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The New Trailer For ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Looks Stunning

The new trailer for A Wrinkle in Time has dropped. With a solid cast, and some brilliant visuals, it looks pretty danged amazing.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle is probably one of the stranger books from some of our childhoods. Disney’s film adaptation has been in the works since 2010, but didn’t really kick into gear until 2014 when Frozen‘s Jennifer Lee was brought onboard. It’s certainly a unique story with some unique and pretty demanding visuals, so it will be interesting to see if the adaptation holds up to the original.

A Wrinkle in Time will find its way to theaters March 9, 2018.

The Incredibles 2 Has Given Us the Briefest of Teaser Trailers

Many of us have been excited at the idea of a sequel to The Incredibles for quite some time, and with a scheduled release for next summer. Now we finally have a teaser trailer for the film too.

It’s only about a minute long (not even), and it shows us almost nothing. That said, we’re so hungry for this movie even the slightest trickle has us going crazy. I mean, it’s just a movie… right? Right. I’m going to calm down now.

The Incredibles 2 comes out June 15, 2018.

Sorry, But Disney Probably isn’t Buying 20th Century Fox

The internet went crazy over the last few days with when the news broke that Disney was in talks to purchase most of 20th Century Fox. The idea that the X-Men and Fantastic Four could join the Marvel Cinematic Universe was enticing, and it would consolidate the rights to the original Star Wars trilogy under one roof.

Unfortunately, it’ll probably never happen.

Bloomberg is reporting that while the two companies had been in talks, those talks have now fallen apart. So while there was a point where this pop culture merger could have moved forward, we are no longer living in a world where that’s a likelihood.

It was interesting to think about for a while though.

Via Bloomberg

Star Wars Episode IX Will No Longer Be Directed By Colin Trevorrow

In a bit of news no one really saw coming, yesterday it was announced that Colin Trevorrow is no longer directing Star Wars Episode IX. A brief statement was posted to StarWars.com about it yesterday:

Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.

This, of course, isn’t the first time Lucasfilm and Disney have replaced a director on a Star Wars project. Most notably the Han Solo film has seen Phil Lord and Chris Miller replaced by Ron Howard, but even Rogue One‘s reshoots were directed by Tony Gilroy and not the film’s credited director Gareth Edwards.

Heck, Josh Trank got fired before we ever found out what film he was supposed to be directing in the first place.

According to THR, Trevorrow’s departure isn’t a shock. He’s apparently had trouble getting an acceptable script together, even with Jack Thorne brought in to help. Fortunately a departure this early in preproduction shouldn’t delay the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.

No word yet on who will replace Trevorrow, though according to both THR and Deadline, the likely studio favorite is Rian Johnson. Johnson, of course, is the director of Episode VIII The Last Jedi, which comes out later this year. THR also proposed that Episode VII director J.J. Abrams is also on the shortlist. All of that is speculation of course, as the studio will have only just now started negotiations with Trevorrow’s successor.

Episode IX is currently scheduled for a May 24, 2019 release.

Via StarWars.com, THR, Deadline

Episode 104 – The Rainwater Blues

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we make our triumphant return to video! We talk about the Anime News Network hack, Disney planning its own streaming service, and Netflix buying Millarworld. Then we head to the con scene, where Angry Goat Productions is at it again (and using a different name), five GeekGirlCon staffers have quit claiming “reverse racism,” and Otakon had a rain drainage system dump all over their artist alley.

Yeah, that happened.

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Star Wars Episode IX Gets a May 2019 Release Date

The eighth episode in the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, may not be coming until later this year, but that hasn’t stopped Lucasfilm and Disney from wanting to tease us with the new trilogy’s conclusion. Earlier today Episode IX’s release date was announced by the studio, and unlike The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, it won’t be in December.

It’s now official that Episode IX will hit theaters May 24, 2019.

This isn’t the first film in the revived franchise to come earlier in the year, as the Han Solo anthology film will release in the spring as well (with a May 25, 2018 release date). These seem like much larger gambles though than the December dates that The Force Awakens and Rogue One enjoyed. As there was little January competition for the films, they remained in theaters longer, and saw better ticket sales. By putting out movies in May, the movies will face much stronger competition.

I guess we’ll find out how they’ll do.

Via StarWars.com

Fifth ‘Indiana Jones’ Movie Delayed Until 2020

Well, almost another year has passed, which means it’s time to check in on the progress of the proposed fifth Indiana Jones movie. We first heard rumblings about the movie in the spring of 2015, and last year we were teased with a 2019 release date. Well, this time we have some bad news for you, as it seems like you’re going to have to wait a bit longer.

Earlier today THR’s Borys Kit posted the following to Twitter:

The delay isn’t exactly the most exciting thing to hear, and we really don’t know why it’s happening for sure. Likely the the only reason for the move is to make room for the “Let’s pretend this CGI movie is Live Action” Lion King film which has now snagged the 2019 slot.

I think we’ll survive the wait though.

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Has a New Trailer

Disney decided to go back to the well for a fifth time with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and today they’ve dropped a new trailer for the film. Unlike the previous teaser trailer we got last fall, this one actually gives us some backstory for the film’s villain (and an explanation for why he’s after Jack Sparrow).

Honestly, while the rousing theme of “He’s a Pirate” gets me into the trailer, I have to question whether or not this entry will be worth it. The fourth movie was fairly disappointing, and recapturing the magic of the first three movies is going to be incredibly difficult.

But hey, at least Orlando Bloom is back this time.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales comes out May 26, 2017.

The First ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Trailer is Here

The first trailer for the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise came out this weekend, and as it’s full of dead pirates taking over a boat hunting for Jack Sparrow, the series seems to be going back to its roots.

Honestly, while I knew on an intellectual level that this movie was happening, I think a small part of my brain was refusing to accept it. I mean, do we really need (or want) another Pirates movie? The original trilogy was pretty enjoyable, but the fourth installment was kind of terrible. Now in a world where Disney’s bread and butter is milking franchises, there was no way they were going to let this potential money maker collect dust.

Hopefully they do a better job this time around.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters May 26, 2017.

Episode 79 – Mailbag Explosion

This episode we go audio only, and dig into a massive pile of your messages to us. Before that though, we spend some time talking about Matt Ryan reprising Constantine in Justice League Dark, The Rocketeer possibly getting sequel/reboot, and actor Steve Cardenas calls out the organizer of Texas Comicon.

Yep, he seriously did it.

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