Most Lord of the Rings fans know that Peter Jackson was the brainchild behind the phenomenal movies, and some fans were curious towards if Jackson was going to assist Amazon on their Lord of the Rings TV show creation.
At the moment Jackson has been working on Phillip Reeve's book series movie 'Mortal Engines' so he has hasn't really had any time to address what the go is with Amazon and their Lord of the Rings TV show. However, Jackson told Metro.co.uk that despite not knowing anything about the show at the current moment, he is excited to help in anyway that he can on the series.
Jackson said "I don't have thoughts on it because I haven't seen [anything], I think they're going to send us some scripts to see if we can help them along." Jackson also added that due to his busy schedule with Mortal Engines he couldn't of gotten to involved, but regardless "I wish them all the best and if we can help them we certainly will try." It has been speculated that the first season for Amazon's take on Tolkiens universe will be surrounding a Young Aragorn, more on that story here.
Just two days ago, Marvel Studios finally released the first trailer to next years upcoming Avengers 4. The trailer received a lot of traction and has now been deemed the "most viewed trailer in history" with a gargantuan 289 million views in just 24 hours.
The announcement comes from the Marvel Studios official Twitter and has used the metric of measuring all of Marvel's channels and totaling all of the views. To give a comparison, the Avengers: Infinity War trailer scored a huge 230 million views just over the course of its first 24 hours of release, and the newly released Lion King trailer managed 224.6 million views.
Diving into what the trailer shows us now, just as expected Marvel have left us with a plethora of questions to be answered. After the last moments of Infinity War and the epic cliff hanger that everyone has been left on, we ask ourselves what will the Avengers do and how much time has passed since the dreaded snap. We see Scott Lang or Ant Man at the end of the trailer, if you have seen Ant Man and the Wasp we know that Lang was trapped in the quantum realm or at least we assumed so. It appears he has survived the snap and has returned to help. We also see an angry and now violent Hawkeye which is now converted into the new hero Ronin.
Disney is on a roll right now with the first teaser to The Lion King dropping a couple of days ago, and now it's rumored that the first trailer to Avengers 4 will drop in the next 24 hours.
The first Avengers 4 trailer was rumored to have meant to drop on Black Friday, but it didn't obviously. Avengers 4's first teaser or trailer is meant to drop on November 28, which would surely light up the internet and all cinema and MCU fans. Collider will be hosting a special screening of Avengers: Infinity War and an extended Q&A with directors in the Russo Brothers.
This special screening and Q&A session with the Avengers 4 directors will take place at ArcLight Hollywood in the Cinerama Dome on Wednesday at 6:30pm, and it's totally free. The cinema can host 850 people, so it will be a first-in situation. Since the Russo Brothers will be in attendance and the internet is hot with rumors of Disney and Marvel dropping an Avengers 4 trailer, they'll be hit with millions of questions of "when will the Avengers 4 trailer drop" questions.
Game of Thrones will be getting its final season next April and as we move closer to the release of the first episode we are starting to learn about each episodes runtime.
In a recent Reddit AMA, David Nutter, director of half of the final Game of Thrones episodes and the man behind the slaughter of the Red Wedding, answered a few questions regarding the coming season. One of the questions was regarding the episodes within Season 8 and their runtime, according to Nutter "Season 8 episodes will all I think be longer than 60 minutes. They'll be dancing around the bigger numbers, I know that for sure."
Being a massive Game of Thrones fan this is to be completely expected, we already knew last year that we were looking at almost movie-long episodes as we were riding on the cusp of that from last seasons episodes. The final season of Game of Thrones is going to be one of the biggest finales TV has ever seen, so hearing that each of the episodes are around 1hr+ is a great sign for fans, because we are going to want as much Game of Thrones as possible before it departs from the big screen.
The first trailer for the Pokemon Detective Pikachu movie has been released onto the Warner Bros. YouTube Channel and from it can see star, Ryan Reynolds hanging up the Deadpool costume to step into the shoes of furry cheeky detective.
The trailer showcases to fans what a world would be like if Pokemon were real and lived in harmony with humans. We are introduced to 21-year old Tim who is looking for his missing dad when he encounters a Pikachu, the catch is that Tim is the only one who can hear Pikachu talk.
Pokemon Detective Pikachu is based off the Nintendo 3DS game that has the exact same title, the game featured a world where Pokemon solved crimes instead of traditionally battling eachother with humans. It truly is quite strange to see Pokemon in the realworld, I personally forgot that if Pokemon were real they would definitely be as hairy as what we see in the above trailer. It should be noted that Pikachu is played by none other than Ryan Reynolds and is accompanied by Justice Smith (Tim) from Jurassic Kingdom: Fallen World. Detective Pikachu will be arriving in theaters May 9th, 2019.
Disney CEO and Chairman, Bob Iger has revealed through a live audio webcast that Disney has chosen to name their upcoming consumer streaming service Disney+. The service will feature some brand new shows such as a new Star Wars series and a Loki series.
The announcement has also been featured on The Walt Disney company wesbite through a blog post. According to the blog post, Iger announced that Lucasfilm currently has in the works a "Star Wars Live-action sereis" that will begin production next year. The series will be based around the Rebel spy Cassian Andor and will follow the "formative years of the Rebellion and prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."
Star Wars won't be the only franchise getting some love on Disney's new platform, Loki, one of Marvel's fan favorite characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will also be receiving his very own series. Loki will be played by none other than Tom Hiddleston. Disney also plan on expanding some universes of other shows, such as; Disney & Pixar's Monsters Inc, Disney Channel's High School Musical and more. Disney plan on releasing Disney+ to the public sometime in late 2019, for more information visit the official Disney blog post here.
Overnight, Netflix revealed to excited fans the first on set glimpse of Henry Cavill, who is playing the main role of Geralt in the upcoming Witcher TV series.
Get your first look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher! pic.twitter.com/1O2eWS1MkP— Netflix US (@netflix) October 31, 2018
The reveal came in the form of quick 30 second video that showcased Cavill walking up to the camera in his full costume. We can see from the video that Cavill has adopted a silvery white wig and also is wearing some makeup to bring out Geralts strong cheekbones. Cavill appears in a classic leather tunic and proceeds to drink a potion, we can also notice an adaption of colored contact lenses, these are of course to acquire the effect of Geralts cat-like eyes.
It is hard not to notice, but Cavill does not have a beard in this video. Many fans have commented within the Netflix post saying that Geralt or Cavill needs to develop a beard for this role. It should be noted, as much as a beard would look good on Cavill the Netflix adaptation series is based off the novels written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Throughout those novels Geralt mentions that he does not like having a beard and much prefers a clean shaven face. Within the entirety of this post you will find an excerpt from the novel 'The Time of Contempt' where Geralt is talking to his close friend Dandelion regarding his beard.
Probably two of the most important characters in The Witcher series have got to be Yennefer and Ciri. As Witcher fans prepare themselves for Netflix's rendition of The Witcher universe through a TV show, writer Lauren S. Hissrich has revealed the actors casted for both roles.
We have been hearing about The Witcher TV show for quite some time now, to give a little bit of a road map from where we started; I reported on the pilot script being finished back at the end of February. Then the first 8 episodes were completed and announced via Twitter from head writer Hissrich. Then Superman himself, Henry Cavill announced he wanted to play the role as Geralt in the new show, the following month he was signed in to be taking the role as The White Wolf.
Moving onto current events now, Freya Allan who starred in The War of the Worlds and Into the Badlands will be taking the pivotal role as Ciri. Anya Chalotra from The ABC Murders and Wanderlust will be putting on her soccers robe as she will be playing Yennefer. For those that don't know, Ciri is the princess of Cintra and a daughter in both Yennefer's and Geralt's eyes. To complete the rest of the roles, we have Jodhi May from Game of Thrones as Queen Calanthe and Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson from Fortitude as her husband. For further information regarding The Witcher TV show, refer to the full interview with lead writer Hissrich here.
Mega Man fans are going to be over the moon to know that they favorite blue hero is coming to the big screen in the form of a live action movie.
In a recent press release from Capcom, the upcoming movie titled MEGA MAN is going to be written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3). 20th Century Fox has also stepped up to the plate and of course Capcom will also be heavily involved within its creation.
According to the press release, Capcom has said that they plan to "appeal to a diverse audience, including not only game players but action movie fans as well, with an adaptation that maintains the world of the Mega Man games, while incorporating the grand production and entertainment value that Hollywood movies are known for." We will be sure to update you with more information as its released.
It is Spider-Man everything recently, as fans of the web head fly through the concrete jungle of New York in Insomniac's Spider-Man PS4 title, movie goers might be taking a fancy towards Sony's latest Spider-Man related trailer release.
From the above trailer we are introduced into a animated world where each of the studios' previous Spider-Man movies have been connected into one. The web of storylines have come together with different Spider-hero's from other universes have come together, we can spot Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker all making their way to the big screen to save each of other.
Also spotted in the trailer is some classic Spider-Man villains, we get very brief looks at Kingpin, Green Goblin and also Scorpion. Sony has planned for the release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse close to Christmas, December 13th to be exact.