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The Academy Award Will Not Introduce A Popular Movie Category

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The Oscars reversed their decision to introduce a Popular Movie category.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy will not be adding the new category after all. Initially, it was supposed to be rolled out in the upcoming 91st awards ceremony in 2019.

Academy CEO Dawn Hudson released a statement that the negative reactions to the new category played a role in the holding of the changes.

“There has been a wide range of reactions to the introduction of a new award, and we recognize the need for further discussion with our members. We have made changes to the Oscars over the years — including this year — and we will continue to evolve while also respecting the incredible legacy of the last 90 years.”

This could be due to the uproar over the Academy not announcing the guidelines for the award. Are the movies determined based on box gross? Is the movie a people choice award?

Mark Wahlberg thought many of his films would have been up for an Oscar if the award was in place.

“Maybe if they’d had the category before, we’d have won a couple of them,” the Mile 22 star told Variety. “We’ve had some really commercially successful films that we think certainly warranted that kind of notoriety. We make films that we want people to enjoy and if we get those kind of accolades, fantastic. If not, we make the movies for audiences to enjoy.”

 

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First Look: Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in Men In Black Reboot

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Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will be teaming up again for the Men In Black reboot.

Sony has fast-tracked the franchise with the fourth installment titled MIB. The story will focus on the two new agents, H and M. The film has been shooting since July with F. Gary Gary as the director.

Hemsworth posted the first look of the new agents on Instagram with a nod to Thor: Ragnarok with the hastag #revengersforlife.

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will not reprise their roles in the film as agents J and K. Sony had originally planned on combining the Men in Black and 21 Jump Street franchises. But signs point to that being scrapped for a film closer to the original.

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Michael B. Jordan Will Star In New Tom Clancy Franchise

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Michael B. Jordan is signed on for a new Tom Clancy franchise.

Paramount Pictures has tapped the Creed II star for the lead role of John Clark. The studio has decided to focus on two movies Rainbow Six and Without Remorse. Without Remorse is the origin story for the character and will serve as the first film of the franchise.

John Terrence Kelly alias John Clark is an ex-Navy Seal-turned-operations officer for the CIA and would go on to appear in 17 novels starting with 1988’s The Cardinal of the Kremlin with Jack Ryan. His first solo adventures began with Without Remorse in 1993.

No word yet if the John Krasinski who plays Jack Ryan in the Amazon will join the cast.

VIA: Variety

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Bond 25 Finally Lands New Director

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Bond has been on hold after Danny Boyle left the project in August.

Sony has officially hired a new director for the franchise. True Detectives director Cary Fukunaga will step behind the camera for Daniel Craig’s last Bond film. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli made the announcement this morning.

“We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.”

Cary Fukunaga directed the first season of HBO’s True Detective, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson

Production has been pushed back to March of 2019. The film will now be released on February 14th, 2020.

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