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In Brief: 'Borat' sequel star enters Marvel Cinematic Universe; 'Sandman' gets release date, and more

Variety reports Borat Subsequent Moviefilm breakout star Maria Bakalova has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a “key role” in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Bakalova’s role, like most details pertaining the film, is being kept secret. Filming recently wrapped up on the third chapter, which will star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Sylvester Stallone, Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Debicki, Will Poulter, Chuk Iwuji and Daniela Melchior. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 debuts May 5, 2023, from Marvel Studios, which is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News…... [Read Full Story]

In Brief: Rachel Zegler in 'Hunger Games' prequel teaser; Biden headed to 'Kimmel', and more

Lionsgate on Sunday released an exclusive teaser clip for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. The film, per the studio, is set, years before 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow, played by Tom Blyth, would become the tyrannical President of Panem, and with the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, he’s alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, the girl tribute from impoverished District 12, portrayed by Rachel Zegler. “But after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor,” leading to a “race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.” The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is due in theaters on Nov. 17, 2023…... [Read Full Story]

'Top Gun: Maverick' repeats at #1 at the box office with $86 million weekend

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Top Gun: Maverick spends a second week at #1. The sequel delivered an estimated $86 million, putting its total domestic gross at just under $292 million and nearly $548 million globally. Those numbers officially make Top Gun: Maverick the highest-grossing film domestically for star Tom Cruise, without adjusting for inflation, flying past 2005’s War of the Worlds.... [Read Full Story]

In Brief: 'Doctor Strange' sequel to Disney+ June 22, and more

Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will begin streaming exclusively on Disney+ June 22. The film’s main stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong and Xochitl Gomez made the announcement in a :45 video clip released by the streaming service on Thursday. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — also starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, with Michael Stühlbarg and Rachel McAdams — has crossed the $800 million mark at the worldwide box office. Disney is the parent company of ABC News…... [Read Full Story]