Angelina Jolie in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’

Angelina Jolie, who is no stranger to being in action movie, is in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in The Eternals, another superhero team feature that is being directed by Cloe Zhao.

The Eternals is based on the Jack Kirby created comic about superpowered, near immortal beings known as Eternals.

As of now there is not much more known about the project, however, according to an article in The Hollywood Reporter one aspect to the story involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans.  It is unknown who exactly who Jolie will be playing but it is being speculated that it may be Marvel’s first openly gay character.

The Eternals does not have a release date as of now, however Jolie will be finishing up Disny’s upcoming Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, then jumping right into working on the new Marvel project.

What do you think of Angelina Jolie’s potential casting in The EternalsDo have you ever heard of the Eternals?  Who will she play?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

Warner Bros. CEO Steps Down Amid Sex Scandal Allegations

Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros. CEO for six years, has stepped down as chairman.  His move to step down as leader for the movie studio comes after a story broke in The Hollywood Reporter last week alleging that Tsujihara was involved with actress Charlotte Kirk in exchange for movie auditions and roles.

Tsujihara did publicly apologize for his conduct, however it is unbecoming of a CEO to operate in this way.  If he had not stepped down he would have been forced out by higher powers.

WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey said on Monday regarding Tsujihara’s departure:

“It is in the best interest of WarnerMedia, Warner Bros., our employees and our partners for Kevin to step down as Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Kevin has contributed greatly to the studio’s success over the past 25 years and for that we thank him. Kevin acknowledges that his mistakes are inconsistent with the Company’s leadership expectations and could impact the Company’s ability to execute going forward.”

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Tom Cruise Halts Production on ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Due To Pay Dispute

Things have been getting off to a pretty rocky start for the next film in the Mission: Impossible franchise. A little over a month ago the film was falling apart due to script issues – and while those problems seem to have been alleviated, the film now has a new problem.

According to sources from The Hollywood Reporter, there are currently disputes between Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures over the leading actor’s salary.

In the article, The Hollywood Reporter claims that the issue is that Cruise wants more money in order to match or exceed the pay he is receiving from Universal Pictures for his staring role in their The Mummy, which is currently shooting in London.

Paramount had announced that they were setting Mission: Impossible 6 for a late 2017 release date.  However, if problems persist the film could be pushed back. Continue reading “Tom Cruise Halts Production on ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Due To Pay Dispute”

Michael B. Jordan Joins ‘Black Panther’!!

According to sourced at The Hollywood Reporter Michael B. Jordan is set to reteam with Ryan Coogler, who directed him in Creed, for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther movie.

This would be the 3rd time that Jordan is directed by Coogler, who is both writing and directing the Marvel Movie.  The first time was in the indi drama Fruitvale Station, and the second time in the aforementioned Creed.

In the report it also mentioned that Academy-Award winning Lupita Nyong’o may join the film as well, but is still in negotiations. Continue reading “Michael B. Jordan Joins ‘Black Panther’!!”

The New Lara Croft Has Been Cast!

After several months of speculation, MGM and Warner Bros. have finally found their new Tomb Raider! Unfortunately it is not Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Daisy Ridley as I had previously speculated, however this new casting news is just as interesting.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ex Machina’s Alicia Vikander has been cast as the video-game icon, and will be joining director Roar Uthaug who has already been attached to the movie.

According to the report the new Tomb Raider will “tell the story of a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure.” This seems to draw inspiration from the 2013 Tomb Raider game which focuses on a young Lara Croft and her first adventure. Continue reading “The New Lara Croft Has Been Cast!”

A ‘Pokémon’ Live Action Movie Is Coming!

Guys!  It looks as if there is actually going to be a live action Pokémon movie.  Yes there have been fan-made trailers for one I the past, and yes there have been rumors floating around the internet for several years about this very subject.  But those were based on fictions reports, and speculator rumors.  This, however, is the real deal!

According to The Hollywood Reporter there is currently there is a bidding war going on for the rights to make a live action Pokémon movie and currently it looks like Legendary Pictures may walk away with it as their new franchise.  Other companies such as Sony and Warner Bros. are competing for the rights as well, however at this time it does not look promising for them. Continue reading “A ‘Pokémon’ Live Action Movie Is Coming!”

Ant-Man Sequel Might Have a Director

With Ant-Man having exceeded all expectations its no surprise that Marvel Studios is continuing with a sequel.  The film was able to score an 80% Critic rating and an 89% Audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  On top of that it made quite a bit of money, reaching $454M at the worldwide box office.  Now, with the 2018 release date of Ant-Man and the Wasp approaching, the studio is reportedly hoping to bring director Peyton Reed back to helm their tiny superhero film once again.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reed is in final negotiations with the studio to continue sitting in the director’s chair and get the film ready to hit theaters for July 2018. However, in order to make that date Marvel moved around it’s Phase 3 movie dates in order to make room for this Ant-Man sequel.  With this switch-around it was also announced that there would be three unspecified movies under the Marvel banner coming in 2020. Continue reading “Ant-Man Sequel Might Have a Director”