It would seem that Chris Pratt has just become the darling of Hollywood. In addition to appearing in Jurassic World this year, reprising his role as Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy and reportedly starring in Cowboy Ninja Viking, the actor is now apparently being scouted for Indiana Jones as well. Although other actors such as Bradley Cooper and Robert Pattinson have been linked to the role, Disney could be on the right track with Pratt. But the house of mouse isn’t moving on the Indiana Jones franchise so soon as they’re concentrating on the new Star Wars franchise first.
MI:5 GETS EARLY RELEASE DATE
It looks like we’ll get to see the latest instalment to Mission: Impossible a whole lot earlier now that Paramount Pictures has brought the release date of the film forward. The Tom Cruise action vehicle will now open in July 2015, five months earlier than its initial Christmas Day release. The move to bring forward the release of Mission: Impossible 5 was to avoid having the film going head to head with this year’s biggest movie release in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
ARNIE TO THE HALL OF FAME
The WWE has given the nod to Arnold Schwarzenegger to be in its Half of Fame. The actor will be inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame as part of WrestleMania weekend on Saturday, 28 March 2015. Schwarzenegger has established a great relationship with the WWE over the years, appearing in several episodes of RAW and SmackDown!. The actor also helped induct pro-wrestling legend, Bruno Sammartino to the Hall of Fame in 2013. Other celebrities who have made it into WWE’s Hall of Fame include Drew Carey and Donald Trump.
FRIDAY THE 13TH MOVES TO 2016
Paramount Pictures has decided to shift their upcoming Friday the 13th reboot back six months. Originally intended for release at the end of this year, the horror flick will now occupy a summer 2016 release. Production for the film though hasn’t begun but the studio is confident that cameras will start rolling fairly soon. The main antagonist for the film will once again be hockey-mask-wearing camp slasher Jason Voorhes.
DISNEY ANNOUNCES STAR WARS SLATE
It’s going to be a very eventful five years for Star Wars fans because Disney Chairman and CEO, Bob Iger has announced the entire slate of films for the franchise. In addition to Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting cinemas at the end of this year and the standalone Star Wars films scheduled for 2016, Iger also announced that Episode VIII and Episode IX will arrive in cinemas in 2017 and 2019 respectively. “It’s only the beginning of a new era of exceptional Star Wars storytelling,” announced Iger. “Next year we’ll release our first standalone movie based on these characters, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017, and we’ll finish this trilogy with Episode IX in 2019.”