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Zoe Saldana has wrapped filming on Avatar 2 and Avatar 3

After spending close to a decade in development, James Cameron finally kicked off production on his Avatar sequels this past September, beginning with Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, which Cameron and his team are shooting back to back.

During a video presentation at CineEurope this past week, the filmmaker gave an update on progress with the sequels, revealing that the production was on day 130, and that Avengers: Infinity War star Zoe Saldana has already wrapped her performance capture work as Neytiri on the two movies.

Cameron already has completed scripts for Avatar 4 and Avatar 5, which again he intends to shoot back-to-back, assuming the first two sequels connect with audiences. Plot details are being kept tightly under wraps, but Cameron has previously teased that the sequels will deliver a “generational family saga” in the vein of The Godfather… albeit with tall blue aliens as opposed to Italian-American mobsters.

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‘Piranha II: The Spawning’ Blu-ray Release Date and Details

Scream Factory has announced plans to bring director James Cameron's first film Piranha II: The Spawning to Blu-ray for the first time on July 31st.

For its Blu-ray debut, Piranha II: The Spawning is packaged as a collector's edition release and features a new 2K scan from the original camera negative.

A pair of new bonus features have been commissioned for the Piranha II: The Spawning Blu-ray, though unfortunately neither involve Mr. Cameron reflecting back on his first directorial effort.

New interview with actor Ricky Paull Goldin

New interview with special effects artist Brian Wade

Theatrical Trailer

Piranha II: The Spawning stars Tricia O’Neil and Lance Henriksen.

Pre-order Piranha II: The Spawning on Blu-ray for a discounted price at Amazon.
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• Av Club -apparently ABC is really trying to come up with a way to continue Roseanne without Roseanne!

• Deadline report on the filming of Avatar 2 and Avatar 3. Zoe Saldana has already wrapped her part and James Cameron brags that Kate Winslet can hold her breath underwater for seven minutes. Hmmm. Is that even possible for humans?
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Avengers: Infinity War Just Passed Titanic At The Domestic Box Office

A few days ago, we were finally able to add Avengers: Infinity War to the prestigious list of movies to gross $2 billion worldwide – not that that came as much of a surprise, mind you.

In doing so, it became only the fourth feature film ever to surpass the $2 billion milestone, an honor it now shares with The Force Awakens, Titanic and the one true box office king, James Cameron’s Avatar, which is still somehow – almost inexplicably – in a league of its own at $2.78 billion. But the good news doesn’t end there.

Giving Kevin Feige and co. even more to smile about, we’re now learning that Joe and Anthony Russo’s event movie has passed Titanic on home turf. With a domestic haul of $660 million, it hopped over the aforementioned 1997 pic, which took in $659.3 million. That means Infinity War has clinched the number 4 spot on the North American charts,
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How the Cast of ‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’ Followed a Killer’s Spiral Into Madness

This story about “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” first appeared in the Miniseries/Movies issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine.

Most scientists estimate that the giant molten ball in our sky has another 5 billion years left to power life on earth. But for a coterie of fashion fans and one spree killer, it was vanquished on a July morning in 1997, when Gianni Versace was found dead, splayed on a South Beach sidewalk.

“He was the sun in an entire universe. When he disappeared, a void was created and everything collapsed,” Édgar Ramírez said of the celebrated fashion designer. Ramírez plays the loud visionary in FX’s limited series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” a meditation on homophobia and shame, and producer Ryan Murphy’s second installment in a franchise kicked off by the Emmy-winning “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”

Based on Maureen Orth’s true-crime tale “Vulgar Favors,
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Zoe Saldana is The Only Actor Ever To Star in 2 Films That Made More Than $2 Billion

In case you haven't heard, Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War has crossed the $2 billion dollar mark at the global box office. That's a huge milestone! This also makes Zoe Saldana the only actor in history that has starred in two films that have made over $2 billion dollars!

Saldana also starred as the Na'vi warrior Neytiri in James Cameron's Avatar, which still holds the number one spot of highest grossing movies of all time. It's gotta feel pretty good to be a part of these epic franchises!

Hell, there's a chance that she'll add more movies to this $2 billion club box office list! She's got a bunch of Avatar sequels in the works! Then, if she somehow returns as Gamora in Avengers 4, there's that. 

I just thought this is a very cool milestone for the actress and it's earned her some bragging rights.

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Jedi Council: Is Darth Vader Really the Best VIllain in ‘Star Wars’ History?

On today’s Jedi Council, Ken Napzok, Perri Nemiroff, and John Rocha discuss the following: George Lucas's possible plans for Star Wars: Episodes VII-ix were revealed in a companion book to James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction series from AMC. Ron Howard responded to a fan on Twitter who was lamenting the commercial failure of Solo: A Star War Story. Howard stated that he felt badly that people who would likely "enjoy a movie... don’t see it on a big screen w/great sound." In an interview with Empire, Ron Howard revealed what other bounty hunters …
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Avengers: Infinity War Nominated For 7 Teen Choice Awards

A few days ago, we were finally able to add Avengers: Infinity War to the prestigious list of movies to gross $2 billion worldwide – not that that came as much of a surprise, mind you.

In doing so, it became only the fourth feature film ever to surpass the $2 billion milestone, an honor it now shares with The Force Awakens, Titanic and the one true box office king, James Cameron’s Avatar, which is still somehow – almost inexplicably – in a league of its own at $2.78 billion. But the good news doesn’t end there.

Giving Kevin Feige and co. even more to smile about, the Teen Choice Awards released their nominations the other day and Infinity War managed to score a whopping 7, including Choice Action Movie, Choice Action Movie Actor and more. Not only that, but Marvel also saw Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok earn a few nods, too, with the
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Zoe Saldana Just Hit A Major Milestone Thanks To Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War recently entered the ranks of a very elite club of movies as it finally broke a Marvel Studios record by earning more than $2 billion at the global box office. What’s more, this is also a big deal for one of Infinity War‘s many A-list stars. Specifically, Zoe Salanda, who plays Thanos’ adoptive daughter Gamora.

Once you combine her performance in Infinity War with 2009’s sci-fi phenomenon Avatar, Saldana is now the only actor to feature in a leading role in two movies that’ve earned over $2 billion. For those who need a refresher, the Guardians of the Galaxy star appeared as Neytiri, the Na’Vi princess who falls for Sam Worthington’s human character in James Cameron’s groundbreaking blockbuster.

The director’s infamously been working on a bunch of sequels for the best part of a decade so, and when Avatar 2 finally does arrive,
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Six key talking points from CineEurope 2018

Fox future, Paramount resurgence, female audiences were all hot topics.

At this week’s CineEurope, the annual European exhibition forum held in Barcelona, the conversation ranged from the uncertain future facing Fox to the risky leap into the unknown of original properties. Screen spoke to attendees to gauge some opinions

The uncertain future of Fox

The bidding war raging between Disney and ComCast for 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets dominated much of the chatter at the event, with ComCast today launching a $65bn all-cash bid for the Rupert Murdoch-owned company, eclipsing Disney’s offer. The topic of Fox
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Five key talking points from CineEurope 2018

Fox future, Paramount resurgence, female audiences were all hot topics.

At this week’s CineEurope, the annual European exhibition forum held in Barcelona, the conversation ranged from the uncertain future facing Fox to the risky leap into the unknown of original properties. Screen spoke to attendees to gauge some opinions

The uncertain future of Fox

The bidding war raging between Disney and ComCast for 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets dominated much of the chatter at the event, with ComCast today launching a $65bn all-cash bid for the Rupert Murdoch-owned company, eclipsing Disney’s offer. The topic of Fox
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George Lucas Had Third Star Wars Trilogy Plans That Sound Terrible

George Lucas Had Third Star Wars Trilogy Plans That Sound Terrible
With production starting this summer on Star Wars 9, this new sequel trilogy will come to a close, but there are still fans who will wonder what might have happened if George Lucas hadn't sold his LucasFilm company to Disney. Lucas has confirmed numerous times in the past that he had been secretly developing his own sequel trilogy, although it became quite clear early on that Disney did not want Lucas to be involved in any way shape or form, but now new details have surfaced regarding Lucas' plans for this trilogy. Illustrator Livio Ramondelli shared an excerpt from Insight Editions' companion book to AMC's James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, where Lucas offered the first specific details about this trilogy.

"(The next three Star Wars films) were going to get into the microbiotic world. But there's this world of creatures that operate differently than we do. I call them the Whills.
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Zoe Saldana Has Wrapped on Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 Says James Cameron

20th Century Fox held its presentation at CineEurope today, which included a special video message from Avatar director James Cameron, who dropped some news on his sequels Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 that are shooting concurrently. Cameron revealed in this video that Zoe Saldana, who returns as Neytiri from the original blockbuster Avatar, had already wrapped her role on Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 last Friday, adding that the director is on day 130 of performance capture on both sequels. Neither the filmmaker, or producer Jon Landau, who attended the CineEurope festivities in person, revealed when production may fully wrap on both movies quite yet.

During the video, Cameron was standing in front of a gigantic tank of water, adding that water "plays a huge part" in all of the sequels, adding that they will take fans to, "never before seen parts of pandora." Cameron also added more tidbits like the fact that actress Kate Winslet,
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‘Star Wars’: George Lucas Would Have Set Third Trilogy in ‘Microbiotic World’ Linked to Midi-Chlorians

‘Star Wars’: George Lucas Would Have Set Third Trilogy in ‘Microbiotic World’ Linked to Midi-Chlorians
George Lucas made two “Star Wars” trilogies before selling Lucasfilm (and franchise rights) to The Walt Disney Company for billions. Although he was not part of the creative team on the next trilogy — J.J. Abrams helmed “The Force Awakens” and will return for next year’s ninth “Star Wars” film, while Rian Johnson oversaw 2017’s “The Last Jedi” — Lucas had a plan for the third cinematic triptych set in his galaxy far, far away.

The two-time best director Oscar nominee confided his vision to none other than James Cameron, who interviewed Lucas for “Space,” the second episode of his recent six-part AMC series “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction.” A transcript from their talk appears in the companion book of the same name, published by Insight Editions on May 18. In it, Lucas reveals that he would have turned his gaze from the cosmos to what can be viewed only under a microscope.
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George Lucas says fans would have hated his Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

George Lucas has admitted that Star Wars fans would have likely hated his Sequel Trilogy.

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi being so divisive among fans and knowledge that creator of the franchise George Lucas did have his own ideas for how the Sequel Trilogy would go, it’s easy to imagine how things might have been.

But just because some may be wishing the latest films in the saga panned out differently, doesn’t mean the alternative would have been any more appealing. This is something that Lucas has admitted himself.

The details of Lucas’ Sequel Trilogy plans are shared in the book James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction and these comments from Lucas appear in the accompanying AMC TV special.

Lucas says: “[The next three Star Wars films] were going to get into a microbiotic world. But there’s this world of creatures that operate differently than we do. I call them the Whills.
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Full Release Details for Scream Factory’s Piranha II: The Spawning Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

Looking to sink your teeth into water-centric scares before the August release of The Meg? Scream Factory has you covered with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray of James Cameron's Piranha II: The Spawning, coming to high-def home media new interviews and a fresh 2K scan from the initial camera negative:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – It may seem like paradise, but just off shore a new brand of terror has been unleashed in Piranha II, James Cameron’s directorial debut. The razor-sharp sequel to Piranhacomes to Blu-ray for the first time July 31, 2017 from Scream Factory in a release that features a brand new 2K scan of the original camera negative and new interviews with cast and crew.

While investigating the mysterious death of a diver, scuba instructor Anne Kimbrough (Tricia O’Neil - Titanic) makes a horrific discovery: Piranha-like fish, with wings that enable them to fly, are responsible for the death.
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George Lucas Reveals Details on His Original Star Wars Sequel Trilogy and Says Fans Would Have Hated it

Before George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney he was planning to make Star Wars Episode's VII, VIII, IX. He even met with the core cast to return. Over the years, we've gotten little bits and pieces about the trilogy he would have made, and today we have some more information to share with you.

Lucas shared the information in the book, James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, and after sharing those details he says that fans would have hated it. So here's the information he revealed regarding the story:

"[The next three Star Wars films] were going to get into a microbiotic world. But there's this world of creatures that operate differently than we do. I call them the Whills. And the Whills are the ones who actually control the universe. They feed off the Force."

He then adds:

"If I'd held onto the company I could have done it, and then it would have been done.
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10 Facts About Predator You Never Knew

10 Facts About Predator You Never Knew
"If it bleeds, we can kill it." It was a rumble in the jungle between a muscle bound paramilitary team and one ugly alien. Cover yourself in mud, cause we're talking about Predator. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Predator.

Call me the hunter.

The first Predator was originally called Hunter until after production was completed. In the DVD commentary, director John McTiernan says Predator was originally pitched as Rocky vs. Alien, 'though he personally saw it as more like King Kong. In the 2001 short documentary "If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of Predator", brothers Jim and John Thomas said they got their script idea from a joke about Rocky IV. The gag was that Rocky had no one left to fight, so he may as well fight an alien.

The original Predator.

The original Predator design was much lankier and insect like.
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James Cameron Says Avatar Sequels Are Shaping Up To Be Beyond His Expectations

Given that it took the visionary a decade and a half to pluck the idea from his brain and present it in glorious 3D, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that James Cameron is only halfway through production on the Avatar sequels. As such, it’ll still be a while before we get any concrete updates, but we do have the next best thing.

During the Fox presentation at CineEurope tonight, Jon Landau (Titanic) of Lightstorm Entertainment, Cameron’s production company, took the stage and provided a brief status report on Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, before moving to a video of Cameron who said they’re on day 130 of performance capture. Standing in front of a massive water tank, the three-time Academy Award winner also stated that H2O will “play a huge part” in the follow-ups, which will travel to “never before seen parts of Pandora.”

Additionally,
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George Lucas Thinks We Would’ve Hated His Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

Had things panned out differently, Luke Skywalker would have lived to see Star Wars: Episode IX.

And we’re not talking about J.J. Abrams’ trilogy-capper, but rather the original arc mapped out by George Lucas, Star Wars‘ founding father who wound up selling Lucasfilm and its precious assets to Disney back in 2012.

Because while Luke gave his life in order to save the Resistance during The Last Jedi‘s finale, Lucas initially wanted to spare Mark Hamill’s Skywalker until Episode IX so that he could train Leia on the finer details of the Force. Remember, Carrie Fisher’s screen icon was also in tune with it. But unlike her sibling, she chose to intentionally cut herself off during Return of the Jedi.

It’s probably for the best that things changed course, too, as Lucas has now revealed that while he could’ve made the Sequel Trilogy, he thinks fan would’ve hated it,
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