Last Week in Movie News (16 May – 22 May)

573f502b0fd8cHere is some of the major movie news that dropped last week, along with links to the full stories:

Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, and Karl Urban were all confirmed to be appearing in Thor: Ragnarok, as the characters Hela, Grand Master, and Skurge, respectively. Mark Ruffalo will also be reprising his role as Bruce Banner/The Hulk.

The second trailer for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond was released:

A spinoff movie from Suicide Squad featuring the character Harley Quinn is in development at DC/Warner Brothers. It will also feature other female heroes and villains from DC Comics.

Schedules allowing, Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes 3 could begin filming this fall.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to star in The Janson Directive, which is intended to become part of a Robert Ludlam-based cinematic universe that may crossover with the character Jason Bourne in a future film.

After it was revealed that Michael Keaton was no longer in talks to join the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, it appears that he may have re-entered negotiations with Marvel to play a villain in the upcoming film.

It was revealed that the official title for the fifth Transformers film will be Transformers: The Last Knight.

Oddly enough, it seems that the plans for a Tetris movie are moving forward.

After nearly 20 years of trying to get it made, Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is set to start filming in September.

This week, Captain America: Civil War crossed the $1 billion mark at the box office, becoming the first movie of the year to do so, and thus also becoming the highest-grossing movie of 2016 so far.

Warner Brothers appointed new heads of their DC Comics movie division.

Angry Birds took the #1 spot at the box office this weekend, grossing $39 million and ending Captain America: Civil War’s 2-week run at #1.

 

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