed that the first draft of the script for the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel has been completed.

Unfortunately for those hoping to find out more about the film, that's all he revealed.

Phew. 1st draft #GotG2. #NoSpoilers #NotEventheTitle pic.twitter.com/Yd6mhpgLNe

James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 2, 2015

While sharing a picture of the script on Twitter, Gunn made sure that he was giving absolutely nothing away to his followers.

"Phew. 1st draft," he shared, before adding a series of hashtags that re-enforced his decision to keep a few secrets: "#GotG2 #NoSpoilers #NotEventheTitle."

The director later shared the photo on his Facebook page, adding: "After 48 days straight without a day off, the first draft of #GotG2 is done. I'm sorry to all my friends and family who I have ignored."

Gunn continues to provide fans with updates on the Marvel sequel, recently revealing in a Periscope »


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Cara Delevingne becomes an even bigger mystery in new Paper Towns trailer

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Nat Wolff attempts to decipher the mystery that is Cara Delevingne in a new trailer for the upcoming Paper Towns.

Wolff stars as Q in the film, a high school student whose life is changed after popular girl Margo (Delevingne) whisks him away for a night of adventure and then disappears, leaving it to Q and his friends to track her down.

Paper Towns is the second of John Green's young adult novels to be adapted into a film following the success of last year's The Fault in Our Stars, in which Wolff also starred.

Delevingne recently admitted that acting was her dream job, saying: "Modelling was never a passion of mine.

"It wasn't something that made my heart beat and built a fire inside of me."

Paper Towns is directed by Robot & Frank filmmaker Jake Schreier. It will be released in the Us on July 24 and in the »


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Joel McHale has an update on Community's future: 'I think we're doing a movie'

19 hours ago

Community's 'six seasons and a movie' mantra appears to be becoming a reality, according to star Joel McHale.

Following promising words from producers Sony and a more reserved stance from Community creator Dan Harmon about a movie, McHale appeared positive about the show's next chapter on Conan.

Addressing Community's move to Yahoo, he joked: "Yahoo bought us for $2 billion… I was like, 'It's a terrible deal'. They let Dan Harmon do anything – it was a great season.

"There [were] no notes. There [were] no commercials. It was terrific, and we got Paget Brewster and Keith David. They were amazing. We don't know what the ratings are, but Yahoo… want to do more.

"I don't think we are, unless they pay me a lot of money… I think we will do a movie if Dan will write the script."

McHale had earlier addressed the cast changes that Community has undergone over the years, »


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Watch Channing Tatum pull the ultimate stripping prank on Magic Mike Xxl fans

20 hours ago

Channing Tatum has pulled the best prank ever on fans of Magic Mike Xxl.

In order to get a genuine reaction to the Magic Mike sequel, Tatum went undercover in old-age makeup to quiz fans on the movie's 3D experience.

This particular 3D experience included male strippers grinding on the fans, before Tatum himself got in on the fun.

Magic Mike Xxl brings Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello back together for an erotic road trip with Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett Smith and Elizabeth Banks.

The sequel opens in Us cinemas on July 1, with a UK release planned for July 3.

Watch a trailer below: »


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Paul Rudd becomes Marvel's tiniest superhero in new Ant-Man teaser

21 hours ago

Paul Rudd explodes onto the big screen as the world's tiniest superhero in a new teaser for Marvel's Ant-Man.

The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film tells the story of physicist Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) grooming petty thief Scott Lang to become a hero.

Scott Lang has the cutting edge of micro-technology at his disposal, as he shrinks down to insect size in order to take on the villainous Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll).

Marvel's latest television spot for the superhero epic includes a humorous scene of Ant-Man demonstrating his incredible shrinking powers for former prison cellmate Luis (Michael Peña).

Paul Rudd is Ant-Man in new pictures from Marvel's latest superhero movie

Has a huge Ant-Man spoiler just been revealed by Lego?

Rudd's first foray into the Marvel universe will be followed next year when he reprises the role of Scott Lang in Captain America: Civil War.

Marvel's Ant-Man premieres on July 17 in the Us and the UK. »


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Pixar unveils majestic trailer for animated adventure movie The Good Dinosaur

2 June 2015 11:12 AM, PDT

A new teaser for Disney's majestic animated adventure movie The Good Dinosaur has arrived.

Ponyo director Peter Sohn's latest movie for Walt Disney Studios and Pixar imagines a world where the dinosaurs never became extinct.

Arlo (Lucas Neff) is an Apatosaurus who finds himself a long way from home, when he's swept into a raging river shortly after his father dies.

The Apatosaurus befriends a young cave boy called Spot, and together they journey back to Arlo's home in the Clawed-Tooth mountains.

Disney has enlisted an all-star voice cast for The Good Dinosaur, as has become tradition for its animated projects.

John Lithgow provides the voice for Arlo's father, while Frances McDormand, Neil Patrick Harris, Bill Hader and Judy Greer also star.

The Good Dinosaur opens on November 25 in the Us and November 27 in the UK. »


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President Snow's in pieces in Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2's new poster

2 June 2015 8:33 AM, PDT

A new poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 has been shared online.

The image was unveiled on the franchise's official Twitter account.

Teasing what's to come, the poster shows a statue of President Snow (Donald Sutherland) destroyed on the ground, under the Mockingjay symbol.

The conclusion of the Hunger Games series follows Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), as she teams up with her friends to liberate the citizens of Panem and take down President Snow.

Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci and Willow Shields also star.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 will be released in the UK and Us on November 20.

Digital Spy looks at this year's blockbusters below: »


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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back precursor Black Angel to be made into feature film

2 June 2015 7:56 AM, PDT

Black Angel, the short film which aired in cinemas before Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, will be made into a feature-length movie.

All copies of the cult 25-minute film went missing after airing in cinemas in 1980, until a Universal Studios archivist found a negative in 2011.

Roger Christian, who wrote and directed the original 25-minute fantasy short, will return to helm the project, while John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) and Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) will star.

Christian is encouraging fans to be a part of the film by crowdfunding the project, which has a fundraising target of £66,000. Contributing will allow individuals the opportunity of perks such as an invite to the premiere, an opportunity to be part of the film or an all-expenses-paid mentorship with the audio department.

Black Angel: The Feature Film follows a knight who goes on a quest to battle the Black Angel, »


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Are male leads in romantic movies always older than their female co-stars?

2 June 2015 7:18 AM, PDT

Male leads in romantic films are on average four and a half years older than their female co-stars, a new study has found.

Writer and producer Stephen Follows decided to research the difference between the ages of male and female leads in romantic films over the last 30 years, following comments from Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The 37-year-old actress revealed that she was turned down for a part because she was deemed too old to star alongside the 55-year-old male lead.

After looking at cast information for 422 films released between 1984 and 2014, he found that there was never a time that the average age of female leads was older than their male counterparts.

Robert Redford, Dudley Moore and Richard Gere have the largest age gaps among Hollywood actors, while Julia Roberts, Debra Winger and Winona Ryder have traditionally been much younger than their co-stars.

Sydney Pollack had the largest average age gap between his »


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Paul Rudd is Ant-Man in new pictures from Marvel's latest superhero movie

2 June 2015 7:01 AM, PDT

Marvel has amped up the excitement for Ant-Man by releasing a series of new pictures from the film.

The studio's summer blockbuster stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, who is trained to take on the mantle of Ant-Man through the use of technology that can drastically shrink a person's size but increase strength.

The film sees Lang team up with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) in order to stop the physicist's ex-protégé Darren Cross from fulfilling a masterplan that puts humanity's future at stake.

Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lily, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer and Ti also feature in supporting roles.

Ant-Man is directed by Peyton Reed from a screenplay penned by Rudd and Adam McKay.

It was recently confirmed that Ant-Man will make an appearance in Captain America: Civil War.

Ant-Man will be released on July 17 in the Us and the UK. »


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Ghostbusters reboot director Paul Feig dismisses misogynistic critics

2 June 2015 6:11 AM, PDT

Paul Feig has shrugged off the complaints of sexist critics of his upcoming all-female Ghostbusters reboot.

The Spy filmmaker will direct a woman-fronted spinoff of the classic horror comedy - led by Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.

"I got the call while shooting Spy," Feig told Time Out London of taking on the job.

"It felt weird. Harold Ramis is gone. Bill Murray doesn't want to do it. They kept on at me."

He continued: "Then I had an idea: what if I could cast all the funny women I know?

"The backlash? A lot of people are angry that we're touching the franchise. I get that. It's legitimate. But when it's 'How dare you put women in!'. That's just misogyny."

Of how Hollywood has been wrong on female comedy, Feig said: "Before I did Bridesmaids, everyone told me that it wouldn't work. And they sounded compelling. »


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Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow exit female comedy Bad Moms

2 June 2015 4:00 AM, PDT

Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow are no longer involved with Bad Moms.

The married couple had been set to collaborate on the female-driven comedy, but scheduling conflicts have forced them to pull out, according to Deadline.

Mann was meant to be starring as an overworked mother who joins forces with two other mums to take on the parents that run their children's school.

Writers of The Hangover and The Change-Up Jon Lucas and Scott Moore are behind the film.

Speaking in May, Mann said that the pair had produced a "funny and heartfelt script about women and the challenges of motherhood".

The film is expected to go into production this summer, with casting announcements to be made in the coming weeks.

Bad Moms currently has a release date of April 15, 2016. »


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Would Jason Statham play James Bond? "Abso-f**king-lutely I would"

2 June 2015 3:15 AM, PDT

Sean Connery made James Bond cool, Roger Moore upped the campness, while Daniel Craig has gone all stoic and serious. Maybe it's time Bond had some pure British beef?

Jason Statham certainly thinks so. The Fast & Furious 7 actor has said that his 007 would be "very, very different" to those who have come before.

"Could I do it? Abso-f**king-lutely," Statham told The Guardian. "Would I do it? Abso-f**king-lutely."

While admitting that Craig was a "great Bond", he added that his version of the secret agent would be the complete opposite.

"Yeah, I'd make a decent Bond... But it'd be very, very different if I did it," he said.

However, he said that he isn't interested in playing a Bond villain, saying: "I don't know if I wanna do that. That's not my thing. I'd rather play the other guy."

Daniel Craig will return as Bond in Spectre this December, »


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Eminem premieres brand new single 'Phenomenal' for Jake Gyllenhaal movie Southpaw

2 June 2015 2:28 AM, PDT

Eminem has premiered his brand new single 'Phenomenal' in full, after teasing it last month.

The rapper recorded the track for forthcoming new film Southpaw, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker and 50 Cent.

"We have been involved in developing Southpaw since its inception, and Eminem has dedicated himself to ensuring that this film captured his passion for the project through his music," said Shady Records president Paul Rosenberg.

"We've assembled a great soundtrack to accompany what's sure to be one of the finest boxing films ever."

Gyllenhaal plays a left-handed prize fighter who suffers a family tragedy after winning a big title. He is forced to put his life back together to earn the respect of his young daughter.

Rita Ora and Naomie Harris will also star in the drama, which will be released in cinemas on July 24.

Watch a trailer for Southpaw below: »


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This Pizza Hut box doubles as a smartphone movie projector

2 June 2015 1:42 AM, PDT

Saturday night takeaways just got more exciting thanks to a new pilot scheme from Pizza Hut that takes the concept of dinner and a movie to new heights.

The restaurant chain is delivering its pizzas in boxes that can be converted into a movie projector for smartphones as part of a trial in Hong Kong.

The Blockbuster Boxes come with a lens and phone stand, taking on the form of a projector when the user inserts the lens into a perforated hole in the cardboard and puts their handset in position.

Each box includes a code that customers can scan to access a Pizza Hut-made movie, but can be used to project any content from a smartphone.

The Blockbuster Boxes were created in conjunction with advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather Hk, but Pizza Hut is yet to confirm whether it plans to deliver a slice of movie action with its pizzas in other territories. »

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