Prometheus Sequel Titled Alien: Paradise Lost

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The title of the sequel to the 2012 Prometheus film has been revealed as Alien: Paradise Lost.

We’ve seen lots of Prometheus news this week, but the title reveal is by far the biggest news. Prometheus filmmaker Ridley Scott revealed the title himself, clearly feeling the sequel would benefit from having the Alien name as part of its title. This makes sense as even though long-time Alien fans would know Prometheus is part of the franchise, an average movie goer might not so that could be the reason for the title.

Alien: Paradise Lost begins production in February 2016.

Thoughts on the title? Are you looking forward to Alien: Paradise Lost?

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By Ruari Williamson

Report- New Men in Black Trilogy in Development

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A new report from The Hollywood Report (which included interviews with producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald) has indicated that a new Men in Black trilogy is in development.

The following exchange took place in the interview:

THR: You produced Men in Black. Has there been talk of reviving that franchise with the new Sony regime?

Parkes: We’re in the middle of it. It’s very active.

THR: Is Will Smith going to be part of it?

Parkes: Most likely no.

MacDonald: It will be reinvented as a trilogy.

As stated, Will Smith (James Edwards) likely won’t be involved so the new trilogy will likely be very different to the trilogy we’ve already seen.

Rumours have indicated for a while that a Men in Black/Jump Street crossover is being considered, so it’s possible that the Men in Black series will be reinvented in an even bigger way than Parkes and MacDonald stated.

Thoughts on this report? Are you looking forward to another Men in Black trilogy?

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By Ruari Williamson

Peter Francis James Cast as Dr. Aldus Boardman in Legends of Tomorrow

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Peter Francis James (Guiding Light, The Messenger, Law & Order) has been cast as Dr. Aldus Boardman in DC’s upcoming Legends of Tomorrow series.

Boardman will reportedly be an original character and will debut in the Arrow crossover episode, before playing a larger role in Legends of Tomorrow.

A description of the character can be read below:

Boardman is a Classics professor at St. Roch University, who has devoted his life to researching the story of Chayara (Hawkgirl) and Prince Khufu (Hawkman) and their link to Vandal Savage. Professor Boardman is our team’s only hope of finding Vandal and destroying him, so they can return home. But when the Legends learn a secret about Boardman, they insist on making him a part of their journey, only to learn the kind of sacrifice it will take to save the world.”

Thoughts on this casting? Are you looking forward to seeing Peter Francis James as Dr. Aldus Boardman?

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By Ruari Williamson

Once Upon a Time- First Look at Brave’s Merida in Action

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While we’ve already seen photos of Amy Manson (Misfits) as Merida in Once Upon a Time, we haven’t seen a video of the character in action until now. However, the first look at the character in action in a new video has been revealed.

You can watch the video at the link below:

Merida in Action Clip

The video features Merida coming across Emma (played by Jennifer Morrison).

Merida debuts in the Once Upon a Time Season 5 premier which airs on September 27th.

Thoughts on the video? Are you looking forward to seeing Merida as part of the Once Upon a Time cast?

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By Ruari Williamson

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 3 Opening Scene Released Online

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The opening scene from the third season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has been released online by Marvel Studios and ABC, via IGN.

The opening scene from the shows third season premier is nearly five minutes in length.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 3 premiers on September 29th.

Thoughts on the opening scene? What are you most looking forward to in the third season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D?

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Star Wars- Battlefront Beta Set for Launch on October 8th

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StarWars.com has made the official announcement that the beta for this year’s Star Wars: Battlefront will launch on October 8th. While the beta had previously been announced, the previous announcement had only hinted at an early October estimate but now the launch date is known.

The following modes will be included in the beta:

 Walker Assault on Hoth: Fight in epic 40-player battles as a Rebel to destroy the Empire’s onslaught of AT-ATs by calling in Y-wing bombers. Or, side with the Empire and protect your walkers while utilizing their mighty weaponry to crush the Rebel objective.

 Drop Zone on Sullust: Escape pods are crashing down and you and your team must fight to control them. With its frantic 8v8 matches, Drop Zone is sure to put your combat and strategy skills to the test.

 Survival Mission on Tatooine: Play alone offline or with a friend via co-op or split-screen as you battle to hold off waves of Imperial forces including AT-STs, TIE fighters, elite stormtroopers and more.

The beta will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (via Origin).

The new edition of Star Wars: Battlefront will officially be released on November 17th.

Thoughts on this news? Are you looking forward to playing the new Battlefront on October 8th?

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By Ruari Williamson

Star Wars- Max Von Sydow’s The Force Awakens Character Name Rumoured to Have Been Revealed

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens rumours kicked into overdrive when the cast was officially announced last year, but no details (rumoured or confirmed) have really been released on experienced actor Max von Sydow’s character- aside from a codename, “The Vicar”. Now the name of his character is rumoured to have been revealed.

Von Sydow’s character is said to be called Lor San Tekka.

Also, rumoured details on the character are below, but be wary as there are possible spoilers in there so here is your SPOILER alert warning.

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“Lor San Tekka is believed to be the one on Jakku who gets Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber after it falls from space.  He then calls Poe Dameron and the resistance to come pick it up.  Unfortunately the First Order also arrives on Jakku, looking for the lightsaber.  Lor San Tekka gives the lightsaber to Poe before he is confronted and ultimately killed by Kylo Ren.  This all happens within the first fifteen minutes of the film.”

Thoughts on the character name? Are you excited to see Max von Sydow in The Force Awakens?

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Lucasfilm Officially Launches Jakku Experience

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The release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens on December 18th is getting closer, and now a brand new experience to promote the film has been released.

The experience is an immersive 360 experience which features Jakku, one of the new planets that will be featured in The Force Awakens. The experience includes speeding through the desert plains of Jakku, showing off the remains of a battle that took place on the planet (which will be shown in a DLC for this year’s Star Wars: Battlefront).

Thoughts on the Jakku experience? Are you excited to see Jakku in The Force Awakens?

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Star Wars- Filming for a Star Wars Film Reportedly Taking Place in Iceland

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Shooting for one of the upcoming Star Wars films is reportedly taking place in Iceland.

While it’s unconfirmed which film is being filmed (either Rogue One: A Star Wars Story or Episode VIII), but it’s likely to be the former as actor Mads Mikkelsen stated before that filming will mostly take place in England and Iceland.

A production crew has supposedly been working near Hjörleifshöfði and Hafursey in South Iceland. It was previously rumoured that scenes for this year’s Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens were shot in Iceland, involving Stormtroopers. So it may not be the first time a Star Wars film is partially shot in Iceland

Thoughts on this report? Which Star Wars film do you think is being filmed in Iceland?

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By Ruari Williamson

The Walking Dead- Tom Payne Cast as Jesus

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Actor Tom Payne (Waterloo Road, Luck, The Physician) has been cast as fan-favourite comic character Paul Monroe (aka “Jesus”) in the sixth season of The Walking Dead.

This casting comes after the recent announcement that Xander Berkeley has been cast in an undisclosed role (which many fans believe is comic book character Gregory), meaning two comic series characters have recently been cast.

Recent rumours indicated that the Hilltop Colony will be introduced in the show this season, and the two recent castings all but confirm those rumours.

The Walking Dead’s sixth season begins airing on October 11th.

Thoughts on this casting? Are you excited to see Tom Payne as Paul Monroe in The Walking Dead?

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By Ruari Williamson

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