What's Popping News

Weekly recaps of the top movie scoops of the week.

What's Popping: 'Top Gun 2,' '23 Jump Street,' 'Iron Man 4,' 'Real Steel 2,' 'Ted 2'

10:20 AM 9/13/2014 by Binh Ngo
Iron Man
Top Gun 2 is back on at Paramount. The studio has hired Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li's Justin Marks to work on the script. The 22 Jump Street sequel is a go, with Rodney Rothman writing the script. No word if Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will return to direct.

What's Popping: 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' 'Doctor Strange,' 'Underworld,' 'Blade Runner 2,' 'Inferno'

11:59 PM 8/29/2014 by Binh Ngo
Doctor Strange
After taking a short break to allow Harrison Ford to heal up, Star Wars: Episode VII has resumed production, and the movie still expected to make its release date on December 18, 2015.

What's Popping: 'Aquaman,' 'Bad Boys 3,' 'Godzilla 2,' 'The Inhumans,' 'TMNT 2'

1:24 PM 8/16/2014 by Binh Ngo
Bad Boys
There will indeed be an Aquaman movie, and Warner Bros. has set Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad to work on competing scripts. Bad Boys 3 is about to get real, according to Martin Lawrence. He said the script is "getting close, and it all looks good."

What's Popping: 'Ghostbusters' Reboot, 'Batman v Superman,' 'Legend of Conan,' 'Venom,' and 'The ExpendaBelles'

11:08 AM 8/9/2014 by Binh Ngo
Black Cat
Dan Aykroyd continues to hold out hope for Ghostbusters 3, but there's word now that Sony may have given up on the movie and will instead go with a reboot. The studio is reportedly courting Paul Feig to direct and produce this redo.

What's Popping: Wonder Woman, Harry Potter, 'The Mummy,' 'Dragonriders of Pern', 'Fury Road' Sequel

2:15 PM 8/2/2014 by Binh Ngo
Wonder Woman
Zack Snyder has given us another reason to look forward to the forthcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Warner Bros. has announced the formation of the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development Team to deal with all things Harry Potter. Yes, that includes more movies.

What's Popping: 'Doctor Strange,' Amazing Spider-Man 3,' 'Ant-Man,' 'Shazam,' and 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

9:13 PM 7/25/2014 by Binh Ngo
Fifty Shades of Grey
Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy were once rumored to be in the running to play the lead role in Marvel's Doctor Strange, but now, all signs seem to be pointing at Joaquin Phoenix.

What's Popping: Universal's Monster Cinematic Universe, 'Star Wars,' 'Fantastic Four,' 'Lethal Weapon' Reboot, 'Power Rangers'

8:20 PM 7/18/2014 by Binh Ngo
Universal
Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are leading the charge to revive Universal's classic movie monsters. Instead of stand-alones, these movies will have interconnecting narratives ala Marvel's superhero movies.

The Download: 'Episode VII' to Take a Two-Week Break, Live-Action 'Dumbo,' and 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Trailer

10:28 AM 7/13/2014 by Binh Ngo
Exodus: Gods and Kings
In this edition of The Download, we talk about Star Wars: Episode VII taking a two-week break, Disney's live-action take on Dumbo, and the new released trailer for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings.

What's Popping: 'Dumbo,' Star Trek 3,' 'David,' 'Episode VII,' 'Tusk' Spinoff

12:13 PM 7/12/2014 by Binh Ngo
Dumbo
Dumbo is the latest Disney animated classic to get the live-action treatment, and writing the script will be Transfromers writer Ehren Kruger.

What's Popping: 'G.I. Joe 3,' 'Chucky 7,' 'The Expendables 4,' 'Nerveracker,' and 'Trollhunter'

6:32 PM 7/6/2014 by Binh Ngo
G.I. Joe
While G.I. Joe 3 is sorting out who will direct the movie, Lethal Weapon 4's Jonathan Lemkin has been hired to take a look at the script. Production is planned for early 2015.
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