Greetings and salutations, movie and TV fans. Welcome to another exciting edition of the WhatCulture.com News Brief! We've got a great bit in store for you this week, and will skip over the honourable mentions entirely to get right into the stories that us talking and debating over the last seven days. In the following pages we've got news about the Maze Runner and Prometheus sequels, the long-awaited Neil Armstrong biopic, a remake of the 1930 classic All Quiet on the Western Front, an update on comic book films X-Men: Apocalypse and Y: The Last Man, and the adaptation of Stephen King's time travel novel 11/22/63. Then to round out the list we've got exciting updates about True Detective's hotly-anticipated second season and the status of William Shatner's involvement (if any) in Roberto Orci's Star Trek 3. So, without further ado, the 10 biggest movie and TV news this week...
10. Maze Runner Sequel Lands 2015 Release Date And Villain Casting
20th Century Fox has enjoyed critical and commercial success with their adaptation of The Maze Runner. The film has received mostly positive reviews, and took in $32.5 million its opening weekend. Only a week after release the film has grossed $109 million, nearly tripling its budget. As is the case with many of these YA adaptations, Fox was hoping to have a new franchise on their hands, and appear to have succeeded. As such, they've already green-lit a sequel, The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, for a September 18, 2015 release date. Not only that, but they've already found the man to play the sequel's primary villain, Janson: Game of Thrones alum Aiden Gillen. Gillen of course plays the slimy and treacherous Littlefinger on the hit HBO series, proving that he can play the villainous role quite well. Janson has a relatively small part in The Scorch Trials, but has a bigger role in the third novel, though that may change when the films hit the big screen. Source: THR
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