Weekly Wrap: Michael Bay Returns To Transformers

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Transformers 5 is currently in development and it’s not surprising to see director Michael Bay return to the helm of the lucrative franchise. Despite voicing that Transformers: Age of Extinction will be his last time directing the robots in disguise, Bay announced he will in fact helm the blockbuster series. He also revealed that the sequel will feature new characters such as a new dump truck Transformer as well as a crashed alien ship. Transformers 5 will begin production later this year with a targeted release date sometime in 2017.

Robbie Amell Returns To Flash S2
firestorm_flashDespite being killed off in the premiere of The Flash S2, Robbie Amell is set to return to the hit CW series but this time with an added twist. According to an early synopsis reveal, the actor will return to portray beloved character Ronnie Raymond (one half of Firestorm), only this time, the character will be the deadly Earth-Two version called Deathstorm. The mid-season premiere of The Flash S2 is set to air in mid-January on The CW.

HBO’s Girls To End With Season 7
girls_season6It looks like HBO is calling time on its beloved series Girls starring Lena Dunham. It was recently announced that the series will end with season 7, which should air sometime in 2017. Although this may seem like bad news for fans, rest assured Girls Season 5 is just about to start, so at least there’s a proper long goodbye to tie-up all loose ends with the show. “I started working on this show when I was 23, and I’m going to be 30 so it kind of feels right that this show kind of sandwiched my 20s and then I go off into the world,” said series’ star and creator Dunham following the announcement.

The Force Awakens Goes Number 1
force_awakensIt’s no surprise really but Star Wars: The Force Awakens has dethroned Avatar as the number U.S. one box-office film of all time. The film has surpassed the US760.5 billion mark Avatar made at the U.S. box-office during its first seven months of release. The Star Wars film took a little over three weeks to achieve the feat. Still, Avatar is the king at the worldwide box-office with USD2.78 billion, which seems a little out of reach for The Force Awakens. The film currently stands at USD1.54 billion, which is still a long way left to go.

Netflix Arrives In Malaysia
netflix_1It took a while but Netflix is finally reached our shores. The on-demand content streaming provider rolled out in 130 countries late last week including Malaysia. Netflix is offering three packages to local users – Basic (RM33), Standard (RM42), or Premium (RM51) with a one-month free trial given to new subscribers. However, not all programmes will be made available on the channel. Still it will be interesting to see what Netflix rolls out in the coming months for users, especially with the premiere of Daredevil Season 2 set to happen in February.

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