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John Boyega Teases New Film with ‘Attack the Block’ Director Joe Cornish

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John Boyega may have risen to superstardom with his role as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but for many, their first introduction to the actor was in 2011, when he first demonstrated a knack for tackling threats from a galaxy far, far away. That film was Attack the Block, written and directed by Joe Cornish who co-wrote The Adventures of Tintin and worked on the screenplay for Marvel’s Ant-Man with Edgar Wright prior to the behind-the-scenes maneuverings that resulted in them both leaving the project. Boyega’s role as Moses, the street-tough teenager who helps fight off an alien invasion, was a star-making performance that clearly opened up a lot of doors for him in the film industry.

Now that Boyega’s become one of the most sought-after young actors in Hollywood, his attachment to any project – no matter how early or ambiguous the details may be – is reason enough to get people’s attention. Recently, the actor announced that he had the opportunity to meet with Cornish to discuss a new project they’re both keen to begin work on. That has many speculating the two are planning a return to the Block, so to speak, with a sequel to Attack the Block, though Cornish’s slate of as-yet-unproduced projects could mean the two will re-team for something else instead.

Still, Attack the Block 2 is one of the more likely choices to consider, as it won rave reviews upon its release and soon after, Cornish gave interviews in which he spoke about Boyega’s enthusiasm for a sequel and the ideas that he’d come up with regarding certain aspects of the plot. Just after the film’s release, Cornish told Collider:

“[Boyega] has this image of a bigger alien attack on London, as if the attack we saw in Attack the Block was just the [first] wave and there’s another wave of bigger creatures. And he described to me this image of Moses leading a whole army of hood kids across the Thames, next to the houses of Parliament.”

 

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Zachary Levi Is ‘Shazam!’ In Official Teaser Trailer

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Not content with seeing Jason Momoa’s ‘Aquaman’ steal all of the DC glory at Comic-Con this weekend. Zachary Levi is taking a much lighter approach to this often brooding universe with ‘Shazam!’, working like a charm in the fun-filled teaser trailer released by Warner Bros.

Directed by David F. Sandberg, the initial footage focuses on foster kid Billy Batson (Asher Angel), who is chosen to channel superpowers through an ancient wizard, ultimately turning into the titular character with the childish sensibilities intact. Super strength? Flying? He seems more concerned on how he’s meant to pee in his red suit. Yet he’s soon having to use his abilities for good, when faced with Mark Strong’s big bad Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

‘Shazam!’ swoops into UK cinemas in April 2019.

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Fantastical Debut Trailer For ‘Aquaman’ Welcomes You To Atlantis

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Still reeling from the critical reception which greeted ‘Justice League’ last year. Director James Wan and leading man Jason Momoa are tasked with keeping Warner Bros’ DCEU above water this December with ‘Aquaman’ and after seeing the action-packed first footage straight from Comic-Con, they seem up for the challenge.

Billed as the origin story of the half-human half -Atlantean. We catch glimpses of Arthur Curry’s (Momoa) family unit, most notably Nicole Kidman’s Queen Atlanna and his feisty red-haired ally Mera (Amber Heard), merely teasing his potential king status as he clashes with half-brother Orm (Patrick Wilson), allowing Wan to dial up the underwater spectacle and throw in a goat for good measure.

We’re positively drowning in excitement already. Here’s the trailer…

 

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First ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Trailer Is An Atomic Blast

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Well. If you thought there wasn’t enough monster mayhem in Gareth Edwards’ 2014 effort.

Michael Dougherty’s (Krampus) 2018 film seems awfully keen to amend this with the epic debut trailer for ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’, pitting the iconic creature against some of his greatest adversaries. Expect stunning money shots of Mothra, Rodan and a certain three-headed titan by the name King Ghidorah, whilst the human heroics are left to the Russell family consisting of Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler.

The film roars into cinemas next May.

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