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 […]
After playing a mentor to Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games” franchise, Woody Harrelson might help guide another iconic character’s journey. Sources tell Variety that, while talks are still in the early stages, Harrelson is the top choice to play Han Solo’s mentor in the upcoming “Star Wars” spinoff starring Alden Ehrenreich.
In this week’s Variety cover story, “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds predicts that could soon change after the release of “Logan,” the much-anticipated final Wolverine pic, out this spring. Directed by James Mangold (“Walk the Line”), the R-rated drama is said to be more of a character study — if that’s possible for the genre — […]
Disney has shattered industry records, setting a new benchmark for annual box office revenues to become the first studio to hit $7 billion globally. All it took was a “Star Wars” spinoff, a trio of animated smashes, and a pair of Marvel films. That list of blockbuster heavy hitters is a sign of just how […]
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” sold out multiplexes around the world and brought fanboys and fangirls out in force over the weekend. The “Star Wars” prequel scored the second-largest December opening in history, the second-largest launch of the year, and one of the top debuts in history, opening to a massive $155 million in […]
“I didn’t know much about the Green Lantern going in, and I didn’t know what it would be like to do something on that scale and be part of something on that gigantic superhero juggernaut machine that Warner Bros. had over there,” says Reynolds. “In the end, the movie didn’t really work or didn’t meet […]
Walton Goggins is in final negotiations to join Warner Bros, MGM and GK Films reboot of “Tomb Raider,” the latest adaptation of the popular video game starring Alicia Vikander as the iconic character Lara Croft. WB recently announced the pic would be released on March 16, 2018 with Norwegian director Roar Uthaug helming. Goggins would […]
Jeff Bridges’ number one tip for getting into character? Staying prepared. Bridges chatted with Matthew McConaughey during the fifth season of Variety and PBS’ “Actors on Actors,” and detailed how some challenges on the “Iron Man” set made it more difficult to get ready. SOURCE: Variety
Fox controls the film rights to “The X-Men” and “The Fantastic Four.” Could you partner with them on a movie as you did with Sony? It’s an impossibility at this juncture. We certainly have enough films to keep us busy for a number of lifetimes.
“The Accountant” director Gavin O’Connor is set to take on a retelling of the classic TV series “The Green Hornet.” Paramount Pictures and Chernin Entertainment recently teamed up to acquire the rights to the show. The cult series was last adapted into a movie by Sony in 2011, starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, […]
The Sorcerer Supreme weaved some box office magic this weekend as “Doctor Strange” opened to a sterling $86 million overseas. The latest Marvel adventure doesn’t hit the U.S. until next week, but it’s already proving to be a hit with foreign crowds. Disney, Marvel’s parent company, said that “Doctor Strange’s” opening is nearly 50% ahead […]
Newcomer Letitia Wright has joined Marvel’s “Black Panther” starring Chadwick Boseman. Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira are also on board. “Creed” helmer Ryan Coogler will direct. Marvel had no comment on the casting.
Will there be a standalone Black Widow movie? I would like for it to happen under the right circumstances. I think there’s a lot of opportunity to mine that story line. She’s got a really rich origins story. There’s a lot of places you can go — you can bring it back to Russia. You could explore […]
Microsoft’s “Gears of War” video game franchise is headed to the big screen. The film adaptation, announced during a livestream for the upcoming release of “Gears of War 4,” is being developed with Universal Pictures under the eye of veteran film producers Scott Stuber (“Ted,” “The Kingdom”) and Dylan Clark (“Rise of the Planet of […]
Though testing for Alden Ehrenreich’s co-stars for the upcoming Han Solo spin-off has been slow and steady, the “Star Wars” anthology pic may be getting closer to adding another lead. Sources tell Variety that “Selma” and “Creed” star Tessa Thompson, “Power Rangers” Naomi Scott, and Zoe Kravitz tested in London this week for the female […]
Netflix has set the debut date for “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” the fourth installment in its New York-set street-hero series from Marvel Entertainment. All 13 episodes of martial-arts action series “Iron Fist” will hit Netflix worldwide on March 17, 2017, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific.