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Rock, Vin Diesel sign for 2 more 'Fast & Furious' films

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 20, 2017 6:38 am

The stunning initial success of 'Fate of the Furious' has apparently helped to settle the long-standing feud between stars Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Vin Diesel which spilled out onto social media last year.




According to TMZ, both stars have now signed up for two more 'Fast and Furious' outings, burying the hatchet which saw Johnson lambast his co-star and 'Fate of the Furious' producer Vin Diesel as a "Candy-ass", to which Diesel rather ominously stated that he "protected Dwayne more than he'll ever know". TMZ's unnamed sources say the stars have met privately a number of times and agreed to put the animosity behind them.


This will be music to Universal Studios ears considering that in less than a week, the latest entry in the series 'The Fate of the Furious' has grossed over half a billion at the worldwide box office, exceeding even the loftiest of expectations. The series has earnt the studio nearly $4.5b in revenue since 2001.

Disney want Will Smith for the Genie in 'Aladdin' remake

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 20, 2017 1:39 am

Disney scored big again with the live action remake of 'Beauty and the Beast', which is well on the way to earning $1.1 Billion at the worldwide box office, so it makes total sense that they'd be doubling down on more features in the near future. But this latest casting news for 'Aladdin' is having many, (myself included) scratching their heads.




According to Deadline Hollywood, Disney have offered the voice role of the Genie in the live action remake of the 1992 animated hit 'Aladdin' to Will Smith, which is to be directed by Guy Ritchie. Filming is set to begin mid this year, for a release in 2019. The lead characters Aladdin and Jasmine are yet to be cast, but the studio is looking to unknown actors.


Disney are aggressively moving to convert their much loved back catalogue of animated hits to the big screen, with a number of films in active development, such as 'The Lion King, 'The Little Mermaid', 'Dumbo', 'Mulan' and 'Cruella'.

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'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' is a go for James Gunn

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 18, 2017 4:58 am

The eagerly anticipated 'Guardians of the Galaxy' sequel hasn't yet hit screens, but it looks like Marvel and Disney are happy with the results and have re-hired James Gunn to write and director a third outing for the franchise.




Pre-empting the inevitable stream of questions for the upcoming press tour, James Gunn has announced via his social media feeds that he "can't fricking wait to get started" on the third entry in the series, which he will return to write and direct. While it's early days for the production (plus we've not seen the second film yet), Gunn says that Vol. 3 will "will conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond".


'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' will release after the third 'Avengers' sequel, which is due to hit screens in April 2018. Meanwhile, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' will be released worldwide in 2D, 3D and IMAX theaters from next week.

Live action 'Beauty and the Beast' crosses $1B worldwide

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 18, 2017 1:14 am

There was never any doubt that Disney's live action remake of the 1991 animated classic 'Beauty and the Beast' wasn't going to be huge success, but the speed in which its crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide has shocked even optomistic industry expectations.




Starring 'Harry Potter' actress Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans and Josh Gad, the live action version of the film has now earned $1043 million worldwide, catapulting it to the 22nd highest grossing film after just 3 weeks. Disney have had great success turning their animated films into live action hits, which is why they've aggressively moved to convert its back catalogue to the screen, with a number of films in active development, such as 'The Lion King, 'The Little Mermaid', 'Dumbo', 'Mulan', 'Aladdin' and 'Cruella'.


The company's next live action film 'The Lion King' is set to feature the voices of Donald Glover as Simba and

James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and is expected to hit screens in 2019.

'Star Wars: Rebels' unveils final season trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 16, 2017 1:22 am

'Star Wars' fans looking to get their next fix following the reveal of 'The Last Jedi' teaser trailer can look no further than the newly released trailer for the fourth season of the animated hit 'Rebels', which Director Dave Filoni has revealed will be the show's last.



Over the last three seasons, the show has gone to critical and fan acclaim, bringing back beloved heroes and villains such as Darth Vader, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul, and has ascended it's animated origins and taken on some dark themes. The final season is promising to end the series with a bang, and hints at some wider ramifications for the film series. During a panel at 'Star Wars' Celebration, Filoni says that "Star Wars Rebels will be the complete journey that it was meant to be from the very beginning. We all felt that the time was right and that the characters were at a point where their story, and their destinies, should finally be revealed. We deeply appreciate all our fans who have journeyed with the Ghost crew, and I promise season four will be like no other."


'Star Wars: Rebels' returns to screens in September.

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Your first look at 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is here

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 14, 2017 10:41 pm

If like 99% of 'Star Wars' fans you weren't able to get to this year's 'Star Wars' celebration in Orlando to witness the unveiling of the first teaser trailer for 'The Last Jedi'; never fear, because today it's hard to miss.



Starring Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher and John Boyega, 'The Last Jedi' breaks from franchise tradition to pick up directly after the conclusion of 2015's 'The Force Awakens', which had Rey unite with Luke Skywalker on an isolated planet.


'The Last Jedi' is set to hit cinemas in 3D, 2D and IMAX worldwide from December 15.

Latest 'Transformers' trailer just keeps getting crazier

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 13, 2017 7:30 am

It's still a few months away, but Paramount have pulled out all the stops to make sure you know there's a new 'Transformers' feature on the way. Today the studio has issued a new trailer which gives our best look at the film yet.



'The Last Knight' is set to feature Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and Peter Cullen reprising their roles alongside series newcomers fresh from their success in HBO's 'Westworld'; Anthony Hopkins and Santiago Cabrera, as well as 15 year old Isabela Moner. Picking up directly from its predecessor, with Cade Yeager on the run and Optimus Prime having fled Earth to find out the origins of the Autobots, 'The Last Knight' is shaping up as the craziest 'Transformers' film to date, introducing many new elements which lay the groundwork for an expanded cinematic universe.


'Transformers: The Last Knight' is set to hit 2D, 3D and IMAX theatres worldwide from June 23, 2017.

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Jude Law joins 'Fantastic Beasts 2' as young Dumbledore

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 12, 2017 11:52 pm

As Warner Brothers continues the 'Harry Potter' franchise with 'Fantastic Beasts' which launched late last year, the studio has today announced who'll play a younger version of the veteran Hogwarts Professor Dumbledore.




According to Variety's exclusive, Jude Law will become the third actor to portray Dumbledore, behind Richard Harris and Michael Gambon. Director David Yates released a statement saying that "Jude Law is a phenomenally talented actor whose work I have long admired, and I'm looking forward to finally having the opportunity to work with him. I know he will brilliantly capture all the unexpected facets of Albus Dumbledore as J.K. Rowling reveals this very different time in his life."


Law will join returning star Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, alongside Johnny Depp who plays the the villain Grindelwald. 'Fantastic Beasts 2' is set to hit cinemas worldwide next November.

'Thor: Ragnarok' unleashes first trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 10, 2017 11:13 pm

With Marvel's first film of the year almost upon us in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2', the studio has turned their attention to promoting the upcoming third entry in the 'Thor' saga; 'Ragnarok', which has just released its first-look trailer.



Set directly after the events of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Ragnarok' finds Thor held captive on the planet Sakaar without his signature weapon and forced to fight a gladiatorial duel against Hulk in order to stop the destruction of Asgard. 'Ragnarok' stars Chris Hemsworth reprising his role as Thor for a fifth time, alongside Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, and Jeff Goldblum as the villainous Grandmaster.


'Thor: Ragnarok' hits 3D, 2D and IMAX screens worldwide from November 3, 2017.

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Mega Man to return in new animated TV Show

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 10, 2017 4:46 am

To co-incide with the 30th anniversary of the Capcom franchise, the developer has struck a new agreement with the Cartoon Network which will see the two companies team up for a new animated series.




In an announcement published by Den of Geek, 'Ben 10' co-creator says that "Mega Man is a character that is even more relevant for today's kids and we are really looking forward to creating something new that still respects the long tradition of the character." The new version of the show, which will premier later this year with a 26 episode series will feature "unflinching wide-eyed optimism and an over-the-top sense of humor... it's full on fun ahead." No doubt all parties are hoping to emulate the success of the original 1990's Mega Man series, which ran for a number of seasons.