Indiana Jones 5 is on-schedule to begin filming in the spring of 2019. The confirmation came from the legendary director Steven Spielberg, who has directed every movie in the beloved Indiana Jones franchise to date and is on-board to direct the upcoming fifth film.
The fifth Indy film is only one of the projects on Spielberg’s plate. In addition to Indy 5 and the upcoming film adaptation of the book Ready Player One, Spielberg is said to have begun casting for a new film adaptation of the classic Broadway musical West Side Story.
It’s also been confirmed Spielberg’s frequent collaborator George Lucas (Star Wars) will not be working on the story and despite earlier reports that the new Indy movie could be a reboot that would place a new actor- rumoured to be Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy)- in Indy’s trademark fedora and leather jacket, Harrison Ford is reprising the role for what seems to be the final time.
The first official logo for Warner Bros. and DC Films’ Shazam! is here. In an effort to further expand the DC movie universe, WB is looking beyond the Justice League. Directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out), Shazam! will tell the tale of young Billy Batson being granted the powers of the superhero Shazam.
Star Zachary Levi has been spotted multiple times in his Shazam costume on the film’s set, now that production is fully underway. Videos have also leaked from the Shazam! set, showing the eponymous superhero in battle with the villainous Doctor Sivana (Mark Strong).
See the new logo below:
The writers of Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War have spoken out about the structural decisions surrounding the epic movie coming out this April. In an interview, they spoke:
STEPHEN MCFEELY: They’re still spread out. Remember, one of our jobs, we’re big structure guys. So if you go back and look at Winter Soldier and Civil War particularly, they are, whether you like the movies are not, they’re pretty well structured. Big choices have been made. We had to do the same thing here and yet we had 6 MacGuffins – it can be relentless if you do this right-which means, every time you collect [an Infinity Stone] – I don’t mean to get into the screenwriting weeds – but every time you collect one, it can’t just be a check mark. It has to do something characterful. It’s got to move the plot forward but it also has to have stakes and cost for literal characters at the time, so that it’s not just a shopping spree. And I think we’ve done that and boy, we’re going to wrench some emotion out of each and every one of those moments that we can.
Chris Evans confirms he really is done with playing Captain America after the Russo Brothers’ Untitled Avengers 4. The 36-year-old had already teased that the end of Phase 3 could mark the end of his time in the MCU, and it looks like fans now have it in writing.
Speaking to the The New York Times, Evans dashed hopes that he will be renewing his contract for Phase 4 and beyond. Confirming that he has finished filming his scenes as Captain America baring reshoots, he had a pretty frank answer to how it feels playing the fan-favorite character time and again:
“You want to get off the train before they push you off.”
John Boyega offers a brief tease of Star Wars: Episode IX, promising the movie won’t hold back in its depiction of the war between the First Order and the fledgling Rebellion. The actor who plays Finn in the franchise stated:
“Next for me filming wise is Star Wars: Episode IX in July, and they’ve officially given us a note to start training soon. I’m going to take a holiday before that, because I think Episode IX you know, regardless of where the story goes, and I haven’t read it by the way, is going to be all out war so I know that I’m going to have to do all I can and train for that.”
With Infinity War just around the corner, we have been teased more TV Spots and Clips to whet our appetite for the event of the year. View them all below!
Marvel’s Black Panther has now passed Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the domestic box office. That’s a milestone no one would’ve considered achievable just a few months ago. But Black Panther – directed by Ryan Coogler and based on a script by Coogler and screenwriter Joe Robert Cole, and starring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther – has proven time and again that it’s a movie that will continue to be remembered and talked about for a long time to come.
Black Panther has earned $618.64 million as of Friday, March 23, which is $1.25 million shy of the final tally for Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($619.89 million).
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