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.
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.
While the title is still preliminary, Disney Animation Studios unveiled a new project set in the Cars Universe, tentatively titled Space. The footage opens to a desert, with a photo-realistic render of a crashed plane. Just afterwards, two experimental jet plants blow by, shaking the camera, and racing each other out of the atmosphere, showing a gorgeously rendered Earth (seen above).
Space still has a long way to go, but the film has a release date of April 12th, 2019. NOTE: Once again, that logo isn’t mine, it’s just something I whipped up real quick.
Holy… this is so awesome. CBS has finally made available the first trailer for All Access Exclusive Star Trek: Discovery, and it is absolutely gorgeous. The first new Star Trek television series in 13 years, we get a look at the new ships, new uniforms, new aliens, and new crew, as well as a complete re-design for the Klingon people, which looks incredible.
The Star Trek: Discovery cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham, Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou, Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, Doug Jones as science officer Saru, Anthony Rapp as fellow science officer Stamets, Terry Serpico as Starfleet admiral Anderson, Maulik Pancholy as chief medical officer Nambue, James Frain as Sarek, astrophysicist and father of Spock, and Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd.
The first Guardians of the Galaxy film is one of my favorite Marvel titles, and I knew going into this this that I should be excited. James Gunn is an amazing director who understands the nuances of his characters better than any director really should. He know what we, the fans, want to see in these films, and he makes the movie that he himself would like to watch.
That trait is admirable if only because many directors don’t work like that, instead adhering to a strict executive-level method of film-making that caters to the larger audience in an attempt to get the biggest buck. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 takes that “fuck it” attitude that James Gunn has developed and amps it up into the most glorious, and ridiculous comic book film ever made.
Hit the jump for my spoiler-filled review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
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