Movie News Roundup #6 | 26/11/2017

Hi-de-hi movie lovers! Here’s the biggest news from the world of film and television that broke this week, collated below for your reading pleasure.

First teaser of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

After the roaring success of Jurassic World in 2015, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning for another instalment in the dino franchise – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

And we got our very first glimpse into the new film this week when producer and writer Colin Trevorrow shared a clip of Pratt’s Owen Grady making friends with the most adorable baby raptor.

Showing us just 6 seconds feels kind of mean, but nonetheless gets us excited for another romp through Isla Nublar that is hopefully just as fun as the last.

The film will also star Toby Jones, Rafe Spall and the legendary Jeff Goldblum, and is being directed by J. A. Bayona.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will hit cinemas in June 2018.

jude lawJude Law thought to be heading for Captain Marvel

Potentially the second big piece of casting news for Jude Law in as many weeks, Variety reported this week that he is in negotiations to star as the male lead opposite Brie Larson in Captain Marvel, the MCU‘s first female-led film.

Law is suspected to be playing Dr Walter Lawson (also known as Mar-Vell), who acts as a mentor to Carol Danvers (real name of Captain Marvel) as she acquires her super powers.

Marvel announced at this year’s San Diego Comic Con that Captain Marvel would be set in the 1990s, way before the Avengers are formed, and Samuel L Jackson is expected to appear as Nick Fury.

Captain Marvel should be with us in 2019, and this is the second big role announcement for Law after it was confirmed he’d be featuring as a young Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald. 

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Disney Pixar’s John Lasseter taking leave after misconduct allegations

The momentum of sexual assault allegations and calling out the misogyny in Hollywood rolls on, and another huge member of the community is now in the spotlight.

John Lasseter is the head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, and has had great success and acclaim for films including Toy Story and the new hit Coco.

He recently made a statement saying he would be taking leave for at least 6 months from the company after acknowledging he has made ‘missteps’, and anonymous sources have spoken about the ongoing misconduct he has shown towards women at Pixar, and how he is known to exhibit such behaviour.

Have a read of the full story shared here on The Hollywood Reporter.

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Death On The Nile being adapted

20th Century Fox have seen positive box office results with this year’s Murder On The Orient Express, with it set to pass $150 million worldwide, and so are set to adapt a new Poirot classic, which will also star Kenneth Branagh and his alarming moustache.

The follow up film will be Death On The Nile, and the only person confirmed is writer Michael Green, though Branagh is expected to direct again too.

That’s all the headlines for now – we’ll be back with more movie news next week.

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Sophie Butcher

Writer, media graduate and marketing manager with a love for escapism through quality film and TV - and then writing about it. Blogging, always.
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