– Gary Oldman will be donning his directorial cap again as he’s developing the biopic of photographer Eadweard Muybridge in his new film Flying Horse. The English photographer is considered a pioneer, particularly with motion photography which made movies possible. It’s believed Oldman is approaching Ralph Fiennes and Benedict Cumberbatch for his leading roles.
– British tough-nut Ray Winstone has joined the cast of The Gunman. Directed by Taken head honcho Pierre Morel, Winstone will star opposite Sean Penn.
– Man of Steel has broken June box office records by taking $125.1 million on opening weekend, marking the biggest opening weekend in the month of June ever. The record was previously held by Toy Story 3 in June 2010 which took $110.3 million.
– Joss Whedon has revealed in an interview with Empire that Loki will not feature in Avengers 2.
– The aging tower of power Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed that he will return to the Terminator franchise for Terminator 5. Production will begin early next year with a director yet to be announced. It seems that the Terminator isn’t the only character Arnie plans on reviving as he is set to reprise the role of Conan in King Conan and surprisingly a sequel to Twins.
– Fans of Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp can view some just-released images from the up-coming film The Lone Ranger. The film sees Depp reunited with his Pirates of the Caribbean director buddy Gore Verbinski, and star alongside Armie Hammer and Helena Bonham Carter (shock!). The film opens in early July.
– Russell Crowe will receive the Arte award at this year’s Taormina Film Festival in Italy. Crowe’s nod comes at the 59th edition of the legendary festival, which has seen past winners of the gong Tom Cruise, Liam Neeson and Robert De Niro grace its stage.
– In typical superhero secrecy, Disney and Marvel have announced two new mystery projects with release dates of May 2016 and May 2017. Watch this space for details as to what these two films may be.
– Emma Watson looks set to finally take her own leading role for her next movie. She is set to be reunited with Harry Potter producer David Heyman for the movie adaptation of Erika Johansen’s book Queen of the Tearling. In the mean time she will feature in Guillermo Del Toro’s Beauty and the Beast.