Brie Larson Auditioned for Star Wars, Terminator and The Hunger Games

Brie Larson has been established as one of the strongest superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her role as Captain Marvel. But she’s been auditioning for a number of other major studio blockbuster franchises that just didn’t pan out for her.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Brie Larson started her own YouTube channel in order to allow her to bolster “deep conversations, anti-racist rhetoric, inclusive content.” But the actress will also use the outlet to express herself personally, not to mention talking about her career. When addressing the latter in her inaugural video, Brie Larson revealed that she auditioned for some major franchises, including The Hunger Games, Terminator, and at least one of the Star Wars movies. Read More »

Mark Hamill Walk of Fame

Mark Hamill is best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, but he’s also a renowned voice actor. That’s why Hamill also lent his voice to some extra characters in the galaxy far, far away, but it turns out there’s even more that Mark Hamill did as a voice actor than previously known.

Recently, the documentary series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian revealed that Mark Hamill lent his voice to the droid EV-9D9 in an episode of the live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. That prompted Hamill to confirm on social media that he has extra voice roles in the Star Wars universe outside of the ones we already knew about. Read More »

rogue one commentary

A long time ago, in this very galaxy, the first live-action Star Wars spin-off movie was released in theaters. Much has been said about the production of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but two of the credited writers, Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, recently participated in a watch party of the film and shared several stories about the making of the movie, including which scenes were reshot late in the game by Tony Gilroy.
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Rogue One - DKNG Death Trooper Print

If you don’t have $350 to spend on the new life-size Baby Yoda figure that was just unveiled by Sideshow Collectibles, maybe you can spend a little less money to honor the little guy from The Mandalorian with a special print from Dark Ink by artist Juan Carlos Ruiz Burgos.

But that’s not all that Star Wars fans can get their hands on today. DKNG has also released a new print paying tribute to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Upon first inspection, it appears to just be a close-up of a Death Trooper, but when you take a glance at the helmet, you’ll see a certain formidable space station. Check out both the Death Trooper and Baby Yoda print below. Read More »

Admiral Ackbar rogue one

For the casual Star Wars viewer, Admiral Ackbar is a character who probably doesn’t even register in the long term. More discerning fans will know him from his famous “It’s a trap!” moment, which has since been meme’d to within an inch of its life. And even more hardcore fans love Ackbar so much that they’ve registered their fury online about the character’s death in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (we’ll get to that in a second).

Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) is credited as one of the writers of 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and he recently took to Twitter to reveal that Ackbar originally had a significant role to play in that prequel – if only J.J. Abrams hadn’t have laid claim to Ackbar first.
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Cassian Andor TV series

Tony Gilroy is heading back to a galaxy far, far away.

After being hired to reshape Lucasfilm’s 2016 prequel film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by rewriting the script and leading the charge on the film’s extensive reshoots, Gilroy has now been hired to write the pilot for the new Cassian Andor TV series that will air on Disney+, an espionage thriller which follows the earlier adventures of Diego Luna‘s rebel spy and his droid buddy K-2SO (Alan Tudyk). Gilroy will also direct multiple episodes of the upcoming series. Read More »

VFX Artists React to Actors Resurrected with Visual Effects

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, VFX artists react to the digital wizardry to bring deceased actors to the big screen in movies like Furious 7 and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Plus, a video essay takes a close look at the classic courtroom drama Anatomy of a Murder starring Jimmy Stewart, and Alec Baldwin breaks down some of his most memorable performances from his nearly 40 years working in film and television. Read More »

rogue one changes

Plenty of movies get changed on the way from the page to the big screen, but few perhaps as drastically (or infamously) as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The standalone Star Wars film went through dramatic changes in the summer of 2016, which saw significant plot points dropped and whole scenes that appeared in the trailer not show up in the finished film. We don’t know the full extent of the Rogue One changes, but Rogue One co-writer Chris Weitz is here to enlighten us on what the original film script looked like

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Movies Leaving Netflix

We’re coming up on the end of 2018, which means there’s one more purge of Netflix titles before the new year begins. Thankfully, the list of titles leaving before 2019 isn’t nearly as big as it used to be, so you should have plenty of time to check these movies out before they leave the streaming service forever (or maybe just a few months, since that’s what happens with a lot of these titles).

Below we run through the best TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in January 2019. Read More »

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Rogue One Prequel Series

Earlier this month, we learned that Disney and Lucasfilm had another live-action Star Wars series in the works. It’s a Rogue One prequel series that will focus on Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor, and it just got the best showrunner that a series focusing on a Rebel spy could ask for: The Americans executive producer Stephen Schiff. Read More »