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Paul Rudd has something to be happy about this week aside from mostly positive Anchorman 2 reviews.

The beloved actor has been cast by Marvel as Ant-Man!

The superhero-based blockbuster will be released on July 31, 2015 and directed by Edgar Wright. It will focus on a character's discovery of a size-altering formula and his subsequent ability to control insects.

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“When Edgar Wright came to us with the idea of Paul Rudd, we felt a huge sense of relief because the first step in creating any Marvel Studios film is finding the right star,” Marvel studio head Kevin Feige said in a statement.

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It's not often that a movie poster generates controversy, but it's not often that a best-selling novel about cancer-stricken teens get adapted for the big screen either.

A new piece of promotional art for The Fault in Our Stars was unveiled on Buzzfeed yesterday, with many fans doing a double take over the tagline below stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.

ONE SICK LOVE STORY, it reads, prompting many to wonder if - based on the aforementioned delicate subject matter - this is some kind of twisted joke.

The Fault in Our Stars Poster

But John Green, the author of the novel, took to Tumblr and defended the studio's decision.

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Nobody gave me a sh-t about the Jump Street reboot but you got lucky. So now this department has invested a lot of money to make sure Jump Street keeps going.

So says Nick Offerman's Deputy Chief Hardy in an especially meta quote from the first trailer for 22 Jump Street, a sequel no one could have predicated when the original comedy hit screens last year.

The preview sends Channing Tatum's Greg Jenko and Jonah Hill's Morton Schmidt to college, where they must track down a university drug dealer.

Expect some frat parties. Some cursing. And a whole lot of drinking to go down as Rob Riggle returns as Dr. Walters and Dave Franco comes back as Eric.

Watch the red band trailer now and prepare for a June 13 release.

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Anything you can do, Marvel, Sony can do better.

Or at least the same.

In a decision straight out of The Avengers playbook, the studio announced this morning that it will expand the Spider-Man universe outside the adventures of Peter Parkers: Films based on the characters of Venom and Sinister Six are on tap.

It's Spider-Man!

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who penned The Amazing Spider-Man 2, will co-write Venom, with the former slated to direct.

Drew Goddard, meanwhile, will write the Sinister Six flick.

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Callum Keith Rennie has joined the Fifty Shades of Grey cast.

The British actor - who has appeared in such dramas as Battlestar Galactica, The Killing and The Firm - will come on board the sexual thriller as Ray Steele, Anastasia's stepfather.

The character is the ex-husband of Anastasia's mother, though the heroine considers Ray to be her "real" dad.

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Dakota Johnson, of course, will portray Anastasia in the big screen adaption of this bestseller, while Jamie Dornan is in as Christian Grey.

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Clear eyes and full hearts will never lose.

But they will never return to the big screen, either.

Despite a script reportedly being complete for a Friday Night Lights movie, producer Peter Berg finally ended all talk of this possibility over the weekend in an interview with Collider.

Friday Night Lights Cast Pic

“There’s not gonna be a movie, Berg said. "We talked about it, some people thought it was a good idea, some didn’t; I’ve come to believe it’s probably not a good idea and I seriously doubt it’s gonna happen.”

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It will be titled Batman Vs. Superman, but another super hero may still the blockbuster show.

Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress best known for appearing in the Fast and Furious franchise, has been cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.

She will take on the iconic role opposite Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill (The Sexiest Man of 2013) as Superman.

“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe,” said director Zack Snyder in a statement. “Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire continued to burn up the box office, while Disney's Frozen also made a major splash in its debut over the weekend.

Catching Fire grossed $110.2 million in sales over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, while Frozen brought in $93 million in over the same period.

From Friday to Sunday, your normal three-day weekend, Fire made $74.5 million, while the animated Frozen raked in $66.7 million in that stretch.

Thor: The Dark World and Best Man Holiday finished a distant third and fourth, while Homefront debuted with $6.97 million in three days, placing fifth.

Across the board, weekend revenue for the top 10 films rose a staggering 89 percent to $190 million from the year-earlier period, according to reports.

By contrast, year-to-date revenue is up less than 1 percent to $9.85 billion. Here's a look at the weekend top 10, with total gross and weeks in release:

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The odds were very much in the favor of Catching Fire this weekend, as the well-reviewed Hunger Games sequel earned $161.1 million over the pre-Thanksgiving weekend.

That's a November box office record.

Honoring Rue

The Jennifer Lawrence-anchored blockbuster beat the $152.5 million opening of its predecessor and out-earned the previous November champion, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, by about $20 million.

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Catching Fire is off to a scorching start.

The wildly anticipated Hunger Games sequel brought in $25.3 million at midnight showings across the country this morning, a figure deemed "very, very strong by BoxOffice.com analyst Phil Contrino.

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With very positive Catching Fire reviews continuing to come in, the film's haul surpassed the $21 million made by Man of Steel in June and the $15.6 million garnered by Iron Man 3 in May.

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