Conan O Brien Star Wars

Here’s why you have to love Conan O’Brien‘s show. His writers read websites like this. How else do you explain that the talk show host knew a rumored Star Wars Episode VII title is “An Ancient Fear?” It’s not like that hit the mainstream media. Plus, what’s even cooler about Conan is he takes rumors like that and turns them into bits. Often time, they’re bits about Star Wars. He’s the guy who gave Harrison Ford $1000 to offer up a hint about the film, remember? And who can forget Triumph slaughtering the fans (myself included) waiting in line for Attack of the Clones?

Well, Conan is back at it again. He offered up a bunch of alternate titles to Star Wars Episode VII. Learn Conan O’Brien’s Star Wars titles below. Read More »

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Guess who’s dropping by Conan next month? Here’s a hint: He looks a lot like Will Ferrell. Also after the jump:

  • Keanu Reeves has “no idea” if Bill & Ted 3 will ever happen
  • Michael Bay talks Transformers 4: “There was a lot of dynamite”
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 will shoot early next year
  • Harrison Ford explains what he’s doing in The Expendables 3
  • Trick ‘r Treat director reveals what he wants in the sequel

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We’ve been waiting literally years to take a peek at Star Trek Into Darkness, so it’s great to hear that we may get the chance sooner than we thought. Last month, we got word that the first trailer (and/or a 9-minute IMAX prologue) would debut with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 14. However, TrekMovie.com has now confirmed that a teaser will in fact debut this Thursday, December 6.

The one-minute video is a web exclusive separate from the two-minute version attached to The Hobbit. The latter will presumably hit the Internet shortly after it bows in theaters.

Also after the jump:

  • Someone on the Internet claims to have seen the trailer already
  • Zachary Quinto drops by Conan with a (fake) Star Trek clip
  • J.J. Abrams is excited to finally show you some juicy footage
  • Paramount uploads a comprehensive list of global release dates

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Until we know who’ll really get to direct the new Star Wars, there’s no harm in fantasizing about people who clearly won’t, right? On a recent episode of Conan, the late-night host imagined what a Star Wars VII directed by Wes Anderson or Todd Phillips might be like. After seeing them, I have to say, I’m almost sorry that neither of them are actually up for the job.

Meanwhile, you can add Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino to the “I’m good, thanks” list, and Kevin Smith shares his hopes for the new trilogy. Hit the jump to continue reading.

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Things escalated quickly Wednesday evening when Will Ferrell, I’m sorry, Ron Burgundy, took the stage on TBS’s Conan and announced that Paramount had greenlit Anchorman 2. Speculation ran rampant of who would return, what the story would entail and all that good stuff. We quickly found out Adam McKay will once again direct and also co-write with Ferrell, plus the male members (pun intended) of the news team had all signed to return: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner. There is still no word, however, if the memorable characters played by Christina Applegate, Fred Willard, Chris Parnell, and Vince Vaughn will reappear.

So far, that’s about it. And now Funny or Die has revealed this short video documenting Burgundy behind the scenes of the big announcement. It adds literally nothing to the discussion but would we have it any other way when the topic is Ron Burgundy? Read More »

After seemingly years of studio opposition, Anchorman 2 is finally becoming a reality. So said San Diego’s #1 news anchor, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), when he stopped by Conan Wednesday night to play some jazz flute and make the official announcement. Watch the video after the jump. Read More »

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Simon West May Direct Amber Heard in ‘Red Sonja’

A Red Sonja film has been percolating for the last few years, kicked off when Rose McGowan was set to star with Robert Rodriguez producing. Teaser artwork was dramatically unveiled, and the film seemed like one of several that would be the fruit of the real-life relationship between the director and his Planet Terror actress. But things changed, and while it seemed for a moment as if the film might survive the end of the Rodriguez/McGowan relationship, that version of Red Sonja has been dead for some time.

The film is still being developed at Nu Image/Millennium, however. Now producer Avi Lerner says that he’s got Simon West set to direct a new version, and that he likes his Drive Angry actress Amber Heard for the title role. Read More »

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