Han Solo Spin-Off Film Gets a Title

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We’ve speculated for the longest time what the Untitled Han Solo Film will be officially titled, and with so many options to choose from, it only makes sense that my choice was right. Director Ron Howard took to his Twitter to announce that the film will be officially titled Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The official logo for the film can be seen above, with what somewhat seems like the most bland branding, ever.

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Final Stranger Things 2 Trailer

Netflix has posted the final trailer for Stranger Things Season 2, and it is quite possibly one of the best trailers we’ve seen all year. With more clues about what to expect from the new, supposedly scarier season, and plenty of new footage.

Details on the second season have been incredibly scarce, but we won’t have to wait much longer. Stranger Things Season 2 hits on Netflix on October 27th.

Beetlejuice 2 Has a Writer

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Another shocking piece of news this afternoon as Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has tapped Marvel’s Runaways and Rememory scribe Mike Vukadinovich to re-write the screenplay for Beetlejuice 2.

Currently, Tim Burton and Michael Keaton are working together on Disney’s live-action adaptation of Dumbo, but both are said to be excited at the prospect of working together again, as attempts to get the project off the ground have been on and off for several years.

First Look at Good Omens

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Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s novel about an angel and a demon, working together to stop an oncoming apocalypse with the anti-christ is finally getting a live-action adaptation in 2019. Now, we have our first official look at Crowley and Aziraphale from the series.

Neil Gaiman unveiled the first picture of David Tennant as Crowley, and Michael Sheen as Aziraphale in costume to celebrate the beginning of filming on the six-part series, set to air on Amazon in the US, and on BBC Two in the UK. Both look fantastic, and are sure to please long-time fans of the book. Hit the jump for a look at the full image.

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Star Wars: Episode IX Delayed to December 2019

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Following the addition of J.J. Abrams as writer and director on Star Wars: Episode IX, the film has been officially pushed from its May 2019 slot, to December 2019, placing the finale of the Star Wars saga firmly in contention with Wonder Woman 2 in its second weekend.

Disney didn’t leave that May 2019 slot empty for long, though, as their upcoming live-action Aladdin adaptation has dropped into the release date.

J.J. Abrams Returning for Star Wars: Episode IX

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Following the troubled departure of director Colin Trevorrow on Star Wars: Episode IX, Lucasfilm has announced that J.J. Abrams will return to the franchise to take the reins of the final chapter in the new trilogy of films. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio (Justice League, Argo). Star Wars: Episode IX is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.

“With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy,” said Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy. This is a picture-perfect choice for the director to step back in to the franchise he helped modernize in such spectacular fashion.

Rian Johnson Reportedly Top Pick for Episode IX

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi director, Rian Johnson, is reportedly the top pick to take over for Colin Trevorrow on Star Wars: Episode IX. Johnson supposedly has done some incredible work with The Last Jedi, and fully earned the trust of Kathleen Kennedy and the brass at Disney and LucasFilm, which appears to be a challenge in and of itself these days.

While far from confirmed, we’ll have to wait and see just who ends up behind the lens this time around, but Johnson is a safe bet, as he’s already started his desire to return to the franchise again.

Colin Trevorrow Out on Star Wars Episode IX

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Disney and Lucasfilm has announced that the studio has parted ways with Colin Trevorrow who was set to direct Star Wars Episode IX for the studio. Rumors about his departure have been rampant since the release of his last film, and with the constant changes in staff the last several films, and the shift in direction to more experienced directors, it was only a matter of time.

Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.

Currently, there is no replacement set, but we should expect to learn something very soon about who the next in line is.

IT Director to Helm Dracula Prequel Film

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IT Director Andy Muschietti is the hottest ticket in Hollywood, right now, with the film’s anticipation reaching a fever pitch less than a few days before its release. Now, Paramount Pictures has jumped on the bandwagon and optioned him to direct a film adaptation of the novel, Dracul, a film fictionally explaining how Bram Stoker wrote the original Dracula novel, according to Deadline.

The tale is set in 1868, where a 21-year old Bram Stoker meets with an ungodly evil that he traps in an ancient tower all the while scribbling the events that led him there.

The script has been written by Dacre Stoker (great-grand nephew to Bram Stoker) and J.D. Barker. Paramount’s Vanessa Joyce will oversee development with Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment.

Doctor Strange Writer Joins Justice League Dark

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The cinematic adaptation of Justice League Dark has been floundering after Doug Liman left the project earlier this year. The studio has been unable to find a replacement director, and treatments have been sub-par at best, leading to the studio sending the project back to the drawing board.

Now, The Hashtag Show is reporting that Doctor Strange and Prometheus writer, Jon Spaihts, has joined the project to pen a new draft of the screenplay. With his experience in the world of magic and mystics, over in the Marvel Universe, this spells good news for the project, as it still remains a fan-favorite, ripe with anticipation.

Arby’s Announces Turkey for Game of Thrones Finale

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Fast food chain, Arby’s, has decided to treat fans for the season finale of Game of Thrones this weekend, on August 27th, by serving smoked turkey legs. Just a big fat stick of meat right out of the drive-thru window. It’s a pretty tie-in, while not technically being a tie-in. However, legitimately everything points to that.

The bad news? There are only nine locations nationwide serving the promotional turkey legs, with them being scattered across larger cities. Hit the jump to see the locations that serving promotional turkey legs.

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New Starfighter Assault Star Wars: Battlefront II Trailer

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EA and DICE have debuted a new trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront II detailing the long-awaited starfighter battles that the game will include. While Battlefront ended up being a disappointment with very little for players to dig into, the new game looks set to be the exact opposite, with more than enough for fans to enjoy.

Star Wars: Battlefront II will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17th.

Obi-Wan Confirmed as Next Star Wars Standalone Film

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The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Lucasfilm has taken the first steps to finalize a deal with director Stephen Daldry (The ReaderThe HoursBilly Elliot) to helm an upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie centered on the fan-favorite Obi-Wan Kenobi. As the project is still in its early stages, there is no script as of yet, but if he signs, Daldry will be developing the script alongside Lucasfilm.

There’s also no news on whether longtime Obi-Wan actor, Ewan McGregor, who has expressed numerous times his interest in returning, will be back for the role.

Tim Miller Set for Neuromancer

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Deadline is reporting that we finally have a bit of forward motion on the adaptation of William Gibson’s bar-setting cyberpunk novel, Neuromancer. Tim Miller (Deadpool) has been attached to the adaptation. In 2007, Joseph Kahn (Torque) was attached. Later, Vicenzo Natali (Cube) was going to direct. It’s been a long journey for the novel that launched the career of Gibson, and started its own genre.

Tim Miller is currently working with James Cameron to launch a new Terminator trilogy, so to say this is still on the back-burner is an understatement, but at least we have some news.

Entertainment Weekly Drops a Ton of Star Wars Updates

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Entertainment Weekly posted several updates today regarding several of the new alien races, Luke Skywalker himself, and the leader of the First Order, Snoke from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. We’ve learned that Luke wasn’t alone on the planet Ahch-To, location of the first Jedi temple, as he’s joined by a small race of furry creatures, the Porgs, and an anthromorphic race of aquatic creatures that maintain the structures on the island, called the Caretakers.

The other big news is in regards to Snoke, and our first look at his incredible bodyguards, the Praetorian Guard. Hit the jump to get a full look at several new stills from the film.

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