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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer to Debut this Weekend

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North America’s Regal Cinemas chain has announced that the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to debut in their theaters this weekend. The trailer will screen before every movie shown between 28th – 30th  November at the following theaters:

  • CA Irvine Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX
  • CA San Diego Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • GA Atlanta Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • IL Chicago Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
  • NY New York Regal Union Square Stadium 14
  • PA Warrington Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX
  • TN Knoxville Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • TX Houston Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX
  • WA Seattle Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX

It is highly likely that other cinema chains will also be showing the trailer on these dates but Regal Cinemas is the first to announce it.

The full movie is set to hit theaters on December 18th 2015.

Wreck-It Ralph 2 Rumoured to be in the Works

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A sequel to Disney’s video game themed movie Wreck-It Ralph might be in the early stages of development, according to the film’s composer Henry Jackman. When asked by Collider if he had heard any news on a sequel he replied:

I did, to be honest with you.  I can’t tell you more, not because I’m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards.  I don’t know any more other than a story is indeed being written.

Jackman also said if the movie does happen it will be the first sequel he has composed for. The original movie was a big hit at the box office, raking in a total of $471,222,889 worldwide, so it’s hardly surprising that Disney is planning a follow up.

If you haven’t seen it yet the first film, released in 2012, is a treat for video game fans, featuring appearances by many gaming icons such as Sonic, Bowser and M. Bison. Even more obscure characters such as Q*bert get a look in. It will be interesting to see what other characters get the big screen treatment when the sequel comes around.

New Star Wars Episode VII Details Revealed by Lucasfilm

star warsOfficial information about Star Wars Episode VII has been pretty thin on the ground, with new rumours springing up online on a seemingly daily basis, however Lucasfilm has finally decided to treat fans to a few tidbits about the movie.

It was announced via starwars.com that the movie will begin principal photography in May 2014 at London’s Pinewood Studios. It has also been confirmed that it will be set roughly 30 years after Return of the Jedi, which makes sense considering the age of the original trilogy’s stars, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, who are said to be returning. The movie will centre around “a trio of new young leads” alongside “some very familiar faces”.

There is still no official casting news on any of the movie’s leads, with Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong’o the most recent names to be linked to roles.

Star Wars Episode VII officially hits theaters on December 18, 2015.

First Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer Arrives

Marvel Studios has released the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy after it made it’s debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live in the USA. You can see it now below.

The movie, directed by James Gunn, is set for release in summer this year.

Star Wars Episode VII To Open in December 2015

Star_Wars_LogoLucasfilm has announced the official release date for the new Star Wars sequel. Episode VII, yet to receive a full title, will arrive in cinemas on December 18 2015.  This will be the first time a Star Wars film has shown during the Christmas period, with all previous installments premiering in May. The announcement comes despite apparent problems with the script, with J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan recently taking over writing duties from Michael Arndt, although it is unknown how extensive their changes to the story will be.

Alan Horn, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios (owners of Lucasfilm) released the following statement:

We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture.

Four New Marvel TV Series Announced Exclusively For Netflix

marvel+netflixMarvel and Netflix have agreed a deal to create four live action series based on characters from Marvel comics. The first series to hit the popular online TV service will be based on Daredevil, followed by shows focusing on Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Each series will be intertwined, with all four taking place in “the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York”, eventually leading up to a miniseries entitled “The Defenders” where the four heroes will team up.

The first series will begin in 2015 and Netflix has committed  to a minimum of thirteen episodes for each series, meaning we have a whole lot of Marvel TV to look forward to.

The project will be produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios. Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment said:

This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty. This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos added:

Marvel’s movies, such as ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,’ are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels. With ‘House of Cards’ and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we’re thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude.

Marvel has wasted no time in working on a new Daredevil project after they got the rights to the character back from 20th Century Fox in 2012. The most recent filmed version of the character was the 2003 movie starring Ben Affleck.

[SOURCE: Marvel.com]

Star Wars Rebels Debut Trailer

The first teaser trailer for Star Wars Rebels has been released online following it’s first airing on Disney XD. The very brief clip gives nothing away in terms of story details but does give us a look at the visual direction of the new animated series, which takes inspiration from the work of original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie. The series will take place between Episodes III and IV and, as the title suggests, will explore the early days of the rebel alliance.

The brevity of the teaser is understandable given that the series is not set to begin airing until Fall 2014.  Stay tuned to Gaming Outpost Alpha for more info as it becomes available.