Movie News: 'Rogue One' Villain Touted as 'Captain Marvel' Villain

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Captain Marvel: Ben Mendelsohn, who portrayed a villainous character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (above), is in talks to play the primary villain in Captain Marvel — likely the leader of the Skrulls, a race of extraterrestrial shapeshifters. If things work out, it would be a reunion for Mendelsohn with directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck; they all worked together on the gambling drama Mississippi Grind. Brie Larson will star as Air Force pilot Carol Danvers in the movie, which will be set in the 1990s and is slated for release on March 8, 2019. [Variety]


Regina King

If Beale Street Could Talk: Regina King (above), known recently for TV’s American Crime and The Leftovers, has joined the cast of If Beale Street Could Talk. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) wrote the script, based on James Baldwin’s novel, and is directing. The movie follows a pregnant young woman who races against the clock to free her unjustly imprisoned husband. [Deadline]


Terminator: Genisys

Terminator: For the next movie in the Terminator franchise, due in 2019, Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator: Genisys, above) says that producer James Cameron and director Tim Miller “came up with a concept where they can continue on with the T-800 but make a whole new movie. What they are doing now with this one is basically to just take a few very basic characters, like Linda Hamilton’s character and my character, and dismiss everything else. Just move away from all these rules of the timeline and other characters.” [Business Insider]


Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built

Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built Trailer: Helen Mirren plays the wealthy heiress of the Winchester repeating rifle business in Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built. As the first trailer explains, she felt compelled to undertake a vast construction project for very specific, possibly haunted reasons. Jason Clarke also stars; the thriller will open on February 2, 2018. [Movieclips]

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