When the news first came down the pipeline that FOX was revisiting it’s popular series The X Files, feelings were mixed. Did we (the fans) really need a revisit of the 9 season series, and the two films? Of course, the network went with “yes”, hedging all it’s bets on the returning core cast and crew to bring back the viewership masses.
Despite a poorly received first episode of X Files: The Return (which fans have called season 10 even though the show did continue officially and canonically in comic form for ‘season 10’), the other four episodes were semi-ok entries into the heavy mythology and lore of the series. Of course, series creator Chris Carter‘s episodes were the weakest of The Return, but former X Files writer Darin Morgan is returning for season 11!
Darin is responsible for some fan favorite episodes such as “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose” (where we find out Scully is immortal, kind of), “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space”, “Humbug”, and season 10’s no slouch episode “Mulder and Scully Meet The Were-Monster” (which he also directed). Darin is the brother-in-law of another X Files writer, Glen Morgan, who is also on board for some scripts in the 10 episode season 11.
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are also both returning to their roles as Special Agent Dana Scully and Special Agent Fox Mulder.
The X-Files returns sometime during the 2017-2018 season on Fox!
Source: Good News For X Files Fans, Season 11 Writers Announced
Sony has debuted a new IMAX poster for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and this one packs in even more characters than the much-maligned theatrical poster from a couple of weeks back. To be fair, it is designed to resemble a yearbook, so at least that’s kinda the point!
The poster gives us new looks at Peter Parker, Tony Stark and Adrian Toomes both in and out of costume, as well as Peter’s school pals Liz, Michelle and Ned.
The movie is set to hit theatres on July 7!
Source: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Yearbook-Style IMAX Poster Takes The Clutter To A Whole New Level
Are you ready for some rather unexpected sequel news! Because we’ve got some for you. It looks like Ben Affleck is about to have another franchise under his belt to go along with Batman, but there is significantly less pressure on this one. It looks like Warner Bros., in a very unexpected movie, is working on The Accountant 2, a movie that wasn’t particularly well-liked by critics and didn’t exactly crush at the box office.
According to Deadline, The Accountant 2 is going to happen and it looks like the entire creative team is going to return. Not only is Ben Affleck going to return to headline the movie, but director Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) and writer Bill Dubuque are also in talks to return for the sequel. Producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams are also reportedly on board. According to Deadline, Daredevil star Jon Bernthal is also expected to return for the sequel.
In terms of when The Accountant 2 could come out? That seems a bit unsure right now. So stay tuned for further details!
Source: The Accountant 2 Moves Forward with Ben Affleck
Nintendo fans all over the world have been speculating about the release of a possible Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic ever since the NES Classic (kind of) hit the shelves late in 2016. And now Nintendo has officially announced it. The NES Classic came out in November of 2016 and instantly sold out everywhere due to limited stock being produced and led to widespread secondary market sales before and after the holiday season. Though the list price was $59.99 USD, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who spent less than $200 on one before Christmas with many auctions getting nearly $500 for one of the miniature systems.
The announcement of the SNES Classic was made via Nintendo’s Twitter account with a release date of September 29th, 2017 in North America. The miniature system will contain 21 classic games built into the tiny handheld replica of an SNES this time around with a previously unreleased Star Fox 2 with an $80 USD price tag. This is 9 games less than the NES Classic, but the system will come standard with 2 controllers unlike the NES version. In addition to Star Fox 2, the other games included are Contra III: The Alien Wars, Donkey Kong Country, Earthbound, Final Fantasy III, F-ZERO, Kirby Super Star, Kirby’s Dream Course, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Mega Man X, Secret of Mana, Star Fox, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Castlevania IV, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Super Punch-Out!!, and Yoshi’s Island.
Source: Mini Super Nintendo Classic Console Is Coming This Fall
The trailer for Pitch Perfect 3 is here, and it’s got everything: International intrigue, wild animals, cute outfits, and … Fat Amy Winehouse?!
After graduation, the Bellas find themselves in a bunch of not-so-great situations, in the sense that none of them are really doing what they set out to do after earning their diplomas: Over a sobby round of commiserating drinks, they come up with a plan to score a spot on the lineup of a USO concert benefiting the troops abroad.
Check out the trailer down below, Movie Geeks!
Pitch Perfect 3 hits theaters on December 22.
Source: The Bellas Go Global In The Pitch Perfect 3 Trailer
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill is apparently “speechless” after finally receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Many fans of Star Wars and Hamill had already assumed that he had a star, but in fact he did not and the same goes for the late Carrie Fisher. When Fisher passed away in December fans made up their own star for the actress best know for portraying Princess Leia. In addition to playing Luke Skywalker, Hamill is also known for supplying the voice of the Joker in the DC Animated Universe as well as the wildly popular Arkham series of video games.
Mark Hamill is set to get inducted in 2018 along side 34 other actors including Jack Black, Zoe Saldana, Jeff Goldblum, Minnie Mouse, Nick Nolte, and many more. As far as Carrie Fisher receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, there are restrictions for stars that have recently passed away. That being said, Fisher will not be eligible until the year 2021 at the earliest, 5 years after her death.
Mark Hamill revealed his surprise of the honor through Twitter and the actor often spends time interacting with fans and peers through the social media medium. Mark Hamill truly deserves a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and it’s about time he received the honor. Hamill and the entire cast of Star Wars deserve a star for positively effecting the lives of millions of people the world over. Luke Skywalker is a cultural icon and fans all of over the world should be excited for Hamill. Hamill will return to the big screen as Skywalker on December 15th, 2017!
Source: Mark Hamill Finally Gets a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Twitter account of the Osada, Shizuoka branch of the Yoshimi Books store posted a picture *down below* on Thursday that reveals an anime adaptation of Aneko Yusagi‘s The Rising of the Shield Hero (Tate no Yūsha no Nariagari) fantasy light novel series has been green-lit. The image shows promotional flyers from MF Books, the light novel label of Kadokawa‘s brand company Media Factory that publishes the series.
The flyer states that a promotional video for the anime will premiere at Anime Expo on July 1. MF Books’ official website will reveal more information about the anime on Saturday!
Source: The Rising of the Shield Hero Fantasy Novels Get Anime