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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Adam Driver Confirmed As Kylo Ren

5 May 2015 5:27 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Annie Leibovitz / Vanity Fair

The 4th was with us this May bank holiday, with ‘Star Wars Day’ heralding the release of a wave of new information and pictures from The Force Awakens from Vanity Fair.

The biggest reveal was the official confirmation that GirlsAdam Driver would indeed be playing ‘broadsaber’-wielding villain Kylo Ren. This had been widely speculated, but now we know for sure it’s Driver under that mask, with a picture of him on set revealed as well, showing an unmasked Ren accompanied by First Order snowtroopers, on a frozen planet that plays home to their secret base (it being Hoth would be an ironic turn of events).

Ren is expected to be the film’s main antagonist, and the teasers released so far have shown him not only with his controversial weapon, but also commanding an army of stormtroopers in what appears to be a raid on a village. »

- James Hunt

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‘Star Wars Episode VIII’ Will Shoot At Pinewood In The UK

5 May 2015 12:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It has been officially confirmed that Star Wars Episode VIII, which will be written and directed by Rian Johnson, will shoot at Pinewood Studios in the UK, so reports the UK government.

George Osborne, the current British chancellor of the exchequer, tweeted the following on Monday:

“Pleased to announce #StarWarsVIII will be filmed here in UK @PinewoodStudios – great news for @starwars fans & our UK creative industries.”

The news was announced on the so-called Star Wars day, May the 4th.

Episode VIII to be #MadeinBritain, bringing 100m investment and 3,000 jobs here. #MayThe4thBeWithYou

George Osborne (@George_Osborne) May 4, 2015

The next chapter in the saga will be released on December 18th, with Episode VIII planned for 2017. In between the two movies, British director Gareth Edwards will put together a stand alone Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Rogue One, in December 2016. That movie is also scheduled to shoot at Pinewood later this year. »

- Paul Heath

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Star Wars: Episode VIII to shoot in the UK at Pinewood Studios

4 May 2015 1:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This won’t come as much of a surprise, but it has been announced that 2017’s Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to shoot at Pinewood Studios in the UK, and will presumably go into production once Gareth Edwards finishes up with the first standalone spin-off movie, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.

The announcement was made by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, who said: “This investment by Lucasfilm is a huge vote of confidence in all elements of movie-making in Britain – from the visual effects designers to the lighting technicians and from the carpenters to the costume designers… We are committed to backing this sector and the decision by Lucasfilm to continue to make the UK the home of Star Wars production is why we are right to believe that Britain is the best place in the world for the creative industries.”

The follow-up to this year’s »

- Gary Collinson

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May the 4th be with UK: Star Wars Episode VIII is filming at Pinewood

4 May 2015 3:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

May the 4th be with you - Star Wars Episode VIII is shooting in the UK.

Chancellor George Osborne announced today (May 4) that filming for the Rian Johnson-directed sci-fi will take place at Pinewood Studios, following in the footsteps of upcoming instalment The Force Awakens.

Lucasfilm is to invest £100m in the film, which is expected to create around 3,000 jobs

Osbourne tweeted: "Pleased to announce ‪#StarWarsVIII will be filmed here in UK ‪@PinewoodStudios - great news for ‪@starwars fans & our UK creative industries.

"Episode VIII to be ‪#MadeinBritain, bringing 100m investment and 3,000 jobs here. ‪#MayThe4thBeWithYou"

Pleased to announce #StarWarsVIII will be filmed here in UK @PinewoodStudios – great news for @starwars fans & our UK creative industries

George Osborne (@George_Osborne) May 4, 2015

Episode VIII to be #MadeinBritain, bringing 100m investment and 3,000 jobs here. #MayThe4thBeWithYou

George Osborne (@George_Osborne) May 4, 2015

The Chancellor added in a statement: "This investment by Lucasfilm »

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Steve Yedlin Is the ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Cinematographer

2 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Director Rian Johnson has worked with cinematographer Steve Yedlin on three features: Brick, The Brothers Bloom, and Looper. Now, Yedlin is making the jump to lightspeed with Johnson: he’ll serve as the Star Wars: Episode VIII cinematographer. Variety reported the detail quite a while back, but it was a small piece buried in an article with […]

The post Steve Yedlin Is the ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Cinematographer appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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This Isn’t The Director You’re Looking For: Josh Trank Leaves ‘Star Wars’ Standalone

2 May 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

He’s about to relaunch a major fantasy franchise featuring a range of beloved characters with The Fantastic Four. But there’s one series director Josh Trank won’t be contributing to, as he’s announced he’ll be leaving the second Star Wars standalone movie.

Described by Trank as “a personal decision”, it comes after reports of his conduct during the filming of the Marvel reboot. A portrait has been painted of a young helmer inexperienced in navigating the big leagues, not always a bad thing. However this is clearly a major concern for Lucasfilm, a company whose slow and steady approach doesn’t allow for the unorthodox, especially when an interplanetary licence to print money is involved.

Offshoot number two is to follow Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, an action-packed chapter about a plot to steal the plans to the Death Star. Trank’s loss is a blow, but »

- Steve Palace

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Daily | cléo, OtherZine, Books

23 April 2015 7:16 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

"Boob Tube" is the theme of the new issue of cléo, which includes essays on Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote), Veronica Mars, Transparent, Top of the Lake and more. Also today's roundup: Peter Bogdanovich on Jean Renoir, Jonathan Rosenbaum on Orson Welles, an interview with Abdolreza Kahani, celebrating Johnnie To's 60th birthday, a close reading of Steven Soderbergh's re-edit of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, Rian Johnson and Alex Garland in conversation, Ethan Hawke on Richard Linklater, Tilda Swinton on Amy Schumer, Oprah Winfrey on Lee Daniels, Michael Caine on Christopher Nolan and more. » - David Hudson »

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Alex Garland & Rian Johnson Talk 'Ex Machina,' Misdirecting The Audience, Shooting On A Budget And More

21 April 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For writer/director Alex Garland and his movie “Ex Machina,” things are going about as well as one could have ever hoped, particularly for someone who’s taken on such complex subject matter for his directorial debut. The sci-fi film has been very well-received by critics (read our own enthusiastic review), and though it doesn’t hit theaters nationwide until this Friday, it’s had considerable box office success in its limited release thus far. Even better? Garland’s film has also won the heart of filmmaker Rian Johnson, the man behind "Brick" and "Looper," and who will be writing and directing “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” Johnson joined Alex Garland, after a screening of “Ex Machina” at the Arclight Hollywood last Saturday, for a special Q&A. The director seemed genuinely blown away by the film, which he compared favorably to such films as “Sleuth” and Sidney Lumet’s “Deathtrap. »

- Ken Guidry

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'Star Wars: Rogue One' Teaser Trailer & Plot Revealed

19 April 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

A plot for the upcoming Star Wars spin-off Rogue One has been revealed and it appears it has some lofty aspirations. According to the official Star Wars Twitter feed the film will center on a band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans. The film will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and Felicity Jones is already confirmed to star with Chris Weitz (Cinderella) writing the screenplay. Ben Mendelsohn has been rumored for the film as well. Rogue One is the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures, exploring the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga, which continues this December with Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. readmore postid="174117" A teaser for the new film was shown at Star Wars Celebration and can be viewed below, though don't expect more for a while as the film doesn't arrive until Dec. »

- Brad Brevet

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Podcast: 'Wonder Woman' Director Departs, 'Game of Thrones', New DVDs & More

14 April 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Every now and then it's rather difficult to figure out a headline for these episodes, especially when there isn't any one topic discussed for an extended period. I almost feel I should just set up a word randomizer rather than attempt to actually come up with something coherent. That said, on today's episode we talk a little about "Game of Thrones", a little about Michelle MacLaren departing the Wonder Woman directing gig, about new DVDs and Blu-rays, play some games, chat box office and all the standard shenanigans. Hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may »

- Brad Brevet

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Star Wars: New film, TV, book canon revealed in infographic

26 March 2015 12:59 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new Star Wars infographic has clarified canon for all upcoming films, television shows, books and video games within the franchise.

Disney announced that Jj Abrams's upcoming movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens will exist in a partially-new continuity, which discards events of the past expanded universe.

7 obscure Star Wars characters we want to see make a comeback

This decision from Lucasfilm will move the franchise away from events established in past books, video games and other media set after the events of Return of the Jedi.

The upcoming paperback edition of the novel A New Dawn clarifies this new Lucasfilm stance by including an infrographic explaining where upcoming Star Wars projects across media platforms will take place.

Among the additions to this fresh continuity is the Disney Xd animated series Star Wars Rebels, which also fills in events leading up to 1977's A New Hope.

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Ben Mendelsohn Circling Star Wars Spinoff Rogue One

25 March 2015 5:17 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Even if the films turn out to be terrible, it’s impossible to deny that Lucasfilm has been knocking it out of the park in terms of casting their Star Wars movies. Of course it helps when you have a property that everyone wants to be a part of, but the eclectic ensemble of Star Wars: The Force Awakens—with Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega and more set to occupy the same screen—is downright brilliant. Then the next Star Wars movie, Godzilla director Gareth Edwards’ spinoff Rogue One, started off on the right foot by casting Felicity Jones as the lead, and now it looks like the studio will continue its run with word that the phenomenal Ben Mendelsohn is mulling over joining Jones in the Rogue One cast. The folks at Deadline report that the Australian Animal Kingdom actor is “circling »

- Adam Chitwood

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Oscar Isaac Hints That He'll Return For Star Wars: Episode 8, Then Backpedals

24 March 2015 7:07 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Lucasfilm is getting ready to release Star Wars: Episode 7 this December 18 and introduce the world to a new trilogy with all-new characters. That includes Oscar Isaac.s Poe Dameron (which sounds more like the name of an off-brand anti-depressant medication you hear about during TV commercial breaks). Fans are already speculating which of the cast members will be living long enough to make it to the sequel, Episode 8, and so far most of them seem like they will. However, Isaac recently hinted that he is returning for the next chapter.  A Moviefone reporter recently asked Isaac if he was excited to work with Rian Johnson, the man directing Star Wars: Episode 8. The actor confirmed that, yes, he is "very excited." However, we shouldn.t get too amped over this, as Isaac also clarified that he hasn.t yet spoken with Johnson. Furthermore, SlashFilm followed up with him after »

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SXSW: Why Adrien Brody Bought a Run-Down Castle in Upstate New York to Save His Life

20 March 2015 2:09 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In 2007, Adrien Brody went out to the woods in Upstate New York to find himself— and a partly burned stone barn. Having just come out of filming Rian Johnson's whimsical caper comedy "The Brothers Bloom," and feeling his career adrift, the Oscar winner bought this enchanting, decaying early 20th-century structure, built by a Roman, which has been used as a nightclub, a museum and an amusement park. For seven years, Brody took on the ambitious and soul-churning process of restoring and turning it into what it now is: "Stone Barn Castle," Brody's home away from the noisy energy of acting and of New York City, and the title of the SXSW premiere doc he made with filmmaker Kevin Ford. Cinematographer/editor turned director Ford, whom Brody met when he was shooting behind the scenes on "Brothers Bloom," documents this herculean, yeoman's effort with gentle artistry, making room for the »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Oscar Isaac confirms he’ll be back for Star Wars: Episode VIII; talks flying an X-Wing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

20 March 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’re apparently getting a new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens very soon, and while we wait one of its stars Oscar Isaac has been talking about working in a galaxy far, far away.

“It’ll be very cool. I’m very excited about it. I’m excited to see it, to see how it all comes together,” he told Moviefone, noting that the trailer was “very fun” and that “it was very fun to see that spirit get ignited again.”

The first movie I remember seeing in a theatre was Return of the Jedi,” he adds as to why he took the role. “And then J.J., on top of the whole thing was J.J. Nostalgia can only go so far and at a certain point you have to have someone who has a real vision of what they want to do.”

When asked about Star Wars: Episode VIII, »

- Luke Owen

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Oscar Issac On X-wings And Why He Took On The Role Of Apocalypse

19 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Speaking to Moviefone, Oscar Isaac was asked questions about Star Wars, his experience inside of an X-Wing, and his role as the titular villain in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse. “It was very cool, but a little nauseating because the thing is on a gimbal and moving all around,” Issac said describing his experience inside an X-Wing. “I forgot to breathe and I was like, ‘Whoa.’ But it was very cool." Issac also seemingly confirms his return for Star Wars Episode VIII after saying he "very excited" to work with director Rian Johnson. Finally Oscar Issac revealed why he decided to take on the role of Apocalypse saying, “My first comic book I ever collected was ‘X-Factor’ and I actually really loved Apocalypse, and yeah, so when I heard that maybe that would be the next villain, I was like, ‘Guys, get me in there, I want to meet with »

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'Star Wars 8': Will Oscar Isaac Return as Poe Dameron?

19 March 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Disney finally confirmed that Rian Johnson will be writing and directing Star Wars: Episode VIII, with Disney setting a May 26, 2017 release date for this follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Of course, no other details were given in regards to the story, or what characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be back for the follow-up. It is widely believed that the new characters introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be at the center of both Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX, but the entire trilogy is still shrouded in mystery. Oscar Isaac, who plays X-wing pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is doing press for his sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, where he was asked how he felt about working with Rian Johnson in Star Wars: Episode VIII. His answer essentially confirms that he »

- MovieWeb

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Oscar Isaac Talks 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and Going After X-Men's Apocalypse (Exclusive)

19 March 2015 4:38 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A few days ago at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, we got to sit down with Oscar Isaac, the charismatic star of "Inside Llewyn Davis" and last year's amazing (and amazingly under-seen) "A Most Violent Year." We were there to chat about his new movie, the deeply brilliant sci-fi film "Ex Machina," wherein he plays a mad scientist and tech billionaire who recruits an underling (played by Domhnall Gleeson) to test out some cutting edge new artificial intelligence and things go awry. It's awesome and we'll be bringing you lots more from the movie (and our interview with Isaac) in the weeks ahead.

But while we were chatting, I couldn't help but bring up the fact that he will soon be seen in a little art house movie called "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," directed by some guy named J.J. Abrams. So I quizzed him »

- Drew Taylor

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Die Hard, Pulp Fiction: What's your favourite Bruce Willis movie?

19 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Many happy returns to Bruce Willis, who celebrates his 60th birthday today (March 19)!

Ever since finding fame in the '80s thanks to sitcom Moonlighting and explosive action movie Die Hard, Bruce has been a regular on our screens, appearing in films great, good, not-so-good and Cop Out.

With John McClane himself celebrating the big 6-0, Digital Spy staff reminisce about their favourite Bruce Willis movies, while you can vote for your personal favourite in the poll below...

Die Hard - Morgan Jeffery (TV Editor)

There's a million reasons to love 1988's Die Hard - the colourful supporting characters like Al (Reginald VelJohnson), Ellis (Hart Bochner) and Argyle (De'voreaux White), action cinema's greatest ever villain in Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), Michael Kamen's brilliantly '80s score...

But the big reason is Bruce. Sure, New York cop John McClane was a tough guy, but what Willis brought to the part »

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Star Wars: Episode IX - Jj Abrams rumoured to direct

18 March 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Could Jj Abrams return, after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to direct Episode IX as well?

The directors for the next four Star Wars films have been known for some time. Jj Abrams is currently in post-production on Star Wars: Episode VII, whilst Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) will start shooting 2016's Star Wars: Rogue One this summer.

Then it's over to Rian Johnson, who's writing and directing Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is due in May 2017. After that, Fantastic Four and Chronicle helmer Josh Trank will be tackling a standalone Star Wars movie, and we're expecting his movie to appear in 2018.

But what, then, of Star Wars: Episode IX? At one stage, it looked as if Rian Johnson was going to be directing this on top of Episode VIII. Yet thus far, Disney and Lucasfilm hasn't confirmed who's got the job. According to Latino Review, it may well »

- simonbrew

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