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Star Wars: A New Dawn Review While there’s a clear attempt to emulate the subtitle to the original Star Wars film, A New Hope, with the new book, Star Wars: A New Dawn, there’s a lot of reasons that title fits. Not just storywise – though it does tie into the themes of the book – but also because A New Dawn marks the start of a big new direction for Star Wars. With Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, and work underway on multiple new Star Wars movies, the decision was made to officially decree that the previous novels and other stories that fell under the “expanded universe” heading were not part of canon.

BOX OFFICE: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY To Stay At #1 During Labor Day Weekend This summer has not been good in North America in terms of box office takings, but that's working well for Guardians of the Galaxy as it looks set to take advantage of a quiet August by storming to the #1 spot again this weekend. The movie has been pegged as the clear winner of the Labor Day weekend, and after taking $3.5 million today, it looks set to earn $19 million in total during its fifth week of release. The Marvel Studios movie faces little competition from The November Man (starring Pierce Brosnan) which will open in second with $15 million.

Avengers 2's Elizabeth Olsen Up for King Arthur Godzilla and Oldboy actress Elizabeth Olsen is reportedly circling director Guy Ritchie's King Arthur movie. Variety says Olsen -- soon to be seen as Scarlet Witch in Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron -- "is the frontrunner for the female lead." Curiously, they don't say whether or not that character is Queen Guinevere. Charlie Hunnam is in line to play the title role and Idris Elba is on board to play a Merlin-like mentor to Arthur.

Joaquin Phoenix in Final Talks for 'Doctor Strange'? Marvel is reportedly close to finalizing a deal with Joaquin Phoenix to play Doctor Strange, according to a new report from Collider.We reported just over a month ago that Joaquin Phoenix had entered negotiations to play Doctor Steven Strange, but the fact that his deal still hasn't been finalized lead to a number of other casting rumors, including this week's report that Jack Huston is in contention for the coveted role.

WookieeLeaks: 'Star Wars: Episode 7′ Resumes Filming as a Familiar Villain is Revealed ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, 'Star Wars: Episode 7' resumes filming, an old bad guy prepares a comeback, and 'Star Wars Rebels' reveals a new clip. Continue reading…

Michael Fassbender wants to contribute to the story of X-Men: Apocalypse As Michael Fassbender's career continues, he's becoming more and more invested in his work. Aside from starring in, he'll also be producing the upcoming video game adaptation of ASSASSIN'S CREED that's to be helmed by Justin Kurzel, on which he recently worked with on MACBETH. While he wont have so strong a behind-the-scenes role in regards to X-MEN:... Read More...

Robert Downey Jr. Says 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is the Best Marvel Movie Yet Marvel Studios and the character of Tony Stark/Iron Man transformed Robert Downey Jr. from a has-been into one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, so it's not surprising that he'll sing their praises outside the context of the movies he stars in. However, he recently took it a big step further, declaring 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to be the best Marvel movie yet. Yep, even the ones that he's not in. Continue reading…

• Bay On Action—In-depth interview with Michael Bay about his vision and approach to the film’s mind-blowing action sequences. Evolution Within Extinction: • Generation 2—A look at where the fourth film picks up as we meet new faces—both man and machine—and a Transformers world after the Battle of Chicago. • Drive Like Hell—Two entirely re-envisioned models of OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE appear in the film, along with an intimidating new nemesis, LOCKDOWN, as a Lamborghini Aventador plus other incredibly cool cars incl

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