A prequel TV series to the Lord of the Rings films is to be made by Amazon after a mammoth deal reported to be worth $250million. The multi-series adaptation will be set before the films, and explore new storylines based on the work of author JRR Tolkien. The deal also includes the option of an additional spin-off. It's good news for fans of epic fantasy TV, who will have a gap in their TV schedules when HBO's global smash-hit Game Of Thrones comes to an end after next year's Season 8.
Star Wars bosses have confirmed another three films set in George Lucas' sci-fi universe. Rian Johnson, who directed the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi , has been signed up for an all-new trilogy. That's on top of Last Jedi, next May's Han Solo spin-off movie, and 2019's as-yet untitled "Episode IX'. The three new films will take the number of full-length films up to 14 - after the original trilogy from 1977-1983, the prequel trilogy from 1999-2005, 2015's Force Awakens, and 2016's Rogue One.
Marvel movie star Anthony Mackie has continued his rivalry with Avengers: Infinity War co-star Tom Holland by mocking his choice of underwear and calling him "a**hole". The star, who plays Falcon, has been mocking Spider-Man Tom since he joined the cast of the hit movie franchise in 2016's Captain America: Civil War. And at a panel at MCM Comic Con in London he once again turned the heat on the 21-year-old Brit.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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