Phil Lord And Chris Miller's 'Han Solo' Spin-Off Film Casts Donald Glover As A Young Lando Calrissian

Just like at this time last year all we were hearing about was The Force Awakens, these next couple of months are going to see a lot of marketing for Disney's Rogue One which hits in December. But aside from an announcement about who would be playing the lead role of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), we haven't heard much more about the upcoming spin-off movie. The film is expected to hit theater in May of 2018, and will be helmed by 21 Jump Street directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord. Now we also know who will be playing another key role in the film, and its a very familiar name. Donald Glover (The Martian) has been officially cast as the young version of Billy Dee William's Lando Calrissian, the close friend of Solo who you'll remember from Empire Strikes Back.

The news was announced by themselves, who confirmed that the young actor will be playing the iconic role. Glover had already been rumored to play Calrissian for sometime, but the studio was looking at a shortlist of actors just like they did for young Han. Glover who is known for his acting work as well as his rap career as Childish Gambino has recently had a lot of success from his new FX show Atlanta. Glover was supposedly the first choice for the role, and it seems Lord and Miller got what they wanted. In the press release the directors described how excited they are to work with Glover: “We’re so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us.”

Its unknown how important Lando will be to the film, but considering his close friendship to Han and how big of a star Glover is, we can probably expect him to have a lot of screen time. Fans will remember that Lando actually lost the Millennium Falcon to Han, so this film will probably finally show us how that happened. Lando will also just be a scoundrel in the galaxy at this point in his life, before his time as an ambassador of Cloud City.

So what do you think of Glover playing Lando? Would you have liked to see someone else in the role? Let us know below!

Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' Casts "Ready Player One' Actress Letitia Wright As Serita

Like Spider-Man, Black Panther made a huge impression on audiences when Civil War hit theaters earlier this year. But unfortunately for fans, the movie was pushed back to 2018 to make space for the new Spidey solo film hitting next July. Thankfully though, Marvel is certainly making the film worth the wait after bringing Creed director Ryan Coogler on board to helm the project. With Chadwick Boseman (42) returning to the lead role, the film has already put together an astonishing cast which includes the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, and Forrest Whitaker. Coogler has put together a good mix of big proven names and up and comers, with new addition Letitia Wright falling into the later category.

According to Variety, Wright will be joining the film as a new character named "Serita". Wright is best known for her work on several British TV shows including Cucumber, Chasing Shadows, and Doctor Who. She is also expected to breakout as one of the lead is Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One alongside Olivia Cooke and Tye Sheridan, which hits in early 2018. While details about her character are unknown, fans have began to speculate that she could be a member of Black Panther's female body guards the Dora Milaje.
If this turns out to be the case, Wright will be joining three other actresses cast as the Dora Milajea members including Florence Kasumba from Civil War as Ayo, Lupita Nyong'o (21 Years a Slave) as Nakia, and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Okoye. There's also been speculation that the character Serita may be a cover for a character even bigger to the Black Panther mythos. The character in question is T'Challa's younger sister Shuri, who in the comics takes up the mantle of Black Panther at a point.
Like I stated above, the cast for this film has been very impressive so far. We don't know much about the plot other than that it will directly follow the events of Civil War following the death of T'Challa's father. We know that Michael B. Jordan will be playing the film's villain Erik Killmonger, and Winston Duke (Person of Interest) is going to play Man-Ape/M'Baku. Its unknown whether Andy Serkis or Sebastian Stan will make appearances as has been rumored given their involvement with Wakanda. Killmonger is expected to be the sole villain of the movie, but that could change of M'Baku ends up suiting up as Man-Ape as well.
So what do you think of the Black Panther cast so far? Who do you think Wright is playing? Let us know below!

Final Trailer And Poster For Alien Thriller 'Arrival' Starring Amy Adams And Jeremy Renner Hits

Right now we're in the awkward transition period between blockbuster season and Oscar season, and so far only a few movies have managed to make an impression. With Birth of a Nation so far the only film looking like a real contender so far, and The Accountant having not lived up to expectations, there has been a lot of curiosity over what will be this year's Oscar movies. One film to look out for is Denis Villenueve's Arrival, which is set to hit in late November. The film could be this year's The Martian, and walk the line between sci-fi adventure and Oscar worthy drama. With such a strong cast on board including leads Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, theres a lot of pressure for Arrival to live up to the hype.

Below is the last trailer for Arrival:
While the aliens arriving to Earth story has been told time and time again by Hollywood, we normally see things like huge space ships blowing things up from movies such as Independence Day. Arrival on the other hand seems to be promising us a much smarter and dramatic movie about a woman's ability to communicate with aliens, and its something that will be especially interesting to see from a director like Villenueve. He's fresh of the success of several movies including Prisoners and Sicario, and already has Blade Runner 2049 in the works for next year. The director still hasn't gotten the awards his fans feel he deserves, but Arrival may be the film that finally changes that.
Reviews for the film have already been very strong after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival. While both Whitaker and Renner's roles are described as smaller, Adams apparently get the bulk of the screen time and does an amazing job with it. If these reviews are anything to go by, this could end up being Adams chance at a Best Actress nomination and possible win. Adams is playing Dr. Louise Banks who is a linguist tasked with finding out whether the arriving aliens are a threat or help for mankind. A new poster for the film has also been released which you can see below:
So what did you think of the Arrival trailer? Do you think it could be an Oscar contender this year? Let us know below!

Tom Holland Talks Spider-Man's Involvement In 'Infinity Wars' and 'Homecoming'' Sequel

In just a year Tom Holland has gone from that little kid with the mole who stole Andrew Garfield's job, to everyones favorite Spider-Man. Following the actors breakout performance in this years Captain America: Civil War, almost every fan has been on board with the young actor in the iconic role of Peter Parker. With his solo movie coming out next year, fans have been curious about the character's future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Considering the deal pulled of between Sony and Marvel Studios to get the rights for the character, there's apparently still more negotiating that has to be done. 

Following comments Holland made in an interview with Variety about his involvement in Infinity Wars, fans have been left worried that he might not be making an appearance in the film at all. When asked about Infinity Wars, the actor stated: “It’s all up in the air. I believe some sort of deal is in the mix, but I’m unclear as to what that deal is.” While its easy to get worried that Marvel and Sony still may not have come to a deal for Spidey to appear in the biggest MCU film yet, its more probable that the actor is just trying to keep things hush at the request of the studio.
While his appearance may not be confirmed, its seems very likely the character will be involved in some capacity. Considering the Russo brother's admiration for the character, and how well received he was in Civil War, it would take a lot to keep the wall crawler out of Infinity Wars. Theres alway the possibility though that somehow this part of the deal still hasn't been worked out, but it seems unlikely considering Marvel's knack for always planning out their future movies and story lines for their characters.
Tom Holland also opened up to WWD about the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel that is already in the works, which seems quick since the movie is still a year away. When asked about Homecoming 2, the actor explained: “My next project, I can’t tell you about, but we’ve just finished ‘Spider-Man’ and we’re talking about the second one and who the villain is going to be and where we’re going.” While a sequel hasn't officially been announced yet, Marvel must have enough faith in the success of Homecoming to already start moving ahead with it. Its anyones guess who the villains they're considering can be, as the Spider-Man rogues gallery has several to chose from.
So would you be okay with Spider-Man now showing up in Infinity Wars? Who would you like to see as the villain in Homecoming 2? Let us know below!

Colin Firth Joins The Growing Cast Of Disney's 'Mary Poppins Returns' Starring Emily Blunt

Mary Poppins is considered one of Disney's first classic live action films, with the role having been made iconic by Julie Andrews. But we've learned in a world where sequels are inevetable, nothing is off limits. We live in a world where there has been a Star Wars: Episode VII, and a Jurassic World, so the fact that Mary Poppins is getting a sequel shouldn't surprise anyone. For what its worth, the film has already done a great job putting together a talented cast which includes Emily Blunt as the lead, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, and Ben Whishaw. Yet just when we though the cast couldn't get any more talented, Colin Firth has also come on board for the sequel. 

According to Variety the Oscar winner will be playing a character named William Weatherall Wilkins, who will be the president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. The bank was featured in the first Mary Poppins film and was even the subject of a song in the movie, but the character himself is new. Its unknown how Firth's character will play into the plot of the movie, but considering the film takes place in Depression-era London a bank owner probably isn't going to be the most likable character. I think there's a high chance Wilkins ends up being the film's villain, but thats just a guess
at this point.
As I stated above, Firth is joing an already very impressive cast which includes the likes of Emily Blunt (Sicario) taking over as the new Mary Poppins. Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a lamplighter friend of hers named Jack he seems to be similar to Dick Van Dyke's Bert from the original film. Meryl Streep will be playing Poppins' cousin, and Ben Wishaw (Skyfall) and Emily Mortimer (Hugo) as the adult versions of Michael and Jane Banks he need Poppins help 25 years after the first movie.
So are you excited to see Mary Poppins Return? Would do you think of the cast so far? Let us know below!

'Logan' Trailer Gives Us The Mad Max Meets Wolverine Movie We've Been Waiting For

For X-Men fans and movie goers alike, its hard to imagine anyone but Hugh Jackman wielding Wolverine's iconic claws. But that will soon be a reality we'll all have to accept, as after two decades of playing the character Jackman will officially be making his last appearance as Wolverine. There has been speculation about the movies plot, character, and villains from the moment it was announced, but now we have a trailer to answer many of the questions. While there had been rumors that the movie would follow the famed Old Man Logan storyline fans have been waiting to see adapted, and this trailer suggests we may be getting a bit of that.

Below is the first trailer for Fox's Logan:
Right off the bat, the tone of this movie definitely seems darker than any past movies in the X-Men universe. The film is the R-rated Wolverine movie fans have been longing for, and judging by the violence in the trailer director James Mangold isn't going back on that promise. The trailer has already drawn comparison to the game The Last of Us, which also featured a grizzled lead character protecting a young girl in a post apocalyptic world. Wolverine will be protecting a young girl with powers like his own, who we expect to be his clone X-23. 
We get a lot of footage that is reminiscent of a Mad Max film, and we now know that Professor X will be pivotal to the story and tagging along for the majority of the adventure. Like in the Old Man Logan storyline, his healing abilities have begun to diminish and his age in starting to catch up to him. We also get several shots of the film's villains the Reavers and their leader Donald Pierce played by Boyd Holbrook (Narcos). Stephen Merchant's Caliban is surprisingly absent from the trailer, so its unknown how he will factor into the plot at this point. 
So what did you think of the Logan trailer? Do you like the tone they're going for? Let us know below!