Where in the process are you with Deadpool 2 at the moment? Is it still a stand-alone sequel for the character? Reese: Yeah, it’ll be a solo movie. It’ll be populated with a lot of characters, but it is still Deadpool’s movie, this next one. We’re pushing forward very hard. I think by every account we will […]
For Episode VIII, Leia had a larger role, we’re told, and her daughter, Billie Lourd also is in that film as well as in Force Awakens. How Lucasfilm will deal with the loss of one of the most beloved female characters in any franchise is not known, however, and the company is remaining mum.
Disney/Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story made off with a $47.1 million three-day sophomore weekend at the international box office, lifting the overseas cume to $237.4M through Sunday. With a domestic total of $286.4M, the Rebel Alliance has now amassed $523.8M worldwide. The stand-alone spinoff was No. 1 for the second frame in the […]
International audiences continued to marvel at Doctor Strange this weekend with the Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer raking in $60.2M in its third session. Combined with domestic, the 14th MCU pic has a global cume of $492.6M. In worldwide returns, it has out-Hulked The Incredible Hulk ($263M), Captain America: The First Avenger ($371M) and Thor ($449M). It will […]
Sony Pictures has set Shawn Levy to direct Uncharted, the long-awaited live-action feature film based on the PlayStation video game series featuring the treasure hunter Nathan Drake. Joe Carnahan, who wrote the most recent script draft, had an eye to direct, but he has moved over to focus on helming Sony’s Bad Boys For Life, […]
After a series of creative differences between Deadpool director Tim Miller and star Ryan Reynolds, Miller has exited Deadpool 2. He hadn’t formally signed a deal to continue, but he was developing the script and by all accounts had planned to return behind the camera for a film Fox will release in 2018.
Hulu is getting into the Marvel business with an order to Runaways, a drama series based on the fan-favorite Marvel Comics books. It comes from Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage, Marvel Television and ABC Signature. The order is for a pilot plus additional scripts with an eye toward a full-season greenlight.
There have been no negotiations on where the Bond movie will land (Sony or Warner Bros. are out front on this) and although it was thought that negotiations might start after the first quarter 2016, parties are not likely to engage in negotiations until later this year. There is no workable script yet and the […]
DEADLINE: When do you start these Avengers films? JOSEPH RUSSO: We already started them, a couple months ago. We had to. We start shooting in November, two movies back to back. So we need two scripts ASAP, and we probably started working on them six months ago.
From the DEA to superhero nemesis, Boyd Holbrook has stepped to the other side of the law. The Narcos star has signed on as the lead villain opposite Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in Fox’s Wolverine 3, I’ve learned. Holbrook will play a relentless, calculating and intense head of security for a global enterprise who […]
Newcomer Daisy Ridley may have hit the motherlode of film franchises when the then-virtual unknown was cast in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but the 23-year-old Brit actress is in the running for another icon: Lara Croft. Deadline understands that the fresh-faced Ridley is one of a number of actresses being considered for the Tomb […]
DreamWorks’ Ghost In The Shell has been taken off the Disney release schedule and will now be released by Paramount Pictures, who is also co-financing the film which is based on the best-selling Japanese sci-fi franchise. The film, which stars the Lucy team of Scarlett Johansson and Pilou Asbæk, will keep its March 31, 2017 […]
Scribes Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari have closed deals to team with Paul Rudd and write Ant-Man And The Wasp, the sequel to the Marvel franchise that launched with a near $520 million global gross on a $130 million budget. Peyton Reed is back to direct the second installment. I’m told that Adam McKay, The […]
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has added a new member to the team of galactic heroes, casting French actress Pom Klementieff, best known in the U.S. for her role in Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy. Klementieff’s role is being kept under wraps for now, but we’re told she’ll be playing the superhero Mantis.
Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson are joining the cast of Assassin’s Creed starring opposite Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard for director Justin Kurzel, New Regency and UbiSoft Motion Pictures; Fox is distributing. The live-action film is an adaptation of the wildly popular Ubisoft video game. Irons plays Cotillard’s father. Gleeson plays Fassbender’s father. This is […]
It’s pencils down for the Transformers Writers Room; the experiment has concluded and the early results are in. Akiva Goldsman has walked away with a concrete blueprint to write a Transformers sequel for Mark Wahlberg to star in for Michael Bay to direct, with production starting in June. Ant-Man scribes Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari […]