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Equalizer 2 Trailer Has Denzel Washington Back in Action

Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for The Equalizer 2, the long-awaited follow-up to 2014's The Equalizer, which hits theaters this summer. Denzel Washington returns to reprise his role as Robert McCall from the original movie, which itself was a theatrical remake of the 1980s hit TV series starring Edward Woodward. As you can see in this new footage, McCall is back with a vengeance, and this time around, he has some new enemies.

Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves? Pedro Pascal of Narcos and Game of Thrones fame joins the cast as the new villain, with Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman reprising their roles from the first movie as Susan and Brian Plummer. Chloe Moretz,
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Original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter in Talks to Join Film Sequel

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Original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter in Talks to Join Film Sequel
Lynda Carter, who portrayed the iconic character of “Wonder Woman” in the 1970s TV series, is in talks to join the film’s sequel.

During an interview Wednesday on NBC’s Today with Megyn Kelly, Carter confirmed that she has been talking to director Patty Jenkins about appearing in the “Wonder Woman” sequel. An individual with knowledge of the project corroborated her on-air statement to TheWrap.

“That is up to Patty Jenkins. I’ve been talking to her about it,” said Carter. “She’s given me some hints about it and I guess it’s up to Warner Bros if they want to spend the money … It really is up to Patty, and if it works in an organic way it’ll be great fun and it’ll be wonderful to do.”

Also Read: 'Wonder Woman 2:' 'Narcos' Star Pedro Pascal Joins Cast

TheWrap has confirmed that, like “Wonder Woman,” “Wonder Woman 2” will be a period piece, with Princess Diana (Gal Gadot) facing off against the Soviet Union during the 1980s.

Other details, including which characters from Wonder Woman lore may appear have not been revealed, but it’s notable that WB still has an option for Chris Pine, who played love interest Steve Trevor. Given that (spoiler alert!) Trevor dies during the events of “Wonder Woman,” bringing him back might be a stretch, but then again, the world in which it takes place features living gods from Greek mythology.

The film is slated for release on Dec. 13, 2019.

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Subtitles vs. Dubbed: Critics Debate How They Prefer Their Foreign-Language TV

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday.

This week’s question: Do you prefer subtitles or dubbing on foreign-language TV shows? Why? Are there cases in which you’d make an exception?

(This is partially inspired by the report that Netflix defaults to dubbing because viewers are more likely to finish a series than if it defaulted to subtitles.)

Pilot Viruet (@pilotbacon), Freelance

Both, sort of! I usually go for dubbing when it’s available but I also always, always prefer subtitles on everything I watch, no matter the language, unless it’s a live event with terrible closed captioning. The dubbing preference is because I tend to do other things while watching television, whether it’s taking notes for a review or washing dishes, so even if I’m not looking at the screen at any given moment,
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Muammar Gaddafi Series ‘Sandstorm’ Potentially On The Way From Amazon

A new series based on Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is being put together over at Amazon. The new series, titled Sandstorm, will focus on the life of the fallen Gaddafi, and will supposedly air on the streamer’s Prime Video service, so reports Deadline.

The trade says:

The aim of Sandstorm is to tell the sprawling life story Gaddafi and Libya’s evolution under his reign, in the style that fact-based drama Narcos did to Pablo Escobar. Gaddafi rose from being the penniless son of an illiterate Bedouin goat herder to the young leader of Libya after King Idris was deposed in a bloodless coup. Among the many things he did was rearrange the relationship that oil rich Middle Eastern countries held with global petroleum corporations, often antagonizing his Saudi Arabian and Iranian neighbors.

The proposed series will be a co-production between Anonymous Content and O3 Productions. Deadline adds that Carter Harris (Bloodline) will write,
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Gaumont Appoints Leslie Belzberg as Senior VP of Production in L.A. (Exclusive)

Gaumont has appointed former Miramax and Shine executive Leslie Belzberg (“The Bridge”) to the position of senior VP of production at its Los Angeles headquarters.

Belzberg will handle day-to-day scripted production for Gaumont’s projects. She will start working on “Narcos” (pictured), whose fourth season is currently in production for Netflix.

“Leslie’s extensive experience in producing scripted TV series will make her an invaluable member to our team and we’re delighted to work with someone so accomplished,” said Gene Stein, the president of Gaumont’s TV division in the U.S.

Belzberg said Gaumont has a “robust development slate and first-look deals with industry legends.” “As a huge fan of ‘Narcos,’ I’m thrilled that Gaumont and Gene have entrusted me to produce this legacy project,” she said.

The well-seasoned executive recently served as senior VP at Miramax, overseeing both TV and films, including “Bad Santa 2,” and
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Rumoured details on Pedro Pascal’s Wonder Woman 2 role, and returning characters

With Wonder Woman 2 gearing up to go into production this May, news broke this week that Game of Thrones and Narcos star Pedro Pascal had become the latest addition to the cast of the DC sequel, and now we have some potential details on his character, as well as returning cast members from the first movie.

According to The Tracking Board, Pascal is likely portraying “a slippery conman known in the script as Rex”, which the site says is the only new male character in the sequel who could be described as a lead role.

The report goes on to state that Connie Nielsen, Lisa Loven Kongsli and Doutzen Kroes are slated to return as the Amazonians Queen Hippolyta, Menalippe and Venelia, while cameos from Ewen Bremner (Charlie) and Said Taghmaoui (Sameer) are also expected.

Addressing the previous rumours that Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor could return, the site
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Everything You Need to Know About Wonder Woman 2, From the Villain to the Release Date

To say Wonder Woman crushed the box office last Summer would be an understatement. Words like "obliterated" or "demolished" are more apt, given the film's record-setting $103.1 million domestic opening and its badass, empowering message. Everyone from Lupita Nyong'o to Chris Hemsworth couldn't help but gush about director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot, so it came as no surprise that the Hollywood gods answered all of our prayers with a sequel. A few awesome details have been released so far, so let's get to it.

The Story

Wonder Woman begins on Diana Prince's home island of Themyscira and later moves to a Europe torn apart by World War I. For the sequel, Jenkins suggested bringing the superhero across the pond. "The story will take place in the U.S., which I think is right," the director told Entertainment Weekly during an interview in June 2017. "She's Wonder Woman. She's got to come to America.
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Movie News: 'Narcos' Star Pedro Pascal Joins 'Wonder Woman 2'; Scarlett Johansson to Star in Taika Waititi's Next

Wonder Woman 2: Pedro Pascal (TV's Narcos, above) has nabbed a key role in the sequel to Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot returns as the superpowered hero; Kristen Wiig is set to play the villainous Cheetah. Reportedly, the film will take place during the 1980s as the Cold War heats up. Patty Jenkins, who worked with Pascal on the TV movie Exposed, will direct. [Variety]   Jojo Rabbit: Scarlett Johansson (Ghost in the Shell, above) is in final negotiations to star in the next film from Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. Set during World War II, Jojo Rabbit revolves around a young German boy who discovers that his mother (Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. [Variety]   Bad Education: Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman, above) is in talks to star...
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‘Game Of Thrones’ And ‘Narcos’ Star Pedro Pascal To Suit Up For ‘Wonder Woman 2’

Fresh off of director Patty Jenkins‘ announcement of Kristin Wiig as the villain Cheetah in the upcoming “Wonder Woman 2,” we now have another big casting announcement for the sequel to last year’s box office blockbuster. According to a recent report, Pedro Pascal, currently seen as Javier Peña on the Netflix hit show “Narcos,” will join the cast of the superhero film in an undisclosed role.
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Narcos Star Pedro Pascal Joins Wonder Woman 2 in a Key Role

Pedro Pascal, who is best known for his roles in Narcos and Game of Thrones, has been cast in a key role for Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 2. The two previously worked together on the TV movie Exposed.

There's no word on who exactly Pascal will be playing, but he'll be joining Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Kristen Wiig as Cheetah, and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor. When previously talking about the film and what we can expect from it, Jenkins said:

"We’re actually making a totally different film with a lot of the same, similar like things that we love, but it’s its own movie completely, so it’s not ‘two’ to us. It’s an entirely new adventure together that we couldn’t be luckier [to do]."

As far as the story goes, all we've heard so far is that the movie will be set in the
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Wonder Woman 2 casts Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal

Plans for Patty JenkinsWonder Woman 2 are certainly heating up now. Just a couple weeks after the director cast Kristen Wigg as The Cheetah, Jenkins’ has made another new addition to the film.

According to Variety, Game of Thrones and Narcos actor Pedro Pascal has joined the anticipated sequel. This would mark a reunion between Jenkins and Pascal after having worked together for the TV film Exposed.

Pascal’s role in the film is currently being kept under wraps as are most of the story details. It’s been heavily rumoured for months that Wonder Woman 2 will take place in the 1980s during the Cold War, though what role Cheetah would have in that conflict is a mystery.

Wonder Woman 2 is expected to begin production in the UK on May 28, 2018 for a release date of November 1, 2019.
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Wonder Woman 2 Casts Game of Thrones and Narcos Star in Key Role

Wonder Woman 2 Casts Game of Thrones and Narcos Star in Key Role
After the critical and box office success of last year's Wonder Woman, DC and Warner Bros. have been working hard to produce the sequel as quickly as possible. Wonder Woman 2 is currently slated for a November 2019 release. Patty Jenkins, who directed the first movie, is set to return for this project, in addition to star Gal Gadot. Saturday Night Live veteran Kristen Wiig is also set to be part of the project, portraying the primary antagonist Cheetah.

Pedro Pascal, most notable for his leading role in Narcos, has joined the cast of Wonder Woman 2 in a yet-to-be-announced role. While the actual details of his character are still a mystery, we do know that he will have a key role in the film.

The actor won a Gold Derby TV Award in 2014 for his work in Game of Thrones, in addition to earning numerous nominations for his work in
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Game Of Thrones' Pedro Pascal to play mystery role in Wonder Woman 2

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The cast of Wonder Woman 2 is starting to fill up, with Kristen Wiig signing on as the villainous Cheetah (easily one of DC’s two most famous cat-themed baddies), and now Variety says that Pedro Pascal has also joined up for a “key role.” Pascal is best known for his roles in Narcos and Game Of Thrones, playing doomed…

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‘Narcos’ Star Pedro Pascal Lands Key Role in ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel (Exclusive)

‘Narcos’ Star Pedro Pascal Lands Key Role in ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel (Exclusive)
Director Patty Jenkins is bringing on Pedro Pascal for a key role in her “Wonder Woman” sequel starring Gal Gadot.

The “Narcos” star is on board for the follow-up to 2017’s hit, joining Kristen Wiig, who was tapped for the villain role of Cheetah. The film would mark the second time Pascal and Jenkins have worked together, having previously teamed up on the TV movie “Exposed.”

Variety first reported that Jenkins would be returning to write, direct, and produce the pic. Following the news that the studio has slated the movie for Nov. 1, 2019, finding this pivotal role became a top priority.

Plot details are still being kept under wraps, as is the character Pascal will be playing.

Wonder Woman” has been a standout in DC’s cinematic universe, grossing $821 million worldwide, including $412 domestically. It scored with critics as well, earning a nomination from the Producers Guild as one of the
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Series Mania 2018 competition line-up includes Jesse Armstrong, Abi Morgan projects

Includes world premieres of Succession and The Split.

The world premiere of the 60-minute pilot episode of HBO’s Succession, written by Jesse Armstrong, the UK creator of Peep Show and Fresh Meat, and directed by Adam McKay, whose credits include The Big Short and Anchorman, will open the ninth edition of Series Mania in Lille on April 27.

Brian Cox, Hiam Abbass and Matthew Macfadyen head the ensemble cast of Succession, which follows the travails of a dysfunctional media dynasty.

Additionally, the Official Competition is comprised of 10 world premieres of original global TV series. They include BBC and Sundance TV series The Split,
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Netflix’s The Mechanism Premiere Review: A Spiritual Successor To Narcos

Right off the bat, it’s clear just how much DNA Netflix’s The Mechanism shares with one of its biggest hits, Narcos. That’s not only because the new series is a densely plotted South American crime drama carried along by an ever-present voiceover, but also because it boasts José Padilha (RoboCop) as its creator. Padilha, of course, directed the first two episodes of Narcos and serves as an executive producer on the series, which makes the structural and narrative similarities between the two shows much more understandable. It feels less like a bald-faced attempt to duplicate another program’s success than, simply, one good turn deserves another.
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“Queen Sugar” Season 3 Will Be Directed Entirely by Women

Queen Sugar

Queen Sugar” is sticking with its feminist hiring practices for its third season. The Root confirms that Season 3 of the Ava DuVernay’s Own family drama will be directed entirely by women, as was the case for Seasons 1 and 2.

Patricia Cardoso (“Real Women Have Curves”), Shaz Bennett (“Alaska Is a Drag”), Maria Govan (“Play the Devil”), and Lauren Wolkstein (“The Strange Ones”) are among the helmers “Queen Sugar” has tapped for its third season. The latter three will be making their TV directorial debuts.

DeMane Davis is also set to direct on Season 3. She previously helmed the second season eps “Line of Our Elders” and “Copper Sun.”

“The fact that we have all female directors is just something that’s astonishing,” Omar J. Dorsey, who portrays Hollywood on “Queen Sugar,” told The Root. “I’ve done TV for 20 years, and I can probably count on my one hand
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Amazon Snaps Up ‘Falco’; Euro TV Firms Set Internet Protections; Tuchman Joins NextUp – Global Briefs

Amazon Prime Video is taking Mexican crime drama Falco, a remake of German procedural The Last Cop, across Latin America. The Svod service has struck a deal with Spiral International and Narcos producer Dynamo to air the local remake of the Red Arrow Studios format. The 15-part series, which is based on the show originally produced by ITV Studios Germany for Sat.1, will star Michel Brown and is directed and showrun by El Chapo's Ernesto Contreras. The drama, which is set…
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Netflix’s Narcos To Get Video Game Adaptation in Spring 2019

The popular Netflix show Narcos is set to get a video game adaptation as early as 2019. For those that watch and love the show this might be a treat since Curve Digital has announced that its sister company Kuju is going to be adapting the game to both PC and consoles. While it’s not really certain just what kind of a game it will be the best guess is something like a crime-solving game or an RPG of some sort. Chances are since the show is a blend of action and drama it will be an RPG but with

Netflix’s Narcos To Get Video Game Adaptation in Spring 2019
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Comedies Reign as Kim Kardashian Boosts ‘Flower’ and ‘The Death of Stalin’ Tops Tepid Specialty Box Office

Comedies Reign as Kim Kardashian Boosts ‘Flower’ and ‘The Death of Stalin’ Tops Tepid Specialty Box Office
Holdover “The Death of Stalin” (IFC) led the way as the specialized market transitions to post-awards season titles. Its second weekend was at the level of “Wind River,” the last specialized success without an award-season boost ($33 million total).

This is balm for art houses starving for new product after the long run of awards titles has run its course. Wes Anderson’s “The Isle of Dogs” will be next up among hopefuls to equal its success.

Still, the weekend yielded two new limited openings with better than expected results. “Flower” (The Orchard) with rising star Zoey Deutch as a lively Valley Girl showed some initial New York/Los Angeles success despite mixed reviews. And “Keep the Change” (Kino Lorber) in a single Manhattan theater delivered a decent first weekend result.

Opening

Flower (The Orchard) – Metacritic: 51; Festivals include: Tribeca 2017

$57,851 in 3 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $19,284

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