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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 […]

Star Wars

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‘Star Wars’ Han Solo film loses directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

The untitled “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff has parted ways with directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. “Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director […]

James Bond

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Roger Moore, James Bond star, dies at 89

Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond — the most of any Bond actor — and as Simon Templar on “The Saint” TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89.