The Rundown

Entertainment Express: Divergent, Peanuts, Glee, The Incredibles, Star Wars VII

Howzit from London, where I’ve travelled forward in time to interview the cast of Captain America (in England, oh the irony!). Lots of movie news worth knowing today…

* It’s the YA (Young Adult) series many say will take over from The Hunger Games – which took over from Twilight –Divergent had its Hollywood premiere on Tuesday night. The film’s stars, Kate Winslet (fresh from receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame), Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd, Theo James and singer Ellie Goulding, who has a song on the soundtrack, all made an appearance, ahead of the film’s release on March 21st.

* After years of waiting for the time to be right, Charles Schulz’ son, heir to the Peanuts legacy, decided to go ahead with a silver-screen adaptation, and we’ve been given the first look at what our CGI-feature film Charlie Brown is going to look like. The movie is being produced by the fabulous Paul Feig (who gave us Bridesmaids) and is due out in November 2015.

* Staying with animated movie news, The Incredibles will be returning for a sequel, as confirmed by Disney Pixar. No details have yet been announced about when the new adventures of Mr Incredible and his family will hit the big screen.

* And in more film news, Star Wars VII is due to start shooting in May in the UK, at Pinewood Studios near London. Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed the latest installment in the series would be set about 30 years after the events of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Now, let the casting speculation continue until we know exactly who’ll be part of the “trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces”, as stated in the press release.

* Glee marked 100 episodes (is it just me or does it feel like it’s been going for more?) with the return of Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Chenoweth, and the original cast, singing ditties to save McKinley High’s singing club from imminent closure. The episode also paid tribute to the late Cory Monteith, who died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol last year.

 [Pic: Courtesy Lionsgate]

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