Jordan Peele Set to Host Twilight Zone Revival for CBS

After rumors of Jordan Peele (Get Out) producing the new Twilight Zone revival for CBS All Access, many of us were hoping the acclaimed actor/director would take on hosting duties, as well. Now, CBS has made it official, as Jordan Peele takes the reins from the legendary Rod Serling, the original iconic voice of the horror anthology.

Rod Serling was an uncompromising visionary who not only shed light on social issues of his time, but prophesied issues of ours,” Peele said in a statement, according to TV Line. “I’m honored to carry on his legacy to a new generation of audiences as the gatekeeper of The Twilight Zone.”

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New Doctor Who Trailer Revealed

The BBC has revealed a new trailer for its upcoming eleventh season of Doctor Who, featuring Jodie Whittaker as the titular thirteenth Doctor. The trailer gives us a better idea of who we should expect Whittaker’s Doctor to be, and her motivations moving forward, across time and space.

Whittaker will be joined by an all-new cast of characters in the series, including Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. Chris Chibnall will take over as showrunner from Steven Moffat for Doctor Who, which is set to return on October 7th with a ten-episode run.

Patrick Stewart to Reprise Role as Jean Luc Picard

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According to Deadline, Sir Patrick Stewart has revealed that he will officially be stepping back into the role of Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek show for CBS All AccessStar Trek: Discovery co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman will oversee development on the new show, which will act as a continuation of Picard’s story.

“I will always be very proud to have been a part of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course,” Stewart said. “It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over. During these past years, it has been humbling to hear many stories about how ‘The Next Generation’ brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership. I feel I’m ready to return to him for the same reason – to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.”

First Official Photo From Terminator Released

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Paramount Pictures has just debuted the first official promo image for the latest Terminator film, which will be led by Deadpool director Tim Miller. The photo gives us our first official look at Mackenzie Davis as Grace, Natalia Reyes as Dani Ramos, and a returning Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor.

After the tumultuous last few films, it’s hard to say whether this movie will be worth the hype. But with Tim Miller in the chair, and James Cameron overseeing the story and production, this promises to be something special.

Shareholders Approve $71 Billion Disney/Fox Merger

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Shareholders for The Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox voted this morning to approve the former’s $71.3 billion acquisition of 20th Century Fox’s film and TV assets, and it’s good news for fans: the deal has been officially approved! Disney will now take charge of Fox’s big and small screen assets, as well as select businesses. Fox will retain assets of its many news and sports channels.

The merger has already been approved by the Department of Justice, giving Disney near-immediate control of the many properties and assets. What do you think Disney should do first? Fantastic Four? X-Men reboot? The options are pretty great.

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.

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.