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‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 Gets Two Super Additions to Its Cast With Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 Gets Two Super Additions to Its Cast With Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are taking a break from the superheroics — and supervillainy — for a little bit to play with some computers. The Avengers: Infinity War and Aquaman actors, respectively, have been tapped to join the Black Mirror season 5 cast in an unknown episode of Netflix’s Emmy-winning series. Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen […]

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‘Black Mirror’: Anthony Mackie & Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Cast In Season 5

  • Deadline
‘Black Mirror’: Anthony Mackie & Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Cast In Season 5
Captain America: Civil War star Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) have been cast in the upcoming fifth season of Netflix’s Emmy-winning anthology sci-fi series Black Mirror, Deadline has learned.

Created and written by Charlie Brooker, each episode of Black Mirror employs a different cast of actors to explore themes linked to the collision of mankind with the unforgiving technology they have created.

Season four featured episodes including space thriller “USS Callister” starring Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Plemons, romcom “Hang The DJ”, Maxine Peake-fronted black and white nightmare “Metalhead”, Iceland-set “Crocodile”, Jodie Foster-directed “Arkangel” and Colm McCarthy’s “Black Museum”.

Netflix, which has been extremely quiet about the upcoming season, wouldn’t comment.

Mackie will next be seen in the second season of Netflix’s Altered Carbon as the lead Takeshi Kovacs. He most recently was seen on the big screen in Miss Bala and The Hate U Give.
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The 2019 Box Office Is Down Half a Billion Dollars: It’s Not All Bad News

The 2019 Box Office Is Down Half a Billion Dollars: It’s Not All Bad News
Twelve days into its domestic opening, “Captain Marvel” has earned over $270 million in North America — but that’s not enough to end recent worries about the plunging box office. Revenue is still off by more than 20 percent, suggesting an unusual confluence of factors have created a sudden pronounced lack of interest in moviegoing. Here’s four of them.

Fewer wide-release films

Through last weekend, 2019 has seen 21 films open on more than 1,500 screens. This time last year, that number was 27. Even if those were lesser-grossing titles, figure six fewer films contributed at least $150 million to the shortfall. That doesn’t mean individual films made less this year; indeed, the absence of competition may have meant higher grosses for them. However, this looks like the new normal as studios conserve their firepower to produce fewer, more-expensive titles.

Christmas was weak

To put it kindly, January is a month for more secondary titles.
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New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’, ‘Aquaman’, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, ‘Willard’

In our latest Blu-ray round-up, we have two of the best superhero movies from last year, a well-intentioned but slightly forgettable Disney musical sequel, and Crispin Glover chilling out and freaking out with his some rats. These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond. Spider-Man: Into […]

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Aquaman Honest Trailer: Never Make Fun of the Fish Boy

Aquaman goes from the comic pages of yore into the CGI universe of now with actor Jason Momoa bringing the DC comic character to life. The Honest Trailer certainly has some key Momoa moments in it as well as poking fun at a host of other scenes from the film.

The Honest Trailer is over five minutes long, so there is plenty of time to bask in the visual feast of the overall production of Aquaman. The youtube piece starts off with some massive scenes that seem to shake the narrator to the point of him asking, "What is happening?"

&#8232&#8232The video cuts to a scene from an original old school cartoon, where Aquaman says "My ability to talk to fish is of no use Wonder Woman." Wonder Woman is not impressed. Then they bring in the movie hero Jason Momoa in the lastest and biggest ever portrayal of the comic book Icon.
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‘Aquaman’ Honest Trailer: From Fish-Talking Zero To Hunky Hero

Sometimes the folks over at Screen Junkies have to do a bit of reaching to really come up with funny things to comment on in their Honest Trailers. However, with “Aquaman,” you can’t help but think that the writers had plenty of extra jokes that they couldn’t fit into the video’s relatively short five-minute run-time.

Let’s be honest, despite making over $1 billion at the box office and making fans’ heads explode with superhero bliss, “Aquaman” is not a great film.

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After Kevin Tsujihara’s Ouster, What’s in Store for Warner Bros.?

  • The Wrap
It was all good just two weeks ago: WarnerMedia had just announced it was solidifying its ranks and Kevin Tsujihara was set to take on an expanded role as the studio’s chairman and CEO.

In a moment of nostalgia and celebration, Tsujihara and his wife, Sandy, greeted with a bear hug former Time Warner boss Jeff Bewkes and his girlfriend Lisa Carco at a dinner in Brentwood. The warm hug meant a certain passing of the torch, and an affirmation that with all the changes from At&T’s $85 billion acquisition that Tsujihara had emerged intact, with even more power.

But in the aftermath of a The Hollywood Reporter article detailing a sexual relationship with actress Charlotte Kirk and an ongoing investigation into that relationship, Tsujihara has stepped down, sparking questions about the future of Warner Bros. as the studio prepares for its new life under its new telecom owner.
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Why Warner Bros.’ Big Change Won’t Disrupt the DC Universe

  • The Wrap
The exit of Warner Bros. CEO and chairman Kevin Tsujihara came just as the studio’s DC films are gaining momentum with the success of “Aquaman” and high hopes for “Shazam.” But the departure isn’t likely to stop the progress.

Tsujihara wasn’t actively involved in the day to day management of the DC brand, according to three sources familiar with the situation. So his exit won’t be too disruptive.

“They will not be affected by his departure,” said one insider with knowledge of the situation.

Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros.’ motion picture group, already had the power to greenlight films, and will keep it. Walter Hamada, the president of the DC Films production unit who oversees the development of the DC Films properties, reports directly to Emmerich.

Also Read: Kevin Tsujihara to Step Down as Warner Bros CEO and Chairman Amid Investigation Over Ties to Actress

Meanwhile,
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Warner Bros. and Legendary Announce the Start of Filming for New Adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune

Featuring a cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, and Dave Bautista, Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment's new adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune has begun filming, with a release date currently set for November 20th, 2020:

Press Release: Burbank, Calif. -- Filming has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment’s epic “Dune,” being directed by Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve.

The big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller Dune stars Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”), Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi”), Oscar nominee Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”), David Dastmalchian (the “Ant-Man” movies), Stephen Henderson, with Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling, with Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem. Chang Chen is in discussions to join the cast.

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey,
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Patrick Wilson doesn’t think Ocean Master will be the main villain in another Aquaman movie

Given the enormous box office success of Aquaman, it’s no surprise that Warner Bros. has already set a December 2022 release date for a sequel to the highest-grossing DC movie of all time.

During an interview with Syfy Wire, Patrick Wilson was asked about the future of his character Orm, and while he’s yet to hear whether he’ll be involved in Aquaman 2, the actor has expressed his excitement over potentially getting to reprise the role – although he doesn’t believe we’ll see Ocean Master as the main villain in any more films.

“You can’t kill him. He’s too important to [Arthur’s] journey,” said Wilson. “He’s a foil to [Aquaman]. He’s not gonna be a main villain in another movie. I don’t think Orm ends up in Belle Reve like he does in the New 52. I assume they’re gonna keep him in some
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WarnerMedia Setting Interim Leadership Team After Kevin Tsujihara Ouster (Exclusive)

  • Variety
An interim leadership team will take the reins at Warner Bros. Entertainment following the shocking dismissal of CEO Kevin Tsujihara on Monday.

The team will likely consist of Warner Bros. motion pictures group chairman Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. television group president and Cco Peter Roth, and at least one other top executive, individuals familiar with the company told Variety. It appears likely that the leadership group will include at least one female executive.

WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey is currently heading from corporate headquarters in New York to Los Angeles and on Tuesday is expected to formally announce the interim leadership team, according to multiple sources. WarnerMedia had no immediate comment on leadership and as of right now there is no town hall meeting scheduled with the staff.

The interim team of executives will handle day-to-day operations until a replacement is found for Tsujihara, whose departure was announced on Monday morning
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Production Begins on Denis Villeneuve's Dune, Hans Zimmer Will Compose

  • Cinelinx
After a lot of false starts and studios changes, the long-gestating Dune remake has finally started filming and WB has revealed a new synopsis for the film, more cast and behind the scenes additions. Come inside to check it all out!

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for this. Since I started writing about movies/entertainment (around a decade now), I feel like I've been writing about the Dune movie remake. Seriously, some version of a new Dune movie has been in the works for as long as I can remember. Now, it's finally happening and with a ridiculously stacked cast.

Today marks the start of production on Denis Villeneuve's take on the iconic science fiction property. The press release from WB reveals some more behind the scenes crew which includes the reveal that Hans Zimmer has signed on to handle the film's score! Seriously,
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Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara ousted after sexual misconduct allegations

  • Comicmix
As we continue to add to the chaos at the top of DC Comics

Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara has been ousted after an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations….

Tsuijhara, 54, had been with Warner Bros. for more than 24 years. He became CEO in early 2013 and became chairman position later that year. Tsuijhara, the first executive of Asian decent to head a major Hollywood studio, led Warner Bros. to have its most profitable year ever in 2017.

However, also under Tsuijhara’s tenure, Warner Bros. struggled to produce DC superhero films at the same caliber of its counterparts at Disney and Marvel Studios. It wasn’t until 2017’s “Wonder Woman” that the studio found true success, taking in $821 million in ticket sales worldwide. A year later, “Aquaman” became the first DC film to cross the $1 billion mark.

Originally at www.cnbc.com

No word yet on how this will impact DC.
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Kevin Tsujihara to Step Down as Warner Bros CEO and Chairman Amid Investigation Over Ties to Actress

  • The Wrap
Kevin Tsujihara to Step Down as Warner Bros CEO and Chairman Amid Investigation Over Ties to Actress
Kevin Tsujihara is stepping down as chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment amid an ongoing investigation into Tsujihara’s past relationship with actress Charlotte Kirk, WarnerMedia announced Monday.

Tsujihara and WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey reached a joint decision that his resignation was “in the best interest” of the company, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. WarnerMedia has yet to name a successor.

Tsujihara, who has worked for two decades at the studio and served as chairman for the last six years, has denied any wrongdoing connected to his past intimate relationship with Kirk. On March 8, after The Hollywood Reporter published texts between the two that indicated she sought his help in obtaining acting jobs while, he wrote a memo to staff in which he said he deeply regrets mistakes that he’s made in his life.

Also Read: Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara: 'I Deeply Regret
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'Captain Marvel' reigns at UK box office with £6.7m on its second weekend

'Captain Marvel' reigns at UK box office with £6.7m on its second weekend
New openers include comedies Fisherman’s Friends and What Men Want.

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Rank Film (Distributor) Three-day gross (Mar 15-17) Total gross to date Week 1 Captain Marvel (Disney) £6.7m £23.6m 2 2 Fisherman’s Friends (Entertainment Film) £1.2m £1.2m 1 3 What Men Want (Paramount) £840,000 £840,000 1 4 The Lego Movie 2 (Warner Bros) £643,000 £17.5m 6 5 Fighting With My Family (Lionsgate) £631,431 £4.6m 3 Disney

Disney blockbuster Captain Marvel held the top spot at the UK box office on its second weekend, adding £6.7m for a £23.6m total to date.

The film played at 665 sites, bringing in a £10,216 site average. It fell 48% on last weekend’s £12.8m opening.
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Sorry, sexist trolls: The ‘Marvel’-ous Ms. Danvers already closing in on a billion dollars at the box office

Sexist online trolls can try to tank the Rotten Tomatoes rating for “Captain Marvel” all they like, but they can’t subtract zeroes from the blockbuster’s box office haul. After just 10 days in release the film has already accumulated three-quarters of a billion dollars worldwide. Will it cross that billion-dollar mark soon? And if so, when?

In its second weekend of release “Captain Marvel” starring Brie Larson took in another $69 million domestically, bringing its total on these shores to $266 million. Including the nearly half-billion the film has racked up abroad, the film has now reached a global total of $760 million. If and when it gets to $1 billion dollars, it will join a elite class of movies that have crossed that momentous mark. Well, it’s a little less elite than it used to be; as of this writing 37 films have crossed that threshold around the globe, and all but
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Let’s Talk About Captain Marvel, Feminism and Fragile Fanboys’ Angst (Podcast)

Let’s Talk About Captain Marvel, Feminism and Fragile Fanboys’ Angst (Podcast)
Efforts by some fragile fanboys to sabotage “Captain Marvel” completely failed — but they did succeed in sparking a few fights that aren’t worth having. We talk about it on the latest “Low Key” podcast, which you can listen to on Apple or right here:

Every week on the “Low Key” podcast, co-hosts Aaron Lanton, Keith Dennie and I talk about pop culture moments we think others have missed. We’re comic-book nerds, and not impressed by the attacks on “Captain Marvel” by a small number of our fellow male fans.

Before “Captain Marvel” even opened, trolls targeted it on Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb and YouTube, spurring all three to make changes designed to screen out attacks from people who hadn’t actually seen the film.

Captain Marvel” beat the trolls handily, opening to $153 million domestically and $455 million worldwide. It is likely to be one of the fastest films to hit $1 billion at the box office.
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The Flash Movie: Ezra Miller and Grant Morrison to Write Script

John Saavedra Mar 18, 2019

Ezra Miller and Grant Morrison will tackle the script for the eternally-in-development Flash movie.

The long-in-gestation Flash movie is getting a new writing team: veteran writer Grant Morrison and Barry Allen himself, Ezra Miller. According to THR, the star is taking on scripting duties after "a clash of creative visions" with directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Spider-Man: Homecoming), who reportedly have a more lighthearted approach in mind. Miller and Morrison's script could decide whether the young actor stays on as the Scarlet Speedster, according to the outlet.

While this would be Miller's first writing credit on a major motion picture, Morrison brings a lot of comic book experience to the team. Morrison not only co-wrote an excellent Flash run with Mark Millar back in the '90s, but he's tackled most of DC's most popular heroes, giving many of them character-defining storylines. Just go read All-Star Superman,
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‘Shazam!’ Nabs April China Release Date

  • Variety
Warner Brothers’ “Shazam!” will hit Chinese theaters on April 5, the same day it premieres in North America.

The studio’s last superhero flick to wow mainland audiences was the James Wan-directed “Aquaman,” which made a super-sized $298 million in the country, making it the studio’s top-grossing title in the Middle Kingdom to date, as well as the fifteenth highest grossing film in China of all time.

Aquaman” debuted in China two weeks before its U.S. release. “Shazam” was much less expensive to produce than its aquatic counterpart, commanding a production budget of just $80 million — less than half of what it took to bring the Jason Momoa-starring film to life.

“Shazam” is latest hero to break out on the big screen from the DC universe in what has been touted as a more light-hearted and humorous adventure than those in the franchise’s “Justice League” films. The story
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‘Shazam’ Set for $40 Million Opening in First Round of Box Office Tracking

  • The Wrap
Three weeks ahead of its release, Warner Bros./New Line’s “Shazam” got its first round of opening weekend estimates on Thursday morning, with independent trackers setting it at a $40 million launch.

While that would be a drop from the $72.5 million launch “Aquaman” had in December en route to a $334 million domestic/$1.14 billion global gross, there’s still plenty of reason for optimism for this lighter, sillier DC film.

For starters, it was made on a smaller budget. While “Aquaman” was reported to have a budget well north of $150 million, individuals with knowledge of the production tell TheWrap that the budget for “Shazam” was closer to $100 million, similar to what Sony spent on its 2018 comic book hit “Venom.”

Also Read: 'Shazam!' Trailer: Zachary Levi Leaps Tall Buildings in a Single Bound - Almost (Video)

Along with the lower price tag, “Shazam” has enjoyed very positive social media buzz ever
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