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  1. Ridley Scott Won’t Be Directing Blade Runner 2

    But we will have Harrison Ford and a female protagonist, sooooo...

    In the same interview with Variety in which Ridley Scott writes off the racism in Exodus as a budgetary concern, he also says that he will no longer be directing the Blade Runner sequel. Harrison Ford, however, is still attached to return as Deckard.

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  2. Ridley Scott Blames Lack of Diversity in Exodus on Needing Money

    Women are too hard to animate, brown people are too expensive to make films about.

    There are polite and considerate ways to say that in the face of a modern age of Biblical scholarship and historical study, the pressures of a racist Hollywood system forced you to cast only white people in the lead roles of a movie about a known era of Middle Eastern history. This is not one of them.

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  3. The Hubris! Ridley Scott Producing 2001: A Space Odyssey Sequel

    It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours.

    Last month Syfy's new programming chief promised that the network would be returning to its roots by attempting to recapture the network's pre-name-change "serious tone," and, well, attempting a sequel to one of the most iconic films ever is one way to do that, I guess. Memories of shark-based weather phenomena fading...fading...

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  4. Sebastian Stan’s Agent Finally Got Him a Post-Winter Soldier Gig

    Tumblr, pay attention: Sebastian Stan, who made everyone lose their damn minds in The Winter Soldier and then leveraged his popularity to secure roles in exactly one weird-sounding indie sports comedy, is finally going to be in another (non-Marvel) movie that you'll actually be able to see on the big screen. Even better: The amazing, Oscar-nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor (who, unlike Stan, is actually in things), has been added to the cast as well.

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  5. Sigourney Weaver on the Legacy of Ellen Ripley, Women in Games, and Her Return in Alien: Isolation

    Be my mom. Please. (Sorry, mom.)

    A magical thing happened a few months ago. I spoke with Sigourney Weaver on the phone. I'm not fully recovered. Find out what the actress, soon to be heard reprising her Ellen Ripley role in the video game Alien: Isolation, had to say about women in film, women in games, her sci-fi legacy, and Ripley's daughter.

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  6. Ridley Scott Says There Will Be No Xenomorphs In Prometheus 2, Destroys All My Interest In Prometheus 2

    Xenomore! Ridley doth murder xeep!

    Time to clean out your chests, er, desks, guys.

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  7. Casting Roundup: Once Upon a Time, Arrow, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Pick Up New Actors

    TEST YOUR MIGHT.

    Also in this casting roundup: Jessica Chastain! Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin! Cary Tagawa, aka Shang Tsung from Mortal Kombat, in a Philp K. Dick adaptation!

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  8. Ridley Scott Offers an Incredibly Dissatisfying Explanation of Why Exodus: Gods and Kings Is So Very White

    I'm not impressed.

    I'm listening, Ridley. Not that I think there could possibly be a good reason for whitewashing Moses and Rameses in Exodus: Gods and Kings. But hell, give it a shot. Wow me.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Doctor Doom As an ’80s Pop Sensation

    Nice shades.

    Rocky Davies also did 80s album covers for the Joker, the Xenomoprh, and Shredder. "You know, like Doom tried to do some good PR and produce an upbeat pop album," says the artist. "It has hits like 'Latveria, Why Latveria?' and 'Doom Done Did It Again' and 'Four Coffins' and 'Chrome Dome.'"

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  10. Harrison Ford Approached to Film Blade Runner Sequel

    It's A World of Laughter A World of Tears

    It's unusual for a movie company to just come right out and say they're wooing a certain actor before the deal is set, but that's just what Alcon Entertainment, makers of a putative Blade Runner sequel (set decades after the first film), have done.

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