Star Wars: Rogue One – Everything About The Spinoff
It’s an awesome time to be a Star Wars fan. When Disney bought out Lucasfilmback in October of 2012, they laid out a plan to expand the world George Lucascreated to a degree we’ve never seen before. They may have scrapped all of theExpanded Universe material that accumulated over the years (or at least decreed that it’s not official canon), but they’re working their tails off to fill in that void with projects like the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One.
Marvel’s Luke Cage Netflix Series Casts Alfre Woodard In Major Role
The Marvel Cinematic Universe first extended into the realm of television with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., then continued with the 1940s-set Agent Carter and is developing a third series along with ABC centered around S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Additionally, Marvel and Netflix announced a deal in 2013 to create its own New York City-based corer of the MCU, following The Defenders. The first series, Daredevil, premiered earlier this year and the next, Jessica Jones, will debut on the streaming service later this fall. Marvel Comics characters Luke Cage and Iron Fist will receive their own standalone series as well before the four heroes unite as The Defenders. With Luke Cage set to premiere next year, the cast is beginning to fill out, now with a potentially major character.
Zach Galifianakis to play the Joker in Lego Batman movie
Zach Galifianakis is heading for another successful franchise as the actor is in final negotiations to join The Lego Batman Movie as the villainous Joker, according toThe Hollywood Reporter. After the surprise global success of The Lego Movie ($468m [£300m] worldwide), a raft of spin-offs have inevitably surfaced but it’s the DC-fuelled superhero tale that’s predictably gaining the most buzz.
2015 Hugo Award Winners Announced
The 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, Sasquan, has announced the 2015 Hugo Award winners. 5950 valid ballots were received and counted in the final ballot. The members of the World Science Fiction Society rejected the slate of finalists in five categories, giving No Award in Best Novella, Short Story, Related Work, Editor Short Form, and Editor Long Form. This equals the total number of times that WSFS members have presented No Award in the entire history of the Hugo Awards, most recently in 1977.