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How many times do the characters of Daredevil say “this city” on the show? What other character do the Russo Brothers wish they could bring into the Marvel cinematic universe, and who do they pick for their own fantasy superhero teams? How much has Captain America: Civil War pulled in overseas. All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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In a few days, audiences will greet the new Spider-Man (Tom Holland). A few years ago another reboot of the character didn’t sound particularly appealing, especially after The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but when Marvel and Sony joined forces to get the character back on track, things started looking up for the teenage hero. After seeing Spidey in action during Captain America: Civil War, now another Spider-Man reboot doesn’t sound half-bad.

When we spoke with Captain America: Civil War screenwriters, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, they discussed the experience of waiting to hear if Spider-Man would have a role in the film, and how that impacted their work. Read what they said about the new Spider-Man below.

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Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has two films premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. Jarmusch’s documentary on The Stooges, Gimme Danger, and his Adam Driver-led film, Paterson, will both make their debuts later this month. The latter project (which was co-financed by Amazon) was shooting a little under-the-radar later last year. Driver stars in the “wry comedy,” and you can now see some footage from the film.

Watch the first Paterson clips below.

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Universal Monsters Movie Dated for 2019

Universal Monsters

Universal’s upcoming slate just got a little bit spookier. The studio has locked down a 2019 release date for the third installment of its nascent Universal Monsters franchise, which kicks off in 2017 with a reboot of The Mummy and continues in 2018 with an as-yet-untitled film. In addition, they’ve also set aside a spring 2018 date for an unrelated R-rated comedy.  Read More »

Empress

Hollywood’s favorite comic book writer, Mark Millar, is preparing to bring yet another one of his stories to the big screen. Millar is joining forces with Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum for an adaptation of his latest new title, Empress, described as “part Star Wars, part Guardians of the Galaxy.” F. Scott Frazier (xXx: The Return of Xander Cage) is on board to write the script.

The news comes just one week after two of Millar’s other comics, Supercrook and American Jesus, were scooped up by Waypoint Entertainment, and days before Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, based on a comic book storyline by Millar, hits theaters. Seriously, the movie industry cannot get enough of this guy.  Read More »

entering hades movie

The key to navigating Hollywood these days is attach yourself to a superhero movie franchise of some kind to guarantee a hit movie every few years so you can run off and join darker, weirder, more eclectic projects without a care in the world. It also means everyone lining up to interview you about your scrappy little drama because they’re also hoping to squeeze you for details about the next superhero gig. It’s an imperfect system, but plenty of talented people are making it sing.

Take Michael Fassbender and Anthony Mackie, two actors who have seen their star power rise in the superhero movie bubble who have been using their off-time to take risks and join interesting projects. Today, we got this casting twofer: Fassbender is looking to star in an adaptation of the true crime novel Entering Hades and Mackie will play infamous lawyer Johnnie Cochran in an untitled new movie.

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Richard Jenkins in Olive Kitteridge

Guillermo del Toro has about a hundred different projects cooking at any given moment, but as we reported back in March, his next directorial effort is a Cold War romance starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Michael Stuhlbarg. Of course, del Toro being del Toro, this isn’t just your run-of-the-mill period piece.

Earlier reports vaguely alluded to an “otherwordly” element, and now we might have a better idea of just what that might mean. A new report claims Richard Jenkins is looking to join the del Toro project… and that the story might involve an amphibious man.   Read More »

agent carter season three

After finishing up its second season earlier this year, fans have been wondering if Agent Carter would return for a third season, especially since lead actress Hayley Atwell had landed another lead role in the courtroom drama Conviction, also on ABC. Reports said that the production schedule for each shows would have allowed her to do both, however, a new update indicates that Agent Carter may be retired after all.

In addition, there may be more bad news for fans hoping to see Marvel’s TV roster expand on network television as Marvel’s Most Wanted doesn’t sound like it’s guaranteed to get a series order as was once thought.

Find out about what’s going on with Agent Carter season three and Marvel’s Most Wanted after the jump. Read More »

Blues Brothers Animated Series

Even though legendary comedian John Belushi died back in 1982, that didn’t stop The Blue Brothers from getting revived for the unnecessary sequel Blues Brothers 2000. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that a lack of John Belushi isn’t stopping his partner in comedy crime, Dan Aykroyd, from developing a Blues Brothers animated series for primetime television. Thankfully, he’s collaborating with the right people to potentially make it work.

Get details on The Blues Brothers animated series after the jump. Read More »