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Lou Ferrigno to voice Hulk in Avengers: Age Of Ultron

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Long-time Hulk actor/voice artist Lou Ferrigno has confirmed that he'll be back to voice the green giant again in Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Don't worry, though, Hulk won't be attempting to rival Tony Stark in the blabbermouth stakes – Ferrigno is onboard to provide Hulk's signature ground-shaking roars. Ferrigno previously played Hulk on screen in two TV shows called The Incredible Hulk (one in the '70s, the other in the '90s), plus numerous standalone movies including The Death Of The Incredible Hulk. He also voiced...

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Denzel Washington looks badass in first images from The Equalizer

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Sony has released the first two images from The Equalizer, in which Denzel Washington plays former covert ops officer turned avenging angel, McCall. The new images show Washington in full-on badass mode, posing with a firearm in the pouring rain, and escorting Chloë Grace Moretz’s vulnerable teen through a pitch-black Boston night. The film is based upon an ‘80s TV show of the same name, but according to Washington, it’s the story’s big-screen qualities that drew him to the project. “It’s a classic story, the innocent girl and...

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- George Wales

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Gone Girl author talks differences between book and film

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Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn has commented on reports that the screenplay she has penned for the forthcoming movie adaptation makes wholesale changes to her original story, describing them as “greatly exaggerated.” Earlier this year, reports were quoting Ben Affleck as saying Flynn had “literally thrown that third act out and started from scratch”, but according to the author, this is misleading. “Those reports have been greatly exaggerated!” says Flynn. “Of course, the script has to be different from the book in some ways - you...

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- George Wales

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Roberto Orci hoping to replace J.J. Abrams as Star Trek 3 director

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Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have been Hollywood’s go-to writing partnership for a raft of major blockbuster pictures over the past decade or so, but the pair are now parting ways to pursue directorial careers. With Kurtzman already having directed 2012’s People Like Us, Orci is now keen to make Star Trek 3 his directorial debut, having worked with Kurtzman on the scripts for the previous two films. Variety reports that Orci has been lobbying hard to step into Abrams’ shoes, with Abrams himself a firm advocate of his talents....

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- George Wales

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Jessica Chastain to play Marilyn Monroe in new biopic

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Jessica Chastain could be about to step into the shoes of a silver screen icon, with The Wrap reporting that she is in discussions to play Marilyn Monroe in a new biopic. According to the report, Chastain is nearing a deal to star in Blonde, Andrew Dominik’s adaptation of the Joyce Carole Oates biography of the same name. Naomi Watts had initially been attached to play Monroe, but recently departed the project, freeing things up for Chastain to step into the breach. Produced by Brad Pitt, Dominik claims this version of the...

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- George Wales

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Fox planning Flash Gordon remake

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Fox is planning a remake of Flash Gordon, with THR reporting that the studio has snapped up the rights to the classic sci-fi comic-book. Famously adapted by Mike Hodges back in 1980, Flash Gordon follows the adventures of the titular space adventurer, as he sets about thwarting the nefarious schemes of the evil Ming the Merciless. It seems that Fox has decided that now’s the time to give the story an update, with Star Trek 3 writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay currently hard at work on a script. No word as yet regarding the...

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- George Wales

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Marc Webb teases J. Jonah Jameson appearance in Amazing Spider-Man 3

21 April 2014 11:37 PM, PDT

Marc Webb has teased a possible appearance by J. Jonah Jameson in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, although he concedes that following J.K. Simmons’ performance will be a tough ask… Simmons stole the show as the apoplectic editor of The Daily Bugle in Sam Raimi’s Spidey trilogy, but Webb is still keen to work the character into the next film if at all possible. “I like the idea very much of him coming up in the next film,” says Webb. “It was more easy to accept a new Spider-Man than someone who could outdo J.K. Simmons in that role, he is...

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- George Wales

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Watch the first five minutes of How To Train Your Dragon 2 online

21 April 2014 11:27 PM, PDT

Dreamworks Animation has released a new clip online from How To Train Your Dragon 2, featuring the first five minutes of the finished film as it will appear in cinemas. The opening scenes provides a quick refresher on the dragon-tastic community of Berk, where dragon-racing is very much the pastime of choice for the adrenaline-fuelled locals. However, Hiccup and Toothless aren’t joining in the fun and games as they’re off on another adventure, exploring a whole new world of dragon-based excitement! Take a look at the new clip,...

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- George Wales

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New Star Wars films won’t draw on expanded universe

21 April 2014 11:00 PM, PDT

Simon Kinberg is currently working on a script for one of the forthcoming Star Wars spin-offs, but according to the screenwriter, the main series of films will not draw upon the expanded universe. “You know, it’s not off-limits, and it’s certainly inspiring,” says Kinberg of the expanded universe material. “I’m working on an animated show for [Lucasfilm] as well, Star Wars: Rebels, that will take inspiration from everywhere.” “But…” he continues, “I know for the movies, the canon is the canon, and the canon is the six films that...

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- George Wales

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Richard Donner says Steven Spielberg has a story for Goonies 2

21 April 2014 10:48 PM, PDT

Richard Donner has reconfirmed that a sequel to The Goonies is in the pipeline, and has revealed that Steven Spielberg has an idea in place for the new plot. “Hopefully we’re gonna get this done,” said Donner in an interview with TMZ. “Steven [Spielberg] came up with the idea of doing a sequel after 30 years… you don’t do it without him.” “And then he came up with the storyline,” continues Donner, who is also set to return to the director’s chair for the new film. “He’s right on.” As for who might return from the original cast,...

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- George Wales

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Danny Boyle in discussions to direct Steve Jobs biopic

21 April 2014 10:33 PM, PDT

Sony looks to have found a replacement for David Fincher to direct its forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic, with Danny Boyle reportedly in talks to join the project. Fincher had long been attached to the film, although he recently dropped out of proceedings, reportedly over a pay dispute. According to THR, Boyle is now in negotiations with the studio, and is thought to have already contacted Leonardo DiCaprio with a view to signing him up for the leading role. Fincher had earmarked Christian Bale to play the part, but it seems as...

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- George Wales

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Patrick Stewart to return for X-Men: Apocalypse?

21 April 2014 1:41 AM, PDT

Having not filled the famous wheelchair for the better part of a decade, one of the primary pleasures of X-Men: Days Of Future Past will surely be the return of Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier. And while the star may have been away from the X-Men franchise for a little while, it sounds as though this latest outing may not be his final appearance in the role… “I don’t see why not,” said Stewart when asked whether he might reappear in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. “That is one of the blessings about fantasy and science fiction....

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- George Wales

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Fantastic Four reboot will pitch tone between Spider-Man and Chronicle

21 April 2014 1:27 AM, PDT

Simon Kinberg has been discussing what we can expect from Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot, and has stressed that the tone of the film will be less cartoonish than previous adaptations. “It’s a much more grounded, gritty, realistic movie than the last couple movies,” says Kinberg. “If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between Spider-Man and Chronicle." “The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man,” continued Kinberg, before clarifying that he was referring...

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- George Wales

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First clip arrives online from Star Wars: Rebels: watch now

21 April 2014 1:13 AM, PDT

The first clip has arrived online from animated series Star Wars: Rebels, featuring badass pilot Hera taking on a pair of marauding Tie Fighters. The new clip shows Hera at the controls of the Ghost, the rebel ship, as it comes under attack from Imperial forces. And since her co-pilot is nowhere to be seen, she has to pull double-duty on weapons and steering… Helpfully she’s got a crotchety little droid on hand to burble and beep in the background, before rapping his hands over his little tin head. Awww. Take a look at the new...

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- George Wales

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New Godzilla spot gives a good look at the monster: watch now

21 April 2014 12:54 AM, PDT

A new TV spot for Gareth EdwardsGodzilla remake has arrived online, giving us our clearest look yet at the titular beast. The new spot spends most of its 30-second runtime focusing on the film’s human players, as Bryan Cranston is torn away from his family and Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are tearfully parted. However, the money-shot comes right at the end, with Godzilla rearing up in front of the camera and emitting an almighty roar. Take a look at the new spot, below… Rather impressive isn’t he? And...

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- George Wales

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Simon Kinberg clarifies Rogue’s involvement in Days Of Future Past

21 April 2014 12:37 AM, PDT

X-Men: Days Of Future Past screenwriter and producer, Simon Kinberg, has been discussing Rogue’s involvement in the film, explaining why her scenes were cut from the finished script. “It’s kind of a hard question,” said Kinberg, when grilled by Crave on the subject. “We shot with Anna [Paquin] a big subplot in the movie and we watched it in the movie and then we cut it out of the movie because, she’s great in it and it was well shot, but it just didn’t fit the film.” “It was a subplot that I created sort of as an appendage to the...

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- George Wales

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