News Round-Up: Woody Harrelson Cast in ‘Triple Nine’; ‘Captain America 3’ Release Date; ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ News; and More
Happy Thursday everyone! At Film Equals, for those that don’t know, I recap the week in movie news on this day every week. Today, I’ll have an array of things today, including casting, release dates, and misc. More specifically, I’ll have casting for Triple Nine (Woody Harrelson) and The Priority List (Steve Carell). For release dates, I’ll quickly go through a few sequels like Captain America 3 (unofficial title), Ride Along 2, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2. In the misc. department, I’ll talk a little bit about Justin Lin’s next project (Time Square), Doug Liman’s next project (Splinter Cell), and Disney news for Star Wars: Episode VII, The Incredibles 2, and Cars 3.
Woody Harrelson has been busy lately with movies, whether they be franchises (The Hunger Games) or not (Out of the Furnace and Now You See Me), or TV shows (HBO’s True Detective). Now it looks like he’ll be adding Triple Nine to his filmography. John Hillcoat’s (Lawless) thriller has quite the cast on top of Harrelson, which includes former co-star Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Aaron Paul (Need for Speed), Kate Winslet, and more. All we know about a release date is that it’ll be next year in wide release. (Source: Deadline)
Steve Carell has also added to his impressive filmography with The Priority List. Like a bunch of films, this one is based on a book (although this book just came out this past January). The Warner Brothers pic doesn’t have a release date or a director…yet. (Source: Variety)
Although I’d bet my bottom dollar this won’t last, we have quite the competition brewing. When the Batman vs. Superman (or whatever title they’re going to use) moved back into 2016, we knew it would be against an untitled Marvel film. Now we know that May 6, 2016 will be Captain America 3 facing off Batman vs. Superman. This could be a truly epic day in the movies (more on this date later)…if one of them doesn’t chicken out. Like I said, I think one will, but for now we know Captain America 3’s new release date. The movie will be directed by the Russo Brothers again. (Source: THR)
Two other sequels poised for release are Ride Along 2 and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2. Besides them being sequels, these two movies don’t have a lot in common. Tim Story’s second installment will return Ice Cube and Kevin Hart with a release date set for January 15, 2016. Marigold Hotel 2, which returns its cast (including Judi Dench and Bill Nighy), will come out on March 6, 2016 (along with those other two movies). It’ll be directed by John Madden again. (Source: Collider)
Justin Lin (Fast & Furious) will direct Time Square. The film is notably because the script was on the coveted “Black List” of unproduced screenplays. Stars and a release date are unknown for the Focus Features film still. (Source: Deadline)
Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) hasn’t released his newest film – Edge of Tomorrow – but he’s lining up another project. It appears he is in line to direct Splinter Cell, which will star Tom Hardy. No release date yet. (Source: IndieWire)
Normally I don’t include news about plot developments, but Star Wars: Episode VII may be the most anticipated movie of all time. Therefore, I figured I’d pass along the news that was announced at the annual shareholder’s meeting this week in Portland. The 7th installment, which is directed by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) and without a confirmed star yet, will apparently take place 30 years after Return of the Jedi. Walt Disney, which owns Lucasfilms, didn’t stop there either! They also teased the development of The Incredibles 2 and Cars 3…just in case we hadn’t had enough sequels. If you are fans of those movies, this news has to be good. (Source: EW)
Come on back tomorrow for the latest clips.
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