Star Wars Bits

I want to learn the ways of the Star Wars Bits and become a Jedi Knight like my father. Here’s what we have in today’s round up of news from a galaxy far, far away

  • Release date for Star Wars Rebels Season One on Blu-Ray and DVD
  • The Force Awakens novelization author talks adapting the movie
  • Dave Filoni on Sabine’s new look in Star Wars Rebels
  • You choose the next Star Wars Black Series figure!
  • The Force Awakens promo banner appears with First Order Stormtrooper
  • Rumors of The Force Awakens locations being reused for Episode VIII
  • Lucasfilm clarifies chronology of The Clone Wars Legacy conent
  • Star Wars Battlefront puts a focus on multiplayer gameplay
  • Rumors on who Rey’s parents may or may not be

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Channing Tatum card tricks

With Magic Mike XXL hitting theaters this week, Channing Tatum has been making the publicity rounds along with his producing partner Reid Carolin. That’s how we found out that the Ghostbusters spin-off with Tatum and Chris Pratt may not be in the cards anymore.

But speaking of cards, Tatum opened up a little bit about his preparation for the forthcoming X-Men spin-off Gambit, about the kinetically-charged Cajun mutant known for slinging explosive playing cards at his foes. Turns out Tatum has been learning some real card tricks in order to make his turn as Gambit all the more convincing. Find out more about the Channing Tatum card tricks after the jump! Read More »

Hellboy 3 revival

For years, Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman have been trying to get Hellboy 3 off the ground. But the hope fans had to see the sequel actually happen was delivered a crushing blow almost a year ago when del Toro said:

“I don’t think it will happen. Creatively, I would love to make it. Creatively. But it is proven almost impossible to finance. Not from my side, but from the studio side. If I was a multimillionaire, I would finance it myself, but I spend all my money on rubber monsters.”

However, Perlman got our hopes up again earlier this month when he started rallying support for the sequel again on social media. And now he’s hinting that those efforts might have paid off. Read on to find our more about Hellboy 3. Read More »

Dawn of the Stuff trailer

The world has been attacked by zombies countless times before, but a new trailer for a hypothetical action horror film throws something else threatening into the mix.

Norwegian filmmaker Alf Lovvold has put together an impressive visual effects laden trailer for Dawn of the Planet of The Zombies and The Giant Killer Plants on Some Serious Acid, and it’s just as crazy as it sounds. It’s been awhile seen we’ve seen a killer plant movie like this, let alone one with zombies too. Watch the Dawn of the Stuff trailer below! Read More »

Wayward Pines season two

Is anyone out there watching M. Night Shyamalan and Chad Hodge‘s TV series Wayward Pines on Fox? The series debuted about two years after it was picked up by the network, and while it didn’t do so well when it premiered up against the season finales of The Blacklist and Scandal, it’s actually found a decent audience since then.

But while the live numbers weren’t anything to write home about, Wayward Pines gained a record percentage DVR lift of 90% for a 1.9 rating, which isn’t bad at all. In the weeks since, it’s actually gained a consistent viewership (especially after DVR numbers come in), but that could get shaken up if the show may get a second season with a whole new cast.

Find out more about Wayward Pines season two after the jump! Read More »

First Order origins

If you haven’t been keeping up with Star Wars Bits, then you might have missed that the first action figure from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will arrive next month at San Diego Comic-Con as a convention exclusive.

The first figure from Episode VII will be a 6-inch Black Series First Order Stormtrooper. Some high-resolution shots of the figure have been making the rounds online (we featured them over here), but now it’s the packaging that has fans talking. Why? Because it details the history of the Stormtrooper and rise of The First Order, the new evil in the galaxy.

Check out the First Order origins details after the jump! Read More »

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Channing Tatum Ghostbusters

Channing Tatum speaks his mind, and we love it. When asked about Jupiter Ascending during a recent Reddit AMA, he professed to be just as baffled as the rest of us were by that movie. And today, talking to Howard Stern, he was very clear about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, saying “I fucking hate that movie.”

Stern also asked Tatum about the report that he’s developing his own Ghostbusters movie with the Russo Brothers. The actor talked about the project, a little bit, but mostly just gave off the impression that things are still very much up in the air at Sony.

Update: During junket interviews for Magic Mike XXL, Tatum’s creative partner Reid Carolin talked about Ghostbusters, saying “we’re not doing that any more.” Further details are below.

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James Cameron Terminator

Earlier this month, Paramount Pictures released a video which featured Terminator creator James Cameron praising the hell out of Terminator Genisys, saying that in his mind it is “the third film” in the series. Some cynical fans believe that the Cameron video isn’t authentic, believing he either makes money off the new film or was paid for his endorsement. Was the James Cameron Terminator Genisys endorsement paid for? How did the screening happen? Does James Cameron make money off the new sequel? Find out all the details, after the jump.

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new terminator tv series

In our extensive interview with Skydance Productions CEO David Ellison and Chief Creative Officer Dana Goldberg, we learned a little bit about why they developed and wrote a trilogy of new Terminator movies before releasing Terminator Genisys. How far out have they planned in advance? Will another James Cameron Terminator alumni appear in the next planned Terminator film in the series? And how will the new Terminator TV series (still in development) connect with the new films? Find out what we learned, after the jump.

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