This has been quite the week for movie and television news, as we've been given a lot to talk about regarding some of the most hotly-anticipated upcoming properties, spin-offs, and series. Things slowed down a bit in mid-May, as the networks all began announcing their various cancellations, renewals, and pick-ups for the fall TV season. Now, that stuff's all taken a backseat to some big blockbuster fare, as the major studios have kept us busy with casting updates and film announcements. On the superhero side of things, we've got Spider-Man, Batman vs. Superman, X-Men, and Ant-Man news to share, some of which is exciting, while there's one heartbreaking story in there as well. I'll let you sweat about which one is which. Elsewhere, Quentin Tarantino, Alfonso Cuaron, and Steven Soderbergh have been looking into their next projects, which include a miniseries, a Harry Potter spin-off, a prequel to The Shining, and a film in which Channing Tatum takes his clothes off. Again. However, before we jump into the weeks' juicier bits of news updates, we have a few smaller stories to share:
Michael C. Hall Doesn't Want A Dexter Spin-Off. Good, neither do we. (Read his reasoning here) A Godzilla Sequel Is In The Works. Surprise, surprise! The King of Monsters is definitely back, as evidenced by an opening weekend box office haul as big as the beast himself. The LEGO Movie Will Get A Ninjago Spin-Off In 2016. That means we're getting a LEGO cinematic universe! Cool, eh? The Coen Brothers Will Pen A KGB Screenplay For Steven Spielberg. That will also star Tom Hanks. Someone pinch me! AMC's Halt And Catch Fire Pilot Now Available On Tumblr. It's great, and definitely worth a watch. Karl Urban Thinks Fans Should Try To Kickstart A Dredd Sequel. You know what they say, if you want something done right you've gotta do it yourself. Now, without further ado, our main stories for the week!
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