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That familiar theme, going over that familiar scroll. Good news, Star Wars fans, because director J.J. Abrams says you should expect John Williams back to score Star Wars: Episode VII for the Summer 2015 film.
"Again, for Star Wars, it’s very early days, but I believe that, going forward, John Williams will be doing that film because he was there long before I was," Abrams said at a press conference for that other sci-fi franchise. After recent stories of closures at LucasArts and the end of The Clone Wars, a little familiarity is welcome to fans.
Daredevil Movie on the way? Slow down, Murdock
While Kevin Feige did confirm first to Newsarama that Daredevil and his related properties are back with Marvel Studios, he told EW.com that doesn't mean we should expect a DD reboot right away. After acknowledging the return at their Capetown Film Fest, Feige used caution, saying, "That doesn’t mean we’re going to make another movie. But it means they’re back in the fold, which is where we want them to be."
Feige also noted "It’s just a matter of finding the right storyline, the right filmmaker, the right time." for a solo film starring a female Marvel character, there won't be a lot of Avengers crossovers in the Phase 2 films, and he's very excited about "going to the other side of the universe and building a team in a single movie" in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Wolverine, Back Already
Sure, The Wolverine doesn't hit theaters until mid-July, but Hugh Jackman is already back in the role as production on X-Men: Days of Future Past continues to ramp up.
On the ever-present Bryan Singer twitter account, he tweeted a picture from behind the star, showing him being fitted for his good old leather jacket. That doesn't necessarily mean we won't see the new Samurai style from The Wolverine disappear completely in the next film, but we'll definitely see Wolvie in familiar threads.
Iron Man 3 is doing Really, Really Well
We talked at length about Iron Man 3's international debut, but noted one large market, China, had yet to hit.
Well, with a May 1, 2013 premiere in China, Iron Man 3 has yet another record under its belt, with $2.1 million at Midnight showings, beating previous record holder Transformers: Dark of the Moon by about $200 thousand. There are 3 minutes of exclusive footage in the Chinese version of the film, with reports coming from the country that they're very well received.