Top Movie News for May 2, 2016

Aquaman to Be Darker Than Batman v Superman? Director James Wan hints that Aquaman will fit right in with his horror movies and Furious 7 when talking about the movie's tone.

Captain America: Civil War Viral Campaign Asks 'Where's Hulk?' New posts from the WHIH World News Twitter feed reveal that governments around the world are searching for Hulk in Captain America: Civil War.

Space Jam 2 Is On — So Here’s Who Should Be In It 'Space Jam 2' has been confirmed -- MTV News' Adam Fleischer and Gaby Wilson fantasy-cast the sequel.

Cult Classic 'PUPPET MASTER' Remake In The Works Di Bonaventura Pictures (1408, TRANSFORMERS) and Caliber Media (DARK WAS THE NIGHT, SOME KIND OF HATE) partnered up to option the rights to develop a brand new take on Charles Band’s cult classic horror film franchise PUPPET MASTER. With the intention to produce multiple storylines within this new universe, the producers have set S.

Superhero Bits: The Joker Roller Coaster, X-Men and M&M’s & Paul Rudd Geeks Out Will we see more of Martin Freeman in the Marvel cinematic universe after Captain America: Civil War? Want to see what it will be like to ride the new Joker roller coaster in New Jersey? How much did Paul Rudd geek out when he walked on the Civil War set? How do M&M’s help Nightcrawler and Storm pass the time?

The Anakin Skywalker Reference That Was Cut From ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Its not a new phenomenon, a lot of movie trailers feature shots from movies that don’t end up on the big screen. This usually takes the form of scenes or moments that hit the cutting room floor in the time between the early marketing and release date.

Karl Urban says "conversations are happening" about more Dredd No one expected this kind of support behind DREDD, the 2012 cult favorite starring Karl Urban that improved in every way upon what Sylvester Stallone had previously done to the comic book character. At the time of its release, there were those who were ready to criticize it for being too close premise-wise to Gareth Evans' THE RAID: REDEMPTION, and others who saw it as another comic cast-off that... Read More...

Ilana Glazer, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell set for 'Rock That Body' Scarlett Johansson and Zoë Kravitz will also star

'THE JUNGLE BOOK' Takes Box Office for Third Weekend comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of May 1, 2016, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services.As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, comScore provides the only theater-level reporting in the world.

Kit Harington Covers Entertainment Weekly; Responds To Last Night's Shocking GAME OF THRONES Developments In the closing moments of last night's episode of Game of Thrones, the ultimate fate of Jon Snow was finally revealed: the bastard of Winterfell lives again. It took some persuasion from Davos, but Melisandre used some of her sorcery (well, in this case necromancy) to raise the former Lord Commander of the Night's Watch from the dead. Many fans did see something like this coming to be fair, but Kit Harington was still sworn to secrecy, and had to insist Snow was dead whenever he was quizzed about it in interviews.

Avengers: Infinity War Won't Include Any Marvel TV Characters? Directors Joe and Anthony Russo tease that there likely won't be any room for Marvel TV characters in Avengers: Infinity War.

New Star Trek TV series will begin filming this fall in Toronto When Star Trek: Enterprise aired its series finale back in 2005, the Star Trek franchise had enjoyed an uninterrupted presence on television since 1987; an impressive achievement to be sure, but looking back on the "franchise fatigue" which many fans felt as the series' went on and on, perhaps a few breaks would have been a good thing. J.J. Abrams' rebooted STAR TREK... Read More...

Justice League Wasn't the Only Film George Miller Almost Directed For Warner Bros. By now, most of us know the story of Mad Max director George Miller and his never-realized Justice League project but did you know there was another famous film he almost went on to direct for Warner Bros.?http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/harpy

Taika Waititi takes you into the wild with Hunt For The Wilderpeople trailer Taika Waititi is a filmmaker people should really start getting comfortable with. A lot of attention will be paid to his next and biggest project to date - THOR: RAGNAROK - because that's what happens when you direct a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, people would stand to benefit from checking out his films which came before the third... Read More...

Terrence Malick’s ‘Voyage of Time’ Sets for IMAX Release in Fall 2016, After Over 30 Years After releasing just four films in four decades, Terrence Malick suddenly became much more prolific starting with 2011’s Tree of Life. To the Wonder and Knight of Cups followed in quick succession, and Weightless should be coming along in the not-too-distant future. Even as he’s picked up his pace, though, he’s taken his good sweet time with Voyage of Time, a documentary which aims to the entire story of the universe.

Hollywood Movies Still Stereotype LGBT Characters, Depict ‘Gay Panic’ Scenes The few Hollywood films to represent LGBT characters in 2015 did so in damaging and dangerous ways, according to a new report released Monday by GLAAD. Only 17.5 percent of major movie releases were found inclusive by the media watchdog, and characters drawn in films like “Get Hard” and “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” were labeled stereotypes that won laughs from “gay panic” — or scenarios in which straight characters are distressed by social or sexual situations involving LGBT people. “Leaving LGBT people out of the picture — or including them on

Brad Weston to Exit as President, CEO of New Regency Brad Weston is stepping down as president and CEO of New Regency after nearly five years in the role, TheWrap has learned. A statement issued by both Arnon Milchan, founder of New Regency, and Weston indicated that the decision was mutual and that Weston is moving on to a new challenge. New Regency is coming off of two big Oscar-winning hits with “The Revenent” and “The Big Short.” Past successes include “Birdman,” “12 Years A Slave” and “Gone Girl.” Also Read: Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes Movie Expected This Fall From Fox, New

Julia Roberts Earned $3M for Just 4 Days Work in Mother's Day The holiday themed romantic comedy Mother's Day bombs at the box office despite the star power of Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson.

Ross Lynch leading up high school comedy 'Status Update' Ross Lynch is well on his way to becoming the next Zac Efron. The Teen Beach Movie star has been cast to lead up Offspring Entertainment and Brightlight Pictures’ upcoming comedy, Status Update. Scott Speer (Step Up Revolution) directs from Jason Filardi’s script. The...

Tickled is a documentary about power when one is the 'tickler'. Tickled is a documentary about the sudden whiplash from silly to terror when one is the 'ticklee'. Tickled is David Farrier's investigative reporting magnum opus, a deeply engaging ride-along that is darn near impossible to properly review without spoilers. In fact that last sentence, and the two preceding it are probably spoilers to those sensitive about such things. If you wish to go into Tickled as clean as possible, read on at your own risk. I will attempt to tread lightly.

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele‘s kitten comedy, “Keanu,” could not claw its way into the hearts of moviegoers, bringing in a weaker-than-expected $9.4 million, as “The Jungle Book” reigned at No. 1 for a third straight weekend with a $42.4 million gross. The Warner Bros.

Release date & special features announced for The Martian extended edition It turns out the rumors were true! 20th Century Fox has officially announced that an extended edition of Ridley Scott's THE MARTIAN will be released this summer on June 7th. The extended cut, which will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD, will feature 10 minutes of new footage, and it will also include more than two hours of behind-the-scenes content, such as deleted... Read More...

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There's a lot of trepidation about Bryan Singer's X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, and it really all stemmed from the very first picture we saw of the titular villain. Bathed in a purple and pink hue, it brought forth images of Ivan Ooze from the POWER RANGERS movie, and not of an X-Men villain to be feared. Recent pictures and trailers have rectified this, although now his voice seems to be changing in each... Read More...

Comingsoon.net has posted a few photos of actor Finn Jones as Danny Rand in Marvel and Netflix‘s upcoming Iron Fist. As this photo illustrates, Danny looks a little unkempt. Or, at least, a little more casual than most of the people we’ve seen on the streets of Marvel’s Manhattan. In the series, Danny returns to New York after a number of years away. He will bring his mastery of martial arts and the Iron Fist to the city’s criminal underworld. Iron Fist will debut on Netflix in 2017. Iron Fist Or The Dude? — The First Photos Of Finn Jones As Iron Fist Emerge

The American Film Institute will award honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees to Quentin Tarantino and Rita Moreno as part of its Class of 2016, the organization announced on Monday. Both Moreno and Tarantino will be recognized for their contributions to the art of the moving image during the AFI Conservatory’s commencement ceremony on June 15, 2016 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre. Also Read: Quentin Tarantino Plans to Make 'Hateful Eight' Into a Play Past honorary degrees have been given to filmmakers including Robert Altman, Maya Angelou, Kathryn Bigelow, Mel Brooks, A

Russos excited to see where the Peter Parker/Tony Stark relationship goes With only several days to go until the release of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, anticipations seem to be sky-high, not only because the film has been receiving praise from just about everyone, but because the film will serve as our first introduction to the brand-new Spider-Man played by Tom Holland. As for how Spider-Man gets involved in the superheroic brouhaha that is CIVIL WAR, it... Read More...

Director Daniel Adams and music producer Michael Flanders have teamed up to launch Spiderworx Media, a $50 million fund created to produce theatrical films and serve as both a music publisher and P&A fund. Flanders, the former head of A&R of Arctic/BMG Australia and an award-winning music producer in both Australia and Nashville, raised the capital for the new company through his previous investors in the music publishing world.

TVLine reports that Arrow has begun a casting search for “James,” an “irrepressibly charming” character to debut in the fifth season of the show. The character breakdown obtained by the site also refers to James as a man driven for revenge and as someone who would “just as easily shake your hand as your best friend or break your neck as your worst enemy.” Besides Maxwell Lord, played by the irresistibly charming Peter Facinelli on Supergirl, it is hard to think of characters that fit the bill.

The pressure on the modern day mother to be perfect can be rather intense. The idea behind Bad Moms – in theaters July 29 and written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (who wrote The Hangover) – is what could happen when a handful of moms, played by Mila Kunis, Kathryn...

Back in December of 2014, the video game company SEGA formed a new company called Stories International that would begin developing some of their popular game titles to adaptations into movies and TV shows. At the time, the titles thrown around for potential adaptation included Altered Beast, Streets of Rage, Rise of Nightmares, Crazy Taxi, Virtua Fighter, Golden Axe and Shinobi.

With the upcoming Warcraft movie due out this summer, Legendary has released a new character video featuring Durotan. Leader of the Frostwolf Clan, Durotan is the mate of Draka and father of Thrall. He has in important role in the Warcraft lore not only for his son but on his own merits as having dinned with the Prophet Velen and his involvement with the Burning Legion and being the first to stand up against Gul’dan. He is the Orc protagonist in the film and will be played by Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four) as director Duncan Jones tells a story from both Human and Orc points of view.

In today’s edition of Sequel Bits: Watch new TV spot for Finding Dory. Fast 8 celebrates the start of production in Cuba. Guillermo del Toro confirms that he’s still writing The Haunted Mansion. Legendary and Warner Bros.

We’re gonna be calling a whole new team of Ghostbusters this summer, as Paul Feig‘s reboot has Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones strapping on those proton packs for the very first time. But before we get there, perhaps you’d like to take a minute to look back at the old Ghostbusters team. Fathom Events has announced the original Ghostbusters will be coming back to theaters for a special engagement in June.

Last week, we took a look at the career of director Guy Hamilton. This week's subject is an actress who, at barely thirty, has already made a huge name for herself in a variety of genres... Scarlett Johansson I've been meaning to write up a Good/Bad/Badass on Scarlett Johansson for awhile now, but I kept putting it off in order to time the column to CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, which... Read More...

Teen sensation Bella Thorne has signed with CAA after recently leaving WME. The rising starlet recently wrapped Tyler Perry‘s “Boo!

Do you plan on seeing Warcraft in theaters this June? Going by comments around these parts, skepticism is starting to turn into apprehensive optimism. The film certainly has a talented cast and director. The marketing appears to be hitting its stride as well, after a few questionable, early trailers. The video game adaptation will face competition at the box office from X-Men: Apocalypse (05/27), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (06/03),  The Conjuring 2 (06/10), Central Intelligence (06/17) and Finding Dory (06/17).

Today marks the 18th Anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, with Harry Potter J.K. Rowling apologizing for killing off a beloved character.

Barack and Michelle Obama's first date gets the big screen treatment in a sneak peek at Southside With You.

It's been a while since we've seen The Kree on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but in tomorrow night's episode, "Failed Experiments", the blue-skinned alien warriors return with a vengeance. Check out the clip below, which finds Mack and his team about to enter a world of pain as the Kree make an explosive entrance. “Failed Experiments” - Coulson and his team race to combat Hive’s control over the Inhumans, as their enemy’s deadly plan for the human race is revealed, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, MAY

Box Office

  • 1. Jungle Book, The
    Gross: $42,439,000
    Total: $252,095,800
  • 2. Huntsman: Winter's War, The
    Gross: $9,393,065
    Total: $33,989,090
  • 3. Keanu
    Gross: $9,350,000
    Total: $9,350,000
  • 4. Mother's Day
    Gross: $8,302,319
    Total: $8,302,319
  • 5. Barbershop: The Next Cut
    Gross: $6,125,000
    Total: $44,705,640

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