News Briefs – August 15, 2014


Simon Cowell is bringing Betty Boop to the big screen?

Despite the rumours, Katee Sackhoff says she has yet to even meet Marvel let alone has she been cast as Mrs Marvel in “Avengers : Age of Ultron”.

Disney are having their various networks air “Aladdin” as a tribute to the late, great Robin Williams.

“Entourage” star Kevin Dillon will play a cop in “The Lennon Report”, a movie about the attempt’s to save the rock star’s life on that fateful day.

History’s “Texas Rising” will premiere on Memorial Day 2015.

Malin Akerman (“Watchmen”) will join Dan Stevens in “The Ticket”, an indie drama about a sightless man (Stevens) who suddenly regains his vision only to be “blinded” by his obsession with the superficial.

The teaser for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” will be attached to prints of “Sin City : A Dame to Kill For”. The teaser mightn’t be released online.

Former “Family Ties” star Michael Gross will have a recurring role on the next season of “Anger Management”.

Another photo of “Frozen” characters Elsa and Anna on “Once Upon a Time” has been released.

Yahoo! has premiered the trailer for the sixth season of “Community” :

A couple of new photos from “Interstellar”, featuring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, are online.

WWE’s Dean Ambrose is set to star in the action movie “Lockdown”.

A 25th Anniversary Blu-ray release of Tim Burton’s “Batman” is on the way.

Several Marvel universe characters (including “Captain America” characters Peggy Carter and Howard Stark) may be in the “Ant-Man” movie.

Longing to see that ‘Dancing Baby Groot’ scene again from “Guardians of the Galaxy”?

Here’s Josh Brolin in a flat top (first pic from his new film “Inherent Vice”).

Ben Affleck doesn’t much care if he you like that he’s playing Batman; in fact, he has some words for you..
“You know what? It’s great that people do care that much. They want to see the movie that much. And it is incumbent on you to honor the story. There are the Greek myths and these are the American myths. The American myths are these superheroes. People care about ‘em a lot. And it’s incumbent on you to do a good job and make it as excellent as you possibly can. At the end of the day, the movie’s all that matters.”

Martin Lawrence confirmed on Conan O’Brien that a script for the third “Bad Boys” movie is nearly complete.