Why so serious? It’s been 10 years since “The Dark Knight” premiered on July 18, 2008 to sweeping success, establishing DC Comics as a major threat in the superhero film industry. But “The Dark Knight” achieved more than just an impressive billion dollar showing at the global box office — it also captivated film critics. […]
In late 2008, Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” — a zeitgeist-infused superhero sequel that would come to be widely regarded as the best in the genre — was on a crash-course with major Oscar recognition. Nominations from the producers, directors, and writers guilds, as well as a monster domestic box office haul north of $500 […]
MADRID — Yvonne Blake, an Academy Award-winning costume designer and indefatigable recent president of the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, died Tuesday on Madrid having suffered a stroke this January. She was 78. Manchester-born and a grant-winning student at its Regional College of Art & Design, Blake worked as an intern at costume […]
Harrison Ford is in negotiations to star in “Call of the Wild,” Variety has learned. If a deal is reached, the “Star Wars” actor will play John Thornton, a prospector braving the Yukon on the hunt for gold. The big-budget film is being adapted by 20th Century Fox from the classic 1903 Jack London novel […]
Yvette Nicole Brown is set to take over as the host of “Talking Dead” on AMC–at least temporarily. “Yvette Nicole Brown will step in as an interim guest host of ‘The Walking Dead Season 9 Preview Special’ on August 5 and ‘Talking Dead’ when it returns following the premiere of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ on […]
Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown are in talks to lend their voices to Disney’s Frozen 2, the sequel to the 2013 smash hit. Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, and Josh Gad are returning to reprise their roles as Elsa, Anna, and Olaf, respectively.
“Westworld’s” James Marsden will star in Paramount’s live-action/animation hybrid movie “Sonic the Hedgehog,” an adaptation of the classic video game, sources tell Variety.
Deadpool might not consider himself a superhero, but its latest installment is off to a powerful start. The Marvel Comics film from 20th Century Fox debuted in North American with $125 million in 4,349 locations. That wasn’t enough to match the debut of its predecessor, 2016’s “Deadpool,” which had the biggest opening ever for an […]
But don’t weep for Hollywood’s A-listers — they’re doing just fine, thank you very much. A few actors, such as Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Robert Downey Jr., can even still receive north of $20 million for a big movie, though those checks are usually handed out for only major franchise installments and often are […]
Fox Searchlight and DeVon Franklin are set to produce the film “Flamin’ Hot,” which will tell the true story of Richard Montanez, who rose from humble beginnings to a successful businessman when he created a food phenomenon — Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
Activision Studios, a film division of the popular gaming company Activision Blizzard Studios, is ramping up developing on its adaptation of its video game “Call of Duty” and looks to have a director in its sights. Sources tell Variety that “Sicario 2: Soldado” helmer Stefano Sollima is in negotiations to direct an adaptation of the […]
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 […]
‘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 […]
The Force dominated at the box office as Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened with a stellar $220 million weekend at 4,232 North American sites — the second-highest opening weekend of all time. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” trails only the $248 million launch of 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Alice Eve is set to appear in “Iron Fist” Season 2 on Netflix, Variety has learned exclusively. Eve’s role in the series is being kept under wraps, but she joins a returning cast that includes series star Finn Jones along with Jessica Henwick, Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup, and Sacha Dhawan. An English actress who has […]
Jerry Seinfeld indirectly convinced Hugh Jackman to retire his Wolverine character after 17 years, Jackman told Willem Dafoe during Variety’s “Actors on Actors.”