(LOS ANGELES) -- Robert Downey Jr. has confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that he will indeed appear in Avengers: Infinity War.
It was all but certain that his Tony Stark/Iron Man would appear in the film, which will unite dozens of characters from Marvel's Cinematic Universe, but this was the first time Downey's acknowledged it.
"We have a start date!," he noted. "That's, you know, when you start shooting. So I have yet to be released from my Marvel contract! You heard it here first!"
Downey Jr. will reprise the role in the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, taking the young Peter Parker under his wing -- and providing the fledgling superhero some high-tech web wings in addition to other Spidey suit upgrades. Tom Holland, who, played the hero in Captain America: Civil War, gets his own film, co-produced by Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, which is owned by ABC News' parent company Disney.
ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) -- Charles Randolph, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for the financial meltdown drama The Big Short is taking on the sexual misconduct flap between former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes and one of his former star personalities: Megyn Kelly.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures grabbed the rights to Randolph's pitch, which will detail the Kelly File host's allegations that one of the most powerful men in media made repeated unwanted sexual advances towards her.
The allegations against Ailes became headline-grabbing news even before Kelly's new memoir, Settle for More, was released. Another Fox News personality, Gretchen Carlson, sued Ailes and Fox News for sexual harassment -- and eventually settled for $20 million.
Ailes stepped down from his post in July. He was also named in a $50 million sexual harassment suit from another former Fox News personality, Andrea Tantaros.
Alex J. Berliner / ABImages(LOS ANGELES) -- T.J. Miller, who can be seen in theaters in Office Christmas Party -- and as the host of the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday -- was arrested in Hollywood early Friday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department tells ABC News affiliate KABC-TV.
The LAPD said around 1 a.m., they responded to the call from a victim -- who the cops only said was a driver for a transportation company, and who asked for a citizen's arrest on the Deadpool star.
Miller was arrested for battery, and later freed on 20 thousand dollars' bail.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Ahead of a full trailer launch on Sunday, Universal has released a sneak peek of its upcoming eighth movie in the Fast and the Furious franchise -- along with the revelation of the action flick's title: The Fate of the Furious.
The brief teaser shows street racing, massive explosions, and all the over-the-top action one would expect from a film series that began humbly: Vin Diesel and his pals stealing DVD players from 18-wheelers. The snippet also gives a glimpse of this film's baddie: Oscar winner Charlize Theron.
The movie, which also stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Kurt Russell and Helen Mirren, opens April 14.
L-R: Shemar Moore, Nadine Velazquez, Bill Bellamy, 2016 - Liquid Soul(NEW YORK) -- Shemar Moore will be leaning on his "baby girls" to support his upcoming romantic comedy, The Bounce Back.
Moore, who spent eleven seasons as Special Agent Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds, says leaving the show for other opportunities was a risk, but he believes that his loyal fans will have his back.
"We don't have that studio, so this truly is me jumping off a cliff because I believe and I believe that my homies, my fans and my baby girls got my back," Moore tells ABC Radio. "And they're going to come out and rah-rah style on December ninth."
To bring this film to light, Moore took on the role of producer, distributor and financier which he acknowledges was no easy feat.
"I executive produced it, I put the pieces together, I found the production crew, I found the distribution," he says. "I mean I'm distributing it myself. My production company, we're getting into the theaters ourselves. There's no studio backing, there's no distribution house."
Yet to the actor, the experience was worth it because, he says, "This is my little baby."
(LOS ANGELES) -- As promised, the first trailer for the new Spider-Man movie -- Spider-Man: Homecoming -- premiered last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Tom Holland, who debuted as the web-slinger in Captain America: Civil War, returns as Spidey-slash-Peter Parker.
The trailer begins with Spider-Man effortlessly busting up an ATM robbery, then back in school pining away for the beautiful Michelle, played by Zendaya. Robert Downey Jr. appears in more than just a cameo as Tony Stark, giving Peter advice -- and later, flying alongside a web-swinging Spider-Man in the trailer's closing shot.
Michael Keaton also oozes malice as the villainous Vulture, threatening Peter and everyone he loves, including his Aunt May, played once again by Mariss Tomei.
* Office Christmas Party -- When uptight CEO Jennifer Aniston tries to shut down a branch of the company run by her hard-partying brother, played by Silicon Valley's T.J. Miller, his chief technical officer, Jason Bateman, throws an epic office party in order to woo a big client and nail a big account that can save the branch. Kate McKinnon and Courtney B. Vance also star in the holiday-themed comedy. Rated R.
* The Bounce Back -- In this romantic romp, a relationship guru and best-selling author, played by Criminal Minds' Shemar Moore, falls for a therapist -- Major Crimes' Nadine Velazquez -- who's skeptical about his methods. The Bounce Back opens in limited release only. Rated PG-13.
* Miss Sloane -- Jessica Chastain is a powerful lobbyist who will stop at nothing to beat an equally powerful opponent. Also starring John Lithgow and Sam Waterston. The film expands this weekend to wide release. Rated R.
* La La Land -- Ryan Gosling stars as a jazz pianist who falls in love with an aspiring actress, played by Emma Stone, in this retro musical from Whiplash writer/director Damien Chazelle that also features J.K. Simmons and John Legend. La La Land, which is generating serious Oscar buzz, opens in limited release only. Rated PG-13.
L-R: T.J. Miller, Courtney B. Vance and Rob Corddry in “Office Christmas Party”; Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Office Christmas Party is the equivalent of a major league baseball roster that has an all-star at every position -- yet the team finishes in last place.
This cast! C’mon! Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, Olivia Munn, Vanessa Bayer, Jillian Bell, Randall Pak, Rob Coddry -- the list goes on. I mean, do you really even need a plot? Just put ‘em all in a room, set up the cameras, turn on some lights, yell “Action!” and start filming. The results are bound to be hilarious. Right?
The six people who wrote this movie -- that’s right, six, not counting any lines the cast improvised -- set up the the titular party as a means to save the Chicago branch of a company called Zenotech. T.J. Miller, one of the rare comedians whose mere presence is funny, plays Clay Vanstone. He runs the Chicago office, which he inherited from his father. His sister, Carol (Aniston), the interim CEO of Zenotech, hates her brother and gives him until the end of the night to close a 14-million-dollar deal with with a company represented by Walter Davis (Courtney B. Vance). If he doesn’t, she’ll shut down the office.
Recently-divorced Josh Parker (Jason Bateman) is Zenotech’s chief technical officer and Clay’s best friend. He also supervises Tracey (Olivia Munn), a genius developer who, conveniently -- meaning as a plot device -- has been working on a revolutionary idea.
But that’s not important right now. What’s important is Clay, Josh and Tracey need to “close” Walter -- and the only way to do that, obviously, is to throw the wildest Christmas office party ever!
I’m not saying this movie is bereft of laughs. Even teams that finish last can make a few good plays, and this talented cast is going to give us some funny moments, regardless. But this is a serious case of a bunch of writers who couldn’t get out of their own way.
The funniest “party” movies feature plots born out of natural circumstances. That just doesn’t happen here. Office Christmas Party offers a number of contrivances to unnecessarily raise and complicate the stakes. Undeniably, Miller is going to hit nine out of 10 times. Jillian Bell continues her ascent toward the top of Hollywood’s funniest actor list, and Courtney B. Vance, Emmy and Tony winner that he is, fully commits to the best-written character in this movie, and nails it.
But the rest of Office Christmas Party, and it’s formidable cast, is wasted.
ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- WWE superstar-turned Trainwreck scene-stealer John Cena is shown in a new light in a war-set thriller called The Wall.
Cena stars alongside Avengers: Age of Ultron's Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the film, directed by Doug Liman, whose credits include The Bourne Identity and the Tom Cruise sci-fi action film Edge of Tomorrow.
The movie finds Cena and Taylor-Johnson playing a U.S. military sniper-spotter team, who are both shot and injured by an unseen sniper. While the pair bleeds -- Cena's character out in the open, and Taylor-Johnson's protected only by a crumbling brick wall -- the enemy sharpshooter harasses them both with bullets and bluster, teasing them over their communicators.
Cut off from help, the pair's only chance of survival is to somehow find and eliminate the unseen gunman before it's too late.
Gene Page/AMCNegan broke a lot of hearts -- and two heads -- at the beginning of this season's The Walking Dead when he killed two of Rick Grimes' gang. The guy is pretty ruthless, but Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays the new villain, doesn't see it that way.
ABC News spoke to the actor and asked him some fun "What If" scenarios, including what The Walking Dead would have looked like if it had followed Negan -- and not Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes.
"That's easy: Then he'd be our hero, and no one would be angry at Negan," Morgan said, grinning. "What a guy! Look at how he keeps everyone alive."
Imagining what viewers would say about Negan in that scenario, Morgan added, "He's so funny, and sweet. Love his baseball bat!"
Morgan also was asked which one of The Walking Dead's villains he'd love to see do battle with his character, and David Morrissey's The Governor topped his list.
"There's no one who's gonna take Negan at this point...But the only guy who kinda comes close is Morrissey's Governor, so to see them go head-to-head would be an awesome time."
Morgan played Bruce Wayne's doomed dad Thomas in a Batman v. Superman flashback -- opposite his onscreen wife Lauren Cohan, incidentally Walking Dead's Maggie, whose husband Negan (SPOILER ALERT) killed in the season premiere.
The mid-season finale of The Walking Dead airs Sunday night, December 11 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- Candace Cameron Bure is the latest co-host to leave ABC's The View.
Bure announced the news during the opening segment on Wednesday's show, explaining the decision was bittersweet, but one she needed to make.
"I'm very happy to be back," Bure, who'd taken a hiatus from the show, told her co-hosts and the audience. "But it's a little bittersweet today for me because I'm announcing that I'm leaving The View."
Bure, who joined the talk show in 2015, explained that her family and new commitments, such as her role in the Netflix series Fuller House and her appearances on the Hallmark Channel, are the reasons for her departure.
"Because of the success of those, my commitments have become even greater with those shows, and the commute of going West Coast to East Coast every single week for me has been tough on me and hard for my family as well," the actress said. "And I want to make sure that I am able to spend as much time with my children and invest in all the projects that I do to the fullest extent."
Bure added, "So, I thank everybody. Whoopi, Joy, I particularly want to thank you for welcoming me to this table."
With her departure, The View is down to six co-hosts from the eight with which it began its 20th season. In October, Raven-Symoné announced she would leave the show at the end of 2016 to work on a spinoff of her popular Disney series, That’s So Raven.
Dave J Hogan/Courtesy of JA Digital and Eagle Rock Film Productions (NEW YORK) -- In July, news broke that Mick Jagger was expecting a baby with his 29-year-old American girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick. Now, the new baby has arrived -- and it's a boy.
A statement provided to ABC News by The Rolling Stones' rep says, "Melanie Hamrick & Mick Jagger's son was born today in New York and they are both delighted. Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time."?
The baby is the 73-year-old rock legend's eighth child: he has four with Jerry Hall, one with Marsha Hunt, one with his ex-wife Bianca Jagger and one with Luciana Gimenez Morad. Jagger also has five grandchildren, and in 2014, he became a great-grandfather when his daughter Jade's daughter Assisi welcomed a daughter of her own.
The Rolling Stones frontman had a longtime relationship with designer L'Wren Scott from 2001 until 2014, when she took her own life. The couple had no children.
(L-R) Jon Bass plays Ronnie, Alex Daddario plays Summer, Zac Efron plays Matt Brody, Dwayne Johnson plays Mitch Buchannon, Kelly Rohrbach plays CJ Parker, and Ilfenesh Hadera plays Stephanie Holden in BAYWATCH; the film by Paramount Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- A new teaser for the big-screen adaptation of Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, has just made a splash online.
The movie has The Rock playing Mitch Buchannon -- the role once played by David Hasselhoff in the series of the same name. A buff, by-the-books lifeguard, Johnson's character butts heads with a brash new recruit, played by a pumped-up Zac Efron. The pair uncover a local criminal plot fronted by Quantico star Priyanka Chopra's character, though she's barely seen in this sneak peek.
The movie also stars Alexandra Daddario, who played Johnson's daughter in San Andreas, as well as Kelly Rohrbach who, in a nod to the TV show, is described as looking as if "she's always running in slo-mo."
Jon Bass and Hannibal Buress also star in the action comedy, set to hit theaters May 26.
Getty Images/Samuel de Roman-WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- A judge Wednesday denied Brad Pitt's request to seal documents in his custody battle with Angelina Jolie.
Superior Court Judge Richard Burdge, Jr., ruled in court documents obtained by ABC News that Pitt's request didn’t meet the requirements for a seal.
Pitt's attorneys said in court documents that the actor wanted all documents regarding the former couple's six children sealed to shield them from "intense media coverage" and "worldwide public scrutiny."
"I am extremely concerned that if court records are not sealed, information contained therein will cause irreparable damage to our children's privacy rights," Pitt said in the court documents.
However, Jolie's lawyers in response said the seal should be denied, calling it a "thinly veiled attempt to shield himself, rather than the minor children, from the public view."
Pitt, 52, and Jolie, 41, were married for two years and together for more than a decade when she filed for divorce this past September. The former couple have six children, aged 15 to eight. Jolie filed for sole physical custody; a few weeks later, Pitt filed his own paperwork, seeking joint custody.
According to the documents obtained by ABC News, a temporary order is in place regarding custody of the children, who currently live with their mother. According to the documents, Pitt has weekly meetings with the kids, during which therapists are present. That order’s in place through the end of January.
In September, a source told ABC News that Pitt had been accused of child abuse after he argued with one of his kids while aboard a flight from France to the U.S. The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services and the FBI both investigated the incident and cleared Pitt of wrongdoing.
Attorneys for Pitt and Jolie declined to comment to ABC News after Wednesday's hearing.