After almost a month of nothingness, everything happened in Star Wars news this week. There were two batches of set photos for Episode VIII released – one seemingly from a live-action Mass Effect movie, the other from an rated R Men in Black.
Rian Johnson’s lackadaisical approach to on-set security continued, as the spoiler-ific filming of a scene with Laura Dern has leaked. But nothing is more spoiler-y than Mark Hamill potentially teasing Luke Skywalker’s son on social media…
In which case, Luke should probably have words with the mother…
LucasFilm’s search for their young Han Solo is now down to three names (come on, Taron Egerton!)…and none of them are Miles Teller (who auditioned for the role, despite only seeing Star Wars weeks before the screen test).
It’s probably for the best, then.
Over to the rest of the movie world, Hollywood’s established stars are coming out for just one…more…job…
Arnold Schwarznegger says he’ll be back for Terminator 6 (despite that sequel being recently pulled by the studio) and LucasFilm have confirmed that Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg will return in Indiana Jones 5 for a 2019 release.
Sequels…why’d it have to be sequels?
The most exciting return, however, is news that Michael Mann wants to make a prequel to Heat.
Yep. Totally cool with that.
A quick round up of science fiction movie news – Dylan O’Brien has been hospitalised after an accident when filming Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Simon Pegg is in talks to join Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and J.J. Abrams has confirmed that the Portal and Half-Life movies are still in development.
The film is a lie.
But this week we close on comedy stuff – the two new posters for The Office spin-off movie David Brent: Life on the Road and the extremely funny first trailer for Seth Rogen’s adult animated comedy Sausage Party. Enjoy.
May the Movies be with you.
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