Lovecraft Country director

Recent Oscar winner Jordan Peele already has his next project lined-up: producing the HBO series Lovecraft Country with J.J. Abrams. Now, Peele and Abrams have hired a director to helm the show: ’71 filmmaker Yann Demange. More on the Lovecraft Country director below.

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jj abrams episode 8 story

With a massive franchise like Star Wars, you would expect that Lucasfilm wants the entire story planned out. But after Rian Johnson‘s radical, controversial The Last Jedi threw Star Wars tradition out the window, fans began wondering if there even is a master plan.

The answer: there might have been a plan once, but not anymore. According to Last Jedi star Daisy Ridley, when Abrams signed on to direct 2015’s The Force Awakens, he also mapped out the entire story for the new Star Wars trilogy. But the original JJ Abrams Episode 8 story was scrapped by Johnson.

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Saturday Night Live Star Wars Spin-Off Sketch

Last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Charles Barkley was fairly lackluster. Though there were some decent laughs to be had here and there, the episode was mostly a disappointment. However, it could have been vastly improved if a certain pre-recorded sketch was included in the episode.

When Saturday Night Live does dress rehearsal, the episode has more sketches than will fit during the timeslot for the show. After dress rehearsal, it’s determined which sketches need to be cut, whether it’s because they didn’t land well at dress rehearsal or because they just don’t fit in the schedule properly. In this case, we lost a Star Wars sketch with Charles Barkley as a character who doesn’t understand any alien languages, rendering him useless. Read More »

luke's final lesson

One of the biggest mysteries that will remain around Star Wars: The Last Jedi is Luke Skywalker’s unseen “third lesson.” On Ahch-To, the exiled Jedi Master begrudgingly agrees to teach Rey three lessons. No more, no less. But, as well all know, he only got to two.

So what is Luke’s final lesson? Was it thwarted by Rey leaving the island? Did it exist in the first place? Will we ever learn? Some of those questions get answered in the new deleted scenes that will be available on The Last Jedi‘s Blu-ray and DVD release. But that last question may be something we don’t receive the answer to until 2019.

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star wars 9 filming date

Star Wars: Episode 9 saw its share of behind-the-scenes troubles since Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow was first attached to direct the science-fiction sequel in 2015. The production was shaken after the unexpected passing of star Carrie Fisher and suffered script issues, leading Wonder writer Jack Thorne to join the team in late 2017. A few months later, Trevorrow departed the project.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams quickly boarded the sequel a few days later, and since then, work on Episode 9 has kicked into high gear. And finally, we have a Star Wars: Episode 9 filming date confirmed.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Alex Garland says not to expect another 28 Days Later sequel
  • M. Night Shyamalan? provides an update on Glass
  • Piper Perabo joins the third Olympus Has Fallen film
  • A new Pacific Rim Uprising video
  • Sci-fi miniseries V is being rebooted as a movie
  • Mile 22 already has a sequel in the works
  • John Wick Chapter 3 begins filming soon
  • J.J. Abrams says Cloverfield 4 is a “crazy movie”
  • Zach Galligan really wants Gremlins 3
  • Henry Rollins‘ cannibal flick He Never Died is getting a sequel
  • Jamie Lee Curtis appears to have wrapped on the new Halloween 

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JJ Abrams Star Wars Episode 9

Following the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there was plenty of fan outcry from those who did not like the direction that Rian Johnson took with this latest trilogy of films in the sci-fi saga. Some of the complaints stemmed from sexist, bigoted fans who were upset at how prominent certain female characters were featured, but other criticism came in the form of certain story points, character arcs and creative decisions. But J.J. Abrams isn’t letting any of that influence his plans for the saga.

Star Wars Episode 9 brings The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams back behind the camera to finish the trilogy he started in 2015. For fans who didn’t like what The Last Jedi brought to the table, they see this as a chance for Abrams to set things right. However, any complaints that fans registered about The Last Jedi won’t determine where the story goes next or how it gets there. Read More »

Episode 9 art director

Details about Star Wars: Episode 9 are sketchy at the moment, but one thing we do know now is that the film will look great. Paul Inglis, art director of Blade Runner 2049, has just been hired for the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed sequel. More on the Episode 9 art director below.

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Cloverfield 5

Another day, another Cloverfield rumor, this time about Cloverfield 5. We know that the upcoming Overlord will the fourth Cloverfield film. Now, there’s a rumor that Bad Robot’s upcoming Kolma could actually be Cloverfield 5. First announced back in 2016, Kolma is a fantasy thriller starring Daisy Ridley.

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Cloverfield crossover

Just in case you’re not burned out on Cloverfield news, here’s something new. Bad Robot big cheese J.J. Abrams took part in a Facebook Q&A for The Cloverfield Project and revealed that he once considered a Cloverfield crossover that would tie all the movies together and reunite past characters.

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