Chris Hemsworth Will Undergo ‘Insanely Physical’ Training For Hulk Hogan biopic

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Chris Hemsworth’s preparations for the Hulk Hogan biopic will be “insanely physical”.

The ‘Thor: Love & Thunder’ actor signed up to portray the wrestling legend last year and though the movie is a long way off going into production, the 36-year-old star is already thinking about the body transformation he’ll need to undergo to look the part.

Speaking to Total Film, he said: “This movie is going to be a really fun project. As you can imagine, the preparation for the role will be insanely physical.

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Panel and First Ever U.S. Screening of Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER Announced as Part of Nerdist House 2020

Nerdist will partner with Shout! Factory TV and Team Kamen Rider to bring fans an exclusive virtual panel and screening of Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER as part of the Nerdist House 2020 programming slate. More details and announcements about Nerdist House are forthcoming, but fans of the iconic Kamen Rider should mark their calendars for a July 11 event, which has already been teased by TokuSHOUTsu, Shout! Factory TV’s new streaming channel dedicated to tokusatsu (Japanese live action special effects/genre shows) such as Kamen Rider, Ultraman, and Super Sentai.

Details are still being finalized, but the panel will be moderated by Nerdist’s Kyle Anderson and is set to include Team Kamen Rider, Tokunation, Tokusatsu Network, and other special guests. A special message from a Kamen Rider actor will play before the film, so fans should keep an eye on Team Kamen Rider for that reveal. Also noteworthy, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER will not be streaming anywhere until the end of the summer, so this screening event will be fans’ only chance to watch the film until then.

The panel will be carried on Nerdist’s YouTube Channel and will simultaneously stream on the Geek & Sundry YouTube Channel and Geek & Sundry’s Twitch Channel. The film will only screen on Nerdist’s YouTube Channel and on Geek & Sundry’s YouTube Channel.

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What Michael Keaton’s Return As Batman Could Mean for the DCEU and the Snyder Cut

Keaton is in talks to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne in “The Flash,” and his return could have big ramifications for the DC comics film universe

In what is probably the biggest development for the DC Extended Universe (aka the DC Comics movieverse), Michael Keaton is in talks to return the role for which he was best known: Batman. It’s a surprising development for a universe of films that already has two Batmans. But the way that Warner Bros is bringing him back could provide the studio with a way to sort of reboot this franchise, which has been without any sort of narrative center since 2017’s “Justice League.”

Keaton will make his return as Bruce Wayne in the long-delayed “The Flash” movie, which makes so much sense. You may recall that at San Diego Comic-Con in 2017, Warner Bros announced that the Flash film would be called “Flashpoint.” The planned film no longer has that title, but will still be based in part on the “Flashpoint” comic.
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‘Jurassic Park’ Roars To No. 1 Again At Weekend Box Office, 27 Years After Original Release

Steven Spielberg’s 1993 movie Jurassic Park was No. 1 for the fourth time in its release history this past weekend as movie theaters tried to have a semblance during the COVID-19 pandemic over what is typically a big moviegoing weekend, Father’s Day.

While 2020 fare like Universal/Dreamworks Animation’s Trolls World Tour had been leading at a still distressed box office for 9 weekends (with the exception of last weekend when The Invisible Man returned to the top of the chart), catalog titles dominated the majority of this weekend with Universal’s Jurassic Park earning $517,6K at 230 sites and the studio’s Jaws taking $516,3K at 187 locations. Those respective No. 1 and 2 weekend takes are improvements upon last weekend’s Invisible Man at $383K and Trolls World Tour with $275,7K.

Jurassic Park held the No. 1 spot at the box office in its first three weekends of release following its June 11, 1993 opening. There was a 2013 re-issue of the movie and that release over the April 5-7 weekend made $18.6M in 4th place. That reissue contributed $45.3M to the pic’s domestic gross of $404.3M.
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‘Spider-Man’ writer says James Cameron made Hollywood take superhero genre seriously

Throughout the 1990s, James Cameron fought long and hard to make his very own Spider-Man film.

Unfortunately for Cameron, and cinema fans, even though he was attached to write and direct a Spider-Man film for Carolco Pictures, the Oscar winner ultimately left the project after years of legal battles over the rights.

Ultimately, Columbia Pictures won this fight, which resulted in Sam Raimi’s 2002 Spider-Man blockbuster. However, screenwriter David Koepp has revealed that he was still heavily inspired by Cameron’s work, especially when it came to Hollywood taking Peter Parker, and the superhero genre in general, seriously.

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Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman Returns and Meets a New Enemy in Clip of Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Gal Gadot returns as Wonder Woman in the first clip of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, out on HBO Max in 2021

Wonder Woman is meeting one of DC’s greatest villains.

Gal Gadot returns to her superheroine in the first clip of HBO Max’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

In the clip, Wonder Woman approaches a mural of the supervillain Darkseid, one of Superman’s adversaries. Darkseid was originally intended to be Snyder’s main villain in the film before he was replaced by Joss Whedon with Steppenwolf, one of Darkseid’s minions. Whedon took over for Snyder on the 2017 film after he stepped down following the death of his daughter.

After Wonder Woman views the mural, the clip cuts to the aforementioned villain on the planet Apokolips where he gathers a massive army.

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‘Snyder Cut’ First Look: Wonder Woman Discovers Darkseid in New ‘Justice League’ Clip

Director Zack Snyder debuted a sneak peek of the mythical “Snyder Cut,” his unreleased version of the 2017 superhero film “Justice League.”

The clip, which runs at 34 seconds, puts the spotlight on Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman as she discovers the villainous Darkseid.

In a voiceover, Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor ominously says, “The bell’s already been rung, and they’ve heard it. Out in the dark among the stars. Ding dong. The god is dead.”

Darkseid was intended to be the main antihero in “Justice League” but was replaced with the character Steppenwolf in the final version.

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Denis Villeneuve to Film Extra ‘Dune’ Footage in August, but No Release Delay Planned

“I saw some things cut together and it just looks amazing,” Oscar Issac says of the movie.

Denis Villeneuve is preparing to shoot additional footage on “Dune” this August in Europe, Deadline confirms. Per the report: “The team is planning to head back to Budapest, Hungary, where the movie shot in 2019 at Origo Film Studios. Filming has also taken part in Jordan and Norway, and initially wrapped back in July last year.” Cast member Oscar Isaac confirmed the new shooting plan in an interview with Deadline.

“We’re going to do some additional shooting in mid August…they’re saying in Budapest in Hungary,” Isaac said. “I saw some things cut together and it just looks amazing. Denis [Villeneuve] is a real artist and it will be exciting to see it come together. It’s kind of wild that we’re doing some additional shooting a few months before it’s supposed to come out, but that happened with Star Wars as well.”

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Warner Bros. Pictures to Release Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” July 31

Special 10th Anniversary Re-release of Nolan’s “Inception” in Theaters July 17

Warner Bros. Pictures is partnering with exhibitors to invite audiences around the world to celebrate the 10th Anniversary re-release of Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed box office sensation “Inception” on July 17. This special anniversary theatrical event will also give audiences a never-before-seen look at footage from Nolan’s highly anticipated film “Tenet,” which will debut worldwide two weeks later, on July 31. Moviegoers will also be treated to an exclusive sneak peek of select films on Warner Bros.’ upcoming slate.

“We’re especially thrilled, in this complex and rapidly changing environment, to be bringing Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet,’ a global tentpole of jaw-dropping size, scope and scale, to theaters around the world on July 31,” said Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “It’s been longer than any of us could’ve imagined since we’ve seen a movie on the big screen, and to acknowledge Chris’ fans as we count down to ‘Tenet’s opening day, we are also excited to offer his masterpiece ‘Inception’ in theaters for its 10th anniversary on July 17.”
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HBO Max boss says Justice League Snyder Cut “not a precedent” after fans call for Suicide Squad Ayer Cut

Following the success of #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, fans have been calling on Warner Bros. to release David Ayer’s director’s cut of Suicide Squad. Speaking on The Vergecast, however, HBO Max boss Tony Goncalves rubbished fans’ hopes, saying their Justice League plans are “not a precedent” for other fan campaigns.

Following the streaming platforms’ announcement that Zack Snyder will release his cut of the critically-panned Justice League movie next year, Suicide Squad director David Ayer has been calling for the same treatment. Ayer posted on Twitter : “My cut would be easy to complete. It would be incredibly cathartic for me. The film I made has never been seen.”

This frank admission led to fans calling on the studio to #ReleaseTheAyerCut. Yet, they may have to campaign a little harder for anything to come to fruition. “Look, [the Snyder Cut] definitely [is] not a precedent,” HBO’s Goncalves said. “There’s different types of fandoms.

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