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A lot has transpired over the last few days in the film industry that I haven’t exactly had the chance to cover. So I’ll cover what has happened in footnotes.

  • Last week, Academy Award nominated actress and African-American acting pioneer, Ruby Dee passed away at age 91. Dee was a formidable and respectable figure in not only the acting community but the civil rights community as well. Her cinematic body of work includes “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Do the Right Thing” and “American Gangster.”
  • Speculation over “Game of Thrones” actor Jason Momoa joining the DC Cinematic Universe could be close to becoming fact. Momoa is now tied to the role of Aquaman for “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Though negotiations are still ongoing, there is a strong chance this deal will become finalized in the foreseeable future.
  • Three-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis will receive another prestigious honor for his contributions to the world of acting. Reports can confirm that her majesty Queen Elizabeth I, will bestow the actor knighthood for his extraordinary body of work and the honor is certainly well-deserved.
  • Simon Kinberg opens up regarding details of the next installment of the “X-Men” franchise. “X-Men: Apocalypse” now has a setting and characters to occupy its world.
  • Harrison Ford had a little medical mishap while shooting for the new “Star Wars” film. Ford suffered a broken ankle while on the set and apparently he could be sidelined for at least eight weeks. The film is still on schedule to make its December 2015 release date.
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