STAR WARS EPISODE VII
The Internet blew up yesterday when it was announced that Disney purchased Lucasfilm for $4.08 billion. As if that weren’t enough to completely boggle the minds of “Star Wars” fans, the announcement further dropped that Disney plans to release the seventh “Star Wars” film in 2015.
While rumors about the seventh movie immediately began germinating, there’s one thing it won’t be: a movie of the expanded universe canon of graphic novels and prose novels. E! Online cites a Lucasfilm source as stating the film isn’t anything fans have seen before.
“It’s an original story,” said the source, who also notes there is no director yet attached to the project.
For the skinny on the situation from the man himself, George Lucas, the offical Star Wars YouTube channel has posted this interview with Lucas and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
It’s official — Bryan Singer will return to the “X-Men” movieverse. Singer has signed a deal to take over as director for “X-Men: Days of Future Past” following “X-Men: First Class” director Matthew Vaughan’s departure. Vaughan is reportedly close to deal that would see him come on to the film as a producer alongside screenwriter Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.
Opens July 18, 2014
Not one, but two new TV spots for “Skyfall” have hit the web in anticipation for its U.S. release next Friday. My favorite is the one below focusing on Ben Whishaw’s Q.
This one is far less interesting, but has a lot of explosions.
Opens November 9
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
A report in the latest issue of SciFi Now Magazine stated James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” would be a fully animated feature film. Marvel has debunked the claim stating that it is not an animated film. However, unless James Gunn is going to get an actual raccoon to play Rocket Raccoon, it seems likely there will be at least some CG-animation integrated into the upcoming Marvel Phase Two film.
Opens August 1, 2014
Spinoff Online spoke with Seth Green and Clare Grant about “Robot Chicken” and the possibility of a Marvel special somewhere down the road.
“We keep kicking around a Marvel idea. It all depends,” Green said. “DC worked really well and we had so much fun that while we were writing it, we were like, ‘Oh, man, we have more than enough material to write a second one.’ When we put the first one together, we talked about writing a second one. We thought we’d abandon all that and tell a completely different story. So we might honestly do that, make a second DC before doing anything else. I can’t say that’s for sure, but that is definitely right on the forefront of our brains, so my guess is that we would do that with DC Comics.”
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