What's Popping: 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' 'Pirates 5,' 'Pacific Rim 2,' 'SWATH 2,' 'Predator'

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Harrison Ford's leg injury on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII may potentially delay the film's release, but Disney is keeping the date no matter what. If Ford dies, he dies.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has said previously that the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean might shoot this fall if everything lines up. Well, he has a new date for us -- the movie's shooting early 2015. He hopes.

Universal and Legendary have finally push the go button on the Pacific Rim sequel, and they plan to release the movie on April 7, 2017. Guillermo del Toro will work on the script with Travis Beacham and Zak Penn.

Universal has selected Frank Darabont to direct the Snow White and the Huntsman spin-off, which will be centered on Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman character and not Kristen Stewart's Snow White. Stewart is not expected back, but if she does return, it will be in for a cameo.

Fox is doing another Predator movie, and the studio has hired Shane Black to direct it. Black will work on the script with his longtime creative partner Fred Dekker. Apparently, it's a sequel and not a reboot.

News & Notes:

Did piracy kill Kick-Ass 3?

Lin Shaye promises Elise's hidden past in Insidious: Chapter 3.

Jurassic World director Colin Trevvorow rolled in the mud with his actors.

Guardians of the Galaxy director and star talk music and cameos. No, not that cameo!

Breck Eisner no longer directing The Karate Kid 2.

Documentarian and True Crime fan Joe Berlinger makes a man (not a myth) out of Whitey Bulger in Whitey.

Ben Kingsley joins Disney's The Jungle Book.

The WarGames remake has a director.

Beverly Hills Cop 4 shooting script expected next month.

Ed Harris learned real fire And rescue lingo for Planes sequel.

Jerry Bruckheimer tells us Maverick's edge over drones in Top Gun 2.

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