Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The director of Star Wars: Episode 9 was never not going to be controversial. This is the most popular movie franchise in history we’re talking about here – little things raise tempers and lead to arguments arguments, so of course the person put in charge of an entire movie was going to create a tempest by default. However, the hiring of Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow certainly gave that tempest an extra jolt of nerd rage. Because he just directed one of the biggest movies of all time, everyone has an opinion on him and they’re not afraid to share it.
Right now, Trevorrow is in a downright bizarre position: he’s working on a sequel to a sequel that hasn’t even started filming yet. In other words, everyone is casting judgment on him for a movie that he literally cannot talk about except behind very specific closed doors, because the film he’s following up isn’t even due out until 2017. However, when cornered on red carpets at award ceremonies, he has to find something to say, which means that yes, Colin Trevorrow has officially chatted in public about Star Wars: Episode 9.
Read More »
Yes, we know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens just opened about a week ago, so it might be a little early to already start talking about Star Wars: Episode 8. But at the same time, this new era of Star Wars was done well enough to get most fans excited to see where director Rian Johnson takes the sci-fi saga next.
If you’re wondering whether or not J.J. Abrams and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan intricately planned how the next two installments should play out, the answer is mostly no. But Kasdan says there were ideas about the ultimate end of this new trilogy. Find out what Kasdan had to say, but beware of The Force Awakens spoilers from here on out! Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
As expected, Star Wars: The Force Awakens obliterated box office records this weekend — including the one set by Jurassic World earlier this year for the biggest opening weekend of all time. But apparently there are no hard feelings on Jurassic World‘s side. Just as the Marvel team congratulated Jurassic World on a job well done when it took over The Avengers‘ record, the Jurassic World gang is gamely toasting Star Wars‘ stellar performance. Read More »
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is not just a movie, but the beginning of a new trilogy of films. How does a filmmaker like J.J. Abrams balance worrying about this film versus setting up ideas and characters for the rest of the arc? Did he create a treatment for the sequel trilogy with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt? Did he work with Episode VIII writer/director Rian Johnson and Episode IX helmer Colin Trevorrow?
At the Star Wars: The Force Awakens press junket, I sat down with Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams to learn how the future of the Star Wars saga is being created.
Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Jurassic World made $1.6 billion at the box office this summer, making it the third highest-grossing movie of all time. It was a perfect storm: a beloved film franchise back from the dead, a break from typical summer movie fare (i.e., superheroes), and, most importantly, dinosaurs. People love their dinosaurs. Especially when they’re chasing after those delicious, screaming, far-too-slow humans.
So nobody blinked when Universal announced a sequel with a release date of June 22, 2018. But a sequel isn’t cool. Do you know what’s cool? A trilogy. Because that’s apparently happening now.
Read More »
It’s been a couple days since Jurassic World hit Blu-Ray and DVD, and that’s all it took for one fan to compile all of the visual references the sequel/reboot makes to the original Jurassic Park.
Some of these we covered in our list of Jurassic World Easter eggs over the summer, but there’s a lot more visual evidence now that a hard copy of the movie can be used to show them. Check out all the Jurassic Park references in Jurassic World after the jump! Read More »
Were you hoping to see even more thunderous high heel action in the sequel to Jurassic World? According to the film’s star, Bryce Dallas Howard, her character, Claire, will wear more practical footwear in the next installment of the franchise. Learn why we’ll see no high heels in Jurassic World 2 after the jump.
Read More »
This week brings Jurassic World, the biggest movie of the year so far, to Blu-Ray and DVD, so fans can get all the new dinosaur madness they can handle from the comfort of their homes. And they can also dive behind the scenes of the making of the massive blockbuster that has reinvigorated the franchise started by Steven Spielberg in 1993.
But if you happen to be waiting for someone to get you the movie for Christmas or something like that, check out a Jurassic World featurette on how the Indominus Rex was created, complete with some early animatics of the genetically modified hybrid in action. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Directors J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), Rian Johnson (Looper), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (22 Jump Street), Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), and Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) are all white dudes. All very talented white dudes, mind you, but they’re white dudes. This has caused a slight uproar amongst Star Wars fans, but Lucasfilm promises there will be a female Star Wars director. Read more after the jump.
Read More »
Star Wars Episode 9 director Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World follow-up The Book Of Henry starts filming today. Focus Features has sent out a press release announcing the start of production and Trevorrow took to twitter to release the first photo of his film’s cast. And if you look closely, you might see some concept art in the background. Hit the jump to see the photo and learn more from the official press release.
Read More »