James Gunn is moving from the MCU to the DCEU. The Guardians of the Galaxy director was hired by Warner Bros with the intention of writing and directing Suicide Squad 2. Gavin O’Connor was originally tapped to direct the sequel but experienced a scheduling conflict with his current project Torrance starring Ben Affleck. (Deadline)
Chris Evans announced the end of production of Avengers 4, signaling the end of his time as Captain America. “It was an emotional day to say the least,” Evans wrote in a tweet. “Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor.” (Twitter)
Warner Bros. New Line studio is making reservations for Labor Day Weekend through 2022. The studio, which already has It: Chapter Two slated for September 6, 2019, now has an untitled Conjuring universe movie on September 11, 2020 and two more untitled horror films on September 10, 2021 and September 9, 2022. (Deadline)
According to a Metro interview, director Ruben Fleischer said that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was “not in any way” involved with Venom. Even though Venom is a Marvel property, the symbiote’s first standalone film was distributed under Sony Pictures. However, Fleischer is open to the idea of a “crossover” between Venom and other Marvel characters in the future. (Metro)
Mattel is partnering with Warner Bros. on a feature film for their iconic doll, Barbie, and Margot Robbie is in talks to play the titular role. Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is on the shortlist of candidates to direct the project. (Hollywood Reporter)
The cast for Rian Johnson’s Knives Out continues to grow. Michael Shannon is in talks to join a cast the includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and Lakeith Stanfield. Knives Out is described as a “modern-day murder mystery in the classic Agatha Christie whodunit style.” (Variety)
If there is a Call Me By Your Name sequel, director Luca Guadagnino wants Dakota Johnson to be part of it. Guadagnino wants Johnson to play Armie Hammer’s wife, “a New England kind of hoochie woman.” Guadagnino and Johnson most recently worked together on Suspiria, a horror film distributed by Amazon Studios. (IndieWire)
Sylvester Stallone’s fifth installment in the Rambo franchise will be titled Rambo 5: Last Blood, in theaters Fall 2019. Over 10 years after the latest Rambo, and 37 years since the first, Rambo’s fifth film will see him on American soil with a new rancher lifestyle. The title alludes to a full-circle story as the first film was titled Rambo: First Blood. (ScreenRant)
Click below to watch the latest trailers.
- Bodied (November 2)
- Here and Now (November 9)
- Creed II (November 21)
- Mary Queen of Scots (December 7)
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (December 14)
- Aquaman (December 21)
- Rocketman (May 17, 2019)
- Pet Sematary (April 5, 2019)
- X-Men: Dark Phoenix (June 7, 2019)
- First Man: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
- Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween: Halloween comes to life in a comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine’s 400-million-selling series of books.
- Bad Times at the El Royale: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption – before everything goes to hell.
- Beautiful Boy: Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
- The Oath: In a politically divided America, a man struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.
- The Happy Prince: The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.