Cogsworth, Mrs Potts and Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast)

So far we haven’t seen much from Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast, just a teaser trailer teasing some of the iconic locations and our new Beauty. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters) the film stars Emma Watson as the new Beauty and Dan Stevens as the new Beast. And now we get a first look at some of the other iconic supporting characters from the new film: Lumiere played by Ewan McGregor and Cogsworth played by Ian McKellen. Get a first look at the what these two characters from Beast’s castle look like in the new movie, after the jump.
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Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-Off

Since the fall of 2014, there have been rumblings of Obi-Wan Kenobi getting his own standalone spin-off. In fact, those rumors even expanded to mention that a trilogy focusing on one of the last remaining Jedi was in the works at Lucasfilm with Ewan McGregor reprising his role from the prequel trilogy. We’ve yet to get any confirmation on this development, but now a fanmade trailer for Kenobi: A Star Wars Story makes the strong case for how interesting this kind of spin-off could be.

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T2 Trainspotting teaser

They’re 20 years older, but apparently they haven’t lost their lust for life. Sony Pictures has unveiled the new T2: Trainspotting teaser, which brings back director Danny Boyle and stars Ewan Mcgregor (Renton), Ewen Bremner (Spud), Jonny Lee Miller (Sick Boy), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). It’s just the briefest of looks at the madness that’s sure to come, but it’s still kind of a thrill to see the guys back together again.  Read More »

Carrie Coon Fargo Casting

FX’s Fargo attracts no shortage of talent. Season three of the hit drama has already landed Ewan McGregor, and he’s taking on two roles as the Stussy brothers. Joining McGregor is the star of The LeftoversCarrie Coon, who’s been consistently remarkable in the HBO series.

Below, learn more about the Carrie Coon Fargo casting including details about her role in Fargo season three.

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star wars celebration

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • The full schedule for this year’s Star Wars Celebration.
  • Ewan McGregor is tired of your Star Wars questions.
  • Did Ben Affleck turn down the chance to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
  • A new excerpt from Star Wars: Aftermath – Life Debt.
  • Writer Chuck Wendig on adapting The Force Awakens into a comic.
  • DK announces three new Star Wars books.
  • Preview new art from the latest Star Wars comic.
  • Bill Hader explains how he “voiced” BB-8.
  • And more!

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Ewan McGregor

When Ewan McGregor originally signed up for American Pastoral, it was only to star in the adaptation of Philip Roth‘s novel. At the time, The Quiet American and The Giver director Phillip Noyce was attached to helm the drama. But for whatever reason, McGregor ended up in the director’s chair. The actor had been interested in directing for a while, and he finally took his chance with this adaptation, which had been in the works for over a decade.

Below, watch the American Pastoral trailer.

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Ewan McGregor Fargo

Game of Thrones whatever, Fargo is the best show on television. The FX limited series has completed two seasons now, each with fantastic casts. The 1970’s throwback that was the second season was great, elevating both the filmmaking and storytelling. But in my opinion nothing can beat that award-caliber cast of the first season, which included Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman and Colin Hanks. Don’t get me wrong, Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Jean Smart and Ted Danson did a fantastic job, but for me it didn’t quite top Thornton, Freeman and Tolman.

So the question is: how will Fargo season 3 attempt to one-up this great FX series? Well today they have announced that BAFTA-winning actor Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting) will be joining the show for season three, and if that isn’t though, he will be playing the two characters at the center of this new story Find out more details about the Ewan McGregor Fargo casting, after the jump.

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Trainspotting 2 begins shooting

After many, many years of chatter, Trainspotting 2 is finally ready to hit the ground running. How do we know? Because Sony Pictures Releasing UK has just released the very first teaser to announce that Trainspotting 2 begins shooting today. Ewen McGregorJonny Lee MillerEwen Bremner, and Robert Carlyle are all back, as Renton, Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie, respectively, as is director Danny Boyle. Watch the first Trainspotting 2 teaser — which reveals that the sequel is going by the title T2 — below.
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Ahsoka Tano

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Our own Peter Sciretta stops by the Collider Jedi Council.
  • Ahsoka Tano is getting a novel to explain where she went for thirty years.
  • Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni answers some burning questions.
  • Sabine Wren will have more to do in Star Wars Rebels season three.
  • Read an excerpt from Star Wars: Aftermath – Life Debt.
  • Walt Disney World teases its new Star Wars-themed half marathon.
  • A look at the industry of creating cool lightsaber props for fans.
  • And more!

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