‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ still on top of box office

LOS ANGELES — Star Wars is still dominating the movie universe, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story leading the box office for a fourth straight week.
“It’s a great weekend for space movies,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box office tracker comScore, noting that the Jennifer Lawrence-Chris Pratt space story Passengers also remains among the top 10.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, $21.97 million ($56.6 million international).
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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theatres (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, $56.6 million.

‘Legion’ Showrunner Addresses X-Men Crossover Potential

Shared universes in TV and film have become more and more common over the years, specifically when it comes to the superhero genre.
When FX announced it was developing “Legion,” a story about troubled man David Haller (Dan Stevens) who struggles with mental illness for years before learning the voices and visions he hears and sees may be real, for the small screen it seemed the X-Men franchise would be expanding as well.
David’s origin story hasn’t changed, so we haven’t changed that connection to the X-Men universe.”
While that isn’t a hard no, it seems it will be quite a while before X-Men fans see their favorite mutants appear on the small screen.
“Legion” premieres Feb. 8 on FX and also stars Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, and Aubrey Plaza.

Hugh Jackman on ‘Deadpool’s’ Oscars Odds and Retiring Wolverine

For this week’s Golden Globes Variety cover story, Hugh Jackman threw his weight behind “Deadpool,” making the case for why the comic-book tentpole starring Ryan Reynolds should be a prominent awards contender (and it might be — following its Writers Guild of America nomination this week).
You first met Ryan Reynolds when he played Wade Wilson in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”?
He wasn’t in the Deadpool costume in my movie.
The word around Fox was if you’re doing anything with marketing “Deadpool,” you don’t call Ryan’s publicist.
Would you ever do a spinoff Wolverine movie with Deadpool?

‘Green Lantern Corps’: Sterling K. Brown Wants to Play John Stewart

He’s a newly minted Marvel star, but Sterling K. Brown is ready to head to another comic book universe.
Just hours after news broke that the Green Lantern Corps movie will feature the DC hero John Stewart, actor Sterling K. Brown is throwing his hat into the ring.
Namaste #GreenLanternCorps https://t.co/1DTshcKS5M
— Sterling K Brown (@sterlingkb1) January 13, 2017

Brown was announced as part of the cast for Marvel’s Black Panther movie last week — just the latest win for the actor, who rose to greater prominence (and won an Emmy) for his acclaimed work on last year’s People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, in which he played prosecutor Christopher Darden.
After appearing as the Marvel character Deadpool in 2009’s X-Men Origin’s Wolverine for Fox, Ryan Reynolds starred in Warner Bros. and DC’s 2011 movie Green Lantern.
And as several Twitter users pointed out after this story first published, there have been several direct Marvel Cinematic Universe to DC Extended Universe crossovers.

Celebs Stick It To Trump With Dramatic Rendition Of ‘I Will Survive’

At first we were afraid, we were petrified, kept thinking this was yet another mashup of celebrities dramatically reading lyrics to a famous song.
Actually, that’s exactly what this is, but there’s something about a video compilation of this year’s Oscar front-runners belting out “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration that captures the sprit of this political moment.
As part of W Magazine’s Best Performance Issue, stars like Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Ruth Negga, Chris Pine, Taraji P. Henson, Matthew McConaughey, Mahershala Ali, Hailee Steinfeld, Dev Patel and more gathered to perform everybody’s favorite fight song.
“[It’s] the antidote for a still-grieving Hollywood, many members of which were outspoken Hillary Clinton supporters over the past year,” W explains.
“And a few of whom have found themselves on the unfriendly end of Donald Trump’s Twitter account.”

Why Girl Meets World Wasn’t as Dramatic as Boy

In a new interview, Rider Strong of Boy Meets World fame got candid about the differences between the ABC series he starred on and the spinoff, Girl Meets World, that he recurred on.In an interview on Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show with guest host Samm Levine of Freaks and Geeks fame, Strong discussed his TV past and present, including the major differences between Boy and Girl.
“For some reason on TGIF we would just do these videos that were like full on dramas and nobody seemed to notice,” Strong said referring to Boy Meets World’s infamous cult episode in which Shawn joined a cult because of girl, then becomes “completely brainwashed,” then Mr. Turner gets into a motorcycle accident and Shawn leaves the cult and discovers God, “all in the course of 22 minutes,” Strong recalled.
“When you do a tonal shift like that — I think Boy Meets World missed the mark almost as often as it nailed the mark, honestly—for some people that tonal shift will never work,” Strong

“I think what Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World tapped into is that there’s actually a huge segment of that age group… the target age group from 8 all the way up to 16ish, that is very melodramatic and that does see life as ‘It’s all fun,’ and then the rug gets pulled out from under you and you’re like crying.
Strong, who appeared in seven episodes of Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World, broke the news that Girl Meets World was canceled.
Pretty much every series regular from Boy Meets World returned in some capacity over Girl Meets World’s three seasons on Disney Channel.

Stranger Things Stars Promise a Bigger, Darker Season 2

Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown and Lily Collins attend the 2017 BAFTA Tea Party.Getty ImagesNetflix’s spooky, breakout science fiction series, Stranger Things, is coming back for a second season sometime in 2017—and rumors about possible storylines are at an all-time high among fans of the show.
Vanity Fair spoke with the show’s cast and creative team to get some answers about the highly anticipated-show while attending the annual BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party on Saturday afternoon.
The series’ original cast, including Winona Ryder and fan-favorite Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, will all return for another go this year.
Levy wouldn’t divulge any more details, or the exact 2017 premiere date—but Noah Schnapp, who played Ryder’s missing son Will Byers, has been upgraded to series regular, and he gave us some new insight about Season 1’s cliffhanger finale.
They’re taking a brief break to celebrate the show’s critical success and to partake in awards season.

Why Girl Meets World Wasn’t as Dramatic as Boy

In a new interview, Rider Strong of Boy Meets World fame got candid about the differences between the ABC series he starred on and the spinoff, Girl Meets World, that he recurred on.In an interview on Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show with guest host Samm Levine of Freaks and Geeks fame, Strong discussed his TV past and present, including the major differences between Boy and Girl.
“For some reason on TGIF we would just do these videos that were like full on dramas and nobody seemed to notice,” Strong said referring to Boy Meets World’s infamous cult episode in which Shawn joined a cult because of girl, then becomes “completely brainwashed,” then Mr. Turner gets into a motorcycle accident and Shawn leaves the cult and discovers God, “all in the course of 22 minutes,” Strong recalled.
“When you do a tonal shift like that — I think Boy Meets World missed the mark almost as often as it nailed the mark, honestly—for some people that tonal shift will never work,” Strong

“I think what Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World tapped into is that there’s actually a huge segment of that age group… the target age group from 8 all the way up to 16ish, that is very melodramatic and that does see life as ‘It’s all fun,’ and then the rug gets pulled out from under you and you’re like crying.
Strong, who appeared in seven episodes of Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World, broke the news that Girl Meets World was canceled.
Pretty much every series regular from Boy Meets World returned in some capacity over Girl Meets World’s three seasons on Disney Channel.

Nominees for 19th Costume Designers Guild Awards Announced

Nominees were unveiled Thursday for the 19th Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA), to be hosted by singer-actress Mandy Moore on Feb. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and for which Lacoste will return for the 14th year as presenting sponsor.
As previously revealed, Meryl Streep will receive the Distinguished Collaborator Award, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland will receive the Career Achievement Award and illustrator Lois DeArmond will be honored with the Distinguished Service Award.
In addition, costume designer Ret Turner will be posthumously inducted into the Guild’s Hall of Fame.

Hugh Jackman on ‘Deadpool’s’ Oscars Odds and Retiring Wolverine

For this week’s Golden Globes Variety cover story, Hugh Jackman threw his weight behind “Deadpool,” making the case for why the comic-book tentpole starring Ryan Reynolds should be a prominent awards contender (and it might be — following its Writers Guild of America nomination this week).
You first met Ryan Reynolds when he played Wade Wilson in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”?
He wasn’t in the Deadpool costume in my movie.
The word around Fox was if you’re doing anything with marketing “Deadpool,” you don’t call Ryan’s publicist.
Would you ever do a spinoff Wolverine movie with Deadpool?