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It's a bird... it's a plane... it's our first look at Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!

About eight weeks after revealing the initial shot of Ben Affleck as Batman, Director Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. have unveiled a photo of this British star reprising his role as the Man of Steel.

Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

"We’ve both created this guy and we can push him around a little bit,” Snyder tells USA Today. "The more time I spend with Henry, the more he’s Superman to me."

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will hit theaters on May 6, 2016.

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Terrible reviews, schmerrible reviews.

Movie goers turned out in droves this weekend for Transformers 4.

The latest installment in this Michael Bay-directed franchise earned $100 million in its opening few days, setting a career best mark for star Mark Wahlberg.

And that's just in America!

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Globally, Transformers: Age of Extinction earned a ridiculous $201.3 million across 37 territories (10,152 locations) a 35 percent increase over Transformers: Dark of the Moon's first weekend of release.

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Rian Johnson is headed to a galaxy far, far away.

The writer/director will pen the script and be behind the camera for Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX, Deadline has confirmed.

He’ll take over on those projects for JJ Abrams, who is enjoying  the same dual role for the wildly anticipated Star Wars Episode VII.

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Johnson made his directing debut on the respected independent film Brick and earned rave reviews for Looper, an inventive time travel thriller that starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis

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Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o has been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII. That we much we know for sure. Given the secretive nature of the production, however, there's been no official word on what type of role she'll play.

In fact, we have no idea what parts will be played by any of the new Star Wars cast members, but with the release of the film still 18 months away, what are we supposed to do...wait?!

Adam Driver
Adam Driver was one of the first to be cast in the long-awaited Star Wars sequel. He's best known for his role on HBO's Girls.

No, no. This is the Internet age, which means we have plenty of rumors to keep us busy, including this one that's said to come from an "inside source" working on the set of Episode VII:

Lupita and Girls star Adam Driver will reportedly play black-helmeted "Jedi hunters" in the new film.

Nyong'o has apparently been wearing yellow contact lenses on set to get give her character a more badass vibe. 

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Han Solo has been compromised.

Disney confirmed today that Harrison Ford was injured during the filming of Star Wars: Episode VII, saying via press release that the veteran actor hurt his ankle and was taken to a hospital in London.

“Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII," reads the company statement. "He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates."

Details are scarce, but the star - reprising his beloved role of Han Solo for the wildly anticipated follow-up - was filming a scene near the door of the Millennium Falcon when the incident occurred.

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Today marks the tenth anniversary of the release of a film that surely ranks among the most surprising sleeper hits in Hollywood history.

When Napoleon Dynamite hit theaters in 2004, moviegoers were unlikely to recognize a single actor in the cast; its directors - an unknown married Utah couple - were only in their early 20s; and the film even lacked the rave reviews usually required for an indie film to find mainstream success.

Yet somehow the tale of a ginger-froed teen and his mustachioed sidekick became a love-it-or hate-it cult phenomenon and went on to gross over $46 million domestically.

Jon Heder
Heder played the title character in Napoleon Dynamite. He's continued to work consistently in the decade since, but has never recreated the succcess of his breakthrough film.

With a full decade passed since Jon Heder became the most unlikely movie star since Steve Buscemi, we thought it would be a good time to check in on what the cast has been up to in the years since Napoleon Dynamite briefly made them household names.

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Mark Hamill played the part of Luke Skywalker in the original 1977 Star Wars film, and the movie undeniably defined his career and changed his life.

Having officially joined the cast of Star Wars Episode VII, Hamill will reprise his most famous role for the first time in over 30 years, and it seems he's concerned that modern fans just won't be as enamored with the Jedi from Tatooine.

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"I have this feeling that no matter what we do, there's going to be this faction that's really disappointed," Hamill told The Orlando Sentinel. "You just can't live up to that."

Though he didn't appear in the films, Hamill is probably acutely aware of the mixed reactions spurred by the most recent Star Wars trilogy and he's apparently concerned that the amount of hype surrounding the new slate of movies (which will include "stand-alone" Star Wars films directed by Josh Trank) will be crushed by the weight of Internet expectations:

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Eva Green's semi-nude photo for a poster promoting Sin City: A Dame to Kill For ignited a mini-scandal when the MPAA refused to allow the poster to be displayed in movie theater lobbies.

Fortunately, rather than throwing up their hands and resigning the posters to some exec's "private collection," the studio slightly altered the shot to gain the powerful association's approval.

Check out the ever-so-subtly-changed before and after posters below and see if you can even distinguish between the two.

  • Eva Green: Sin City Poster
  • Eva Green Photoshopped Sin City Poster

Yes, the gun in Eva's hand isn't the part that concerned the MPAA, rather it was the "curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown" that had censors concerned the poster would warp impressionable young minds.

So the studio simply sent the poster back to the lab to have Eva's robe made slightly more opaque and voila - acceptable boobage.

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Disney's Maleficent enjoyed remarkable box office numbers on its opening weekend, and gave star Angelina Jolie the biggest opening of her career.

With that lucrative confirmation that kids and adults alike will turn out in droves to see a live action fairy tale, the House of Mouse is now gambling on a remake of the 1991 animated smash Beauty and the Beast.

The studio - which will also release Star Wars Episode VII in 2015 - announced detailed plans for the live-action B & B yesterday, and they've already got a director and screenwriter in place.

Bill Condon - best known for his work on Dreamgirls and both parts one and two of the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - will helm the film, and it's set to be written by Disney veteran Evan Spiliotopoulos.

Of course, the big question on the lips of every Belle-Prince Adam 'shipper is who will play the title roles?

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Yesterday, photos from the set of Star Wars Episode VII leaked online, and director JJ Abrams is understandably not pleased...but at least he's maintained his sense of humor.

The director responded to the leak via his production company's Twitter page yesterday with a hand-written note that includes an in-joke for Star Wars obsessives:

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  • JJ Abrams Note

"I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII," reads the note. "And making ridiculous claims that the Millenium Falcon is in the movie."

The message sits atop a game board that fans might recognize from the famous R2D2 vs. Chewbacca intergalactic chess match in episode IV. That scene gave us the oft-quoted line, "Let the wookie win!"

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