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Additions have been made to the cast of the all-new adventure set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, the second of five feature films in the series that began with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

The film, which is currently in production, is being directed by David Yates.

Among the actors who have joined the international ensemble cast are: Carmen Ejogo, returning to the role of Seraphina Picquery; Wolf Roth as Spielman; Victoria Yeates as Bunty; Derek Riddell as Torquil Travers; Poppy Corby-Tuech as Rosier; Cornell S. John as Arnold Guzman; and Brontis Jodorowsky as Nicolas Flamel.  Fiona Glascott and Jessica Williams have also been cast in roles to be revealed.

Reprising their roles from the worldwide hit “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” are Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), who stars as wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander; Katherine Waterston as Auror Tina Goldstein; Dan Fogler as No-Maj Jacob Kowalski; Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein; and Ezra Miller as Credence.  Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, “Finding Neverland”) returns as the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, and Oscar nominee Jude Law (“The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Cold Mountain”) portrays Hogwarts professor Albus Dumbledore.

Rounding out the main cast are Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange; Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander; Claudia Kim as a woman in a wizarding circus; William Nadylam as Yusuf Kama; Ingvar Sigurdsson as Grimmson; Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as Skender; and Kevin Guthrie as Abernathy.

J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplay for the film, which opens in 1927, a few months after Newt helped to unveil and capture the infamous Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald.  However, as he promised he would, Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape and has been gathering more followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings.  The only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard he once called his dearest friend, Albus Dumbledore.  But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander.  The adventure reunites Newt with Tina, Queenie and Jacob, but his mission will also test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly dangerous and divided wizarding world.

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FILE – In this July 30, 2016 file photo, writer J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon arrival at gala performance of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” in central London. Rowling has completed a series of short digital works, “Pottermore Presents,” centered on the school where Potter and friends honed their magic. Three collections will be released Sept. 6 through Rowling’s Pottermore web site, pottermore.com. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File) ORG XMIT: NYET300

The film expands the wizarding world, moving from New York to London and on to Paris.  There are also some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of the books and film series.

David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram are producing the film, with Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serving as executive producers.

Collaborating with Yates behind the scenes are: Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (“A River Runs Through It”); three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“The English Patient,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Gandhi,” the “Harry Potter” films), three-time BAFTA Award-winning editor Mark Day (the last four “Harry Potter” films, “State of Play”), four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Alice in Wonderland”), Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Tim Burke (“Gladiator,” the “Harry Potter” films), and Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Christian Manz (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1”).

The new adventure is being filmed at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, which has been the cinematic home of the Wizarding World since the first “Harry Potter” film.

Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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[VIDEO] Lebron James (@KingJames) in SMALLFOOT (@SMALLFOOTMovie)!

Happy Friday!

In case you missed it, Lebron James tweeted a fun 20-second video, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the voice over of Gwangi – his character in the film who is all about the truth

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Happy Friday!

In case you missed it, Lebron James tweeted a fun 20-second video, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the voice over of Gwangi – his character in the film who is all about the truth!

In theaters September 28th, SMALLFOOT tells a story about what happens when a young yeti stirs up his community after discovering what he thought didn’t exist – a human.

Zendaya, Yara Shahidi, Common, and Channing Tatum are among others in this star-studded voice cast of characters in the upcoming family-film from Warner Bros.

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“Smallfoot” turns a myth upside down when a bright young yeti, Migo (Channing Tatum) finds an elusive creature he thought didn’t exist—a human! News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village!

The all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, September 28, 2018.

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“It’s Morphin’ Time!” “Power Rangers” Sequel in Early Development!

Power Rangers was undoubtedly one of the most anticipated films of 2017. The darker, more realistic take on “five teenage heroes with attitude” and their nemesis, Rita Repulsa, was a true treat to see. Well, Hasbro is back at it again announcing that a sequel to the hit film is in in the works! 

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Power Rangers was undoubtedly one of the most anticipated films of 2017. The darker, more realistic take on “five teenage heroes with attitude” and their nemesis, Rita Repulsa, was a true treat to see. Well, Hasbro is back at it again announcing that a sequel to the hit film is in in the works!

via CNet

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 In a recent report from Licensing.org, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner said the toy company has big plans for the popular 1990s-era franchise, including a new film.

The Power Rangers brand has a “significant opportunity for growth,” Goldner said in the report. Not a lot of detail was given about the film, which will follow the 2017 Power Rangers movie that received mixed reviews from critics. CNET’s review of that movie notes that while the teen heroes don’t hang out at a juice bar/karate dojo, they “unmistakably” carry the spirit of the cult-favorite show.

Power Rangers fans with an interest in the Mighty Morphin toys and collectibles can mark their calendars for 2020. Goldner said in the licensing report that 2019 is a “transition year” for the Power Rangers brand, with new licensed products and entertainment content coming in 2020.

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Lord Zedd and Green Ranger (Tommy Oliver)

This is huge news and we are glad to see the Power Rangers will be back in action. As you may recall, the post-credit scene reveals Tommy Oliver, the sixth and Green Ranger, will be introduced in the next film. There is no word on whether he or Lord Zedd will be the antagonist of the sequel. The Green Ranger was originally and adversary of the other Rangers in the series, and Rita did warn our heroes that others will come seeking the Zeo Crystals. The others are undoubtedly Zedd and other Ranger enemies like The Machine Empire, Master Vile, Divatox, or even Astronema, if the movies progress that far.

We are disappointed we will have to wait until 2020, however, for the sequel. Will the cast still be able to pass for teenagers then? Or is this a time to introduce the next set of Rangers? We will keep you posted on more news at it comes.

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[FIRST LOOK/PHOTOS] Disney (@Disney) Announces “Kim Possible” Live Action Movie, Debuts Actors!

She’s your basic, average girl and she’s here to save the world, you can’t stop her because she’s Kim Possible! “Kim Possible” is BACK and this time she is LIVE in action! It took Disney long enough, but finally we have our favorite teenage heroine back to saving the world in a semi-real way. The news was announced at Disney’s Panel during Comic-Con just as it was closing out!

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KIM POSSIBLE LIVE ACTION MOVIE

She’s your basic, average girl and she’s here to save the world, you can’t stop her because she’s Kim Possible! “Kim Possible” is BACK and this time she is LIVE in action! It took Disney long enough, but finally we have our favorite teenage heroine back to saving the world in a semi-real way. The news was announced at Disney’s Panel during Comic-Con just as it was closing out!

via Entertainment Weekly

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Kim Possible made her Comic-Con debut in a surprise way at the end of Disney Channel’s July 21 panel for Big Hero 6: The Series. During the Big Hero panel, the show’s executive producers Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley, and Nick Filippi took a moment to reveal a first look at the upcoming live-action adaptation of Kim Possible, the series which McCorkle and Schooley created in 2002.

Actress Sadie Stanley will give new life to the red-headed hero in a Disney Channel Original Movie premiering in 2019, written by McCorkle, Schooley, and Josh Cagan. 

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Madelaine Petsch as Kim Possible

We have to say we are very excited about a live action Kim Possible movie. Women have really been kicking ass in the hero department the last couple of years with characters like Wonder Woman, Elastigirl, Okoye, Shuri, and soon Captain Marvel just to name a few. The actress set to portray Kim is cute, but we were expecting someone who looked slightly older and would be a babe–well, that’s how she is drawn. Madelaine Petsch would have been an awesome choice!

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Shego and Dr. Drakken

 

For other casting news, we know Sean Giambrone will play “Ron Stoppable,” Kim’s best friend/sidekick. There is no news, however, on her “man in the chair,” Wade. Nor do we have any casting news for her her villains Dr. Drakken or Shego. We just hope the film does the cartoon the same justice where we see a pretty cool teenage girl saving the world one mission at a time! What do you guys think of the cast thus far? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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