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  1. Han, Chewie and Lando Are Stylin' in New 'Solo' Photos

    Solo: A Star Wars StoryWe've got a little over a month until "Solo: A Star Wars Story" hits theaters. These photos (via EW) should help tide you over.

    Alden Ehrenreich plays young Han Solo in this prequel, set 10 years before the first "Star Wars" film.

    The actor talked to EW about working with Joonas Suotamo, who takes over the role of Chewbacca from Peter Mayhew: "Joonas is a really funny guy, and he also brings a lot to the role. It's clear when you're up close and seeing him do it just how much Wookiee craft he really has to do, knowing how to move in the suit to convey the right things."

    Ehrenreich also talked about Han and Lando (Donald Glover). "Their relationship is many different things, as it is when you see them in the original films. I think they have very different styles."

    Glover says Lando (first played by Billy Dee Williams) knows he looks good. "Lando's always the best-dressed person on that set. And I don't say that lightly. There's a lot of cool costumes and a lot of cool clothing," Glover says. "[Lando] takes pride in the clothing. It makes things easier. When people see you and you're debonair, they tend to want to give you stuff easier."

    "Solo: A Star Wars Story" opens May 25.

    SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.
Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo as ChewbaccaAlden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian

    [Via EW]
  2. Jason Blum Confirms John Carpenter Will Score New 'Halloween' Film

    John CarpenterHorror master John Carpenter isn't directing the latest "Halloween" film, but he is returning to score the latest entry in the franchise.

    Producer Jason Blum confirmed the news on Twitter.

    Confirm!

    — Jason Blum (@jason_blum) April 19, 2018

    Carpenter's eerie electronic score for the first "Halloween" film in 1978 helped cement the film's status as a genre classic. Composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein admitted their nostalgic "Stranger Things" score was partly a nod to Carpenter.

    In 2018's "Halloween" (directed by David Gordon Green), Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode to confront her homicidal, unkillable bother Michael Myers. She recently told Yahoo, "I've seen a trailer and I've seen some footage, and it's terrifying."

    "Halloween" opens October 19. We can't wait.

    [Via The Playlist]

  3. Redheads Rejoice: 'It' Star Sophia Lillis To Play Nancy Drew

    Sophia LillisSophia Lillis, who played evil-clown-fighting Beverly Marsh in "It," has lined up another iconic redhead role: Teenage sleuth Nancy Drew.

    Lillis will star in "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase," based on the second book in the series that was first launched in 1930. In the book, Nancy looks into the supposed haunting of an old Civil War-era mansion.

    Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, and Chip Diggins will produce and Wendy Williams will serve as exec producer. Production is expected to begin soon.

    The last time Nancy Drew was on the big screen was in 2007: She was played by Emma Roberts and the focus was more on makeovers than mysteries.

    This could presumably be the first film of a franchise, since there are more than 50 Nancy Drew mysteries in the original series.

    A recent attempt to reboot Nancy Drew as a 30-something sleuth on TV was deemed "too female"(!) for CBS.

    Lillis will next be seen in HBO's "Sharp Objects," based on the book by "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn. Amy Adams stars as a reporter looking into the deaths of two teen girls in her hometown; Lillis plays the younger version of her character.

    Lillis is expected to return for "It: Chapter Two." Jessica Chastain recently signed on to play the grown-up Beverly. (Naturally, we're also expecting her to play younger versions of Isla Fisher and Bryce Dallas Howard at some point.)

    [Via Deadline]

  4. A Third 'Conjuring' Film Is Coming in 2019

    We're getting another "Conjuring" film next year, we're just not sure which one.

    Warner Bros. announced today that the company will release an untitled Conjuring universe film on July 3, 2019. It could be either "The Conjuring 3" or the spin-off "The Crooked Man" (featuring the creepy character first seen in "The Conjuring 2").

    Next up in the adventures of occult investigators and Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) is "The Nun." Corin Hardy ("The Hallow") directs the spinoff about the Marilyn Manson-esque nun that haunts Lorraine Warren in "The Conjuring 2." That's in theaters September 7.

    So which film is closer to being a reality? "Conjuring 3" or "The Crooked Man"? Hard to say.

    "We've been working hard on Conjuring 3," James Wan, who also directed the first "Conjuring" film, told EW last year. "We want to make sure that the script is in a really good place. With how much people have loved the first two 'Conjuring' [films], I don't want to rush in to the third one if possible."

    As for "The Crooked Man," Wan said, "We think we have a really exciting story. What we want to do, with The Conjuring universe, is we want each of our little offshoots to have a very different flavor. So, for example, 'Annabelle' is the classic sort-of haunted doll subgenre. And with 'The Crooked Man,' I would love to push it more down somewhat of that dark fairy tale, and more whimsical, subgenre. I love the idea that, within the Conjuring universe, each of our little movies all have their own flavor, so that way they don't feel like they're the same films."

    [Via EW]

  5. 'Angry Birds 2' Cast Announced, Including Sterling K. Brown and Leslie Jones

    Concept art from The Angry Birds The Movie. [PNG Merlin Archive]"The Angry Birds" had better get ready to welcome some new friends — and enemies.

    The movie's sequel, "The Angry Birds Movie 2," has added a bunch of new names to its voice cast, including "This Is Us" star Sterling K. Brown, "Saturday Night Live" player Leslie Jones, and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" creator Rachel Bloom.

    Also joining in the fun for round 2 are Eugenio Derbez (the "Overboard" remake), Zach Woods ("Silicon Valley"), Awkwafina ("Ocean's 8"), Lil Rel Howery ("Get Out"), Dove Cameron ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."), Beck Bennett ("SNL"), and Brooklynn Prince, the 7-year-old breakout from "The Florida Project."

    The sequel also brings back Jason Sudeikis (Red), Josh Gad (Chuck the Yellow Bird of Speed),Danny McBride (Bomb the Bird of Bomber), Bill Hader (Leonard), and Peter Dinklage (Mighty Eagle). It's unclear if Maya Rudolph will return as Matilda.

    Jones will voice the villain, but the new cast members' roles remain unidentified.

    "The Angry Birds Movie 2" is set for release September 20, 2019 — which coincides with the 10th anniversary of the game's release.

  6. Rachel Weisz Pregnant and Expecting First Child With Daniel Craig

    The Opportunity Network's 11th Annual Night of Opportunity GalaBaby Bond on the way! Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig are expecting their first child together, as the actress revealed to the New York Times.

    "I'll be showing soon," the 48-year-old said. "Daniel and I are so happy. We're going to have a little human. We can't wait to meet him or her. It's all such a mystery."

    Weisz and Craig, 50, married in 2011, after a whirlwind six-month courtship. Both have a child from a previous relationship. Weisz has an 11-year-old son, Henry, with director Darren Aronofsky; Craig has a 25-year-old daughter, Ella, with actress Fiona Loudon.

    Weisz was talking to the New York Times about her new movie, "Disobedience," which opens April 27. But aside from her surprising revelation, the actress tends to keep mum about their relationship.

    "He's just too famous," she has previously said. "It would be a betrayal. You have to protect your marriage."

    Craig, of course, is famous as the current James Bond. He'll reprise his role as 007 in the franchise's next movie, slated for Nov. 8, 2019. It might be the last time, though; Craig often talks about stepping away. And the British bookies love placing bets on who might play Bond next.

    One person not in the running? Craig's wife. She doesn't think Bond should be played by a woman.

    "Why not create your own story rather than jumping on to the shoulders and being compared to all those other male predecessors?" she said. "Women are really fascinating and interesting and should get their own stories."
  7. 'Avengers: Infinity War' Week Is Here: See Chris Evans Training & Jimmy Kimmel Guests

    Hopefully you're as excited for "Avengers: Infinity War" as we are. If not, this is going to be a looooong week to suffer through, because it's all Marvel all the time. If only Thanos were a talk show, the Avengers could easily crush him with witty anecdotes and vague story teases.

    "Jimmy Kimmel Live" -- which airs on ABC, part of the Disney/Marvel family -- just issued a press release declaring April 23-27 "Avengers: Infinity War" Week. That should obviously be celebrated as a national holiday with time off for everyone.

    Jimmy Kimmel always gets the best MCU late-night interviews, and he'll get most of the cast members on his couch in the next week.

    Here's the JKL announcement:

    In advance of the release of Marvel's upcoming "Avengers: Infinity War," ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" will host a week of shows dedicated to the highly anticipated movie.

    The guest lineup includes the film's stars: Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Paul Bettany, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, Dave Bautista, Mark Ruffalo, Danai Gurira, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Karen Gillan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen and Winston Duke.

    You know who's missing on that list, among the 9 million MCU cast members? Two of the Chrises -- Evans and Pratt. Maybe they're stuck backstage with Matt Damon?

    'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Rings The NYSE Opening BellIt looks like Chris Evans will be a guest on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" on Monday, April 23. He probably has to stay in New York since he's busy on Broadway with "Lobby Hero," and JKL tapes in Los Angeles. (Will he not be at the L.A. movie premiere?)

    Besides, Chris Evans started celebrating Avengers week early on his own social media. Cap might be feeling a bit nostalgic for the early days, since he shared some five-year-old videos from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" training:

    In honor of Infinity War coming out next week, here are a few videos I found from 2013 while prepping for The Winter Soldier. pic.twitter.com/TFur0vZs3M

    — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) April 19, 2018

    Elevator.... pic.twitter.com/f3qi6OBgG6

    — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) April 19, 2018

    pic.twitter.com/T9GTfTPfIo

    — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) April 19, 2018

    pic.twitter.com/XUxOj4mDLn

    — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) April 19, 2018

    CHRIS TWEETING THOSE VIDEOS OF HIM TRAINING FOR THE WINTER SOLDIER GAVE ME SO MUCH NOSTALGIA IM ACTUALLY SOBBING pic.twitter.com/QPg2pufFEG

    — emily (@daisyxtom) April 19, 2018


    "The Winter Soldier" really was a gift. Prepare for more epic fight scenes in "Infinity War." Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon) was just on "Good Morning America" talking about a 25-page final fight sequence. A fight scene that took 25 pages! And it was just the final fight. This is going to be ridiculous.

    "Avengers: Infinity War" holds its L.A. premiere on Monday, April 23 before opening Stateside on April 27. Some early reactions should make their way across the Internet after that screening. It'll be good to get a general feel of what people thought, but tread carefully and try to avoid actual spoilers.

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  8. Evan Rachel Wood Explains Why She Turned Down 'Mean Girls'

    Evan Rachel Wood finally found a role worthy of her excellence as Dolores in "Westworld." Before that, she was mostly known for roles in indie films -- but she was almost in "Mean Girls."

    ERW was on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last night, and Tina Fey was a fellow guest. Evan said she loves Tina Fey, and "Mean Girls." Jimmy asked if it's true that she had auditioned for that movie.

    Evan: "No, it's even worse. I turned it down."

    The audience groaned.

    Jimmy: "What?!"

    Evan: "There's a good reason! The only reason is because I was already supposed to do a film called 'Pretty Persuasion' that was set in a high school, that was very 'Heathers'-esque, and it was very similar [to 'Mean Girls']. And I was already kind of doing that. So I was like, I can't. But Tina, if you're here, I'm so sorry we got off on the wrong foot. As long as the next movie you're doing is not about a robot uprising, I will happily, happily [do it]."

    Jimmy joked that, sadly, that's Tina's next movie.

    "Mean Girls" came out in 2004. "Pretty Persuasion" came out in 2005, starring ERW, Ron Livingston, James Woods, and Jane Krakowski.

    Clearly Evan doesn't have ESPN or she would've sensed that "Mean Girls" was going to be the much bigger movie. But after "Thirteen" and "Pretty Persuation," you can't blame her for wanting to break away from the high-school roles for fear of typecasting. Good for Rachel McAdams (Regina George), while we're on the subject, that she didn't get stuck in the high school zone after "Mean Girls" and has instead had one of the best careers in Hollywood.

    Also -- on a semi-related subject -- Evan Rachel Wood and Rachel Brosnahan ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "House of Cards") finally proved they are two different people:

    "Westworld" Season 2 premieres this Sunday, April 22 on HBO.

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  9. 7 Things You Need to Know Before Seeing 'Avengers: Infinity War'

    2018 is truly the year of the Marvel movie.

    "Black Panther" is relinquishing its grip on the global box office just in time to hand it over to "Avengers: Infinity War." This upcoming blockbuster will feature a who's who lineup of Marvel heroes, and finally give fans the epic showdown with Thanos they've been waiting for.

    To help gear up for this major release, here are seven things you need to know about "Infinity War" before heading to the theater (at least twice) to see it.

    1. The MCU Has Been Building to This For a DecadeMay 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which launched with 2008's "Iron Man." Fittingly, "Infinity War" is the culmination of all the ongoing storylines and post-credits teases that these films have been building up over the past ten years. Basically, this probably isn't the best starting point if you've somehow never seen a Marvel movie in your life. But given how much money these movies rake in, we doubt that's going to be a problem for most people.

    2. The Infinity Stones Are (Duh) Important
    The Infinity Stones are basically the driving catalyst of "Infinity War." We've seen these powerful gems serve as MacGuffins in past Marvel movies -- the Tesseract in "Captain America: The First Avenger," the Power Stone in "Guardians of the Galaxy," etc.

    This time around, the cosmic tyrant known as Thanos (Josh Brolin) is determined to gather all of these artifacts and assemble a weapon called the Infinity Gauntlet. This shiny glove will give Thanos complete power over the fundamental forces of the universe, allowing him to finally achieve his lifelong goal of killing half of all life in the universe. In the comics, his genocidal spree was a tribute to Death (whom he has a major crush on). Not sure yet if that crush factors into "Infinity War," but it was teased during "The Avengers" post-credits scene. Guess we'll find out.

    3. The Bench Is Deep. Like, Crazy-Deep
    If someone played a superhero or ally in a previous Marvel movie, chances are they're going to appear in Infinity War.

    A threat as massive as Thanos requires a full roster of Avengers to combat it. Look for Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) to don his latest swanky Iron Man suit and assemble opposite Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), War Machine (Don Cheadle), and Vision (Paul Bettany). But will we see Ant-Man? Or Hawkeye?

    Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) will rally his own team to defend Wakanda, one that includes the former Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Plus, a number of "Black Panther" fan-favorites will return, including Okoye (Danai Gurira) and M'Baku (Winston Duke).

    4. The Avengers Are Going Cosmic, With Groot's Help"Infinity War" will be the first MCU film to unite the Avengers with your favorite bunch of a-holes, the Guardians of the Galaxy.

    It appears that Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will bump into the Guardians early in the film, compelling the team to make a detour to Earth to help out in the fight against Thanos. Expect plenty of head-butting between Iron Man and Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), while Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Nebula (Karen Gillan), and Drax (Dave Bautista) will prepare to finally confront the villain they all despise.

    5. Thanos Has New MinionsThanos alone may have the strength to take on this combined force of superheroes, but he has some new allies of his own.

    The film will introduce the Black Order, a group of elite killers who all happen to be Thanos' children. Not to mention that they have access to an army that dwarfs even the Chitauri invasion force from "The Avengers."

    6. Not Everyone Will SurviveYou might want to plan on bringing a box of tissues to this movie, as it's been heavily implied that not every hero will be making it out of "Infinity War" alive.

    This blockbuster and its sequel are basically the finale to the current era of the MCU. New heroes are emerging to take the spotlight, and that means some old favorites have to be cleared away.

    Obviously, we don't know who might kick the bucket, but the fan consensus is that Cap and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) are both in mortal danger right now.

    7. We Still Don't Know the Sequel's Title
    So far, MCU fans have had to wait three years in between each new Avengers movie. That wont be the case this time, as "Avengers 4" is scheduled for release in May 2019.

    They shot it and "Infinity War" back-to-back (which is nuts!). Look for "Avengers 4" to be a more direct continuation of "Infinity War" than we normally see from the MCU. In fact, the two movies were originally announced as "Infinity War, Part 1" and "Infinity War, Part 2." Whether that means Thanos will also serve as the main villain in the next movie remains to be seen, but expect there to be plenty of unfinished business as the dust settles this time.

    "Infinity War" blasts into theaters April 27.

  10. 'Life of the Party Trailer': Melissa McCarthy Dives Into the College Experience

    You're never too old to accomplish your dreams -- or have fun doing so.

    That's one of the lessons in Warner Bros. Pictures new trailer for "Life of the Party," starring Melissa McCarthy. The studio unveiled the latest preview Wednesday, and it centers on Deanna (McCarthy), a perimenopausal women who decides to go back to college after her husband leaves her. The divorce is ugly, but it leads to some beautiful -- not to mention hilarious -- experiences.

    McCarthy is joined in the film by Molly Gordon, who plays her college-aged daughter, Maddie. The latter seems to take her mom under her wing once they're both co-eds, and she and her friends show Deanna the ropes. Before they know it, she's eating marijuana-infused chocolate bark, doing the walk of shame, and generally taking advantage of her chance to live out her wild college years. They grow up so fast, don't they?

    Watch the trailer below.

    The film, which was written by McCarthy and her husband, director Ben Falcone, also stars Maya Rudolph, Gillian Jacobs, Julie Bowen, and Jacki Weaver, among others.

    "Life of the Party" opens May 11.

  11. Anthony Mackie Worried 'Avengers: Infinity War' Would Be 'Awful'

    We're just days away from the box office debut of "Avengers: Infinity War," so excitement is high right now. At one time, though, Anthony Mackie didn't have much confidence in the film.

    Mackie appeared on "Good Morning America" Thursday to promote the superhero flick, and he gave the hosts a lot of interesting insight on what it was like to be a part of the star-studded MCU movie. The film packs in so many actors that many of them never got to see a full script, Mackie included. As he told the hosts of "GMA," the pages that he did get weren't enough to initially convince him that "Infinity War" would be any good.

    "I got 25 pages, which was the final fight sequence, and I sent a long email like, 'This movie's going to be awful,'" he said.

    Mackie expanded on why he thought that, listing some of the points he made in his email. Not only did he share that he didn't see how it could work, he said there was "no story." Additionally, he worried it would be "the longest fight sequence ever."

    Luckily, Mackie soon received reassurance. He found out that his 25 pages were a small fraction of the massive script; in total, there were 250 other pages, he said.

    Mackie's "GMA" appearance included several other high points, including his description of how his co-star Mark Ruffalo is "problems" and a new "Infinity War" clip. Watch below.

    "Avengers: Infinity War" hits theaters April 23.

  12. Denzel Washington Avenges a Friend in Bloody 'Equalizer 2' Trailer

    Denzel Washington is back to save the day, one brutal fight at a time.

    The two-time Academy Award winner returns in "The Equalizer 2," the upcoming sequel to the 2014 action thriller directed by fellow Oscar-holder Antoine Fuqua. The duo have teamed up again, and they'll bring viewers more suspense and intense fights, based on what we've seen so far. Sony Pictures Entertainment released the official trailer Thursday.

    In "The Equalizer 2," Washington returns as Robert McCall, a retired CIA black ops operative. In spite of his promise to his late wife, a quiet life continues to elude him. When he learns that an old friend has been killed, he sets out to avenge her murder.

    "I'm going to kill each and everyone of them, and my only disappointment is that I'm only going to get to do it once," he says in the trailer.

    Watch below -- as long as you're prepared for some gory scenes.

    "The Equalizer 2" is due out July 20.

  13. Ryan Reynolds Is Lloyd Dobler in New 'Deadpool 2' Photo

    The promotional campaign for "Deadpool 2" has been all about making references to (or many cases, making fun of) various pop culture properties -- just look at the film's latest (and allegedly last) trailer for proof. Now, yet another photo has been released from the flick, and it should come as no surprise that it, too, has the fingerprints of another movie all over it.

    The image, debuted by Entertainment Weekly, is a direct reference to beloved '80s flick "Say Anything...," and the specific moment in which lovelorn Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) holds up a boom box outside the window of Diane Court (Ione Skye) in the hopes of winning her back. This time around, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is standing in for Lloyd, and he's trying to convince Colossus (Stefan Kapičić) to join his new gang, the X-Force.

    According to Reynolds, audiences should expect many more moments like this in the sequel.

    "There are a lot of different nods to films that we all loved growing up," the actor told EW.

    "Deadpool 2" also stars Zazie Beetz (you can see her in the above image, hanging out in the cab while Deadpool tries to woo Colossus), Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, and T.J. Miller. It opens on May 18.

    [via: Entertainment Weekly]

  14. 'First Wives Club' TV Reboot Lands Series Order at Paramount

    It's official: The "First Wives Club" will be back in session soon.

    Paramount Network (the recently-rebranded Spike TV) has given a series order to the long-gestating TV reboot of the hit '90s comedy, after a different rebooted version at sister station TV Land didn't make it past the pilot phase. The network apparently didn't want to let go of the hot property, though, and scooped up the rights, handing over the reins to "Girls Trip" co-writer Tracy Oliver, whose concept won over the network.

    "Tracy Oliver is a brilliant writer and the perfect visionary to bring this unforgettable story from the big screen to the small screen in a fresh and contemporary way," said Keith Cox, president of development and production for Paramount Network, TV Land, and CMT, in a statement.

    "'Girls Trip' was one of the funniest comedies in recent memory and we know Tracy will breathe new life, and some serious laughs, into these beloved 'First Wives Club' characters," said Amy Powell, president of Paramount TV, in another statement.

    There's no word yet on what will be different this time around, though we imagine the general premise will remain the same. The original 1996 "First Wives Club" centered around three recently reunited college pals -- played by Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton -- who band together to take revenge on their terrible exes, and discover their own inherent girl power along the way.

    The show is set for a 10-episode first season, and production will begin this summer, with an eye toward a debut on Paramount sometime in 2019. We can't wait to see who will join the cast. (We know Tiffany Haddish is busy doing just about everything, but we think she'd be absolutely perfect for this.)

  15. Meet 'The Prince William of Asia' in First 'Crazy Rich Asians' Teaser

    When the first photos from the upcoming big screen adaptation of Kevin Kwan novel "Crazy Rich Asians" surfaced late last year, it seemed clear that this flick would definitely live up to its title. Now, fans have their first look at footage from the opulent film.

    The teaser -- released on Thursday, in anticipation of the debut of the full trailer on Monday -- gives viewers a quick rundown of the plot: Rachel (Constance Wu), a Chinese-American professor, accompanies her hunky boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) back home to his native Singapore for a friend's wedding. What Nick neglects to mention, however, is that his family is ridiculously wealthy -- crazy rich, you might say.

    It's been a CRAaazy long wait, but it's almost here! @wbpictures and director @jonmchu are proud to present the official trailer for #CrazyRichAsians, dropping on MONDAY! pic.twitter.com/FOevPjhH7P

    — Crazy Rich Asians (@CrazyRichMovie) April 19, 2018
    In the clip, there are quick cuts to demonstrate this wealth, including luxurious cars, lavish fireworks displays, palatial mansions, and over-the-top parties.

    "You really should've told me that you're like the Prince William of Asia," an overwhelmed Rachel chides Nick.

    "That's ridiculous," Nick replies with a wink. "I'm much more of a Harry."

    Royalty or not, it seems clear that Nick's world isn't something Rachel is used to. That tension drives the flick, and should provide plenty of fish-out-of-water moments, particularly when it comes to interactions with Nick's imposing mother, Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh).

    "Crazy Rich Asians" is set to hit theaters on August 17.

  16. Chinese Fans Apologize to 'Avengers: Infinity War' Cast After Shanghai Event

    Apparently everything went wrong for Marvel fans at the "Avengers: Infinity War" red carpet event at Shanghai Disney Resort. Now fans are flooding the comments of the stars' social media posts to apologize.

    It's confusing for people who weren't there, so we tried to figure out why so many Chinese fans were apologizing to Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, and the Russo Brothers.

    Here are some innocuous looking photos just posted by RDJ and the "Infinity War" directors -- all filled with comments from apologetic fans:

    Thank you Shanghai...

    A post shared by The Russo Brothers (@therussobrothers) on

    Here's a very small sampling of responses to those posts, and the stars' previous posts:

    • We Chinese fans are really sorry about all the terrible things happened today...We are very angry about the disgusting arrangement and those crazy fans who chased the cars, but we can't find an effective way to protest against it. You guys are awesome and deserve better. Please remember that we will always love you and be willing to support you!

    • Truly sorry for what happened today! We did against the agenda and all that 'singers '. I just want you to know there are a lot more people out there who love you and love all the casts. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip in china. We all love you ❤️❤️❤️

    • Deepest apologies from ur Chinese fan, the company who organized this should be responsible for that. Please don't get mad and we love u so much.

    • I'm so sorry about what happened in Shanghai today. We love u forever!❤️

    • We are so sorry that bad things happened on the stage and what the MC said was so rude. It's the stupid sponsor's mistake that made you so unhappy. The singers were invited by the sponsor. When they came on the stage the fans shouted no loudly. We CHINESE fans truly love you and we are blaming the sponsor. I know it's a bad experience for you 😭we feel very angry too. Soooo sorry and we love u.

    • Every Chinese fans were super happy about your guys visit. But sorry about the nonsensical arrangement, every marvel fans are angry about that, just wanna let you know we all love you sooo much❤️❤️❤️

    • You deserve better😭😭😭We really sorry for what happened today. And all fans really want you can have a enjoyable travel. Marvel China blame us and we can't do anything. We feel angry to their arrangement.but I hope you know WE LOVE YOU FOREVER!❤️❤️❤️

    • Hey!Robert,I'm a fan of China,and I show my apology for you didn't have a good journey in my country. I want to tell you, there 're thousands of Chinese fans who really support you and feel heart broken for this awful arrangement. It's not our true wish that you came across in the celebration. We are really care about you and we all are blaming the designers of this activity. We want you to know, we fans really love you and will support you forever, we are not one of those crazies who surrounded your car or stay in your hotel. We are true fans care about you, want you to be happy. So, don't be so care about the bad feelings in the celebration. There 're still a lot of Chinese fans who love you so much that willing to queue for more than fifteen hours only to see you once. And we care about you,we are so sorry and we want you to cheer up.

    • As a Chinese fan,I need to say sorry for u guys for what happened in Shanghai.

    • We're really sorry about the way you were treated at events in China, and we want you to know that Chinese fans love Marvel so much and love you so much, I hope you're not disappointed with us. ❤️❤️❤️❤️Welcome to your next visit.

    There's more on Twitter:

    Sorry for everything happened in Shanghai!!!😣😣😣😣

    Fans from China love you!!!!@TomHolland1996@MarkRuffalo@RobertDowneyJr@twhiddleston#Marvel #SpiderMan #IronMan #InfinityWar #hulk#loki

    — YeShi (@YeShi_LL) April 19, 2018

    I feel really very sorry for what happened last night in Shanghai DisneyTown. The Avengers: InfinityWar RedCarpet late-night queuing turned into a total disaster. The organizers did a terrible job, both Marvel China & Disney China.

    — Colleen (@colleen3684) April 19, 2018

    China sponsors and promotion team of Marvel #InfinityWar premiere is so disappointing! We don't need a concert of irrelevant Singers! Their fans don't know about Marvel but they hold the most of the tickets and they may be SPOILERS after watching the clip. @MarvelStudios @Marvel pic.twitter.com/1ba446FSxH

    — Juicely猪事喱 (@zsy_hp_1992) April 16, 2018


    What the heck are they talking about? Between the vague messages and slight language barrier, there are still some question marks on the details. But, according to MCU Cosmic -- who compiled information from Gavin Feng on Twitter -- there were problems from the start about how the fan event was arranged:

    • The Chinese sponsor of the event limited the red carpet to just thirty minutes. In comparison, the Korea event had an hour and a half for the red carpet.

    • Most of the tickets are being held by big Chinese companies and celebrity's studios. Marvel fan groups only received nine tickets total.

    • Both the red carpet and footage screening take place at the same time, which means fans can't attend both.

    • Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Ruffalo are said to appear there, but they'll only be on stage and not at the red carpet. Instead some big Chinese celebrities invited by the sponsor will be the main event.

    • Those celebrities have the most tickets, so the Infinity War footage will be watched by their fans instead of Marvel fans.

    • Since the fans of those celebrities aren't familiar with the Marvel concept of not spoiling stuff, there is a worry among Marvel fans that the footage will quickly leak online after the fan event.

    It doesn't seem like leaked footage became a major problem. And the stars don't seem to be complaining or upset with China. (Also, Hemsworth doesn't seem to have been there.) They know the Chinese fans are passionate and loyal -- and a huge force in the international market. It's a shame things went awry in the planning and execution of the event, but no serious harm done. We think?

    "Avengers: Infinity War" opens in the U.S. on April 27, and in China on May 11.

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  17. Jamie Lee Curtis Shares 'Halloween' Poster With Old Man Michael Myers 

    Forty years is a long time to wait for revenge.

    Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to the "Halloween" franchise for one final showdown with Michael Myers on October 19. That's exactly six months from now, and the movie's marketing team used the opportunity to share the official poster.

    In exactly six months, after exactly 40 years, Michael Myers returns to Haddonfield but Laurie Strode has been waiting for him. @halloweenmovie #HalloweenMovie pic.twitter.com/7VsTkzae1b

    — Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) April 19, 2018


    Wow. Old Man Logan. Old Man Rick. Old Man Michael Myers?

    This 2018 "Halloween" movie will blow off all of the films after the first "Halloween" (1978). Curtis returns as Laurie Strode, with Judy Greer as her daughter, and Andi Matichak as Laurie's granddaughter -- a potential victim for Michael Myers (Nick Castle).

    Three generations of strong, striped Strode women. Wrapping up this astonishingly scary revisit to Haddonfield. @andimatichak @missjudygreer #acorn #sapling #oak @halloweenmovie #HalloweenMovie @Marinelayer pic.twitter.com/5o78p4lE9Q

    — Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) February 16, 2018


    Here's the brief synopsis:

    "Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago."


    This "Halloween" was directed by David Gordon Green from a script by Green and Danny McBride.

    Danny McBride confirmed the timeline to Yahoo:

    "We're kind of ignoring all the films past the first one. It picks up after the first one, but it's sort of an alternate reality. It's as if the first Halloween ended in a slightly different way."

    A trailer should be showing up very soon. The movie opens six months from today.

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  18. Peter Is the New Darryl in 'Deadpool 2' Final Trailer

    Peter & Darryl need their own Marvel spinoff.

    "Deadpool 2" is coming out May 18, and 20th Century Fox just shared "The Final Trailer." They saved some of the best jokes for last:

    Deadpool mocks Cable with a shot at the DCEU: "So dark! Are you sure you're not from the DC Universe?" Deadpool also digs Josh Brolin's MCU role: "Pump the hate brakes, Thanos."

    The trailer also shows Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Weasel (T.J. Miller, still here) interviewing for the new X-Force, introducing Domino (Zazie Beetz), Bedlam (Terry Crews), and Shatterstar (Lewis Tan).

    Plus, there's Peter. He doesn't have any powers. He just answered the ad. That was enough. "You're in."Reminds us of Thor's former roommate, Darryl.

    Last we heard, after "Thor: Ragnarok," Darryl was stuck rooming with the Grandmaster, but only because he's the only one who replied to the ad.

    May we suggest the first post-Disney Fox/MCU crossover be Peter moving in as Darryl's new roommate, and fighting versions of Josh Brolin together?

    "Be the first to see the second coming" of Deadpool on May 18. Don't forget that Bill Skarsgard is in this, too. Tickets are on sale now.

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  19. Latest 'Avengers: Infinity War' Featurette Keeps Marvel's Legacy Love Fest Going

    Big changes are coming to the MCU, but until then, Marvel is celebrating its 10-year legacy, complete with a toast.

    "Avengers: Infinity War" is leading up to what has been described as a finale in "Avengers 4," raising concerns that characters might die. In the meantime, though, Marvel has been promoting "Infinity War" by heralding its accomplishments to this point. For us, this has really driven home the point that we're looking at the end of an era and likely going to have to say some goodbyes.

    The studio's most recent featurette, "10-Year Legacy," is a prime example of Marvel's celebration. It shows love to everyone involved in the films and highlights the magnitude of what they've managed to accomplish. There's a lot to make you nostalgic, not least of which is a toast from Robert Downey Jr., who has played Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) for the last decade.

    Watch the featurette below.

    "Avengers: Infinity War" opens April 27.

  20. Final 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Trailer Reveals Scary Dinosaur Hybrid Called Indoraptor

    Life finds a way once again in the final full-length trailer for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."

    This new trailer reveals a lot more of the plot than previous spots. As it was already teased, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) return to Isla Nublar to rescue the dinosaurs from the abandoned park before a deadly volcano eruption wipes them out.

    However, now it's revealed that they are lured there under false pretenses and there's some nefarious plan afoot involving a shady businessman (Rafe Spall) who actually just wants to capture velociraptor Blue and do some dangerous scientific tinkering of some kind on her. Oh, and the trailer fully shows a new dinosaur hybrid, the Indoraptor.

    To be honest, the plot is reminiscent of "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," in which some bad guys plotted to bring dinosaurs to the mainland and then all hell broke loose.

    "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" opens in theaters June 22.

  21. Charlize Theron Reveals How She Gained 50 Pounds for 'Tully'

    We can confirm that this diet does pack on pounds.

    Charlize Theron is no stranger to body transformations -- remember her Oscar-winning role in "Monster"? -- and she did it again for "Tully."

    Theron plays mother-of-three Marlo in the comedy directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Right after giving birth to her third child, stressed-out Marlo agrees to hire a night nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis). Unlike in a Lifetime movie, Tully doesn't try to kill the family, she really does seem to understand Marlo's depression and helps.

    Theron told Entertainment Tonight she gained almost 50 pounds for "Tully," and it "was hell" to lose it all over the course of a year-and-a-half.

    Theron usually keeps to a pretty healthy diet, so she told ET this was the first time she was eating a lot of processed foods and drank way too much sugar. She did it to feel how her character felt and get into her mindset. "I was not that fun to be around on this film."

    Here's how she gained the weight:

    "The first three weeks are always fun because you're just like a kid in a candy store. So it was fun to go and have breakfast at In-N-Out and have two milkshakes. And then after three weeks, it's not fun anymore. Like, all of a sudden you're just done eating that amount and then it becomes a job. I remember having to set my alarm in the middle of the night in order to just maintain [the weight]. I would literally wake up at 2 in the morning and I'd have a cup of cold macaroni and cheese just next to me. I would wake up and I would just eat it...I would just, like, shove it in my throat. It's hard to maintain that weight."

    Is it? Is it hard to maintain that weight? Seems easy from here.

    Premiere Of Amazon Studios And STX Films' 'Gringo' - Red CarpetBut even for Charlize Theron -- who still looks like a supermodel at 42 -- losing that weight was rough:

    "There's nothing fun about that. It took about a year and a half. It was a long journey, very long journey. And it's hard because I had press junkets and movies around it and nobody knew that I had done it for this. And I think in the beginning everybody thought I was wearing, like -- when the first photos came out, everyone [thought it] was, like, prosthetics. And then I went on press junkets and it was like nobody knew."

    (Maybe that's why Anne Hathaway posted a video telling people in advance that she's currently gaining weight for a movie. Best to let people know in advance when you're Pulling a Bale.)

    Theron said it took so long to lose the weight, she got worried.

    "I was like, 'This is taking a really long time.' Because on 'Monster,' I just didn't snack for five days and I was fine. You know your body at 27 is a little different than your body at 43, and my doctor made sure to make me very aware of that. Like, you are 42, calm down, you're not dying, all good."

    Theron has two children of her own, both adopted, and you can watch her ET video to see her almost cry talking about how much they've changed her life.

    "Tully" is scheduled to open in theaters May 4. Check out the trailer.

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  22. Dwayne Johnson Threatened to Quit 'Rampage' Over Original 'Sad Ending'

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson basically spoiled the ending to every movie he'll ever make.

    He knows his brand, and his audience. He's not exactly aiming to fill Daniel Day-Lewis' shoes. He's an action hero, with an emphasis on hero, and he wants to save his audience from feeling bummed out.

    Johnson has a new profile in Rolling Stone, sharing his philosophy when it comes to showing the audience a good time. A good time means no sad endings.

    "No one's going to see me play a borderline psychopath suffering from depression. I have friends I admire, Oscar winners, who approach our craft with the idea of 'Sometimes it comes out a little darker, and nobody will see it, but it's for me.' Great. But I have other things I can do for me. I'm gonna take care of you, the audience. You pay your hard-earned money – I don't need to bring my dark sh*t to you. Maybe a little – but if it's in there, we're gonna overcome it, and we're gonna overcome it together."

    That philosophy almost led him to quit "Rampage" and tell them to get another actor for the role.

    Mild SPOILER ALERT for "Rampage."

    Johnson revealed that the original "Rampage" script ended on a much darker note. Here's that section of the Rolling Stone profile:

    "So the script comes in, and I'm reading it," Johnson says. "And at the end of it – George dies! I'm like, 'No. Did I miss something? George can't be dead.' But I go back, and yeah."

    Johnson says this moment became "the number-one topic of discussion" between himself, the director and producers, and the studio. "I don't like a sad ending," he says. "Life brings that sh*t – I don't want it in my movies. When the credits roll, I want to feel great." His concerns went up the chain of command, and "we had a big meeting where they gave me all the reasons they thought George should die," he says. "He sacrifices himself saving the world. Killing these animals who had ill intentions to harm mankind. He sacrifices himself like a brave soldier. OK. But this is a movie! There's a crocodile the size of a football stadium – we're not making Saving Private Ryan."

    "Dwayne rarely digs in, but on this he was very adamant," Flynn says. "It was back and forth for about two months."

    According to Johnson, it was about more than just George. "My problem is I have a relationship with an audience around the world," he says. "For years I've built a trust with them that they're gonna come to my movies and feel good. So every once in a while, you have to drop this card, which is: You're gonna have to find another actor. We need to figure something out, otherwise I'm not gonna do the movie."

    In the end, they landed on a compromise that made both sides happy. But everyone agrees that Johnson had the right instinct. "He understands the audience and his relationship with the audience better than anyone," Peyton says.

    "That's Dwayne's genius," says Flynn. "And watching it with an audience, he was 100 percent right."

    As Collider noted:

    "This is incredibly fascinating insight into the 'Dwayne Johnson Brand.' ... In an era where movie stars have been replaced by franchises and known IP, Johnson has keenly established a brand in which he himself is the IP—people come to Dwayne Johnson movies to see Dwayne Johnson. It doesn't always work out, as evidenced by 'Baywatch,' but in addition to solid hits like 'Central Intelligence' you get something like 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,' which becomes a worldwide phenomenon."

    Many people do want to head to a popcorn movie for a good time, not a deep time. But audiences have proven from "Game of Thrones" to "Lord of the Rings" -- and "Titanic," once the highest-grossing movie in the world -- that they are completely on board for big-budget movie/TV storylines that run the gamut of emotions from A to Z, not just A to B+.

    But now we know that's just not the Dwayne Johnson way, so you don't have to worry that you'll ever be bummed out by any of his action movies. Instead of comfort food, it's comfort kick-ass.

    "Rampage" is now in theaters.

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  23. Vin Diesel Is Making a Fourth 'xXx' Movie & It Already Has a Filming Start Date

    He's baaaaack. Agaaaaaain.

    Vin Diesel just revived Xander Cage last year in "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage," which made more than $346 million worldwide off an $85 million budget, making it the highest-grossing film of Revolution Studios and the franchise. So, yeah. They're making another one.

    However, Variety reports that Vin Diesel's One Race Films and The H Collective have acquired the "xXx" film rights from Revolutions Studios. The companies made the announcement Tuesday, adding that they plan to start filming the fourth movie in the franchise this December.

    Vin Diesel launched the franchise in 2002 with "xXx," but stepped away as Ice Cube failed to hit the xXx spot for the less well-received "xXx: State of the Union" in 2005. Variety says "Return of Xander Cage" director D.J. Caruso will return to direct "xXx 4," with Diesel continuing as Xander Cage.

    The H Collective CEO Nic Crawley also shared a statement:

    "During my time at Paramount I was lucky to be involved in the development and distribution of 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage.' The response from the Chinese box office was unprecedented. Bringing the next installment of the xXx franchise to The H Collective complements our diversified slate and mission to produce content for a global audience."

    Yes, it's the international box office that's making this happen. If you look at the Box Office Mojo breakdown, the movie only made $45 million at the domestic box office, and picked up $301 million at the foreign box office. $164,066,583 of that was from China alone.

    Diesel was the top-grossing star of 2017. He will next be heard as Groot in "Avengers: Infinity War," which opens next week. He's also doing whatever anyone is doing for "Fast 9" when they're not too busy feuding over it.

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  24. 'How to Train Your Dragon 3' Reveals 'Hidden' Title & Plot Synopsis

    Hiccup and Toothless have more adventures ahead -- separately, and together -- in "How to Train Your Dragon 3."

    DreamWorks just revealed the movie's title and plot, and confirmed the March 1, 2019 release date.

    The third movie in the franchise is called "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World."

    Discover a new world. 3.1.19 pic.twitter.com/FOLYmfAGhK

    — DreamWorks Animation (@DWAnimation) April 17, 2018


    Here's the synopsis:

    "As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless's discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away.

    When danger mounts at home and Hiccup's reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind."

    "Impossible decisions" sounds troubling. Poor Toothless and Hiccup.

    This third movie follows the success of "How to Train Your Dragon" in 2010, and "How to Train Your Dragon 2" in 2014. DreamWorks has also been busy streaming the "DreamWorks Dragons" series on Cartoon Network and then Netflix.

    The usual suspects will be returning to voice the third movie, including Jay Baruchel as Hiccup, America Ferrera as Astrid Hofferson, and Cate Blanchett as Valka. However, we now have a new villain named Grimmel, voiced by none other than F. Murray Abraham.

    A preview of "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" will show during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival this June. The movie itself is set for release March 1, 2019.

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  25. Steven Spielberg Joins DC Comics World to Make 'Blackhawk' Movie

    Maybe this could be Leo's superhero role?

    Steven Spielberg is joining Team DC. He just worked with Warner Bros. on "Ready Player One" and he's now preparing to produce and possibly direct "Blackhawk," based on the 1941 DC Comics character and series.

    The DC character Blackhawk is an ace WWII pilot fighting for the Allies with his Blackhawk Squadron. They battle supervillains, and Axis powers, from a hidden base known as "Blackhawk Island."

    Spielberg and the WB team shared announcements on the news.

    Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich: "We are so proud to be the studio behind Steven Spielberg's latest hit, and are thrilled to be working with him again on this new action adventure. We can't wait to see what new ground he will break in introducing 'Blackhawk' to movie audiences worldwide."

    Steven Spielberg: "It was wonderful working with the team at Warner Bros. to bring 'Ready Player One' to the screen. hey bring a blend of passion and professionalism to everything they do and have a tremendous history in this genre. I am excited to reunite with them on 'Blackhawk.'"

    According to TheWrap, the "Blackhawk" script is being written by longtime Spielberg collaborator David Koepp ("Jurassic Park," "War of the Worlds," "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull").

    It's not clear yet whether Spielberg will direct the film or just produce. He has "Indiana Jones 5" coming up, plus "West Side Story." Spielberg just made headlines as the first director to make $10 billion at the box office, so if he directs "Blackhawk" it's a HUGE get for Warner/DC. (Sorry, Marvel, on your one loss.)

    It's also not spelled out whether "Blackhawk" would join the Warner/DC Extended Universe or be one of the standalone DC Comics movies under the separate banner. Guessing it would be free from the DCEU. Also guessing Spielberg would be immune to micromanagement, which would be a bonus.

    Do you think "Blackhawk" could win Leonardo DiCaprio over to comic book movies? Spielberg and Leo made a fantastic team for "Catch Me If You Can," and Leo did say he wouldn't rule out a superhero role (after passing on Batman and Anakin Skywalker).

    If Leo wouldn't be a good fit, do you have any casting suggestions?

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