Movie News: ‘Aquaman’ Time Period Revealed; Watch Ryan Reynolds in New ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Trailer

Aquaman

Aquaman: Opening in theaters on Friday, Wonder Woman is set primarily during World War I, causing some to wonder if James Wan’s Aquaman, based on the DC Comics character (above), will take place before or after events in the upcoming Justice League. Producer Charles Roven says: “Aquaman will make reference [to Justice League]. There will be some reference of something that preceded Aquaman that will be in Aquaman. I believe that is the intention.” [Cinema Blend]

Boo! A Madea Halloween

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween: Tyler Perry’s modestly-budgeted Boo! A Madea Halloween (above) proved to be a big success when it was released last October, topping the box office charts during its first two weeks of release and ultimately earning more than $73 million. Its sequel, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, has now been scheduled for release on October 20. [Deadline]

The Beguiled

Cannes Film Festival: Sofia Coppola won the Best Director Prize at the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival for her Civil War drama The Beguiled (above), which opens in U.S. theaters on June 30. Ruben Ostlund’s comic drama The Square, featuring Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West, received the top prize, the Palme D’or. Joaquin Phoenix for You Were Never Really Here and Diane Kruger for In the Fade were recognized for their performances. Taylor Sheridan was named best director for Wind River. [Cannes Film Festival]

The Hitman's Bodyguard

The Hitman’s Bodyguard Trailer: In a lively new trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, executive protection agent Ryan Reynolds finds himself charged with protecting a very proficient assassin (Samuel L. Jackson). Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung and Gary Oldman also star; the action comedy opens in theaters on August 18. [Movieclips]

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