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Star Trek's Chris Pine could be playing Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman movie

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Star Trek's Chris Pine could soon be taking on another iconic role by joining the DC Comics adaptation Wonder Woman.

Pine is in talks to play Steve Trevor opposite Gal Gadot in the 2017 movie from DC's expanded film universe, according to Variety.

Steve Trevor is a dashing intelligence agent who has long been a love interest for the Amazonian warrior Diana Prince in DC's range of comics.

Pine - who plays Captain James Tiberius Kirk in the Star Trek films - apparently emerged as the favourite to play Trevor after impressing Warner Bros and his potential co-star Gadot in a recent meeting.

Wonder Woman will be introduced on the big screen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, before returning for Justice League and solo movies.

Entourage and The Killing director Patty Jenkins recently became attached to Wonder Woman, following the departure of the originally-signed Michelle MacLaren.

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Bradley Cooper comedy Aloha is all about second chances: See Cameron Crowe explain

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Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone want you to know that their new comedy Aloha truly captures the spirit of Hawaii.

The latest film from writer-director Cameron Crowe tells the story of Brian Gilcrest, a defence contractor sent to Hawaii to install a weapons system.

Along the way, Gilcrest finds himself drawn to a quirky air force pilot (Stone) tasked with assisting him with his defence project.

"I wanted to tell the story of a guy who's been looking over his shoulder with a certain amount of regret," Crowe explains in a new teaser. "[He] becomes somebody who can really embrace second chances in life."

"[This is] somebody who is lost, somebody is trying to put his life back together," Cooper adds.

This is Crowe's first big-screen project since the release of family comedy We Bought a Zoo four years ago.

Aloha - which has been the subject of controversy over its portrayal of »


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Will Tilda Swinton play the Ancient One opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange?

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Marvel Comics character the Ancient One could have a gender swap if Tilda Swinton joins the cast of Doctor Strange.

Academy Award winner Swinton is in talks to play the spiritual mentor to surgeon-turned-cosmic warrior Stephen Strange, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Ancient One has traditionally been portrayed in Marvel Comics as a male Tibetan mystic since his first appearance in 1963.

Swinton would be starring opposite Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme Stephen Strange in the upcoming Marvel Comics adaptation.

Sinister and Deliver Us from Evil director Scott Derrickson has the responsibility to introduce the cosmic side of the Marvel universe in Doctor Strange.

Cumberbatch has spoken about his excitement for the project in recent months, revealing that he doesn't consider a superhero role to be a career risk.

Doctor Strange opens on November 4, 2016, with production set to begin this autumn at the famed Pinewood-Shepperton studios. »


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This Star Wars arcade game can be yours for £24,000

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Star Wars fans, get out your chequebooks: a home version of the arcade game Star Wars: Battle Pod can be yours for £24,000 ($35,000).

Available to order from June 18, a premium edition is also in the works and is equipped with leather seats that move and react to the action of the game.

Everything we know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including trailers, cast, release date and spoilers

Priced at £65,000 ($100,000), the premium version will be available in two different designs inspired by the images of the Rebel Alliance and Darth Vader.

It also includes the owner's name and a product serial number engraved plate, along with a specially-bound owner's manual and exclusive carpeting.

Owners of the premium edition will also have their name added to the game's end credits.

Star Wars: Battle Pod consists of a dome screen where players pilot star fighters from the movies taking them into the Star Wars universe. »


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San Andreas director Brad Peyton really wants to make a Superman movie

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San Andreas director Brad Peyton really, really wants to make a Superman movie.

The filmmaker spoke about his love of DC comics characters in an interview with Digital Spy, saying that while Batman is "super cool", he'd love to direct a movie about Superman.

Carla Gugino also revealed that she's looking to land a role in the DC universe, but didn't specify which character she'd like to portray.

Peyton was previously linked to a Warner Brothers project focusing on DC character Lobo.

San Andreas star Dwayne Johnson was also interviewed by DS, and treated us to a rendition of Kylie Minogue's 'The Loco-Motion'.

San Andreas will open in cinemas on May 28. »


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Kevin Bacon is a vengeful lawman hunting rebellious kids in Cop Car trailer

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Kevin Bacon is on the hunt for two rebellious kids in a trailer for Cop Car.

The thriller centres on hard-nosed Sheriff Kretzer's squad car being stolen by a pair of rebellious kids (James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford).

Determined to retrieve a very dangerous item and get some retribution along the way, Kretzer resolves to track down the kids who have wrongly crossed his path.

This is Bacon's first major project to be released following the cancellation of his serial killer drama series The Following this month.

Bacon will be sharing the screen with Agent Carter's Shea Whigham and Emmy Award winner Camryn Manheim in this new thriller.

Cop Car opens on August 7 in Us cinemas. »


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Tobey Maguire brings Bobby Fischer grudge match to the screen in Pawn Sacrifice trailer

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The Cold War's chess grudge match of the century comes to the big screen in a trailer for Tobey Maguire's new film Pawn Sacrifice.

Pawn Sacrifice dramatises the media circus surrounding chess prodigy Bobby Fischer's famous 1972 showdown with Russian grandmaster Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) in Reykjavík.

The forthcoming drama also examines Fischer's troubled personal life as he began to slip into anti-us fervour and anti-Semitism that would dominate his later years.

Starring with Maguire and Schreiber in Pawn Sacrifice are Lily Rabe and Peter Sarsgaard as Fischer's mother Joan and confidant William Lombardy respectively.

Pawn Sacrifice is the latest project from director Edward Zwick, who is known for The Last Samurai and Legends of the Fall.

Zwick has also garnered headlines in recent weeks amid talk of a reunion with his Last Samurai co-star Tom Cruise on the Jack Reacher sequel.

Pawn Sacrifice opens on September 18 in the Us. »


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Tracee Ellis Ross: 'There aren't many film roles for black women'

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Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross and Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez have spoken about racism in the TV and film industry, saying that black women are under-represented.

The pair joined fellow comedy actresses Amy Schumer, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper, Girls creator Lena Dunham and SNL's Kate McKinnon on a discussion panel for The Hollywood Reporter's latest issue.

The group were asked what they thought of Chris Rock's essay in which he said that you can go to the movies for months and never see a black woman in a major role.

Rodriguez replied: "I think that also goes for Latinos as well."

Ross added: "There aren't many [roles in film]. That's why I say no to all the offers! (Laughs.)

"Working on a film is one job where you look at a casting breakdown and I'll think, 'That's me!' But she's not supposed to be black… But I go for them anyway. »


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Jason Segel is author David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour trailer

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Jason Segel undergoes a physical transformation to play the late author David Foster Wallace in a trailer for The End of the Tour.

The upcoming drama is based on David Lipsky's memoir about travelling with David Foster Wallace just as he became a literary superstar.

Segel is dishevelled, with long hair and an ever-present bandana, in playing Wallace, who wrote the classic novel Infinite Jest.

Jesse Eisenberg plays Lipsky, a journalist who tries to find the truth behind Wallace's public persona in just five days.

Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Donald Margulies wrote The End of the Tour for director James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now).

Wallace's family have objected to the film's portrayal of the author, who committed suicide in 2008 after battling depression for years.

The End of the Tour will be released in the Us this summer. »


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New Independence Day 2 set photo reveals Jeff Goldblum as David Levinson once again

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Jeff Goldblum is back to save the world from an alien horde in a new set photo from Independence Day 2.

Producer and co-writer Dean Devlin has shared the first image of Goldblum reprising his Independence Day role as David Levinson.

Hanging with David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) 20 years later is a dream come true! #IndependenceDay

A photo posted by Dean Devlin (@officialdeandevlin) on May 26, 2015 at 2:35pm Pdt

"Hanging with David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) 20 years later is a dream come true! #IndependenceDay," Devlin wrote in an Instagram caption.

Computer wizard David Levinson won't be alone in this new alien adventure, as Judd Hirsch will also be back as David's curmudgeonly father Julius.

Devlin and director Roland Emmerich are bringing back several stars from the original Independence Day, such as Brent Spiner, Vivica A Fox and Bill Pullman.

Will Smith is not returning for the sequel, although a cast of newcomers including Jessie Usher, »


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New on Netflix: The best films & shows this week - Mermaids, Hot Girls Wanted

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Want to keep up with all the great new content arriving on Netflix? Then you're in luck, as we'll be bringing you a round-up of the best TV shows, films, documentaries and stand-up arriving on Netflix UK every week.

Here are the latest additions to Netflix over the coming week:

Mermaids

Cher and Bob Hoskins are joined by Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci (in her first ever film appearance) in this touching comedy drama.

Set in the 1960s, the film follows a flighty mother and her two daughters who relocate to a quiet Massachusetts town but can't outrun their personal issues. Watch Mermaids from May 27.

Hot Girls Wanted

Netflix continues to expand its diverse selection of documentaries with Hot Girls Wanted. Landing on May 29, the film delves into the realities of the porn industry.

It follows the lives of a group of 18- and 19-year-old actresses in a bid to »


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Watch Dwayne Johnson sing Kylie Minogue's 'The Loco-Motion'

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Dwayne Johnson heads back to the big screen this week with disaster epic San Andreas, and to mark the occasion Digital Spy put your social questions to the star.

On the agenda are possible titles for a San Andreas follow-up, whether Jason Statham is more terrifying than Mother Nature and The Rock *actually* singing Kylie Minogue classic 'The Loco-Motion' (originally recorded by Little Eva). Kylie features briefly in the film.

Watch the video above to witness all this and more as we put your questions to the People's Champ.

San Andreas will open in cinemas on May 28. »


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Simon Pegg has no doubt that William Shatner could play Captain Kirk again

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Simon Pegg has told Digital Spy that William Shatner could play Captain Kirk in a future Star Trek film.

Man Up actor Pegg is currently co-writing the third movie since the reboot of the franchise and will also reprise his role as Scotty.

William Shatner did not feature in Star Trek or Star Trek Into Darkness, but has been tipped for a role in the third movie.

His original series co-star Leonard Nimoy, who passed away earlier this year, appeared in both.

Pegg also told us that the title of the film - rumoured to be Star Trek Beyond - was still "all to play for".

The writer also dismissed reports that he had been brought on the project to make it "less Star Trek-y".

Man Up is released in cinemas this Friday (May 29). »


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Dwayne Johnson expects that Shazam will arrive before 2019

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The film adaptation of DC Comics' Shazam was announced for release in 2019, but star Dwayne Johnson has said that that may no longer be the case.

The Fast & Furious actor is predicting an earlier release for the Warner Bros film.

"No, I don't think it is going to be that far away," he told ComicBook.com. "It's going to be earlier than that. I don't think [as late as] 2019."

Johnson said that he has been preparing for eight years to play the film's villain/anti-hero Black Adam.

It was previously unclear whether he was going to play that character or the titular hero Shazam (sometimes known as Captain Marvel. The non-Marvel Comics Captain Marvel. It's confusing).

Johnson can currently be seen in action/disaster movie San Andreas alongside Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Kylie Minogue and Paul Giamatti. »


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Watch the Point Break remake's action-packed first full trailer

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The first full trailer for the Point Break remake has been released - complete with sky diving, rock climbing and surfing.

Luke Bracey stars in the reboot as undercover agent Johnny Utah, the character played by Keanu Reeves in 1991's original thriller.

The Bourne Ultimatum's Édgar Ramírez steps into Patrick Swayze's shoes as Bodhi, whose criminal gang is infiltrated by Johnny as they plan a massive heist.

Delroy Lindo will appear as Johnny's supervisor, while Teresa Palmer and Ray Winstone also feature.

Gerard Butler was originally attached to play Bodhi in the project, but was replaced due to scheduling conflicts before production began.

Point Break opens on Christmas Day in the Us and January 8, 2016 in the UK. »


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Danny Collins review: Al Pacino gets his groove back

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Director: Dan Fogelman; Screenwriter: Dan Fogelman; Starring: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Nick Offerman, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale, Melissa Benoist; Running time: 106 mins; Certificate: 15

Al Pacino gets his groove back as ageing rock star Danny Collins in a lively comedy-drama that draws from his own star aura and sends it up, too. At the age of 70, the titular Collins is a zoot-suited cliché, leaning on drugs, booze and a wife who is young enough to be his granddaughter, but he also has the saving grace of self-awareness and an impish sense of humour, which combined with Pacino's natural charm, helps him rise above some rather obvious psychological quandaries.

Writer/director Dan Fogelman (who scripted Crazy Stupid Love. and Last Vegas) claims the film is "kind of based on a true story, a little bit," a teasingly tenuous reference to a bit of fan-mail received by musician Steve Tilston from »


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Watch Transformers smash up Titanic, Forrest Gump and other Hollywood hits in mashup video

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In a brilliant new Funny or Die short, Autobots and Decepticons are seen invading - and violently smashing up - some of the most recognised film scenes in history.

"You got The Touch!" 9 bits of Transformers: The Movie trivia

The entertaining mashup clips include everything from the moment the Titanic hits an iceberg - or in this case, gets thrown across a city - to interrupting Forrest Gump's first encounter with Jenny.

There's even a little appearance from director Michael Bay at the end, who claims the Autobots are always doing good, despite what it might look like. »


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San Andreas review: Can Mother Nature stop The Rock?

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Director: Brad Peyton; Screenwriter: Carlton Cuse; Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Paul Giamatti, Kylie Minogue, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson; Running time: 114 mins; Certificate: 12A

Harnessing the spirit of Irwin Allen's disaster movie classics of the '70s, San Andreas pits Dwayne Johnson against Mother Nature in a blockbuster epic that throws everything and the kitchen sink at the WWE star.

He plays Ray Gaines, an La Fire Department first-responder who's estranged from his wife Emma (Carla Gugino) after a family tragedy leaves him racked with guilt. Emma has moved on with architect Daniel (Ioan Gruffudd), while daughter Blake (Alexandra Daddario) struggles to adjust to life without dad. Running parallel to this is Paul Giamatti as Lawrence Hayes, a seismologist who cracks technology to predict earthquakes and sees the carnage forthcoming.

San Andreas is pretty much exactly what you'd expect based on the film's trailers and »


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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is the next movie reboot on the cards

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is the latest property to join the queue of forthcoming reboots.

According to Variety, 20th Century Fox is planning to remake Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's graphic novel of the same name which started in 1999.

John Davis, Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly will oversee the project, which centres on characters from Victorian fiction such as Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Sean Connery starred in the 2003 movie - his last lead movie role before retiring - alongside Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West, Jason Flemyng and Richard Roxburgh.

In 2013, a put pilot television adaptation of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was developed but never made it to series.

Watch a trailer for 2003's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen below: »


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Bryan Singer reveals that X-Men: Apocalypse will include Marvel mutant Caliban

26 May 2015 4:27 PM, PDT

X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer has let on that the Marvel Comics character Caliban will appear in his sequel.

Singer revealed the inclusion of the mutant tracker in a set photograph released on his Instagram today (May 26).

Shooting Caliban's place of "business" #Xmen #XMenApocalypse

A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on May 26, 2015 at 10:56am Pdt

"Shooting Caliban's place of 'business' #Xmen #XMenApocalypse," Singer hinted.

Caliban first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1981 as a member of the underground community of mutants called the Morlocks.

He was genetically altered to become one of the Horsemen of Apocalypse, and later went on to serve on various X-Men teams.

Singer is introducing a host of new mutants into his next X-Men movie, including Oscar Isaac as the megalomaniac Apocalypse, Ben Hardy as the Angel, Lana Condor as teen hero Jubilee and Olivia Munn as Psylocke.

Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee and »


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