The whole backstory of the Star Wars spinoff films is a little nutty. We know there are mysterious spin-off films that’ll be released between the regular saga episodes. At the beginning of the development process, Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg were announced as the writers. As speculation grew on what those films would entail (Han Solo? Boba Fett? Yoda?), one executive referred to them as origin stories. Then, out of nowhere, director Gareth Edwards and writer Gary Whitta were hired to write and direct the first spinoff for 2016 release. Star Wars fans wondered what had happened to those other two movies.
Things came slightly more into focus a few months later when Josh Trank (Chronicle) was hired for what’s likely to be the second spin-off movie. At the same time that announcement happened, Trank was in Louisiana directing Fantastic Four, which is written by Simon Kinberg. It seemed likely that these two events could be linked.
When I had the chance to talk to Simon Kinberg about Star Wars, I also asked him about the situation. He obviously couldn’t give even a hint of what the Star Wars spin-offs are about, but he did say he helped push Lucasfilm to hire Trank. He also cryptically teased they would work together again in the future. Read the Simon Kinberg Josh Trank Star Wars quotes below. Read More »
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Star Wars Episode VII, specifically the filming of it, is the focus of this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.
- Harrison Ford is off his crutch and shoot resume Star Wars Episode VII filming soon.
- Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley have been filming Star Wars Episode VII on Skellig Michael in Ireland…
- …and we have exclusive images of how the locals are capitalizing on the shoot.
- J.J. Abrams talked about shooting film on Star Wars Episode VII.
- Even though the Expanded Universe is no longer canon, many believe its important.
- Watch the full Star Wars Rebels panel from Comic-Con.
- John Boyega channels a superhero and Daisy Ridley drops a Star Wars selfie.
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The animated film Frozen is moving to live-action thanks to the show Once Upon a Time, and we’ve got a batch of official images of Elsa (Georgina Haig) and Kristoff (Scott Michael Foster), along with (perhaps) Sven as they’ll appear in the show. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 by Angie Han
Universal’s plans to kick-start a new Universal Monsters franchise will have to wait just a little bit longer. The studio has delayed The Mummy release date by a few months, making room for the Snow White and the Huntsman prequel The Huntsman as previously reported.
Hit the jump for the latest details on the Mummy reboot. Read More »
Though most know him as a supporting actor and goofy guy, this weekend the world will be introduced to Chris Pratt, the leading man. Guardians of the Galaxy opens this week, and marks Pratt’s official transition from Andy Dwyer of Parks and Recreation to full on, action-star bad-ass Peter Quill. (aka Star Lord.) Like any good rising star would, the actor has his next big role all lined up. He’s the star of Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World.
With so many people seeing Guardians of the Galaxy on Thursday night, the director took to Twitter to reveal a new image of Pratt in the film. Check out the new Chris Pratt Jurassic World photo below. Read More »
David chats with his brother, Michael, about the most recent season of 24.
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Posted on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by Angie Han
There are already plenty of reasons to be excited by Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Birdman, and now here’s one more. According to Jon Favreau, the film is edited in such a way that it looks like it has no edits at all. In other words, it’ll look like a single long take. Hit the jump for details.
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