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Maybe it’s because we’re living in an era where people all over the world feel disenfranchised and powerless in the face of ever-widening income gape, but there are a whole bunch of Robin Hood movies in development at the moment. Hollywood seems to be betting on people wanting to see stories about a charming rogue stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.

Now, Sony has lined up another Robin Hood movie with another high concept twist: what if Robin Hood died and Maid Marian secretly took his place? And what if Maid Marian was played by Margot Robbie?

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Steven Spielberg has always done a fine job of rotating between his entertainments and his more serious pictures. After all, we’re talking about a filmmaker who somehow managed to release Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List in the same year. Note how he balanced The Adventures of Tintin with War Horse and Bridge of Spies with The BFG. It’s no coincidence that the upcoming Ready Player One will arrive shortly before The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. Spielberg is a storyteller with many interests and we are better for it.

And on a day that confirmed he will soon get around to finally making Indiana Jones 5, it only makes sense that we would also learn that Spielberg is making a movie about the infamous “Pentagon Papers,” with the thespian dream team of Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep set to star.

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We still don’t know the title of the upcoming sequel to Jurassic World, but we do know that the film’s casting game continues to be on-point. The latest addition to the cast shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with the work of director J.A. Bayona: Geraldine Chaplin, who has appeared in all three of his previous movies, has joined the human buffet line.

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Ice Cube in Animated Spider-Man Movie Cast

An actor has yet to be cast (or officially announced) as the voice of Miles Morales, but Ice Cube is possibly under consideration for the film. Apparently, Sony is eyeing him to voice the character’s dad, Jefferson Davis, in Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey‘s animated Spider-Man movie. We’ll see what happens, but someone who’s officially joined the film is Disney XD’s Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch.

Below, learn more about the untitled animated Spider-Man movie cast.

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It only took everyone a few decades, but Hollywood filmmakers finally seem to be embracing Donnie Yen. The Chinese superstar won hearts all over the world as blind warrior Chirrut Îmwe in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and he stole scenes in xXx: Return of Xander Cage. Now, someone outside of China is finally ready to put him center stage. That someone is producer Neal Moritz, who has cast Yen in the film adaptation of the video game Sleeping Dogs.

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Michael Jackson Auditioned for X-Men

The X-Men franchise began back in 2000, and since it was the first time the Marvel Comics property was being brought to the big screen, there was a lot of buzz about who should be cast in the various mutant roles of the titular superhero team. For example, Viggo Mortensen revealed not too long ago that he turned down the role of Wolverine due to a commitment he had to another project. While we’ll always wonder how awesome that would have been, we couldn’t be happier that Australian actor Hugh Jackman ended up being launched into stardom by taking the role that he would go on to play for 17 years.

Beyond that though, you might be surprise to hear that there were some mind-blowing contenders who came in to read for various roles in the first X-Men movie. Believe it or not, Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, came in to audition for Professor X. And he wasn’t the only chart-topping singer looking to play one of the Marvel mutants.

Learn about how Michael Jackson auditioned for X-Men and other surprising contenders after the jump. Read More »

Vanessa Kirby Mission: Impossible

Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) is in final negotiations to join writer-director Christopher McQuarrie‘s Mission: Impossible 6. Kirby will play a prominent, unspecified role in the sequel. If a deal is made, she’ll start shooting the sequel next month.

Below, learn more about Vanessa Kirby’s role in the Mission Impossible 6 cast below.

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Patrick Stewart Not Retiring from X-Men

We’ve known for awhile that Logan was going to be the last ride for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. The reason we’ve been waiting so long for the movie is because he and director James Mangold wanted to get this one right for themselves and the fans. Thankfully, they succeeded with flying colors.

In fact, Logan is such a sensation that Sir Patrick Stewart was inclined to announce that he was going to follow Hugh Jackman’s example by retiring from the X-Men franchise as well. During one screening of the movie, Stewart was so moved that he just couldn’t imagine playing Professor X again after a movie like this. The bar was set too high. However, the actor has walked back that statement a bit, and there’s still a chance for him to come back to the role under the right circumstances.

Why is Patrick Stewart not retiring from X-Men movies anymore? Find out after the jump. Read More »

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Disney hit ctrl-alt-del on Tron 3 a few years ago, citing the mixed reaction and not-good-enough box office of Tron: Legacy as key factors. Like the 1982 original, the 2010 sequel had passionate fans…there just didn’t seem to be enough of them. While an actual sequel still appears to be on hold, someone at Disney has faith in the Grid – a new Tron movie is in the works and it’s being built as a vehicle (a lightcycle?) for Jared Leto.

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As shooting gets underway, the Han Solo sequel is making room for a last-minute addition. And he’s definitely worth the wait. Michael K. Williams will be shooting off into that galaxy far, far away, joining a fantastic cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover.
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