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  1. Idris Elba to Direct, Star in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' For Netflix

    Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala - Red CarpetIdris Elba is set to take on an iconic role — and no, it's not James Bond.

    Elba will direct, produce, and star in a modern retelling of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" for Netflix. He will also produce original music for the film, which is described as a "sonic and musical experience."

    "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was a novel published by Victor Hugo in 1831 and told the story of Quasimodo, a hunchback, who falls in love with the gypsy Esmeralda in 1482 Paris during the reign of Louis XI. It's been adapted for the screen numerous times, including a 1996 animated Disney feature.

    This is the second collaboration between Elba and Netflix. Last month, the streaming service announced that Elba would create, produce, and star in a comedy series titled "Turn Up For Charlie," about a struggling DJ who becomes a manny to his famous best friend's problem-child daughter.

  2. George R.R. Martin's Kid's Book 'Ice Dragon' Getting Made Into Animated Movie

    Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin meets with readersAfter conquering television with "Game of Thrones," George R.R. Martin is moving on to animation.

    The author has made a deal with the Warner Animation Group to adapt his 1980 children's novel "The Ice Dragon" for the big screen.

    Martin will act as a producer and possibly — possibly — even write the script. Of course, that would probably not sit well with fans of his books, who've been waiting seven years for "The Winds of Winter" (which won't be published this year or maybe ever).

    "The Ice Dragon" is unrelated to his "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels. It follows a young girl named Adara who secretly befriends a mythic Ice Dragon. When another breed of dragons invade her land, the girl and her friend are the only ones who can stop them and save everyone.

    Though "Winds of Winter" has been delayed, Martin is releasing a historical tale titled "Fire and Blood," about the Targaryen family. The author is also involved with the "Game of Thrones" spinoffs that HBO has been developing. The eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" is slated to debut sometime next year.

  3. 'Wildlife' Trailer: Things Fall Apart For Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal

    It's death by a thousand cuts for the marriage at the heart of "Wildfire," actor Paul Dano's directorial debut.

    The trailer for the movie, based on Richard Ford's novel of the same name, centers on housewife Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and her golf pro husband Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal). They live with their teen song in a small town in 1960s Montana. After Jerry loses his job and sense of purpose, he joins the ranks fighting a nearby forest fire — leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly alone, Jeannette is forced to make tough choices as she struggles to stay above water.

    The movie got rapturous reviews when it played at the Sundance Film Festival, an impressive feat for first-time director Dano (who co-wrote the script with partner Zoe Kazan).

    "I was really moved by [Ford's book], and I think something that he captured that I loved was the feeling that family is one of the greatest loves of our life," he told the Sundance audience. "And because of that, it's also one of the greatest sources of struggle and possibly pain in our life, and it's because of love that we experience that pain. And so the compassion towards these sort of flawed parents, and witnessing that through the kid's eyes, spoke to me."

    "Wildlife" opens in theaters October 19.

  4. What's Leaving Netflix in June 2018

    Better binge "Captain America: Civil War" while you can. The epic face-off between Captain America and Iron Man is leaving Netflix on June 25. (So, that's like, 50 more watches at least, right?)

    Also going bye-bye: '90s favorites "Men in Black" and "While You Were Sleeping." (Which, we hope, will rotate back on the service very soon.)

    Here's everything leaving Netflix streaming in June:


    Leaving June 1

    "50 First Dates" (2004)
    "8 Mile" (2002)
    "Gridiron Gang" (2006)
    "J. Edgar" (2011)
    "Men in Black" (1997)
    "My Left Foot" (1989)
    "Neerja" (2016)
    "Out of the Dark" (2014)
    "Princess Kaiulani" (2009)
    "The Angry Birds Movie" (2016)
    "The Brothers Grimm" (2005)
    "The Spy Next Door" (2010)
    "The Young Victoria" (2009)
    "Training Day" (2001)
    "Untraceable" (2008)
    "Vice" (2015)
    "What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy" (2015)
    "While You Were Sleeping" (1995)

    Leaving June 2

    "Shark Men": Season 3

    Leaving June 8

    "Grace of Monaco" (2014)

    Leaving June 9

    "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" (2013)

    Leaving June 10

    "Bonnie & Clyde" (1967)

    Leaving June 15

    "Drillbit Taylor" (2008)
    "Naz & Maalik" (2015)
    "The Giver" (2014)
    "The Great Gatsby" (1974)
    "Underdogs" (2013)

    Leaving June 16

    "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown": Seasons 1-8
    "Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of" (2015)
    "Curious George" (2006)
    "Super" (2010)

    Leaving June 18

    "Cedar Cove": Seasons 1-3

    Leaving June 20

    "Cake" (2014)

    Leaving June 21

    "Baby Daddy": Seasons 1-6

    Leaving June 22

    "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" (2014)

    Leaving June 23

    "Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle" (2015)

    Leaving June 25

    "Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War" (206)

    Leaving June 26

    "Alpha and Omega" (2010)

    Leaving June 29

    "Bad Grandpa .5" (2014)

    Leaving June 30

    "On Golden Pond" (1981)

  5. Here's What's Coming to Netflix in June 2018

    Marvel Studios' THOR: RAGNAROK..Thor (Chris Hemsworth)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2017Yes! "Thor: Ragnarok" is coming to Netflix streaming in June, and so is "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." (The bad news, "Captain America: Civil War" is being yanked.)

    But there's more good stuff to stream in June, including new seasons of "Marvel's Luke Cage" and "GLOW," the long-awaited "Sense8" finale, the acclaimed true-crime doc "The Staircase" and a whole lot more.

    Here's everything coming to Netflix in June:

    TBD:

    "iZombie": Season 4
    "Life Sentence": Season 1
    "Supergirl": Season 3

    Available June 1

    "Assassination Games" (2011)
    "Blue Jasmine" (2013)
    "Busted!" [Netflix Original]
    "Disney's 101 Dalmatians" (1996)
    "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker" (1993)
    "He Named Me Malala" (2015)
    "Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth" (1988)
    "Just Friends" (2005)
    "Miracle" (2004)
    "National Treasure" (2004)
    "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" (2008)
    "November 13: Attack on Paris" [Netflix Original]
    "Outside In" (2018)
    "Righteous Kill" (2008)
    "Rumor Has It" (2005)
    "Singularity" (2017)
    "Taking Lives" (2004)
    "Terms and Conditions May Apply" (2013)
    "The Boy" (2016)
    "The Covenant" (2006)
    "The Departed" (2006)
    "The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure" (2010)


    Available June 2

    "The King's Speech" (2010)

    Available June 3

    "The Break with Michelle Wolf" [Netflix Original]

    Available June 5

    "Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok" (2017)

    Available June 7

    "Hyori's Bed & Breakfast": Season 2
    "The Night Shift": Season 4

    Available June 8

    "Alex Strangelove" [Netflix Film]
    "Ali's Wedding" [Netflix Film]
    "Marcella": Season 2 [Netflix Original]
    "Sense8: The Series Finale" [Netflix Original]
    "The Hollow" [Netflix Original]
    "The Staircase" [Netflix Original]
    "Treehouse Detectives" [Netflix Original]

    Available June 9

    "Wynonna Earp": Season 2


    Available June 10

    "Portlandia": Season 8


    Available June 14

    "Cutie and the Boxer" (2013)
    "Marlon": Season 1


    Available June 15

    "La Hora Final" (2017)
    "Lust Stories" [Netflix Film]
    "Maktub" [Netflix Film]
    "Set It Up" [Netflix Film]
    "Step Up 2: The Streets" (2008)
    "Sunday's Illness" [Netflix Film]
    "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (2009)
    "The Ranch: Part 5" [Netflix Original]
    "True: Magical Friends" [Netflix Original]
    "True: Wonderful Wishes" [Netflix Original]
    "Voltron: Legendary Defender": Season 6" [Netflix Original]


    Available June 16

    "Grey's Anatomy": Season 14
    "In Bruges" (2008)

    Available June 17

    "Club de Cuervos presenta: La balada de Hugo Sánchez" [Netflix Original]
    "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.": Season 5


    Available June 18

    "Encerrados" (20150


    Available June 19

    "Hannah Gadsby: Nanette" [Netflix Original]


    Available June 22

    "Brain on Fire" [Netflix Film]
    "Cooking on High" [Netflix Original]
    "Derren Brown: Miracle" [Netflix Original]
    "Heavy Rescue: 401": Season 2 [Netflix Original]
    "Marvel's Luke Cage": Season 2 [Netflix Original]
    "Us and Them" [Netflix Film]


    Available June 23

    "Disney's Tarzan" (1999)

    Available June 24

    "To Each, Her Own (Les Goûts et les couleurs )" [Netflix Film]

    Available June 25

    "Hotel Transylvania": Season 1


    Available June 26

    "Secret City" [Netflix Original]
    "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (2017)
    "W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro" [Netflix Original]

    Available June 29

    "Churchill's Secret Agents: The New Recruits" [Netflix Original]
    "GLOW": Season 2 [Netflix Original]
    "Harvey Street Kids" [Netflix Original]
    "Kiss Me First" [Netflix Original]
    "La Forêt" [Netflix Original]
    "La Pena Maxima" (2018)
    "Nailed It!": Season 2 [Netflix Original]
    "Paquita Salas": Season 2 [Netflix Original]
    "Recovery Boys" [Netflix Original]
    "TAU" [Netflix Film]

    Available June 30

    "Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Oblitus Copernican Theory" [Netflix Original]
    "Mohawk" (2017)

  6. You Can Blame 'Return of the Jedi' for Giving Us the Star Wars Prequels

    2018 marks the 35th anniversary of "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi," the third film in George Lucas' initial -- and, for a while at least, only -- trilogy.

    And while it's easy to get swept up in the nostalgia, especially since it perfectly coincides with the release of "Solo: A Star Wars Story," in many ways "Return of the Jedi" marked the end of the "Star Wars" that we knew and loved. It signaled the end in which fairly standard fairy tale tropes are deepened and complicated, lacquered with layers of New Age mysticism and Eastern philosophy, while officially ushering in the next phase of the franchise (more simplistic storytelling aimed more squarely at children). The cycle that began with the third film of the original trilogy has only recently been broken, thanks to the new "saga" films, in which directors raised on the material have been fearless in both reconstructing and deconstructing the series' mythology and its accompanying characters.

    In short: "Return of the Jedi" was the beginning of the end.

    But let's take it back a little bit.1980's "The Empire Strikes Back" was, in many ways, a grand experiment -- one in which Lucas, the writer-director of the original film and the guiding creative force of the franchise, tried to step away. The first film had turned his struggling operation into a full-fledged company, one that demanded management. So he passed the baton to prickly journeyman filmmaker Irvin Kershner.

    Lucas assumed that Kershner would simply follow the map that Lucas and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (brought in after notable screenwriter and novelist Leigh Brackett had handed in one largely unrecognizable draft before passing away) had laid out in front of him. But Kershner turned out to be more of an artist, insisting on multiple takes and emphasizing exploration and improvisation. This, as recounted in Brian May Jones' indispensable biography "George Lucas: A Life," grated on Lucas, who was both extending credit to cover the ballooning budget and cracking down on what he perceived as Kershner's flights of creative fancy.

    Ultimately, the push-and-pull between Kershner and Lucas gifted us with the greatest entry in the franchise (to this day). Without Kershner's willingness to go off the page, we would have never had Han and Leia's unforgettable farewell (among other things).

    "The Empire Strikes Back" was a glorious melting pot of artists at the top of their game; not only Kershner, but Jim Henson and Frank Oz (who helped create Yoda), along with a more emboldened cast who came to set with fully formed ideas about where their characters should go, and people like editor Paul Hirsch, cinematographer Peter Suschitzky, and producer Gary Kurtz. These were the voices (some louder and more combative than others) that made the movie sing. They were also the ones that made Lucas the most enraged.

    When it came to "Return of the Jedi," he wiped the slate clean, creatively. Of the geniuses that brought "Empire Strikes Back" to life, only Oz was spared, returning in a much more limited capacity (a kind of puppet cameo). Lucas wanted to regain control of what he thought was essentially his vision, no matter the filmmaker actually behind the camera.So he hired Richard Marquand to direct, and he did so with a machinelike efficiency. There was no flair, no sense of pacing or spectacle, just a measured hitting of beats and, from all accounts, a genial outlook that made him a perfect doormat. (Kurtz, who had been a key ally of Lucas', felt the decision to base the film around another Death Star, reductive, and quit.) And Lucas was paying greater and greater attention to the business side of the operation. He was fond of creating characters that could easily sell toys and keenly aware of the "toyetic" nature of his movies. (This was a phrase coined by a Kenner executive who complained that "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" didn't have enough potential licensing possibilities.)

    All of his more commercial inclinations were ultimately focused on one aspect of the movie: the Ewoks.

    As far back as Lucas' original, unwieldy treatment for the first "Star Wars" movie, he wanted to see an indigenous, less sophisticated society rise up against the evil Galactic Empire. (In that version, it was the Wookiees, an idea he would return to in the prequels.)

    For "Return of the Jedi," it was decided that it would be the inhabitants of the forest moon of Endor, a key spot to the Empire in their construction of the new Death Star. And they went through many designs, originating as creepy, reptile-ish creatures. According to Jones, "Lucas had sent the characters back through design and again and again, finally settling on a cuddly teddy bear-like look."

    It was enough to send Ralph McQuarrie packing; he was the illustrator responsible for the franchise's most iconic designs (he's still being cribbed from on shows like "Star Wars: Rebels" and in the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park project). He "threw up his hands in resignation" over the development of the Ewoks. "There was a feeling that it was maybe too obvious a marketing idea," said one designer (to Jones). "I think Ralph didn't like them too much." Ultimately, Joe Johnston, another talented designer (and future director) would settle on a sweet design that Lucas would approve.

    And, in the end, "Both cast and crew alike found his new heroes somewhat grating." Of course, this excluded Lucas.

    He instructed second-unit director Roger Christian to get as much footage of the creatures as he could, particularly in the celebratory final scene. It was enough for Christian to request removal from that unit. "George loved them. Nobody else did," said Christian.

    Looking back on the film, they really are grating, and their cutesy look, pidgin speech patterns, and prepackaged aesthetic, would be a harbinger of the prequels to come. Even Lucas' backed-in political subtext, with the Ewok/Empire conflict acting as an obvious stand-in for the Vietnam War, was neutered by just how cloying they were. The Vietcong were a lot of things, but huggable was not one of them.

    When Lucas returned to "Return of the Jedi" for the "special edition" updates (first in 1997 theatrical re-releases and then subsequently in home video debuts), he made the connection between the film and his nascent prequel trilogy even more explicit: At the end of "Return of the Jedi," he subtracted footage of the Ewok celebration (the same footage that he was so keen on getting during principal photography), instead choosing to cut around to different planets, as they celebrated the downfall of the Empire. These planets included Naboo and Coruscant -- two very important settings for the trilogy -- and featured the kind of busy, overstuffed CGI cacophony that was another hallmark of the later films.The prequels are terrible films, but they are singularly George Lucas films. He directed all three and either wrote or co-wrote all of them, too.

    He paid for them and didn't have any outside help, besides asking Steven Spielberg for assistance staging the climactic lightsaber battle in "Revenge of the Sith." The prequels were hermetically sealed creations, springing forth from Lucas' mind and controlled -- tightly -- at every level by him.

    It's suggested in Jones' biography that his greatest artistic accomplishments came when he was getting creative pushback from other likeminded people; the Kershners of his world. When he became, in essence, a solo act, that vitality (and that humanity) all but evaporated. What we were left with were the prequels, movies that had about as much charm and character as an IRS audit, crammed with wooden dialogue, instantly-dated visual effects, and erratic pacing.

    But, on all three movies, nobody ever told Lucas "no."

    After "Return of the Jedi" came out, Lucas did an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. "Dare to be cute. The worst we could do is get criticized for it," Lucas said, somewhat defiantly.

    Sadly, being cute is what would define him as an artist and his franchise as a whole, for decades afterwards, when the commerciality of cuteness was seemingly all he cared about.

  7. Disney Reveals When You Can Visit 'Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge'

    Soon, "Star Wars" fans can travel to the edge of that famous galaxy far, far away.

    Disney released a teaser video for "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge," the new attraction that will open in its theme parks next year. The video reveals the opening timeframe: Summer 2019 at Disneyland and then a few months later (think Fall 2019) at Disney World.

    The video doesn't show much beyond an animated version of the concept art, but it's cool to see TIE fighters racing through the sky near a bustling city-like hub.

    "Galaxy's Edge" will take visitors to the remote outpost planet of Batuu. There, they can fly the Millennium Falcon and ride on a star destroyer during a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

    "This outpost is filled with characters, alien creatures, and droids. Some of them we have met before but some we're meeting for the first time. You're invited to participate them in your very own 'Star Wars' adventure," Disney imagineer Scott Trowbridge told audience members at last summer's D23 Expo.

  8. That 'Deadpool 2' Major Cameo Star Had a Specific Demand for Ryan Reynolds  

    SPOILERS AHEAD FROM "DEADPOOL 2"

    There are so many in-jokes and pop culture references in "Deadpool 2" that some of the cameos may have been lost to the audience. One definitely made an impression, as it was supposed to: Brad Pitt showed up. He was very briefly around as X-Force recruit the Vanisher -- who is invisible right up until he's about to die.

    Screenwriter Paul Wernick told The Hollywood Reporter that Vanisher wasn't in the original script, but when they did decide to pop him in, they figured it was the perfect idea for a celebrity cameo.

    "And then we thought, 'Who is the hardest get in Hollywood? Let's call him.'"

    Ryan Reynolds reached out personally to Brad Pitt, whose kids apparently loved the first "Deadpool" movie.

    "He immediately said yes," Wernick told THR. "It was a pinch-me moment."

    However, co-writer Rhett Reese told Yahoo Entertainment there was a string attached before Pitt would agree to the cameo:

    "He said 'I want a hand-delivered Starbucks coffee from Ryan Reynolds himself."

    Director David Leitch added, "I think it was a double-wet cappuccino."

    Of course it was. But it sounds like the actual coffee errand was anticlimactic.

    "On the day, Ryan delivered it, and Brad had kind of forgotten about it," Reese told Yahoo. "He gets this coffee and goes, 'Oh my God. I forgot I asked for that.'"

    'Allied' UK Premiere - LondonAccording to CinemaBlend, they shot the whole cameo in about half an hour, so there was barely even time to enjoy the coffee:

    Rhett Reese: We shot in about a half an hour. It was quite a production. It was like a full crew for a half an hour, and Brad agreed to do it for scale, plus a cup of coffee. And then he was really specific about the coffee - said, 'I want this exact coffee from Starbucks, and, Ryan, I want you to deliver it to me.'

    Paul Wernick: And Ryan did deliver it!

    Rhett Reese: We got the coffee, Ryan came in and gave it to him. It was hilarious because he kind of forgotten that he asked for it. It was really funny. And then we shot it in about a half an hour.

    Brad Pitt's cameo was "for scale," in this case under $1,000. His appearance was meant to be an obvious joke, but did you know his "Oceans Eleven" costar and buddy Matt Damon is also in the movie?

    According to Yahoo, no screening attendees before the film's release noticed the "heavily made-up" Damon, who "appears alongside Alan Tudyk as a redneck whose toilet paper manifesto is interrupted by a time-traveling Cable (Josh Brolin)." Damon is even listed in the credits as Dickie Greenleaf, his character's name in "The Talented Mr. Ripley."

    Now you know to look for him, when you watch the movie again.

    Between "Deadpool 2" and "Thor: Ragnarok," Matt Damon is building himself quite a celebrity cameo resume. Jimmy Kimmel must be appalled.

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  9. New 'Avengers 4' Synopsis Teases 'Turning Point' & 'Sacrifices' 

    I don't feel so good...

    "Avengers 4" has yet to reveal its official title, but it's showing up in theaters on May 3, 2019. (Unless Marvel decides to move it up so we can have it sooner. Pretty please? No? OK...) If you've seen "Avengers 3," aka "Avengers: Infinity War," you know things ended on a bit of a downer.

    SPOILER ALERT FOR THE 5 PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T SEEN INFINITY WAR.

    Thanos won, getting all six Infinity Stones and snapping his petty fingers to vaporize half the population. So many of our favorites were dusted, but so many of our favorites also have sequels coming up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So we know we'll be seeing them again. Also, the folks who were NOT dust-busted are the ones who've been talking about their contracts ending after "Avengers 4."

    Put together, we're expecting some big twists ahead in the fourth movie -- which has already heavily hinted to having a time travel element.

    Las Vegas is hosing Licensing Expo 2018 this week, and ComicBookMovie's Rochi Shion pointed out a blurb from Licensing Magazine, featuring this synopsis for "Avengers 4":

    "A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it."

    Turning point. Fragile reality. Sacrifices.

    Before coughing up the Time Stone, Doctor Strange did say he checked out some 14 million potential futures and there was only one where the Avengers won. So we have to assume we're currently operating in Strange's "end game," and the sacrifices he mentioned are tied to that result.

    "Avengers: Infinity War" is currently kicking butt in theaters as the top-grossing superhero movie of all time; "Avengers 4," which should reveal its title relatively soon, arrives in theaters May 3, 2019.

    Speaking of the Licensing Expo, though, you should also check out the first "Jumanji 2" and "Men in Black" spinoff posters that just debuted there.

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  10. Liam Neeson in Talks for 'Men in Black' Spinoff

    Liam Neeson will bring his very particular set of skills to the "Men in Black" spinoff movie that already stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.

    According to Variety, Neeson is in talks to play the head of the Men in Black's U.K. branch, where the movie begins. Rip Torn played the U.S. boss, Chief Z (Zed), in the first two movies.

    So far, that's the most we know about this movie -- other than that it just got a fairly decent first poster.

    The movie -- directed y F. Gary Gray -- will be set in the same world as the original trilogy, and will reportedly pick up after the events of the Tommy Lee Jone and Will Smith films. It's reportedly more of an ensemble, though, with Hemsworth and Thompson playing new characters. As the sun now stands, it doesn't look like Smith or Jones will be involved in this spinoff.

    The "Men in Black" spinoff recently moved its release date from May 17 to June 14, 2019.

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  11. The Rock Says 'Skyscraper' Is His 'Most Intense Role' Ever

    "Skyscraper" has one more test screening to go, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson told his fans. He's actually a fan of that process, since part of his brand is giving fans what they want (and never what will seriously bum them out).

    "Skyscraper" released its second official trailer on Wednesday (see below), and The Rock previewed that footage by dishing more on how difficult it was to make the film:

    "Most physical, emotional and intense role of my career. This and Tooth Fairy.
    I needed tequila, vacation and therapy once I wrapped the movie."

    Haha. Below are a couple of his recent "Skyscraper" Instagram posts -- including more on the focus group process.

    The most recent screening seemed to go pretty well, but also led them to make some changes. (Hopefully one change was adding even more Neve Campbell, since we miss seeing her on screen.)

    Johnson said director Rawson Thurber came away knowing where "he wanted to refine and elevate the story," and they went back to the drawing board on "a few crucial notes" from the audience:

    Audience comes first. One of the most critical (and enjoyable) parts of my job is getting my movie in front of test screening audiences to get their direct feedback on how to make our film better before we release it to the world. Check your ego at the door and create a safe environment for your audience to be real about the aspects they loved in the film and what they didn't. Most important relationship I have in this business, will always be the one I have with my audience. Thank all you so much for your enthusiasm and open dialogue. An exciting time as we gear up to deliver SKYSCRAPER later this summer. One more test screening to go. Why the hell do I even bother wearing a hat? #AudienceFirst #SKYSCRAPER @sevenbucksprod

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    Here's the official synopsis for "Skyscraper":

    "Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary's Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building...above the fire line."

    Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, We're the Millers), the 3D action-thriller is produced by Beau Flynn (San Andreas, Baywatch), Johnson, Thurber and Hiram Garcia (San Andreas, Central Intelligence).

    The first trailer came out in February. Here's the new trailer, released May 23:

    "Skyscraper" is scheduled for release in theaters on July 13th.

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  12. HBO Is Getting 'IT' in June 2018, But Losing All of the 'Harry Potter' Movies

    Accio, Pennywise?

    HBO just revealed its June 2018 schedule, including original programming and theatrical debuts. HBO NOW will have several great titles available this month -- including "Blade Runner 2049" and horror hit "IT" -- but it's also losing a lot of good stuff, too.

    All eight "Harry Potter" movies, plus "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" are leaving as of June 30.

    Also, several movies in the "Fast" franchise will also drive away as of June 30, including "The Fast and the Furious," "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Fast & Furious," and "The Fate of the Furious."

    It's a lot to lose. But there's also plenty to gain (like "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Napoleon Dynamite").

    Here's the schedule for June 2018:

    Original Programming:
    HBO First Look: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (6/11)
    It Will Be Chaos (6/18)
    Entre Nos, Part 4 (6/22)
    Believer (6/25)

    Series Premiere:
    Succession, Series Premiere (6/3)

    Season Finales:
    El Negocio, Season 4 Finale (6/3)
    Destino: Rusia 2018, Season 1 Finale (6/13)
    Westworld, Season 2 Finale (6/24)
    Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, Season 1 Finale (6/15)

    Theatrical Premieres:
    A Cure for Wellness, 2017 (6/1)
    Blade Runner 2049, 2017 (6/2)
    American Made, 2017 (6/9)
    Chips, 2017 (6/14)
    The Mountain Between Us, 2017 (6/16)
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle, 2017 (6/23)
    IT, 2017 (6/30)

    Estrenos:
    El Fútbol o yo (AKA My Love or My Passion), 2017 (6/1)
    Bebe, 2013 (6/1)
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  13. 'Jumanji' Sequel & 'Men in Black' Spinoff Reveal First Promo Posters

    Are you ready for "The Next Chapter" of "Jumanji," and a new group of MIB?

    Collider just shared some of the posters showing at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. Sony is promoting early posters for the sequel to "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," and the spinoff to "Men in Black."

    The 2017 "Jumanji" -- starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black -- was a sequel itself, to the 1995 Robin Williams movie. "Welcome to the Jungle" turned out to be Sony's highest-grossing domestic release of all time. So it wasn't too shocking when The Rock posted that they were working on a follow-up.

    Meanwhile, the "Men in Black" movie is said to be an ensemble spinoff with new characters -- led by "Thor: Ragnarok" stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson -- and directed by F. Gary Gray ("The Fate of the Furious"). Liam Neeson was just announced to join in a role that will reportedly help start the film.

    Here are the promo posters:

    It's not clear yet whether the official title of "Jumanji 2" will be "Jumanji: The Next Chapter," but it has a decent ring to it.

    More posters are sure to come closer to the release dates, probably emphasizing the cast members.

    "Jumanji 2" is currently scheduled for release on December 25th, 2019. The "Men in Black" spinoff had been scheduled for release in May 17, 2019, but was pushed back to June 14, 2019.

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  14. Damon Lindelof Posts Very Personal 5-Page Letter on HBO's 'Watchmen' Remix

    Damon Lindelof is "remixing" the beloved comic "Watchmen" for HBO. He just posted an impassioned five-page letter to fans, warning of his intentions -- which he knows will upset some people -- while emphasizing how much of a "Watchmen" fan he himself has been since he was 12.

    Lindelof's Instagram post shows his "Lost" roots by including some flashbacks to share his own "Watchmen" origin story. He reveals his father gave him the first issues when he was 12, and takes us through his father's reaction to changes and adaptations over the years, while detouring to explore the two previous times Lindelof had been offered the chance to adapt the project for television.

    All told, it's a work-up to his explanation of why he chose to adapt -- or remix -- the comic for HBO. He explains that this rendition will not be a sequel, but it will feature some "new faces," and a modern time period, switching out 1980s Reagan and Thatcher and replacing them with Trump, May, and Putin.

    Here's a small portion of the letter:

    "We have no desire to 'adapt' the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. Gibbons created thirty years ago. Those issues are sacred ground and they will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted.

    They will, however, be remixed. Because the bass lines in those familiar tracks are just too good and we'd be fools not to sample them. Those original twelve issues are our Old Testament. When the New Testament came along, it did not erase what came before it. Creation. The Garden of Eden. Abraham and Isaac. The Flood. It all happened. And so it will be with Watchmen. The Comedian died. Dan and Laurie fell in love. Ozymandias saved the world and Dr. Manhattan left it just after blowing Rorschach to pieces in the bitter cold of Antarctica.

    To be clear. Watchmen is canon.

    Just the way Mr. Moore wrote it, the way Mr. Gibbons drew it and the way the brilliant john Higgins colored it.

    But we are not making a 'sequel' either. This story will be set in the world its creators painstakingly built ... but in the tradition of the work that inspired it, this new story must be original. It has to vibrate with the seismic unpredictability of its own tectonic plates. It must ask new questions and explore the world through a fresh lens. Most importantly, it must be contemporary."

    He added that the series' "tone will be fresh and nasty and electric and absurd."

    Read the full post, which is captioned Day 140:

    Day 140.

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    Lindelof had posted his Day One photo back in September 2017, just as HBO gave a green light to a pilot, and ordered backup scripts.

    Zack Snyder directed a film version of "Watchmen" in 2009, starring Billy Crudup, Malin Akerman, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Patrick Wilson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino, and Matt Frewer.

    HBO has yet to reveal a premiere date for Lindelof's "Watchmen" remix.

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  15. Here's Your First Look at Zachary Levi in Costume in 'Shazam!'

    We've seen Zachary Levi without his suit (and with some impressive muscle), but now, DC fans have their first official look at the actor sporting his costume as the titular hero in "Shazam!"

    The excited star shared a snap of himself next to a poster for the flick, where he's in character as the hero.

    "This! This is what dreams are made of," Levi captioned his snap, in which he's grinning with palpable joy and pointing to his own suited-up image on the giant poster behind him. "Complete and total wish fulfillment, plus a beverage! All the squeees."

    As Collider points out, the candy-colored imagery is certainly a breath of fresh air, after all the doom and gloom that the DC Extended Universe has churned out in recent years (save for last summer's "Wonder Woman," which was a step in the right direction). That's in line with what director David Sandberg told Moviefone last summer about his vision for the flick, which he said would have "more of a comedy approach."

    There's still a long way to go before the film hits theaters, so expect a clearer look at the full costume sometime in the future. "Shazam!" is set for release on April 5, 2019.

    [h/t Collider]

  16. George Clooney Reportedly Bartended at the Royal Wedding, Because He's the Best

    Move over, Tom Hanks: There's a new celebrity bartender who's coming to take your Most Delightful Party Guest title.

    According to sources who spoke with Entertainment Tonight, none other than George Clooney reportedly briefly stepped in as bartender at the reception following last weekend's royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. ET reports that Clooney dished out some shots and generally charmed the pants off of everyone at the lavish party. (Well, metaphorically, anyway -- the Queen and the rest of the royal family probably wouldn't approve of such scandalous shenanigans.)

    "George hopped behind the bar and was actually bartending for a bit," ET's source said of the star's impromptu gesture of goodwill. "He poured Casamigos drinks and shots and got everyone dancing!"

    Casamigos is the swanky tequila brand that Clooney co-founded with his longtime friend (and husband of Cindy Crawford) Rande Gerber. The pair sold the label last summer to European liquor conglomerate Diageo for a sum in the $1 billion range.

    Clooney attended the highly-rated nuptials with his wife, accomplished British human rights attorney Amal Clooney, and a host of other celebs. Among the many, many other famous faces in attendance were: David and Victoria Beckham, Elton John, Serena Williams, Idris Elba, Oprah Winfrey, James Corden, Patrick J. Adams, and Priyanka Chopra.

    [via: Entertainment Tonight]

  17. Ryan Reynolds Re-Teams With Deadpool' Writers, Michael Bay for Netflix Action Film

    Fresh off the success of "Deadpool 2," Ryan Reynolds is re-teaming with that flick's writers for yet another action film. And this time, they're collaborating with one of the kings of the genre.

    Netflix announced on Tuesday that it had acquired the rights to a new action flick called "Six Underground," and it's already got a seriously impressive roster of creative talent: Reynolds will star; "Deadpool" and "Deadpool 2" screenwriting duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are penning the script; and none other than Michael Bay is directing.

    Ryan Reynolds will star in "Six Underground," Netflix's upcoming action movie directed by @michaelbay and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the screenwriters behind Deadpool and Deadpool 2. pic.twitter.com/2vUloYTnAy

    — Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) May 22, 2018

    Bay's bonafides in the action genre are legendary, putting out some of the most recognizable titles in that category over the past few decades in either a director and/or producer capacity. In case you need a refresher, his hits include the "Bad Boys," "Transformers," and "Purge" series, "Armageddon," the rebooted "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and most recently, "A Quiet Place."

    For "Six Underground," Bay will once again produce. There are no details about the film's plot, though the official Netflix press release says the film is "based on an original idea" by Reese and Wernick, who are also producing.

    According to Variety, the film will be one of the most expensive that Netflix has made so far, with an estimated budget in the $125 million range. The streaming service reportedly beat out several other suitors for the project, including Bay's home studio Paramount, after committing to the eye-popping pricetag.

    Production on "Six Underground" is slated to begin sometime this summer, and Netflix hopes to release it worldwide sometime in 2019.

    [via: Netflix, Variety]

  18. Watch Emilia Clarke's Adorably Awful Wookiee Impression

    Emilia Clarke may play the Mother of Dragons on HBO's "Game of Thrones," but when it comes to the "Star Wars" universe, the actress just might be the Worst of the Wookiees.

    Clarke, one of the stars of the upcoming spinoff flick "Solo: A Star Wars Story," stopped by "The Tonight Show" on Monday to promote the film, which reveals how the young Han (Alden Ehrenreich) meets Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), among other details about the space swashbuckler. According to the actress, Chewie does have dialogue in the official script, which is then translated into the character's signature grunts and yowls while cameras roll.

    "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon asked Clarke to give her best impression of a Chewbacca line reading, and the actress admitted she was "really bad" at imitating the wookiee. She did her best anyway, but as the actress put it, her attempt -- which to our ears sounds vaguely like someone trying to gargle mouthwash -- was "worse than I thought it was in my head."

    "I was like, 'It's gonna be bad,' but that's terrible," the actress said of her mangled growl.

    Fallon, trying to gracefully change the subject, then asked Clarke, "Who do you play in this film?"

    "Not Chewie, clearly," she deadpanned.

    Honestly, we'd kind of love to see an entire movie with Clarke playing Chewbacca, if only to see if her painful impression progressively improves, or just continues to devolve into awfulness. "Solo" director Ron Howard is already familiar with re-shooting things (not to mention remixing things), so it shouldn't be a problem. We'll keep our fingers crossed.

    In the meantime, you can see Clarke play a non-wookiee when "Solo: A Star Wars Story" opens this Friday, May 25.

  19. Charlize Theron to Play Megyn Kelly in Roger Ailes Movie

    'Tully' Special ScreeningOscar winner Charlize Theron will star as Megyn Kelly in an upcoming movie about disgraced Fox News chairman Roger Ailes.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Theron is teaming up with director Jay Roach ("Trumbo") and producers Annapurna Films (which is putting out a Dick Cheney biopic starring Christian Bale).

    Ailes oversaw the rise of Fox News, where he launched the careers of Sean Hannity, Gretchen Carlson, and Kelly. He was a prominent Republican supporter, helping elect presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush. Ailes was forced to resign from Fox News in 2016 due to many allegations of sexual misconduct, including from Carlson and Kelly.

    Theron will embody Kelly, the lawyer-turned-Fox News anchor who hosted the popular news program "The Kelly File" before she defected to NBC. Fox News reportedly attempted to persuade Kelly to come out in support of Ailes, but she refused.

    The project is described as an ensemble pic and characters will likely include Carlson, former hosts Greta Van Susteren and Bill O'Reilly, and media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

  20. Emilia Clarke's Mom Filled Her Room With 'Solo' Merchandise

    Meeting Emilia Clarke would be great and all, but it'd be even more so if she'd introduce us to her mom.

    The "Solo: A Star Wars Story" actress recently appeared on "The Graham Norton Show," and she told a hilarious story about her mother. It turns out Clarke's mom, Jennifer, has quite the sense of humor. As her daughter tells it, Jennifer Clarke managed to buddy up with the Star Wars franchise's merchandise director and get free merch, and then she used it for a practical joke.

    Emilia Clarke described being "blown away at how much merchandise there is" when it started arriving at her mom's door. However, the goods didn't stay there. Soon, the actress got a surprise.

    "She thought it would be really funny if I came home and it was everywhere in my room," she told host Norton through laughter.

    Norton then showed his audience Jennifer Clarke's handiwork. She put what looks like a "Solo"-themed duvet on her daughter's bed along with five different "Solo" pillows -- and all of them have Emilia Clarke's face on them. According to the actress, this is why she's single.

    Dare we call this the mother of practical jokes? Watch below.

    "Solo: A Star Wars Story" hits theaters May 25.

  21. Alicia Silverstone Remembers 'Clueless' Co-Star Brittany Murphy's 'Amazing' Audition

    In a world full of chaos, we've got "Clueless," and it never fails to inspire smiles in some way.

    With actress Alicia Silverstone appearing in the upcoming "20/20" special "Lights, Camera, Summer!," she got to talk about the iconic 1995 movie -- and better still, we get to listen. ABC released a clip via EW on Monday, and it features a touching moment in which Silverstone discusses her late co-star Brittany Murphy. When asked about Murphy's audition, Silverstone recalls how "amazing" the actress was and how she was pulling for Murphy even though it wasn't her call.

    "She's the main person I remember from the auditions because her audition was so amazing," Silverstone says in the clip. "I don't think I had a voice in that room, but I was like, 'We're going with her right? We're going with her.'"

    Of course, Murphy won over more than her soon-to-be co-star; she landed the part and went on to play Tai Frasier, the new girl whom Cher (Silverstone) takes under her wing and who finds that her buns... they feel nothin' like steel.

    The "20/20" special "Lights, Camera, Summer!" airs May 28.

    [via: EW]

  22. 'Hobbs and Shaw' Is the Start of a 'More Grounded' Franchise

    The Fast and Furious franchise spinoff is bringing us down of a new road.

    "Hobbs and Shaw" will be the start of a fresh franchise -- and a "bit more grounded" one, according to David Leitch. The director recently discussed his plans for the upcoming film with Collider, and he clearly sees big things ahead. In order to make sure they happen, he's very deliberately setting up Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham's first adventure as title characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw.

    "It's an origin story, in a sense," Leitch told Collider of the spinoff. "It's not an origin story, but we're starting a franchise. So we want it to be a little bit more grounded, a little bit more character-centric."

    Instead of being all about the action, the plan is for the spinoff to also explore the relationship between Hobbs, a Diplomatic Security Service agent, and Shaw, a British military officer-turned-mercenary, during their adventure.

    "We're going to set up the stakes for these guys and their relationship, but we're also going to have some great set pieces and some action that you'd expect from that type of franchise," Leitch said.

    In particular, he says their chemistry is "sort of what's driving the movie" and that they'll "build on their relationship, their conflict, their banter." The two have shown off that chemistry in two Fast and Furious films so far, both as rivals and while working together. Given that Leitch already has eyes to the future, we suspect it will play into a long-term relationship.

    "Hobbs and Shaw" plot details remain under wraps. Unfortunately, that means we don't know yet what kind of trials and triumphs the two characters may face together. We do know, however, we'll get to "lean more into their worlds," as Leitch recently told CinemaBlend, and he'll keep them more grounded -- at least for now.

    "Hobbs and Shaw" is scheduled to hit theaters Aug. 2, 2019.

    [via: Collider]

  23. Donald Glover 'Would Love' to Make a Lando Movie Someday

    There's no concrete plan to make a Lando Calrissian "Star Wars" spinoff flick just yet (that honor is reportedly going to Obi-Wan Kenobi next), but that hasn't stopped "Solo: A Star Wars Story" star Donald Glover from fantasizing about the possibility. In a new interview, the actor revealed that he'd be interested in starring in -- and maybe even writing -- a film about the space hustler someday, and already has a TV-inspired idea in mind.

    While chatting with Entertainment Weekly about a potential "Lando" movie, Glover said he would definitely be down for such a flick.

    "It would always be fun to be Lando again," the actor told EW. "I would love to do it again."

    Part of the appeal, Glover added, was that Lando mostly roams in a separate realm from the Skywalker clan, whose story is "almost like the Bible" at this point.

    "I feel like out here its like, yeah, we're just like husters and gamblers and space pirates, essentially, so you can do a lot more and have a lot more fun," the actor explained of the universe explored in "Solo."

    Also fun? The opportunity for Glover to write his own "Lando: A Star Wars Story" some day. Though Lucasfilm has already made it clear that it has no such flick in the works just yet, the actor mused about the possibility, telling EW that there was a TV character whose essence he'd like to portray.

    "It would be cool to see, like, 'Frasier in Space' — like, a high-end guy in space," Glover explained. "All of these characters are very specific and they have very specific points of view, so it's always going to be fun to see them traveling around to a planet that is the opposite of what they're used to."

    It's probably going to be a while before any such film materializes, but with Glover and his boundless creativity on board, we have no doubt it will be worth the wait. In the meantime, fans can get their Lando fix for now when "Solo: A Star Wars Story" opens this Friday, May 25.

    [via: Entertainment Weekly]

  24. 'Mowgli' Trailer: Andy Serkis Tells a Darker Version of 'The Jungle Book'

    Motion-capture master Andy Serkis is tackling a familiar subject with his next project, "Mowgli," an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling novel "The Jungle Book." But as the actor-director explains, his film will be decidedly different from the more lighthearted versions that most moviegoers know.

    The first trailer for the live-action/CGI hybrid is a visual feast, featuring impressive effects that bring the film's animal cast to life. Those creatures are portrayed in painstaking detail thanks to motion-capture performances from some high-profile humans, including Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, and Serkis himself. And newcomer Rohan Chand is a standout as the titular mancub.

    As viewers can no doubt tell from the trailer, "Mowgli" isn't Disney's "Jungle Book" (neither the 1967 animated version, nor the 2016 CGI/live-action remake), differentiating itself by adhering more closely to the original Kipling source material. As Serkis notes of his flick in an accompanying featurette, "There's no singing or dancing by the animals, that's for sure."

    Part of the director's mission with "Mowgli" was to "shatter ... preconceptions" about the story, Serkis said. Based on this first trailer, it looks like he's well on his way to achieving that goal.

    "Mowgli" is due in theaters on October 19.

  25. Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston Join 'John Wick: Chapter 3'

    A pair of Oscar winners will be joining the cast of the upcoming threequel "John Wick: Chapter 3," with Halle Berry and Anjelica Huston among the just-announced additions to the ensemble.

    After releasing a splashy motion poster last week celebrating the one-year countdown to the film's opening day, the movie's social media team also revealed several high-profile castings on Monday, led by Berry and Huston. While we don't have the details yet about just who their characters are, we do know that they'll be named Sofia and The Director, respectively.

    It's a date. 5.17.19

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    I am Sofia 💋 #johnwick3 @rikerbrothers

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    Welcome @AsiaKateDillon, @AnjelicaHuston, @Mark_Dacascos and Jason Mantzoukas to #JohnWick3. 5.17.19 pic.twitter.com/28OGihmXiI

    — John Wick: Chapter 3 (@JohnWickMovie) May 21, 2018

    Berry's casting got the most attention from the "John Wick" team, suggesting Sofia will be a key part of the action this time around. Other new faces joining the team for "Chapter 3" are Asia Kate Dillon, Mark Dacascos, and Jason Mantzoukas.

    The franchise follows Keanu Reeves and the titular assassin, and this third -- and likely final -- film will pick up right where the second left off. Here's the official synopsis:

    "John Wick is on the run for two reasons... he's being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental's manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he's "Excommunicado" – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City."

    Also returning for the third outing are Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, and Lance Reddick. "John Wick: Chapter 3" opens on May 17, 2019.

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