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14th December 2013 10:27:00
Posted by Kieron Townend

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Robert Knepper has landed a role in the next installment of The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay, the role does not originate from the novels and is said to be that of Minister to President Snow. Facebook

In other news, Knepper will play the role of William Tockman, The Clock King, in the current series of Arrow. TV Line

After the sad passing away of Paul Walker, the next entry in the Fast & Furious series has fallen into slight production problems. Screenwriter Chris Morgan is busy working on ideas on how to finish the film, as Walker's scenes were only half completed, there is uncertainty over what to do next. One idea is start over again, the other idea is have Walker's character somehow leave the franchise respectfully, most likely with Jordana Brewster's Mia. THR

The newest Terminator movie finally has a name we now have some idea of the lead cast. The new title is Terminator: Genesis and it's be confirmed this morning that Game of Thrones' Danaerys, Emilia Clarke, has been cast as Sarah Connor and word has it that Australian actor Jason Clarke is leading the chase to be the next John Connor. The film will be directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) and is currently scheduled for a 2015 release date. Deadline

Simon Pegg has joined the cast of sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything. Pegg will play schoolteacher Neil Clarke with magical powers given to him by aliens. Sounds bonkers right? Well, Absolutely Anything is due to star Monty Python members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam & Michael Palin, while Terry Jones directs. ScreenDaily

Even though X-Men: Days Of Future Past isn't released until next year, director Bryan Singer has already announced the next film in the series. Currently titled X-Men: Apocalypse, the new film already has a release date of 2016 and is set to feature the younger cast involved in X-Men: First Class & Days Of Future Past. The film will likely be based upon the fan favourite comic book, Age Of Apocalypse. Vulture

This week has been a great week for trailers, and the best of the bunch by far was the teaser for next years Godzilla. The new film is directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters) and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen & Bryan Cranston. The IMDb has this synopsis for us; "A giant radioactive monster called Godzilla appears to wreak destruction on mankind."







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