We find the most interesting and popular stories of the past 7 days, so you don’t have to. This week, we have some mega trailers and controversial news.

News Roundup: HBO Hires 160 lawyers to take on Scientology, Pacific Rim 2 update and some exciting trailers!
Burn Gorman (Left) Charlie Day (Right)

Pacific Rim sequel update

Guillermo del Toro in an interview with Collider has given us some plot details about the next instalment in the Pacific Rim franchise. The sequel will continue a few years after the events of the first film in a Kaiju free world. Apparently the technology of the Jaegers has stepped up in the absence of a permanent threat of Kaiju. Expect to see a return from Charlie Day and Burn Gorman who played the two zany scientists from the first film. Del Toro has enough material for a third film also and is stepping softly to ensure there is room for further sequels in the series.

News Roundup: HBO Hires 160 lawyers to take on Scientology, Pacific Rim 2 update and some exciting trailers!

Harrison Ford to appear in Blade Runner sequel

Although many are still undecided as to whether or not they want a sequel to Blade Runner, the production train continues to chug along. The latest updates has Harrison Ford attached to the project to reprise his role from the original film.

News Roundup: HBO Hires 160 lawyers to take on Scientology, Pacific Rim 2 update and some exciting trailers!

Jake Gyllenhall undergoes transformation for role

After playing a skinny creep in Nightcrawler, Jake Gyllenhaal has now packed on the muscle to play the role of a rising-star boxer in the upcoming film Southpaw. A transformation on level with Christian Bale’s shape shifting ability. Perhaps this will thrust Gyllenhaal into the eyes of the Academy Awards?

News Roundup: HBO Hires 160 lawyers to take on Scientology, Pacific Rim 2 update and some exciting trailers!

HBO hires 160 lawyers for Scientology documentary

HBO loves controversy and continues that trend with an upcoming Scientology documentary. Being the mysterious religion/cult backed by many celebrities including Tom Cruise and John Travolta, Scientology is normally a topic to avoid and for good reason. They have plenty of money, resources and lawyers to make sure any negative view of them is erased. If this post mysteriously disappears, I guess we will all know why.

News Roundup: HBO Hires 160 lawyers to take on Scientology, Pacific Rim 2 update and some exciting trailers!

 

Netflix CEO states broadcast television dead in 16 years

A bold claim and quite convenient accusation from the person to most benefit from the situation. TV as we know it is on the decline as people’s watching habits change, but to claim that no one would watch it in 16 years is a big leap; only time will tell.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens trailer

Already featured on our site, the Star Wars: Episode VII trailer was released this week. Here it is again simply because I love it so much.

Jurassic World trailer

Another favourite of mine, also featured on this site, the Jurassic World trailer was finally released after a long teasing period.

Pan trailer

Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard? Yes. The live-action re-imagining of Peter Pan comes to us in the form of Warner Brothers’ Pan.

 

That’s it for this week’s News Roundup. We would love to hear what you think! What are you most excited about?