Afternoon Filler: 'X-Men,' 'Apes' Sequel Dates, 'Independence Day' in 3D, 'The Expendables' TV Show and More

Afternoon Filler: 'X-Men,' 'Apes' Sequel Dates, 'Independence Day' in 3D, 'The Expendables' TV Show and More

May 31, 2012

Look

Here's a bruised and battered Ryan Gosling in this behind-the-scenes photo from Only God Forgives, his next film with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. [FSR]

Christian Bale and Natalie Portman fool around on a beach while filming Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups. [Daily Mail]

 

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News

Alan Horn is leaving Warner Bros., where he oversaw some of the biggest film franchises of all time (including Harry Potter) to become the new Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. This move has lead the studio to move back Lone Ranger a few months to July 3, 2013, and move Thor 2 up a week to November 8, 2[Deadline]

Independence Day will get a re-release next summer in 3D on July 3rd, perhaps paving the way for more installments down the line.

Fox has announced release dates for its Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel and  X-Men: First Class sequel, with both arriving during the summer of 2014. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will hit on May 23, 2014, with the untitled X-Men sequel arriving on July 18, 2014.

In other release date news, Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse has claimed the interesting date of April 25th, 2014 (interesting because we're not used to seeing a Spielberg movie open in April). [Box Office Mojo]

Adam Sandler will replace Mark Wahlberg opposite Will Ferrell in Three Mississippi, about two rival families and their annual tackle football game. [Vulture]

Lionsgate is tossing around the idea of turning The Expendables, Red and Step Up into TV shows, which we ay start seeing a lot more of soon as studios look for ways to spread their content and movie universes across multiple platforms. [Deadline]

 

Watch

Pee-Wee Herman talks about his return to the big screen

Driver Friendly's latest music video pays tribute to the films of Tom Hanks

Here's an installment of Freddy Wong's online feature Video Game High School, which was a project completely funded via Kickstarter. [FSR]

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