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Brief News: TOP GUN 2 Pushed Back, MR. ROBOT is Ending, Emmy Rossum Leaves SHAMELESS, & More

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Brief News about: Top Gun 2 Being Pushed Back, Mr. Robot Ending, Emmy Rossum Leaving Shameless, and More

In brief, new movie and television show news has broken. Below you will find a brief rundown on all that news and their most significant segments, distilled down to the most salient information.

Big Trouble in Little China Sequel in the Works

Dwayne Johnson‘s assumed remake of Big Trouble in Little China has been revealed to actually be a sequel. Dwayne Johnson’s Big Trouble in Little China film will be a continuation of the storyline introduced in the original Big Trouble in Little China film. Dwayne Johnson’s Big Trouble in Little China film will be in John Carpenter‘s Big Trouble in Little China.

DC Universe Streaming Service Launched Date Revealed

DC Universe’s streaming service will be launched on September 15, 2018.

New Release Dates for Top Gun 2, A Quiet Place 2, Terminator 6, and Sonic the Hedgehog

Paramount Pictures has revealed that Sonic the Hedgehog will be released on November 15, 2019, Terminator 6 will be released on November 22, 2019, A Quiet Place 2 will be released on May 15, 2020, and Top Gun 2 will be released on June 26, 2020.

Mr. Robot is Coming to an End

The fourth season of Mr. Robot will be its last. The TV show will not have a fifth season. The fourth and final season of Mr. Robot will be expanded from ten episodes to twelve episodes.

The reasoning for the decision from Mr. Robot’s creator Sam Esmail:

When I first created the world of Mr. Robot, I thought it would be a niche television series with a small, cult following. Over the past three years, it has become so much more, and I am continually humbled by the show’s recognition and by the amazing cast and crew that work tirelessly to help bring my vision to life. Since day one, I’ve been building toward one conclusion — and in breaking the next season of Mr. Robot, I have decided that conclusion is finally here. Everyone on the creative team, including the amazing people at USA and UCP, didn’t want to say goodbye, but we ultimately have too much respect for Elliot’s journey to extend past its inevitable ending. Therefore, season four will serve as the final chapter of the Mr. Robot story. To fans of the show: thank you for the past three years, and I can’t wait to share this exciting final season with you.

Game of Thrones: Season 8 will not premiere in Mid-2019

Though Game of Thrones: Season 8 was initially reported to premiere in mid-2019, it will actually premiere in the first half of 2019. All six episodes will air before before May 31st, 2019 so that Game of Thrones will be eligible for the 2019 Emmy Awards.

Emmy Rossum Leaves Shameless

After nine seasons, Emmy Rossum is leaving Showtime’s Shameless TV series.

The actress released this statement about her departure:

“It’s hard thing to put into words, feelings. But I’m going to try.

This business is always an adventure, full of travel and opportunities to tell stories. Usually as an actor, every few months, you travel to a new place, start a new project, build a new character, learn new rhythms, new inside jokes with your crew, make new friends.

Until “Shameless” came into my life 8 years ago, I led that kind of transient wonderful life of an actor. And I never realized how much I actually craved the kind of continuity that this show has given me. And given all of us in the crew. Season after season I’m amazed that our same crew comes back. And it’s not just because it’s a wonderfully written, wonderfully layered show. There are these real connections, real friendships that bring us back season after season after season.

See, in real life, unlike Fiona, I’m an only child. I never had a big family. Being ensconced in that messy Gallagher family love is something I’d always dreamed of. But even off set, it feels real. We’ve watched the kids grow up into the strong, talented, independent human beings that they are. I taught Emma to shave her legs. I was there when Ethan learned to drive. Shanola and Jeremy and Joan and Bill danced at my wedding in New York last year. Our fearless leader John Wells thankfully held Sam and me up on those rickety chairs during the hora. I’ve spent the Jewish holy days in temple with David Nevins and his wonderful wife and kids. It really feels like a family.

This kind of stability, this family, has nurtured me and made feel safe enough to stretch and grow creatively. The way John Wells has shepherded me as an actress, and more recently how he’s encouraged me wholeheartedly as a director and a writer, has been an honor and a privilege.

We have made over 100 hours of television. That’s no small feat. There’s a new study that says it takes 100 hours to become friends with someone. The Gallaghers have been in people’s living rooms for 100 hours. So, it makes sense. We can feel your connection to us, to these characters. In the airport, in restaurants, on the street, when people call out “Hi Fiona” “Oh my god, it’s Lip” or “Screw you Frank!”… it feels good.

The opportunity to play Fiona has been a gift. There are few characters — female or otherwise — as layered and dynamic. She is a mother lion, fierce, flawed and sexually liberated. She is injured, vulnerable, but will never give up. She is living in an economic depression, but refuses to be depressed. She is resourceful. She is loyal. She is brave. I knew it the second I read the pilot script, this was different, this was special. I tirelessly prepped the audition with my coach Terry Knickerbocker. I walked to the appointment in the rain so I looked disheveled. During my third audition, when I got the part IN the room, I literally jumped up and down screaming in joyous relief and disbelief. Quite simply, the last eight years have been the best of my life.

Malcolm Gladwell says it takes 10,000 hours to become truly good at something. To become world class. Well by my calculation, 100 episodes, 7 days per episode (plus Chicago weeks), 12 hour days, we’re just at about 10,000 hours. So I guess we’re finally good at this. I can say for certain that this cast and crew, who I’ve been have truly honored to work alongside, are world class. I am proud and I’m filled with gratitude.

I know you will continue on without me, for now. There is much more Gallagher story to be told. I will always be rooting for my family. Try not to think of me as gone, just think of me as moving down the block.

With love, always.”

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