Top Movie News for July 6, 2015

No New STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer Or Footage Coming During Comic-Con Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on Disney and Lucasfilm's Comic-Con plans for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it's more than a little underwhelming, a word which seems to fairly accurately sum up this year's event so far. The Hall H panel will not include a new trailer or even a clip from the movie; in fact, the trailer isn't expected to debut until this Fall. So, what will happen on Friday? Well, there will be a behind the scenes look at the movie (featuring behind the scenes footage and interviews), while J.J.

Rumors: Rachel McAdams for ‘Doctor Strange,’ Bryan Singer for ‘Fantastic Four 2′ With Comic Con hitting this week we’ll learn a lot more about projects that are coming up in the next couple years, especially on the superhero front. But even before the big event begins, we’ve got a couple rumors about possible developments for two films we’ll be talking about over the next couple years. One is Doctor Strange, and the rumor isn’t entirely dismissible.

Scott Lang's latest heist leads to unexpected bounty in new Ant-Man clip If we were able to go back in time a year and change and notify our slightly younger selves that not only has ANT-MAN been receiving positive pre-release buzz but that folks are actually now looking forward to the film, we'd laugh in our own faces. Marvel's conclusion to Phase 2 of their Cinematic Universe has endured more than its fair share of criticism thanks in part to Edgar... Read More...

'Assassin's Creed' Adds Michael K. Williams to the Cast Omar comin’…to the Assassin’s Creed movie. Earlier today we reported on Michael K. Williams’ casting in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, but the actor has also lined up another role in a big franchise film. Williams has joined the cast of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie from director Justin Kurzel. Continue reading…

Jerry Weintraub 1937-2015 Legendary producer was 77Ocean’s Eleven producer Jerry Weintraub, a man almost as well known for his sense of showmanship in life as the movies he made, has died at the age of 77.Born in Brooklyn in 1937, Weintraub was raised in the Bronx and obsessed with cinema. In his teenage years, he’d sneaked in to the local Lowes Paradise Theater so often that the manager offered him a job as an usher. He ditched high school at 17 for the Air Force and then used the G.I. Bill to fund his education at Sanford Meisner’s Neighbourhood Playhouse.

Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson in ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2’ First Looks (Photos) Related stories from TheWrap:Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson in 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2' First Looks (Photos)Netflix, Amazon Reject 'Hannibal': Bryan Fuller 'Still Investigating Possibilities' for Season 411 of Jerry Weintraub's Hollywood Hits: 'Karate Kid,' 'Ocean's' Movies (Photos)See NBA Star Kevin Love, Olympic Swimmer Natalie Coughlin's Naked Covers for ESPN's Body IssueJerry Weintraub Appreciation: A Hollywood Mogul Straight Out of Central Casting

Henry Cavill talks Dawn of Justice; hopes for a solo Superman film in future MAN OF STEEL may have launched the new DC Cinematic Universe, but at the moment there's no plan for the character to take center stage in another solo Superman film any time soon. The upcoming BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE may have started life as MAN OF STEEL 2, but according to Henry Cavill the new film "is not a Superman sequel, it’s more of an introduction to... Read More...

New 'Crimson Peak' Character Posters are Vividly Spooky The latest batch of character posters from Crimson Peak echo the first motion poster for Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror story, which featured Mia Wasikowska bathed in neon blue and red. That vivid coloring contrasted with empty blackness made quite the impression, and the latest characters posters are similarly striking. Continue reading…

Sluggish Fourth of July box office no picnic for Hollywood What used to be prime summer real estate has become a precarious weekend to release movies.

Andy Garcia Joins Paul Feig's Ghostbusters Alongside Matt Walsh and Michael K. WilliamsAs the cameras continue to roll on Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, the Spy director is adding more cast members to his ensemble.

Dustin Hoffman rips the current state of movies: 'It's the worst that film has ever been' For as long as motion pictures have been around, someone has been saying that Hollywood isn’t making them like they used to. The latest to repeat the complaint, however, is someone who’s been around for some high highs of cinema: Dustin Hoffman.  And he might have a point.  In an interview with ...

Everything Wrong With Terminator Salvation... Is 19 Minutes Long With the new Terminator Genisys movie hitting theaters, it makes sense that Cinema Sins would do the Everything Wrong With… treatment on Terminator Salvation. But the fact that they got 19 minutes of material out of it seems to say that there was a LOT wrong with Terminator Salvation and that could be why most people involved with the franchise seem to forget that it exists. Terminator Genisys is in theaters now. Click here to view the embedded video. Everything Wrong With Terminator Salvation... Is 19 Minutes Long

Justin Kurzel Developing True History Of The Kelly Gang He's going criminal again with Snowtown co-writer Shaun GrantWriter/director Justin Kurzel and co-writer Shaun Grant broke through in a big way with Australian crime tale Snowtown. And for a new collaboration, they’re digging into more of the country’s criminal history for True History Of The Kelly Gang. Grant is working on an adaptation of Peter Carey’s eponymous novel, which chronicles Ned Kelly’s adventures through the man’s own eyes.

'Legends of Tomorrow' Concept Art Features Heroes and Villains in Battle I don’t know about you but I’m relatively excited for the CW’s upcoming and NEW entry into their comic book television universe with Legends of Tomorrow. The show will be different from all of the solo hero late night programs and actually revolve around a team of people joining forces to fight evil and uphold justice (and peace, and the American way yada-yada-yada.)Now the CW’s talented concept artist Phil Klemmer not only released a new piece of art featuring the entire team doing their thing, but also gave his thoughts on the group dynamic, and what they’ll be do

Warren Ellis to Write James Bond Comic Acclaimed comics scribe Warren Ellis has been tapped by Dynamite Entertainment to write their new James Bond 007 ongoing series, due to hit shelves in November. Paired with artist Jason Masters, Ellis is launching the first official comic series based on Ian Flemming's seminal spy series in over two decades. "Ian Fleming's James Bond is an icon, and it's a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, brutal, damaged Bond of the books," Ellis said in a statement (via Newsarama). Photo credit: Dynamite EntertainmentContinue reading…

Amanda Peterson, the actress who played Patrick Dempsey‘s leading lady in the beloved 1987 movie “Can’t Buy Me Love,” was found dead in her Greeley, Colorado home on Sunday, police told TheWrap. She was 43. Peterson starred as Cindy Mancini, a cheerleader paid by Dempsey’s character to pose as his girlfriend so he could climb the social ladder at his Arizona high school. Directed by Steve Rash, the film sits in a canon of ’80s fare alongside John Hughes and other angst masters.

After the cancellation of Hannibal many of us refused to believe that the show was truly dead, surely Amazon or Netflix would save Hannibal for us, but unfortunately the show will have to find another method of resurrection as Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller has stated on Twitter that both Amazon and Netflix have passed on the opportunity to bring the show back for a fourth season. @MikeBarbre... Read More...

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Animated Series Gets Poster and Release Date The Guardians of the Galaxy won’t return to the big screen until 2017, but their cartoon counterparts will hit the small one later this year. Disney XD has just revealed the first GOTG animated series poster, along with the premiere date for the new show. Get it all after the jump. IGN debuted the GOTG animated series poster.

Two New Stills to Preview Pixar's Short Film 'Sanjay's Super Team' It's Comic-Con this week! That means loads of previews from all kinds of different movies. USA Today has revealed the first two actual photos from the upcoming animated short film Sanjay's Super Team, the latest original creation from Pixar Animation Studios that will be attached to the release of The Good Dinosaur, in theaters this November (two new original Pixar movies in one year, plus short films, huzzah!). We've featured a concept art piece for this short before, but these two photos show us the actual finished animation and how it all looks.

While recent reports suggest Chris Pine will play Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman movie, the rumor mill claims the Star Trek star is actually up for the role of Hal Jordan in Warner Bros' Green Lantern reboot. "This weekend I talked to someone close to Chris Pine who confirmed that the actor is in fact up for Hal Jordan. And that he had been offered Steve Trevor," Birth Movies Death reports. Continue reading…

Over the past few days we’ve seen Deadpool running all over town in a series of still images. Here he is surveying the damage after a fight; there he goes riding around town with his BFF Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Now he’s made it all the way to Entertainment Weekly, where he gets to grace the cover of their Comic-Con Bonus Issue. Check out the Deadpool EW cover after the jump. The EW cover offers a look at the character up close, and his speech bubble is characteristically cheeky and fourth-wall-shattering.

'Inside Out' tops 'Jurassic' in final $$ Box office numbers for the holiday weekend are trickling in, and Jurassic World has finally fallen to second place. It wasn’t some new, action-packed blockbuster that killed the dinosaurs, but rather the kid-friendly (and critically adored) Inside Out, which claimed the box office...

Most of the time, folks in Hollywood defend their films, even when they are critical and commercial failures. Johnny Depp defended both TRANSCENDENCE and THE LONE RANGER while Taylor Kitsch has defended JOHN CARTER. Sometimes these movies enter and exit the zeitgeist and you don't give them a second thought until someone chimes in with their opinion. Producer Brian Grazer... Read More...

You might be asking yourself, " 'The Crossing 2?' Was there a 'The Crossing 1?'" Yes, there was!

Here’s Why Everyone In ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Should Be In The Hospital A sports medicine physician weighs in on just how dangerous it is to be a male stripper in "Magic Mike XXL."

Chris Tucker returns to the stage for his first ever stand up comedy special 'Chris Tucker Live', debuting Friday, July 10 on Netflix.

Here are 13 things you never knew about "Scream."

HBO Well, Ray Velcoro is still alive. I’m not convinced that True Detective will be better for it. Don’t get me wrong – I’m a big fan of both Farrell the actor and Velcoro the character, so from that perspective, I’m happy that True Detective will give more more of what I like going forward. What worries me, though, is the power dynamic this reveals. There were times during the first season of True Detective that the show took on the personality of a college freshman, sharing pieces of philosophical theory simply because they sounded good at parties.

Oh, Finland, you're just wacky. While their Norwegian neighbors seem to prefer their heavy metal music to be of the dark and serious variety, the Finns like to dress things up a bit. There's Lordi, of course, the Eurovision-winning metal act whose members dress in elaborate demon makeups for their performances. But popular as Lordi may be they may be a bit too extreme for the youngster set and so cue up Heavisaurus, a heavy metal act for the kiddie crowd whose members are all dinosaurs.And now, like Lordi, Heavisaurus have a feature film to call their own. Story?

Jeff Goldblum Celebrates July 4 With ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Teaser (Video) Jeff Goldblum celebrated the July 4 holiday by joining Facebook to post sneak peeks of “Independence Day: Resurgence,” the sequel to the 1996 alien-invasion blockbuster movie that also starred Will Smith and Bill Pullman. On this Independence Day, Goldblum posted a 12-second teaser video with an ominous warning: “We thought we wiped them out. The Resurgence is here.

Robert Kirkman has tweeted that folks at SDCC this week will get a chance to see trailers / clips for The Walking Dead season 6, Fear The Walking Dead and Outcast.

We had heard season 2 of Daredevil was scheduled to begin shooting this month, but they've kicked off a little earlier than expected. New York based photographer Shelly Kay was on hand to get a couple of snaps of two of the main cast members (Charlie Cox and Elden Henson) filming a scene in East Harlem. We know that Rosario Dawson will also return as Claire Temple, Deborah Ann Woll will surely be back as Karen Page, and of course we have Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle! The characters of Bullseye and Elektra are also expected to feature, but we've had no casting details for them yet.

Netflix Teases A Series Of Unfortunate Events Netflix’s upcoming take on Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events isn’t set to air until 2016, but the VOD service has already released a rather creepy trailer. The trailer was posted on a new YouTube account for Eleanora Poe, the name of the editor of the local newspaper The Daily Punctilio in the book series. The 13-book series was adapted for the big screen back in 2004 with Jim Carrey in the role of Count Olaf, but no sequel was ever made. [Source: CNet] Click here to view the embedded video. Netflix Teases A Series Of Unfortunate Events

Predator is coming this week to Mortal Kombat X for Kombat Pack holders and next week for those who want to purchase him separately. The iconic horror monster is going to join the fray to take on all manner of mystical fighters and it can’t come sooner. Fans have been clambering for this since it was announced. I’ve shared a few videos over the last week, but here is the official trailer for the monster. I’m sure all of you Kombat fans will be making huge use of this addition to the roster, and his moves here look like a lot of fun to mess around with.

Samuel L. Jackson hopes to break his 'Unbreakable' villain Mr. Glass out of the asylum for a sequel.

Bill Cosby obtained Quaaludes to give them to young women he intended to have sex with, the comedian admitted in a 2005 deposition. During the court proceedings, Cosby testified that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and “other people.” The Associated Press first reported details of the unsealed documents on Monday, after compelling the court to release the legal papers filed in federal court in Pennsylvania on Nov. 21, 2005.

LeBron James will premiere Amy Schumer's <em>Trainwreck</em> in Akron Thanks to Cleveland Cavaliers player LeBron James, Ohio will get a first look at Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck when it premieres in Akron later this week. James appears in the comedy, which was written by (and stars) Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow. Schumer confirmed the news Monday with a...

Of all the live-action re-imaginings of classic fairy tale properties in the works over at Disney, this is perhaps the most interesting one based on concept alone. The studio has acquired the screenplay for Prince Charming, a live-action comedy which centers on the love interest of many a Disney princess. Continue reading…

Piper has always been the least interesting character on Orange is the New Black — an annoyingly privileged, arguably necessary Trojan Horse who created a strong center to the show only through the acting talent and watchability of Taylor Schilling — but her personality has fundamentally shifted in the third season for the better. She’s quickly becoming Walter White. Jenji Kohan and the show’s other writers clearly recognize this (they even added a swift jab evoking Heisenberg’s name when mocking Piper’s wonky new prison tattoo).

Sun Classic Pictures/Lionsgate Many of Stephen King‘s books have received or are getting a second adaptation. Some that first hit the big screen are redone for the small screen (The Shining; The Dead Zone), sometimes as ongoing series, and some that first hit TV are set to now go to theaters (It; The Stand). It’s not clear how the previously announced remake of Cujo will go, but it doesn’t sound like something that will be hitting the big screen in a big way.

HBO Since the final moments of season five, Game of Thrones fans have been locked inside a cacophony of speculation and fan theories about whether or not Jon Snow is really dead. The driving force behind a lot of this speculation was the fact that book readers have been piecing together various theories since the release of George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons book in 2011.

Despicable Me has been a go-to birthday theme for years now, but we have a feeling that it’ll become even MORE popular thanks to those adorable and lovable Minions and their starring role in their very own feature film. In honor of your pint-sized Minions fans, host an awesome DIY Minions-themed party with cupcakes, games, favors and more. We scoured the Web and found some of the cutest and coolest Minion crafts to include in your own soiree. Minion Cupcakes Courtesy of Eats...Read MoreRead Comments

Downey's Whopping Avengers 2 and Civil War Payday Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. has made a whole lot of money from his role as the Marvel Comics superhero in 2015, reportedly raking in a whopping $80 million for his work on Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. According to Forbes, this makes Downey Jr. the eighth highest-paid celebrity of 2015, just behind author James Patterson, who's earned $89 million. Age of Ultron was released earlier this year to much success. Meanwhile, the third Captain America movie isn't slated to hit theaters until May of next year. Continue reading…

Stone Cold Steve Austin is an icon of when wrestling was “cool”. It’s certainly popular now, but the years he was active were when the WWE was edgier and the business was trying new things. That is what 2K are banking on clearly, as they have announced that the legend is going to adorn the box for WWE 2K16. Take a look:   Not much more is known about the game, but the press release does say that the game will feature the largest roster in franchise history. That is a little vague, as there have been many games in WWE history.

And the Guardians Of The Galaxy cartoon has its own imageThough the Marvel Cinematic Universe itself won’t be represented at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the allied TV series will be there. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the new Guardians Of The Galaxy ‘toon are both appearing on panels and Marvel has conjured up some artwork for the shows. Created by artist Jim Cheung and colourist Romulo Fajardo Jr., the S.H.I.E.L.D.

'Jurassic World' has shattered box office records – and lifted Hollywood within reach of historic new heights

Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Billy Joel and Vanessa Williams are among the Hollywood stars who got married secretly over Codependence — sorry, Independence — Day Weekend, marking a trend in covert coupling among the cis-gender celebrity set. Joel waited until his betrothed, Alexis Roderick, turned half his age before sealing the deal, while Williams had to mine the sexy CPA ranks to find a man far enough under the radar to throw anyone who might care off the scent. For more, watch the latest Wrap Trends! Watch more recent Wrap Trends: See video: Bored on the 4th of July - Bizarre In

Age has not tempered Tom Cruise‘s ambitions when he’s making action sequences on film, and it looks like Mission: Impossible  – Rogue Nation keeps the actor in overdrive. We’ve seen some evidence of his commitment to action in the first trailers for the film, and now a new Rogue Nation clip set highlights a few car and motorcycle chase sequences even more.   This batch of footage originally ran on Entertainment Tonight, and it features sections from a couple of the film’s chase scenes.

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