The Marvel Cinematic Universe is quickly expanding, and maybe we’re taking for granted that it will all collide and connect at some point. When Marvel announced the two-part two-film event The Avengers: Infinity War, we all assumed that we’d see all of the Marvel heroes in this one epic story. And we might see both the Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers in those movies, but don’t expect to see the two teams crossover on the big screen — at least according to Jeremy Renner, who plays Hawkeye in the films. Lets hear Hawkeye’s thoughts on a potential Avengers Guardians crossover.
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In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits, we taker a look at the following items:
- Details on Mads Mikkelsen Role in Star Wars: Rogue One.
- How many X-Wing Squadrons can we expect in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- An official description of the Star Wars Launch Bay exhibit space being added to Disneyland.
- How Boba Fett will be used in Star Wars Battlefront.
- How big is a Super Star Destroyer? Is it bigger than Manhattan?
- How will Target handle Force Friday?
- Poster Posse is teaming with ACME Archives and LucasFilm for an official Star Wars art show.
- And above is a fan design for a LucasLand theme park. While its not what Disney’s Star Wars Land is going to look like, I thought it would be fun to feature.
All this and more. Hit the jump to go to hyperspeed.
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Thanks to the Omaze charity efforts of the Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign, we’ve gotten some glimpses behind the scenes of the forthcoming sequel Star Trek Beyond, including some new aliens, the new Starfleet uniforms, and the cast showing off their best dance moves on the bridge of the Enterprise.
And with one week left to donate, thereby earning the chance to win a walk-on role in the move from director Justin Lin, a new charity video has just surfaced with a Star Trek Beyond charity video that also acts as a Leonard Nimoy tribute, complete with the cast giving Spock’s customary farewell. Read More »
Whether you like it or not, the reboot of Ghostbusters is happening. It’s one thing to simply not want a movie that you love to get remade, but it’s another to be belligerent about the fact that the movie is utilizing four females in the lead role as the title paranormal investigators and exterminators.
While some merely don’t like the talent involved, whether it’s director Paul Feig or stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, sadly, there are many chauvinistic fans out there who simply can’t accept the fact that four women are leading a Ghostbusters movie.
And as a way to fire back at all the haters our there, McCarthy has just posted a picture on Instagram that shows there are plenty more women working on the movie than the four leading ladies. Check out the Ghostbusters reboot girl power below! Read More »
We’re just under four months away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and even with a large chunk of the toys hitting shelves on Friday having leaked online, the Mystery Box surrounding the Star Wars sequel is still very much intact.
However, the latest issue of Empire shines a light on Episode VII, the beginning of a new trilogy, and director J.J. Abrams has confirmed what some fans have long presumed about the new villain. Kylo Ren is not a Sith. More below! Read More »
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There’s no doubt that Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential and iconic directors working today. Spielberg has dabbled in everything from war dramas like Saving Private Ryan, historical dramas like The Color Purple, thrillers like Jaws, sci-fi classics like E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and the action adventure trilogy featuring Indiana Jones.
Now all those films and more from the filmmaker’s extensive filmography will be returning to theaters, thanks to an entire month of tribute screenings that are happening all throughout the month of September for a little event series that the Alamo Drafthouse is hosting called Septemberg. Get more details on the Alamo Drafthouse Steven Spielberg programming after the jump! Read More »
“We’re Going Back,” a 30th Anniversary Back to the Future celebration has been announced for Los Angeles, taking place October 21st – 25th 2015. The festivities will include:
- Back to the Future tour of the Universal Studios backlot with special guests
- A Screening of Back to the Future II
- The original hoverboard stunt team and actual members of Griff’s gang will let your ride on a hoverboard rig like used in the movie
- Old West style BBQ dinner and a Screening of Back to the Future, Part III with surprises
- Ride the actual diesel locomotive that smashed the time machine at the end of the third film
- The World Premiere of the documentary “Back In Time,” and the Director’s cut of the documentary “OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean!”
- A screen used props and rare Back to the Future memorabilia auction
- An outdoor screening of Back to the Future III
- Tour of the original filming locations from Back to the Future
- Attend the world’s most accurate, immersive recreation of the iconic “Enchantment under the Sea” dance with the cast and crew of the trilogy and rock out with the “Flux Capacitors,” featuring Marvin Berry.
- The most intimate, celebrity moderated, “Back to the Future” discussion panels and presentations
- A screening of Back to the Future outside the “Twin Pines” mall, aka Puente Hills Mall in the City of Industry, CA, with celebrities, movie vehicles and the return of the “Flux Capacitors” band for a very special finale.
All this and more. Tickets cost $800 for the full 5 days
, or you can purchase tickets to the individual days. Read the full press release, after the jump.
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Some movies capture imagined lands and dream logic in special and unique ways, and Guy Maddin‘s new film The Forbidden Room is the weirdest dream movie of the year. A labyrinth of interconnected stories, the film constantly shifts from one thing to another, pulling together pulp story prompts and suppressed desires to create a viewing experience that is unlike anything else I’ve seen in a long time.
Now a new Forbidden Room teaser trumpets the film’s huge, impressive cast, which includes Roy Dupuis, Clara Furey, Louis Negin, Udo Kier, Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Rampling, and Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles. Read More »
Now that Star Wars: Rogue One is in production (set photos have begun to leak online), and the Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation embargo is officially over, Disney has begun promoting the film at D23 Expo 2015 where they revealed the film’s full cast along with a cast photo. Rogue One co-star Donnie Yen has posted an image of new helmets on his instagram account. Are these new helmets from Star Wars: Rogue One? We believe so.
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