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Gary Whitta to Adapt Mark Millar’s Starlight After He Wraps up Star Wars Script

20 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Gary Whitta is on what you'd call a roll lately.  After being hired to write one of the upcoming Star Wars standalone films (to be directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards), it was announced today that he'd be adapting Mark Millar's graphic novel Starlight for Twentieth Century Fox.  The comic, written by Millar and illustrated by Goran Parlov, hit stores in March under the Image comics banner and is intended to be a six-part miniseries (issue number five arrived last month).  Millar has called the material a mash-up of Flash Gordon and The Dark Knight Returns. We already knew that Fox was tackling the project and that Simon Kinberg, the comic gatekeeper over there, would be producing.  But Whitta's hire is significant in that he's highly in demand and his involvement signals faith in the material all around.  Hit the jump for more. THR broke the news of Whitta's involvement. »

- Evan Dickson

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Deadpool Movie Finally Happening With Ryan Reynolds, Release Date Set For 2016

18 September 2014 3:25 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Today 20th Century Fox announced that Deadpool would finally be happening.  That's right, the Ryan Reynolds spinoff vehicle that has been on and off for years is going ahead with director Tim Miller at the helm (fun fact - he did the awesome credits sequence for Girl With the Dragon Tattoo).  The script by Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) - assuming they're still using that draft - is apparently in great shape. Not all of the ink is dry, it's taken as a given that Reynolds will appear in the film but his deal apparently isn't completely done yet.  Still, this X-Men spinoff has the potential to be one of the more interesting Marvel films in some time, especially if they do it at the $50 Million price point that was once rumored.  Maybe the response to that test footage "leak" was what was needed to push the needle along a bit. »

- Evan Dickson

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Casting Net: Chris Hemsworth to star in, produce movie about Hank Williams' ghost

16 September 2014 4:41 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Chris Hemsworth has optioned the film rights to Steve Earle’s novel I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, which he will star in. Benjamin Grayson adapted the novel for the screen, and will be making his directional debut with the indie. The story follows Toby “Doc” Ebersole, who is haunted by Hank Williams’ ghost after his hand in the country singer’s death in 1953. Doc subsequently has his medical license revoked. Ten years later, now in the red-light district of San Antonio, Texas, Doc performs illegal medical procedures in order to purchase morphine, while still experiencing visits from Williams. »

- C. Molly Smith

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Anthony Daniels' deep-dive 'Star Wars' interview: C-3Po's past, present and future

16 September 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

He is the Star Wars constant: Anthony Daniels is the only actor to appear in all six Star Wars films, and next year he will return in a hugely anticipated seventh. As the voice and body of the faithful and fearful C-3Po, the 68-year-old has embodied this character — a role he initially didn’t even want — across TV shows, radio plays, concert tours, and theme park rides.

Below, Daniels talks about the iconic droid’s next appearance in Disney Xd’s fall animated series Star Wars Rebels, which chronicles the formation of the Rebel Alliance leading up to 1977’s Episode IV: A New Hope. »

- James Hibberd

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Notes From Toshi Station: A sneak peek reaction to 'Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion'

15 September 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

To begin with, I'd like to announce that my nine-year-old son Toshi McWeeny has been appointed "Senior Junior 'Star Wars' Correspondent" for HitFix. After all, he was the one who attended the "Phantom Menace 3D" press day with me and conducted all of the interviews, and one of the things that defined Film Nerd 2.0 was our series of "Star Wars" articles. At this point, Toshi is far more immersed in "Star Wars" than I am on a daily basis. He has books he reads, comics he looks at, and a constant stream of revisits of the different films and TV shows that are already part of the overall franchise. It is something that is an active part of his inner life and his ongoing play with his little brother. It is safe to say that there is not a day that goes by that "Star Wars" is not part of their conversation to some extent, »

- Drew McWeeny, Toshi McWeeny

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion In St. Louis

15 September 2014 8:16 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Enter to win a pair of passes for you and your young Jedi to a special screening event for “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion”.

Saturday, September 27th. St. Louis area.

Your child will enjoy activities commencing at approximately 9:30am before the screening begins at 10:45am. Possible activities to include, but not limited to: photo-ops with Star Wars characters from the 501st; coloring / crafts area; Star Wars costume contests; enter-to-win for prizes; and more!

A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away….

Against the might of the Galactic Empire, an unlikely band of heroes emerges to renew the fight for freedom. Witness the epic debut of the riveting animated series Star Wars Rebels, in this one-hour movie event – showing on the big screen one time only!

The story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. »

- Movie Geeks

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Some Very Familiar Faces Return In New TV Spots For Star Wars Rebels

15 September 2014 6:37 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

"Star Wars Rebels" continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion. Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III and IV as the Empire tightens its grip on the galaxy and a rebellion begins to form. Executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman. »

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ likely providing first look at some ‘Episode VII’ elements

12 September 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) J.J. Abrams’ Twitter account won’t be the only place to get glimpses of "Star Wars: Episode VII." According to Simon Kinberg, executive producer of "Star Wars Rebels," fans can see bits and pieces of the film in Disney Xd’s upcoming animated series. Entertainment Weekly not only spoke to Kinberg about the possible connections, but also unveiled these new images from the highly anticipated series. “It’s a very integrated process, there’s real communication between all the filmmakers because we’re all part of a larger timeline,” said Kinberg, who serves as creative consultant on Episode VII. “There is absolutely communication and integration between the different stories. We are very aware of what they’re doing in VII, and we also have to click into place with 'Episode IV.'” He went on to add, “There are characters, vehicles, imagery that are introduced in the show before »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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The "Tyranny of the Empire" Revealed In New TV Spots For Star Wars Rebels

12 September 2014 4:18 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

"Star Wars Rebels" continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion. Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III and IV as the Empire tightens its grip on the galaxy and a rebellion begins to form. Executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman. »

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McAvoy Tries Balding In "X-Men: Apocalypse"

12 September 2014 6:36 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With filming on "X-Men: Apocalypse" not due to get underway until early next year, details about the project are being kept secret for now - even from some of the key players involved.

One such player is the young Professor X himself James McAvoy. The Scottish actor was asked about the film by The Huffington Post and says he doesn't know much beyond the world in peril tone and that his character may finally begin to sport a chrome dome:

"I got an email from Simon Kinberg [producer/writer] who informed me he was getting dead excited about stuff, but he didn't want to divulge anything for a couple of weeks, so I really don't know.

It does seem fairly global, if we're talking apocalypse. Maybe it's just the character's name, but I think the nature of the film is going to be fairly apocalyptic. I'll be older in this one. And »

- Garth Franklin

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James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain Talk The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby, Improvised Moments, Life Safety, X-men: Apocalypse and More

12 September 2014 6:23 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain might be two of the friendliest, most jovial people in real life, but in their latest film, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, they’re in the middle of an especially unfortunate situation.  They play Conor and Eleanor, a loving couple who become strangers after their marriage disintegrates.  The film was originally split in two, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her in an effort to offer both perspectives on the situation, but come September 12th, we’ll get a combination of the two, Them. In honor of the film’s release, we got the opportunity to sit down with McAvoy and Chastain to talk about the process of making the two movies and then see them turned into one.  We also discuss McAvoy’s improvising skills, X-Men: Apocalypse, if the way they work changes when moving from one director »

- Perri Nemiroff

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How Will Star Wars: Episode VII Connect With Star Wars Rebels?

12 September 2014 5:01 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Anxious to get your first look at some of the things J.J. Abrams and crew have planned for Star Wars: Episode VII? Then you.ll probably want to tune into Disney.s new animated series Star Wars Rebels when it debuts next month. EW spoke with some of the folks behind the new show (including Executive Producer Simon Kinberg), and it.s been revealed that the Rebels team is in close contact with the Episode VII crew. Disney and LucasFilm are very concerned about maintaining cohesion across the Star Wars universe moving into this new trilogy of films, so anything introduced in Star Wars Rebels (and presumably, the spin-off films scheduled down the line) needs to align with established canon. What this means for fans is that Star Wars Rebels could provide us with a sneak peek at what J.J. Abrams and company are cooking up in the »

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James McAvoy on X-Men: Apocalypse

11 September 2014 9:46 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It's time for Professor X to go bald, as James McAvoy hints at what's in store for X-Men: Apocalypse...

We suspect that when he signed up to play Charles Xavier in X-Men: First Class, James McAvoy committed himself to at least three films. The third of those is going into production next year, as X-Men: Apocalypse looks set to build on the success enjoyed this year by X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

Chatting to The Huffington Post, McAvoy has confirmed "I'll be older in this one", adding that "I think I'm losing my hair finally". He's still pretty much in the dark on the film, though, although he has been in touch with writer/producer Simon Kinberg.

What did Kinberg say? "He was getting dead excited about stuff, but he didn't want to divulge anything for a couple of weeks ... it does seem fairly global, if we're talking apocalypse. Maybe it's just the character's name, »

- simonbrew

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Star Wars: Exclusive First Look, New X-Cellent X-Wing

11 September 2014 6:53 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The What?:  It’s a column on Star Wars news and rumors and therefore contains Spoilers and Speculation. This time, more spoilers than speculation.

This Week: Apple Watch Ain’T Got Nothing On Me. Exclusive photos of the badassest X-Wing to get the movie treatment, plus some details about X-Wings in Episode VII.

So, this thing got pooped out by official Bad Robot social media:

#AppleWatch pic.twitter.com/6aW4mEyB3F

Bad Robot (@bad_robot) September 9, 2014

Much like other coy responses from Jj Abrams as he films Episode VII, this image has a bit of a hint in it, namely the Death Star (or general Imperial) lighting that’s reflected in the sleek black conference table.

“Da7e,” you might be saying, “it’s ridiculous to think the Death Star or anything resembling a Death Star is in Episode VII. We’ve been there and done that.”

Well, »

- Da7e

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James McAvoy Talks Professor X's Future

11 September 2014 5:47 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

No, James McAvoy isn’t having a stressful time of it and shedding locks of hair in the shower every morning. He’s talking about Professor Charles Xavier, famously bald but noticeably hairy of head in his two prequel appearances in X-Men: First Class and Days Of Future Past. According to McAvoy, that’s set to change for Apocalypse.Asked about the new film during an interview for The Huffington Post, McAvoy was naturally cagey, lest he give away too much – not that he knows much about the next X-adventure anyway. “I got an email from the Simon Kinberg who informed me he was getting dead excited about stuff, but he didn't want to divulge anything for a couple of weeks, so I really don't know," he said. “I'll be older in this one. And I think I'm losing my hair finally. And, yeah, that's kind of all I know. »

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James McAvoy May Finally Go Bald For X-Men: Apocalypse

11 September 2014 4:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

James McAvoy has now played iconic X-Men patriarch Charles Xavier twice on film, but the actor has managed to keep his head of hair intact throughout both X-Men: First Class and this year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. That’s a surprising feat given that the character has traditionally been bald both in comics and previous films. However, according to McAvoy himself, his days of sporting luscious locks while playing the telepath may finally be behind him.

While promoting his next film, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, McAvoy was asked by The Huffington Post about the next installment in the franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse. The actor admits that he doesn’t know many details about it yet, as things are still being kept under wraps, but he does talk a bit about his hair situation:

“I’ll be older in this one. I think I’m losing my hair finally. »

- James Garcia

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New Star Wars Rebels images, Simon Kinberg teases Episode VII connection

11 September 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than a month to go before its one-hour premiere on The Disney Channel, Lucasfilm has released a selection of new images from the upcoming series Star Wars Rebels, which you can check out here courtesy of EW…

 

Meanwhile, executive producer Simon Kinberg has spoken about how Star Wars Rebels will integrate into Disney’s new, cohesive Star Wars canon, as well as teasing possible connections to J.J. Abrams’ eagerly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII:

“It’s a very integrated process, there’s real communication between all the filmmakers because we’re all part of a larger timeline. here is absolutely communication and integration between the different stories. We are very aware of what they’re doing in VII, and we also have to click into place with Episode IV. There are characters, vehicles, imagery that are introduced in the show before we’ve ever seen them in the movies, »

- Gary Collinson

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James McAvoy will probably be bald in X-Men: Apocalypse

11 September 2014 2:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

James McAvoy has now played the character of Charles Xavier on two occasions in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, yet both times he has had a full head of hair. In the comics the character has always been bald and has been portrayed by Patrick Stewart in most of the X-Men films with a bald head. Whilst promoting The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, McAvoy has revealed that he may in fact finally lose the hair himself for 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, McAvoy was asked about Apocalypse being set in 1983, ten years after Days of Future Past, and said: “I’ll be older in this one, I think I’m losing my hair finally. And, yeah, that’s kind of all I know.”

The actor says he doesn’t really know much about the project as of yet, but has been »

- Thomas Roach

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Simon Kinberg on Star Wars Rebels' Connection to Episode VII

11 September 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We've already heard rumors about the new animated series Star Wars Rebels connecting to Star Wars: Episode VII, but now it has been confirmed by screenwriter Simon Kinberg in an interview with EW. He talks a little bit about the process of how that all works in the statement below.

"It's a very integrated process, there’s real communication between all the filmmakers because we're all part of a larger timeline. There is absolutely communication and integration between the different stories. We are very aware of what they're doing in VII, and we also have to click into place with Episode IV."

So not only will Rebels bridge the gap between the original and prequel trilogies, which will include lots of "set-ups and Easter eggs," they'll also be preparing fans for what to expect in the movie when it's released next December. He goes on to tease:

"There are characters, »

- Joey Paur

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"Star Wars: Rebels" To Have Episode VII Links?

11 September 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Simon Kinberg, executive producer on the upcoming animated series "Star Wars: Rebels," says the cartoon will have more ties to J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" than you might expect.

He tells EW that despite being set prior to Episode IV, the teams behind both 'Rebels' and 'Episode VII' are all working together and so there's a lot more connectivity:

"It's a very integrated process, there's real communication between all the filmmakers because we're all part of a larger timeline.

There is absolutely communication and integration between the different stories. We are very aware of what they're doing in VII, and we also have to click into place with Episode IV.

There are characters, vehicles, imagery that are introduced in the show before we've ever seen them in the movies, possibly including VII"

"Star Wars Rebels" begins on the Disney Xd channel on October 3rd. »

- Garth Franklin

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