“Boba Fett is both simultaneously alive and dead in the Sarlaac Pit until a story pulls him out.”
That’s Pablo Hidalgo, one of the members of the Lucasfilm Story Group, trying to explain how and why their team makes story choices. The Story Group is a new group of Lucasfilm employees, headed up by Kiri Hart and created by President Kathleen Kennedy, whose job is to make sure every single Star Wars movie, TV show, book, comic book and video game tell one, big Star Wars story. At Star Wars Celebration Hidalgo and fellow Story Group member Leland Chee sat on a panel called One Big Story, along side editors from Del Ray Books, DK Publishing, Disney Publishing and Marvel Comics, to talk to fans about this new initiative to make sure all Star Wars stories tell the same story.
Unfortunately, there were no definitive big answers given about fan questions such as Boba Fett’s fate or The Old Republic, but there was lots of teasing and insight. Plus there was discussion on the overall plan the Story Group has, how they interact with creative people, their willingness to explore new things in the Star Wars Universe, the Expanded Universe and the potential length of this plan. Read all about the operations of the Lucasfilm Story Group below. Read More »
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Unless you’re Joss Whedon, many Marvel fans spent their weekend binging on the first Netflix series, Daredevil. We’ve posted a few thoughts on the series and will have more soon as everyone catches up on the superhero show.
One of those fans who got to watch the series was another Marvel director, James Gunn. Gunn is a longtime Daredevil fan and, like many people, felt a bit skeptical about the show at first. Well, that changed when he watched the first few episodes and Gunn took to Facebook to heap praise on the show. Read the James Gunn Daredevil quotes below. Read More »
J.K. Rowling will never say she definitely won’t write a new Harry Potter book. But, more or less, she won’t. In an interview with The Today Show, Rowling was once again posed the question about whether or not she’s prepping a new Harry Potter book. She said, “No,” but explained a bit more than that. She feels the story of Harry Potter was pretty well wrapped up with book seven. She’ll never definitively close the door because it’s her world, but she’s pretty sure she’s done.
Read the exact JK Rowling Harry Potter 8 quotes and watch the video below. Read More »
Sometimes logistics force a filmmaker’s hand. Originally Kevin Smith was aiming to shoot Mallrats 2 in 2016, after Clerks 3, Hit Somebody, and Moose Jaws. However, Smith and his team found a mall they can shoot in and seriously mess up that won’t be around next year. Because of that, he just announced he’s going to make Mallrats 2 next. Read more about Mallrats 2, including news on more returning cast members, below. Read More »
Star Wars Celebration is in the spotlight, but there’s also movie and TV news in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:
- Rumored Rogue One star Ben Mendelsohn talks Star Wars fandom.
- The Star Wars Battlefront trailer will debut at 10:30 a.m. PST April 17.
- London fans can watch The Force Awakens Star Wars Celebration panel live.
- Watch Oscar Isaac talk about how his uncle got an extra role in The Force Awakens.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars was nominated for 7 Daytime Emmy Awards.
- See official, exclusive Star Wars Celebration apparel.
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May is Marvel’s month. It has been for a while and it’ll continue to be for even longer. This year there’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Next year, it’s Captain America: Civil War. Then, in 2017, the Guardians will be back in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. With two years to go before release, writer/director James Gunn isn’t exactly rushing just yet, but he’s working hard and steady on the movie. Last we heard, he had the entire story laid out and Marvel told him the ideas were “risky.”
Now, he’s revealed a treatment of the story has been done and approved by Marvel and actual work on the screenplay will start soon. Read more of the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 update below. Read More »
Furious 7 isn’t even in theaters yet but its star has begun teasing the follow up. Vin Diesel popped up on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week and said that Kurt Russell wasn’t cast in Furious 7 for Furious 7. He was cast for a story that happens afterward in New York, which is an obvious tease about Fast and Furious 8. Watch the video and read more about the Fast and Furious 8 setting below. Read More »
When Furious 7 opens this weekend, one big question fans will be asking is “How can the franchise possibly top the action in that?” Looking backwards, one of the ways Furious 7 ups the ante from Fast and Furious 6 is by casting bigger actors and better fighters. Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Ronda Rousey and Tony Jaa are just a few of the new famous faces that join the cast for this latest installment in the mega action franchise. Adding marquee names is one way the Fast and Furious franchise can raise the bar again if and when an eighth film happens.
If that’s the case, the talent is already lining up. Oscar-winner Helen Mirren has said she’d love to be in Fast and Furious 8. Read the Helen Mirren Fast and Furious quotes below. Read More »
The reveal of Ryan Reynolds in the full Deadpool outfit last week was just the beginning. He and director Tim Miller are hard at work on the superhero film which is set for release February 12, 2016, and news continues to break about the film. After releasing the above image, an official logo was released, Reynolds talked about the film’s rating and then actress Brianna Hildebrand was cast as the mutant Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Read about all of the Deadpool movie news below. Read More »