Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Movie And TV News Roundup Of The Week

I didn't get to post this on Friday, so here's the roundup of the week!

Jon Favreau To Executive-Produce And Write A Live-Action Star Wars TV Series


Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform. Favreau is no stranger to the Star Wars galaxy having played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.

“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base.”

Favreau is thrilled to be returning to the Star Wars galaxy: “If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”

Disney’s collaborations with Favreau extend back a decade, when he helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe as director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and as an executive producer of the Iron Man and Avengers films for Marvel Studios. For Disney, he directed and produced the massively successful The Jungle Book, which won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking visual effects. He is currently in production on Disney’s highly anticipated reimagining of The Lion King, set for release in 2019.

The untitled Star Wars live-action series does not yet have a release date.

Disney Announces Beauty And The Beast Live Concert With Zooey Deschanel As Belle

Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert is a special two-night event taking place this May, with an all-star cast assembled to perform the film’s classic tunes. That cast includes Zooey Deschanel as Belle, Kelsey Grammer as Lumiere, Taye Diggs as Gaston, Rebel Wilson as LeFou, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Potts, and The Voice alum Anthony Evans as Beast (singing “Evermore,” an original song from the live-action version of the film).

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Set Photo Shows Frank Quitely Inspired Costumes

The set photo above was released on Twitter a few days ago and it clearly shows costumes that resemble the ones used in the New X-Men comics drawn by artist Frank Quitely with the giant yellow "X" across the front of each top. I haven't been an X-Men movie fan since the first one came out in 2000, I've felt the rest have steadily gone downhill, but I'll be watching Dark Phoenix nonetheless!

Cobra Kai Official Teaser Trailer #3 (Karate Kid) - Sensei Daniel

The original Karate Kid, Daniel LaRusso, is back. But so is his old nemesis Johnny. The rivalry continues thirty years later.

Kristen Wiig 100% Confirmed As Cheetah For Wonder Woman 2 By Director Patty Jenkins

As the above Twitter tweet shows Kristen Wiig is indeed Cheetah in Wonder Woman 2! Can't wait to see her made up as I can't quite see it in my head yet!

Super Smash Bros. Is coming To Nintendo Switch!

Quite old news now, but as you can see in this teaser announcement trailer the amazing Super Smash Bros. fighting game is heading to the Nintendo Switch! This should make a lot of gaming fans very happy! :D

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