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Welcome to today’s super-sized edition of The Force Awakens Bits, your one-stop shop for all news pertaining to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Today:

  • The Force Awakens hits two more significant box office milestones.
  • A very surprising “sequel” comic with a special guest.
  • How Kylo Ren and BB-8’s voices were created.
  • Meet Chloe Bruce, Daisy Ridley‘s stunt double.
  • Two clever new pieces of The Force Awakens fan art.
  • A short film examining how The Force Awakens was projected in IMAX.
  • How to build your own BB-8 for only $120.
  • The Raiders of the Lost Ark joke smuggled into the sound mix.
  • A Solo family portrait… and its darker Netflix series spin-off.
  • Did Star Wars kneecap The Hunger Games at the box office?
  • And more!

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Star Wars Land ride photo

As we’ve told you previously, ABC will be airing a special titled The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 on Sunday, February 21st 2016. Among many other things, it will feature Harrison Ford giving a preview of the Star Wars Lands coming to Disneyland and Disney World. A television commercial for the special was released online earlier this week, but did it contain our first look at one of the Star Wars Land rides? Hit the jump to take a look.

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netflix voltron series

Last month, we learned that DreamWorks Animation and Netflix were teaming up to resurrect Voltron, brining the beloved animated series to a generation via streaming. Now, thanks to the release of a new poster, we have our first look at the show’s logo and full title, as well as a silhouette of the big guy himself. If you’re the kind of person who has strong opinions on what cartoon robots should look like (and don’t worry, we’re all the kind of person who has strong opinions on what cartoon robots should look like), feel free to nitpick away.

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star trek showrunner

The new Star Trek series has found its captain. Bryan Fuller, the veteran television writer and producer known for his work on tremendous shows like Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, and Hannibal has been hired as the showrunner on CBS’ new series, which will bring the iconic science fiction series into uncharted territory: the universe of online streaming.

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Independence Day Resurgence Interview

Even though Will Smith isn’t returning for Independence Day: Resurgence, his on-screen wife Vivica A. Fox is back for the sequel, and her character Jasmine is doing everything she can to make sure their son Dylan (played by Jessie Usher) is just as strong of a man as his father.

In addition, Brent Spiner is one of the more surprising returning characters from the original movie, mostly because everyone had assumed the Area 51 scientist Dr. Okun was dead. And even though 20 years has passed, it doesn’t sound like he’s changed much over the years.

Both Brent Spiner and Vivica A. Fox sat down with me on the set of Independence Day: Resurgence last summer to talk about where we find their characters after all this time. Is Jasmine still stripping? Is Dr. Okun still a bit of a weirdo? Find out below. Read More »

SELMA

With Selma, Ava DuVernay went from a Sundance darling to one of the busiest and most sought-after filmmakers in Hollywood. She flirted with and then turned down Marvel’s Black Panther, she made plans to reunite with Selma star David Oyelowo for a Hurricane Katrina drama, and she got to work developing the drama Queen Sugar for Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network.

What she hasn’t done, however, is announced her next feature film. And as of now, a couple of different genre projects are vying to be it. DuVernay is reportedly being courted for both Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time and Amblin’s Intelligent Life. The former is an adaptation of the childhood classic by Madeleine L’Engle, and the latter is a sci-fi thriller scripted by Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.

UPDATE: Lupita Nyong’o is reportedly in talks for Intelligent Life, and DuVernay should receive a formal offer in short order. More details below. Read More »

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most anticipated movies of 2016 rogue one

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story isn’t giving us much to work with, but we’re certainly trying! In today’s edition of Rogue One Bits:

  • Model Eunice Olumide reveals she has been cast in Rogue One.
  • Details on two new kinds of Stormtroopers have made their way online.
  • A report on Rogue One toys from the Nuremberg Toy Fair… that may not be real.
  • Evidence that we won’t actually see Rogue One toys for a long time now.
  • And more!

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super bowl movie trailers

The Super Bowl is the ultimate expression of the American id: a game where people hit each other really hard, advertisements for cheese flavored chips, extravagant halftime shows put on with colorful panache, and, of course, trailers for the biggest, loudest movies coming within the next year.

I kid because I love. The Super Bowl is ridiculous and the ads are ridiculous and the culture surrounding it is ridiculous, but it’s a good time. Plus, even when the game stinks (and last night’s game really stunk), you get to watch a whole bunch of movie trailers that have to be good because movie studios spent an exorbitant amount of money to buy this ad space. And if there’s one thing more American than the Super Bowl, it’s devoting a few thousand words to breaking down all of the noteworthy spots that premiered during last night’s game.

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Jeff Goldblum Interview

Sitting down with Jeff Goldblum is just as delightful as you would expect it to be. The Jurassic Park and Independence Day star endlessly affable and wonderfully quirky. When I sat down with Goldblum on the set of Independence Day: Resurgence last year, he began by asking my name, and ran through “Six Degrees” connection from my name to him through actors and movies. Sadly, not all of it was recorded, but it’s probably one of the best things that has happened to me.

Anyway, after all that was done, we talked about him reuniting with director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin. This time his character David Levinson doesn’t accidentally become humanity’s last hope to defeat the aliens as he’s been named the director of Earth Space Defense. And Goldblum says that it’s his character’s inherent and organic love for the planet that drives his outside-of-the-box thinking to help keep it safe.

Plus, since it took 20 years for him to return to Independence Day, what are the odds that the 20th anniversary of The Lost World: Jurassic Park coming up next year will convince him to deal with some dinosaurs again? Find out in the Jeff Goldblum interview below. Read More »