Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards would be interested in making another Star Wars movie, but this time about Obi-Wan Kenobi.
While doing a one-on-one interview with IGN at the Rogue One junket this weekend, Edwards was asked whether he'd consider coming back and doing a completely different Star Wars film from Rogue One. Though Edwards is open to the idea, he still wants new directors to take on the Star Wars universe.
"It's nearly impossible for me to say no, I would never ever do Star Wars ever again but I sort of feel like you know, I've won the lottery in terms of cinema," Edwards told IGN. "The most unfair thing you can do with the lottery winning is go buy more lottery tickets. It's like, you've got to let other people."
Director Alex Kurtzman confirmed to IGN and other press at a trailer launch last week for The Mummy that 2014's Dracula Untold is not part of Universal's planned shared universe based on their classic monsters. The shared universe, which Kurtzman is overseeing, will introduce a new Dracula instead. This confirmation jibes with what Dracula Untold director Gary Shore suspected when we spoke to him in 2014.
"The monster universe thing evolved later on," Shore told us at the time. "So the film doesn’t really adhere to those rules. It isn’t really tied into that. I don’t want to give away what happens in the film. It’s optional for them if they want to use it as that launching pad."
Warning: The following contains spoilers about the episode.
One of the stranger episodes in Dragon Ball Super’s history, "Goku vs Arale! A Ridiculous Battle Will End The Earth?!" is lighthearted journey that puts the heroes in very odd situations. However, the weird events that take place and the odd humor feel out of place for Dragon Ball and often left me wondering if I was even watching the correct show.
The strongest points of Episode 69 occur when we see our heroes in weird, new situations. This is almost immediately visible with Goku being depicted as a security guard at the award show that is the focus of the episode. It actually took me a moment to realize who it was, as his short hair and fancy suit go a long way to hide his identity. The scene doesn’t last long, but it’s a fun moment and shows off another side of Goku we almost never see. I must admit though, I was sad to see the suit get ruined as it was a refreshing new look for his character.
With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.
Check out our picks, then head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!
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After last night's Westworld finale, HBO has dropped a huge - possibly unintentional, probably not - clue as to the show's time period.
Spoilers for Westworld Season 1 ahead.
The official Westworld website holds the clue. As outlined by Thisinsider.com, fans who signed up to the Westworld mailing list were sent an email about a security alert after last night's episode, prompting them to head to the Delos Security panel for an important message. Within the email, several letters were grayed out to spell "reverie," a nod to last night's episode.
The release date for How to Train Your Dragon 3 has once again been moved. The film will now open in theaters on March 1, 2019.
Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation announced the new release date, shifting the film from its previously planned debut date of May 18, 2018 to March of the following year.
After directing the first two films, Dean DeBlois is returning to helm the series' third installment, which will continue the story of Hiccup and Toothless. Jay Baruchel will be back to voice Hiccup, with America Ferrera reprising her role as Astrid and Cate Blanchett returning as Valka.
Universal and DreamWorks' plot description for How to Train Your Dragon 3 follows:
I attended the press junket this past weekend for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, during which time I had the chance to chat one-on-one with director Gareth Edwards about the politics of the film, the legend of the Jedi by the time of Rogue One, and the timelessness of Star Wars stories.
Disney screened 28 minutes of footage from Rogue One before press interviews, but fear not: This is a spoiler-free conversation with the filmmaker about his movie, which follows a group of Rebel spies out to steal the plans for the Death Star in the time leading up to the events of the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope.
IGN: The fall of the Jedi in Revenge of the Sith only happened roughly twenty years before Rogue One begins and yet they're treated as almost a myth. How does your film address how it seems that so many people and recent events can be almost forgotten or treated as myth in just a few decades?
Altered Beast and Streets of Rage, two classic SEGA game franchises, are getting TV and film adaptations.
Variety reports that Stories International and Fear the Walking Dead production company Circle of Confusion are working together on the two SEGA properties.
“These are some of the most well-loved SEGA games, and we are thrilled to be working with Stories to adapt them into major film and television franchises,” said Circle of Confusion partner Lawrence Mattis.
Stories is also developing movies and TV shows based on Shinobi, Golden Axe and The House of the Dead. Back in 2014, SEGA unveiled plans to expand into filmmaking.
The second season of AMC's drama series Humans will premiere on Monday, February 13 at 10pm ET/PT.
In addition to announcing the premiere date, the network also pulled back the curtain on the new key art for Season 2, which bears the tagline, "Reboot. Recharge. Rebel."
AMC also released a trailer for Human's upcoming second season, which you can check out below. Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix, Jessica Jones), Sam Palladio (Nashville, Episodes), Marshall Allman (True Blood, Prison Break), Sonya Cassidy (The Paradise, Olympus), Bella Dayne (Man in the High Castle) and Letitia Wright (Black Panther, Cucumber, Banana) join the cast for Season 2.
Just as we've done with IGN First at the end of each of the past two years, we're again spending a month looking at a dozen or so of the Hot Games of 2017. Look for mini-exclusives on some of the coming year's most compelling games rolling out throughout December. They'll all be archived here so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often!
Warning: Full spoilers for the Westworld: Season 1 finale follow.
Westworld’s first season has come to a close, and suffice to say, fans can’t wait to see what happens next – though they will indeed have to wait, unfortunately, as the show isn’t likely to rerurn until 2018 for Season 2. In the meantime though, I spoke to the show’s creators, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy – who co-wrote the season finale, with Nolan directing as well – to discuss the big reveals that occurred and what it means for the future.
Nolan and Joy weighed in on what we learned, what it could mean and more, including how they felt that some of their big reveals were being predicted online by a passionate group of Westworld fan theorists.
UFC star Conor McGregor will reportedly appear in one of the two remaining seasons of Game of Thrones.
Although no information about the extent of McGregor's role is known, a source told Belfast-based outlet the Sunday Life, via Metro, the current UFC lightweight champion has agreed to appear at some point in the show before it ends.
"He was headhunted as it were by HBO, as one of the Game of Thrones directors is a huge UFC fan," a source told the paper. "They believed that he would be a perfect fit for the show."
We reached out to HBO about the report and they declined to comment.
The Walking Dead fans have been concerned in recent weeks that Chandler Riggs, who stars as Carl, would potentially be exiting the series because he's been accepted into college. In a new interview, Riggs finally addressed the rumors on how it will affect his continued involvement on The Walking Dead.
Warning: Potential spoilers for The Walking Dead follow.
When asked how his acceptance to Auburn may impact his future with The Walking Dead, Riggs told The Hollywood Reporter he hopes he can continue to be involved with the show, while also experiencing normal life as a college student.
Legion, the upcoming X-Men series from FX and Marvel Television, will premiere on Wednesday, February 8 at 10pm ET/PT.
In addition to announcing the release date, FX Networks released the second official trailer for the series. Legion stars Dan Stevens as David Haller, a diagnosed schizophrenic whose mental manifestations may be more than mere figments of his imagination.
In addition to Stevens, the upcoming series from Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley stars Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton, Jeremie Harris, Bill Irwin and Aubrey Plaza. According to executive producer Bryan Singer, the show will relate to future X-Men movies.
Nintendo shed some light on The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker 2, a sequel to the then-divisive cel-animated Zelda adventure, would have taken on a “more land-based setting.”
The new information came from an interview with artist Satoru Takizawa, design manager and enemy designer of Wind Waker, in the Japanese edition of The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts (called The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Graphics in Japan). It was translated by Nintendo Everything.
When asked about the shift towards realistic art direction for Twilight Princess, Takizawa admitted that the team had begun the initial steps towards creating Wind Waker 2, but the demand for a more Ocarina-like game couldn’t be ignored.