The Weekly Wrap: Star Trek Spinoff Gets A Title

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CBS has revealed the official title for its upcoming Star Trek series, which sees Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard. The series will be aptly named Star Trek: Picard and will reportedly continue the story of the Captain well into the future. Reportedly the series will take place in the aftermath of the destruction of Romulus, which took place in the Star Trek reboot in 2009. Star Trek: Picard is due to premiere later this year and also stars Harry Treadaway, Allison Pill, and Santiago Cabrera.

Stranger Things Gets A LEGO Set
Fans of the Netflix’s monster series, Stranger Things will want to get their hands on the new LEGO set modelled after the hit series. Keeping in line with the show’s motif, the model can flip between the real world and The Upside Down. The set features the Byers’ house and a version from an alternate dimension. The Stranger Things LEGO set comes with eight mini figures, featuring the characters from the series. Netflix will premiere the third season of Stranger Things this July.

Disney+ To Get Third Live-Action Star Wars Series
It looks like Disney is ready to triple down on its Star Wars offerings for its streaming service. In addition to The Mandalorian and the Rogue One prequel series starring Diego Luna, there will also be a third live-action series joining the fray. At this point the third series remains but a mystery but considering the number of characters Star Wars has and the potential to bring to life some lesser known stories, we can only wait in anticipation to see what Disney cooks up for this one.

Mortal Kombat Movie To Begin Filming
After more than two decades, New Line Cinema is ready to pull the trigger on a new live-action Mortal Kombat film. Set to begin filming in Australia later this year, the film will be produced by James Wan with award-winning commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid directing. No casting details have been released as yet nor is the synopsis. We can’t wait to find out if the filmmakers will be going back to the basics with the OG characters from the smash-hit video game for this one.

Ryan Reynolds Is The Free Guy
Cameras are rolling for the upcoming adventure comedy, Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds. Directed by Shawn Levy, the film tells the story of a bank teller who eventually discovers he is a background character in an open-world video game. Starring alongside Reynolds are Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Taika Waititi, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Joe Keery. Free Guy is scheduled for a release in early July 2020.

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