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Steven Spielberg Says Superhero Films Are Going to Die Out

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by Mike Sampson a day ago
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Everyone loves superhero movies…at least right now. But, if there’s one thing 2015 has shown us is that there is success to be had, and lots of it, without them. Universal Pictures is having a record-setting year without a single superhero movie on their roster. It’s true that superhero movies have been incredibly successful, but is that sustainable? Steven Spielberg doesn’t think so.

Dwayne Johnson Says His ‘Jungle Cruise’ Movie Will Be Set in the 1920s

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by Jacob Hall a day ago
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The diminishing creative returns of the Pirates of the Caribbean films and the outright failure of the Haunted Mansion movie almost certainly gave Disney pause on the long-gestating Jungle Cruise movie. This thing has been in development for ages. Then they went and did what any project in desperate need of a shot in the arm does – they cast Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Now, the Fast and Furious star (and one of our most favorite people) has revealed the first tiny details about the project.

Joaquin Phoenix on Starring in Superhero Movies: ‘It’s Best I Don’t Do It’

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by Mike Sampson a day ago
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Over the past few years, Joaquin Phoenix has flirted with multiple big-budget superhero movies. He was offered roles in The Avengers (as Bruce Banner/Hulk), Batman vs. Superman and Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and come very close to signing a deal (Marvel was hoping up until the very last moment to be able to introduce Phoenix as Strange at Comic-Con in 2014) before eventually opting to pass on all three. But, why? The actor opened up about his decision making process admitting that it’s probably best if he doesn’t ever star in a superhero movie.

2016 Oscars to Hire a ‘Well-Known’ Duo as Next Year’s Hosts

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by Mike Sampson a day ago
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Last years Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris said almost immediately after the broadcast that he “doubted” he would ever do it again, explaining, “I don’t know that my family nor my soul could take it.” Which, of course, meant that the search for a replacement was on almost immediately. But, if you’re looking for just one person, you may be barking up the wrong tree. This year’s Oscars producers say “there will be multiple hosts for sure.”

Karen Gillan Enters ‘The Circle’ With Tom Hanks and Emma Watson

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
ABC
The cast of James Ponsoldt’s The Circle is shaping up to be a fairly exciting lineup: Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega were previously announced for the adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel, and now he’s gone and cast your favorite former Doctor Who companion and Guardians of the Galaxy star Karen Gillan. Ugh, this movie sounds terrible.

Kenneth Branagh Re-Teaming With Disney for ‘Artemis Fowl’ YA Adaptation

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
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An adaptation of the popular YA property Artemis Fowl has been in the works at Disney for a long time now, but it looks like the studio is finally ready to push forward with the project — and they’ve got a very familiar director lined up. Cinderella director Kenneth Branagh has signed on to help Disney bring Artemis Fowl to the big screen.

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ Eyes Elle Fanning, Lola Kirke and Olivia Cooke for Lead

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
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In addition to being on the shortlist for a leading role in Star Wars: Episode 8, rising star Olivia Cooke is also on a shortlist for another major upcoming film: Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s nostalgia-driven novel Ready Player One. Cooke is currently in contention for the role along with Elle Fanning and Mistress America newcomer Lola Kirke.

‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Shortlist Includes Tatiana Maslany, Olivia Cooke and Gina Rodriguez

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
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We’re still a few months away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but Rian Johnson is already hard at work prepping Episode 8. While it remains unclear how much of The Force Awakens cast will return for the sequel, there will be some new additions to the lineup as Johnson and Lucasfilm have already begun looking at actors for leading roles.

Josh Gad to Play Roger Ebert Opposite Will Ferrell in ‘Russ and Roger Go Beyond’

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
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Josh Gad has reportedly been in talks for months to play iconic film critic Roger Ebert in Russ and Roger Go Beyond, a new film that follows Ebert’s personal and professional relationship with filmmaker Russ Meyer. Will Ferrell has been locked in the role of Meyer for a while now, but the rumors of Gad’s involvement have now become more official as the actor has officially signed on for the project.

‘Macbeth’ Trailer: All Hail Michael Fassbender, Thou Shalt Be King Hereafter

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
Yes, we’re all very excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and The Hateful Eight…and The Revenant), but there’s another film we should all be pumped about that’s hitting theaters this winter: Macbeth. Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard and directed by Justin Kurzel (who is also directing the pair in Assassin’s Creed), Macbeth just keeps dropping amazing trailers, promising one of this winter’s most visually stunning and dramatically compelling films.