Chronicle director signed on for Star Wars standalone

Here's an Awesome Update for Chronicle and Star Wars fans! Josh Trank, who directed the fantastic indy superhero film, Chronicle, and is about to start work on his next project, FOX's Fantastic Four reboot, has signed on to direct the second standalone Star Wars film!

It wasn't long ago that Gareth Edwards, director of this years hit monster flick, Godzilla, was announced as the Director for the first planned Star Wars standalone film, and like that announcement, this one comes with no details about plot, setting or even characters. Speculation still abounds, however, with Han Solo, Boba Fett and Yoda still viewed as the most likely. As far as we're lead to believe, Disney's plan is still to release a Star Wars film every year, alternating between series and standalone, which would mean that Trank's film would be looking at a 2018 release.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said the following: "We're thrilled to welcome Josh into the family. He is such an incredible talent and has a great imagination and sense of innovation. That makes him perfectly suited to Star Wars, and for this new slate of movies that reach beyond the core characters and storylines of Episodes I through IX." Trank himself said, "The magic of the Star Wars Universe defined my entire childhood. The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time."

What do you think? Are you excited to see standalone Star Wars films amidst the regular series stuff? Do you think Trank has what it takes to helm a film within such a big franchise? Let us know in the comments below!

Mortal Kombat X Revealed!

Here's an Awesome Update for Mortal Kombat fans! Warner Bros and NetherRealm have released a first look at the next instalment in the MK franchise, Mortal Kombat X, with this cinematic trailer!

Both studios have said outright that the trailer is not in-game footage and acts solely as a reveal for the game that will be available on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The games announcement comes a week ahead of E3, where more details on the game will be revealed.

The only news we have regarding MKX is that the characters will no longer be restricted to one set of moves and players will be able to choose between a variety of different move sets when selecting their character. The studio had this to say: "MKX launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy." and that "Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game’s most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together."

Mortal Kombat X is set for release in 2015 and as more news comes to light we will make sure to keep you posted!

So are you excited about Mortal Kombat coming to the next gen consoles? Let us know in the comments below!

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Charlie Cox cast as Matt Murdoch / Daredevil

Here's an Awesome Update for Daredevil, Marvel and Charlie Cox fans! The British actor, best known for his roles in Stardust and Boardwalk Empire, has been cast in as Matt Murdoch aka Daredevil in the upcoming Netflix series from Marvel!

Daredevil is the first of five Marvel series coming to Netflix, the others being Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and The Defenders, the latter of which will unite all the characters in a team-up. Each series is going to be 13 episodes long. The synopsis for Daredevil reads: "Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City."

 

Tarantino wants to bring Django to the small screen

Here's an Awesome Update for Django Unchained and Quentin Tarantino fans! The director revealed at Cannes Film Festival that he has "about 90 minutes’ worth of material with Django [that] hasn’t been seen" and that he'd be interested in releasing a four part mini-series using it.

The mini-series would essentially be an extended cut of the film, with a complete length of four hours. As to why he is interested in releasing it as a mini-series, rather than a Director's/Extended Cut film release, "People roll their eyes at a four-hour movie. But a four-hour miniseries that they like, then they are dying to watch all four parts. That's how I thought it could work." He also added that he would prefer the series on cable, which is no surprise given the graphic nature of the film.

What do you think? Would you love to see Django as a four hour mini-series? Or would you just prefer an extended cut film release? Let us know in the comments below!

First Star Wars spin off film gets Godzilla Director

Here's an Awesome Update for Godzilla and Star Wars fans! Gareth Edwards, director of the just-released smash hit return of the giant radioactive Godzilla, has signed on to direct the first of several upcoming stand alone Star Wars films!

Disney reportedly have several standalone films in the works, with the plan being to release them in between Episodes 7, 8 and 9, thus having 1 new Star Wars film a year! There is no official word on which characters will be getting their own spin-offs, nor which character Gareth Edwards will be tackling, but rumours and speculation abound pointing to Boba Fett, Han Solo and Yoda all as likely candidates. Edwards said, "Ever since I saw Star Wars I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life -- join the Rebel Alliance! I could not be more excited & honored to go on this mission with Lucasfilm,” in a press release. The film's screenplay will be penned by Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli, various episodes of The Walking Dead game) and will be released on December 16th, 2016.

Godzilla hit cinemas last weekend, opening up with an incredibly impressive £93.2 million weekend - $1.8 million shy of this years current top dog, Captain America The Winter Soldier - and received widespread critical acclaim.

What do you think? Are you excited to see what Edwards can do in the Star Wars universe? Which character would you like him to tackle? Which other characters would you like to see get their own standalone film? Let us know in the comments below!

Batman vs Superman gets official title

Here's an Awesome Update for fans of Batman vs Superman! The upcoming sequel to Man of Steel, till now provisionally titled Batman vs Superman, finally has an official title: Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice!

The title is getting mixed feedback at the moment, with some loving it, some hating it, and everything in between. One thing is for certain though: it's a pretty accurate description, what with it focusing around Batman fighting Superman, and being a launching pad for the Justice League. The film is scheduled to open on May 6, 2016.

What do you think of the title? Does it get you even more hyped for the film? Or do you think it sounds kinda lame? Let us know in the comments below!

Donate $10 to Force for Change and you could star in Star Wars Episode VII

Here's an Awesome Update for Star Wars fans! J.J. Abrams released this video today announcing a new charity event in association with UNICEF, Force for Change, that will give you a chance to win a VIP trip to London's Pinewood Studios to hang out with J.J. and the cast & crew, and if that wasn't enough, you also get to appear in the film!


All it takes is a minimum donation of $10 to the charity, that aims to develop innovative solutions to some of the worlds biggest challenges! For more details on the prize and exactly what your donation will be funding, check out this link right here: http://www.omaze.com/experiences/starwars-episode-vii!

So why not donate to a great cause and also put yourself in for a chance of starring in Star Wars Episode VII! Good luck everybody, and may the Force be with you!

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Arkham Knight gameplay trailer revealed

Here's an Awesome Update for Batman and Arkham fans! A new trailer has been released for Rocksteady's upcoming Arkham Knight, a sequel to Arkham City and the fourth game in the Arkham series, and it includes a good look at the gameplay as well!

Arkham Knight sees Scarecrow return to Gotham and gather together all of Batman's remaining enemies - like Two-Face, Penguin and Harley Quinn - in an effort to bring down the Caped Crusader and his city. It will also see the introduction of the Arkham Knight, which WB and Rocksteady have claimed is a brand new, original character for the series; you get a glimpse of him at the end of the trailer, and he looks like a fearsome opponent! Also featured in the trailer is a much greater look at the Batmobile - the first time it has been included in the series gameplay - as Batman goes about "evening the odds" in style!

What do you think? Are you excited for the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kingsman: The Secret Service first trailer revealed!

Here's an Awesome Update for Matthew Vaughn, Mark Millar and Kingsman fans! The first trailer for the upcoming super spy flick - based on comics by Mark Millar (Kick Ass) and directed by Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick Ass) - is here!

The film has almost come out of nowhere, with barely even a whisper on the internet about it, but the trailer is slick and it looks like it could be a great film - it's certainly got a strong cast, with the likes of Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson and Mark Strong. According to the official synopsis, "Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius."

What do you think? Are you suddenly excited for a film you never even knew was being made? Let us know in the comments below!

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New Guardians of the Galaxy trailer is here

Here's an Awesome Update for Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy fans! The second trailer for Marvel's voyage into the wider universe, Guardians of the Galaxy - which was teased just days ago - is here!

In it, you get to see more of Chris Pratt's Peter Quill - aka "Star Lord" - in action, as well as a first look at the villain of the film, Lee Pace's Ronan the Accuser. There's a small glance at Meryl Streep thrown in there amongst a lot more plot reveal (without giving everything away, of course!), a whole lot more awesome action, and a good dash of comedy, too.

There's not much else to say, really, is there? What do you think? Are you as excited as we are? Or do you think Guardians of the Galaxy is going to be a flop? Let us know in the comments below!

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