But...you won't be having your Christian Grey anytime soon.
Fans have been wanting to know who will play the film's leads -- Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
And if you think you'll hear this news at Comic-Con (Which is odd right? A sex-infused novel cum movie inside the world's biggest comic book convention), think again! According to E L James, author of "50 Shades," you just have to keep on waiting. The author tweeted:
I dunno where this rumour started that the cast would be revealed at Comic Con...but it is just that - a rumour. (Sighs)
So there you go...it's just a rumor! Just keep on guessing for now. The film's director, Sam Taylor-Johnson ("Nowhere Boy"), was also mum about casting. But one thing we know for sure, "50 Shades of Grey" the movie will be released in theaters on August 1, 2014.
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So we all know that "White House Down" flopped on its debut, earning a disappointing $24.8 million on a reported $150 million budget! Yikes! But now, the action flick starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx is facing more drama.
This time it's from the conservative right.
"White House Down" just can't get a break.
According to THR, conservatives were celebrating the film's low debut.
In the movie, Foxx stars as our president who must take a stand after a group of old, white conservative politicians become unhappy with the POTUS decision to withdraw troops from the Middle East.
Everyone from ConservativeTimes.org to ChristianityToday.com called the movie liberal propaganda. Christian Toto, conservative reviewer for Brietbart accused director Roland Emmerich of "dumping ideological sludge atop his bloated disaster films."
Maybe Toto was talking about Emmerich's "2012?" Certainly not about "10,000 B.C." Or maybe the global warming cautionary fable "The Day After?"
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Christian Bale will not appear as Batman in any upcoming "Justice League" movie. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor said that he's done wearing the Batman costume.
Yet, if Christopher Nolan comes up with a brilliant idea for "The Dark Knight 4," Bale may rethink his position. But the actor says he's not involved with any "Justice League" talks, at least for now. ”I have no information, no knowledge about anything. I’ve literally not had a conversation with a living soul. I understand that they may be making a Justice League movie, that’s it.”
Here's what we know. When I sat down and interviewed "Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder, he said that it's a trickle down effect. If "Man of Steel" makes money, then "Justice League" could soon follow. Well, we all know that "Man of Steel" continues to fly high at worldwide box-office, so we should get very excited for a "Justice League" film. Who doesn't want to see Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern fight evil together?
If Bale returns as Batman for "Justice League," it will be a plus! Can you imagine "The Avengers" without Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man? Oh yeah, Downey Jr. also famously said that he won't be back as Iron Man for the "Avengers" sequel. But, look! He's back! And with more money! Maybe Bale is copying his ploy?
Regardless, Bale is happy to pass Batman's costume to a new actor: “It’s a torch that should be handed from one actor to another. So I enjoy looking forward to what somebody else will come up with.”
We too but we love you as Batman!
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"The Desolation of Smaug" is NOT headed to Comic-Con. Awwww....
According to director Peter Jackson via Facebook, "The Hobbit 2" is still in production and the cast and crew will not be available for the biggest fan convention in the world! And truth be told, I like Jackson's reasoning -- he just wants to make a good movie!
And rightfully so! The first one was just eh, here's hoping the second one will make the movie buff in me happy!
Here's Jackson taking us inside the production of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." Plus, his explanation on why they will not have Comic-Con presence this year:
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Yes, folks, "White House Down" flopped at the box-office. Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx were no match for the star power of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy whose "The Heat" triumphed at No. 2 with a $40 million debut. "White House Down?" $25.7 million and with a reported budget of $150 million, it's a certifiable flop! Worst than "After Earth," "Jack the Giant Slayer," and "The Hangover Part III."
So what happened? Well, first, there was a movie called "Olympus Has Fallen" that shared the same DNA as "White House Down." And actually, I found that movie better than the Tatum-Foxx collaboration. Why? Because it had a singular vision -- the terrorists are bad, but don't worry, Gerard Butler is here to save the day. Its simplicity is what saved the film.
"White House Down" has a lot of angles that people were not able to connect the dots. Is it about White House being attacked? Is it a buddy comedy? Is it a father-daughter dramedy? Is it all of the above? Do you even care?
And lastly, as much as we love Channing Tatum, shirtless or otherwise, he is still NOT a major superstar! And even with the help from Foxx, their collaboration is just not as dynamic as the Bullock-McCarthy tandem. "The Heat" is funny, sure, predictable, but still funny. "White House Down" is sometimes funny, sometimes exciting, sometimes thrilling. But "sometimes" will not generate buzz.
Here's the Top 10 Box-Office Films from last weekend again. I'm sure the one-two punch of "The Lone Ranger" and "Despicable Me 2" will change the order by the weekend. Yes, "White House Down" will be down, way down, by then.
1. "Monsters University," $46.1 million ($44.2 million international).
2. "The Heat," $40 million.
3. "World War Z," $29.8 million ($70.1 million international).
4. "White House Down," $25.7 million ($6.8 million international.)
5. "Man of Steel," $20.8 million ($52.2 million international).
6. "This Is the End," $8.7 million.
7. "Now You See Me," $5.5 million ($5 million international).
8. "Fast & Furious 6," $2.4 million ($6.1 million international).
9. "Star Trek: Into Darkness," $2 million ($2 million international).
10. "The Internship," $1.4 million ($3.6 million international).
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