Girl in War for the Planet of the Apes

Matt Reeves is aiming high with War for the Planet of the Apes. He looked to such classics as Bridge on the River KwaiBen-Hur, and The Outlaw Josey Wales for inspiration, giving us a clear idea of where his head is at with the sequel. For The Batman director, he saw an emotional connection between his sequel and those films, so Reeves and co-writer Mark Bomback reacquainted themselves with those classics and took some notes.

Below, learn more about the War for the Planet of the Apes influences and check out a new pic from the film.

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Logan Black and White Version

The earliest part of the marketing campaign for Logan came in the form of a series of photos from the set of the movie. By way of an Instagram account with the username “wponx“, 20th Century fox released black and white photos from the set of production. They were gorgeous pieces of photography, and at one time, fans thought there was a chance the entire movie might be black and white. But as we’ve seen, the movie was released in full color.

But you’ll get your chance to see James Mangold‘s black and white version of Logan on the big screen. Hit the jump to find out when and to learn more details on the Logan black and white cut. Read More »

rey costume the last jedi

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits, we take a look at new images showing off Rey and Kylo Ren’s costumes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, video footage from the largest gathering of Star Wars droids that I’ve ever seen, the names of two major characters from Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, Rian Johnson talks about the pressures of following up Force Awakens and his approach to The Last Jedi, a closer look at Johnson’s Millennium Falcon graffiti, how Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy discovered Star Wars in film school, A new theory which suggests that Rey’s parents were shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens but are no one you might suspect, get a first look at the blockbuster Star Wars comics crossover with Doctor Aphra in Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel, Kathleen Kennedy talks about the progress of future Star Wars spin-offs, a new video explains how Grand Admiral Thrawn was able to rise to one of the most powerful positions in the Galactic Empire despite being a nonhuman in an alien-hating military, Han Solo is shooting for a few weeks on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura but what planet is it? Hit the jump to hyperspace.

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Rocket and Baby Groot sf

Guardians of the Galaxy was a pretty obscure comic before Marvel Studios introduced us to its heroes on the big screen, so for many of us, the first time we saw Rocket Raccoon and his tree-like friend Groot was in the movie as a pair of intergalactic bounty hunters. How did these versions of the characters meet? What kind of bounties did they score together before hooking up with Quill, Gamora, and Drax?

These questions – and plenty more – could be answered in a spin-off film, and Vin Diesel, who provides the voice of Groot, is hyping one yet again. But does that mean it’ll actually happen? Read more about a potential Rocket and Groot spin-off below.
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Fast and Furious - Han

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: what’s up with that #JusticeForHan movement, anyway?)

If you’re a fan of the Fast and Furious movies and you’ve seen The Fate of the Furious, you might have experienced a nagging feeling in the back of your mind when you left the theater. If you’re like me, that thought was, “Wait…what about Han?” Without spoiling things yet, I’ll just say that the new film never addresses Sung Kang’s snack-loving member of Dominic Toretto’s “family,” who was killed off in 2006’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift – a death later revealed to be a murder committed by Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw.

That death – and Fate’s ignoring of it – is at the center of the #JusticeForHan hashtag, which hardcore fans adopted as a rallying cry in order to ask some serious questions about this beloved franchise. Read all about the Han-troversy below, and whether or not the film series owes us answers when we want them or if we should wait for the full story before we rush to judgment. Read More »

13 reasons why season 2

If the buzz around the hit Netflix show 13 Reasons Why — and the fact that Riverdale regular Ross Butler left the series due “other commitments” — wasn’t enough to confirm a second season, then this news is.

Reports say that a writer’s room for 13 Reasons Why has been working on a second season for several weeks now, despite the lack of confirmation on the second season from Netflix. So it looks like we’ll be seeing how the students at Liberty High School are faring after the events of that cliffhanger finale. Hit the jump to learn about the 13 Reasons Why Season 2 writers room.

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groot final form

Baby Groot may be the star of the show in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but he won’t be a baby forever. And wait ’til you see him at his peak, Vin Diesel — forever his own best hype man — says.

According to Diesel, you haven’t seen nothing yet of Groot. In fact, the giant, hulking Groot we met in the first Guardians of the Galaxy isn’t even the final form of Groot. But we may see a “full-fledged” Groot soon.

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Wonder Woman Sequel

Wonder Woman hasn’t hit theaters yet (though you wouldn’t know from the lack of marketing for the first solo female superhero movie of the modern age), but director Patty Jenkins already has an idea for a sequel.

There’s no guarantee for Wonder Woman 2 as of yet, since Warner Bros. has not confirmed a sequel, but that hasn’t stopped Jenkins from championing another solo film for the iconic female superhero and member of the Justice League.

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Adam Savage Tours the Alien Covenant Set

This past week brought the celebration of Alien Day, which included the arrival of some awesome new memorabilia, as well as a new tease of Alien: Covenant in the form of a prologue revealing the fate of the crew from Prometheus. Now we get another tease of the sequel arriving in theaters next month with former Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage taking a tour of the set, showing how the various structures in the film are created.

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heat prequel

Over a year ago, Michael Mann signed a deal to launch Michael Mann Books. On the list of priorities from the start was a prequel to Heat. Detective Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino), Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro), Chris Shihirlis (Val Kilmer), and Nate (Jon Voight), they’re all a part of the book along with other familiar characters. Mann is co-writing the prequel with Reed Farrel Coleman (“Where It Hurts“).

Below, learn more about the Heat prequel.

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