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Last weekend, Disney CEO Bob Iger raised some eyebrows when he revealed that the studio and LucasFilm are developing at least 12 more Star Wars movies that will be rolled out between now and the year 2030, which essentially falls in line with an earlier report that claimed Disney wanted to release at least one Star Wars movie a year, indefinitely. After Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters in 2019, the immediate future of this franchise is unknown, at least in terms of what is being developed next. Today, a new report has surfaced, which provides details for three new Star Wars spin-offs that are being developed. There will be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.
Et learned even more about the behind-the-scenes magic that went into Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at the place where it all happens -- Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm responsible for the visual effects you see, not only in all the Star Wars films, but in hundreds of other movies as well.
In the final cut of Rogue One, there is a scene on the planet Jedha, where K-2So (played by Alan Tudyk) slaps Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) in the face to keep up his Imperial facade. As Kaytoo turns to Cassian and says, “and there’s a fresh one if you mouth off again,” you can see Luna starting to suppress a laugh and covering his stifled smile with his hand.
“It’s great,” Tudyk said with a laugh. “You see just the corner of his mouth going up »
Was there ever any doubt that Disney has drawn up massive plans for the future of its Star Wars franchise? Exactly one week ago, we brought you the news that the Mouse House has essentially outlined a roadmap for the series that’ll lead to another 15 years of Star Wars movies, starting with the release of The Last Jedi this December. If it wasn’t already, Disney’s $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm back in 2012 is beginning to look like a shrewd bit of business.
To date, we know that the next chapter in the Skywalker saga – one headed up by Brick and Looper director Rian Johnson – will be followed up by Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Han Solo anthology movie and Star Wars: Episode IX, the latter of which has appointed Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) at the helm. Beyond that, though, the future of Star Wars remains shrouded in mystery. »
- Michael Briers
Even if you’re only a passing fans of Lucasfilm’s time-honored juggernaut, you’ll struggle to find anyone who wouldn’t agree that Star Wars is one of, if not the biggest brands in entertainment. A full 40 years on from the release of A New Hope and the franchise continues to grow and evolve in exciting new ways, with Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi set to be the next mainline entry in Disney’s timeline.
Pegged for December 15th, all eyes are beginning to turn toward Star Wars Celebration Orlando, where the Mouse House is expected to lift the curtain on The Last Jedi‘s inaugural teaser. And though it’ll no doubt bring the Internet to a standstill next month, Swco isn’t merely a showcase of Rian Johnson’s sci-fi sequel. Presentations for Star Wars Battlefront 2 (and perhaps Visceral’s licensed title?) are also on the cards, »
- Michael Briers
As we await the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi – which is expected to debut at Star Wars Celebration next month – the Star Wars: Force for Change website has unveiled a new piece of promotional artwork from December’s hotly-anticipated second instalment of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Sequel Trilogy, which features Resistance heroes Rey, Finn, Poe and Bb-8…
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 15th and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn »
- Gary Collinson
Many fans are looking forward to Star Wars Celebration next month for many reasons, whether it be the rumored debut of the first Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer, the 40th Anniversary celebration for A New Hope, or a new panel where Mark Hamill pays tribute to the late Carrie Fisher. Today we have word that some of the first ever merchandise from Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be available at the Celebration, which will be sold through the Force for Change charitable initiative that raises money for worthy causes supported by the cast and crew. We have the first photos from these items, new t-shirts and pins, which include new artwork featuring Rey wielding a lightsaber and more. Take a look at the Force For Change blog entry below with more on these items.
"While Star Wars: The Last Jedi doesn't arrive until December 15, 2017, some of its very first products are coming soon. »
Operation Finale: Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, above) is in final negotiations to star in and produce Operation Finale. It's based on a true story about Israeli spies who hunted for Nazi general Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in the 1960s so that he could stand trial for his heinous crimes against humanity. Matthew Orton wrote the script; Chris Weitz, who cowrote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is set to direct. [Deadline] Cloverfield: Producer J.J. Abrams' next movie in the Cloverfield universe (after 10 Cloverfield Lane, above) will be released on October 27, but which project will it be? God Particle, a thriller set in space, was set to hit theaters on February 24 before it was pulled entirely from the release calendar; at the same time, a...
- Peter Martin
It's an incredible true story, how a Polish couple sheltered Jews during WWII in their abandoned zoo in Warsaw. What a shame then, that in adapting the book by Diane Ackerman, screenwriter Angela Workman lets the dialogue run to the blandest of bromides. It's fortunate that the stellar director Niki Caro (Whale Rider) rarely lets the action go slack, using striking visuals that express so much more than the clunky verbiage. And in Jessica Chastain, Caro finds an actress ready to use everything she's got to bring the title role to life. »
Queen Rhea is not about to accept defeat and return home though. She has other plans for her son.
Why does Rhea want Mon-El to come back to Daxam so badly? Do you think she really loves him, or does she have ulterior motives?
Steve: Well, considering the fact that she just murdered her husband, I think it's safe to say she has ulterior motives. Is it strange that the first thing that comes to mind is Rhea having some weird Oedipus complex by killing her husband in order for Mon-El to be the new king?
Maybe I'm just reading too »
- Stacy Glanzman
Laura Dern's home is filled with Hollywood memorabilia.
The Big Little Lies star gave a tour of her Los Angeles home to ArchDigest.com and unveiled an array of treasured items, starting with a miniature Tyrannosaurus rex figurine, which guards her front door, given to her by Steven Spielberg after working on Jurassic Park.
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When she first purchased her home a few years ago, Dern says she went to close pal and architect Michael Kovac, whom she met through Spielberg, and director David Lynch, who is a bona fide architecture buff, for advice.
After a major renovation, which cleverly brought to life her vision of a working "tree house," her three-bedroom, 2,464 square-foot home now features glass walls, a brightened interior palette and a lush pool/garden area.
As far as her extensive memorabilia goes, Dern found a »
Anytime Paul Thomas Anderson releases a new movie is cause for celebration, but this year doubly so.
Via Jeff Sneider, Eic of The Tracking Board, it was announced yesterday at the Focus Features presentation during Cinema Con that the writer-director’s next film, the yet-to-be-officially-titled collaboration with Daniel Day Lewis about a royal dressmaker in the 1950s, will be released here in the Us on Christmas Day 2017.
No footage was shown and that pesky working title — Phantom Thread — was neither confirmed nor denied, but by all accounts production is going swimmingly and an end-date is in sight. As I mentioned above, the film deals with a dressmaker, played by Day Lewis, but specifically the film “illuminates the life behind the curtain of an uncompromising dressmaker commissioned by royalty and high society.” Other members of the cast include Lesley Manville (Secrets & Lies), Richard Graham (Titanic), and Vicky Krieps (Hanna). It wasn’t revealed whether the December 25th release »
- H. Perry Horton
Star Wars star Oscar Isaac has signed on to lead the upcoming thriller Operation Finale, which tells the true story of the hunt for Adolf Eichmann, a member of the SS and one of the main architects of the Holocaust during World War II.
The film is being directed by Chris Weitz (About a Boy, A Better Life) and will see Isaac playing Peter Malkin, a member of Israel’s Mossad, and the man who wrestled Eichmann to the ground during his capture in 1960.
Isaac will next be seen in the Armenian genocide drama The Promise, and returns to the role of Poe Dameron in December for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He is also set to appear in Alex Garland’s Annihilation and George Clooney’s Suburbicon, and earlier this year he also signed on to the World War II thriller The Garbo Network. »
- Gary Collinson
Nearly a decade after Prison Break went off the air, the beloved prison drama returns for a brand new chapter on Tuesday, marking the returns of series stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell. Though a lot has happened since 2009 -- when Prison Break wrapped up its original run with Michael Scofield’s supposed death -- there was a deep desire to go back to basics and lean into what made the show's early seasons successful.
“That was the intention. If we’re going to bring it back, let’s try to recapture some of that vibe and magic of that first season,” creator Paul T. Scheuring told Et ahead of Tuesday’s premiere, citing J.J. Abrams’ 2015 blockbuster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as an unlikely inspiration. “What he did so wonderfully was he evoked that original feel of the first Star Wars movies and brought back a lot of the original characters and supplemented them with »
The first trailer for The Book of Henry is here — and it’s ready to take the audience by surprise.
Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, Maddie Ziegler and Jaeden Lieberher star in this thriller, out June 16, that sees them all caught in a plan to save young Ziegler’s character — and director Colin Trevorrow tells People he wanted to make sure he kept the audience at the edge of their seats when it comes to the twists and turns of the movie.
“Part of what I hope will attract people to it is that it’s extremely unexpected and it takes »
- Ale Russian
For those of you Star Wars rumor hounds, there’s a bit of juicy information that just surfaced about the “Force Tree” in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The tree was spotted in set pictures last year for filming scenes set on Ach-To, the planet Luke and Rey are on at the end of The Force Awakens. Apparently, the tree, of significant Force sensitivity will be laid low at some point in the film, engulfed in flames thanks to the work of a mysterious agent. According to new speculation, the culprit of lighting the tree on fire may very well be
- Nat Berman
We didn’t see much of him on screens last year, but Oscar Isaac has been quite busy. This year, we’ll see him in the next Star Wars film, along with the George Clooney-directed Suburbicon, as well as alongside Christian Bale in The Promise next month, not to mention next year in Alex Garland’s Annihilation next year. He’s now found his next role, according to Deadline.
The Inside Llewyn Davis star is set to lead the WWII drama Operation Finale, which will be directed by Chris Weitz (About a Boy, The Twilight Saga: New Moon). Described as a drama akin to Argo and Munich, it will follow his character as an Israeli spy named Peter Malkin, who hunts down the Nazi general Adolf Eichmann, as scripted by Matthew Orton. Production is expected to begin this fall in Argentina, so we could see it by next year. »
- Mike Mazzanti
“The Boss Baby” (20th Century Fox) and “Ghost in the Shell” (Paramount), two films from different DreamWorks divisions, make their debuts Friday in what will be a close race for second behind the Disney steamroller that is “Beauty and the Beast.”
After opening to $175 million, this live-action redo of Disney’s 1991 animated classic continued to stun by dropping just under 50 percent in its second weekend, to $90 million. A similar fall would put Bill Condon’s musical at $45 million weekend, which will be plenty to keep it atop the Top Ten.
This weekend’s revenues could push “Beauty” to $400 million in only 17 days. That achievement would place it right behind the two latest “Star Wars” films, “The Avengers” and “Jurassic World,” all of which had the advantage of vacation or holiday playtime.
- Tom Brueggemann
Central America continued its sturdy box office growth in 2016, primarily driven by the opening of new multiplexes.
Total box office for the region in 2016 was $140.5 million – 8.3% higher than in 2015 and 46% higher than in 2012. New multiplexes generated $8.2 million in new revenues – 76% of the year’s total box office hike.
According to Luis Vargas, comScore’s managing director for Latin America, the fastest-growing market was Panama, with 16.2% box office growth and the slowest Nicaragua, with 4.4%.
U.S. blockbusters dominated the region’s box office. The top three titles were “Captain America: Civil War” – with 1.3 million admissions and $ 7.7 million box-office – followed by “Batman vs. Superman” and “Finding Dory.” These three titles delivered over 10% of the region’s total box office.
IMAX films recorded lower box-office (-25.9%) and attendance (-29.4%) in 2016, with 29 titles released. By contrast, in 2015, IMAX films recorded 13.16% growth in box-office and 10.6% in attendance, driven by IMAX releases of “Furious 7,” “Avengers – Age of Ultron, »
- Martin Dale
Operation Finale: Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, above) is in final negotiations to star in and produce Operation Finale. It's based on a true story about Israeli spies who hunted for Nazi general Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in the 1960s so that he could stand trial for his heinous crimes against humanity. Matthew Orton wrote the script; Chris Weitz, who cowrote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is set to direct. [Deadline] Cloverfield: Producer J.J. Abrams'...
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Gareth Edwards’ brilliant A New Hope prequel, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, finally hits DVD and Blu-ray next week, and some new interviews with the cast and crew are doing the rounds in anticipation of the film’s home release.
Et Online recently published their chat with Riz Ahmed, who plays former imperial pilot turned rebel Bodhi Rook, and the British actor shared a surprising story about the first time the cast sat down together for a screening of the film at the Skywalker Ranch.
One of the most talked-about moments from Rogue One is the scene where Darth Vader mercilessly lays waste to a group of Rebel soldiers in an effort to recover the Death Star plans that the main characters had just sacrificed themselves to steal. This sequence finally »
- Mark Cassidy
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