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After months of rumors and half-truths, everything about the new Spider-Man has come together in the past few weeks. Actor Tom Holland officially signed on to play the new wall-crawler. Director Jon Watts was hired to helm the next Spider-Man movie. And now, Marvel COO Joe Quesada has started talking up the new costume, using words like “awesome” and phrases like “blow people away.”
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, we take a look at Marvel’s new Lando comic, discuss what other villains are supposedly showing up in Star Wars: Rogue One, and delve into the latest The Force Awakens spoilers.
Omar Sharif, the legendary actor best known for key roles in classic movies like Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, has passed away. He was 83 years old. The BBC has a statement from Sharif’s agent, who reports that the Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe winning performer suffered a heart attack in Cairo. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease earlier this year. Beyond that, details are unknown.
The first Damien trailer shows off a series that’s playing straight into one of the stranger trends in modern entertainment — the sequel to an original story which ignores the sequels that already exists. A&E’s new show is a sequel to the 1976 horror classic The Omen, but it totally ignores all three follow-ups in favor of telling a brand new story. And that may be a good thing, because the sequels to The Omen are terrrrible and Damien looks like perfectly adequate television.
The long-awaited Warcraft movie is a little under a year away…and director Duncan Jones thinks that’s just enough time to squeeze in another movie. The man behind Moon and Source Code has spent the better part of five years developing, filming, and editing his adaptation of the beloved video game series, but his fast-and-cheap indie sensibilities still rage within. Can he film his long-gestating passion project while finishing his massive fantasy epic?
Homeland Season 5 appears to be following the same formula as the past season — it’s essentially a soft reboot, transporting the characters and the action to a new location with a brand new mission. The first trailer is light on details, but heavy on the promise of something new.
The news that Stephen Colbert was going to retire from hosting The Colbert Report after a decade of endearing silliness and scathing satire so he could take over The Late Show from David Letterman sent many comedy fans reeling. How could one of the smartest guys in show business give up on one of the most indelible characters of the 21st century so he could chat with celebrities on CBS? It turns out that this was actually the best case scenario, as Colbert has now revealed that he was going to end The Colbert Report whether he got the new late night gig or not.
If Universal had know that Jurassic World was going to shatter box office records and quickly become one of the highest grossing movies of all time, they probably would’ve planned a massive new attraction for their theme parks. But seemingly no one, not even the people who made it, predicted that the fourth film in the beloved series would do this kind of business. While there isn’t a brand new ride or show to capitalize on the success of the new movie, Universal Studios has introduced a very cool velociraptor meet-and-greet, which allows guests to meet the deadliest predator in history...and have their picture taken with it.
If you think you’re going to reeeally love Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and you have a disposable income, you’re in luck! A few statues depicting those title characters in Exciting Action Poses are going to make their grand debut at Comic-Con 2015 before becoming available to purchase in January. You (yes, you!) will soon be able to have the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel preparing for battle on your shelf forever, frozen in time, their faces in perma-scowl mode.
No one on The Walking Dead ever looks happy or in good health, so it’s appropriate that the latest image from the show’s sixth season showcases Andrew Lincoln and some fresh battle scars. To be fair, Rick Grimes does look a little better than he has in past seasons. That crazy look in his eyes vanished along with the beard (but you just know it’s always ready to return at the drop of hat).