#ICYMI on TheWrap: 10 Top Showbiz Stories – Anne Sweeney Bombshell, Marvel vs. WB, ‘Fantastic Four’ Casting

In case you missed it this week, “Fantastic Four” baddie Dr. Doom will probably be British, “Batman vs. Superman” is taking on “Captain America 3,” and Disney-ABC Television president Anne Sweeney wants to become a TV director

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

Anne Sweeney’s Move to Directing: A Top TV Director on Her Odds of Success and The State of Her Disney Empire: By the Numbers plus 16 of Sweeney’s Disney-ABC Hits and Misses (Photos) and WaxWord: Why Won’t Disney’s Anne Sweeney Lean In? Women and Leadership Dilemmas
The most powerful female executive in Hollywood shocked the industry this week by announcing her plans to step down in 2015

‘Need for Speed’ Puts DreamWorks’ Disney Deal in the Hot Seat
The Aaron Paul movie arrives amid speculation about co-chairman Stacey Snider‘s role when her contract ends

Can ‘Veronica Mars’ Convince Mainstream Hollywood to Embrace Crowdfunding? plus 7 Other Celebrities Who Want Your Money for Their Projects
When “Veronica Mars'” creator talked with Kickstarter about launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund a movie, Kickstarter joked it would end up on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. A year later, it’s already there.

‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ On Record-Breaking Box Office Tear — How Wes Anderson Pulled Off a Hit
and Why ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Will Be Mainstream Box-Office Hit (Video)
Huge limited debuts don’t always translate to broad success, but we’re betting that Wes Anderson‘s quirky comedy will.

‘Fantastic Four': Dr. Doom Short List Down to 4 Actors With Accents (Exclusive)
20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank have narrowed down their villain search to four rising stars with accents.

10 Things You Missed at SXSW: Leslie Bibb Is Writing a Movie, Robert Duvall Needs Money and Everyone Is Copying Lena Dunham
TheWrap’s highlights from this year’s South by Southwest film, music and media festival.

Biblical Scholar on ‘Noah’ Script: ‘Anti-Human, Pro-Environmental Polemic’ (Guest Blog)
Professor of Old Testament Studies Daniel L. Smith-Christopher reads the script for TheWrap — and has more issues with its message than historical accuracy.

‘Batman vs. Superman’ and ‘Captain America 3’ HeadingĀ for Box Office Collision: Why One Side Needs to Blink
Either way, it should be a fun game of chicken.

‘Nymphomaniac': 5 WTF Moments, From Penis Montages to Christian Slater Bathroom Accidents
TheWrap talks to star Stacy Martin about how she went from college student to leading lady in the new Lars von Trier film.

‘Need for Speed’ Puts DreamWorks’ Disney Deal in the Hot Seat
The Aaron Paul movie arrives amid speculation about co-chairman Stacey Snider‘s role when her contract ends.

PaleyFest: ‘Veronica Mars’ Creator Talks Movie Sequel, Possible Netflix or Amazon Series Reboot
Guess this means Ms. Mars doesn’t die at the end of the movie that hits theaters this weekend.

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg on How Hollywood Almost Killed Its ‘First R-Rated CG Comedy’
During a far-ranging interview in TheWrap’s SXSW interview studio, the writer-director duo also talk Zac Efron, assassinating Kim Jong-Un and smoking meat.

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kristian Nairn Comes Out: ‘I’ve Been Waiting for Someone to Ask’
The actor plays fan-favorite character Hodor on the popular HBO series.

And you don’t have to read these three other stories, but you know you want to:

‘Daily Show’ Exposes $172 Million in Federal Penis Pump Spending (Video)
Critics of Obamacare don’t want women’s contraceptives covered — but hey, hands off the penis pumps.

Justin Bieber Laughs, Curses and Threatens His Way Through Court Deposition Footage (Video)
And you thought the kids you baby sit were brats…

10 Horrible Video Game Adaptations Before ‘Need for Speed’ (Video)
“Street Fighter” makes the list twice.

And #ICYMI in Pop Culture: Juan Pablo Is Most-Hated ‘Bachelor’ Ever, Obama vs. Galifianakis and Shailene Woodley’s X-Rated Herb

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