The gang's all here again, with the triumphant return (read: cap in hand and suitably ashamed) of original franchise stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, and they are bringing back a few other familiar faces. Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and even Sung Kang from Tokyo Drift make appearances. Justin Lin, director of the superior third installment, also returns to helm the picture.
Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino has tweeted about his involvement in the new instalment of the Planet of the Apes series. Sharing a picture of a monkey dressed up as a composer, he confesses that he will be recording the score for next year's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
It looks like Ewan McGregor is finally willing to forgive and forget! In March we heard that Danny Boyle was planning on making a long-awaited sequel to Trainspotting in 2015. However, McGregor's involvement has always been doubted. He had always said how he would rather be known for a critically acclaimed original than for its inferior sequel. It's also well known that McGregor hasn't spoken to Boyle since a feud they had over Boyle's decision to cast Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach rather than McGregor (it was really a studio call).
However now McGregor has come out and said to Time Out website that he is ready to leave the old grudge behind and move on.
I was very disappointed last year. Like many others I found it disheartening that last year's Dredd, starring Karl Urban, proved disappointing in its box office takings. Against a budget of $45 million, the comic book film grossed only $36 million. It did have a tough draw with it being an 18 certificate, but a lack of 2D showings and next to no marketing didn't help. Queue much crying and cursing.
The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift is unique in the series, in that it involves no original cast members, or any undercover operations with the police. It still involves street racing and organized crime but, at this stage in the franchise, its placement is an anomaly. In fact, save for the coda sequence with the Vin Diesel cameo, you could chop the "Fast And The Furious" prefix and just have a badass little movie called Tokyo Drift. It stands alone far better than any of the previous movies.
This latest offically sanctioned set photo from X-Men: Days of Future Past reveals Nicholas Hoult's Hank McCoy taking a stroll through the X-Mansion's underground corridors with none other than (The) Wolverine.
Vin Diesel parted ways with the Fast & Furious franchise in 2002, when he hitched his wagon to xXx as his , which he would go on to abandon, successfully dodging yet another sequel until he went on to make The Chronicles of Riddick in 2004. Never let it be said that Vin Diesel knows what is best for Vin Diesel.
Paul Walker, however, knows full well what is best for Paul Walker and that opportunities for reliable work will not come freely to a man of his modest abilities, so he returned to the Fast & Furious franchise without hesitation. He is, in essence, a less ambitious Keanu Reeves and that is just fine with me.
Okay, Star Wars Episode VII is due in cinemas in a couple of years, and the buzz around it is already positive enough. But the latest news from Lucasfilm brings even more cause for rejoicing.
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 continues to rumble towards production, whether we want to or not, as a shortlist of potential directors has been put together.
Marc Webb has tweeted a particularly interesting new image from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Our first official look at Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich, AKA Rhino.