Movie News: 'Batgirl' Now Needs a New Writer and Director; Chris Tucker Teases 'Rush Hour 4'

Movie News: 'Batgirl' Now Needs a New Writer and Director; Chris Tucker Teases 'Rush Hour 4'

Feb 23, 2018

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Batgirl: Just about a year ago, we heard that Joss Whedon (Avengers: Age of Ultron, above) would be writing and directing Batgirl for Warner Bros. and DC. Now Whedon says: "Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warners/DC such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realize I really didn't have a story." Of course, Whedon was also busy last year helping to complete Justice League after the unexpected departure of director Zack Snyder. We'll have to wait and see where the Batgirl project goes from here. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Rush Hour 3

Rush Hour 4: Chris Tucker starred together with Jackie Chan in three popular installments of the Rush Hour action-comedy franchise, all directed by Brett Ratner, the last in 2007 (above). Now Tucker says about a possible Rush Hour 4: "It's happening. This is gonna be the rush of all rushes. Jackie is ready and we want to do this so that people don't ever forget it." Chan previously signaled his willingness to reprise his role in another sequel. [Movieweb]


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The One and Only Ivan: Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, above) will star in The One and Only Ivan. Angelina Jolie, who is also producing, will voice the role of an elephant in the live-action/animated hybrid; Rockwell will voice the lead role of Ivan, a silverback gorilla who befriends a baby elephant (voiced by Brooklyn Prince of The Florida Project) when she too comes to live in a cage at a shopping mall. Thea Sharrock (Me Before You) will direct. [THR]


On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach Trailer: Saoirse Ronan (above) and Billy Howle star in On Chesil Beach as a young couple in 1962 England whose romance is threatened by societal pressures and sexual freedom. Watch the first trailer below to see how the tension develops. Emily Watson also stars; the drama will open in theaters on May 18. [Movieclips]

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