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You’re all clear, kid! Now let’s read these Star Wars Bits and go home! Here’s all the good stuff we’ve got below for today’s round-up of Star Wars updates for the weekend:

  • Which Star Wars character does Brad Bird want to direct a movie about?
  • Lords of the Sith novel made The New York Times bestseller list
  • See a piece of concept art with an alternate version of Kylo Ren
  • StarWars.com counts down the best Star Wars costumes
  • Star Wars Weekends is getting some cool ice cubes and cupcakes
  • Infographic tracks the Millennium Falcon in the Star Wars saga
  • Star Wars gets a new exhibit at Madame Tussauds in London
  • Potential Star Wars: Rogue One spoilers concerning returning characters
  • Two new Vinylmation figures coming to Star Wars Weekends
  • See a LEGO Super Star Destroyer destroyed in slow-motion
  • What planet are the X-Wings flying on in The Force Awakens trailers?
  • New Star Wars: The Force Awakens t-shirt at Star Wars Weekends
  • Millennium Falcon and more playable vehicles in Star Wars Battlefront
  • Sneak preview of Star Wars #5 comic book

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Jurassic World InGen Viral Video

For some reason, despite the disaster that occurred at a test run of Jurassic Park, the folks at InGen Technologies thought it was still a good idea to follow up on John Hammond’s dream and build Jurassic World. In the new film, the theme park has been operation for a while, and it seems like they’ve worked out all the bugs in the system. But of course, they create a genetically modified hybrid called the Indominus Rex, and that’s bad news.

We’ll see how that turns out next month, but in the meantime, check out this Jurassic World InGen viral video that dives into how the company’s genetic technology and dinosaur breeding has evolved over the past couple decades. There’s also a new TV spot that uses some familiar voiceover from the late Richard Attenborough as John Hammond. Watch the videos below! Read More »

Bebop and Rocksteady

We heard Bebop and Rocksteady would be joining the party for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, and now one-half of the idiot duo has finally been set. Gary Anthony Williams will play Bebop, a mutated warthog who serves as one of Shredder’s henchmen. Now he just needs to find himself a Rockseady. More details on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Bebop casting after the jump.  Read More »

Samuel L Jackson in Reasonable Doubt

The perpetually busy Samuel L. Jackson has lined up his next gig. He’s become the first actor to join The Blob, a remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic. Simon West (Con Air) is directing. More details on the Samuel L Jackson The Blob casting after the jump.  Read More »

Delorean 88mph

In a movie that involves time travel and a climax that involves a car harnessing the power of lightning at the exact second that it hits, we don’t usually look too hard at the scientific accuracy. Well when it comes to Back to the Future, BullittRide did the math and it turns out that Marty McFly wouldn’t have even been able to go back in time in the first place because the Twin Pines Mall would not have enough room to allow the Delorean time machine to get up to the necessary 88 miles per hour.
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Tomorrowland

In just over a week, we’ll get the chance to blast off for Tomorrowland. But if you really want to follow heroine Casey Newton’s journey, first you’ll want to stop by the Blast From the Past Super Store.

In a new ad, proprietors Hugo (Keegan-Michael Key) and Ursula (Kathryn Hahn) show off their wares — mostly sci-fi collectibles and comics, and perhaps the occasional magic pin that takes you to an alternate dimension. And yes, you can actually buy things from the Blast From the Past Super Store. Check out the Tomorrowland viral video after the jump. Read More »

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Netflix Between

A quarantine is now in effect: Netflix has released the trailer for their next original series Between from 24 producer Jon Cassar, starring Jennette McCurdy (iCarly). The series has an interesting premise: it takes place in “a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under.” If this were a feature film I would be worried that its just another young adult novel adaptation but the trailer looks more interesting than many of those movies. Watch the Netflix Between trailer emebedded after the jump and leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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Director Gareth Edwards is quietly putting together an amazing, diverse cast for his upcoming Star Wars film. We know Felicity Jones is on board, and we’ve heard Riz Ahmed and Ben Mendelsohn might be along for the ride too. Now Variety reports Diego Luna will join the team for Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, which follows a group of solders who steal the plans for the Death Star.

The trade also reports Mendelsohn’s role is that of the lead villain. Read more about the Rogue One casting below. Read More »

How to Talk to Girls At Parties Nicole Kidman

The title “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” brings to mind something very specific, yet this movie is not at all what you think it’s going to be. Clue one: it is based on a short story by Neil Gaiman, the writer behind Sandman and Stardust. Clue two: it’ll be co-written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, the creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and, most recently, the director of Rabbit Hole. That heartbreaking film starred Nicole Kidman and she’ll reteam with the director for this one. So what’s it about? It’s a musically charged, Romeo and Juliet-influenced, love story involving punks and aliens.

As previously reported, Elle Fanning is still attached, and they’ll be joined by Matt Lucas and Ruth Wilson. Read more about How to Talk to Girls At Parties below. Read More »