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Before we knew there was going to be an Avengers movie, we knew Edgar Wright wanted to make Ant-Man. Wright was on stage at San Diego Comic-Con in 2006 when Kevin Feige first teased the collective Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since then, Marvel has produced ten films in the same continuity with the eleventh, Avengers: Age of Ultron, currently in production.

Once that’s out, Phase Three will kick off with Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man. It’s a film that has not only been in development for a long time, but, according to Kevin Feige, had some direct influence in how they built the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the first two phases. Because Feige and the rest of Marvel knew what Wright, along with co-writer Joe Cornish, wanted to do with Ant-Man, that helped paved the path for The Avengers. Read More »

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Peter Jackson’s third and final Hobbit film has officially been renamed. It was first called The Hobbit: There and Back Again and now it’s officially been changed to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. It still opens December 17.

Below, read Peter Jackson’s reasoning behind the change. Read More »

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Everyone in Hollywood loves sequels. Except Disney Animation. While their partners at Pixar have had no trouble coming up with worthy follow-ups to some of their biggest films, most all of the classic Disney animated films never got theatrical sequels. Even with that fact stated, it’s still a bit of a surprise to hear Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn admit the company hasn’t even begun to think about a sequel to their biggest animated film of all time, Frozen. Read More »

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Everyone complains how sequel dependent Hollywood is, but there are always a few everyone wants to see. Star Wars is one, Avengers is another and, believe it or not, Bad Boys 3 is one. Michael Bay’s Bad Boys and Bad Boys II are frequent topics of conversation among film fans; many people would line up for a sequel. That long-in-developement sequel is still coming, says producer Jerry Bruckheimer, but it is the victim of unfortunate timing.

Bruckheimer also offered an update on National Treasure 3 while Disney offered an update on his potential film Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Read about all of this below. Read More »

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Someone gets to fly to London this week and talk to J.J. Abrams about Star Wars Episode VII. Unfortunately, it’s not someone you know. It’s Alan Horn, the chairman of Walt Disney Studios. Horn offered that piece of news, as well as a few others, in a new interview.

The chairman also said the future films aren’t necessarily beholden to December release dates, and could come out in May. He confirmed there was filming in Abu Dhabi last week and casting is very close to complete. Then, he said George Lucas remains a consultant, a fact we’d heard at the beginning but hadn’t really talked about much since. Read more about these Star Wars 7 updates below. Read More »

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The Simpsons Lego episode airs on May 4 and the first two images have been revealed. [Not that image above, which is of the actual Lego Simpsons toys.] Talking to Entertainment Weekly the two men primarily responsible for the episode,  co-executive producer Brian Kelley and executive producer Matt Selman, also revealed the plot, the difficulties in the production, connections with The Lego Movie and more. Check out the images and read about The Simpsons Lego episode below. Read More »

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Directing a massive superhero film has lots of privileges. Money? Sure. Fame? Of course. But also the ability to geek out and see things before anyone else in the world. In a new interview, Zack Snyder – the director of Man of Steel and 2016′s Batman vs. Superman – admits he doesn’t know when fans will get to see the new Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman costumes. But he has a huge of them photo up in his office, geeks out over it daily, and really wants to upload it. He just knows he can’t.

He also talks about the first moment Batman was mentioned as a possible foil for Superman in the sequel, what it will be like when they finally show down, the “rivalry” with Marvel Studios and, oddly, Slashfilm. Read the quotes below. Read More »

James Franco-Rise of the Apes Crop

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes takes place ten years after Rise of the Planet of the Apes which suggests the former’s stars won’t appear in the sequel. However, when Peter visited the set of the film, filmmakers said there would be some closure for characters played by James Franco and Freida Pinto.

It turns out, Franco does have a cameo. The twist is, Franco didn’t know about it. When asked about the cameo, the actor said he wasn’t aware he appeared in the film, and that the filmmakers didn’t ask his permission. Read his quotes, and the possible explanation, below. Read More »

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