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Culture

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‘Deadpool 2’ director in talks for Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s ‘Fast & Furious’ spinoff

Universal’s untitled “Fast and Furious” spinoff, centered on Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters, may have found its director. “John Wick” and “Deadpool 2” director David Leitch is the top choice to helm the movie that has Johnson and Statham reprising their roles of special agent Luke Hobbs and criminal mastermind Deckard Shaw, sources tell […]

Star Wars

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ theme will be composed by John Williams

‘Solo’ will stay in the ‘Star Wars’ family with veteran franchise composer John Williams set to write the theme for the standalone film about Han Solo, slated for release on May 25. It will be Williams’ ninth assignment. Williams revealed his involvement in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” during in an interview with Variety about […]

Gambit

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Lizzy Caplan in talks to star in ‘Gambit’ with Channing Tatum

Lizzy Caplan is in talks to join the cast of “Gambit,” Variety has learned. The “Masters of Sex” star will play the female lead in the superhero movie. Details of her part are being kept under wraps.

Thor

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ outpacing ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ pre-ticket sales

Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” is looking to turbocharge a sleepy box office when it debuts in North America this weekend. Anticipation is high for the Marvel superhero sequel, with Fandango reporting that the film is currently out-selling “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at a similar point in its sales cycle. The online ticketing giant says that the latest Thor […]

Defenders

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Netflix’s ‘The Defenders’ is least-viewed among Marvel series in debut month

Turns out that as a crime-fighting quartet, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist together may be weaker than they are as solo vigilantes. “Marvel’s The Defenders,” featuring the street-hero characters, was the least-watched Netflix Marvel original series premiere in the U.S. as measured over the first 30 days of viewership, according to an […]

Deadpool

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Ryan Reynolds reacts to ‘Deadpool 2’ stunt person death: ‘We’re heartbroken’

Ryan Reynolds released a statement on Monday to address the death of a stuntwoman who was killed earlier that day on the set of “Deadpool 2.” “Today, we tragically lost a member of our crew while filming ‘Deadpool,’” he wrote in a message posted to Twitter. “We’re heartbroken, shocked and devastated … but recognize nothing […]

Thor

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ beat ‘Justice League’ in social media buzz during Comic-Con

Disney-Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” dominated social media buzz with an impressive 264,000 new conversations last week, according to media-measurement firm ComScore and its PreAct service. Warner Bros. upcoming tentpole “Justice League” also performed impressively last week with 215,000 new conversations in the wake of the studio debuting a trailer and new posters with a cast panel […]

Avengers

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ star Jeremy Renner broke both arms during stunt on another movie

UPDATED: Jeremy Renner, who has been filming “Avengers: Infinity War” and recently started shooting the New Line comedy “Tag,” said Friday that he “broke his arms” during a stunt. The actor fractured his right elbow and his left wrist while filming “Tag.” “That’s how it goes,” Renner said. “It’s part of the job.” The actor […]