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Mia Galuppo

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Two New ‘Avengers’ Films Announced at Comic-Con

While it was titled Endgame, the last Avengers movie won’t be the final one in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During the Comic-Con presentation in Hall H, two new Avengers films were announced by Marvel Studios. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will arrive May 2, 2025, with another Avengers movie following months later, with Avengers: Secret Wars […]

James Gunn Gets Cheers for First ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ Footage at Comic-Con

James Gunn has confirmed that the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie is the end of the story for his group of Guardians characters. “This is the end of that story,” said Gunn at Comic-Con to disappointed groans from the Hall H crowd. “I’m sorry. Some stories have an end. It doesn’t mean everybody dies.” […]

Spider-Man, X-Men and Zombies Wow Comic-Con at Marvel’s First Animation Panel

Marvel Studios made thousands of fans quite — um — animated as it kicked off its very first panel centered on a growing slate of animated content. The presentation and expansion comes after the studio’s inaugural series, What If…?, garnered three Emmy nominations. The response to the show saw Marvel green light season two and […]

Infinity (Gem)Stones Valued at Over $25M Debut at to Comic-Con

The convention center floor at San Diego Comic-Con has long been filled with rare collectibles, with both big and small price tags, but none before likely rises to the level of one of this year’s entries. The Infinity Collection of Gemstones comes out of a partnership between Marvel and East Continental Gems and features six […]

‘Dungeons & Dragons’ and Hugh Grant Reopen Hall H at Long-Delayed Comic-Con

Paramount and eOne’s Dungeons & Dragons was the first major studio production to hit Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con in three years, bringing in swordplay, a trailer debut and a very funny and scene-stealing Hugh Grant in his first-ever Con appearance. After some initial technical difficulties, the masked convention goers were delighted by behind-the-scenes […]

Participant Ups Four Execs in Campaigns and Engagement

Participant has elevated four executives in the campaigns and engagement department, which is meant to extend the reach and impact of Participant’s films through marketing, digital resources and social. Michaela Bethune has been named senior vp digital and creative marketing, having previously served as vp audience development. She recently worked on campaigns for Judas and […]

Fantasy Novel ‘Lightlark’ Lands at Universal, Temple Hill (Exclusive)

Universal has preemptively landed the rights to the upcoming fantasy novel Lightlark, written by author Alex Aster. The studio will develop the project, which has franchise potential, in partnership with Temple Hill. Aster will executive produce. Lightlark takes place on its titular island, which appears every 100 years to host the Centennial, a deadly game […]

Matchbox Car Movie In Development at Mattel, Skydance

Joining the ranks of Polly Pocket, Uno and Masters of the Universe, Matchbox is the latest toy line to get the movie treatment from Mattel Films. Mattel is partnering with Skydance for the project based on the toy vehicle line, which was popularized in the ’50s and ’60s as miniatures of cars that were small […]

Dan Levy Launches Production Banner, Taps Megan Zehmer as President

Dan Levy, the Emmy winner behind beloved sitcom Schitt’s Creek, has launched a production banner Not A Real Production Company, partnering with long-time publicist Megan Zehmer, who will serve as president of film and television. With today’s announcement, Levy also begins a new overall television deal with Netflix, where he also has a first-look pact […]

Box Office: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Stays No. 1 With $46M, ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Impresses With $17M

As expected, Marvel entry Thor: Love and Thunder handily took No. 1 in its second weekend at the North American box office with $46 million in ticket sales, far ahead of new entry Where the Crawdads Sing, which earned a better-than-expected $17 million. Thor thundered to first at the domestic box office at 4,375 locations, […]

Next Big Thing: Mia Isaac on the Advice John Cho Gave Her While Filming Debut ‘Don’t Make Me Go’

In a Hollywood where the average onscreen high schooler is played by an actor a decade removed from homeroom, Mia Isaac and her lively performance in Don’t Make Me Go stand out. Isaac turned 17 on the first day of filming for the Hannah Marks-directed coming-of-age movie. She plays Wally, the teenage daughter who begrudgingly […]

Russo Bros on ‘Everything Everywhere,’ ‘The Gray Man’ and Working With Netflix: “Nobody Bothers You”

Bringing the phrase “going with your gut” to an altogether new level, Anthony and Joe Russo picked the location of their office for its proximity to pasta. Once regulars at L.A.-based chef Steve Samson’s late Westside outpost Sotto, the duo scored an early invite to his Italian follow-up, Rossoblu, in 2017 — the same year […]