Top Movie News for July 24, 2017

Black Panther Is An ‘Important Factor’ In Avengers: Infinity War Though we’re still a little ways away from the release of the first live action solo film featuring the title character in Black Panther, star Chadwick Boseman has revealed that his character will be vital in the upcoming third installment in the Avengers franchise, Avengers: Infinity War.

Joss Whedon Won't Get a Director Credit on Justice League? It has been confirmed that Zack Snyder will be the only credited director on Justice League, though Joss Whedon may get a writing credit.

Is Valkyrie Playing The Long Game To Save Asgard In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’? Disney/Marvel By now, everyone has seen the new Thor: Ragnarok trailer that debuted at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. If you somehow haven’t, head over here to check it out before reading further. Or don’t. Be a rebel. Keep reading. For the rest of you (and the rebels), the trailer is not the only thing those in Hall H got to witness. Marvel cut together several scenes exclusively for those lucky enough to be in Hall H. The scenes included a creepily upbeat introduction to gladiatorial slavery, a rock monster, Loki’s shifting alliances, and a heavy dose of Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie.

James Bond 25 Gets Fall 2019 Release Date MGM and EON Productions has officially announced the release date for Bond 25 despite Daniel Craig not yet being officially confirmed to return.

Split 2 Gets American Horror Story Star Sarah Paulson M. Night Shyamalan has announced that Sarah Paulson is starring in Glass alongside Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy.

New TV Spot For ‘The Dark Tower’ Highlights Easter Eggs Plus 2 New Posters The concept of the shared universe is something that comic book fans are no stranger to, but book fans have been digging through shared universes for a long time too. Legendary writer Stephen King has never been shy about hinting that his books all exist within the same shared universe. The movie adaptation seems to be no different, and this new TV spot released by Sony Pictures appears to highlight some of those Easter Eggs we can see in this movie. Over on social media it was time for the stars Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba to keep up their smack talk on twitter.

Universal First to $4 Billion at Global Box Office in 2017 Following the successful launch of “Girls Trip” over the weekend ($30.4 million), Universal Pictures has become the first studio to hit the $4 billion mark at the global box office in 2017. It’s the second time in the studio’s history that it has hit this milestone within a year period. Nearly $2.8 billion of its 2017 global cume came from overseas markets. Universal has made it to this point thanks to a mix of original titles, sequels and homegrown franchises.

Game Of Thrones Season 7, Episode 2 Review: Just How Powerful Is Euron Greyjoy? Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 2.Let's start from the bottom up today, not something I usually do, but the last scene was quite important. Euron Greyjoy got Cersei her gift, and took out half of Dany's army in doing so. First, we learned that Euron is more than simply a man that throws his elderly brother off a bridge, but a berserker with an axe.

Who or What Are the Skrulls, the Villains in ‘Captain Marvel’? Marvel Studios revealed some key details at San Diego Comic-Con about its first woman-led Marvel Cinematic Universe story, “Captain Marvel,” that has longtime fans intrigued. We know that Brie Larson’s superhero will face a scary band of aliens known as the Skrulls. (Here’s everything else we learned about the movie.) If you’re not up on your Marvel Comics, though, you could be forgiven for not knowing who or what a Skrull is.

Where Was Henry Cavill During San Diego Comic-Con 2017? So where was Henry Cavill during the Justice League presentation at San Diego Comic-Con? Superman was much missed on the Hall H stage when the rest of the League turned up.

‘The Defenders’ Review: Team Chemistry Makes Up For A Slow Start Marvel's The Defenders 8.5 Reviewer 0 Users (0 votes) BC Rating Note: The first four episodes were provided by the studio prior to release.

The Uniforms and Uniformity of ‘Dunkirk’ By Jacob Oller Costuming soldiers create an effectively anonymous atmosphere. In Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (and in the real World War II evacuation it’s based on) hundreds of thousands of British soldiers are isolated and trapped on a French beach, achingly close to home. They’re young, expendable, and completely interchangeable – something the film emphasizes by downplaying the characterization of its leads. Sometimes it’s unclear which soldier is doing what, who’s escaping and who’s struggling. It’s a chaotic creative choice that can be just as disorienting as Nolan intends.

Anne Hathaway and Alethea Jones Frontrunners to Star, Direct Sony’s ‘Barbie’ Movie Anne Hathaway is in negotiations to star in Sony’s upcoming “Barbie” film with Alethea Jones in talks to direct, TheWrap has learned. Based on the famous doll line, the film is currently slated for a June 29, 2018, release and is produced by Amy Pascal, Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. Richard Dickson, president and COO of Mattel, is executive producing the movie. Kim Caramele and Diablo Cody share writing credit on the screenplay, and Jones is considered the frontrunner to direct.

Witness the origins of a serial killer in trailer for My Friend Dahmer In 1978 at the age of eighteen, just three weeks after his high-school graduation, Jeffrey Dahmer committed his first murder, and by the time of his arrest in 1991, Dahmer was known to have killed seventeen boys and young men. Before he became one of the most horrifying serial killers in U.S. history, Jeffrey Dahmer was just a young man struggling with disturbing feelings, and Marc Meyers' MY... Read More...

Emotional Fans Dressed Up As The Roaming Undead At George A. Romero’s Memorial #Zombie movie fans Leanne McRae and her daughters dress up to attend memorial for director George Romero in #Toronto pic.twitter.com/MNKKBRZOJd — Kevin Misener (@Misener680NEWS) July 24, 2017 Horror cinema fans rallied together after George A. Romero passed away last week, and today they showed their love by appearing as the walking dead at Romero’s open memorial in his adopted home city of Toronto. According to fans, friends, and reporters who visited the emotional but celebratory scene, the Romero family welcomed the passionate admirers with open arms.

12 Stars Banned From Other Countries, From Justin Bieber to Harrison Ford (Photos) It’s no secret that some public figures do and say crazy things.

‘Logan Lucky’ Feels A Lot Like ‘Oceans 14,’ And That’s Great Bleecker Street Steven Soderbergh just knows everyone is going to compare Logan Lucky to his previous three Oceans movies (as I just did in the title of this piece). He knows it so much, he’s already beat a lot of funny headlines to the punch. This new heist movie about two West Virginia brothers (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver) and their sister (Riley Keough) who rob a bank during a NASCAR race has a scene in which we hear a newscaster say, “Locals are calling this Oceans 7-Eleven.” The reporter then lists off a few more zingers.

Win These Custom Prints From ‘Valerian: City of Alpha’ Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is out, and with it, a brand new experience in Valerian: City of Alpha. This is a mobile app game that was released in conjunction with the film, and to help celebrate the release of it, we’re giving away copies of the prints below! These are lovely fine pieces of work from locations you can play in the game, which is also in relation to the series and the film. If you’d like to win these prints, all you have to do is Tweet a photo of you playing the game, along with the hashtag #ValerianAlpha.

Last week, Doctor Who fans witnessed something of a milestone when it was revealed that they would be getting their first female Doctor. It wasn’t really a move that came out of left field. Since before Peter Capaldi took on the role of the Time Lord, rumors had already been circulating that it would be a female Doctor, but that never took place. The woman in question who would be taking on the role was Jodie Whittaker.And that wasn’t the only big change set to take place starting next season.

For the first time in nearly a year, we have a hit adult comedy at the box office, and it’s Universal’s “Girls Trip.” Directed by Malcolm D.

At San Diego Comic-Con Ivan Reitman revealed that he was working on more Ghostusters, and teased the possibility of adding Harold Ramis a.k.a. Egon digitally, an idea Ramis' daughter recently spoke about.

Cool Videos: Dwayne Johnson is a world-class everything in Apple commercial Between his hit movies, HBO show, charity work, gym time, carbo –loading, head-shaving, teeth-whitening and eye brow-raising, Dwayne Johnson seems to have no time left in his life for anything else. However, don’t let him hear you say that (or think that; we don’t know the level of his powers), because he will clearly take on the challenge, much like he did in a new commercial for... Read More...

Everything We Learned About The Future of Superhero Movies and TV Shows at Comic-Con 2017 By Max Covill Marvel and DC delight fans with their upcoming Superhero slates. San Diego Comic-Con never fails to deliver spectacular hype for all things superhero. This year is no different with Marvel and DC showing up to showcase the future of their cinematic universe plans, while simultaneously easing fans fears over outrageous rumors.

As so often happens with films and TV, two shows both alike in their spaceships are competing for viewers this fall. The first, a brand-new offering in a tried-and-true franchise, CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery. The other, new kid on the space block, FOX’s The Orville. Comparing the first trailers of STD (no, really, that’s Discovery‘s acronym) and Orville recently for a panel at a convention, the audience’s reactions mirrored my own — one was the clear winner in the space battle.

  Star Wars and Arrested Development may seem galaxies apart, but actually the two universes have a surprising lot in common. That becomes weirdly apparent as you watch the new Nerdist video that recaps the original Star Wars trilogy with voice over assistance from none other than Arrested Development narrator/Han Solo replacement director Ron Howard. The whole world was alarmed when Lucasfilm and Disney elected to unceremoniously dump Phil Lord and Christopher Miller as directors of their Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film when the movie was already largely in the can.

.@GalGadot shared a moment with a young Wonder Woman cosplayer while signing autographs with the Justice League at San Diego @Comic_Con pic.twitter.com/KZhucQd0yC— Variety (@Variety) July 22, 2017 A video showing Gal Gadot sharing a tearful moment with a young Wonder Woman fan at San Diego Comic-Con is attracting big attention online.

The first official announcement of a co-production deal came on the final day of the Frontieres Co-Production Market here in Montreal at the Fantasia International Film Festival.

Based on a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Fumiyo Kōno, the animated feature “In This Corner of the World” is an engrossing but sometimes jumbled adaptation by writer-director Sunao Katabuchi (“Mai Mai Miracle”). Set during the period from 1935 to 1945, this film is first-rate when depicting domestic challenges in the life of its heroine Suzu Urano, but it is somewhat hollow when foreshadowing the atomic bomb that is about to be dropped on her hometown of Hiroshima. “They called me a daydreamer,” Suzu says in her opening narration.

There’s some bio-terrorism a-brewin’ in London, and it’s up to Noomi Rapace to track down the no-noodniks responsible and dispense some harsh and uncompromising justice. Nope, it’s not another iteration of the Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo franchise, it’s the new trailer for the upcoming espionage thriller Unlocked. Rapace plays a stone-cold killer who does everything Jason Bourne did (but in chunky heels) as she shoots her way through the United Kingdom’s capital city to disarm a viral germ bomb of some manner or another.

(Each week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Twin Peaks: The Return by answering one question: what was the best scene of the episode?) Every once in a while, co-creators David Lynch and Mark Frost craft an entry of Twin Peaks that’s emblematic of the series as a whole, simultaneously full of everything that often makes it intriguing and frustrating in equal measure. This week’s episode fits that mold, and thankfully the intriguing aspects outweighed the frustration this time around.

The third Cloverfield film, tentatively titled 2017 Cloverfield Movie, may have to change its working title. The release date for the sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield and 2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane has been pushed back to 2018. This makes it the second delay for the sci-fi movie originally titled The God Particle. The film is the third set in the Cloverfield universe, which has acted as a sort of connective tissue between original genre films that have been picked up by Paramount and J.J.

Kevin Feige Recalls His First Comic-Con Experience With Geoff Johns Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has shared his first ever San Diego Comic-Con experience – which interestingly, was with DC boss Geoff Johns.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Michael Rooker paid loving tribute to his character Yondu with Comic-Con badge reading Mary Poppins.

There was a boatload of news coming out of Comic-Con this weekend for just about every comic, television series and movie. Not only was the news overlapping each other, but some of the announcements overshadowed other important things said for the same series. Arrow was one of those panels that had so much news that some of it might have been lost. So here are the things in a nice recap. The big news was that Michael Emerson of Lost and Person of Interest would be joining the series as a villain.

So another day, another social media post by Sylvester Stallone seeming to confirm that Ivan Drago will indeed make an appearance - one way or another - in the upcoming CREED sequel. Which, honestly makes sense, as he, you know, killed Creed's father. Not only that, but the original idea Stallone had for ROCKY V would partially be about how much Drago's life sucks in the Soviet Union post-boxing match loss.... Read More...

Watch the Full DC Comic-Con 2017 Panel Online The full DC Comics portion of Warner Bros’ Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 has emerged online. The studio officially launched the DC Extended Universe last year with Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and then followed up that film with David Ayer’s Suicide Squad later that summer and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman earlier this year.

Another Comic-Con has come and gone, and it was as full of delightful experiences and time wasted getting lost in the mass of humanity as ever. So who came out of the show looking best? Let’s look back on how this year’s show went. Winner — DC Wonder Woman did a lot to help the image of the DC movieverse, but all the drama of the past couple years doesn’t go away easily.

A new trailer for Stranger Things season 2 (or Stranger Things 2, as Netflix is calling it) was released during San Diego Comic-Con International on Saturday afternoon. If you haven’t yet seen it, please click here now to watch it as it’s definitely one of the most exciting things I saw in Hall H this week in San Diego. Now that the /Film team has returned home, it’s time to delve in and unlock the secrets in our trademark trailer breakdown analysis.

"Anybody will put up with anything if they think a movie is being shot." These are words of wisdom, but also kind of a guerrilla filmmaking mission statement, from filmmaker Larry Cohen.

A new ride is coming to Hogwarts. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando will be introducing a new  “thrill ride” in 2019, replacing the Dragon Challenge. Details are vague on what the new ride will entail, but it’s exciting news for a theme park that has been rapidly expanding since it first opened, in which only a few motion-based rides were available.

Ahead of the release of IT, the evil shape-shifter entity will arrive in the form of four different Pennywise Funko Pop! figures. Stephen King’s supernatural horror novel IT was famously adapted into a television miniseries back in 1990, with Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown. Now 27 years later comes a new film adaptation, with director Andy Muschietti on the lead and Bill Skarsgard as the new Pennywise. With the release date fast approaching and the new IT trailer having just premiered at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, the studio behind the film is upping its marketing game.

Spider-Man: Homecoming was Spider-Man’s big break into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to a deal between Sony and Marvel Studios. And it was milked as much as possible. Not only did Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark play a pivotal role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, acting as a reluctant mentor to Tom Holland‘s teen Peter Parker. It was a clear-cut continuation of their relationship from Captain America: Civil War, in which Tony plucked Tom out of obscurity and a pajama costume to fight in the big leagues against Team Captain America.

Virtual reality may well be the next big thing, but only if it gets a lot smaller.

Are you still sore over last night’s Punjabi Prison match at WWE Battleground? Fear not!

Twitter Brand engagement is a tricky thing. While it can be done to hilarious or moving effect, more often than not it comes across lame and tone-deaf at best. Well, the marketing team for the upcoming “film,” The Emoji Movie, have landed at worst. On Friday, the movie’s official Twitter account tweeted out an image portraying a smiley face as Offred from The Handmaid’s Tale. It took a few days for the ad to pick up steam, but by Monday, Twitter found it.

There are many things that tie the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 to Ridley Scott’s original Blade Runner: Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard, the replicants, the Tyrell Corporation, and — most importantly, for those fans who are skeptical of the sequel — the original Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the script of the 1982 movie adapted from Philip K. Dick’s novel. Continue reading…

30 years ago, writer Frank Miller and artist David Mazzucchelli explored the earliest days of the Caped Crusader in Batman: Year One. This storyline has since become the go-to origin tale for the character, heavily inspiring other comic creators and Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. Now, Miller is looking to do the same for another iconic DC superhero. At Comic-Con 2017, Miller revealed that he’s set to tackle Superman: Year One. The news came out of Comic-Con’s DC Master Class panel, but details remain scarce.

What will the third season of the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series be about? Who was going to voice The Joker on Batman: The Animated Series before Mark Hamill got the job? Who will Danny Trejo play on the new season of The Flash? Who is the villain in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2? Want to see Deadpool fight Old Man Logan?

Further evidence for the appearance of the giant insect Mothra has been found online, and it gives more hints at what to expect in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. As part of the Monsterverse, the mysterious Monarch Sciences group has been sharing images and clues as to what Godzilla may be up against in the 2019 film, and the latest one has just been released. The Monarch department was introduced back in 2014’s original Godzilla and were instrumental in the events leading up to the gargantuan lizard fighting the two city-trashing monsters that were about to mate.

Box Office

  • 1. Alien: Covenant
    Gross: $36,000,000
    Total: $36,000,000
  • 2. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
    Gross: $35,062,000
    Total: $301,799,474
  • 3. Everything, Everything
    Gross: $12,000,000
    Total: $12,000,000
  • 4. Snatched
    Gross: $7,600,000
    Total: $32,782,600
  • 5. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
    Gross: $7,200,000
    Total: $7,200,000

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