During a press conference for "Star Trek Into Darkness," J.J. Abrams suggested that John Williams would indeed return to score "Star Wars: Episode VII." That's a semi-official word on one returning personality. Can we get something more substantial, Disney?
Also, jaegers and kaiju fight it out in new "Pacific Rim" banner in today's Dailies!
"Mike Magic" came out of nowhere last summer to not only win big at the box office, despite it's meager budget, but it also scored with critics, appearing on many year-end "Best Of" lists. It wasn't long after the male stripper movie debuted that talk began to circulate of a possible sequel.
Word on any follow-up has been mostly quiet since last year, but recently, Steven Soderbergh opened up to PrideSource about "Magic Mike 2" and revealed that the project is indeed progressing with a hilarious true-life experience of Channing Tatum's at the heart of it.
Read what else Soderbergh had to say after the jump!
Here's a hefty rumor for your Tuesday afternoon: the upcoming sixth installment of the "Die Hard" franchise is being called "Die Hardest" — at least, for the time being.
According to Total Film, the working title for "Die Hard 6" is "Die Hardest." The site reports that Ben Trebilcook, who wrote a treatment for "Die Hard 4" as well, is penning the "Die Hard 6" script.
There's something you need to know about Mark Wahlberg. He'll play a tough guy in movies like "Broken City," which hits Blu-ray and DVD today, but he can also have his more tender moments.
For example, in this exclusive deleted scene from "Broken City," Wahlberg has some quiet time with his girlfriend, played by Natalie Martinez. Her character, also named Natalie, has a film premiere that she needs to attend in L.A., but her New York-based beau, Wahlberg's Billy Taggart, doesn't want her to go alone.
It's just one of the quieter moments in what is otherwise big bang crime thriller, which also stars Russell Crowe as the mayor of NYC.
"Broken City" hits Blu-ray and DVD today, April 30.
The hordes of "Gears of War" fans who have clamored for a big-screen adaptation have something to celebrate today, besides a really sweet head stomp. After years of uncertainty, the "Gears of War" movie is back on track with producer Scott Stuber.
Variety reports that after an intense bidding war for the rights to the mega-popular Xbox franchise, Stuber, who recently produced "Ted" and "Batteship," walked away as the victor.
With a major studio producer backing the adaptation, "Gears of Wars" is closer to becoming a reality than any time since 2007.
Read more after the jump!
Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig are teaming up for the sake of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The foursome will soon work together on the upcoming IFC six-part miniseries "The Spoils of War," which is a spoof of sorts on stories like "The Thorn Birds" and " Winds of War."
According to Deadline, "The Spoils of Babylon" chronicles "the sexy and dramatic lives of the Morehouse family who made their fortune in the oil business." Wiig will play Cynthia, the daughter of oil magnate Jonas Morehouse. Maguire, on the other hand, will play Devon, the adopted son of Jonas. They end up running Morehouse Enterprises together while they fight "their feelings for each other." In this world, Morehouse Enterprises is the seventh largest company in the world.
Jamie Foxx's star power continues to rise in the wake of "Django Unchained." The Oscar-winner is currently filming his role as Electro in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Foxx is lining up another high-profile role.
According to the trade, Foxx will play Benjamin Stacks in "Annie" starring Quvenzhané Wallis from "Beasts of the Southern Wild" as the famed comic strip orphan. If you're looking sideways at the name "Benjamin Stack," let us clear up some of the confusion. Stacks is a version of the Daddy Warbucks character from the original comic and the musical. Since the kids aren't as familiar with the concept of "war bucks" these days, an equally unsubtle name has been subbed in.
Halle Berry's "Catwoman" has been the butt of jokes since it premiered in 2004, but how many people out there have actually seen it? Not many apparently, because it took one Redditor to point out that the movie contains the single worst basketball scene in the history of film.
If "Catwoman" had been seen by the throngs that openly mock it, this scene would be better known and add a ton of fuel to the fire of fanboy hatred. Still, even nine years on, the sequence which features Berry and Benjamin Bratt doing something that could never be mistake as a "game" or "fun," plays like anything but a game of one-on-one basketball. It looks more like you showed two people a 15-second clip of a middle school game, and told them to do something vaguely similar and make it all look like a bad '90s music video.
You can watch the abomination for yourself after the jump!
Someone is making a grab for Ian McKellen's role as Gandalf in "The Hobbit." While there will never be another Gandalf in our mind, this person makes a pretty good case.
Also, find out how you can go to the "Star Trek Into Darkness" premiere in today's Dailies!
When the first trailer for "Pacific Rim" hit, there were essentially two kinds of reactions. There was the response from those familiar with Guillermo del Toro's work in movies like "Hellboy" and "Pan's Labyrith" who were looking forward to a new movie from the Mexican director after a number of false starts. Then there were those who thought "Pacific Rim" looked like a "Transformers" rip-off. (This group may or may not have included Michael Bay.)
But now the all-important second preview have debuted, coming in the form of the footage screened last month at WonderCon in Anaheim, and it leaves little doubt that "Pacific Rim" is anything but a "Transformers" clone.
There's so much awesomeness packed into two-and-a-half minute preview that we've listed the top five most badass moments.