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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ #SDCC2017 Panel



Here’s a breakdown of the ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ panel from San Diego Comic Con

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The stars of Kingsman: The Golden Circle opened Comic-Con 2017 with a bang, as the first panel in the illustrious Hall H. The 6,500 fans in the packed hall were shown three action-packed clips: a wild car chase through the streets of London; a fight between Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Agent Tequila (Channing Tatum); and a scene starring Julianne Moore as villain Poppy, who literally makes mincemeat out of a member of the titular Golden Circle, eventually serving him up as a hamburger.

The crowd also was treated to an animated short featuring Eggsy and Archer, in which the young British agent challenges the FX spy to a drinking contest, who immediately downs a bottle of whiskey and passes out on the floor.

Oscar-winner Halle Berry, who plays the brains of the Statesman organization in the Kingsman sequel, drank all her co-stars under the table at the morning panel. Everyone was poured a shot of whiskey, but Berry was given a pint glass, which was almost filled to the brim by co-star Channing Tatum. After some coaxing from the crowd, the star downed her drink and divided the rest of the session between looking somewhat distant and placing her head in her hands.

Channing Tatum, who plays Statesman Agent Tequila, confessed to campaigning for a role in the movie. “I was a fan of the first one,” he said. “I was begging to be in this movie.”

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Halle Berry said of her character: “Her name is Ginger Ale. She’s the tech brain, nerdy character of the Statesmen. But she has hidden depths. I’m just gonna say that.”

Jeff Bridges, who plays the head of the Statesmen, said: “I’m Champagne, but I like to be called Champ. He is challenged by his vices but is a tough guy so gets up in the face of that vice. He wears booze as a cologne.”

Taron Egerton, who plays young Kingsman Eggsy, said of returning for the sequel: “It’s a dream job. The movie is so cool even if you get hurt. I got my hand slammed in a car door and punched in the face. In terms of what it takes to be a Kingsman, manners maketh the man, plus the ability to throw a decent right hook, and some seriously beautiful threads.”

Colin Firth, who played mentor Harry Hart in Kingsman: The Secret Service and was seemingly killed off, gave little away about his return. “It’s all a mystery to me,” he said. “I’m in the trailer. I seem to do a lot of shaving and that’s really all I can say. I’m not here really.”

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Foxx Join Untitled Netflix Sci-Fi



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Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are boarding Netflix’s untitled sci-fi movie which long-time collaborators Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are directing off Mattson Tomlin’s screenplay.

The pic’s storyline is being kept under wraps.

Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless’ Screen Arcade will produce as part of their first look deal with Netflix. Newman, who has been behind such productions as the Oscar-nominated Children of Men, and Zack Snyder’s reboot of Dawn of The Dead, has a strong, on-going relationship with Netflix that goes back to the streaming service’s second original series Hemlock Grove.  He also conceived and packaged Narcos for Netflix on which he serves as writer, show-runner and EP.

Unkeless recently produced the three-time Oscar-nominated film I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney; the latter winning an Academy Award for best supporting actress. Unkeless’ film First Match, which he produced for Netflix, won the Audience Award at SXSW earlier this year.

Ray Oscar best actor winner Foxx is currently shooting the courtroom drama, Just Mercy opposite Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson for director Destin Cretton.  Foxx can next be seen in Lionsgate’s Robin Hood on Nov. 21 and his Fox show Beat Shazam, which he serves as EP and hosts, was recently renewed for a third season. Gordon-Levitt can next be seen in the airline hijacking thriller, 7500 from Patrick Vollarth. Gordon-Levitt is a two-Golden Globe nominee in the comedy/musical lead actor category for 50/50 and (500) Days of Summer.

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Birds Of Prey: WB Considers Sofia Boutella, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, More For All-Female Superhero Team



Despite ostensibly being six years into their DC Comics shared universe experiment, Warner Bros. still seem to be trying to get things figured out, with more films supposedly in the works than most independent studios’ next decade of plans. To date, we know of Aquaman, Shazam, Wonder Woman 1984, Man of Steel 2, Supergirl, The Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing, Deathstroke, Suicide Squad 2, Gotham City Sirens, Green Lantern Corps, The Flash: Flashpoint, and Birds of Prey.

Now, news is trickling through that Birds of Prey is at least making some serious headway, with Warner Bros. compiling shortlists for casting the film’s key roles.

Even though she’s supposedly a villain, we know that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn will reprise her role as a member of the film’s titular all-female super-team, and the characters she’ll be joined by are set to be Helena Bertenelli / Huntress, Dinah Lance / Black Canary, Renee Montoya, and Cassandra Cain (presumably in her role as the vigilante Orphan, as opposed to the role of Batgirl that she has played in the comics – Warner Bros. have made clear that the Barbara Gordon incarnation of Batgirl will be getting her own film later down the line, despite the fact the character has traditionally been a mainstay of the team), as they take on the villainous Black Mask.

On the shortlist for the Huntress – mob boss daughter turned crossbow-wielding superhero – are Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother), and Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers).

For the sonic-powered siren Black Canary, Belle’s Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Underground’s Jurnee Smollett-Bell are both up for the part. Lady Gaga was reportedly offered the role, but turned it down.

Finally, Gotham City detective, and ally to Commissioner Gordon, Renee Montoya will reportedly be portrayed by either One Day at a Time’s Justina Machado or Vida’s Roberta Colindrez.

No decisions have been made surrounding the potential casting of Cassandra Cain or the film’s antagonist Black Mask as of yet, but more news is expected shortly as roles begin to fill up.

Birds of Prey will be directed by Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs), and has a script from Christina Hodson (Bumblebee). No release date has yet been set.

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Chris Hemsworth Shares First Look At Men In Black Reboot



When the original Men in Black hit way back in 1997, it was like an adrenal shot to the blockbuster scene, deftly balancing humour, science-fiction, and action set-pieces. However, neither of the film’s two sequels managed to manage to capture audience’s hearts in quite the same manner, so now Sony Pictures has endeavoured to reboot the franchise with a brand new cast.

Chief amongst that cast are Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth. Yesterday, Hemsworth himself even posted a picture of the two on set to his social media. Check it out below.

The Untitled Men in Black will be directed by F. Gary Gray (Fast and Furious 8), and will also star Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson, and Kumail Nanjiani. It is eyeing a 14th of June, 2019 release date.

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