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Star Wars

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Michael Kenneth Williams’ role cut from ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo movie amid reshoots

Michael Kenneth Williams, an Emmy nominee for his supporting role in HBO’s The Night Of, will not be in the new Star Wars stand-alone Han Solo movie after all. His part has been cut amid the reshoots now underway with new director Ron Howard. Williams said the revamped production schedule conflicted with his commitment to […]

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 […]

X-Men

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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 […]

Uncharted

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‘Spider-Man’ star Tom Holland to play Nathan Drake in ‘Uncharted’

Sony Pictures is bullish enough on its upcoming Spider-Man Homecoming star Tom Holland that the studio is doubling down on the young actor by building a second major franchise around him. Holland is attaching to star in Uncharted, in what will be redrafted as a prequel to the treasure hunting action story line in the […]

Guardians of the Galaxy

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ beating ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ in advance ticket sales

Already having bagged a huge $106 million in its overseas opening this past weekend, Disney/Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is looking to shake up the box office business in the U.S. and Canada this coming weekend. Tracking for a while indicated a $150M bow, but given the Marvel sequel’s momentum overseas, one stateside exhibition chief told […]

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‘Logan’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ rumored for Super Bowl commercials

Studios usually keep their plans close to the vest; this year is no different. But we hear that Disney will advertise two films (possibly the next installments of Guardians Of The Galaxy and Pirates of the Caribbean). Fox is expected to advertise the psychological thriller A Cure For Wellness and possibly one other film — […]