Jennifer Hudson in Empire

Two prominent actresses have just nabbed a couple of juicy roles in a pair of high-profile biopics. Jennifer Hudson is in talks to play Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic, as has long been rumored, while Laura Linney is joining Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood‘s Sully Sullenberger movie.

Get details on the Jennifer Hudson Aretha Franklin casting and the Sully Sullenberger Laura Linney news after the jump. Read More »

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Firefly Is Coming to ‘Gotham’ — With a Twist

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Jim Gordon will be feeling the heat when Gotham returns this fall. Classic Batman baddie Firefly is slated to join Season 2’s “rise of the villains,” but with a cool twist: This Firefly will be female, played by Michelle Veintimilla. Get all the details on the Gotham Firefly character after the jump.  Read More »

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What’s Hugh Jackman teasing for the next Wolverine movie? Is Spider-Man in Germany for Civil War? Want a peek at the Suicide Squad script? How does Chris Evans explain the Cap / Bucky relationship? What makes Deadpool unique, according to Ed Skrein? Which previously unmentioned supervillain will show up in X-Men: Apocalypse? Is there new evidence for that Joker / Robin fan theory? What big change is coming to Arrow‘s Starling City? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Chris Evans as Captain America in The Avengers

Having left behind one Marvel superhero, The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is preparing to team up with another. Captain America star Chris Evans is set for Webb’s new movie Gifted, a Black List drama set up at Fox Searchlight.

Meanwhile, Webb’s other upcoming project The Only Living Boy in New York is also making some progress. Jeff Bridges and Rosamund Pike have just signed on for the Allan Loeb-scripted romance, joining Miles Teller. Get details on the Chris Evans Gifted casting and more after the jump.  Read More »

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The Harry Potter franchise lives again. Warner Bros. has announced the start of principal photography on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spinoff film set 70 years before the start of Harry’s adventures.

And as cameras begin to roll, the David Yates-directed feature has made a couple of last-minute casting additions. Samantha Morton has joined Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, and Colin Farrell in the cast, along with Jenn Murray and Faith Wood-Blagrove.

Read the full Fantastic Beasts shooting announcement after the jump.  Read More »

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After the jump:

  • Outlander‘s Tobias Menzies signs up for Underworld 5
  • Dave Franco is also moving back in for Neighbors 2
  • Jack Reacher 2 is gearing up for a fall shoot
  • Jurassic World returns to IMAX 3D for one week only
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 reveals first images; John Stamos joins the cast
  • Mrs. Doubtfire 2 definitely won’t happen without Robin Williams
  • LeBron James is hoping for a Space Jam 2
  • Sinister 2 drops a new clip and a featurette
  • Lionsgate’s latest Hunger Games ad is accidentally NSFW
  • Simon Pegg talks about feeling “pressure” as the writer of Star Trek Beyond
  • Chris Pine and Idris Elba bicker (for charity) on the set of Star Trek Beyond

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When Hugh Jackman brings out the claws one last time for Wolverine 3, it looks like he’ll do so with an old friend by his side. X-Men star Patrick Stewart has confirmed Professor X has a significant role in the upcoming film, believed to be based on the Old Man Logan storyline from the comics. Read the Wolverine 3 Patrick Stewart news after the jump.  Read More »

Will Smith in Bad Boys 3

Fans of Michael Bay‘s action comedy franchise Bad Boys got some good news last week when Sony Pictures slated both Bad Boys 3 and Bad Boys 4 for release in 2017 and 2019. However, fans may want to keep their hype in check, because their favorite parts of the film series aren’t locked in place for those movies yet.

As of now, fans were counting on seeing Will Smith in Bad Boys 3, and the studio knows he will be involved in some capacity. But there’s a chance that he might only produce the films, and not actually star alongside Martin Lawrence. However, he could just as easily end up doing both. It simply hasn’t been determined what the Suicide Squad star wants to do yet. Read More »

David Oyelowo Is the New James Bond (In an Audiobook)

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David Oyelowo is the new James Bond. As far as picks go, he’s a pretty great one: handsome, dashing, talented, and blessed with the ability to rock the hell out of a midnight blue tuxedo (in glittery fabric, even). However, there’s a catch. Oyelowo isn’t playing 007 onscreen, but rather in an audiobook. More on the David Oyelowo James Bond news after the jump.  Read More »