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The Download: Warner Bros.' DC Plans, Captain America 3, and Neil Patrick Harris

11:11 AM 10/19/2014 by Binh Ngo
Neil Patrick Harris
Warner Bros. unveiled its superhero movies earlier this week and as expected, they will be centered on Justice League and its main members. We talk about that and more on this week's Download.

What's Popping: WB's Massive DC Plans, 'Captain America 3,' 'Ghost in the Shell,' 'Underworld,' 'Pacific Rim 2'

11:54 AM 10/18/2014 by Binh Ngo
Justice League
In a shareholders meeting early this week, Warner Bros. has revealed its slate of tentpoles in the coming years, and, as expected, it's heavy on superhero movies. Robert Downey Jr. will join Chris Evans in Captain America 3, which will kick off the Civil War storyline.

Colin Farrell Joins Growing List of 'Doctor Strange' Hopefuls

11:16 AM 10/18/2014 by Binh Ngo
Colin Farrell
We thought Marvel had got their Sorcerer Supreme when Joaquin Phoenix entered "final talks" for the role back in August, but those talks are "dead dead dead," according to Phoenix's publicist.

Javier Bardem in Talks for 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

4:43 PM 10/14/2014 by Binh Ngo
Javier Bardem
According to TheWrap, Javier Bardem is in "early talks" to play one of the bad guys in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He would play Captain Brand, a ghost who holds a grudge against Jack Sparrow for the murder of his brother and is looking for a supernatural object to help him get his revenge.

The Download: 'Ghostbusters' Reboot and Spider-Man Rumors

11:28 AM 10/12/2014 by Binh Ngo
Spider-Man
The third Ghostbusters won't be a sequel, but a complete reboot led by a female cast. We discuss that and more on this week's Download.

What's Popping: Robin Hood and His Merry Men, Female-led 'Ghostbusters,' 'Bond 24,' 'Painkiller Jane,' 'The Purge 3'

10:07 AM 10/12/2014 by Binh Ngo
Daniel Craig
Sony is developing a series of movies centered on Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Seems like "universe" and "Avengers" are two of the keywords studios are looking for when deciding which projects to produce. The female-led Ghostbusters reboot is a go. Paul Feig will write the script with his collaborator on The Heat, Katie Dippold.

Lea Seydoux Reportedly Cast as Femme Fatale in 'Bond 24'

6:44 PM 10/10/2014 by Binh Ngo
Lea Seydoux
Bond 24 might have gotten its femme fatale. According to The Daily Mail, Blue Is The Warmest Color's actress Lea Seydoux has been given the role and "will undergo a series of costume, make-up and camera tests" to determine her look.

Sony N The 'Hood'

4:26 PM 10/8/2014 by Binh Ngo
Sony
Sony is committing to Robin Hood in a big way; it has spent seven figures to acquire Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott's pitch for a series of movies centered around Hood and his band of Merry Men. If you're thinking Marvel Cinematic Universe, you're on to the reason why it was sold for such a price since "universe" and "Avengers" are part of the pitch, according to THR. Titled Hood, the movie will be similar in tone to Mission:

James DeMonaco Will Return for Third 'Purge'

7:06 PM 10/6/2014 by Binh Ngo
The Purge
When a movie is made for $9 million but manages to pull in over $100 million at the global box office, you know the sequel coming. So, as expected, the people who've brought us The Purge and The Purge: Anarchy are working on a third Purge movie, Deadline has learned. James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first two movies, will return to write, and may direct, the third.

The Download: 'Tetris,' 'Angry Birds,' and 'Baywatch'

11:53 AM 10/5/2014 by Binh Ngo
Tetris
Threshold Entertainment is making a movie based on the video game Tetris. We talk about that and more on this edition of The Download. Come and join us. Binh: Seems like April's Fool Day came late this year. What is this I'm hearing about a Tetris movie?
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