Friday, 9 February 2018

Movie & TV News Roundup Of The Week

Below are the bits of news that I didn't put up this week as individual posts but are all still pretty important in the world of movies and TV. Enjoy!

New Star Wars Movies Coming From Game Of Thrones Creators

Lucasfilm announced this week that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on an all-new saga. The creators behind HBO's Game of Thrones are working on a new series of Star Wars movies which they will both write and produce. The new series will be separate from the main episodic Skywalker saga that started with “Star Wars: A New Hope” and is slated to wrap up with 2019’s “Star Wars: Episode IX.” It will also exist independently from a Rian Johnson-helmed series that was announced last year.

New Conan The Barbarian TV Show Announce From Amazon

On the back of the recent news that a Lord of the Rings TV show will be coming from Amazon TV, and the much older news that a King Conan movie is incoming soon, we have brand new information released this week that the streaming service are looking to cash in on the success of shows like HBO's Game of Thrones and get Robert E. Howard's famous sword-swinger into a new TV show. Arnold Schwarzenegger brought the character to life in the 1982 movie Conan the Barbarian and the 1984 sequel Conan the Destroyer, and apart from a video game or two we've not seen or heard of the character since. Let's hope it's a hit!

New DC Comics 'Metropolis' TV Show?

Hot on the heels of shows like Gotham which focuses on Bruce Wayne's evolution into Batman and the as yet to be released sci-fi channel show 'Krypton' which will show the life of Superman's home planet before its cataclysmic disaster we now have news that DC Comics' new streaming service will be producing a Metropolis TV show... Metropolis will follow Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as they investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city’s dark and bizarre secrets. Airing exclusively on DC’s upcoming digital service, it promises to show us a wondrous and awe-inspiring City of Tomorrow, before the emergence of Superman, and establish much of the Man of Steel’s world leading up to his arrival. I don't feel this is going to anything but a huge failiure, but I could be wrong!

Usagi Yojimbo Optioned For Animated TV show

Everyone's favourite Japanese Samurai rabbit has been optioned as a new animated TV show by Gaumont (a French mini-major film studio, the oldest in the world) and James 'Aquaman Director' Wan. Usagi hasn't had his own TV series yet although he did appear in 3 different Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon shows starting from 1987, so he's well know to many if not just because of his 30 year old comic series from Stan Sakai. I'm personally hoping that with the inclusion of James Wan we get a show not unlike Samurai Jack, or even Afro Samurai, both amazing animated shows in their ow right.

Once Upon A Time Cancelled. Season 7 To Be Its Last

Once Upon a Time‘s “happily ever after” is coming sooner than expected; the ABC drama’s current seventh season will be its last. The charming show which featured a huge array of characters from Disney's back catalogue and focused on the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, her son, and the Evil Queen as the main characters lost it's main character Emma Swan played by actress Jennifer Morrison, among a few others, last season and it was clear that the seventh would struggle to maintain a lucid flow or the viewership and fan-base once that happened.

“Seven years ago, we set out to create a show about hope, where even in the darkest of times, a happy ending would always be possible,” Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, the creators and executive producers of Once Upon a Time, said in a statement Tuesday. “But we never imagined the happy ending that was actually in store for all of us — years and years of adventure, romance, magic and hope. We’re so grateful to our brilliant collaborators — the cast, crew, and writers — as well as our partners at the studio and network for making this journey possible. But most of all, we want to thank the fans. Their fierce loyalty and devotion was the real magic behind Once Upon a Time. We hope they join us for these last few hours as we journey to the Enchanted Forest for one more adventure.”

Joaquin Phoenix in Talks to Play The Joker in DC's Standalone Movie

News coming out of Hollywood this week (mainly from Variety) states that Joaquin Phoenix may be in talks to play The Joker in a standalone movie from The Hangover director Todd Phillips. There's not much info apart from that and that the movie will be an as yet untitled DC franchise.

Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary Announcement – Class Photo Video

Marvel Studios kicks off its yearlong 10th anniversary celebration with a behind the scenes look at the class photo featuring 79 actors and filmmakers from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A few geeky goosebumps to be had here! :D

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