Weekly Wrap-Up: Rocky Balboa laces up once more for Creed

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Sylvester Stallone took to Instagram to show off the first official photo from the upcoming Rocky spin-off, Creed. The film will see Sly reprise his iconic role as boxer Rocky Balboa who takes the son of his old one-time-rival-turned-friend, Apollo Creed under his wing. Michael B. Jordan stars as Adonis Johnson who laces up to learn the ropes from the boxing legend in order to emulate his late father’s career as a champion boxer. Creed is slated to open later this year.

ANGEL OR ARCHANGEL?
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X-Men: Apocalypse is certainly teasing to be rather epic with the addition of several familiar mutants to the team. Just last week the production welcomed Olivia Munn to the fray, who will be portraying fan-favourite Psylocke. But we have to say we’re more intrigued with Angel who will be played by Ben Hardy. Judging the concept art that has been released, it seems that the actor might be taking on the character’s alter ego, Archangel instead. In the comic book timeline, Angel ended up as one of the four horsemen of Apocalypse and based on this concept art pieces, it looks that storyline may just play out in the next X-Men film.

WONDER WOMAN LOSES ITS DIRECTOR
WONDER1Looks like there’s trouble brewing in Paradise [Island] now that director Michelle MacLaren has dropped out of the Wonder Woman project. “Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together,” read the official statement, which has now left Warner looking for a new director to helm the superhero project. MacLaren was set to make her feature film directorial debut after gaining recognition for helming episodes of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Wonder Woman is due to hit cinemas in June 2017, so there’s still ample time to scramble for a new director.

HUGH JACKMAN GOES TO NEVERLAND
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We’ve seen several live-action Peter Pan projects already but the latest has certainly piqued our interest.Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. Starring stars Hugh Jackman as the villainous Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund as Hook and Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily, Pan will fly into theatres this July.

VACATION REBOOT
vacation1National Lampoon’s Vacation is being rebooted for a summer release and we’ve got a first look at the upcoming comedy. The film from New Line Cinema will feature three generations of the Griswold and it will also reunite the original cast mainly Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo as Clark and Ellen. The film also featured Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, who star as Clark’s and Ellen’s son, Rusty and his wife, Debbie. Vacation will continue with the tradition of past films with Rusty taking his family on a cross-country road trip to Walley World.

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