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Lupita Nyong’o in Talks to Join ‘Black Panther’ Cast

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by Matt Singer May 12, 2016 @ 12:33 PM
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Chadwick Boseman made one hell of a debut as Black Panther in this summer’s Captain America: Civil War. As T’Challa, the new King of the African nation of Wakanda, Boseman gave a terrific and intense performance as both the angry diplomat (and grieving son) and the tough-as-nails superhero. And when your nails are made out of unbreakable vibranium, that means you’re pretty damn tough.

‘Queen of Katwe’ Trailer: Lupita Nyong’o Will Move You in This Inspiring Chess Drama

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by Britt Hayes May 10, 2016 @ 5:55 PM
After winning an Oscar for her incredible breakthrough performance in 12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong’o has been awesomely unpredictable in her career choices. Instead of following up the acclaimed drama with more acclaimed dramas, Nyong’o starred in two films back-to-back where she portrayed animated characters. More than anything, it’s left us anxious to see her in another live-action film, which makes the first trailer for Queen of Katwe pretty exciting.

‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Director Rian Johnson Teases Maz Kanata’s Return in New Photo

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by Britt Hayes April 4, 2016 @ 5:17 PM
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Hey guys, remember Star Wars? The Force Awakens hits DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, with enough special features to keep you occupied until Rogue One arrives later this year — but lest you forget, Episode VIII is currently filming for a 2017 release, and director Rian Johnson has shared a new photo from the set teasing the return of a certain spectacled and wise alien played by one Lupita Nyong’o.

‘The Jungle Book’ Debuts New Clips That Will Make You Hungry and Sad

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by Britt Hayes March 28, 2016 @ 8:23 PM
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Disney has released two new clips from The Jungle Book — one that will make you laugh as you reach for a snack, and another that will make you feel…some things. Let’s just get the emotional part of this out of the way up front so we can end on a more positive note, okay? Unless you feel particularly emotional about food, and in that case, feel free to reverse your viewing order.

‘The Force Awakens’ Star Lupita Nyong’o Shares the Magic of Making Maz Kanata

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by Britt Hayes March 22, 2016 @ 5:19 PM
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Oh, you didn’t think we were done with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, did you? In anticipation of the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release, Lupita Nyong’o has shared a new behind-the-scenes clip from the special features, giving us a sneak peek at how she collaborated with ILM to bring Maz Kanata to life in a galaxy far, far away.

‘The Jungle Book’ Stars Pose With Their CG Animal Counterparts in These Great New Photos

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by Britt Hayes March 21, 2016 @ 5:23 PM
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Disney’s live-action update of The Jungle Book looks absolutely gorgeous, and if nothing else, the trailers for Jon Favreau’s new adaptation of the beloved classic promises some incredible CGI — perhaps even better than Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. We’ll have to wait until next month to be certain, but until then, Disney has released some pretty cool new photos featuring the voice cast posing alongside their respective CG animal characters.

‘The Jungle Book’ TV Spot Invites You to ‘Live the Legend’

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by Britt Hayes February 21, 2016 @ 12:23 PM
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Disney has released a new TV spot for The Jungle Book, offering a fresh look at Jon Favreau’s live-action / CGI adventure with a little bit of new footage thrown in for good measure. Titled “Live the Legend,” the spot opens with Ben Kingsley’s Bagheera, the panther mentor of young Mowgli, explaining the (bare?) necessity of returning the boy to the jungle.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Deleted Scene Had Maz Kanata Battling Stormtroopers

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by Britt Hayes January 14, 2016 @ 5:07 PM
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If you were one of the fans disappointed by Maz Kanata’s limited role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then we have good and bad news for you. The good news is that Lupita Nyong’o’s wizened old alien pirate is as much of a badass as you suspected. The bad news is that the scene in which she showed off her very particular set of skills was left on the cutting room floor. Silver lining: it could be one of the deleted scenes that shows up on The Force Awakens Blu-ray.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Debuts Official Photos of Maz and Snoke, Plus More Hints About Andy Serkis’ Villain

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by Britt Hayes January 3, 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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Yes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been in theaters for a couple of weeks now, but there's a couple of characters who were missing from the publicity materials, kept mostly secret until the film's release. Lucasfilm has debuted some official photos of Maz Kanata and Supreme Leader Snoke, while Serkis shoots down any ideas about our familiarity with his new Star Wars baddie.