Last Week in Movie News (25 Apr – 01 May)

20th_century_fox-logoHere is some of the major movie news that dropped last week, along with links to the full stories:

It was revealed that 20th Century Fox will not be present at San Diego Comic Con, citing fears of piracy of exclusive footage (which has been an issue for several film studios at the last few Comic Cons). This means no first looks at movies like Wolverine 3 and Assassin’s Creed for Con-goers.

The first trailer for Snowden (the biopic about NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden) dropped:

Marvel released a statement defending their casting of Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in Doctor Strange.

Marvel’s “Inhumans” movie was officially removed from their release schedule.

Pictures were leaked that reveal that Nathan Fillion will cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as the character Simon Williams.

Disney announced new dates for some of their live action movies.

NBCUniversal (owner of Universal Studios/Universal Pictures) bought Dreamworks Animation (the owner of franchises such as How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda).

Alicia Vikander was cast as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot.

A Goosebumps sequel was announced to be in the works.

The Jungle Book was the #1 movie at the box office for the third weekend in a row, making another $42.4 million.

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