Hot off the monster box office opening of Godzilla, director Gareth Edwards has landed a highly coveted gig. He will direct the first Star Wars stand-alone film, based on a screenplay by Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli), due in theaters on December 26, 2016.
Edwards made his directorial debut with the atmospheric and dreamy Monsters, which imagined a near… Continue reading First 'Star Wars' Spin-off Film Goes to 'Godzilla' Director Gareth Edwards
If “X-Men” filmmakers have their way, audiences will see a lot more spin-off movies featuring their favorite mutants soon — including Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, producer Lauren Shuler Donner and writer-producer Simon Kinberg teased that possibility, along with a few others, while discussing the future of the “X-Men” franchise at studio Fox. (A separate entity from the spinoff-loving folks at… Continue reading 'X-Men': Is Mystique Getting Her Own Spin-Off?
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J.K. Rowling is writing a Harry Potter spin-off trilogy called Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them that takes place 70 years before the first books.
Toby Kebbell has been cast as Doctor Doom in the new Fantastic Four. The Pink Panther is getting reborn, again, as a live-action/animation hybrid. Johnny Knoxville will be doing a voice in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
You… Continue reading Best of the Week: A 'Harry Potter' Spin-off, Plus: 'Captain America,' 'Ninja Turtles' and More
Lucy: Scarlett Johansson stars as a drug mule who accidentally becomes super-powered when she swallows her illicit cargo of experimental drugs in Luc Besson’s Lucy, due out in theaters on August 8. The first photo from the movie has been released, showing the character is handy with a gun; the action-thriller also stars Morgan Freeman. [EW.com]
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Last September we heard that J.K. Rowling… Continue reading Movie News: Scarlett Johansson's Super Powers; 'Harry Potter' Spin-off Trilogy; 'Dawn of Apes' TV Spot
Supernatural spinoff double scoop! You know how The CW’s new Supernatural series is called Tribes? Forget about that. The official title is now Supernatural: Bloodlines. Also, the show has cast actress Melissa Roxburgh in a series regular role to play Violet, a member of the werewolf pack. We’re told “Violet hides her true nature because of her forbidden love for family rival David (Nathaniel Bozulic), but when cornered, her inner