Rogue One Opening Crawl

One of the biggest departures from Star Wars tradition that was taken by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the lack of an opening crawl to set the stage for the movie to come. However, even though we didn’t see one in the final movie, we did find out that there was once an opening crawl that was part of the original draft of the script.

The existence of a Rogue One opening crawl was further confirmed just a few days ago when director Gareth Edwards confirmed in a Reddit AMA that Gary Whitta wrote one in the first draft of the script. But he said that we would have to bug him to find out what it entailed. Thankfully, someone was able to follow up with the writer, and now we have some clarification on the matter.

UPDATE: Apparently writer Gary Whitta’s memory isn’t what it used to be. It turns out the Rogue One opening crawl did exist in the first draft of the script, but was removed when he did revisions. He reached out to us on Twitter to clarify his previous comments. In addition, we got some brief details about what that opening crawl entailed. Our original story follows, and you can find the update with details on the opening crawl after the jump. Read More »

The Dark Tower Teaser Poster

Stephen King fans have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first trailer for the adaptation of the author’s book series The Dark Tower from Columbia Pictures and MRC. It sounds like they won’t have to wait much longer though, because Stephen King just released the first teaser poster for the film.

The Dark Tower teaser poster seems like a pretty simple piece of marketing at first, using juxtaposing images of Idris Elba as The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers opposite an image of Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black, the silhouette created by the buildings around them should reveal an image familiar to fans of the books.

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The Matrix Reboot Details

The internet got into a tizzy earlier this week when news came that Warner Bros. Pictures was considering some kind of reboot of The Matrix. The initial report indicated that it wasn’t clear what form this project would take, but many assumed that The Matrix reboot was just going to retread the same story of the original movie. Those who thought more outside the box understood that the studio was approaching The Matrix universe in the same way that Disney and Lucasfilm are approaching Star Wars with movies like Rogue One.

Zak Penn is the writer tasked with scripting whatever this new project set in the world of The Matrix will be, and he recently took to Twitter to clarify that The Matrix reboot isn’t really a reboot at all. Find out more below. Read More »

avatar land videos

Oh, man. Theme park construction news grows up so fast. It seems like only yesterday we were scrutinizing blurry images from Walt Disney World’s Pandora – The World of Avatar. Now, full-blown videos walking us through this meticulously designed theme park land have arrived. I feel like I’m waving goodbye to a child as it drives to college, ready to finally complete its transformation from dirt pile to multi-million dollar tourist attraction. Let’s watch the videos below.

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Alien Covenant Trailer Breakdown 51

We thought James Cameron was being rather ambitious by planning four sequels to his sci-fi hit Avatar, but then Ridley Scott came along and let us know about how big plans for the future of the Alien franchise. We already know the creator of the original Alien from 1979 was seemingly prepared to make sequels until he keeled over on set, but we didn’t think he was actually going to follow through on that promise.

In a recent interview, Ridley Scott revealed that the title for the next film in his xenomorph franchise will apparently be Alien: Awakening. However, that sequel will not take place after Alien: Covenant, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg of new installments of the Alien franchise. There’s a lot to chew on here. Read More »

guardians of the galaxy 3

UPDATE: James Gunn has clarified his statements on Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and we have updated the post below.

There are few sure things. The Earth is round. The sky is blue. The Pope is Catholic. Marvel Studios always has another sequel up their sleeve. So when Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn says that there will most definitely be a third film in the comic book space opera series, the big news isn’t that another movie is coming. The big news is that Gunn won’t say whether or not he’s going to make it.

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12 Monkeys final season

Syfy has ordered the fourth and final season of 12 Monkeys, based on the Terry Gilliam film (which itself was based on the short film, La Jetée). While an earlier plan was for the series to last five seasons, it’ll wrap up a little sooner than intended. With the ending, the plan is to journey back to the beginning.

Below, learn more about the 12 Monkeys final season.

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space race movie

It’s been a little over a year since Dan Trachtenberg‘s 10 Cloverfield Lane arrived in theaters and signaled the arrival of a very exciting new filmmaker (and it’s been a little less time since he directed one of the most frightening episodes of Black Mirror). Now, we know what he may be doing next: a mysterious project for Universal titled Space Race. But what could this movie be about?

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'Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer

Last weekend brought a new clip from Transformers: The Last Knight, not to mention an extended TV spot giving us a peek at baby Dinobots and showing us just how tough the franchise’s young new star, Isabela Moner, is going to be. Now we get a much better look at the Bayhem that’s in store for us this summer with a brand new Transformers The Last Knight trailer.

This time there’s some more snippets of the story, but as usual, the focus is on all the new Autobots and Decepticons that your kids will want to pick up from the toy store after they seem them smash into each other on the big screen. Watch the new trailer after the jump. Read More »

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Star Wars expanded universe

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story co-screenwriter Gary Whitta claims that the future Star Wars movies won’t rely on the legacy characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. Find out what he said, after the jump.

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