Star Wars: Rogue One Casts Diego Luna & (Possibly) Ben Mendelsohn 0 10

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The cast for the first “Star Wars Anthology” instalment is building up, with Diego Luna being tipped as the male lead, opposite Felicity Jones.

Prolific in his native Mexico, Luna is best known to US/UK audiences for his role in Alfonso Cuarón’s Y tu mamá también and for playing Harvey Milk’s lover in the Gus Van Sant biopic Milk. More recently, he was the lead voice actor in last year’s charming animation The Book of Life.

Further to Luna’s casting is the continued talks of Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn taking the lead villain role. With shooting due to begin in June, the cast is likely to be firmed up before the month is out.

Felicity Jones has already been cast, alongside Riz Ahmed. Godzilla and Monsters filmmaker Gareth Edwards will direct from a script by Chris Weitz (Cinderella) – a previous draft was completed by Gary Whitta. Visual effects supervisor John Knoll came up with the story.

Rogue One is due for release on December 16th, 2016.

Source: Variety

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I'm a fledgling film writer living in Edinburgh. I write for and edit the film section of The Journal, an online student newspaper and now contribute to Thoughts on Film. I still love the original Star Wars trilogy, which started my film obsession. My other favourites include - Raiders of the Lost Ark; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Blade Runner; The Third Man and The Social Network. When not watching movies, you can normally find me listening to classic rock or watching cricket.

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Watch: New Trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ 0 23

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If you’re at all interested in Star Wars (which if you’re reading this, the chances are pretty high) then you’ve no doubt already watched the new trailer for The Force Awakens. Probably many times.

However, if you happen not to have watched it yet or are only a casual viewer looking to see what all the fuss is about then we’ve got it right here for your viewing pleasure.

We’ve already had trailers and teasers that are basically fan-service but this one, while still not giving much away in terms of plot, is a much more general trailer – it premiered during an American football game last night – looking to get people excited who maybe haven’t already booked their tickets the moment they went on sale yesterday.

Anyway, without further ado check out the new trailer for what is set to be the biggest film of the year:

Also check out the new, very crowded poster:

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The Force Awakens features a cast of newcomers to the Star Wars universe including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega (Attack the Block), Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie and Adam Driver, as well as returning favourites like Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. It’s directed by the one-and-only J.J. Abrams.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released in the UK on December 17th and in the US on December 18th. You can book your tickets already!

The Hulk Might Return in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ 0 23

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As was the case with the first movie, far and away one of the most entertaining aspects of Avengers: Age of Ultron was Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner AKA The Hulk, who had a film-stealing fight scene with Iron Man that rivalled the end of Man of Steel in terms of city destruction.

The last time we saw The Hulk in Age of Ultron he was [SPOILER ALERT] in the Quinjet, which supposedly crashed and the man or beast hasn’t been seen by the rest of The Avengers, SHIELD or anyone else since. He probably jumped out and swam to Fiji, said Nick Fury. However, we may now have word about when we’ll next see him.

Now take this news with a grain of salt but Joblo is reporting that The Hulk will next appear in Thor: Ragnarok, the third solo movie for Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder. The plot of the film, which recently had Flight of the Conchords director Taiki Waititi attached, is currently under wraps but Joblo reports it amounts to, “nothing less than the Norse Apocalypse.” The Hulk would certainly be a welcome fighting partner, then!

If true, Ruffalo joins the already confirmed returnees Tom Hiddleston as trickster Loki – the last time we saw him he had [SPOILER ALERT!] faked his death and claimed the Asgard throne for himself – and Jaimie Alexander as Thor’s female ally Lady Sif.

Do you believe Ragnarok is when we’ll next see The Hulk? Is he a good fit for Thor’s solo storyline?

Thor: Ragnarok is currently scheduled for a October 27th, 2017 release.

Source: Joblo