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'Worlds, Galaxies, And Universes: Live Action At The Walt Disney Studios' Presentation At Disney's D23 EXPO 2015
Shanghai Rolls out Red Carpet for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Disneyland Premiere

Walt Disney held on Thursday, May 11, the world premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” at the Shanghai Disneyland. Johnny Depp, star of the movie, came to China for the debut, indicating how important the Chinese film market is to Hollywood studios.

Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards - Show
‘Wonder Woman’ Opens Simultaneously in China & North America on June 2

In yet another show of how important the Chinese audience is to Hollywood studios, the Warner Bros. movie “Wonder Woman” would have a simultaneous North America and China release on June 2. Similar to what happened over the weekend to “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” some of the actors and production crew of “Wonder Woman” will fly to China for the premiere.

Marvel Studios Hall H Panel
Talented actors that were underutilized in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

. Here’s a list of talented actors that were wasted in superhero films.

Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'The Great Wall' - Arrivals
‘The Great Wall’ Director Zhang Yimou Admits Flop Movie’s Story Too Weak

On a hindsight, “The Great Wall” director Zhang Yimou now considers the flop movie’s story being too weak to attract American moviegoers. But despite the $75-million loss that Universal Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, China Film Group and Le Vision Pictures took, he hopes it would not dissuade other movie makers from pursuing another Chinese-Hollywood collaboration.

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AFC Asian Champions League: Group Stage - Western Sydney v Shanghai SIPG FC
Next South Australia-Qingdao Co-Production after ‘Chef Exchange’ is ‘Soccer Swap’

A sports TV series would be produced by Australian and Chinese producers in 2018. The co-production venture between 57 Films of Australia and Qingdao TV of China would produce “Soccer Swap,” a TV series.

Director Matt Reeves smiles for the camera alongside a photo of Ben Affleck as Batman.
'The Batman' 2017 movie: Ben Affleck may take Batman role after all!

Ben Affleck is reportedly getting back in shape in preparation for the upcoming "Batman" movie.

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6 Chinese Films Lead IM Global’s Cannes Sales Lineup

There are six films from China that IM Global will bring to Cannes as part of its sales lineup. IM Global is an independent studio that runs one of the leading film, TV and music production, sales and distribution platforms.

Marvel's Inhumans originally fought the X-Men in the comics.
‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ plot: Leader Black Bolt can’t speak; Uses sign language throughout show

ABC is bringing “Marvel’s Inhumans” to life and the show’s first official teaser and promotional material has been released.

Actors Chris Pratt (L) and Yondu (Michael Rooker) from Marvel Studios’ 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” attend the San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Marvel Panel in Hall H on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’: Meet the new Guardians team members expected to appear in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” saw the expansion of the original quintet comprising of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon and Groot. The core team is still doing a pretty good job at protecting the universe, but they learn much later that they’re going to need an extra set of hands when facing a much bigger foe (like a Celestial for instance).

Prince Harry at the the Community Recording Studio at Russell Youth Centre on in Nottingham, United Kingdom and Meghan Markle at the P.S. Arts' The pARTy at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle planning a $20 million wedding?

Prince Harry and “Suits” actress Meghan Markle’s romance has been a real-life fairy tale so far. Despite coming from different countries and backgrounds, Harry and Meghan’s relationship has grown strong and there rumors that they might get engaged soon.

Netflix’s ‘13 Reason Why’ getting season renewal?; ‘13 Reason Why’ team responded to backlash

Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” continues to generate a massive buzz even over a month after its premiere in March. The series, which is based on the eponymous book by Jay Asher, initially saw a surge of positive reviews, until recently went backlash over the show’s graphic content that became more and more resounding.

Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom during 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' Tokyo Press Conference - Photocall at Park Hyatt Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan.
‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ is unlike the other ‘Pirates’ films, says director Joachim Ronning

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is the fifth film in the “POTC” franchise, but is said to be different from its predecessors.

For the Chinese, veteran actor Aamir Khan,
Uncle Khan's 'Dangal' Is China's Highest-Grossing Indian Film

"Dangal" is now touted as the highest-grossing film in China. Top-billed by Aamir Khan, "Uncle Khan," the movie has already earned 124 million yuan four days since its Chinese premiere.

CMB International Capital Management Raises Millions of Yun in Series Round for Star48

A unit of China Merchant Bank led a series C round in Shanghai for the Star48 Culture and Media Group. CMB International Capital Management, the unit, did not provide financial details of the series C round but said the deal was worth hundreds of millions of yuan.

In the Name of the People
‘In The Name of the People’ Draws 6.4 Billion Views on iQiyi

China’s anti-corruption TV series “In the Name of the People” continues to attract viewers both on free TV and video streaming sites. On iQiyi, one of the licensed online viewing platforms, the 55-episode drama has almost 6.4 billion views over 52 episodes aired so far.

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