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Hannibal may be ending, as the canceled NBC show failed to secure a new home for a fourth season, but the show’s star, Mads Mikkelsen, isn’t going to disappear. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Mikkelsen was recently announced as part of the Star Wars: Rogue One cast, and now he’s in talks to play one of the villains in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Wait, one of the villains? We know that Chiwetel Ejiofor is playing Baron Mordo, one of Strange’s classic villains, so what could the Mads Mikkelsen Doctor Strange role be? Read More »

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Star Wars Land fan design

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits, we taker a look at the following items:

  • Details on Mads Mikkelsen Role in Star Wars: Rogue One.
  • How many X-Wing Squadrons can we expect in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • An official description of the Star Wars Launch Bay exhibit space being added to Disneyland.
  • How Boba Fett will be used in Star Wars Battlefront.
  • How big is a Super Star Destroyer? Is it bigger than Manhattan?
  • How will Target handle Force Friday?
  • Poster Posse is teaming with ACME Archives and LucasFilm for an official Star Wars art show.
  • And above is a fan design for a LucasLand theme park. While its not what Disney’s Star Wars Land is going to look like, I thought it would be fun to feature.

All this and more. Hit the jump to go to hyperspeed.

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Rogue One logo

Gareth EdwardsStar Wars: Rogue One is still over a year away, but thanks to D23 we have a tantalizing taste of the upcoming film today.

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Men and Chicken trailer

I’m so thankful for Mads Mikkelsen. He can make serious films, and take big genre stuff like Hannibal as seriously as anything else, and then he can make a really weird-looking movie like Men & Chicken, a Danish comedy that will have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The first English-subbed Men & Chicken trailer is here via TIFF, and it shows Mikkelsen as a troubled and guy who, with his half-brother, journeys to an island sanitarium to meet their real father. There, they encounter three other guys who may be additional half-brothers. All bear the same distinctive harelip, and all are a bit, uh, quirky. Have a look at the trailer below. Read More »

Hannibal cast contracts

It is probably too much to expect that a streaming service will swoop in to save Hannibal. We know Netflix is out, thanks to deals with other companies. Amazon already has streaming rights to the first three seasons (the first two are streaming now, the third eventually will be, after broadcast) seems like the most likely home. In fact, that Amazon deal may make Amazon nearly the only possible contender. And with NBC out of the picture, even that deal will be complicated.

Now contracts for leads Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen have expired. That means they’re free agents, which means that a fourth season for Hannibal would involve negotiating new contracts, making things even more complex. Read More »

Hannibal season 3 promo

Hannibal returns for a third season beginning on June 4, and with just a couple weeks left before the new season premiere we’ve got a long new Hannibal Season 3 promo that teases a bunch of new developments in the show. This promo features the major cast members explaining some of where the characters are now, and what’s different this year. “Season three is like a blank slate” says Caroline Dhavernas, who plays Alana Bloom.

There’s also the promise of the arrival of a familiar character, Francis Dolarhyde, played by Richard Armitage, who we see in this video.

Note: If you haven’t seen the second season of Hannibal and are planning to, what follows may feature a few spoilers. (But that’s been the case for all of this season’s promos so far.) Read More »

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Salvation trailer

Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green head west in The Salvation, a film that features Mikkelsen as a Danish soldier seeking a new life in the US. But a set of violence incidents with a bad gang leaves several dead at the hands of Mikkelsen’s character, and that in turn sets a brother and gang boss (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) out on a mission of his own revenge. Eva Green factors in, too, though this Salvation trailer won’t give you too much indication of precisely how.   Read More »

The Salvation

Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green are trapped in a cycle of violent revenge in The Salvation. The film is a Danish Western that premieres soon at Cannes. And so, with the festival about to begin, the first The Salvation trailer has just hit, showing what director Kristian Levring (The King Is Alive, The Intended) has done with the standard-issue western tale of vengeance.  Read More »

hannibal-s2-poster-2

The second season of Hannibal premieres on February 28, and to go with that newly-announced date we’ve got a new poster for the show. The first season two poster was wild, but this puts FBI profiler Will Graham right into the position most commonly associated with his associate and eventual nemesis, Hannibal Lector (Mads Mikkelsen). That mask is so iconic thanks to The Silence of the Lambs; even this altered version has familiar overtones.

That date means the 13-episode second season will start after the Winter Olympics. Laurence Fishburne returns as Jack Crawford, and Caroline Dhavernas and Hettienne Park co-star. See the full poster below, and get comments from series creator Bryan Fuller about his vision for the grand scope of the show. Read More »