Madame Tussauds Millennium Falcon

Star Wars Bits is back and packed full of interesting stuff. Below, read about the following:

  • Star Wars Anthology writer Gary Whitta is writing for Star Wars Rebels.
  • Rian Johnson wrote Star Wars Episode VIII in Moleskine notebooks.
  • See an image of the works in the Star Wars canon.
  • A rumor surfaces about a post-credits scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • John Williams will record his Force Awakens score soon.
  • Watch a video on the new Madame Tussauds’ Star Wars exhibit.
  • For the the time in China, The Star Wars Saga will screen theatrically.
  • The website “How BB-8 Works” explains the obvious question.

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Star Wars Episode VIII cinematographer

Director Rian Johnson has worked with cinematographer Steve Yedlin on three features: Brick, The Brothers Bloom, and Looper. Now, Yedlin is making the jump to lightspeed with Johnson: he’ll serve as the Star Wars: Episode VIII cinematographer. Read More »

Poe Dameron episode 8

UPDATE: We spoke to Isaac and he clarified the intentions of his quote. Original story follows.

If J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm were a bit more open about who and what the characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens were, what follows might not be news. But right now, even though we know Oscar Isaac plays a character named Poe Dameron, we don’t know who that is. We’ve heard some rumors, and those rumors are that he’s very important to the sequel trilogy; the Han Solo of the younger generation. But those are just rumors. The fact of the matter is we don’t know who or what is important to this trilogy of films.

In a new interview, Isaac discussed Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars Episode VIII. His quote, albeit brief, could be construed as a spoiler for anyone avoiding info on who or what makes it to the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read the Poe Dameron Episode 8 quote below, but proceed with caution.

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‘Star Wars Episode VIII’ Opens in May 2017

Star Wars Episode VIII release date

Rian Johnson has just been confirmed as the director of Star Wars Episode VIII via a Disney shareholders call. Along with that news, we’ve got the Star Wars Episode VIII release date: May 26, 2017. Read More »

Rian Johnson Christopher Nolan interview

If you haven’t seen Interstellar, you’ll have one more chance to catch it in IMAX this weekend when the film plays some IMAX houses on Saturday. But for those who have seen the film, here’s something worth checking out: a discussion between Rian Johnson and Christopher Nolan about Nolan’s latest film. Rian Johnson is the director of Brick and Looper, and the man who’ll make Star Wars Episode VIII. The two spoke after an Interstellar screening at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica a few weeks ago, and you can hear their Q&A below. Read More »

Grand Moff Tarkin Rebels

This is a really good edition of Star Wars Bits. Rumors, spoilers, video clips, video games, this has it all. Below, read about the following:

  • Could the Standalone be about Boba Fett‘s family?
  • Episode VIII director Rian Johnson trolls Star Wars nation.
  • Disney CEO Bob Iger talks Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer and broadband channel.
  • Grand Moff Tarkin is coming to Star Wars Rebels this week. Watch a clip.
  • Nicolas Cage enjoyed Hayden Christensen‘s work in the Star Wars prequels.
  • Star Wars is coming to Madame Tussauds in London and there’s a video.
  • See some awesome clothing made for the Episode VII special effects team.
  • Download a ton of old school Star Wars video games via Humble Bundle.
  • Multiple major spoilers about the identity, stories and fates of characters in The Force Awakens are discussed.

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Star Wars sequel trilogy

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens December 18 of this year. The first Star Wars standalone film opens December 16, 2016. After that, we have a good idea of what the next few years have in store for Star Wars but nothing is 100% set in stone. For example, though every single outlet in the world has confirmed Rian Johnson is directing Star Wars Episode VIII, along with the filmmaker himself, the company has yet to acknowledge it. And though we’ve heard there will be a Star Wars movie every single year, only the two dates above are confirmed.

However, the long-term future of Star Wars was recently mentioned by Disney CEO Bob Iger. In a Disney shareholders report, he talked about seeing footage from The Force Awakens, confirmed the release years for the next two films in “this” trilogy, and failed to mention the second standalone film. There’s more, too. Read the extremely loaded Star Wars sequel trilogy quote below. Read More »

Hit Record Joseph Gordon-Levitt AMA

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is without a doubt one of the most interesting and distinct voices in modern Hollywood. Yes, he’s a great actor and has done some truly awesome films. He has also worked with many wonderful filmmakers, is sought after by even more and also happens to be one himself. He’s already directed one feature, Don Jon, is on the short-list for every big hero role out there, and is the founder of a crowd-sourced media company called HIT RECORD where people can contribute to not only a TV show, but short films and more, all online.

Levitt did a Reddit AMA to promote the first season of HITRECORD ON TV coming to DVD. During the event, he touched on a bunch of interesting topics. He discussed wanting to appear in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, how good he thinks Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX are going to be, the latest on his DC/Vertigo adaptation, Sandman, if he thinks he’ll be in another Batman movie, what makes Christopher Nolan a good director, a possible 3rd Rock from the Sun reunion and more.

Below, read some of the highlights of the Reddit Joseph Gordon-Levitt AMA. Read More »

Jordan Vogt-Roberts is one of the most exciting new filmmakers. We loved his Amblin-esque indie coming of age film The Kings Of Summer, which was a breakout film at Sundance a couple years back. Jordan is currently developing a big screen adaptation of the video game Metal Gear Solid as well as Legendary Pictures’ King Kong prequel/sequel/reboot Skull Island.

Like many of the rest of us, Jordan spent this holiday weekend thinking about Star Wars and geeking out over the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. He took to Twitter to share a story about his love of Star Wars. I try to explain to people why the year or two experience leading up to The Phantom Menace was still worth it despite the film not living up to expectations. Jordan shares the magic and power of the fan community, explaining it much better than I could. Read the Jordan Vogt-Roberts Star Wars story in full after the jump.

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