James Gunn Still Not Returning to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

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Guardians of the Galaxy Baby Groot Juniors T-shirt

Sad news…

From Variety:

“After a strong push to get James Gunn back as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” following his firing from the project, Disney and Marvel are standing by their decision to not reinstate him as helmer for the next installment. The decision came following a meeting between Gunn and studio chairman Alan Horn.”

Halo TV Series Will Star Master Chief!

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I just wish this all was happening 10 years ago, but I guess I’ll take it.

GameSpot has the full scoop:

“When asked by GameSpot if the series, which is expected to begin shooting in 2019, would feature fan-favorite character Master Chief, both Showtime Networks president David Nevins and president of programming Gary Levine confirmed he would. What’s more, when pressed during a small group interview after the Showtime panel, Levine added that Chief would be a lead character on the show.

Longtime fans of the Halo franchise might find that odd, given that Master Chief has never shown his face. What other TV shows feature human characters that remain faceless? However, according to Levine, the issue of Chief never unmasking is central to the show.

“It is a key question and an important part of our series is all I’ll say,” he teased.

As for what the show will look like, Nevins was quick to point out this is now Showtime’s take on Game of Thrones. “It is futuristic space-based science fiction,” he said. “It is not fantasy. I think there’s been one iconic franchise in my opinion in the history of television in that category and that’s Star Trek. Probably 10 or 12 of the top 20 movies of all time are futuristic sci-fi and, weirdly, television hasn’t turned up those kinds of franchises.”

Watch Now: VENOM – Official Trailer 2

Slightly worried when I read the Venom movie description..”One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.”

… but it’s Tom Hardy so I’ll definitely give it a try.

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Venom Big Sinister Smiling Face T-Shirt

Weekend Box Office Chart for July 27th to July 29th

Six movies in and Mission: Impossible is still killing it! If you get a chance checkout Mission: Impossible – Fallout. The stunts alone blew me away!!

1. Mission: Impossible – Fallout $61.2 Total: $61.2
2. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again $15.1 Total: $70.5
3. The Equalizer 2 $14.0 Total: $64.2
4. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $12.2 Total: $119.1
5. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies $10.4 Total: $10.4
6. Ant-Man and the Wasp $8.7 Total: $183.4
7. Incredibles 2 $7.2 Total: $572.8
8. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $6.7 Total: $397.5
9. Skyscraper $5.3 Total: $59.0
10. The First Purge $2.2 Total: $65.4

Watch Now: Alita: Battle Angel Official Trailer

I’ll admit it… that’s a lot of CGI.

“From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.”

Watch Now: Aquaman SDCC Trailer

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“From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.”

Weekend Box Office Chart for July 13th to June 15th

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Ant-Man Vintage Akimbo T-Shirt

No surprise here, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation took the top spot this past weekend with a healthy $44,100,000 followed by the (still pretty awesome and you should go see it) Ant-Man and the Wasp with a $28,840,000 take.

1. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $44,100,000 Total: $45,376,000
2. Ant-Man and the Wasp $28,840,000 Total: $132,825,225
3. Skyscraper $25,485,000 Total: $25,485,000
4. Incredibles 2 $16,220,000 Total: $535,818,492
5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $15,515,000 Total: $363,297,215
6. The First Purge $9,130,000 Total: $49,509,970
7. Sorry to Bother You $4,258,000 Total: $5,322,952
8. Sicario: Day of the Soldado $3,850,000 Total: $43,200,345
9. Uncle Drew $3,225,000 Total: $36,692,040
10. Ocean’s 8 $2,910,000 Total: $132,255,936

RoboCop to be directed by Neill Blomkamp

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Robocop Omni Original Logo Detroit T-Shirt

Yes! District 9, Chappie and Elysium all had great action scenes. I’m actually sort of confident this will come out good.

“EXCLUSIVE: MGM is developing a new installment of RoboCop and has set District 9 director Neill Blomkamp to helm the picture, which is titled RoboCop Returns. The studio hopes to revive a franchise that began with the Paul Verhoeven-directed satirical sci-fi action thriller that Orion released in 1987. Original writers Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner are producing and exec producing, respectively. Justin Rhodes, who co-wrote the Terminator film that Tim Miller is shooting, will rewrite the script that Neumeier and Miner wrote years ago as a planned sequel to Verhoeven’s hit, an installment that never happened. That duo is creatively involved in moving forward their creation for the first time since the original. ”

Deadline has the full story.

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker will begin shooting this September

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Joker HaHa Mirror T-Shirt

This really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. It’s almost like WB & DC have gone nutty. Hollywood Reporter has the full story.

“The Joker origin movie is officially a go at Warner Bros.

Joaquin Phoenix recently finalized his deal to star as the arch-nemesis of Batman and shooting is set to begin in September in New York.

Todd Phillips is directing the film and co-wrote the script, which the studio describes as being an “exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.” Scott Silver co-wrote the script.

Warners has yet to stake out a release date for the film, which goes against the grain of most comic book movies that have flags planted years in advance. But the Joker stand-alone pic is meant to be different from other comic book superhero movies.

The project’s budget is in the $55 million range, significantly lower than the tentpoles that dominate the form. And the stand-alone is meant to be darker and more experimental in tone and content (at least as experimental as a studio can be with established brands such as DC), which is described as being akin to a crime drama.

That said, there is a chance that the movie could be ready for release as early as late 2019, depending on various factors.”

Weekend Box Office Chart for June 29th to July 1st

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Jurassic Park Pack Of Dinos FB Sublimated T Shirt

Keeping the top spot for another week with a $60,000,000 take (almost a 60% change), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom keeps the top spot.

1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $60.0 Total: $264.7
2. Incredibles 2 $45.5 Total: $439.7
3. Sicario: Day of the Soldado $19.0 Total: $19.0
4. Uncle Drew $15.5 Total: $15.5
5. Ocean’s 8 $8.0 Total: $114.7
6. Tag $5.6 Total: $40.8
7. Deadpool 2 $3.4 Total: $310.3
8. Sanju $2.5 Total: $$2.5
9. Solo: A Star Wars Story $2.2 Total: $207.2
10. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? $2.2 Total: $7.4

Weekend Box Office Chart for June 22nd to June 24th

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Jurassic Park Jurassic U V Neck T Shirt

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom may not have been as good as the previous movies, but it still had a nice $148 million weekend take.

1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $148.0 Total: $148.0
2. Incredibles 2 $80.3 Total: $349.7
3. Ocean’s 8 $11.5 Total: $100.2
4. Tag $8.2 Total: $30.4
5. Deadpool 2 $5.2 Total: $304.1
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story $4.5 Total: $202.6
7. Hereditary $3.6 Total: $34.8
8. Superfly $3.4 Total: $15.3
9. Avengers: Infinity War $2.5 Total: $669.5
10. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? $1.8 Total: $4.0

Weekend Box Office Chart for June 15th to June 17th

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Incredibles Be Incredible T-Shirt

Incredibles 2 two crushed it with a record-breaking opening, beating out all expectations with a sweet $182.7 million haul.

1. Incredibles 2 $182.6 Total: $182.6
2. Ocean’s 8 $18.9 Total: $78.5
3. Tag $14.9 Total: $14.9
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story $10.0 Total: $193.7
5. Deadpool 2 $8.6 Total: $294.5
6. Superfly $6.8 Total: $9.0
7. Hereditary $6.8 Total: $27.0
8. Avengers: Infinity War $5.4 Total: $664.3
9. Adrift $2.2 Total: $26.9
10. Book Club $1.8 Total: $61.9

Weekend Box Office Chart for June 8th to June 10th

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Star Wars Hoth Han Solo Inspired Backpack

Good news everybody, Incredibles 2 comes out this week!

1. Ocean’s 8 $41,607,378 total: $41,607,378
2. Solo: A Star Wars Story $15,748,575 total: $176,700,049
3. Deadpool 2 $14,148,517 total: $279,164,058
4. Hereditary $13,575,172 total: $13,575,173
5. Avengers: Infinity War $7,238,699 total: $655,136,398
6. Adrift $5,272,049 total: $21,962,065
7. Book Club $4,285,456 total: $56,959,580
8. Hotel Artemis $3,232,790 total: $3,232,790
9. Upgrade $2,384,415 total: $9,346,020
10. Life of the Party $2,167,142 total: $50,328,719

Watch now: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Trailer

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Reprising their starring roles from the first film are Chris Pratt as Emmet, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy (aka Wyldstyle), Will Arnett as LEGO Batman, Nick Offerman as Metal Beard, and Alison Brie as Unikitty. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro as, respectively, new characters Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi, Sweet Mayhem and Ice Cream Cone.

“The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” is directed by Mike Mitchell (“Shrek Ever After,” “Trolls,” “Sky High”). It is produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, the team behind the LEGO film franchise since “The LEGO Movie” debuted in 2014.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” opens nationwide in 2D and 3D on Friday, February 8, 2019.

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Lego Dept of Lego Minifigures Juvenile T-Shirt

Weekend Box Office Chart for June 1st to June 3rd

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Star Wars Han Solo Nerf Herder T-Shirt

So Solo dropped off a little bit, but it still kept the top spot beating out so stiff competition.

1. Solo: A Star Wars Story $29.3 Total: $148.9
2. Deadpool 2 $23.1 Total: $254.5
3. Adrift $11.6 Total: $11.6
4. Avengers: Infinity War $10.5 Total: $643.0
5. Book Club $7.0 Total: $47.5
6. Upgrade $4.6 Total: $4.6
7. Life of the Party $3.5 Total: $46.3
8. Breaking In $2.8 Total: $41.3
9. Action Point $2.3 Total: $2.3
10. Overboard $1.9 Total: $45.4

Weekend Box Office Chart for May 25th to May 27th

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Star Wars Han Solo T Shirt

Yup, maybe my judgement is a little bit off, but I liked Solo: A Star Wars Story.

1. Solo: A Star Wars Story $84.7 Total: $84.7
2. Deadpool 2 $43.4 Total: $208.1
3. Avengers: Infinity War $17.4 Total: $622.6
4. Book Club $10.0 Total: $32.4
5. Life of the Party $5.3 Total: $39.3
6. Breaking In $4.2 Total: $35.8
7. Show Dogs $3.2 Total: $10.8
8. Overboard $3.1 Total: $41.6
9. A Quiet Place $2.4 Total: $180.1
10. RBG $1.2 Total: $5.7

What’s it like being a part of the ‘Star Wars’ Legacy?

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Star Wars TFA Galactic Fighters T-Shirt

Really good read! We at Stylin Online HQ can’t wait for this one.

The legend of Han Solo lives on in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Lucasfilm’s latest spinoff chronicles Han’s rise up the ranks of the criminal underworld as the lovable rogue sets out to make a name for himself while also making a few friends like Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian along the way. Alden Ehrenreich plays the younger version of the title character, made famous by Harrison Ford. Donald Glover plays Lando Calrissian, a character made famous by Billy Dee Williams; while Joonas Suotamo takes the role of Chewbacca, again, made famous by Peter Mayhew.

We were fortunate enough to sit down with our fellow journalists to talk to the aforementioned actors, along with Emilia Clarke (Qi’ra), Woody Harrelson (Tobias Beckett), Thandie Newton (Val), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (L3-37), and Paul Bettany (Dryden Vos) about the upcoming film. The group talked about their experience on set, what it was like to be a part of a Star Wars film, and much more. Check out what they had to say

GeekdofDoom has the full story.

Weekend Box Office Chart for the weekend of May 11th to May 13th

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Avengers Captain America Assembles Logo T-Shirt

Just saw Avengers: Infinity War for the second time, still an amazing movie!

1. Avengers: Infinity War $61.8 Total: $547.8
2. Life of the Party $18.5 Total: $18.5
3. Breaking In $16.5 Total: $16.5
4. Overboard $10.1 Total: $29.5
5. A Quiet Place $6.4 Total: $169.5
6. I Feel Pretty $3.7 Total: $43.8
7. Rampage $3.3 Total: $89.7
8. Tully $2.2 Total: $6.9
9. Black Panther $1.9 Total: $696.1
10. RBG $1.1 Total: $2.0

Harley Quinn Spin-off Will Be “An R-Rated Girl Gang Film,” Says Margot Robbie

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Harley Quinn Arkham Knight Inked T-Shirt

I’ll give this one a chance when I see the trailer.

Despite the negative critical reaction to 2016’s Suicide Squad, most fans and critics agreed that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn was one of the best characters in the DC universe so far. There have been numerous rumors about what movie we’ll see the character in next, but last month it was reported that the spin-off focusing on the all-female Birds of Prey team was moving forward. Now Robbie has revealed more details about the project.

In an interview with Collider, Robbie stated that it was important for Harley to stay part of a group. “I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, ‘Harley needs friends,'” she said. “Harley loves interacting with people, so don’t ever make her do a standalone film. She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn’t seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it.”

The Birds of Prey movie will be directed by Cathy Yan, who will be the second woman to direct a DC film, after Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins, as well as the first female Asian director to tackle a big-budget superhero movie. Robbie herself requested that the director be a woman, and explained how important it was to give “a female director the chance to do big budget stuff.”

She continued: “They always get, ‘Here’s the tiny little film.’ I was like, ‘I love action. I love action films. I’m a girl. What, are we meant to only like a specific thing?’ So it was a hugely important to find a female director for this, if possible. But at the end of the day–male, female–the best director gets the job and Cathy was the best director.”

Gamespot has the full story.