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Earlier this week, LucasFilm announced that they will be hosting a live-streamed Q&A event with the cast and crew of Rogue One on Friday, December 2. Director Gareth Edwards, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, and cast members including Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed. You can watch the whole video below, with the Q&A and the new footage from this highly-anticipated Star Wars spin-off.
The Q&A will be hosted by People's Deputy Editor, Jd Heyman. Fans can submit questions on Twitter for the cast to answer during the event by Tweeting with #AskRogueOne. Fans can also Tweet with the following hashtags and a Star Wars Twitter emoji will automatically appear: #RogueOne, #DeathStar, #StarWars and #StarWarsRogueOne. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters exactly two weeks from today, on Friday, December 16, and it is already shaping up »
By the time the Avatar 2 hits theaters in 2018 — if it does hit theaters in 2018 — it’ll have been nine years since the first Avatar opened. But Sigourney Weaver seems pretty confident it’ll be worth the wait. The actress gushed about James Cameron‘s scripts for Avatars 2 through 4 in an interview, describing them as “much more amazing” than […]
- Angie Han
Sigourney Weaver has had a fairly epic career, with parts in some of the biggest and most influential movies of all time. From the Alien franchise, to the first two Ghostbusters, to Avatar, and now she's even going to be a part of the Marvel Universe when she appears in The Defenders on Netflix next year.
She's definitely carved out quite a list of resumé credits for herself, and so whenever she gets interviewed about one project she tends to be asked about all of her projects. Such was the case when she sat down for an interview with Variety about A Monster Calls. Since she's attached to James Cameron's Avatar sequels, Neill Blomkamp's oft-delayed Alien sequel (which he has said would retcon the series a bit and essentially be Alien 3, serving as a true follow-up to Aliens), and at New York Comic Con we found out that »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Even though Sam Worthington is the star of the highest grossing movie of all time, James Cameron’s Avatar, he’ll never quite be the box office draw as an actor like Will Smith. But it looks like he’ll try to follow closely in his footsteps on the dramatic side of things by starring in a movie […]
- Ethan Anderton
Alien and Ghostbusters actress Signourney Weaver has some big projects coming up, yet fans know little to nothing about them. She’ll soon be starring in Marvel’s The Defenders, the crossover series between all of Marvel’s Netflix superheroes, along with the long-gestating Avatar sequel, the first of three that director James Cameron has planned.
The Avatar sequel has been in development since the before the first film was released, but as yet there’s been no movement on production due to Cameron spending time writing scripts for Avatar 2, 3 and 4 while waiting for technology to improve. Recent rumours have suggested that the sequel could finally start shooting soon for a December 2018 release, and speaking to Variety, Weaver has given an update on the film’s status.
“In my opinion the three scripts I’ve read so far are many times more amazing than the first one in terms of their scope. »
- Ricky Church
Although I doubt that many people would place James Cameron's Avatar on the top of a list of the greatest movies ever made, it's hard to deny that the man knows how to create a world and fill it with spectacle. Making close to $3 billion worldwide is all the reason Cameron and 20th Century Fox needed in order to develop a sequel to Avatar, but I think most of us are wondering why we... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
It was the one casting coup that threatened to steal the show at New York Comic-Con – Sigourney Weaver, star of Alien and James Cameron’s budding Avatar universe, will take point as the villain for The Defenders, Marvel and Netflix’s team-up series that’s earmarked for premiere some time in 2017.
Little is known about the identity of said villain, only that her presence will be enough to rally Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron fist into action. Indeed, we’ve already caught a glimpse of some of those heroes on the streets of NYC thanks to the deluge of set photos, but Weaver’s character remains firmly under wraps for now – and for good reason.
As the actress revealed to Variety, Marvel is taking strides to ensure viewers remain in the dark until The Defenders makes its bow late next year. One tidbit that Sigourney Weaver was able to share, »
- Michael Briers
The series explores the tensions between African-American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City after a teenage African-American boy is critically injured by an officer. King will play the victim’s mother, a devout churchgoer who is shaken to her core by the incident.
King is also slated to return to American Crime for Season 3.
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Though it’s spending a little more time in the oven than its chief competitors, James Cameron is expected to open the floodgates to his vast Avatar universe from 2018 onwards, at which point moviegoers will be treated to sci-fi stories “many times more amazing” than the 2009 original.
At least, that’s according to Sigourney Weaver. Variety caught up with the actress and all-round industry icon to discuss A Monster Calls, Juan Antonio Bayona’s fantasy tale that follows a young boy as he wrangles with an impending loss. It’s a role Weaver welcome with open arms, too, given her commitment to not only Avatars 2, 3, 4 and 5, but also Marvel’s The Defenders and Neill Blomkamp’s shelved Alien 5. On the topic of the former, the actress, who is seemingly on board to play a whole new character in Avatar 2, revealed that in terms of sheer scope, the current scripts »
- Michael Briers
Discovery has found its FBI agent for Manifesto.
The eight-episode series, produced by Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street and Lionsgate Television, tells the story of how the FBI captured Ted Kaczynski (Bettany), one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world.
Worthington will play FBI agent Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald, one of the most decorated profilers in the history of the bureau, whose radical approach to intelligence gathering ultimately took Kaczynski down. Manifesto will be Worthington's first »
- Lesley Goldberg
What with the “Avatar” sequels and a villainous gig in Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series “The Defenders,” Sigourney Weaver has a lot on her plate. Her latest movie, “A Monster Calls,” co-stars Liam Neeson as a monster whose visits help a boy confront an impending loss. It The film hits U.S. theaters in January.
I was looking ahead at the four “Avatar” sequels looming over me, and the idea of doing a small, intimate picture that was all about relationships was very appealing. We actually got to rehearse; we even had a read-through! To be able to hear Liam play the monster, and to have us all tell the whole story together in the same room — people don’t realize how incredibly helpful that is. You carry that with you for the whole shoot. »
- Gordon Cox
Alpha Centauri Expeditions (A.C.E.) Founder Marshall Lamm joined filmmaker James Cameron and Imagineer Joe Rohde to share details on upcoming travel to Pandora - The World of Avatar, the amazing world that is located 4.4 light years away from Planet Earth. Marshall closed his presentation with a remarkable video. The reclusive Shaman of Songs, a revered member of the Na'vi people of Pandora, shared just for fans at D23's Destination D: Amazing Adventures.
Disney Parks and Resorts, gave a look into the future of the newest addition to the Walt Disney World Resort today, unveiling some exciting new updates coming soon to Disney's Animal Kingdom expansion - Pandora - The World of Avatar. As part of Chapek's conversation with D23 host Jeffrey Epstein, he revealed the new entry bridge to Pandora - The World of Avatar. According to the storyline developed by Walt Disney Imagineering and Lightstorm Entertainment, »
Members of the Academy’s visual effects branch will have their work cut out for them in narrowing this year’s wide-ranging field of big-screen spectacles down to 10 semi-finalists for the bakeoff stage in a few weeks, let alone settling on five nominees to fill out the Oscar ballot.
At least two films are all but locked for recognition, and one of them we can probably feel safe in calling sight-unseen: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” No one will get a look at the film until the Dec. 10 Hollywood premiere, but the mega franchise’s history in this category is difficult to ignore; the only “Star Wars” film to be dismissed by the visual effects branch was “Revenge of the Sith” in 2005, when the whole enterprise had become rather stale (despite, naturally, showing no signs of weakness at the box office). Not only that, but visual effects play into »
- Kristopher Tapley
20th Century Fox revealed the release date of one of Hollywoods' most anticipated film, James Cameron’s Avatar 2. The makers have reported that this blockbuster sequel will storm the worldwide box office on the 21st December 2018 which is 2 years and 1 month from now.
Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh — the filmmaking pair behind the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” trilogies — return to the big screen with “Mortal Engines,” based on the award-winning sci-fi book series by Philip Reeve.
The film will open on December 14, 2018, according to Universal. December 2018 is shaping up to be a competitive month, with what is suspected to be James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequel slated for release on December 21 by Fox. The first “Avatar” opened on the same week in December 2009.
Set in a dystopian future where Earth’s cities roam the globe on huge wheels, battling each other in a struggle for ever diminishing resources, “Mortal Engines” is the story of how two unlikely heroes come together and change the course of the future.
Jackson and Walsh co-wrote the screenplay with their “Lotr” and “Hobbit” collaborator, Philippa Boyens, »
- Lawrence Yee
Kirsten Howard Nov 24, 2016
Fox have quietly reserved a Christmas 2018 release date for a film made by James Cameron's production company...
Alongside news that the release of Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant has been brought forward, we've also learned that Fox has tentatively reserved the date of December 21, 2018 for an-as-yet-untitled Lightstorm film. Lightstorm, as you may remember, is none other than the production company founded by a Mr. James Cameron.
Previously, Fox had announced that they would be in charge of distributing Cameron's Avatar sequels, and that they expected the first of these to hit the big screen in December 2018. Putting two and two together and making what we can only presume is a solid four, that means that Avatar 2 might finally have an official release date earmarked.
The Avatar sequels have been mired in »
Following the news that Alien: Covenant will be hitting theaters in May 2017 instead of August, 20th Century Fox has updated their release schedule with new dates added and an old one pushed back.
To begin, the studio has reserved two release dates, November 2nd, 2018 and February 14th, 2019, for Marvel movies. As a reminder, these movies do not take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and are most likely to be occupied with at least one X-Men film, although who knows, Fox could even dip back into the Fantastic Four universe, for the first time since their 2015 disaster, for a sequel or tackle an entirely new property.
Next up, Fox may have also finally given Avatar 2 an official release date, as December 21, 2018 is set for an untitled Lightstorm production. While Lightstorm may not immediately ring any bells, the reason many believe the date belongs to Avatar 2 is because James Cameron, »
- Justin Cook
Alien: Covenant isn’t the only Fox project moving around the release calendar. The studio has also announced new dates for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, two more Marvel movies, and — maybe most intriguing of all — an untitled project produced by James Cameron. Could this be the long-promised Avatar sequel? Get the potential Avatar 2 release date and […]
- Angie Han
Just as superhero fans were hunkering down for the Thanksgiving holiday, Fox announced the release dates for two mystery Marvel movies. The first project will hit theaters on Nov. 2, 2018, with the second expected to land on Feb. 14, 2019. The studio also revealed the release date of what is expected to be James Cameron’s upcoming “Avatar” follow up as Dec. 21, 2018. Also Read: 'Alien: Covenant' Set for Release 3 Months Early, New Poster Is Revealed (Photo) The delayed Lightstorm Entertainment movie is assumed by many to be a sequel to the 2009 blockbuster. There has also been speculation that the Marvel projects »
- Debbie Emery
James Cameron has been working on his second Avatar movie—of the many he ultimately intends to film—pretty much since the first one blew up the box office back in 2009. Today, a quiet shuffle of the 20th Century Fox film schedule might have finally revealed the sequel’s release date, with an untitled film from Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment getting penciled in for December 21, 2018. It’s not guaranteed that this is actually Avatar 2: We’re Still Calling It Unobtanium, Okay?, but Lightstorm’s other big project, Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel, is already scheduled for July 2018, and The Informationist isn’t supposed to shoot until after Avatar 2 and 3 are done.
- William Hughes
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