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Film Fondue: AMC’s ‘Preacher’ gets an amazing (but short) first teaser

by Brandon Russell | October 31, 2015October 31, 2015 8:00 am PDT

Does life even matter between now and when Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out in December? We’re less than two months away from the movie’s release, yet it still feels like an eternity until it comes out. It’s hard to believe we’re this close; it feels like yesterday Disney released the first photo of the cast doing a reading. Yet here we are, on the cusp of what will either be the most extraordinary experience or a colossal disaster.

Man, I really hope the movie is good.

October ended on a high note, with Captain America: Civil War rumors, Suicide Squad photos, Thor news, and even Guardians of the Galaxy casting. That’s a lot of good variety, and shows that the comic book machine isn’t slowing down. In fact, beginning next year, it’s only going to crazier, with movies from Marvel Studios, Warner Bros. and Fox.

In case you missed some of the bigger stories we covered this week, you can find them at the bottom of this post.

Meet the actors voicing animals in Disney’s Zootopia

Disney has released more information about its next animated feature, Zootopia. The movie is set in a metropolis inhabited by the animal kingdom, and will focus on Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) as she attempts to crack a missing mammals case with the help of Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). Other actors lending their voice talents include Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate and Alan Tudyk. Check out the pictures above to see some of the characters we’ll meet in Zootopia, which is set for a March 4, 2016 release.

The next Indiana Jones will probably star Harrison Ford

Everyone who wants Chris Pratt to be Indiana Jones might have to make due with the actor just being Peter Quill—for now. One of the franchise’s producers, Frank Marshall, said it’s unlikely we’ll see an Indiana Jones without Harrison Ford, who is now 73. While the actor is still terrific as Indy, I think everyone feels like Kingdom of the Crystal was the right time to pass on the mantle. “We have to figure this out,” Marshall said. OK, please do. [TotalFilm]

Harley Quinn is trying to break free from Joker

Suicide Squad director David Ayer revealed Harley Quinn’s arc in the movie, and how she’ll try to break free of Joker’s influence and become an independent person. Ayer also said Quinn will be involved in a love triangle, with Joker and Deadshot on either side. “Harley is the biggest troublemaker, but Deadshot’s actually eyeballing her a little bit.” [ComicBookMovies]

Colossus will be close to comic character in Deadpool

According to actor Andre Tricoteux, we’ll be seeing a lot of Colossus in next year’s Deadpool movie, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the merc with a mouth. “The Colossus you’re going to see in Deadpool is very true to the original character in the comic book,” he said. Great! We’ve seen Colossus in X-Men movies before, but only briefly, kind of wasting the fan favorite. [TechTimes]

Neill Blomkamp’s Alien is on hold for now

Director Neill Blomkamp this week revealed what we all feared: His alien project is being put on hold. Following the announcement of Prometheus 2, it was always expected Blomkamp’s project would be put on the back burner. Maybe it’s being set aside so the two stories can be better aligned. For now, Blomkamp said he will move on to other projects.

The Walking Dead renewed for a seventh season

This show’s popularity only grows as the seasons go on, so it’s no surprise AMC would renew the zombie show for another season. Where AMC plans to take the show in its seventh season remains to be seen. But if you’ve been following along, then you’ll know one of the show’s major characters was killed off. Why even go on after that? AMC said The Talking Dead has also been renewed.

Preacher gets its first teaser

Here’s our first look at AMC’s Preacher, which is based on the comic book series by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who are more known for their involvement in comedy, are developing the series, with Dominic Cooper in the role of Jesse Custer. AMC said it’ll release the full trailer during The Walking Dead this weekend.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...