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'How to Train Your Dragon 2': How Guillermo del Toro earned his post-credits 'Thank you' -- SPOILERS

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Craig Ferguson owes Guillermo del Toro a very nice dinner.

The late-night host and the voice of How to Train Your Dragon‘s Gobber has never worked with the Pacific Rim director — though they’ve met on The Late Late Show — but he owes him his life. Or, more correctly, Gobber’s life. Click below for the story, if you don’t mind major Dragon 2 SPOILERS. READ FULL STORY

Gerard Butler exits 'Point Break' remake

He may have fully intended to figure out a new take on Patrick Swayze’s iconic philosopher-surfer, but just months before cameras were supposed to roll on the Point Break remake, news broke that star Gerard Butler had officially dropped out of the project. EW confirmed the news Tuesday.

All we can say is “Vaya con Dios, brah.” It’s probably not a terrible move. READ FULL STORY

Focus Features announces 'Olympus Has Fallen' sequel

Gerard Butler’s secret service agent from Olympus Has Fallen is getting a new mission.

Focus Features has announced its acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to London Has Fallen, the sequel to the 2013 action-thriller. Butler will reprise his hero role in the followup written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, and Christian Gudegast.

The film is set in London following the mysterious death of the British prime minister. When dignitaries arrive for his funeral, the event turns into a plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders. According to a press release, “only three people have any hope of stopping it: the president of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.” READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Gerard Butler to battle the elements in 'Geostorm'; Plus, Javier Bardem, more

• Gerard Butler is attached to star in the sci-fi adventure Geostorm. Longtime writer-producer Dean Devlin (Independence Day) is writing and directing the movie which posits a world where satellites can control the climate. When they begin to malfunction, Butler’s “charming satellite designer” has to work quickly to save the world from the imminent storm. [THR]

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'How to Train Your Dragon 2' trailer: Hiccup and Toothless explore uncharted territory -- VIDEO

If the new season of Game of Thrones isn’t satisfying all your dragon needs, you’re in luck! The sequel to 2010’s How to Train Your Dragon picks up five years later, with Hiccup and Toothless exploring previously uncharted land full of brand-new dragons, plus a run-in with someone from Hiccup’s past.

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Casting Net: John Goodman joins 'The Gambler'; Plus, Gerard Butler in talks for Swayze role in 'Point Break'

• John Goodman (Inside Llewyn Davis) has reportedly joined the cast of The Gambler. The veteran actor joins Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, and Jessica Lange in the Rupert Wyatt-directed remake of the 1974 James Caan pic that was loosely inspired by a Dostoyevsky novella. William Monahan, who won an Oscar for The Departed, wrote the script. According to the report, Goodman will play a loan shark in the film which likely won’t hit theaters till 2015. In addition to his role in the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, Goodman can be seen next in George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, out Feb. 7, 2014. [The Wrap]

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Casting Net: Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart expected to return for 'Olympus Has Fallen' sequel; Plus, Frank Grillo, more

Olympus Has Fallen may have fizzled critically (EW gave Antoine Fuqua’s action pic a C), but Millennium Films is hoping to get traction on a sequel, called London Has Fallen. The $70 million pic made about $98.9 million domestically for a worldwide total of $161 million. Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman are expected to reprise their roles from the first film. Fuqua (Training Day) will not be returning to direct, but they will use the same screenwriting team from the first film. Shooting on the sequel is already set for May 2014, and the plot will center on a terrorist attack planned during the funeral of the British prime minister. Angela Bassett and Radha Mitchell are also expected to return. [Screen Daily; The Wrap]
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Casting Net: Liev Schreiber in talks to play Boris Spassky in Bobby Fischer pic. Plus: Common, more

Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) and Peter Sarsgaard (Blue Jasmine) are in talks to star in the Bobby Fischer film Pawn Sacrifice, starring Tobey Maguire as the chess genius. Ed Zwick (Love & Other Drugs, Blood Diamond) is set to direct the movie about Fischer’s historic match against Russian chess champion Boris Spassky (Schreiber). Sarsgaard would take on the role of a priest who helps Fischer get through the trying time. [THR]

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Casting Net: Emily Blunt in talks to join 'Into the Woods'; Plus, Bruce Willis, more

• Emily Blunt (Looper) is reportedly in talks to join the ever-growing ensemble cast of Disney’s Into the Woods to play the role of the Baker’s (James Corden) wife. The main cast also currently includes Meryl Streep (The Witch) and Johnny Depp (The Wolf). Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are both in talks for two prince roles. Blunt recently appeared with Colin Firth in Arthur Newman and can be seen next with Tom Cruise in Doug Liman’s All You Need Is Kill (out June 4). [Variety]

• Blunt’s Looper co-star Bruce Willis is in negotiations to play a hitman racing against time to find an antidote for whatever he’s just been poisoned with in the thriller Expiration. Brian Tucker (Broken City) wrote the script, and the producers are currently trying to find a director for the project. [Variety]

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'Olympus Has Fallen' trailer: Gerard Butler is their only hope

In the just-released trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s latest project Olympus Has Fallen, things go from bad to worse for the President (played by Aaron Eckhart) and the country. First his Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) gets into an accident which presumably kills the First Lady (Ashley Judd). Later, terrorists attack D.C. from the air and the ground to overtake the White House.

And then…well…you should probably watch the trailer after the jump. It’s pretty spoiler heavy. But essentially, it’s up to ex-Special Forces Officer Banning (“the same guy who was removed from the President’s detail”) to save the day.

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