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37 years ago, audiences were left intrigued by the arrival of a new sci-blockbuster film which would go on to change millions of lives forever. The universal success of George Lucas’s Star Wars created a cultural phenomenon that ultimately brought about two brilliant sequels and a trilogy of origin films.

But the legacy is now set to continue with a seventh film that is being helmed by a new director who has had plenty of experience with making films of the sci-fi nature before. As well as that, the new story features a new-look cast who will be joining forces with the original trilogy’s actors.

After months and months of impatient waiting, the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released online.

Directed by the renowned filmmaker J.J Abrams (Super 8, Star Trek into Darkness), the film’s plot still remains a top secret but the narrative will be set thirty years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Original actors Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo) return for the new adventure with John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o and Max Von Sydow all making their debuts in the Star Wars franchise.

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The 90 second preview features glimpses of Boyega, Ridley and Isaac as well as the return of the Millennium Falcon as it does battle with some Tie Fighters on Tattooine.

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We also see some new-look stormtroopers preparing for battle plus the appearance of a Sith lord armed with a sword-shaped lightsaber.

The film will be released in cinemas just over a year from now on December 18th 2015.

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The story of Peter Pan has been told quite often on the big-screen particularly with the 1955 Disney animation and Steven Spielberg’s Hook (1991).

But the latest cinematic adaptation of the boy who never grew up takes us down a new path by focusing on the young hero’s origins in the upcoming release Pan.

Directed by Joe Wright (Pride and Prejudice, Atonement), the film’s official trailer premiered online earlier this evening.

The story shows Peter (played by newcomer Levi Miller) being whisked away from his orphanage home in London by a group of pirates led by the sinister Captain Blackbeard. Upon arriving at Neverland, he and the other Lost Boys join forces with a young Captain Hook as they look to bring Blackbeard down.

Oscar-nominee Hugh Jackman (X-Men series, Les Miserables) sports a cook beard to play the villainous pirate with Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy, On the Road) appearing as Hook and Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Her) controversially cast as the Indian princess Tiger Lily.

Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables) and Kathy Burke (Nil by Mouth, Gimme Gimme Gimme) also feature in the fantasy adventure.

Pan will be released in cinemas on 15th July 2015.

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Over twenty years since Jurassic Park first opened its gates to audiences, there has been mixed feelings about the sequels that followed it afterwards.

But after a thirteen year absence, the dinosaurs are heading back to the big-screen in the upcoming fourth outing Jurassic World.

Produced by original director Steven Spielberg and helmed by newcomer Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), the official trailer for the prehistoric adventure has finally been released.

The plot sees Chris Pratt (The LEGO Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy) play a park researcher who watches on as the new-look Jurassic World is reopened to the public. However the dinosaurs end up being let loose resulting in Pratt’s Owen having to try and save the day.

Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village, The Help) co-stars as a doctor who has assisted in bringing the dinosaurs back to life.

Additional support also comes from Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Men in Black), Omar Sy (Intouchable, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Judy Greer (The Descendants, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).

Jurassic World will be released in cinemas on June 12th 2015.

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As he prepares to take on a key role in the hugely-anticipated Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens, Oscar Isaac has managed to land another top franchise gig via the superhero genre.

The Golden Globe-nominated star of Inside Llewyn Davies and the upcoming thriller A Most Violent Year has officially signed up to play the notorious villain Apocalypse in the latest X-Men sequel, Apocalypse.

Apocalypse – a mutant who is both ancient and immortal – is one of the classic enemies of the X-Men series.

The new outing also sees James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) reprise their roles from 2011′s First Class and this year’s Days of Future Past.

X-Men: Apocalypse will be released in the UK on May 19th 2016.

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Having achieved success with the likes of 101 Dalmatians, Alice in Wonderland and more recently, Maleficent, Disney are set to unveil their latest live-action adaptation of a beloved classic with their upcoming take on Cinderella.

British actor/director Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet, Thor) has been tasked with helming the fantasy adventure which is based on the 1950 animated hit of the same name.

The official trailer for the film has now premièred online.

Based on the classic fairytale, the film sees British starlet Lily James (Downton Abbey) portray the title character as she endures the heartbreak of losing her father. She is then forced to work as a slave for her cruel step-mother but her situation changes when a Fairy Godmother gives her the chance to attend a royal ball in a glamourous gown.

Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett (Lord of the Rings trilogy, Blue Jasmine) plays the cunning step-mother with additional support coming from Helena Bonham Carter (Alice in Wonderland, The King’s Speech) as the Fairy Godmother and Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden as Prince Charming.

Cinderella will be released in the UK on March 27th 2015.

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The last time we saw Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne, he had managed to escape death and swim away to safety in the climax of The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).

Since then, Bourne fans have been waiting impatiently for the popular action hero to return especially after the disappointment of 2012′s spin-off The Bourne Legacy.

But after years of speculation, Damon (Good Will Hunting, The Departed) has finally confirmed that he and collaborating director Paul Greengrass (United 93, Captain Phillips) are set to return to the franchise.

Speaking to E! News about the comeback, Damon said:

“We’ll shoot it next year. It’ll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out.

Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that’s all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes.”

There have been suggestions that Bourne will team up with Legacy character Aaron Cross (played by Jeremy Renner) in the new film though details of the story are being kept under wraps.

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Four years ago, audiences young and old thought they had said farewell to Woody, Buzz Lightyear and co. during the emotional climax of Toy Story 3 (2010).

But although the gang have popped up in a couple of short spin-offs and television adverts, Disney have decided to take the toy’s adventures to infinity and beyond by making a fourth outing with a release date scheduled for June 2017.

Disney chairman Bob Iger announced the news last night and also confirmed that John Lasseter, director of the first two films, would be returning to helm the new sequel.

On the story, Lasseter said:

“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us. We don’t want to do anything with them unless it lives up to or surpasses what’s gone before.

“Toy Story 3 ended Woody and Buzz’s story with Andy so perfectly that for a long time, we never even talked about doing another Toy Story movie.

But when Andrew, Pete, Lee and I came up with this new idea, I just could not stop thinking about it.

“It was so exciting to me, I knew we had to make this movie – and I wanted to direct it myself.”

It is not yet known about the plot or whether original voice actors like Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, etc will return.

Personally, the news is a rather frustrating one given how perfect the Toy Story trilogy ended. Disney are getting just a bit too greedy in my opinion!