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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' teaser trailer gets a debut date

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The Age of Ultron is nearly upon us. Tonight’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. featured an announcement that the first glimpse of the Avengers sequel will come during next Tuesday’s broadcast. READ FULL STORY

Warwick Davis returning to 'Star Wars' universe for Episode VII

Is this the return of Wicket?

Warwick Davis, who was only 11 years old when he won the part of Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi, has been tapped to return to the galaxy far, far away for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII.

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Dozens of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' concept images leak online

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The shields are down, the landing bay doors have blown open, and many of Star Wars: Episode VII‘s secrets just got sucked into cyberspace. READ FULL STORY

Neil Patrick Harris to host the Academy Awards

Neil Patrick Harris is not just one of those multi-hyphenate performers who could conceivably win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony — he could also be the first to possibly score an EGOT through hosting.

The actor has signed on to emcee the upcoming Academy Awards, following his lively stints as host of two Emmy broadcasts and four Tonys, producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan confirmed to EW.
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Robert Downey Jr. may bring Iron Man to 'Captain America 3'

Tony Stark and Steve Rogers have never really gotten along. They may not be enemies, but if not for The Avengers they probably wouldn’t be friends, and the abrasive relationship between Iron Man and Captain America has fueled one of the greatest storylines in the modern Marvel Comics universe: Civil War, the epic 2006-07 crossover series that pitted hero against hero.

Now comes word that Robert Downey Jr. is in talks to join Chris Evans in Captain America 3 in a story that would bring this clash to the big screen, two sources confirm to EW.

But it is “far from a done deal,” one source says, noting that similar efforts to bring Joaquin Phoenix to the role of Doctor Strange fell apart after reaching a similar stage of negotiations. READ FULL STORY

Jason Reitman re-staging 'American Beauty' for one night with 'Men, Women & Children' cast

Jason Reitman’s L.A. Live-Read series is kicking off its new season with a cast swap.

Each year, The Young Adult and Up in the Air filmmaker hosts a series of one-night-only live performances of classic movie scripts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and a new round begins Oct. 17 with Alan Ball’s Oscar-winning screenplay for American Beauty. The readings are like artistic science experiments, following the recipe of a previous film but mixing in new ingredients, so the twist this time is that Reitman has filled the roles with actors from his latest film, Men, Women & Children.

“I had a such a great experience working with the cast that I was looking for any excuse to get them all together again,” Reitman says. “It occurred to me while I was trying to figure out who to put into the American Beauty read that the casts kind of lined up nicely.”

That will bring Adam Sandler to the role of the suburban father in meltdown mode that won Kevin Spacey an Oscar, while Rosemarie DeWitt will take on the part of his perfectionist wife, originally played by Annette Bening in the 1999 Sam Mendes-directed film.

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George Clooney offers ticket back to the future in 'Tomorrowland' trailer

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On Wednesday, we hit you with a first look at Disney’s Tomorrowland, and now we’re venturing even deeper into this realm of science and technology via the film’s teaser trailer.

The story from filmmaker Brad Bird follows teenager Casey Newton (Under the Dome’s Britt Robertson) on a quest to find this hidden place and uncover why it’s being kept secret in the first place. One man who knows some of the answers is an exile of Tomorrowland, a grizzled former “boy genius” played by George Clooney. READ FULL STORY

FIRST LOOK: George Clooney is a man out of time in Disney's 'Tomorrowland'

It never was, but is always near, can never be seen, but will always show up—although it disappears the moment it arrives…

The solution to this old riddle is simple: Tomorrow. But for those awaiting a glimpse of Disney’s upcoming sci-fi/fantasy adventure Tomorrowland, the answer is not so elusive. Here’s an exclusive preview of what’s-to-come from the deeply shrouded new Brad Bird film.

“We begin our movie asking what did [the future] used to be?” Bird says. “What’s good about the future and what’s scary about it? And we wrestle with those things in a slightly mythical way.”

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Will Spider-Man join the Avengers on screen? That's a tangled web ...

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Remember when you were a kid and you liked somebody, but you weren’t comfortable asking that person out? So you told a few friends, and maybe they told the friends of the girl or guy you like, and those emissaries determined whether there was mutual interest. If it’s an affirmative, an actual overture could be made without fear of humiliation on either front. If one side isn’t interested, however, the other can safely deny involvement.

The same thing happens at the corporate level. See, for example, the world of Spider-Man, where delicate preliminary conversations between Sony Pictures (which owns the cinematic license on the character) and Marvel Studios (which would like its webslinger back, now that it has its own massively successful string of superhero pictures) are underway.

Will Spidey be joining Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and Black Widow on the big screen in the near future? No. Sources on both sides confirm that much. But a few years from now… that’s a possibility, at least according to EW’s sources. (Official reps for the two studios both declined to  comment.)

But that’s the extent of it: possibility. There are several variables that need to play out before anything concrete happens. Here are the facts as we hear them from several well-placed sources:

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'Ted 2' fires Stephen Collins after molestation allegations

Stephen Collins has been cut from the movie Ted 2 after a recording surfaced today in which he admits to molesting several young children, EW has learned exclusively.

The sequel to Seth MacFarlane’s trash-talking teddy bear comedy is currently in production, and Collins—best known as the minister father in the 1996-2007 WB drama 7th Heaven—had a small role in the film, according to sources close to the project.

Although the 67-year-old actor has not yet been charged with a crime, the recording of him admitting to the crimes (first published on TMZ) and the police investigation that has since been launched were enough to lead MacFarlane and Universal Pictures to immediately end his involvement in the movie.

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