News Bites: First 'Pitch Perfect 2' Photo; Harrison Ford Offered 'Blade Runner 2;' Disney's 'Cinderella' Teaser

Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2: Under the direction of Elizabeth Banks, rehearsals for Pitch Perfect 2 are underway, and costar Rebel Wilson has shared the first photo of the Barden Bellas. The cast includes the returning Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow, as well as newcomer Hailee Steinfeld. The movie is scheduled for release on May 15, 2015. [Twitter via Collider]


Blade Runner

Blade Runner 2: Recently Harrison Ford said he would be "quite curious and excited about seeing a new script" for a Blade Runner sequel, and said if it was good he would be "very anxious to work with [director] Ridley Scott again." Now he has been offered the movie officially --  but he still hasn't seen the script! So, let's all hope it's a good screenplay and that we'll soon be seeing Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard. [ / Deadline]


Marvel's Namor: The Sub Mariner

Namor: Legendary Pictures (the folks behind the new version of Godzilla) and Universal recently staked out November 4, 2016 as the release date for a movie they referred to as Untitled 2016 Event Project. Rumors began flying, and the biggest is that Namor: The Sub Mariner, a Marvel property for which Universal holds the screen rights, is the mystery project. The character has been described by Marvel as "the first mutant," a half-human, half-Atlantean antihero who can fly and has anger issues. [Latino Review]


Cinderella Teaser: Disney is about to release Maleficent, a live-action version of Sleeping Beauty starring Angelina Jolie, but it's already looking ahead to March 2015, when its live-action version of Cinderella will hit theaters. The first teaser has been released, and it reveals… a shoe. To be accurate, it's a spectacular-looking glass slippper, and it hints that magic may be afoot. Kenneth Branagh is directing; Lilly James stars as Ella, along with Cate Blanchett (as her evil stepmother), Richard Madden (as a dashing stranger) and Helena Bonham Carter. [Disney]


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