• Director Doug Liman is in final talks to direct the highly anticipated Gambit movie starring Channing Tatum. It will be hard to top Magic Mike XXL but if anyone can do it, Tatum can. (HeroicHollywood)
  • Patricia Arquette potentially cast as probable hippie mother in Toy Story 4. (The Wrap)
  • Scarlett Johansson is being looked at to star in an adaptation of Zoe Quinn’s memoir “Crash Override: How to Save the Internet From Itself.” (The Wrap)
  • JJ Abrams will no longer be in charge of any Star Wars material not called The Force Awakens. Although he has been open with Episode 8 writer/director Rian Johnson in order to make the transition as smooth as possible between creatives. (Wired)
  • Princess Leia is has outgrown her title and is now called “General” according to director JJ Abrams. (EW)
  • Take a look at all these cool Star Wars: The Force Awakens photos and be amazed the movie still has about 95% plot which is unknown to the audience. (EW)
  • Lupita Nyong’o’s secretive Star Wars role gets a teensy bit expanded upon. (EW)
  • Andy Serkis says as much as he can about his Star Wars character Supreme Leader Snoke, which means there’s nothing at all we learn. In fact we learn less because even Serkis is unsure what his character will look like. (EW)
  • JJ Abrams and Mark Hamill have to keep explaining Luke Skywalker not being on marketing materials is a creative decision and not a mistake because people don’t hear the first time. (EW)
  • Netflix and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment have joined forces for Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja monster movie. (Variety)
  • Ridley Scott is getting greedy with his Prometheus sequels. (THR)
  • John Wick 2 confirms old favorites Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Brighet Moynahan, Thomas Sadoski, and Lance Reddick are returning alongside with some new faces for John to shoot, including Common, Peter Stormare, Ruby Rose, and Riccardo Scamarcio. (Deadline)
  • Brian De Palma’s next movie is Lights Out. Metaphorically, not physically. The movie is being made. Otherwise this whole bullet point is pointless. (The Film Stage)
  • Ip Man 3 gets a trailer with Donnie Yen facing off against…Mike Tyson? (Youtube)
  • 50 Shades of Grey will shoot back to back sequels with James Foley directing. (The Wrap)
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson will voice the Shangri Llama in Ice Age: Collision Course, and the associated short film Cosmic Scrat-Tastrophe reveals Scrat launching a meteor with Earth in its trajectory. I’m not kidding. (USA Today)

TRAILER OF THE WEEK

Spotlight gets some nifty behind-the-scenes footage and a few clips (After the SystemControl EverythingLooks the Other Way). I had heard a few things about this movie recently and brushed it off due to award season annoyance. I see now I was mistaken. This looks like a must watch movie.

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