Top Hollywood news of the day: November 10, 2017

Top Hollywood news of the day: November 10, 2017

Check out the latest updates and happenings in the world of Hollywood and American television today.

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A new Star Wars trilogy in works: Disney has announced that a new Star Wars trilogy will be developed by director Rian Johnson. This will be the fourth film trilogy in the franchise after the original, prequel and the ongoing sequel trilogy. Johnson has directed the upcoming The Last Jedi that will hit theaters on December 20. There will also be a live-action TV series based on the franchise which will air on its entertainment streaming service that is expected to launch by the end of 2019. The trilogy will be separate from Skywalker saga.

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Big Little Lies season 2 to begin production?: The hit HBO miniseries Big Little Lies, that rocked this year's Emmys with an incredible 8 wins out of 16 nominations, may be getting a second season. According to, HBO is eyeing an Autumn 2018 production start. The miniseries starred Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern among others. It was based on a 2014 novel by Australian author Liane Moriarty.

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Thor: Ragnarok hammers out 500 million dollars worldwide: With Taika Watiti's Thor: Ragnarok, the Chris Hemsworth starrer Thor franchise is now one of the most successful in the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe. Its worldwide collection now stands at 500 million dollars. Around 70% of total earnings come from overseas and the rest are domestic. The movie reunites viewers with Thor and Mark Ruffalo's Hulk, both of whom were notably absent in Captain America: Civil War. Thor: Ragnarok also stars Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson and Jeff Goldblum among others.

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Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner accused of sexual harassment: The process that was set in motion by a number of women levelling sexual harassment charges against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has not stopped. More and more women are coming forward and speaking up against some of the biggest names of Hollywood and American television industry. Now it is the turn of AMC TV series Mad Men's creator Matthew Weiner. Kater Gordon, who won an Emmy for her writing for the show, has accused Weiner of sexually harassing her. Weiner has flatly denied the accusation.

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JK Simmons wants to reprise his Spider-man role: JK Simmons, who famously played the role of editor-in-chief of the Daily Bugle, the newspaper wherein Spider-man's alter-ego Peter Parker worked, in Sam Raimi's Spider-man trilogy, says he would love to essay the character again. Since the original trilogy starring Tobey Maguire, two more actors, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland, have played Spider-man. JK Simmons will be seen as James Gordon in the upcoming DC superhero film Justice League.

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Gal Gadot to be honoured with Palm Springs Film Fest Rising Star award: Gal Gadot, the Israeli actor who rose to fame by playing the titular Wonder Woman in Patty Jenkins directorial, will be given Palm Springs Film Fest Rising Star award. A statement from the awardees said, "Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman showed us a strong, capable, poised, curious and compassionate character, and her performance has been universally praised, resonating with audiences everywhere.” The actor will soon be seen reprising her Wonder Woman avatar in the upcoming DC film, Justice League.