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Can ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Top ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Record Box Office Opening?

Can ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Top ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Record Box Office Opening?
It’s undisputed that “Avengers: Infinity War” will have a monstrous opening at the box office. The question is: How high can it go?

Initial tracking indicated that the superhero adventure would launch to $175 million to $200 million, but projections have since increased to between $190 million and $235 million-plus. If those numbers continue to increase, “Infinity War” could be eyeing the highest premiere of all time.

2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” currently boasts the biggest opening weekend with $248 million, and went on to haul over $2 billion. Only five films in history have hit the $200 million mark in their debuts.

At the very least, “Infinity War” could have the top opening for a Marvel movie. That title currently belongs to the original “Avengers” film, which launched in 2012 with $207 million.

“Infinity War” looks to be another win for the Disney-owned Marvel, building on the recent success of “Black Panther’s” massive $202 million opening.
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Maleficent 2 Gets Deadpool Star Ed Skrein as the Main Villain

Disney's Maleficent 2 is finally moving forward, with the studio bringing aboard Ed Skrein to play the new villain. Unfortunately, no details about his character were given at this time, with the actor joining original Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning in this sequel. This report doesn't reveal any details about when production may or may not take place, and Disney hasn't set a release date at this time, but there was previously a report that indicated filming was supposed to start yesterday.

The last we heard about Maleficent 2 was back in January, when it was revealed that director Joachim Ronning has entered pre-production on the sequel, with principal photography reportedly set to begin on April 16 in London. That report also indicated that filming was slated to last until August, with Angelina Jolie reportedly choosing this project over the prospect of starring in Universal Pictures' Bride of Frankenstein,
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‘Maleficent’ Sequel Casts Ed Skrein As Its Villain

‘Maleficent’ Sequel Casts Ed Skrein As Its Villain
Ed Skrein may be the next actor to face off against Angelina Jolie‘s fallen fairy in the Maleficent sequel. The Deadpool actor is in final talks to play the Maleficent 2 villain in the film helmed by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales director Joachim Ronning. Skrein is in final negotiations to play a “key role” as the villain […]

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Deadpool Actor Ed Skrein To Play The Villain in Disney's Maleficent Sequel

In case you were wondering if Disney was still developing their Maleficent sequel, the answer is yes. According to Variety, Ed Skrein, the actor who played the villain in Deadpool, is now in final negotiations to play the villain in Maleficent.

There are no details on who he'll exactly be playing, but he will join Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning who will be reprising their roles from the first film.

I wasn't the biggest fan of the first movie, but the sequel does have a talented director. The movie will be directed by Joachim Ronning, who previously helmed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and the film adaptation of Kon-Tiki which told the story of the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his oceanic expedition. That's such an incredibly well-made film.

There are no details on what the story of the sequel will be, but the original film
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Ed Skrein in final negotiations to join Disney’s Maleficent sequel

In news that sees British actor, Ed Skrein typecast further, it appears that the-once Deadpool villain has entered final talks to join Disney’s Maleficent sequel.

As yet, details as to his character are unknown but both Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are set to return. Norwegian film director Joachim Ronning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) will direct the follow up to the Fantasy drama.

Also in news – Jason Clarke enters talks to star in Pet Semetary remake

As with the lack of Skrein’s character details, no clear plot for the sequel has been revealed either. The original was based on the story fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. As a beautiful young woman of pure heart, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has an idyllic life in a forest kingdom. When an invading army threatens the land, Maleficent rises up to become its fiercest protector. However, a terrible
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Maleficent 2 Adds Deadpool’s Ed Skrein As Its Villain

Loosely based on Walt Disney’s 1959 animated feature, Sleeping Beauty, and considered a spinoff of the Charles Perrault fairy tale, Maleficent, although not as successful with critics, went on to earn a magical $758.5 million at the box office, making a sequel to the 2014 dark fantasy a foregone conclusion.

Later this year, the pic is scheduled to begin production and Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning will be reprising their roles, ready to do battle with an all-new villain. And, as it turns out, that antagonist will be a familiar face for fans of Marvel’s foul-mouthed merc.

That’s because Variety has learned this week that Deadpool actor Ed Skrein is in final negotiations to join Disney’s Maleficent sequel as the flick’s big bad. Details regarding Skrein’s role are scarce at the moment, but we do know that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales helmer Joachim Ronning will direct.
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Ed Skrein to star as the villain in Maleficent sequel

It looks like the sequel to Disney’s 2014 film Maleficent is finally picking up speed. According to Variety, Ed Skrein (Deadpool) will portray the film’s villain opposite the returning Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning as Maleficent and Aurora, more commonly known as Sleeping Beauty.

Skrein’s villainous role is being kept under wraps, but the film is expected to begin production sometime this spring. Joachim R∅nning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) will direct the film, replacing the original’s Robert Stromberg, from a script written by Linda Woolverton, who wrote the first film, and Jez Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow). Joe Roth is returning as a producer.

The first Maleficent told the story of Sleeping Beauty, but from the perspective of the evil Maleficent. Beginning as a hopeful and fairly kind creature, Maleficent fell to darkness after suffering the cruelties of humanity and being betrayed
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Ed Skrein Lands Villain Role in ‘Maleficent’ Sequel (Exclusive)

Ed Skrein Lands Villain Role in ‘Maleficent’ Sequel (Exclusive)
Deadpool” actor Ed Skrein is in final negotiations to join Disney’s “Maleficent” sequel.

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are returning to starring in the fantasy film, with “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” helmer Joachim Ronning to direct.

Exact details behind Skrein’s villain role are currently under wraps.

Joe Roth is producing the film, with Jez Butterworth and Linda Woolverton penning the latest script. Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster wrote most recent draft.

It is not clear where this film will pick up following the first movie, which was based on the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty.” The original story centered on an evil fairy who cursed an infant princess to eternal sleep, only to realize the young girl was the only one who could save the kingdom from its dangerous ruler. “Maleficent” broke several box office records on its way to making $758.5 million worldwide.

Production on
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More Titans set photos surface as actress speaks out against backlash and hate speech

A few days ago some photos from the set of DC’s Titans arrived online, giving us our first look at Ryan Potter’s Beast Boy, Teagan Croft’s Raven and Anna Diop’s Starfire from the upcoming live-action Teen Titans series.

Fan reaction to the leaked photos was overwhelmingly negative, but unfortunately some morons decided to add a little hate speech into their criticism, directed at 24: Legacy star Diop and her appearance as Koriand’r / Starfire.

In response, the actress has taken to Instagram to speak out against the disgusting harassment she has received, as well as taking the opportunity to defend the show and its designs and production values.

Meanwhile, another batch of set photos have surfaced, which sees Brenton ThwaitesDick Grayson alongside his Titans teammates; check them out here…

[Breaking] More leaked photos of the cast on the set of #Titans ! Including Starfire (Anna Diop), Robin
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Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ and Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’ Are Changing the Face of Digital De-Aging

Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ and Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’ Are Changing the Face of Digital De-Aging
Digital de-aging is Hollywood’s latest tech toy. However, the controversial CG process faces a major test next year with Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man.”

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino face off as real life mob hitman Frank Sheeran and labor union boss Jimmy Hoffa in Scorsese’s gangster biopic, as Industrial Light & Magic digitally removes decades from their appearances for a series of flashbacks. And elite 50-year-old assassin Will Smith gets stalked by his 23-year-old clone (created by Weta Digital) in Lee’s cutting edge sci-fi thriller.

Obviously, there’s more at stake here than the successful de-aging of Sean Young and Kurt Russell, or Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Robert Downey Jr. in “Captain America: Civil War,” and Michael Douglas in “Ant Man.” Any misstep into the Uncanny Valley could prove fatal. Then again,
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Beast Boy, Raven and Starfire revealed in leaked set photos from DC’s Titans

We’ve already had a look at Brenton Thwaites’ Robin – not to mention Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly as Hank Hall/Hawk and Dawn Granger/Dove – from the upcoming live-action Teen Titans series Titans, and now thanks to some set photos, we’ve got our first unofficial glimpse of Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Anna Diop as Starfire!

See Also: Jason Todd is coming to DC’s Titans TV series

[Breaking] First Full picture of Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) and Raven (Teagan Croft) in their #Titans costumes! pic.twitter.com/jpDuHmGBhG

— teen titans (@badpostitans) April 11, 2018

[Breaking] The first leaked photo of Koriand’r aka Starfire (Anna Diop) in her costume on the set of #Titans ! pic.twitter.com/HRwf3KFOjH

— teen titans (@badpostitans) April 11, 2018

What do you make of these character designs? Are you looking forward to Titans? Let us know in the comments below…

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Exclusive Interview – Composer Geoff Zanelli discusses his score to Deon Taylor’s latest thriller Traffik

Fresh off the Disney blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, composer Geoff Zanelli’s latest project is the exact opposite of the pirate adventure, it’s a human trafficking thriller written and directed by Deon Taylor titled Traffik. The film follows a couple, Paula Patton & Omar Epps, who travel on a romantic getaway to the mountains only to be terrorized by a vicious group of sex traffickers with whom they become locked in a desperate struggle for survival. Every great thriller needs to have a great score that forces the intensity to rise a few decimals and after speaking with the Emmy winner, Traffik makes no acceptations. Read our exclusive interview with Zanelli below and make sure to check out Lionsgate’s Traffik when it hits theaters April 20th.

How did you become involved with Traffik?

Deon Taylor, the director of the film, reached out to me.
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Rumour: Tony Zucco to appear in DC’s Titans

As production continues on DC’s live-action Teen Titans digital series Titans, Heroic Hollywood is reporting that the character of Tony Zucco will make an appearance in the show.

Zucco is a name that will be familiar to Dick Grayson fans, being the mobster responsible for the death of Dick’s parents by sabotaging their trapeze ropes during an attempt to extort protection money from Haly’s Circus. He is later tracked down by Batman and Robin and sent to prison for his crimes.

Back in November, it was reported that DC was looking to cast the Flying Graysons for a guest appearance in Titans, while a further rumour in December suggested that actors were being sought for Bruce Wayne and a young Dick Grayson. It seems a pretty safe bet then that Titans will be exploring the origin of Robin, and so it makes sense that Zucco will also be featured.
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Jason Todd is coming to DC’s Titans TV series

It looks like Brenton ThwaitesDick Grayson won’t be the only Robin to make an appearance in the live-action Teen Titans show Titans, as TitansTV is reporting that the seventh episode of the digital series will be going by the title ‘Jason Todd’.

According to Heroic Hollywood, Curran Walters (20th Century Women, Girl Meets World) has been cast as Jason, who in the comic books became the second Robin after Dick Grayson. He was later killed by The Joker, and revived as the Red Hood.

See Also: First look at Hawk and Dove from DC’s Titans

Given that Titans will focus on Dick Grayson’s transformation from Robin into Nightwing, it’s likely that we’ll see Jason Todd taking over the reins of the Boy Wonder, rather than seeing the Red Hood storyline playing out. That being said, it’s definitely something that could be explored over future seasons.
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Pirates of the Caribbean director to helm Here There Be Monsters

THR is reporting that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales director Joachim Rønning is set to helm the sci-fi thriller Here There Be Monsters.

Co-written by Joachim and his brother Andreas, the film will be produced by Mrc (Baby Driver), and while plot details are being kept under wraps, the site reports that the movie will include water, as with Rønning’s previous work on Kon-Tiki and Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Rønning is currently gearing up to direct Angelina Jolie in the Disney sequel Maleficent 2, at which point he’ll then movie on to Here There Be Monsters. The Rønning brothers are also currently writing the sci-fi action film Origin for Paramount Pictures.

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‘The Emoji Movie’ Wins Razzies’ Worst Movie Award

“The Emoji Movie” is the big winner at the 38th annual Golden Raspberry Awards, taking worst picture of 2017.

Sony’s animated comedy topped “Baywatch,” “Fifty Shades Darker,” “The Mummy,” and “Transformers: The Last Knight.” The fifth “Transformers” movie, called “Transformers Xvii: The Last Knight” in the announcement, led the pack with seven nominations when they were announced on Jan. 22.

“Leading this year’s list of movie-misfires is the emoticon-based, talking poop opus,” the Razzies said.

The annual awards were announced on Saturday in their traditional time slot, the day before the Academy Awards. “The Emoji Movie” won four of the 10 Razzies, also taking worst screenplay, worst director, and worst screen combo, given to “any two obnoxious emojis” from the movie.

Tom Cruise won worst actor for his reboot of “The Mummy” and Tyler Perry took worst actress for “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween.”

Kim Basinger won worst supporting actress for “Fifty Shades Darker
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The Emoji Movie Wins Worst Picture at 38th Razzie Awards; Here's The Full List of Winners or Losers

Transformers: The Last Knight may have led the nominations for the 38th Razzie Awards with nine nominations, but The Emjoi Movie came out with the most wins... or losses, depending on how you look at it. The Emoji Movie took home the top prize for Worst Picture, Worst Screen Combo, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay. Fifty Shades Darker won two awards for Worst Supporting Actress and Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel. I also just have to say that I thought Mel Gibson was fun in Daddy's Home 2, but he won Worst Supporting Actor.

You can check out all of the winners below that have been bolded in the list of nominees. Do you agree with their choices? If not, what do you think the worst of the movies were in 2017?

Worst Picture

Baywatch

The Emoji Movie

Fifty Shades Darker

The Mummy

Transformers: The Last Knight

Worst Actress

Katherine Heigl
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Razzies 2018: The Emoji Movie leads the “winners” of the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards

Despite some stiff competition from the likes of Transformers: The Last Knight, The Golden Raspberry Awards has “honoured” the animated film The Emoji Movie with the Razzie for Worst Picture of 2017.

The tongue-in-cheek awards ceremony, which traditionally takes place every year the day before the Oscars, also bestowed Worst Director, Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Combo on The Emoji Movie. Other “winners” including Tom Cruise (Worst Actor – The Mummy), Worst Actress (Tyler Perry – Boo 2! A Madea Halloween), Mel Gibson (Worst Supporting Actor – Daddy’s Home 2) and Kim Basinger (Fifty Shades Darker).

Check out the full list of Razzie Awards here…

Worst picture

Baywatch

The Emoji Movie

Fifty Shades Darker

The Mummy

Transformers Xvii: The Last Knight

Worst actress

Katherine Heigl (Unforgettable)

Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades Darker)

Jennifer Lawrence (Mother!)

Tyler Perry (Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween)

Emma Watson (The Circle)

Worst actor

Tom Cruise (The Mummy)

Johnny Depp (Pirates of
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Dwain Murphy cast as Doom Patrol’s Negative Man in DC’s Titans

Following on from the castings of Bruno Bichir (Narcos) as Dr. Niles Caulder / The Chief, April Bowlby (Drop Dead Diva) as Rita Farr / Elasti-Girl and Jake Michaels (Designated Survivor) as Cliff Steele / Robotman, we now have word that DC’s upcoming digital series Titans has found another member of the Doom Patrol.

Den of Geek is reporting that Dwain Murphy (Star Trek: Discovery, The Strain) is set to play Larry Trainor / Negative Man in the live-action Teen Titans show. His character description reads:

“A pilot in the Air Force, Larry Trainor crashed his plane and was exposed to a mysterious “negative” energy. Wrapped in bandages to protect those around him, Larry struggles with this new strange power.”

See Also: First look at Hawk and Dove from DC’s Titans

From executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, Titans is an all-new live-action drama series that follows
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2018 Razzie Award winners: Full list of Golden Raspberry winners in all 9 categories include Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson

The 2018 Golden Raspberry Awards announced their winners on Saturday, March 3, on the eve of the Oscars. Now in their 38th year, the Razzies “honor” the worst films of the year and over the years they have celebrated such anti-classics as “Howard the Duck” (1986), “Showgirls” (1995) and “Gigli” (2003), to name a few notorious offenders. Watch this year’s announcement video above, and scroll down for the full list of winners and nominees in all nine categories ranging from Worst Picture to Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel.

See 2018 Oscars: Predictions in all 24 categories at the 90th annual Academy Awards [Photos]

These awards are decided by more than 1,000 voters casting their ballots online from all over the world. But while they chose a lot of familiar faces like the 2017 “Fifty Shades” and “Transformers” sequels in the nominations, they went in some new directions with their winners. “The Emoji Movie” swept all four of its categories,
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