Following in the footsteps of Kevin Spacey, who played the baddie in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Harington plays the “embodiment” of the Settlement Defense Front and this certainly explains why the actor shaved his beard. So settle down, Game of Thrones fans. Baby-faced Kit Harington doesn’t mean a thing, asfilming for Season 7 doesn’t begin until the end of next month—plenty of time for beard-growing..
The story of the 14th installment in the Call of Duty series takes place in the very distant future, as the nations of Earth have united together to form the “United Nations Space Alliance” with the goal of colonizing new planets.
Activision enlisted director Guy Ritchie to direct Harington’s motion-capture scenes and aid in bringing his character to life, with the Sherlock Holmes director having helmed the live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
The prolific, legendary composer John Williams has revealed that he will be returning for the next installments of both iconic franchises. This continues Williams’ long-time collaboration with directors Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Steven Spielberg confirmed to Scott Mantz that Williams would return for a fifth go-round scoring the adventures of Dr. Jones.
Indiana Jones will return to the big screen on July 19, 2019. Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce. In a career spanning over six decades, Williams has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including Jaws, the Star Wars series, Superman, the Indiana Jones series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,Jurassic Park, and the first three Harry Potter films.
With Pixar’s new film Finding Dory hitting theatres next week, it is time to look at the studio’s docket for their upcoming movies. The next film waiting in line is a sequel as well, being the third installment of the ‘Cars’ franchise. We know precious little about the follow-up, which will be helmed by first-timer Brian Fee whose first Pixar credit was as a storyboard artist on the first Cars in 2006.
Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter has provided some indications of what we can expect, stating:
“Lightning McQueen, he’s awesome. We’ve got some great new characters, some great racing in it. It’s a very emotional story. It’s a little bit more akin to Cars 1, where you get into a deep emotion with him. It’s really a special story. It’s very emotional and his relationship with Doc Hudson, and his memory of Doc Hudson.”
The second Cars movie, which Lasseter stepped in to direct in the midst of a creative turnaround, still feels like Pixar’s most pedestrian film, packed with juvenile humor and gags and lacking the emotion that drives the studio’s best entires. While a critical bust, Cars 2 grossed $559.9 million worldwide and the franchise continues to be a major merchandise coup for Disney, so the audience is there for Cars 3.
Sequels are what we can expect from Pixar anyhow, as the movies following the Dia de los muertos-inspired Coco in November are Toy Story 4 in 2018 with John Lasseter as director and Brad Bird’s highly anticipated The Incredibles 2 in 2019.