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First look at Ego the Living Planet, Keanu Reeves on John Wick 3, J.J. Abrams talks Star Wars, and Ian McShane blasts Game of Thrones fans – Weekend News Roundup

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Rounding up the big news stories from the weekend…

Kurt Russell’S Ego

We’ve seen him in toy form, but now ahead of Tuesday’s brand new trailer, we’ve had our first real look at Kurt Russell as Star-Lord’s father, Ego the Living Planet, as he’ll appear in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He’s a little bit different to how he looks in the comics, given that he’s not a giant planet with a face. They have kept the beard though. Take a look here.

Keanu Reeves Talks John Wick: Chapter 3

Having already outgrossed its predecessor by pulling in $125 million and counting, it seems pretty certain that we’ll be seeing Keanu Reeves reprising the role of the legendary hitman John Wick to round out the trilogy. Reeves has been talking about what he’d like to see in John Wick »

- Gary Collinson

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The Week in Star Wars – First look at Han Solo movie, new Original Trilogy Blu-Ray rumours, Jar Jar is The Last Jedi and more

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Your weekend edition of The Week in Star Wars has our first look at the Han Solo movie, some new Original Trilogy Blu-Ray rumours, Abrams talking all things Star Wars and more…

Let’s kick things off with the Han Solo spin off movie, which is currently in production. Although we don’t have an official title for the film (which will probably be revealed at Star Wars Celebration), directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller shared the first set photo from the movie [see that image here]. The image is taken from inside the Millennium Falcon and features Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Pheobe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo. “Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous,” said Lord and Miller. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, »

- Luke Owen

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J.J. Abrams talks Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and the Han Solo movie

25 February 2017 1:59 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

J.J. Abrams attended the 12th annual Oscar Wilde Awards this past week, and of course he spent much of his time with the press fielding a host of questions about the Star Wars franchise.

During an interview with MSN, Abrams shared his admiration for Mark Hamill, whom of course he briefly directed in the final scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“I think we are all going to be very upset if he does not win an Oscar, and no one more upset than Mark,” joked Abrams. “Actually, he’s very funny. I always think frankly that he has been a little bit underrated. Look what he had to do to bring 3Po and R2-D2 to life in a way. His work was always incredible and there he was in that, sadly, short scene at the end of The Force Awakens and he had to convey a whole lot with no dialogue, »

- Gary Collinson

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10 Things We Want To See From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

24 February 2017 8:13 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi may very well be 2017’s most highly anticipated movie, and it’s not exactly hard to see why. Continuing the story which kicked off in 2015’s $2 billion blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rian Johnson is at the helm for this next chapter and a terrific cast has been assembled thanks to new and returning faces.

With a first look at the film expected to be with us in time for Star Wars Celebration in April, the curtain will hopefully be pulled back on The Last Jedi in just a couple of months from now. Given Disney’s extreme secrecy regarding the project though, we still really have no idea what we’re going to get from it.

We do, however, have a long list of things we want to see. Star Wars: The Force Awakens left fans with a lot of unanswered questions, »

- Josh Wilding

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Star Wars 8 Reshoots to Pay Tribute to Carrie Fisher?

23 February 2017 11:24 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As almost everyone in the world knows, iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher passed away during the holiday season this past December. Fans immediately began speculating what this meant for the upcoming movies. It was widely reported that Fisher had completed her scenes for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Bu those scenes are so closely tied to Star Wars 9, that some modifications may need to be made. Now comes word that reshoots on Episode 8 are happening this March. New fan speculation indicates that these new scenes could include a tribute to Carrie Fisher.

Shortly after Fisher's death, it was revealed that General Leia has two key scenes in the next two Star Wars movies, though it isn't known where these scenes were supposed to fall, or what was already shot. The first major moment has force sensitive twins Luke and Leia reuniting. The second scene has Leia confronting her son Ben, »

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Headed For Reshoots Next Month

22 February 2017 4:29 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The word ‘reshoots’ is enough to strike fear into the heart of any fan, no matter what project it’s referring to. As we know all too well, studio meddling and interference has led to some very promising films being completely ruined, and while reshoots aren’t always necessarily a bad thing, they do have a tendency to spell trouble. Then again, for big blockbusters, they’re fairly standard and in the case of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is scheduled to head back into production next month, we’re pretty confident that there’s nothing to worry about.

Screen Rant is reporting that Rian Johnson’s film will undergo reshoots in March in Scotland and Ireland. No word yet on how long it will shoot for or how extensive the whole thing will be, but fans are already starting to get a bit concerned given what happened with Rogue One. »

- Josh Wilding

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi to include IMAX sequences, Disney and IMAX renew deal through 2019

22 February 2017 3:40 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Walt Disney Company and IMAX have announced today that they have extended their ongoing relationship with a new multi-picture deal for Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm features – including this year’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with Rian Johnson having captured key sequences for Episode VIII using IMAX’s hi-resolution cameras.

Highlights of the agreement include IMAX’s involvement in the release of Lucasfilm’s untitled Indiana Jones film, untitled Han Solo Star Wars anthology film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Episode IX, Marvel’s Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled Avengers sequel (the latter two both being shot entirely in IMAX), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, A Wrinkle in Time and Mulan, Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4 and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-It Ralph sequel.

“The Walt Disney Studios strives to bring great stories »

- Gary Collinson

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Disney Confirms Star Wars: The Last Jedi Was Partially Shot In IMAX

22 February 2017 1:55 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Much like The Force Awakens before it, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been partially shot in IMAX.

Two years ago, J.J. Abrams utilized the large-screen format while filming scenes in Abu Dhabi, as he set about crafting the origin story of Rey, along with that Millennium Falcon chase sequence that had viewers perched on the edge of their seats. Little is currently known about how director Rian Johnson will incorporate his own IMAX sequences into The Last Jedi, but let’s not forget that the director hauled an IMAX camera to Skellig Michael, the Irish isle that doubles as the First Jedi Temple, so a scene involving Luke and Rey is almost a forgone conclusion. Either way, rest assured that Disney’s Episode VIII will take advantage of the exclusive aspect ratio and increased image quality that IMAX affords.

Today’s announcement is part of an extended multi-picture deal »

- Michael Briers

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Luke Skywalker Scenes Were Shot in IMAX

22 February 2017 11:17 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney and IMAX have released a joint statement this morning that the companies have extended their blockbuster deal through the year 2019. With this press release comes a new IMAX photo of their innovative new camera being used for key Luke Skywalker scenes on Ahch-To, which were shot in Ireland.

"Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi to Feature Select Scenes Captured with IMAX Cameras. IMAX cameras were used to capture the stunning landscape of Ireland for Star Wars 8. This next chapter in the Star Wars saga, directed by Rian Johnson, is scheduled for release December 15, 2017."

Building on their existing long-standing relationship, IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: Dis), announced today that both companies have extended their multi-faceted agreement with a new multi-picture deal, beginning this year and extending through 2019, that includes the much-anticipated live-action and animated tentpole releases from Disney, »

- MovieWeb

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Key sequences of Star Wars: The Last Jedi have been shot in IMAX

22 February 2017 9:37 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

For those of you who love seeing the latest blockbusters in the largest screens available, IMAX just posted the upcoming slate of Disney films that will be utilizing their theater space. Furthermore, they also confided that director Rian Johnson has utilized IMAX cameras for The Last Jedi, stating that he has, "captured key sequences of Star Wars: The Last Jedi using IMAX’s extremely... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ IMAX Scenes Confirmed in Disney’s New Giant Screen Deal

22 February 2017 8:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s a foregone conclusion that Disney will release almost all of their tentpole titles in the IMAX format, even if they weren’t shot natively on the large format. However, in the case of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we now know that director Rian Johnson shot some key sequences from the sequel with IMAX cameras, […]

The post ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ IMAX Scenes Confirmed in Disney’s New Giant Screen Deal appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Disney, Imax Extend Slate Deal Through 2019, Including ‘Star Wars’ Films

22 February 2017 7:48 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Imax and Disney have renewed their longstanding slate deal through 2019, and disclosed that director Rian Johnson shot key sequences of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” using Imax’s extremely high-resolution cameras.

“The Last Jedi” opens Dec. 15. The deal also covers the untitled Han Solo anthology film, which opens May 25, 2018, and “Star Wars: Episode IX.”

Additionally, the deal extends to Lucasfilm’s untitled Indiana Jones film,  Marvel’s “Black Panther,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Captain Marvel,” Avengers: Infinity War” and the untitled Avengers sequel; “Beauty and the Beast,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” and “Mulan”; Pixar’s “The Incredibles 2” and “Toy Story 4”; and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel.

The companies noted that they have previously announced that “Avengers: Infinity War” and the untitled Avengers sequel will be shot in their entirety by the Russo Brothers with Imax cameras.

“The Walt Disney Studios strives to bring great stories from visionary filmmakers »

- Dave McNary

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Some of Star Wars: The Last Jedi was shot in IMAX

22 February 2017 6:54 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Star Wars The Last Jedi IMAX news: Some key scenes have been captured in the large format.

Following J.J. Abrams’ iconic use of IMAX® cameras in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, IMAX and Lucasfilm have announced that director Rian Johnson has captured key sequences of Star Wars: The Last Jedi using IMAX’s extremely high-resolution cameras, delivering IMAX audiences greater scope and increased image quality in IMAX’s exclusive aspect ratio for a uniquely immersive experience. More on the Star Wars The Last Jedi IMAX news below.

The news of Johnson leveraging IMAX cameras for key sequences of Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes as part of an extended slate deal announcement between IMAX and The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. Building on their existing long-standing relationship, the two companies announced today that they have extended their multi-faceted agreement with a new multi-picture deal »

- Paul Heath

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Disney Renews Film Slate Deal With Imax Through 2019

22 February 2017 6:24 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Imax screens will be filled with supersized Disney heroes and villains through 2019, as The Walt Disney Studios has renewed its movie release slate deal with the giant-screen exhibitor.

The latest multi-picture pact, announced Wednesday, will see live-action and animated tentpoles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm digitally blown up and playing on Imax screens. The biggest titles in the new deal include Pixar's The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4, the untitled Han Solo Star Wars film, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with director Rian Johnson using proprietary Imax cameras to capture key scenes.

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- Etan Vlessing

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Rogue One Blu-Ray Release Reportedly Locked In For April

21 February 2017 6:58 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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"To strike back" 'Two Tubes' on the planet Jedha, in front of a crashed X-wing.

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"Take action" Stormtroopers ready to fight on the set of #RogueOne

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One of the more hidden areas on the set of #RogueOne. One of the coolest areas too

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Excited to share another batch of #RogueOne photos! Here we gooo Have you all seen it yet?

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Exploring planet Jedha on the set of #RogueOne Totally spotted this guy during the first half of the film and couldn't contain my excitement!

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Hello to all of my new #StarWars fans! Thanks for following. Still a few more shots to share from the set of #RogueOne. Another detail shot from planet Jedha

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Josh Gad Recruits Chris Pratt, Judy Dench, J.J. Abrams and More to Ask Daisy Ridley for 'Star Wars' Spoilers

20 February 2017 6:00 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Josh Gad and Daisy Ridley are currently in production on the upcoming remake of The Murder on the Orient Express. So, Gad decided to use his friendship (and proximity) to the Star Wars star to try and pry out a few coveted spoilers about Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

The efforts began in earnest in late January when he invited Ridley into his trailer on the pretense of discussing their film, and then ambushed her with Star Wars questions.

Watch: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Title Confirmed to Be Plural and Fans Are Freaking Out

"I had an important question to ask you, I'm so sorry. I meant to call you last night, but it's about today's scene," Gad asks off-screen as he films his co-star on his phone. "Um, who are the last Jedi? Like, is it one [Jedi]? Or is it more than one?"

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Emma Watson’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Tops Social Media Buzz

20 February 2017 12:01 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” topped social media buzz last week as it generated nearly 130,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

Disney released a new behind-the-scenes clip on Valentines Day, Feb. 14. The live-action romance, starring Emma Watson, has produced a total of 987,000 new conversations on social media.

Bill Condon directed the adaptation, which also stars Dan Stevens as the Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, and Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe.

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Beauty and the Beast’: Hear Ariana Grande and John Legend Sing Theme Song

Disney’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” generated 101,000 new conversations last week as director Rian Johnson offered details on Feb. 15 about the movie, explaining that the story will resume from the end of “Star Wars: »

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J.J. Abrams, Jurassic World 2 Cast Ambush Daisy Ridley for Star Wars 8 Spoilers

20 February 2017 8:54 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Josh Gad is currently busy filming Murder on the Orient Express. It just so happens that the movie co-stars Daisy Ridley, who had her breakout in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will be reprising her role as Rey in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Over the last month or so, Josh Gad has been posting videos to his Instagram in which he has been pestering Daisy Ridley for spoilers. Today, he has posted yet another video and truly outdone himself, having enlisted the help of quite a few very famous people to ask her questions she most definitely isn't allowed to answer.

In the Instagram video, Josh Gad starts off by apologizing to Daisy Ridley for what has been going on over the course of the last month or so and she looks like she really isn't having it. He then promises that he has »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars, The Last Jedi & the clues to Episode VIII

19 February 2017 1:19 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

John Moore Feb 21, 2017

As you may, or may not, know, The Last Jedi shares its title with a Star Wars Marvel comic from the early 80s...

Note: Potential spoilers for Episode VIII (2017), massive spoilers for Marvel’s Star Wars #49 (1981)

Avid followers of Mark Hamill’s twitter feed may have noticed this rather cryptic message pop up in his feed recently.

It concerns issue #49 of the original Marvel Star Wars comic run that began in 1977, an issue that has recently become of special interest because it shares its title (The Last Jedi, should you have been living in a cave since January) with director-writer Rian Johnson’s upcoming Episode VIII. While BC’s Jeremy Conrad uses that fact to comment that the shared title has caused a spike in resale value of said vintage issue recently, we decided to take a closer look and speculate if Hamill’s decision to directly »

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Star Wars 8: Is Benicio Del Toro Related to This Classic Trilogy Villain?

19 February 2017 12:27 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Big movie studios generally like to keep some level of secrecy in place when it comes to highly-anticipated movies, but when it comes to Star Wars, it is on an entirely different level. Disney and Lucasfilm only recently revealed that the official title for Star Wars 8 is Star Wars: The Last Jedi and we still haven't seen a shred of footage. There are also still a lot of unknowns with a lot of the characters in the movie, like Benicio Del Toro, who has been added to the Star Wars universe for this installment. Details on his character have been very sparse, but now it looks like we may know who he is playing, and it is potentially a very big deal.

Warning: this article may contain spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. YouTuber Mike Zeroh recently uploaded a new video to his YouTube channel that deals »

- MovieWeb

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