NCM Entertainment Roundup – May 6th

Star Wars: The Force Awakens next-generation bad guy Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) commands snowtroopers loyal to the evil First Order on the frozen plains of their secret base. (Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.)

Catching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Hollywood this week:

Avengers: Age of Ultron smashed its way into theaters this past weekend with the 2nd largest opening of all-time to the tune of $191.3 million. The Avengers franchise now holds the top two opening spots at the domestic box office.  (Deadline)

The movie certainly came a long way since the “unfinished” Age of Ultron trailer that Late Night host Seth Meyers found last week. (The Wrap)

The Force was especially strong this week, with Star Wars Day celebrations across the galaxy. Everyone’s social media feeds blew up with “May the 4th Be With You” posts, and of course, many brands got into the act as well. (NPR, Adweek)

Adam Driver’s and Lupita Nyong’o’s characters were revealed in exclusive Star Wars: The Force Awakens photos taken by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, along with some very cool behind-the-scenes footage of the June issue cover shoot on the movie set.  (Vanity Fair)

Magic Mike XXL dropped a new Star Wars-inspired poster and teaser. Because, according to the film’s official Twitter, “They’ve got all the force you need.” (Entertainment Weekly)

Back here on earth, the first official photo of Will Smith, Margot Robbie and the rest of the cast for Warner Bros.’ upcoming supervillains movie Suicide Squad, and the costumes are super evil. (CNET)

With Tomorrowland coming out in a few weeks, Vision of Tomorrow featurettes take a look at the man whose futuristic vision and legacy ties directly into the heart and soul of the movie – Walt Disney himself. (Cinema Blend)

Martin Freeman has officially signed on to join the cast of Capitan America: Civil War.  (The Hollywood Reporter)

Barbershop 3 continues to take shape with the announcement of the newest cast member, Hip Hop artist Nikki Minaj.  (Variety)

Celebrating their 100th episode, Honest Trailers decided to tackle a movie that’s simply begging to be punished, Fifty Shades of Grey.  (/Film)

Opening this weekend:  the comedy Hot Pursuit starring Reese Witherspoon & Sofia Vergara.

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