Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins

Disney has already invested in Emily Blunt with a small role as Miss Piggy’s assistant in The Muppets and one of the lead roles in the Broadway musical adaptation of Into the Woods. Recently there have been rumblings that Blunt is under consideration for Captain Marvel along with Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation star Rebecca Ferguson, but the actress had an interesting theory as to why those rumors keep circling.

And now Disney has another role for which they think the star of Edge of Tomorrow and this weekend’s Sicario would be perfect: Mary Poppins. That’s right, according to a new rumor, the House of Mouse wants Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in the recently announced musical sequel set in Depression-era London, about 20 years after the original. Read More »


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star wars: the force awakens tickets

Not a day goes by that I’m not tweeted the following question by a /Film reader: “Peter, do you know when Star Wars: The Force Awakens tickets will go on sale?” And the answer always is, “I have no idea.” Well, a new rumor claims that tickets will go on sale in just over a month. Find out the details on this Force Awakens tickets rumor, after the jump.

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George Miller directing Justice League Dark

There have been a lot of rumors swirling about the future of the Man of Steel lately. The sequel to his 2013 revival from Zack Snyder has been rumored to be one of the projects that Mad Max: Fury Road helmer George Miller could direct, but the film has also been said to be on “permanent hold” until Warner Bros. Pictures really figures out what they want to do with the Big Blue Boy Scout.

In addition, there have been rumblings that Warner Bros. wants more Batman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and less of the Man of Steel (though Snyder may have had a reasonable explanation for that). Still things have been somewhat uncertain for the future of Superman in the DC Comics universe.

However, fans probably shouldn’t worry because Superman will always be an integral part of this comic book world, especially with Justice League on the way. And a new rumor actually debunks the “permanent hold” status of the sequel, revealing a potential Man of Steel 2 release date window as well as another potential DC Comics project for George Miller. Read More »

Evel Knievel biopic

Evel Knievel was the prototype stuntman for the current age, a media-savvy showman who rode a devil-may-care attitude (and a willingness to endure pain) to fame and fortune. His rise and fall story is unique in its specifics, and woefully pedestrian in its arc of human foibles.

Who else has attempted to ride a steam-powered “rocket cycle” across a mile-wide canyon? And who cares if he made it? Knievel’s failures did as much myth-building as his successes. He was also a jerk who let his appetites run away with him. He cheated on his wife more times than anyone can count, and attacked his former promoter with a baseball bat, effectively braining his own career in the process.

Channing Tatum is obsessed with Evel Knievel, and he and his creative partner Reid Carolin are producing a biopic about the late stuntman which Tatum may star in as well. Now the film is reportedly courting a new director, who might be perfect for Knievel’s story of obsession and mental and physical intensity: Darren Aronofsky. Read More »

Akira live-action

The development of a live-action adaptation of Akira is a story that has quite a few twists and turns, but is pretty simple to summarize: no one has been able to crack it. Warner Bros. and Appian Way have tried with a few different creative teams, most recently with director Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop) set to make the movie. But WB wanted budget cuts, and it all fell apart.

Earlier this summer, however, development turned back on with Sons of Anarchy writer and Daredevil second season co-showrunner Marco J. Ramirez on hand to script. Now there’s a new Akira live-action rumor, that Warner Bros. is pushing for three films, and that Christopher Nolan is somehow involved. (Update: Or perhaps not; multiple sources have told me that Nolan has no part in this development.) Guess those budget cuts might not be as much of an issue now. Read More »

Rumor: ‘Wonder Woman’ Wants Eva Green and Sean Bean

Wonder Woman Sean Bean

Wonder Woman only has two confirmed stars at this point, but with shooting scheduled to start in November it shouldn’t be long before more official casting notices start coming our way. Until then, here’s another juicy rumor about two people whose names might be among those announcements.

A new report claims Sean Bean and Eva Green are being eyed for two villain roles in the Warner Bros. superhero movie, which stars Gal Gadot as the titular superheroine. More about the Wonder Woman Sean Bean and Eva Green rumor after the jump.  Read More »

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The Force Awakens credits scene

Marvel Studios has made a habit out of including at least one bonus scene in the credits of each of the moves in the Marvel cinematic universe, usually teasing the next movie on the horizon. And that’s a practice that Disney might be having Lucasfilm employ with Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well.

A new rumor says there may be a The Force Awakens credits scene or teaser that will hype the arrival of Star Wars: Rogue One for the following year. Read More »

Captain Marvel Casting Rumor

They say that movie concepts and characters are the real movie stars now, rather than the actors who bring them to life. One of the few remaining legit stars is Tom Cruise, even though Edge of Tomorrow and Jack Reacher proved that his name won’t still open a movie in the US in the way that movie stars once could. Cruise can help mint new potential stars, however, and the breakout talent that he lent the spotlight to in this summer’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was Rebecca Ferguson.

Ferguson was quickly shortlisted for Gambit before she decided instead to work with another former Cruise associate, Emily Blunt, in thriller The Girl on the Train. But there’s a new Captain Marvel casting rumor that says Ferguson is Marvel’s top choice for the lady hero who will topline the 2018 release. Read More »

Rumor: ‘Wonder Woman’ Setting Revealed?

Wonder Woman setting

Although we’ve had an eye on Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman for a while now, we actually don’t know a whole lot about it at this point. It’s confirmed that Patty Jenkins will direct, with Gal Gadot and Chris Pine starring. Beyond that, we don’t know what it’ll be about, who the villain will be, or when and where it takes place.

All we have to go by right now is rumor and speculation, and on that front one particularly interesting tidbit is making the rounds today. While an earlier rumor indicated Wonder Woman would be set in the 1920s, this new one says it’ll go back even further than that. More about the possible Wonder Woman setting after the jump.  Read More »