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Will Spider-Man Be Played By Dylan O'Brien? Here's What He Said

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Since the announcement that Spider-Man would be coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have heard a number of actor's names floated around as potential candidates to play the superhero role. Few names, however, have been as oft repeated as Dylan O'Brien's. At the age of 23, he is within the proper age range for the role - but has anyone actually reached out to him yet about possibly playing the part? While fans may want the answer to say yes, the actual answer is no. BuzzFeed had the opportunity to catch up with O'Brien on the set of Teen Wolf today, and when the subject of Spider-Man came up, the actor revealed that he has not yet heard anything from either Sony or Marvel about an opportunity to play Peter Parker on the big screen. Asked about the rumors, O'Brien said, Professionally, I haven.t heard anything about it. »

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The Oscars May Change The Best Picture Race In A Huge Way

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It was only six years ago that the Academy Awards decided to make a rather major change to their Best Picture category. For years the number of nominees up for the big prize was limited to only five titles, but a rule change made it so that as many as 10 films could be up for the award. Apparently that experiment may be coming to an end, however, as there are now reports saying that the Oscars are considering going back to the previous format. Sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences is now deliberating a possible change to their nominations rules that would once again limit the number of Best Picture candidates to five. As the trade report notes, making this change would be an admission that the rule change over the last six years was a mistake, but it also seems »

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Why Chris Rock Hates The Jackie Robinson Biopic, 42

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Chris Rock is the epitome of comedy stardom in Hollywood today, as he's able to balance paycheck pictures like the Grown Ups series with films that are true passion projects for him. He writes, he acts, and he directs, and can tell any story that he sets his mind to. The same logic applies when Rock turns his thoughts to demolishing something that just doesn't seem right, and if you're the head of a major studio, you might want to read what Chris Rock has to say about 42: The Jackie Robinson Story. IGN shared an exclusive clip from the bonus features to Chris Rock's latest directorial effort, Top Five. In the clip, Chris Rock dissects the film that put star Chadwick Boseman on the map, and it.s delivered through one of his patented comedy bits. In particular, there's one remark we've singled out below that stands out »

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The Lego Batman Movie Will Have A Hilarious Side Plot

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At the moment, any scrap of information regarding The Lego Batman Movie is being gobbled up fervently by fans of The Lego Movie. which is pretty much anyone who saw the delightful animated 2013 effort. So the fact that Phil Lord and Chris Miller revealed one of the impending spinoffs side plots during a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything session should please millions. The writing and directing team took part in online Q&A session over the weekend, and it was during that time that they were asked by one user if there was any chance of possibly seeing The Lego Batman Movie as a musical, paying off the "Untitled Self-Portrait" song that was sung by Will Arnett in The Lego Movie. Unfortunately for Hawaiinwil, Miller and Lord confirmed that the film won.t actually be a musical . but they did reveal this a fantastic nugget of information regarding the hugely »

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Independence Day 2 Just Cast Will Smith's Son

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It was all the way back in 2013 that we first learned that one of the main protagonists in Roland Emmerich's upcoming Independence Day 2 would be the stepson of Will Smith's character from the original, Captain Steven Hiller, but only today (about two years later) are we learning about the actor who will be playing the part: Survivor's Remorse star Jessie Usher. This news comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter,which doesn't identify Steven Hiller's stepson as the lead in Independence Day 2, but instead as "a central character" in the 2016 blockbuster. The news of Jessie Usher's casting comes just a few weeks after the news broke that Liam Hemsworth was in talks for a lead role in the movie, though it's worth noting that this latest trade report doesn't mention the Australian actor's involvement. Thus far, they are the only two new names said »

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10 Current Superheroes Or Supervillains That Need To Be Recast

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Although superhero movies are at their peek of popularity, they.re still not immune to a common problem that has plagued many franchises through cinema history: recasting. The world isn.t perfect, and occasionally there are developments that force a studio to find someone new to play an established hero, villain or supporting character. The most common reasons are because of a reboot (Henry Cavill replacing Brandon Routh as Superman) or an actor being replaced by the studio due to irreconcilable differences (Don Cheadle taking over as James Rhodes, a.k.a. War Machine, from Terrence Howard). It may inadvertently make fans angry, but it.s necessary to keep the machine running. The next five years will see even more superhero films being released, but that also means that we.ll be seeing a lot of new actors taking on heroic or villainous roles that were previously portrayed by other »

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The Ridiculous Inspiration For Lando's Star Wars Helmet

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In the world of cinema, filmmakers never know when great inspiration is going to hit. Take, for example, the process that went into creating Lando Calrissian's bounty hunter helmet for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. As it turns out, the design of the garment simply came from a moment when the film's costume designer jokingly put a baseball glove on top of the head of one of his co-workers. This bizarre bit of Star Wars trivia comes from the latest issue of Star Wars Insider, which features quotes from costume designer Nilo Rodis-Jamero. Discussing the look of the strange looking helmet design, the filmmaker revealed the bizarre origins, saying, I remember every Friday afternoon, we used to run off to the ranch and we would play baseball. I remember jokingly putting a baseball glove on engineer Wade Childress's head, and that was the birth of Lando Calrissian's disguise. »

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Looks Almost Unrecognizable As Edward Snowden

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Ladies and gentlemen, we now have our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, and it looks as though The Dark Knight Rises, Don Jon, and Brick actor will be completely disappearing into the role. You can check out the image below. Only a truly vivid and evocative image can instantly incite excitement, so it speaks wonders for Snowden.s debut still that you can.t help but be immediately engrossed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.s impending portrayal of Edward Snowden. Not only is Jgl already showcasing a brooding intensity, but there.s something truly heart-breaking and complex about his gaze that suggests he has already wholly embraced his character. But this wasn.t the only image from the set of Snowden to emerge today. Joseph Gordon-Levitt also took to Twitter to upload a picture of himself on-set with Oliver Stone. In fact he also revealed that the legendary director »

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Chinese People Spent More Money On Movies Than Americans Last Month

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In the filmmaking world, America has spent decades as the center of the industry, with Hollywood long considered the home of cinema and the box office market seen as the most important in the world. In recent years, however, the tide has begun to change. China has been getting more and more influential as time passes, and now it seems to have all led to this moment: in the month of February, China took America.s spot as the champion of the international box office for the first time ever. The Hollywood Reporter has written a piece about this notable event, saying that the Chinese movie market pulled in an impressive $650 million last month. This narrowly beat out the United States. total of $640 million. This big month for the Asian nation comes as a result of a huge box office win that China experienced during the Chinese New Year celebration. »

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The Hunger Games 3 Honest Trailer Points Out All The Little Problems With The Film

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Are you the world's biggest fan of The Hunger Games franchise and can't stand it when people criticize the films in the series? Well, you may want to turn away now, as the most recent title, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is about to be seriously hated on in this video: This video is the latest installment from Honest Trailers, and you'll notice while watching it that all of their complaints really stem from one central issue: the fact that the film is an adaptation of only half of a book. We'll be seeing the second half of the story and the finale of the franchise play out later this year, but these guys really didn't love the fact that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 didn't really operate as its own story. So what are the consequences of trying to craft a movie from half a plot? »

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Why Hawkeye Doesn't Trust The New Characters In Avengers: Age Of Ultron

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During his time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jeremy Renner.s Hawkeye has been presented as a rather gruff character. Even when not being mentally manipulated by Loki, he has demonstrated a military mentality, taking things like trust and loyalty to his fellow soldiers very seriously. So what happens when a personality like that is introduced to some new, odd characters like Elizabeth Olsen.s Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.s Quicksilver? The answer is a lot of skepticism and concern. Last summer, we were given the exciting opportunity to visit the set of The Avengers: Age of Ultron with a small group of other journalists, and it was while interviewing Jeremy Renner that he explained his complicated relationship with two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.s newest super powered characters. While he couldn.t go into extreme details about the connection, the actor explained that there is a close »

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Why Ultron Will Be The Most Interesting Marvel Villain Since Loki

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Both individually and as a unit, the members of The Avengers have faced down many terrifying threats thrown at them . but this summer will see them square off against an enemy unlike any they.ve ever come across. The Age of Ultron is almost here . and if Chris Evans can be believed, then the robotic menace will be one of the most fascinating villains we.ve seen so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Along with a small group of other journalists, I took a trip to the set of The Avengers: Age of Ultron last summer, and while interviewing the Captain America star . dressed in his full, new costume . he explained exactly why Ultron, played by James Spader, will be a captivating force to be reckoned with when he makes his way to the big screen this summer. Evans was asked what we can expect to see from the »

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Next Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer To Drop This Week

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It looks like we.re just a few days away from another montage of Marvel madness with a new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. In what is becoming a tradition with the ABC network (who happen to share an owner with Marvel in Disney), a new teaser for the upcoming team-up mega-movie will serve as the proverbial carrot that will be dangled in front of the heads of potential viewers when the trailer premieres in the middle of the new drama, American Crime. Here's a tease: As you can see from this "trailer for the trailer," some new Avengers goodness is just a few days ahead on ABC on Thursday, March 5, at 10 pm Est /9 p.m. Central. As a fan, it's hard not to find yourself enticed by these quickie teasers, even though they display footage you have essentially already seen. It.s a time-tested, highly-effective marketing strategy. However, in »

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This Gritty James Bond Bootleg Short Is Slick, Stylish And Nsfw

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One week after making headlines across the internet for his bootleg short Power/Rangers, producer Adi Shankar has released another short unauthorized film, this time featuring Agent 007. Check out the gritty Sean Connery-era James Bond in the following animated short James Bond: In Service Of Nothing. The following video is Nsfw The above short, produced by Shankar (The Grey) and directed by Tyler Gibb, follows a throwback 1960s version Bond as he tries to maintain his relevance amidst our "self absorbed and impersonal modern world." The aging mock Connery agent finds himself feeling useless after his license has been revoked and thus decides to come out of retirement to fulfill the duties of his former job. I found the pre-visualization motion storyboard presentation (reminiscent to Sin City) to actually provide a fresh and stylistic foundation for the short. The fact that it is animated gives it the freedom to »

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An Awful Side Effect Of Having Too Many Blockbusters

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With the bevy of big-budget blockbusters marked on the calendar for the next few years, one would think that the film industry is only headed for new financial heights. However, according to one media research analyst, Hollywood.s embarrassment of blockbuster riches could ultimately become harmful to the long term stability of the industry. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Doug Creutz, a media analyst for The Cowen Group, presents evidence that Hollywood.s current state, dominated by giant franchise tentpole movies, has detrimentally altered the playing field for the kind of smaller, mid-budget films that previously stood a chance at finding audiences. Creutz points out that superhero films, in particular, which will double by 2016, have created a zero sum vacuum that has sucked the life out of other films. According to Creutz, History suggests . and we have ample evidence of this in the animation genre . that as »

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An X-Men And Avengers Crossover? Here's What Hugh Jackman Says

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The recent landmark deal between Sony Pictures and Marvel that will see Spider-Man joining The Avengers on the big screen has officially opened a door that previously appeared permanently secured by lock and key. Now that a path has been cleared, can viewers expect other onscreen mashups, that were once thought impossible, to now appear before our very eyes? Hugh Jackman weighed in on the subject, and his answer may surprise you. P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link When asked in an interview with Yahoo! Movies what he thought the odds were of The Avengers mashing up with X-Men, Hugh Jackman had this to say: You know, I think as an optimist I would love it. ... You.re in a very complex world where big, big sums of money are being spent for different franchises and so getting them together is difficult. Two years ago I would have said you.d »

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Hugh Jackman's Prep Work For Chappie Led Him To Some Real And Terrifying Inventions

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Hugh Jackman is the new Bill Nye the Science Guy. Actually, let me rephrase, he should be the next Bill Nye. We'd listen to him talk about the world of science any day, perhaps after he eventually retires his adamantium claws, if that ever happens. The Wolverine actor can be seen in this weekend.s sci-fi release, Chappie. In the film from Neil Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium), he plays the villain, a jock-type engineer who.s both trying to build the next line of robotic weaponry and terrified of the implications of artificial intelligence. In preparation for the role, the beloved actor of stage and screen researched all he could about the insane technology that real-life scientists are developing. And as he says, "It kinda blew my mind."  Speaking with Cinema Blend during the press junket for Chappie, Jackman described some of the crazy contraptions he discovered, including: The thing »

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The Spider-Man Director Search Might Not Be Over

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Yesterday.s report that Cabin in the Woods helmer Drew Goddard would both be writing and directing the new solo Spider-Man movie for the McU set fire to the rain of fanboy nation. Before Marvel and Sony came to an understanding, Goddard was reportedly attached to the planned Sinister Six movie, and fans were all too pleased to hear that he was on track to stick with the web-slinger. However, new information reveals that the search for the new Spider-Man director is far from over.  While The Wrap confirms that Goddard is contention, to say that he has landed the coveted gig is pre-mature. Bolstered by information from studio insiders, the trade reports that Goddard is one of "several others" being considered, and that he hasn.t even met with Marvel yet. On the other hand, he is planning on having talks with them, and multiple sources peg him as »

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Read Zachary Quinto's Heartfelt Tribute To Leonard Nimoy

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One of the more interesting things to arise from the moment that J.J. Abrams took over the Star Trek franchise in 2009 was the apparent real life friendship developed between the two Spocks. In the film, extraordinary circumstances created the introspective situation where the younger Spock played by Zachary Quinto and the older Spock, generally referred to as "Spock Prime," reprised by the late Leonard Nimoy would meet in an ultimate payoff of a scene. However, it seems that the paternal friendship dynamic we saw between the two Spocks was mirrored in reality. It.s a concept that is certainly reflected in Quinto.s touching, bittersweet tribute to the late Nimoy. In his poignant essay to the late Nimoy, Zachary Quinto explains how the guidance of Nimoy, the original Spock, came to define not only his own experiences as Spock, but a calm, dignified outlook on life that he will »

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Who Built The Fifty Shades Playroom? SNL Knows In This Clever Video

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Ever since seeing Fifty Shades of Grey, first-time Bdsm voyeurs moviegoers were plagued with loads of questions. What did Christian Grey.s former dominant do to him to make him such a freak in the boudoir? Why can.t he ever talk about this fetish to anyone outside of a non-disclosure agreement? And, most important, who the hell actually built his notorious playroom? SNL attempts to answer that question in a hilarious sketch that got cut from Dakota Johnson.s episode.    If you.ve seen James Franco.s SNL documentary on Hulu, or are well-read in the show.s behind-the-scenes process, then you know the writers and actors come up with a ton of sketches. Unfortunately, due to time constraints and last-minute edits, the final rundown is not set in stone until the sketches are actually performed live on camera. "New Playroom" was one that was cut from Johnson.s »

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