What's Popping: 'Dark Knight Rises' Standing Ovation, 'Catching Fire', 'Hobbit', 'Ghostbusters 3', 'Raging Bull 2'
The Dark Knight Rises, the final Batman movie with Christian Bale as the masked crusader, is coming out on July 20th, and if the standing ovation given to the movie after a press screening on Friday is any indication, it's going to be one heck of a finale. Best Picture contender? Better than The Avengers? Those are not faint praises.
Jena Malone will join The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as the ax-wielding tribute from District 7. She beats out model/actress Zoe Aggeliki, who was reportedly the front runner, for the role of Johanna Mason. The character will at first appear to be an antagonist of Katniss' but she will end up as an important alley of hers in the rebellion against the Capital. Production for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is planned for sometime in September.
Peter Jackson announced in a Facebook post that he's done shooting the two Hobbit movies. Now, he can look forward to being holed up in the editing room to ready the first movie for its December 14th release. He may have something to show at Comic Con next week, so stay tuned.
Ghostbusters 3, for all intents and purposes, is dead, but as long as the original cast members are asked about it, they'll keep on talking about it. According to Dan Aykroyd, new writers are working on a script for Bill Murray to feed into his shredder.
MGM has finally sued Jake LaMotta and the producers of Raging Bull 2 to stop its production and to prevent the movie from being released in any form. In the filing, MGM says it has sole sequel rights according to their agreement with LaMotta back in 1976. William Forsythe is playing LaMotta in the new movie.
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