Source: Variety

Star Wars

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Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ spinoff eyes Michael K. Williams in key role

“The Wire” star Michael K. Williams is in final talks to join the upcoming Han Solo spinoff starring Alden Ehrenreich, Variety has learned exclusively. Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke are already set to co-star in the Disney-Lucasfilm feature, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Jon and Lawrence Kasdan […]

Inhumans

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‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ casts ‘Lost’ alum Ken Leung as Karnak

Ken Leung has been cast in ABC’s “Marvel’s Inhumans,” Variety has learned. The “Lost” alum will play Karnak, based on the character from the comics. “Marvel’s Inhumans” will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding king of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest […]

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‘Westworld’ star Thandie Newton in talks for Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ movie

“Westworld” star Thandie Newton may be headed to a galaxy far, far away. Sources tell Variety the actress is in negotiations to join the upcoming Han Solo spinoff, starring Alden Ehrenreich.

X-Men

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Fox orders X-Men pilot from Bryan Singer, Matt Nix, Marvel TV

Fox has officially ordered an untitled action-adventure pilot in the X-Men universe from 20th TV and Marvel Television. Matt Nix is set to write and executive produce. The pilot will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins […]

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Hugh Jackman on ‘Deadpool’s’ Oscars odds and retiring Wolverine

For this week’s Golden Globes Variety cover story, Hugh Jackman threw his weight behind “Deadpool,” making the case for why the comic-book tentpole starring Ryan Reynolds should be a prominent awards contender (and it might be — following its Writers Guild of America nomination this week). Jackman also spoke to Variety about retiring his claws […]