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Shane Black’s ‘Lethal Weapon 5’ Idea Makes Us Want to See ‘Lethal Weapon 5’

Shane Black’s The Nice Guys is currently in theaters, and while you have plenty of viewing options this weekend, making time to see his dark crime comedy should be your chief priority. While making the press rounds for that film, Black has been talking up some of his other projects, past and present, including his idea for another Lethal Weapon sequel that he never got to make.

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Retro Recruitment Ad Invites You to Xavier’s Totally Rad School

Early reviews of X-Men: Apocalypse have unfortunately skewed a bit negative, but someone in Fox’s marketing department deserves a raise for some of these retro-style promos. Following that great In Search Of… spoof featuring George Takei, the studio has released this fake recruitment ad to entice gifted youngsters to enroll in Charles Xavier’s “totally rad” school for mutants.

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Stephen King Says ‘The Dark Tower’ Is a Bit Different From His Books, In Case You Didn’t Know

Akiva Goldsman’s screenplay for The Dark Tower movie has been floating around for some time now, so if you’re a particularly curious fan, chances are you’re already aware that the adaptation is going to be a bit…different from Stephen King’s version. Just how different remains to be seen, as director Nikolaj Arcel and Anders Thomas Jensen reportedly revised the Goldsman draft before filming. But if you were expecting a faithful adaptation of The Gunslinger…well, perhaps you should adjust your expectations.

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‘The Dark Tower’ Set Photos Reveal First Look at Idris Elba’s Gunslinger

Ask any Dark Tower fan about their hopes for a big screen adaptation, and they’ll all tell you the same thing: “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Even then, most of us refuse to believe it’s actually happening until we’re sitting in a theater and the Dark Tower title card appears on screen. Well, we’re definitely a big step closer to that dream becoming a reality, as new set photos from the Stephen King adaptation reveal Idris Elba in full Gunslinger dress, sandalwood grips and all.

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‘The Predator’ to Begin Filming This Fall, Shane Black Reveals Costume Upgrade Plans

Back in February, 20th Century Fox unveiled the first teaser image for The Predator, Shane Black’s upcoming sequel to the the classic sci-fi action flick. Black has completed work on the screenplay with Fred Dekker (of Monster Squad fame), and during the press tour for his upcoming dark comedy The Nice Guys, the director has revealed that not only will they begin production on The Predator this fall, but that the alien hunter will be getting a bit of a costume upgrade.

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‘New Mutants’ Producer Confirms Professor X, Says Filming Could Begin in 2017

You may recall a rumor from a few weeks back that suggested several members of the lineup for Josh Boone’s New Mutants movie, and although that rumor was predictably denied by Fox, Boone seemingly confirmed those characters for his X-Men spinoff just last week. We can add another rumored character to the confirmed pile, as producer Simon Kinberg has revealed that Professor X does indeed have a role in New Mutants, which could begin filming early next year.

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Filmmakers Reveal a Couple of Scenes That Were Cut

After two phases of superhero films, Marvel’s filmmaking engine has become rather efficient, which is why you shouldn’t expect to see much in the way of deleted scenes when Captain America: Civil War eventually hits DVD and Blu-ray. Still, cuts are inevitable, and according to the directors and screenwriters, there are at least a couple of notable — if somewhat minor — moments that didn’t make the theatrical version.

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Old Spider-Man Tobey Maguire Praises New Spider-Man Tom Holland With Hilarious Fan Video

Tom Holland has officially taken up the Spider-Man mantle for Marvel and Sony, but he’ll never replace Tobey Maguire in the deepest, web-covered corners of our hearts. Following his debut in Captain America: Civil War, the consensus among fans and critics alike is that Holland makes for a fantastic Spidey. You might even say he’s an…amazing…Spider-Man. And it looks like he has one very awesome fan in particular who knows a thing or two about web-slinging.

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Marvel Is ‘Committing’ to a Black Widow Movie, Eventually

Earlier this week, a new poll revealed that the MCU character fans most want to see in a standalone film is — unsurprisingly, still — Black Widow. Phase 3 is set to conclude in 2019 with Avengers: Infinity War (which will soon undergo a title change), and the only film Kevin Feige has confirmed for Phase 4 so far is Guardians of the Galaxy 3 (which may or may not be directed by James Gunn). And although he doesn’t 100-percent-confirm it here, Feige presents a Black Widow solo movie as a very real possibility for Phase 4.

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‘Spider-Man’ Star Tom Holland Wants Captain America to Appear in ‘Homecoming’

Not long after the initial rumor was reported, it was confirmed that Robert Downey Jr. will be making an appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming — returning Sony’s favor following Tom Holland’s MCU debut as the web-slinger in Captain America: Civil War. Since then, we’ve been wondering if any other Marvel characters would crossover to the Spidey reboot, and according to Holland, there’s at least one more hero he wants to see in his upcoming solo film.

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‘Justice League’ Recruits Jeremy Irons’ Alfred to Keep Batman in Line

One of the better — and perhaps somewhat undervalued — parts of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was Jeremy Irons’ portrayal of Alfred, Bruce Wayne’s longtime advisor / caretaker / BFF. Although it wasn’t directly referenced on screen, the official companion book for Zack Snyder’s film reveals that this iteration of Alfred is much more than a butler — he’s a former special services operative with a wealth of knowledge and combat skills. We may get to see Alfred’s talents on display sooner rather than later, as Irons is officially returning for Justice League.

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‘The Dark Tower’ Adds a ‘Vikings’ Star to the Cast as First Set Photos Arrive

Today brings a few updates on Nikolaj Arcel's adaptation of The Dark Tower. First up, Vikings star Katheryn Winnick has joined the cast in a mysterious role, and given that the screenplay borrows from a few of the books in Stephen King's epic series, she could be playing just about anyone. In addition, some photos have popped up from the set, giving us our look at what could be the official logo, as well as a couple of locations and some cool practical effects.

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