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‘Fate of the Furious’ breaks ‘Star Wars’ global box office record with $532.5 million opening

The Fate of the Furious, directed by F. Gary Gray, raced to an estimated $532.5 million global debut over Easter weekend, including $100.2 million domestically and a $432.2 million overseas. If those estimates hold when final numbers are tallied early Monday, Furious 8 will eclipse Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($529 million) to boast the […]

Thor

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ trailer is Marvel and Disney’s most watched ever in 24 hours

The trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, which was unleashed Monday by Disney, the parent company of Marvel, has garnered more than 136 million views in only 24 hours. It becomes the not only the most viewed Marvel trailer ever, but also the studio’s most viewed trailer ever across all its brands, which includes Disney’s live-action and […]

X-Men

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‘X-Men’ screenwriter on Michael Jackson lobbying for Prof. X and Hugh Jackman casting drama

David Hayter boasts a screenwriting origin story worthy of a superhero. In the late ’90s, he was making ends meet as a struggling actor by answering phones for friend Bryan Singer, who was deep in pre-production on Fox’s X-Men movie. But Hayter was not just any other artist struggling to make it in Hollywood — […]

X-Men

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Bryan Singer to direct Fox’s ‘X-Men’ TV pilot

Fox is turning to an X-Men expert to helm its Matt Nix drama. The network has tapped Bryan Singer to helm the untitled Marvel drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. In addition, Singer will executive produce the potential series — which would mark the first live-action X-Men entry on broadcast.

Deadpool

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Ryan Reynolds was writing ‘Deadpool’ while he was shooting ‘Green Lantern’

However, the project that came about in large part because of the success of The Proposal quickly poured cold water on that. Reynolds auditioned for the title role in Green Lantern — another comic book adaptation, this time from DC Comics, Marvel’s archrival — not really expecting to be offered the part. When he was, […]

Guardians of the Galaxy

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James Gunn on trailer pressures and nearly shelving the first ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ teaser

James Gunn is in the midst of a trailer-filled few weeks. On Wednesday, Gunn debuted the first trailer for The Belko Experiment, a horror film he wrote and produced about a group of office employees forced into a deadly social experiment. Up next for Gunn is the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy […]

Deadpool

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It’s official: ‘John Wick’ director David Leitch to helm ‘Deadpool 2’

David Leitch better get an appetite for chimichangas. Leitch, one half of the directing and stunt team behind the John Wick movies, has closed a deal to direct Fox’s Deadpool 2. The development occurs just weeks after Fox lost Tim Miller as the director to the X-Men spin-off sequel. Miller, who was an integral part […]