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Report: Benicio Del Toro in Running for Major Star Wars: Episode VIII Part

21 July 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is still months away from bringing joy to our eyeballs and already casting news is starting to trickle out for Star Wars: Episode VIII. The first rumored new role reportedly being sought is potentially a big one and some big names have already been attached to it.

How does "Benicio Del Toro Star Wars actor sound?" According to The Wrap and further backed up by numerous other trade sources, Lucasfilm and Episode 8 writer/director Rian Johnson have extended an offer to Del Toro to play a key villain in the film.

Variety further chimed in to confirm The Wrap's report and add that Joaquin Phoenix was previously in the running for the villainous role and ultimately turned it down, marking the second big Disney role he's rejected following an offer to portray Dr. Strange for Marvel.

Regardless of who ends up playing this new villain character, »

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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Wants Benicio Del Toro for a Villain

21 July 2015 6:58 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

With filming on Star Wars: Episode VIII to begin in early 2016 for a May 26, 2017 release it means we are going to be coming up against the possibility of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens spoilers as casting begins to take place. It's to be assumed characters from The Force Awakens will continue over into the next episode, presumably those of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac specifically, while the fate and/or need of others remains in the air, but now the first talks of new cast members has surfaced with Benicio Del Toro being among the first. The Wrap reports director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm are looking at Del Toro as a possible villain in the upcoming film with an offer out to the actor, but no word yet on whether he'll accept. Over at Variety they are reporting the studio also considered Del Toro's Inherent Vice »

- Brad Brevet

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Movie News - Benicio del Toro to play villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII

21 July 2015 3:50 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Movie News - Benicio del Toro is in talks to play the main villain in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'. The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actor is being lined up to play a baddie in the sci-fi sequel, insiders have told TheWrap. Although discussions are still in the early stages, both Disney and Lucasfilm are said to be keen to sign the 48-year-old star up for the film, which is to be directed by Rian Johnson. del Toro is believed to be a good fit for the role because of his ability to ''conjure menace on a whim'' and would continue 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' director J. J. Abrams' diverse vision for the franchise that is being led by John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac. 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' is scheduled to being shooting early next year while it is slated for »

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Report: Benicio Del Toro in Running for Star Wars: Episode VIII Villain Role

20 July 2015 8:57 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is still months away from release and already casting news is starting to trickle out for Star Wars: Episode VIII. The first rumored new role reportedly being sought is potentially a big one and some big names have already been attached to it.

How does "Benicio Del Toro Star Wars actor sound?" According to The Wrap and further backed up by numerous other trade sources, Lucasfilm and Episode 8 writer/director Rian Johnson have extended an offer to Del Toro to play a key villain in the film.

Variety further chimed in to confirm The Wrap's report and add that Joaquin Phoenix was previously in the running for the villainous role and ultimately turned it down, marking the second big Disney role he's rejected following an offer to portray Dr. Strange for Marvel.

Regardless of who ends up playing this new villain character, »

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John Boyega and Chewbacca are guns blazing in awesome new Star Wars photo

18 July 2015 1:07 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens teases continue as John Boyega posted a picture of himself with Chewbacca on Instagram.

The actor who plays Finn in the new film accompanied the image with the bullseye emoticon - clearly still over the moon at appearing in Star Wars with such iconic characters.

A photo posted by @john_boyega on Jul 13, 2015 at 11:21am Pdt

Finn is seen lining up with Chewbacca as both aim their weapons against an unseen foe.

Finn is dressed in civvies and not his Stormtrooper uniform seen in previous images, perhaps showing his rebellious side and rejection of the role.

The image also appears to be stylised, prompting comments wondering if it's from a section of a new film poster.

Last week Boyega joined his fellow cast members at Comic-Con for a special panel on the film, with further character details listed, "intriguing developments for Han »

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New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lego Sets Leak

16 July 2015 9:11 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

As September 4 draws closer into view, the inevitably of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens product leaks grows by the day. I fully expected the leaks to begin by early August at the latest, and today a couple leaks from the Star Wars: Episode 7 Lego line have revealed a couple new characters. The Force Awakens spoilers definitely apply so proceed at your own risk.

The leak originated at fbtb.net (and has already been removed at the request of Lucasfilm) and featured images of the boxes from two upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lego sets: the Millennium Falcon (75015) and Poe Dameron's X-Wing (black version -- 75012). Each vehicle's Lego form is undeniably cool, but it's the Star Wars minifigures included with especially the Falcon that will raise eyebrows.

First let's rundown the minifigures included with Poe's hot ride. They include Poe Dameron with a black X-Wing helmet, »

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The Force Is Strong With Amy Schumer in Sexy 'Star Wars' Spread

16 July 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Apparently those were the droids she was looking for! Ahem. Amy Schumer owns the cover and (occasionally raunchy) inside spread of GQ's August comedy issue. The Comedy Central and "Trainwreck" star is dubbed "the funniest woman in the galaxy," getting the Princess Leia treatment in photos someone should probably hide from Luke Skywalker.

Follow this tweet to see all the pics, shot by Mark Seliger for GQ:

See all the photos from @AmySchumer's out-of-this-world GQ cover shoot http://t.co/mYunLvlDAU pic.twitter.com/eq0KvcCwaR

- GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) July 15, 2015 Here's a look at the cover image:

.@amyschumer is the cover star of GQ's new comedy issue and the funniest woman in the galaxy! http://t.co/OAoWx7Fkgo pic.twitter.com/OYpq5oW8et

- GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) July 15, 2015 And for good measure, here's a GQ feature from Amy, also showcasing a larger version of the photo above: »

- Gina Carbone

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Podcast: All New & Free, New Time Slot, New Voice, 'The Gallows' Review & Talking 'Star Wars'

15 July 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Changes are afoot at the RopeofSilicon Podcast as we are about to return to the 100% free model and today we offer up the first installment not only in our new, Wednesday time slot, but with a new voice added to the mix, introducing Greta Hagen-Richardson (@ghagenri). To kick off today's episode, Greta introduces herself while also reviews The Gallows for us. Also on the docket is discussion concerning the Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens sizzle reel from Comic Con, 7 Days in Hell and a little more in an episode that runs just under an hour long. Hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more updates on the future of the podcast, which will soon be moving over to Soundcloud.com... get the app (Apple or Android) and get familiar. Oh, and yes, you will still be able to get it through iTunes. If you are on Twitter, »

- Brad Brevet

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D23 Expo 2015 to Feature Disney Infinity 3.0, Star Wars Battlefront and Kingdom Hearts III

13 July 2015 3:27 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

A trio of hot video games will be featured at Disney's D23 Expo 2015 next month with new information and visuals expected to be revealed for each during the big Hall D23 presentation taking place on Sunday, August 16.

Toys to Life fans of Disney Infinity 3.0 should expect not only some new figures to be revealed from a Galaxy Far, Far away. but at least one new Play Set as well. It might be too early for Disney Interactive to take the wraps off of the Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Play Set so the odds are stronger that the next Marvel Play Set will be unveiled, and I'd expect no less than an Ant-Man Disney Infinity 3.0 figure to appear alongside it.

Here's the official Disney Infinity 3.0 D23 experience in Disney's words:

Players will join forces with Star Wars, Marvel, Disney and Disney•Pixar characters in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, »

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Watch: Official 'Suicide Squad' Comic Con Trailer

13 July 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The buzz surrounding Comic Con largely focused on Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but that's largely because they released the footage they screened for the Comic Con audience online after premiering it for the fans. Buzz concerning Suicide Squad was loud from those in attendance, but the footage wasn't immediately made available online... until now. Just released is the Suicide Squad Comic Con sizzle reel offering your first look at the rogue's gallery of villains that make up the titular group of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences. readmore postid="181875" Among the cast is Jared Leto as the Joker, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, »

- Brad Brevet

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'Star Wars The Force Awakens' Cast at Comic Con Panel and Concert Photos

11 July 2015 3:49 PM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' cast and filmmakers gathered at Comic-Con 2015 Friday night for a panel in Hall H, which was proceeded by a free concert for everyone in attendance. Take a look at which cast members were present including a recovered Harrison Ford and the free concert that thrilled thousand of fans and their lightsabers.

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- info@cinemovie.tv (Super User)

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Watch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic-Con Footage Endlessly

11 July 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

A crashed First Order Tie Fighter on the desert sands of the planet Jakku isn't the only thing sizzling hot in today's Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Comic-Con behind-the-scenes footage reel.

Director J.J. Abrams, producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and writer Lawrence Kasdan brought Hall H to thunderous applause along with stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford with a nearly four-minute behind-the-scenes look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was the perfect answer to earlier confirmation that Lucasfilm and Disney would not followup the awesome second Star Wars Episode VII trailer with a third at the big San Diego show.

I don't want to be the herald of spoilers by describing anything seen in the footage before you get a chance to check it out yourself. Watch it below once »

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Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic-Con Featurette

11 July 2015 4:03 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Disney and Lucasfilm are at the San Diego Comic-Con, promoting "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens." Fans were disappointed that the studios didn't bring a new trailer, but they were still treated to lots of behind-the-scenes footage. That footage is now online. Watch it below. The new installment, which picks up three decades after the events of "Return of the Jedi," brings back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Anthony Daniels (C-3Po). "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" is directed by Jj Abrams and is set to hit theaters on December 18th. Video: »

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Watch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic-Con Footage Over and Over

10 July 2015 11:26 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

A crashed First Order Tie Fighter on the desert sands of the planet Jakku isn't the only thing sizzling hot in today's Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Comic-Con behind-the-scenes footage reel.

Director J.J. Abrams, producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and writer Lawrence Kasdan brought Hall H to thunderous applause along with stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford with a nearly four-minute behind-the-scenes look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was the perfect answer to earlier confirmation that Lucasfilm and Disney would not followup the awesome second Star Wars Episode VII trailer with a third at the big San Diego show.

I don't want to be the herald of spoilers by describing anything seen in the footage before you get a chance to check it out yourself. Watch it below once »

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Everything you missed on Day 2 of San Diego Comic-Con

10 July 2015 9:44 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Day 2 of San Diego Comic-Con was jam-packed with costumed strangers and geek cred aplenty – and, luckily, we got a first-hand look at the annual love-in on all things nerd-friendly through the eyes of fellow resident fan girlSam Maggs and her Instagram takeover.

All of that played second fiddle, however, to Friday's main event: the panel for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. (Sorry, Sam.)

J.J. Abrams brought Mark HamillCarrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford along with him to San Diego to presentnew behind the scenes footage to the frenzied crowd in Hall H. Also along for the ride were Star Wars newcomersJohn Boyega, Daisy RidleyOscar IsaacDomhnall GleesonAdam Driver, and Gwendoline Christie.

The biggest surprise of the night wasn't Simon Pegg's sudden cameo in the footage, which confirmed he'll play an alien in Episode VII, but rather J.J. inviting the entire Hall H to »

- Sasha James

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Comic-Con Footage: Watch it Now

10 July 2015 8:57 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

A crashed First Order Tie Fighter on the desert sands of the planet Jakku isn't the only thing sizzling hot in today's Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Comic-Con behind-the-scenes footage reel.

Director J.J. Abrams, producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and writer Lawrence Kasdan brought Hall H to thunderous applause along with stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford with a nearly four-minute behind-the-scenes look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was the perfect answer to earlier confirmation that Lucasfilm and Disney would not followup the awesome second Star Wars Episode VII trailer with a third at the big San Diego show.

I don't want to be the herald of spoilers by describing anything seen in the footage before you get a chance to check it out yourself. Watch it below once »

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Watch: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Comic-Con Reel

10 July 2015 7:20 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This evening at Comic Con fans were treated to the following behind-the-scenes reel, offering some looks at the making of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens and while it may be a behind-the-scenes video it features a wealth of new looks at what you can expect from the upcoming film. Along with shots of the downed First Order Tie Fighter above you'll see Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, C3-po, various creatures and characters we haven't seen before, a storm trooper with a blowtorch, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron in the custody of a storm trooper of which you may or may not want to assume is played by John Boyega and we even get confirmation that Simon Pegg has a cameo in the film, though likely as a creature, or at least an alien where we won't see his face. Give the »

- Brad Brevet

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'Jurassic World' Helmer Rumored as 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Director

10 July 2015 4:11 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

A rather big rumor has just arrived suggesting at today's Comic Con panel Lucasfilm will announced Jurassic World helmer, Colin Trevorrow, will direct Star Wars: Episode IX. Fans were upset when it was made public the studio had no plans to show a new trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens at the Comic Con panel, but should this rumor prove true it seems the main reason for their appearance has just been spoiled. The news comes from Heroic Hollywood and I really have to assume it's true or it will be quite the embarrassment for the scoop site, which is hoping to grab a foothold as an authority in this industry when it comes to everything in geek cinema culture. That said, Trevorrow makes sense if we're looking for directors with one financial hit considering he's coming off the massive success of Jurassic World and its $1.4 billion so far, »

- Brad Brevet

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Han Solo 'Star Wars' Spinoff Finds Its Directors

7 July 2015 1:37 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are all the rage in Hollywood following films such as their 21 Jump Street franchise and The Lego Movie, now the duo are moving into sci-fi territory as they have signed on to direct yet another Star Wars Anthology film. this one focusing on a young Han Solo. Walt Disney Pictures officially announced Lord and Miller will direct while Lawrence Kasdan (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens) and his son Jon Kasdan are writing the script for a May 25, 2018 release. The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. "This is the first film we've worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with," said Miller and Lord in a press release. "We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, »

- Brad Brevet

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No New 'Star Wars: Force Awakens' Trailer Until Fall, Would You Pay to Watch It Todayc

6 July 2015 3:37 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Movies today are just as much about the trailers and marketing as they are the movies themselves. In fact, it makes me wonder if people would pay a dollar to see a trailer early if studios began offering it. To that point, how much would fans pay to watch a new trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens right now as opposed to waiting until this Fall, which is when it sounds like the next bit of marketing will arrive. I mention this because a report at Entertainment Weekly, discussing the fact Disney is bringing Star Wars: The Force Awakens to the fans this Friday at San Diego Comic Can, says the presentation will not include any new trailers, clips or footage, but instead "will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the highly secretive film, which was completely locked down to press during production." Director J.J. Abrams, »

- Brad Brevet

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