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Saturday Am Update: The Fate of the Furious is right on pace with expectations, bringing in an estimated $11.2 million on Friday, en route to a $35-38 million second weekend. Meanwhile, the film will remain the #1 film in the world this weekend as its international total as of last night is $636.3 million and the international weekend estimate is currently $171 million from 65 territories as it looks to top $910 million by Sunday and will cross $1 billion worldwide next week. Of the new releases, it looks like Disneynature's Born in China will lead the way after it brought in $1.59 million on Friday, on its way to an opening weekend three-day around $4.6 million or so. Opening day audiences gave the film an "A-" CinemaScore, which is pretty much typical for these features. Warner's Unforgettable is proving to be anything but as it brought in a meager $1.67 million on Friday and is looking at a $4.4 million opening weekend. »
- Brad Brevet <email@example.com>
Now that the spring premiere of Gotham is so close that we can taste it, Fox has put out a trailer that teases not only what we can expect from the returning episode, but also some of what the rest of the season has to offer. Not surprisingly, many characters are featured, several of which are making their returns.
Obviously, a lot was packed into this promo, so let’s take a closer look at some of the finer points:
Edward Nygma: If you’ve been keeping up with season 3 to this point, then you’re well aware of the many twists and turns Ed’s relationship with Penguin has taken, all culminating with the former finally adopting the moniker of “the Riddler.” Well, at least that’s what the title of the spring premiere promises us. If they don’t deliver, we riot. Barbara Kean: While she doesn’t »
- Eric Joseph
Dumbo: Michael Keaton (above in The Founder) is in negotiations to join Disney's new version of Dumbo as a villainous circus owner. If things work out, it would mark a reunion for Keaton with Danny DeVito and director Tim Burton; the trio last teamed on Batman Returns (below). Eva Green and Colin Farrell are also expected to star in the live-action movie. [Variety] My Favorite Thing Is Monsters: Sam Mendes, who most recently helmed the James Bond adventures Spectre and Skyfall (above with Judi Dench), is in early talks to direct My Favorite Thing Is Monsters. It's based on a graphic novel by Emil Ferris that is set in Chicago during the late 1960s and follows a 10-year-old girl who seeks to solve the murder of her neighbor, a Holocaust survivor. Monsters...
- Peter Martin
It’s been 25 years since the last time Michael Keaton and Tim Burton worked together. You’ll remember the two teamed up for Batman and Batman Returns. Fresh off of playing The Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, it seems that Keaton is embracing his abilities to play the “bad guy” because as it turns out the star is close to joining Tim Burton’s live-action Disney project Dumbo to play none other than the film’s villain. (P.S. his best villain role was in Pacific Heights, bar none). According to Variety, Keaton’s in talks to star in Burton’s latest, the partially live-action Dumbo movie.
- Nat Berman
Tim Burton is already set to reunite with Eva Green (Dark Shadows, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) and Danny DeVito (Batman Returns) on his upcoming live-action remake of Dumbo, and now Variety is reporting that Beetlejuice, Batman and Batman Returns star Michael Keaton is also in talks.
According to the site, Keaton is in negotiations to play the villain, which would be his second bad guy turn of late following July’s superhero reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming, where he is set to play the web-slinger’s nemesis The Vulture. It would mark Burton and Keaton’s first film together since 1992’s Batman Returns; the two had been planning to reunite on the long-rumoured Beetlejuice sequel, although that project is yet to get off the ground.
- Gary Collinson
Michael Keaton may be in line to play the villain in Tim Burton’s live-action version of Dumbo over at Disney. The news comes via the trade paper Variety who say that Keaton, current hot property following his Academy Award win for Birdman, his work on the stunning Spotlight, and the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, would fill the shoes of the bad guy and reunite him with Burton, who worked with him on the two Batman movies in the late 1980s. More on the Michael Keaton Dumbo news below.
Ehren Kruger wrote the script for the new live-action film, based on the classic 1940s comedy from the Mouse House. The new film already has the likes of Eva Green (Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, Penny Dreadful), Colin Farrell (Saving Mr. Banks, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them »
- Paul Heath
Dumbo: Michael Keaton (above in The Founder) is in negotiations to join Disney's new version of Dumbo as a villainous circus owner. If things work out, it would mark a reunion for Keaton with Danny DeVito and director Tim Burton; the trio last teamed on Batman Returns (below). Eva Green and Colin Farrell are also expected to star in the live-action movie. [Variety] My Favorite Thing Is Monsters: Sam Mendes, who most recently helmed the James Bond adventures...
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Now that Disney has settled on Colin Farrell to replace Will Smith in Dumbo, the studio is setting their sights on another actor to play the primary villain. The studio has entered into negotiations with Michael Keaton to play the bad guy, joining a cast that also includes Danny De Vito and Eva Green. This project will mark the first time that Michael Keaton has worked with director Tim Burton since the 1992 superhero sequel Batman Returns. Both the actor and director's careers were launched with back-to-back hits in the late 1980s, Beetlejuice in 1988 and Batman in 1989.
Variety reports that Michael Keaton will play a circus owner who acquires a much smaller circus, owned by Danny DeVito's character, so he can exploit the lovable elephant Dumbo and his mother. Earlier reports claimed that the villain's name is Vandermere, but that hasn't been confirmed at this time. Colin Farrell will play »
It's been some time since Michael Keaton last worked with Tim Burton (that would be Batman Returns in 1992 in you're keeping score), but Variety reports that Keaton is currently in negotiations to join the cast of Burton's remake of Dumbo as the villain. I certainly like the sound of that. Production on the live-action adaptation is edging closer and Tim Burton has been gathering up... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
The original story followed an ostracized baby circus elephant who strives to achieve his full potential. If a deal closes, Keaton would play the man who acquirers the circus from DeVito’s character in order to exploit the lovable elephant and his mother.
The studio’s emphasis on live-action reboots follows the hits “Maleficent,” “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book,” and most recently, “Beauty and the Beast.” The Mouse House has remakes of “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid, »
- Justin Kroll
30 March 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Unforgettable (April 21).
The film nearly fell apart when director Amma Asante dropped out to make A United Kingdom, but Warners' chairman Kevin Tsujihara and the studio's then-production head Greg Silverman urged Di Novi, 61, to transition from producer to helmer on the project. With more than 30 films to her credit — including Batman Returns, Crazy, Stupid, Love, and the Winona Ryder trifecta of Heathers, »
- Tatiana Siegel
How disconnected will we accept characters to be from their comic book universes?Remember when Felicity jones was in a Spider-Man movie?
Sony recently announced that Venom, Black Cat, and Silver Sable — all characters known for being part of the world of Spider-Man — are going to be broken away from the superhero for their own movies. Venom is getting an R-rated offshoot with sci-fi, horror, and action elements, while Black Cat and Silver Sable are sharing the screen for something possibly related to it. Basically the studio wants to move ahead with the shared universe they’d planned to spinoff from the Amazing Spider-Man run, only now these movies will have nothing to do with Spidey at all.
Many of us immediately thought of Catwoman, which took the DC Comics villain, whom we’d previously seen in a Batman movie (Batman Returns, played by Michelle Pfeiffer), and gave her a re-cast solo venture (starring Halle Berry) with »
- Christopher Campbell
Michelle Pfeiffer is making her return to Hollywood in full force—and looking just as beautiful as ever.
The 58-year-old actress covers the April issue of Interview Magazine, and People has the exclusive first look at her stunning photos and interview with director Darren Aronofsky.
Following a brief hiatus from the spotlight, she tells Aronofsky of her resurgence: “I’m an empty nester now. I’ve never lost my love for acting.”
“I’m a more balanced person honestly when I’m working. But I was pretty careful about where I shot, how long I was away, whether or not »
- Brianne Tracy
According to Deadline, Colin Farrell is in talks to join the cast of Tim Burton’s live-action Disney adaptation Dumbo, where he would play the role of Holt, the widowed father of two children from Kentucky.
Dumbo is gearing up to go into production in the spring, with Burton directing from a script by Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Age of Extinction). The project is expected to reunite the director with Batman Returns star Danny DeVito and Dark Shadows and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’s Eva Green.
Farrell has recently finished shooting The Killing of a Sacred Deer, his second collaboration with Yorgos Lanthimos, and earlier this week he also signed on to reunite with the filmmaker once again an Amazon series based around the Iran-Contra affair. He will also appear alongside Denzel Washington in Inner City, a legal drama from writer-director Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler). »
- Gary Collinson
As production on Tim Burton's live-action adaptation of Dumbo edges closer, it seems that the cast is shaping up quite nicely. Earlier this month it was revealed that Eva Green (Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children) was in talks for a role in Dumbo and days later it was announced that Danny DeVito (Batman Returns) was as well. Colin Farrell (The Lobster) may be the latest actor... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Earlier this week it was announced that Dark Shadows and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children star Eva Green is in talks to join Tim Burton’s Dumbo movie, and now Deadline is reporting that Batman Returns star Danny DeVito could also reteam with Burton on the live-action adaptation.
According to the site, DeVito is looking to work out his Broadway schedule in order to take on the role of Medici, the man who runs a smaller circus that gets acquired by the evil big top circus villain Vandemere. Green meanwhile is set to play Colette, a French trapeze artist who works for Vandemere.
Dumbo will mark Burton’s second Disney animated adaptation after the 2010 box office smash Alice in Wonderland. The script for Dumbo has been penned by Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Age of Extinction), who also produces alongside Justin Springer (Tron: Legacy). »
- Gary Collinson
Tim Burton may reunite with his Batman Returns star, Danny DeVito, for Disney’s live-action Dumbo. DeVito is currently in negotiations to join the film, and Burton regular Eva Green (Penny Dreadful) is close to signing up as well. The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star might play Medici, the owner of a small circus. Below, learn more about the potential Danny DeVito Dumbo role. Deadline reports DeVito […]
- Jack Giroux
Eva Green is also in talks to join the film as a French trapeze artist, although sources say those talks are still ongoing.
The original story followed an ostracized baby circus elephant, who, with the help of a mouse, works to achieve his full potential. Burton’s movie will be a mix of live action and animation.
The studio is still looking to fill the role of the father, which both Will Smith and Chris Pine were up for, as well as the owner of the circus, who will play the antagonist in the film.
The studio’s emphasis on live-action movies follows the success of “Maleficent, »
- Justin Kroll
Since Logan has been shredding box office numbers since the weekend, people are wondering where that movie stands in the history of comic book movies. People are also saying that Hugh Jackman’s performance in the film ranks way up there in the history of Superhero movie performances. In fact website Indiewire ran a survey involving top TV and film critics to get their picks on who they thought lays claim to the best acting performance in a Superhero movie. Answers ranged from Natalie Portman in Thor to Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns. Christopher Reeve got a shout out for Superman.
The Best Performance in Any Superhero Movie Pick Isn’t Even Close »
- Nat Berman
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
Iconic, textured, and scarred beneath the surface, Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of Logan puts the “human” in “superhuman.” In honor of his recent farewell as the man formerly known as Wolverine, we’ve asked our panel of critics to name the best performance in the history of superhero movies.
Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse), Freelance for Vox, Vulture, the Verge
My head tells me the correct answer is probably something like Heath Ledger’s swan song as “The Dark Knight”‘s rabid Joker or Michelle Pfeiffer as the kinked-up Catwoman in “Batman Returns.” But my heart’s in a cage — Nic Cage, to be specific. I recently revisited the »
- David Ehrlich
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