Weekly Movie Roundup!

Tons of awesome new movie news have made its way through the wire this past week. Here are the latest headlines, TV spots and trailer.

John Williams will score ‘Indiana Jones 5’ and ‘Star Wars Episode VIII’:

American Film Institute’s 44th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams - Reception

During the American Film Institute red carpet’s event on Thursday, ‘Indiana Jones 5’ director Steven Spielberg confirmed to Scott Mantz that legendary composer John Williams will be returning to score the fifth installment.

In a recent interview with Variety, Williams confirmed that he will score Rian Johnson’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII.’ “If I can do it, I certainly will. I told Kathy Kennedy I’m happy to do it, but the real reason is, I didn’t want anybody else writing music for Daisy Ridley,” he quips.

New ‘Wolverine 3’ Set Photos:

Here are some new set photos of Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart on the New Orleans set of the upcoming third ‘Wolverine’ movie. These new photos 

In the photos, Hugh Jackman is seen working alongside a young girl, who may or may not be Laura Kinney a.k.a. Mutant X23, the female clone of Wolverine.

Here’s the casting description for X-23:

12 to 15 year-old girl.  Still a child, but a wounded badass, a pound puppy, raised in captivity in a time of battle, without support systems of normal childhood. She has no family and until now, has never left the compound in which she was born.  She has an authentic intensity – her expressions & body language speak volumes, without words. Once released in the outside world, everything is new – every experience and every image a first. This does not mean everything is wonderful or wondrous. Some things she sees (things we might regard as conventional) may scare her or anger her and things we may find interesting may bore her. She has not been instructed in many social conventions – she can eat like an animal. She studies and often mimics people’s behavior.  She has a high IQ, but is also a temperamental, impulsive and feral creature that can raise genuine mayhem. She is a girl that has never been kissed. Looking for a REAL girl – not made up or done up. Also with genuine edge, not made up or put on. Martial arts or gymnastics experience preferred but not necessary – but actress must be extremely physical and able to improvise scenes without necessarily resorting to speech. Do NOT play it “cute”.

[See more photos at JustJared]

‘Finding Dory’ IMAX TV Spot:

‘Finding Dory’ swims into theaters June 17, 2016. 

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ – Jeff Goldblum on his role as The Grandmaster:


In an interview with Empire magazine, actor Jeff Goldblum gave some insight on his role as The Grandmaster in the upcoming ‘Thor’ movie.

“He’s a hedonist, a pleasure-seeker, an enjoyer of life and tastes and smells. I thought, ‘I can do that, I’ll bet!’ I’m working on my part every day. I’m a sponge, researching.” He’s putting his unique Goldblum stamp on the role, too. “[Taika Waititi] is encouraging me to improvise and make it my own, and that’s what I’m trying to do. I hope he doesn’t throw me out on the first day!”

‘The Legend of Tarzan’ IMAX Trailer:

‘The Legend of Tarzan’ hits theaters July 1, 2016.

‘Justice League’:

Hot damn!! Have you seen J.K. Simmons?? The 61-year-old is currently getting extremely ripped to play Commissioner Gordon in Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League.’

What do you guys think?

‘Justice League’ will be released on November 17, 2017.

New ‘Jason Bourne’ TV Spot – “Put Him Down”

‘Jason Bourne’ hits theaters on July 29th, 2016.

‘Pacific Rim 2’:


Deadline reported that actor John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) has been cast as the lead role in the second installment of ‘Pacific Rim’ franchise. Boyega will play the son of Idris Elba’s character from the original film.

Here’s what Guillermo del Torro had to say about Boyega:

“I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox. The Pacific Rim universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be a multicultural, multi-layered world. ‘The World saving the world’ was our goal and I couldn’t think of a better man for the job.”

‘Ghostbusters’ International Trailer featuring new footage:

‘Ghostbusters’ hits theaters on July 15th, 2016. 

New ‘Star Trek Beyond’ TV Spots:

‘Star Trek Beyond’ is set for release on July 22nd, 2016.

‘Captain Marvel’:

During a Q&A panel at Wizard World Philadelphia, ‘Captain America’ star Chris Evans revealed that he would love to see his former Scott Pilgrim co-star Brie Larson play Captain Marvel.

“I just heard about that! I really hope that happens. I love Brie Larson. We did a movie together back in ’09, we did Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. I cannot say enough about Brie Larson. I think she is phenomenal, and I really hope that happens.”

What do you think of all the latest movie buzz??


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