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Mads Mikkelsen replacing Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in 'Fantastic Beasts 3'
Mads Mikkelsen
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The Warner Bros. announced today that Mads Mikkelsen had been cast as Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the third “Fantastic Beasts” film. Mikkelsen is no stranger to evil magic users, having previously played supervillain sorcerer Kaecilius in Doctor Strange.

Considering his filmography, Mikkelsen seems an excellent choice to play magnetic murderer wizard and magical fuckboy Grindelwald. Depp announced in November that he would no longer be playing Grindelwald after Warner Bros. asked him to step down from the role.

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Wonder Woman 1984 will be released on December 25 on HBO Max and Theaters
Wonder Woman 1984 will be released on December 25 on HBO Max and Theaters
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After months of delays due to Covid-19, Warner Bros. has decided to release its upcoming blockbuster Wonder Woman 1984 on its HBO Max streaming service the same day it hits theatres in the U.S., December 25. The sequel to the 2017 hit was originally supposed to be released in June, then moved to October.

According to a press release, the film will debut in theatres internationally on December 16.

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MGM explored a $600 million sale of the next James Bond film 'No Time to Die' to a streaming service
MGM explored a $600 million sale of the next James Bond film 'No Time to Die' to a streaming service
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MGM explored the possibility of selling "No Time to Die," the upcoming James Bond movie, to a streaming service on a $600 million deal. The movie was originally slated to debut last April, but was postponed initially to November and then to April 2021.

MGM took a $30 to $50 million hit as a result of the postponements, so far.

An MGM spokesperson stated: "We do not comment on rumours. The film is not for sale. The film’s release has been postponed until April 2021 in order to preserve the theatrical experience for moviegoers."

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'Jurassic World: Dominion' halts production after positive Covid-19
'Jurassic World: Dominion' halts production after positive Covid-19
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The "Jurassic World: Dominion" production will be halted for at least two weeks after multiple cases of Covid-19.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson for Universal Pictures said that "due to our rigid protocols and to ensure that the safety and well-being of our entire cast and crew is paramount at all times, those who initially tested positive are currently self-isolating, as are those who they have come into contact with. As a result filming has been temporarily paused and will resume in accordance with established safety guidelines."

The movie, the third film in the new Jurassic trilogy, had been scheduled for release June 11, 2021, but it has now been moved to June 10, 2022.

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Release of James Bond's 'No Time To Die' has been delayed again
Release of James Bond's 'No Time To Die' has been delayed again
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No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond film, had its release delayed until April 2, 2021. Supposed to arrive in April 2020, the movie release had already been postponed to November 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans, but we now look forward to sharing NO TIME TO DIE next year."

The movie marks Daniel Craig's final appearance as British secret service agent, 007.

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Tatiana Maslany casts as title character in Marvel's She-Hulk
Tatiana Maslany casts as title character in Marvel's She-Hulk
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Tatiana Maslany has been cast as the title character of Marvel's She-Hulk series for Disney+. Maslany, who is known from Orphan Black, will be joined by Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty) as lead writer and Kat Coiro as director.

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Tron 3 with Jared Leto to be directed by Garth Davis
Garth Davis
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The third instalment in the "Tron" film franchise is going to be directed by filmmaker Garth Davis and to be starred, and produced, by Jared Leto.

The film will not be a direct sequel to 2010's "Tron: Legacy" and 1982's "Tron," and it is still to be greenlighted by Disney.

Leto said on Instagram: "I am so very excited and proud to confirm that YES - I will be starring in TRON."

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Christopher Nolan’s 'Tenet' August release date has been delayed
Christopher Nolan’s 'Tenet' August release date has been delayed
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Warner Bros. has removed 'Tenet' from its release calendar. Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller was set to hit theatres on August 12 but the company cited "continued uncertainty," to vacate the date.

Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, said: "Our goals throughout this process have been to ensure the highest odds of success for our films while also being ready to support our theater partners with new content as soon as they could safely reopen,".

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Warner Bros. Plans to Pick Up Production of Matrix 4 in July

Variety reports that Warner Bros. is planning to restart production of Matrix 4 in July after production was forced to shut down in March. The cast has allegedly signed contract extensions, keeping them on hold until July 6. Matrix 4 is set to be released sometime in 2021.