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Published June 8, 2024

The Hunt for Gollum to arrive in 2026

Sources: www.metro.co.uk;mirror.co.uk; upi.com
Sources: www.metro.co.uk;mirror.co.uk; upi.com

Warner Bros. will release the first of its new Lord of the Rings films, Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum, in 2026.

The movie will be directed by star Andy Serkis, who portrayed Gollum via motion capture technology in the original Lord of the Rings trilogy. It’s in the early stages of script development, with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens to write the screenplay alongside Phoebe Gittins and Arty Papageorgiou.

Peter Jackson, who directed the original Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit movies, will produce the film with Walsh and Boyens. Warner Bros. confirmed in February 2023 that it is developing ‘multiple’ films, based on Lord of the Rings fantasy book series by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Nintendo to announce Switch successor

Sources: www.metro.co.uk;mirror.co.uk; upi.com
Sources: www.metro.co.uk;mirror.co.uk; upi.com

Japanese video-game maker Nintendo will make an announcement about a successor to its Switch home console sometime before March 2025.

In reporting its financial results, Nintendo gave no details about the announcement, whether it would launch that successor product during this fiscal year or just announce its plans for it.

Nintendo is also planning a new film for worldwide release in April 2026. It’s counting on the openings of Donkey Kong Country in Universal Studios Japan, as well as a museum on Nintendo in Kyoto, both scheduled for later this year, to woo more fans to its franchise.

Cage to play Noir in live-action series

Sources: www.metro.co.uk;mirror.co.uk; upi.com
Sources: www.metro.co.uk;mirror.co.uk; upi.com

Nicolas Cage will play Spider-Man Noir in a new Prime Video and MGM+ series. Noir is a live-action series based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man Noir, an alternate version of Spider-Man living during the Great Depression.

The show “tells the story of an aging and down-on-his-luck private investigator (Cage) in 1930s New York, who is forced to grapple with his past life as the city’s one and only superhero,” according to a press release.

Cage previously voiced Spider-Man Noir in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) and its sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023). Noir is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon MGM Studios.

Published in Dawn, Young World, June 8th, 2024

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