What's Popping News
Weekly recaps of the top movie scoops of the week.
11:09 PM 3/8/2014 by Binh Ngo
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
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.
9:09 PM 2/15/2014 by Binh Ngo
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
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.
10:08 PM 2/1/2014 by Binh Ngo
Jesse Eisenberg has gotten the nod to play Lex Luthor in the untitled Man of Steel sequel. He will join Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot in the movie, which will be in theaters on May 6, 2016. Jeremy Irons is also on board as Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred.
5:56 PM 1/25/2014 by Binh Ngo
Gal Gadot will be Wonder Woman for at least three movies. She has a three picture deal with Warner Bros for the untitled Man of Steel Sequel, Justice League, and a standalone Wonder Woman movie. Robert Downey Jr. she's not though, her pay for each movie is reportedly only $300,000.
1:15 PM 1/19/2014 by Binh Ngo
The Man of Steel sequel that will feature Ben Affleck as the new Batman is no longer coming to theaters on July 17, 2015, but will instead move back a year to May 6, 2016. The official reason? The delay will give Zack Snyder and Co. "time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story."
11:54 AM 12/14/2013 by Binh Ngo
If Sony could, the studio would release a Spider-Man every year because superhero movies are making tons of coins these days. To fill in the years when Spider-Man is not on the big screen, Sony is developing movies centered on other characters in the Spider-Man universe like Venom and The Sinister Six.
What's Popping: 'Fast & Furious 7', 'X-Men: Apocalypse', 'Indiana Jones', 'Beverly Hills Cop 4', Wonder Woman
6:18 PM 12/7/2013 by Binh Ngo
In the aftermath of Paul Walker's death, Universal and the producers of the Fast & Furious films have decided to shut down the production of the seventh film in order to figure out what to do with the movie. Restarting the movie from scratch with Walker's character written out is one of the options on the table.
3:08 PM 12/1/2013 by Binh Ngo
Paul Walker, best known for his role as Brian O'Conner in the Fast & Furious movies, has died in single car accident on Saturday in Santa Clarita, CA. He was 40. He was in the area for a charity event and was riding in the passenger seat while his friend was driving when the accident occurred.