'Game of Thrones' unveils July return


The premiere date of HBO's medieval fantasy series "Game of Thrones" was announced with fiery fanfare on Thursday, as a block of ice was melted live online to reveal the July 16 start of the new season. 

More than 100,000 people watched the hour-long Facebook Live stream of a block of ice being melted slowly by blasts of fire. It was interrupted by a few technical difficulties when the stream cut to black.

The highly anticipated seventh season of "Game of Thrones," taglined "The Great War is Here," has been moved to summer from its usual spring air date this year as filming of the show was delayed to capture scenes of winter for the show's fictional realm of Westeros.

Emmy-winning "Game of Thrones," based on George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" books, follows the epic fantasy of a multi-generational struggle for control of the Iron Throne seat of the Seven Kingdoms. 

A teaser trailer released by HBO on Thursday shows the crests of the warring families crumbling to ash, with voices of key characters heard speaking phrases from past seasons in a timeline of events that have led to the battle. 

At the very end, the voice of resurrected Night Watch leader Jon Snow says, "The same thing coming for all of us. There's only one war that matters. The great war. And it is here." 

"Game of Thrones" is the most-watched show on Time Warner Inc's premium cable network HBO, averaging around 25 million viewers for its sixth season. The saga will conclude with its eighth season next year.


Writer/director James Gunn has confirmed that there will be a third Guardians of the Galaxy film. The writer/director had previously been on the fence about a third film and even his involvement in it, but in a new interview with Complex the 46-year-old filmmaker said he and Marvel have agreed and are "trying to figure it out" in the next few weeks.

"There will be a Guardians 3, that's for sure. We're trying to figure it out," said Gunn. "I'm trying to figure out what I want to do really, that's all it is. I got to figure out where I want to be, what I want to spend the next three years of my life doing. You know, I'm going to make another big movie; is it the Guardians or something else? I'm just going to figure it out over the next couple of weeks."

Gunn is currently out promoting the new film The Belko Experiment, which he wrote and produced for MGM.

Unbreakable 2?

M. Night Shyamalan's Next Film?  Unbreakable 2!

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“They called me Mr. Glass.

My personal favorite M. Night Shyamalan film? Unbreakable, which was cleverly a dark, grounded-in-reality superhero movie long before dark, grounded-in-reality superhero movies became the hottest thing in Hollywood. If you’ve seen Split, you know that Shyamalan teased a sequel to Unbreakable at the very end of the film, and indeed Unbreakable 2 seems to be his next project.

With Split dominating the box office for its third weekend in a row, Shyamalan took to Twitter (@MNightShyamalan) to reveal that he’s begun outlining the sequel’s script. He tweeted:

I have an 11 page outline for my next film in my bag. I can’t tell you what it is, but If you’ve seen #Split…

As Shyamalan recently explained to Coming Soon, the upcoming sequel will apparently see Bruce Willis’ David Dunn colliding with both Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah “Mr. Glass” Price and James McAvoy’s Kevin Wendell Crumb, aka “The Horde.” He told the site:

I have every intention of doing one more. I can’t guarantee it, because I’m a writer and I don’t really write for other people. The only reason I can’t guarantee it is, because I don’t know what the demons are going to do when I get into the room. They may shut me down. They may not come out. I think the reason I’ve never done a sequel and never even been interested is because I don’t like knowing. I want to tell you a new story each time. I don’t know if those things are going to grab me and freeze me, but I have every intention of doing that. I’m hoping I don’t freeze up.

I think the ‘Unbreakable’ world is about finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. That’s kind of Elijah’s thesis. That excites me when we’re talking about maybe another one. What would Elijah’s reaction be to Kevin Wendell Crumb? He’d be like, ‘I knew it!’ (laughs).

Now this is a superhero/super-villain universe I can get behind.