x-files spin-off

The upcoming X-Files revival most likely functions on its own, as a brief return to the popular, conspiracy-laden world of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. However, you just know that series creator Chris Carter and Fox both hope this thing is huge, allowing them to keep the aliens and black oil and weekly supernatural threats coming for the foreseeable future. After all, resurrecting beloved shows to appease a dedicated fanbase is all the rage these days. Why not the best genre show of the ’90s?

But if The X-Files is to continue beyond this event series, it may take on a new form. With David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson not wanting for work elsewhere, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility to see a new set of (younger! hipper!) agents pick up where Mulder and Scully left off. And since the new batch of episodes introduce some fresh-faced characters, rumors of a potential spin-off have taken root.

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slave leia retired

The original Star Wars trilogy goes out of its way to paint Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia Organa as a force to be reckoned with. She’s a better shot than Luke Skywalker, an intelligent commander of Rebel forces, and more than capable of calling Han Solo on his B.S. When she is captured by the gruesome Jabba the Hutt and forced to wear a skimpy costume, she takes back her own freedom, strangling her captor and freeing herself. Leia is one of the toughest and most empowering women in all of popular science fiction.

So it is disconcerting that the popular image of the character for the past three decades has revolved around that skimpy outfit she’s forced to wear during the first act of Return of the Jedi. Out of context, it’s the worst possible way to portray such a beloved character with so much to offer. “Slave Leia” may be iconic, but not necessarily in a good way. However, a new rumor, straight from a veteran Star Wars artist, claims that Disney and Lucasfilm are well aware of this, and that the scantily clad version of the character may soon be retired for good.

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Ben Affleck Batman Movie

We’re still months away from seeing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and we don’t entirely know what to expect from what will be a full throttle launch into what Warner Bros. Pictures hopes will be an expansive DC Comics cinematic universe to rival Marvel Studios. However, we do know that a solo Batman movie is in the works following a positive reception of the performance Ben Affleck has turned in for the forthcoming superhero face-off. Now rumors have surfaced of what that movie will focus on. Read More »

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I was raised to do one thing… and that’s serve up Star Wars Bits. After the jump:

  • David Prowse has zero interest in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • What does “I will finish what you started” really mean?
  • The Force Awakens trailer gets meme-d, of course
  • Ooh and ahh over a stunning Star Wars Newsweek cover
  • Was the destruction of Alderaan justified?
  • A Star Wars-themed bar has opened up in Ottawa
  • Is this the working title of Star Wars Episode VIII?
  • Get way too invested in the state of Mark Hamill‘s facial hair
  • Peek at the Star Wars room on the Disney Dream cruise ship
  • Feast your eyes on a bunch of Vader Down variant covers

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Vision in Captain America Civil War

Some new rumored details suggest that whatever happens to the Vision in Captain America: Civil War could open up some doors to his arrival in some other future Marvel Studios movies. But to understand how he gets there, we have to talk about some potential Civil War spoilers. So if that worries you, I’d recommend sitting out for the rest of this story. Hit the jump for a juicy new rumor about Vision in Captain America Civil War. Read More »

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Wonder Woman is just a few weeks away from the start of production, and there still isn’t a whole lot we know about it. It’s confirmed that Gal Gadot and Chris Pine will star for director Patty Jenkins, and that it’s opening on June 23, 2017. Warner Bros. has not said a peep about when it will take place, or what it will be about, or how it’ll fit in with the rest of the DCEU.

So until they do, the rumor mill churns on. Today’s big, juicy, take-it-with-a-fistful-of-salt report purports to answer all of those questions, plus questions you might not even have gotten to yet, like “Will the invisible jet make an appearance?” and “Which other big DC character is making a cameo?”  Read More »

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gambit directors

We don’t want to run around yelling things like “There’s something wrong with Channing Tatum‘s Gambit movie!” because we don’t have a mutant power that lets us see behind the scenes of major film productions. However, based purely on everything that has been going on with this movie in public, it certainly seem like there’s something wrong with Channing Tatum’s Gambit movie. After all, it took months of searching (and a whole bunch of refusals) to land director Rupert Wyatt, who promptly dropped out of the project a few weeks ago.

Now, production on the X-Men spin-off has supposedly been delayed as the hunt for a director continues. Now, three new filmmakers are supposedly r in contention for the job. Like so many of the others who have passed on the film, they are one varied bunch: Doug Liman, Shane Black, and Joe Cornish.

Let’s dive into the potential Gambit directors after the jump.

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rogue one screenplay

Every major Hollywood production is a merry-go-round of screenwriters coming and going, fixing and polishing. It’s never surprising and often never commented upon when a new writer is brought onto a new project to replace another. But since Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has the words star and wars in the title, the internet has been keeping a careful watch on this project. Fans of this series have always been an obsessive bunch and this mysterious film, the first in a whole series of spin-off movies, grants them something brand new and totally unique to get obsessed with.

Anyway, here’s the latest report for you to over-analyze: a new rumor claims that screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie did some work on the Rogue One screenplay. Hit the jump for more details on the Rogue One screenplay rumor.

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Doug Liman directing Jumper

Having lost Rupert Wyatt to creative differences and/or scheduling conflicts last month, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spinoff Gambit has been on the hunt for a new director. And now, thankfully, it seems to be zeroing in on a good one.

Rumor has it Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity helmer Doug Liman is wanted for Gambit, which will star Channing Tatum as the eponymous superhero. More on the Gambit Doug Liman rumor after the jump.

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