After Paul Walker's sudden, sad death, most people expected the Fast and Furious franchise to come to a close—or, at the very least, for Walker's role to come to an end in it. But the show must go on in Hollywood, even if that show stars someone who is no longer with us. The producers have announced over Facebook that Walker's brothers, Caleb and Cody, will play Walker's character in the seventh (seventh!) installment of the street racing franchise, along with a little digital trickery. The producers say most of Walker's dramatic scenes had been shot, so the brothers will mostly be handling action sequences, which might make the process a little easier. In any case, as the producers say, "The Fast & Furious saga is about family," so bring on the brothers ... Discuss

 

Even though X-Men: Days of Future Past hasn’t even come out, rumors are already starting to swirl about 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Specifically, it’s looking like Channing Tatum could be portraying the playing card-welding, Cajun-speaking bad boy Gambit. In an interview with MTV, Tatum said he’s already met with X-Men producer Lauren Schuler Donner, and told her he really wants the role:

I would love—Gambit’s my really only X-Men that I’ve ever loved. I [mean] I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, [but] I don’t know I guess just being from down south—my dad’s from Louisiana and I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida—I don’t know I just related to him. He’s just kind of a suave; he’s the most un-X-Men X-Man who’s ever been in X-Men, other than maybe Wolverine. He’s kind of like the anti-hero; he’s a thief. He’s not even like a hero, he’s kind of walking the line of grey.

 

Shake and Bake are back! The comedy trio behind Step Brothers and Talladega Nights are reuniting once again, this time for a movie about immigration. According to Deadline, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly will work with director Adam McKay in Border Guards. The film is about two “hapless but earnest friends” who become immigration border guards only to “find themselves accidentally stranded in Mexico without identification and must sneak back into the U.S” ... Discuss

 

It’s looking like Brad Pitt may be producing and starring in an upcoming film about General Stanley McChrystal. The Army’s former commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan had a dramatic fall from grace after he criticized the Obama administration in a profile featured in Rolling Stone magazine. The reporter, the late Michael Hastings, also wrote a book about McChrystal’s leadership of U.S. forces called The Operators. His award winning feature story on McChrystal eventually led to the general getting fired. Hastings was killed in a car accident last year; he was just 33 years old. According to online reports, Pitt will play McChrystal in the film that showcase’s the powerful general’s rise and fall ... Discuss

 

According to the receipt-tracking site Box Office Mojo, Grand Budapest Hotel is now the first Wes Anderson movie to surpass the $100 million mark in international ticket sales—and it’s by a wide margin. The Royal Tenenbaums earned $71 million internationally and Moonrise Kingdom, his third highest grossing film, took in $68 million. Congrats Wes Anderson, we see big things in your future ... Discuss

 

Yes, Michael Bay’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have weirdly human noses, are massive and are totally creepy looking. But, if this clip is any indication, his film adaptation of the ‘80s franchise may actually be redeemed with rocket-powered skateboards, Will Arnett and epic urban battle scenes. TMTN hits theaters this August ... Discuss