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Star Wars & Avengers Join Forces For Industrial Light & Magic Image

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Check out a gatefold image from Wired for the 40th Anniversary of LucasFilm Industrial Light & Magic featuring some of the well known characters and creators from the various movies ILM has worked on.

We see characters from Star Wars, where the old meets the new with Yoda and the new bot from The Force Awakens, BB-8, in addition to George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and JJ Abrams; a Velociraptor from Jurassic Park, and Steven Spielberg and ET. That also looks to be Ant-Man standing on the “I.”

The second image features Bumblebee and Michael Bay from the Transformers franchise; Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson; Ron Howard; Guillermo del Toro; a T-1000 Terminator, and Rango.

The third image features the Hulk and Iron Man from the Avengers; Lynwen Brennan of Avatar; Gore Verbinski with Davey Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean; Colin Trevorrow of Jurassic World, and Duncan Jones of Warcraft, in addition to Slimer from Ghosbusters.

Industrial Light & Magic started when Fox finally greenlit Star Wars by giving George Lucas $25,000 to finish the screenplay; however, Fox had no special effects division of their own – so Lucas went out and created one.

“Industrial Light & Magic was born in a sweltering warehouse behind the Van Nuys airport in the summer of 1975.”  

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Melissa McCarthy Leader Of Female Ghostbusters (Video)

We get an update in the above video from director Paul Feig about the upcoming Ghostbusters female reboot.

Feig says that Melissa McCarthy will be the leader of the team and also offers that the reboot gives them a chance to do things differently and not just follow the originals, especially with the ghosts/monsters and special effects.

Feig also doesn’t seem too thrilled about the recently announced Ghostbusters universe with the franchise expanding into merchandise, television and a male-driven Channing Tatum Ghostbusters film.

Feig actually dismisses the wider Ghostbusters Universe and offers it won’t affect his film and even states he doesn’t know if the Channing Tatum Ghostbusters movie is definitely happening.

He also offers the announcement was a big surprise to him, with apparently Sony not informing him of the new Ghostbusters venture.

Check out more in the video.

The female Ghostbusters reboot has a July 22, 2016 release also starring Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong and Leslie Jones.

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Paul Feig Not Involved With Male Ghostbusters; Has Words For Haters

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Director Paul Feig is launching the start of a new Ghostbusters universe with his movie featuring an all-female cast.

When the announcement was first made, some people on the internet weren’t too happy, and now Feig offers a further response to the haters.  Feig also says some people on the internet have a problem with him adding women into the movie.

“The biggest thing I’ve heard for the last four months is, ‘Thanks for ruining my childhood.’ It’s going to be on my tombstone when I die,” Feig told Variety. “It’s so dramatic. Honestly, the only way I could ruin your childhood is if I got into a time machine and went back and made you an orphan.

“I figure it’s some wacked-out teenager,” Feig continues. “But almost constantly it’s someone who’s bio says ‘Proud father of two!’ And has some high-end job. You’re raising children and yet you’re bashing me about putting women in my movie?”

Feig also offers that he isn’t involved in the new recently announced male Ghostbusters which looks to star Channing Tatum.

“I’d heard some rumblings about it,” Feig said. “Who knew there were so many ghosts to be busted in the world?”

It is noted that Feig states he is a fan of Tatum and the Russo Bros., who are rumored to direct, but Feig is concentrating on the ladies.

“All I know is my ladies are going to kick ass and I would not want to go into battle without them.”

Feig’s Ghostbusters has a July 22, 2016 release starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong and Leslie Jones.

With the announcement of the male Ghostbusters movie, Sony also announced a new production studio to oversee the franchise with Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd involved, which will see Ghostbusters expanded into not only movies, but TV and licensing.

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Male-Driven Ghostbusters With Channing Tatum & Russo Bros. Being Developed

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In addition to the all-female Ghostbusters, Sony is also developing a male-driven Ghostbusters movie.

Deadline reports Anthony and Joe Russo, who just signed a first-look deal with Sony, look to be attached to direct and produce the new male Ghostbusters movie, with Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce penning the script.

Channing Tatum is also set to be onboard as a producer, with it likely that Tatum will star as one of the new Ghostbusters as well (recently leaked Sony e-mails revealed Tatum was interested in Ghostbusters along with Chris Pratt).

It’s further reported that Sony has plans to expand the Ghostbusters franchise as a “Ghostcorps” – a new production company – is being formed to oversee the franchise, which will have original director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd involved (more than likely Aykroyd will be featured in the new Ghostbusters).

The female Ghostbusters movie will launch July 2016 and marks the start of the new franchise from director Paul Feig starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong and Leslie Jones.

“We want to expand the Ghostbusters universe in ways that will include different films, TV shows, merchandise, all things that are part of modern filmed entertainment,” Reitman said. “This is a branded entertainment, a scary supernatural premise mixed with comedy. Paul Feig’s film will be the first version of that, shooting in June to come out in July 2016. He’s got four of the funniest women in the world, and there will be other surprises to come. The second film has a wonderful idea that builds on that. Drew will start writing and the hope is to be ready for the Russo Brothers’ next window next summer to shoot, with the movie coming out the following year. It’s just the beginning of what I hope will be a lot of wonderful movies.”

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Meet Your Ghostbusters 3 All-Female Cast

Behold your new all-female Ghostbusters.

Director Paul Feig tweeted the following image confirming that Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are the new Ghostbusters.

Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy have worked with Feig before in Bridesmaids;  McKinnon and Jones are known for Saturday Night Live.

The third Ghostbusters movie will be a reboot; however, Feig hasn’t ruled out using the original cast members in new roles.

Details released as a result of the Sony hack revealed Ryan Gosling is eyed for a role, and that the all-female Ghostbusters form as a result of a villain capable of rising an army of the dead in NYC. Other leaked e-mails revealed a possible spinoff starring Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum.

Feig also previously responded to the “haters” by telling them Ghostbusters 3 won’t ruin their childhoods.

Update: Paul Feig also tweeted the new Ghostbusters will have a July 22, 2016 release, with Sony releasing the following image:

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Leaked: Chris Pratt & Channing Tatum Ghostbusters Spinoff

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Additional information regarding Sony’s Ghostbusters plans have leaked as a result of hacker attacks against the company.

In addition to details that Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, and Lizzy Caplan are interested in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, it’s become known a possible spinoff may be made.

The Ghostbusters spinoff would feature Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt; Captain America directors Joe and Anthony Russo would be on board as producers, with Ghostbusters 3 director Paul Fieg possibly directing.

The Daily Mail got ahold of a batch of e-mails revealing Tatum’s enthusiasm as he compares the spinoff to Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins.

“Let us show the world The DarkSide and let us fight it with all the glory and epicness of a HUGE BATMAN BEGINS MOVIE. I know we can make this a huge franchise. Fun adventure craziness. COME OONNNN!!!”

An email from Hannah Minghella, co-president of production for Columbia Pictures, was then sent to Amy Pascal, head of Sony movies, outlining the possible plan:

“They want to make it simultaneously super scary while also super funny. They love the idea that they are mortal heroes who are believers in the paranormal and the only people who can defend mankind from a paranormal threat. I know we’re mid negotiations with Paul [Feig]. I’m not sure whether we’d ever develop two different versions simultaneously. Joe Russo is open to the idea that both movies could be developed in partnership so they compliment one another within the same Ghostbusters universe. Apparently the Russos are very close to Paul and Joe suggested Paul could be attached to direct both. Personally I think it’s possible for the female version to co-exist with this other version so maybe they’re not mutually exclusive.”

It’s currently unknown if the Ghostbusters spinoff was approved, as Pascal replied only with:

 “fuckkk.”

Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt starred together in the 2012 movie 10 Years.

Other leaked info revealed Tatum involved with a crossover between Jump Street and Men In Black.

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Leaked: Ryan Gosling Wanted For Sinister Six & Ghostbusters

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New leaked e-mails as a result of the Sony hack reveal Ryan Gosling is wanted by Sony for their Sinister Six movie, and the actor also apparently expressed interest in the Ghostbusters reboot.

Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, stated in an e-mail (via Daiy Beast) dated in October that regarding the Spider-Man villain team-up movie and the Jobs film, “i wanted to talk to him about sinister and jobs. you tell me what ehe [sic] is interested in.”

Further communications between Pacal, Gosling’s talent manager Illene Feldman and producer Michael De Luca reveal news about Ghostbusters.

“It’s Ghostbusters according to Ilene,” De Luca replied.

Pascal then responds to Hannah Minghella, co-president of production at Columbia, with enthusiasm and gives a tidbit of info about the Ghostbusters story, as well as mentions Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone are wanted for roles, which was leaked in earlier e-mails.

“There is one make [male] part paul is planning. How insane would that be… He also wants jennifer [Lawrence] and Emma [Stone],” Pascal wrote.

Regarding Sinister Six, previous leaked e-mails suggested it may be scrapped if Sony decides to partner with Marvel for Captain America 3 and a Spider-Man reboot in 2017.

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Original Ghostbusters Getting Movie Theater Re-Release; 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray Revealed

This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, and now it’s learned the original movie will be re-released in movie theaters.

EW.com reports the 1984 Ghostbusters movie will return to more than 700 movie theaters on August 29th.

The anniversary will also include special events, collectible merchandise, and a new home-entertainment release on September 16th with The Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray, as well as for the first time, The Ghostbusters II 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray, which features new content such as conversations with director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd in addition to deleted scenes.

Ghostbusters is still one of our studio’s most beloved franchises,” Rory Bruer, Sony’s president of worldwide distribution, s aid. “I was lucky enough to work on the release of the film on its first run, so it’s a real thrill for me to see that it’s still connecting with audiences everywhere. On the big screen or in home entertainment, this is a great movie to experience again and again.”

The Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray will be available September 16th; pre-order on Amazon.

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Ghostbusters’ Ernie Hudson Up For Role In The Flash TV Series

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Ernie Hudson, known for Ghostbusters, lets it be known in an interview that he is up for a role in The Flash TV series set for the CW.

A pair of character descriptions from a casting call listed Iris West and Detective West.

It’s possible Ernie Hudson could be up for the role as the latter.

“There’s a spinoff of Arrow called Flash. I’m meeting the creators next week,” Hudson told Ghostbusters News. “So I kind of have to prepare for that.”

Hudson continues giving some hints as to the the storyline surrounding the character.

“His [The Flash’s] adopted dad or something. His dad has a problem and I don’t want to give that story away. I’ll tell you more about it if I get the job,” Hudson said.

Here is the previously released description for Detective West, which seems to fit the bill:

DETECTIVE WEST – Late 40s to Early 50s – African American -Detective West is an honest, blue-collar cop who’s seen it all. A soulful, funny caring father to Iris, and a surrogate father to Barry, West came up through the foster system himself. He took in Barry after his mother’s murder and his father’s imprisonment. He believes in Barry and supports Barry’s efforts to prove his father’s innocence.

Grant Gustin recently appeared on two episodes of Arrow as Barry Allen. The mid-season finale saw Barry Allen gain the powers of The Flash, with Gustin going on to star in the TV series which has a yet-to-be announced premiere.