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Deadpool Owns Fifty Shades of Grey; Best February Preview Opening Ever

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How do you like those chimichangas?!

Last night saw the Deadpool movie open with Thursday night advanced screenings, and now it’s learned the film did exceptionally well — so much so that Deadpool now has the best February preview opening ever, beating out the likes of Fifty Shades of Grey (we need a Deadpool meme for that!).

Amazon’s Box Office Mojo reports Deadpool netted $12.7 million to Fifty Shades of Grey‘s $8.6 million last year. 

Deadpool is currently topping the opening weekend box office surpassing How To Be Single and Zoolander 2.

It’s even possible Deadpool may be able to nab the best February opening ever, but it might be tough as Fifty Shades of Grey holds the record with $85.1 million ($93 million when the four-day President’s Day weekend is accounted for).

Deadpool also looks to make the top R-Rated movie list, but again, it’s unclear whether or not Deadpool will be able to set the record achieved by Matrix Reloaded with $91.7 million.

“Deadpool” has a February 12, 2016 release directed by Tim Miller starring Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, TJ Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Morena Baccarin as Copycat and Ed Skrein as Ajax.

Synopsis:

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.  

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Pacific Rim 2, Warcraft & The Mummy Get New Release Dates

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Earlier at CinemaCon saw Universal announce a slew of new release dates, which includes mention Guillermo del Toro will be back to direct Pacific Rim 2 that has an an August 4, 2017 release date (formerly April 2, 2017).

Duncan Jones’ live-action Warcraft film has moved from March 11, 2016 to June 10, 2016.

The reboot of The Mummy Franchise gets pushed back almost a year –  from June 24, 2016 to March 24, 2017 – directed by Alex Kurtzman.

A new Tom Cruise movie, Mena, will be released June 6, 2017.

A new untitled Universal monsters movie produced and overseen by Kurtzman will bow on March 30, 2018.

Universal also announced release dates for the sequels to Fifty Shades of Grey: Fifty Shades Darker on February 2017, and Fifty Shades Freed for February 2018.

As we previously reported, Vin Diesel announced the release date for Fast & Furious 8 with April 14, 2017.

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Charlie Hunnam Cast As Christian Grey For Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie; Dakota Johnson As Anastasia Steele

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Charlie Hunnam has been cast as the lead role in the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie as Christian Grey.

Hunnam comes off Pacific Rim, which has made over $400 million at the box office as well as starring in the popular TV series Sons of Anarchy.

Universal also officially announced Dakota Johnson (The Social Network, 21 Jump Street) as Anastasia Steele. 

Full details below.

 

Press Release

Charlie Hunnam will star as Christian Grey, the lead male character in Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ highly anticipated film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” it was announced today. He joins Dakota Johnson, who will star opposite him as Anastasia Steele. The film, which will be released by Focus Features on August 1, 2014 in North America, is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E L James, the author of the #1 bestselling book on which the film is based. The screenplay is by Kelly Marcel. The announcement about Mr. Hunnam’s casting in Fifty Shades of Grey was made today by Ms. James.

Mr. Hunnam currently stars as a regular on the critically acclaimed FX series Sons of Anarchy. His feature film credits include Pacific Rim, Children of Men, Cold Mountain, and Nicholas Nickleby.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” has become a global phenomenon and the trilogy has been translated in 50 languages worldwide since its release. To date, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has sold over 70 million copies worldwide in e-book and print, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.

Universal and Focus acquired the rights to the three books in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy in March 2012. Focus Features will market and distribute the first film in partnership with Universal.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. Subsequent novels in the series, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” explore the couple’s deepening relationship.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie To Take On Fifty Shades Of Grey In Box Office Showdown

I suppose we can look at it this way: While all our girlfriends and wives go see the new Fifty Shades of Grey movie, we can all go see James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy flick.

It’s just been announced that the Fifty Shades of Grey movie will have an August 1, 2014 release, which is the same as the Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy film.

Focus Features studio revealed the following announcement with accompanying image.

 

Press Release

The global release of Fifty Shades of Grey will start in North America on Friday, August 1st, 2014 with opening dates around the world to be announced. The Focus Features domestic theatrical release will be in theaters nationwide. Universal Pictures International is releasing the movie in the rest of the world.

Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing the highly anticipated film adaptation of E L James’ #1bestselling book. Fifty Shades of Grey has been adapted into a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing the movie version alongside Ms. James.

Universal Pictures and Focus Features acquired the rights to the three books in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy in March 2012. Focus Features will market and distribute the first film in partnership with Universal. Fifty Shades of Grey has become a global phenomenon and the trilogy has been translated in over 50 languages worldwide since its release. To date, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has sold over 70 million copies worldwide in e-book and print, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.

Fifty Shades of Grey (first published in 2011) follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. Subsequent novels in the series, Fifty Shades Darker (2011) and Fifty Shades Freed (2012) explore the couple’s deepening relationship.

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Man of Steel Henry Cavill Not In Talks For Fifty Shades of Grey

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4374:]]While Henry Cavill will take to the skies as the new Superman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel next year, the popular actor may not be playing the popular character of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey.

It was rumored that Cavill was in talks to play the billionaire Christian, as the character in the novel is based on him, and recently Cavill mentioned in an interview that he isn’t exactly ruling it out.

However, now reps for Cavill have apparently ruled him out as they have denied the rumor and said he isn’t in talks (Via EntertainmentWise).

Perhaps, they mean currently?

Regardless, it’s recently become known that Henry Cavill is signed on for three Superman movies as well as most likely headling the Justice League movie, so it looks as if he’ll be busy doing that.

Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Superman Man of Steel Movie Hub for even more Henry Cavill news and information.

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Man of Steel 2013: Superman Henry Cavill Talks Thor Chris Hemsworth & Fifty Shades Of Grey

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:2432:]] Things are starting to fly with the new Man of Steel movie as earlier we learned from director Zack Snyder that Henry Cavill is all but attached to the upcoming Justice League Movie.

In addition, the new Man of Steel trailer is attached to the December 14th premiere of The Hobbit, which gives the super fans out there something even more excited to look forward to.

As we’ve heard previously from many members of the Man of Steel cast, this version of Superman will be different than its predecessors, and we’ve also heard mention of a Christopher Nolan approach to the movie (Nolan is on as producer) with is said that Superman will be more real as well.

Now we get more of that from Henry Cavill who not only says his Superman will not be a bit vanilla – “not at all” – but that the movie will be “epically cool.”

“I don’t mean anything against the movies and TV shows that have come before, because they were of their time, but this is epically cool,” Cavill tells Details.com. “People in the past have criticized the character for being a bit chocolate-box, a bit vanilla, and this is not that—at all. The lore is there that we’re drawing from, but to create something from that which is reflective of life today—that’s the trick.”

Cavill also touches upon the fact that he is British playing an American super hero, and compares it to Chris Hemsworth playing Thor.

“It’s about who looks right for the character and for the generation it’s being cast for. If you only look at the American market, you’re narrowing down your options an awful lot. The point of acting is to pretend you’re someone else and sell a story. Chris Hemsworth is an Australian man, not a god from Asgaard. It would be even more fluke-y if every person who was playing a superhero was American.”

And it’s also rumored that Henry Cavill will be playing the character of Christian in Fifty Shades of Grey, with Cavill not ruling it out.

“Whether that happens, that decision will be made at the time it has to be made. It would be a very different kind of thing than Man of Steel,” he said.

Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.

Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha “Ma” Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan “Pa” Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.

Be sure to check out the Cosmic Book News Superman Movie Hub for even more news and information.

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Superman Henry Cavill In Talks For Fifty Shades Of Grey?

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A couple weekend’s ago I was at a friend’s house for a picnic when someone brought up to me the novel by British author, E.L. James, Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Now, I really have no idea what it’s about, but I guess it’s some sort of romance novel – to say the least – but what it is is hot as heck.

So much so that it is being called the next Twilight — or bigger. And I mean “bigger” (if you’re familiar with the novel, that is).

Well, as it’s such a hot commodity it’s ripe for a movie, and it seems that new Superman, Henry Cavill, may be attached to play the lead role of Christian Grey.

It’s being reported that Henry Cavill and producer Michael De Luca met over Comic-Con weekend this past July when Henry was present promoting the Man of Steel.

Apparently a friend of a friend saw Henry with De Luca at De Luca’s office.

And what’s interesting is that the novel is said to have been partially inspired by the UK TV series, the Tudors, of which Henry Cavill starred.

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While nothing has been confirmed, Henry Cavill fans are going ballistic over having their super man be the choice of Grey, points out PolicyMic.com.

The Facebook Fan pages are erupting as is Pinterest with support for Cavill.

However, Henry Cavill does have some contention as Ryan Gosling, Ian Sommerhalder and Matt Bomer are apparently up for the role as well.

Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.

Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha “Ma” Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonat han “Pa” Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.

Be sure to check out the Cosmic Book News Superman Movie Hub for even more news and information.

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