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Marvel Cinematic Universe Planning A Return To Comic-Con’s Hall H After 2018 Break: What Will They Bring?

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Planning A Return To Comic-Con’s Hall H After 2018 Break: What Will They Bring?
Exclusive: We’re hearing that Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe is heading back to San Diego Comic-Con after sitting out Hall H last year.

While there haven’t been any concrete plans made yet in regards to the lineup, it’s an important year for the MCU in the wake of Avengers: Endgame wrapping up a number of storylines, plus the gains made in the expansion of Marvel with the Disney-Fox merger.

Among this year’s MCU cliffhangers in San Diego: What are the next Marvel releases post Avengers: Endgame for 2020? The studio has the first weekend in May and November reserved for MCU product. From what we hear, the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home isn’t expected to offer any clues as to what’s next in the Disney MCU since it’s a Sony release. Also, following the Fox merger, what will the Kevin Feige-run Marvel
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Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston Smash Netflix’s Opening Weekend Record With 30 Million Views

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston Smash Netflix’s Opening Weekend Record With 30 Million Views
Turns out, you don’t need a viral stunt to attract millions of views on Netflix. Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s latest film, “Murder Mystery,” just enjoyed the biggest opening weekend in Netflix’s history, the streaming giant revealed on Tuesday, with nearly 31 million accounts watching the new comedy in its first three days on the service.

Between last Friday and Sunday, “Murder Mystery” was viewed by (rounding up) 13.38 million accounts in the U.S. and Canada, along with another 17.5 million international views, Netflix’s comedy account tweeted.

And sorry, Sandra Bullock, but that puts Sandler and Aniston on pace to break Netflix’s record for first-week views, set by “Bird Box” last December with 45 million views. You might remember the movie inspired the “Bird Box challenge,” where people attempted difficult tasks while blindfolded, something that prompted Netflix to essentially beg its viewers to stop participating.
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"This Is Us": Jennifer Morrison Joining Season 4 Cast in Major Role

This Is… huge. "This Is Us" has tapped "Once Upon a Time" MVP Jennifer Morrison to join the Season 4 cast in a major recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively. Details about her character are being kept under wraps, but sources confirm that the in-demand actress will have a “substantial” presence on the NBC hit.

NBC announced earlier this week that This Is Us Season 4 will bow Tuesday, Sept. 24. “I know lots,” leading lady Mandy Moore playfully bragged to TVLine earlier this month when we pressed her for intel on this fall’s first batch of episodes. “It’s fun to
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Lionsgate Acquires Action Spy Thriller ‘Malko’ Starring Michael Fassbender

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Lionsgate Acquires Action Spy Thriller ‘Malko’ Starring Michael Fassbender
Lionsgate has acquired the worldwide rights to Gerard de Villiers’ action-spy series “S.A.S.” and will develop “Malko” with Michael Fassbender, the distributor announced Tuesday.

Fassbender will also produce the movie in which he will play the lead role as Malko Linge, a super spy for hire. Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Warren Singer will pen the script.

With this deal, Lionsgate has also secured the rights to Villiers’ catalog of best-selling espionage thrillers, which includes over 200 books that have been translated into multiple languages. The franchise follows Linge, a CIA operative who spent his formative years in a special Nazi work camp. Now, he has become a spy for hire.

The first movie will be based upon the book “Checkpoint Charlie,” which will be produced together with Rocket Science.

“We are enormously excited to
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‘Bright’ Screenwriter Max Landis Accused of Sexual Assault by Multiple Women (Report)

‘Bright’ Screenwriter Max Landis Accused of Sexual Assault by Multiple Women (Report)
Max Landis, the screenwriter of “Chronicle” and “Bright” and the son of filmmaker John Landis, was accused of sexual assault, abuse and and on-set harassment by multiple women in a Daily Beast article published on Tuesday.

A woman identified as Julie said Landis repeatedly raped her during their two-year personal relationship. Three of Landis’s ex-girlfriends — Ani Baker, Dani Manning, and a woman identified by the pseudonym Kerry — said Landis had physically and emotionally abused them, including choking them. And a woman identified as Veronica said Landis touched her in an unwanted sexual manner repeatedly during an overnight trip to Disneyland. Another woman said she witnessed Landis raping her disoriented friend.

Representatives for Landis did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. He also did not respond to the Daily Beast.

The woman identified
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Queer Eye Season 4 Will Drop on Netflix in July, and All I Can Say Is "Yasssss!"

Queer Eye Season 4 Will Drop on Netflix in July, and All I Can Say Is
Queer Eye is coming back for season four, y'all! And not only that, but the new batch of episodes is dropping in a little over a month. On Tuesday, Netflix announced that the Emmy Award-winning reality series will return on July 19, which means that we won't have to wait too long until we see the Fab Five - Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming), Karamo Brown (Culture), and Tan France (Fashion) - changing the lives of deserving people all across the country.

In season four the group will once again return to the BBQ capital of the world - the Jones sisters have sold thousands of bottles of their signature sauce since their episode debuted, Fyi - and devote their time to eight new heroes. If eight episodes doesn't seem like nearly enough, we have more good news: the show will return for a fifth season,
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Olivia Wilde & Jon Hamm Are The Latest Actors To Join Clint Eastwood’s Upcoming ‘Ballad Of Richard Jewell’

Olivia Wilde & Jon Hamm Are The Latest Actors To Join Clint Eastwood’s Upcoming ‘Ballad Of Richard Jewell’
Over the last week, we’ve been following the casting process of Oscar-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood’s latest project, “The Ballad of Richard Jewell.” With the two main stars already signed on, Sam Rockwell and Paul Walter Hauser, it appears that the filmmaker is still lining up some major talent for his upcoming drama.

Variety is reporting that Olivia Wilde and Jon Hamm are the latest actors to join “The Ballad of Richard Jewell.” The film follows the true story of Richard Jewell, a security guard from the 1996 Olympic games that discovered an explosive and was able to evacuate the area before hundreds were potentially injured.

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Emmys: Ken Jeong and D’Arcy Carden Set to Announce Nominations

Emmys: Ken Jeong and D’Arcy Carden Set to Announce Nominations
Two of TV’s busiest comedians, D’Arcy Carden and Ken Jeong, have been tapped by the Television Academy to announce this year’s Emmy nominations.

Carden, whose credits include both NBC’s “The Good Place” and HBO’s “Barry,” and Jeong, seen on Fox’s “The Masked Singer” and his Netflix special “Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho,” will present the nominations on Tuesday, July 16.

The announcement takes place that morning at 8:30 a.m. PT (11:30 a.m. ET) from the Academy’s Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood.

The nominations ceremony will be
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TV Ratings: Eva Longoria’s "Grand Hotel" Has Less Than Grand Debut

TV Ratings: Eva Longoria’s
The Bachelorette” led ABC to a Monday win in primetime ratings. The premiere of Eva Longoria’s “Grand Hotel” at 10 p.m. didn’t help the effort all that much.

Still, “Grand Hotel” was the 10 o’clock hour’s highest-rated summer debut in almost two years. Five others broadcast dramas have premiered in that hour over those two years.

With the time-period premiere of “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC finished runner-up last night.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelorette” from 8 to 10 earned a 1.5/8 and 5.5 million viewers. “Grand Hotel” at 10 debuted to a 0.7/3 and 3.7 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and in viewers with 4.5 million. “American Ninja Warrior
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‘Chronicle’ Director Josh Trank Says He Banned Max Landis From Set

‘Chronicle’ Director Josh Trank Says He Banned Max Landis From Set
Chronicle” director Josh Trank said he is “heartbroken” and “sick to my stomach” after a Daily Beast article that says several women accuse “Chronicle” screenwriter Max Landis of sexual assault, abuse and on-set harassment.

“I 100% believe every word of this article about Max. I banned him from visiting principal photography of ‘Chronicle,’ and I haven’t spoken to him since 2012,” Trank tweeted on Tuesday. “To read about the terror he’s inflicted on so many women since then makes me sick to my stomach. Heartbroken beyond measure.”

Representatives for Landis have not responded to TheWrap’s request for comment on the accusations. He has also not responded to the Daily Beast.
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Jermaine Fowler to Co-Star With Eddie Murphy in ‘Coming 2 America’ (Exclusive)

Jermaine Fowler to Co-Star With Eddie Murphy in ‘Coming 2 America’ (Exclusive)
Jermaine Fowler is set to play one of the leads opposite Eddie Murphy in Paramount’s sequel “Coming 2 America,” sources tell Variety.

Hustle & Flow” helmer Craig Brewer is on board to direct the pic with the studio planning an August 7, 2020 release.

Plot details of “Coming 2 America” are unknown, as are the details of Fowler’s character.

Kenya Barris, who is executive producing, has been attached since 2017 to rewrite a script by original “Coming to America” writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. Murphy is producing alongside Kevin Misher.

The original movie starred Murphy as a charming African prince who traveled to New York City to escape an arranged marriage. Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos co-starred in the the pic, which was a major hit, grossing nearly $300 million at the worldwide box office.

Fowler stars as Franco Wicks on “Superior Donuts” for CBS alongside Judd Hirsch and Katey Sagal.
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Quibi Has Already Booked $100 Million in Ad Sales, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman Say

Quibi Has Already Booked $100 Million in Ad Sales, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman Say
Quibi, the ambitious short-form video service from Jeffrey Katzenberg and led by CEO Meg Whitman, has sold $100 million in upfront ad inventory with multiple advertisers ahead of its April 2020 debut.

Advertisers that have committed ad spending to Quibi include Google, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Walmart, Progressive and Ab InBev, according to the company. The $100 million in deals represents two-thirds of Quibi’s $150 million in first-year ad inventory.

Whitman, in an interview at Variety Studio at Cannes presented Inscape & iSpot.tv, said Quibi inked the deals with six marketers after going to pitch marketers starting in the February.

“What we aspired
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Watch Santana Perform ‘Breaking Down the Door’ on ‘Kimmel’

Watch Santana Perform ‘Breaking Down the Door’ on ‘Kimmel’
Santana appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform several tracks from his new album Africa Speaks, including “Breaking Down the Door.” Spanish singer Buika appeared along with the group on Kimmel’s outdoor stage for a raucous, celebratory performance led by Carlos Santana. The group also performed three tracks off-air: “Batonga,” “Yo Me Lo Merezco” and “Canobe Cumbele.”

Santana released Africa Speaks earlier this month via Concord Records. Produced by Rick Rubin, the album features Buika throughout the tracks. The album followed Santana’s three-song Ep In Search of Mona Lisa,
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Film Review: ‘Midsommar’

Film Review: ‘Midsommar’
Whatever you think of the end result, there’s always something thrilling about watching a young director who’s earned a long line of Hollywood credit decide to spend every last cent of it on a single film. And writer-director Ari Aster has certainly done that with his “Hereditary” follow-up, “Midsommar.” Following a group of American grad students on a trip to a mysterious midnight sun festival in Sweden, Aster gives us a slow-burning, boldly-made meditation on grief and the disintegration of a relationship in the loose frame of a folk horror film, yet it struggles to break much new ground beneath its carnival of brightly lit grotesqueries.

Never as impactful, as emotional, or as frightening as the director’s debut – nor nearly as much of a mindf–k as any of its most obvious precursors – “Midsommar” nonetheless seems engineered to draw fiercely polarized reactions. In truth, it’s neither
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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Prove His Freestyle Skills on ‘Fallon’

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Prove His Freestyle Skills on ‘Fallon’
Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared on The Tonight Show to reveal his plans for a new Broadway show created by his hip-hop collective Freestyle Love Supreme. Titled Freestyle Love Supreme, the improvised show will open at the Booth Theater in September and feature an unannounced rotating cast each night.

“Before Hamilton, before In the Heights, my first time performing in New York was with a freestyle hip-hop group called Freestyle Love Supreme,” Miranda told host Jimmy Fallon. “We are coming to Broadway this fall at the Booth Theater. It’s an entirely made up Broadway show.
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Rtve, The Mediapro Studio, Javier Olivares Fast-Track ‘Malaka’

Pamplona, Spain — Rtve, The Mediapro Studio and “The Department of Time’s” Javier Olivares are joining forces to fast track “Malaka,” a crime thriller which shows Rtve, Spain’s national public broadcaster, moving into ever more ambitious material as it seeks to attract a nationwide audience now accustomed to the cable edge of streaming platforms.

Set to finalize its shoot in mid-July, “Malaka” forms part of push into larger scale series or ever more surprising genre mashes, such as “Estoy Vivo,” produced by The Mediapro Studio’s Globomedia for Rtve, a supernatural/sci-fi fantasy, cop crime thriller, dramedy, romance and family drama,
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Labor Disputes, Dirty Discos, Vanishing Men Pitched at Sgae Conecta Fiction Session

Pamplona, Spain — For the third consecutive year, the Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers (Sgae) hosted a pitching session for TV projects from the Fundación Sgae Laboratory at Spain’s Conecta Fiction co-production and networking TV event, held this year in Pamplona.

The Sgae Laboratory gives participants an opportunity to fill out their projects over a six-month tutoring process in which they are given access to industry professionals who can provide advice and share their own experiences.

The first project to pitch on Tuesday was Beatriz García Alós’ “The Factory.” Set in this Spanish city of Sagunto on Valencia’s Mediterranean coast,
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Shanghai: Roland Emmerich to Produce Gladiator Series With Chinese Partner

Shanghai: Roland Emmerich to Produce Gladiator Series With Chinese Partner
Prolific filmmaker Roland Emmerich has lined up a TV project as an executive producer, it was revealed at the Shanghai International Film Festival this week.

The director traveled to Shanghai to meet with his various Chinese financing partners and to speak on a festival panel about the future of science fiction filmmaking.

Emmerich attended a press conference hosted by Chinese production and talent company Er Dong Pictures, unveiling period action TV series Those About to Die, set in the brutal world of the Roman gladiators.

Based on a 1953 book of the same title, the series is described by the producers ...
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Conecta Fiction: Colombia Extends Location Shoot Incentives to Television Series

Conecta Fiction: Colombia Extends Location Shoot Incentives to Television Series
In a bid to tap into burgeoning global demand for TV content, Colombia is expanding its location shoot incentives to include international television series.

Current incentives have attracted some 40 film and TV movie projects in the past four years, including pics starring A-list actors Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Oscar-winning Spanish actors, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, according to Cmo V.P.-producer Ana Piñeres, who also presides over the independent producers association Asocinde and rights org, Egeda Colombia.

Netflix, Amazon, HBO and broadcasters like Telemundo have already been shooting in Colombia but the new incentive will hopefully spur them
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