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10 Biggest Movie And TV News This Week (July 12)

38 minutes ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

It’s Saturday, so you know what that means! It’s time for the latest edition of the WhatCulture.com News Brief, where we bring you the hottest movie and television related news to hit the web over the last week. In the last installment I mentioned that the Hollywood news cycle was slowing down a bit… but that has seemingly changed this week, as we have a lot to talk about today!

These recaps tend to be a bit superhero and blockbuster heavy, but this week Tinseltown gave us a bit more to work with, creating a more evenly balanced array of news items to talk about. On one end of the spectrum we have updates on Ridley Scott’s next biblical epic, and the upcoming spin-off of The Conjuring (which gives me nightmares from the premise alone). Then we’ve got news about TV shows like True Detective, »

- James Garcia

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Best of the Week: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Set Visit, 'Gone Girl' and 'Exodus' Trailers, and More

7 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News Shane Black's '70s crime comedy Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling has found a home at Warner Bros. Mission: Impossible 5 has found its leading lady, whom you have probably never heard of. Meanwhile, Scarlett Joahansson and Jonah Hill have joined the cast of Hail Caesar! and Dwayne Johnson will headline The Janson Directive, based on a book from the writer of The Bourne Identity. Star Wars: Episode VII will be filming in IMAX, and it just cast two new fresh faces. Richard Linklater's remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet may star Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis. Oh, and J.K. Rowling published a new Harry Potter story online. Because nothing screams heartwarming family movie like the writer of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Disney...

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- Peter Hall

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Will The Fantastic Four Surprise Fans At Comic-Con?

13 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Will the new The Fantastic Four show face in Comic-Con or not? That.s the question on the lips of fans as they prepare for the onslaught of news and opinions that will be flying out of San Diego in a few weeks. We, of course, plan to be on the ground at Comic-Con this year, and we are just now starting to receive concrete plans from major studios about the projects they are bringing. and the ones that they are not. As we reported earlier, Star Wars: Episode VII will be a no show, but that.s no surprise. Now we are hearing that Josh Trank.s The Fantastic Four will bypass the annual comic book convention . and that strikes us as odd. Fox.s official movie panel, according to a release (and the Comic-Con site) will include The Maze Runner, Book of Life, Hitman: Agent 47, Let.s Be »

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Star Wars: Episode VII Delay Rumors Pop Up Once Again

14 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Here we are again folks, after a lot of back and forth on rumors and even an official press release saying things were still on track for a December 2015 release, there's a chance that Star Wars: Episode VII could be pushed back to May 2016.  The reasons aren't exactly what you might think, however, and have more to do with studio politics than anything.  Come inside to check out the latest report and sound off with your thoughts. 

Over the weekend, you may have seen the announcement from Lucasfilm that two new cast members had joined Star Wars: Episode VIIOn top of that, they announced a 2-week hiatus of filming to re-schedule some things, but ultimately the film was on track for it's December release date.  This seemed to end the matter of the persistent rumors surrounding the film that the film would be delayed due to Harrison Ford's injury. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Star Wars: May The 2016 Be With You?

16 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Wtf is this post? That's not how you spell Star Wars.  It's me, Da7e, basically a waste of carbon, because I spend all my time thinking about things I like and other people who like those things. This is my weekly column where I discuss news, rumors and happenings in the world of Star Wars

Spoilers? Usually, but not this week.

I thought this was all over two weeks ago, but maybe it isn't. 

Here’s a rumbling from the deep behind-the-scenes that I cannot confirm: Jj Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy aren’t done wrestling with Bob Iger to push Star Wars: Episode VII back into 2016 with Batman, Superman and Captain America.

I’ve only heard pieces of this from two sources and they don’t necessarily corroborate each other. Previously in this space, we discussed how Abrams and Kennedy wanted a May 2016 release date but Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, »

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Star Wars Reveals Its Comic-Con Plans

18 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Deep down, in the backs of our minds, we held a sliver of hope that J.J. "Mystery Box" Abrams would bring a snippet of footage from Star Wars: Episode VII to San Diego Comic-Con, just to keep the intense heat of fan interest blazing on the wildly anticipated sequel. But reports have now surfaced that Star Wars (basically) is skipping Comic-Con once again, dashing the hopes of young Jedi everywhere. Deadline breaks the news that will break thousands of hearts, stating that "sources close to the production and at Comic-Con" have confirmed that Disney and LucasFilm have no plans to bring Star Wars: Episode VII to San Diego. There won.t be a complete absence of Star Wars content at the Con, however. Disney Xd will hold a panel for its animated Star Wars Rebels series on Thursday, July 24. That panel is expected to include executive producers Dave Filoni »

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Roberto Orci Unconfirmed As Star Trek 3 Director Until Paramount Approves The Script

19 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you consider yourself a Trekkie, you likely had a pretty strong opinion one way or the other when J.J. Abrams, who helmed Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, exited the third film in order to do Star Wars: Episode VII, leaving producer Roberto Orci to take the reins on Star Trek 3. Though Orci is a heavyweight producer in Hollywood, having been involved with both Star Trek films, The Amazing Spider-Man franchise and Now You See Me (to name a few of many), he’s never before directed a film. Naturally, Paramount wants to be cautious in handing him one of its most bankable series, but now it turns out that Orci directing is still not a done deal.

Speaking with Collider during the TCA Press Tour (which Orci was on to promote his El Rey series Matador), the producer provided updates on the threequel, noting that Paramount »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Star Wars Rebels Gets New Posters, Sdcc Information, and Villain Details

19 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

While we have to wait another year before getting a new Star Wars movie, fans still have something to look forward to when Star Wars Rebels lands on televisions this Fall (as in just a few months).  As such, Disney/Lucasfilm are pushing the new animated series hard at this year's San Diego Comic-Con and have released a slew of information over the last couple days.  Come inside to see a new video introducing David Oyelowo as an Imperial villain, the full Sdcc Panel schedule for the show, and a swanky Rebels poster. 

While the wait for Star Wars: Episode VII seems insufferable (at least to some of us), we can take comfort in the knowledge that new Star Wars stories will be coming our way soon in the form of the Rebels TV series.  With the show set to debut in a few months, Disney is pushing their marketing »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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The Star Wars News Roundup - 7.11.14

20 hours ago | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The purpose of this roundup is to put the highlights of all things Star Wars from the last week in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars: Episode VII developments to the latest toys. And maybe you'll even share with them something that they might have missed. »

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Roberto Orci not confirmed as Star Trek director yet

23 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It's still likely to happen, but Roberto Orci has given an update on the next Star Trek film - and he's not directing it yet...

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Paramount's current plan with the Star Trek movie franchise is to have a 13th movie in cinemas in 2016, to mark the 50th anniversary of the series. It'll be the third film with the new crew, that was introduced with Jj Abrams' 2009 reboot.

Abrams is, of course, off making Star Wars: Episode VII at the moment, and so isn't available to direct this time around. And all signs are pointing to Roberto Orci making his directorial debut with the film. Orci, who's been part of the writing team on the recent Trek films, is working on the screenplay for the next film with John D Payne and Patrick McKay at the moment.

Chatting to Collider, he says of Payne and McKay that "they are »

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Comic-Con 2014: Thursday’s Schedule Includes ‘Hannibal,’ ‘Teen Wolf,’ ‘Community’ & More

10 July 2014 9:59 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The biggest pop culture convention in the country, San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner, and in the weeks leading up to July’s big show, the schedule of events for the 4-day convention is starting to come together.

Already, Warner Bros. has revealed their film (The Hobbit, Jupiter Ascending, Mad Max: Fury Road) and television (Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Constantine) plans. Marvel has also announced their television panels which include Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter.

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that Star Wars Rebels will have a presence at this year’s Comic-Con, while Star Wars: Episode VII will not. Expect more announcements in ...

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7 Things We Learned From Boba Fett Actor's Reddit Ama

10 July 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jeremy Bulloch, the man behind the mask of Boba Fett, put a bounty on our hearts during a charming Ama on Reddit, where he touched on everything from his favorite moments on the Star Wars set to the cult of Boba Fett and the extra jet pack he would've added to the bounty hunter's already badass costume.

Star Wars Behind-the-Scenes Instagrams Reveal Chewbacca's Origin

While Bulloch regaled fans with tales from the original Star Wars trilogy, he was also there to promote Star Wars: Force For Change, a new »

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Comic-Con: ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Won’t Be There, Only ‘Rebels’ Will Be

10 July 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Fans hoping to catch footage from Star Wars: Episode VII or autographs from its casts will have to wait. Director J.J. Abrams and the Episode VII cast, who are knee-deep in production over at Pinewood Studios in London, will not be heading to San Diego’s Comic-Con this month sources close to the production and at Comic-Con told Deadline. Instead, Star Wars fans at Comic-Con can elbow their way into the Disney Xd’s panel for its animated Star Wars Rebels series on Thursday, July 24 from 6-7 Pm in Room 6Bcf. Executive producers Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg along with actors Freddie Prinze Jr. […] »

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'Star Wars Rebels' Featurette Introduces Rebel Hunter Agent Kallus

10 July 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars Rebels is gearing up for its grand entrance at Comic-Con 2014 with a panel Q&A and sneak peek footage on Thursday, July 24, which is just two weeks away. But if you can't wait that long to see more from LucasFilm and Disney Xd's upcoming animated series, Hero Complex has our first look at a new character, ruthless Rebel Hunter Agent Kallus. He is voiced by actor David Oyelowo (Interstellar; Lee Daniels' the Butler), whom you may remember was rumored to be part of the Star Wars: Episode VII cast. Take a look at Kallus in a new featurette and photo.

Agent Kallus is an evil agent of the Empire and is described as being part FBI agent and part Military Police Officer. Executive producer Dave Filoni explains:

"We definitely wanted to capture that '70s feeling that was so strong in 'Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. »

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Boba Fett movie would be terrific, says original actor Jeremy Bulloch

10 July 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The actor who played Boba Fett in the original Star Wars movies has spoken in depth about the character.

Jeremy Bulloch, who starred as the popular bounty hunter in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, has taken part in a Reddit Ama with fans about his character.

Talking about his inspiration for playing Boba, he said: "I always remembered that Clint Eastwood, in A Fistful of Dollars, he and Boba Fett had the same sort of cape.

"He stands up and he's looking at someone and takes a draw of a cigarette, all done in slow motion, and that's how I felt Boba Fett should be: all done in slow motion. He has time, he's never rushing around. His movement it's very literal and that's what he does. He does his job very well and then moves on."

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Why 'Apes' Director Matt Reeves Needs to Direct a 'Star Wars' Movie

10 July 2014 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

If there's one aspect of these new Star Wars movies that have hard-core fans most excited, it's the selection of visionary directors Disney's hired to bring these stories to life. After J.J. Abrams gets the ball rolling with Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015, we have Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four) and Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) tackling solo spin-off movies that may or may not be origin stories following characters like Han Solo, Yoda and/or Boba Fett. Then, circling back to the trilogy of sequels, Rian Johnson (Looper) will helm the follow-up to Abrams' movie, Star Wars: Episode VIII. Know what that list is missing? Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves.  If it isn't already obvious, Disney is paying close attention to those...

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Forget 2015, is 2016 going to be the biggest movie year ever?

9 July 2014 9:21 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There has been a lot of scuttlebutt over the past week or so about what a terrible summer it's been for the movies. Box office is down and there appears to be a dearth of real blockbusters on the horizon. It's led to some predictable "The sky is falling!" stories from media looking for something scandalous to write about. Well, take a deep breath, people. Hollywood knew this summer was weak months ago. The movie business is a creative business and unless there are movies people are dying to see, it can only sustain a certain level of success. 2014 has a long way to go, however. From "Guardians of the Galaxy" to "Gone Girl" to "Interstellar" to "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" to "Exodus: Gods and Kings" to the final "Hobbit" movie, there are a ton of broad hits on the way that could make an impact on pop culture (and »

- Gregory Ellwood, Kristopher Tapley, Drew McWeeny

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Has Doctor Who Showrunner Stephen Moffat Been Offered A Star Wars Movie?

9 July 2014 8:37 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

J.J. Abrams may be currently working on bringing Star Wars: Episode VII to the big screen, but lately our sights have been set on the films that will come after its December 2015 release. Over the last few months, Disney and Lucasfilm have been signing multiple directors for the various forthcoming Star Wars sequels and spinoff films. They’ve nabbed some pretty great talent too, from Godzilla director Gareth Edwards to Chronicle director Josh Trank. Then there’s Looper helmer Rian Johnson, who will write and direct Episode VIII, and handle scripting duties on Episode IX as well.

According to JediNews, we may have another name to throw into the mix today, as they’re reporting that Doctor Who and Sherlock writer/showrunner Stephen Moffat may have been offered a Star Wars film, presumably Episode IX. 

JediNews isn’t sure whether he’ll write, direct, or produce the film, but it »

- James Garcia

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Disney Announces Star Wars Plans for Comic-Con 2014

9 July 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced their official Star Wars plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2014! As always, there's a lot of great Star Wars stuff going on. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like anything is happening for Star Wars: Epsiode VII. The only thing that attendees can hope for is that they pull something huge out as a surprise during the Disney panel that will take place in Hall H. Even if they don't, there's still a ton of activities that will keep fans busy and happy. You can check out all of the details below:

Thursday, July 24The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Room 6Bcf

The Empire. The Rebellion. The Beginning. Star Wars Rebels, Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated animated series detailing the start of the fight against the evil Empire, is coming this fall — but fans can get a big sneak peek at San Diego Comic-Con. »

- Joey Paur

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Star Wars Rebels Comic-Con Plans and Creation of Chopper

9 July 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Lucasfilm upcoming Disney Xd TV series Star Wars Rebels will be making a big splash at the San Diego Comic-Con in a couple weeks with its own dedicated panel loaded up with the talent and creative minds behind the show.

The Star Wars Rebels Comic-Con Panel will feature executive producesr Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg, the latter of whom has yet to make a Con appearance to promote the show. Voice talent Freddie Prinze, Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, and Taylor Gray will also be on hand to discuss their characters.

The panel promises "several exclusive premieres," though what those are we won't know until the event goes down. I would expect a new trailer, perhaps a clip, and maybe even the reveal of new ships and/or characters that fans of the original Star Wars trilogy will find familiar. The reveal of a Star Wars Rebels premiere »

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