Last Week in Movie News (02 May – 08 May)

alden-ehrenreich-could-be-the-star-of-the-young-han-solo-casting-wars-933815Here is some of the major movie news that dropped last week, along with links to the full stories:

Alden Ehrenreich will be playing the young Han Solo in an upcoming Star Wars spinoff film.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure had to stop production indefinitely because its lead actor, Dylan O’Brien, was seriously injured while filming a stunt.

Seth Grahame-Smith, who was set to direct the upcoming superhero film The Flash left the project due to “creative differences.”

A picture showing costumes for the title characters in the Power Rangers reboot was revealed:

prangersThe directors of the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War Part I & II revealed the the films will be retitled and that the two films will be “very different movies.”

A Space Jam sequel is in the works, with LeBron James set to star.

It may have been accidentally revealed that Captain Marvel will make her first appearance in Avengers: Infinity War.

The upcoming Mummy reboot, which will star Tom Cruise, is looking to add Russell Crowe to the cast.

Star Wars star Daisy Ridley is set to play the title role in the upcoming film Ophelia, which reimagines the classic Shakespeare tale of Hamlet from the character Ophelia’s point of view.

Captain America: Civil War was the #1 movie at the box office this weekend, making $181.8 million, and becoming the fifth largest opening weekend of all time. However, this is still well below the $200-$210 million it was predicted to make. No official word yet from anyone as to why it made significantly less than predicted.

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