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Another day, another piece of major movie news.

With Ben Affleck cast as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel, and Bryan Cranston reportedly on board as Lex Luthor, Marvel announced today that James Spader will play the main villain in the wildly anticipated Avengers sequel.

The veteran actor will portray Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Spader is a three-time Emmy Award winner who will anchor The Blacklist on NBC this fall.

Not much is known about the upcoming blockbuster, except for its release date (May 1, 2015) and that Joss Whedon will direct and write the sequel, with all main cast members expected to reprise their beloved roles.

What do you think of Spader as Ultron?

 

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Two of the most popular movie stars on the planet, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, traveled to Venice together to promote their film Gravity.

After spending time in Clooney's famed villa in Lake Como, the group jumped on a coach bus (yes, coach), and headed off to the Venice Film Festival.

Apparently Clooney, who is known for pranks on set, kept things serious this time, she recalled: "[Gravity] was so hard that pranks had no place."

"There was never down time. How are you going to prank someone who's hanging from a scaffold with 12 wires, rigged up all day?" Bullock said.

"We had a truce at the very get-go because that just wasn't the place to prank."

Here's a look at the film starring the pair:

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Fifty Shades of Grey fans have been waiting SO long for official movie details that it feels like an eternity. That eternity is about to end, though, and soon.

  • A Fifty Shades Book Cover
  • Hot 50 Shades of Grey Quote

Producer Dana Brunetti confirmed on Northwest Prime radio that the movie is still on for an August 1, 2014 release date, and the casting is in full swing.

It's still unclear who will play Christian and who will play Ana in the wildly anticipated film adaptation, but the news is expected soon after Labor Day.

Whether it's good news or not is an open question.

He may have been trying to lower expectations, Brunetti alluded to the fact that many fans may be disappointed with their choice for Christian Grey.

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Evan Ross is the latest name to be added to The Hunger Games franchise.

The actor (90210), 25, will portray Messalla in the final two installments of the story, coming on board Mockingjay as part of the television crew that films propaganda movies in The Capitol.

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The character serves as the assistant to Cressida, who will be portrayed by Natalie Dormer.

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Chadwick Boseman (42) is no stranger to biopics. He'll be starring in another big one soon, this time playing the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

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The 31-year actor has been cast as the lead in the biopic chronicling the singer's meteoric rise from poverty to music glory in the 1960s and 70s.

James Brown died in 2006 at the age of 73. It is not yet known if Boseman will be singing the songs himself or lip-synching to Brown tracks in the film.

Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer are also on board as producers, while Tate Taylor will direct. Filming on the project is expected to begin this fall.

Prior to starring in 42 as Jackie Robinson, Boseman had appeared mostly on TV. Boseman is also a playwright and director of several short films.

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Ever since the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman shocked the world last Thursday, fans have either been grumbling about it or meme-ing it to death.

Except YouTube user soylentbrak1, who has been hard at work envisioning what a Man of Steel sequel starring Ben Affleck as Batman would look like.

The result was this fan-made trailer, also starring Breaking Bad Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor and Henry Cavill again as Superman.

Check it out below and see if it changes your views on Ben as Bruce Wayne:

There isn't much plot in this Man of Steel 2 trailer, besides the mention of a mysterious corporate merger and some tension between Superman and Batman.

Given that it's not a real trailer, however, it's pretty top notch.

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Well, we know he can do bald and we definitely know he can do bad.

We also know he can act like no one else on television.

According to numerous outlets, Bryan Cranston has been cast in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel as Superman's iconic nemesis, Lex Luthor, with reports even stating he has signed a six-movie deal to appear in a myriad of DC Comics-based films.

This news, of course, follows the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman... though we somehow doubt it will generate the same kind of controversy.

Cranston is best known for portraying Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad, arguably the greatest television show in the history of the medium.

What do you think of him as Lex Luthor?

 

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler remains a commercial darling in its second week, dishing out defeat to some of the new arrivals at the summer box office.

The Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey drama fell 31 percent to $17 million last weekend, bringing the film's gross to $52.3 million after ten days.

We’re the Millers fell 25 percent to $13.5 million in its third weekend, bringing it up to $91.7 million total, a strong haul for the Jennifer Aniston comedy.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, meanwhile, misfired in its first five days in theaters, taking in just $14.1 million since its Wednesday debut.

The World’s End earned $8.9 million, finishing in fourth place last weekend, while Disney’s Planes dipped 36 percent in its third weekend to $8.6 million.

Here's a look at last weekend 's top five and their YTD earnings:

  1. The Butler - $17.0 million ($52.3 million)
  2. We’re the Millers - $13.5 million ($91.7 million)
  3. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - $9.3 million ($14.1 million)
  4. The World’s End - $8.9 million
  5. Planes - $8.6 million ($59.6 million)
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Stef Dawson has joined the cast of The Hunger Games.

The Australian actress will come on board the final two installments of this blockbuster franchise as Annie Cresta, the District 4 Victor and love interest of Sam Claflin's Finnick Odair.

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Dawson is the second actress in the past couple weeks to be named to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2, as Natalie Dormer is signed up to portray the rebellious Cressida in the movies that are scheduled for release in late 20125 and 2016, respectively.

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The future belongs to those who know where they belong.

Still confused over what the heck was going on with Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards tonight? We don't blame you.

But take a couple moments below to focus less on Twerking and more on freaking... out, that is, over the next teen-based blockbuster.

The first trailer for Divergent premiered at the VMAs, with fans of the best-selling novel getting their first look at Shailene Woodley in action as Tris. We also see Kate Winslet as the villainous Jeanine Matthews, along with Theo James coming to Tris' rescue as Four.

The film, which opens March 21, imagines a future world in which citizens are divided into factions based on their abilities. But what happens when one young lady is different? When she is Divergent from the rest?

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