The Terminator Saga is Officially Being Rebooted!Amanda Yesilbas6/28/13 9:00amFiled to: morning spoilersThe Amazing Spider-manStar WarsTerminatorThe Hunger gamesResident EvilTransformersCaptain PlanetHerculesNoahTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesPacific RimMan of SteelTeen WolfPerson of InterestContinuumUnder the DomeDoctor WhoWitches of East EndOnce Upon a Time in Wonderland2983EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkCheck out the first clip from Pacific Rim. Learn one possible reason why Mary Jane was cut from Amazing Spider-Man 2. A live-action Captain Planet is coming! Paul W.S. Anderson says Resident Evil 6 films this fall. Julianne Moore could join Hunger Games. Plus hints about Under the Dome and Person of Interest. Spoilers!The Amazing Spider-Man 2An inside source explains why Mary Jane, played by Shailene Woodley, was cut from the second installment of the series:AdvertisementEmma Stone’s character dies in the next film and that really would take a bunch out of the film if Spider-Man all the sudden starts dating a new girl so close to an important characters death. They were noticing this occurring as they filmed Shailene’s scenes. They want to make the death of Gwen Stacy really mean something and then it will leave room for Shailene to shine in the third film.[HollywoodLife.com]Star Wars Episode VIIThe British tabloid Metro is reporting that Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill have been ordered to lose weight prior to the shooting of Episode VII. Supposedly both have been given a personal trainer and nutrionist as part of the production cost. The source is quoted as saying:Advertisement‘Mark and Carrie need to be as close to their appearance in the earlier movies as possible. Producers are keen to help out and have offered support. The budget is huge so there will be no expense spared.’Apparently they are happy with Harrison Ford. Take with the standard grain of salt since none of these stars has actually been confirmed as returning yet.[Metro]TerminatorThe Terminator franchise is officially being rebooted, with the first movie coming out on June 26, 2015. Despite the use of the term "reboot," the Deadline report still says Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back. And the hope is to get at least two movies done before the rights revert to James Cameron. The press release for this "stand-alone trilogy" is below:AdvertisementSponsoredSkydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures have jointly announced they will partner on a rebooted “TERMINATOR” movie, to be released by Paramount Pictures on June 26, 2015.The first in a stand-alone trilogy, “TERMINATOR” will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Laeta Kalorgridis (“Avatar,” “Shutter Island”) and Patrick Lussier (“Drive Angry”) are attached to write the screenplay.Launched in 1984 with star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character, “TERMINATOR” spanned 3 subsequent films, which have earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.David Ellison most recently executive produced, along with his partners at Paramount, “World War Z,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”. A 5th installment of in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise is in active development, along with a 3rd film in the “G.I. Joe” franchise, among other films.Megan Ellison most recently produced the Academy Award®-nominated “Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Master” and executive produced “Spring Breakers” via her Annapurna Pictures banner and has David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” Spike Jonze’s “Her,” and Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” set for release later this year.[Deadline]The Hunger Games: MockingjayJulianne Moore is in early talks to play Alma Coin, the leader of District 13 who appears in the novel Mockingjay. The story of Mockingjay will be split into two movies, the third and fourth of The Hunger Games franchise.[The Hollywood Reporter]Resident Evil 6Paul W.S. Anderson will begin shooting the next Resident Evil movie this fall with a planned release date of Sept. 12, 2014. Anderson explains the appeal of the movies:“I think the undead genre really plays to primal human fears. That kind of stuff never goes out of fashion. The themes of a zombie story are always good; they make for good filmmaking.”[IGN]Transformers 4Marc Ganis, president of production company Jiaflix Enterprises, describes how prominent a role China will play in the upcoming Transformers movie:AdvertisementAdvertisement"The film has a great deal to do with China. Effectively, China is a character in it. So much of the movie takes place in China and the character [Li Bingbing] plays is a Chinese national. So it's a very natural position for her to have."[ComingSoon.net]Captain PlanetSony is in final negotiations for the rights to the Captain Planet TV show, about a superhero who protects the environment. Veteran producers Mark Gordon, Don Murphy and Susan Montford are set to produce a live action movie.Advertisement[The Hollywood reporter]HerculesJoe Anderson (Twilight) has joined the cast of Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules. He will play a marathon runner who brings Hercules news of his enemy Rhesus’ movement before the battle.[Variety]NoahHere are some character-centric stills from Darren Aronofsky’s Noah starring Russell Crowe.