21 June 2015

Yesterday Rebel attended the Broadway show ‘It Shoulda Been You’ while in NYC filming her latest film. She hung out backstage with the cast. Check out the photos in the gallery.

21 June 2015

In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

15 June 2015

DEADLINE.COM – With the first sequel harmonizing with nearly $260 million worldwide in just a month, Pitch Perfect 3 is coming to a megaplex near you in two years. With stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson set to return, the Universal threequel will arrive July 21, 2017.

The second film in the installment opened to $69.2M on May 15 to become the highest-grossing movie-musical opening of all time. The third one will be produced by Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman & Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions.

Although it’s known that the studio is tapping Kay Cannon to script, it’s not yet clear whether Banks will come back to direct this one. Banks made her feature directorial debut on Pitch Perfect 2 — and what a debut it was. In its first weekend on stage it out-performed the $65M lifetime domestic gross of the first film. PP2 also became the second-highest PG-13 comedy opening ever (only behind Austin Powers: Goldmember which opened to $73M in the summer of 2002).

PP3 is slated for release on a weekend that right now includes an untitled animation project from 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky.

15 June 2015

USATODAY.COM – How excited was Rebel Wilson to take on a role in Kung Fu Panda 3? For her first meeting with directors Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni, Wilson whipped out a set of martial art nunchucks to show off her skills.

The directors were floored. Almost literally, too, in terms of getting out of the way.

Says Nelson:

“She was almost treating it like an audition, even though she HAD the role. She was like, ‘I want you to know that I can do nunchucks.’ She pulled them out of her Louis Vuitton bag and was whipping them around my office. They were pink-padded nunchucks. Her hair was blowing. It was one of those weird moments that was just beautiful. It was like, ‘How did this ever come to pass?’ “

Keep in mind, Wilson’s role is for an animated movie. So her skills would never get onscreen.

But her character, which USA TODAY revealed yesterday, will use nunchucks in the film due out in January. So it helps to see Wilson can actually handle them.

Wilson has shown this skill off before. She showed British talk show host Graham Norton just how effective she can be.

Nelson gave her endorsement as well: “Rebel is trained. She is not an amateur.”

Carloni noted that sometimes this training has a cost.

“(Rebel) does have stories of conking herself in the head a few times… But I’m planning to give her a bedazzled, beautiful shiny set of nunchucks to have on the (Kung Fu Panda 3 premiere) red carpet.”

Another note about Wilson’s prep: Her character Mei Mei has a big crush on Jack Black’s Po. So Wilson wrote a long love poem from Mei Mei to Po and read that at the first meeting as well.

She’s a comedy ninja all around. See, here she is on Pitch Perfect 2

15 June 2015

EW.COM – Kung Fu Panda 3 promises a long-awaited family reunion, as Po’s father Li Shan arrives on the scene, and we now have our first look at the papa panda.

USA Today revealed a first look at Li, voiced by Bryan Cranston, who has been absent for most of Po’s life, but made a promise to his deceased mother that Li would find their son.

“It’s a father’s quest to be reunited with his son,” Cranston said of the film.

According to his own son, Li is a “dream dad,” even though he’s been living quite the different lfiestyle from Po.

“Li is the master of chilling. He’s the master of having fun, of hanging out,” Jack Black, the voice of Po, told USA Today. So don’t expect to confuse Li Shan with Heisenberg anytime soon, even if Cranston jokingly said he’d like to include a nod to his Breaking Bad role in the dialogue.

The frst look at Kung Fu Panda 3 also revealed Rebel Wilson’s character Mei Mei – but other than Black describing her as “being super into ribbon dancing,” there’s little else known about her character.

Kung Fu Panda 3 is currently set for a Jan. 29, 2016 release date. For more on the film, check out USA Today’s full preview.

15 June 2015

PEOPLE.COM – Even Hollywood stars can’t resist a good, old fashioned movie night.

Rebel Wilson and rumored boyfriend comedian-actor Mickey Gooch, Jr., who heads film company Skit Bags Entertainment, had a “date night” at the movies on Saturday night.

In a picture shared by Gooch on Instagram, the duo show off their matching slurpies.

“#Movie,” Gooch captioned, along with a line of kissy-face emojiis. While neither star has confirmed the relationship, the actor did dub the outing “#DATENIGHT.”

The Pitch Perfect 2 actress and Gooch first ignited relationship rumors in May after taking in a Rangers game together.

Wilson, 35, was also seen dining with the comedian at trendy New York restaurant Beauty & Essex in May.

The famous friends “appeared very cuddly,” according to a source, and enjoyed the restaurant’s signature Elvis Presley Sundae.

Wilson has also shared images with Gooch on her social media accounts, including a tennis outing on May 24.

“Pre match tennis photo @rebelwilson v’s @MickeyGooch – winner TBD! #gameface ,” she Tweeted, sharing a picture of her and the actor poised and ready with their racquets.

The pair are currently working on Wilson’s new movie, How to Be Single.