News Bits: Kill, SDCC, Marvel, Gambit, Jenny

Kill Your Friends
StudioCanal have released the first photos from the black comedy “Kill Your Friends” based on John Niven’s 1990s UK music industry-set novel. Nicholas Hoult stars in the film as a 27 year-old hotshot turns to murder to get ahead of his peers. The film opens in the UK on November 6th. [Source: Empire]

San Diego Comic Con
Comic-Con organizers have reached a deal to remain in San Diego through 2018 with the announcement due later this morning. With an average over 130,000 attendees in recent years, the event, has outgrown itself with much of the negotiations dealing with guarantees from dozens of local hotels to keep their costs down. [Source: Variety]

Marvel One Shots
Marvel seems to have given up on filming further “Marvel One-Shot” short films for now, though they have a number of different ideas for ones in the future. Marvel’s Kevin Feige tells Collider he doesn’t know when further ones will be done:

“I think it would be great to see more one-shots. We’ll see… You look at me as if I’m the only person who controls that decision; I wish that were the case. But I think when the opportunity arises we would do it, we would jump on it. There is a backlog of ideas for one-shots that we haven’t done yet.”

Gambit
Channing Tatum tells Digital Spy that he’s keen to learn a Cajun accent for his role in the upcoming “X-Men” spin-off film “Gambit”. Tatum plays the kinetic energy controlling mutant in the film which is slated to open in October next year.

“I’m from the South, so I know who to go to, to find the accent. I haven’t found the guy yet, because generally, that’s how I do accents. Like, I’ll find the person that I want to sound like and not just do a generic Cajun accent. He has almost a Jedi mind-trick thing that I want to try put in, where he speaks patois — and so I’m going to have to learn patois, which is going to be hard. But, we’ll see.”

Jenny’s Wedding
A week on from the Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage across the United States, a trailer has been released for the well-timed indie drama “Jenny’s Wedding” which IFC will release in cinemas on July 31st and VOD on August 1st.

Katherine Heigl plays a lesbian whose conservative parents don’t approve of her upcoming wedding to her partner (Alexis Bledel). Tom Wilkinson, Linda Emond and Grace Gummer also star in the film which Mary Agnes Donoghue directed.

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