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Incredibles 2: What We Know So Far

26 March 2015 1:52 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news » been waiting a long, long time for The Incredibles 2. After all, the first film ended with a rather fun hint that we would see further adventures of the Parr family . and yet it.s been more than a decade since the characters have been on the big screen. Thankfully, however, our wait is almost over, as the sequel is now officially in the works over at Pixar Animation Studios. News of The Incredibles 2 first broke in March of 2014, as Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger announced that the sequel was in development, but what exactly can we expect to see in the new movie? here to separate the facts from the fiction as the film moves forward, so read on to find out what we know so far! The Filmmakers At this time, The Incredibles 2 is evidently developing without an official director attached, but fans can »

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Felicity Jones says Stars Wars role is 'really exciting'

25 March 2015 2:39 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Felicity Jones laughs and says "absolutely" when asked if she's coming up with various ways to say she can't talk about her starring role in the Star Wars spin-off Rogue One.

"I can't talk about it. It's really, really exciting but I can't talk about it," she said in a recent interview.

The film was confirmed by Disney's Bob Iger at a shareholders meeting in San Francisco earlier this month.Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) will begin directing this summer. The movie is scheduled for a Dec. 16, 2016, release.

Jones, 31, said she has had "a fantastic, fantastic few months." She was nominated for a best-actress Oscar for her role as Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything, and she says all the women nominated in that category supported each other.

"It felt very uncompetitive which was really nice," she said. "It felt like we were all supporting each other." (Julianne Moore won for Still Alice. »

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Disney Bans Smoking In Lucasfilm, Marvel & Pixar Films; Can't Market 'Rogue One' Until 'Rogue Nation' Is Released

23 March 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The more valuable a tentpole property is, the more rules you have to play by, not only to protect the brand, but also to make sure it reaches as many people as possible. And as Disney knows, it's young people who have the most disposable income, so they want to makes sure their movies reach those impressionable minds with few barriers. The Wrap reports that during a shareholder meeting last week, CEO Bob Iger revealed that the company's on screen smoking ban was now being extended to pretty much every shingle under their umbrella — Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Pixar. “We are extending our policy to prohibit smoking in movies across the board: Marvel, Lucas, Pixar and Disney films,” he said. The only exception will be when "we are depicting a historical figure who may have smoked at the time,” and that means real people, not Marvel characters. This will be a »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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"Rogue Nation" Delays "Star Wars" Talk

23 March 2015 6:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Yesterday's announcement of the 'Rogue Nation' subtitle for the fifth "Mission: Impossible" film had many cracking jokes about the use of the word 'Rogue' becoming one of the most overused title words since 'Rises' in recent times.

This was of course a reference to Disney & Lucasfilm's "Star Wars" spin-off film "Star Wars: Rogue One" which announced its title only a few weeks ago. It turns out that Ethan Hunt's latest adventure actually scored its title first.

THR reports that Paramount registered and cleared the title with the Motion Picture Association of America in January, two months before Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the 'Rogue One' title.

Disney did not clear its title either, so Paramount could have fought to block Disney and Lucasfilm from using it despite the film opening a year and a half later in December 2016.

Instead, a compromise was reached. So, with the exception of the »

- Garth Franklin

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Disney bans smoking from all Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar movies

20 March 2015 9:37 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

In news first revealed a couple of weeks ago, Disney CEO Bob Iger has stated that the ban on the depiction of tobacco used on screen will extend from Disney films to include Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marvel properties as well. Despite no Disney movie showing smoking over the last fifteen months, 43% of Marvel films showed smoking on screen. Studies have shown a direct link between depictions of smoking and tobacco use in minors. This ban will impact films regardless of MPAA rating with only »

- Alex Maidy

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Disney bans smoking in future children's films

15 March 2015 9:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Disney has banned smoking in all future films rated PG 13.

The ban will include productions from Marvel, LucasFilm and Pixar, reports The Telegraph.

However, the ban will not apply to films which use smoking as an historical accuracy surrounding a real-life figure, such as Abraham Lincoln.

Disney CEO Bob Iger said: "We are extending our policy to prohibit smoking in movies across the board."

Clarifying the exception to the ban, he added: "For instance, we've been doing a movie on Abraham Lincoln, he was a smoker, and we would consider that acceptable.

"But in terms of any new characters that are created for any of those films, under any of those labels, we will absolutely prohibit smoking in any of those films."

Disney characters that have been shown smoking in the past include 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella De Vil, Alice in Wonderland's caterpillar and also Pinocchio. »

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"Star Wars: Rogue One"

15 March 2015 3:14 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that the first "Star Wars" spin-off following director Jj Abrams' reboot "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", will be titled "Rogue One" to be directed by Gareth Edwards:

"...'Rogue One' is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core 'Star Wars' saga. 'Rogue One' will be directed by Gareth Edwards ('Godzilla') and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz ('Cinderella').

The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in 'The Theory of Everything'. The idea for the story of 'Rogue One' came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic.

"He will executive produce along with Simon Emanuel (' »

- Michael Stevens

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Week in Review: Christopher Nolan leads charge to save celluloid

13 March 2015 9:19 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Film and celluloid is going the way of vinyl. The shift from tactile mediums to ones and zeroes has happened so quickly that for a while it had looked like these records and film strips that we had used to record our artistic history for the entire 20th century would suddenly become obsolete and erased forever. While vinyl has experienced a resurgence among those who truly love music, the already struggling movie theaters and multiplexes have all but done away with film in place of digital projection. Kodak’s film sales have dropped 96 percent in the last decade.

In fact, you can almost count on two hands the number of major filmmakers still actively using film when making studio pictures today: Quentin Tarantino, J.J. Abrams (who is making Star Wars: Episode VII on film), Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), and Christopher Nolan.

Nolan this week spoke at an »

- Brian Welk

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Why Star Wars: Rogue One Is Being Compared To Halo

13 March 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When Disney made the announcement that the first Star Wars spinoff film would be titled Rogue One, most anyone familiar with the franchise.s Expanded Universe of novels and comics immediately assumed that the film would focus on the ragtag group of Rebel pilots collectively known as Rogue Squadron. However, based on eyewitness accounts at the exclusive event where the announcement was made, concept art displayed apparently told a different story; depicting something that more resembles the Halo video game series! According to a report from Slash Film, Disney CEO Bob Iger made yesterday.s big Star Wars announcements at a no-electronics-allowed shareholder meeting, which apparently included the unveiling of the top secret Rogue One concept art. Coupled with the secrecy of the event, the eyewitness sources were not knowledgeable enough about the deeper Expanded Universe mythos to identify what was being shown. However, based on the accounts collected by »

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'Avengers 2' Hulk Vs Hulkbuster Fight Details Revealed

13 March 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Avengers: Age of Ultron is shaping up to be the biggest movie of the year. Just in sheer size of cast, action and the story it is set to tell. Buried within its many riches is what will become one of Marvel Studios most iconic scenes. It has already been teased quite a bit these past few months, with every trailer released focused on this fight. Its the epic Hulk Vs. Hulkbuster brawl, and it's sure to leave fans with their jaws agape weeks after the movie comes out. While we still have 7 weeks left before we'll get to see it play out on the big screen, we now have a detailed description of this scene.

As you may know, this past Thursday Disney CEO Bob Iger held a shareholders meeting, where he announced Rogue One as the first ever Star Wars spinoff, the release date for Star Wars: Episode VIII, »

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New Details On The Massive Hulk Vs. Iron Fight In Avengers 2

13 March 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Lost in the shuffle of all of that exciting Star Wars news from the Disney shareholders meeting was the fact that Disney CEO Bob Iger also screened a lengthy clip from Joss Whedon.s pending The Avengers: Age of Ultron, setting the stage for a massive summer blockbuster sequence while also confirming a few things we believed to be true. The folks at StitchKingdom provide an in-depth rundown of the Avengers: Age of Ultron footage shown, and it details the massive fight between Hulk and Tony Stark in his Hulkbuster armor. This sequence has been hinted at in pretty much every piece of marketing material leading up to the May 1 release of the Marvel sequel. And it includes a very important piece of information: Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) is, indeed, controlling The Hulk. making him look like the red-eyed monster pictured above. This description is going to dig into spoilers. »

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News Bits: Jurassic, Emmys, Disney, Alpha

13 March 2015 6:57 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jurassic World

The official Twitter account for Universal Pictures' "Jurassic World" has released two new photos featuring Chris Pratt as dinosaur trainer Owen Grady in the film to celebrate its release approximately three months from now on June 12th. Check out the first photo here and the second photo here.


"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Andy Samberg has been announced as host of this year's Emmy awards, his first time hosting a major television event. Said awards are slated to air on September 20th. [Source: The Live Feed]


During yesterday's Disney annual shareholders meeting, the company's CEO Bob Iger not only made those big "Frozen 2" and "Star Wars" announcements, he also confirmed a new policy the studio has put in place.

That policy? Unless the film needs to be historically accurate, Disney has "absolutely prohibited" smoking in all films aimed at kids. Iger said the decision was made this week and that "I »

- Garth Franklin

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'Star Wars: Rogue One' Not About X-Wing Fighter Pilots?

12 March 2015 9:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

/film has an interesting report coming out of the Disney shareholders meeting from earlier this morning. As we already know, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that the first Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off is now officially titled Rogue One, it stars Felicity Jones, and it will be released December 16, 2016. What we didn't know earlier is that the first piece of concept art for the movie was shown. And now a description of it has emerged. This has led some to believe the movie is not quite what we think it is, as the art did not depict any X-wing fighters or pilots.

The title Rogue One seems to hint at a movie revolving around an X-Wing squadron, something we'd heard before. But that doesn't seem to be the case. The concept art shows something different. This art has not yet leaked online, and probably won't due to the »

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First Star Wars Spin-Off Movie Has a Release Date and Leading Lady Cast

12 March 2015 7:07 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger shed some new light on the expanding Star Wars cinematic universe's first spin-off movie today during an investors presentation at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California.

The first Star Wars film is now officially titled Rogue One and is based off a story by Ilm visual effects chief John KnollSimon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds) will executive produce the film alongside Knoll, while Kathleen Kennedy, Tony To (Band of Brothers, The Pacific) and John Swartz (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens) will produce.

As rumored for several weeks now, Academy Award-nominated actress Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) is now confirmed as the female lead in Rogue One. Her role, and any information regarding the film's plot, are being kept a secret for now.

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Star Wars Rogue One Concept Art Looks Like ‘Halo': Band Of Space Soldiers On a Mission

12 March 2015 6:31 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Thursday, Disney CEO Bob Iger made some pretty big Star Wars announcements during the Disney Shareholder Meeting, including a release date for Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars: Episode VIII as well as Felicity Jones casting confirmation and the title of the first Star Wars spin-off. But that wasn’t all, Bob Iger also showed the first piece of […]

The post Star Wars Rogue One Concept Art Looks Like ‘Halo': Band Of Space Soldiers On a Mission appeared first on /Film. »

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Star Wars: Rogue One Set To Fly

12 March 2015 5:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Bob Iger, CEO and all around bossman of Disney, let the world know some official news today about the upcoming standalone Star Wars film, not least by unveiling its official title.As you'll recall, there's been plenty of chat about these interspersed films and what they'll tackle. There's been lots of chat about, say, a Yoda film, or maybe even an Boba Fett origin story. Based on this title alone it sounds more in line with the series of games, books, and comics than focusing on one single character, but naturally that's all conjecture.This further emphasizes why there was the massive de-canonization of much of the "expanded universe", giving new storytellers and filmmakers an ability to craft new narratives without being tied to tales already written.In...

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'Frozen 2' is Officially Happening

12 March 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

As of yesterday, there were only two movies that have grossed more than $1 billion that were either not sequels themselves or about to get sequels. One was Titanic, the other was Frozen. And now you can cross one of those off the list. Yes, Frozen 2 is officially happening. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the project today in an investors meeting (the same one that revealed big Star Wars news), and we really only know two things: directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee are developing the film, and Josh Gad will be back as Olaf (he was part of the presentation). No release date yet. No plot info. But if you need your Frozen fix between now and this undated sequel, you can see the short film Frozen Fever in front of Cinderella this weekend.   Follow @PeterSHall...

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Why Disney Is Banning Smoking From Movies Targeted At Kids

12 March 2015 4:46 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The perception of cigarettes and smoking in cinema and pop culture at large has drastically changed over the last century, as medical science has continued to prove just how dangerous tobacco products are. At this point, it's actually kind of rare to see a protagonist who smokes - but that's not stopping Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger from putting his foot down on the issue. And how is he doing that? By declaring that his company will "absolutely prohibit" smoking in its films that are targeted at younger audiences. Variety got the scoop on this interesting development, reporting that Iger making his statements about smoking while responding to a question during Disney.s annual shareholder.s meeting today. The details of the company's plan moving forward is that all Disney films featuring a PG-13 rating or lower - which includes the titles from Marvel Studios - will »

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The First 'Star Wars' Spin-off Gets a Tantalizing Title and 'Episode VIII' Gets a Release Date

12 March 2015 4:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

We've known for a while now that the first Star Wars spin-off movie would be coming out in 2016 and that it would be directed by Godzilla's Gareth Edwards from a script written by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, and that Felicity Jones was the first person cast in it. But now Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed the title of that movie, which should send fans into a frenzy of speculation: Rogue One. Of course Iger didn't actually spill any plot details, though he did mention it's based on an original idea from Industrial Light and Magic chief creative officer (and Photoshop co-creator) John Knoll, but we can make some assumptions. For starters, the title probably doesn't allude to an individual person who has gone rogue. In the Star Wars universe, Rogue Squadron...

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Star Wars Bits: Force Awakens Editing, Disneyland Update, Celebration, Card Trader App

12 March 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Hot off the big ticket Star Wars news Thursday, we’ve got some Bits for you as well. Bob Iger confirms Disneyland is expanding, but not with a third park. J.J. Abrams‘ part in Star Wars Episode VIII is an afterthought. Get some insights into the editing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. […]

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- Germain Lussier

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