Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital Renamed WetaFX After Tech Assets Are Sold For $1.625 Billion To Unity

In a massive deal, Peter Jackson has sold the tech assets and name of his effects company Weta Digital to Unity Software for a hefty $1.625 billion. This deal doesn’t mean that Weta won’t have an effects division as Jackson’s company will stay separate from the deal and has been renamed/rebranded as WetaFX. Unity’s acquiredContinue reading “Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital Renamed WetaFX After Tech Assets Are Sold For $1.625 Billion To Unity”

UPDATE: Old Guard Productions Confirmed As Unannounced Marvel Studios Project

Back in August, The Ronin first revealed two new LLC companies potentially being put together for upcoming Marvel Studios projects with Ionic Productions and Old Guard Productions, a month later we were able to confirm the former was indeed a Marvel project. Well, today we can also confirm that Old Guard Productions is part ofContinue reading “UPDATE: Old Guard Productions Confirmed As Unannounced Marvel Studios Project”

‘Star Wars: Rogue Squadron’ Production Reportedly Being Delayed By Lucasfilm

Last December, Lucasfilm announced at the Disney Investors Day presentation that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins would be helming a new Star Wars movie that was expected to begin shooting next year as pre-production had been moving along and they, later on, hired screenwriter Matthew Robinson to pen the script. The next Star Wars feature film willContinue reading “‘Star Wars: Rogue Squadron’ Production Reportedly Being Delayed By Lucasfilm”

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’: James Gunn Announces ‘Peacemaker’ Actor Chukwudi Iwuji For Mystery Role

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.3 is finally moving forward at Marvel Studios with James Gunn rehired and already securing British actor Will Poulter (Midsommar) as Adam Warlock, a role that will likely continue beyond the Guardian franchise as Marvel expands the cosmic side of the MCU. James Gunn has announced on Twitter that they’ve officiallyContinue reading “‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’: James Gunn Announces ‘Peacemaker’ Actor Chukwudi Iwuji For Mystery Role”

‘Dune: Part Two’ To Begin Filming On July 18

Dune has crossed $300 million at the global box office and Legendary/Warner Bros. has officially announced the second film, Dune: Part Two, is moving ahead with a release date of October 20, 2023. We now have a better idea when director Denis Villeneuve will get cameras rolling and should have the returning/new cast ready toContinue reading “‘Dune: Part Two’ To Begin Filming On July 18”

Zack Snyder Calls ‘Planet Of The Dead’ A “Sci-Fi Actioner With Horror Elements” With Another Possible Heist Angle

Zack Snyder and Netflix will continue their working relationship with the sci-fi film Rebel Moon, which reportedly has actress Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond, Atomic Blonde, Kingsmen: The Secret Service) set for the lead female role. And there a direct sequel to Army of The Dead has been greenlit and will be shot by SnyderContinue reading “Zack Snyder Calls ‘Planet Of The Dead’ A “Sci-Fi Actioner With Horror Elements” With Another Possible Heist Angle”

SPOILERS: Chloe Zhao Confirms Secret Cameo In ‘Eternals’

*SPOILERS AHEAD FOR ETERNALS YOU’VE BEEN WARNED* This weekend finally sees Chloe Zhao’s MCU debut with Eternals after multiple delays due to the pandemic and brings the Jack Kirby characters to the big screen alongside Kit Harington’s Dane Whitman, aka, The Black Knight Knight. Without getting too deep into the other big post-credit scene, aContinue reading “SPOILERS: Chloe Zhao Confirms Secret Cameo In ‘Eternals’”

Gael Garcia Bernal Reportedly Lands Werewolf By Night Role In Marvel’s Untitled Halloween Special

Marvel Studios is putting together another horror-type project for Disney+ with a Halloween Special that is expected to begin shooting early next year. The studio had been reportedly seeking a Latino actor for a key role and it sounds like Marvel has landed on an actor. The Wrap has revealed that Mexican actor Gael GraciaContinue reading “Gael Garcia Bernal Reportedly Lands Werewolf By Night Role In Marvel’s Untitled Halloween Special”

Taika Waititi To Turn Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Graphic Novel ‘The Incal’ Into A Feature Film

Before Dune’s recent success, the first attempt to make a feature film version of the Frank Herbert novel goes back to the 1970s with Chilean-French director Alejandro Jodorowsky. When they couldn’t get a studio to make his version of Dune he pivoted towards a graphic novel instead. Concept artist Jean Giraud (The Fifth Element, Willow,Continue reading “Taika Waititi To Turn Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Graphic Novel ‘The Incal’ Into A Feature Film”

‘Andor’ Getting A Season 3 & ‘The Acolyte’ Lands Working Title ‘Paradox’

Disney+ Day is coming next week and there is plenty of online speculation regarding what is going to be shown or announced by Lucasfilm for their upcoming string of live-action Star Wars shows for the streaming service that is expected to get a big promotional bump at the event. Rodrigo Perez of The Playlist mentionedContinue reading “‘Andor’ Getting A Season 3 & ‘The Acolyte’ Lands Working Title ‘Paradox’”