Last Week in Movie News (09 May – 15 May)

the-wolverine-slashes-past-the-competition-heres-your-box-office-roundup__131023035823Here is some of the major movie news that dropped last week, along with links to the full stories:

The filmmakers of Wolverine 3 have confirmed that they are planning for the film to have an R-rating.

Michael B. Jordan was added to the cast of Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther film. This marks the second time that Marvel has recruited an actor who played the Human Torch in a Fantastic Four film (after famously casting Chris Evans as Captain America).

Another trailer for the upcoming Steven Spielberg adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel The BFG hit the internet:

It was confirmed that a movie about the lesser-known DC superhero Booster Gold is in development.

A producer at 20th Century Fox has confirmed that the studio is still considering a sequel to last year’s disappointing Fantastic Four reboot.

One film site claims that the main villain in the upcoming Justice League film will not be Darkseid, as has been heavily rumored, but it will instead be the lesser-known character Steppenwolf and that Darkseid will be the main villain in the second film. While the site that claims to have this scoop is not a major film news site, several major film news sites have reported this story, citing the original site as the source. Time will tell whether this was a true scoop, or if it was just another unsubstantiated internet rumor.

A Zorro reboot is in the works. It will be entitled “Z” and it will take place in the future.

The trailer for the long-awaited film adaptation of the popular video game Assassin’s Creed arrived:

Captain America: Civil War was the #1 movie at the box office for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $72.5 million earned in the domestic box office this weekend. This brings its current worldwide total to $940 million, and it is estimated that it will be this year’s first film to reach $1 billion. Due to its box office earnings so far, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film franchise has now become the first franchise to earn a cumulative total of $10 billion for all of its films (for reference, the Harry Potter franchise, which is in second place, has earned a total of $7.7 billion).

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