‘The Predator’: Most of Third Act Was Rewritten, Says Keegan-Michael Key


Keegan-Michael Key says reshoots on Shane Black’s “The Predator” reboot changed most of the movie’s third act.

“We just finished [reshoots] last week, and just about three-quarters of the third act was rewritten,” Key told CinemaBlend. “And Shane Black is… he’s just a consummate professional, and a consummate writer. He’s a wordsmith! It was a really, really exhilarating experience, and I think that he’s still one of our most vibrant writers of cinema.”

Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Yvonne Strahovski and Boyd Holbrook star in the remake. Holbrook stars in the film as an ex-Marine who discovers the existence of the titular alien species and is forced to lead the fight against them. Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) plays the marine’s son, an autistic boy who is bullied in school but becomes vital to his father’s mission as his ability to quickly learn languages proves to be a valuable tool.

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“The Predator” will be the first installment in the “Predator” series since 2007’s “Alien vs. Predator: Requiem.” Black co-wrote the screenplay with Fred Dekker (“Monster Squad”).

The original “Predator” movie came out in 1987 and famously starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite special forces team on a mission to rescue hostages from guerrilla territory in Central America — before being hunted down an advance alien life form.

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“The Predator” will hit theaters on Sept. 14.

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‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Pushed Back to 2019, ‘The New Mutants’ Moves to Next Summer


Fans will have to wait a lot longer to see Fox’s next movies based on the X-Men franchise as the studio announced Monday that Simon Kinberg’s “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” would move from November 2, 2018 to February 14, 2019.

As a result, the horror-driven X-Men spinoff “The New Mutants” is also moving, from February 22, 2019 to August 2, 2019.

The studio also bumped “The Force,” James Mangold’s adaptation of a Don Winslow novel about a crooked NYC cop, from its release schedule altogether. It had been booked for March 1, 2019.

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In addition, Fox announced that Bryan Singer’s eagerly awaited Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” would hit theaters in the midst of Oscar season, on November 2, instead of its previous Christmas Day release.

Joe Cornish’s medieval epic “The Kid Who Would Be King” moves back two weeks, from February 14, 2019 to March 1.

Fox also announced that Roxann Dawson’s faith-based drama “Breakthrough” starring “This Is Us” star Chrissy Metz will land on April 12, 2019 — one week before the animated feature “Spies in Disguise” that had previously been set for January 18, 2019.

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With the move of “Dark Phoenix,” which stars “Game of Thrones” alum Sophie Turner as the telepathic mutant Jean Grey, a.k.a. Phoenix, the studio will be releasing only one “X-Men” movie this year: this summer’s R-rated “Deadpool” sequel.

“Dark Phoenix” will also star Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Olivia Munn, James McAvoy, Tye Sheridan, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters and Alexandra Shipp.

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‘X-Men’ Star Tye Sheridan Says ‘Dark Phoenix’ Will Be ‘More of a Drama Versus a Superhero Film’ (Exclusive Video)


Tye Sheridan, who stars as Scott Summers a.k.a. Cyclops in the the upcoming “X-Men” film “Dark Phoenix,” teased the movie as “more of a drama versus a superhero film.”

“Jean goes crazy in the movie,” Sheridan told TheWrap at SXSW while discussing his other new film, “Friday’s Child.” “Well, Cyclops doesn’t think she’s going crazy; Cyclops just thinks she’s gotta work some stuff out. It’s interesting, the drama in the movie. We treated this movie as much more of a drama versus a superhero film.”

In an Entertainment Weekly article from December, Jennifer Lawrence, who stars as Raven/Mystique, said she would definitely call “Dark Phoenix” a “drama.”

See Photo: Jessica Chastain’s Villain Looks Fierce in ‘Dark Phoenix’ First Look

“We have really great action scenes and we go to space like within the first five minutes of the movie,” she explained. “So it’s definitely exciting but emotionally all these characters are taking the biggest, most extreme dives than they have in the whole series.”

Sophie Turner, who plays Jean Grey a.k.a. Phoenix, also promised in a recent interview with Empire that the film was being revolutionized and that they wanted to create a “whole new genre of superhero movie.”

Sheridan took on the role of Cyclops in 2016’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” and will reprise it in “Dark Phoenix.” The role of Cyclops was previously played by James Marsden in “X-Men,” “X-Men 2,” “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” In “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” Tim Pocock played Scott Summers.

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“Dark Phoenix” will also star Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Olivia Munn, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters and Alexandra Shipp. Simon Kinberg, who also produced three “X-Men” films, directed.

Sheridan was at SXSW Film Festival to promote his film “Friday’s Child,” directed by A.J. Edwards. Both “Friday’s Child” and Sheridan’s upcoming film “Ready Player One,” are having their world premieres on Sunday in Austin.

“Dark Phoenix” hits theaters Nov. 2.

Watch the video above.

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Vera Wang, Olivia Munn Celebrate American Designers at Variety, WWD and CFDA’s Runway to Red Carpet Event


In the spirit of the Oscars, young American designers were celebrated at the inaugural Runway to Red Carpet luncheon, hosted by Variety, Women’s Wear Daily, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Held at the Chateau Marmont on Tuesday afternoon, the event welcomed a mix of stars from the entertainment and fashion worlds, with […]

Why Tom Brady, Niecy Nash and Claire Novak Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week


Check out who were the week’s most emotionally reacted-to TV personalities and characters.

The Patriots quarterback, an actress/comedian and a monster-hunter had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past seven days.

The Wrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion measurement company, for a weekly look at some of the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up on social media. The data below covers Jan. 17-23 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television programs, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

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The NFL AFC Championship game on CBS between the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars was the most emotionally reacted-to program during the period measured, with a whopping 638,077 Emotional Reactions (ERs). Predictably, Patriots quarterback and fan-favorite Tom Brady was the most-mentioned player during the game, inspiring conversation early on about his hand injury and then later prompting an avalanche of love with some last-minute touchdown passes that secured a win for New England.

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With Brady’s hand messed up, is this his flu game?

— Austin Knox (@A_dot_Knox) January 21, 2018

Tom Brady is Incredible #Goat

— Loso (@LaceupFRENCH) January 21, 2018

So I think Brady’s hand is fine ????

— Izzy G (@isabellawin21) January 21, 2018

TOM BRADY IS THE ???? ????????#Brady

— Brady Handwerk (@BradyHandwerk) January 21, 2018

Niecy Nash was the most-discussed celebrity during the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (66,444 ERs), which was broadcast on TNT and TBS. The comedian and actress drew laughter from the audience as she, along with Olivia Munn, presented the award for outstanding male actor in a drama series.

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As Munn prepared to open the envelope, Nash said that she wanted to say the name if it was Sterling K. Brown (the only African-American nominee). It was him, and she excitedly screamed out his name. In addition to the LOLs around that moment, in general people complimented Nash’s appearance.

Niecy Nash is a national treasure

— Viviana Rosales Olen (@VivianaHHHH) January 22, 2018

Lmfao yo Niecy Nash is wild

— JŌRDAN (@iamjordanfolkes) January 22, 2018

Niecy Nash is life ???????? #SAGAwards

— rusty (@russtifer) January 22, 2018

Niecy Nash ALWAYS looks good

— I Love Us Forreal (@iHeart_youKeish) January 22, 2018

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The recent episode of “Supernatural” on The CW (36,726 ERs) was both a return from its midseason break and a “backdoor pilot” for a proposed spinoff, “Wayward Sisters.” In a show that’s known for focusing mostly on men fighting monsters, this episode highlighted the female warriors — and one, Claire Novak (portrayed by Kathryn Newton), was the most-mentioned character of the night. Much of the conversation was positive, with people talking about her fighting skills, her look and her overall likeability.

WHAT AN ENTRANCE FOR CLAIRE OMG #WaywardSisters #Supernatural

— Mandy ???? (@queendeancas) January 19, 2018

OMFG Claire is the most beautiful badass. #WaywardSisters #Supernatural

— queer anti-capitalist with anxiety (@magicgirlsara) January 19, 2018

Good god I love Claire. #WaywardSisters #supernatural

— Catherine (@ckhill94) January 19, 2018

THATS MY GIRL!!! Get em Claire!!! #Supernatural #WaywardSisters

— Kenna Bright ???????? (@Cloverstone21) January 19, 2018

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Jane Fonda, Gloria Allred to Speak at Respect Rally at Sundance Film Festival


The Respect Rally Park City, which will take place at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 20, has announced its first wave of speakers.

Jane Fonda, Common, Gloria Allred, Anthony Ramos, Nick Offerman, Daveed Diggs & Rafael Casal, Bart Powaukee, Sage Trudell, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Utah Senate Candidate Jenny Wilson are all expected to speak.

The Respect Rally will also honor the one-year anniversary of the National Women’s March and Park City’s #MarchonMain.

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“We take this opportunity to join in solidarity with members of the local community and visitors from the global creative community to demonstrate and voice our respect for all ethnicities, religions, genders, political and sexual orientations, to commune in respect for our land, our water and our air, and to show deference for each person’s individual experience and belief system,” the statement read. “We take this opportunity to elevate one another’s causes, understand and respect each other’s struggles and join together in unity to heal wounds and narrow the gaps that threaten to divide us.”

Last year, women including Chelsea Handler, Charlize Theron, Benjamin Bratt, Maria Bello, Rebecca Hall and Connie Britton gathered on Main Street to denounce the Trump administration. It was considered a “sister march” to the massive event in Washington D.C. The 2018 rally will begin at at 10 a.m. in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 20.

Last week, it was announced that Scarlett Johansson, Laverne Cox and Olivia Munn would be among the famous names joining the Women’s March L.A. on that same date to support women’s rights, human rights, civil liberties and social justice.

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A year into the Trump presidency, focus on women’s rights and gender equality has never been greater in light of the multiple sexual harassment accusations that have rocked Hollywood and sparked the #MeToo and #TIMESUP movements.

Female empowerment dominated the Golden Globes earlier this month as countless stars wore head-to-toe black protesting sexual assault, abuse and harassment in Hollywood, and supporting those who have spoken out about these issues. This comes after heavyweights like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Louis C.K., Morgan Spurlock, and many more have been accused of sexual misconduct.

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Critics’ Choice Awards: ‘The Shape Of Water’ Wins Best Picture


The 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards are underway this evening at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. The event, co-run by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, is airing live ET on The CW and delayed on the West Coast, but we’ll be updating with winners in real time as they’re announced — as per tradition, they are unveiling some winners ahead of the broadcast start, in a nod to its more casual nature. Olivia Munn is…