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James Gunn Says Guardians Vol. 3 Is Coming in 2020

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be released in 2020, according to director James Gunn.

When asked on Twitter if there will be a third Guardians of the Galaxy film—which Gunn all but confirmed in March of last year before announcing he will indeed return to both write and direct Vol. 3—he replied: "Coming in 2020."

IGN had the chance to speak with Gunn last year about his plans for the cosmic character Adam Warlock. Find out what the director had to say about Adam Warlock's forthcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

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Warner Bros. Sets Shazam! Release Date

The Zachary Levi-led Shazam! movie now has a release date.

Warner Bros. announced the DC superhero film will open in theaters on April 5, 2019, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The release of Shazam! is just one month ahead of Marvel Studios' still-untitled fourth Avengers film, which makes its theatrical debut on May 3, 2019, and four months after DC's Aquaman solo movie, which opens on December 21, 2018.

Levi will star as Earth's Mightiest Mortal, while Disney Channel star Asher Angel will play Billy Batson, who, by simply saying "Shazam!" can transform into the adult superhero. IT star Jack Dylan Grazer will play Billy's best friend, Freddy Freeman, and Mark Strong is in talks to play the movie's villain.

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Marvel’s Black Widow Solo Movie Lands a Writer

Marvel Studios is reportedly moving forward with a standalone Black Widow movie, with Jac Schaeffer on board to write the script.

According to Variety's sources, the project is still in the very early stages of development and has yet to be greenlit by the studio. While a Scarlett Johansson-led Black Widow film is not yet a done deal, attaching a writer to the project is the first major step forward in the movie becoming a reality.

Studio execs are said to have discussed with Johansson about what they were looking for from the film's writer. Last year, Johansson discussed the possibility of a Black Widow film, noting that "timing" is key.

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Watch Your Favorite IGN Shows 24/7 Now on Twitch

We are excited to share with you IGN 1, our new "Always On" Twitch channel that delivers the best of IGN's gaming and entertainment news, reviews, previews, interviews, and much more around the clock, 365 days a year.

Head over to IGN 1 to check out our new channel, which expands our wide array programming to the Twitch audience 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There you can watch video series like History of Awesome and Expert Mode, as well as shows like Unlocked and Beyond along with the rest of the Twitch community.

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Wonder Woman Scores a Huge Best Picture Nomination

The Producers Guild of America announced the nominees for the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards, and Wonder Woman is among the 11 live-action films up for The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

The remaining 10 nominees include The Big Sick, Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, Get Out, I, Tonya, Lady Bird, Molly's Game, The Post, The Shape Of Water, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

With the Oscar race now in full swing, this is a huge deal for the DC movie, as the Producers Guild of America serves as one of the major indicators of which movies might earn Best Picture nominations for the Academy Awards. While Wonder Woman didn't receive any Golden Globe nominations, the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film was among IGN's 2017 Movie of the Year nominees.

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X-Men Director Bryan Singer Removed as Legion EP

Bryan Singer will no longer serve as executive producer of the X-Men spinoff series Legion.

After the Legion panel at the Television Critics Association press tour, series creator Noah Hawley told Deadline, "Bryan asked to take his name off the show, so we have done that." FX confirmed to TheWrap that Singer's name has been removed from Legion ahead of the Season 2 premiere.

According to Deadline's sources, Singer reached out to the network to have his name removed in light of allegations of sexual misconduct against the X-Men director.

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Captain Marvel Casts DeWanda Wise in Supporting Role

DeWanda Wise has joined the cast of Captain Marvel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wise will have a supporting role in the upcoming MCU movie. The actress stars as Nola Darling in the Netflix series She's Gotta Have It. She also appeared in last year's crime drama Shots Fired, as well as the history drama Underground.

SGHI_104_Unit_00503R DeWanda Wise as Nola Darling in She's Gotta Have It

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Black Lightning: First Look at Superhero Thunder

Ahead of Black Lighting's premiere later this month, The CW has pulled back the curtain on Thunder.

Get your first look at the superhero alter-ego of Anissa Pierce (played by Nafessa Williams) below:

image001 Nafessa Williams as Thunder in The CW's Black Lightning

Black Lightning premieres Tuesday, January 16 at 9pm ET/PT on The CW. The show will air during DC's Legends of Tomorrow's usual time slot. As such, Supergirl will take a nine-week break while Legends of Tomorrow assumes its time slot to finish out its third season.

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FOX Renews The Gifted for Season 2

The Gifted has been renewed for a second season.

FOX shared the news today, ahead of the show's two-hour Season 1 finale, which airs on Monday, January 15.

The new X-Men spinoff series, executive produced by Burn Notice's Matt Nix, as well as Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and Marvel's Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, debuted this past October and ranks as the No. 3 new drama of the 2017-2018 season.

The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker and Amy Acker as his wife Caitlin, as well as Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White, who play their kids Lauren and Andy.

For our thoughts on this week's new episode, read IGN's "3 X 1" review. While you're at it, find out what Moyer had to say about the fate Reed Strucker, as well as what Jamie Chung told IGN about portraying Blink's powers.

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DC Films Reportedly Gets New Boss

Warner Bros. has reportedly promoted Walter Hamada to oversee its DC film production division.

According to Variety, Hamada will serve as the new president of DC Films, replacing Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. In the wake of Justice League's disappointing performance at the box office, reports emerged last month that DC Films would undergo a restructuring in January that would make Berg a production partner alongside Roy Lee.

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