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‘The Crow’ remake grounded again: Jason Momoa & director Corin Hardy exit

The Crow has seen its wings clipped yet again. Sources tell me Jason Momoa and director Corin Hardy formally withdrew from the film this morning. This after Sony was close to exiting as the film’s worldwide distributor. I’m told this has to do with creative and financial differences with Samuel Hadida, whose Davis Films holds underlying rights and who was financing […]

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Jamie Foxx to star in Todd McFarlane’s ‘Spawn’

Jamie Foxx is set to star in Spawn, the Blumhouse film that marks the directorial debut of Todd McFarlane from his scripted adaptation of his comic book creation. Foxx will play the character who started out in the comics as Al Newman, a member of a CIA black ops team who is betrayed twice. After being set up […]

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Hasbro acquires ‘Power Rangers’ brand in $522M deal

Hasbro has reached a deal to acquire Haim Saban’s flagship Saban’s Power Rangers property along with other entertainment brands including My Pet Monster, Popples, Julius Jr., Luna Petunia and Treehouse Detectives in a cash-and-stock pact valued at $522 million. The toymaker previously paid Saban Brands $22.25 million pursuant to a Power Rangers’ master toy license […]

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‘Black Panther’ composer Ludwig Goransson to score ‘Venom’ for Sony

Ludwig Goransson, the composer behind Disney/Marvel’s uber-successful Black Panther, has signed on to score the next film in Sony’s universe of Marvel characters, Venom, starring Tom Hardy as the Spider-Man supervillain. The film will reunite Goransson with Venom‘s director Ruben Fleischer after the Swedish composer and record producer worked on Fleischer’s 2011 film 30 Minutes […]

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‘Daredevil’ brings back Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin for Season 3

Vincent D’Onofrio has been set to reprise as Wilson Fisk for the third season of Daredevil, I’ve learned. As the Kingpin crime lord, the Emmy nominee was the main villain in Season 1 of the Netflix series and made an imprisoned appearance in last year’s Season 2. The ex-Law & Order actor hinted to fans […]

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Oscars: Hugh Jackman’s ‘Logan’ becomes first DVD screener sent to Academy voters

Just as Toronto, the third leg of the fall festival trifecta, is about to wrap up, we have another tell-tale sign that the six-month-long Oscar season has begun in earnest. Academy campaigners often compete to be the first to send their For Your Consideration screener out, and this year the winner is: Logan. 20th Century […]

Captain Marvel

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‘Captain Marvel’ gets new writer in ‘Tomb Raider’ scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet

Marvel has set Geneva Robertson-Dworet to take over and write the script for Captain Marvel, the Brie Larson-starrer that will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind). Meg LeFauve & Nicole Perlman originally were set to write the script, but LeFauve had to leave to co-direct the Disney Animation pic Gigantic. That […]

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Simon Kinberg to direct ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’: Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy will return

Fox has formalized plans for Dark Phoenix, the next installment of the X-Men franchise. This all just happened, but they’ve formalized Simon Kinberg as director, and the studio set a release date of Friday, November 2, 2018. Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Kodi Smit-McPhee are […]