War for the Planet of the Apes panel recap

Yesterday director Matt Reeves, producer Dylan Clark, and star Andy Serkis hit New York Comic-Con with the first footage from War for the Planet of the Apes. We’ve already recapped what we saw here, but in between those segments the trio also took some time to talk about what we can expect from the movie. To put it briefly: things are getting freakin’ dark. Read our War for the Planet of the Apes panel recap below.  Read More »

Planet of the Apes Prequels

Last night 20th Century Fox debuted the first teaser trailer and footage from War for the Planet of the Apes, the third film in the prequel franchise leading up to the events of the classic 1968 film starring Charlton Heston. As Angie Han’s recap of the trailer and footage revealed, humans and apes are in an all out war, but Caesar still wrestles with the compassion he has for humans, having been raised by them and even helped by a few of them at various points.

The first intelligent ape has been an emotional anchor for the whole series since it began with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but eventually he’ll have to die, whether at the hands of a human, or just because of old age. So when that time comes, will that be the end of the new Planet of the Apes prequels? According to franchise director Matt Reeves, the answer is no. Read More »

War for the Planet of the Apes

20th Century Fox kicked off their War for the Planet of the Apes marketing campaign with a bang at New York Comic-Con on Thursday, unveiling the very first footage for the film in front of an enthusiastic crowd of fans and journalists. Director Matt Reeves, producer Dylan Clark, and star Andy Serkis shared both a conventional teaser trailer and a very rough seven-minute sequence from the movie, as well as a behind-the-scenes reel focusing on the mo-cap process.

None of the footage is online at this point, but luckily for you, we were on hand and taking notes. Click through to read our War for the Planet of the Apes footage recap. Read More »

War for the Planet of the Apes teaser

20th Century Fox plans to reveal the first footage from War for the Planet of the Apes at a New York Comic-Con event later tonight. But before we get there, they’ve got a little something to whet your appetite. The first War for the Planet of the Apes teaser is here, and it comes with a dire warning: “War has begun.” Watch it below. Read More »


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Disney’s The Jungle Book was a roaring success by any metric. It broke new ground for CG animation, wowed critics with its updated interpretation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic, and has racked up $828 million in global box office grosses to date. All of which means Warner Bros.’ upcoming Jungle Book, directed by Andy Serkis, has quite a lot to measure up to. But the director doesn’t seem too concerned about the competition, explaining that his will be a “darker” take for a “slightly older audience.”  Read More »

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For some time now, Andy Serkis has been working on his directorial debut The Jungle Book, a “dark” take on Rudyard Kipling‘s source material. The film was originally supposed to open in 2016, but was pushed to 2017 and then to 2018. Clearly, Serkis is willing to take the time to get it right. And to that end, he’s just brought in a bit of outside help. Alfonso Cuarón has reportedly been brought on board to give notes on the production.  Read More »

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All eyes are on Warner Bros. right now and not necessarily for the reasons they want. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has made a ton of cash, but that 69% drop between the first and second weekends has everyone (including people who normally don’t pay attention to box office news) talking. The still new DC movie universe isn’t on fire yet, but it’s definitely singed. The studio is well-aware that they’re in a precarious position and need to carefully consider what they do next.

And something is definitely going on behind the scenes. Warner Bros. has announced a slew of changes to their schedule, including new release dates for Wonder Woman, Jungle Book: Origins, and two untitled DC superhero movies.

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Supreme Leader Snoke Photos

During the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans were hungry for any set photos they could feast their eyes on. Now with the film in theaters and breaking box office records, there aren’t any secrets that can be learned from set photos, but that doesn’t mean they don’t offer a cool glimpse at production, including the climactic lightsaber battle. This is especially true when they come from the film’s cinematographer Dan Mindel.

In addition, the first official stills of motion capture characters Maz Kanata and Supreme Leader Snoke, brought to life respectively by Lupita Nyong’o and Andy Serkis, have been revealed as well. But keep in mind that you may not want to continue after the jump if you haven’t seen The Force Awakens yet, because there will be some spoiler talk. Read More »


The week has finally come, a new Star Wars film will hit movie theaters in just a few days. The world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes place tonight in Hollywood, and the first reactions are probably coming shortly after that. I’m extremely fortunate to be attending the premiere tonight and am so excited. I will give you my reaction afterwards on twitter (non-spoiler of course, followed by more in-depth review on the site later in the week). Okay, lets take a look at the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens news and tidbits:

  • Steven Spielberg recommended that Disney hire J.J. Abrams for Force Awakens.
  • Adam Driver’s response to the question of if Force Awakens will be better than the prequels.
  • See new behind the scenes photos featuring Daisy Ridley and John Boyega.
  • Find out how Jakku market merchant Bobbajo was created
  • Learn more about Andy Serkis‘ character Supreme Leader Snoke
  • How the Force Awakens world premiere in Hollywood is “bigger than the Oscars”
  • Is Force Awakens about Star Wars fandom and is Kylo Ren just a huge Star Wars geek?
  • J.J. Abrams designed Rey’s outfit so that it would be simple enough that kids could doodle it in class
  • Preview some of the limited edition “Galaxy Premiere” merchandise which will be sold in select theaters
  • John Boyega talks Force Awakens deleted scenes
  • Watch BB-8 explore London.
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All this and more in today’s Force Awakens Bits. Alright Chewie, Punch it! Hit the jump for hyperspace!

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Motion-capture master Andy Serkis has been slated to make his directorial debut with Jungle Book: Origins for a little while now. But back in 2014, the project was pushed back to an October 6th, 2017 release, allowing Disney’s The Jungle Book from Jon Favreau to debut in 2016 without any competition. Now Serkis is lining up another project that will get him behind the camera.

The actor who brought characters such as King Kong and Gollum to life will direct, produce and star in Steelskin, an update of the classic fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin that has been set up at 20th Century Fox. Find out more about the project below. Read More »