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MOVIES: New And Updated Synopsis for Suicide Squad, Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool + More



NOTE: Some films (those by SONY in particular) are using a placeholder synopsis.

DEADPOOL
Nicknamed the "Merc with a Mouth", Deadpool is a high-tech mercenary known for his wisecracks, black comedy, and satirical pop-culture references. Like the X-Men's Wolverine, Deadpool is the product of the Canadian government's paramilitary Weapon X program, although his place of birth is unknown. After Weapon X cured his terminal cancer by implementing a regenerative "healing factor" extracted from Wolverine, Deadpool is left disfigured and mentally unstable.
(March 23 – May 29 / Release Date: February 12, 2016)

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SUICIDE SQUAD
Concentrates on a group of incarcerated supervillains rather than the usual focus on superheroes. The storyline will feature a mix of well-known and unknown villains recruited by the government to accomplish a task deemed too dangerous for superheroes. Lead by Rick Flagg (Gyllenhaal), the group of villains includes Deadshot (Smith), Joker (Leto), and Harley Quinn (Robbie), plus Boomerang (Courtney) and Enchantress (Delevigne). The team is tasked on a mission to prevent 'bio weaponry' from being sold to Lex Luthor by a human trafficking gang. The gang is handing over the Enchantress to Luthor who it is implied wants her for magical abilities. They kidnap her and take her back to the prison where she is kept in an underground area, which has all sorts of genetic freaks imprisoned including a King Shark.
(April 15 - August 30 / Release Date: August 5, 2016)

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
In the next planned storyline, billionaire Tony Stark is pitted against Captain America aka Steve Rogers in an ethical face-off over the U.S. government’s Superhuman Registration Act, which requires all super-powered individuals to register their powers and report to S.H.I.E.L.D.
(April 4 - August 8 / Release Date: May 6, 2016)

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SINISTER SIX
The “Sinister Six” supervillains first appeared in 1964 and were drawn from Spider-Man’s list of enemies. Led by Doctor Octopus, they included Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman and the Vulture.
Release Date: November 11, 2016
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UNTITLED LISA JOY PROJECT aka THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN SPINOFF
There are several strong possibilities — Silver Sable, Black Cat, Stunner, Firestar and Spider-Woman, to name a few.
Release Date: April 2017
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VENOM CARNAGE
A spinoff based on one of the villains from “Spider-Man 3”. In the comics, Venom is a gooey alien parasite that bonds with Peter Parker and later his newsroom rival, among other people, becoming one of more popular villains in "Spider-Man’s" rogue gallery.
Release Date: October 2017

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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
Apocalypse takes place a decade after Days of Future Past and is a seamless next step in the story. The altering of time has unleashed a new and uniquely powerful enemy. Charles (McAvoy), Erik/Magneto (Fassbender), Raven/Mystique (Lawrence), Wolverine (Jackman) and Hank/Beast (Hoult) are joined by young Cyclops, Storm, Jean and others as the X-Men must fight their most formidable foe yet – an ancient unrelenting force determined to cause an apocalypse unlike any in human history.

Channing Tatum mentioned for the role of Remy LeBeau/Gambit. Sophie Turner and Saoirse Ronan for Jean Grey. Alexandra Shipp and Zendaya Coleman for Storm. Taron Edgerton, Jamie Blackley, and Tye Sheridan are under consideration for the role of Cyclops.

Release Date: May 27, 2016.

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90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN
As he is driving home from a minister's conference, Baptist minister Don Piper collides with a semi-truck that crosses into his lane. He is pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, Piper experiences heaven where he is greeted by those who had influenced him spiritually. He hears beautiful music and feels true peace. Back on earth, a passing minister who had also been at the conference is led to pray for Don even though he
knows the man is dead. Piper miraculously comes back to life and the bliss of heaven is replaced by a long and painful recovery. For years Piper kept his heavenly experience to himself. Finally, however, friends and family convinced him to share his remarkable story.

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RINGS aka 'THE RING 3'
Julia is in love with her boyfriend Holt who has just graduated from high school one year ahead of her and is off to college in Seattle. Julia is convinced they can make the long distance relationship work until Holt starts to miss their nightly Skypes and begins acting strangely. Along with a group of college friends, Holt agrees to take part in a thrilling experience that is thought to be a joyride but turns out to be more terrifying and deadly than they could ever have imagined.
(Filming at East Mountain Studios March 4 - May 5)

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THE TALIBAN SHUFFLE
An adaptation of journalist Kim Barker’s wartime memoir. The book recounts Barker’s arrival as a fish out of water in Kabul, filing stories about militants, being a woman in wartime Iraq and Pakistan and dealing with boredom interspersed with dashes of violence and the promiscuous war-correspondent culture. Freeman will play Ian, Barker’s (Fey) unexpected love interest, a dedicated Scottish photojournalist. Robbie is a competing
and hardcore on-air reporter Tanya Vanderpoel.

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THE WIZARD
An uplifting story of a teenage boy’s undeniable spirit as he tries to make a new life for himself on his own in a small town. Faced with adversity, he is forced to find his inner strength and the ability to persevere in his new and challenging environment -- an American High School.

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AVATAR 2
The first sequel will pick up after the events of the first film, when Jake Sully (Worthington) permanently transfers his consciousness to his Na’vi avatar and begins a new life with Princess Neytiri (Saldana) after they defeat the human colonizers.
(Avatar 2, 3 & 4 will be filmed simultaneously. / Release Date: December 25, 2017)

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CHRISTIAN MOVIE
A Christian High School football team hopes to win their first ever championship before the rapture occurs in this spoof of popular Christian movies.

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THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT, PART 1
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.
(Release Date: March 18, 2016)

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FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Set initially in New York about seven decades before the start of the Harry Potter story, the films will follow “magizoologist” Newt Scamander as an extension of the wizarding world — rather than being prequels or sequels.
(Release Date: November 18, 2016.)
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GHOST IN THE SHELL
The year is 2029. The world has become intensively information oriented and humans are well-connected to the network. Crime has developed into a sophisticated stage by hacking into the interactive network. To prevent this, Section 9 is formed. These are cyborgs with incredible strengths and abilities that can access any network on Earth.
(Release Date: April 14, 2017)
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GHOSTBUSTERS
The movie is a total reboot most likely with female characters played by comedic actresses in the ghostbusting roles. The villain will be a convicted murderer, who turns into a ghost after his execution is hit by a supercharged electrical storm. This gives him the power to raise an army of other ghosts, which could be made up of famous villains throughout history. Jillian Bell, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Lizzy Kaplan and Cecily Strong mentioned for the ensemble.
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MONOPOLY
The story follows a comedic, lovable loser who lives in Manhattan and works at a real estate company and he’s not very good at his job but he’s great at playing Monopoly. And the world record for playing is 70 straight days – over 1,600 hours – and he wanted to try to convince his friends to help him break that world record. They think he is crazy. They kid him about this girl and they're playing the game and there’s this big fight. And he’s holding a Chance card and after they’ve left he says, ‘Damn, I wanted to use that Chance card,’ and he throws it down. He falls asleep and then he wakes up in the morning and he’s holding the Chance card, and he thinks, ‘That’s odd.’ He’s all groggy and he goes down to buy some coffee and he reaches into his pocket and all he has is Monopoly money. All this Monopoly money pours out. He’s confused and embarrassed and the girl reaches across the counter and says, ‘That’s OK.’ And she gives him change in Monopoly money. He walks outside and he’s in this very vibrant place, Monopoly City, and he’s just come out of a Chance Shop. As it goes on, he takes on the evil Parker Brothers in the game of Monopoly. He has to defeat them. It tries to incorporate all the iconic imageries -- a sports car pulls up, there's someone on a horse, someone pushing a wheelbarrow -- and rich Uncle Pennybags, you're going to see him as the maître d' at the restaurant and he's the buggy driver and the local eccentric and the doorman at the opera. There’s all these sight gags.
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PETE'S DRAGON
The new story is set against the backdrop of loggers cutting down a forest. Pete is a boy whose parents died in car crash, and has been subsequently raised by Elliot, the titular dragon in the threatened forest. Figuring into the proceedings are a forest ranger who finds the boy, the young daughter of the mill owner and the greedy brother of the mill owner. Filming will take place in Wellington, Wairarapa and Rotorua from January to April.
Release Date: August 12, 2016

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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
The sequel will once again see Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) racing another pirate to a treasure, this time battling Captain Brand (Bardem) in search of The Trident. Brand is a ghost seeking The Trident to get his revenge on Jack, whom Brand believes is responsible for his death. Captain Jack Sparrow also has a new love interest; Barbosa’s (Rush) daughter Carina Smyth. Lucy Boynton, Gabriella Wilde, Jenna Thiam, Kaya Scodelario and Alexandra Dowling testing for the love interest to Thwaites. Rebecca Hall and Cara Delevingne mentioned for the role of Carina Smyth.
January - June / Release Date: July 7, 2017
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