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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Director on Series Nostalgia and Lucasfilm's One Demand

19 September 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

For Rian Johnson, writing and directing Star Wars: Episode VIII is simply a return to his origins as a filmmaker. And by origins, he means the earliest of his early days. “For me, personally, I grew up not just watching those movies but playing with those toys,” Johnson explained on the latest episode of The Talkhouse podcast. “So growing up, the first movies I was making in my head were set in [the Star Wars] world.” He said that although he’s just starting to write the movie, “honestly, it’s the most fun I’ve ever had writing, it’s just

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The Star Wars: Episode VII and Batman V Superman War Continues with a First Official Look at the Return of the Millennium Falcon

18 September 2014 9:06 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Directors J.J. Abrams and Zack Snyder have been going back-and-forth online by parodying their respective blockbusters, Star Wars: Episode VII and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Snyder struck the most recent blow by showing a Stormtrooper getting arrested for hi-jacking Batman's ride.  Abrams has retorted in a way that will be tough to top.  He's stolen the Batmobile back and placed it on the underside of the Millennium Falcon.  And this isn't just a cutesy little model.  This is a real shot of the Millennium Falcon with a huge pan and everything. Hit the jump to check out the Star Wars: Episode VII Millennium Falcon video featuring the Batmobile.  It's now your move, Mr. Snyder.  May I suggest putting Batman behind the wheel of a Star Destroyer?  Star Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016. Via Bad Robot. And if you’d like »

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Duncan Jones Could Direct AMC's Preacher Adaptation

16 September 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Duncan Jones has apparently been out of the loop for awhile, working on a tiny little indie project you’ve probably never heard of. So he didn’t know that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are adapting the comic book Preacher into a series for AMC. When he asked Ain’t It Cool News’ Eric Vespe a question about the project on Twitter, Rogen jumped in to offer him the director’s chair. Jones accepted the offer, and things spiraled from there. I really can’t wait for the episode set on the Millennium Falcon. Here’s how the exchange went down.

@EricVespe @Sethrogen @evandgoldberg Are they doing it as TV or film?

Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) September 12, 2014

@ManMadeMoon @EricVespe @evandgoldberg TV show for AMC. Wanna direct some episodes? (I should note that we haven't finished a pilot script)

Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 12, 2014

Jones had a little fun before giving an apparently earnest answer. »

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'Breaking Bad,' 1 year later: Emmy-winning team tells 'Ozymandias' secrets

15 September 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

With the final four episodes of Breaking Bad looming last fall, Vince Gilligan hinted, “A great many chickens will come home to roost for Walt.” And, sure enough, in “Ozymandias,” the third-to-last episode of AMC’s harrowing, Emmy-winning meth drama, many of said chickens knocked down the front door of his house and made themselves comfortable in his living room.

During that hour of punishing and mesmerizing television, Walt (Bryan Cranston) would lose much of his blood money and most of his family (except for his baby daughter, whom he kidnapped in a moment of desperation), the latter being the »

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'Breaking Bad,' 1 year later: Emmy-winning team tells 'Ozymandias' secrets

15 September 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

With the final four episodes of Breaking Bad looming last fall, Vince Gilligan hinted to EW, “A great many chickens will come home to roost for Walt.” And, sure enough, in “Ozymandias,” the third-to-last episode of AMC’s harrowing, Emmy-winning meth drama, many of said chickens knocked down the front door of his house and made themselves comfortable in his living room.

During that hour of punishing and mesmerizing television, Walt (Bryan Cranston) would lose much of his blood money and most of his family (except for his baby daughter, whom he kidnapped in a moment of desperation), the latter »

- Dan Snierson

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Duncan Jones and Rian Johnson interested in directing Preacher episodes for AMC

15 September 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As we speak, writing, directing and producing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, This is the End) are hard at work on an adaptation of Garth Ennis’ 1990s graphic novel Preacher for AMC. Over the weekend, the two got into a discussion about the project over Twitter, and caught the attention of up-and-coming directors Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper).

Aint It Cool News’ Eric Vespe began the conversation by suggesting that Goldberg and Rogen cast Kurt Russell as the Saint of Killers on the show. Jones then jumped in, apparently a bit out of the loop since he’s been busy directing a little video game movie called Warcraft for Legendary pictures, and asked about the project. Check out their conversation below (courtesy of /Film):

@ManMadeMoon @EricVespe @evandgoldberg TV show for AMC. Wanna direct some episodes? (I should note that we haven't finished »

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'Preacher': Seth Rogen Wants 'Warcraft' Director Duncan Jones

15 September 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Subverting the good old fashion method of going through producers and agents to get a deal done in Hollywood, producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg jumped on Twitter to go after the Preacher director they want aboard their AMC drama series, an adaptation of the popular comic book from writer Garth Ennis and artist Steven Dillon.

Seth Rogen began the conversation by asking Warcraft director Duncan Jones, the man behind sci-fi cult classics Moon and Source Code, if he would come onto direct one of the upcoming Preacher episodes, even though the pilot script is not finished yet.

As you can see in the following Twitter conversation, Duncan Jones agrees before Rian Johnson, director of the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX, throws his hat in the ring to direct an episode as well.

@ManMadeMoon@EricVespe@evandgoldberg TV show for AMC. Wanna direct some episodes? (I »

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Duncan Jones Is Game To Direct Some Episodes Of AMC's Preacher TV Series

15 September 2014 8:23 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Over the weekend, Ain’t It Cool News‘ Eric Vespe tweeted Seth Rogen with the casting suggestion of Kurt Russell for the Saint Of Killer's role in Rogen and Evan Goldberg's small screen adaptation of the controversial DC Vertigo classic, Preacher. This led to Warcraft director Duncan Jones joining the conversation, and although a lot of the exchanges are clearly banter, it does sound like Jones is genuinely interested in getting involved: @ManMadeMoon @EricVespe @evandgoldberg TV show for AMC. Wanna direct some episodes? (I should note that we haven't finished a pilot script) — Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 12, 2014 @Sethrogen @EricVespe @evandgoldberg But in all seriousness... I'd eat my own arm off to do it. — Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) September 12, 2014 Then, after a fan suggested Rian Johnson (Looper) also try his hand at directing an ep or two, this happened: @EricVespe I've got 2 hands. @ThatJoeMeyers @Sethrogen @ManMadeMoon @evandgoldberg — Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) September »

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Movie News - Daniel Craig Set for Star Wars Role

14 September 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Movie News - Daniel Craig is set for a secret cameo appearance in 'Star Wars Episode VII'. The 'Skyfall' star is a big fan of the science fiction saga, and he has reportedly filmed a mystery role in the upcoming seventh installment of the franchise - but his face will be kept hidden. An insider told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: ''Daniel asked for some sort of secret cameo role - and was happy to have his name left off the posters. ''Fans will love trying to work out which covered up character is him.'' The 'James Bond' star - who will reprise his role as the fictional British spy in the as-yet-untitled 'Bond 24' - is said to have begged 'Star Wars' director Jj Abrams for the small part due to his love for the series. Meanwhile, 'The Avengers' star Mark Ruffalo recently joked he begged 'Star Wars »

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Daniel Craig for secret Star Wars: Episode VII cameo?

14 September 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Daniel Craig could appear in the upcoming seventh instalment of the Star Wars saga.

The actor, best known for his role as James Bond, will allegedly make a secret cameo appearance in Star Wars: Episode VII, with this face hidden.

Rumours emerged after The Sun on Sunday quoted an inside source saying: "Daniel asked for some sort of secret cameo role – and was happy to have his name left off the posters.

"Fans will love trying to work out which covered-up character is him."

Mark Ruffalo recently expressed an interest in joining the Star Wars series, asking director Rian Johnson – who will write and direct Episode VIII – about taking a part.

In June it was reported that Johnson had been chosen to take the helm on Episode VIII, as well as writing Episode IX.

Remarkably, a man flying a drone in Berkshire appears to have accidentally stumbled upon the set of Star Wars Episode VII. »

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Mark Ruffalo wants to be in Star Wars: Episode VIII

14 September 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the possibility of a new Incredible Hulk movie and TV series on the horizon (if you ask Lou Ferrigno anyway), Bruce Banner himself Mark Ruffalo may find himself being busy over the next year or so. But that hasn’t stopped the actor from dreaming about other roles. In fact, he’s looking to head to a galaxy far, far away – but not with J.J. Abrams for Star Wars: Episode VII and instead with Rian Johnson and Star Wars: Episode VIII.

In an interview with Collider about his upcoming movie Infinitely Polar Bear, Ruffalo said that he has reached out personally to Rian Johnson saying he’s “desperate” for a role in Star Wars: Episode VIII. The actor said, “my e-mail to Rian after all these years was ‘Rian, congratulations on everything you’ve been doing. And by the way, if there’s a part in Star Wars, please, »

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"Star Wars" Gets Familiar Faces & Setting?

12 September 2014 3:13 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Greg Grunberg is teaming up with his childhood friend J.J. Abrams again, the former dropping a tweet indicating that he's set to have a cameo in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII".

Grunberg has been with Abrams for sometime. He was a regular on the Abrams-produced "Felicity" and "Alias," had a cameo as the pilot of the ill-fated Oceanic Flight 815 in "Lost," and had small appearances in "Mission: Impossible III," "Super 8" and even "Star Trek" (he was the voice of James Kirk's stepfather). Here's his tweet:

Yes @smgulz it Is safe to assume I have a role in #StarWarsEpisodeVII - If I say more than that, Jj will have me killed.

Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) September 11, 2014

Onto today's speculative rumors. It is safe to assume that planetary locations from the original "Star Wars" trilogy are set to be revisited in the upcoming films.

So far the ice planet of Hoth, »

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Mark Ruffalo Contacts Rian Johnson About Potential ‘Star Wars’ Role

12 September 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Having only recently finished filming on next years Avengers sequel, Mark Ruffalo is already trying to line up his next batch of projects. During an interview with Collider he revealed that he actively seeking a part in the next Star Wars trilogy.

Too late to jump into J. J Abrams first film, which is released in December next year, Ruffalo is instead focussing on that films sequel, set to be directed by old friend Rian Johnson. The pair worked together on Johnson’s follow-up to Brick, The Brothers Bloom, with Ruffalo playing one half of a brotherly con act. During his talk with Collider he revealed that he has reached out to the director via email to essentially plead for a role:

“My email to Rian after all these years was, “Rian, congratulations on everything you’ve been doing. And by the way, if there’s a part in Star Wars, »

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Mark Ruffalo Begged Star Wars: Episode VIII Director For a Role

12 September 2014 3:11 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Despite being a high profile actor, Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers) still has to fight for certain roles. During a recent interview, he confessed that he wrote an email to his "Brothers Bloom" director Rian Johnson (Looper) about a part in "Star Wars: Episode VIII." "I just reached out to Rian recently, by the way," Ruffalo told Collider. "My email to Rian after all these years was, 'Rian, congratulations on everything you've been doing. And by the way, if there's a part in 'Star Wars,' please, anything, please consider considering me to join you.' I love hanging out with Rian so [that] is interesting to me, but I would like a role." "Star Wars: Episode VIII" is tentatively set to hit theaters in 2017. »

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Mark Ruffalo wants Star Wars Episode VIII role: 'I would take any part'

12 September 2014 1:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mark Ruffalo has expressed an interest in joining the Star Wars series.

The actor has reached out to director Rian Johnson - who will write and direct Episode VIII - about taking a part.

He previously worked with Johnson on 2008 comedy Brothers Bloom, which also starred Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody and Robbie Coltrane.

Speaking to Collider, Ruffalo said: "I just reached out to Rian recently, by the way. My email to Rian after all these years was, 'Rian, congratulations on everything you've been doing. And by the way, if there's a part in Star Wars, please, anything, please consider considering me to join you'.

"I love hanging out with Rian so [just hanging out on set] is interesting to me, but I would like a role."

In June, it was reported that Johnson had been chosen to take the helm on Episode VIII, as well as writing the treatment for Episode IX.

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Star Wars Episode 7 set revealed by flying drone user in Berkshire?

11 September 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A man flying a drone in Berkshire appears to have accidentally stumbled upon the set of Star Wars Episode VII.

The video shows what looks like a partially built Millennium Falcon, which was captured on video by the drone in a former Raf airbase near Greenham Common.

Star Wars Episode VII will feature original trilogy stars Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew reprising their roles.

New additions to the franchise include Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Max von Sydow and Daisy Ridley.

The seventh feature film will be followed by an undisclosed spinoff and then a direct sequel to be directed by Rian Johnson.

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Mark Ruffalo angles for Star Wars: Episode VIII role

11 September 2014 10:58 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Ruffalo admits he's written to Rian Johnson, after a role in his Star Wars film...

Mark Ruffalo's been reprising his work as Bruce Banner/Hulk this year, with filming taking place mainly in the UK for 2015's Avengers: Age Of Ultron. But it sounds as if it's not the only big movie he's got his eye on. In conversation with Collider, Ruffalo revealed that he's been in contact with his The Brothers Bloom director, Rian Johnson, about a possible role in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Johnson is directing the film, and Ruffalo was promoting his latest movie, Infinitely Polar Bear. Speaking to Collider, Johnson admitted that he "desperately" wanted to be in a Star Wars movie. And that he'd written to Rian Johnson. "My e-mail to Rian after all these years was 'Rian, congratulations on everything you’ve been doing. And by the way, if there’s a part in Star Wars, »

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Mark Ruffalo “desperately” wants Rian Johnson to cast him in Star Wars: Episode VIII

11 September 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Mark Ruffalo is making no bones about his desire to appear in Star Wars: Episode VIII, revealing that he has personally asked director Rian Johnson to cast him. Johnson and Ruffalo previously worked together on The Brothers Bloom, and according to Ruffalo, he’s only too happy to trade on an old friendship… “Desperately,” said Ruffalo, when asked whether he would be interested in the project. “My e-mail to Rian after all these years was, 'Rian, congratulations on everything you’ve been doing. And by the way, if there’s a part in Star...

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Movie News - Mark Ruffalo wants Star Wars Role

11 September 2014 5:27 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Movie News - Mark Ruffalo wants a role in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'. 'The Avengers' actor has revealed that he'd love to star in the science fiction series, as he admitted to begging the director of the eighth film, Rian Johnson for a part. Talking to Collider, Mark - who worked with Rian on the 2008 comedy 'The Bloom Brothers' - explained that he'd got in contact with the director shortly after it was announced that he would be involved with the making of 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'. He shared: ''My email to Rian after all these years was, 'Rian, congratulations on everything you've been doing. And by the way, if there's a part in 'Star Wars', please, anything, please consider considering me to join you.'' Despite the joking, the 46-year-old actor admitted that if he could work something out with the director, he would love to get involved. »

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Mark Ruffalo Emailed 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Director for a Role

11 September 2014 2:54 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Just because Mark Ruffalo is already famous as Marvel Studios’ Hulk doesn’t mean that he’s not eager to expand his horizons in the direction of, say, a galaxy far, far away. In fact, during a recent interview, the Avengers actor confessed to writing to his Brothers Bloom director Rian Johnson about getting a part in Star Wars: Episode VIII. “I just reached out to Rian recently, by the way,” Ruffalo told Collider. “My email to Rian after all these years was, ‘Rian, congratulations on everything you’ve been doing. And by the way, if there’s a part in Star Wars,

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