What's Popping: 'Ghostbusters 3', 'Prometheus', 'The Avengers', 'Deadpool', 'Top Gun 2'

Ghostbusters

Dan Aykroyd has been trying to get the gang back together for another Ghostbusters movie, but his pal Bill Murray wants no part of it. It may finally dawn on Aykroyd that Murray will not change his mind. Without Murray's approval, Ghostbusters 3 is pretty much dead in the water.

It looks like Paramount is getting serious about making a sequel to Tom Cruise's 1986 Top Gun and has set Peter Craig to write the script. Christopher McQuarrie was previously attached to write, but when he got the gig directing Cruise in action-thriller One Shot, he had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Tony Scott is still expected to direct the movie.

While making his rounds promoting Safe House, Ryan Reynolds was asked about the status of his long-gestating Deadpool movie. Of course, Reynolds can only gushes about how great the script is, but he cautions that since they're committed to making a R-rated movie, they have to tread carefully. Apparently, this movie won't have any connection to 2009's Wolverine.

A new trailer for The Avengers is out and you need to check it out if you haven't already. This franchise has the potential to surpass the X-Men series as long as they don't decide to kill everyone off like a certain director. This new trailer was viewed 13.7 million times on iTunes in the first 24 hours, breaking the record set by The Dark Knight Rises.

Fox has released another Prometheus promo, but instead of the usual trailers and clips, it's of Guy Pearce as Weyland Corps CEO Peter Weyland giving a speech at the TED conference in the year 2023. Change the world, he will.

Other News & Notes:

Sex & Zen 3D sequel will feature vibrating theater seats.

Pics of Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill in The Avengers.

Scarlett Johansson is playing Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchock movie.

Katniss demonstrates her skill with the bow in new Hunger Games clip.

Olivia Williams joins Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in The Seventh Son.

Harvey Weinstein wants Katy Perry for Paul Potts biopic.

Bruce Willis takes on the thriller Five Against a Bullet.

Mila Kunis will voice a female demon in Hell & Back.

Danny Strong hired to pen the screenplay for Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol adaptation.

Peter Jackson released his sixth video blog for The Hobbit.

See Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill in the Neighborhood Watch teaser.

Spock and Benedict Cumberbatch's character fight it out on the Star Trek 2 set.

Trailer for Jack Black's new comedy, Bernie, online.

Missi Pyle, Yvette Nicole Brown, Mary Birdsong will play three fates in the Percy Jackson sequel.

Elizabeth Olsen is in talks for Spike Lee's Oldboy remake.

Michael Shannon reveals one line of his Man of Steel dialogue.

Sony developing its own Dracula franchise.

Adam Sandler has 11 Razzie nominations.

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