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Chris Evans suggests he's finished with playing Captain America

Captain America: Civil War

Story by Jack Foley

CHRIS Evans looks set to be hanging up Captain America’s shield after he completes work on the fourth Avengers film, due out in 2019.

The actor, who has been a mainstay of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appeared to confirm the news of his departure in an interview with The New York Times, which revealed his plans to take a break from movies in order to play a villain on Broadway.

Citing his plan to lay down the shield after planned reshoots for the as-yet untitled fourth Avengers movie later this year, he is then quoted as saying: “You want to get off the train before they push you off.” But that’s it.

Whether that means Evans has yet to sign a new contract, will be killed off as the character or retired, remains to be seen. However, it wouldn’t necessarily mean the death of the character within the MCU given that comic book lore has the character of Steve Rogers as but one of a number of Captain America incarnations.

Two of the men who eventually replaced him in the comic books are already firmly entrenched within the MCU: Roger’s friends, Bucky Barnes, aka the Winter Soldier (played by Sebastian Stan) and Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon (Anthony Mackie).

The third Avengers movie, Infinity War, is due to arrive in cinemas in April 2018, with the fourth film – which was shot back-to-back – due sometime in 2019.

It isn’t the first time that there have been hints of actors departing the MCU after the fourth Avengers instalment. Early interviews from the set of Infinity War featured much discussion about promotional tour being one of the final times the current cast will spend together.

Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, has also since stated that he has played the character for the last time.

But Evans looks to be determined to explore other acting opportunities now that he is free of his contractual obligations surrounding the Captain America character, starting with the Broadway show Lobby Hero, which finds him starring alongside Michael Cera, Brian Tyree Henry and Bel Powley.

In that, he will play a character known only as Bill, who is described as ‘essentially a narcissistic creep, with a vision of protecting the innocent that lifts a warped mirror to the actor’s usual procession of do-gooders’. The show will mark Evans’ Broadway debut.

While fans may be disappointed to read of Evans’ potential departure, they can’t say he hasn’t given it his all in the role. Initially signed to a six-picture deal, Evans extended it to include the fourth Avengers movie.

In addition to three Captain America films, including fan favourites The Winter Soldier and Civil War, and four Avengers films, he’s shot small cameos in 2013’s Thor: The Dark World and last year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, as well as a post-credits tease in 2015’s Ant-Man that wound up in Captain America: Civil War.

That means he’s popped up in a Marvel movie every year since 2011.

Avengers: Infinity War will be released in UK cinemas on April 26.

On Chesil Beach (Saoirse Ronan) - UK exclusive poster launched

On Chesil Beach

Story by Jack Foley

A UK exclusive poster has just been released for romantic drama On Chesil Beach.

Starring Academy Award® nominee Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Brooklyn, Atonement) and Billy Howle (Dunkirk, The Sense of an Ending, The Seagull), On Chesil Beach will open in cinemas across the UK on June 15, 2018.

It is directed by Dominic Cooke (The Hollow Crown), four-time Olivier Award winning and BAFTA nominated theatre, TV and film director and writer.

Ian McEwan has adapted the screenplay from his best-selling novel of the same name, which was shortlisted for the 2007 Booker Prize.

It is summer 1962, and England is still a year away from huge social changes: Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties. Florence (Ronan) and Edward (Howle) are just married and honeymooning on the dramatic coastline of Chesil Beach in Dorset.

However, the hotel is old fashioned and stifling, and underlying tensions between the young couple surface and cast unexpected shadows over their long anticipated wedding night.

From the precise depiction of two young lovers, to the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives, On Chesil Beach is a tender story which shows how the entire course of a life can be changed, by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.

The film’s supporting cast features Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette), Adrian Scarborough (Vera Drake), Emily Watson (Testament of Youth) and Samuel West (Darkest Hour).

On Chesil Beach will be released on June 15, 2018 through Lionsgate UK.

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Hotel Transylvania 3 - New international trailer

Hotel Transylvania 3

In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation, join our favourite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel.

It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans.

But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation features the voices of Adam Sandler (Dracula), Andy Samberg (Johnny), Selena Gomez (Mavis), Kevin James (Frank), David Spade (Griffin), Steve Buscemi (Wayne), Keegan-Michael Key (Murray), Molly Shannon (Wanda), Fran Drescher (Eunice) and Mel Brooks (Vlad).

The film opens in UK cinemas in July 2018.

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Action Point (Johnny Knoxville/Chris Pontius) - Trailer

Action Point

From the star of Bad Grandpa and Jackass, Action Point is coming soon.

Johnny Knoxville stars as DC, the owner of Action Point, a low-rent, out-of-control amusement park where the rides are designed with minimum safety for maximum fun.

However, just as DC’s estranged teenage daughter Boogie comes to visit, a corporate mega-park opens nearby that threatens the future of Action Point.

To save his beloved theme park and his relationship with his daughter, DC and his crew of misfits risk everything to pull out all the stops – and stunts – to deliver another thrilling ride.

Action Point also stars Chris Pontius, Dan Bakkedahl, Matt Schulze and Eleanor Worthington Cox. It is directed by Tim Kirkby, who has previously directed both spoof science parody series Look Around You and the BAFTA winning BBC 2 show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle.

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Deadpool 2 - Official trailer

Deadpool 2

THE official trailer for Deadpool 2, starring Ryan Reynolds, has arrived – and it’s as foul-mouthed, bloody and action packed as you could ever hope to expect! As the tagline suggests, you never forget your second time…

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfil his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste.

Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavour – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

Deadpool 2 arrives in UK cinemas and IMAX on May 15, 2018.

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Hereditary (Toni Colette) - New poster and trailer


When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter Annie (Toni Colette) and her husband (Gabriel Byrne) and their two children begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.

Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

Hereditary will be released in UK cinemas on June 15, 2018.

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Tag (Ed Helms/Jeremy Renner) - First-look trailer


FOR one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade — risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!”

This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming… and he’s ready.

Based on a true story, the New Line Cinema comedy Tag shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.

Tag is directed by Jeff Tomsic (Comedy Central’s Broad City), with a starring ensemble cast led by Ed Helms (The Hangover movies, We’re The Millers), Jake Johnson (TV’s New Girl), Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy), Rashida Jones (TV’s Parks and Recreation), Isla Fisher (Now You See Me), Leslie Bibb (Iron Man 2), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors), with Jon Hamm (Baby Driver, TV’s Mad Men) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Town).

Tag is released in UK cinemas on July 6, 2018.

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Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado - New trailer

Sicario 2: Soldado

In Sicario 2: Soldado, the drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border.

To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) reteams with the mercurial Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro).

Based on a script by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water), Sicario 2 is directed by Stefano Sollima.

It also stars Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Catherine Keener.

The film is released on June 29, 2018.

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Michael B Jordan to produce World War II drama Liberators

Fruitvale Station

Story by Jack Foley

MICHAEL B. Jordan is set to produce the World War II drama Liberators.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the action drama will chronicle the true story of the 761st Tank Battalion, an African-American armoured unit that saw combat as part of the US Army during World War II under General George S. Patton.

The news completes a busy period for Jordan, who is currently on-screen playing the villain Erik Killmonger in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther for Marvel Studios.

Jordan’s Outlier Society, launched in 2016 with a multi-year first-look deal with Skydance Media, is also working on the sci-fi hour-long series Raising Dion, which has a straight-to-series order from Netflix.

It is also developing an untitled series for OWN as well as a reboot of The Thomas Crown Affair starring Jordan, among other projects.

Jordan is also set to make his directorial debut with the adaptation of David Barclay Moore’s The Stars Beneath Our Feet, which he will also produce. That film follows a 12-year-old in Harlem who is reeling from the death of his older brother due to gang-related violence.

The boy channels his grief into one of his biggest passions: Legos.

He also intends to reunite with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler for new real-life drama Wrong Answer and has the sequel to Creed alongside Sylvester Stallone in the works.

First-look photo of Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland


Story by Jack Foley

PRINCIPAL photography has commenced on Judy, based on the true story of Judy Garland’s final concerts in London.

Renée Zellweger, Academy Award winner and three times Academy Award nominee (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Cold Mountain and Chicago), plays Judy Garland.

Cast members include Jessie Buckley (War and Peace), Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story) and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter).

Judy is directed by Tony nominee and two times Olivier winner Rupert Goold (King Charles III). The film is based on a script written by Tom Edge (The Crown) and is produced by BAFTA winner David Livingstone (Pride) for Calamity Films.

Set in Winter 1968, Judy follows showbiz legend Judy Garland as she arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard Of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown.

As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Will she have the strength to go on?

Featuring some of her best-known songs, including the timeless classic Over The Rainbow, Judy celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”.

Goold’s creative team includes Director of Photography Ole Bratt Birkeland (The Crown), Musical Director Matt Dunkley (Black Swan), Editor Melanie Oliver (Les Miserables), Costume Designer Jany Temime (Harry Potter), Make Up and Hair Designer Jeremy Woodhead (Doctor Strange) and Production Designer Kave Quinn (Far From The Madding Crowd).

Pathé will distribute the film in the UK, France and Switzerland and will handle sales throughout the rest of the world.