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John Hood
Multimedia maven and storyteller.
Multimedia maven and storyteller.

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Han Solo Star Wars spin-off blasts into hyperspace
The next Star Wars spin-off movie has begun filming in London. And the cast and crew boarded the Millennium Falcon for a first look. The on-set photo confirms the casting of Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag). She joins Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harre...

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Feel the Force of nostalgia with Hasbro's Black Series
Star Wars celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and the toys, too. Hasbro has announced Black Series action figures, in retro style packaging, during the New York Toy Fair. This is in homage to Kenner's original action figure line from 1977. Like many f...

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Force Friday returns this September for The Last Jedi
Star Wars fans save the date. Lucasfilm has officially announced Force Friday II to celebrate Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on 1st September. “The first Star Wars Force Friday e...

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The Last Jedi director at Star Wars Celebration
Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy will be attending a panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando this April. Johnson spoke engagingly about the impact Star Wars had on his life, during the Future Filmmakers ...

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A Black Widow movie after Avengers: Infinity War?
Ever since Scarlett Johansson first appeared as Black Widow, in Iron Man 2, Marvel fans have speculated on when she'd get her own standalone movie. Talking to Total Film, Johansson said both she and Marvel are very keen to make a Black Widow movie. “I’ve ta...

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Scarlett Johansson's Ghost in the Shell
Scarlett Johansson is taking a break from her iconic role as Black Widow, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to play Major in director Rupert Sanders' upcoming live-action adaptation of Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell. Her cyborg character leads an elite t...

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Marvel insiders love Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
THR reports director James Gunn's upcoming sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 garnered a perfect 100 during a test screening held for Marvel insiders. These lucky individuals comprise of friends and family. However, movies are subject to rigorous testing...

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Netflix's Castlevania is in the vein of Game of Thrones
Without fanfare, Netflix has announced it's releasing a new series based on Konami's Castlevania videogame franchise. The animated series, an adaptation of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, will be in the vein of HBO's Game of Thrones and is initially four ...

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Felicity Jones at Star Wars Celebration Orlando
Felicity Jones, who played Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will be among cast members appearing at Star Wars Celebration Orlando this April. “Having Felicity Jones at Star Wars Celebration to meet all the amazing Star Wars fans is important to us,...

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Stranger Things brings Halloween to the Super Bowl
The New England Patriots staged an historic comeback, lead by Tom Brady, to deny the Atlanta Falcons and win Super Bowl LI. One of the best finals I've watched since American football was popularised in the UK, in the mid 1980s, on Channel Four. The icing o...
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