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'The Bfg': Steven Spielberg Casts Bill Hader as a Giant

12 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Bill Hader has signed on to join the growing cast of director Steven Spielberg's The Bfg. The actor will play one of the giants in this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved 1982 novel, joining a cast that includes Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill. Production will take place in Vancouver, but it isn't known when shooting is scheduled to start.

The story centers on a young girl (Ruby Barnhill) who meets a Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) and is taken inside their world, known as Giant Country. She teams up with this Bfg and the Queen of England to stop a group of mean giants from invading the rest of the planet. No specific details were given for Bill Hader's character, except that he will play one of the not-so-friendly giants.

Steven Spielberg is directing from an adapted screenplay by Melissa Mathison (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial). The director is »

- MovieWeb

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'Star Wars' Celebration Adds Spinoff Directors Trank & Edwards

26 March 2015 3:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, LucasFilm unveiled the full schedule for Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, which runs from April 16 to April 19. We pulled out a number of the big highlights for you, but if you looked at the full schedule, you would have noticed that a number of scheduled events were left unannounced. Today it was revealed that Gareth Edwards (Rogue One) and Josh Trank (Untitled Star Wars Spin-Off) will be attending the convention with a panel entitled Conversations with Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank. The panel will take place on Sunday, April 19 from 11 Am to 12 Pm at the Celebration Stage in the Anaheim Convention Center. Take a look at the official description below.

"Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart and Pablo Hidalgo will be joined by directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank, who will share their experiences as the newest members of the Lucasfilm creative family. Learn how the teams came »

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Gareth Edwards & Josh Trank Are Coming to Star Wars Celebration

26 March 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

We already know Star Wars Celebration next month is going to have a huge kick off with J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy on hand, likely showing off the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens before it arrives around the release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. And now it sounds like there might be some news on the developing standalone films, because StarWars.com has announced that Gareth Edwards, the director of Star Wars: Rogue One and Josh Trank, the director of the next untitled spin-off, will be coming to the event to "share their experiences as the newest members of the Lucasfilm creative family." There's a good chance that Edwards may announce more cast members for the film since production is supposed to begin sometime this year, and he might even confirm the rumored plot of the heist to obtain the plans to the first Death Star. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards Will Appear At Star Wars Celebration

26 March 2015 2:56 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This is interesting news for several reasons. First, I think it's fantastic that they are giving fans access to stand-alone directors Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards. Beyond the likely trailer debut for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the people behind Star Wars Celebration seem to be working to give the fans (some of whom purchased tickets Two years ago) as much access to the creators of the new mythology as possible. The second reason it's interesting? There have been online whispers that Trank was off the project so it's nice to see that he still seems to be unequivocally onboard. [caption id="attachment_424503" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via LucasFilm.[/caption] I doubt he'll have much to say about his stand-alone film since that project remains untitled (though that could change at the celebration). Edwards should have more material to work with, since we already know that Star Wars: Rogue One features Felicity Jones »

- Evan Dickson

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Star Wars Celebration welcomes spinoff directors Gareth Edwards & Josh Trank

26 March 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Anyone out there heading to Anaheim for the Star Wars Celebration during April 16-18th? Well those of you who are can look forward to a couple of new guests as the official Star Wars site announced today that Star Wars spin-off directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank will be joining Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, and Pablo Hidalgo on stage for a special conversation. Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart and Pablo Hidalgo will be joined by directors Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank, who will share their »

- Kevin Fraser

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'Star Wars' Celebration 2015 Full Schedule Announced

24 March 2015 5:17 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The full schedule for Star Wars Celebration 2015 has been released, with over 250 events jam-packed into the four-day event taking place from April 16 through April 19 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can check out the full schedule if you clickHere, but we have laid out some of the highlights for you. Take a look at what Star Wars Celebration will have to offer below.

Thursday, April 16

10:00 Am - 11:00 Am - Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy

Don't miss the big kickoff for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy will be on the Celebration Stage, joined by special guests. This panel is scheduled to be simulcast to the Digital Stage from the Celebration Stage. Celebration Stage

12:30 Pm - 1:30 Pm - The Music of John Williams with David Collins

Information coming soon! »

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Rumor: A Live-Action Star Wars TV Show May Be in Development

24 March 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A new Star Wars rumor has surfaced that’s kind of obvious, but also intriguing with regards to the details. Years ago, when George Lucas was still running Lucasfilm, a massive live-action Star Wars TV show was in active development. Lucas rounded up a bunch of talented writers (including Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore) and began mapping out close to 100 episodes of the potential series, which were then subsequently written. Lucas understood that the world of VFX at the time was too cost-prohibitive to make the TV show work, but he and producer Rick McCallum were confident that the technology would soon become cheap enough to make the TV series viable, and so they simply waited, with multiple seasons of this show already written. McCallum even went so far as to reveal that the darker tone of the series was “like Empire on steroids.” Obviously that series never came »

- Adam Chitwood

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Rumor: J.J. Abrams Will Return To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

18 March 2015 6:10 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Here's what we official know so far about the new slate of "Star Wars" films: The J.J. Abrams directed "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" arrives later this year (duh); 2016 will bring the Gareth Edwards helmed "Star Wars: Rogue One" starring Felicity Jones, and 2017 will see the Rian Johnson written and directed "Star Wars: Episode VIII." But according to this latest rumor, Abrams won't be leaving the galaxy completely. Latino Review is reporting that there is a "good chance" Abrams will be back to direct "Star Wars: Episode IX." Disney is apparently very happy with what they've seen so far from 'The Force Awakens,' and Abrams has the "front-runner" position for the job. But will he take it? It's worth remembering that he and producer Kathleen Kennedy petitioned for a 2016 release date for his movie, but were turned down by the studio wanted it this year. And that's on top »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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"Star Wars: Rogue One"

15 March 2015 3:14 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that the first "Star Wars" spin-off following director Jj Abrams' reboot "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", will be titled "Rogue One" to be directed by Gareth Edwards:

"...'Rogue One' is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core 'Star Wars' saga. 'Rogue One' will be directed by Gareth Edwards ('Godzilla') and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz ('Cinderella').

The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in 'The Theory of Everything'. The idea for the story of 'Rogue One' came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic.

"He will executive produce along with Simon Emanuel (' »

- Michael Stevens

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First Star Wars Spin-Off Movie Has a Release Date and Leading Lady Cast

12 March 2015 7:07 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger shed some new light on the expanding Star Wars cinematic universe's first spin-off movie today during an investors presentation at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California.

The first Star Wars film is now officially titled Rogue One and is based off a story by Ilm visual effects chief John KnollSimon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds) will executive produce the film alongside Knoll, while Kathleen Kennedy, Tony To (Band of Brothers, The Pacific) and John Swartz (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens) will produce.

As rumored for several weeks now, Academy Award-nominated actress Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) is now confirmed as the female lead in Rogue One. Her role, and any information regarding the film's plot, are being kept a secret for now.

Gareth Edwards is »

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Star Wars Bits: Force Awakens Editing, Disneyland Update, Celebration, Card Trader App

12 March 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Hot off the big ticket Star Wars news Thursday, we’ve got some Bits for you as well. Bob Iger confirms Disneyland is expanding, but not with a third park. J.J. Abrams‘ part in Star Wars Episode VIII is an afterthought. Get some insights into the editing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. […]

The post Star Wars Bits: Force Awakens Editing, Disneyland Update, Celebration, Card Trader App appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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'Star Wars: Rogue One' Confirms Felicity Jones as the Lead

12 March 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Way back in early February, it hit the trades that Felicity Jones will be taking the female lead in the once Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off movie. Now, Disney and LucasFilm have finally confirmed that casting news with an official press release. They have also announced that the official title is Rogue One, and as previously reported by the studios, it will hit theaters in December 2016.

The news was announced by Bob Iger, who hosted a shareholder meeting this morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm. The Disney chairman and CEO called this the first stand-alone movie in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga. Rogue One is confirmed to be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz).

At this time, »

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Star Wars: Rogue One Will Be The First Star Wars Stand-Alone Movie

12 March 2015 11:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It has finally been officially confirmed. Gareth Edwards will direct the first stand-alone Star Wars movie, and it will be called Rogue One. The news has just been announced at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco by Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger. Also confirmed to star in the movie is Britain’s own Felicity Jones in a role that is to be confirmed.

Rogue One will be based on a story by Industrial Light and Magic chief creative officer John Knoll, and will be released on December 16th, 2016. Chris Weitz (About A Boy) is scripting. Shooting takes place in London this summer.

In additional Star Wars news, Looper and Brick helmer Rian Johnson has officially been unveiled as the writer and director of Star Wars Episode VII. It will be released exactly forty years and one day after the debut of the first movie. The date for »

- Paul Heath

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Star Wars News: Episode VIII In Theaters May 26, 2017; Rogue One Stand Alone Movie Title

12 March 2015 11:25 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

During Disney’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders this morning, Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, made several announcements about the Star Wars cinematic galaxy.

StarWars.com reports:

Iger announced news regarding the first Star Wars stand-alone movie as well as Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga. Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz).

The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in The Theory of Everything. The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic. »

- Michelle McCue

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'Star Wars 8' Gets May 26, 2017 Release Date

12 March 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

"Always in motion is the future," Yoda said. The future of the Star Wars cinematic galaxy, however, is taking shape. This morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted a shareholder meeting where he announced news regarding the first Star Wars stand-alone movie as well as Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Iger confirmed that Rian Johnson will write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII. The film, which continues the saga after the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is set for release on May 26, 2017 - forty years and a day after the release of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope in 1977. Johnson is widely considered one of cinema's most gifted young filmmakers, having directed the modern sci-fi classic, Looper, as well as Brick and The Brothers Bloom. He was also behind the camera »

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First 'Star Wars' Spinoff Movie Is Called 'Rogue One'

12 March 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted a shareholder meeting where he announced news regarding the first Star Wars stand-alone movie. Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga.

Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz). The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in The Theory of Everything. The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic.

John Knoll will executive produce along with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, »

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Felicity Jones joins 'Star Wars: Rogue One' and 'Episode VIII' sets 2017 release

12 March 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the reasons fan speculation makes my job difficult is because many people do not understand the difference between fan speculation and news, and in a world where bloggers blur that line all the time, things spread and become fact, whether they are or not. For the last year or so, it has been "common knowledge" that the first stand-alone "Star Wars" film was going to be about Boba Fett. I've seen that printed hundreds of times now. I've seen people discussing it as if Disney had announced it. And I'm sure for many people, they absolutely believed it as fact. Truth is, it was only ever a rumor, and for the last year, I've taken a fair amount of heat for saying that I was fairly sure Gareth Edwards was not, in fact, directing a Boba Fett movie. The other rumor that was very popular was that they »

- Drew McWeeny

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First Star Wars Stand-Alone Titled ‘Rogue One’, Episode VIII Release Date Announced

12 March 2015 10:46 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

That galaxy far, far away is expanding with further details. The title to Gareth Edwards' stand-alone Star Wars film, starring Felicity Jones, has been revealed as Rogue One. Additionally, Rian Johnson (Looper) has been confirmed to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII, slated to hit theaters on May 26th, 2017.

Press Release (via StarWars.com) - "“Always in motion is the future,” Yoda said. The future of the Star Wars cinematic galaxy, however, is taking shape.

This morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted a shareholder meeting where he announced news regarding the first Star Wars stand-alone movie as well as Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga. Rogue »

- Derek Anderson

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Rian Johnson's 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Arrives Early in May of 2017

12 March 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting in December this year, and the first official Star Wars spin-off coming a year later in December of 2016, we've assumed that the winter month would always be the timeframe for new films in the galaxy far, far away to get released. However, StarWars.com has confirmed information from a call between Disney CEO Bob Iger and Disney shareholders where it was revealed that Star Wars: Episode VIII, which has been confirmed to be directed by Looper director Rian Johnson, will arrive on May 26th, 2017. May was previously the month of Star Wars, so the change isn't surprising. There were rumblings that J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy originally wanted Disney to push Star Wars: Episode VII to May of 2016, but the studio definitely didn't want to wait that long for their cash cow to start giving milk. Clearly Disney wants to get »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' release date revealed

12 March 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shareholder meeting also reveals first Star Wars stand-alone film to be titled Rogue One, starring Felicity Jones.

Star Wars: Episode VIII has been given a release date of May 26, 2017 - 40 years and a day after the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977.

Rian Johnson (Looper) has also been confirmed to write and direct the film, which continues the saga after the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by Jj Abrams and set for release this December.

The news was revealed at a shareholder meeting hosted by Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm.

It was also announced that the first Star Wars stand-alone, directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), will be titled Rogue One.

The title likely alludes to the X-Wing fighters flown by the heroes in the franchise and featured in a series of spin-off video games titled »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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