Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

J.J. Abrams thinks casting Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as Darth Vader’s annoying moms provides the ”pitch-perfect Star Wars energy fans are clamoring for.” Because what can’t these two make better? Also after the jump:

  • Nathan Fillion does his best Darth Vader impression
  • Remember when we thought Episode IX would be out by 1997? LOL!
  • Disney CEO says the Star Wars franchise will follow the Marvel model
  • Is a lower-budget Han Solo origin movie coming in 2016?
  • Seattle’s Ltd. Art Gallery opens its annual Star Wars exhibit

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Muppets Most Wanted group

The gang’s back, and they have a devious new leader in the three new trailers for next year’s Muppets Most Wanted. Kermit has been captured and replaced by the world’s most famous thief, Constantine. Will the Muppets figure it out? And how many cameos, to go along with leading roles from Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell, will it take to help them solve the case? Find out in the domestic, and two international, trailers below. Read More »

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the Golden Globes

The bad news is, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler definitely won’t host the Oscars anytime soon. The good news is, that’s because they’ll be tied up hosting the Golden Globes for the next two years.

NBC and Dick Clark Productions have set the comedy duo for the 2014 and 2015 ceremonies, after their first outing at the 2013 ceremony drew a ratings bump and a glowing critical reception. Hit the jump for more details on the pair’s return.

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‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Teaser Trailer

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Walt Disney Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for The Muppets sequel Muppets Most Wanted. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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Some casting, some directing, some controversy and a couple Star Trek details are in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump, read about the following.

  • Olivia Wilde talks of possibly returning for a Tron: Legacy sequel.
  • Greg Kinnear and Josh Lawson join Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
  • Paul W.S. Anderson is definitely directing Resident Evil 6.
  • Warner Bros. is suing the J.R.R. Tolkien estate over a breach in contract with The Hobbit.
  • Bad Robot’s Action Movie FX App will get a Star Trek Into Darkness upgrade.
  • New Zealand is the latest country to get Star Trek Into Darkness a week early.
  • Peter Serafinowicz joins The Muppets…Again and Tina Fey discusses her character.

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30 Rock‘s seven-season run on NBC has come to an end, but creator/star Tina Fey‘s big screen career is just heating up. She has Admission with Paul Rudd lined up for release in March, and is now headed to shoot The Muppets… Again in London.

For her next move beyond that, she’s looking to team with Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore and Saturday Night Live writer Paula Pell on a Universal Pictures comedy titled The Nest. Hit the jump for more details.

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Tina Fey Developing a ‘Mean Girls’ Musical

Could the Plastics be headed to Broadway? If Tina Fey has her way, quite possibly. During an interview at the SAG Awards this weekend, the Mean Girls screenwriter revealed that she and her husband (30 Rock composer Jeff Richmond) are working on a musical version of the high school comedy classic. And while casting has yet to begin, Fey joked that she could just have a role for noted movie fan Mariah Carey. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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Though Disney’s The Muppets sequel will be a big-screen release, Kermit and company apparently haven’t forgotten their small-screen roots. Last month, Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell signed to play two key human characters in the film. Now, Tina Fey is rounding out the cast as the female lead.

The plotline and other details are being kept vague for now, but thanks to a tipster who worked in production on the last film, we also have some word on what the title might be. Read on after the jump.

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