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Krypton Season 2

How much is the reported marketing budget for Avengers: Endgame? Want to see the new trailer for Krypton season 2? Which of Netflix’s Marvel shows are still shooting for Emmy consideration? Which Marvel Cinematic Universe star was named one of TIME Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People? Where will James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad be shooting later this year? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

rest stop movie

Her Smell director Alex Ross Perry wants in on the ongoing Stephen King adaptation boom. The filmmaker will write and direct Rest Stop, based on a King story of the same name. King’s tale follows a mystery writer who intervenes in an act of domestic violence unfolding at a rest stop. The story is very brief, and even a bit anticlimactic, so you can expect Perry to take some liberties with his adaptation.

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the lodge trailer

The Lodge was one of the best films I saw at Sundance this year – a chilly, slow-burning nightmare that’s bound to give horror fans a jolt. What makes this creeper so effective is how unpredictable it is, which means you might want to go into The Lodge with as little info as possible. That said, the first trailer for the film does an excellent job being vague, while still selling the dread-inducing atmosphere on display. Watch The Lodge trailer below.

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army of the dead characters

Zack Snyder is returning to zombie movies with the Netflix film Army of the Dead, set to star Dave Bautista. The story focuses on a heist in Las Vegas in the midst of a zombie outbreak – sort of like Ocean’s 11, with the walking dead. New info on the Army of the Dead characters has crawled its way online, offering a little more insight into what Snyder has in store with his next film.

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Academy Museum

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has been working on building a new museum in Los Angeles, and it’s set to open later this year. Information on how much it will cost to gain entry hasn’t been revealed yet, but thanks to a new “transformative grant” from the George Lucas Family Foundation, all children 17 years old and younger will get in for free – forever. Read More »

cannes 2019 lineup

The Cannes 2019 lineup has been announced for the prestigious film festival’s 72nd annual outing. The official selection so far includes films by Terrence Malick (A Hidden Life), Pedro Almodovar (Pain & Glory), and Bong Joon ho (Parasite), as well as Dexter Fletcher‘s high-profile Elton John biopic Rocketman, which is set to make its debut with John himself making an appearance on the Croisette.

But most notably, 12 of the 47 films announced Thursday are directed by women (one co-directed by two women), with four of those films up for competition for the Palme D’Or. While this is an exciting uptick from last year’s male-dominated selection, it is still a weak number considering the festival’s decision to put Agnes Varda on its official poster in honor of the legendary French New Wave filmmaker’s passing.

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The Gifted Canceled

Now that Disney has taken over the properties of 20th Century Fox, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are excited to see characters like the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool back home at Marvel Studios. But that means the other Marvel Comics properties are becoming obsolete. The X-Men film franchise is ending with Dark Phoenix this summer, and it appears the Fox television series The Gifted is following suit, because FOX has canceled the series after two seasons. Read More »

stranger things trial

As Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer head to trial over plagiarism charges, they’re worried about something worse than litigation: spoilers. Charlie Kessler is suing the Duffers, claiming they stole the idea for their hit Netflix series from a script he wrote. The Duffers deny this. In addition to fighting to prove their ownership of the show, the Duffers are also hoping to avoid Stranger Things season 3 spoilers from getting out due to the trail, and have brought a motion to seal portions of the record to stop this.

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picard series director

20 years later, one first officer of Star Trek: The Next Generation is getting promoted to captain for CBS All Access’ upcoming Jean-Luc Picard series. Jonathan Frakes, who played William Riker in the beloved sci-fi series, has been tapped as a Picard series director, reuniting him with his USS Enterprise captain played by Patrick Stewart.

However, Frakes, who has directed plenty of TV and Star Trek projects since he left the role of Riker, won’t be stepping in front of the camera for the still-untitled Picard series. That will be left to Stewart and his newest cast members, including Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, and Isa Briones.

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swamp thing tv series teaser

On the April 18 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Y: The Last Man, The Suicide Squad, The Mandalorian, Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars, Disney+, and Swamp Thing.

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