The second "Star Wars" spinoff film, which is part of the "Anthology" series of films recently suffered a major setback when it lost its director Josh Trank, leaving Disney and Lucasfilm in a frantic search for a replacement.
Interestingly, a new set of rumors started circulating about what the film will be about. If the first spinoff film "Rogue One" will be about a group of resistance fighters in a time when there were no Jedis and no Force to speak of, the second spinoff film will reportedly be about another sector in the Star Wars universe -- the bounty hunters.
According to a report in The Wrap, the next spinoff movie which is slated for a 2018 release will be about one of the most notorious bounty hunters, Boba Fett. In previous "Star Wars" films, he was known for working with the likes of Jabba the Hutt, for whom he caught Hans Solo and eventually, for the Empire under Darth Vader. Like any other bounty hunter, his services are for hire to the one who is willing to pay. more >>
Things are heating up as Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios are gearing up for starting on the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" signaled the end of Phase 2.
Next summers' "Captain America: Civil War" is the start of Phase 3, which continues on to "Avengers: Infinity War." Both film's will be helmed by the Russo brothers, Anthony and Joe. The third "Captain America" film however, is also significant because it will be first time that the new Spider-Man will make an appearance.
Sony and Marvel's partnership to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as make a new "Spider-Man" film is one that is long-awaited by fans of the Web-Crawler. After two failed attempts with the "Amazing Spider-Man," Sony will be introducing a younger "Spider-Man" in the upcoming "Captain America" film and then will have his own solo film in 2017. more >>
A leaked footage from a filming sequence of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" features a massive explosion occurring in nighttime traffic.
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" is currently in the middle of filming in New York, and a video has been leaked showing a controlled explosion that destroys cars in the middle of freeway traffic.
The overnight filming shows what appears to be a vehicle chase scene shot by a fan from a bridge above the 33 Kensington Expressway in Buffalo, New York. An explosion occurs in the outbound lane, as cars and motorcycles headed for the 198 Expressway are propelled skyward in a burst of flames, while other vehicles make their escape away from the blast. more >>
After the heartbreaking conclusion to "Furious 7," the seventh film of the franchise and the one reportedly dedicated to Paul Walker, an eighth film has just been confirmed.
According to a report by TV Guide, the announcement was made personally by Vin Diesel at CinemaCon in Las Vegas last month.
For Fast and Furious fans who are already excited, the exact release date is set on April 17, 2017. more >>
"X-Men: Apocalypse" director, Bryan Singer has released a new image on his social media account showing "the end of the world."
Director Bryan Singer has been keeping fans updated on "X-Men: Apocalypse" with a new Instagram image showing a two actors watching the end of the world on television.
The couple in the photo have been revealed to be the parents of Scott Summers/Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Alex Summers/Havok (Lucas Till) who are watching what Singer refers to as 'the end of the world as they know it." more >>
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy recently confirmed what has long been speculation -- the iconic "Indiana Jones" is coming back for the fifth time. Her recent pronouncement confirms that Lucasfilm and Disney have some plans to revive the franchise, but has no indication when it will happen.
While Lucasfilm and Disney are doing a lot of work in reviving the "Star Wars" franchise, they also shared via an article on Vanity Fair what their plans are for the other franchises.
"In buying the company, Disney also got rights, for better or for worse, to less-storied Lucasfilm properties, among them Willow and Radioland Murders. A bigger prize is the Indiana Jones franchise. Kennedy confirmed rumors that another Indy movie 'will one day be made inside this company. When it will happen, I'm not quite sure. We haven't started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it.'" more >>