What's Popping: 'Cap 3' vs 'Batman vs Superman,' 'Allegiant,' 'Sinister Six,' 'Ghostbusters 3,' 'Star Wars'

Batman vs Captain America

Captain America 3 and the Man of Steel sequel are currently on a collision course, with both of them scheduled to open on the same day in 2016. Since this will trigger the box office apocalypse, look for one of them to blink and move out of the way.

Allegiant, the final book of Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy, will be split into two movies ala The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Will this become the norm?

Sony is eyeing Drew Goddard to direct the Amazing Spider-Man spinoff, The Sinister Six, which is described as a redemption story. Goddard, who directed the 2012 horror movie The Cabin in the Woods, is writing the Sinister Six screenplay anyway, so it makes sense for him to direct it too.

After Ivan Reitman passed on directing Ghostbusters 3, word is that Sony tried to get LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, but the pair also passed on the project, reportedly wanting to keep their options open. The search continues.

Add Peter Mayhew to one of those familiar faces who will be returning to Star Wars: Episode VII. He will return to play Chewbacca. The movie is already shooting, and the story will take place 30 years after the events in Return of the Jedi.

Other News & Notes:

Masters of the Universe taps Kick-Ass 2 director for rewrite.

New in Theaters: Rio 2, Oculus, Draft Day

Guardians of the Galaxy will feature Thanos, connect to Avengers 3.

Mystique and Gambit may get their own spinoffs.

Timecop reboot nabs writers.

Drew Goddard out of Fox's The Martian as Matt Damon circles.

Daniel Craig pulls out of The Whole Truth days before shooting is set to begin.

Review: Only Lovers Left Alive (or undead, whichever).

Early Amazing Spider-Man 2 reviews are mixed.

David S. Goyer reveals WB/DC still hasn't figured it out yet.

Michael Fassbender's Assassin's Creed gets a rewrite.

Left Behind reboot is like nothing Nicolas Cage has ever done before.

Battlestar Galactica gets new writer.

Breck Eisner to direct Karate Kid sequel.

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