Warner Bros all-female follow up to the Ocean’s Eleven franchise is continuing to gather momentum with new additions to the film. Ocean’s Eight has just added Rihanna, Anne Hathaway and Nora Lum to the production. If all goes well, the trio will join Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Mindy Kaling in the film. According to recent reports, Ocean’s Eight will also follow a heist film format with a motley crew of crooks who stage a robbery during New York’s Met Gala dinner.
Gambit Delayed Till 2017
It looks like it will be a while before we see Gambit explode in cinemas because the X-Men standalone film looks to be temporarily delayed. Producer/writer Simon Kinberg shed a little light on the subject during a recent interview, citing that the production still needed to find the right tone and direction before any work starts. Gambit was initially supposed to hit cinemas this year, but filming has been push back till 2017. The standalone X-Men adventure is expected to star Channing Tatum as the titular character with Doug Limon in the director’s seat. Those plans are for now still in place.
Rogue One Cameo
More details are coming from the production of Rogue One: A Star Wars story. The latest bit of news confirms that Jimmy Smits will reprise his role as Bail Organa in the film. In a recent interview, the actor confirmed the news that he does in fact have a cameo appearance in the film. The actor previously portrayed the character in the Star Wars prequels. The upcoming Star Wars spinoff, which will be released in December 2016 will scenes with Darth Vader as well, although it remains to be seen how extensive that role will be in the film.
Man of Steel Sequel
It looks like Warner Bros is keen to move on a Man of Steel sequel, which will follow the events of the 2011 film and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. According to reports, Man of Steel 2 is a top priority at the studio especially now as Warner is beginning to build an active and vibrant DC cinematic universe. Currently the studio putting the finishing touches to Wonder Woman and filming Justice League as well, both of which will be released in 2017. The following year will see Aquaman and The Flash movies being released, which will likely mean that Man of Steel 2 may only come later.
Last Run For Professor X
Veteran actor Patrick Stewart will likely portray iconic character, Professor X one last time in James Mangold’s upcoming Wolverine sequel. Strangely, the film also marks the last time star Hugh Jackman will play the beloved mutant character, Logan as well. The production, which is currently filming will see both Stewart and Jackman reprise their iconic roles but whether or not it’s officially their last run remains to be seen. Professor X was presumably killed in X-Men: The Last Stand, but as fans know death on screen isn’t all that permanent anyway.