What's Popping News

Weekly recaps of the top movie scoops of the week.

What's Popping: 'Pirates 5,' 'Mrs. Doubtfire 2,' 'Robopocalypse,' 'Jobs,' 'Die Hard 6'

6:51 PM 4/18/2014 by Binh Ngo
Die Hard
Perhaps seeing opportunity in the dearth of cross-dressing comedies in today's cinemas, Fox 2000 has set Elf's David Berenbaum to write the script for Mrs. Doubtfire 2. Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus are on board for the sequel, but Mara Wilson has expressed her strong disinterest.

What's Popping: 'Cap 3' vs 'Batman vs Superman,' 'Allegiant,' 'Sinister Six,' 'Ghostbusters 3,' 'Star Wars'

12:35 PM 4/13/2014 by Binh Ngo
Batman vs Captain America
Captain America 3 and the Man of Steel sequel are currently on a collision course, with both of them scheduled to open on the same day in 2016. Since this will trigger the box office apocalypse, look for one of them to blink and move out of the way.

What's Popping: Bond Villain Found?, Marvel Has a Plan, 'Fantastic Beasts,' DC Movies, and 'Pink Panther'

4:50 PM 4/5/2014 by Binh Ngo
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor may be joining Daniel Craig in the next Bond movie, but not as a fellow double O, but as the main baddie. Ejiofor is reportedly the frontruner for the role.

HKIFF: Celebrities and Water Aplenty at the Asian Film Awards (AFA)

11:44 AM 3/29/2014 by popcorn
Asian Film Awards
The 8th Annual Asian Film Awards (AFA) took place in Macau at the City of Dreams’ House of Dancing Waters Theater. Wong Kar Wai’s Grandmaster took home seven of the fourteen nominations, including Best Film, Best Actress (Zhang Ziyi), Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Costume, Best Composer, and Best Production Designer.

What's Popping: 'Ghostbusters 3,' 'Fantastic Four 2,' 'Star Wars,' 'Incredibles 2,' 'Wolverine 2'

11:31 AM 3/22/2014 by Binh Ngo
The Wolverine
Like it or not, we're getting a third Ghostbusters. The movie is sort of a reboot that will be centered on a new generation of Ghostbusters, with the remaining cast members appearing in cameos. Oh yeah, Ivan Reitman has decided not to direct.

What's Popping: 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' 'Dragon Blade,' 'Smurfs,' 'Fantastic Four,' Van Damme

5:30 PM 3/15/2014 by Binh Ngo
Star Wars
With Star Wars: Episode VII going into production this May, names are emerging for the lead characters in the movie. Lupita Nyong'o, Ed Speleers, John Boyega, Jesse Plemons, Matthew James Thomas, and Ray Fisher are the latest to be rumored for a role or another.

What's Popping: 'Zorro,' 'Terminator: Genesis,' 'Bond 24,' 'Transformers 4,' 'Captain America 2'

11:09 PM 3/8/2014 by Binh Ngo
Black Widow
Zorro is getting a Dark Knight-style reboot at Sony, with Chris Boal writing the screenplay. Not only will the masked swashbuckler get a new backstory, he will also know some sort of European martial arts.

What's Popping: 'Space Jam 2,' 'Doctor Strange,' 'Fantastic Four,' 'Episode VII,' and 'Terminator: Genesis'

1:28 PM 2/22/2014 by Binh Ngo
Star Wars
Miami Heats star LeBron James is getting his wish to star in the Space Jam sequel. The movie is currently under development at Warner Bros. with Charlie Ebersol producing from a script by his brother, Willie.

What's Popping: Black Widow, 'Terminator: Genesis,' 'I Am Legend,' 'Jungle Book,' 'Noah'

9:09 PM 2/15/2014 by Binh Ngo
Black Widown
Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow has always been a supporting character in nearly all of Marvel's superhero movies thus far, but that may change soon. Marvel chief Kevin Feige has dropped hints that she might have her own movie somewhere down the line. "The notion of exploring that even further in her own film would be great," Feige said.

What's Popping: 'Independence Day 2', 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Uncharted', 'Chip 'N Dale', 'Black Mass'

3:16 PM 2/8/2014 by Binh Ngo
Independence Day
Will Smith's on-again, off-again relationship with the Independence Day sequel is currently in the off position, according to Deadline. The actor has decided not to return to the sequel, and he is fairly certain this time.
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