It looks as though the slow news weeks are finally behind us, because our RSS feeds were bursting with casting announcements, release dates, and more this week. Marvel seemed to have dominated, casting a new villain for Avengers: Age of Ultron while dropping a bomb about a very special addition to Ant-Man. Then news broke that Jaimie Alexander, AKA Lady Sif, would be cameoing on Agents of SHIELD while an Agent Carter show slowly moves forward. A few little stories came in throughout the week (see the honourable mentions below) but Warner Bros swept in at the last minute to steal the show, announcing a pretty big change to their upcoming superhero team-up, Batman Vs. Superman. Instead of boring you with the little details, let's go ahead and jump right in, shall we?
Despicable Me 3 Arriving On June 30th, 2017 But don't worry, for those of you with kids going through Minion withdrawals will only have to wait until next July, when the Minions spinoff hits theaters. The Grinch Returns In 2017 Illumination, the company behind the Despicable Me franchise, was also responsible for the pretty terrible Lorax film we got last year, and are now working on a remake of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas; which arrives on November 17, 2017. Just keep Ron Howard far from this one and hopefully it'll turn out alright. Quentin Tarantino Announces The Hateful Eight Tarantino is making another movie, which is reason enough to get excited. It will also be a western, will most likely star Christoph Waltz, and is (as of right now) called The Hateful Eight. Is it too early to buy tickets? Veronica Mars Spin-Off In The Works Those who helped make the Veronica Mars movie a reality will be happy to hear that we'll also be getting a spin-off, which will be an online series produced by the CW. Series creator Rob Thomas teased the show via Twitter:
"The CW web series: a comedy featuring @HiRyanHansen attempting to put together a Dick Casablancas spin-off of #VeronicaMars. No date yet."
New Toy Story Holiday Special Announced Do you miss Toy Story? Have you been enjoying the Toy Story short films Pixar has been making? Then you're in luck: next we'll be getting a Christmas Special, called Toy Story That Time Forgot. ABC struck gold with their last short, Toy Story of Terror, which pulled in 10.5 million viewers. And as long as they continue making great quaility shorts, they might just have a holiday tradition on their hands. And now, on to the week's biggest stories...
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