Many of us are huge Star Wars fans, and the mere thought that there’s a new film being shot right now is enough to give chills. Now go beyond that thought and daydream about visiting the set. Seeing the Millennium Falcon, touching it, learning a few pieces of information, would be a feeling that’s almost too wild to imagine. Most fans would probably have an emotional breakdown right there at Pinewood.
Kevin Smith is a long time Star Wars fan. Since Clerks, almost every one of Smith’s movies and projects has talked about the franchise, or featured some kind of fleeting reference to or influence from Star Wars. So it must have been pretty awesome for the director to travel to London and visit the set of J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars Episode VII. How awesome was it? Smith broke into tears. Read More »
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It’s not quite as exciting as our first look at Superman in Man of Steel or Batman and his Batmobile, but we now have an semi-official look at Henry Cavill as Clark Kent in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
While the actor has been caught in a few fan and paparazzi photos, a new image has just gone online from the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. Cavill supports the charity, which helps the families of serving and retired Royal Marines, and posted a photo to help raise awareness. It just so happens, in this photo, he’s on the set of Zack Snyder‘s upcoming sequel and dressed in his work clothes as a Daily Planet reporter. Check out the Clark Kent Batman v Superman photo in full below. Read More »
Tuesday night’s story about Max Landis potentially doing a polish on Ghostbusters 3 was debunked pretty fast by the screenwriter, but it also lit a fire under his ass. In the hours since since the story broke, was debunked and then deleted, Landis revealed he obviously had been thinking about Ghostbusters 3 a lot. And since he’s not going to actually be writing the screenplay, he decided to lay his ideas out on Twitter.
Landis’ Ghostbusters 3 story isn’t a simple passing of the torch we’d been hearing about for nearly a decade. Instead, it’s a global Ghostbusting affair with franchised teams from all over the globe, one of which goes bad. It’s then up to the main heroes to save the world. It would also explain who Slimer is, work in the mythology and villains of the first film, and more. In short – it sounds really awesome.
Read Max Landis’ Ghostbusters 3 story below. Read More »
There’s lots of Star Wars Episode VII rumor and speculation, along with merchandising and original trilogy memories, in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:
- The Episode VII Millennium Falcon dice were reportedly bought for $37 on eBay
- Daisy Ridley comments on her role in Star Wars Episode VII.
- John Boyega tweets about Star Wars character names.
- More rumored details leak about sets being built at Pinewood for Episode VII.
- Star Wars Rebels producer Dave Filoni seemingly confirms a Comic-Con appearance.
- Watch John Ratzenberger talk about his role in The Empire Strikes Back.
- Multiple new licensing partners will be making Star Wars merchandise.
- How many Lightsabers are bought per year?
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An unexpected photo from inside Pinewood Studios emerged late Tuesday. That’s where J.J. Abrams is filming Star Wars Episode VII and the United Kingdom’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, paid a visit to announce the next spin-off film will be shooting there. Granted, we knew this because Lucasfilm/Disney had locked up Pinewood for multiple years, but no matter.
The coolest bit is, while on set, Osborne was allowed to tweet a photo featuring himself, Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, R2-D2, and a strategically placed Falcon in the background. Check it out below. Read More »
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Briefly: Lots of rumors have been circulating in recent days in regards to Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World. Is it set at a park? Is that park functioning? Are there good dinosaurs there? Have humans tamed the dinosaurs? We’ll hopefully have some answers to those questions soon. In the meantime, the director took to Twitter to tease a few of those answers.
He’s posted an image of a Jurassic World patch for “Veterinary Services.” Check it out below. Read More »
There’s no good spin on the news filmmaker Edgar Wright has decided to leave Marvel’s Ant-Man. Wright is one of our most exciting cinematic voices, with a small but powerful resume that had film fans salivating over his take on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, his version of the film is something we’ve always assumed would happen, as Wright was attached to Ant-Man back in 2006, long before Iron Man kicked off the current crop of Marvel Studios films.
But now, because of creative differences, Wright has removed himself from the July 2015 film. A replacement is to be announced. So what do we, as film fans, do? We take to Twitter to bitch.
Below, we’ve grabbed the best Twitter responses to Edgar Wright leaving Ant Man. Some funny, some poignant, even some with potentially cryptic knowledge of the backstory. Check them out below. Read More »
Star Wars Day, May 4, is less than a week away, and Star Wars is already turning up everywhere. The official Twitter account has been promoting the “holiday” for weeks, various retailers have been pushing new merchandise, previews of Star Wars Rebels are airing, and all evidence points to the fact Star Wars Episode VII news is coming this week.
The biggest clue is Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher have all been spotted in London. That’s where Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn visited writer/director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy last week to finalize the script. London, where the film will be shooting come May. Check out the evidence of Star Wars 7 news below. Read More »
These days, it’s easy to say you love Brad Bird. After The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like his work. But many of us were on board from the beginning with The Iron Giant.
In the summer of 1999, Bird was just another untapped talent from The Simpsons who went to college with lots of famous people. He was making his first feature. Unfortunately, the film was released on the same weekend as The Sixth Sense. Warner Bros. didn’t know what to do with the film, or how to market it, and it did not connect with audiences. From a reported $70 million production budget, The Iron Giant only grossed $23 million and was deemed a failure. However, the few people who actually saw the movie instantly fell in love with it. It was obvious the film had incredible heart and ambition, and was the work of someone with a bright future.
Despite the cult following that’s developed over the years, Warner Bros. has never released a The Iron Giant Blu-ray. Recently on Twitter, Bird admitted he’s been talking to them about it and they’re interested. They just don’t want to give the film the kind of release it deserves. He feels you can help. Read More »