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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Alex Garland says not to expect another 28 Days Later sequel
  • M. Night Shyamalan? provides an update on Glass
  • Piper Perabo joins the third Olympus Has Fallen film
  • A new Pacific Rim Uprising video
  • Sci-fi miniseries V is being rebooted as a movie
  • Mile 22 already has a sequel in the works
  • John Wick Chapter 3 begins filming soon
  • J.J. Abrams says Cloverfield 4 is a “crazy movie”
  • Zach Galligan really wants Gremlins 3
  • Henry Rollins‘ cannibal flick He Never Died is getting a sequel
  • Jamie Lee Curtis appears to have wrapped on the new Halloween 

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JJ Abrams Star Wars Episode 9

Following the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there was plenty of fan outcry from those who did not like the direction that Rian Johnson took with this latest trilogy of films in the sci-fi saga. Some of the complaints stemmed from sexist, bigoted fans who were upset at how prominent certain female characters were featured, but other criticism came in the form of certain story points, character arcs and creative decisions. But J.J. Abrams isn’t letting any of that influence his plans for the saga.

Star Wars Episode 9 brings The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams back behind the camera to finish the trilogy he started in 2015. For fans who didn’t like what The Last Jedi brought to the table, they see this as a chance for Abrams to set things right. However, any complaints that fans registered about The Last Jedi won’t determine where the story goes next or how it gets there. Read More »

miguel sapochnik interview

Over the past few years, Miguel Sapochnik has been directing some of the most exciting episodes on television. Sapochnik’s Game of Thrones episodes, “Hardhome” and “Battle of the Bastards,” are unforgettable and earned him a well-deserved Emmy. Before returning for the final season of that HBO series, the director (who has also helmed episodes of House and True Detective) worked on one of Netflix’s newest and biggest shows, Altered Carbon, an adaptation from showrunner Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island).

Sapochnik directed the first episode of the 10-episode science-fiction series, which gave him the opportunity to visualize the world 300 years into the future, shoot some brutal action, and help get the ball rolling on a noir mystery. In a recent email interview with Sapochnik, he told us about his approach to showing the future, why Blade Runner is so seminal to filmmakers, his favorite action directors, and more.

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Transformers cinematic universe

When Transformers: The Last Knight debuted with a series-low opening day last year, it was the latest signal that the Michael Bay era might finally be coming to an end after a full decade of cinematic chaos. Now it seems as if Paramount is ready to make some changes: a new rumor indicates that the Transformers cinematic universe may be getting a full reboot. Read More »

atlantic rim resurrection trailer

With every blockbuster movie, there is always a low-budget knock-off version waiting on-demand to confuse your elderly relatives. The victim this time around: Pacific Rim Uprising. The culprit? The people behind the Sharknado movies.

The low-budget production company The Asylum isn’t even waiting until the Pacific Rim sequel hits theaters to release their similarly titled copycat, Atlantic Rim: ResurrectionIt’s everything you love about Pacific Rim (aliens, robots, spunky robot pilots!) but without everything that made Pacific Rim good. In other words, a perfect movie to drunkenly watch on a Friday night.

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Jon Favreau Solo

Update: Jon Favreau and EW have both confirmed that the briefly-seen alien in the Solo trailer is the character Favreau is voicing. You can see an image below.

 

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Solo books

Time for more Solo: A Star Wars story news! If you thought the adventures of Han, Chewie, Lando and Woody Harrelson’s wig would begin and end with the latest Star Wars spin-off film, think again. A whole series of Solo books will be hitting shelves soon, chock-full of further Solo stories.

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the cloverfield paradox viewers

The Cloverfield Paradox reportedly drew in five million viewers in its first week after the surprise Netflix release of the science-fiction sequel.

That’s light years away from Netflix’s biggest success yet, Bright, which garnered 11 million U.S. viewers in its first three days of release.

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teddy bears are for lovers movie

Valentine’s Day may be over, but the nightmare of forgotten exes will never die. In fact, it may come back to stab you in the leg.

Two years ago, a viral short film made in the vein of Gremlins caught the eye of the internet,  and of Lost and Cloverfield cinematographer Michael Bonvillain. We wrote about the funny and smart horror short Teddy Bears Are For Lovers when it was released in 2016, which offered a premise — of vengeful teddy bears from ex-lovers — that was good enough to be a feature film. And lo and behold, Bonvillain will be turning this great short into a bonafide feature film.

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voltron legendary defender season 5 trailer

The war against the Galra Empire drags on, but things are only getting more tense for the Paladins.

The last season of Voltron: Legendary Defender found Team Voltron with an alluring, but dangerous offer from their former enemy. But while the deal finally puts the end of the war in their sights, it may have worse repercussions than they could have anticipated.

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