The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: Stop trying to make DCEU happen
Habemus new posters for Pacific Rim: Uprising! First the one with John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, shared via his Twitter, and already trolled by Mark Hamill! Then we also got a poster of Scott Eastwood’s Nate Lambert, and a more stylized one with the tagline “rise up”.
The directors were announced for Game of Thrones‘ final season. The returning directors include Miguel Sapochnik, Emmy-winning director of ‘The Battle of the Bastards’ episode in season 6, and David Nutter, Emmy winning director of ‘Mother’s Mercy’ episode in season 5. Also, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (yo u know, D&D, the showrunners), could apparently helm the series finale.
Stranger Things season 2 graced the EW cover (three of them actually!), and series creators Ross and Matt Duffer envisioned the return not as a second season but as a movie sequel. And that they were already plotting the next season even before it was officially greenlight. EW also had some exclusive pictures of the cast to share~
Another comicbook is getting a TV series adaptation. This time Image Comics’ Deadly Class got a pilot order from SyFy… and it will be produced by The Russo Brothers. Yep, the ones who directed the two Captain America sequels, and will direct Avengers: Infinity War. Deadly Class is set in the 1980s and features wild action sequences, young love, cynical teenagers and punk rock. Here’s part of the synopsis from Image Comics:
Welcome to the most brutal high school on Earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Killing is a craft. At King’s Dominion High School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn’t always metaphorical, nor is your fellow classmates’ poison.
Here’s the poster for the final season of Star Wars Rebels, where both the heroes and the villains (hey Grand Admiral Thrawn!) are featured. Star Wars Rebels season 4 premieres on October 16th, 2017.
J.J. Abrams is developing a remake of the Japanese animated movie Your Name. Eric Heisserer, who received an Academy Award nomination for his Arrival screenplay, will write the screenplay. The Japanese film was created, written, and directed by Makoto Shinkai and it tells the story of a teenage boy and girl from different backgrounds who discover they can swap bodies. They become desperate to cross space and time to find a way to meet and stop an impending disaster.
Habemus date fo the new Terminator movie: 26 July, 2019. And yes, James Cameron confirmed it will be a sequel to the first two movies, and proceeded to shade the other movies of the franchise:
This is a continuation of the story from The Terminator and Terminator 2. And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream. Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse. This was really driven more by Tim than anybody, surprisingly, because I came in pretty agnostic about where we took it. The only thing I insisted on was that we somehow revamp it and reinvent it for the 21st century.
Talking about Cameron, we have concrete news on those Avatar sequels that have taken forever to make. We have two different sources showing us first looks at the new (and young!) cast. The kids will play members of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri’s (Zoe Saldana) family, plus some from the Metkayina clan, who are ruled by Cliff Curtis’ Tonowari and one from the human outpost of Hell’s Gate. I’m sharing the Empire one because I liked it better. But here’s the EW one if you want to check it out!