News Blast: ‘Lego Movie 2’ rewrites, first gay ‘Star Trek’ character, ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot, female Iron Man, and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ poster

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Lots of small bits of movie news hit the web today, which we’ve rounded up for you! From Star Trek‘s first-ever gay character to a nostalgic look at the rose from Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast remake, it’s all found below!

Lego Movie 2 delayed, script to be rewritten

The sequel to the hugely successful 2014 Lego Movie was bumped to 2019 not too long ago, and now we’re finding out why: Warner Bros. has ordered the screenplay to be rewritten by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, creator of Netflix’s animated show BoJack Horseman.

Star Trek to see its first gay character

John Cho, who plays Sulu in the Star Trek reboot, revealed that his character is gay. The move is seen as an homage to internet legend and actor George Takei, who played Sulu in the original Star Trek television series. The actor, who is openly gay, is a vocal advocate for the LGBT+ community.

Tomb Raider reboot gets a release date

The upcoming reboot of Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, is set to hit theaters on March 16, 2018!

Robert Downey Jr. gets behind all new female, African-American Iron Man

Following Marvel Comics’ Civil War II, a new character is set to don the Iron Man suit in the Marvel Comic Universe: Riri Williams, a 15-year-old female African-American genius studying at M.I.T. Downey, who plays Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, tweeted in support of the move, referring to the new character as a “BAMF”.

New poster for Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast movie

Following the wildly successful teaser trailer released in May, Disney has released a stunning new poster for their upcoming live-action reboot of the classic Beauty and the Beast. The film, which stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, is set to hit theaters on March 17, 2017.

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