Happy Monday everyone.  It’s time for some movie news.  Today, we start a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…


John Williams, the iconic composer, has announced that Star Wars Episode IX will be the last Star Wars film he composes.  While it makes sense, it doesn’t make it any less disappointing.  Williams is eighty-six-years-old and is scaling back his duties and the number of films he works on.  At the same time, Disney is only looking to add more content.  Speaking of which…

Jon Favreau (Swingers, Iron Man, Elf) has announced that he will executive produce and write a new live-action Star Wars television show for Disney’s streaming service.  There is no word on what aspect of the universe the show will focus on or the release date.


It is being reported that Tom Cruise has been offered the part of Hal Jordan (aka Green Lantern) in a new DC film.  Would you like to see this happen?  Let us know on Twitter.


Michael Bay has signed on to direct Robopocalypse an adaptation of a novel by Daniel H. Wilson about a robot uprising.  I haven’t read the book yet, but the plot synopsis sounds very Terminator in nature.  Do you think this movie will be terrible?  Spoilers…I do.


James Cameron is now back in charge of the Terminator franchise, and it has been announced that both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton will return.  Also, Mackenzie Davis (The Martian, Blade Runner 2049) has also been hired to play the lead role.  No word as to what the plot is yet, but some of the rumors point towards it actually being a good film.  It is tentatively scheduled for a summer 2019 release.

That is your movie news.  Join us tomorrow for a movie review.

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Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips is the author of several thriller and literary novels. His Bentley Books series introduced the world to sadistic serial killer Bentley Grimes, a villain of unbelievable cruelty and unimaginable coldness. His literary novels are populated with richly drawn characters struggling with issues that affect our society today, such as: homosexuality, alcoholism, family struggles, poverty, greed, and bigotry.

He is an avid sports fan as well as a lover of movies and television.

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