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We begin to chronicle the aftermath of Star Wars Celebration in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, we’ll discuss the following:

  • An iPhone controlled BB-8 is coming to stores, and a larger version is coming to Disney Parks.
  • Why didn’t Josh Trank come to Star Wars Celebration?
  • Learn the code name for the Josh Trank Star Wars Anthology film.
  • The latest Force Awakens trailer had 88 million views in 24 hours.
  • Disney’s stock valuation jumped $2 billion after the release of the trailer.
  • See J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy watching the trailer in front of the crowd.
  • Watch some new footage from Star Wars Battlefront.
  • The airline ANA now has a R2-D2 themed 787 airplane
  • Listen to Gareth Edwards talk about the tone of Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.
  • The Disneyland 60th Anniversary R2-D2 is revealed.

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‘Fantastic Four’ Trailer #2: Meet Doctor Doom

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This summer’s other big superhero team takes the spotlight in a new Fantastic Four trailer. Miles TellerMichael B. JordanKate Mara, and Jamie Bell star as Reed Richards, Johnny Storm, Sue Storm, and Ben Grimm respectively, who become Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, and the Thing after a disastrous trip to another dimension.

But the biggest reveal in the new Fantastic Four trailer isn’t a superhero but a supervillain. This serves up our first look at Toby Kebbell‘s Victor Domashev a.k.a. Doctor Doom — both in and out of the mask. And there’s much more of the team in action, including new shots of the Thing. Check out the new Fantastic Four trailer after the jump.

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Fantastic Four featurettes

Josh Trank‘s new Fantastic Four film opens in August, but even though it is an “end of summer” movie from Fox, the studio is slowly pushing new promos out now as the season begins. A set of Fantastic Four featureless offers brief interviews with Trank and writer/producer Simon Kinberg, and they talk about each of the cast members hired to play the four major roles. “Because we wanted to be grounded and dramatic,” says Kinberg,” we went for the best dramatic actors.” Check out all four short videos below. Read More »

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“Be ready for what’s coming.” “What is coming?” ” The answers.” That dialogue ends a new international Fantastic Four trailer that is now online. It’s not lying. Answers are coming for questions about the mysterious Josh Trank superhero film.

Unfortunately, this trailer doesn’t have many of them. There is new footage in there, even some new power stuff. Overall, it’s probably a better constructed and more interesting trailer than the first teaser. But “answers?” Not just yet.

Watch the international Fantastic Four trailer below. Read More »

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Star Wars Celebration just took at stand. As in, the Star Wars standalone films. The official Star Wars website confirms that Gareth Edwards, director of 2016’s Star Wars Rogue One, and Josh Trank, director of a second Star Wars standalone film, will both be on hand for a panel at the event.  Read More »

the thing Fantastic Four

The new Fantastic Four poster gave us our best look at the team yet. Johnny’s on fire, Sue is disappearing, and the big bad rocks of The Thing were on full display. However, we only saw them from behind. Common sense (and the trailer) tell us what Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara are going to look like from the front. Jamie Bell as The Thing, however, is a bit more uncertain. Well, a Fantastic Four fan found an alternate poster outdoors and put the photo on Instagram. It’s since gone viral as it finally gives us an official look at The Thing.

Below, check out the first The Thing Fantastic Four image and see how the latest Fantastic Four poster borrowed from one of the biggest video game franchises in the world, Halo. Read More »

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There’s a new Fantastic Four poster from Fox, and while it doesn’t reveal much that is new, this one-sheet does display something that we didn’t really see in the trailer: the invisibility power of Sue Storm, played by Kate Mara. Trouble is, the display is via an image we’ve seen before, and looks more like a deployment of a photoshop effect than an actual superpower. Read More »

star wars predictions

Concrete information about the new Star Wars movies is a rare commodity. Right now, we don’t know way more than we do know and that lack of definitive knowledge leads to debate, discussion and arguments. These are happening every day amongst Star Wars fans and will continue until Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18. Probably beyond, too, since the story won’t end with that film.

With these Star Wars conversations more prevalent than actual information, we decided to have a little fun. We’ve gone against Han Solo’s better judgement and set some simple, Las Vegas odds against 15 questions fans are currently debating. Most are non-spoiler, a few are (clearly marked) spoilers, but all are very much at the center of the current Star Wars conversation. Read More »

See Four New ‘Fantastic Four’ Photos

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Each member of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four gets a close up in a brand new set of Fantastic Four photos. Courtesy of Empire Magazine, the images give team members Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell their own little moment in the sun. Check out the new Fantastic Four photos below. Read More »