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There were reports on Friday that Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers, The Other Guys), Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball, We’re the Millers) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) were the frontrunners to take over the director’s chair for Marvel’s Ant-Man from Edgar Wright. Now The Hollywood Reporter has learnt that McKay has exited talks with Marvel.
Although we saw Thanos at the end of Marvel’s The Avengers, we haven’t seen him since and he hasn’t been featured in the two full trailers for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, Latino-Review is reporting that the villain will be voiced by Josh Brolin in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced this morning that their Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be available on Digital 3D, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 19 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on September 9.
A week ago it was revealed that director Edgar Wright had departed from Marvel Studios’ upcoming production of Ant-Man due to creative differences on the project, despite being attached since 2006. At the time it was said the hunt for a replacement was on the way and now The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers, The Other Guys), Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball, We’re the Millers) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) are all on the shortlist of directors meeting with Marvel Studios about taking on the job.
Although it was reported back in April that Mark Rylance was up for the role, TheWrap is now bringing word that The Amazing Spider-Man star Rhys Ifans will play Zanik Hightopp, father to Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter, in the upcoming sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass.
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures announced today that Sausage Party, the new R-rated animated comedy from writers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir, will hit theaters on June 3, 2016. It’s the first film to claim that date, which places it exactly one week before Sony’s own The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
50 FIRST FILMS
Front Seat Cinema #25, our first weekly Summer episode, features brief reviews of X-Men: Days of Future Past and Godzilla, box office results for the former film’s opening weekend and the latest movie news, including Edgar Wright’s departure from Ant-Man!
Fears that “Community” fans have entered “the darkest timeline” following word of the series’ cancellation last month should be somewhat alleviated today as Deadline reports that early talks have begun to give the show a sixth season on Hulu.
It was revealed late last year that Brad Pitt is looking to reprise his role as Gerry Lane in an upcoming sequel to World War Z with The Impossible‘s Juan Antonio Bayona attached to direct. Today, Variety brings word that Locke writer and director Steven Knight will provide the screenplay.
For the past two years, BuzzHub have done a comparison piece for the Summer’s three biggest superhero films. In 2012, we put The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises head-to-head, and did the same last year with Iron Man 3, Man of Steel and The Wolverine. This year, three heroes from those previous films return to face off in the Summer Superhero Smackdown!
Celebrated US writer and poet Maya Angelou has passed away. She was 86. The beloved figure, who was heavily involved in the civil rights movement, died at her home in Winston-Salam, North Carolina this morning (May 28).
Marvel have confirmed that Stardust and “Boardwalk Empire” star Charlie Cox is the man without fear in Marvel Entertainment’s upcoming Netflix series “Daredevil.”
Although it sounded last week like Gravity and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban helmer Alfonso Cuaron was planning on returning to the Wizarding World for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Global Post today has an update straight from Cuaron himself who now reveals that he’ll be passing on the director’s chair this time around.