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Regina Hall joins the Shaft sequel

Variety is reporting that Regina Hall (Girls Trip) has become the latest addition to the cast of the upcoming Shaft sequel / reboot, which is being directed by Tim Story (Ride Along).

The new film will see both Richard Roundtree and Samuel L. Jackson reprising their roles as John Shaft and his nephew John Shaft II, while Jesse T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence) plays Jackson’s son, John Shaft Jr. Also featuring in the cast is Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse).

The loginline for the new film reads: “Working for the FBI, estranged from his father and determined not to be anything like him, John Shaft Jr. reluctantly enlists his father’s help to find out who killed his best friend Karim and bring down a drug-trafficking/money-laundering operation in NYC.”

Production on Shaft is set to get underway this month, and the film is slated for release on June 14th 2019.

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Regina Hall in Talks to Join Samuel L. Jackson in 'Shaft' Sequel

Regina Hall in Talks to Join Samuel L. Jackson in 'Shaft' Sequel
Regina Hall is in negotiations to join New Line Cinema's Shaft sequel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Tim Story is directing the movie, which is seen as a continuation of the story of the private detective that first appeared in the 1971 blaxploitation action pic that became a pop culture phenomenon. Samuel L. Jackson is reprising the role he first played in John Singleton's 2000 update, with Jessie T. Usher playing Shaft's son. Hall is in talks to play Shaft's former love interest and Usher's onscreen mother. Alexandra Shipp and the original Shaft, Richard Roundtree, are among the confirmed cast.

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Regina Hall to Co-Star in ‘Shaft’ Sequel With Samuel L. Jackson (Exclusive)

Regina Hall to Co-Star in ‘Shaft’ Sequel With Samuel L. Jackson (Exclusive)
Regina Hall has joined the cast of New Line’s latest installment in the “Shaft” franchise opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie T. Usher, sources tell Variety.

Hall will play a former love interest of John Shaft and the younger Shaft’s mother. Alexandra Shipp and the original Shaft, Richard Roundtree, are also on board.

Tim Story is directing from a script by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow. Barris and John Davis are producing. Marc Fischer and Ira Napoliello are exec producing.

The movie follows Usher, a nerdy FBI agent who, after his friend dies under suspicious circumstances, launches his own investigation, reluctantly enlisting help from his estranged father — the legendary, stuck-in-the-’80s-but-still-cool John Shaft.

MGM’s 1971 blaxploitation film was based on Ernest Tidyman’s novel and directed by Gordon Parks. John Shaft was portrayed by Roundtree, who navigates mob neighborhoods in New York City to find a mobster’s missing daughter.

The film was
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Charlie Cox Plays Coy When Asked If McU Movie Characters Could Appear In Daredevil

Fans are forever wondering if there will be a crossover between the movie and TV halves of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Usually people imagine this taking the form of the Defenders hopping over to the big screen for an Avengers film, but sadly, this is something that’s been routinely ruled out by the cast and crew on both sides.

What if we’ve been looking at it from the wrong angle, though? What if the more likely way a crossover could happen is for one or more of the movie characters to jump over to the Netflix side of things? Though there’s been no indication of that happening yet, Daredevil star Charlie Cox seems to have hinted that it’s a possibility.

At Ace Comic-Con Long Island this weekend, the same event at which he made clear that he had not been approached to appear in Avengers 4, the
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Marvel’s Kevin Feige compares Chris Evans’ Captain America to Christopher Reeve’s Superman

It’s fair to say that a few eyebrows were raised when Marvel first announced that the former Human Torch Chris Evans would be taking on the role of Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Evans has since won over any critics with his superb performances in the Captain America and Avengers films, and Marvel StudiosKevin Feige has been singing the actor’s praises in an interview with Vanity Fair, where he compared him to Christopher Reeve’s Man of Steel.

“Casting Captain America was super hard,” said Feige. “I started to think, ‘Are we not going to be able to find Captain America, and if we can’t, what are we going to do with Avengers? Is the whole thing going to fall apart?’ And, then, finally opening ourselves up to Chris Evans, who we had initially sort of just looked
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Marvel releases a batch of official Avengers: Infinity War images

Although they don’t offer up anything we didn’t see in the first trailer, Marvel has unveiled a batch of images for its hotly-anticipated superhero blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War featuring Vision (Paul Bettany), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Wong (Benedict Wong), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thanos (Josh Brolin), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth); check them out here…

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An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin
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Marvel’s Kevin Feige explains how to build a cinematic universe

Over the past decade, Kevin Feige has led Marvel Studios to phenomenal success, with the Marvel Cinematic Universe becoming the highest-grossing movie franchise in history with over $13 billion in box office receipts. This success has prompted several other attempts at shared universes, although the likes of Warner’s DC Extended Universe and Universal Dark Universe have not yet managed to reach the same kind of critical and commercial heights.

During an interview with Vanity Fair, Feige was asked what advice he’d give to those looking to build their own universes, responding that:

“The only advice, and I’ve sort of said this already today, is don’t worry about the universe. Worry about the movie. We never set out to build a universe. We set out to make a great Iron Man movie, a Hulk movie, a Thor movie and then be able to do what, at the time,
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First Look at Incredibles 2 Has Elastigirl Leading the Family

First Look at Incredibles 2 Has Elastigirl Leading the Family
It's been far too long, but The Incredibles 2 is finally coming to theaters next year. Details on the sequel have been very mysterious, as writer and director Brad Bird, who returns for the sequel, has been playing things very close to the chest. Now, a newly revealed image from the movie shows us that Bob Iger wasn't kidding over the summer when he said this movie picks up right where the first movie ended. Here's what Brad Bird had to say about it in a new interview.

"Incredibles 2 picks up, literally, where the first film left off, with Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl battling The Underminer, while Violet and Dash are stuck with babysitting Jack-Jack. That's all we're saying for now. but rest assured, there are a lot more superheroics in store for our 'family dynamic.'"

Even though The Incredibles 2 picks up right where the first movie ended, the dynamic has shifted completely.
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Filming Wraps on M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass With James McAvoy and Bruce Willis

A week or so ago we let you guys know that Samuel L. Jackson has officially wrapped filming on writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s follow-up to Unbreakable and Split. Today we have confirmation, via Shyamalan on Twitter, that filming has wrapped on Glass. Here is his tweet: Just wrapped #Glass!! Much love to my cast & crew. […]

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Incredibles assemble in first image from Disney-Pixar’s The Incredibles 2

As part of its first look issue which hits shelves today, Entertainment Weekly has revealed a new image for Disney-Pixar’s upcoming animated superhero comedy sequel Incredibles 2 featuring Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack; take a look here…

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“Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a
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Ryan Reynolds to Star in Live-Action Pokemon Movie ‘Detective Pikachu’

Ryan Reynolds to Star in Live-Action Pokemon Movie ‘Detective Pikachu’
Ryan Reynolds is on board to star in the first-ever live-action Pokemon film titled “Detective Pikachu” for Legendary.

Goosebumps” helmer Rob Letterman will direct “Detective Pikachu” from a script by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch. Reynolds is joining Justice Smith and “Big Little Lies” actress Kathryn Newton in the movie, which is based on the popular gaming franchise.

The story involves the father of Smith’s teenage character being kidnapped, forcing him to team up with Pikachu in order to find him. Newton will portray a journalist.

First introduced in Japan in 1996, Pokemon has seen nearly 300 million video games sold worldwide, 23 billion cards shipped to 74 countries, and an animated series spanning 20 seasons. Universal Pictures will handle distribution of the live-action film outside Japan, as it has done with Legendary’s other films in recent years. The Pokémon Company’s long time movie collaborator, Toho, will handle distribution of the film franchise in Japan.

Reynolds starred
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Last Jedi Director Teases a Mysterious Twist for an Iconic Weapon

Last Jedi Director Teases a Mysterious Twist for an Iconic Weapon
The lightsaber weapon has always been at the heart of the Star Wars saga, and next week's Star Wars: The Last Jedi will certainly no different, but a new tidbit has surfaced hinting that we may see a new lightsaber color. A new piece in Parade reveals that director Rian Johnson has hinted fans could see a new lightsaber hue in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, although no further details have been given, but we also have new details from Adam Driver about his villainous Kylo Ren character.

In the first two Star Wars movies, there were just two different lightsaber colors, Luke Skywalker's blue lightsaber and Darth Vader's red lightsaber, but in Return of the Jedi, the fully trained Jedi Luke Skywalker constructed a new lightsaber, which emitted a green blade. The prequel trilogy also showed a purple lightsaber, used by Samuel L. Jackson's Mace Windu, but this
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Today in Movie Culture: The Best Tommy Wiseau Cosplay, Imagining Samuel L. Jackson in 'Star Trek' and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Cosplay of the Day: See a bunch of Tommy Wiseau fans cosplaying as the infamous filmmaker for a contest promotion tied to The Disaster Room: Very proud to announce the runners up and grand prize winner of The Tommy®, the 1st and only award for uninhibited creative expression inspired by Tommy Wiseau. #ImADisasterArtist pic.twitter.com/GHyTPLoxN5 — A24 (@A24) December 1, 2017 Dream Casting of the Day: With Quentin Tarantino working on a Star Trek movie, BossLogic jokingly shows us what it could look like with the obligatory Samuel L. Jackson role: Next @StarTrek is going to be lit @SamuelLJackson pic.twitter.com/sQfcY1puXD &mdash...

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Paradigm Signs 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Star (Exclusive)

Paradigm Signs 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Star (Exclusive)
Ahead of the release of Sony’s big-budget reimagining of Jumanji, actor Ser’Darius Blain has signed with Paradigm for representation.

In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Blain plays one of the teens who get sucked into a magical video game. His character takes on the avatar played by Kevin Hart. The movie, which also stars Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black, opens Dec. 20.

Blain, who was previously without an agent, recently wrapped The Last Full Measure, a true-life Vietnam war drama starring Samuel L. Jackson and Sebastian Stan. Among his credits are Camp X-Ray with Kristen Stewart and Star Trek Into...
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Amazon Nabs Relationship Drama 'Life Itself' From 'This Is Us' Creator

Amazon Studios has nabbed the U.S. rights to Life Itself, the ensemble drama written and directed by This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Samuel L. Jackson, Antonio Banderas, Olivia Cooke, Mandy Patinkin and Laia Costa are among the cast of the completed film, which is being described as a multi-generational love story in which several characters are connected over the course of decades, from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside and back.

FilmNation, which bought the script after it appeared on The Black List, fully financed the...
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Quentin Tarantino Pitches ‘Star Trek’ Idea to Direct, As J.J. Abrams Plans Writers Room

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Quentin Tarantino Pitches ‘Star Trek’ Idea to Direct, As J.J. Abrams Plans Writers Room
Once Quentin Tarantino is done with the 1960s, he may next head to space — specifically, the “Star Trek” universe, for a feature film potentially produced by J.J. Abrams.

Deadline is reporting that Tarantino came up with “a great idea” for a potential “Trek” film which he then pitched to Abrams. The potential plan is for Tarantino and a group of writers to develop the idea, resulting in a script that Tarantino may direct.

Abrams is of course also busy with another space-set franchise, “Star Wars Episode IX.” But his involvement would suggest that the Tarantino film would take place in what fans know as “the Kelvin-verse” and others know as “the ‘Star Trek’ movies that star Chris Pine instead of William Shatner,” though there’s no guarantee. How this might connect to the plans that are already underway for a fourth “Star Trek” Kelvin-verse film (which made news last January
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Production wraps on M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass

Director M. Night Shyamalan has wrapped production on Glass, his upcoming sequel to 2000’s Unbreakable and last year’s Split. The news was revealed on Instagram by Split stars James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy, who reprise their Split roles as Kevin Wendell Crumb and Casey Cooke.

“Had an amazing time last night at @surayaphilly where we had our wrap party for #glassmovie,” posted McAvoy. “The food was Awesome and the staff (pictured) where fantastic!!! They’ve cherry picked some of the best people from around Philly to run this place and it’s rockin!”

“Buh bye Casey Bear!,” added Taylor-Joy. “Two years ago, I secretly paraded around 30th street station in a giant bear costume to prank McAvoy and the crew. It was the last day of filming and I’ll remember it forever. Having just wrapped Glass, I am filled with so much gratitude and love. The memories we
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Shyamalan Wraps Production on Split and Unbreakable Sequel Glass

Shyamalan Wraps Production on Split and Unbreakable Sequel Glass
That's a wrap! M. Night Shyamalan has worked his way back into people's good favor, mostly because of Split, which is one of the most successful movies of 2017. What people didn't know heading in is that the movie was actually a sequel to Unbreakable. Given the success, the director quickly got to work on Glass, which will conclude the Unbreakable trilogy. Now, thanks to some of the cast, we can confirm that the movie has officially wrapped production.

Toward the end of November, M. Night Shyamalan took to Twitter, announcing that he was heading into the last week of production, saying, "Spent last two days in the editing room deciding what shots I need to get or redo in the last week on #Glass." Anya Taylor-Joy, who reprises he role as Casey in Glass, took to Instagram to confirm that those final shots are in the can and that Split
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Man Claims Samuel L. Jackson's His Uncle During Lax Weapons Arrest

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[[tmz:video id="0_e0nw6ezj"]] Samuel L. Jackson's name was invoked during a crazy arrest at Lax this weekend, where cops say weapons were found on a guy claiming Slj's his uncle. An unidentified man got busted at the airport Sunday for carrying what police say were multiple weapons, including knives, a long piece of rebar and a handful of tools. During the arrest, you can hear him say, "My uncle's Samuel Jackson. Samuel L. Jackson!"  It's unclear what,
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Shooting Has Wrapped On M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’

It looks like filming has finally wrapped on filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan’s sequel to both Unbreakable and this year’s Split, Glass. The stars of the film confirmed the completion of production on social media over the weekend.

Co-star Anya Taylor-Joy wrote on Instagram: “Buh bye Casey Bear! Two years ago, I secretly paraded around 30th street station in a giant bear costume to prank McAvoy and the crew. It was the last day of filming and I’ll remember it forever'”

“Having just wrapped Glass, I am filled with so much gratitude and love. The memories we’ve made on these two movies are beautiful and sacred and I am a lucky girl indeed to have shared them with all of you. Beaming with pride, joy+ affection,” she continued.

????? Buh bye Casey Bear!? Two years ago, I secretly paraded around 30th street station in a giant bear costume
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