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'Suicide Squad' First-Look Photo

April 25th, 2015 7:59am EDT
Jared Leto Suicide Squad
The first official photo of Jared Leto as the Joker has been revealed. David Ayer, director of "Suicide Squad," posted the image on Twitter in honor of the supervillain's birthday.

The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J! #Joker75 #SuicideSquad @WarnerBrosEnt @DCComics pic.twitter.com/LZXz0x947Q

— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 25, 2015

Leto's Joker maintains the chalky skin, green hair and heavy eyeliner that the character is known for possessing. Leto also shows off several tattoos featuring iconic Joker imagery. He also wears a purple glove on his right hand.

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'Fifty Shades' Sequel Gets A Screenwriter

April 23rd, 2015 4:55pm EDT
James and Leonard
The Fifty Shades of Grey sequel may currently be out a director, but producers have found a screenwriter for the series' second film -- none other than author E.L. James's husband Niall Leonard.

Leonard, who has no experience with film screenplays, has written several novels and television scripts in the past; and producer Michael De Luca is thrilled about the new scribe.

"Niall is an outstanding writer in his own right, with multiple established credits, and we are lucky to have him join Team Fifty," De Luca told The Hollywood Reporter.

Kelly Marcel wrote the screenplay for the first fi...
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Plans For The Latest 'Wonder Woman' Movie Have Hit Their First Snag

April 14th, 2015 10:58pm EDT
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
Stop us if you've heard this one before -- plans for a Wonder Woman feature film have hit a snag.

The film, which will star Gal Gadot as the titular heroine, a role she'll reprise after next summer's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has lost its director, Michelle MacLaren, who has exited the film due to creative differences, according to Variety magazine.

"Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together," a statement from the studio read.

Wonder Woman would have been the first big s...
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'Arrow' Star Joins Cast Of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2'

April 1st, 2015 4:22pm EDT
Stephen Amell
Arrow star Stephen Amell just joined the cast of next summer's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel.

The actor confirmed the news on his Twitter and Facebook pages, revealing that he'll be playing the hockey mask-wearing vigilante and turtle ally Casey Jones.

"Somebody find me a hockey mask!!!" he tweeted with an image of the character.

"What a fantastic day. Honored to play Casey Jones in #TMNT2," he added on Facebook.

The Toronto native landed the role over the weekend after screen testing with Megan Fox, who will reprise her role as reporter April O'Neil in the sequel, according to Va...
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'Fifty Shades' Sequel To Get A New Director

March 26th, 2015 12:39pm EDT
sam taylor johnson
Director Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to direct the sequels to the wildly popular "Fifty Shades of Grey" film.

The director had infamous clashes with the book series' author, E.L. James, over the way the films were adapted from her hugely successful novels

In a statement to Us Weekly, Taylor-Johnson revealed she will not be back to helm the proposed film sequels titled "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed."

"Directing Fifty Shades of Grey has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful," Taylor-Johnson told Us in a statement.

"I forged clo...
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Dark Clouds For 'Fifty Shades' Sequel

March 22nd, 2015 1:02pm EDT
'Fifty Shades Darker' Already In Jeopardy?
Production for the sequel of "Fifty Shades of Grey" titled "Fifty Shades Darker," has already been announced, but it might be without director Sam Taylor-Johnson.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the film's producer Dana Brunetti shared that Taylor-Johnson's involvement in the second film has not been confirmed.

"We literally have no idea what we're going to do. I have not even met with the studio or anybody yet about the second film," he said. "We always said, 'Let's get this first one out and released and then we'll regroup and figure out what we're going to do on the n...
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'Frozen' Sequel Gets Greenlight From Disney

March 13th, 2015 7:37pm EDT
Frozen
Disney's highest grossing film is about to become the first animated movie from the studio to get a big-screen sequel.

John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation, announced on Thursday durign the annual Walt Disney Company shareholder's meeting in San Francisco that Frozen 2 is officially in the works.

The project is merely greenlit, but Frozen directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, who also wrote the wrote the story for the first film, along with producer Peter Del Vecho are all returning for the sequel, according to Variety.com.

Since its Nov. 22, 2013, Fr...
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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Release Date & Spinoff Announced

March 13th, 2015 6:46pm EDT
Star Wars: Episode VIII Gets Release Date; Felicity Jones Cast I
Disney released some big news about two forthcoming films in the Star Wars saga on Thursday, revealing that the usual three-year wait between films in the first two trilogies has been halved, thus Star Wars: Episode VIII will hit theaters on May 26, 2017.

The second film in the series' sequel trilogy, which gets under way this December with Director J.J. Abrams' "The Force Awakens," also has a very significant release date: nearly 40 years to the day that the first Star Wars film was released way back in 1977. In fact, we'd even bet the release gets pushed up a day to mark the occasion.

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Kristen Bell Would Like To Play Which Character Forever?

March 13th, 2015 11:46am EDT
Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell revealed that she will portray Princess Anna from "Frozen" as long as Disney wants her to, which is good news and bad news for parents everywhere.

Good news in that there will be new music to enjoy. The bad news is that you'll be hearing the same songs over and over again.

On Thursday, Disney confirmed there would indeed be a sequel to the smash box office and Oscar-winning hit.

"I would play Anna forever if they would let me," Bell told CBS News. "Not only do I enjoy the character and how much people love her, but I enjoy the team -- the physical production team that I get ...
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'Star Wars' Spinoff Officially Titled; Episode VIII Gets Release Date

March 12th, 2015 7:31pm EDT
Felicity Jones
Disney's first planned Star Wars stand-alone movie officially has a title and its first star.

Actress Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything) is set to star in Rogue One, which will hit theaters on December 16, 2016 and be directed by Gareth Edwards (2014's Godzilla), Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger announced during a shareholder meeting in San Francisco on Thursday.

Jones is rumored to be playing a young Princess Leia in the film, but there's no confirmation on her character or the premise of the film.

A second spinoff is also planned for release between Episodes VIII and IX of th...
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