Nerdy Ninja News: w/c 22nd June ‘14

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– Ben Kingsley will be voicing the role of Bagheera in Jon Favreau’s adaption of the Jungle Book. The movie will include a mix of live action scenes and animation. It is due for release on 9th October 2015.

– Carrie Fisher’s daughter; Billie Lourd, has joined the Star Wars cast. Who she will be playing is not yet confirmed, but with no acting experience, it is most likely to be a cameo of some sort.

– Director Guillermo del Toro has announced that Pacific Rim 2 is in production. Not only this, but he will be developing an animated series as well, which is due for release in April 2017. A Comic Book series will also be added to the quickly expanding franchise.

– The Legend of Korra is going to have its own video game. Written by Tim Hendrick, and produced by Platinum Games and Activision, it will take place between the end of Book Two: Spirits and Book Three: Change. The game will be available later this year on multiple platforms, including PC, Xbox One and Playstaion 4.

– The 1980’s movie War Games is apparently getting a reboot. It will be written by Arash Amell, and directed by Dean Israelite. Two actors are already in the shortlist to play the lead character; Ansel Elgort, and Tye Sheridan.

– Nathan Fillion will have a cameo in upcoming movie; Guardians of the Galaxy, well.. a voice cameo anyway. He will be playing Cosmo, the canine security chief – a dog from Earth with heightened intelligence.

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