Tag: Star Wars

‘Run’ Director Aneesh Chaganty on Channeling Hitchcock and Shyamalan for His Thriller

November 9, 2020 SHARE TWEET You know how the industry tends to works, right? If your first feature is a hit, you better be prepared and hold on tight because everything could change in flash, and that’s exactly what happened for Searching director Aneesh Chaganty. That movie utilizes the “screenlife” technique extremely effectively, won the
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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Premiere Review: No Spoilers, But Those Western Sci-Fi Tropes Still Work

October 30, 2020 SHARE TWEET Returning to the world of The Mandalorian right now is honestly kind of a relief. Sometimes, you want an escapist treat that just eases you into a simple story of good versus evil, but sometimes, that’s not enough. You need a story that’s incredibly dense and complex with its callouts
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The Baby Yoda Life-Size Figure by Sideshow Collectibles Has Arrived at the Collider Office

October 29, 2020 SHARE TWEET While Star Wars has experienced a number of fan favorite characters since the series first launched in 1977 with Episode IV: A New Hope, I think we can all agree the reaction to The Child (Baby Yoda) in the first season of The Mandalorian was another level. Not only did
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‘The Batman’ Is Using ‘The Mandalorian’ Technology for Select Scenes

October 19, 2020 SHARE TWEET The technology that made The Mandalorian possible is now also being used on one of the biggest upcoming films, The Batman. Lucasfilm had been trying to get a live-action Star Wars TV show off the ground for years, but the biggest hindrance was how to not only make such a
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Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series Filming Start Date Revealed by Ewan McGregor

October 11, 2020 SHARE TWEET It looks like production on the untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series is back on track. Over the weekend, Ewan McGregor revealed when filming on the Star Wars spinoff series was expected to begin. It’s been a minute since we’ve had some news on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series front, which makes McGregor’s tease all
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‘Space Mountain’ Movie in the Works at Disney from ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Writer

October 9, 2020 SHARE TWEET Disney is developing a live-action movie based on its popular Space Mountain rollercoaster, which is enjoyed by millions each year at both Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) will write the script as well as
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‘Invincible’ Trailer Reveals Robert Kirkman’s A-List, R-Rated Superhero Series for Amazon

October 8, 2020 SHARE TWEET Amazon has released the trailer for Invincible, a new animated (and R-rated) superhero series starring the voice talent of Steven Yeun and J.K. Simmons. The eight-episode hour-long show comes from Robert Kirkman, adapting his own comic book series, who you might also recognize as the creator of a little indie
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Weekend Box Office: ‘Tenet’ Has a Weak Grip on #1 With $41.2 Mil Domestic Total

September 27, 2020 SHARE TWEET Here we are, at the end of yet another weekend trying to find the silver lining on an ever-darkening box office cloud. Sure, Warner Bros. Tenet is still at the top of the box office chart, with 20th Century Studios’ The New Mutants and Solstice Studios’ Unhinged rounding out the top three. But
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Giancarlo Esposito on ‘The Boys’ Season 2 and Wielding His Darksaber in ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2

August 25, 2020 SHARE TWEET With Amazon’s fantastic series The Boys returning for Season 2 on September 4, I recently landed an exclusive video interview with Giancarlo Esposito. As you might recall from the season finale, Esposito was revealed to be Stan Edgar, the CEO of Vought International, and his role has definitely been expanded in
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The ‘Avatar’ Sequels Have Been Delayed Again, So I Guess Things Are Returning to Normal

July 23, 2020 SHARE TWEET Disney just released a massive restructuring of their release calendar, which is to be expected considering virtually every production in Hollywood is on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. In doing so, the studio revealed that James Cameron’s long-awaited Avatar sequels are among the films that are getting pushed back,
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These ‘Empire Strikes Back’ 40th Anniversary Posters Need to Be in Your ‘Star Wars’ Collection

June 17, 2020 SHARE TWEET June 20 marks the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. To celebrate the milestone birthday of a Star Wars original trilogy feature, Bottleneck Gallery has collaborated with Lucasfilm and Acme Archives to create a quartet of stunningly cool posters which deserve a place in every fan’s
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Disney Shuffles Dates for Upcoming Titles, Sends ‘One & Only Ivan’ to Disney+

June 12, 2020 SHARE TWEET Today Disney announced some sizable shakeups to its release calendar, although maybe not the ones you were expecting (yes, Mulan is still on the calendar for July 24). Peter Jackson’s Beatles doc The Beatles: Get Back, previously scheduled for September 4 this year moves all the way to August 27,
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‘Attack the Block’ Ending Explained: Attack the System, One Block at a Time

June 5, 2020 SHARE TWEET [Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for Attack the Block.] Know what I reckon, yeah? I reckon the feds sent them anyway. Government probably bred those creatures to kill Black boys. First they sent drugs to the ends. Then they sent guns. Now they send monsters to get us. They
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Taika Waititi’s Movies Ranked, From Talking Rocks to Neurotic Vampires

June 4, 2020 SHARE TWEET If you’re not on the Taika Waititi train already, now is absolutely the time to do it. Waititi has been working as a director since the early 2000s, where he got his start directing short films like the Oscar-nominated Two Cars, One Night and What We Do in the Shadows, which later inspired the
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‘Star Wars’ Alum Victoria Mahoney Lands First Major Studio Gig with Paramount Action Movie

June 1, 2020 SHARE TWEET Victoria Mahoney, who served as the second unit director on J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, is in negotiations to land her first major studio directing gig with Paramount’s action movie Kill Them All. Mahoney will direct from a script by James Coyne, based on the Oni Press
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Why Releasing the ‘Justice League’ Snyder Cut Sets a Dangerous Precedent

May 21, 2020 SHARE TWEET Well, it happened. Zack Snyder’s cut of his failed superhero team-up movie Justice League will see a release on Warner Media’s direct-to-consumer streaming platform HBO Max sometime in 2021. Members of the movement, who have been hectoring Warner Bros. to release this version of the movie, see it as a
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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2: New Details Revealed About Timothy Olyphant’s Mystery Character

May 19, 2020 SHARE TWEET After the massive success of its first season, The Mandalorian is stacking up a heck of a cast for Season 2. Last week brought the latest exciting new addition, Deadwood and Santa Clarita Diet star Timothy Olyphant, who signed on to play a mystery character in the upcoming season of the Disney+ series.
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Collider Wins Webby Award for George Lucas Celebrity Deepfake Video

May 19, 2020 SHARE TWEET The 2020 Webby Awards winners have been announced and we here at Collider have been crowned a winner. Previously, we shared the good news of Collider’s nomination in two Webby Awards categories in this year’s race, Comedy Longform (Video) and General Video (Weird). There was some stiff competition in both categories
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The Collider.com Podcast: Episode 260 – ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Revisited

May 18, 2020 SHARE TWEET This week on The Collider.com Podcast, we’re joined by Senior Editor Vinnie Mancuso to talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story. We discuss how the film has improved on repeat viewings, why it would have been better as an independent sci-fi fantasy story rather than part of the Star Wars
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You Can Ride ‘Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance’ At Home! (Sort Of)

May 14, 2020 SHARE TWEET Good news for Star Wars fans currently stuck at home and/or people for whom a trip to Disneyland is just never going to be economically feasible! Disney just uploaded a video to their Disney Parks YouTube account that takes you on a first-person journey through their brand-new Star Wars: Rise
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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2: Jango Fett Actor Temuera Morrison to Play Boba Fett

May 8, 2020 SHARE TWEET Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in 2002’s Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, has been cast as Boba Fett in season two of The Mandalorian on Disney+, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Boba Fett’s appearance was first teased in the season one episode “The Gunslinger,” which showed a mysterious figure approaching
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A New ‘Mandalorian’ Season 2 Director Is Revealed: ‘Ant-Man’s Peyton Reed

May 4, 2020 SHARE TWEET To celebrate his May the Fourth, director Peyton Reed of Ant-Man fame tweeted out a pic that certainly makes it seem like he’s directing at least one episode of season 2 of The Mandalorian, Disney+’s hit Star Wars show. Image via Marvel Studios Reed, having posted a set photo of his director’s chair with Pedro Pascal‘s Mando mask,
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David Leitch & Chad Stahelski Break Down Why There Isn’t a Stunt Oscar Yet

May 1, 2020 SHARE TWEET Wait, why the heck isn’t there a stunt category at the Oscars? That question has become a major talking point and rallying point for cinephiles in recent years, and it’s easy to understand why. When you consider the enormous presence and importance of films like Star Wars, the Fast &‌
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The Best Movies on Disney+ Right Now

May 1, 2020 SHARE TWEET Disney’s long-awaited streaming service Disney+ is here, and the volume of content available at your fingertips may feel overwhelming. Indeed, Disney Plus has launched with hundreds of movies and thousands of hours of TV shows to watch, all from Disney’s library of titles—and from Disney’s brand new, Disney Plus-exclusive content. The
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Guillermo Del Toro, Patty Jenkins, & More Join Ava DuVernay’s Film Fellowship Tweet-A-Thon

April 27, 2020 SHARE TWEET 13th director Ava DuVernay’s upcoming Array Film Fellowship tweet-a-thon has assembled an impressive list of over 50 participants, including Oscar-winning director Guillermo Del Toro, Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins, and Crazy Rich Asians filmmaker John M. Chu. As reported by Deadline, DuVernay’s annual social media event will take place
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‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Recap: The Siege of Mandalore Begins at Last

April 17, 2020 SHARE TWEET Spoilers ahead for the latest episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It’s been an interesting ride so far for the seventh and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. We kicked things off with a semi-new arc of four episodes that chronicled the Bad Batch, focusing on the
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Patton Oswalt’s Newest Comedy Special ‘I Love Everything’ Hits Netflix in May

April 9, 2020 SHARE TWEET Patton Oswalt’s latest 1-hour comedy special I Love Everything will premiere on Netflix May 19. As reported by Variety, the veteran comic’s newest hour of stand-up will cover topics ranging from coping with being in his 50s to balancing being a responsible father with his love of Star Wars. Image
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MasterWork: Rian Johnson’s Journey from Playing with Kenner Toys to Scoring an Oscar Nomination

April 9, 2020 SHARE TWEET  – Welcome to Collider’s newest documentary series, MasterWork. Each episode of the show offers viewers an in-depth look at creative leaders in a variety of mediums, with a detailed account of what led them to their “master work” using interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and more. The inaugural episode of MasterWork
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‘Sea Fever’ Actress Hermione Corfield Talks Shooting the Eerily Prescient Indie Horror Film

April 9, 2020 SHARE TWEET From writer/director Neasa Hardiman, the indie horror film Sea Fever shows what can happen when a mysterious lifeform ensnares a fishing trawler out in the deep Atlantic with its crew on board. When marine biology student Siobhán (Hermione Corfield) has to endure a week on a boat whose close-knit crew
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‘Rise of Skywalker’ Editors Have Strong Feelings about ‘The Last Jedi’

April 9, 2020 SHARE TWEET Star Wars: The Last Jedi is an incredible film. Let’s get that out of the way first and foremost. It’s a thematically rich, emotionally challenging, and supremely satisfying Star Wars story, and pound for pound stands as the best of the new-era Star Wars movies. Not everyone feels this way,
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