Avatar sequels

A former Game of Thrones actress has booked a ticket from Westeros to Pandora. Oona Chaplin, who played Robb Stark’s wife Talisa on the HBO fantasy series, will join Sam Worthington (remember him?), Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Joel David Moore, and Cliff Curtis in James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequels. Either that, or this is just the latest development in Cameron’s ongoing, elaborate prank to convince the world that these sequels are really happening, and we’re all being Punk’d like crazy. Those are clearly the only two options here.
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edge of tomorrow sequel

Edge of Tomorrow is easily one of the best sci-fi films of the decade. But unfortunately it’s plagued by low box office numbers and an ending that undercut the rest of the movie. But hopefully the movie’s strong afterlife on home video and the promise of a sequel (whatever terrible name it’s saddled with) will fix both of these things.

Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie, who is expected to be heavily involved in the sequel, promises that we’ll see the Edge of Tomorrow ending explained in the follow-up.

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bumblebee compared to the iron giant

Transformers: The Last Knight will be the last outing for director Michael Bay, but it’s only the beginning for the Transformers franchise. The first of 14 (!) more Transformers movies in development will be Bumblebee, the ’80s-set prequel for the lovable yellow Autobot.

And while the Bumblebee movie is assembling all sorts of talent behind and in front of the camera — Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight is set to helm the spin-off while Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld is circling the lead role — but we all know a good movie is more than just the good talent working on it. Worry not, says Lorenzo di Bonaventura, as the Transformers franchise producer assures us that the story holds up and even draws comparisons to another beloved and critically acclaimed robot movie: The Iron Giant.

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alex kurtzman

It’s an age-old argument that directors fall back on: This movie is for the fans, not the critics.

Well, hate to break it to you, but critics are fans of movies too. And in the case of director Alex Kurtzman using this justification to defend his highly-reviled The Mummy, it seems like audiences aren’t too keen on it either.

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Star Trek Discovery release date

It’s been a bit of a bumpy road to the small screen for CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery, with original showrunner Bryan Fuller stepping away entirely and multiple delays pushing the show’s premiere from January to May and eventually until this fall. Now, finally, Trek fans can sleep soundly knowing that the show has an official release date that seems achievable.

Below, find out exactly when the new series will debut, plus read up about how the first season of Discovery will air in two separate halves.
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War for the Planet of the Apes trailer

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a new trailer for one of the year’s most anticipated blockbusters? (There are plenty of ways, but just go with me on this.) Yesterday, 20th Century Fox unveiled a new Father’s Day-themed War For the Planet of the Apes trailer that focuses on the ape leader Caesar’s (Andy Serkis) legacy, and how his constant battle with humanity is eating away at him.

That’s not exactly a cheery Father’s Day message, but it’s fitting for a movie that’s already earned terrific early buzz for its bleak depiction of violence. Check out the War For the Planet of the Apes Fathers Day trailer below.
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westworld season 2 premiere title

Westworld has been enveloped in mystery since it first hit the airwaves on HBO last fall, and although most of Reddit and the Internet have guessed its many twists and turns, the show is going to keep it that way for Season 2.

We know very little of the second season of HBO’s genre hit, other than the fact that it’s happening. Release dates? Episode titles? Cast? Nothing. But co-creator and writer Jonathan Nolan have decided to appease thirsty Westworld fans with a tantalizing hint for the second season premiere. Naturally, frenzied theorizing ensues.

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Godzilla 2 starts filming

Back in December, Legendary Pictures put out a press release declaring that the title of Godzilla 2 was Godzilla: King of the Monsters. That appears to have changed, because today Legendary and Warner Bros. jointly released a statement announcing that Godzilla 2 has begun filming, but there’s no official title to be found. Hmm.

But just because the title has dropped references to other monsters doesn’t mean the movie itself has done the same thing. Get the latest Godzilla 2 details below, including the confirmation of the cast and a head count of the creatures Godzilla will battle in this film.
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The Last Jedi extra scene

Director Colin Trevorrow’s latest film, The Book of Henry, spent the past few days being absolutely hammered by critics, sitting at 25% on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of this writing. But the director seems to be taking all of the negative press in stride, tweeting “Be proud of everything you paint, even if Mom doesn’t put it on the fridge.” In the wake of The Book of Henry’s failure in the eyes of critics, many reviewers have expressed concerns about the future of the Star Wars franchise, since Trevorrow will be directing Star Wars: Episode 9, the third film in the new trilogy that began with The Force Awakens.

Meanwhile, it sounds as if Trevorrow – who is also co-writing Episode 9 with his writing partner Derek Connolly – has been hard at work trying to make the best Star Wars film he can. In a new interview, the director revealed that he asked Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson to add “one extra thing” to that movie in order to set up something that will happen in Episode 9. Read about The Last Jedi extra scene below.
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Mark Hamill - Star Wars The Last Jedi Disagreement

Towards the end of last month, a slew of Star Wars: The Last Jedi details came from Vanity Fair’s big cover story, but there was one new piece of information that caught fans off guard.

During an interview, Mark Hamill brought up a conversation he had with director Rian Johnson:

“I at one point had to say to Rian, ‘I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character. Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you’ve created and do my best to realize your vision.'”

Some fans took that in a negative way, but Hamill has taken the time to clarify that’s not how he feels about the situation anymore. Find out what else Mark Hamill had to say about his The Last Jedi disagreement below. Read More »