New Starfighter Assault Star Wars: Battlefront II Trailer

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.

Check Out Zane Plays Proboid The Animation

The new animation from Polaris is online now, and it’s pretty damn hilarious. The new short follows an explorer named Zane, who has his MBA from Moonbase Academy deployed on a mission to explore the universe. Except, his emergency chat channel has been silent for quite some time, until it suddenly turns into a Twitch chat.

Suffice to say, things don’t go so well, and the first episode of Zane Plays Proboid ends on a cliffhanger, albeit a hilarious one.

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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Hellboy Adds Milla Jovovich as the Blood Queen

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Deadline is reporting that Neil Marshall’s Hellboy has now found its villain, after dropping its Rise of the Blood Queen title. Milla Jovovich has been confirmed as in final talks to star opposite David Harbour and Ian McShane in the reboot, with her role being the Blood Queen, herself.

Hellboy is scheduled to begin production later this month, and hit theaters next year.

 

Pacific Rim: Uprising Delayed

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Well, the apocalypse was cancelled, and the second apocalypse has been delayed, as Pacific Rim: Uprising has been pushed back from February 23, 2018 to March 23, 2018. The news, first reported by Variety, was later confirmed by director, Steven DeKnight.

This is the third time the film has been delayed since it was originally announced in June 2012, shifting from several titles to its current form. The first trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising is expected to debut soon.

The Shape of Water First Official Trailer

The latest project from acclaimed director, Guillermo Del Toro, is yet another original passion project for the filmmaker. The film, written and directed by Del Toro, stars a young mute woman (Sally Hawkins), whose job it is to clean a restricted government lab, but discovers and quickly falls in love with an aquatic creature being experimented on at the lab.

It looks like a fantastic film, with hints of Abe Sapien, and the immensely underrated City of Ember all at play here. The film also stars Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Del Toro mainstay Doug Jones. The Shape of Water hits theaters December 8th.

New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

A new full trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 has been released online, with plenty of new footage here, as well as a few answers. We now know that Dave Bautista’s character is most certainly a Replicant, and we know that Ryan Gosling’s K is searching for Ford’d Rick Deckard, in an attempt to learn the truth about the creation of the Replicants.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years

Blade Runner 2049 opens on October 6, 2017.

Jodie Whittaker Revealed as Thirteenth Doctor!

It’s official! After years of clamoring for it, we finally have our first female doctor. Jodie Whittaker, best known for her turn on Broadchurch, as well as her role as Sam in Attack The Block for you sci-fi fans has been cast as the lead role, which has been surrounded by secrecy for rumors for months.

I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait. – Jodie Whittaker

This will surely split the Doctor Who fandom pretty down the middle, as newer fans will welcome her, and old purists will inevitably be upset at the turn. Well… too bad! This is great!

The 13th Doctor Unveiled This Sunday

The BBC has announced that this Sunday, July 16th, after the Wimbledon Finals, they will be revealing the identity of the 13th Doctor. This has been a long time coming, and the longest casting reveal in the history of Doctor Who (outside of the reboot). It’s anyone’s guess as to the identity, as it’s been kept immensely hush-hush.

Peter Capaldi was thrown around as a favorite very early-on, so it wasn’t much of a surprise. However, with names like Tilda Swinton, and Kris Marshall taking the reins here, this should be a great reveal.

Green Lantern: Earth One Announced

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Admittedly, the Earth One line of graphic novels for DC have been quite hit and miss. Meant to serve as original interpretations of popular heroes origins, they haven’t been the most quality stories. The art has truthfully not disappointed, though. Now, we’re getting Green Lantern Earth One, in March 2018, from the creative team of Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, and Jordan Boyd.

The graphic novel will retell Hal Jordan’s origin story and this version of the hero will be an Astronaut for Ferris Galactic, that discovers one of the rings of the Green Lantern Corps while on a job. It’s then he begins to rebuild the Green Lantern Corps, and go on various space-faring adventures. Hit the jump for the full cover, and a few quotes on what’s planned to make this new story unique.

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Lord and Miller Out on Han Solo Film

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Some shocking news tonight as The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) are out on the production of the standalone Han Solo film. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy referred to Lord and Miller as “talented filmmakers” and stated that they’ve “assembled an impressive cast and crew,” but apparently the two of them had some “different creative visions” for the Han Solo film.

However, Variety paints a different picture after speaking with an unnamed source close to the production and claiming that Kennedy wasn’t a fan of the filmmakers style of shooting, or their way of interacting with the cast and crew. With that in mind, they’re stating that Lord and Miller were fired by Lucasfilm, and a new director will be named “soon.” We’ll keep you posted on updates to the Han Solo film.

NOTE: The logo above is not official, but if Disney/Lucasfilm is interested. You know where to find me. 😉

UPDATE: Ron Howard has been confirmed as the new director for the Han Solo spin-off film!

 

Star Trek: Discovery Dated

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After years of work and waiting, the next Star Trek television show has finally been given a premiere date. CBS has announced that the first eight episodes of the 15-episode first season will premiere between September 24, and November 5. Where the rest of the episodes will premiere in January 2018.

It’s been a long road to this point, with obstacles in every direction for the classic space-faring franchise. But, it’s good to see a return to form for one of the cornerstones of science fiction.

Oats Labs: Rakka

The first short from Neil Blomkamp’s Oats Studios was released this morning. Titled Rakka, and broken into three chapters, the story follows a band of the last remnants of humanity after a hostile alien takeover. The aliens are vicious, and overpowering, with the ability to take control of a person’s psych with a single look.

It’s a fantastic short film, and being the first in a volume of many, there are obviously questions that still need quite a few answers. Check it out above, and let me know what your thoughts are!