Fans are patiently waiting for any details they can get from the forthcoming Star Wars Episode 9. Every now and then we think we’re about to get a title or a teaser trailer, but we’re still totally in the dark about what to expect from the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. Thanfully director J.J. Abrams finally opened up ever so slightly about working on the highly anticipated sequel.
With Star Wars Episode 9 production completed, Abrams recently made a public appearance at the 14th Annual Oscar Wilde Awards. Of course, Abrams was asked about Episode 9 on the red carpet, and while he didn’t offer up any huge revelations, the director discussed wrapping up production, working with Billy Dee Williams, and following Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Read More »
Update: The Hollywood Reporter says Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, the actors who played the children in the first A Quiet Place, are in talks to reprise their roles in the sequel alongside Emily Blunt. Our original article follows, and you can get more updated details below.
After almost a year of talking about how he was just going to return to write the script for A Quiet Place 2, John Krasinski is also coming back to direct the sequel to his 2018 horror hit. Plus, a new report says that Emily Blunt is coming back to appear as well. Learn what we know about A Quiet Place 2 below. Read More »
A couple of weeks back, I was able to visit the DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale California, an oasis hidden amongst the Los Angeles concrete. There, I had a chance to visit Dean DeBlois‘ new office and talk to the filmmaker about How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. As you may know, DeBlois wrote and directed the modern Disney Animation classic Lilo & Stitch with Chris Sanders, before moving to DreamWorks to direct all three installments of the now completed How to Train Your Dragon trilogy.
In our interview, we talk about the evolution of the story from the beginning of the trilogy to the conclusion, comparisons to Star Wars, the trouble with sequels, an animation franchise where the characters physically grow and age, the original idea for the second movie that was abandoned, how he feels about making audiences cry, what it was like to work with Guillermo Del Toro and Drew Struzan, his hopes to make a live-action film next, a possible Dragons theme park ride, and the challenge of making a mythical based franchise in the age of Avatar.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Get a first look at the sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
- Hobbs and Shaw face down a helicopter
- Kevin Smith gears up to start shooting Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
- Jason Reitman talks briefly about Ghostbusters 2020
- Bill & Ted 3 may finally start shooting this year
- All that and more
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The How to Train Your Dragon series has become one of the most beloved and critically lauded animated franchises today, and its third film, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, is set to bring the fantasy series to an end (and bring us to tears). But in another timeline, the final two films of the series could have looked drastically different.
Director Dean DeBlois revealed in an interview with /Film’s Peter Sciretta that he had a different villain in mind in the How to Train Your Dragon 2 original plans. And that villain would have had repercussions leading into The Hidden World.
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The Angry Birds are about to experience a Big Chill. The titular flightless birds of The Angry Birds Movie are back for the sequel, and facing off against a chilling new foe: a bird from the icy tundra named Zeta (Leslie Jones). And in The Angry Birds Movie 2, she rains ice upon both bird and their enemies the Bad Piggies alike. That’s right, winter is coming in The Angry Birds Movie 2 trailer.
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Director Jason Reitman recently announced that he would be following in his father Ivan Reitman‘s footsteps by directing a Ghostbusters sequel that would take place decades after the original movies in the franchise. The reception for this new project has ranged from fury about ignoring the new Ghostbusters to celebration that we’ll finally get a sequel set in the original universe of New York’s finest paranormal investigators. That’s to be expected when you’re dealing with a franchise like Ghostbusters.
But there was more than a little bitterness online yesterday in response to a certain comment that Jason Reitman made about his new Ghostbusters project. While appearing on Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast, the director explained that in addition to going back to some of the old school filmmaking techniques they used on the original movie, he wanted to “hand the movie back to the fans.” And that came with all sorts of implications about the 2016 Ghostbusters and exactly where they stand as fans.
Thankfully, Jason Reitman has clarified his feelings on Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, responded to the backlash, and even has an ally in director Paul Feig. Find out what he had to say below. Read More »
Easily one of the most memorable scenes from Ralph Breaks the Internet (and the entirety of movies in 2018) is when the little candy racer Vanellope von Schweetz meets a whole bunch of Disney’s most famous princesses. And now you (and your kids) can recreate the scene at home thanks to a huge new doll set featuring all of the Disney princesses in their casual wear from the movie. Check out the amazing Ralph Breaks the Internet Disney princess doll set below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- The latest on the Cassian Andor Disney+ prequel series
- A new board game is coming called Outer Rim
- Former Lucasfilm Story Group member Kiri Hart‘s new gig
- The Art of Star Wars Rebels book announced
- Several familiar faces will be at this year’s Star Wars Celebration
- Rumors about Star Wars: Episode IX
- Just how terrible are the Stormtroopers at firing blasters?
- And more!
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This spring, you won’t need a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, because Mary Poppins Returns will be coming into your house to give you the best care possible. The musical sequel starring Emily Blunt will arrive on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital in March. Find out when you can get the Mary Poppins Returns Blu-ray or whatever format you prefer below. Read More »