Thursday, July 19, 2018

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Strikes Back!

In a surprise move, Disney has resurrected the fan favourite Dave Filoni’s CG animated series 'Star Wars" The Clone Wars' for one last season on Disney’s new streaming service. The series was originally cancelled in 2013, a trailer was also released which is below.

The Clone Wars ended after five broadcast seasons — just as Ahsoka left the Jedi Order. A few post-Season Five episodes were later released as “The Lost Missions,” but the story wasn’t over. Fans have clamoured for Disney and Lucasfilm to finish what was started ever since. And now it’s actually happening.

Disney Will Aquire Fox As Comcast Ends Pursuit

Comcast have dropped its bid to take over Fox turning its attention to aquiring Sky TV, this would leave Disney path clear to take over Fox.  

The company said Thursday it would instead focus on its bid for European pay TV giant Sky. It recently submitted a raised $34 billion offer for Sky, topping an increased bid from Fox, which owns a 39 percent stake in Sky.

"Comcast does not intend to pursue further the acquisition of the 21st Century Fox assets and, instead, will focus on our recommended offer for Sky," the company said early on Thursday.

Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts added: "I'd like to congratulate [chairman and CEO] Bob Iger and the team at Disney and commend the Murdoch family and Fox for creating such a desirable and respected company."

Comcast had on June 13 unveiled a $65.0 billion offer for the Fox assets that had trumped Disney's original $52.4 billion bid. Disney then shot back with a sweetened $71.3 billion offer for Fox.

The cable giant will now focus its energy on winning the showdown with Fox for European pay TV giant Sky, with some analysts suggesting that Fox and its likely future owner Disney could leave Sky to Comcast and focus on their deal with each other.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Update: First Teaser Trailer For The New 'Doctor Who'

The first trailer is here for the 11th season of Doctor Who, which will feature actress Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.

13 will make her debut when the series returns in autumn, expect more details to be announced at the upcoming comic con.

Update: Comic Con trailer

Friday, July 13, 2018

'Black Widow' Nabs A Director

After an 8 year wait of her character debuting in 'Iron Man 2' back in 2010, Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow will have a solo film helmed by Cate Shortland.

Cate Shortland, the Australian filmmaker perhaps best known for the Nazi drama Lore, has signed on to helm 'Black Widow', Marvel’s action-adventure project that will star Scarlett Johansson with Jac Schaeffer writing the most recent draft.

The story is under wraps but will likely explore Black Widow's origins as an agent of the Red Room.

There is no date set for the film but the next Marvel movie to arrive in Ireland and the UK will be 'Ant-Man And The Wasp,' which opens on 2 August.