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Neill Blomkamp will direct a new film in the Alien franchise, according to an Instagram post Wednesday.  Blomkamp posted an image by H.R. Giger, who did the designs for the first Alien film, and wrote, “Um… So I think it’s officially my next film. #alien”

The film will be produced by Ridley Scott, and will be set after Prometheus 2, which Scott will produce and direct, according to Deadline.

Blomkamp’s directing career started with the critically acclaimed District 9, which he also co-wrote, and for which he received an Adapted Screenplay Academy Award nomination.  He wrote and directed Elysium, and co-wrote and directed Chappie, which will open March 6.

Prometheus was set in the Alien universe, but before the first movie, and the sequel will be in that earlier time frame as well.

‘Wonder Woman’ Director Named


Warner Bros. has announced Michelle MacLaren as director for the upcoming Wonder Woman feature starring Gal Gadot Deadline is reporting.  The announcement also confirms the film will release on June 23rd, one of two dates the studio reserved in 2017.

MacLaren has directed episodes of Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Walking Dead, and was an executive producer on Breaking Bad and X-Files. This will be the first time she’s directed a feature film. 

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn


Margot Robbie, who first drew attention in Wolf of Wall Street, is in talks to play Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, according to Collider.  The film will be directed by David Ayer and released on August 5, 2016.

Robbie could be lining up multiple roles with serious geek appeal; she was also reported to be in talks to star in the live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell .

Meanwhile, Jared Leto is being eyed to play Joker in the film, according to The Wrap.  Like Robbie, Leto has also been reported as in the running for another role in a geek film, in his case Doctor Strange.

Elba, Hiddleston in ‘Age of Ultron’


Actor Idris Elba has revealed that he and Tom Hiddleston will appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron, according to the Daily Telegraph.  Elba, as his character from Thor (Heimdall), and Tom Hiddleston (Loki), will both appear in the film, he told the Telegraph.  Elba described shooting a scene with Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) for the film.

20th Century Fox Moving Forward with Deadpool Targeting 2016 Release, The Fantastic Four and Assassin’s Creed Delayed


Just a few hours after star Ryan Reynolds opened up about the reaction to the Deadpool leaked footage, 20th Century Fox has announced they are moving forward with the film and given it a February 12, 2016 release date, just three months before the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. Ryan Reynolds is expected to star with director Tim Miller at the helm and a script by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

In addition, Fox has shuffled a few more release dates, moving the Michael Fassbender starring Assassin’s Creed from its August 7, 2015 and is now without a release date at all. The upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four from Josh Trank and starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Michael B. Jordan, has also moved from its June 19, 2015 release to the just vacated August 7.