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Hugo Weaving And Jennifer Jason Leigh Join Benedict Cumberbatch For Showtime’s Patrick Melrose

11 July 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Benedict Cumberbatch is one very busy boy. Although Sherlock might be, for all intents and purposes, over, the actor is knee-deep in a host of other projects. He’s currently filming Avengers: Infinity War for Marvel, with The Child in Time and How To Stop Time on the horizon, too. Cumberbatch also has voice roles in The Grinch and Jungle Book coming up, while other parts he’s being eyed for include The Man in the Rockerfeller Suit and an untitled Steven Knight thriller.

As if all that wasn’t enough, he’s also attached to Patrick Melrose, a five-part series from Showtime based on the semi-autobiographical novels of Edward St. Aubyn. The books follow the author’s dysfunctional upbringing as part of an upper-class English family and his later alcohol and heroin addictions, as well as his loves and losses.

Here’s how it’s been described by Showtime »

- Christian Bone

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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving join Showtime's 'Patrick Melrose'

10 July 2017 2:14 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Pair join star and executive producer Benedict Cumberbatch. The Crown’s Anna Madeley joins cast.

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving and The Crown’s Anna Madeley have signed on for the Benedict Cumberbatch-led mini-series.

The Showtime and Sky Atlantic co-production is based on the Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn. Patrick Melrose skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse to recovery.  

Each of the five episodes is devoted to one of the five novels. The series will encompass the saga of Patrick Melrose’s life, from his abusive youth at the hands of his father, played by Weaving, and mother, played by Leigh, to his life as an outrageous playboy and struggles to defy the pain of his past.  

The limited series will take place in wide-ranging locales and time periods such as the south of France »

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom wraps filming

9 July 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Director J.A. Bayona and producer Frank Marshall have taken to Twitter to announce that principal photography on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the upcoming sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World, has concluded.

Bayona celebrated the end of the shoot by posting a gif of star Chris Pratt in full costume as Velociraptor trainer/expert Owen Grady, doing goofy hip exercises on the set of Jurassic WorldMarshall brought fans behind-the-scenes with his post. Check out both down below…

This is a wrap for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom! What a journey! Thank you to everyone that made it possible. #JurassicWorldFallenKingdom pic.twitter.com/dtMsNDvZwP

— Ja Bayona (@FilmBayona) July 9, 2017

Last group of animatronic dinos ready for the final day of shooting, congrats to all on wrapping Fallen Kingdom! @JurassicWorld pic.twitter.com/Ma2BNtJbbs

Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) July 9, 2017

Filming took place in England (primarily at Pinewood Studios) and Hawaii and lasted for roughly four-and-a-half months, »

- Justin Cook

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Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard featured in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set photos

8 July 2017 2:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With principal photography on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom wrapping up, we’ve got a look at the very first set photos from the hotly-anticipated sequel, which see the returning Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard washing up on a beach, presumably following the rumoured underwater action sequence; take a look here…

#Update Added 28 new HQ photos of Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt on the set of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom > https://t.co/9MkDlcMh3u pic.twitter.com/BZLJDDohUK

— BryceDallasHowardNet (@BDHnetwork) July 8, 2017

Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard Get Washed Ashore While Filming 'Jurassic World 2' https://t.co/4rzvQyK7QS #hollywood #gossip pic.twitter.com/3qBHnuqLFd

— Hollywood News (@hollywoodwebhq) July 8, 2017

Otra foto mas del rodaje de #JurassicWorldFallenKingdom pic.twitter.com/g4oZ8anTwo

Jurassic Park Saga (@JurassicWorld_4) July 8, 2017

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is set for release on June 22nd, 2018 and sees J.A. Bayona directing a cast that includes franchise veterans Chris Pratt, »

- Gary Collinson

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Steven Spielberg Enlists Avengers: Infinity War Composer Alan Silvestri To Score Ready Player One

7 July 2017 6:09 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In a surprising move, John Williams will not be scoring Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One. He'll instead by replaced The Avengers & Captain America: The First Avenger composer Alan Silvestri! »

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10 ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

7 July 2017 4:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

(Spoilers: Do not read if you haven’t seen “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”)

With Spider-Man’s move into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character’s first solo outing was bound to include plenty of fun nods to the other famous superheros. From Robert Downey Jr.’s appearance as Tony Stark/Iron Man, to Peter’s school showing PSAs featuring Captain America, and references to Thor, Shield, and more, there was plenty for fans to take in.

But there were also more subtle nods to the ever-expanding McU as well as to the wall-crawler’s own 55-year history. Here are 10 Easter eggs from “Spider-Man: Homecoming” you may have missed.

Spider-Man Theme Song

The film starts right off the bat with a nod to Spider-Man’s long history. Rather than include the usual music that plays over the Marvel logo opening that’s included in every film, the music in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is actually the theme from the 1967 “Spider-Man” cartoon.

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- Jacob Bryant

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Robert Downey Jr. explains why Tom Holland is a perfect Spider-Man

3 July 2017 4:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Robert Downey Jr. and Spider-Man actor Tom Holland seem to share a lot of chemistry in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. Not surprisingly, it looks like that comradery translates off-screen as well. In a recent interview with News Corp Australia Network, the Iron Man actor gushed over co-star Tom Holland and his portrayal of Spider-Man:

“Tom is the perfect man for the job. He’s enthusiastic, bright and gifted, a very physically talented guy by virtue of his dance and acrobatic background. He has just the right combination of elements required to bring a new take on the character.”

It’s a rare thing to find an actor who can inhabit a role so completely. Looking at trailers, and watching interviews with the actor, it really seems easy for Tom Holland to jump into this role. This more than likely left lots of time for Holland to make the role, and by extension the film, »

- Jordan Jones

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Win ‘Pilgrimage’ Starring Tom Holland; Out On UK DVD & Blu-Ray Now

3 July 2017 3:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

This summer, join BAFTA Rising Star for 2017, Tom Holland (The Lost City of Z, Spiderman: Homecoming) on a perilous quest for survival when Pilgrimage comes to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on 3rd July 2017, through Studiocanal. We have three copies of the  film on Blu-ray to give away to three lucky readers.

Ireland, 1209. An island on the edge of the world. A small group of monks begin a reluctant pilgrimage across an island torn between centuries of tribal warfare and the growing power of Norman invaders. Escorting their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome, the monks’ progress is seen through the eyes of a pious young novice (played by Holland) and a mute lay-brother (Jon BernthalThe Wolf of Wall Street, The Walking Dead, The Punisher), who form an unlikely partnership to lead the quest after their group is ambushed leaving only them left alive. As the true material, political »

- Paul Heath

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Samuel L. Jackson likely to co-star with Brie Larson in Captain Marvel

2 July 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been entirely absent of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury thus far, but it looks like the latter of half of Marvel’s upcoming slate of films will feature the eye-patch-wearing former S.H.I.E.L.D. director more prominently, especially if a new report is to be trusted.

While Jackson has already signed on to make his McU return with next year’s superhero extravaganza Avengers: Infinity War and will likely pop up in the untitled Avengers film set to follow it, months ago the actor teased that Fury might have a role in Marvel’s first solo female-led film, Captain Marvel. Now, Christopher Marc of Omega Underground has revealed on Twitter that Jackson wasn’t lying, as it looks like he will be co-starring alongside Brie Larson’s titular superhero in the 2019 film.

Marc did clarify that the casting news isn’t official, »

- Justin Cook

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Disney's Newsies, My Neighbor Totoro and Deconstructing the Beatles make our July Events list!

30 June 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Disney's Newsies, My Neighbor Totoro and Deconstructing the Beatles make our July Events list!Disney's Newsies, My Neighbor Totoro and Deconstructing the Beatles make our July Events list!Scott Goodyer6/30/2017 10:01:00 Am

It's no secret that we at Cineplex adore movies. But there are plenty of other reasons to visit our theatres - every month we bring special features and old classics to the big screen as part of Cineplex Events programming. Check out some highlights from our July Events list below.

For full details and showtimes for each event, click on their titles! The Old Vic's The Crucible - July 2nd

From London's West EndRichard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama, based on Salem’s infamous witch trials, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber.

In a small tight-knit community in Salem, Massachusetts, personal grievances collide with lust and superstition, »

- Scott Goodyer

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Tom Holland teases the return of Marvel One-Shots

29 June 2017 1:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

What makes the Marvel Cinematic Universe feel like a living, breathing universe isn’t just the 15 (soon to be 16) theatrically released feature films and multiple TV shows with constant references and tie-ins to one another, but the more obscure and less explored corners of the franchise as well. On top of prelude comics and online shorts, in the early years of the McU, Marvel Studios attached 4 to 15-minute short films, called One-Shots, to the Blu-Ray and digital releases of such films as Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and more; in total, five were released.

Not since “All Hail the King” (released with Thor: The Dark World) has the studio announced another short, but Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland may have accidentally spilled the beans about the future of the Marvel One-Shots in a recent interview with Uproxx.

Initially, the outlet questioned Holland about which character he’d like »

- Justin Cook

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Several Captain America Cameos Got Cut from Spider-Man: Homecoming

28 June 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There are a ton of Captain America cameos that were shot for Spider-Man: Homecoming. But Marvel fans won't see them until the Blu-ray hits. A recent Spider-Man: Homecoming TV spot had Peter Parker and his Midtown Science High School classmates watching a video about the Captain America Fitness Challenge, which prompts Peter's best friend Ned Leeds to ask if Parker knows Cap. The young wannabe superhero replies, "I stole his shield!" Well, It seems there were many more of cameos featuring Chris Evans. Another TV spot shows a second PSA video with Cap offering advice to kids who've landed in detention, which may or may not actually be in the finished movie. Director Jon Watts explains in a new interview that he shot several of these PSA videos as part of a whole series called "Rappin With Cap". The videos cover a wide variety of issues facing high school kids. »

- MovieWeb

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The Week in Star Wars – Everything you need to know about Lord and Miller, Ron Howard and Han Solo

25 June 2017 2:08 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s a special edition of The Week in Star Wars following the shock news from the Han Solo spin-off movie, along with some bits from The Last Jedi, Episode IX and more…

Before we kick things off, The Week in Star Wars celebrated it’s second birthday this week.

Thanks to everyone who has read any edition over the last two years

So, let’s talk about Han Solo. Although the event took place as early as Monday, it was revealed on Tuesday that Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been fired from the Han Solo spin-off movie. The films had been in production since February, and all reports suggest that there are still four or so weeks left of shooting, with five weeks of planned re-shoots. “Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that »

- Luke Owen

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Peter and Ned attend a lame party in Spider-Man: Homecoming clip, new TV spots released

22 June 2017 11:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than two weeks to go until the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, a new clip has arrived online for Marvel and Sony’s upcoming reboot which sees Peter (Tom Holland) and Ned (Jacob Batalon) run into Michelle (Zendaya) at a party; check it out here…

See Also: Zendaya wasn’t aware she was auditioning for Spider-Man: Homecoming

Update: And here’s a couple of new spots…

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles from Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Aunt May, alongside Marvel veterans Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. New additions to the cast include Michael Keaton (Birdman), Jacob Batalon (North Woods), Michael Barbieri (Little Men), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Donald Glover (Community), Laura Harrier (One Life to Live), Kenneth Choi (Captain America: The First Avenger), Hannibal Buress (Broad City), Isabella Amara (The Boss), Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. (Graceland), Jj Totah (Glee), Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Selenis Leyva (Orange Is the New Black), Bokeem Woodbine (Riddick), Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey), Garcelle Beauvais (Hollywood Today Live), Tiffany Espensen (Kirby Buckets), Michael Chernus  (Orange is the New Black), Jona Xiao (Halt and Catch Fire) and Martha Kelly (Baskets). The film is set for release on July 5th in the UK and July 7th in the States. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Zendaya wasn’t aware she was auditioning for Spider-Man: Homecoming

22 June 2017 12:52 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Actress Zendaya apparently wasn’t aware at the time that she was auditioning for a role in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Movie gigs don’t come much bigger than superhero films these days, and superheroes don’t come much bigger than Spider-Man, especially now that the character is being incorporated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with this latest reboot of the tale.

So a young actress would probably be pretty excited about getting the opportunity to land one of the film’s key roles. Unfortunately for Zendaya, she wasn’t aware what her audition was actually for.

Zendaya told the story to Jimmy Fallon in a recent interview (via comicbook.com), describing her surprise.

“I knew I was auditioning for ‘Girl In Movie’, it was great getting into character [laughs],” Zendaya said. “In fact, I didn’t actually even know what kind of character [it was], because my character is very interesting. She is kind of a loner; she is super-intellectual, very dug-dry humor with one-liners, pops in and pops out. I didn’t even know what character I was going to play until I got there and sign the Non-Disclosure and then read the script.”

The actress, who will be playing a character named Michelle in the movie, also talked about how the production for Homecoming didn’t feel like a superhero film to her.

“So everything that I shot, when we were shooting just felt like I was shooting this awkward teen coming-of-age comedy kind of thing and then you realize, when the trailers were starting to come out, that ‘Wow, this is a Spider-Man movie! This is action, it’s going down!’” Zendaya said.

Fans will be able to see Zendaya in Spiderman: Homecoming, apparently not involved in the film’s action, early next month.

See Also: The hero we deserve: Kevin Feige explains how he brought Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles from Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Aunt May, alongside Marvel veterans Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. New additions to the cast include Michael Keaton (Birdman), Jacob Batalon (North Woods), Michael Barbieri (Little Men), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Donald Glover (Community), Laura Harrier (One Life to Live), Kenneth Choi (Captain America: The First Avenger), Hannibal Buress (Broad City), Isabella Amara (The Boss), Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. (Graceland), Jj Totah (Glee), Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Selenis Leyva (Orange Is the New Black), Bokeem Woodbine (Riddick), Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey), Garcelle Beauvais (Hollywood Today Live), Tiffany Espensen (Kirby Buckets), Michael Chernus  (Orange is the New Black), Jona Xiao (Halt and Catch Fire) and Martha Kelly (Baskets). The film is set for release on July 5th in the UK and July 7th in the States. »

- Samuel Brace

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Jurassic World 2 officially titled Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom; new poster revealed

22 June 2017 8:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just one year before it’s officially released, it has been revealed that Jurassic World 2 will be titled Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Not only that, but we got a brand new poster! Check it out here…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is set for release on June 22nd, 2018 and sees J.A. Bayona directing a cast that includes franchise veterans Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bd Wong and Jeff Goldblum alongside Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger), Rafe Spall (Black Mirror), Justice Smith (The Get Down), Ted Levine (Silence of the Lambs), James Cromwell (The Young Pope), Daniella Pineda (The Detour) and Geraldine Chaplin (A Monster Calls). »

- Luke Owen

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Ron Howard Confirmed To Direct ‘Han Solo’ Movie

22 June 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, that didn’t take long, and it’s not a big surprise. With Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s surprise exit from Disney‘s ‘Han Solo‘ movie this week, right in the midst of production with weeks of shooting (and scheduled reshoots) slated to take place, Disney needed to act fast to find a replacement. And they have.

Frontrunner Ron Howard is now confirmed to get in the director’s chair for ‘Han Solo.’ Other contenders floated included Joe Johnston (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Jurassic Park III“) and longtime franchise writer Lawrence Kasdan, but neither seemed to be under serious consideration, and in the case of the latter, his hiring would’ve violated DGA rules which state a producer cannot replace a director on the same project.

Continue reading Ron Howard Confirmed To Direct ‘Han Solo’ Movie at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Hot Toys’ Iron Man Xlvii Spider-Man: Homecoming collectible figure revealed

22 June 2017 5:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has revealed its upcoming Iron Man Xlvii sixth scale figure from Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. The collectible comes with a range of accessories and interchangeable pieces, including a head sculpt which is based on the likeness of Robert Downey Jr. in the upcoming reboot; take a look at the official promotional images below and visit Sideshow Collectibles to pre-order…

See Also: Hot Toys unveils Spider-Man: Homecoming collectible figure

Made with fine diecast materials, the much elaborated Iron Man Xlvii figure stands approximately 32 cm and with 28 Led light-up points throughout the body. The streamlined armor is expertly painted with metallic red and gold colors and a distinctive two-toned silver color in the mid-section. An array of components are added to the figure including: a newly painted Tony Stark head sculpt featuring likeness of Robert Downey Jr., an interchangeable Led light-up helmeted head, an interchangeable empty helmet emulating the suit in remote control mode, interchangeable armor parts and a specially designed figure stand. Furthermore, a mini-repulsors deployer with two articulated mini-repulsors and thrust fire effect parts are specially included for this new Iron Man armor!

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles from Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Aunt May, alongside Marvel veterans Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. New additions to the cast include Michael Keaton (Birdman), Jacob Batalon (North Woods), Michael Barbieri (Little Men), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Donald Glover (Community), Laura Harrier (One Life to Live), Kenneth Choi (Captain America: The First Avenger), Hannibal Buress (Broad City), Isabella Amara (The Boss), Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. (Graceland), Jj Totah (Glee), Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Selenis Leyva (Orange Is the New Black), Bokeem Woodbine (Riddick), Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey), Garcelle Beauvais (Hollywood Today Live), Tiffany Espensen (Kirby Buckets), Michael Chernus  (Orange is the New Black), Jona Xiao (Halt and Catch Fire) and Martha Kelly (Baskets). The film is set for release on July 5th in the UK and July 7th in the States. »

- Amie Cranswick

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The hero we deserve: Kevin Feige explains how he brought Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

22 June 2017 1:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When it was revealed that Spider-Man would finally be returning home to the McU, it was met with applause, and a healthy dose of disbelief. How did Marvel do it? This was something that the Marvel fan-base had seemingly accepted as an impossibility. So what happened? Well, Kevin Feige happened. In a recent interview with THR, the president of Marvel Studios explained what he did to sway Sony to share the wisecracking web-slinger:

“It really came down to me telling Amy Pascal in her office that I think the best thing for this character is: Sony has the rights, that’s not changing. Have Sony pay for the movie, distribute the movie, market the movie. Just let us make the movie and incorporate him into our universe.”

A lot of this reads like an episode of AMC’s Mad Men. It looks like the biggest deal in comic book movie history was a result of two important people sitting in an office, and making a deal. No word on whether they were drinking gin on the rocks, and making grand postures during this exchange, but one thing is for certain: Kevin Feige is the hero we deserve, and luckily the one we have right now. Now go get Wolverine for us Kevin!

The result of this deal, Spider-Man: Homecoming, is releasing this summer.

See Also: Spidey will team up with another McU hero in Spider-Man 2 – but it won’t be Iron Man

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles from Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Aunt May, alongside Marvel veterans Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. New additions to the cast include Michael Keaton (Birdman), Jacob Batalon (North Woods), Michael Barbieri (Little Men), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Donald Glover (Community), Laura Harrier (One Life to Live), Kenneth Choi (Captain America: The First Avenger), Hannibal Buress (Broad City), Isabella Amara (The Boss), Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. (Graceland), Jj Totah (Glee), Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Selenis Leyva (Orange Is the New Black), Bokeem Woodbine (Riddick), Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey), Garcelle Beauvais (Hollywood Today Live), Tiffany Espensen (Kirby Buckets), Michael Chernus  (Orange is the New Black), Jona Xiao (Halt and Catch Fire) and Martha Kelly (Baskets). The film is set for release on July 5th in the UK and July 7th in the States.

… You can find Jordan on Twitter (@JordJJones), and Facebook. »

- Jordan Jones

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More Names Emerge As Possible Replacement Directors For The Han Solo Movie

21 June 2017 10:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours for Star Wars fans, as it was abruptly announced that the popular directing duo of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie) are no longer at the helm of the as-yet untitled Han Solo movie – which is supposedly set to be the second Star Wars Anthology film. While the studio is apparently still insistent that the release date of May 2018 has not changed, the logistics of the situation is certainly cause for concern.

As it stands, the production seems to have been filming for between four and five months, and is reportedly less than a month away from finishing principal photography. Time for reshoots has been scheduled for later in the summer – as is the case for most big budget movies – but the directors have just been “let go.” It’s the timing of this drastic change that rings the loudest alarm bells for those that have been patiently waiting for a look at the early years of the beloved rogue, simply because Lord and Miller have clearly already done the larger share of the work. If, as they said in their statement, their “vision and process weren’t aligned with [their] partners” on the film, what effect has that incompatibility had on the months of footage already in the can?

If the creative conflict is indeed evident in the footage it is, perhaps, a positive move to have the filmmakers exit, stage left. With a few weeks of principal photography left, the entire reshoot schedule, and all of the post-production phase to work on, the replacement director – whoever it’s eventually revealed to be – still has a fighting chance of delivering a decent movie. But who might that replacement be?

We’ve already heard reports that Ron Howard is on the shortlist, but The Hollywood Reporter is now suggesting that two more names have cropped up – both of whom have a prior association with Lucasfilm and the Star Wars brand. Firstly, there’s Lawrence Kasdan, who’s rumoured to be the person with whom Lord and Miller found most of their creative differences on the Han Solo movie set.

Kasdan has four Academy Award nominations to his name, thanks to his work as both writer, producer and director of an impressive list of movies. Most significantly, with regard to Star Wars, however, Kasdan co-wrote the scripts for The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi and The Force Awakens – which means he’s been instrumental in crafting the character of Han Solo for decades. He also co-wrote the script for the Han Solo spinoff with his son, Jon. Kasdan is the obvious choice to take the reins, then – but the legality of such a move is in question, given that the Director’s Guild of America apparently has rules prohibiting a person already working on a film from stepping into the director’s seat.

Secondly, there’s Joe Johnston, who’s also an accomplished director in his own right. Apart from having helmed such effects-heavy fare as Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, The Rocketeer, Jumanji and Jurassic Park III, he also delivered Captain America: The First Avenger – arguably one of the best films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s also well-versed in the minutiae of Star Wars, having worked on A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, The Ewok Adevnture, Ewoks: The Battle For Endor, and Star Wars: Droids as – variously – visual effects operative, actor, production designer and writer.

If the goal is to bring in an experienced hand to steer the beleaguered Han Solo film over the finish line, while ensuring the movie remains true to the iconic character made famous by Harrison Ford, then Lucasfilm would do well to lock in Joe Johnston. At this point in the proceedings, however, the next developments are as unpredictable as the departure of Lord and Miller in the first place. »

- Sarah Myles

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