Rian Johnson Is OK With the Possibility of Star Wars: Episode IX Retconning The Last Jedi

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How do we put this delicately? Some of the decisions Rian Johnson made in Star Wars: The Last Jedirubbed people the wrong way. The handling of Luke Skywalker, Rey’s lineage, the fate of Snoke, all of these things instantly became lightning rods of debate and continue to be just that. Some fans even hope the sequel …

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Our Early Look at the Sonic Movie Included a Very Extra Dr. Robotnik and That Famous Hedgehog

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Few movies on the upcoming slate have everyone as curious as Sonic the Hedgehog does. How the hell is a game about a blue creature buzzing through levels collecting rings going to be a narrative movie? And what the heck does that look like? Well, at CinemaCon 2019, Paramount Pictures answered that question by showing…

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The Terminator: Dark Fate Footage We Saw Featured Some Serious Cyborg Upgrades

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Rise of the Machines, Salvation, and Genysis do not exist. Paramount’s upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate is a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Judgment Day alone, which raises a lot of questions considering that film ended with John Connor alive, the T-800 Terminator gone, and the world all but saved.

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Toy Story 4 Begins by Tying Up Loose Ends and Raising the Emotional Stakes

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Toy Story 3 has the perfect ending. Everyone knows this. Even the people at Pixar know it. At CinemaCon 2019, Toy Story 4 producer Jonas Rivera came out and explained that, yes, Toy Story 3 has a great ending, but it’s an ending to Andy’s arc. The Toy Story films have always been about Woody first and foremost so…

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So Will Smith Doesn’t Exactly *Sing* in Aladdin, But It Works

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When it comes to Aladdin songs, “Friend Like Me” is the showstopper. Sure “A Whole New World” is beautiful and “Prince Ali” is catchy, but it’s that big, intro song sung by the genie that sticks in your head the most. So when the lights went down at CinemaCon 2019 and “Friend Like Me” from Guy Ritchie’s upcoming

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The Hobbs & Shaw CinemaCon Footage Referred to Idris Elba’s Character as the Black Superman

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When the first trailer for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw was released, io9 was delighted to see that the franchise had finally gone full sci-fi as Idris Elba’s villain, Brixton, had genetically enhanced himself. In a new trailer shown at CinemaCon 2019, the character took that enhancement one step further. He…

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The Cats Movie Will Shrink Actors to Feline Size and Add Performance Capture Fur

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Until now, almost everything about Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the Broadway musical Cats has been a mystery. We’ve had no idea how the Oscar-winning director was going to take the beloved musical, which is very light on narrative and features stars humans dressed as cats, and turn it into a serious motion picture.

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