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Marvel Boss Explains How X-Men & Fantastic Four Are Being Brought Into the MCU

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Marvel Boss Explains How X-Men & Fantastic Four Are Being Brought Into the MCU
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige explains how the Fox properties will be used in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For one thing, Feige isn't in any rush, which has already been reported. With that being said, Feige has been preparing for the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and others to come join the McU for a long time. Marvel fans have been waiting quite a while too, but now seems like the perfect time for it all to go down.

Kevin Feige probably has to talk about the Disney and Fox deal on a daily basis. Regardless, when asked about the situation in a new interview promoting Spider-Man: Far From Home, Feige is excited to shed more light on the subject. Feige had this to say about the Fox properties such as X-Men and Fantastic Four, and how they'll be incorporated into the MCU.

"It's still early days, but it's been a fun exercise,
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Oscar Nominee Rachel Morrison to Make Directorial Debut on ‘Flint Strong’ for Universal

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Oscar Nominee Rachel Morrison to Make Directorial Debut on ‘Flint Strong’ for Universal
Rachel Morrison, DP on “Black Panther” and cinematographer on “Mudbound,” is in negotiations to make her feature directorial debut with Universal’s “Flint Strong,” which Barry Jenkins penned the script for.

“Flint Strong” will be based on the 2015 boxing documentary “T-Rex,” which was directed by Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper.

Michael De Luca will produce via his Universal-based Michael De Luca Productions alongside Jenkins and De Luca Productions’ Elishia Holmes. Canepari and Cooper will executive produce.

“T-Rex” told the story of 17-year-old Claressa “T-rex” Shields, who is from Flint, Michigan and who had a dream of becoming the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing, which she achieved at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Then, she won her second gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Universal acquired her life rights and
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“Barry” Star Anthony Carrigan Will Play the “Relentless” Villain in ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’

“Barry” Star Anthony Carrigan Will Play the “Relentless” Villain in ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will reunite in Hammerstone Studios and Orion’s upcoming Bill & Ted Face the Music, which will also star Samara Weaving (Mayhem) as Thea Preston, Bill’s daughter, and Brigette Lundy-Paine (“Atypical”) as Billie Logan, Ted’s daughter. Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi) is also on board, as is “Barry” actor Anthony Carrigan! THR reports that Carrigan will […]
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Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman Starring in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ for Netflix

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Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman Starring in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ for Netflix
Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman will star in the movie adaptation of the play “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” for Netflix.

George C. Wolfe (“Lackawanna Blues”) will direct from a script by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, based on the award-winning play by August Wilson. Other cast include Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) and Michael Potts.

Denzel Washington is producing with Todd Black and Dany Wolf. Constanza Romero is executive producing. Academy Award winner Ann Roth is the costume designer and Branford Marsalis has been signed as the composer.

The story centers on Ma Rainey, the pioneering “Queen of the Blues,” during the time she is making a record in a studio in Chicago in 1927 with tensions boiling between her, her white agent and producer and her bandmates. The play won the 1985 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play.

Netflix announced the project on Wednesday. Filming
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Netflix Lands Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Tick, Tick… Boom’ (Exclusive)

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Netflix Lands Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Tick, Tick… Boom’ (Exclusive)
Following a heated bidding war, Netflix has walked away with the rights to “Tick, Tick… Boom,” a musical adaptation to be directed by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Sources say Andrew Garfield is the top choice to star, though no deal is done.

“Dear Evan Hansen” writer Stephen Levinson adapting the script based on the original stage show by the late “Rent” creator Jonathan Larson. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard and Julie Oh of Imagine Entertainment are producing along with Miranda. Julie Larson and Levinson are exec producing.

“Tick, Tick… Boom!” is set in 1990 and tells the story of Jon, an aspiring theater composer who is waiting tables in New York City while writing Superbia – which he hopes will be the next great American musical and finally give him his big break. Jon is also feeling pressure from his girlfriend Susan, who is tired of continuing to put her life on
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Netflix and WWE (Tag-)Team Up on Family Movie Starring Ken Marino, Adam Pally and Kofi Kingston

Netflix and WWE (Tag-)Team Up on Family Movie Starring Ken Marino, Adam Pally and Kofi Kingston
Netflix and WWE are teaming up on a new live-action family movie, “The Main Event,” which will star Seth Carr, Tichina Arnold, Ken Marino, Adam Pally and WWE Superstars Kofi Kingston, The Miz, and Sheamus, among others.

The movie follows an 11-year-old aspiring wrestler (Carr), who after discovering a magical mask, enters a competition to become the next WWE Superstar.

Production on the movie, which will be directed by Jay Karas off of an original screen play by Larry Postel, begins this week in Vancouver. “The Main Event” is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2020.

WWE StudiosSusan Levison is executive producer, along with Maggie Malina. Richard Lowell of WWE Studios is producer.

The Main Event” joins Netflix’s growing slate of live action movies featuring kids and teens and made for families,
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Sean Penn to Direct, Star in ‘Flag Day’ With Daughter Dylan Penn

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Sean Penn to Direct, Star in ‘Flag Day’ With Daughter Dylan Penn
Sean Penn is set to direct and star in the conman drama “Flag Day” alongside his daughter Dylan Penn, his son Hopper Penn, Josh Brolin and Miles Teller.

The cast includes two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (“Fosse/Verdon”), Dale Dickey, Eddie Marsan, Bailey Noble, and Katheryn Winnick (“Vikings”).

Jez Butterworth (“Edge of Tomorrow”) wrote the screenplay, which is based on Jennifer Vogel’s 2005 memoir “Flim-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father’s Counterfeit Life.” “Flag Day” is described an illuminating portrait of a daughter struggling to overcome the loving yet dark legacy of her conman father.

Producers are William Horberg, Jon Kilik and Fernando Sulichin. Production companies are Wonderful Films, Rahway Road, New Element Films and Clyde Is Hungry Films.

Rocket Science and Wild Bunch will executive produce and are handling international sales, with CAA Media Finance, which arranged financing for the film, representing the U.S. and China rights.
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Crew member stabbed on set at Harry Potter film studio

Police called to Leavesden film set and made arrest after man was taken to hospital with a neck injury

A man has been arrested after a crew member was stabbed at a film studio celebrated as the home base for the successful Harry Potter film series.

Hertfordshire police said: “Police were called at around 12.35pm [on Wednesday] to reports of an incident at Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden. One man sustained a neck injury and was taken to hospital by ambulance. A second man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and is currently in police custody.
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Hollywood Takes on Italy’s Vacation-Heavy Summer Season With Blockbusters

Hollywood Takes on Italy’s Vacation-Heavy Summer Season With Blockbusters
With upcoming movies such as “Toy Story 4,” “Men in Black: International” and “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” Hollywood studios are finally taking the plunge this year and slotting their blockbusters in Italian cinemas during the summer, a time when residents traditionally hit the beach en masse.

For decades, the studios withheld their films from Italy in the summer season for fear of a dearth of cinema-goers, throwing the country’s release patterns out of kilter with the rest of Europe. The subsequent glut of movies during the rest of the year has turned Italy into a fast-burning market, with admissions plunging in 2018 to just shy of 86 million. It was the first time in 10 years that the number dropped below 90 million.

To help stop the hemorrhaging, the studios are changing course. At least 10 big releases have been set for the months of May through August, including “Godzilla: King of the Monsters
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Netflix Orders ‘Snabba Cash’ Series Based on Hit Movie Franchise from Sf Studios

Netflix has ordered a six-part original series based on the hit Swedish crime franchise “Snabba Cash” from Sf Studios.

Based on Jens Lapidus’s bestselling novels, the series is set in Stockholm’s gritty criminal underground ten years after the events depicted in the “Snabba Cash” movie trilogy. The society has become even more obsessed with status and money, while the entrepreneurial jet set as well as the criminal worlds have collided.

The show was developed by Oskar Söderlund, the acclaimed screenwriter behind “The Fat and the Angry,” together with Lapidus, a Swedish criminal defense lawyer and author who has sold more than 2.2 million books in Sweden alone.

Lapidus, who also serves as executive producer, said he had “been waiting for an opportunity to continue with Snabba Cash.” “The stories are still epic but also depict our time in an unfiltered light. It will be amazing”, said Lapidus.

Tesha Crawford,
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‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’: First Reactions Promise Another Entertaining Marvel Hit

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’: First Reactions Promise Another Entertaining Marvel Hit
Another day, another Marvel success. The Kevin Feige train keeps rolling and very few mistakes aside, the Marvel domination continues. This time its “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the first post “Avengers: Endgame” film and while we won’t post spoilers in case you haven’t seen the trailers, the Spidey movie deals with all the ramifications of that film.

Early reactions from the film, again, directed by “Spider-Man: Homecoming” filmmaker Jon Watts, are in and they are glowing.

Continue reading ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’: First Reactions Promise Another Entertaining Marvel Hit at The Playlist.
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Film News Roundup: Disney Sets ‘The King’s Man’ Spy Comedy for February

Film News Roundup: Disney Sets ‘The King’s Man’ Spy Comedy for February
In today’s film news roundup, “The King’s Man” and “A Kid From Coney Island” get release dates, and “Barry” star Anthony Carrigan joins “Bill & Ted Face the Music.”

Release Date

Disney has set its Fox spy comedy prequel “The King’s Man” for release on Feb. 14, 2020.

Disney made the announcement Wednesday at its CineEurope presentation in Barcelona. Matthew Vaughn is directing again with a new cast including Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode and Harris Dickson.

The two previous films in the franchise — 2014’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and 2017’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” — were directed by Vaughn and grossed more than $800 million worldwide. Fox handled distribution.

Here’s Disney’s synopsis: “As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent
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‘Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny Season 2’ Trailer: Po and His Students Pack a Punch

‘Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny Season 2’ Trailer: Po and His Students Pack a Punch
Kung Fu Panda continues to kick butt on the small screen, as Po and his disciples prepare for another great adventure in the second season of Amazon Prime Video’s Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny. While the colorful ensembles of the first three smash hit Kung Fu Panda movies appear sparingly in DreamWorks’ streaming platform series, the Kung […]

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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Will Reportedly Land at San Diego Comic-Con 2019

We're a month out from San Diego Comic-Con 2019 and the lineup is filling up fast. Luckily, a certain sequel with a need for speed is reportedly the latest to sign up for big panel shenanigans. According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media are planning "some kind of presence" for Top Gun: Maverick, with members of the cast apparently booking hotels as we speak. First of all, booking a Comic-Con hotel in June is a rookie mistake, Tom Cruise, get your shit together. Second of all, though unconfirmed this all seems pretty likely, given that we …
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Women Make Gains in Indie Films, But Are Still Outnumbered 2 to 1

Women directors, writers, editors and producers are making strides in the indie film industry, but there’s still a long way to go. According to a new study from San Diego State University, the number of women in indie film productions hit a “historic high,” are still by outnumbered men 2-to-1. The latest Indie Women study […]

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Shanghai Film Review: ‘Shyrakshy: Guardian of the Light’

Shanghai Film Review: ‘Shyrakshy: Guardian of the Light’
The bombastic English title might sound like it describes some comic book sci-fi epic, but in “Shyrakshy: Guardian of the Light” our hero does not wear a cape but a weathered cap, and the light he guards is not an interstellar death ray but the flickering beam of a battered old movie projector. Prominent Kazakh writer-director Yermek Tursunov returns to the festival circuit with this Shanghai-competing delight: a film that in its way is as charmingly old-fashioned as the beloved Chaplin, Keaton and Johnny Weissmuller classics it celebrates.

Movies about the movies, and more specifically about kindly old men passing on their eccentric cinephilia to a younger generation despite the march of mass-produced progress, are not a new phenomenon. But this Kazakhstan-set itinerant “Cinema Paradiso” distinguishes itself by its earnest desire to satisfy the same naive hunger for story and spectacle that got us all addicted to the movies in the first place.
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Shanghai: China’s Once-Mighty Wanda Casts Itself in Role of Survivor

The soundtrack for the introductory showreel at Wednesday evening’s Shanghai press event announcing Wanda Pictures’ annual line-up was aspirational and strangely defiant.

It began with Nina Simone crooning, “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, and I’m feeling good,” and then continued with “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child. “You thought that I’d be weak without you, but I’m stronger… I’m a survivor, I’m not going to give up, I’m not going to stop, I’m going to work harder.”

The corporate parent, Dalian Wanda, whose entertainment empire straddled theme parks and cinema, film production and distribution, fell out of government favor and was put on a watch list in 2017. It also struggled with high levels of debt that forced a dramatic retrenchment. The company’s balance sheet has shrunk by more than $25 billion
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‘Us’ Composer Michael Abels on Working with Jordan Peele & What Makes Music Scary

It's not often that you find yourself in the movie theater and realize you're listening to an iconic horror score in the making, but that's exactly what happened when Jordan Peele cued up the track "Pas De Deux" in the climax to his newest horror hit, Us. The dopplegänger horror boasts a score full of tracks bound to end up on all the best Halloween playlists; the kind of catchy yet unnerving themes that you can't quite stop humming after the movie, even if they send a chill up your spine. Get Out composer Michael …
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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Featurette Reveals James Cameron’s Original Concept Art

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Featurette Reveals James Cameron’s Original Concept Art
Alita: Battle Angel was not a big hit in the United States, earning only $85.7 million at the box office earlier this year. But overseas, the movie performed much better with over $319 million raked in across international territories. We’re not sure if that’s enough to warrant a sequel, especially now that 20th Century Fox […]

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‘The Souvenir’ Costume Designer Put a Decadent Twist on Opulent ’80s Style

‘The Souvenir’ Costume Designer Put a Decadent Twist on Opulent ’80s Style
Set against the backdrop of London’s early-1980s cultural renaissance, British auteur Joanna Hogg’s exquisitely sculpted and critically acclaimed “The Souvenir,” which A24 has been widening in platform release for the past month, follows film student Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) and her gradually destructive romance with the magnetic Anthony (Tom Burke). “We didn’t want a film that screamed ’80s,” says costume designer Grace Snell, who, instead of browsing fashion magazines for secondhand ideas, mined Hogg’s old Polaroids and Ray Roughler Jones’ “3000 Hangovers Later,” a pictorial examination of Notting Hill decadence in the ’80s, for inspiration. The result is a softly nostalgic film that avoids the stereotypical shoulder pads and lamé of the era.

Snell distilled Julie’s artistic spirit, her preppy or “Sloanie” fashion sense (cashmere/silk instead of wool/polyester) and her chameleon-like desire to mimic Anthony to create an aspirational closet. For the couple’s first date,
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