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Star Wars Standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi Film In Early Development

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A character initially immortalised by the legendary actor Alec Guinness in the original trilogy of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, as Ewan McGregor gave the character a youthful spin in later prequels The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith.

Building on the likes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the forthcoming Han Solo film which recently overseen a directorial change, as Rush’s Ron Howard took over from 21 Jump Street’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Initially reported by The Hollywood Reporter, it has been confirmed that Obi-Wan Kenobi is all set for his own standalone film, as Lucasfilm and Disney continue to expand their Star Wars cinematic universe.

Whilst we await details on whether McGregor will return to the role or a fresh face will look to build on the character’s legacy, British director Stephen Daldry is in early talks to helm the film.

Considering his back catalogue consisting of acclaimed character-driven dramas such as Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader, he’s certainly a surprise choice considering the inevitably grand scale of the project. Yet with the wisdom and grace that a character like Obi-Wan possesses, Daldry may just rise to the challenge.

Up next for Daldry is a big-screen adaptation of the much-loved West End and Broadway musical Wicked, which is to be released in December 2019.

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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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