Sunday, July 27, 2014

Negromancer News Bits and Bites for July 20 to July 26, 2014 Update #11


From THRThe Hollywood Reporter has an excellent article about how Marvel became a Hollywood juggernaut, with an emphasis on Ike Perlmutter.

From Variety via Yahoo:  A copy of The Expendables 3 has been leaked online, and it is supposedly "DVD-quality."

From VarietyJoaquin Phoenix is in talks to play Stephen Strange in Marvel's "Doctor Strange" movie.

From TheWrap  "Beetlejuice 2?"  It could really, finally happen.

From Yahoo via TheWrap:  There is an unfinished documentary about the planned and then abandoned "Superman Lives" film, which was to star Nicolas Cage as Superman!

From YouTube:  First "50 Shades of Grey" official trailer.

From TheWrap via Yahoo:  Marvel adds a sixth movie mystery date, May 4, 2018.

From Yahoo:  A great interview with Zoe Saldana from The Hollywood Reporter, in which discusses being in sci-fi franchises, race and skin color in Hollywood, and Avatar.

From TheWrapAdam McKay and Will Ferrell are producing a remake of "Manimal."  This was an action-adventure television series that originally aired on NBC for a few months back in the second half of 1983.

From EW InsideMoviesSteven Spielberg is working on a Cold War thriller starring Tom HanksAmy Ryan is joining the cast, and Alan Alda may also join.  Joel and Ethan Coen have also worked on the untitled film's script.

From LATimes:  "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions" will NOT reveal the fate of Ahsoka Tano... or so we're told.

From Variety:  "Star Trek 3" goes into "deep space," and will be more like the original TV series, says director Roberto Orci.

From LATimesJJ Abrams reveals new X-wing fighter.

From VarietyChristina Chong reportedly cast in Star Wars Episode VII.

From TheWrapIdris Elba in talks to star in Guy Ritchie's King Arthur flick.

From Yahoo:  Details about Philip Seymour Hoffman's money and will.
From VarietyVariety announces "Artisans," a new regular feature that will focus on the "below-the-line" community in Hollywood.  That would be everyone from cinematographers and editor to propmasters and grips.  It will be featured in the weekly magazine and on  I will link to these features as I find them.

From IMDb and Yahoo: The American actor, James Garner, has died at the age of 86.  He was best known for his roles on the television series, "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files."  In 1977, he won the Emmy Award for Best Actor for "The Rockford Files." In 2004, he received the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.  He was also nominated for a best actor Oscar for his role in Murphy's Romance.

Garner died Saturday evening, June 19, 2014 in Los Angeles.  Garner was born on April 7, 1928 in Oklahoma.  He served in the Korean War where he earned two Purple Hearts.

I first saw Garner on "The Rockford Files," which my father watched religiously.  For some reason, I had been thinking about him recently.  I send my condolences to his family and friends.  R.I.P. Mr. Garner.

From YahooFinance:  This is a small article about how Joss Whedon junked the script for The Avengers that predated his involvement in the film and wrote his own.

From VarietyDawn of the Planet of the Apes tops the July 18-20, 2014 weekend box office.

COMIC BOOK NEWS: Movies, TV, and Books:

From TheWrap:   Dates for mystery movies?  Which Marvel movies will be released on these dates:

July 28, 2017
Nov. 3, 2017
May 4, 2018 UPDATED
July 6, 2018
Nov. 2, 2018
May 3, 2019


From TheVillageVoice:  Baphomet and the Satanic Temple - prank or not?

From Inquisitr:  Woman uses Trayvon Martin's name as a threat against two eight-year-old boys.

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