Networks are all about turning iconic musicals into live broadcast events. NBC already delivered Peter Pan with Alison Williams as the title Neverland defender and Christopher Walken as the weirdest Captain Hook, and this coming week they’ve got a live version of The Wiz with Queen Latifah, Common, Uzo Aduba and more. But early next year, Fox is getting in the live musical game too.
Grease: Live will bring what Fox is calling “America’s favorite musical” to air, and they’ve got a young cast geared towards the tween audience to introduce the classic to a new generation. Aaron Tveit (Les Miserables, Gossip Girl) and Julianne Hough (Rock of Ages) take the roles of Danny and Sandy (played by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the original version), and the first promo for the live musical shows them off with some other odd casting choices for the supporting characters. Read More »
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Back during the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, rumors swirled that J.J. Abrams had brought his Star Trek franchise star (and now sequel co-writer) Simon Pegg into the galaxy far, far away for some kind of cameo in the movie. That rumor was confirmed when Pegg popped up in the Comic-Con sizzle reel from this past summer, wearing a big fat suit, apparently playing some kind of alien.
Now you can finally see what he looks like thanks to a new The Force Awakens featurette from the Disney Channel that focuses on Rey (Daisy Ridley). However, if you’re one of those fans who doesn’t want to see anymore footage, you may want to steer clear, because there are some new snippets of footage, both from the movie and behind the scenes. You’ve been warned! Read More »
There wasn’t a new episode of Saturday Night Live this past weekend, but Ryan Gosling is the first host of three new shows for three weeks in a row starting December 5th, with Chris Hemsworth hosting the following week and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler teaming up to host the last episode of the year on December 19th. However, we’ve got a fun treat to pass the time on the last day of this weekend from an SNL veteran who doesn’t usually give us anything to be excited about anymore.
Adam Sandler did a show recently in San Diego along with his friends David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider, and there he debuted a new version of his famous Chanukah Song, just before the Festival of Lights begins on December 7th. New additions include Scarlett Johansson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more. Read More »
The Top 20 Stories of the Week are the stories we think you should check out on /Film from the previous week.
This week we’ve got an update on another Riddick sequel and a spin-off TV series, Kevin Bacon returning to the world of Tremors, bad news for anyone anticipating Fantastic Four 2 and a major Game of Thrones teaser for the sixth season. Plus, we’ve got a bunch of new Star Wars and Marvel Studios updates, along with new The Force Awakens TV spots and the Captain America: Civil War trailer.
Hit the jump for all of the Top 20 Stories of the Week. Read More »
This past week was made even sweeter by the Captain America: Civil War trailer. Marvel debuted our first-look at the film on Thanksgiving eve, on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The trailer for Joe and Anthony Russo‘s sequel promised a fun blend of action and emotion.
After the jump, the Russo brothers give their Captain America: Civil War trailer breakdown.
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Right now Marvel Studios is in production on an adaptation of their mystical comic book character Doctor Strange with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role and Scott Derrickson (Deliver Us from Evil) behind the camera. But years ago, they could have brought the character to the big screen with Neil Gaiman writing and Guillermo del Toro directing. However, they ended up passing on their vision for the character. Find out more below! Read More »
Posted on Saturday, November 28th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Welcome back to Star Wars Bits, your regular source of news from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. In today’s jam-packed edition:
- A galactic map of the Star Wars universe.
- A look at some of the new planets being introduced in The Force Awakens.
- Steven Spielberg has already seen the new movie…three times.
- Mads Mikkelsen chats about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
- The complete soundtrack listing for the Force Awakens Soundtrack.
- Google will now translate your words into Aurebesh.
- A dive into the original Star Wars novelization.
- A look at some awesome Stormtrooper toys that will break your wallet.
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With the Captain America: Civil War trailer arriving just last week, comic book movie fans are now hungry for a look at the other big superhero battle coming in 2016. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice delivered a full trailer this past summer at Comic-Con and online at the same time, but with the movie just a few months away, fans want to see more. And they’ll get their wish next week.
Some kind of exclusive preview for Batman v Superman will be airing during the midseason finale of Gotham on Monday, and a promo for it features the cast of the show weighing in on who they think would win in a fight between The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel. Check it out! Read More »
Early next year Marvel’s Agent Carter returns to ABC. Like season one, the show will serve as a midseason replacement for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The season premiere is scheduled for Tuesday, January 5th at 9/8c with a two-hour episode.
After the jump, watch the newest teaser trailer for the latest season of Agent Carter.
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