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Briefly: Perhaps it's the already crowded summer that was weighing heavily on Warner Bros. Pictures, but whatever the reason, the studio has decided to push back the release of their fantasy adaptation Pan from director Joe Wright. Originally slated for release this July, the film will now arrive on October 9th this fall. THR has a statement from Wright saying, "As you might expect, the fantastical story of Peter Pan involves very complex effects and I did not want to compromise on quality in finishing the film. This allows me and my team the time to complete the movie and tell the story the way it should be told." Pehaps the Hugh Jackman film just wasn't getting the kind of big buzz they wanted for a summer blockbuster.
After playing father and son in Crazy Stupid Love, last year's Oscar-nominated stars Steve Carell and Emma Stone will face each other on the tennis court. You may remember that over a year ago, we learned Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, the director and writer behind Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, were developing a film about the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973. Now Deadline reports Fox Searchlight is behind the film to be produced by Boyle, but directed by Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, directors of Ruby Sparks and Little Miss Sunshine.
Briefly: Even though the sequel Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials doesn't arrive until this fall, that's not stopping 20th Century Fox from setting a release date for the third and final chapter in the young adult sci-fi trilogy. ERC Box Office reports the studio has just set Maze Runner: The Death Cure for release on February 17th, 2017, which is a departure from the fall release window of the previous two films. And the good news, for fans who don't like their final chapter cut up like Harry Potter, The Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games before this, The Death Cure will not be split in two. Since the second film hasn't been released yet, we don't want to say what the third will be about, but you can find out if you really want to.
Briefly: Last fall, Warner Bros. Pictures jostled around the dates for The LEGO Movie Sequel as well as the spin-offs Ninjago and LEGO Batman, but now they've been shaken up yet again. The biggest change is that Ninjago has been pushed back a year to a September 22nd, 2017 release date. Meanwhile, LEGO Batman has been moved up to February 10th 2017, a few months earlier than the previous May release date, and The LEGO Movie Sequel has been bumped up by a week to a May 18th, 2018 release. That means we'll be waiting awhile before we get more LEGO action on the big screen but hopefully it'll be worth it.
"Give me 20 minutes, and I will give you parental bliss." We're used to seeing Adam Scott in raunchy comedies like Step Brothers and Hot Tub Time Machine 2, while Jason Schwartzman is usually reserved for quirky indies. Now it looks like these two worlds will meet in The Overnight. This sex comedy that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival throws two newly acquainted couples together for what begins as a friendly, neighborly playdate between parents but turns into a weird late night sex party. This one had a lot of buzz at Sundance, but sadly I missed it, so I can't offer my own thoughts, but it looks pretty fun. Watch!
"Listen to your friend Billy Zane. He's a cool dude." It looks like Derek Zoolander may find himself in a position to get some advice from his good friend Billy Zane yet again. Zoolander 2 is currently in production, and we've seen bits and pieces of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson back in character as male models Zoolander and Hansel, not to mention Derek's teenage son, played by Cyrus Arnold. And now Stiller has revealed that Billy Zane will also be back. The actor, who also directed the first film (Justin Theroux is directing the sequel), made a post to Instagram today revealing the news in a delightfully weird way. Look!
Thanks to all the excitement from Star Wars Celebration this weekend, the buzz on last week's new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still going strong. And thanks to a statement made by Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy and will reprise the role for Episode VII this winter, people are talking about his voiceover heard in the trailer, the only dialogue heard in the film besides the moment we see Han Solo and Chewbacca again. It's clear the dialogue is from Return of the Jedi, but Hamill has people thinking the dialogue was changed for the trailer. But that's not the case.
Hot on the heels of a new deal that Disney struck with IMAX, this time it's Warner Bros. Pictures who has set up a lucrative new deal for up to 30 films that will be arriving through 2020. As you would expect, the deal includes Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and several other DC Comics tentpole releases coming in the next few years. Outside of the comic book realm, Godzilla 2 will also get an IMAX release as well as The LEGO Movie Sequel and the forthcoming spin-off films. And the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will also be hitting the giant screen.
"They're the best at making music with their mouths." If you're not excited to see the Bellas take the stage again in Pitch Perfect 2, then maybe this new international trailer will do the trick. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and the whole a capella crew are back for the musical comedy sequel that sees the Bellas going global for the World Championship of A Capella. And because this is an international trailer, we get to see plenty of a capella teams from other countries in the competition. Pay attention closely to see who Adam DeVine has teamed up with, and see how former Bella captain Anna Camp comes into play. Watch now!
The first official teaser poster for Ant-Man certainly had us grinning since it took advantage of the size of Marvel Studios' newest big screen superhero for an amusing piece of marketing. And now they're at it again with a cute little viral campaign popping up in Australia. Reddit users (via ScreenCrush) have noticed some tiny billboards popping up next to bus stops down under promoting Ant-Man. They look just like normal sized billboards, complete with lights that turn on at night, and it's just an adorable and clever little stunt. We haven't heard about any of these popping up in the United States yet, but keep your eyes peeled. Look!
"She was designed to be bigger than the T-Rex." Why someone thought that a dinosaur theme park was a good idea after the events of Jurassic Park and even The Lost World, we may never know. It seems the characters in this franchise just don't understand that life finds a way. And this time, in the new trailer for Jurassic World, life has found away to overcome our most high-tech security and the certainty in our place as the dominant species of this planet. Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt certainly have their hands full this time with the Indominus Rex, which we finally get to see in full in this new trailer. Watch it!
"When you're a detective and a man visits you, it's usually about his wife." So far we've only seen a couple brief teaser trailers for Mr. Holmes, the British drama that sees Lord of the Rings and X-Men franchise star Ian McKellen played an aged, retired Sherlock Holmes. Now a full trailer from across the pond has surfaced showing off more of the story. It looks like Holmes is out to clear up some details that his partner Watson exaggerated in some stories he wrote after their partnership ended, particularly in his final case. In addition, he seems to be mentoring a little boy, one who could go on to become a future detective. Watch!
We're just about a month away from the release of Disney's original sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland from The Incredibles director Brad Bird, and the hype train is now running at full steam. If you happen to be checking out Disneyland or DisneyWorld sometime before the film hits theaters, you'll be able to check out an exclusive sneak peek of the movie to tickle your fancy. And along with that, Bird has also revealed the IMAX poster for the film, showing off a grand shot of the title city of the future. Also, a new iinternational poster has surfaced finally giving Britt Robertson the spotlight, albeit with George Clooney. Look now!
So far, we've only gotten teases of the Indominus Rex, the genetically modified hybrid dinosaur at the heart of Jurassic World, from the park's viral website, the first trailer and the Super Bowl spot. But soon we'll see even more from the latest installment of the Jurassic Park franchise as a brand new trailer for the sequel/reboot will arrive sometime on Monday, April 20th, the same day as the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice IMAX trailer event. And leading up to the release of the new trailer, three new posters will be making their way online, and the first has Bryce Dallas Howard facing off with the Indominus Rex.