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Fan-Animated STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER Lets The Empire Strike Back

Filling in for our resident Jedi Master Jason Gorber, the once vibrant pre-teen Star Wars fan in me is just giddy over animator Paul Johnson's stellar, 80s Anime-inspired short film Star Wars: TIE Fighter. Fans of the classic Star Wars... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Set To Fly

Bob Iger, CEO and all around bossman of Disney, let the world know some official news today about the upcoming standalone Star Wars film, not least by unveiling its official title.As you'll recall, there's been plenty of chat about these... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Destroy All Monsters: JUPITER ASCENDING And Life After Peak Visual Effects

It was on the fifth or fifteenth major sequence of extraordinary outer space somethingorothers doing something extraordinary in Jupiter Ascending that I realized I no longer cared about visual effects as a category of achievement. There are what seem like... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

STAR WARS: Felicity Jones Takes The Lead In Gareth Edwards' Film

THR's Heat Vision blog is reporting that Felicity Jones, the Oscar-nominated actress from The Theory of Everything, is about to take the lead role in Gareth Edwards' Star Wars stand-alone film. Other actresses, notably, Rooney Mara and Tatiana Maslany, also tested... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

STAR WARS Stand-Alone Finds Its Next Writer

Gareth Edwards' stand-alone Star Wars film has found its next writer. Now that Gary Whitta has had a go at it and moved on, it is now time for writer and director Chris Weitz to take a stab at a... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Tatiana Maslany And Rooney Mara Testing For STAR WARS Standalone

Although the first Star Wars standalone film may have lost its first writer it is still chugging along and looking for its female lead. Ophan Black star Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara, star of David Fincher's version of The Girl With... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE RAID Trio To Appear In STAR WARS: EPISODE 7 - THE FORCE AWAKENS

It would appear that the force is set to awaken in Indonesia.Though there has been no comment whatsoever from any of the performers or their representation, Twitch has learned that a key trio of performers from Gareth Evans' The Raid... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK at Jason Reitman's Live Read

George Lucas' refusal to let sleeping dogs lie has confused the essence of Star Wars since the film's 20th anniversary in 1997, when Lucas re-released the trilogy with his first installment of effects revisionism. Now, one can't even watch... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Watch STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer Now

Wow. Talk about a teaser ...... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Gets Titled: THE FORCE AWAKENS

If we needed another indication that we're building up to another rise/fall/rise story arc for the third of the Star Wars trilogies, this latest title certainly fits the bill.Announced today on the official site, the forthcoming film from Director J.J.... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Can You Make A Movie About The Han Solo Character, Or Not?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, five Han Solos walk into a bar. (Or a prison. And one of them is a tree, and quite a sweet one at that - not Han Solo-ish at all.) By the end of the... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Destroy All Monsters: HARRY POTTER Between This World And The Next

J.K. Rowling wrote a new short story set in the Harry Potter universe and posted it to Pottermore this week, which must have spiked password reminder requests for Pottermore by something like 10,000%. The story was an instance of my... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

LOOPER Director Rian Johnson To Write And Direct STAR WARS EPISODE VIII

Well, now, here's a little something for Star Wars fans to be excited about: With Episode VII still underway and future talk thus far largely centering on the one off spin off projects, word has broken that Disney and LucasFilm... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

STAR WARS VII Update: Josh Trank To Direct Stand-Alone. Also: What's An Aluminum Falcon?

Not surprisingly, news about all things Star Wars continues to escalate in frequency.First of all, there were yet more photos leaked (allegedly) from the set of Episode VII, including what appeared to be such iconic ships as the X-Wing Fighter... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

GODZILLA's Gareth Edwards Attached To STAR WARS Spin-off Movie

It certainly looks like Gareth Edwards' career is well on its way. THR is reporting that the director of Monsters and Godzilla is now attached to one of the three Star Wars spin-off movies. "Ever since I saw Star Wars I knew exactly what I... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win A Double Pass To Catch A Rare Screening Of Roger Christian's BLACK ANGEL On The Big Screen With In-Person Q&A!

Okay, Toronto, here's a rare treat!Back in 1980 famed Star Wars art director Roger Christian made the move to the director's chair with a 25 minute short film titled Black Angel. George Lucas was enough of a fan of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Update: I Bent My Wookie

When we last chatted, there were few new rumours flying around, save for a sure shooting date. Hints have been dropped in the past about other "holy trilogy" characters making an appearance, and R2-D2 already seems all but confirmed.THR is... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Update - Shooting Dates, Timelines, and More

It's been some time since there's been solid information about the latest film in the Star Wars series, but we've now received information directly from the studio itself. It's been more than a year since the big announcement that J.J. Abrams... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Disney Buys Rights To INDIANA JONES Films

Whip it good, for Variety is reporting that Disney has taken control of another beloved franchise in the form of the Indiana Jones series.While this isn't a super surprise, given last year's Lucasfilm deal that saw the rights to the... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

J.J. Abrams & Lawrence Kasdan Are Now Writing STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

The well for any real solid news on the next installment in the Star Wars saga has been very, very dry as of late. While rumors on casting have been flying this way and that, it's still proved to be... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  
 
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