What's Popping: 'Fantastic Beasts,' 'ExpendaBelles,' 'Black Panther,' 'Ant-Man,' 'Yoga Hosers'


Having directed the final four Harry Potter movies, David Yates is heading back to that world and will direct the first installment of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Sylvester Stallone may have wanted Sigourney Weaver to headline The ExpendaBelles, the female-led Expendables spinoff, but she has other plans. Weaver has passed on the actioner and will do A Monster Calls instead.

Marvel's Kevin Feige said the Black Panther and Captain Marvel movies are being worked on, but they'll come when they come and won't arrive any sooner because of fan demands.

After losing Edgar Wright and undergoing a rewrite, Marvel's Ant-Man has finally started production this week.

Johynny Depp is joining his daughter Lily-Rose in Yoga Hosers, the spinoff of Kevin Smith's horror flick Tusk.

News & Notes:

New in Theaters: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, If I Stay.

Another Halloween sequel is still in development.

The November Man will get a sequel.

Mark Wahlberg heading to Deepwater Horizon.

Charlie Countryman helmer to direct Olympus Has Fallen sequel.

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