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Doctor Strange has a healthy box office weekend

Doctor Strange opened in many foreign territories last weekend, and has now earned $240.4 million overseas for a worldwide cumulative of $325.4 million.

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This weekend it debuted in China, earning $44.6 million, close to Ant-Man’s $42.77 million bow in the Middle Kingdom, and substantially better than Guardians of the Galaxy’s $30 million opening in the world’s second largest movie market.

Ant-Man earned about $102 million in China, and Doctor Strange should do at least as well.

Tim Miller will not direct the Deadpool sequel

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Tim Miller will not be returning to direct “Deadpool 2,” dropping out of the sequel due to a series of creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds, based on what Variety is saying.

Universal Building Series of Monster Movies

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Universal has announced the release date of April 21, 2017 for a second reboot in a new series of films based on its classic monster franchises,Variety is reporting.  Universal announced plans in July to reboot its classic monster movie franchise in a shared cinematic universe a-la-Marvel.  The universe will include the Mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula, the Invisible Man, the Wolfman, and the Creature From the Black Lagoon.  The series is planned to be produced and overseen by Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) and Chris Morgan (Fast and Furious).
 
The film announced today will follow the already announced reboot of The Mummy that Kurtzman is producing with Sean Daniel and Roberto Orci, scheduled for June 24, 2016 release.

The Next Justice League Movies Will Come Out In 2017

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If you’ve been wondering about the exact timeline for when Warner Bros would be expanding their cinematic universe based off DC Comics, then wonder no longer. Movies based off of Suicide Squad, Justice League and Wonder Woman are coming in the next five years.

At a Warner Bros. investor event today, where Wall Street Journal writer Ben Fritz is in attendance, executives revealed the timing for a slew of DC Comics-based films. The next production after 2015’s Batman v Superman will be Suicide Squad, which centers on villains forced to take on high-risk black ops missions for the government.

The Justice League and Wonder Woman movies are scheduled for 2017, with films based on The Flash and Aquaman in 2018 and Shazam and a Justice League sequel in 2019. Mention was also made of a Cyborg movie, a reboot for Green Lantern and standalone films for Batman and Superman. Of course, Hollywood film production schedules change all the time. But much is riding on the success of these movies, as Warner Bros. is looking to imitate the success that Marvel has had with its comic-book film franchises. SlashFilm has a lot more on the news, including the info that Zack Snyder will be directing the Justice League two-parter.

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‘Star Wars’ Officially Unveils Millennium Falcon

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Bad Robot Productions struck back this morning at Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder with a mashup of its own: a video officially revealing of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars: Episode VII. This time, however, it’s not a mynock attached to the underside of the “hunka junk,” but rather another even more familiar stowaway.

Snyder launched the joking back and forth with J.J. Abrams’ production banner during Comic-Con International, when he tweeted a photo of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Henry Cavill as “Super Jedi.” That was followed in August by a shot of Batman and R2-D2 in a desert landscape. Bad Robot responded to the latter with a mashup of its own, depicting a cape-wearing C-3PO standing watch over Gotham.

The running gag seemingly came to a head on Friday, when Snyder addressed rumors that the Batmobile had been stolen from the film’s Detroit set with an image of a Stormtrooper being placed into a police cruiser. But clearly Bad Robot and Lucasfilm have taken the game to another level with this unveiling.

Arriving Dec. 18, 2015, Star Wars: Episode VII stars franchise veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker, joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie.