Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Star Wars Episode VIII officially has a title and it will be called The Last Jedi. Judging by the name itself, it would suggest that this film would largely revolve around Luke Skywalker. It has been teased in the opening crawl of The Force Awakens already that Skywalker is the last of the Jedi, and fans are now wondering if the new title has an ominous meaning to it. With The Last Jedi barrelling towards its December opening, many expect the first teaser to drop anytime in the next few months.
Godzilla 2 Director Confirmed
Legendary has officially named Krampus director, Michael Dougherty as the man who will direct Godzilla 2. Although not having huge films under his belt, Dougherty is nevertheless a good fit for the monster sequel due to his work as a writer on the film. He also previously directed Trick Or Treat. Interestingly, Godzilla 2 will further expand the monster universe that is currently being developed by Legendary and Warner Bros. Kong: Skull Island is said to be part of the same universe, which could mean more monsters for both franchises to criss-cross between films in the near future.
Bryan Singer to Direct X-Men TV Series
There will be a X-Men series hitting television screens soon and Bryan Singer has been tapped to direct the pilot episode. The new mutant superhero series will revolve around mutants on the run but it’s not known if it’s tied into the current X-Men cinematic universe. Most recently FOX ordered a Legion series, which is also a mutant-based series, so it would seem that the studio is gearing up to expand its presence in the superhero genre much like The CW and Netflix have done with their DC and Marvel properties.
Black Panther Synopsis Revealed
With Black Panther about to begin production, Marvel has finally revealed the synopsis for its next big adventure. According to the official synopsis, Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk. Black Panther is scheduled for release in early 2018.
Live By Night Is First Bomb Of 2017
Ben Affleck is enduring a tough start to the new year with news that his passion project Live By Night is now classified as the first bomb of 2017.The gangster movie has garnered less than US20 million at the box office on a US65 million budget. This will be a bitter pill for Affleck to swallow as he directed and starred in the film. And this will undoubtedly lower Affleck’s stock in Hollywood and could scupper plans at Warner Bros to have him direct the standalone Batman movie.