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Stephen Furst passes away at the age of 63 years old

It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to report that actor Stephen Furst has passed away at the age of 63 years old.  The news was broken by his son Nathan who confirmed that Furst died on Friday at his home in Moorpark, California, north of Los Angeles. When speaking of his father Nathan said:

“He was proudest of his family, and he felt blessed and incredibly privileged to have the career that he had and enjoyed.”

Furst burst onto the Cult Faction radar playing naive fraternity pledge Flounder in Animal House, he continued the role in the TV spin off Delta House. He also played Vir Cotto in Babylon 5.

Other roles included CHiPS, St. Elsewhere, Have Faith, Night Court, Murder She Wrote, Magic Kid, Misery Loves Company, Freakazoid!, Diagnosis Murder, Jungle Cubs, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and Scrubs. He also played the Principal in Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock” music video.

Godzilla: Monster Planet will have the largest Godzilla ever!

Polygon Pictures’ upcoming anime film trilogy on Godzilla has revealed their Godzilla will be the biggest in history at 118.5m-tall.

The first of their trilogy: Godzilla: Monster Planet will be written by Kamen Rider Gaim‘s Gen Urobuchi.

The film will open in Japan on November 17th 2017 and then will be streamed worldwide through Netflix.

Luther to return for 5th Season

Idris Elba is set to reprise his role as everyone’s favourite homicide detective John Luther with a new four-part 5th season of Luther.

Series creator Neil Cross will also be returning and production is set to begin early next. Cross said he and Elba decided there was a great deal of “unfinished business” for the character to tackle in a new batch of episodes:

“Because we love John and wonder what he’s up to, in the end, we picked up the phone to some old friends and asked if they’d like to find out what happens next. It turns out, they would. So that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to find out what happens next.”

Elba added “I am thrilled that we have been able to bring it all together. I look forward to putting the coat back on.”

Glenne Headly passes away at the age of 62

It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to report that Glenne Headly has passed away at the age of 62 years old. The sad news was broken by her Rep:

“It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Glenne Headly. We ask that her family’s privacy be respected during this difficult time.”

Headly had many roles in film and TV including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Paperhouse, Stars and Bars, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Fraiser, E.R., The X-Files, Encore! Encore!, Rugruts, The Burbs, Monk, Psych, Parks and Recreation, The Purple Rose of Cairo, and Fandango but it was her role as Tess Trueheart alongside Warren Beatty in Dick Tracy shot her onto the Cult Faction radar.

Headly was nominated for an Emmy for her role in the 1989 miniseries Lonesome Dove, as well as 1996’s Bastard Out of Carolina. She was in production on the Seth Rogen-Evan Goldberg produced Hulu comedy series Future Man at the time of her death. The series stars Ed Begley Jr., Eliza Coupe and Josh Hutcherson. It revolves around a janitor and gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity. The show’s producer Sony Pictures Television have announced that Headly’s role would not be recast but that she would remain in the episodes completed so far.

Hannah John-Kamen cast in Ant-Man and Wasp!

Whilst the plot to Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and Wasp is being kept under wraps, as are details about who she will be playing, it has been confirmed that Hannah John-Kamen (Black Mirror, Tomb Raider, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones, Misfits,Killjoys) will be joining the cast.