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This Week In News: Supergirl, King Kong and Donuts

September 19, 2014

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By: Jenna Busch

We know you guys are super busy, especially getting back into the swing of things at school. Each week we’re going to bring you the best stories from entertainment so you have something to talk about this weekend!

1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

This week, one of the most anticipated films of the year got a brand new trailer. In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is in District 13, and the government wants to use her as a symbol for the rebellion against The Capitol. Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is playing that very role for President Snow (Donald Sutherland). If they want their Mockingjay, they're going to have to play by Katniss' rules.

Katniss isn’t taking any guff from District 13Katniss isn’t taking any guff from District 13Courtesy of Lionsgate

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will hit theaters on November 22, 2014!

 

2. Plot Synopsis for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel released the storyline for Avengers: Age of Ultron and it looks like Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has gotten in a little over his head.

"Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure."

The Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015.

Here’s the plot for The Avengers: Age of UltronHere’s the plot for The Avengers: Age of UltronCourtesy of Marvel Studios

3. Star Wars: Millennium Falcon Has a Secret Batmobile

Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams has been sending out some pretty fun stuff, giving us hints at the plot. This week, his company Bad Robot tweeted a video of the Millennium Falcon with the famous John Williams score. Half way through it switches to the Hans Zimmer Batman score and underneath the Falcon is a tiny Batmobile!

Aw, look at the tiny little Batmobile on the Millennium Falcon!Aw, look at the tiny little Batmobile on the Millennium Falcon!Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures

 

4. Loki vs. King Kong!

Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston was cast in the Godzilla spinoff (kind of) Skull Island. Giant monster fans will recognize that name from the King Kong films. “Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions. Universal Pictures will distribute the film on Nov. 4, 2016.” Monster fight!

Loki against King Kong? Yes!Loki against King Kong? Yes!Courtesy of Marvel Studios

5.  Doctor Who’s Matt Smith Joins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Fans of Doctor Who were excited to hear that Matt Smith, who played the Eleventh Doctor has been cast in the horror/literature mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Smith will play will play Mr. Collins, one of the men vying for the hand of Elizabeth Bennet (Lily Collins), society maiden and zombie hunter. Collins is a goofy character, so Smith seems like perfect casting.

Matt Smith trades hunting Daleks for hunting zombiesMatt Smith trades hunting Daleks for hunting zombies

6. Supergirl is getting a TV series

We just learned that Supergirl is getting her very own series. CBS just gave the show a big series order, maybe even bigger than the one Gotham got. Girls love superheroes, too, and this is wonderful news. The show comes to us from veterans of The Flash, Arrow, No Ordinary Family and Chuck, so it’s likely to be pretty awesome.

Supergirl is getting her very own series!Supergirl is getting her very own series!

7. Krispy Kreme Celebrates Ghostbusters With Some New Donuts

Krispy Kreme is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters with some very special donuts. From September 29-October 31 this year, participating Canadian and U.S. locations will have these delicious, marshmallow-filled donuts ready to help you bust some ghosts. Here’s what you’re getting:

“Ghostbusters Doughnut: A marshmallow Kreme-filled shell topped with white icing, a decorative green ‘splat’ inspired by Slimer’s green slime, and topped with a Ghostbusters logo sugar piece.”

“Stay Puft Marshmallow: A marshmallow Kreme-filled shell topped with white icing, decorated with a chocolate frosting Stay Puft Marshmallow Man face and a sugar piece hat.”

I ain’t ‘fraud of no donuts!I ain’t ‘fraud of no donuts!Courtesy of Krisy Kreme

8. Jeremy Renner freaks us out with a pic of a Hawkeye/Black Widow baby

Renner uploaded a pic to his WhoSay account that shows what a child of Hawkeye and Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson) would look like with this caption: “Hawkeye and Widow? Widow and Hawkeye??? Hmmm. #iftheyhadababy #widow #hawkeye.” Oh, Jeremy, why?

Jeremy Renner, we can’t un-see this!Jeremy Renner, we can’t un-see this!Courtesy of WhoSay

9. Meryl Streep freaks us out in the new poster for Into the Woods       

We got a new poster and plot line for the upcoming musical film Into the Woods. There are also some big plot changes from the play, but we won’t spoil them for you. Here is the story: “Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Into The Woods is in theaters Christmas Day 2014!

Meryl Streep as the Witch in Into the WoodsMeryl Streep as the Witch in Into the WoodsCourtesy of Walt Disney Studios

10. Deadpool movie is on the way

Looks like comic book fans are finally going to get their Deadpool movie. Ryan Reynolds was set to star years ago, but the new talk began when the test footage from years ago appeared online. Though it’s gone now, it looked pretty funny. No deals are finalized, but it looks like Reynolds is in!

Deadpool will hit theaters on February 12, 2016.

Deadpool, breaking the fourth wall near you, soon!Deadpool, breaking the fourth wall near you, soon!Courtesy of Marvel Studios

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