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Matt Smith Joins Star Wars Episode IX Cast

Variety has reported that Matt Smith is joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX. Currently his role is under wraps, but it is great to see his inclusion in the cast. Matt Smith is most famous for his role as the 11th Doctor in Doctor Who and also as a physical embodiment of Skynet in Terminator Genisys. He will be joining alongside Dominic Monaghan as some of the newest members of the cast that will be featured in the final episode of the new Star Wars trilogy. No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates. Star Wars EpisodeRead More


Dominic Monaghan Joins Star Wars Episode IX Cast

Deadline has reported that Dominic Monaghan will be joining the cast of Star Wars Episode IX. According to Deadline, Monaghan originally publicized that he was interested in joining the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens cast so he will soon be joining the team set in a galaxy far far away. Dominic Monaghan is most famous for his role as Merry, one of Frodo’s wingman in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Dominic Monaghan had this to say about his inclusion in the film’s cast. “The galaxy far far away has had almost as much influence as theRead More


Billy Dee Williams to Reprise Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episode IX

The Hollywood Reporter has recently reported that Billy Dee Williams will be returning to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Episode IX.  Currently it is unknown how much of a significance his character will play in the story especially since the film is still quite early in development.  He will be joining alongside Keri Russell, who’s role has not been confirmed at this time. For those who aren’t familiar with the character, Lando Calrissian is an old friend of Han Solo, who made his debut appearance in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. He would laterRead More


J.J. Abrams To Write And Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

The official Star Wars website has updated with the announcement that J.J. Abrams will return and direct Star Wars: Episode IX.  For those who are unaware the original director for the film, Colin Trevorrow, left directorial duties earlier last week.  J.J. Abrams will not only direct the film, but will also work as a co-writer with the help of Chris Terrio.  The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm. Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy had this to say about his return. “With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for,Read More


New Writer Announced For Star Wars Episode IX

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that a rewrite is in the works for Star Wars Episode IX. To go along with the rewrite the team has added Jack Thorne to help with the script for the upcoming Star Wars sequel. According to the website’s sources, Jack Thorne will be revising the current script by director Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly,  since “a fresh pair of eyes was needed.”   Production for Star Wars Episode IX will start next January and the film is set to premiere on May 24, 2019. No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned forRead More


Star Wars Episode IX & Next Indiana Jones Sequel Premiere Dates Announced

The official Star Wars website has updated with the announcement of premiere dates for Star Wars Episode XI and the next Indiana Jones.    Star Wars Episode XI will premiere on May 24, 2019.  The film will be directed by Colin Trvorrow and will be the final film in the new Star Wars trilogy. The fifth chapter of the Indiana Jones films will premiere on July 10, 2020.  The film will be once again directed by Steven Spielberg and will feature Harrison Ford once again as Indiana Jones. No other details are confirmed at this time time so stay tuned for updates.  


Pacific Rim Sequel – Pacific Rim: Maelstrom Filming Begins

Recently the director for the sequel film for Pacific Rim, Steven S. DeKnight, has confirmed that production for the film is currently underway.   The sequel is currently named Pacific Rim: Maelstrom and filming is starting at Sydney, Australia. Day 1 of shooting. The adventure begins… #PacificRim2 pic.twitter.com/IONAg1gsfd — Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) November 9, 2016 John Boyega also posted a photo featuring his copy of his script of the film. First day on Pacific Rim today. Here's to a great adventure ahead ✌🏿 A post shared by BOYEGA (@johnboyega) on Nov 9, 2016 at 10:14am PST PacificRead More