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Harrison Ford's Injury Delaying 'Star Wars: Episode VII'?

7:59 PM 6/23/2014 by Binh Ngo
Star Wars
Could Harrison Ford's leg injury force Disney to push the release date of Star Wars: Episode VII to 2016? According to the latest rumor, that's a possibility. Ford broke his left leg in the second week of June when the door of the Millennium Falcon fell on him during a shoot.

The Download: 'The Batman,' 'Bourne 5,' 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

12:22 PM 6/22/2014 by Binh Ngo
We discuss the solo Batman movie rumor, Bourne 5, Star Wars: Episode VIII and more on this edition of The Download. Come and join us. Binh: As you know, Jeff, Sara won't be joining us because she's on a much deserved vacation, so it's just you and me on this week's Download.

What's Popping: Star Wars, Hulk, Harrison Ford, 'Paddington'

7:15 PM 6/20/2014 by Binh Ngo
Star Wars
According to reports, Rian Johnson has been tapped to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII and possibly Episode IX as well. Talk about a career boost!

'Looper' Helmer Rian Johnson to Write and Direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

1:00 PM 6/20/2014 by Binh Ngo
Rian Johnson
Looks like Rian Johnson is the Irvin Kershner of the new Star Wars trilogy because Deadline has learned that he will write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII and Episode IX. However, according to TheWrap, he is only writing the treatment for Episode IX and will not direct it.

Harrison Ford Broke Leg, Not Ankle, on 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Set

1:24 PM 6/19/2014 by Binh Ngo
Harrison Ford
Reports that Harrison Ford had broken his ankle when a door of the Millennium Falcon fell on him were inaccurate. He actually broke his left leg, the BBC has confirmed with his publicist. "His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly," Ford's publicist Ina Treciokas said in a statement.

Ken Jeong to Star in 'International Incident'

9:12 PM 6/18/2014 by Binh Ngo
Ken Jeong
If you ever think that Ken Jeong deserves his own movie, then there's good news. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeong is set to star in a Summit Entertainment comedy called International Incident. Steve Carell is in talks to produce. To be scripted by David Javerbaum from his own pitch, International Incident is said to revolve around five United Nations delegates who set out on a road trip to find one of the five's long lost love.

Mark Ruffalo Says Marvel Is Considering Another Standalone Hulk Movie

6:48 PM 6/17/2014 by Binh Ngo
The two previous stand-alone Hulk movies both grossed less that $300 million at the global box office, and for movies that cost north of $100 million to make, those were a huge disappointment. That's also the reason why we haven't seen another standalone Hulk movie since 2008's The Incredible Hulk. According to Mark Ruffalo, Marvel may be warming to the idea of having the green giant starring in his own movie again.

'Resident Evil 6' May Really Be the Final Chapter

2:32 PM 6/17/2014 by Binh Ngo
Resident Evil
The Resident Evil movies were never popular here, but they're huge overseas, with 60% to 80% of the total box office coming from there. With Resident Evil 6, the series may finally be coming to an end -- until the inevitable reboot, that is.

Teresa Palmer Boards 'Point Break' Remake

8:04 PM 6/16/2014 by Binh Ngo
Teresa Palmer
Those worrying that Alcon's Point Break remake may be a bit dude heavy will be happy to learn that Warm Bodies' Teresa Palmer is joining the cast. The original 1991 movie starred Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. According to Variety, Palmer is playing Tyler, the love interest of Luke Bracey's FBI agent Johnny Utah and the movie's designated damsel in distress.

The Download: 'Fault in Our Stars' Edging Out 'Edge of Tomorrow' and Harrison Ford's Bad Break

1:41 PM 6/14/2014 by Binh Ngo
Warner Bros.
We talk about the The Fault in Our Stars out-grossing Tom Cruise's pricey sci fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow, Harrison Ford's unfortunately accident on the set of Episode VII and more on this edition of The Download.
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