Stranger Things Season 3 Teaser Unveiled

While not exactly a teaser trailer, Netflix is ramping up the marketing for Season 3 of Stranger Things by unveiling a few potentially important new details through the above trailer. First, Hawkins has a new hangout, the Starcourt Mall, which is sure to be a recurring mainstay for the season, as well as giving Steve Harrington a job, alongside Stranger Things newcomer Maya Hawke, who will play Robin in the third season.

Additionally, it’s said that the Starcourt Mall is opening “Next Summer” all but confirming a Summer 2019 release for the much-anticipated season.

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First Doctor Who Series 11 Teaser

During this weekends finals of the World Cup, the BBC debuted the first official trailer for Series 11 of Doctor Who spotlighting Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor, as well as her new supporting cast. Joining Whittaker will be Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill.

A new logo, brighter tone, and smiling Doctor, as well as a new tagline: The Universe is Calling. All things point to this new direction mirroring the debut of Matt Smith’s Doctor, which ushered in a new era for the character.

Neil Blomkamp Working on Robocop Sequel

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Deadline is reporting that the director of District 9 and Chappie, Neil Blomkamp, has signed on to helm RoboCop Returns for MGM. The project is being developed from a script by Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner that will act as a direct sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s original classic.

So, it looks like Blomkamp won’t get to work on his Aliens sequel after all, but he’ll start get to make his mark on a classic sci-fi franchise.

Billy Dee Williams Returning for Star Wars: Episode IX

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The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the long-standing rumor that Billy Dee Williams would be returning to a galaxy far, far away and will reprise his role of Lando Calrissian for next year’s Star Wars: Episode IX. After the deaths of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, and the sad, real life death of Carrie Fisher, it makes sense to bring back the other fan-favorite classic character, particularly after the character’s revival in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

In Star Wars: Episode IX, Williams will join returning franchise stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver, as well as newcomer Keri Russell.

First Trailer for Mandy Debuts

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Mandy is the title of the second film director Panos Cosmatos, who directed Beyond the Black Rainbow, an incredibly trippy sci-fi film. Now, he’s partnered with Nicolas Cage to create a blood-soaked action romp about a man whose wife is kidnapped by an evil cult looking to possess her.

Reviews for the film out of Sundance have been incredibly positive, with the film sporting a 97% Fresh rating, after 30 reviews. This will definitely be one to keep an eye on for the future. Hit the jump to check out the first, insane official trailer.

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Demolition Man Taco Bell to Open at SDCC

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Taco Bell is getting on the SDCC game with a celebration in collaboration with the 25th Anniversary of the classic Sylvester Stallon film, Demolition Man. In the film, it’s the future and Taco Bell is considered a classy meal, so naturally Taco Bell will be using this chance to promote their nacho fries. The store is open from 6:00pm – 12:00am, July 18th – 22nd.

When you create a fake trailer for a fake movie for a real product that surpasses all expectations of products (and movie trailers), it seems inevitable that you have to create a sequel,” Marisa Thalberg, Chief Brand Officer of Taco Bell Corp, said in a press release. “And what better way to tease this sequel, than pay homage to a real movie’s 25th anniversary—one that had a very compelling view of a fictional future?”

The Predator Red-Band Trailer Released

20th Century Fox has released a new, red-band trailer for the upcoming, blood-soaked next installment of The Predator franchise from director, Shane Black (Iron Man 3). The new trailer features plenty of new footage, as well as our first look at the “Ultimate Predators” – the result of genetic engineering by the Yautja aliens.

The new trailer is worlds better than the first teaser trailer for the film, giving us more of what to expect story-wise, as well as some of the action involving the film’s stars. The Predator hits theaters September 14th.

Star Wars Story Spin-Off Films Now On Hold

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Thanks to the terrible showing at the box office that Solo: A Star Wars Story has had, Collider is reporting that the other spin-off films in the Star Wars universe have been put on hold at Lucasfilm. This includes previously announced films for Obi Wan Kenobi from director Stephen Daldry, as well as the Boba Fett film from James Mangold.

The Saga films, including Star Wars: Episode IX, and the new trilogy from director Rian Johnson will continue to move forward.

Stranger Things Telltale Game Announced

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Telltale Games and Netflix have announced a new partnership that will see the narrative game studio creating a game based on the streaming service’s wildly popular supernatural series, Stranger Things. Telltale typically releases episodic titles with new characters, often expanding lore and mythos for series, so possibly expect more of the same here.

Netflix is working hard to expand the world of Stranger Things, just recently even inking a deal to create novels based in the world, as well, with the first book being about Eleven’s mother, Terry Ives.

Aeon Flux Live Action Series in the Works

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The Hollywood Reporter has announced that MTV is giving Aeon Flux another go with a live-action adaptation TV series in the works from Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis, and The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd.

Aeon Flux tells the story of an assassin from the anarchist nation of Monica in ongoing conflict with rival country Bregna. Set in a dystopian future where the two cities are the last remaining vestiges of humanity, Aeon goes out on missions to fight for her side’s cause.

PhE3: EA Play

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The Electronic Arts keynote has come and gone, and EA decided to play it safe this year. Releasing new info on several previously announced games, including a more in-depth look at BioWare’s highly anticipated, Anthem.

In addition, we received some Star Wars news, as well as a couple surprising new titles from the publisher, one of which is available now. Hit the jump to check out a run-down of what EA revealed at this year’s E3.

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James Mangold Set for Boba Fett: A Star Wars Story

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The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm have set Academy Award-nominated director James Mangold (Logan) to write and direct their long-rumored Boba Fett: A Star Wars Story. The film was initially set to be announced a couple years ago from Josh Trank, but after his Fantastic Four meltdown, the film was shelved.

Disney and Lucasfilm are simultaneously developing multiple Star Wars films, including Episode IX, Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Star Wars Story, and a new trilogy from director, Rian Johnson.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters & More Delayed

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Warner Bros. has announced that they’ve pushed back their upcoming Godzilla sequel, titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters, from March 22nd to May 31st, 2019. It’s exiting a busy spring that will see the likes of releases such as Marvel Studio’s Captain Marvel, Disney’s Dumbo, and Warner Bros.’ Shazam!, to a prime summer date.

Warner Bros. has also pushed back Mark Wahlberg’s The Six Billion Dollar Man from May 2019 to June 5th, 2020. Mike Flanagan’s sequel to The Shining, titled Doctor Sleep, has also been dated for January 24th, 2020. Meanwhile, Paramount has also removed Transformers 7 from its release schedule and moved up Pet Sematary to April 5th, 2019.

Disney Announces Opening Seasons for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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Walt Disney Imagineering Portfolio Creative Executive Scott Trowbridge has revealed that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the much-anticipated Star Wars land at the two US-based Disney parks, will open in summer 2019 at the Disneyland Resort, and late fall 2019 at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Spread across 14 acres of land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will transport guests to the planet of Batuu, a remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge that was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes. In addition to the announcement, Disney released another promotional teaser for the highly anticipated Star Wars -themed land, that you can check out after the jump.

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Liam Neeson Joining Men in Black

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Variety is reporting that Sony Pictures is currently in talks with Academy Award-nominee Liam Neeson (Taken) to join their upcoming Men In Black film, which will see Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson reprise their Thor: Ragnarok partnership in the lead roles. The plot and character details for the film are all under tight lock and key, so it’s unknown who he will be playing.

F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) will be directing with a script from Iron Man scribes Matt Holloway, and Art Marcum. Production is expected to begin this summer, with a June 14th, 2019 release date set.