J.K Rowling has revealed 11 new magic schools in the universe of Harry Potter. Although that doesn’t mean much to most, for fans it showcases the expanded Potter-verse, which could result in interesting spin-offs for the franchise in both film, and literary form. Rowling made the announcement on the website Pottermore, where she also revealed the location of four of the eleven schools, which includes the U.S, Japan, Africa and Brazil. Let’s see if any of them will feature in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which will be released later this year.
Captain Phasma Set To Return
Gwendoline Christie has confirmed her return as Captain Phasma in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which will hit cinemas at the end of next year. The actress made the announcement to People at the recent SAG Awards. “I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that’s an exclusive, actually,” said Christie. But fans are probably wondering if Captain Phasma’s presence in the new film will be more substantial than her last outing. In The Force Awakens, the chrome Stormtrooper suffered a lack of screen time despite being heavily promoted in the run-up to the release of the film.
Noomi Rapace Not Returning For Alien: Covenant
The sequel to Prometheus is currently in development with director Ridley Scott. The follow-up to the sci-fi thriller is expected to delve into the origins of the Engineers, which was teased at the end of the first film, with astronaut Shaw and the android David heading off into space. However, now with development under way, the film titled Alien: Covenant will not feature the return of Noomi Rapace after all. With Shaw out of the picture, it remains to be seen if Michael Fassbender’s David will feature in the film as well. Alien: Covenant is scheduled to be released in October 2017.’
Naomi Watts and Tom Sizemore Join Twin Peaks
Following the disappointment that Twin Peaks will not make its intended airdate this year, there is nevertheless some good news coming out from the production. The show has now inked two veteran stars to the production namely, Naomi Watts and Tom Sizemore. Both actors will be joined by original actors from the series such as Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Dale Cooper and a supporting cast made up off talent like Laura Dern and Peter Skarsgaard to Amanda Seyfried and Balthazar Getty. Twin Peaks is now scheduled to air sometime in 2017.
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea To Start Production
As soon as Bryan Singer wraps X-Men: Apocalypse, he will move on to direct the adaptation of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. The big screen adaptation has been gestating in Hollywood now for quite a while with a number of directors attached to the project including McG and David Fincher. Singer will reportedly focus on producing a film that combines both the original characters of the book along with new ones which will be created for a new audience. The 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea begins production this Fall.