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Say what you will about DC Films, but at least in the ongoing rivalry with Marvel, they’re the first of the two studios to have a woman directing one of their tentpole projects (Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will helm “Captain Marvel,” which opens in 2019). Patty Jenkins is the filmmaker behind DC’s “Wonder Woman;” however, had things gone differently she would’ve been the director of Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World.” She was the first one to board the project, but eventually exited over “creative differences,” with Alan Taylor replacing her (and he would go on to detail the “wrenching” experience of making the movie). Continue reading Patty Jenkins Says She Wasn’t The Right Director For ‘Thor: The Dark World’ at The Playlist.

The day after the massive celebrity-filled 70th anniversary party at the Cannes Film Festival, Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón strode into the Buñuel amphitheater at the Palais de Festival to give a Masterclass. “First, let me say that I am very honored to be here and be a part of Cannes’ 70th anniversary,” he began. “I’m proud to say that last night the party ended in the proper Mexican way: with tequila and a mariachi band. Continue reading Alfonso Cuarón Talks Embarrassment Of ‘Great Expectations,’ Approaching ‘Harry Potter’ With Realism & More [Cannes] at The Playlist.

Marvel Studios still stands as the most organized of the cinematic universe studios, but Sony (who they’re teaming up with on this summer’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming“) is coming in hot on their heels. They’ve already landed Tom Hardy for next year’s “Venom,” and now their Silver Sable and the Black Cat movie is heating up. READ MORE: Tom Holland To Lead Long Developing Video Game Adaptation ‘Uncharted’ Gina Prince-Bythewood has been tapped to helm the female-driven superhero flick, which will be titled simply, “Silver And Black.” While perhaps best known as the filmmaker behind “The Secret Life Of Bees” and “Beyond The Lights,” Prince-Bythewood has recently completed the pilot for Marvel’s Freeform series “Cloak & Dagger,” and I would presume her work impressed the right people. Continue reading Sony’s Silver Sable & The Black Cat Movie Lands Director at The Playlist.

Marvel Studios still stands as the most organized of the cinematic universe studios, but Sony (who they’re teaming up with on this summer’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming“) is coming in hot on their heels. They’ve already landed Tom Hardy for next year’s “Venom,” and now their Silver Sable and the Black Cat movie is heating up. READ MORE: Tom Holland To Lead Long Developing Video Game Adaptation ‘Uncharted’ Gina Prince-Bythewood has been tapped to helm the female-driven superhero flick, which will be titled simply, “Silver And Black.” While perhaps best known as the filmmaker behind “The Secret Life Of Bees” and “Beyond The Lights,” Prince-Bythewood has recently completed the pilot for Marvel’s Freeform series “Cloak & Dagger,” and I would presume her work impressed the right people. Continue reading Sony’s Silver Sable & The Black Cat Movie Lands Director at The Playlist.

With a wealth of critical accolades showered upon Aziz Ansari for “Master Of None” season two, the co-creator of Netflix‘s hit dramedy certainly has no shortage of options. In a strange way, Ansari is at a crossroads not unlike one his character Dev faces in the current season, when he’s given the opportunity to host “Clash Of The Cupcakes” for seven seasons. Continue reading Aziz Ansari In No Rush To Make ‘Master Of None’ Season 3 at The Playlist.

20th Century Fox seems to be tossing out the playbook and embracing trying new things with their comic book properties. They let Ryan Reynolds and co. go R-rated for “Deadpool,” and were rewarded with a massive box office success. That paved the way for this year’s moody and affecting “Logan,” also R-rated, but a picture that played more like a character drama than a superhero film. Continue reading Director Josh Boone Says ‘The New Mutants’ Will Be “A Full-Fledged Horror Movie” at The Playlist.

It’s not easy to get the tone of Elmore Leonard‘s books translated to the big screen, but 1995’s “Get Shorty” was one of the few times where everything clicked. Ironically, the sequel “Be Cool” showed what happens when you get the material totally wrong. Now, Epix is going to try and make “Get Shorty” work as a TV series, and the first taste has now landed. Continue reading First Trailer For ‘Get Shorty’ TV Series Starring Chris O’Dowd & Ray Romano at The Playlist.

This week, Netflix will launch the final season of “Bloodline,” but if you’re still hankering for moody familial drama, you can spend your summer with “Ozark.” Created by Bill Dubuque (“The Judge“), and starring Jason Bateman (who also directed), Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, and Skylar Gaertner, the show follows a family who tries get out from some very bad business. Continue reading It’s More Money, More Problems For Jason Bateman In First Trailer For Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ at The Playlist.

As Netflix grows, the longterm endgame for the service to rely less on licensing content from Hollywood studios and production companies, and to continue to pursuing their own diverse slate of original programming. The part of this plan that doesn’t get discussed much is that if Netflix doesn’t want to litter their service with one-season programs, they have to keep funding their series, even if the viewership numbers are low (like, seriously, is anyone watching “Flaked“?) Cancellations are rare on Netflix, and even rarer still after a single season, but one high profile show is getting the axe. Continue reading Netflix Cancels ‘The Get Down,’ Baz Luhrmann Says He’s Focused On Movies at The Playlist.

Hawkeye and Scarlett Witch are back! Okay, it’s not a Marvel movie, and to be honest, we’d much rather see the great talents of Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen take on fare like “Wind River,” and certainly, this upcoming crime thriller looks great. The directorial debut of screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (“Sicario,” “Hell Or High Water“), the crime thriller follows an animal control agent who teams with the FBI to solve a murder on a Native American reservation. Continue reading Jeremy Renner & Elizabeth Olsen Solve A Murder In First Trailer & Clip For ‘Wind River’ at The Playlist.