Category: Movie News

Woody Harrelson Joins Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke For Young Han Solo Standalone Film

Even if a lot of fans aren’t particularly interested in a young Han Solo tale (including myself since we’ve been down the well before), it’s impossible to stay jaded against it now with the cast they are assembling and the creative team behind the endeavor. Woody Harrelson is the latest to join the film, following other big stars like Donald Glover (as a young Lando Calrissian) and Emilia Clarke (her role’s yet to be announced). Now am I not only excited for the film, but it’s beginning to feel like it might be a great gateway drug to Star Wars fandom for more casual or new fans. Continue reading “Woody Harrelson Joins Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke For Young Han Solo Standalone Film”

Latest Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Brings Hope to the Rebellion

The latest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is here and brings tons of new details, including looks into the story of the Ersos, mainly Jyn and her father Galen, while trying to show there could be hope in such a dark time for the Rebellion. It also showcases how the film, as previously reported, was shot over the shoulder by director Gareth Edwards to make it feel like viewers were right down in the trenches with the rebels. This perspective also has the effect of making the Empire feel much larger and even more insurmountable than ever before (plus that shot of Vader busting through mist has me shaking in my boots every time I see it, especially after reading the excellent Darth Vader comic series). It’s hard to have hope looking at the daunting power of the Empire, but damn it Jyn is going to try to make us have a little of it just to see this through. I know I’ll give hope, and Rogue One, a try come December 16 later this year. Check below the cut for the new poster! Continue reading “Latest Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Brings Hope to the Rebellion”

Rogue One’s Second Trailer Showcases Cast, Sweeping Visuals, and Teases Vader (UPDATED)

After a marathon session of waiting through the Olympics, the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer is finally here! Giving time to all of the main cast and introducing the movie’s jaw-dropping visual palette, the latest trailer doesn’t reveal much beyond what we’ve already learned, but it certainly sells what you should be expecting. Read on for some impressions and new details dropped by Entertainment Weekly this week. UPDATE: There’s now an international trailer below, with a few new shots and a revealing new line… Continue reading “Rogue One’s Second Trailer Showcases Cast, Sweeping Visuals, and Teases Vader (UPDATED)”

It’s a Wrap: Celebration Europe 2016 News Roundup – Han Solo Casting, Ep. VIII Teases, Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel Author Revealed, Battlefront DLC

Welcome SignsWhile I’ve written up a few articles already for what I managed to see at Celebration Europe 2016 mid-July, but I’m not going to be able to cover all of what I did and didn’t see in as much detail as normal. However, this article will cover the best of the rest in regards to news and reveals you might have missed (and I didn’t make a separate article for), including the very unsurprising reveal of the young Han Solo actor, some teases from Rian Johnson regarding Ep. VIII, author reveals for upcoming Rogue One related novels, new Battlefront DLC bringing space battles and Rogue One content this year, and more! Continue reading “It’s a Wrap: Celebration Europe 2016 News Roundup – Han Solo Casting, Ep. VIII Teases, Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel Author Revealed, Battlefront DLC”

Rogue One: An EW Cover Story (UPDATED)

Favorite Rogue One ShotAhead of July’s Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, Entertainment Weekly has revealed Rogue One, the first of the standalone films which centers around the group of rebels who steal the Death Star plans, to be the focus of their latest cover story. Even though we can expect a new trailer and more info on Rogue One at Celebration Europe, this EW content is a great way to create buzz and awareness for causals not breathing in Star Wars content everyday of their lives. EW has promised to unveil more background on Jyn Erso and her father (to be played by Mads Mikkelsen), identities for the rest of the team, new photos, an inside look at the courtly Imperial intrigue, Vader’s presence in the film, and the inside scoop on the reshoots. I’ll be updating the article below as the news trickles in from EW.com. Continue reading “Rogue One: An EW Cover Story (UPDATED)”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s First Teaser Trailer Rebels in all the Right Ways

“This is a Rebellion, isn’t it? I rebel.” With those simple words Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, has already become a favorite of mine and many others. On top of that, from the pan over of the Death Star, Donnie Yen’s brief beat down of a stormtrooper, Mon Mothma, and those AT-ATs in the sand, the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer has proven a Star Wars film doesn’t need “Episode” before it to feel like a Star Wars film; Which is very good news for the A Star Wars Story brand. Some hi-res stills and extended thoughts below, but in short: December feels so much further away now than it did yesterday! Continue reading “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s First Teaser Trailer Rebels in all the Right Ways”

Episode VIII Begins Production, New Cast Announced

The Force Awakens hitting theater screens back in December is still a fresh memory, but Episode VIII has spared no time as it’s officially beginning production. Today the official site revealed the teaser you see above, as well as three new cast members: Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran. Below is more from the press release and details on the new cast.  Continue reading “Episode VIII Begins Production, New Cast Announced”

EW Uncovers Details on The Force Awaken’s Maz Kanata, Snoke, Hux, Starkiller Base and More!

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Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican got what he could from J.J. Abrams, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and more for the magazine’s latest profile of The Force Awakens. While some of it isn’t necessarily news (or new news for that matter), each article is fun to read and there are some genuine reveals hidden within. Full breakdown (and therefore mild spoilers) below. Continue reading “EW Uncovers Details on The Force Awaken’s Maz Kanata, Snoke, Hux, Starkiller Base and More!”

Japanese The Force Awakens Trailer, TV Spot, New Character Posters, and Interviews Galore!

The footage has truly awoken for the seventh Star Wars film and here’s hoping it slumbers again until December 18th. Above is the Japanese trailer, featuring several new shots and new dialogue, while below are the first TV spot which builds off some of the new scenes revealed in the Japanese trailer, the eye-catching character posters, and several interviews with the young stars of the film, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega. Continue reading “Japanese The Force Awakens Trailer, TV Spot, New Character Posters, and Interviews Galore!”

The Force Awakens Theatrical Trailer, Poster Revealed, Tickets now Live! (UPDATED)

Above, witness the glory that is the theatrical (and likely last) trailer for The Force Awakens. If you were too busy watching that, you probably didn’t score your tickets, which went live earlier than promised and starting selling out like Death Star parts at the junk shop. My stunned thoughts on the trailer (and the theatrical poster that was revealed Sunday) below. And now after a day to soak it all in, I’ve included some of my extended thoughts, news about TFA breaking tickets records, and other reactions from around the web! Continue reading “The Force Awakens Theatrical Trailer, Poster Revealed, Tickets now Live! (UPDATED)”