What's Popping: 'Justice League', 'Ghostbusters 3', 'Mad Max: Fury Road', '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea', ' Transformers 4'

Justice League

Those wanting Warner Bros to hurry up with their Justice League movie will finally get their wish; the studio is targeting 2015 for the movie's release. However, if WB wants to make the 2015 release, they'd better hurry up. All WB has at the moment is just a script; there's no director or stars attached to the movie. In an interesting tidbit, The Avengers 2 is also being released in 2015. Maybe this is planned so that Justice League can take advantage of the halo effect from The Avengers 2.

When Bill Murray finally gave his blessing for the third Ghostbusters movie, it's only a matter of time until it makes its way into theaters. And that time appears to be sometime in 2014. Deadline has learned that the movie is eyeing a summer 2013 shoot and that it may no longer be a sequel, but a reboot.

Mad Max: Fury Road is currently shooting in Namibia, but the shoot is not going smoothly. The movie is at least a week behind schedule, causing the budget to go up. Warner Bros is definitely concerned though and has sent producer Denise di Novi out there to keep an eye on things. The movie is decades in the making, so what's a little delay in the grand scheme of things?

To 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or not to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, that is the question Disney is considering. The studio is giving itself three months to decide if it wants to greenlight the movie that David Fincher is attached to direct. If not, Fincher is moving on to something else. To make Disney's decision easier, Fincher is said to be pursuing Brad Pitt to headline the movie.

With the action comedy Pain and Gain about to cross the finish line, Michael Bay is getting ready to work on Transformers 4. The movie is reportedly eyeing an April or May shoot in 2013 for a June 27, 2014 release. The new human headliners in the movie will be an 18 year-old high school senior and her race car-driving boy friend, which they are currently casting.

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Sara reviews Argo.

First pic of Danny Trejo in Machete Kills.

Jason Segel to turn The Other F Word into a comedy.

FilmDistrict sets October 11, 2013 for Oldboy.

The Family Circus comic strip to get big screen treatment.

Tyler Perry gets Double Cross.

Former NBA basketball player Chris Webber forms production company.

Heathcliff (that orange animated cat) heads to the big screen.

Liam Hemsworth twisted his knee on set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

New Jack Reacher trailer posted.

Tom Cruise to star in sci-fi pic Our Name is Adam.

Paramount delays Kevin Costner's football comedy Draft Day.

Jack the Giant Killer gets a name change and release date.

Warner Bros wins court ruling over Superman ownership.

Sam Raimi may direct the Poltergist remake, but won't.

Dark Knight Rises cinematographer Wally Pfister doesn't like how The Avengers is filmed.

Robert Pattinson Joins Carey Mulligan in the Thriller Hold on to Me.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to co-host 70th Golden Globes Awards.

Mark Millar shares his plans for Fox's Marvel Movie universe.

Sinister director adapting Stephen King's The Breathing Method.

Carrie remake drops first teaser trailer.

Not even Jim Varney's death can prevent Son of Ernest.

Nate Parker exits Spike Lee's Oldboy remake.

New Jack Reacher poster.

Two pics from Paranoia, starring Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, and Gary Oldman.

Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis are launching Major Matt Mason.

Edgar Wright's Ant-Man gets a November 2015 release date.

Rupert Sanders to direct The Juliet for Sony.

Hugo Weaving doesn't want to play Red Skull anymore but may have to.

Jeff reviews Argo.

Marvel releases synopsis for Thor: The Dark World.

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