Star Scoop: Batman v. Superman Crushes Comic-Con, Missy Elliott is Loaded, Fifty Shades’ Friendly Competition

By  July 29, 2014

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The stats are in and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was the most-popular movie at Comic-Con. Research firms Mashwork and Way to Blue told Variety that 73% of emotional reactions to the film deemed it “amazing,” while the film’s first trailer received 248,960 mentions. [Variety]

Missy Elliott is ready for a revival. Her longtime collaborator and friend, Timbaland, told Rolling Stone that she’s already selected a lead single for her upcoming album, her first solo effort since 2005’s The Cookbook. “It’s just a matter of when she wants to do it,” he said. “We got the hollow-tip bullet in the gun. We have the game-changer right there.” Can’t wait to get our freak on. [Huffington Post]

Fifty Shades of Grey is getting some friendly competition. The Jamie Dornan-Dakota Johnson starrer will face off against faith-based love story God’s Not Dead on Valentine’s Day 2015. Though the Fifty book series sold over 100 million copies worldwide, God’s was also commercially successful with $60 million in sales. “Opening the same weekend as Fifty Shades, there’s definitely a David v. Goliath comparison,” said Rik Swartzwelder, who will write, direct, and star in the feature. “They will have more screens, more money, more hype [ed note: and, Beyoncé]. . . but we’re hopeful that we are not alone in our belief that there are others out there who desire more from love–and the movies–than objectification or domination.” [Variety]

Speaking of Fifty, it reigns as the as the most-viewed trailer of 2014 with 36 million YouTube visits… and counting. [The Hollywood Reporter]

With the slew of unscripted series and “reality” shows that VH1 produces, it’s with great cheer—literally—that we report the Viacom network is renewing Hit the Floor for a third season. Now, if we could only get rid of Steebie and his Love & Hip Hop Atlanta crew. [VH1]

With the world’s need for social swag and the media’s need to offer immediacy, what better way to meld the two than with an improv show fueled by live tweets? Comedy Central is doing just that with a six-episode digital series, CC: Social Scene, that will draw inspiration from Twitter posts about “worst breakup lines,” “oddest combos at the BBQ,” “beach hogs,” and more. [Broadway World]