2:50 PM 4/22/2014 by Jeff Giles
Sorry, Admiral Thrawn fans: It looks like all those rumors about the new Star Wars trilogy pulling from the "expanded universe" novels were unfounded. According to screenwriter Simon Kinberg, the new movies are going to follow the old ones -- but go to corners of a galaxy far, far away that we've never seen or read before.
8:13 PM 4/20/2014 by Logan Falk
Marvel’s releases always have impressive box office longevity, and their latest film is no exception. Despite a hoard of new releases flooding the box office vying for a decent weekend gross, the latest Marvel film remains at the top (although, it probably owes a little to the fact that three of the four new releases failed to get a positive consensus from critics).
1:38 PM 4/18/2014 by Logan Falk
This is another jam-packed weekend, with an almost comical variety of films opening in theaters: a drama that takes itself too seriously, a comedy that doesn’t take itself seriously enough, a decent drama with a strong religious streak, and a Disney nature documentary.
5:54 PM 4/17/2014 by Jeff Giles
Superproducer Jerry Bruckheimer seems to have landed on his feet since exiting his first-look deal with Disney -- in fact, he's already got himself a new deal at Paramount, where he's working on getting a slew of high-profile sequels off the ground, as well as potentially rolling on another Pirates of the Caribbean movie for his old friends at Disney.
1:11 PM 4/7/2014 by Jeff Giles
Chewbacca's back! Confirming one of the most widely reported rumors surrounding the upcoming Star Wars sequel, the Hollywood Reporter's sources say that Peter Mayhew will return to reprise his role as everyone's favorite Wookiee for one more trip to long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away.
1:52 PM 3/18/2014 by Jeff Giles
After 10 years of making audiences wonder whether they'd ever get around to producing a sequel to The Incredibles, Pixar has revealed that plans for another installment are underway -- and Incredibles director Brad Bird is writing the screenplay, although there's currently no indication as to whether he'll also direct.
3:01 PM 3/12/2014 by Jeff Giles
With Adam Driver seemingly set to play the villain in the next installment of Star Wars, director J.J. Abrams is reportedly winnowing down his shortlist of contenders to play the next generation of Jedi warriors -- and Variety's sources say Abrams is focused on five potential young leads.
2:58 PM 2/26/2014 by Jeff Giles
We've been playing it cool with the near-constant rumors regarding Star Wars: Episode VII, but this one seems legit: It looks like the next villain to torment the Rebels and their friends will be played by none other than Girls cast member Adam Driver.
11:37 AM 1/21/2014 by Jeff Giles
Like it or not, the old-fashioned two-dimensional villain is a thing of the past -- and the studio that helped define that archetype for several generations of filmgoers is now actively helping to shatter it with movies like Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie as the witch who infamously ruined Sleeping Beauty's christening with a curse.
6:45 PM 1/12/2014 by Logan Falk
This weekend was a blowout for one of our new releases, which earned well beyond its projected range, and worked its way to the top of the charts as a result. Lone Survivor, the cathartic war film based on a true story, pulled in $38.5 million over the weekend—a good $20 million more than its predicted gross.