While many would argue that modern science fiction fandom was born thanks to television, live-action Star Wars storytelling has existed solely as a big screen endeavor. Until now.
The Mandalorian arrives this Fall on the new Disney+ streaming service and it will be the first live-action Star Wars story to debut outside of a movie theater. The first footage from the series was shown at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, where /Film got a first glimpse at it. Read The Mandalorian footage description below.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, follow the history of the Tesseract (the Cosmic Cube which contains an Infinity Stone) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, take a deep dive into the world of Broad City to see how jokes you might have missed throughout the show’s run, and watch as Oscar Isaac and Pedro Pascal answer the web’s most searched questions about themselves. Read More »
Triple Frontier had a long, strange journey to the big (and in most cases, small) screen. Back in 2011, Kathryn Bigelow was set to direct, with Tom Hanks starring. By 2015, Bigelow was out, and J.C. Chandor was in. Chandor would spend the next several years with the project, with one big name after another being floated for potential cast members: Johnny Depp, Tom Hardy, Channing Tatum. At one point, the Affleck brothers – Ben and Casey – were being courted to star.
But the Afflecks eventually left, and Mark Wahlberg stepped in, while Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal also signed on. And then, in a last bit of weirdness, Wahlberg bailed, and Ben Affleck returned. Oscar Isaac joined as well, and at last, Chandor had his cast in place, and Netflix appeared on the scene to help get the movie made. Now, Triple Frontier opens in select theaters this week before dropping on Netflix next week. Was this frustrating path to the screen worth all the trouble? No…and yes.
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Family matters in Netflix’s forthcoming action thriller Triple Frontier. And it matters in more ways than one in the latest Triple Frontier clip. A new clip from the J.C. Chandor heist thriller starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Affleck, Pedro Pascal, Charlie Hunman, and Garret Hedlund has been released just one day before Triple Frontier is set to premiere on Netflix.
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Triple Frontier‘s long road to the big screen is almost as fascinating as the film itself. The drug money heist thriller was in the works for years at Paramount Pictures with Katherine Bigelow set to helm the film. Then Netflix picked it up with Oscar-nominated A Most Violent Year director J.C. Chandor attached.
Meanwhile, the cast went through quite a revolving door of actors, with Johnny Depp and Mark Wahlberg at one point slated to lead, then Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum. But the while the coulda beens for this movie are intriguing, the finished product looks like a thrilling film with a cast that is arguably even better than all the past names. Oscar Isaac and Ben Affleck lead a star-studded cast including Charlie Hunman, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal, who star as a team of Special Forces operatives who use their special set of skills for personal gain, leading to dangerous consequences. See just what those consequences are with the newest Triple Frontier trailer below.
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On the heels of his official announcement as the star of Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal has shared concept art of his titular Mandalorian warrior. Though we already got a glimpse of his full costume in a set photo released two months ago, this concept art by Star Wars Rebels‘ Dave Filoni gives us a closer look at the armor worn by the newly created character.
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Do you remember Triple Frontier? The drug money heist thriller was in the works for years at Paramount Pictures with Zero Dark Thirty director Katherine Bigelow. Then it jumped to Netflix with Margin Call director J.C. Chandor at the helm, co-writing the script with Mark Boal, but it had a hard time holding onto a cast. Johnny Depp and Mark Wahlberg were both slated to lead the movie, and then Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum were part of the cast before they all fell away.
Odds be damned, Triple Frontier finally made it in front of cameras. It still has an impressive cast, with Ben Affleck leading a team of Special Forces operatives played by Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal, and the first trailer makes it look like one of the best Netflix original movies yet. Watch the Triple Frontier trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 by Jacob Hall
Update: Variety reports that Pedro Pascal is officially set to lead The Mandalorian, confirming Making Star Wars’ scoop from last month. Details remain mostly under wraps, but Pascal will play “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” And he’ll also wear some sweet Boba Fett-esque armor. Our original story continues below.
With production on Lucasfilm’s live-action Star Wars television series about to begin, we should be hearing about casting for the show soon enough. However, one of the show’s leading men may have been revealed a bit early. If the latest report holds water (and we believe it may), actor Pedro Pascal may soon journey from the harsh land of Westeros and the harsher land of the American southwest to a galaxy far, far away…
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After playing the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, the indie sci-fi project Prospect from Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label DUST is finally coming to theaters and VOD.
Prospect follows a father and daughter (Jay Duplass and Sophie Thatcher) who venture out for some valuable gems on a remote alien moon but soon find they aren’t the only ones trying to track down the profitable items. A deadly man (Pedro Pascal) is roaming the planet and makes it significantly more difficult for them to pull off their job. You couldn’t ask for a more blatant sci-fi western than the one on display in the Prospect trailer. Read More »
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