Nerdy Ninja News: w/c 9th March ‘14

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– Fans of the CBS television show, The Big Bang Theory, will be pleased to know that they have announced a multi-year renewel. The show will continue for another three years minimum. BBT is the most viewed comedy on television, so this news should make a lot of people happy.

– Looks like Hugh Jackman might be returning to play the Wolverine after all. Director James Mangold is set to start filming a sequel to the Wolverine movies in 2016 after the release of X-Men: Apocalypse, hoping that the movie will be ready for a 2017 release date. Earlier this week, Jackman admitted that a re-cast for his part as Wolverine was inevitable because of his age, but a sequel suggests that this isn’t the case just yet.

– Lupita Nyong, Oscar winner for her role in 12 Years a Slave, is in talks with J.J. Abrams about being cast as the leading lady in his upcoming Star Wars movie. The part is rumoured to be unrelated to the Skywalker/Solo families, and there is a possibility that the character is also a Sith.

– Rooney Mara, star of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, will join Hugh Jackman and Garett Hedland in upcoming live-action movie; Pan. She will be playing the role of Tiger Lily. In the original Peter Pan tales, Tiger Lily is Native American, so it is interesting that director Joe Wright has picked Mara for the role, who is not.

– Brand new anime; Sailor Moon crystal, now has a release date. The animated television series will be available to stream on the Niconico website later this year, in July. This will not be a remake of the original, but will be an adaption.

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