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WookieeLeaks: Toys-R-Us Stores Will Open at Midnight to Debut First ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toys

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by Jacob Hall August 7, 2015 @ 10:45 AM
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Toys “R” Us stores are going all-out on Force Friday, transforming their locations into “Destination Star Wars” and opening at midnight so fans can come buy the new toys and celebrate with “costumed characters, signing events, [and] giveaways.”

‘Fantastic Four’ Producers Shoot Down Idea of ‘X-Men’ Crossover

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by Mike Sampson August 7, 2015 @ 10:23 AM
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Long before anyone knew how bad Fantastic Four really was (currently at 9% on Rotten Tomatoes), Fox had floated the idea of an X-Men vs. Fantastic Four movie, or at least some crossover event featuring the superheroes from both teams. X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer even commented, saying, “Those ideas are in play. That would be a natural match-up because they’re both ensemble films and there is a natural mechanism by which to do it.” Hey, it worked for Marvel and DC, right? Well, know that Fox knows they have a stinker on their hands, those plans might be completely done.

‘Fantastic Four’ Producer Says Fans Have a ‘Chip on Their Shoulder,’ Plus Check Out New Images

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by Britt Hayes July 9, 2015 @ 10:06 AM
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The new Fantastic Four reboot comes with a lot of built-in baggage — fans were so disappointed in the 2005 film and the subsequent sequel in 2007 (perhaps more so with the latter), that they’re naturally skeptical of another go-round with the super-powered quartet. Producer Simon Kinberg is aware of this and acknowledges it in a new interview, while remaining in director Josh Trank’s corner regardless of the rumors that continue to swirl about his behavior on set.

‘Star Wars Rebels’ Sets September Release for Season 1 Blu-ray

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 27, 2015 @ 2:05 AM
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Star Wars Rebels gave hungry fans a taste of the old world with its Vader-centric Season 2 premiere, but with fresh installments months away, the acclaimed animated series has its own Season 1 Blu-ray / DVD ahead. Preview the return of Star Wars Rebels’ landmark opening season, and see what features lie in store!

‘Fantastic Four’ Director Josh Trank Explains Casting the Team in New Featurettes

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by Britt Hayes April 5, 2015 @ 11:55 AM
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It may still be a while before we see another trailer for the Fantastic Four reboot, but for those curious to learn more about the upcoming film, director Josh Trank and writer and producer Simon Kinberg made four new featurettes to take you behind the scenes. In the videos, Trank and Kinberg explain their casting choices, noting that they were aiming for a more dramatic tone, which is why they cast some of the best dramatic actors around.

Liam Neeson’s ‘Narco Sub’ Lands ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Brian Kirk

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by Britt Hayes March 23, 2015 @ 8:25 PM
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After struggling to secure a director for a while now, upcoming action thriller Narco Sub has hired Brian Kirk, known best for helming episodes of Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. Liam Neeson is set to star in the new film, which will once again find him playing a government official taking on some very bad dudes.

Neill Blomkamp, ‘X-Men’ Producer Simon Kinberg Backing Ambitious Sci-Fi Project ‘The Leviathan’

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by Britt Hayes March 23, 2015 @ 10:36 AM
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About a week ago, Academy Award-nominated director Ruairi Robinson debuted a proof-of-concept teaser for The Leviathan, an ambitious sci-fi project written by Fight Club screenwriter Jim Uhls. The teaser was so impressive that it’s drawn the attention of Neill Blomkamp and X-Men writer/producer Simon Kinberg, who have just come on board to produce the project.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is Bringing Back Rose Byrne’s Moira MacTaggert

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by Britt Hayes January 30, 2015 @ 8:41 PM
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We’ve known for a while that Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will focus more on the young cast, and Patrick Stewart recently confirmed that neither he nor Ian McKellen will be returning for the upcoming installment in the franchise. While we won’t see those old, familiar faces, Singer is bringing back another ‘X-Men’ star for the sequel: Rose Byrne will return to reprise her role as Moira MacTaggert from ‘X-Men: First Class.’

‘Fantastic Four’ Director Josh Trank Talks Film and Comic Influences, Plus First Official Peek at Michael B. Jordan

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by Britt Hayes January 26, 2015 @ 7:45 PM
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The ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot is scheduled to hit theaters in seven months, yet we’ve known so little about Josh Trank’s film, and we’ve seen even less (like, zero) from the project. That changes now, as Trank and producer Simon Kinberg have opened up about the film, discussing everything from the comic book and cinematic influences, to the score and production, and we’ve even got our first official peek at the set.