There’s a galaxy of Star Wars news out there, so let’s dive into today’s Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:
- The Star Wars film canon is limited to the films.
- Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch jokes about Star Wars Episode VII return.
- Behind the Scenes stage hosts for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim revealed.
- A secret, high level Star Wars meeting might be taking place this week.
- Watch a full panel about writing for the Star Wars expanded universe.
- Four new kids books will bridge the gap to Episode VII.
- Are the Star Wars films coming to 3D Blu-ray?
- William Friedken talks about Star Wars legacy and turning down the film.
- Actor Anthony Ingruber hints he’s in Episode VII.
- Super 7 will release limited edition Star Wars screen printed posters.
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It’s been fun trying to guess what director Josh Trank and the rest of the team at Fox have planned for the Fantastic Four reboot. With Simon Kinberg on board as a writer/producer on both the Fantastic Four movie and the X-Men series, it seems inevitable, for example, that the films will connect in some way, at least eventually.
And while we know that this new Fantastic Four film will jump off from the Ultimate series, we don’t know much about how the backtory will weave together elements of the Ultimate and classic story lines. WonderCon wasn’t a place for answers, but in a few interviews Kinberg did give many new hints about the film. Read More »
Today, Skydance Productions uploaded an interesting photo to the company Facebook account. It shows a slate marking roll one, take one of a film directed by Alan Taylor. On the side, it says “R.I.P Sarah,” likely in honor of the late camera assistant Sarah Jones. The slate is a good announcement that Terminator Genesis filming is under way. The movie is aimed at a July 1, 2015 release. Check out the image below. Read More »
Fox had a small surprise for fans this past weekend: a presentation from Matthew Vaughn‘s new film The Secret Service at WonderCon. The movie is based on the Marvel Comics series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. It stars Colin Firth as a refined and highly capable secret agent, who recruits his nephew to join the intelligence service. The footage shows one hell of a fight scene, positioning the film as something like Kick-Ass, but with John Steed from the British TV show The Avengers as the lead character. After the WonderCon presentation, we recorded a video blog talking about the footage, which you can find below. Read More »
At one point the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs film might have been directed by David Fincher. Unfortunately, Fincher never took the gig due to disagreements over salary and control. That leaves the high-profile project wide open for a director willing to take on the job. Now, Sony may have locked down a very awards-friendly filmmaker: Danny Boyle is now in talks to direct the film. Furthermore, it looks like his star may end up being Leonardo DiCaprio. Steve Jobs doesn’t seem like the most likely role for DiCaprio, but it’s certainly a box-office friendly choice. Read More »
The passing of Paul Walker was a tragedy felt by many, but no one felt it more keenly than his family. Walker left behind a daughter, siblings and many others who loved him more than any fan ever could. Last week, news broke that two of Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody Walker, would be given a rare opportunity to pay tribute to their brother by joining the cast of Fast and Furious 7 as stand-ins for Paul. Now, co-star Vin Diesel posted a photo of Paul’s brothers from the set, and it’s pretty obvious this tribute is going to work. Read More »
WonderCon 2014 brought a bunch of news regarding this fall’s highly anticipated TV show, Star Wars Rebels. Paramount among this is an action-packed new clip released from the show, but also a bunch of excellent new Star Wars Rebels concept art, the news Star Wars: The Clone Wars composer Kevin Kiner will return to score the show, new merchandise and the news Rebels could include characters or influence from the Expanded Universe. Check it all out below. Read More »
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The first five minutes of How to Train Your Dragon 2 are now online. This is the same footage director Dean DeBlois and star Jay Baruchel presented at WonderCon 2014 this weekend so you now have a unique opportunity to check out the footage. Below not only can you watch the beginning of the film, you can watch a video blog reaction of it shot at WonderCon featuring myself, Peter Sciretta and Russ Fischer.
Then, as an added bonus, we’ll also discuss our thoughts on footage screened from Wes Ball’s YA adaptation, The Maze Runner. Check out the How to Train Your Dragon 2 opening and a video blog reaction blow. Read More »