Do You Want To Kill The Batman? | Movie Backlot Podcast #38


BOX Office
1. Dumb and Dumber To $38.1 million
2. Big Hero 6 $36 million
3. Interstellar $29.2 million
4. Beyond the Lights $6.5 million
5. Gone Girl $4.6 million


1. Margot Robbie to Play Harley Quinn in SUICIDE SQUAD

2. Terminator: Genisys and Divergent actor Jai Courtneyis reportedly “in talks” to play Deadshot in writer-director David Ayer’sSuicide Squad, which the filmmaker has pitched as being like The Dirty Dozen with supervillains.

3. Daniel Bruhl (Rush, Inglourious Basterds) has been cast as the villain in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. Variety says their sources claim that Bruhl is not the mainvillain in Civil War but “could potentially be the top menace in Marvel’s Dr. Strange.” Hmmm… Since Downey, Jr. will presumably already be serving as an antagonistic force to Cap, you have to wonder how many villains or how big the villain’s role will be in Civil War anyway.

4. Jude Law is in negotiations to play the villain in director Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur pic, Knights of the Round Table, slated for July 22, 2016. Charlie Hunnam is set to play King Arthur. Meanwhile, Ritchie seeing actors for the part of Arthur’s mentor — the last role to be cast before shooting starts. Idris Elba was originally in talks for it, but “a deal could not be reached and the two sides parted ways,” Variety adds.

5. Director Shawn Levy (Real Steel, Night at the Museum) will direct Forty Thieves for Fox — a modern retelling of the folk tale “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.” According to The Wrap, the studio is reportedly testing Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Evan Peters (X-Men: Days of Future Past), and Dan Stevens (A Walk Among the Tombstones) for the lead role of Allen — a character who the site hypothesizes is a stand-in for Ali Baba.

6. Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt to play Nathan Drake in Sony’s long-gestating movie version of Uncharted. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Star-Lord actor was offered the lead role of fortune hunter Nathan Drake but passed. Mark Wahlberg, who had been attached to star when David O. Russell was directing, is also said to have “moved on.”
7. Sony’s Now Working on a Spider-Man-Less Aunt May Movie

8. Universal Chairman Donna Langley said, “We think there’s at least three more.” Langley went on to say that she thinks it’s still a growing franchise, pointing to continued growth internationally. She added that Paul Walker will always be “an integral part” of the series After it was reported that director Justin Lin could return to the franchise for the eighth installment, it was also thought that he would bring the movies to a close by shooting subsequent “Fast & Furious” films at the same time.

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