S.J. Clarkson Set As ‘The Defenders’ Director

Per Marvel, S.J. Clarkson will be helming the first two episodes of The Defenders and will serve as an executive producer on the first installment of the eight-episode miniseries. The filmmaker is no stranger to Marvel series, as she did a terrific job directing the first two episodes of Jessica Jones, which still stands as the…

Bryan Fuller Not ‘Star Trek Discovery’ Showrunner Anymore

Per Variety, Fuller has stepped down as the day-to-day showrunner of the upcoming series. The report notes that Fuller will continue to be involved in breaking stories on the series as an executive producer, and that the show will continue his vision that he set when the series was first formed, but showrunning duties have been…

‘Deadpool’ – Tim Miller Leaves As Director

The pre-production of 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool sequel works great, but it turns out that some creative differences between director Tim Miller and star/producer Ryan Reynolds have led to the former exiting the picture. As Deadline reports, the split was amicable, but it’s an unfortunate turn of events for the team that brought audiences one of the wildest and most-successful…

‘Barry’ – Synopsis For Obama Biopic Revealed

Netflix has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the thoughtful, surprising Barack Obama biopic Barry. Directed by Vikram Gandhi (Kumaré), the film takes a unique approach to the life of Obama, specifically focusing on the future president’s junior year at Columbia University in 1981. The drama premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this past September, and…

Disney Developing ‘Don Quixote’

The studio is developing an adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra‘s classic 1605 novel with producers Gordon Gray (Million Dollar Arm, Secretariat) and Billy Ray. Ray, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Captain Phillips will also pen the script. Fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, Don follows Alonso Quixana, an older man in the Spanish countryside…

‘Doctor Strange’ Runtime Revealed

When it comes to superhero movies, 2016 has seen no shortage of long films. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was 2 hours and 31 minutes. Captain America: Civil War was 2 hours and 27 minutes. JoBlo now has uncovered the runtime for the year’s final superhero movie, Doctor Strange, and discovered that it comes in at…

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Will Be the First of 5 Movies

Warner Bros. has apparently gone all in on J.K. Rowling‘s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise. It was announced during the upcoming film’s live event earlier today that the magical adventure debuting this November will be but the first in a total of five feature films. That means Rowling, the studio, and their creative team…

Daniel Craig On Bond Return: “I Would Miss It Terribly”

One of the biggest questions is, will Daniel Craig return to play 007 one more time? He’s said multiple times Spectre would be his last go in the iconic role, but he’s also vaguely kept hope alive. When you’re asked 20 feet from the end of a marathon whether you’d do another marathon, the answer is…

‘Finding Dory’ Crosses $1 Billion

After opening this past June, Finding Dory finally crossed the $1 billion worldwide box office mark this weekend. The movie has grossed $485 million domestically and $517 million internationally for a total of $1,001.5 million worldwide. It becomes Pixar’s second movie to gross $1 billion worldwide (the first being Toy Story 3, which made $1,067…

‘Enchanted’ Sequel Lands New Director

Enchanted 2, otherwise known by its official title Disenchanted, has struggled to get its mojo working over the last decade. The last news we’d heard about the sequel was confirmation of that title just over a year ago when Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) was still attached to direct. As THR reports, Adam Shankman (Hairspray) is in negotiations to direct Disenchanted….

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Movie Gets Release Date

Back in March of 2015, it was reported that Disney was working on a live-action adaptation of their animated property Mulan. One of those dates that were announced back then – specifically the November 2018 release–has been now confirmed to be a live-action take on Mulan. The modern, live-action adaptation of the 1998 animated film based on…

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Synopsis Teases Epic Battle

It was announced today that the first footage from the sequel will be unveiled at New York Comic-Con, with director Matt Reeves, star Andy Serkis, and producer Dylan Clark sharing a first look at the film on Thursday, October 6th. The first official synopsis for War for the Planet of the Apes has also been…