Star Wars Bits

Lots of non-spoiler talk about The Force Awakens and the rest of the Star Wars universe in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:

  • J.J. Abrams and R2-D2 get hit with flying fish on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens may have shot in a giant water tank.
  • Pinewood Studios will be home to Episode VIII and the Gareth Edwards spin-off.
  • Mark Hamill may have filmed The Force Awakens scenes without his beard.
  • Simon Pegg creates a link between Spaced and The Force Awakens.
  • Daniel Radcliffe talks about hanging out on the Millennium Falcon.
  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue is finally coming to Disneyland paris.
  • Make your own Force Awakens meme and learn more about the font choice.
  • A possible description of a scene in the desert.

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Mark Hamill shaved

Lots of awesome Episode VII talk highlights this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.

  • Some fun rumors pop up about Episode VII cameos for Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch and the role of Warwick Davis.
  • A full, rumored scene is described as well as a hint at the film’s opening.
  • Read some news and see some photos from the Star Wars Episode VII wrap party.
  • Mark Hamill has shaved his Star Wars Episode VII beard.
  • Actress Christina Chong talks working on Episode VII.
  • An upcoming book will reveal a new Episode VII ship.
  • Does concept art highlight changes made from the Michael Arndt script to the J.J. Abrams/Lawrence Kasdan one?
  • Peter Jackson also visited the set of Star Wars Episode VII.
  • See the Hot Toys Stormtrooper figures.
  • An official Star Wars costume exhibit has been announced.

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Absolutely Anything (2)

Simon Pegg has been through some very weird stuff on the big screen, including a zombie apocalypse and an attempted alien takeover. But his new movie Absolutely Anything gets even crazier, granting him the power to make “absolutely anything” happen.

Directed by Terry Jones, the sci-fi comedy stars Pegg as a schoolteacher named Neil Clarke who gains magic powers after a brush with aliens. The film reunites Jones with his Monty Python mates John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, and Michael Palin, while Robin Williams joins in as the voice of a dog. See the first Absolutely Anything images after the jump.

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Star Wars

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions is coming to Blu-ray, see the cover art, find out information about the release and when to expect it.
  • What can we expect from the Jedi in Star Wars Episode VII?
  • Joel Edgerton is interested in returning as Uncle Owen if they actually make a rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off film.
  • The third installment of an in-depth interview with Star Wars Rebels producer Simon Kinberg.
  • Simon Pegg‘s observation on the generational gap of the Star Wars trilogies thus far.
  • An early preview of 16 new Star Wars LEGO sets

All this and more, after the jump.

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Shaun of the Dead Animated

The Disney Channel is quickly becoming something geeks need to keep an eye on. If having a brand new Star Wars series on it this week wasn’t enough, their long running hit Phineas & Ferb continues to attract in A-List geek talent. They’ve already done Star Wars episodes, Marvel episodes, Damon Lindelof wrote an recent Lost-themed episode, and soon Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will appear as their Shaun of the Dead characters Ed and Shaun. What could bring those two iconic character to the show? You can watch the Shaun of the Dead animated clip below and find out. Read More »

Magic Mike

Amber Heard and Jada Pinkett-Smith will also star in Magic Mike XXL, despite being rather ill-equipped to play male strippers. Plus, see a new photo from behind the scenes of Magic Mike XXL. And also after the jump:

  • Star Trek 3 is reportedly shooting in mid-February
  • … and Simon Pegg says J.J. Abrams is “all over it”
  • Expendables 3 downloaders are being told to pay up
  • Justin Long wants more Galaxy Quest and Zack & Miri
  • Elizabeth Banks drops more hints about Pitch Perfect 2
  • Amityville: The Awakening loses its release date
  • Get a load of the new poster for V/H/S: Viral
  • The Insidious Chapter 3 poster involves a lot of reading

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Star Wars Episode 7 x-wing

Some very cool Star Wars Episode VII set photos have been taken, and some very interesting rumors and lots of cool trivia have all shown up online. Below, read about the following.

  • A new kind of X-Wing Fighter was spotted by drones flying over the Star Wars Episode VII set.
  • Photos of Star Wars extras, in costume, have been taken from a great distance.
  • Simon Pegg‘s daughter inspired J.J. Abrams and “saved Star Wars.”
  • Hasbro has begun working on Episode VII toys.
  • Read how Marvel’s success helped speed up Star Wars.
  • What is Daisy Ridley‘s character name in Star Wars Episode VII?
  • Star Wars is taking over Subway and your college football games.
  • Some intriguing new rumors about Luke Skywalker‘s story in Star Wars Episode VII.

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Watch The Hilarious Star Trek Into Darkness Blooper Reel

Star Trek Into The Darkness Blooper Reel

Paramount Home Video recently released Star Trek: The Compendium which collects JJ AbramsStar Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, alongside a collection of new extra features. One of the extras is the Star Trek Into The Darkness blooper reel, which is now available to watch online. Watch the hilarious six-minute Star Trek Into The Darkness blooper reel now embedded after the jump.

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