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'Game of Thrones': Season 7 finale titled 'The Dragon and the Wolf'
The final episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 will be titled "The Dragon and the Wolf."

HBO announced the title and confirmed a runtime for the highly-anticipated episode Tuesday.

"'There's only one war that matters and it is here.' Preview the #GoTS7 finale, 'The Dragon and the Wolf,' airing Sunday at 9PM on @HBO," the network wrote alongside a trailer for the episode on Twitter.

Entertainment Weekly reported the episode will have a runtime of 79 minutes and 43 seconds. The episode will be the longest in the show's history, beating last week's episode, "Beyond the Wall," which ran 70 minutes.

"The Dragon and the Wolf" seems to tease big things to come for Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington), whose houses' sigils are a dragon and a wolf, respectively. The pair shared a tender moment in Sunday's episode following Jon's escape from beyond the wall.

The title may also hint at Jon's secret heritage. The Season 6 finale confirmed he is the son of Ned Stark's sister, Lyanna Stark, although his father hasn't been explicitly confirmed. Jon himself still believes he is Ned Stark's bastard son.

The Game of Thrones Season 7 finale will air Sunday, Aug. 27.


Warner Bros. announces Joker origin film produced by Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese is producing an origin film based around signature Batman villain The Joker under a new DC Comics film banner.

The film will be directed Todd Phillips (The Hangover, War Dogs), who is also writing the script with Scott Silver (8 Mile), Deadline reported.

The Joker was last played by Jared Leto in Suicide Squad, which is a part of Warner Bros.' DC extended universe -- which also includes films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman and the forthcoming Justice League.

Entertainment Weekly reported the origin film will take place outside the extended universe and not feature Leto, who will be reprising his role as the Clown Prince of Crime in a Suicide Squad sequel and a planned Harley Quinn spinoff.

A different, possibly younger actor will be chosen to portray The Joker, as the origin story takes place during the 1980s in Gotham City.

The new DC Comics banner is being created to allow the studio to tell unique comic book stories using different actors in the title roles.

Other Batman-related projects in the works at Warner Bros. include standalone film The Batman, starring Ben Affleck from director Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes), and a Batgirl film, helmed by filmmaker Joss Whedon (The Avengers).


LOOSE LIPS:
"What's so beautiful about being older and wiser is you are sitting heavier in your shoes with your feet on the ground. I can't wait!"
--Elizabeth Olsen, on looking forward to turning 30, to Modern Luxury



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'Avengers: Infinity War' to feature Gwyneth Paltrow, Jon Favreau
Avengers: Infinity War will feature the return of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jon Favreau.

Robert Downey, Jr., who plays Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, in the film, confirmed Paltrow and Favreau will reprise Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan by sharing a photo with the pair in costume Tuesday.

"Infinity Trinity ... #infinitywar and street cred @jimmy_rich represent @marvelstudios and @therealstanlee," he captioned a picture on Instagram.

Paltrow played Pepper in the Iron Man movies, The Avengers and Spider-Man: Homecoming, while Favreau appeared in the Iron Man films and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Favreau also directed Iron Man and Iron Man 2, and will produce Avengers: Infinity War.

"#infinitywar Infinity Trinity," the 50-year-old actor and director captioned Downey's photo on his own account.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War helmers Anthony and Joe Russo will direct Avengers: Infinity War. The movie will see Tony Stark and the Avengers unite with the Guardians of the Galaxy to confront Thanos.

Josh Brolin will portray Thanos, with Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Chris Pratt as Star-Lord.

"This is a culmination film ten years in the making and we are pulling the main story threads from all of the different franchises into one unifying narrative," Joe Russo told Screen Rant in July. "So any of the important characters are going to be in this film and they are going to have something important to do in the movie."

Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters in May 2018.


Linkin Park to hold special event in honor of Chester Bennington
Linkin Park has announced on Twitter to hold a special public event in honor of their late singer, Chester Bennington.

"Just wanted to say thank you to all our fans around the world for the tremendous outpouring of love, which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly difficult time," the band wrote Tuesday.

"The five of us are so grateful for all of you support as we heal and build the future of Linkin Park," they continued.

"We are working on a special public event in Los Angeles to honor Chester's memory and look forward to sharing details with you soon."

Bennington was discovered dead in July inside his residence at Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed that the 41-year-old hanged himself from a bedroom door.

Linkin Park had previously paid tribute to Bennington writing on social media, "You had the biggest heart, and managed to wear it on your sleeve. Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. While we don't know what path our future may take, we know that each of our lives was made better by you. Thank you for that gift. We love you, and miss you so much. Until we see you again."

Recently, rapper Jay-Z performed his collaboration with Linkin Park "Numb/Encore" to honor Bennington.


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Which former 'Boardwalk Empire' star was cut from Han Solo spinoff amid reshoots?

Michael K. Williams' role in Disney's upcoming Star Wars film about a young Han Solo has been cut as the project undergoes reshoots with new director Ron Howard.

"I felt great about what I created with the directors that I worked with," the actor said to Deadline about the film's original helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller who were booted off and replaced by Howard over "different creative visions" in June. "It is what it is."

"When Ron Howard got hired to finish out the film, there were some reshoot issues that needed to be done in regards to my character, in order for it to match the new direction which the producers wanted Ron to carry the film in," he continued.

Williams was unable to rejoin the production of the Han Solo film as he is in South Africa shooting spy drama The Red Sea Diving Resort alongside Ben Kingsley and Chris Evans. "They wanted me now; I couldn't go. So they had to clip-clip-clip," he said.

Williams still noted how he enjoyed his time on set and hopes to return to the Star Wars franchise in the future.

"I don't think that me not being in the Star Wars family is final," Williams said. "I left with a very good taste in my mouth about the whole family, and I hope that I left a good taste in their mouth. They're a great group of people, the Lucas family."

Williams was set to portray a half-human, half-animal in the film.

The Han Solo spinoff film stars Alden Ehrenreich stepping into the title role made famous by Harrison Ford along with Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson and Thandie Newton. It is set to arrive in theaters on May 25, 2018.

In a recent interview, Howard assured fans that the film is "coming along great" despite the change in directors.

"It's a fantastic script, a great cast and I am having a fantastic creative experience with it," he said. "It's a great young cast, incredibly strong -- smart, funny people who love their characters and love being part of this. I think we'll be able to do something that is a lot of fun."

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