F. Gary Gray Confirms He Will Direct ‘Furious 8’
Update, 11:18 AM: F. Gary Gray made it official today, confirming via Twitter that he will direct Universal’s Furious 8. The studio and the Straight Outta Compton helmer have been working to close a deal over the past three days after beginning negotiations Monday. That’s when Gray and star Vin Diesel met and meshed. Cant ask for better partners than Vin, Neal & Universal. Excited to bring u the next chapter of the #FastFamily saga pic.twitter.com/zRGre14kKO — F Gary… »
Disney Announces Release Dates for ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘Cars 3’
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· Cars 3 now dated on 6/16/17 wide
· Coco is final title of previous “11/22/17 Untitled Pixar Animation” (previously announced 11/22/17 wide playdate is unchanged)
· 12/22/17 Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action) now dated on 12/22/17 wide
· Black Panther moves to 2/16/18 wide (from 7/6/18 wide)
· Gigantic is final title of previous “3/9/18 Disney Animation” (previously announced 3/9/18 wide playdate is unchanged)
· Toy Story 4 moves to 6/15/18 wide (from 6/16/17 wide)
· Ant-man And The Wasp now dated on 7/6/18 wide
· 11/2/18 Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action) now dated on 11/2/18 wide
· Captain Marvel moves to 3/8/19 wide (from 11/2/18 wide)
· 3/29/19 Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action) now dated on 3/29/19 wide
· Untitled Disneytoon Studios now dated on 4/12/19 wide
· The Incredibles 2 now dated on 6/21/19 wide
· 11/8/19 Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action) now dated on 11/8/19 wide
· 3/13/20 Untitled Pixar Animation now dated on »
- Variety Staff
Marvel Sets 'Ant-Man' Sequel For 2018
Good news for Scott Lang fans — Marvel Studios' smallest hero will ride again, with 'Ant-Man and the Wasp,' a sequel to this summer's Paul Rudd vehicle, announced for a July 6, 2018 release. The news means that the previously locked "Phase 3" schedule will shift for a second time (The first being when Sony's Spider-Man deal with Marvel was announced), with Black Panther moving from July 6, 2018 to a Feb. 16 2018 release, and Captain Marvel being pushed out from Nov. 2, 2018 to March 8, 2019. The studio also scheduled three untitled movies for 2020,
- Graeme McMillan
Stars of Hit Sundance Doc 'The Wolfpack' Line Up New York Gallery Show
The Angulo brothers, the movie-loving sextet at the center of Crystal Moselle's prizewinning Sundance documentary "The Wolfpack," is taking on a new medium: contemporary art. Former MoCA director Jeffrey Deitch will open "The Wolfpack Show," including homemade materials from their reenactments of modern classics like "Reservoir Dogs," at his Soho gallery later this month. (Listen to Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson's conversation with Moselle, during a live taping of "Screen Talk" from this year's Sundance.) Read More: "Watch: 'The Wolfpack' Does De Niro" The show, scheduled to coincide with the release of the book "Wolves Like Us: Portraits of the Angulo Brothers," as well as the DVD edition of "The Wolfpack," also marks the premiere of Mukunda Angulo's new short, "Window Feel." Isolated in their Lower East Side apartment by their tyrannical, paranoid father, the brothers re-created the outside world within »
- Matt Brennan
'Martian' Producer Simon Kinberg on 'Fantastic Four' Woes, Jennifer Lawrence's Uncertain 'X-Men' Future and 'Star Wars' Secrets
This story first appeared in the Oct. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Simon Kinberg isn't opposed to making small movies. The tentpole maestro behind Cinderella (produced), Sherlock Holmes (wrote) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (produced and wrote) says he's attempted an intimate drama, but inevitably it turned epic. "When I wrote Mr. & Mrs. Smith in film school [at Columbia University], I was trying to write my version of Ordinary People or Kramer vs. Kramer — people in a bad marriage who have to get through problems. But for
- Tatiana Siegel
Toni Collette, Tracy Letts & Sam Trammell Join ‘Imperium’
Exclusive: Toni Collette, Homeland‘s Tracy Letts and Sam Trammell have joined the cast of Daniel Ragussis’ Imperium, the Lionsgate Premiere thriller that stars Daniel Radcliffe. Radcliffe plays an FBI agent who goes undercover and infiltrates a white supremacist group to expose a terrorist plot to create a dirty bomb. While investigating the group, he is faced with the challenges of maintaining his principles while trying not to blow his cover. Collettte will play Angela… »
Hollywood Accused Of “White-Washing” Roles Meant For Asians
Hollywood again is being accused of "white-washing" roles originally written as Asian characters. The latest incident is on Ridley Scott's The Martian, in which white actress Mackenzie Davis stars as Mindy Park, who's identified as a Korean-American scientist in the book the film was based on. "This insulting practice of white-washing has got to stop," said Aki Aleong, President of the Media Action Network for Asian Americans, which has been battling the problem for… »
Samara Weaving Lands Lead in McG’s ‘Babysitter’ (Exclusive)
The film follows a 12-year-old boy and his babysitter on a night when things take an unexpected turn for the worst. McG was originally set to produce, but decided to take on directing as well to realize his vision for the script.
The part marks Weaving’s first lead role, »
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New Batman V Superman Image Gives Us Best Look At Ben Affleck's Caped Crusader
Even amidst the glut of superhero movie slated to hit theaters worldwide next year, Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is one of, if not the most anticipated. Still more than five months away from release, we don’t know a ton about the film, though new bits and pieces continue to make their way into the public eye. And today brings us a new photo, and while it isn’t Earth-shattering, it does give us one of our best looks yet at Ben Affleck’s new iteration of the Dark Knight. You asked for it… A photo posted by Clay Enos (@clayenos) on Oct 8, 2015 at 1:17pm Pdt Photographer Clay Enos shared this photo on his Instagram account, along with the caption, “You asked for it…” much to the delight of fans of the Caped Crusader. This »
Warner's Pan launches into international
The latest cinematic version of the Peter Pan story swings into 52 international markets this weekend at the same time as it launches in the Us.
Pan takes flight into the international marketplace this weekend, opening through Warner Bros Pictures International (Wbpi) in 52 territories including Germany, Russia, Spain, Korea, Mexico and Brazil.
The family adventure, a new telling of the Peter Pan story with Hugh Jackman starring for director Joe Wright, made an early start internationally in Jackman’s home market of Australia and as of Monday (Oct 5) had grossed $3.8m in the territory after two weekends.
The big budget fantasy also opens this weekend in the Us.
Wbpi’s The Intern had amassed $36m internationally as of Monday and it opens on Saturday (Oct 10) in Japan.
Fox International’s The Martian will follow its big international debut with an expansion this weekend into markets including Germany, Russia and South Korea.
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Watch this cool Batman v Superman video to see how costume designers built in references to DC's history
Timed to coincide with a New York Comic-Con exhibit this weekend, the latest DC All Access episode includes an exclusive interview with costume designer Michael Wilkinson.
Watch the video above to find out how Michael Wilkinson and director Zack Snyder overhauled Superman's iconic suit, and built visual references to Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns into Batman's armoured cowl.
Batman v Superman has a heavy presence at New York Comic-Con this week, including offering free Wi-Fi under the guise of Lex Luthor's LexCorp.
Ron Perlman Is Joining Fantastic Beasts In What Might Be An Oddly Perfect Role
Some will argue that Hellboy is Ron Perlman's best role ever, while others will know him best as Clay Morrow in Sons of Anarchy. This latest bit of casting news may top the lot, however, as Perlman has joined the cast of the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and word is, he's playing a goblin. Wait, what? THR got the exclusive on the news, stating that Ron Perlman has joined Warner Bros.' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is currently in production in the U.K. THR's sources go on to say that the actor will play a goblin in the film. Perlman wouldn't be the first goblin to be featured on screen in the Harry Potter cinematic universe. Warwick Davis played the goblin Griphook in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as well as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. »
Superhero Bits: Avengers: Infinity War, Justice League Dark, Batman v Superman, Captain Marvel, Daredevil
Is Justice League Dark moving forward or what? How much could Avengers: Infinity War cost? Want another look at Batman v Superman‘s Batmobile? How about a first look at The Flash‘s Zoom? What’s the main challenge of adapting Captain Marvel? How are Daredevil and Jessica Jones advertising at New York Comic-Con? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero […]
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