News Roundup

  • Producer Charles Roven says Batman is “jury and executioner” in BvS and hints at Darkseid (Empire)
  • A potential (and spoilery) Thor: Ragnarok outline sounds like the most entertaining Thor movie ever (Geek)
  • Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation is sold for $17.5 million dollars to Fox Searchlight, making it the biggest Sundance sale of all time. (via Collider)
  • Joseph Fiennes was cast as Michael Jackson. We don’t understand either (TheWrap)
  • Look at Tom Hiddleston covering his crotch with a pamphlet in High Rise pictures (Playlist)
  • Taika Waititi talks Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Moana, and his preparations for Thor: Ragnarok. (Collider)
  • Kathryn Bigelow is making another movie and that’s all you need to know (Collider)
  • James Gunn has scripted the post-credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 (James Gunn)
  • Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman discuss Eddie the Eagle, a Kingsman 2 update (including the international set pieces and villain to match Samuel L. Jackson), and final Wolverine movie (Collider)
  • There’s a new Warcraft TV spot (Legendary)
  • Don Cheadle says War Machine is pivotal to the story of Civil War (SuperHeroHype)
  • The Girl on the Train and Ghost in the Shell lose their release dates (Collider)
  • What We Do in the Shadows spinoff is officially titled We’re Wolves (Crave)
  • Spider-Man will be released in IMAX and IMAX 3D worldwide in 2017 (Sony)
  • Fast 8 promises to blow up Iceland (IcelandReview)
  • Zack Snyder asked Christopher Nolan for his blessing on doing BvS (Empire)
  • Jeremy Irons talks to Empire about playing Alfred in BvS (Empire)
  • Colin Trevorrow says Episode 9 will be shot on film over digital (Variety)
  • Rebecca Ferguson (bless her) will star in the Skydance Science Fiction picture Life (Variety)
  • Casey Affleck’s Triple 9 gets a poster (Collider)
  • Mama is getting a sequel thanks to Universal and from the Starry Eyes filmmakers (THR)
  • Harrison Ford, Natalie Dormer, and Paul Bettany join Official Secrets (via Collider)
  • Kim Basinger will play Christian Grey’s former lover and business partner in Fifty Shades Darker (Variety)
  • Lee Daniels to direct Apollo theater documentary film (Lee Daniels)
  • The Secret Life of Pets gets a second trailer (Illumination)
  • Tom Cruise met with Jerry Bruckheimer to talk Top Gun 2 (Jerry Bruckheimer)
  • 90s nostalgia will hit an apex with NickToons film about all nickelodeon cartoons exploding onscreen together (Deadline)



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