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Natalie Portman Relished Playing The ‘Danger’ Of Jane Foster’s Thor: Love And Thunder Arc

There was a time not so long ago when it seemed like Natalie Portman was done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although Portman’s character, Jane Foster, popped up in “Avengers: Endgame” in 2019, it was only in existing footage of her that had gone unused from the production of “Thor: The Dark World.” That movie was […]

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Nathan Fillion Supports Embattled Director Joss Whedon: “I Would Work With Him In A Second”

Filmmaker Joss Whedon (“Avengers”) has had a bad couple of years. Starting in the summer of 2020, after “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” was announced, a wave of accusations about the director’s reportedly appalling behavior on the set of 2016’s “Justice League,” started to surface. Led by “Justice League” actor Ray Fisher, the worst of these […]

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Alex Kurtzman Says ‘The Mummy’ Was “Brutal,” But “The Failure Rebuilt Him Into A Tougher, Clearer Filmmaker”

When it comes to recent Hollywood franchise failures, there’s none worse than Universal‘s short-lived Dark Universe and the film that sank it, Alex Kurtzman‘s 2017 film, “The Mummy.” And what a disaster that movie was. Critics reviled the film, audiences chose to keep going to “Wonder Woman” and the latest “Pirates Of The Caribbean” movie […]

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As Chris Pine Readies for His Next Hollywood Chapter, He’s Intent on One Thing: ‘Following the Giggle’

Chris Pine doesn’t have a to-do list, but that doesn’t mean his career choices aren’t intentional. Mostly, the actor and producer told IndieWire, he looks for projects with a single defining characteristic: They have to be great. Over the course of the past two decades, that’s led Pine to a variety of gigs, and the […]

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Producer Charles Roven Takes ‘Uncharted’ Path Through Changing Movie Business

The strong debut of Sony Pictures’ “Uncharted” at the box office last month came a happy sign that moviegoing is back to normal-ish levels as families returned to multiplexes for the Tom Holland-starrer based on the PlayStation video game franchise.Behind the scenes, “Uncharted” is also a textbook case of a movie that needed seasoned and […]

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Peter Jackson sells special effects studio Weta Digital for $1.63bn

The Wellington-based studio built characters and scenes for films including Avatar, Lord of the Rings, Wonder Woman and Planet of the ApesThe special effects studio co-founded by Sir Peter Jackson, which has brought blockbusters including Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones to life, has been sold for more than $1.6bn, in the latest […]

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David Thewlis: ‘It does get to you, spending more waking hours as a character than oneself’

The actor on his new novel about an irascible director, his faux-feud with Christopher Eccleston and his ‘secret’ marriageBlackpool-born David Thewlis, 58, studied acting at Guildhall school of music and drama. His breakout role was the lead in Mike Leigh’s 1993 film Naked, for which he won the best actor award at Cannes. Subsequent film […]

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‘Black Widow’ delivers big preview tally before US opening

Disney’s latest Marvel Studios release is on track for a $70m-$80m weekend.Marvel Studios’ Black Widow has made a strong start at the North American box office, taking $13.2m from Thursday (July 8) evening preview screenings according to distributor Disney.That puts the eagerly awaited release ahead of Thursday preview showings by pre-pandemic Marvel titles including Ant-Man […]

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Superhero Bits: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Vinyl Soundtrack, Miss Minutes Will Return to ‘Loki’ & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.) In this edition of Superhero Bits: The […]

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