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John Williams Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Theme

This morning, Disney Parks announced a slew of new updates from D23’s Destination D Mickey Mouse Fan Celebration, but the best stuff is obviously for the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansion that will be opening at Disneyland next summer and Disney World next fall. We already know this place is going to be decked out like a real planet in the Star Wars galaxy, but another incredible piece of the saga’s history will be coming with it.

John Williams has composed new music for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and the theme he created for the Disney attraction has been released online. You can hear the John Williams Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge theme below, and find out a few new details about the various attractions coming to Disney Parks. This is going to be a hell of an experience. Read More »

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Shot

What one sacred item did director Scott Derrickson save from Doctor Strange before his house burned down? What happens when you type “Excelsior” into Netflix’s search engine? When can Amazon Prime members catch an early screening of Aquaman? Will the Avengers 4 trailer arrive before the Avengers: Prelude comic hits shelves? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge lightsabers

On the November 16, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and senior writer Ben Pearson to talk about the latest film and tv news, including William Goldman, Creed II, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Thor, FilmStruck, and A24.

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the informer trailer

Joel Kinnaman has nailed the tortured ex-military man niche, and he brings it to a new Aviron Pictures crime thriller co-starring Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, and Common. Kinnaman plays the titular character in The Informer, a crime thriller based on the book Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström, which follows one man caught in the crosshairs of a battle between the mob, the NYPD, and the FBI as he seeks to escape to save his family. Watch the first The Informer trailer below.

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The Net Sequel

(Welcome to DTV Descent, a series that explores the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. In this edition, we visit the dark web for a peek behind the digital curtain in search of the sequel to the Sandra Bullock hit The Net!)

Everyone knows the interweb is a scary place, but some of us are old enough to remember a time when the promise of an online wealth of information sounded like a good thing. Hollywood was even quicker than the real world in dissuading us of the notion, though, as they rushed to develop and release cautionary tales about the nightmare heading our way across dial-up phone lines and digital threads. Movies like Hackers (1995), Strangeland (1998), and You’ve Got Mail (1998) terrified viewers with the possibilities, but it was 1995’s The Net that really drove the point home.

If our lives are nothing more than a series of zeroes and ones, then we’re all just a keystroke away from being erased forever. The concept’s less frightening now that I have student loan debt, but in the mid ’90s? Nightmare fuel. Well, in theory. The Net isn’t exactly a good movie, let alone a classic thriller too precious for a low-rent straight to DVD follow-up. It’s fine.

That’s good news for a sequel, though, right? New filmmakers have less of a hill to climb in the hopes of matching the original and only need to deliver a solid, competent thriller. Unfortunately, we got The Net 2.0 (2006) instead.

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Devil May Cry tv show

Last month, producer Adi Shankar (The Grey, Dredd, Lone Survivorteased the following message: “I can confirm that I’m working with an iconic Japanese gaming company to adapt one of their iconic video game series into a series.” One of the trades reported that he was hyping a The Legend of Zelda TV show, but that was incorrect.

Instead, Shankar revealed today that he’s working on a Devil May Cry TV show based on the popular video game and that it will “be a part of a multiverse with” his Netflix animated series Castlevania. Read More »

Darth Vader Comic

Ever since Marvel took over the Star Wars comics, the galaxy far, far away has featured some outstanding story arcs that have helped to expand Star Wars canon in the wake of the erasure of all the Star Wars Legends that came before. When it comes to Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith’s own comic book series has done a much better job of fleshing out the villain than any of the episodes in the prequel trilogy. In fact, the current arc in Marvel’s Darth Vader could have major ramifications on the future of Star Wars, especially when it comes to the power of the dark side and The Force in general. Read More »

agents of shield season 7 renewed

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., one of network television’s most criminally underrated series, has been renewed for a seventh season at ABC. The network has given the Marvel series a season 7 order ahead of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s sixth season, which is set to premiere in next summer.

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Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor

Many DC Comics fans were shocked when Jesse Eisenberg was cast as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but that’s nowhere near as shocking as who The CW series Supergirl has cast in the iconic villain role.

Supergirl executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller have announced Two and a Half Men, and Pretty in Pink star, Jon Cryer will be playing Lex Luthor when the character is finally introduced in the current fourth season of The CW series set in the overarching Arrowverse. Read More »

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the saint remake

Before he became James Bond, Roger Moore graced the small screen as The Saint, aka Simon Templar, a thief and master of disguise who originated in a series of books in the 1920s and quickly expanded into the world of radio, comics, TV, and movies. Val Kilmer played the character in a film in 1997, and now, more than twenty years later, it looks like Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt will be the newest actor to get buried under loads of makeup and don a fake mustache as “the Robin Hood of modern crime.” Read More »