The past week and a half has been full of exciting announcements and new content for some of sci-fi's most highly anticipated blockbusters! We learned that LucasFilm have green-lit the fifth Indiana Jones movie, Roland Emmerich announces two new cast additions for his Independence Day sequel, Jurassic World takes us back to the Jurassic Park Visitor's Centre in revealing new TV spots and Terminator Genisys gave us a better look at its new Terminator models by releasing some new promotional artwork! Not only that, but we also got our first glimpse at the Predator from Mortal Kombat X's DLC, Aaron Taylor-Johnson discussed his potential return for Godzilla 2, we learned more about J.J Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and we also learned that the second Star Wars spin-off title could revolve around the Galaxy's most beloved Bounty Hunter, Boba Fett! Read on for a breakdown of the latest and most popular sci-fi movie headlines in this week's re-cap!
Kicking things off is the exciting news that Indiana Jones 5 will happen. When exactly, is still unconfirmed as a script for the film hasn't even been written according to LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy, however during Vanity Fair's coverage of Star Wars VII, Kennedy did confirm that the Studio is currently in-talks over it. Rumors about Chris Pratt's involvement are still up in the air, however it is possible he may get the opportunity, given the immense fan-driven support the rumor has.
On that note, Vanity Fair's The Force Awakens coverage gained a lot of media exposure when it released last week. They revealed a number of exclusive on-set photos as well as interviews with a number of the cast and director J.J Abrams. You can check out the released images here and here and read more about J.J's interview here!
Continuing on the Star Wars topic, we also received word that the potential surrounding Boba Fett's spin-off movie is still at large. While the search for a director continues with haste it has been reported that the second Anthology movie, the new official name for the Star Wars spin-offs, is being written by Simon Kinberg, whom also worked on the Fantastic Four with Trank (and is believed to be the whistlebower), and will be an origin story for everyones favorite Mandalorian Bounty Hunter - Boba Fett
Next up, we saw even moe casting updates made by director Roland Emmerich for next year's Independence Day 2! Emmerich announced that Sela Ward would play the U.S' new female President in the sci-fi action thriller. Also, Game of Thrones actor, DeObia Oparei has also joined the Independence Day sequel cast, though his character role is still unknown.
Switching gears, Jurassic World saw the release of 5 new movie stills and a new, spoilery TV spot last week! The 5 new movie stills didn't spoil much, just offered new shots of the various human characters, but the new TV spot caused uite a rouse out of some fans online - since it showed an original Jurassic Park Jeep, in what looked to be a parking garage of the old Visitor Centre from the first film. Not only that, the spot also revealed some more deaths by Dinosaur as well as some new shots of the film's antagonistic carnivores. If you don't mind a few mild spoilers, you can watch that TV spot here! The official run-time for Jurassic World was also revealed, 117 minutes; 124 if you include the post-credits.
Terminator Genisys also gained some traction over the past 5 days by releasing a number of promotional character posters focusing on the film's new characters and Terminator models! They have all ben chronicled and can be seen via our Terminator Genisys movie news site!
We also got our first in-game glimpse of Mortal Kombat X's Predator DLC character, Godzilla VS released a new gameplay trailer, focusing on the different playable Monsters' introductions and to wrap things up, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Godzilla (2014) star, Aaron Taylor-Johnson revealed that he doesn't know if he'll be returning as his character, Ford Brody in Legendary Pictures' and Warner Brothers' Godzilla 2 which is due out in 2018.
Be sure to check back next week for another re-cap of the most popular sci-fi movie headlines!