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After slumping towards a lowkey third movie in 2016 with Star Trek Beyond, JJ Abrams’ Kelvin timeline is back. The fourth outing for Chris Pine’s Kirk is due to start filming later this year and is being directed by WandaVision‘s Matt Shakman with a script by Josh Friedman (Snowpiercer) and Cameron Squires (WandaVision).

According to Discussing Film, Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts has been tapped for a forthcoming Star Wars series, skewing towards a Stranger Things demographic. It’s the Mods, isn’t it?

Whilst we’re on the subject, Star Wars‘ iconic Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill, spent my birthday RTing The Companion and I’m still screaming.

Ant-Man star Evangeline Lilly has taken the turn by voicing her support for Canadian anti-vaxxers.

Our very own Alasdair Stuart has a new book out as part of Obverse Books’ Gold Archive series of Star Trek monographs. Check it out right heckin’ now.

Cubicle 7, the developers behind the Doctor Who RPG, have announced that the Whoniverse is about to vworp-vworp into Dungeons & Dragons 5E with Doctors & Daleks.

In other roleplaying news, Green Ronin is redeeming HP Lovecraft with Cthulhu Awakens – their inclusive new take on the Mythos. The Kickstarter has already smashed its goals.

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Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness won the Super Bowl trailer war last week, with plenty of Wanda, plenty of Sam Raimi gothic, and an internet-breaking cameo.

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Hear around 60 minutes of previously unreleased music and recording sessions from Rogue One with the 4xLP extended score from Mondo, complete with all-new artwork.

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