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STAR WARS NEWS: Rian Johnson Lines Up New Trilogy for Lucasfilm

By Muuka Muyumba

Writer-director Rian Johnson has been hired to create a new Star Wars trilogy apart from the Skywalker line of films. As Lucasfilm put it, the new series will “introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars

CBMB: Patty Jenkins to Helm Wonder Woman II

By Muuka Muyumba

In a strange way, the biggest star to come out of the success of Wonder Woman has been its director Patty Jenkins, and now Warner Bros is rewarding her with a writing/directing on the sequel for the film. However, this

STAR WARS NEWS: JJ Abrams Coming Back for Episode IX with New Release Date (UPDATED)

By Muuka Muyumba

Lucasfilm has announced what many have posited since they parted company with former Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow: JJ Abrams will return to complete the trilogy of films he started. Abrams will co-write IX wtih Oscar-winner Chris Terrio and will

STAR WARS NEWS: Colin Trevorrow Out as Star Wars: Episode IX Director

By Muuka Muyumba

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has announced today that they are moving on from putative director Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) who has been slated to start production on Episode IX sometime in January. In what has somehow become a bit of

STAR WARS NEWS: Oscar-winner Ron Howard to Direct Han Solo Film to Completion

By Muuka Muyumba

Well, that didn’t take long…Kathleen Kennedy moved quickly to restore some faith in the untitled Han Solo film production by installing her friend, and a long-time Lucasfilm collaborator, Ron Howard as the director. Howard is best known for his more

CBMB: Dark Phoenix to Reunite X-Men under Kinberg Direction

By Muuka Muyumba

Deadline is reporting that Simon Kinberg had signed on as director of the next installment of the x men franchise. Dark Phoenix will adapt the classic storyline of the explosion of Jean Grey’s psionic power into a dark and vengeful

CBMB: ‘Half Nelson’ Directors to Helm Captain Marvel

By Muuka Muyumba

Marvel has long been working to find a female director for its first female-led superhero film Captain Marvel. Well, Marvel Studios has now named their choice, and it should be interesting to see how the internet (twitter) responds because Marvel

CBMB: James Gunn Will Returning for Guardians, Volume 3!!

By Muuka Muyumba

Guardians of the Galaxy writer and director James Gunn has announced that he will be returning to the franchise when Marvel sets the slate for Volume 3. Gunn wrote a lengthy Facebook post noting specifically that he had been famously

CBMB: Joss Whedon Changes Sides to Direct Batgirl Solo Film

By Muuka Muyumba

After a few years away from the Marvel machine, Joss Whedon is reportedly in line to produce, write, and direct a Batgirl solo film for the DC Entertainment’s DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Whedon has long been a fanboy and girl

SDCC 2016: Thor: Ragnorak Gets a New Logo

By Muuka Muyumba

The Marvel Studios’ presentation also debuted some new looks at Thor: Ragnorak which will be the 3rd installment in the Asgardian franchise. Ragnorak sees Chris Hemsworth return as the titular hero as he teams up with the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)

STAR WARS NEWS: Rogue One Reshoots Continue

By Muuka Muyumba

December brings us Rogue One, the first “expanded” universe Star Wars story that will tell the tale of the rebel crew that stole the plans for the first Death Star. Recently details emerged giving us character names, as well as

CBMB: Ryan Coogler Confirmed as Black Panther Director

By Muuka Muyumba

In a bit of dream-casting, Marvel has scooped up Ryan Coogler to head up its Black Panther feature slated for February 16, 2018. The film will star Chadwick Boseman as the king of Wakanda, T’Challa, who debuts as the Black

CBMB: Details of Justice League Dark Continue to Materialize

By Muuka Muyumba

We are fast approaching critical mass on DC Extended Universe film news as the production schedule for Warner Bros solidifies. News of the Justice League Dark film are currently in full swing with casting and directing rumors running rampant. The

CBMB: Peyton Reed Set to Return for Ant-Man and The Wasp

By Muuka Muyumba

After many months of consternation over Edgar Wright’s departure from Marvel’s Ant-Man, Peyton Reed swooped in and righted the ship, leading Marvel to a modest hit (in Marvel terms) that has now exploded overseas. Marvel’s Ant-Man has made $454,653,293 worldwide