MOVIE NEWS

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING SEQUEL || News broke today that Jake Gyllenhaal will likely be joining the MCU as the Spider-Man villain Mysterio. Also, returning to the role of Vulture, Michael Keaton has also been announced to be returning to the film, with Tom Holland once again starring as the web-slinger. Read more at: Nerdist.

THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART || Due in theaters February 8, 2019, the Warner Bros. animated LEGO series made an official announcement of what the title of the next LEGO film would be, donning “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” as its official title, with a teaser poster attached. Read more at: Collider.

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER THREE || Joining Keanu Reeves in the third film of the “John Wick” series will be a star-studded ensemble cast including Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon , Mark Dacascos, Jason Mantzoukas, Yayan Ruhian, Cecep Arif Rahman, and Tiger Hu Chen. Read more at: Deadline.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT || Along with its new International trailer (see below), “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” also released its characters posters, complete with Tom Cruise and his team as well as Henry Cavill and Angela Bassett.

SHAZAM! || Zachary Levi shared a photo of himself on his Instagram today standing next to an advertisement depicting the look of the Shazam suit. Read more at: Screen Rant.

DEADPOOL 2 || Ryan Reynolds used his Twitter today to post a picture of a fake movie poster for a film about the supporting character of Peter from the “Deadpool 2,” who, despite having no powers, joined the X-Force team. Read more at: Screen Rant.

TV NEWS

EXPANSE || The science fiction series based on the novel titled “The Expanse” was canceled last week by Syfy but will find new life on the Amazon streaming service, having been picked up for a fourth season. Read more at: The Hollywood Reporter.

WESTWORLD || Last night’s episode of “Westworld” provided the first in-depth look at the Shogun World. Next week’s episode is titled “What Do You See In There?” with a preview below:

MOWGLI – OFFICIAL FIRST TRAILER

MOWGLI || Motion capture and live action are blended for “Mowgli,” a new, big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book. The film features an impressive roster of stars under the direction of Andy Serkis.

The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.

The actors performing the roles of the story’s central animal characters are: Oscar winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter,” the “Dark Knight” Trilogy) as the cunning panther, Bagheera; Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “The Aviator”) as the sinister snake, Kaa; Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game,” “Avengers: Infinity War”) as the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan; Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (“Moonlight,” “Skyfall”) as Nisha, the female wolf, who adopts the baby Mowgli as one of her cubs; and Andy Serkis (the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) as the wise bear, Baloo. On the human side, Matthew Rhys (“The Post”) is Lockwood; Freida Pinto (“Knight of Cups”) is Messua; and young actor Rohan Chand (“The Hundred-Foot Journey,” “Bad Words”) will play Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves.

Rounding out the cast are Peter Mullan (“Tommy’s Honour”), as the leader of the wolf pack, Akela; Jack Reynor (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”), as Mowgli’s brother Wolf; Eddie Marsan (TV’s “Ray Donovan”), as Nisha’s mate, Vihaan; and Tom Hollander (“Breathe”) as the scavenging hyena, Tabaqui.

“Mowgli” is produced by Steve Kloves (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), Jonathan Cavendish (“Breathe,” performance capture producer on “Godzilla”), and David Barron (the “Harry Potter” films), with Nikki Penny serving as executive producer. The screenplay is by Kloves’ daughter, Callie Kloves.

Serkis’s creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Michael Seresin (“War for the Planet of the Apes”), production designer Gary Freeman (“Tomb Raider”) and editors Mark Sanger (Oscar winner, “Gravity”), Alex Marquez (“Snowden”) and Jeremiah O’Driscoll (“Flight”). The music is composed by Nitin Sawhney (“Breathe”). Only in theaters October 19th, 2018.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT
OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL TRAILER

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT || The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

CITY OF LIES – OFFICIAL TRAILER

CITY OF LIES || Based on the true story of one of the most notorious and unsolved cases in recent time, CITY OF LIES is a provocative thriller revealing a never-before-seen look at the infamous murder of The Notorious B.I.G. shortly following the death of Tupac. L.A.P.D. detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp) has spent years trying to solve his biggest case, but after two decades, the investigation remains open. “Jack” Jackson (Forest Whitaker), a reporter desperate to save his reputation and career, is determined to find out why. In search of the truth, the two team up and unravel a growing web of institutional corruption and lies. Relentless in their hunt, these two determined men threaten to uncover the conspiracy and crack the foundation of the L.A.P.D. and an entire city. Directed by Brad Furman and due in theaters September 7th, 2018.

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