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After a three-year absence from the big screen, Sach Baron Cohen returned with this year’s The Brothers Grimsby and Alice Through the Looking Glass. The action-comedy was one of the first box-office bombs of the year, while the recent Disney sequel failed to live up to expectations. Cohen doesn’t have any other projects that we know of currently scheduled for release, but he’s just signed on to play Mandrake the Magician, the comic book hero created in 1934 by Lee Falk.

Below, learn more about the Mandrake the Magician movie.

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Archer

The characters of Archer have only changed so much over the years. If they ever truly evolved as people, after all, they’d no longer be the unrepentant assholes we’ve come to love. But the show itself has morphed a couple of times, first into a crime show in season 5 and then into a P.I. series in season 7. Might Archer make an even bigger leap someday? Like into the world of live-action films, perhaps?

Executive producer Matt Thompson isn’t ruling out a possible Archer movie, revealing that he and series creator Adam Reed “have definitely talked about it.” And while they’ve yet to make up their mind about whether this (purely theoretical, at this point) movie would be animated or live-action, they know exactly who they’d want playing Sterling Archer if they go the latter route: Mad Men star Jon HammRead More »

Mackenzie Davis in Halt and Catch Fire

Denis Villeneuve‘s sequel to Blade Runner is stealing a star from a different Ridley Scott sci-fi hit. Mackenzie Davis, seen last fall in Scott’s Golden Globe-winning comedy or musical The Martian, has joined the growing cast of Blade Runner 2 alongside Ryan GoslingHarrison FordRobin WrightDave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, and Carla JuriRead More »

Moana Footage

Scoring Hamilton tickets went from difficult to impossible last week, following news that star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda would take his last bow in July. But if you’re bummed about missing out, maybe today’s news will offer some small measure of consolation. A Hamilton mini-reunion is headed to big screens this fall, in the form of Disney Animation’s Moana.

As previously reported, Manuel is writing original music for the Disney adventure. Now we’ve learned that his Hamilton co-star Phillipa Soo will be lending her voice to the project, which also features the talents Dwayne Johnson and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho. Read More »

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Two geek-friendly properties are casting up. Over in Sony’s little corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Homecoming has added Little Men breakout Michael Barbieri to its growing roster, alongside Tom Holland and Zendaya. Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One has a new player in the form of Japanese actor and musician Win MorisakiRead More »

pacific rim 2 john boyega

Pacific Rim opened to mixed reviews and even more mixed box office back in 2013, barely scraping past $100 million at the domestic box office while finding far more success abroad. Those who love it really love it and those who hate it really hate it. I’m personally quite fond of the big, silly world director Guillermo del Toro crafted – even when the movie doesn’t quite work, this is a universe so full of concepts that deserve to be expanded upon and infinite possibilities for future stories. Even though del Toro is stepping away from the sequel and letting Steven S. DeKnight take the directorial reins, Pacific Rim 2 remains an intriguing prospect.

And it just got even more intriguing, because John Boyega has joined the cast as the son of Idris Elba‘s Stacker Pentecost. You know, the best character from the original film. The man with the instantly quotable speech about “canceling the apocalypse.”

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Thor in Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Last week, just before the weekend, fans were all abuzz online after Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn posted a picture of himself holding Mjolnir, the trusty hammer that is traditionally wielded by Thor. Since the filmmaker is currently busy at work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Marvel fans immediately assumed that Gunn was teasing a cameo from the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth). After all, since Thor comes from another part of the galaxy himself, it would make sense that he might encounter the ragtag team of space criminals turned heroes.

However, after the internet went crazy with speculation, Gunn made sure to clarify that Thor wouldn’t be making a cameo with a quick little post. Have your dreams crushed of seeing Thor in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 after the jump. Read More »

Tom Hiddleston James Bond

The future of James Bond is up in the air. Rumors have been swirling that Daniel Craig really doesn’t want to come back for another mission as 007, and after his blunt comments indicating distaste for playing the iconic spy from the press tour for Spectre, that wouldn’t be a surprise. In the wake of those rumors, there have been reports of actors like Jamie Bell and Tom Hiddleston being in talks with producers to take the role. But one of those seems a little less likely now.

Tom Hiddleston already has a key role in the Marvel cinematic universe as Thor’s villainous brother Loki, and there are plenty of fans clamoring to see him throw on a tuxedo to play James Bond. However, while appearing at Wizard World Philadelphia recently, Hiddleston didn’t seem optimistic of his chances to play the secret agent. Read More »

Female Ocean's Eleven Cast

Over the past year, the cast of the developing female-led spin-off of Ocean’s Eleven has been slowly growing. The first name attached to the project was Sandra Bullock, and recently a rumor pegged Jennifer Lawrence for a role (though her representative denied the story). Now another name has entered talks to take a role in the spin-off.

Lord of the Rings franchise and Carol star Cate Blanchett is currently in talks for a role in the movie that has the working title of Ocean’s Ocho among the creative executives working on the project. For those who don’t speak Spanish, “ocho” means eight, so we’re looking at a cast that will feature a team of eight thieves instead of eleven. Get more details below. Read More »