Popcorn News – April 5

Netflix has announced that all 15 new episodes of season four of Arrested Development will be available through their streaming service on May 26. (Wired)

Zoe Saldana (Star Trek, Avatar) is in talks to join the cast of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.  She would play the green-skinned assassin Gamora in the movie alongside Chris Pratt, as Peter Quill (aka Star Lord), and Dave Bautista, as Drax the Destroyer.  The James Gunn directed film is in pre-production in the UK and is targeting an August 1, 2014 release. (Hollywood Reporter)

The poster for the upcoming action drama 2 Guns is now online.  The movie stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg and opens on August 2. (IMP Awards)

2 Guns poster

Matthew McConaughey has confirmed that he will play the lead male role of Cooper in Christopher Nolan’s next sci-fi film, Interstellar.  The movie will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.  The film is set to open in theaters on November 7, 2014. (Star Tribune)

Paleontologist Jack Horner, a consultant on Jurassic Park IV, recently hinted at a new dinosaur for the fourth film, “I can’t actually tell you who that will be, but you’ll want to keep the lights on after you see this movie.”  Speculation is that the light reference refers to the Carnotaurus scene in Michael Crichton’s novel, The Lost World, which featured a genetically altered dinosaur with chameleon-like camouflage that could only be scared off by light sources. (USA Today)

Arrested Development star Will Arnett has signed on to the cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  His role in the live-action/CG hybrid movie is currently being kept a secret. (Hollywood Reporter)

After the recent season three premiere of Game of Thrones attracted the series’ highest viewership ever, HBO has renewed the show for a fourth season. (Ain’t It Cool News)

Pre-production artwork for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy have popped up online.  The movies are part of Marvel’s Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Geek Zenith)

Marvel Phase 2 Captain America 2 concept art

Marvel Phase 2 Guardians of the Galaxy concept art

Film composer John Ottman has been confirmed to score Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Ottman previously scored X2: X-Men United and Superman Returns. (Film Music Reporter)

After directing the last four Fast & Furious films including Fast & Furious 6, Justin Lin will not return to direct Fast & Furious 7.  Lin’s reasoning is due to Universal’s aggressive time table for the seventh film, which the studio is looking to release in the summer of 2014, and post-production on 6 would overlap with pre-production on 7. (Hollywood Reporter)

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness) has joined the cast of Guillermo del Toro’s next film, Crimson Peak.  He joins the already cast Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam in the haunted house movie. (Hollywood Reporter)

The new full-length trailer for the remake of Carrie has appeared online.  The Kimberly Pierce directed film, which opens in October, stars Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore and Judy Greer.

by Ben McBride


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