News Nuggets: ‘Ant-Man’ set for big box office haul and epic battle with ‘Minions’

Disney’s “Ant-Man” is set for a big haul of $115-125 million box office revenue globally for its debut this weekend. And that still might not be enough to top the second week of Universal’s animated giant “Minions.” If the Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas movie is able to achieve these numbers, that would be higher than the take from superhero film “Thor” in 2011. Universal also has the opening of “Trainwreck” from director Judd Apatow and star/writer Amy Schumer. That raunchy comedy could top out at $20 million and already has 95% positive reviews from Rotten Tomatoes. Deadline

FX releases the first trailer for a new installment of “Fargo.” The anthology series introduces a different cast, including Patrick Wilson as Lou Solverson, a much younger character than played by Keith Carradine last year. This installment is set in 1979 with a cast including Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Ted Danson, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Donovan, Nick Offerman, and Bruce Campbell. At last year’s Emmys, the program took the prize as Best Miniseries. Variety

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Anne Thompson announces a big change in technology for Emmy voters. The Television Academy is partnering with Google to give each Emmy voter a Chromecast device. That will allow them to stream the episodes from nominated shows and performers directly on their home televisions rather than watching them on a computer. DVD screeners will not be mailed out this year for the first time. Thompson on Hollywood

Brad Brevet provides his first look at the strongest 2015 Oscar candidates for Best Supporting Actress. He believes Rooney Mara will be campaigned in this category instead of lead for “Carol.” Others include Elizabeth Olsen (“I Saw the Light”), Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”), Meryl Streep (“Suffragette”), Ellen Page (“Freeheld”), Kristen Stewart (“Clouds of Sils Maria”), Kate Winslet (“Steve Jobs”), and Phylicia Rashad (“Creed”). Rope of Silicon

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Creative TV heavyweight Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal”) signs Peter Krause to be the lead in her next ABC series. Set to premiere at midseason, “The Catch” is about a fraud investigator (Mireille Enos) who is about to be a fraud victim to her fiance (Krause). After long runs on “Six Feet Under” and “Parenthood,” Krause was one of the biggest fish to be available for a showrunner to catch this season. TV Line

Another big fish for TV casting is Michelle Dockery, who ends her Emmy-nominated run on “Downton Abbey” after the upcoming sixth season. She is heavily rumored to star in the TNT pilot “Good Behavior,” created by “Wayward Pines” producer Chad Hodge. Dockery would play a thief and con artist just out of prison who wants to stop a hitman from killing someone. The project is based on the Letty Dobesh novels from author Blake Crouch. TV Guide

Director and producer George Lucas (“Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones”) will become a Disney Legend on August 14. He will be honored along with composer Danny Elfman, soap opera star Susan Lucci, animator Andreas Deja, ESPN executive George Bodenheimer, and artist Eyvind Earle at the D23 Expo in Anaheim. This event continues a 28-year tradition when actor Fred MacMurray became the first honoree. Coming Soon

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