Star Wars Bits Secrets of the Jedi

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Domhnall Gleeson explains his reaction to reading the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker script for the first time
  • ILMxLAB plans to preview the second installment of Vader Immortal at next week’s D23 Expo
  • Read an excerpt from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Black Spire
  • How does the length of a Star Wars movie correlate to its perceived quality?
  • And more!

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promare trailer

Firefighting has never looked so visually exciting as it does in Promare, Studio Trigger’s highly anticipated inaugural feature film. Kill la Kill creator Hiroyuki Imaishi directs this eye-popping visual bonanza, which is like if Fire Emblem had a gonzo mecha baby with Gundam Wing. GKIDS is debuting the first full U.S. trailer for Promare, and the movie arrives in select U.S. theaters this fall. Watch the Promare trailer below.

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new star wars trilogy rian johnson

Rian Johnson‘s next movie is this year’s ensemble mystery Knives Out, but after that, he’ll be returning to a galaxy far, far away for his new Star Wars trilogy. Much of Johnson’s trilogy remains cloaked in secrecy. In fact, the only thing we know about it is that it will be set entirely out of the regular Star Wars mythology. No Skywalkers, no Death Stars, no Sy Snootles. Johnson offered up the tiniest bit of insight into his new Star Wars trilogy, and it sounds as if he’s looking to the original trilogy for inspiration.

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benioff and weiss star wars

In February of 2018, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were officially announced as the writers and producers of a new series of Star Wars movies. Technically, that’s still the only piece of official information from Disney and Lucasfilm about the duo’s involvement in a galaxy far, far away, but now a new report suggests that they may not be writing each entry in that upcoming film series after all. Read More »

robocop returns director

RoboCop Returns is in need of a new commanding officer. More than a year after Neill Blomkamp was announced to direct a new RoboCop movie that would act as a continuation of the first film, he has confirmed that he is no longer the RoboCop Returns director. But Chappie fans can hold onto a sliver of hope: Blomkamp is already hard at work at a new horror movie.

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Star Trek and Mission Impossible

Yesterday, CBS and Viacom announced a new merger, marking a reunion between the two corporate entities for the first time in almost thirteen years. A new company called ViacomCBS will emerge (pending the finalization of the deal), and brands like Paramount Pictures, CBS, Showtime, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and more will all be under the same umbrella.

Now the iconic Star Trek brand, which had previously been split between those two companies, will be all in one place again. Here’s how the new merger may end up affecting popular franchises like Star Trek and Mission Impossible. Read More »

star wars resistance season 2 trailer

Star Wars Resistance returns for its second and final season this October. The new season of the Emmy-nominated series, which takes place during the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and leads up to the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker, follows Kaz and his fellow Resistance fighters as they continue to wage their war against the First Order. But a few familiar faces enter the scene, upping the stakes even more. Watch the Star Wars Resistance season 2 trailer below. Read More »

russian doll ending

Three seasons, what a concept. But it’s the concept that creator and star Natasha Lyonne is envisioning for her high-concept sci-fi series Russian Doll, which debuted to rave reviews this past February and has already been renewed for a second season. But Lyonne says that the Groundhog Day-esque series likely won’t go much further than that, based on her plans for the Russian Doll ending.

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Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Score Length

John Williams is probably the most well-known composer and conductor of motion picture scores. With credits under his belt like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Harry Potter, and plenty more, he’s crafted some of the most famous movie themes of all time. But John Williams also has a brother with some musical talent as well, and he just so happens to have the inside track on some details about the Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker score that might hint at the film’s overall length. Read More »

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Poster

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Keanu Reeves was almost in Hobbs & Shaw
  • Check out a Maleficent: Mistress of Evil TV spot and poster
  • See a photo from the start of production on Ghostbusters 2020
  • Sylvester Stallone looks leathery in a Rambo: Last Blood poster
  • All that and more

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