News Reel: Monday July 21

Star Wars Episode VII

Star Wars

Rumored plot details leaked

Though J.J. Abrams is the master of keeping secrets, it looks like his world of mystery might not be as secure as he thinks. Yesterday, Badass Digest released what they are toting as leaked plot details for Star Wars Episode VII. They do not stay where the leaked plot comes from, but the blurb does reveale somewhat the nature of John Boyega and Daisy Ridley’s characters as well as Han and Luke’s involvement in the film.

If you want to get a hint of what we could be in store for come next year, check out Badass’s report here.

From our perspective, Lucasfilm and Abrams could have a few scripts they have in their repertoire for this expressed purpose, but if this is indeed a look at the script for Episode VII, the next trilogy will be leading us in a completely unexpected direction.

X-Wing Revealed

Aside from the possible plot leak, J.J. has taken the time out of filming to make another video for the charity initiative Force for Change, this time revealing the look of an Episode VII X-Wing. The X-Wing looks far from brand new, in fact it looks positively run down. The shape is still consistent with the classic look from the original trilogy, but the coloring along the side is blue rather than red, which could unfortunately mean any number of things and doesn’t confirm anything about the ship’s origins, owner, or place in the story. However, what it does confirm is Abrams’ commitment to practical effects.

Check out the video below.

Star Wars Episode VII stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Andy Serkis, and comes to theatres December 18, 2015.

Marvel reveals Release Dates through May 2019


Ahead of the San Diego Comic-Con, which starts this Thursday the 24th, Marvel have started their presentation early, releasing their films schedule with very little detail through May 2019. The studio has revealed release dates for as yet untitled films that will all be wide releases, but seeing as we already know the release dates for Age of Ultron, Ant-Man and Captain America 3, these new dates are most likely for Phase 3 films, which include Doctor Strange and Avengers 3.

Check out the list below.

Marvel Untitled – 7/28/17
Marvel Untitled – 11/3/17
Marvel Untitled – 7/6/18
Marvel Untitled – 11/2/18
Marvel Untitled – 5/3/19

What we can expect with this release ahead of Comic-Con is more details when Marvel takes over Hall H this week. Next in the Marvel line up is Guardians of the Galaxy, released on July 31 (UK) and August 1 (US).

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reuniting in Jolie directed film


In May, word started circulating of a rumored Jolie/Pitt partner project, and now details have been released on Angelina’s next directorial project, By The Sea which Jolie is planning to produce and star in along side her husband. Though no details about the film have been revealed, Universal have released a statement about the film as well as a few quotes from the director/producer/star herself.

Check out the full story here.

Homeland Season 4 teaser

Homeland poster

Showtime have released a teaser for Season 4 of Homeland, and it sees the series take a bit of a move away from the US as it appears that Carrie Matheson (Claire Danes) will be working for most the season in Pakistan alongside Life of Pie star Suraj Sharma and some other new faces. Though the past two seasons of the show haven’t lived up to the brilliance of the pilot season, the show is still going strong, and this next season looks like it wants to pack a punch.

Check out the trailer and the poster below.


Homeland returns to our screens on Showtime Sunday, October 5.

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