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Poor Rogue One. Despite the great reception of the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens, some real bad press has been leaking out of the production of the first anthology film of the Star Wars franchise.
In case you're not all caught up, there've been rumors that Rogue One has had some incredibly extensive reshoots, citing changes in tone and beefing up of action and character beats. Some sources have stated they've gone in to re-film as much as half the flick, and even our own source has confirmed this, as we reported a few weeks back. That all sounds pretty doom and gloom for the production, but it can't be denied that most blockbusters schedule reshoots during pre-production. While this is true, nearly 50% of a movie is quite extensive.
So what does the film's director, Gareth Edwards, have to say about this? In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, »
- Joseph Medina
The new issue of Entertainment Weekly has the low-down on the characters we'll meet in Star Wars: Rogue One...
Nb: The following contains character and small plot details for Star Wars: Rogue One. Look away now if you want to stay completely spoiler-free.
Long before the Battle of Yavin, there was the battle to acquire the plans to the Death Star. That story will be told for the first time on the big screen in Star Wars: Rogue One, out in December. Up until now, we've heard lots of things about the style and tone of the film - no Jedi, no Force ghosts, more shades of grey than black-and-white good-and-evil, director Gareth Edwards says. But what about the ensemble cast? Why haven't we seen Mad Mikkelsen in any promo material yet? Where does Ben Mendelsohn's villain sit in the Empire's heirarchy? Just »
The galaxy far, far away has gotten a little bigger this week following the release of the newest expansion for Star Wars Battlefront. Season pass holders are eligible to use the expansion immediately, but everyone else will have to wait until July 5th for their turn to jump into the fray.
For their newest piece of Dlc, Dice has moved the fight to the planet Bespin, a gaseous giant home to Cloud City. The expansion will add five new maps set in floating city, adding to the somewhat minimal battlegrounds offered in game. A new competitive game mode called Sabotage will make its debut, and it will also feature new weapons and star cards to collect and equip, giving your character new ways to stand out from the pack.
Most exciting of all, the game will add two new hero characters, the suave Lando Calrissian, and the bounty hunter Dengar. »
- Anthony Snellings
Today just so happens to be Father's Day. It is a day that is meant to honor all dads, even the potentially very flawed ones, like Darth Vader, for example. Being that it is Father's Day and Vader, for what it is worth, is one of the most famous movie dads of all time, Dave Prowse, who played Vader in the costume in Star Wars, decided to send out a Tweet about the holiday. The resulting exchange was priceless.
Prowse took to Twitter this morning bright and early to wish his followers a Happy Father's Day. He also slipped in the hash tag #IAmYourFather, being that it is one of the most famous, and misquoted movie lines of all time and it definitely fits the theme of the day. This could have just been a simple, sweet gesture from a member of the Star Wars universe, but this is Twitter »
We’ll kick things off this week with an update on those Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reshoots. If you’re behind on the story, you can read the report collection from two weeks ago, but one of the film’s stars Mads Mikkelsen has further clarified that there is nothing to worry about. “Basically, all the big films I have done always have reshoots, it is part of their budget,” he said. “They’re either not super happy with a scene bit, the way we were acting, or maybe there’s something they want to add. It’s not a new thing, it happens with every film. Whether it’s bigger or less, I have no idea, »
- Luke Owen
Electronic Arts and Dice have today revealed a new launch trailer showcasing the new features and updates that will appear in Star Wars Battlefront’s Bespin Dlc, which is due for release on 21st June.
Included in this Dlc will be two new heroes who are bound to be very popular, Lando Calrissian and Dengar, and new weapons to arm them with such as the X-8 Night Sniper, a shock grenade and the Ee-4 Blaster. It will also feature a new vehicle called the cloud car. Bespin will include 5 new maps to fight through including the iconic Carbon Freezing Chambers where Han Solo was frozen in The Empire Strikes Back.
One new feature sure to impress fans is the addition of a new game mode called Sabotage which will involve knocking out tractor beams to allow Rebel ships to escape. All players will also receive a new Hutt contract which »
- Andrew Newton
The silly season is underway with aliens invading, superheroes saving and orcs doing whatever they’re doing in Warcraft. But can you match the zoomed in movie poster to the summer blockbuster of years past?
Batman & Robin
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Lilo & Stitch
7 and above.
You're a cinematic universe!
4 and above.
You're the sequel no one wanted
0 and above.
You're not getting a sequel
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- Benjamin Lee
Disney Xd have released a new trailer for "Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures," the new animated series set between the events of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" which follows a young family of scavengers running a business together.
As the siblings work on building up their repair shop, they discover a powerful lightsaber with a connection to The Force and end up facing off against The Empire. They also some face-to-face with some notable characters from the this universe including Darth Vader, Maz Kanata, and Jaba the Hutt.
On June 20th up until Thursday, June 23rd, Disney Xd will air a new episode of the series every day that week following the premiere.
- Garth Franklin
Cinemax is currently developing a TV adaptation of “Scarlet,” based on Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev’s comic of the same name, published under Marvel’s Icon imprint. According to Deadline, Bendis announced, albeit coyly, at the Atx Television Festival in Austin that the property was being developed by HBO, but Variety has confirmed that it will be developed for Cinemax, which is owned by the premium cable network. The comic follows a rebellious protagonist named Scarlet Rue who ends up sparking a new American revolution. Bendis also co-created “Jessica Jones” and “Powers,” both of which have been adapted for TV. Development for “Scarlet” is in the early stages.
Rob Doherty, creator, executive producer and showrunner of CBS’ “Elementary,” has signed a new three-year deal with CBS Television Studios. He will continue as showrunner on “Elementary,” which is heading into its fifth season, and will supervise new projects for CBS TV. The news was first reported by Deadline.
“Grey’s Anatomy” actors Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Jr. and Kevin McKidd have renewed their deals and will return to the ABC drama for the upcoming 13th season. They’ve signed on after star Ellen Pompeo inked her deal to return and Sara Ramirez confirmed her departure from the show.
Disney Xd and Lego have released the first trailer for “Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures,” which takes place in the period between “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.” On June 11 at 8 p.m. on YouTube, Instagram star Zack King will be hosting a “Brick-Building” event where fans can get a sneak peek of the upcoming animated series.
PBS announced that “The Great British Baking Show” will return for Season 3 on July 1 at 9 p.m. on the network. The competition show, which features amateur bakers vying to be the best all-around baker, will feature returning judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood joined by hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc.
- Maria Cavassuto
The new animated Star Wars show is set to debut later this month, but for now you can get your first real glimpse of the upcoming show, with a proper introduction to the new cast of characters joining the galaxy far, far away.
You only have to wait a couple more weeks to check out the new animated Star Wars show, The Freemaker Adventures, but this trailer should help with the wait. It gives a fun glimpse at the new Lego show, showcasing the humor and different take on the Star Wars galaxy we all know and love:
Introducing new heroes and villains to the Lego Star Wars universe, the animated television series "Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" will premiere Monday, June 20 (10:00 a.m. Edt), on Disney Xd. Set between the events of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," the action comedy series follows the Freemakers, »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
The second Dlc expansion for Star Wars Battlefront launches June 21 for holders of the game’s season pass and two weeks later for everyone else, EA has announced. The Bespin add-on will will take players to the golden-hued Cloud City seen in The Empire Strikes Back, and will have several maps set in and around iconic locations, including the carbon-freezing chambers and the Bioniip Laboratories. Of course, the setting being what it is, you can look forward to new hero Lando Calrissian joining the side of the heroes, and bounty hunter Dengar that of the villains. The post on EA’s official website reads:
Join legendary smuggler Lando Calrissian and cold-blooded bounty hunter Dengar in the Cloud City of Bespin. Take to the skies in the new cloud car vehicle and journey through Cloud City and the Administrator’s Palace. The Bespin digital expansion will feature two new blasters to add to your arsenal. »
- Joe Pring
We have a stunning new piece of art for Star Wars Battlefront: Bespin expansion and information on the new heroes you'll get to play with! Find out more below!
What are the two things that come to mind when you think of Cloud City? If you said Carbonite and Lando Calrissian then congratulations you are of the same mind as EA! If you said Ugnaughts and Storm IV's then congratulations you are our Editor-in-Chief Jordan!
While we're pretty sure we'll still see Ugnaughts and Storm IV's, EA is announcing even bigger news for their Bespin expansion. Lando Calrissian and bounty hunter Dengar will be playable characters when the expansion comes out on June 21, 2016, for Season Pass owners!
Below is EA's description of the Bounty »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due for release later this month and gamers who pre-order the Deluxe Edition will be lucky enough to receive early access to The Empire Strikes Back Character pack on the day of launch.
The Force Awakens marks the return of the number one Lego video game franchise and gamers will be able to relive this new story with the same brand of humour that was loved in the previous games. Players will also be able to explore new adventures set in the time leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The Empire Strikes Back Character Pack will feature classic characters such as Luke, Han and Leia in their Hoth cold weather gear, Lobot and the Ugnaughts from Cloud City and bounty hunters Bossk, Dengar and white armoured Boba Fett. Watch the trailer below and enjoy a good chuckle…
See Also: Order Lego »
- Andrew Newton
Star Wars’ scruffy-lookin’ nerf herder, Mr Han Solo, is getting his own movie. Here’s what we know...
Possible spoilers (we're guessing, though) lie ahead for Rogue One, and for the Han Solo movie.
So, Han Solo is getting a spin-off movie. As part of Disney’s cinematic expansion of the Star Wars saga, a prequel film is now in development to explore the backstory of Harrison Ford’s iconic war hero/smuggler. The only cast member currently confirmed is Alden Ehrenreich, who has been handed some very big shoes/cool black waistcoats to fill as the new Han Solo.
And before you dismiss this movie as a bad idea, it’s worth remembering that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are the guys directing it. They’ve already brought us Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, the 21 Jump Street revival and The Lego Movie. If there’s »
It’s been a big week for Star Wars this week – and not all of its good. We’ve got the latest on those Rogue One reshoots, an update on the Han Solo spin-off movie and more…
Blimey, we know what we’re kicking things off with this week don’t we? It was reported by Page Six on Tuesday that Disney were very unhappy with Gareth Edward’s spin-off movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and have demanded some rather expensive reshoots. The sources at Disney – so they claim – didn’t feel that the movie was on the same level of quality as J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and with that movie making over $2 billion, The House of Mouse will want Edwards to replicate that success. “The filmmaking team and the studio always anticipated additional shooting and second unit work to make the film the absolute best it can be, »
- Luke Owen
Watts is teaming with Italian songwriter Mauro Repetto and French writer Typhanie Soulat on the live-action/animated romantic comedy “Miranda” and psychological thriller “5, 6, 7, 8.” Real Big Hits is the exclusive worldwide sales and distribution agent.
“Miranda” centers on an unborn baby who — with the help of angels — battles witches to ensure that her future parents find each other, fall in love and bring her to life. The film blends traditional animation, computer animation and live action. Repetto, founder of the pop group 883, is writing the script with Soulat. The duo is also writing the soundtrack.
“5, 6, 7, 8” centers on a sociable marketing executive who’s leading a double life as a kidnapper of young women to create a human keyboard that will perform the titular song with a dance routine. »
- Dave McNary
Famed screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote "The Empire Strikes Back" and co-wrote last year's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," received the Ajff Icon Award for Contributions to the Cinematic Arts this weekend and took part in a Q&A session afterwards.
Previously he'd indicated he was done with the "Star Wars" franchise, but was lured back to co-write the upcoming young Han Solo film with his son Jon. With the casting of Alden Ehrenreich in the film, many are still skeptical about the series recasting the legendary Harrison Ford. Kasdan however feels moviegoers should be excited for the project, and in talking about it (via Star Wars Net, he revealed a start of production date:
- Garth Franklin
With a month to go until its release, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has unveiled the Deluxe Edition version of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which includes collectible artwork, The Empire Strikes Back Character Pack, Season Pass and an exclusive Finn Lego Minifigure.
As for the Season Pass, which will run you back £7.99 / $9.99 (or can be purchased separately), it will include three new Level Packs and five Character Packs:
Poe’s Quest for Survival Level Pack
A whole new adventure following Poe Dameron’s journey back to the Resistance base. After his daring escape from the First Order that left him stranded on Jakku, Poe must search for Bb-8 and locate a ship to escape the desert planet in an effort to find his way home.
Playable characters and vehicles include: Naka Lit, Ohn Gos, Poe Dameron (Jakku), Strus Clan Leader, Strus Clan Raider, Strus Clan Speeder (Full-size »
- Gary Collinson
Details about upcoming Dlc for the already hotly awaited Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens will make fans of the franchise’s various animated series very happy. Lego announced that available Dlc character packs will include characters from Star Wars: Rebels and Clone Wars, as well as characters from the upcoming series Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, premiering June 20th on Disney Xd.
The new Star Wars game takes a page from the Lego Marvel’s Avengers game by offering a season pass packed tighter than a smuggler’s storage bay, offering extra levels for the main characters of the game, as well as sets of characters from other trilogies and the animated series.
The Season Pass features three brand new Level Packs that extend the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens adventure with exciting new content not seen in the movie. Each add-on pack will allow players »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has unearthed a long lost UK teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VI from 1982, back when the film was still going by the original title of Revenge of the Jedi. Here’s the description from the Academy, followed by the trailer below…
With Star Wars (1977) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980) taking the world by force, 1982 was a year defined by anticipation for the third and (then) final chapter in the Star Wars saga. The film’s originally promoted title Revenge of the Jedi and its ultimate change to Return of the Jedi has always been of significance to fans. Advertising materials that bear the more aggressive Revenge title reveal how far along the film’s marketing cycle had come prior to George Lucas’ decision to dismiss it in favor of Return. From posters and trailers to merchandising tie-ins, Revenge artifacts represent a »
- Gary Collinson
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