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Star Wars: Shattered Empire Will Aim To Bridge The Gap Between Jedi And The Force Awakens In December

16 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If Dice and EA’s Star Wars Battlefront is the pixelated appetiser in November, then J.J. Abrams’ hotly-anticipated The Force Awakens is irrefutably the main course the following month. Yes, December is shaping to be a magical period for long-time fans of a galaxy far, far away, though given that there is a thirty-year interlude between the events that occur in Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, there’s still plenty of stories to be told in this most beloved universe.

Bundled under Disney’s Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens – a shotgun blast of novels, comics and Ya fiction all releasing in December – is Star Wars: Shattered Empire, and today we bring you a synopsis for the upcoming prequel comic book that sheds some light on the hitherto-mysterious plot.

Emperor Palpatine’s twenty-year reign of terror came to an abrupt and fiery end in »

- Michael Briers

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Filming On Star Wars: Rogue One May Have Already Started

2 July 2015 7:20 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With Disney and Lucasfilm working tirelessly to expand the Star Wars universe like never before, going to get more films faster than at any other point in franchise history. There has, understandably, been a great deal of emphasis on the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but with this new accelerated schedule, we were starting to wonder when the next installment, the standalone anthology film Star Wars: Rogue One, was going to get rolling, and according to reports, filming just got started. There.s been no official confirmation that the cameras have started rolling on Rogue One at London.s Pinewood Studios, but according to Making Star Wars, filming is indeed underway. Their sources even say that star Felicity Jones has filmed her first scene (according to another source, though one unfamiliar with, Star Wars Aficianado, it.s possible shooting has »

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Become An Imf Agent In Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’s Immersive “Room Escape” Experience

2 July 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

In anticipation of the highly anticipated release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Paramount Pictures and Skydance have partnered with IMAX and AMC Theatres to create “Mission: Impossible Room Escape,” an immersive experience that allows fans to become Imf agents at select AMC IMAX theatre locations in Boston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

Inside the free “Mission: Impossible Room Escape” game, teams of up to six will be locked in a Mission: Impossible-themed room and given 20 minutes to unlock clues, solve puzzles and find a way to escape.

The “Mission: Impossible Room Escape” is playable at the following AMC IMAX theatre locations:

New York AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 July 10 & 11 Boston AMC Loews Boston Common 19 July 18 & 19 San Francisco AMC Metreon 16 July 25 & 26 Los Angeles AMC Century City 15 August 1 & 2


Fans can experience “Mission: Impossible Room Escape” free of charge on a first come-first served basis. For more information, visit www.missionimpossible. »

- Melissa Thompson

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How Star Wars Will Connect Return Of The Jedi To The Force Awakens

2 July 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

More than 30 years will have passed since the events of Return of the Jedi and those of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Given the dramatic nature of the end of Jedi, there are some big questions that need to be answered, and now we have our first details about how Lucasfilm, Disney, and company plan to fill this gap. A while back, Disney announced a series of novels, comics, and books aimed at younger readers, all considered canon, called Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, designed to tell the story of this time. One of these will be a Marvel comic called Star Wars: Shattered Empire, and now, thanks to PREVIEWSWorld, we have the official synopsis of the comic, and our first glimpse at the events between Return of the Jedi and J.J. Abrams. The Force Awakens. It reads: Emperor Palpatine.s twenty-year reign of terror »

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J.J. Abrams, Spielberg, Katzenberg Power Hillary Clinton Super Pac to $15.6 Million in 6 Months

2 July 2015 12:34 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The super Pac supporting Hillary Clinton has raised $15.6 million in six months. The numbers, which will be disclosed when the group Priorities USA Action files its statements, include donations from billionaire financier George Soros and Hollywood luminaries Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Jeffrey Katzenberg. The group’s chief strategist and co-chairman Guy Cecil said on Twitter that $12.5 million of that amount was raised in the last four weeks. Also Read: Hillary Clinton Raises $45 Million Since Campaign Launch, Breaks Obama Record Other donors include former Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who runs a foundation devoted to women in elected office, and longtime Clinton friend, »

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The highs and lows of the soft movie reboot

2 July 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

This summer has seen Mad Max, Jurassic World and Terminator movies hit cinemas. Ryan looks at what’s good and bad about the soft reboot...

This piece contains mild spoilers for Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road and Terminator: Genisys

If the sequel was a late 20th century phenomenon, ushered into being thanks to the likes of James Bond, The Godfather and Planet Of The Apes, then the soft reboot is a peculiar product of the 21st.

Unlike a conventional remake or reboot, which often abandon characters, plots and settings in favour of an entirely new approach, the soft reboot is less drastic. Jj Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek movie is a prime example; it casts new actors in the roles of the Original Series’ famous roster of characters - Chris Pine replacing William Shatner as Kirk, Zachary Quinto replacing Leonard Nimoy as Spock, and so on - and sends them »

- ryanlambie

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6 Major Terminator Genisys Questions We Try To Answer

2 July 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Warning: There are massive spoilers for Terminator: Genisys beyond this point. Proceed with caution, and bookmark this page if you haven.t seen the film already. You don.t need time travel to come back to the beginning of this article. Terminator Genisys is the first in a proposed trilogy of films that undoes pretty much everything the franchise has built up since the first film in 1984. Much like J.J. Abrams. Star Trek, or Robert Zemeckis. Back To The Future: Part II, the idea of tangential timelines is introduced and monkeyed with in the events of Alan Taylor.s new entry into the franchise canon. As any good tangent will do, this has answered old questions and posed new questions in the plan to either defend or conquer humanity. Which means it.s time for a good old fashioned mind bender, as about to ask 5 major questions »

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Terminator Genisys Review: (Re)Boots Deep In The Stink [Spoilers]

1 July 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

To fully understand Terminator Genisys, you must first take everything you have ever learned about time travel and throw it out the window. Second, you have to completely disregard the world and story foundations of the first two James Cameron-directed Terminator films. Lastly, you have to be a previous fan of Jai Courtney. Once you've done all of that, maybe, just maybe, you can find something to enjoy here. But if you enjoy good sci-fi time travel stories, love (at least) the first two Terminator films, and have ever sat and wondered how or why Jai Courtney keeps getting roles in 80s-action film sequels/reboots, then Terminator Genisys may very well make you angry.

It sure made me angry.

The ideas behind Terminator Genisys are sound. Change the timeline to effectively create a reboot. It worked for J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek, so why shouldn't it work here? It's »

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Captain Phasma, Tie Pilot and Snowtrooper minifigs leaked

1 July 2015 12:27 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s only a matter of time before we start getting inundated with toys, games and pretty much every single kind of merchandise and promotional products you can think of for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and something that’s sure to be top of many fans shopping lists will be the range of licensed sets from Lego. We know that seven sets will be released in total, and a few minifigs have leaked online via Reddit featuring Captain Phasma, a Tie Pilot and a Snowtrooper…

The seven sets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are:

Rey’s Speeder (193 pieces)

First Order Snowspeeder (444 pieces)

First Order Special Force Tie (517 pieces)

Poe’s X-Wing Starfighter (717 pieces)

First Order Transporter (792 pieces)

Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle (1004 pieces)

Millennium Falcon (1332 pieces)

Hopefully we’ll get some pictures of the sets soon…

See Also: Promotional poster for The First Order Stormtrooper from »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Star Trek 3′ Gets Title, Michael Bay Benghazi Thriller Sets Release Date

30 June 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The next “Star Trek” adventure has been christened.

The third film in the rebooted adventures of James Kirk and crew has been dubbed “Star Trek Beyond,” Paramount said Tuesday. Justin Lin, the “Fast & Furious 6″ auteur who is taking over directing duties from a “Star Wars”-bound J.J. Abrams, tweeted the new title along with a sneak peek at the new Starfleet Uniform.

Star Trek Beyond” continues a directional approach to titling, following 2013’s “Star Trek Into Darkness.” The film brings back Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, along with series newcomer Idris Elba. It hits theaters on July 8, 2016.

In addition, Paramount said it will release Michael Bay’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” wide on Jan. 15. The picture stars John Krasinski (“The Office”), Pablo Schreiber (“Orange Is the New Black”), and James Badge Dale (“World War Z”). It centers on the attack on the 2012 American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, »

- Brent Lang

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Star Trek Beyond Director Justin Lin Reveals New Movie’s Title and First Photo

30 June 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Director Justin Lin has revealed over on his Twitter page the first photo and title for Paramount Pictures’ and Skydance ProductionsStar Trek Beyond.

Let the next Starfleet voyage begin! #StarTrekBeyond #Llap

Justin Lin (@trailingjohnson) June 29, 2015

Skydance Productions is ramping up to begin production on Star Trek Beyond, the third installment in the Jj Abrams franchise.

Simon Pegg and Doug Jung are attached to co-write, while David Ellison is set to executive-­produce the third installment of the Star Trek franchise, with Justin Lin directing.

The film is slated for a July 8, 2016 release date.

The post Star Trek Beyond Director Justin Lin Reveals New Movie’s Title and First Photo appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.


- Michelle McCue

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Stormtrooper package details the Empire's evolution into the First Order

30 June 2015 9:16 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

One of the most fascinating aspects of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens is discovering what's transpired between the end of Return Of The Jedi and the beginning of this film. There were quite a few familiar sights in the form of the Millennium Falcon and some altered Stormtroopers, it looks like the Empire has evolved from their previous iteration. IGN's Eric Goldman got... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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Star Wars: 10 Awesome Announcements They Need To Make At Comic-Con

30 June 2015 8:44 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


The Force is strong with Comic-Con this year, as Star Wars heads to San Diego.

Disney will not be showcasing anything from Marvel’s mammoth upcoming slate at this year’s event, which means that a huge amount of focus will be on Lucasfilm and their Star Wars panels. Given the decision not to include Marvel, that must mean there are going to be some pretty great announcements from the team, with a “special look” at The Force Awakens promised.

While Episode VII is obviously the main event, there’s plenty on the undercard that should have fans intrigued as well, with two panels for Star Wars Publishing, as well as some for Hasbro, Collectibles, Disney Infinity, and the Ilm 40th anniversary.

The Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, back in April, was a huge event with a number of exciting announcements, and the release date of The Force Awakens »

- James Hunt

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Justin Lin Confirms Star Trek 3 Title

30 June 2015 7:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As he gears up to shoot Paramount and Skydance’s third Star Trek, director Justin Lin has simultaneously declared his love for all things Trekkie and revealed the actual title of his anticipated threequel: Star Trek Beyond.

Captioning the first image from the set, of the iconic emblem, Lin “Let the next Starfleet voyage begin! #StarTrekBeyond #Llap.” Of course, that second hashtag is a reference to the late, lamented Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed Spock in the original series and films. It stands for his catchphrase, “Live long and prosper.”

Let the next Starfleet voyage begin! #StarTrekBeyond #Llap

Justin Lin (@trailingjohnson) June 29, 2015

It’s been a long road to production for Star Trek Beyond. Producer Roberto Orci lobbied the studios to write and direct the pic, and they eventually gave him the green-light to write a treatment last year, only to kick him to the curb »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Sherlock will be heading to San Diego for Comic-Con 2015

30 June 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sherlock is heading to San Diego for this year's Comic-Con.

The annual fan event has now unveiled its complete schedule for 2015 - with a Sherlock panel confirmed for Thursday, July 9.

Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue and actor Rupert Graves (Lestrade) will hold court in Ballroom 20 from 3.45pm to 5.15pm.

Moffat will also be attending a Doctor Who panel in the larger Hall H, from 2.15pm-3.15pm on the same day - joined by Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez and executive producer Brian Minchin.

Netflix's Sense8 is another last-minute addition to Comic-Con's July 9 schedule, hosting a panel in Room 5Ab with co-creator and writer J Michael Straczynski.

A&E's Bates Motel - a regular at the event - will not be in attendance this year due to cast scheduling conflicts, according to Deadline.

Comic-Con 2015 runs from July 8-12 at the San Diego Convention Centre in San Diego, California.

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Star Trek 3 Title Revealed by Director Justin Lin: Take a Look!

29 June 2015 7:06 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's been quite the day for naming sequels. Justin Lin apparently just blew the lid off of the under-wraps-till-now title of the upcoming third film in the J.J. Abrams-produced Star Trek franchise, the action-minded auteur having taken the directorial reins from Abrams for the lattest installment. "Let the next Starfleet voyage begin!" he captioned a close-up of the patch worn by the Enterprise crew, adding the hashtags "#StarTrekBeyond" and, of course, "#Llap." And then Paramount posted to Facebook, "Just Announced #StarTrekBeyond." So Star Trek Beyond it is! Filming is underway, with Zoe Saldana (who also posted Lin's big reveal) and Zachary Quinto »

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Promotional poster for The First Order Stormtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

29 June 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After hearing some new details about the First Order Stormtroopers via their toy line earlier today, a promotional poster from said toyline has also hit the Internet thanks to this rather nice Twitter user.

Check out the poster below:

See Also: The Week in Star Wars – New promo banner and character sketches for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ewan McGregor wants to return as Obi-Wan and more

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o »

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'Mission: Impossible 5' IMAX Preview Coming with 'Terminator Genisys'

29 June 2015 9:19 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures and Skydance today announced that five minutes of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation will debut exclusively in IMAX theatres one month prior to its theatrical release. This sneak peek at the highly anticipated summer film will play on 363 IMAX screens in front of Terminator Genisys in North America. Fans can experience the sneak peek and Terminator Genisys beginning at 7:00 p.m. on June 30th. Tickets are on sale now. To reserve tickets at IMAX theatres,

Paramount Pictures and Skydance present a Tom Cruise / Bad Robot Production, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. With the Imf disbanded and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with »

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Quentin Tarantino taking The Hateful Eight to Comic-Con

29 June 2015 7:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As if there weren’t already an overwhelming number of amazing TV show and movie previews, cast panels and Q&As at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, it has just been announced that The Weinstein Co. has now added a panel for the highly anticipated revenge western The Hateful Eight. Attendees of Comic-Con International have yet another reason to get excited as the film’s writer-director Quentin Tarantino and some yet-to-be determined cast members are also expected to make appearances.

According to Variety, the panel will be moderated by Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick and will take place on Saturday, July 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Hall H. Tarantino will deliver fans an exclusive look at his forthcoming film, after which he will take part in a Q&A session with the cast, where they will discuss the film’s production, its upcoming roadshow release and the film’s 70mm format. »

- William Fanelli

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Toys Reveal New Info About Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Baddies

29 June 2015 7:07 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

J.J. Abrams's secrecy around Star Wars: The Force Awakens is so complete that fans have resorted to reading toy labels in the hopes of finding out something — anything! — about the world of the film. Force Awakens merchandise isn't coming out until September, but IGN's Eric Goldman got a peek at the descriptions for the Stormtrooper action figures available for purchase at Comic-Con in July, and here's what they reveal about the movie's new bad guys, the First Order:Shock troopers clad in white armor first appeared on the galactic stage during the opening battles of the Clone Wars. Clone Trooper armor became iconic almost immediately; its stark white design stood for hope that peace and stability might be restored to a galaxy at war. But this dream of peace died with the Republic, and the Empire that rose to take its place imposed order by any means necessary. Soldiers »

- Nate Jones

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