Entries in Sequel (17)


Kristen Stewart Set for “Snow White” Sequel Despite Affair 

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Kristen Stewart's involvement in Snow White and the Huntsman nearly cost her her relationship with Robert Pattinson, due to her affair with the film's director, Rupert Sanders. However, she appears set to reprise her role of Snow White for a sequel.

When asked by IndieWire about the direction of her character for a potential follow-up, Stewart replied, "Oh, it’s gonna be f***in’ amazing. No, I’m so excited about it, it’s crazy."

She wouldn't drop any hints regarding the plot, though, saying, "The other day I said that there was a strong possibility that we’re going to make a sequel, and that’s very true, but everyone was like, 'Whoa, stop talking about it.'"

It's been reported that Sanders won't return for the sequel.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Hints She May Not Return for "Avengers" Sequel

Ian Gavan/Getty Images(TORONTO) -- Gwyneth Paltrow has stated that she might not be returning for the Avengers sequel. The actress confirmed to E! that she may be not be back as character Pepper Potts, the former assistant-turned love interest of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark.

“I don’t know,” said the actress when asked about a potential return, “I’m getting old for this s**t, you know what I mean?” She will, however, be seen in the third installment of the Iron Man franchise.

Paltrow, who turns 40 later this month, was speaking at the Toronto Film Festival premiere of her sex addiction movie, Thanks For Sharing.

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Report: Kristen Stewart Sacked from "Snow White" Sequel

Marianna Massey/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- It's more bad news for actress Kristen Stewart.  On the heels of an embarrassing cheating scandal, the actress may be out when it comes to a Snow White and the Huntsman sequel.

Stewart publicly apologized for cheating on boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson with Snow White director Rupert Sanders after photos of the affair surfaced last month.

Now The Hollywood Reporter says plans for a Snow White sequel are being scrapped -- and instead, Universal will make a spinoff sequel starring the huntsman himself, played by The Avengers' Chris Hemsworth.

While it's not clear why Stewart is being shown the door, Sanders will still direct the Huntsman spinoff, a source tells The Hollywood Reporter. The Los Angeles Times is refuting the story, however.

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Joss Whedon Will Return to Assemble "Avengers" Sequel

The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(NEW YORK) -- In a company earnings call from Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger on Tuesday, Iger announced Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon will return for the sequel to the Marvel blockbuster.

With comic fan Whedon at the helm, The Avengers raked in $1.5 billion globally, becoming one of the top-earning films of all time.

Iger also announced that a rumored Avengers-related TV project is moving forward with ABC, and Whedon -- who earned a legion of fans through his TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly -- will be assisting in that small-screen endeavor as well.

The Avengers 2 is slated for a May 4, 2014 release, after a string of the film's superheroes have another go-round at the box office individually: Iron Man 3 hits theaters in May of 2013; Thor's sequel Thor: The Dark World will debut in November of the same year; and Captain America 2: Winter Soldier is slated to debut in April of 2014.

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Jeff Daniels: 'More Hope Than Ever' for "Dumb & Dumber" Sequel

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- After conflicting reports of the fate of a long awaited Dumb & Dumber sequel, fans have a reason to smile: it's happening, swears Jeff Daniels.

The Newsroom star talked up his HBO show to TV critics on Wednesday in Beverly Hills, Calif., and afterwards told a small group of reporters that both he and Jim Carrey are ready to go, and shooting on a new Dumb & Dumber movie could start next spring or summer.

"Jim wants to do it, I want to do it," Daniels said.

The actor said original writer/directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly are on board as well. 

"They want to re-write the script a little bit.  And they aren't trying to jam it in before I have to go back and do Newsroom in November.  So they're going, 'Why don't we just do it right, let's get...everybody organized to go next May or June,'" Daniels said.

Daniels ended his comments by saying, "I think there's more hope than ever."

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Jeff Daniels: "Dumb and Dumber" Sequel Could Shoot Later This Year

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jeff Daniels is hinting that a sequel to the 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber may be in the works.

The actor, who is currently enjoying success as the somewhat more cantankerous Will McAvoy in HBO’s The Newsroom, talked about possibly reprising his role as Harry Dunne in the film comedy.

Daniels told ABC News Radio, “Warner Brothers and New Line are very interested in doing it and I think it’s either going to happen or not happen in the next two weeks.”

Jim Carrey recently announced he was out of the sequel, blaming the studio for “dragging its feet,” but Daniels says shooting for the movie could start soon.

“If we’re lucky, and I’d love to do it, we’ll do it in the fall, but we aren’t there yet -- we all want to do it,” he said.

Director Bobby Farrelly has told The Wrap shooting could start as soon as September, and says Carrey “wants to do it.”

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"Avatar" Sequels to Shoot Back-to-Back

PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Scott Brinegar(NEW YORK) -- Sigourney Weaver, one of the stars of the highest-grossing film in Hollywood history, Avatar, confirms that there are three more films to the Avatar series coming.

Weaver confirms to Showbiz411 that she is set to film Avatar 2, 3 and 4 simultaneously after she wraps Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a new Lincoln Center play by Christopher Durang, which opens in New York City on Nov. 12.

In an interview with The New York Times last month, James Cameron said, "I’m in the Avatar business.  Period.  That’s it.  I’m making Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4, and I’m not going to produce other people’s movies for them."

"I think within the Avatar landscape I can say everything I need to say that I think needs to be said, in terms of the state of the world and what I think we need to be doing about it," the 57-year-old director continued.

, released in 2009, garnered a number of awards, including Academy Awards for best cinematography, best visual effects, and best art direction, and grossed more than $2 billion worldwide, the first film to do so.

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'Snow White & the Huntsman' Sequel in the Works

Stuart Wilson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After its box office success, Universal Studios is set to make Snow White & the Huntsman into a franchise, and reports they're already working on a sequel.

The studio has already tapped David Koepp to write the script for part two. They're still deciding on who will direct.

The latest spin on the classic fairy tale earned an estimated 56.3 million dollars in its opening weekend. It stars Kristen Stewart as Snow White and Charlize Theron as the evil queen.

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TV Directors Circling "Captain America 2"; "Black Panther" Coming Soon?

Paramount Pictures/Marvel Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) -- Brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, who have directed episodes of the TV series Community and Happy Endings as well as the film You, Me & Dupree, are in talks to helm the Captain America sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Joe Johnston directed the 2011 original, Captain America: The First Avenger.

Speaking of The Avengers, after Cap 2, which hits theaters in the spring of 2014, the next Marvel hero to get the big-screen treatment could be Black Panther, an occasional member of the supergroup.

The well-connected fansite says four anonymous sources confirm the African prince-turned hero, who made his debut in 1966, will be starring in his own movie.  The character, who only coincidentally shares a name with the radical African American group, is credited with being the first black comic superhero.

Marvel hasn't confirmed or denied the Black Panther story, and the website points to a key hint to his existence in Iron Man 2: a map showed the fictional African nation of Wakanda, birthplace of the hero's alter-ego T’Challa.  According to Marvel lore, Wakanda is also the only place where vibranium can be mined: Captain America's impenetrable shield is made from the vibration-proof element.

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This Just In: "Anchorman 2" Teasers Released

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- As San Diego's most respected newsman Ron Burgundy might say, we've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story: fans of Will Ferrell's Anchorman can now catch a first glimpse of the 2004 cult classic's upcoming sequel, thanks to a pair of teasers -- one "safe for work," and the other a little more blue.

It seems all of the Channel 4's original news team has been reassembled for the second go-round: Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner will reprise their roles as ladies man field reporter Brian Fantana, clueless weatherman Brick Tamland, and meathead sports reporter Champ Kind, respectively.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, opens in 2013.

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