Comic-Con 2018 News: ‘Bumblebee’ to Feature Old School Optimus Prime; ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ to Feature Spider-Ham

Comic-Con 2018 News: ‘Bumblebee’ to Feature Old School Optimus Prime; ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ to Feature Spider-Ham

Every year, Comic-Con is a source for lots of movie news. Studios announce the latest superheroes heading to the big screen. Productions announce the casting of previously announced comic book adaptations. Sometimes we get more information on a highly anticipated release. This week, from Wednesday’s preview night through Sunday’s panels, we’ll be updating this post with the biggest and best revelations out of the convention. Bumblebee pays tribute to the ’80s Transformers During Paramount’s presentation…

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The Week in Movie News: ‘Dune’ Casts Oscar Nominee Timothée Chalamet, the Scoop on ‘Aquaman’ and More

The Week in Movie News: ‘Dune’ Casts Oscar Nominee Timothée Chalamet, the Scoop on ‘Aquaman’ and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS DC’s standalone Joker movie sets 2019 release: After officially greenlighting the movie last week, Warner Bros. set an October 2019 release date for their Joker origin movie, which will be simply titled Joker. Also this week, they cast Deadpool 2’s Zazie Beetz in a major role opposite Joaquin Phoenix’s “clown prince of crime.” Read more here and check…

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Today in Movie Culture: The Endurance of ‘The Dark Knight,’ Funny ‘Batgirl’ Auditions and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Endurance of ‘The Dark Knight,’ Funny ‘Batgirl’ Auditions and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Video Essay of the Day: For Fandor, Jacob T. Swinney commemorates the 10th anniversary of The Dark Knight by looking at its enduring legacy: Auditions of the Day: Conan O’Brien presents mock auditions for DC’s Batgirl movie, featuring Hilary Swank, Jodie Foster, Tig Notaro and Nick Offerman: Cosplay of the Day: Sorry for the potential Avengers: Infinity War spoiler, but this…

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Musical ‘Cats’ to Star Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift and Ian McKellen; Here’s Everything We Know

Musical ‘Cats’ to Star Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift and Ian McKellen; Here’s Everything We Know

Broadway fans who also love movies are having a great week. Not only has Lin-Manuel Miranda set his directorial debut with an adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical show Tick, Tick…Boom!, but now comes word of a Cats movie. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-running musical was announced for the big screen back in 2016, but now is gearing up with a cast list. According to The Daily Mail, the movie version of the show will star Oscar…

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‘Deadpool 2’ Actress Zazie Beetz Joins DC’s ‘Joker’; Here’s Everything We Know

‘Deadpool 2’ Actress Zazie Beetz Joins DC’s ‘Joker’; Here’s Everything We Know

Update 3: Following her scene-stealing role as Domino in this summer’s Deadpool 2, Zazie Beetz is in negotiations to join Joaquin Phoenix in Joker. The standalone DC villain origin movie has been set for production starting in September and is rounding up supporting cast around Phoenix in the title role. Warner Bros. is also looking for another name actress to play the Joker’s mom. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Beetz would play “a single mother…

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Today in Movie Culture: Batman Tries to Join the MCU, the Truth About Han Solo and More

Today in Movie Culture: Batman Tries to Join the MCU, the Truth About Han Solo and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Superhero Franchise Parody of the Day: In honor of the start of Comic-Con, Conan O’Brien put on a sketch where he plays Batman trying to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Cosplay of the Day: You can’t get a group of cosplaying Deadpool 2 fans at Comic-Con and not have Peter: When you see the Peter cosplay!#Deadpool2 #FunkoSDCC pic.twitter.com/Nc82jZNMFd — Funko (@OriginalFunko)…

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Comic-Con 2018 News: ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ is Returning, ‘Annabelle 3’ Announced

Comic-Con 2018 News: ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ is Returning, ‘Annabelle 3’ Announced

Every year, Comic-Con is a source for lots of movie news. Studios announce the latest superheroes heading to the big screen. Productions announce the casting of previously announced comic book adaptations. Sometimes we get more information on a highly anticipated release. This week, from Wednesday’s preview night through Sunday’s panels, we’ll be updating this post with the biggest and best revelations out of the convention. Return of The Clone Wars While celebrating the 10th anniversary…

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DC’s Joker Origin Movie Gets a Title and a Release Date; Here’s Everything We Know

DC’s Joker Origin Movie Gets a Title and a Release Date; Here’s Everything We Know

Update: Soon after making the movie official, DC has announced a release date for Todd Phillips’ standalone Joker origin feature, which also was revealed by Entertainment Weekly to have a real title: Joker. The movie, which will star Joaquin Phoenix in the now-titular role, will open on October 4, 2019. While this won’t be DC’s first fall release (Justice League came out last November and Wonder Woman 1984 will be out next November), it will…

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Today in Movie Culture: London’s Jeff Goldblum Statue, Christopher Nolan’s Ways of Moving and More

Today in Movie Culture: London’s Jeff Goldblum Statue, Christopher Nolan’s Ways of Moving and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Landmark of the Day: Everyone is talking about this statue of Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park that went up near London’s Tower Bridge: I see there’s 25ft statue of Jeff Goldblum by Tower Bridge just now pic.twitter.com/gi47FHtzZA — Alan White (@aljwhite) July 18, 2018 Movie Comparison of the Day: Speaking of Steven Spielberg movies, Couch Tomato shows 24…

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Watch a New Trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ ‘Welcome to Marwen’; Here’s Everything We Know

Watch a New Trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ ‘Welcome to Marwen’; Here’s Everything We Know

Jeff Malmberg’s Marwencol is one of the most beloved documentaries of all time. The 2010 feature may not have received an Oscar nomination or a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes or a significant box office gross, but the nonfiction film community went crazy for it, and pretty much anyone else who saw the doc since has been amazed by its unique human interest story. Now Marwencol has been remade as a dramatic narrative picture by…

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