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UPDATE: John Boyega will not be in Black Panther, according to his agent.

Well, at least the film still has all those other incredible stars. Our original story follows.

As it is, the cast for Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther is almost staggeringly great. In addition to Chadwick Boseman as the title character, it’s got Lupita Nyong’o as a possible love interest and Michael B. Jordan as a potential villain. Plus, there’s a decent chance Andy SerkisMartin Freeman, and Florence Kasumba could reprise their roles from previous Marvel movies.

But Coogler’s not done. A new rumor going around this week suggests Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega could also be up for a part in Black PantherRead More »

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Now that Supergirl‘s flown over to The CW and Rush Hour‘s been cancelled, what reason will you have to keep tuning into CBS this fall? The network has unleashed trailers for a slew of new shows they’re hoping will catch your eye, including a different kind of superhero show (MacGyver), another film-to-TV remake (Training Day), a new Jason Katims drama (Pure Genius), a new Joel McHale comedy (The Great Indoors), and two separate, unrelated comedies about working-class men forced to spend time at home (Kevin James‘ Kevin Can Wait and Matt LeBlanc‘s Man With a Plan). Watch all the CBS 2016-2017 trailers below. Read More »

Obvious Child

The delightful Obvious Child came seemingly out of nowhere in 2014 to win us over. In our defense, it was the first-ever feature by director Gillian Robespierre, and the first screenwriting credit for Elisabeth Holm, and star Jenny Slate hadn’t yet established herself as a movie star. But now that we’ve all seen and loved Obvious Child, there’s no chance of the gang’s next team-up flying so far under the radar.

Slate is set to star in Robespierre’s next directorial effort, Landline, to be written by Robespierre and Holm. As the title suggests, Landline is a period piece — specifically, an ensemble comedy set in 1995. John TurturroEdie FalcoJay Duplass, and newcomer Abby Quinn are also among the cast.  Read More »

Star Trek teaser

This year marks the 50th birthday of the first episode of the first Star Trek TV series, which would go on to launch an entire franchise spanning decades and worlds and several different types of media. Next year, the franchise returns to its small-screen roots (albeit on an on-demand subscription service instead of on regular old broadcast television). It’s missing that milestone anniversary by a matter of months, but something this exciting is probably worth the wait.

In the meantime, CBS isn’t wasting any time promoting its big, splashy new project. They’ve unveiled the very first Star Trek teaser, which isn’t much more than a glorified title treatment but is worth a look all the same, if only because it’s an exciting reminder that, yes, Star Trek will be returning to television in the not-too-distant future.  Read More »

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Ridley Scott‘s adaptation of Andy Weir‘s The Martian was a smashing success by any measure, and 20th Century Fox is hoping to recreate that magic again. The studio has just picked up an untitled pitch from Weir, which Scott will produce along with The Martian‘s Simon Kinberg.

It’s the second The Martian reunion we’ve heard about this month. Last week we got word Scott was re-teaming with The Martian screenwriter Drew Goddard (who’s not involved in the new Weir movie) for Wraiths of the Broken Land. Read More »

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That shiny new logo isn’t the only big change coming to DC Entertainment. Following the disappointing reception to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. is reorganizing its executive team. DC chief content officer Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. executive vice president Jon Berg will now oversee the newly created DC Films division, which will handle the studio’s fledgling DC Extended Universe franchise. In other words, DC finally has its own Kevin Feige. Sorta.  Read More »

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An adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk‘s Lullaby has been in the works for years, and today it’s finally taking a big step forward. Palahniuk, director Andy Mingo, and producer Josh Leake have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project, which will mark Palahniuk’s first-ever screenwriting credit. Lullaby, published in 2002, concerns a “culling song” that deals a painless death to anyone it’s recited or even thought at. Watch the pitch for the Lullaby movie Kickstarter campaign below.  Read More »

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There’s been a lot of complaining in some quarters about Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters starring four women instead of four men. But like it or not, these are the new ‘busters we’re getting this summer, so let’s just be thankful they seem up to the task of saving Earth from a supernatural apocalypse. They’ve got one big vote of confidence, at least: “It will haunt you every night. Whatever it is. No one should have to encounter that kind of evil,” says a character played by Michael McDonald. “Except you girls, I think you can handle it.”

Melissa McCarthyKristen WiigKate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones play the new team, while Chris Hemsworth tags along for the ride as their receptionist Kevin. The latest Ghostbusters trailer from Sony features a whole lot of new footage, so check it out below.  Read More »

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle promises to take the U.K. spy organization across the Atlantic, where they’ll hook up with their Stateside counterparts like Jack (Pedro Pascal) and Ginger (Halle Berry). But it’s still managed to find some room to loop in a major British icon. Elton John is reportedly in talks to join the action sequel, which will be directed once again by Matthew Vaughn.

UPDATE: Elton John has confirmed he’ll appear in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. See his Instagram announcement below.

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