Not only did Simon Kinberg write and produce the upcoming superhero spectacular, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and its sequel 'X-Men: Apocalypse' and 2015's 'Fantastic Four' reboot -- he's also the creator and executive producer of 'Star Wars Rebels,' a new animated series that takes place between the events of 'Revenge of the Sith' and 'A New Hope.' (Kinberg is also involved in the development of the yet-to-be-announced 'Star Wars' live action movies.)
Kinberg is currently promoting the aforementioned 'Days of Future Past,' but the subject of 'Rebels' did come up (okay, yes, because I asked about it) and Kinberg explains what it's like to write for characters who appeared in the original trilogy (it's rumored Lando Calrissian plays at least a small role) and threading the needle between the people who love the Original Trilogy and the people who love the prequels.
After a week off, the ScreenCrush ScreenCrunch Cereal Of The Week has returned.
Since the last edition of ScreenCrunch, there’s been a lot of ‘Star Wars’ news! So, in celebration of the newly announced cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ let’s take a look at C-3POs Star Wars: Episode II Cereal.
Not sold on the rumored 'Star Wars: Episode 7' title, 'The Ancient Fear'? It's okay, you're not the only one; even director J.J. Abrams doesn't seem too excited to slap such a moniker on his first 'Star Wars' film (though, this is the guy who made a film called 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' so it certainly could be worse).
Ever since George Lucas sold 'Star Wars' to Disney a year and a half ago, there's been word of sequels and spinoffs in the works. But the production of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' took longer to launch than expected, and so the effort to create those standalone films was put on the back burner. Now that 'Episode 7' is days away from shooting, Disney is beating the drum again, and have announced they'll be at least three new spinoffs coming before 2024.
Last week, at least a partial cast was revealed for 'Star Wars: Episode 7'. Almost immediately, speculation began on who the new actors would be playing. Will John Boyega be a young Jedi? Will Adam Driver be a Sith Lord? Will Daisy Ridley (who is strongly rumored to be the daughter of Han and Leia) be a Jedi, too?
Good grief, I hope not. As I’ve written before, Jedi are boring.
This past Sunday saw 'Star Wars' animated series 'Star Wars Rebels' issuing its first full trailer before the fall debut, though any major surprises were absent. Now, early word suggests that a pivotal franchise character may yet have a role to play in the series, picking up after we last saw the character in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars.'
The 'Star Wars' films made George Lucas a millionaire, but it was the toys that made him a billionaire. People have been buying 'Star Wars' toys for nearly 40 years now and the merchandising has seemingly never slowed down, with both kids and adult collectors devouring every new release. Hasbro has revealed a look at some future 'Star Wars' items and fans of Yoda and Jabba the Hutt are going to be very, very happy.
Since Lucasfilm unveiled the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' last week as they commenced with the first table read -- how do we put this bluntly? -- we've pretty much been taking anything we can get from the film. While Sunday's Star Wars Day was in full swing (and May the 4th still be with you always), Lucasfilm unveiled our first look at Peter Mayhew back in costume as Chewbacca.