The Hall H panel at Comic-Con showed off new footage, which director Ruben Fleischer stressed still had some VFX work to do. The footage revealed that Venom will face off against another symbiote in the movie. Fleischer later said this was Riot, a symbiote who can transfer to other people, so you never know who […]
The Hollywood Reporter’s survey of nearly 1,000 working entertainment industry insiders reveals the most feared (and admired) nemeses, evil geniuses and cold-blooded killers (including seven Oscar winners) creating millions of nightmares and driving billions in box office.
With comic book and fantasy fare dominating the box office and TV ratings, The Hollywood Reporter gathered producers Shawn Levy (‘Stranger Things’), Salim Akil (‘Black Lightning’), Jason Blum (‘The First Purge’), Jonathan Nolan (‘Westworld’), Melissa Rosenberg (‘Jessica Jones’), Robert Kirkman (‘The Walking Dead’) and Simon Kinberg (the X-Men films) for a thought-provoking discussion about how […]
In a smart story on ScreenCrush in June, writer Matt Singer discussed some of the reasons this may be the case. In short: after a brief pinnacle where studios and fans enjoyed a happy medium of access and promotion, the crowds grew too big, more and more companies tried to establish a presence there and […]
Nearly a year after snapping up Mark Millar’s comic book imprint, the Kingsman and Kick-Ass author has set his first slate at Netflix. The streamer has gone straight to series on two TV shows based on Millar’s works — Jupiter’s Legacy and American Jesus. On the feature side, Netflix announced Empress and Huck — both […]
‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ opens to $44.1 million in the U.S., while Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’ only scales $25.5 million; ‘Eighth Grade’ passes with flying colors at the specialty box office. An animated Dracula and crew got the last laugh at the weekend box office, trumping Dwayne Johnson’s action pic Skyscraper in a major upset.
“You’ve changed things. Forever,” the Joker says, leering at a caped crusader on the verge of defeat. It’s been ten years since The Dark Knight carved a crooked smile into the world of pop-culture. The film made Christopher Nolan a household name, redefined blockbuster movies, necessitated recognition of the artistry of big-budget filmmakers, and transformed […]
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum has landed a straight-to-series order at HBO for Victorian drama The Nevers. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the drama landed at the premium cable network amid a competitive situation with multiple bidders, including streaming giant Netflix. An episode count and premiere date have not yet been determined. The Neversis described as an epic science […]
Marvel Studios’ Black Widow standalone movie has its director. Cate Shortland, the Australian director perhaps best known for the Nazi drama Lore, has signed on to direct Black Widow, Marvel’s action-adventure project that will star Scarlett Johansson.
RoboCop, the cyborg police officer who patrols the streets of Detroit, is returning to the big screen. Neill Blomkamp, who directed such tech-heavy movies such as District 9 and Chappie, has been set by MGM to direct what is being titled RoboCop Returns, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Billy Dee Williams is returning to a galaxy far, far away. The actor, who famously played the galactic gambler Lando Calrissian, will reprise the role for Star Wars: Episode IX, the next Star Wars installment from Lucasfilm.
Artist Steve Ditko, who co-created Spider-Man and Doctor Strange with Stan Lee, has died at age 90. The New York Police Department confirmed his death to The Hollywood Reporter. No cause of death was announced. Ditko was found dead in his apartment on June 29 and it is believed he died about two days earlier.
Fronting that step forward is Evangeline Lilly, who many know as the tough airplane-crash survivor Kate on ABC’s aughts cult TV hit Lost. Lilly doesn’t step out for just any role these days, having briefly retired from the industry, published a children’s book series, developed more writing projects and started a family since Lost ended. […]
More than four years since being put into development, Showtime is officially moving forward with a Halo TV series based on the video game franchise. The premium cable network announced Thursday that it has picked up 10 episodes of the live-action scripted drama series, with Kyle Killen (Awake) set to serve as exec producer, writer […]
Jared Leto, who played The Joker in Suicide Squad, is looking to add another comic book character to his resume. The Oscar-winning actor has signed on to star in Morbius, Sony’s latest entry into its Marvel-based, Spider-Man-centric universe of characters.
Paramount is developing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and has hired Andrew Dodge, the writer behind the Jason Bateman comedy Bad Words, to pen the script. Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce the feature via their Platinum Dunes banner. The company was behind the studio’s horror hit A Quiet Place.