Here’s what we have cooking in today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:
- New rumors about locations and characters in Han Solo‘s spin-off
- Additions to the Star Wars Celebration roster
- An interview about how Space Mountain became Hyperspace Mountain
- A small change with how Lucasfilm references the other films in the Star Wars saga
- Rian Johnson clarifies the meaning of “The Last Jedi“, but not really
- John Boyega reveals a gift that Rian Johnson got him after wrapping The Last Jedi.
- Find out more about the background of General Hux
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Back in the fall, we learned that Sony Pictures was reaching back into literary history for a new live-action and computer generated hybrid film by adapting Beatrix Potter‘s classic character Peter Rabbit for his own movie. The film has late night sensation James Corden voicing the titular bunny, and now we have our first look at the updated version of the character in his photorealistic animated form.
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The director behind Easy A and the Annie remake, Will Gluck, is currently working on a Peter Rabbit movie based on the classic series of books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. Gluck’s live-action film has already enlisted late-night host James Corden to voice the titular role. The rabbit’s adversary, Mr. McGregor, a farmer sick and tired of rabbits eating his vegetables, will be played by Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina).
Below, learn more about the Peter Rabbit cast.
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Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie might reunite for Goodbye Christopher Robin. Robbie had a brief role in Richard Curtis’ lovely time travel film, About Time, but she’d have a significantly larger part to play in this Gleeson-led biopic. Simon Curtis‘ (My Week with Marilyn) is directing Goodbye Christopher Robin, which is about “Winnie the Pooh” creator, A. A. Milne, and his relationship with his son, Christopher Robin Milne.
Robbie may join the Goodbye Christopher Robin cast. Learn more about the biopic below.
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Just last month we found out Netflix was developing a film about Doug Kenney, the co-founder of National Lampoon, the humor magazine that eventually evolved into creating comedy records and movies in the 1970s and 1980s. The film is called A Futile & Stupid Gesture and shines a light on the history of National Lampoon through the eyes of Kenney, who will be played by Saturday Night Live veteran and Last Man on Earth star Will Forte.
Earlier this week the cast filled out with the addition of Joel McHale taking on the role of his Community co-star Chevy Chase, before he made it big on Saturday Night Live, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Domhnall Gleeson playing another National Lampoon co-founder, Henry Beard.
Now the cast has gotten even bigger with additional actors being brought on to play National Lampoon comedians and future comedy superstars Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and John Belushi, as well as a couple other key roles. Get the details on the National Lampoon movie cast after the jump. Read More »
It’s been a big month for The Revenant. Not only did the movie and its director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu take home awards at the Golden Globes last Sunday, but last week also brought 12 Oscar nominations for the film and its crew, celebrating almost every department who worked on the frontier epic. If you’ve been curious about how the movie was made and haven’t heard the endless stream of conversation about how difficult it was to make, a batch of nine new featurettes dive into the making of The Revenant. Read More »
The Revenant is a genuine epic. As large as the film is in scale, with its vast landscapes and its long journey into a chilly hell, both director Alejandro González Iñárritu and screenwriter Mark L. Smith wanted to tell a personal, intimate story amongst all the chaos. The two-and-a-half-hour film is about revenge, but to Smith, it’s about far more than that.
The screenwriter has been working on the project for years now, starting all the way back in 2007. It’s easy to see why any writer would be drawn to this story, to have the oppurtunity to tell a story through behavior and images, rather than exposition — which there’s very, very little of in The Revenant.
We spoke with screenwriter Smith about the internalized father-son story. Hit the jump to see what he had to say. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Hey, man. I hear you’re looking for some new Star Wars images? A little birdie told me. You know, through the grapevine and such. Well, let’s just say that I’m the man who can supply you with such things. I know some people will tell you that Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in a little over a week and you should just wait, but they don’t understand people like you and me, you know? You work hard. Your days are long. You deserve a chance to relax with a little hit of Star Wars. You need a daily fix. I get that. This is a judgment-free zone.
C’mon. Follow me after the jump and I’ll show you some new fresh new images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I got some Kylo Ren. I got some Han Solo. I got a little something for all tastes. You’re not wearing a wire, are you?
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Okay, so today ends the abundance of Star Wars: The Force Awakens news breaks as the Entertainment Weekly cover story has been released. After the jump you can find a round-up of all the new information we haven’t previously covered, including the final Force Awakens running time, the answer to if Starkiller base is another Death Star, Lawrence Kasdan talkimg about “starting from scratch” when he came on to rework Michael Arndt’s script, details on Kylo Ren and General Hux’s relationship and motivations, Daisy Ridley’s funny Harrison Ford story and much more. We also have a 47 second preview that aired on Disney XD in the UK which features a bunch of new footage.
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I see you have constructed a new Star Wars Bits. Your skills are complete. Indeed you are powerful as the Emperor has foreseen. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:
- First look at new The Force Awakens books coming in December
- Domhnall Gleeson talks a bit about his Force Awakens character General Hux
- Tim Rose discusses returning as Admiral Akbar in The Force Awakens
- Some new rumors surface about Rey in The Force Awakens
- A new survey asks fans where The Force Awakens will rank among the saga
- See a forthcoming new 6-inch Black Series figure from The Force Awakens
- Check out Hot Toys‘ sixth scale First Order TIE Fighter Pilot
- Kickstart some awesome Star Wars bluetooth speakers
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