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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Movie And TV News Roundup Of The Week - MEGAPOST

A very late post today that should have gone up last week, so apologies for that! Here are the most recent entertainment news stories and Youtube trailers for upcoming movies. Enjoy!



Anson Mount Cast As Captain Pike For Star Trek: Discovery Season 2


Anson Mount, recently known for the Marvel Inhumans TV show, has been officially announced as Captain Pike, the original captain of the starship Enterprise which *SPOILER* turned up at the end of the first season of Discovery. To be absolutely fair Anson is a perfect fit for Pike and despite the bad reception Inhumans got I really liked him as Black Bolt. Can't wait for season 2 now!



Gabriel Luna Cast As The New Terminator In Upcoming Movie


Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D actor, Gabriel Luna, who played Ghost Rider is set to star as the iconic role of the Terminator in the new Tim Miller/James Cameron film which is a sequel to T2: Judgement Day and completely disregards the sequels after that. I find the casting a little strange as Luna doesn't strike me as Terminator material, but I trust James Cameron to help make a good movie regardless.



Solo: A Star Wars Story Millenium Falcon Design Images





If you've seen the Solo trailers you'll notice that the Falcon doesn't look like it does in the other Star Wars movies. The reason, as you can see above, is that this prequel version includes an extra ship that comes from the front of the Falcon's nose section. These images come from the Bandai model but obviously show the most iconic ship of all time beautifully.



Steven Spielberg to Direct Film Adaptation of DC’s ‘Blackhawk’


Legendary director Steven Spielberg is finally taking on a 'superhero' movie with the adaptation of the DC Blackhawk comic. Heading back to World War II where we know Spielberg excels visually the film will focus on Blackhawk, the leader of the Blackhawk air-force elite squadron, It's not the most well known set of characters so it'll be something Spielberg will bring out of the closet to a new audience, but after Indiana Jones 5 finishes this will be next.



Paramount & Hasbro Team With F. Gary Gray To Develop 'MASK' Into Film



Paramount and Hasbro are teaming up with director F. Gary Gray to develop the live action film MASK. MASK is an acronym for Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, a task force led by Matt Trakker whose goal is to take out the criminal organization VENOM. The film will be based on the ’80s Kenner action figures and animated series.

I had a huge amount of MASK toys as a kid and I loved the cartoon, so I hope they do this franchise justice!



Future World - Trailer


In a post-apocalyptic world, where water and gasoline have long since dried-up, a prince from the oasis (one of the last known safe-havens) must venture out to find medicine for the ailing queen (Lucy Liu), but along the way he gets mixed up with the warlord (James Franco) and his robot Ash (Suki Waterhouse), which leads to a daring journey through the desolate wastelands.



The MEG - Trailer & Poster



Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) star in the science fiction action thriller “The Meg,” directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies, “Last Vegas”). 

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside.  With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon.  What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature.  Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time



Incredibles 2 - Official Trailer


In “Incredibles 2,” Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.



OCEAN'S 8 - Official Main Trailer


Having this much fun is a crime. Oceans8 stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter.



Hotel Artemis - Trailer


In HOTEL ARTEMIS, set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Jodie Foster plays The Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals. Surrounded by an all-star cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, and Dave Bautista, HOTEL ARTEMIS is a stylish, high-octane action-thriller written and directed by Drew Pearce (writer of IRON MAN 3, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION, SHERLOCK HOLMES 3). 



The Equalizer 2 - Trailer


Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed – but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?








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