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Lucasfilm In The Process Of Making An Obi-Wan Kenobi 'Star Wars' Film

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The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Lucasfilm are in the process of making a Star Wars film revolving around the much-loved character of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Stephen Daldry, whose credits include Billy Elliot and The Hours, is in early talks to direct the film. Daldry will, if he gets the job, oversee writing the film too with Lucasfilm creatives .

The film is in its early phases and has no script yet, also it is unknown if Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as the pivotal Jedi in the Star Wars canon.

This standalone film is one out of the many Lucasfilm are producing to further expand the cinematic side of the Star Wars lore. A Han Solo project is currently filming, while the Obi-Wan and other films, revolving around such characters like Yoda and Boba Fett, are being looked at as possible chapters in the ever-expanding Star Wars cinematic universe.

Source: THR


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Ben Affleck Teases A More Heroic Batman Will Be Seen In 'Justice League'

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Our first introduction to Ben Affleck's Batman was in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in which we saw a more rage-motivated Dark Knight only set on destroying Superman. However he won't be like that when we see him next in Zack Snyder's Justice League.

In the, soon to be released, film, a threat far greater than what Batman can handle comes to Earth, so to combat it, he embarks in rallying up the troops, those being Ezra Miller's The Flash, Jason Momoa's Aquaman, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher's Cyborg. All this allows the character of Bruce Wayne/Batman to grow as a hero by beginning to trust people again.

“He’s put in this position of having to reach out, find other people, convincing them to do something,” Affleck explained to Entertainment Weekly. “Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together. It’s very different from the tenor of the last movie.”

Affleck added with, “'BvS' dep…

Geneva Robertson-Dworet To Take Over Writing 'Captain Marvel' For Marvel Studios

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Deadline have learned that the writing team for Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel film has been changed.

The Brie Larson-starrer, which is set for a March 8, 2019 release, originally had screenwriters Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman penning the script. Now with LeFauve not being a part of the team, due to co-directing Disney Animation pic Gigantic, Geneva Roberston-Dworet has been brought on board to take over writing duties for the film.

Robertson-Dworet's credits include the upcoming video game-to-live action adaption of Tomb Raider for MGM and Gotham City Sirens, a spin-off of Suicide Squad, which intends on having David Ayer come back to direct with Margot Robbie starring in it as Harley Quinn for Warner Bros.

Captain Marvel will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck of Mississippi Grind fame.

Source: Deadline


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Tensions Rise In New Trailer For The Jessica Chastain-Starrer 'Molly's Game'

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Running a high-stakes poker game has its consequences, and Molly Bloom is about to face them. In a new trailer for the Jessica Chastain-starrer Molly's Game, we see Bloom loving life and revelling the rewards of running poker games for the elite. However when the FBI start to pop up, things become ever-increasingly difficult for Bloom.

Check out the trailer down below.


Molly's Game is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.

Directed and written by Aaron Sorkin, from a screenplay based on the memoir by Molly Bloom, Molly's Ga…

Thor Rallies The Troops In New 'Thor: Ragnarok' Trailer

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What would one need to save home and possibly the whole universe? Well it looks like Thor has the right idea in Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok; He's going to make a team comprising of his Earth friend Bruce Banner/Hulk, his new friend Valkyrie, and his own brother, Loki!

One can check Thor's shenanigans in a new trailer Marvel Studios released as part of their Comic-Con presentation in Hall H, they also revealed a new poster too!



Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, with Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Karl Urban as Skurge.

Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (Two Cars, One Night, What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople).  Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposit…

Warner Bros. Releases Comic-Con Trailer For Zack Snyder's 'Justice League'

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Warner Bros. have now released the Comic-Con trailer for their highly anticipated Zack Snyder-directed Justice League. Showcasing just over four minutes of footage, the trailer gives a great in-depth look at the ensemble film; giving us our first look at Steppenwolf, more team dynamics, and of course a little tease of Superman!


They also released a brand spanking new poster for the film too!


Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superm…

Immerse Yourself In The World Of OASIS In 'Ready Player One' SDCC Teaser

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Get ready to immerse yourself come March next year as Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One will take you places you never knew you can go... in film.


The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse.  But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday.  When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world.  When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Spielberg directed the film from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline. The film was produced by Spielberg, Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah; with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris DeFaria and Bruce Berman serving as…

Marvel Television Reveals Comic-Con Trailer For 'Marvel's The Defenders'

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Marvel Television is out in full force over at San Diego Comic-Con, and they're out there heavily promoting one of the highly anticipated series, Marvel's The Defenders. Thanks to this we have a new trailer to look at, and it delivers - giving us a better look at Sigourney Weaver's antagonistic role, team comradery, and just what makes Hell's Kitchen's finest unite to defend their home.

Watch the trailer down below.


Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

Marvel's The Defenders stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdoch aka Daredevil, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, and Finn Jones as Danny Rand aka Iron Fist with Sigourney W…

'LEGO Ninjago' Comic-Con Trailer Pits Good Versus Dad

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Warner Bros. have released the San Diego Comic-Con trailer for their upcoming The LEGO Ninjago Movie; the second LEGO film of this year following the LEGO Batman Movie. In this film, it is good versus dad as we have Lloyd, a good-hearted individual who has go against his father, Garmadon, in order to save the Ninjago City.

Check out the trailer down below.


In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu. 

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie
stars Dave Franco as Lloyd, Justin Theroux as Garma…

David Ayer Teases 'Gotham City Sirens' Storyline

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The DC Extended Universe is ever-expanding, showcasing many storylines from exploring the deep realm of the ocean in Aquaman or the investigating the world of Gotham in The Batman, it is and will chocked full of many narratives. One such arc that is being developed is Gotham City Sirens.

Speaking to IGN at San Diego Comic-Con, David Ayer, the film's director was asked why he chosed this story and not continue the one he made with Suicide Squad. "It's a story about three fantastic women who're trying to find their way in the world, and realize that they have more power together than they do individually." He said. "I have daughters, and I want to create something that might be able to help them get along in the world a little bit."

Furthermore he was asked if we will see Margot Robbie don a more different attire when she reprises her role as Harley Quinn in Sirens. "Let's put a pin in that. Maybe next Comic-Con." He coyly added, "Ever…