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The Important News Star Wars Updates: Benicio Del Toro pretty much confirmed he's the villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Three actresses were shortlisted for Star Wars: Episode VIII. Great new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys were unveiled for Force Friday. Casting Net: Vincent Cassel will play a villain in Bourne 5. Steve Carell is replacing Bruce Willis in Woody Allen's next film. Nicholas Hoult will play J.D. Salinger in a biopic. Cate Blanchett will play Lucille Ball in a biopic. Franchise Fever: Daniel Craig might be done with James Bond after Spectre. Michael Shannon clarified his Batman v Superman "flipper hands" comment. Straight Outta Compton could get...
- Christopher Campbell
Exclusive: Although he is not here in Telluride, Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro’s presence will be felt as the official start of the film festival gets under way in the early evening hours in the Rockies. Del Toro has come aboard as Executive Producer of Viva, director Paddy Breathnach’s new film having its World Premiere here at 5 Pm (Mt). An Irish production shot in Cuba in the Spanish language, the movie is about Jesus, a young man growing up in Havana who works as a… »
Watson burst onto the film scene with Lars von Trier’s “Breaking the Waves” (1996), in which she potrayed a woman blindly, obsessively in love with her husband. This work established her as one of the most talked-up British actresses of her generation, snagging her an Oscar nomination, among other numerous recognitions.
Two years later, Watson earned another Oscar nom for Anant Tucker’s “Hilary and Jackie,” in which she played the British cellist Jacqueline du Pre.
Watson, a London Drama Studio alum, began her career on the stage in the Royal Shakespeare Company featuring in works of Lillian Hellman (“The Children’s Hour”), Henrik Ibsen (“The Lady From the Sea”) and Anton Chekhov (“Three Sisters”).
- Emilio Mayorga
The British actress will collect the award at a gala on Sept 25 in San Sebastian’s Kursaal Auditorium.
The festival also unveiled some high-profile names and juries for its upcoming edition.
Actors attending include stars of Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, Sienna Miller, Tom Hiddleston and Luke Evans; Freeheld actress Ellen Page; Sicario stars Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro; Tim Roth, at the festival with 600 Miles and Chronic; Louise Bourgoin, star of The White Knights; and Karin Viard and Isabelle Carré from 21 nuits avec Pattie.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Benicio Del Toro is in very early discussions to play a villainous role in Star Wars: Episode VIII, according to The Wrap. No other details were reported, and no official confirmation has been made. Update: While speaking to the Spanish site Rac1.org, Benicio Del Toro all but confirmed he was starring as some kind of villain in the follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, currently going by Star Wars Episode VIII. "Star Wars is coming up, we will see how that turns out. I think we start shooting in March," he says adding, “Ehhh, the thing is, they don’t let me talk too much about it. I’m like the villain. But we’ll see.” This lines up with what we already knew -- that he was in discussions to take on a villainous role in the...
- Peter Martin
Back in July, a report surfaced claiming that Disney and LucasFilm are in early talks with actor Benicio Del Toro to play the villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Last month, the actor confirmed that he is in negotiations with the studio, but he wouldn't say much more, claiming they'd "cut his finger" if he revealed any details. It seems that the actor's appendages may be in danger, since he revealed in a radio interview with the Spanish-language radio station RAC1.org that he is in fact playing the villain. Here's what he had to say, as translated by StarWars7News.com.
"Star Wars is coming up, we will see how that turns out. I think we start shooting in March. The thing is.... They don't let me talk too much about it, I'm like the villain. But we'll see."
The actor's choice of words, "like the villain," is interesting, »
Benicio Del Toro said "no" when the Star Trek franchise came calling all the way back in 2011, but the same evidently did not go down when the Oscar-winning actor was approached about the possibility of joining the Star Wars saga. We learned this past summer that Lucasfilm and Disney were looking at Del Toro for a part in the movie, and now he's opened up about it every so slightly. Currently out promoting his new movie A Perfect Day, Benicio Del Toro recently stopped by the radio station Rac 1 in Spain, and it was while talking with the host in Spanish that the actor revealed just the smallest details about what he's doing in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Asked about what he has coming up, the actor noted that he will start working on the sci-fi film in March, but then - according to a translation from StarWars7News - »
There has been a ton of smoke to the Benicio del Toro joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII fire going back to July. As recently as a couple weeks ago, Del Toro was talking that it might maybe could possibly happen, but he couldn't really say too much about it. It appears the more Del Toro discusses his potential involvement in the future of the Star Wars Saga though, the more he winds up... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
After news surfaced of Disney and Lucasfilm narrowing down their search for the lead female role in Star Wars: Episode VIII – frontrunners include Gina Rodriguez, Orphan Black starlet Tatiana Maslany and Olivia Cooke – Benicio Del Toro has once again hinted that he will be playing the villain for Rian Johnson’s upcoming space sequel. Although this time, there’s a twist.
The fact that this tidbit comes via Del Toro’s interview with Spanish outlet Rac1.org means that much could have been lost in translation, but the actor appears to indicate that while his character is decidedly evil, he may not be the main villain in Episode VIII. Not dissimilar to Adam Driver’s role in The Force Awakens, who operates under Andy Serkis’ Supreme Leader Snoke.
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Again, it’s worth taking Del Toro’s comments with a pinch of salt. We’ve long »
- Michael Briers
It’s been a busy day for Star Wars news, what with all the toy reveals, comic book previews and a new banner for Star Wars: The Force Awakens [check out all of our coverage here], and now we have confirmation from Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) that he’s set for a villainous role in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
“Star Wars is coming up, we will see how that turns out,” Del Toro told Spanish site Rac1 (via Star Wars 7 News). I think we start shooting in March… They don’t let me talk too much about it, I’m like the villain.”
Del Toro won’t be the only new cast edition for the Rian Johnson-directed sequel, with a report emerging yesterday suggesting that Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) and Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) all top the shortlist for a mysterious new female lead role.
- Gary Collinson
After proclaiming his confidence in being a part of Star Wars: Episode VIII last month, Benicio Del Toro has pretty much confirmed his involvement with the film now, even going so far as to reveal when he starts filming. Come inside to see his quotes!
Back in July, rumors about Benicio Del Toro portraying a new villain in Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII popped up. Then he played coy about it in an interview last month, and now this month, he's gone ahead and confirmed those rumors. Either Disney/Lfl has told him it's okay to say something, or he just doesn't care. Either way, we're finally getting something.
Del Toro was doing an interview with the Spanish publication Rac1, in which they asked him about what he has coming up on his schedule for future projects, to which he replied (translation initially stems from StarWars7News):
“Star Wars is coming up, »
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Actor Benicio Del Toro just confirmed to Spanish outlet www.rac1.org that he will indeed play the villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII and that filming starts in March. The news comes after Del Toro previously told reporters last month that "he thinks" he'll take the role. The only other actor mentioned for the role was Joaquin Phoenix. However, Phoenix recently gave an interview where he stated that the reason he turns down blockbuster roles is because 75% of the script is, "a description of some asteroid going through space." Perhaps Joaquin made this comment in reference to the Star Wars script he just read? Rian Johnson is writing and directing the sequel to J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens. Joining Del Toro will be Donnie Yen, and Oscar Isaac - who will be reprising his role as Poe Dameron. Casting is underway for a new female lead and the »
Guardians of the Galaxy star Benicio Del Toro is currently in Spain to promote A Perfect Day, and during an interview with one of their radio stations, the actor confirmed reports that he will indeed be taking on a leading role in the Rian Johnson helmed Star Wars Episode VIII. Thanks to Star Wars 7
- Josh Wilding
Not too long ago, Benicio del Toro confirmed rumors that he was taking a role in the next chapter of the new Star Wars trilogy. In addition, reports have indicated that he will have some kind of villain role, though Disney and Lucasfilm haven’t confirmed anything. However, del Toro seems to have been given permission […]
- Ethan Anderton
Tensions are rising all over the world. Europe is facing major challenges in dealing with migrants fleeing horrible situations. Here in the U.S., politicians are stirring the pot on the immigration issue. And in a new clip from Sicario, an elite government task force, led by shady consultant Benicio Del Toro, is ready to deal with things on a first-hand basis. The setup is that Emily Blunt is a star FBI agent who joins the elite government team at the behest of an official (Josh Brolin), with the goal of taking down a powerful drug cartel in Mexico. They're heading across the border when a weapon is spotted in the hands of a cartel member, leading to a stand-off that looks like a powderkeg about to...
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Though it's still a couple (light) years away, that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from churning for "Star Wars: Episode VIII," which has had some exciting casting news recently. And that includes the involvement of actor Benicio Del Toro in the production, which the actor just confirmed in a recent interview.
While in Spain promoting his new movie "A Perfect Day," Del Toro spoke to a local radio station about the "Episode VIII" rumors (as translated here by Star Wars 7 News), and let it slip that not only would he be appearing in the flick, but he's playing a villain, too. Here's the key piece of the transcript:
Interviewer: And are you going to shoot something after that?
Interviewer: And what's your role in this new Star Wars chapter? »
- Katie Roberts
Lionsgate’s barrage of promotional material for Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming narcotics thriller Sicario continues today with an all-new featurette and clip, with the later pitting Emily Blunt into the line of fire as a rookie and idealistic FBI agent.
Layering on the tense anxiety gleaned from trailers past, if footage from Villeneuve’s cartel drama fails to get your pulse pounding we’re not sure what will. Assuming the role of a newbie enforcer Kate Macer, Blunt’s character is recruited by an elite governmental squad specifically designed to be the best in the business when it comes to handling drug problems in and around the Mexican border, be that breaching and clearing safe houses or stalking a potential kingpin.
- Michael Briers
As the days get darker and the cold winds of Autumn approach, it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming movies set to hit cinemas this Fall.
The huge slate includes the return of the Jedis, the rebirth of Frankenstein and a new age of Good Dinosaurs. These movies will take audiences to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, on a voyage to Mars and to the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest.
Here’s our list of the 2015 Fall movies that we can’t wait to see!
The Visit (Sept 11)
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. »
- Movie Geeks
With just over two weeks to go before its Us release, Lionsgate has dropped a new clip from director Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming action thriller Sicario, alongside a featurette focusing on Emily Blunt’s character FBI Agent Kate Macer. Check them out below…
See Also: Watch the trailer for Sicario
In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.
Sicario stars Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow), Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy), Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Victor Garber (The Flash) and is set for release »
- Gary Collinson
Read More: Watch: Emily Blunt Goes on a Violent Drug Raid in Nsfw 'Sicario' Clip Denis Villeneuve's "Sicario" is gearing up for its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival with an intense new clip that teases a violent confrontation to come. The official synopsis reads: "In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Josh Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past (Benicio Del Toro), the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive." Not only is Del Toro front and center in the clip above, but so is the grounded and aerial cinematography by Roger Deakins, who last worked with Villeneuve on "Prisoners. »
- Zack Sharf
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