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Kathleen Kennedy Says There Will Be No ‘Rogue One’ Sequel

Things aren’t looking good for Jyn Erso or the rest of her Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comrades. According to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, no matter how well the first stand-alone Star Wars performs at the box office, there won’t be a sequel.

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Nintendo Is Teaming Up With Universal Studios To Help Bring Mario Into The Real World

As part of Nintendo’s ongoing plan to extend the usage of its very valuable intellectual property, it seems that the company will be teaming up with Universal to bring us some new theme park attractions.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Boards ‘Kingkiller Chronicle’ Film, TV Series Adaptation

Lionsgate has tapped “Hamilton” star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to serve as creative producer and musical mastermind of feature film and TV series adaptations of “The Kingkiller Chronicle,” along with author Pat Rothfuss. Miranda has an option to be involved in future stage productions as well. He will serve as producer of the franchise and is expected to compose the original music and write the songs. Rothfuss is an executive producer for both film and television.

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp Join Michelle Yeoh in Cast

Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp have joined Michelle Yeoh as the first official cast members of “Star Trek: Discovery.” Jones will play Lt. Saru, a Starfleet science officer and a member of an alien species new to the “Star Trek” universe. Anthony Rapp will play Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist, fungus expert, and Starfleet science officer aboard the starship Discovery. Yeoh, whose addition to the cast was reported last week by Variety, will play Captain Georgiou, the Starfleet captain aboard the starship Shenzhou.

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Showing Up for Work Might Kill You in James Gunn’s Office Horror The Belko Experiment

Here’s the first trailer for The Belko Experiment, scripted by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek). It’s about a building full of co-workers who are suddenly informed that must either kill three among them, or six of them will die. This won’t end well for anyone.

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