'Star Wars' News: 'Sing Street' Bully Joins Han Solo Movie; Take That Singer Cameos in 'The Last Jedi'Need your Monday afternoon Star Wars fix? Here's the latest from a galaxy far, far away: One More Rogue One Easter Egg Beginning with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is now available in digital release, director Gareth Edwards has one final Easter egg to reveal, and he shared the bit of trivia in a new interview for Collider. Here's the scoop on how Jedha became a holy place: "If you look at the establishing shot of Jedha from above, the layout of it is this giant,
- If you only associate the name Lara Croft with the 20+ old, polygonal Playstation version or Angelina Jolie's big screen version, you may not recognize the Lara Croft above. The gaming franchise was rebooted a few years ago, and while she underwent an obvious redesign, the character itself also went through significant changes. Now she's less of a wannabe Indiana Jones and more of a woman thrust into a survival scenario that ultimately puts her on a course with her father's adventurer legacy. Th
- The R rating isn't exactly a new thing for the superhero genre. The Blade trilogy did great business, and earned a lot of fans, by letting the blood flow long before superhero movies were the tent pole business they are today. That said, the R-rated superhero movie is definitely trending again. Fox has had tremendous fortune with Deadpool and Logan, and now Sony is said to be getting in on the game with an R-rated Venom. This rumor comes from Collider, who are also reporting that their new Venom
- Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. Beauty and the Beast - $88.3 million ($316.9 million total) 2. Power Rangers - $40.5 million ($40.5 million total) 3. Kong: Skull Island - $14.4 million ($133.0 million total) 4. Life - $12.6 million ($12.6 million total) 5. Logan - $10.1 million ($201.4 million total) 6. Get Out - $8.6 million ($147.4 million total) 7. CHiPs - $7.6 million ($7.6 million total) 8. The Shack - $3.7 million ($49.0 million total) 9. The Lego B
- On the very first episode of his interview show The Director's Chair, Robert Rodriguez (above) talked with John Carpenter about his influences and how he became a filmmaker. In the in-depth and very informative interview, Rodriguez acknowledged that Carpenter was one of his inspirations.Now Rodriguez will follow directly in Carpenter's footsteps. He is in talks to direct a new version of Escape from New York, according to The Tracking Board. Carpenter's original, released in 1981, starred Kurt R
Movie News: Colin Farrell Touted for Disney's 'Dumbo'; Joseph Gordon-Levitt May Direct a Musical Comedy with Channing TatumDumbo: Colin Farrell (Saving Mr. Banks, above) is in negotiations to star in Disney's new version of Dumbo. Tim Burton will direct; if things work out, Farrell will play a widowed father with two children, joining Eva Green as a trapeze artist and Danny DeVito as the owner of a small circus in the live-action movie. [Deadline] Wingmen: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Night Before, above) is in early negotiations to direct a musical comedy. He is already set to star alongside Channing Tatum in th
- Director James Gunn unveils a new poster for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, while revealing that tickets are now on sale for a double-feature.
- Hugh Jackman's final turn as Wolverine has proved to be a profitable one for Fox, as the movie has just crossed the $200 million mark at the domestic box office.
- Director Zack Snyder reveals that Cyborg's story is at the heart of the Justice League movie, revealing new details about the character.
- Brie Larson reveals she wants to create a symbol of strength with her Carol Danvers character in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie.
- A brilliantly edited fan video shows The Avengers reacting to the brand new Justice League trailer.
- A new production listing for Venom reveals that production will begin this fall, with the project described as a horror sci-fi film.
- Beauty and the Beast easily takes down three newcomers at the box office, winning with an estimated $88.3 million in its second weekend.
- Captain Salazar is out to kill Captain Jack Sparrow in a teaser for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which arrives with a new poster.
- Zack Snyder promises he's doing something very interesting with Superman in Justice League that will please and surprise fans.
- There was just one thing that kept Admiral Ackbar from returning in Rogue One.
- James Gunn reveals that a very cool Easter egg appears in the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Disney and LucasFilm are planning at least 12 more movies throughout the next decade and a half.
- Peter Parker shows off his spider-like agility in a pair of new posters for Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming.
- John Carpenter offers his responce to the news that Robert Rodrigues is directing the long awaited remake of Escape From New York.
- Exactly one year ago today Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters. Love the movie or not, it doesn't really matter at this point. Zack Snyder's superhero opus took more risks and left more of an impression on fandom and the cinematic landscape at large than most superhero movies. The bar is impossibly high for its sequel, Justice League. For those who loved Batman v Superman, Snyder needs to keep his no holds barred approach going. For those who didn't, he needs to find a way to b
- Tobin Bell taunts fans with an ominous photo of Billy hanging out near a rollercoaster as Saw Legacy continues post-production.
- Shortly after debuting the Justice League trailer, Warner Bros. and DC Films unites the heroes in a new poster.
- Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have added Ian Kenny to the Han Solo ensemble as shooting continues on the next Star Wars Story,
- Edwards James Olmos will play a character associated with the military in Shane Black's The Predator.
- The full-length trailer for director Zack Snyder's upcoming Justice League movie brings DC's most iconic superheroes together.
- Marvel and Disney announced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 tickets are on sale with a fun new TV spot.
Today in Movie Culture: Eddie Redmayne Tries to Be Stephen Hawking Again, Why R2-D2 is Sad in 'Star Wars' and MoreHere are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Auditions of the Day: Liam Neeson, Anna Kendrick, John Boyega, Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne and more audition to be Stephen Hawking's new voice in this terrific Red Nose Day bit: When the most famous scientist in the universe is looking for a new voice, you gotta give it a go! #rednoseday pic.twitter.com/KT6uaRJ9P4 — Red Nose Day (@rednoseday) March 24, 2017 Missing Flashback of the Day: See what R2-
- There's a lot riding on Justice League. For fans, it's the first time we're ever seeing Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Superman (in some form) together on the big screen. For Zack Snyder, it could possibly be the final film he directs in the DC Comics Extended Universe. And for Warner Bros., it's obviously a massive investment the success of which, critically and commercially, will determine the entire future of the DCEU. So, yeah, Justice League is kind of a big deal, and
Best of the Week: New Young Han Solo Movie Details, 'Justice League' Teased, Another 'Spider-Man' Spinoff and MoreThe Important NewsStar Wars: Woody Harrelson says the young Han Solo movie will be the best of the whole franchise. The spinoff prequel may also reveal Han Solo isn't the character's real name. Disney's CEO says Carrie Fisher's role won't be changed in The Last Jedi. Spider-Verse: Silver Sable and Black Cat will join up for a Spider-Man spinoff. X-Men: Michael Shannon may play Cable in Deadpool 2. The Deadpool sequel will also feature other Marvel Com
- Robert Rodriguez has signed on to direct the long-delayed remake of Escape From New York, which is moving forward at 20th Century Fox.
- Artist Boss Logic debuts new fan art depicting Michael Shannon as Cable in Deadpool 2.
- Colin Farrell is in talks to play a widowed father of two, alongside Eva Green and Danny DeVito in Disney's Dumbo remake.
- Concept art introduces the futuristic sci-fi world in Toho's new anime feature Godzilla: Monster Planet, debuting on Netflix later this year.
- There's a lot of talk right now about X-Force, Marvel Comics' popular mutant team that's expected to make its big-screen debut at some point after the Deadpool sequel hits theaters. Anyone who was reading comics in the '90s is likely well aware of the team, as the 5 million copies of X-Force #1 that were sold in August 1991 make it the second highest-selling American comic book of all time. But like so many other comic-book teams, X-Force has been through a lot of changes over the years –
- Netflix keeps grabbing stuff that nobody else seems to want but which will prove very popular on the streaming service. Just recently they announced their pick up of the decades-overdue final Orson Welles movie, which attracts the TCM crowd, for example, and the company has ordered a bunch more Adam Sandler comedies, for fans of Adam Sandler comedies. Now they're getting the long-in-development Motley Crue biopic, The Dirt, which will bring in a large, nostalgic '80s music crowd. Acco
- Last summer, Comics on Film openly asked whether or not Marvel Studios – the arm of Marvel Entertainment that's responsible for the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – has ever been concerned with the events of the TV shows appearing on both ABC and Netflix that purportedly take place within the same universe. Those shows, including the currently airing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and now Iron Fist along wi
- Victor Stone showcases his impressive firepower in a preview for Justice League.
- Update: Batman and The Flash have clips now online as well. Check them out below. There's a lot riding on Justice League. For fans, it's the first time we're ever seeing Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Superman (in some form) together on the big screen. For Zack Snyder, it could possibly be the final film he directs in the DC Comics Extended Universe. And for Warner Bros., it's obviously a massive investment the success of which, critically and commercially, will determine t
Disney CEO Bob Iger Reassures Fans They Won't Trim Carrie Fisher's Role In 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'After Carrie Fisher passed away in late December, we heard that she had completed her role in the eighth installment of the Star Wars series, which is officially known as Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But what about the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode IX? The official Star Wars site assured fans that "Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa." Still, that left some questions unanswered. Would Star Wars: The Last Jedi be modified
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Movie News: Jake Gyllenhaal Reteaming with 'Life' Director; New 'Barbie' Needed to Replace Amy SchumerThe Anarchists vs. ISIS: Jake Gyllenhaal and director Daniel Espinosa (Life, above) will reteam to make The Anarchists vs. ISIS. It's based on a Rolling Stone article by Seth Harp about a group of American "volunteers, socialists and outcasts" who are fighting against the terrorist organization ISIS in Syria. Gyllenhaal will star and also serve as a producer; Espinosa will direct. [THR] Barbie: In December, we heard that Amy Schumer (Trainwreck, above) was in talks to star in Barbie, a liv
- A mysterious motion poster surfaced on social media today, which could hint that the Green Ranger may debut in a Power Rangers sequel.
Today in Movie Culture: Imagining Michael Shannon as Cable, Deadpool Sings His Version of "Gaston" and MoreHere are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Casting Rendering of the Day: With Michael Shannon the frontrunner to play Cable in Deadpool 2, BossLogic shows us what that might look like (via ComicBook.com): Whipped up a Michael Shannon version of #cable for @ComicBook I'm happy with the short-list bring on the announcement :D @robertliefeld pic.twitter.com/43olsYGDuI — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) March 23, 2017 Movie Parody of the Day: Deadpool a
- Get a closer look at Ezra Miller's speedy Barry Allen in a new trailer preview for Justice League, ahead of the full trailer on Saturday.
- Dave Bautista brandishes a machine gun from the set of his upcoming action-packed sequel Escape Plan 2.
- Sony is looking for a new actress to play the lead in Barbie after Amy Schumer left the project over a scheduling conflict.
- Disney CEO Bob Iger confirms that there will be no changes made to Carrie Fisher's performance in Star Wars 8.
- If you want to see Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand kick teens in the crotch and swear up a storm, then Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri looks like the movie for you. The new movie from Oscar-winning writer/director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) dropped its first trailer, and it's the Red Band kind. Actually, it's hard to imagine how they'd even cut a Green Band trailer for this extremely profane movie. Take a @#%*&$# look: When it comes
- Han Solo is one of the best character names ever created. It's distinctive. It evokes the character's selfish side. And it's simple enough that even a three year old can say it right. It is a universally cool name. But apparently it may not actually be Han Solo's real name. Disney CEO Bob Iger, who just today renewed his contract to stay on with the company for one more year, revealed a few tiny details about the young Han Solo movie in the works. It's mostly stuff that's to be expected, but his
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