The Weekly Roundup

Ben Atwater

A new trailer for the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy The Interview dropped. This film seems to be tapping into political business at just the right time, as the film depicts Rogen and Franco traveling to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong Un for the government. Antics ensue in what tis likely to be a predictable stoner comedy comparable to This Is the End.

James Franco and Seth Rogan are set to star opposite each other yet again in The Interview (AP Photo)
James Franco and Seth Rogan are set to star opposite each other yet again in The Interview (AP Photo)

 

Roberto Orci is leaving the upcoming Power Rangers film. This is likely to focus his efforts on Star Trek 3, due to come out in 2016. As of right now, no replacement has been announced and still very little is known about the project asides from an announced release date of July 22, 2016, which will undoubtedly be pushed back.

Bryan Singer has officially been announced as the director of the upcoming 2016 X Men: Age of Apocalypse. A surprise to none, he brings along the same screenwriters from the critically acclaimed Days of Future Past. Singer also announced that while Hugh Jackman and the young First Class cast will return, Storm, Cyclops and Jean Gray will be replaced by younger actors, for he also announced the film will take place ten years after Days of Future Past, which is still in the 1990s and hence twenty years before the original X Men trilogy with Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellan.

Seth MacFarlane announced that Liam Neeson will be appearing in Ted 2, to come out in 2015. This is MacFarlane and Neeson’s second collaboration after this summer’s A Million Ways to Die in the West. Ted 2 is attracting quite the talent caliber after Morgan Freeman joined the cast last week. Let’s just wait to see if Flash Gordon comes in again.