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Director debunks Daddy Star-Lord rumor

Heroic Hollywood's head scooper Umberto Gonzalez released a report supposedly unmasking the identity of Peter Quill's father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Has Fantastic Four reboot sequel been cancelled?

The ill-fated Fantastic Four reboot from earlier this year seems to have lost its sequel, as Fox pulls the release date from its schedule. According to, Fox had originally penned a sequel to the critically panned film by Josh Trank for 2017, but it's now been removed entirely from their future line-up.

Spectre now the highest-grossing IMAX film of all time in the UK.

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) today announced that Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions’, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios’ and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s SPECTRE is now the highest-grossing IMAX film of all time in the UK. The twenty-fourth installment in the James Bond franchise grossed a record-setting £6.66m ($10.1m) within the four weeks following its October 26 debut.

Alien 5 will focus on adult Newt

Michael Biehn has revealed that Alien 5 will focus on a grown-up Newt and is still very much going ahead, despite Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant gathering momentum.

Brad Pitt to adapt sci-fi novel Illuminae

Adapting Young Adult fiction seems to be all the rage these days, which is why Brad Pitt is making the hugely popular Illuminae into a movie. With the success of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner franchises, there's every chance Pitt's onto a winner with this already popular title.

Tomb Raider Reboot

We may be currently enjoying Lara Croft's latest adventure in Rise of the Tomb Raider, but it's been over a decade since we last saw the heroine in cinemas. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life landed in 2003 and was the second of two films headlined by Angelina Jolie, but since then the franchise has lain dormant. Well, not for much longer.

Colin Farrell for John Constantine?

A longtime passion project for Guillermo Del Toro, when news broke that he was no longer going to direct there was a valid concern over whether the production would move forward.

UK Box Office

It was English national treasures (Maggie Smith, Alan Bennett) v American brainiacs (Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs) at the UK box office this week, with the former scoring a convincing victory. The Lady in the Van opened with a very healthy £2.26m, as against £913,000 for Steve Jobs.

Fast & Furious spin-offs

With Furious 7's massive box office take of $1.5 billion making it the second highest grossing film of the year (and fifth highest-grossing film of all time), it was no surprise that another instalment was quickly green-lit. It's also understandable that Universal want to do more with the increasingly lucrative property, and that's a notion its star Vin Diesel shares.

Ryan Gosling confirms Blade Runner 2 role

It was first reported back in April, that Drive actor, Ryan Gosling was in talks to star opposite Harrison Ford in the Blade Runner sequel. Well, it would seem that those talks were successful as Gosling was recently talking to press about his upcoming film The Big Short when he confirmed his casting in the long-promised follow-up.

Is Rooney Mara still doing Dragon Tattoo sequel?

It was recently reported that although David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoowas a critical and financial success, Sony were going to reboot the franchise with a new actress (possibly Alicia Vikander) rather than continue with a sequel. But it looks like Rooney Mara did not get that memo.

Alien: Covenant is the middle chapter in Prometheus trilogy

Fox has officially confirmed Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel. Gone is the gasp-inducing Alien: Paradise Lost title with another that corroborates the director's comments at the recent AFI film fest - Alien: Covenant is the name of his next outing.

First Wonder Woman set photo

Wonder Woman will finally get her due when her solo adventure is released in 2017, and despite producer Charles Roven claiming shooting hadn’t yet begun, we’ve got our first look at the female-led superhero movie thanks to an unofficial set photo.