22/12/17 - Han Solo film extensive reshoots

news picIt appears that Ron Howard has had to reshoot much more of the Han Solo movie than was originally thought - in fact some reports are stating he pretty much had to reshoot it all.

In a recent interview actor Paul Bettany, who plays an intergalactic gangster in the Solo film, said: "[Howard's] staging ability is so f***ing brilliant. I think he went in and he was like a laser, working out what needed to be done when he looked at the footage. And then, as things moved on, everybody felt so secure with him. And they gave him more. He reshot a lot more than was originally intended.

"It's Han Solo's story, and of course his story would be a caper. On one level it's a gangster movie. That's really interesting, because it's within the canon but really different. It's f***ing Han Solo! Suddenly, I'm an intergalactic gangster and I'm walking down some stairs and an R2 unit goes by with some champagne, and I'm like... (drops jaw) I had that feeling that I hadn't had since I was first on a film set. I was a little boy doing the best job in the world."

 

21/12/17 - Star Wars IX working title revealed

news picSources close to the production of Star Wars IX have revealed that the working title for the project is Black Diamond and will be produced under the new company Carbonado.

The report reveals that Carbonado was originally going to be set up to produce the Han Solo movie, as a nod to the carbon freezing process that he endured in The Empire Strikes Back, but for unknown reasons that never happened.

 

20/12/17 - LEGO to give us a Flash movie

news picThe next LEGO superhero movie will be a Flash centric outing.

The movie will also feature other Justice League characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Firestorm, Plastic Man, The Atom, and Batman and Superman's faithful dogs Ace and Krypto.

Here's the official synopsis: Reverse-Flash manipulates the Speed Force to put The Flash into a time loop that forces him to relive the same day over and over again – with progressively disastrous results, including losing his powers and being fired by the Justice League. The Flash must find a way to restore time to its original path and finally apprehend his worst enemy before all is lost for The Flash … and the world!

 

19/12/17 - Latest look at new Tomb Raider

news picThe Tomb Raider reboot is taking shape and a new photo from the production appears to show that the movie is taking its inspiration from the most recent series of games.

The photo shows actress Alicia Vikander using her bow and arrow.

THe movie will also star Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Nick Frost and Daniel Wu.

The movie is set to open in cinemas on 16 March 2018.

 

18/12/17 - Is Yoda getting a standalone movie?

news picA spin-off Yoda movie has long been rumoured, but nothing has been officially confirmed.

In a recent interview, Frank Oz, who has voiced the little green Jedi since his first appearance in The Empire Strikes Back said: "Yeah, he is going to [have his own movie]. He is going to. He's going to be a chorus girl. He's changing sex. He will become, he won't kick that high, I think he's a little too old for the extensions, but he's going to do his best."

So we're still none the wiser.

 

15/12/17 - Disney's first ride in Star Wars park

news picDisney Parks Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction is coming together nicely. While it won't be ready to accept guests until 2019, Disney are giving everyone their first glimpse of one of the new rides.

A tweet on their Twitter page revealed a full size re-creation of the Millennium Falcon corridor which leads to the cockpit.

According to the studio, the ride will be interactive, and the way you perform will affect your time in the rest of the park. Fly the ship well, and you'll be rewarded. Knock the deflector dish off like Lando, and you might suddenly have Dengar pointing a blaster in your direction out by the cantina.

Everything down to the hotel rooms in this new park will be interactive.

 

14/12/17 - The Punisher gets a second season

news picMarvel's The Punisher has been given a second season by Netflix.

While no official release date has been forthcoming, it is known that the show's producer, Steve Lightfoot, will return.

Lightfoot’s has already made it known that he wants to introduce some of the older villains from the comic books.

 

 

13/12/17 - Suicide Squad 2 production latest

news picWhile no official start date has been announced, sources close to the production are claiming that Suicide Squad 2 will start filming in October 2018.

A number of start dates have been announced, only to be changed. One of the biggest issues is getting all the casts schedules to coincide.

 

12/12/17 - Venom movie plot details

news picSony's Venom movie, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer and will star Tom Hardy, is to be based on two Marvel comic story arcs: Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes.

Lethal Protector was a six-issue series that was published in 1993. The plot focuses on the Eddie Brock version of Venom as he makes a pact with Spider-Man not to commit any more crimes. He moves to San Francisco where he decides to protect the weak and poor. In the end, he fights alongside Spider-Man to defeat a bunch of symbiote spawn known as Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.

Planet of the Symbiotes was published in 1995 and saw Venom, Spider-Man, and Scarlet Spider defeating an army of symbiotes attempting to take over the earth.

The Venom movie will open in cinemas on 05 October 2018.

 

11/12/17 - Obi-Wan Kenobi movie moves forward

news picThe next Star Wars spin-off movie, which will centre around Obi-Wan Kenobi, is eyeing an early 2019 production start date.

While not officially confirmed, it was known that Stephen Daldry has recently been in negotiations to direct.

Current rumour is that the production will begin in January 2019 at Pinewood Studios in England.

 

07/12/17 - Kurt Russell to play Santa Claus

news picKurt Russell will play Santa Claus in a new Netflix Christmas Movie.

Production is due to begin next January, with a broadcast date of next December.

The movie revolves around a pair of siblings, played by Judah Lewis and Darby Camp, who try to get proof that Santa Claus is actually real, by catching jolly Saint Nick on camera. When they accidentally cause Santa to crash his sleigh in Chicago, they join up to help get Christmas back on track before it's too late.

 

06/12/17 - Alien: Covenant sequel is happening

news picRidley Scott has confirmed that he's still planning on bringing an Alien: Covenant sequel to the big screen.

After Alien: Covenant was poorly received at the box office there was much doubt cast on any likelihood of another movie in the series.

In a recent interview, Scott said: "We are [going to make another], we are. I think what we have to do is gradually drift away from the alien stuff. People say, 'You need more alien, you need more face pulling, need more chest bursting,' so I put a lot of that in Covenant and it fitted nicely. But I think if you go again you need to start finding another solution that's more interesting."

 

05/12/17 - Escape from New York reboot

news picEscape from New York is to be remade with Robert Rodriguez in the director's chair.

John Carpenter, who directed the 1981 original has given his approval to the finished screenplay.

The project's screen writer, Neil Cross, said: "Robert Rodriguez is attached to direct and it's looking good and exciting. It was quite a challenging script, it's a challenging thing to reinvent. One of the most terrifying sentences I've ever heard in my life is 'we've given the script to John Carpenter'. I crawled around for three days thinking 'oh my god' but we got John Carpenter's seal of approval. He approved it and that's all I need. You never quite know [if it's done] but I might need to do some rewrites and do some nip and tuck but in the first approximation, my job is done."

 

04/12/17 - Margot Robbie's solo Harley Quinn film

news picMargot Robbie is currently working on a solo Harley Quinn movie as well as the previously announced spinoff film.

"I've been working on it for two years now." said Robbie. "It's hard to kind of talk about it because all this stuff is under lock and key, but no I've been working on a separate spinoff Harley thing for a while now... [Not Sirens], it's a totally separate one. Yeah, there's a lot going on right now and I honestly don't think anyone knows what's gonna be the next thing to happen, but I think everyone's keen to get Harley back on screen so everyone's working on different versions of what that could be."

 

01/12/17 - Hellboy reboot arrives in 2019

news picLionsgate and Summit Entertainment have confirmed that their joint Hellboy movie venture will open in cinemas on 11 January 2019.

This new live-action version of Mike Mignola's comic book character will be directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent), with Mignola heavily involved.

David Harbour will play Hellboy, with Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane and Daniel Dae Kim all starring.

All that has been officially revealed is that the movie will feature the Blood Queen (Jovovich) as the main villain and that it won't be an origin story.

 

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