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The Week in Star Wars “May The Fourth Be With You” Edition – Mads Mikkelsen’s role in Rogue One revealed, possible cameos, Episode VIII behind the scenes images and set photos, James Cameron avoiding Star Wars and more

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May the Fourth Be With You! After a week break to go to a wedding (not my own) and deciding to captalise on the May the Fourth gimmick, this edition of The Week in Star Wars is slightly late but brings news of Mads Mikkelsen’s role in Rogue One, Episode VII behind the scenes images, possible cameos, James Cameron on Avatar avoiding Star Wars and more…

Kicking things off this week with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and although he was absent from the first trailer, Mads Mikkelsen has let slip on what his role will be in the movie. Warning There Are Potential Spoilers Here: “I read the script and it was very beautiful,” he told Sky News, when asked about the hotly-anticipated spinoff. “Felicity Jones is playing this lovely, strong woman. I play her… father.” Now it should be noted that several actors have admitted to »

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The 80 Best-Directed Films, According to the Directors Guild of America

3 May 2016 6:59 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With editors and cinematographers chiming in on the best examples of their craft in cinema history, it’s now time for directors to have a say. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Directors Guild of America, they’ve conducted a poll for their members when it comes to the 80 greatest directorial achievements in feature films since the organization’s founding in 1936. With 2,189 members participating, the top pick went to Francis Ford Coppola for The Godfather, one of three films from the director making the top 10.

Even with films from nonmembers being eligible, the male-dominated, America-centric choices are a bit shameful (Kathryn Bigelow is the only female director on the list, and the first foreign film doesn’t show up until number 26), but not necessarily surprising when one looks at the make-up of its membership. As with any list, there’s bound to be disagreements (Birdman besting The Bicycle Thief, »

- Jordan Raup

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Chris Evans reveals Captain America’s sexuality, Princes Will & Harry in Star Wars? | FM Podcast #23

27 April 2016 3:21 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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Scooperhero News – Wolverine Will be in X-Men: Apocalypse to the surprise of nobody. In similar ‘we already figured you’d be in that movie news’, Robert Downey Jr. will play Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming. More unexpected, however, are the dubious character rumours for DC’s The Flash and Green Lantern Corps movies. And oh, the inhumanity! Inhumans has been quietly dropped from Marvel’s Phase III slate.

Star Wars -Will beautiful baby George be in Episode VIII? Probably not. But his right royal dad and uncle, Princes William and Harry, might be. Also, Disney breathes a sigh of relief: James Cameron won’t be releasing his 87 Avatar sequels head-to-head with Star Wars films.

Everything Else – Darren Aronofsky’s next film gathers a fantastic cast, »

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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Eyes ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Stars

27 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

James Cameron has been talking about a film adaptation of the manga Battle Angel Alita for a long, long time, with the science fiction action film at one point competing with Avatar to be his next project. Alas, Avatar got made first and Mr. Cameron decided to spend the rest of his life exploring every last […]

The post ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Eyes ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Stars appeared first on /Film. »

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Robert Rodriguez's ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ Produced By James Cameron, Zeroing In On Female Lead

27 April 2016 6:17 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While we only found out recently that James Cameron was going to be spending the foreseeable future working on four "Avatar" sequels, he knew enough last fall to pass the reins of the long developing "Alita: Battle Angel" to Robert Rodriguez. And things are starting to come together now, as the shortlist for the female lead role has been revealed. Maika Monroe ("It Follows," "Independence Day: Resurgence"), Rosa Salazar ("Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials," "CHiPs"), Zendaya ("K.C. Undercover," "Spider-Man: Homecoming") and Bella Thorne ("Shake It Up," "Scream: The TV Series," "The Duff") have all tested for the lead role. Reportedly, Zendaya might be the frontrunner, but her TV schedule may be a stumbling block to landing the role of a female cyborg, who is rescued from a scrapyard, and trained to become a warrior. 20th Century Fox hasn't greenlit the movie just yet, as »

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James Cameron on Aliens, 30 years later

26 April 2016 10:27 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Here's James Cameron on replicating the style of the original Alien for Aliens, and how he's unlikely to direct a future Alien sequel...

One of the best movie sequels of all time, Aliens, is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. And in a brand new interview, writer and director James Cameron has been looking back at one of his very best films.

Chatting to Famous Monsters Of Filmland, Cameron talked about picked up the mantle from Ridley Scott with the Alien sequel. “I felt that it was important to be stylistically continuous with the first film”, he said. “But in terms of the way the story is told, the elements of the story, introducing the idea of a future military, that was just a way into it that made it different, that was a distinguishing factor”.

On the practical effects work that underpins the film, he added »

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Alita: Battle Angel - the casting shortlist

26 April 2016 10:24 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez's Alita: Battle Angel movie is closing in on its lead...

The long-mooted movie of Battle Angel was set to be directed by James Cameron for some time, once he was done with Avatar 2. But with Cameron committed to the world of Avatar for the next six or seven years (across four more movies), he instead has recruited Robert Rodriguez to direct the movie for him.

What’s more, things appear to be moving forward, as a shortlist has apparently been put together of contenders to play the lead role in the movie.

On that list? There’s Zendaya (pictured), who’s recently been cast in an undisclosed role in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Bella Thorne (Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip), Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials) and Maika Monroe (It Follows). They’ve all reported to have tested for the movie, »

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'Battle Angel Alita' narrows things down to three actors

26 April 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There was a point where it wasn’t clear what James Cameron’s next film would be, and there was parallel development being done on both Avatar and Battle Angel Alita. At one point, it looked like Alita was the project that was in the lead, and the entire art department floor of Lightstorm at their Santa Monica offices was transformed so that the cubicles and the file cabinets and everything else had been transformed into the city of Scrapyard, a massive metropolitan trash heap that was made of all the debris poured off of Tiphares, a floating city people entirely by the rich. The ceiling of that entire floor was transformed into the underside of Tiphares, so the people designing the world could look up and feel like they were living in that world. It looks like Lightstorm is finally producing a Battle Angel Alita movie with Robert Rodriguez directing, »

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James Cameron's Alita: Battle Angel Targets These 4 Actresses

26 April 2016 6:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

For more than a decade, filmmaker James Cameron has been working to bring Alita: Battle Angel to the big screen. At one point, the sci-fi thriller was set to be his long-awaited follow-up to 1997's Titanic. After several years in development, we reported last year that James Cameron was passing the directorial reins over to Robert Rodriguez, with James Cameron and Jon Landau producing through their Lightstorm Entertainment company. Today we have a new update on this gestating project, which reveals that 20th Century Fox is close to finding its leading lady.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the studio is zeroing in on its finalists for the title role. Actresses who have tested thus far include Zendaya Coleman, who recently landed a leading role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Bella Thorne (The Duff), Maika Monroe (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Rosa Salazar (The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials). Sources claim that Zendaya Coleman »

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Will James Cameron Ever Direct Another Alien Movie?

26 April 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

April 26 has officially been declared as Alien Day, and to help celebrate, Famous Monsters of Filmland caught up with director James Cameron, the man behind 1986's seminal sci-fi classic Aliens, to talk about the film's 30th Anniversary. In doing so, they dared ask the man behind 5 upcoming Avatar movies if he ever plans to make another Alien sequel sometime in the future. He doesn't say no. But he doesn't say yes, either.

"Unless somebody could come up with some&#160spectacularly&#160new concept. I've got my own kind of alien world that I'm enslaved to now with the Avatar films, so I can pretty much rule that out."

It's been three decades since James Cameron won over the summer movie crowd with his take on the xenomorph monster in Aliens. Sadly, it sounds like this might be the only time the filmmaker ever steps foot in this franchise again. Even so, »

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Alien Day: FM #286 Cover Reveal & James Cameron Interview Preview

26 April 2016 10:24 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Alien Day has arrived, and to celebrate, Famous Monsters has two special exclusive reveals and an Alien-themed giveaway!

-Excerpts from James Cameron’s exclusive interview in June’s issue of FM magazine

-Artist Brian Taylor’s original Aliens 30th anniversary FM cover reveal

-FM’s Alien Day Neca Translucent Xenomorph Figure Giveaway 

Three decades have passed since the release of James Cameron’s hugely influential Aliens. In the next issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, arriving June 7, the Oscar-winning filmmaker reflects on the making of his 1986 Sci-Fi masterpiece in an exclusive, in-depth interview with executive editor David Weiner:

On Creating A New ‘Alien’ Talefrom The 1979 Classic: “My goals were twofold, and one was not prioritized over the other. The first goal was to honor and continue what Ridley had started. And the second goal was to make it my own film. … I felt that it was important »

- Caroline Stephenson

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Go Inside Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom

21 April 2016 5:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After several years of development and construction, fans will finally get to experience a new theme park attraction based on James Cameron's blockbuster Avatar next year at Disney's Animal Kingdom in the Walt Disney World resort. Over the past few years, we've showed you a number of photos and videos that took us inside the park, which started construction back in 2014. Today we have an even closer look at the theme park, which has now been dubbed Pandora: The World of Avatar. Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, and Joe Rohde, Executive Designer and Vice President, Creative, offered an inside look at the park during the Awaken Summer media event at the Walt Disney World resort.

Inside the Magic has the full five-minute video of the Awaken Summer presentation, which you can see below. The Disney executives revealed that fans will get to fly over Pandora »

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Terminator: Emilia Clarke confirms she’s done with Sarah Connor

20 April 2016 10:38 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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If a sequel still happens to Terminator Genisys, Emilia Clarke will not be in it, she confirms...

Whilst Arnold Schwarzenegger continues to suggest that a sequel to Terminator Genisys will still happen, it sounds ever less likely now, with the news that one of the film’s other stars is definitely walking away.

Emilia Clarke played Sarah Connor in the recent movie, and when she was asked by Coming Soon if she was returning for another Terminator feature, she said, outright, “No”.

“Can I say that?”, she added. “It’s okay. No. Uh-uh. But I have some very different roles coming up”.

She missed the chance to say 'I won't be back there'. Chortle.

We’d imagine that Clarke would have been hired for the full planned trilogy of Terminator movies at the time she signed up for the role of Sarah Connor, and so – this is »

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This New Video Teases What the Effects in 'Avatar 2' Might Look Like

20 April 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Some things were definitely said about whether James Cameron's ambitious plan for four more Avatar sequels was something audiences actually wanted. In addition to the four sequels Cameron announced last week at CinemaCon, we're also getting a new Disney theme park in Pandora: The World of Avatar, which will be part of Disney's Animal Kingdom. The hope with the theme park is to entertain the kids, yes, but also make it so people remember what Avatar even is when the first sequel finally arrives in theaters nine years after the original in December of 2018 (as of now). Disney teased their new Pandora attraction -- which is set to open next year -- for press this week in their Awaken Summer event, showcasing a revealing new video that gives us a brief taste at just how...

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Friday the 13th TV Series Canceled at The CW?

20 April 2016 2:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in August 2015, we reported that The CW Network has picked up a new Friday the 13th TV series, with The Pretender creators Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle coming aboard to write the pilot script. We haven't heard anything about the project since then, but with the network's upfront presentation coming next month, don't expect to hear about this series moving forward any further. Today we have a new report that claims The CW has halted plans to bring Jason Voorhees to the network.

We first reported on the series back in 2014, when Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment signed on to develop the series, with special effects artists Bill Basso (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) and Jordu Schell (Avatar) coming aboard to write the script. That incarnation of the show was said to feature Jason Voorhees through multiple time periods. When Steven Long Mitchell and »

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See What the Effects in 'Avatar 2' Might Look Like

20 April 2016 6:51 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Get ready for lots more Avatar. In addition to the four Avatar sequels James Cameron announced last week at CinemaCon, we're also getting a new Disney World theme park in Pandora: The World of Avatar, which will be part of Disney's Animal Kingdom. The hope with the theme park is to entertain the kids and also remind people what Avatar is when the first sequel arrives in theaters in December of 2018, nine years after the original. Disney teased its new Pandora...

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This New Video Teases What the Effects in 'Avatar 2' Might Look Like

20 April 2016 6:51 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Get ready for lots more Avatar. In addition to the four Avatar sequels James Cameron announced last week at CinemaCon, we're also getting a new Disney World theme park in Pandora: The World of Avatar, which will be part of Disney's Animal Kingdom. The hope with the theme park is to entertain the kids and also remind people what Avatar is when the first sequel arrives in theaters in December of 2018, nine years after the original. Disney teased its new Pandora...

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James Cameron's Plan For Filming His Four Avatar Sequels Sounds Overly Complicated

19 April 2016 2:59 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It might be time to hold an intervention for James Cameron. The legendary director has pulled off some insane technical feats over the years, but his plan for the future of the Avatar series seems a little too ambitious. In order to get four films made within the next decade and produce a cohesive story over the course of five films, he has had to deviate from what most filmmakers would consider a normal method of production. Cameron has recently come out and explained that the Avatar sequel production schedule will set itself apart from a typical film series because all four sequels will film simultaneously.   It’s not back-to-back. It’s really all one big production. It’s more the way you would shoot a miniseries. So we’ll be shooting across all [Avatar scripts] simultaneously. So Monday I might be doing a scene »

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17 movie sequels that are stuck in development hell

19 April 2016 1:51 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Meet the films sequels that might not be dead, but are certainly stuck in some kind of limbo...

Every now and then, a sequel that appears to have been in the cooker for a while – Zoolander 2, Dumb And Dumber To, Anchorman 2 – finally escapes into the wild. But the journey to the screen can be a very lengthy one, and this little lot are still trying to find their way to your local multiplex…

Dick Tracy 2

Disney gambled hard on bringing Dick Tracy to the screen in the summer of 1990, backing the vision of director and star Warren Beatty, and hoping to ape the success that Warner Bros had enjoyed the summer before with Batman. Yet whilst Dick Tracy hit, it didn’t hit too hard. The studio adjusted its-then blockbuster strategy accordingly, and it wouldn’t really be until it got to the likes of »

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James Cameron Says He'll Shoot 'Avatar' Sequels Like A Miniseries, Doesn't Want To Open Against 'Star Wars' Films

19 April 2016 6:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, we're getting four more "Avatar" sequels. And while many are arguing that the blockbuster doesn't need a followup and that the pop culture realm doesn't care about James Cameron's blue alien movie, it's worth noting that it's not just 20th Century Fox who have a vested interest in the success of the followup films. Next year, "Pandora — The World Of Avatar" will be opening in Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort at a cost of $500 million. Thus, Disney will also be hoping "Avatar" is a success for their own reasons — essentially, "Avatar" has two mega-corporations who want it to succeed. So, don't count out Cameron, and expect the narrative around the sequels to change in the years ahead. That said, four movies is still a lot, and with "Avatar 2" now due in cinemas in 2018, and the next three films coming in 2020, 2022 and 2023, you might be »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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