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Breaking Bad: Bob Odenkirk Says the Movie's Already Been Filmed

Breaking Bad: Bob Odenkirk Says the Movie's Already Been Filmed
Great news for Breaking Bad fans! Recently, star Bob Odenkirk told The Hollywood Reporter the sequel movie has already been filmed.

The AMC series stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who begins cooking meth to pay for his cancer treatment. The cast also includes Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, Rj Mitte, Jonathan Banks, and Giancarlo Esposito. The show ran for five seasons before ending in 2013.

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington To Join The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington To Join The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Exclusive: Last we saw Kit Harington, the Game of Thrones star’s Jon Snow character ended that HBO series with a walk north of The Wall into the forest with the Free Folk Wildlings, his punishment for slaying his mad queen lover, Daenerys Targaryen. So where did he go?

Deadline hears it is to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he will make his next film. Sources said that Harington will join one of Marvel and Kevin Feige’s superhero franchises.

All of Marvel and Disney is busy with the D23 Expo this weekend in Anaheim. I was unable to figure out which film, and nobody was around to elaborate, which they probably wouldn’t anyway. I wouldn’t be surprised, though, if some of those details are filled in before the weekend is out. Stay tuned.

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Ming-Na Wen Has Joined the Cast of The Mandalorian

Ming-Na Wen Has Joined the Cast of The Mandalorian
Ming-Na Wen, the actress known for her voice in Disney’s animated Mulan, as well as her role of Melinda May in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., has now revealed that she will co-star in the Disney+ Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. Deadline reports that while being honored today at D23 during the annual Disney Legends honors, Wen gave a speech in which she referenced the upcoming role. Here’s what she had to say:

“Please just keep acquiring all these different franchises,” she said during her speech, turning to Iger, “because I just keep getting employed by them. I have hit every bucket list thanks to Disney.”

The upcoming series also stars Pedro Pascal (Narcos) as “a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.” It also includes Gina Carano (Deadpool) as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers (Predator) as Greef Carga, Omid Abtahi (American Gods) as Dr. Pershing,
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Robert Downey Jr. Reveals He Was Busted for Smoking Pot at Disneyland

Robert Downey Jr. Reveals He Was Busted for Smoking Pot at Disneyland
Robert Downey Jr. celebrated his Disney Legend status by sharing the endearing tale of how the first time he visited Disneyland, he was arrested.

The Iron Man actor was being honored in Anaheim at Disney’s biennial D23 convention. After a brief introduction by Disney chief executive officer Bob Iger, Downey felt he had to come clean to the elated crowd.

“Here’s a bit of trivia for you, the very first time I went to Disneyland I was transported to another place…within moments of being arrested,” Downey Jr. explained. “I was brought to a surprisingly friendly processing center. Given a stern warning and returned, if memory servers, to one very disappointed group chaperone. I would like to make amends for whoever had to contain me for smoking pot in the gondola without a license.

“I’m sorry, I don’t want to further confuse the issue by insinuating
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Thandie Newton Reteams With ‘Westworld’s’ Lisa Joy on ‘Reminiscence’ (Exclusive)

Thandie Newton Reteams With ‘Westworld’s’ Lisa Joy on ‘Reminiscence’ (Exclusive)
Following her Emmy win for her performance on “Westworld,” Thandie Newton is joining the feature directorial debut of the show’s co-creator.

Sources tell Variety that Newton is set to join Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson in Warner Bros.’ “Reminiscence,” directed by “Westworld’s” Lisa Joy.

WB acquired the rights to the package after this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Joy penned the script and will also produce with her Kilter Film partner Jonathan Nolan, along with Michael De Luca and Aaron Ryder. Athena Wickham and Elishia Holmes are exec producers. The film is a co-production of Kilter Films, Michael De Luca Productions and FilmNation Entertainment. Production will take place in New Orleans and Miami beginning in late October, allowing Joy and Nolan to complete work on “Westworld’s” third season at HBO.

The plot and details on who Newton will be playing are being kept under wraps.

Newton is currently starring in “Westworld,
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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Disney Plus Movie Details, Including Title, Revealed at D23

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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Disney Plus Movie Details, Including Title, Revealed at D23
Five years after summer ended for “Phineas and Ferb,” the show returns with a new movie on Disney Plus in 2020, new details of which were revealed on Friday at the D23 fan convention.

In “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe,” currently in production for the new streaming service, stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb travel across the galaxy to rescue their suster Candace, “who has been abducted by aliens and has found utopia in a far-off planet, free of pesky little brothers.”

Phineas and Ferb” creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh are back as executive producers on the movie, while also reprising their roles are Ashley Tisdale as Candace Flynn; Vincent Martella as Phineas Flynn; Caroline Rhea as their mom, Linda; Dee Bradley Baker as Perry the Platypus; Alyson Stoner as Isabella; Maulik Pancholy as Baljeet; Bobby Gaylor as Buford; Olivia Olson as Vanessa; Tyler Mann as Carl
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Michael Shannon to Play Jerry Buss in HBO’s ‘Untitled Showtime Lakers Project’ Pilot

Michael Shannon to Play Jerry Buss in HBO’s ‘Untitled Showtime Lakers Project’ Pilot
Michael Shannon has been cast to play self-made millionaire and former Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss in HBO’s “The Untitled Showtime Lakers Project” pilot based on the Jeff Pearlman book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.”

The series, which chronicles the professional and personal lives of the 1980s-era Lakers, is an hour-long drama executive produced by Adam McKay, who will direct the pilot. Kevin Messick will executive produce. Max Borenstein will write and executive produce. Jim Hecht is a co-writer and exec producer on the project. Jason Shuman and Scott Stephens are listed as executive producers,
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‘Warrior’ Star Andrew Koji To Play Storm Shadow In Upcoming ‘GI Joe’ Spin-Off ‘Snake Eyes’

‘Warrior’ Star Andrew Koji To Play Storm Shadow In Upcoming ‘GI Joe’ Spin-Off ‘Snake Eyes’
Much like Batman and Joker or Superman and Lex Luthor, you can’t really tell the best Snake Eyes story without Storm Shadow. And now, it appears that we know who will be stepping into the all-white ninja costume and fighting the titular character in the upcoming ‘GI Joe’ spin-off film, “Snake Eyes.”

According to The Wrap, actor Andrew Koji has been cast as the villainous Storm Shadow in “Snake Eyes.” Fans of the classic ‘GI Joe’ comic books and cartoon series will immediately recognize Storm Shadow as the evil ninja assassin working for Cobra that often found himself at odds with the heroic, and silent, Snake Eyes.

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‘Serendipity’ TV Series Inspired By Movie In Works At NBC

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‘Serendipity’ TV Series Inspired By Movie In Works At NBC
NBC has put in development Serendipity, a an hourlong romantic comedy inspired by the 2001 Miramax movie starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. It hails from Miramax Television.

Written and executive produced by Jonny Umansky, in Serendipity, Harry and Claire fall in love one fateful night, are separated by circumstance and then spend years trying to find one another again … with a little help from the universe. Miramax Television is the studio.

“I’ve been madly in love with this movie for more than half my life,” says Umansky. “Never has the world needed a show like Serendipity more, and the love stories we have in store are big, bold and filled to the brim with whimsy and wonder.”

The 2001 romantic comedy film, directed by Peter Chelsom, revolved around Jonathan (Cusack) and Sara (Beckinsale) who share a dessert at New York restaurant Serendipity 3 after a chance encounter at a department store.
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Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Flies to $1.5 Million on Thursday Night

Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Flies to $1.5 Million on Thursday Night
Action movie “Angel Has Fallen” has soared to $1.5 million at 2,600 North American locations in Thursday night previews.

Christian drama “Overcomer” took in $775,000 during Thursday night previews at 1,563 locations.

Angel Has Fallen” has been tracking for a debut in the $12 million to $16 million range and will expand to 3,286 sites on Friday. Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman are joined by Jada Pinkett Smith, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, and Nick Nolte in the third installment of the Millennium-Lionsgate action franchise.

The opening weekend for “Angel” will be well below 2013’s “Olympus Has Fallen” ($30 million) and 2016’s “London Has Fallen” ($21.6 million). Butler returns as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, who has to clear his named after being framed for an attack on U.S. president Allan Trumbull, who was the Speaker of the House in “Olympus” and the Vice President in “London.”

Fox Searchlight’s horror movie “Ready or Not” scared up a
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Tom Holland’s ‘Uncharted’ Movie Loses Director

Tom Holland’s ‘Uncharted’ Movie Loses Director
Dan Trachtenberg has exited the director’s chair for Sony’s “Uncharted” movie starring Tom Holland, with the studio taking meetings with top filmmakers and production starting early next year.

The studio confirmed Trachtenberg’s departure Thursday. It also said Sony-based PlayStation Productions — headed by Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan — had come on to produce alongside Chuck Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad.

The screenplay is written by the team of Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Rafe Judkins. The video game series was created by developer Naughty Dog and published by PlayStation. It has sold over 41 million copies to date.

The “Uncharted” games follow Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter who journeys across the world to uncover various historical mysteries. The series began with “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune,” released on the PlayStation 3 in 2007.

The announcement about “Uncharted” comes two days after Sony Pictures went public over its divorce with Disney on future “Spider-Man” projects.
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Travis Scott Surprises Fans With Netflix Documentary Reveal, Pop-Up in Houston

Travis Scott Surprises Fans With Netflix Documentary Reveal, Pop-Up in Houston
Travis Scott just revealed his new Netflix documentary in the most organic way possible: a social media post to his 18.5 million followers on Instagram.

The photo consisted of him holding a series of VHS tapes, which turns out to be the trailer for his forthcoming documentary on Netflix titled “Look Mom I Can Fly.” The caption told his fans to meet him at the Movie Exchange on 11200 Northwest Freeway in his hometown of Houston, Texas.

Variety was one of the few press in attendance, arriving to see lines and lines of teens and young adults wrapped around the plaza and onto the street.

The Instagram caption also read “Got Something U Might Wanna See It,” indicating the exclusivity in announcing it to his fans directly. If you know Scott, he knows the influence and stardom he bestows on his supporters.
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James Wan’s Secret Horror Film Casts Its Two Leads, Gets Possible Title [Updated]

James Wan’s Secret Horror Film Casts Its Two Leads, Gets Possible Title [Updated]
Update: Variety reports that up-and-coming British actor George Young (Containment) has been cast as the male lead in Wan’s secret movie, which is now tentatively titled Silvercup. Our original article about the film’s initial casting announcement continues below. James Wan’s secret horror movie has found its star in Annabelle Wallis. The Mummy star, who recently appeared in […]

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‘DC Legends of Tomorrow': Brandon Routh, Courtney Ford to Exit CW Superhero Series

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‘DC Legends of Tomorrow': Brandon Routh, Courtney Ford to Exit CW Superhero Series
Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford are departing The CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow” as series regulars, TheWrap has confirmed.

Routh has starred as Ray Palmer, a.k.a. Atom, on the DC superhero show since its debut in 2016. Ford, who plays Nora Darhk, joined the show in Season 3. Both will make their departures during the upcoming fifth season.

Executive producers Phil Klemmer, Grianne Godfree and Keto Shimizu praised Routh and Ford in a joint statement on Thursday, leaving the door open for the actors to return to the show down the line.

“Brandon and Courtney have been invaluable members of the Legends family,” the trio said. “They have always brought a level passion and collaboration to their characters and to the show — both on and off the screen — that we deeply admire and for which we are eternally grateful.
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Taron Egerton, Lucy Boynton to Star in Virtual Reality Project ‘Glimpse’

Taron Egerton, Lucy Boynton to Star in Virtual Reality Project ‘Glimpse’
Taron Egerton and Lucy Boynton will star in “Glimpse,” a new virtual reality experience that will be unveiled at the Venice Film Festival.

Written and directed by Benjamin Cleary and VR creator Michael O’Connor, “Glimpse” will be entered in the Venice Virtual Reality Interactive showcase. It’s set in the imaginative mind of a heartbroken panda, played by Egerton, a talented illustrator who is going through a painful breakup from his girlfriend — a deer called Rice (Boynton), who dreams of becoming a musician.

“I was so excited to get involved with ‘Glimpse.’ Its storyline and themes are some I find the most exciting and intriguing to explore,” Boynton said. “I love that as beautiful and enchanting as it is visually, it doesn’t sugar-coat anything. It feels really poignant, authentic and hopeful. I fell in love with the characters and the script immediately.”

“Glimspse” is produced by Mr Kite and animated by Blue Zoo.
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‘Ballers’ to End After Season 5 on HBO

‘Ballers’ to End After Season 5 on HBO
Ballers” is coming to an end after five seasons on HBO.

Star and executive producer Dwayne Johnson confirmed the news via an emotional Instagram video.

“My heart is full of gratitude to all of you for rocking with us every season. You made us HBO’s highest rated comedy for years and most importantly, you helped create and sustain a platform for other actors to have the opportunity to work hard, grow and become household names. To me, the opportunity ‘Ballers’ created for so many others, is the real gold of our show.

I love you, I thank you and
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‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot Series in the Works at Disney Plus

Get excited “Lizzie McGuire” fans because a reboot series of the much loved Disney Channel teen show is in the works at Disney Plus, according to sources.

Lizzie McGuire herself Hilary Duff, who is set to reprise the role, is expected to announce the series at Disney Plus’s D23 Expo event.

Created by Terri Minsky, the original “Lizzie McGuire” series ran for two seasons on the Disney Channel from 2001 to 2004. The show helped establish Duff as a household name in the 2000s. It centered around the titular 13-year old who struggled to navigate middle school.

The series also starred
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Ming-Na Wen Joins Cast of ‘The Mandalorian’ at Disney+

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Ming-Na Wen Joins Cast of ‘The Mandalorian’ at Disney+
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” star and bona fide Disney legend Ming-Na Wen has joined the cast of “The Mandalorian,” the company announced on Friday.

No details about Wen’s role in the series were revealed, but the actress joins a cast which includes Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi and Werner Herzog.

Disney chief Bob Iger made the announcement at the company’s biennial D23 convention in Anaheim during a panel honoring Disney’s most significant players. Wen, who voiced Mulan in the original 1998 animated feature, has also starred on ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for the last six seasons.

Also Read: 'The Mandalorian': Disney+ Unveils First Poster for Live-Action 'Star Wars' Series (Photo)

Other honorees included “The Mandalorian” creator Jon Favreau, Wen’s “Mulan” collaborator Christina Aguilera, “Avengers” star Robert Downey Jr., “Star Wars” alum James Earl Jones,
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Fans Line Up to Subscribe to Disney Plus at D23

Disney fans lined up to be among the first to subscribe to the company’s forthcoming streaming service.

The D23 Expo convention hall, filled with giant Marvel exhibits and cos-players also featured a kiosk to sign up for Disney Plus. The incentive? An offer to save $23 per year on a three-year subscription to the service.

When asked why she was standing in line to hand over her credit card for Disney Plus, one lady dressed in a sparkly Elsa costume from “Frozen” told Variety it was because she’s a “huge Disney fan” and considers it being “loyal to the
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Chilean TV Grapples With Globalization

Santiago, Chile – Globalization was the key word in a TV panel held during Sanfic where Mega TV’s International Content chief Juan Ignacio Vicente, Cntv development head Ignacio Villalabeitia and DirecTV programming director Rossy Hernandez debated the myriad challenges Chile’s television industry faces today.

Like its counterparts worldwide, Chilean TV is dealing with the spectre of streaming television that has radically changed viewing habits and increased demand for costly premium content. “Making television content for Chile’s paltry 16 million inhabitants will not suffice,” Mega’s Vicente pointed out. “They compare ours with the series that are on Netflix, with Amazon Prime,
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