Movie Buzz: Exclusive ‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ Discussion, ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Gets Its Director

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Fans of Twilight, Hunger Games and The Amazing Spider-Man? This news round-up is for you.

Thursday delivered several notable news stories from the aforementioned franchises, and Celebuzz has got them all.

Because that’s how we roll.

1. Breaking Dawn: Part 2’s Amadou Ly Talks Twilght’s Epic Finale

In an exclusive interview with Celebuzz on Thursday, actor Amadou Ly sat down to explain why Breaking Dawn: Part 2 will be the biggest Twilight movie yet.

Watch our exclusive interview below:

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2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Gets a Director

Lionsgate announced Thursday, via press release, that Hunger Games: Catching Fire helmer Francis Lawrence will also direct Mockingjay: Parts 1 and 2.

The I Am Legend director will wrap Catching Fire and directly move on to the first half of the Mockingjay finale. That’s some serious Herculean-endurance there.

Catching Fire, which stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, arrives in theatres November 22, 2013. Mockingkay: Part 1 is due out on November 21, 2014, with Part 2 set for release on November 20, 2015.

3. Jamie Foxx In Talks to Play Villain in Amazing Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man fans were surprised Thursday to learn that Jamie Foxx is circling a role in director Marc Webb’s sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.

Variety broke the news on Thursday, confirming that the Oscar-winner is in talks to play the villain Electro, a character that can control and wield electricity.

Should Foxx lock down the part, he’ll join returning stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the sequel, which hits theatres May 4, 2014.

4. Michael Fassbender To Star in Genius

PrometheusMichael Fassbender will star opposite Colin Firth in Genius.

A press release on Thursday confirmed the casting. Genius is based on A. Scott Berg’s biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, and tells the story of the relationship between Thomas Wolfe (Fassbender) and his longtime editor, Max Perkins (Firth).

Michael Grandage will direct from a script by Skyfall’s John Logan. Production is scheduled for a 2014 start.

5. G.I. Joe: Retalliation Debuts New Trailer

Ever since Paramount moved G.I. Joe: Retaliation from Summer 2012 to March 29, 2013, things have been quiet on the sequel. But not anymore.

On Thursday, Paramount revealed a new international trailer for the sequel on YouTube. With 100% more Channing Tatum and explosion-y goodness. Click here to watch the trailer.

Hunger Games fans, are you looking forward to the new sequels? Did anyone see the Jamie Foxx in Spider-Man news coming? Sound off below! And watch the trailer for the first Hunger Games movie below:

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