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"JUSTICE LEAGUE" ADDS BEN AFFLECK AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER05/06/16 @ 3:05 pm EST
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[SPOILER] RETURNS FOR "GOTHAM'S" SEASON FINALE05/06/16 @ 2:59 pm EST
Ben Affleck will be wearing another hat during his time on the "Justice League" set. In addition to donning the Batman cowl once again for the 2017 team-up movie, Deadlinehas learned that Affleck has been named as another executive producer on the film.
Affleck will join the film's braintrust, which includes director Zack Snyder and screenwriter Chris Terrio. Affleck previously worked with Terrio on the Academy Award-winning film "Argo." Deadline adds that Affleck made the jump to EP in order to support Snyder, "with whom he worked well on 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."
The move further increases Affleck's involvement in Warner Bros.' expanding DC cinematic universe. In addition to starring as Batman in "Justice League," it was confirmed during last month's CinemaCon that Affleck will direct and star in a new solo Batman film for Warner Bros.
Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, J.K. Simmons and more, "Justice League Part One" arrives in theaters on November 17, 2017.
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SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for the final episodes of "Gotham's" second season.HIVE'S "VOLUNTEERS" ARRIVE IN TENSE "SHIELD" CLIP05/06/16 @ 2:42 pm EST
Throughout the show's second season, "Gotham" has seen villains realize their potential in a number of ways. Be it Edward Nygma finding himself becoming the Riddler through his own missteps, Oswald Cobblepot's "family" forcing the reformed crimelord into realizing his destiny as the Penguin, or Victor Fries' love for his wife leading him to transform morally and physically into the ice-cold killer, Mr. Freeze, the villains did indeed rise.
Now, it's Fish Mooney's turn. In the season's penultimate episode, "A Legion of Horribles," Jada Pinkett Smith makes her return to the series -- but will it be a triumphant one, or is the former criminal heavyweight destined to be manipulated and used by Hugo Strange like the freshly resurrected Theo Galavan/Azrael? Hugo Strange welcomes a familiar face to Gotham after he resurrects Fish Mooney in Indian Hill. Later, Bruce discovers a friend is in danger and teams up with Gordon, Alfred and Lucius, while uncovering more of Strange's experiments in the all-new "Wrath of the Villains: A Legion of Horribles" episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, May 16.
Whatever Strange's plans, the season finale's synopsis (titled "Transference") indicates it all goes awry as his inmates rise up against the scientific madman. Whether Strange makes it out alive remains to be seen, but if there's one thing this season has taught us, it's that death has become a minor inconvenience in the world of "Gotham." While Gordon, Bruce and Lucius remain at Indian Hill, the city of GOTHAM will be met with a new threat as Hugo Strange’s inmates devise a plan to escape and start their new lives in GOTHAM in the all-new “Wrath of the Villains: Transference” Season Finale episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, May 23
"Gotham" airs on Fox on Mondays at 8 PM ET; Jada Pinkett Smith makes her return as Fish Mooney on May 16.
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KEVIN FEIGE SAYS MARVEL IS "COMMITTING" TO BLACK WIDOW SOLO FILM05/06/16 @ 2:35 pm EST
"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is barreling towards its third season finale and the evil Inhuman Hive's plans have been set in motion. A clip from Tuesday's upcoming episode, which is titled "Emancipation," has been released and it features part of Hive's plan -- as well as all the unwilling participants in
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MARVEL'S FEIGE SAYS SECRET TO "DEADPOOL'S" SUCCESS WASN'T ITS R-RATING05/06/16 @ 2:29 pm EST
For years, Marvel fans have rallied around Black Widow and called for Scarlett Johansson's Avenger to get a solo movie like many of her teammates. "Captain America: Civil War" directors Joe and Anthony Russohave expressed interest in directing a solo Black Widow film, and actors Clark Gregg andRobert Downey Jr. are among those wondering why the super spy hasn't gotten her own film yet. Johansson's brought up the idea of a solo film before, as well. Even a poll conducted earlier this week by Fandango and USA Todayshows that Black Widow is still the number one Avenger that fans want to see go solo. While Marvel has not officially announced "Black Widow," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige had some new comments on the matter in a Q&A session with Deadline.
When asked which character -- with Falcon, War Machine, Black Widow and Hawkeye being named -- was destined for a solo film, Feige mentioned Black Widow. "We’ve announced the next nine movies, ten counting 'Civil War,' through the end of 2019," said Feige. "Where we go beyond that are ongoing discussions that we’ll focus on in the next few years because we have a lot to do before then. Of the characters that you’ve just mentioned I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow."
Feige elaborated on his choice, saying, "We think she’s an amazing character. We think Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of her is amazing. She’s a lead Avenger and has amazing stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a standalone franchise."
Scarlett Johansson debuted as Black Widow in 2010's "Iron Man 2" and followed that up with 2012's "Marvel's the Avengers." She partnered up with Captain America for 2014's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and returned for 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron." "Captain America: Civil War" marks Johansson's fifth appearance as Black Widow. It's not yet known where the character will appear next.
"Captain America: Civil War" is in theaters now.
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'CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR' BREAKS OUT ON THURSDAY NIGHT, RANKS BEHIND 'ULTRON' - BOX OFFICE05/06/16 @ 2:24 pm EST
With a domestic gross of $361.9 million, Fox's"Deadpool" defied expectations by becoming a massive hit even with its R-rating. The film has so far become the 8th highest-grossing superhero movie of all time (ahead of "Iron Man," "Guardians of the Galaxy" and every "X-Men" film), proving that superhero films don't have to have a PG-13 rating to score big. But the film's mature-audiences-only rating wasn't the key to its success -- at least that's what Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige theorized during a Q&A session with Deadline.
Following "Deadpool's" massive success, Feige was asked if Marvel Studios -- which consistently makes PG-13 films -- would ever go for an R now that it isn't viewed as such an obstacle. Feige stated that that isn't in their plans, and elaborated by saying that the R wasn't why "Deadpool" succeeded.
"No, we’ve not had any specific conversations about that," said Feige regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe going R-rated. "And that is only part of the takeaway from 'Deadpool.' The thing that 'Deadpool' shows is, when you present something unique to an audience, they will respond to it. When you present something as popular as a superhero character, in a different and unique and crazy way as they did in 'Deadpool,' it demands attention and audiences went to it. They pulled it off. Tim Miller did a tremendous job.
"The other secret, and why it’s still a secret, I don’t know, but they just took what Deadpool is in the comics," Feige continued. "He breaks the fourth wall. He talks into the camera. He doesn’t give a shit about any of the other heroes. He doesn’t take anything seriously. All of that is what made Deadpool so popular in the comics. Tim and his writers and Ryan Reynolds were able to get that and even magnify that up on the big screen. We’ve always said if there’s any 'secret' it’s respect the source material, understand the source material and then, any adaptation you make from the source material should be done only to enhance whatever the original pure spirit of the source material was. 'Deadpool' hit on all cylinders with that."
"Deadpool" is available for purchase on Digital HD, where it has already sold a record-breaking million units; the latest Marvel movie, "Captain America: Civil War," is in theaters now.
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'HAN SOLO' MAKES ENEMIES IN FIRST LOOK AT NEW MARVEL SERIES05/06/16 @ 2:21 pm EST
Disney/Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War
fired up summer’s cylinders last night with $25M, making it the second-highest Thursday night preview among Marvel titles behind last year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
which minted $27.6M. Industry projections have the opening for the Russo brothers-directed movie between $180M-$200M at 4,226 locations.Civil War
is the only film on this year’s summer schedule to open unopposed by any major studio competition.
There’s a divide among B.O. analysts currently over whether Disney has an embarrassment of riches at the box office right now. Some think that the fourth weekend success of The Jungle Book
at an estimated $20M-plus weekend could cut into Civil War
‘s business. But then there are others who believe that the Captain America
is iron strong, and has the potential to hit the upper echelon of its industry projection. Through three weeks JB
is at $263.1M stateside.
Last year at this time, Ultron
went on to post the highest opening day in May with $84.4M. Among the highest opening weekends of all-time, Disney Marvel’s Avengers
($207.4M) and Ultron
($191.27M) own the third and fourth ranks. Imax hubs generated $3.1M for Civil War,
besting the $3M made by Ultron
in its opening night.
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SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND BEGINS PRE-OPENING TRIAL PERIOD05/06/16 @ 2:13 pm EST
Everyone's favorite scoundrel gets his very own Marvel series!
From STAR WARS, Han Solo is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion -- rescuing a number of informants and spies. His cover for the assignment? Only the biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy! You know -- the race Han has dreamt of winning his entire life.
Will he keep his mind on the mission? And can he manage to pull it off while keeping the lead? Best-selling author Marjorie Liu (X-MEN) comes to the Galaxy Far, Far Away along with superstar cover artist Mark Brooks (ULTIMATE X-MEN) in his return to interior art!
Face it, Marvelites -- there aren't enough scoundrels in your life! HAN SOLO #1 comes to stores June 15th!
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YOUNG HAN SOLO FOUND WITH ALDEN EHRENREICH05/06/16 @ 2:10 pm EST
Shanghai Disney Resort began a six-week pre-opening series of trial operations on Friday.
“A trial operations period is a key pre-opening step for all Walt Disney Parks and Resorts destinations and major attractions around the world. At Shanghai Disney Resort, the trial operations period allows invited participants to experience select attractions, entertainment and dining on select dates,” the company said.
Until the June 16 opening participants will be strictly by invitation only and mostly limited to Shanghai Disney Resort ‘cast members’ and select resort partners and stakeholders. And not all offerings will be available during the trial period.
SDR is a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group comprised of two owner companies (Shanghai International Theme Park Company Limited and Shanghai International Theme Park Associated Facilities Company Limited) and a management company (Shanghai International Theme Park and Resort Management Company Limited). Shanghai Shendi Group holds 57% of the shares and Disney holds the remaining 43% of shares of the owner companies. Disney has a 70% stake and Shanghai Shendi Group has a 30% stake in the joint venture management company.
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DRACULA MAY BE A MONSTER, BUT HE IS NOT WITHOUT HONOR05/05/16 @ 9:14 pm EST
Phil Lord and Chris Miller have found their Han Solo.
Alden Ehrenreich is in final negotiations to don the vest and pick up the blaster for the Star Wars
standalone, according to sources, which centers on a younger version of the franchise favorite.
Following an exhaustive search, where 2,500 young men met for the project, a trio of Han hopefuls ended up on the finalist list, including Hail, Caesar!'
s Ehrenreich, Kingsman
actor Taron Egerton and Transformers: Age of Extinction'
s Jack Reynor. Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort andBrooklyn
breakout Emory Cohen were among those on the shortlist in earlier rounds.
Ehrenreich will be taking over the Han Solo mantle from Harrison Ford, who first appeared as the solar-system-hopping, swashbuckling smuggler with swagger and captain of Millennium Falcon in 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope
, as well as The Empire Strikes Back
and Return of the Jedi.
Ford and the character made a triumphant return in 2015's The Force Awakens
, the movie that rebooted the George Lucas-created sci-fi franchise and set in motion standalone and spinoff movies.
For the Disney and Lucasfilm production, Lord and Miller, of 21 Jump Street
and Lego Movie
fame, will direct from a script from father-son writing duo, Lawrence and Jon Kasdan.
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talks Army of Darkness: Furious Road
#3, on sale now from Dynamite
. Cover is by Gabriel Hardman
and Jordan Boyd
. Interiors are by Kewber Baal
.BYRON BREWER: Nancy, I know you have become Dynamite’s master (or one of them) when dealing with our catalogue of monsters. But how do you meet the challenge of playing vampires as protagonists when they themselves represent inherent evil?NANCY COLLINS:
The important thing to remember about vampires is that while they are monsters, they also used to be human. The trick is to find that spark of humanity that remains within them and focus on it, while at the same time not ignoring their inhuman aspect. In this case, I play up the fact that while Dracula may be proud, cruel and accustomed to being obeyed, he is also as good as his word. He may be a monster, but he is not without honor. I also hint that Dracula still harbors a father’s concern for Eva, despite her behavior and his own better judgment.BB: What has been the best part thus far of working on this book with artist Kewber Baal?NC:
Seeing my words turned into pictures with little to no loss in translation. It’s like Kewber is able to see the images playing in my head when I write my scripts!BB: Alas, Dr. Talisha, we hardly knew ye …! I really was liking this character. Was Talisha’s death important to the story, and if so, why?NC:
Talisha’s death was ‘necessary’ because she was the one that orchestrated the blood drives that kept Dracula and The Brides nourished. Her death—apparently at the hands of a vampire—instantly destabilizes the alliance between the monsters and the humans. And since Dracula and his Brides are the biggest weapon the survivors have in their arsenal, losing them effectively spells doom for everyone else.BB: ‘Fess up: You love using Eva, right?NC:
Well, I’m more loving being able to use the men in her life, Michael and Dracula. I was a huge fan of Marvel’s Tomb of Dracula series when I was a teen—writing a ‘classic’ Dracula is a big dream come true. And I have enjoyed exploring the relationship between Michael (or ‘Big Mike’, as I think of him) and Eva. So far I’ve been having the time of my life on this series. I hope it comes through in the writing.