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'Gotham' Gets 'Homeland' Actor Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox
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Fox's Gotham is bringing in yet another DC Comics character towards the end of Season 1, with actor Chris Chalk signing on to play Wayne Enterprises tech genius Lucius Fox. The character will debut in the second-to-last episode this season, Episode 21, who "becomes a moral beacon" for Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz). Like Bruce, Lucius wants to uphold Thomas Wayne's legacy, and in the comic books, Lucius eventually becomes the Wayne Enterpries CEO, after Bruce becomes Batman.
Morgan Freeman played Lucius Fox in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy. Throughout the first season of Gotham, it's been made quite clear that the Wayne Enterprises board members don't quite see eye-to-eye with young Bruce's philosophies. In last month's episode "Red Hood", Bruce and Alfred (Sean Pertwee) were paid a surprise visit by Alfred's old military buddy Reggie (David O'Hara), who we learned was actually acting as a spy for the Wayne Enterprises board members, »
Guy Ritchie's 'King Arthur' Movie Casts 'Hobbit' Star
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Mikael Persbrandt, the Swedish actor who portrayed Beorn in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, is in negotiations to join the cast of Warner Bros.' Knights of the Round Table. While specific character details are being kept under wraps, Heat Vision Blog reports that the actor is playing a villain. Knights of the Round Table is the first movie in a planned six-movie series.
The project is a reimagining of the King Arthur tale, following his adventures in Camelot alongside his legendary knights, with Charlie Hunnam starring as Arthur. Astrid Berges-Frisbey is playing Guinevere, with Jude Law reportedly playing another villain, Djimon Hounsou playing Bedivere, a Merlin-esque mentor to Arthur, and Eric Bana playing Arthur's father Uther. It isn't known when production will begin, but Warner Bros. has already slated Knights of the Round Table for release on July 22, 2016.
Octavia Spencer to Play God in 'The Shack'
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Octavia Spencer is in final negotiations to play God in Lionsgate's adaptation The Shack, based on William Paul Young's 2007 novel. Lionsgate acquired the novel back in 2013, which has sold 10 million copies in the U.S. and 18 million worldwide, and has been translated into 39 languages. Production is scheduled to begin this spring.
The story centers on a man named Mackenzie Allen Phillips, whose youngest daughter Missy is abducted during a family vacation. The police find evidence in a nearby shack that suggest the young girl was murdered. Four years later, Mackenzie receives a note, supposedly written by God (Octavia Spencer), asking him to come back to The Shack. Against his better judgment, he does return to the shack, where he finds something that will change his life forever.
Patton Oswalt Pitches 'Unbreakable 2', Shyamalan Responds
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M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable celebrates its 15th anniversary later this year. While the director certainly has lost some fans in that time, after a string of bombs such as The Happening, The Last Airbender and After Earth, one actor in particular wants to turn Unbreakable into a trilogy, with M. Night Shyamalan back at the helm. Patton Oswalt revealed to Screen Junkies, that, while he's against making sequels just because a movie is successful, he thinks Unbreakable deserves a tirlogy.
"As much as I'm philosophically against just spitting out sequels because something is successful, I do firmly believe that M. Night Shyamalan's film Unbreakable not only deserves a sequel, it deserves a trilogy."
The actor then broke down his elaborate and detailed plan for two more sequels for Unbreakable.
"So, there are other Unbreakables in the world, and the second movie should be Bruce Willis embracing his hero status, »
'Jurassic World' Director Will Do 'Intelligent Life' Next
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With just over three months left until director Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World hits theaters, the filmmaker has set up his new project Intelligent Life at DreamWorks Pictures. The sci-fi thriller will reunite Colin Trevorrow with Jurassic World's Frank Marshall, who will produce alongside the director and Big Beach Entertainment. Specific plot details are being kept under wraps, but The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the project is loosely based on an earlier project conceived by Colin Trevorrow and his co-writer Derek Connolly, entitled The Ambassador.
The Ambassador was initially slated to be Colin Trevorrow's follow-up to his directorial debut Safety Not Guaranteed. The story followed a United Nations employee who worked in a department that was meant to represent all of humanity, in the event that aliens would make contact with Earth. The man eventually falls in love with a mysterious woman, who turns out to be an alien herself. »
Joss Whedon on 'Avengers 2' Early Cut, Vision and Ultron
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Anticipation for Avengers: Age of Ultron is higher than ever, following the final trailer that was released on Wednesday. The new footage finally gave us our first official look at Vision, who is brought to life by Paul Bettany after years of voicing Tony Stark's computerized personal assistant J.A.R.V.I.S. in all three Iron Man movies and Marvel's The Avengers. SFX Magazine recently spoke with director Joss Whedon, who offered his take on Vision, and why he is so important in this sequel.
"Once again, he's someone who's completely different than anybody else in terms of his powers, his look, but also his perspective. He's artificial life and he's not caught up in the in-house bickering and the pain and self-doubt. He shows up and he's very certain. But we're not certain what he's certain of! And Paul's great, because he's so gentle, so compelling, but »
First 'Supergirl' Photos from CBS TV Series!
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Warner Bros. Television has released the first two images from CBS's new pilot Supergirl, based on the characters from DC Comics. Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El and Supergirl. The costume for Supergirl was designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costumes for The Flash & Arrow and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as eight additional Oscar nominations for films such as Into the Woods, Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow, among others. Here's what Colleen Atwood had to say about the Supergirl costume in a statement.
"In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today."
Production begins on the Supergirl pilot this week. Born on the planet Krypton, »
'Dead Rising Watchtower' Clip: Rob Riggle Is a Zombie Expert
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Meet Frank West, played by Rob Riggle, in Crackle's Dead Rising: Watchtower. He's a journalist who survived the great Willamette zombie outbreak. Now, he's here to extoll his expert advice on how not to get caught, bit or just plain old eaten in the second clip from this anticipated video game adaptation.
From Legendary and Crackle, Dead Rising: Watchtower drops viewers into the middle of a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, four survivors must evade being bit while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage play an important role in discovering the truth behind the infection. Will this ragtag group of unqualified zombie killers be able to save humanity?
Maybe with the help of the brash Frank West. His best advice for surviving? Turn off your televisions, »
'Suicide Squad' to Have a More Comedic, Cerebral Joker?
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With an A-list cast already assembled, Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Suicide Squad is shaping up to be one of the most hotly-anticipated superhero movies out there, with production scheduled to begin next month in Toronto. Jared Leto is part of this star-studded ensemble, taking on the iconic role of The Joker, which has been famously portrayed on the big screen by the likes of Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton's Batman and Heath Ledger in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, a performance which won him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Naturally, a role of this caliber is an immense challenge for any actor, but Hollywood Life is reporting that a source close to Jared Leto reveals the actor thinks his portrayal of the classic villain will be the best yet. And this will be a much more smart and funny take on the character. Here's what »
'Gotham' Season 2 Won't Include Jada Pinkett Smith
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Fans of the hit Fox TV series Gotham will have to find something else to do on Monday nights for the next six weeks, as the show goes on hiatus before it returns to close out Season 1 with the final stretch of episodes starting April 13. The show was already given an early renewal for Season 2 back in January, but now it seems the show will be short at least one series regular this fall, as Jada Pinkett Smith isn't coming back. The actress appeared on Live with Kelly and Michael earlier today, where she revealed that her character Fish Mooney will not be sticking around next year. Here's what she had to say, when host Kelly Ripa asked if she was coming back for the second season:
"I don't think so, no. I signed for a year and the year is up. But there are some great things coming ahead on Gotham, »
'Vatican Tapes' Trailer: Satan Battles a Warrior of God
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A demonic force more powerful than any priest rises from the depths of Hell in the first trailer for The Vatican Tapes. The film is Mark Neveldine's first solo effort after collaborating with co-director and long time partner Brian Taylor. Their past work includes Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance, Crank, Crank High Voltage and Gamer. Now, Mark Neveldine embarks on this horror thriller that is sure to bring plenty of scares to the summer box office.
The Vatican Tapes follows the haunting tale of 27-year-old Angela Holmes, played by Olivia Dudley, an ordinary girl who begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close to her, causing serious injury and death. The local priest, Father Lozano (Michael Peña), examines Holmes and believes she is possessed, but when Vicar Imani (Djimon Hounsou) and Cardinal Bruun (Peter Andersson) are called from the Vatican to exorcise the demon, it proves to »
'Star Wars 7' Trailer Description Promises Original Cast?
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The first trailer released back in November for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was only 88 seconds long, but it introduced some of the new characters in director J.J. Abrams' long-awaited sequel. And it did what any good trailer does: get fans begging for more. There have been many rumors as to when we may see the first full-length trailer, with many expecting it to debut at this year's Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California next month. While another rumor surfaced that claims it will be attached to Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters May 1. As we wait for confirmation on when the trailer will 'actually' show up, Latino-Review's Umberto Gonazalez has posted a rumored description of the trailer on his Instagram page, which, if true, will certainly make many fans happy. Take a look at the trailer breakdown below. Know that Spoilers follow:
Like the first teaser it »
'Game of Thrones' Mixtape Volume 2 Details Announced
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Today, HBO announced the release date for Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. II, which hits on March 17. This news arrives with a full list of artists featured on the second installment of the Mixtape, for the Emmy and Golden Globe winning series Game of Thrones. Produced by Launch Point Records, the 15-track soundtrack features diverse artists representing Game of Thrones families, leveraging themes and highlights from Season 4. Fans can listen to the song "Lord of the Light" by Talib Kweli on Complex. The mixtape will be released in anticipation of the Season 5 debut of Game of Thrones on HBO, April 12 at 9pm.
Showcasing the importance of music in Game of Thrones, each song on the mixtape samples music from the show's Season 4 soundtrack. This year's mixtape also weaves in the overarching theme of fire and ice, providing listeners with an exciting line-up of heavy metal and hip-hop artists. Building »
Final 'Tomorrowland' Poster; New Trailer Coming Monday
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A skeptical scientist, an earnest teenage girl, a danger filled mission! Disney returns to the classic sci-fi thrills of yesteryear with an updated twist in Tomorrowland, coming to theaters this summer. The brand new full-length trailer is dropping this Monday, March 9! But before then, we have the final pay-off poster for this exciting adventure, which finds a young boy being tracked through the wheat fields by George Clooney as they make their way towards the futuristic city landscape of Tomorrowland!
From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird's riveting, mystery adventure. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (George Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as Tomorrowland. What they must do there changes the world-and them-forever.
Featuring a »
Box Office Predictions: Can 'Chappie' Win the Weekend?
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Predicted Weekend Box Office:
1$24.2 millionChappie100%MovieWeb: 0 reviews31%Rotten Tomatoes: 3 reviews2$12.4 millionUnfinished Business0%MovieWeb: 0 reviews11%Rotten Tomatoes: 11 reviews3$9.7 millionFocus75%MovieWeb: 2 reviews56%Rotten Tomatoes: 30 reviews4$8.1 millionThe Second Best Exotic Marigold HotelMovieWeb: 0 reviews63%Rotten Tomatoes: 4 reviews5$7.6 millionKingsman: The Secret Service100%MovieWeb: 3 reviews74%Rotten Tomatoes: 19 reviews6$7.3 millionThe Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water86%MovieWeb: 2 reviews75%Rotten Tomatoes: 13 reviews7$5.5 millionMcFarland USA100%MovieWeb: 2 reviews78%Rotten Tomatoes: 39 reviews8$5.1 millionFifty Shades of Grey54%MovieWeb: 3 reviews25%Rotten Tomatoes: 4 reviews9$5 millionAmerican Sniper100%MovieWeb: 3 reviews73%Rotten Tomatoes: 9 reviews10$4.6 millionThe Lazarus Effect80%MovieWeb: 1 reviews14%Rotten Tomatoes: 10 reviews »
'District 10' Still Happening Says Director Neill Blomkamp
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South African director Neill Blomkamp made his stellar directorial debut with 2009's District 9, which was followed up by Elysium and this weekend's Chappie. Ever since District 9 came out, fans have been pining for the sequel District 10, but there is very little we know about the project except for the title. Of course, now the director is working on bringing Alien 5 to the big screen, with Sigourney Weaver reprising her role as Ripley and original Alien director Ridley Scott producing, so it may be quite some time before we ever see District 10 on the big screen. During an interview with IGN, Neill Blomkamp revealed that he does have an idea for District 10.
'Avengers 2' Hulkbuster Figure Reveals Inner Iron Man
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Last week, we brought you the latest look at Hot Toys deluxe Avengers: Age of Ultron action figure line with their Hulkbuster release. Now, Hot Toys is giving us a second look at this highly detailed and articulated piece of plastic. The helmet has been removed, and we get to see the mean machine's inner Iron Man hiding inside. We think you'll agree, it's pretty cool.
Ever since the first official appearance of the massive anti-Hulk Iron Man suit, Hulkbuster, in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, fans have been anxiously awaiting the Iron Beast's appearance on the big screen. Now, you can take Hulkbuster home for yourself, to relive all the unforgettable moments from the second biggest sequel of the year. These latest images give us a better look at the toy, with an Iron Man Mark Xliii bust that features Led light-up function.
The movie-accurate collectible figure is »
'Ride' Poster: Helen Hunt & Brenton Thwaites Hit the Surf | Exclusive
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'When her son dropped out, she dropped in.' Academy Award winning actress Helen Hunt returns to the big screen in the coming-of-age comedy Ride, which finds her rediscovering herself while learning to take on the ocean. We have the first poster for this funny and heartbreaking release, heading to theaters just in time for summer. Helen Hunt is wet suited up, and ready for the next big wave life has to offer.
In Ride, when an editor from The New Yorker (Helen Hunt) follows her son (Brenton Thwaites) to La after he drops out of college to surf and find himself, she ends up being the one thrust into a sea change of self-discovery.  In this comedy written and directed by Helen Hunt, she befriends a limo driver (David Zayas), rediscovers her sexuality with a younger surf instructor (Luke Wilson), and begins to heal her fractured relationship with her son and herself. »
'Furious 7' Extended First Look Drops Cars from a Plane!
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As we reported last week, Universal Pictures has teamed up with the USA Network to present an extended first look clip from the highly-anticipated Furious 7, during the series premiere of the event series Dig. In case you missed it, or just want to watch the high-octane action once again, we have the full extended clip right here. If that wasn't enough, the clip features an introduction by Fast & Furious franchise star Vin Diesel.
Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7. This chapter of the hugely successful series also welcomes back favorites Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell.
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'Alien 5' Will Break New Ground Says Sigourney Weaver
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As the press tour for Chappie winds down, before the sci-fi thriller hits theaters tomorrow, March 6, Sigourney Weaver shared her thoughts once again about her possible next collaboration with director Neill Blomkamp, Alien 5. After posting a series of Instagram photos in January, without 20th Century Fox's knowledge, this project went from a pipe dream to a reality, with 20th Century Fox now developing the sequel with Neill Blomkamp set to direct and original Alien director Ridley Scott producing. During the red carpet premiere for Chappie, Sigourney Weaver revealed that she thinks Neill Blomkamp will 'break new ground' with this story.
"I can't think of a better director. He's a real fan. I think he'll be true to the world and take it in unexpected directions. It's got a lot of sinew in it. It will certainly stand up to the others and probably break a lot of new ground as well. »
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