star wars episode 8 character details

We’re still over a year away from Star Wars: Episode VIII, yet I feel like we are much more in the dark about Rian Johnson‘s of the Star Wars saga than we were about JJ Abrams film this far before release. When Star Wars 8 began production back in February 2016, it was announced that Oscar winner Benicio del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran were joining the cast in undisclosed roles. We’ve heard rumblings over the past year and a half about del Toro’s villain role, but we really haven’t heard anything substantial from the rumor mill, until now. Hit the jump to find out what we learned from the rumored Star Wars Episode 8 character details.

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Spider-Man Homecoming Love Interest

Rumors have pegged the actress/singer Zendaya as playing Peter Parker’s usual love interest Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the name Michelle that she’s been given on call sheets and by director Jon Watts has been deemed to be nothing but misdirection. However, for those who don’t buy the overt cover-up, Zendaya has just thrown out more details about her character that certainly don’t make her sound like the Mary Jane Watson we know. And to go along with these new details, a rumor has surfaced pegging who might actually be Peter Parker’s love interest in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Honestly, when word came that Zendaya could be playing Mary Jane Watson, I was a little disappointed. No, I wasn’t upset because a traditionally white character may be played by a black actress, because that’s ridiculous. But I was disappointed to hear that Mary Jane was going to end up becoming the Spider-Man Homecoming love interest again so soon. However, if Zendaya’s statements from yesterday are to be believed, that might not be the case.

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Shane Black's The Predator suburbs setting

Slipped into last week’s report about Olivia Munn joining Shane Black‘s The Predator was word that the film would be venturing into the wild world of suburbia. The news caught a lot of fans’ attention, since that’s not really where one would expect to find this franchise — and generated some excitement, because if anyone can make that combination work it’s probably Shane Black.

But it turns out he’s not planning to go that route after all. The writer and director has since spoken up to clarify that his Predator movie will not take place in the suburbs. Which means we’re back to square one in terms of trying to figure out Predator plot details.  Read More »

Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman

Despite the fact that we don’t actually know when it’s coming, Ben Affleck‘s The Batman has looked like one of the more promising films on Warner Bros.’ DC slate. Not only was Affleck one of the highlights of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but he’s also planning to direct the film himself. Affleck’s been saying all the right things about the project, too, talking up his collaboration with Geoff Johns and emphasizing that they’re taking the time to get it right.

But if American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis is to be believed, fans may want to temper their expectations. According to Ellis, Affleck’s The Batman script is a total mess. And even worse, he claims Warner Bros. doesn’t care to bother fixing it.

UPDATE: Ellis has since clarified his comments about The Batman. See what he had to say below. Read More »

Star Wars Land

As construction on Star Wars Land has gone vertical in Anaheim, we are beginning to learn more information about Disneyland’s upcoming immersive spaceport experience. The ride queues for the land’s two E-ticket attractions will feel less like a long line and more like a storytelling experience that brings park visitors through many different environments. Also, word has it that the Stormtrooper Battle Escape ride will involve you having to abandon your ride vehicle mid-ride and make a run for it away from oncoming First Order Stormtroopers. All this and more in the latest Star Wars Land update, after the jump.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming Nightwatch rumor
Filming of Spider-Man: Homecoming has moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Peter Parker’s hometown of Queens, New York, and some great set photos have found their way online teasing the arrival of Tony Stark himself (Robert Downey Jr). Meanwhile, a new rumor claims that the film might feature yet another previously unreported villain — Nightwatch. Hit the jump to see the photos and learn about the Spider-Man: Homecoming Nightwatch rumor.

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Avengers Infinity Gauntlet

Among other things, 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War promises to pay off a storyline that’s been years in the making — all the way since the Mad Titan showed up smirking in the end credits of 2012’s The Avengers. But it may not quite be the comic book arc you’re expecting.

According to a new rumor, Avengers: Infinity War will not, in fact, be an adaptation of the Infinity War storyline from the comics. Instead, it’ll be based on Infinity Gauntlet. Again, this is just a rumor for now, so proceed with caution. But it’s got an air of plausibility to it, since Infinity Gauntlet seems more aligned with the big-screen developments so far than Infinity War. And if it’s true, that means we may get to see Death herself join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Read More »

Thor Ragnarok Doctor Strange

Taika Waititi may be new to the Marvel universe, but he’s already an old pro at dodging questions. Last month, a Thor: Ragnarok set photo seemingly revealed a connection to another upcoming Marvel movie, Doctor Strange. Now, however, the director is trying his best to downplay any speculation about a possible cameo or crossover, suggesting the Easter egg was “maybe a tease just for people who wanted to zoom into that photo.”

Meanwhile, speaking of Doctor Strange, we’ve got a little more information on what exactly the Sorcerer Supreme will be doing in his own movie. Marvel Ireland has released a new Doctor Strange synopsis that teases his journey in slightly more detail.  Read More »

Don’t Expect To See The Joker in ‘Justice League’

Joker Music Video

There have been rumblings for some time that we might see characters from Suidice Squad appear in Justice League. We know that Warner Bros really wants a connected universe and say what you will about the film, but people responded to the characters in Suicide Squad. Even when I was visiting the set of Justice League, there were even rumors that we might be seeing a scene which involved some of the Sqwad. Of course, that didn’t happen. And now we have confirmation that Jared Leto’s The Joker will not be appearing in Zack Snyder’s superhero team-up film.

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stormtroopers with jetpacks

With a bevy of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story merchandise gearing up to hit stores on September 30th, 2016 (a marketing event called “Force Friday”, or is it “Rogue Friday?”) we are finally seeing a lot more designs for the first Star Wars standalone movie. One of the designs to be released as a toy is a Stormtrooper with a jetpack which has got some Star Wars fans wondering if we’ll be seeing Stormtroopers in flight (i.e. Jump troopers) in the new film.
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