James Cameron, the Academy Award-winning director behind the box office hits "Titanic" (1997) and "Avatar" (2009), has announced that "Avatar" will be getting not three sequels, but four.
The announcement was made on Thursday, April 14, at Fox's presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Cameron took the stage at the end of the presentation to tell the audience that while only three "Avatar" sequels, forming a trilogy, were originally planned, he and his team are now working on four follow-ups so that the whole story of "Avatar" could be told.
The original 2009 film was both a critical and a commercial success, and won three Academy Awards, including ones for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. more >>
From what used to be just an idea for the next caped crusader movie, Ben Affleck has gotten the official go-signal for the next "Batman". According to a report in The Guardian, Warner Bros. has officially confirmed that Ben Affleck will not only star in the next "Batman" film, but he will also helm it.
No less than Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara shared the news at the ComicCon, citing that "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is "the perfect foundation" for what the studio has in store for their DC cinematic universe, which they are planning to expand some more in the next few years. He is also saying this despite the fact that "Batman v Superman" did not do well in the box-office and has received lackluster reviews from critics.
Affleck has long been confirmed to return as "Batman" in the next set of "Justice League" movies. This new development about reviving the "Batman" franchise came out again after reports of the actor-director sharing some of his ideas for the revival. Affleck's recent directorial project, "Argo," received an Oscar for Best Film, recognizing his abilities as a director. more >>
Though he was careful not to reveal any telling details about the upcoming superhero film, Will Smith, who stars in this year's "Suicide Squad," said that the film's ending is "unique" and "very cool."
Speaking to ComicBook.com from the red carpet at the Warner Brother's Big Picture presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday, April 12, the actor said, "The ending of the movie is - spoiler free - the ending of the movie is a really unique way to have everybody collide."
"I'd never been in a scene like this with as many different elements as take place in the final sequence. It's very cool," he added. more >>
Newly minted AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron has said that he is open to lifting the ban on texting in some theaters.
The potential move to make AMC Theatres more mobile device-friendly is a bid to appeal to tech-savvy millennials who, as Aron recently told Variety, don't go to movie theaters nearly as much as the baby boomers did. As such, the new AMC Entertainment head is considering allowing texting during screenings in certain AMC Theatres.
"When you tell a 22-year-old to turn off the phone, don't ruin the movie, they hear please cut off your left arm above the elbow," Aron said. "You can't tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That's now how they live their life." more >>
On this Sunday's third episode of "The Story of God" with Morgan Freeman, the actor takes on the topic, "Who Is God?" and visits Pastor Joel Osteen and Lakewood Church to get some answers.
"I believe God is our Father, the Creator, Somebody that gives us purpose and destiny," Osteen, who pastors one of the largest churches in America, responds. "Sometimes it's hard for people to say 'how can I believe in something I can't see?' But it's what you choose to believe, through faith."
A wide-eyed Freeman resistantly listens as Osteen speaks. more >>
After fans found out that Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had been on what appeared to be a dinner date with "Bride Wars" actress Kate Hudson on Monday, April 11, the pro football player took to Twitter to deny rumors that he is dating the Hollywood star.
On Monday, Hudson and Watt seemed to be on a candlelit dinner "date," as evidenced by Hudson's Snapchat of the two.
The "Something Borrowed" actress posted a Snapchat in which she and the NFL star were having fun with the Snapchat filter that puts stars around people's heads. In the clip, when the filter doesn't work for him, Watt says: "Apparently the stars belong to the hottest person on the date.That's why Kate wins." more >>