Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be arriving in theaters in just over a month, and it’s been a long road to get there. Not only did the Skywalker saga begin all the way back in 1977, but the road to getting just this final chapter done was certainly not an easy one.
Director Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly were previously attached to finish this new trilogy of Star Wars movies, but they ended up parting ways with Lucasfilm in September of 2017. That left the door open for J.J. Abrams to return to the franchise and finish what he started with The Force Awakens. Though Abrams has talked about the challenge of crafting this final chapter from scratch, the final writing credits from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) may indicate otherwise. Read More »
This week, we’re getting a bunch of new sneak peeks and glimpses of the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Along with the arrival of Triple Force Friday this week, various media outlets are revealing new details about the final chapter of the Skywalker saga, and today brings our first proper look at a new alien character in the movie named Babu Frik.
Plus, since this is the final chapter of the primary Star Wars franchise, there’s a lot that won’t be revealed leading up to the film’s release. But that doesn’t mean filmmakers can’t tease us about what’s to come. In this case, The Rise of Skywalker writer Chris Terrio keys us into two questions that will drive the narrative of this final movie, and you likely already know one of them.
See the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Babu Frik photo and learn about these questions below. Read More »
Star Wars: Episode 9 saw its share of behind-the-scenes troubles since Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow was first attached to direct the science-fiction sequel in 2015. The production was shaken after the unexpected passing of star Carrie Fisher and suffered script issues, leading Wonder writer Jack Thorne to join the team in late 2017. A few months later, Trevorrow departed the project.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams quickly boarded the sequel a few days later, and since then, work on Episode 9 has kicked into high gear. And finally, we have a Star Wars: Episode 9 filming date confirmed.
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Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
From the outside looking in, just about every major film production looks like a total disaster. The world of movie news isn’t always kind to films that showcase growing pains as they come together – when you don’t have the full story, everything is a sign of serious trouble to come. This was the case with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last year and it’s now the case with Warner Bros.’ The Batman. We still don’t know exactly why Ben Affleck vacated the director’s seat, but the internet immediately assumed the worst because that is what the internet does.
So how about some positive buzz for once? Specifically, it seems that the latest draft of The Batman has arrived and everyone is happy with what they’re seeing.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 by Angie Han
The news that Ben Affleck would no longer direct Warner Bros.’ solo Batman movie came as something of a surprise, particularly since we knew he’d already put considerable time and effort into it. As far back as 2015, there were reports that he was writing the script with Geoff Johns. And more recently, it turns out, Affleck had even brought in his Argo writer Chris Terrio for additional help. Read More »
DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns and production executive Jon Berg are finally in charge of the DC Films slate after the disastrous release of release Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The dynamic duo has been tasked with course correcting DC’s movie universe. Find out how they’re planning on doing it, after the jump.
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As the newest big-screen iteration of Batman, Ben Affleck already plays a key role in Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe. Affleck’s Dark Knight made his debut in this spring’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will be back onscreen for this summer’s Suicide Squad, and then he’ll get his own solo movie in the not-too-distant future with Affleck himself behind the camera.
And as if all that weren’t enough, Affleck is now digging even deeper into the future of the franchise. The two-time Oscar winner has signed on to executive produce the upcoming Justice League movie, which he’s already starring in for director Zack Snyder. Read More »
So many Hollywood films are so fraught with destruction, the complaints directed at Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel were definitely a surprise. At the end of the film, Superman and Zod battle all across the city of Metropolis, creating apocalyptic chaos. It’s basically the same ending of every blockbuster film, with one difference: Superman is usually infallible. He doesn’t do anything that would endanger the public, like throwing his enemy through a skyscraper. Then again, he doesn’t kill people either, and he did that in the movie, too.
The argument was that, in the movie, Superman has only been “Superman” for a few days. He hadn’t fully created his moral code yet, or even explored the depths of his abilities. Then again, he still creates havoc that may or may not have killed thousands of people, which is very un-like the character.
This was, and has continued to be, a big debate since the film’s release. Many expected Snyder’s follow-up, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, to deal with this. We now know not only is that true, we know specifically how Batman v Superman will deal with the Man of Steel destruction complaints.
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Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
If there are two things Liam Neeson does really well, it’s chase after missing people and kill bad guys. The former will be put to good use in Neeson’s latest new project Tell No One, in which he’ll play a man whose supposedly murdered wife may still be alive after all.
Meanwhile, the latter talent is celebrated in a “Liam Neeson Kill Map,” charting all the people he’s murdered onscreen over the years. After the jump, get details on the Liam Neeson Tell No One casting, get an eyeful of the Liam Neeson Kill Map, and learn all about his new script with Bono. Yes, that Bono.
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Ben Affleck has a strong relationship with screenwriter Chris Terrio (above left) — the latter wrote Argo, and that turned out well for everyone. So, given Affleck and Terrio’s position with Warner Bros. it isn’t a huge surprise to learn that Terrio has been brought in to do a new draft of Batman vs. Superman. Read More »