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Zombieland 2 is coming to a cinema near you

After months, maybe even years, of back-and-forth speculation it has finally been confirmed that Zombieland 2 is in development. 

This news was confirmed at CinemaCon where the brand new logo was revealed for the long-awaited Zombieland sequel, as reported by ComicBook.com.

For those that are not aware, simply, Zombieland is based on a world whereby a zombie virus is spreading and survivors need to stick together. In the original film, released back in 2009, the likes of Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin there was a lot of action, a lot of shooting and even some comedy. 

Zombieland was a critically-acclaimed success story and many fans will be hoping that the same quality will be echoed in the sequel. 

There has been no official announcement as to who will be involved in Zombieland 2 as of yet, but in the meantime, fans have a pretty simple logo to keep them hyped. 

[ComicBook.com]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens' sound supervisor translates BB-8's dialogue with Rey

Many people across the world are excited by the prospect of learning a new language, whether it's Spanish, German or English… but in the world of Star Wars, languages take up very different forms.

While some hard-core Star Wars fans might have done their research and tried their hand in learning the tongue of a droid, much like Game of Thrones fans and Dothraki, to most people droids just make nonsensical robotic noises. 

Some fans might well have wondered what exactly BB-8 said to Rey in order to convince her to let the droid come along with her, and now we have some answers. 

The sound supervisor for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Matthew Wood, has been discussing the process of composing BB-8's language, explains some specific dialogue and much more during an interview with The Huffington Post. 

He said: "The first time you hear him, it’s sort of off screen, and you hear him yelling because Tito has kidnapped him, and you have the creature sound that Tito is riding on the back of, and BB-8 is making sounds, but then it’s when Rey runs over and starts talking to him.

"Even moments there when she first rescues him, and she’s like, ‘That’s just Tito. He’s a dune bandit, and he’s going to sell you for parts.' And then Ben Schwartz’s dialogue would be like, ‘Oh, yeah? Well, you know, I hate you, Tito.’ And he’s like yelling to him, basically getting mad at him.

"And it’s good for us to know the emotional beats. Like, ‘Well, can I come with you?’ He’s like, ‘Oh, thank you so much for saving me … please take me with you.’ And she’s like, ‘No, I’m not going to,’ and it was just that kind of dialogue to help the plot." 

So, was that what you were expecting?… probably. 

[HuffingtonPost]

Is an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off film on the cards?

The actor that played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Ewan McGregor, has said that he would be interested in returning to the franchise for a spin-off film. 

It is not surprising that McGregor would want to work on a Star Wars film again, given the success of The Force Awakens, however the possibility of a movie dedicated to Obi-Wan Kenobi could be an interesting prospect for fans. 

Many of you might be wondering where about this film would fit into the Star Wars timeline, well, McGregor seems to have a suggestion. 

During an interview with Collider, the actor said:

"I’d very much like to do one too. I think the story between Episode III and Episode IV, I think there’s a story there. I think that’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, if there is one. The one that bridges my Obi-Wan Kenobi and Alec’s Obi-Wan Kenobi because there’s a- I don’t know how long he’s in the desert there, but it’s got to be twenty or thirty years." 

While the cast was being drawn up for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, rumors started to appear about McGregor possibly appearing as a ghost in the film, or even at a later stage of the trilogy. 

When pressed on a potential appearance in the future, he responded:

"I don’t know anything about it. I’m really not in the picture with the Star Wars trilogy. As far as I know, I would be Alec Guinness by now, so I don’t know how that would work. I really don’t know and I haven’t had any discussions with anyone about it.

To play Obi-Wan Kenobi again would be something I would love to do in one of the spinoff movies. If that were to happen in one of their trilogies, I would be up for that, but I don’t know how that would happen. I’m sure some of the Star Wars fans would come up with an idea of how that could happen." 

So, it seems that one side of the deal is very optimistic about the possibility of a Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off, but McGregor is not the first actor to say that… and he probably won't be the last. But will Disney make a few spin-off movies? Guess we'll have to wait and see. 

If you would like to check out the full interview it can be found below: 

[Collider]

Spencer Wilding reportedly set to play Darth Vader in Star Wars: Rogue One

It looks like Hayden Christensen will not be reprising his role as Darth Vader in Star Wars: Rogue One, as a report today suggests Spencer Wilding will instead be wearing the character's iconic mask. 

For months the reports and rumours have swayed back-and-forth as to who will be casted as Darth Vader, should he appear in Star Wars: Rogue One, and now FlickeringMyth.com believe they have the answer. 

A report posted on their website states: "It was reported last year that the Sith Lord would feature in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and that Hayden Christensen would be reprising the role for the movie. We teased last month that the rumour was correct, but Christensen would not be playing the part. That’s because our sources are telling us that in fact British actor Spencer Wilding has been cast to play the body of Darth Vader in Rogue One." 

Many websites have reported the potential return of Darth Vader to the franchise, some would even say it is confirmed at this stage, and it would make sense for the storyline for him to do so. 

For those that might not have heard about Star Wars: Rogue One's plot, here's a little synopsis that might help. Basically, the story involves a group of rebels who seek to steal the plans to build the Death Star from the Empire, without the help of Jedi allies. 

Therefore, this upcoming movie – which is heading for a December 16th release later this year – will be positioned between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy, making reports of a possible Darth Vader cameo pretty plausible.

[FlickeringMyth.com]

Yoda actor reportedly heading towards Star Wars: Episode 8 set

A report today from Making Star Wars suggests that Star Wars fans could be in for a surprise for Episode 8, a small, green and iconic surprise – Yoda to be precise. 

Frank Oz, the voice actor and puppeteer for the Yoda character, is reportedly travelling to or already on set for fliming in the UK.

An image was put out by director Rian Johnson yesterday on Tumblr, which confirmed the return of Maz Kanata for the franchise's next instalment, and it is very possible that Oz's return is to mentor Lupita Nyong’o for the role. 

The website, however, states the actor is there to work: 

"The facts to the best of our knowledge: Oz is in the U.K. to work. He’s going to Pinewood. They’re making Star Wars: Episode VIII there. This is one of those times we’re seeing the start of something cool coming to fruition or something we’ll all laugh at down the road. Either way, it’s all fun."

 

Those that have watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be aware that Maz Kanata is an alien character, therefore it is entirely possible that Oz's appearance on set is simply for tutoring purposes, but it could also be for a Yoda return – very much a mystery at this stage. 

 

Until these reports have been officially confirmed we would suggest that you take this report with a hint of salt, but don't let us stand in your way while you fantasy book his return! 

 

Got an idea of how it could work? (After all, Yoda did die) Let us know in the comments section below!

 

[MakingStarWars]

 

Emilia Clarke says controversial Game of Thrones scenes empowered her character

Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke has again hit back at those that have criticised her character's controversial rape scenes, instead suggesting that such experiences have made Daenerys stronger.

The scenes in question date back to 2011 involving Clarke's on-screen husband Khal Drogo, Jason Momoa, and still the debate continues. 

When pressed on such controversy by Glamour Magazine, the 29-year old seemed to be looking at the bigger picture, so to speak.

She said: “The consensual sex she has thereafter was genius. She is physically saying, 'You can't rape me again. I'm going to be in control and show you something you've never seen before.

“At the heart of it, we're telling a story; you need that part of the story to feel empathy for Daenerys. You see her attacked by her brother, raped by her husband, and then going, ‘F**k all of you, I'm gonna rule the world.”

Whether you agree with George RR Martin's decision to include violent rape scenes of this nature or not, it was his intention to spark debate on controversial issues of this kind, and he's explained that on numerous occasions. 

Back in June 2015 the book writer was involved in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, where he defended his inclusion of rape. He said: “Rape, unfortunately, still a part of war today. It’s not a strong testament to the human race, but I don’t think we should pretend it doesn’t exist.

“I want to portray struggle. Drama comes out of conflict. If you portray a utopia, then you probably wrote a pretty boring book.”

What do you think? Should scenes of this nature be shown on TV, or in the books for that matter…. Let us know in the comments section below. 

[Glamour]