Lots of good Force Awakens teasing, and then some flat out spoilers, bookend this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:
- Felicity Jones has officially begun non-talking about Star Wars: Rogue One.
- See some new authentic Star Wars: The Force Awakens crew apparel.
- Prices for some new Force Awakens toys have made it online.
- Help build a Cloud City Diorama at Star Wars Celebration.
- EA dropped a short tease of Star Wars Battlefront on their Twitter.
- Simon Pegg offers more details on his Force Awakens set visit.
- Read a detailed description of the first 30 set ups in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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When news broke that more Pacific Rim was coming, Guillermo del Toro wasn’t kidding around. He’s in pre-production on the movie, Pacific Rim 2, which will be out April 2017. Before that, an animated series will hit the air. But even sooner than both of those, Legendary has announced a Pacific Rim comic book called Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift. It is presented by del Toro and features a story by screenwriter Travis Beacham. Below, see some more images and read more about the Pacific Rim comic book. Read More »
“The time is meow.” That’s what the guys from Broken Lizard have to say about Super Troopers 2. After years of teasing fans and assuring them the film is on the way, the sequel is finally coming. 20th Century Fox has agreed to distribute the film but they need to see that the fans care. To show that fan support, Broken Lizard has started a Super Troopers 2 Indiegogo page hoping to raise at least $2 million. If it doesn’t raise $2 million, the film won’t happen. If they raise more, they’ll do bigger stuff in the movie. The hope is to shoot this summer and release in early 2016.
Below, read more about the Super Troopers 2 release and Indiegogo.
UPDATED: The initial $2 million was reached in a single day. This movie is happening. Now it’s just about how big the movie can get. Read more below. Read More »
Max Landis isn’t writing Ghostbusters 3. Ghostbusters 3 doesn’t even exist, really. Sony is, in fact, moving head with a rebooted Ghostbusters directed by Paul Feig and are trying to do a second film in that universe, starring Channing Tatum. And while the minds behind the original franchise (Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman) have their hands on these films, each will pretend 1984’s Ghostbusters and 1989’s Ghostbusters 2 never happened.
To some fans, not seeing a satisfying return of those characters trumps any good feelings about the franchise returning. Max Landis speaks to those people. The screenwriter and director took the fake news of him writing a sequel seriously, so he actually did. He never pitched it or showed it to anyone, but instead just used it as an exercise in creating a sequel, building mythology and more.
After all that, Landis has now put his Ghostbusters 3 treatment online for anyone to read. Find out more below. Read More »
Furious 7 is a little over a week away and fans of the franchise are going to flip. The action is bigger, the emotion is deeper, and the way the franchise pays tribute to the tragedy of Paul Walker‘s death is incredible. No spoilers, but watching the film, I cried more than I’ve cried in a movie in years. It’s a truly beautiful send-off that was put together using many different techniques. We’ve already reported that Walker’s brothers Cody and Caleb were on set to help out. But producers also used unused footage from previous movies to complete some key shots.
Again, we won’t spoil any of the specifics but Weta Digital was reportedly employed to complete a process that used old footage digitally composted onto new shots. Director James Wan wouldn’t confirm that to us, but a new report does. Below, read his quotes about the Paul Walker Furious 7 magic and more. Read More »
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The new Fantastic Four poster gave us our best look at the team yet. Johnny’s on fire, Sue is disappearing, and the big bad rocks of The Thing were on full display. However, we only saw them from behind. Common sense (and the trailer) tell us what Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara are going to look like from the front. Jamie Bell as The Thing, however, is a bit more uncertain. Well, a Fantastic Four fan found an alternate poster outdoors and put the photo on Instagram. It’s since gone viral as it finally gives us an official look at The Thing.
Below, check out the first The Thing Fantastic Four image and see how the latest Fantastic Four poster borrowed from one of the biggest video game franchises in the world, Halo. Read More »
In the rebooted Star Trek franchise, it’s all about the villains. Or at least pre-release, it is. Everyone knows who the main characters are but there’s always a question of who they’ll be tangling with. In the second film, the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch’s character was a particular spot of controversy. So that begs the question: will villain questions continue into part three?
The early answer to that question is “Yes.” Variety reports that Idris Elba is in early talks to play a villain in Star Trek 3. However, there are no details on who – or what – he could be playing. Directed by Justin Lin, the film is scheduled for release July 8, 2016. Read more about the Idris Elba Star Trek 3 news below. Read More »
For months we’ve wondered what Jesse Eisenberg was going to look like as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Would he be bald? Would he show some other distinguishing characteristic? Now, exactly one year until the release of the film, the first official image of Eisenberg in character is out, and he’s pretty much as expected: Bald and mean. The pic also just shows a disembodied head so we don’t learn too much else beyond that. Check out the first Jesse Eisenberg Lex Luthor photo below.
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You probably know Matt Ferguson‘s work. He did the popular Guardians of the Galaxy/Star Wars mashup. He did these beautiful Star Wars and Lord of the Rings prints. He’s got an great eye for pop culture but, more important, the space a pop culture character inhabits. That’ll be the focus of his first solo show, Distant Lands, which opens Friday March 27 at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Ferguson has created 10 new screenprints and 24 original pieces all showing pop culture characters in various, vast environments. Some of these – like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings – you’ve probably already seen. However, /Film is happy to exclusively reveal the bulk of the show including pieces for The Fifth Element, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Superman, The Hobbit, The Neverending Story, Forbidden Planet and Silent Running.
See the Matt Ferguson Bottleneck Gallery solo exhibit below. Read More »