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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Judith Shekoni joins Maleficent 2
  • Zoe Saldana is done filming her scenes for Avatar 2 and Avatar 3
  • Samuel L. Jackson was very impressed by James McAvoy‘s Glass performance
  • Jeff Goldblum says he would be down for another Fly movie, so someone should make that happen
  • B.D. Wong doesn’t think Jurassic World‘s Dr. Wu is a villain
  • Dwayne Johnson confirms work has begun on another Jumanji sequel
  • Producers want Emily Blunt back for Sicario 3
  • Pet Sematary has begun filming
  • The King of Kong‘s Billy Mitchell tries to explain himself

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In this edition of sequel bits:

  • A teaser poster (of sorts) for John Wick: Chapter 3
  • Lethal Weapon 5 might still be happening after all
  • Will Paddington 3 happen? It should, but no one knows yet
  • Bond 25 won’t start production until the end of the year
  • Another behind-the-scenes look at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • A new Equalizer 2 poster
  • David Leitch offers an update on Atomic Blonde 2 and Hobbs and Shaw
  • Jenn Murray joins Maleficent 2
  • An explanation on Deadpool 2‘s title, in case you needed something like that

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Ed Skrein may be the next actor to face off against Angelina Jolie‘s fallen fairy in the Maleficent sequel. The Deadpool actor is in final talks to play the Maleficent 2 villain in the film helmed by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales director Joachim Ronning.

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Justice League Dark

What do Maleficent 2 and Justice League Dark have in common beyond an interest in the fantastical and supernatural? Well, they both just reminded us of their very existence because their respective studios have hired new writers to tackle their screenplays. Someday, these movies could exist. Maybe!

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‘Maleficent 2’ Developing at Disney

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Angelina Jolie will likely go for a second round of intense cheekbone enhancement as Maleficent 2 is in development at Disney. Details on the sequel project are thin, but Linda Woolverton, who scripted the first film, is in talks to write the first draft.  Read More »

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The Highest Grossing Movies of 2014

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As the 2014 year has officially come to an end, I thought it would be nice to take a look at the highest grossing movies of 2014. How many of the top 10 grossing films had a superhero character? The answer is six. How many films in the top 30 grossing are not based on an existing property (adaptation, remake, reboot…etc) or a sequel? Only four! Hit the jump and you can find the top 50 grossing films of the year.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 director

The summer movie season is officially over and that means its time to wrap up our 2014 Summer Movie Wager. If you are unclear, every year a group of us attempt to predict which films will be the top ten of the summer season. You get points for being as accurate as possible.

Like most summers, 2014 was filled with surprises and familiarity. The biggest surprise? Guardians of the Galaxy. In just four weeks, it outgrossed every other film of the summer including massive hits like Transformers: Age of Extinction, X-Men: Days of the Future Past and more. What wasn’t a surprise? Almost everything else. Of the three contestants (myself, Peter Sciretta and Jeff Cannata) we all got at least 9 of the 10 films in the top ten right. The order was another story and is what finally declared a winner.

Below, check out the final point totals and watch our wrap-up video podcast.  Read More »

Goonies Sequel

Everyone wants to make a sequel in this edition of Sequel Bits. It’s just that some of these sequels are less theoretical than others. After the jump:

  • Eva Green responds to her Sin City poster rejection
  • Sean Astin feels optimistic about The Goonies 2
  • Zach Galligan wants in on the Gremlins reboot
  • Angelina Jolie will “maybe” play Maleficent again
  • Insurgent adds Daniel Dae Kim and two others
  • Fast & Furious 7 welcomes musician Romeo Santos
  • Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster get close in a new pic
  • Get your groove on with a new Step Up All In trailer

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Maleficent final trailer

Despite the ABC Family Channel voiceover, the angle used in this “last” trailer for Maleficent is a decent one. It pins the film firmly to the original Sleeping Beauty, and focuses on the “truth” of Maleficent’s past as a good fairy who went bad. Sure, there are all those great shots of Angelina Jolie that we’ve seen so many times in the past few months. But she looks so good as the character that it’s difficult to complain about them being repeated. As for the rest of it, well…

Watch the latest Maleficent trailer below. Read More »

Maleficent IMAX poster

Disney is putting a lot of muscle behind its upcoming release Million Dollar Arm, but another Mouse House effort is also arriving soon, too. Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie as the evil sorceress from Sleeping Beauty, opens at the end of May. And despite the fact that we’ve seen many posters and a few trailers, it feels like this one is slipping into theaters more quietly than you’d expect from a Disney movie based on one of the company’s most popular films.

We’ve got some new materials regardless, and they mostly focus on the same image that was always going to be the core of the push for this movie: Angelina Jolie in makeup and headdress, flashing those cheekbones. Granted, if I was able to promote a movie with that imagery I’d use it to death, too. Check out a Maleficent IMAX poster, and several character posters, below. Read More »