Call it the battle of two "Stars!" We could have predicted this, but the future of "Star Trek" may be put on hold because director/visionary/reboot creator J.J. Abrams will be busy rebooting "Star Wars" for Disney, specifically "Star Wars: Episode VII."
According to New York Times reporter, David Itzkoff," Abrams was noncommittal about directing a third "Star Trek" except to say that Bad Robot would produce it.
Okay here's the scenario -- Disney hasn't planned a release date for "Star Wars" except it is earmarked for 2015. Paramount, the home of "Star Trek," still has not made a threequel announcement, but we all know it will be coming.
But have no fear Abrams fans, the director has not made it official yet that he will be leaving the "Star Trek" universe. There's still hope! But of course, it all begins with a good story! So paging the screenwriters of the first two "Star Trek" -- Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof -- write a threequel script ASAP!
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"Iron Man 3" takes the world hostage over the weekend with a staggering box-office performance. In the U.S. alone, the third film in the "Iron Man" saga opened with $175.9 million making it the second biggest U.S. debut of a film ever! And that is next to Marvel's "The Avengers" with $200.30 opening same time last year.
Here's a nifty graphic of all-time U.S. opening, thanks to our friends at Huffpost.
Overseas, "Iron Man 3" starring Robert Downey Jr. from director Shane Black made half-billion dollars in less than two weeks for a worldwide total of $680.1 million.
With a box-office performance like that, it's hard for Disney and Marvel not to shower Downey Jr. with more money just so he'll return to the franchise after making it public that he's going to hang up the iron suit.
Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office films for weekend of May 3rd:
1. "Iron Man 3," $175.3 million ($175.9 million international).
2. "Pain & Gain," $7.6 million.
3. "42," $6.2 million.
4. "Oblivion," $5.8 million ($6.5 million international).
5. "The Croods," $4.2 million ($17.4 million international).
6. "The Big Wedding," $3.9 million ($2.5 million international).
7. "Mud," $2.2 million.
8. "Oz the Great and Powerful," $1.8 million.
9. "Scary Movie 5," $1.4 million ($4 million international).
10. "The Place Beyond the Pines," $1.3 million.
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It’s finally here, the third installment of the popular “Iron Man” franchise. Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark/Iron Man and this time, he has to duke it out with the mysterious Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). But wait, there’s also Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), the scruffy nerd who has questionable motivations. If you think I’m giving it all away, have no fear. “Iron Man 3” has a lot of unpredictable twists and turns.
Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts) and Don Cheadle (James Rhodey Rhodes/War Machine) also return, as well as Jon Favreau who comes back as Happy Hogan but not as a director. Shane Black takes the director’s chair for his first “Iron Man” movie. But is it worth the wait? Take a look:
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Sequels, superheroes, big blockbusters, gosh, it must be summer at the movies! From "Fast and Furious 6" to "The Hangover 3" all the way to "Man of Steel," Hollywood is bringing out the big guns to entice you to go see the movies. So which films am I dying to see this summer? I broke down the season from May to August so save the dates, here it goes:
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We all know that Jay-Z and Will Smith are producing an urban version of the musical "Annie" and they may have found their Daddy Warbucks! THR is saying Jamie Foxx is in talks to join "Annie," Sony's big screen adaptation of the classic Little Orphan Annie story. Foxx's character is named Benjamin Stacks, an updated version of the Daddy Warbucks character.
The role of Annie will be played by the fantastic nine-year-old Oscar nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis, from "Beasts of the Southern Wild." Will Gluck ("Friends with Benefits") is attached to direct. "Annie" will be released in 2014.
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