News Roundup

  • Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released as a PG-13 movie in theaters but will receive an R rating for the extended cut on home media. (EW)
  • Justice League: Part 1 will begin shooting April 11th and Zack Snyder is already hard at work with Jason Momoa. (EW + ZackSnyder)
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane will hopefully not be the last movie in the Cloverfield brand as J.J. Abrams teases knowledge of a third possible movie (EW)
  • Ava DuVernay will direct A Wrinkle in Time adaptation (Variety)
  • Want some BvS character posters? We’ve got you covered with all of them (IMPAwards)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda may star alongside Emily Blunt in the Mary Poppins sequel because miracles can happen. (Variety)
  • Steven S. DeKnight will cancel an apocalypse by directing Pacific Rim 2 (Deadline)
  • Jon Bernthal joins Edgar Wright’s upcoming Baby Driver (Deadline)
  • Martin Freeman’s character in Civil War has been revealed as Everett Ross. He will likely crossover into Black Panther and further MCU properties (Empire)
  • Alien Covenant recruitsJussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, and Demian Bichir to co-star alongside Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and Danny McBride (Deadline)
  • Michael B. Jordan will star in the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair (THR)
  • Sequels and spinoffs to The Lego Movie – the greatest movie ever made – are underway with major tonal similarities connecting the films (Collider)
  • Zombieland 2 is still in the works but not much progress has been made (Playlist)
  • James Mangold will direct Captain Nemo – an origin story for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – once he has completed Wolverine 3. (Deadline)
  • Ryan Coogler will team up with Short Term 12’s Destin Daniel Cretton and Chinaka Hodge for an upcoming drama called Minors (THR)
  • The Minecraft movie will be about a multiverse where people can experience a live action version of the Minecraft experience. Somehow they will aim to attract the target audience of Jurassic World. (Collider)
  • James Bond’s next outing after Spectre is on the hunt for its next real world context (Filmweb via BMD)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor discusses Triple 9 and why he took the Doctor Strange role (Collider)
  • Chris Weirz may direct a World War 2 thriller (Deadline)
  • Tye Sheridan will star in Ready Player One much to Sean Fallon’s dismay (Deadline)
  • Sophie Turner discusses the difference between her and Famke Janssen’s version of Jean Grey (EW)
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron are bonding on the set of Baywatch with some very tight shirts (TheRock)
  • The Japanese anime Death Note will aim for an R rating and grounded with fantastical elements (Collider)
  • An oddly edited trailer for Maggie’s Plan surfaces online (Youtube)
  • The Netflix sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon subtitled Sword of Destiny gets an action packed trailer where the entire cast speaks English for some reason (Netflix)
  • The Light Between Oceans trailer highlights a touching romance and murky parentage (TheGuardian)



Disney has dropped an official teaser trailer for the upcoming Pete’s Dragon and it looks wistfully simple. Robert Redford and Bryce Dallas Howard discuss a boy who grew up in the forest for six years. But how could anyone, especially a child, survive by themselves for six years? The answer: a dragon helped raise the boy. If word travels as fast as Redford’s character implies in the trailer, this news is sure to make quick waves. A touch of childlike wonder briskly passes through the trailer. With any luck, director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) has crafted something truly wonderful here.




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