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NOV
21
13 MINS

Brenton Thwaites Nabs Key 'Pirates 5' Role

Brenton Thwaites Nabs Key 'Pirates 5' Role

Brenton Thwaites has nabbed a key role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Disney’s latest Jack Sparrow adventure.

Johnny Depp is back as Jack Sparrow, as is Geoffrey Rush, playing Barbosa, in the big tentpole that will shoot for five months next year in Australia.

Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are directing.

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NOV
21
15 MINS

Marvel Announces New 'Howard the Duck' Comic Book

Marvel Announces New 'Howard the Duck' Comic Book

Apparently, the Guardians of the Galaxy halo effect includes in-joke post-credit sequences, with Marvel Entertainment announcing that Howard the Duck — the character who cameoed at the very end of James Gunn’s summer blockbuster — will get his own ongoing comic book series next year.

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NOV
21
2 HRS

First Trailer for Lucasfilm's 'Strange Magic' Released

First Trailer for Lucasfilm's 'Strange Magic' Released

While the world awaits a glimpse of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm Animation has unveiled the first look at another world of magic and adventure, with the first trailer for its animated musical, Strange Magic.

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NOV
20
17 HRS

Chris Pratt Circling 'Cowboy Ninja Viking'

Chris Pratt Circling 'Cowboy Ninja Viking'

It's pretty amazing that Chris Pratt hasn't chosen his next project since breaking out with The Guardians of the Galaxy. But it's not for Hollywood's lack of trying.

Pratt has fielded numerous offers with hefty paydays — Sony's Uncharted and Universal's The Mummy are among those he turned down — but something has caught his eye: Universal's adaptation of the Image comics Cowboy Ninja Viking.

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NOV
20
18 HRS

Christmas Horror Comedy 'Krampus' Adding 'Fargo' and 'Chef' Actors (Exclusive)

Christmas Horror Comedy 'Krampus' Adding 'Fargo' and 'Chef' Actors (Exclusive)

Allison Tolman, who co-starred in FX's Fargo, and Emjay Anthony, the young actor who played Jon Favreau's son in Chef, are in negotiations to board Krampus, Michael Dougherty's Christmas horror story.

Legendary Pictures is behind the movie, which Universal will release just in time for next year's holidays, on Dec. 4, 2015.

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NOV
20
20 HRS

Bryce Dallas Howard in Talks to Join 'Pete's Dragon'

Bryce Dallas Howard in Talks to Join 'Pete's Dragon'

Bryce Dallas Howard is in talks to join the cast of Pete's Dragon, Disney's remake of its 1977 classic children's movie.

The cast so far includes relative newcomers Oakes Fegley (Boardwalk Empire) as Pete and Oona Laurence, who won a Tony for Broadway's Matilda, as well as screen icon Robert Redford.

David Lowery is directing the feature, which will shoot in New Zealand. Jim Whitaker is producing.

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NOV
20
24 HRS

'Game of Thrones': First Trailer For 'Iron From Ice' Videogame Released

'Game of Thrones': First Trailer For 'Iron From Ice' Videogame Released

If you can’t wait until next year for some more Game of Thrones, you’re in luck: the first trailer for the official videogame based on the show (which is, in turn, based on the George R.R. Martin novels) has arrived, revealing the truth we’ve long suspected: Peter Dinklage looks just as good as an animated videogame character as he does on the show itself.

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NOV
20
1 day

Darth Vader's Party Side on Show in 'Lego Star Wars' Clip

Darth Vader's Party Side on Show in 'Lego Star Wars' Clip

Say what you like about Darth Vader, but at least you know what to expect from the Dark Lord of the Sith: lots of menace, that great James Earl Jones voice and lots and lots of foreboding. Or, you know, the life and soul of a party and leader of a killer conga line.

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NOV
20
1 day

Brad Pitt's Plan B Teams With 'Robopocalypse' Writer for Sci-Fi Thriller 'Alpha' (Exclusive)

Brad Pitt's Plan B Teams With 'Robopocalypse' Writer for Sci-Fi Thriller 'Alpha' (Exclusive)

Lionsgate has picked up Alpha, a sci-fi project that sees Robopocalypse author Daniel H. Wilson teaming up with Brad Pitt and his Plan B banner.

Anthony Scott Burns, a Canadian filmmaker, is attached to make his feature debut with Alpha, which Pitt would produce with his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.

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NOV
20
1 day

Jared Leto On His Rumored 'Suicide Squad' Joker Role

Jared Leto On His Rumored 'Suicide Squad' Joker Role

Jared Leto has addressed reports that he’ll play the Joker in David Ayer’s adaptation of the DC Entertainment property Suicide Squad… by avoiding the question of whether or not the rumors are true altogether.

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NOV
19
2 DAYS

Djimon Hounsou in Talks for Guy Ritchie's 'Knights of the Round Table'

Djimon Hounsou in Talks for Guy Ritchie's 'Knights of the Round Table'

Djimon Hounsou is about to go from deep space to Arthurian legend, with the Guardians of the Galaxy actor in talks to join Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table project, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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NOV
19
2 DAYS

Panel Syndicate Launches Second Pay-What-You-Want Comic

Panel Syndicate Launches Second Pay-What-You-Want Comic

The Private Eye is alone no more. With little fanfare — as has become the standard practice for the site — Panel Syndicate, the home for Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s webcomic thriller about a post-Internet world, has added a second series, Universe.

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NOV
19
2 DAYS

'Dragonriders of Pern' Movie Lands a Writer (Exclusive)

'Dragonriders of Pern' Movie Lands a Writer (Exclusive)

Warner Bros. has hired author-screenwriter Sarah Cornwell to adapt the first installment of Dragonriders of Pern, the 22-volume fantasy book series by Anne McCaffrey.

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NOV
19
2 DAYS

Listen to 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 0'

Listen to 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 0'

So you’ve been listening to the Awesome Mix Vol. 1 from Guardians of the Galaxy on repeat since the movie came out, but you’ve found yourself tiring of “Spirit In The Sky” and even “Cherry Bomb.” With a week remaining before you can listen to holiday music without feeling too self-conscious, what can you listen to in the meantime? James Gunn has a solution: Awesome Mix Vol. Zero.

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