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Samuel L. Jackson likely to co-star with Brie Larson in Captain Marvel

Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been entirely absent of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury thus far, but it looks like the latter of half of Marvel’s upcoming slate of films will feature the eye-patch-wearing former S.H.I.E.L.D. director more prominently, especially if a new report is to be trusted.

While Jackson has already signed on to make his McU return with next year’s superhero extravaganza Avengers: Infinity War and will likely pop up in the untitled Avengers film set to follow it, months ago the actor teased that Fury might have a role in Marvel’s first solo female-led film, Captain Marvel. Now, Christopher Marc of Omega Underground has revealed on Twitter that Jackson wasn’t lying, as it looks like he will be co-starring alongside Brie Larson’s titular superhero in the 2019 film.

Marc did clarify that the casting news isn’t official,
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Dane Cook Takes Lead Voice Role In Disney’s Planes

Disney announced today that comedian Dane Cook will voice the lead character Dusty, ‘a plane with high hopes,’ in their animated Cars spin-off Planes. Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) originally had the lead voice role in the developing stages, but is reportedly replaced by Cook (Good Luck Chuck). Cook is best known for his distinctive style of edgy comedy with a casual attitude, but previously also did voice work in Farce of the Penguins, Mr. 3000, and an episode of the TV series, Duck Dodgers. Head honcho John Lasseter joined the new animated film as a producer. Directed by Disneytoon Studios vet Klay...
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Dane Cook to Provide the Lead Voice in Disney’s Cars Spin-Off, Planes

Disney has announced that Dane Cook will voice the lead character "Dusty" in the upcoming Cars spin-off, Planes. Dusty dreams of being a racer, but because he's not built for it, he turns to a seasoned naval aviator to help him take on the defending champ of the racing circuit. Cook previously did voice work in Farce of the Penguins, Mr. 3000, and an episode of the TV series, Duck Dodgers. Cook had a pretty crummy run of feature films in the mid-2000s, but he did a treat turn in the little-seen Detention ("I make 40 'G's' a year plus dental. You may not have a Skittle."), and he probably endeared himself to some folks for his guest spot on Louie. Hit the jump to check out the press release. Planes opens in 3D on August 9th. Here's the press release: Dane Cook Tapped To Voice Dusty In “Disney’S Planes
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Showtime Developing Comedy from Sarah Silverman, 'Arrested Development' Writer (Exclusive)

Showtime Developing Comedy from Sarah Silverman, 'Arrested Development' Writer (Exclusive)
Showtime is developing Slamdance Film Festival winner Punching the Clown for the small screen. The comedy from writer-director Gregori Viens had focused on comic singer-songwriter Henry Phillips, whose dumb-luck rise to Hollywood fame and fortune quickly goes bust. In the TV iteration, Phillips will be living with his struggling-actor brother and dealing with various romantic entanglements. Photos: The Hollywood Reporter Celebrates 'The Mindy Project' Viens, Phillips and Arrested Development's Chuck Martin will serve as writers and executive producers on the project, with comedian Sarah Silverman and David Permut (Face/Off, Farce of the Penguins) attached as EPs.

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