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Patty Jenkins reveals new look for Wonder Woman, says Warner Bros. is skipping San Diego Comic-Con

© 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.(LOS ANGELES) — Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins tweeted the first official promotional image from the film on Wednesday, and it looks like the superhero, played by Gal Gadot, is getting a makeover.
The shiny red and blue costume Gadot wore in the first film has been replaced with gold armor, which she’s seen modeling against a background of ’80s-appropriate neon colors in the form of a W.

The image might have been to try to soften the blow for fans, as director Patty Jenkins also added that the movie — and others from Warner Bros. — will be not be making an appearance at this summer’s Comic-Con International in San Diego. “By now you’ve heard: WB isn’t going to Hall H this year,” Jenkins wrote, referencing the main stage where big projects are unveiled. “We’re so sad to miss you there!”

Jenkins added, “And waiting until Dec. to start our official #WW84 campaign in full– But the truth is… we can just… barely… wait…”

The wardrobe change isn’t out of character for Wonder Woman, whose costume has gone through several changes in the comics. Over the years, she’s rocked a cape, a star-spangled skirt, a Greek warrior helmet, an all-black outfit, and even white slacks and a turtleneck.

Wonder Woman 1984, also starring Chris Pine and Kristen Wiig, hits theaters in exactly one year from Wednesday on June 5, 2020.

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Chadwick Boseman talks ’21 Bridges,’ going one-on-one with Kevin Garnett, on ‘Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night’

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Jimmy Kimmel returned to prime time for the 12th straight year, in conjunction with the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, for Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night.

Wednesday night before the big NBA Finals game three between the defending champion Warriors and the upstart Raptors, Jimmy welcomed Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, whose new movie 21 Bridges comes out July 12.

Boseman stars as an embattled NYPD detective who gets a shot at redemption after being called to help in a citywide manhunt for a cop killer. As the search intensifies, authorities go to extreme measures to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan by closing all 21 bridges to the island. The 41-year-old actor describes it as “a thriller from beginning to end.”

Neither Boseman nor Brooklyn-born Kimmel knew there were 21 bridges in and out of New York City, and apparently, neither did the filmmakers, whom Boseman says originally wanted to call the film “17 Bridges.”

Another thing Boseman learned about NYC: “Street crime in New York City is done, because they can see everything you do…there are cameras everywhere.  If you want to do a crime, please go inside,” he joked.

Boseman also talked about getting up-close and personal-with a Siberian tiger, and scoring on future NBA star Kevin Garnett when they played together in an amateur basketball league.

Earlier, for the fifth straight year, Kimmel sent his sidekick Guillermo to NBA Media Day, where the diminutive TV personality asked some of the two-time champion Warriors how they felt about a possible three-peat — or “threesome,” as Guillermo called it — and tried to recruit Golden State and Toronto players for his new franchise, the “Tijuana Piranhas.”

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights on ABC.

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Watch now: Brad Pitt saves the world in the sci-fi epic ‘Ad Astra’

20th Century Fox(LOS ANGELES) — Brad Pitt is tasked with saving the entire planet in the upcoming film Ad Astra, the trailer for which just debuted.

The movie is now being released by ABC News’ parent company Disney, following its acquisition of 20th Century Fox. Star and co-producer Pitt plays a military man who undertakes a dangerous space mission as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

Pitt’s character is tasked with finding out what happened to the crew of a years-old deep space mission led by his father, played Tommy Lee Jones.  He learns that they were working on a secret project — and that they’re not as lost in space as Pitt’s character initially thought.

Originally slated for January, and then bumped to May 24, the movie will now hit theaters September 20.

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Alec Baldwin will be the next honoree/victim of the Comedy Central Roast

ABC(NEW YORK) — Movie and TV star, game show host and Emmy-winning President Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin will be on the hot seat this summer, as the next celeb to be “honored” with a Comedy Central Roast.

In the announcement, Baldwin noted sarcastically, “Getting roasted will be the greatest honor of my lifetime besides being a father, a husband, hosting Saturday Night Live 17 times, receiving Golden Globes, Emmys, and working with Martin Scorsese.”

The special will be filmed in New York City in the near future, and will air on Comedy Central on a later date.

“Alec Baldwin has done so many great things, it will be a unique treat to spend a night focusing on everything he’d rather forget,” said Comedy Central exec Jonas Larsen in a statement.

Previous roastees included Justin Bieber, Rob Lowe, William Shatner, and a pre-presidential Donald Trump. 

Last year’s honoree was Bruce Willis, who was flamed by Roastmaster General Jeff Ross, Edward Norton, Dennis Rodman, Lil Rel Howery, Willis’ ex-wife Demi Moore, and his former Moonlighting co-star Cybil Shepherd, among others.

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Ava DuVernay explains why she doesn’t want fans to call her “Auntie”

Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix(NEW YORK) — You can call accomplished filmmaker Ava DuVernay a director, producer, and visionary — but when it comes to giving her a title of respect, please don’t call her auntie.

“First of all, I have a real issue with…recently I’ve been getting called on Twitter ‘Auntie Ava,'” DuVernay, 46, told Van Lathan‘s podcast The Red Pill. “Why?! Why?! Am I that old? Because I don’t feel that old.”

Lathan explained the term “auntie” was used because of the “weight that she brings– the importance,” in which DuVernay responded, “I appreciate that.”

However, DuVernay later admitted, “I’ve been feeling some kinda way about it.”

After the interview, the term “auntie” began trending on Twitter, with DuVernay presenting her fans with some approved options for her title.

“For the record, I happily respond to: ‘Hello, Ms. DuVernay,’ ‘Hello, Sis,’ ‘Hello, Queen,’ ‘Hello, Family,’ ‘Hello, Ava’ (safest bet),” she tweeted. “Ms. Ava is fine if you’re under 18.”

She continued, “Thanks for showing me respect regardless, Van. Had fun talking to you. Wishing you all good things.”

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Channeling Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr. touts planet-saving “robotics and nanotechnology”

ABC/Randy Holmes(LAS VEGAS) — After a decade of playing Tony Stark on screen, it’s become difficult to find where Robert Downey Jr. begins and his flashy Marvel movies alter-ego ends. Apart from the fact they look exactly alike, the actor apparently shares Tony’s love of life-saving high-tech wizardry.

While Tony Stark funded technological developments with his fictional September Foundation, Downey just announced his own real-life high-tech environmental organization called The Footprint Coalition, while giving the opening keynote for Amazon’s Re: Mars conference in Las Vegas. 

Officially launching in April of 2020, The Footprint Coalition is dedicated to finding high-tech solutions to environmental problems.

“Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years,” Downey said at the conference, quoting experts he’d spoken to, according to Variety. Nanotech, incidentally, was the driving force of the final two Iron Man suits Stark wears in the MCU.

Sharing Tony’s flair for showmanship, Downey took the stage in front of a massive video screen — which, in a deliberate gaffe, initially displayed his name as Matt Damon.  Damon himself actually appeared later via video, spoofing his stranded astronaut character from The Martian.

Like many actors, Downey lamented the state of the environment — though, unlike many stars, he took more than a little responsibility for it.

“I’m a one-man carbon footprint nightmare colossus,” Variety quoted him as saying.

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Wanda Sykes is feeling “mixed emotions” with the release of her new Netflix special ‘Wanda Sykes: Not Normal’

Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix(NEW YORK) — Wanda Sykes says she can finally breathe a sigh of relief now that her fifth stand up special, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, is available on Netflix.  Sykes tells ABC Radio that her hour-long project was definitely a labor of love.

“You worked on something for so many years…. I was out touring with the material,” Sykes reveals. “You tweak it, you get it to where it’s like, ‘OK. Now I’m ready for everybody to see this.'”

She continues, “I’ve never physically given birth. But that’s what I could imagine. It’s that relief of, ‘Ok. Oh Wow. Now it’s out and everybody can see it.’ [I’m] just really so thrilled about it.”

Although Sykes says she feels somewhat liberated now that the masses can finally see her hard work, the actress-comedian says the excitement over her project is also a bit bittersweet.

“This part of me is like, ‘Oh man this is so cool,” she says. “But it’s also part of me is like, ‘Oh now where do I go?’ You know, like, to where I can just sit at a cafe on a corner and just people-watch and enjoy enjoy myself. So, it’s like mixed emotions.”

“And I’m, like, thrilled that it’s getting such large exposure. But also, this is new territory for me,” she says of her first Netflix special. “So… I’m a little excited about how that’s going to change. How all that’s going to change.”

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal is now available on Netflix.

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Come out and play with Mark Hamill’s Chucky in new ‘Child’s Play’ trailer

Orion Pictures(LOS ANGELES) — We get to hear a little more of Mark Hamill’s take on the killer doll Chucky, in the creepy new trailer for the upcoming reboot of the classic 1988 horror flick Child’s Play.

The Star Wars actor’s voice is barely recognizable as he plays a frightening game of “peekaboo” with his new owner Andy Barclay, played by Gabriel Bateman. “If they don’t let us play, they all go away,” warns Hamill’s Chucky, before asking a frightened Andy, “Are we having fun now?”  

Child’s Play, also starring Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry opens nationwide June 21.

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Jussie Smollett will not return to ‘Empire’, says series co-creator Lee Daniels

Daniel Zuchnik/Contributor(LOS ANGELES) — Jussie Smollett will not return to Empire for season six, according to the series’ co-creator, Lee Daniels.

After Variety cited anonymous sources as saying writers were working Smollett into season six storylines, Daniels tweeted on Tuesday, that the story was “not factual.”

“Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire,” he added.

Smollett, 36, starred as gay musician Jamal in the Fox show. His character was written out of the final two episodes of season five earlier this year, after the actor claimed he was victim of a hate crime in January that Chicago police later called a hoax.

The police allege that Smollett paid brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo to help him stage an attack on himself January 29. Smollett maintained his innocence, but he was subsequently charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct related to the allegedly false attack.

The City of Chicago later demanded that Smollett reimburse them for $130,000 to offset the cost of the investigation, but he has not. The city is now suing him for that money.

21st Century Fox — which produces Empire — is now a part of Disney, ABC’s parent company.

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Shaken and stirred: Crew member suffers “minor injury” after explosion mishap on set of ‘Bond 25’

© Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions(LONDON) — Weeks after James Bond star Daniel Craig injured his ankle on the Jamaica set of Bond 25, there’s now been an explosives mishap.

Production of Bond 25 had relocated to Britain’s Pinewood Studios, and according to the spy film’s official Twitter feed, the accident occurred Tuesday “during the filming of a controlled explosion.”

“[D]amage was caused to the exterior of the 007 Stage,” the tweet explained, noting that while “There were no injuries on set…one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury.”

As reported last month, Craig’s ankle injury was described as not serious, but it required “minor surgery.”

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