Huge news for Star Wars fans today!
After months of speculation, Disney has finally revealed when we'll see Episode VIII AND the first spinoff film!
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Oh, BTW, the first spinoff will be called…
Star Wars: Rogue One!
The standalone film will star Felicity Jones and be directed by Godzilla's Gareth Edwards from a script by Cinderella's Chris Weitz.
They aren't giving away any deets about the plot, but
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Or at least she WILL be!
Just as Angelina Jolie will appear as the villainous Maleficent in a live-action re-telling of Sleeping Beauty, Cate Blanchett is currently in negotiations to take on the role of the evil stepmother in an updated version of Cinderella set to be produced by Disney.
Thanks to the success of their Alice in Wonderland remake with Johnny Depp, the House of Mouse has been developing this project since May of 2010, and
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The guy who directed the second Twilight movie, is now writing a "young adult" trilogy of his very own!
The publishing company Little, Brown Books for Young Readers just announced their plans to publish Chris Weitz's post-apocalyptic trilogy.
The Young World, the first book the series, is set to release in 2014.
The book takes place in
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What a disappointment!
Even though director Chris Weitz announced that there would be deleted scenes on the New Moon DVD, you may have noticed by now that they're missing!
"I'm basically a big, fat liar," tells Weitz. "I put it out there that there are deleted scenes, but I just realized there aren't. It was an honest mistake."
So why say something now that it's too late?
"I don't want to get Twilight fans banging down my door demanding deleted scenes."
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Director Chris Weitz has said he's looking forward to seeing the third film in the Twilight series Eclipse, especially one scene in particular, explaining:
"I'm looking forward to the sleeping bag scene, I gotta say. that's going to be very steamy."
Chris is referring to the scene where Bella [Kristen Stewart] gets into a sleeping bag with Jacob [Taylor Lautner] while Edward [Robert Pattinson] watches.
Weitz also said he's anxious to see a particular scene with Elizabeth Reaser and Peter Facinelli, who play Edward's parents:
"I have a special interest in seeing Peter and Elizabeth tear people's heads off. Knowing them, and knowing how kooky and delightful they are, I'm going to find seeing them being ultra-violent very interesting indeed."
You know what we find interesting?
Any scene with R-Patz — we can't wait!!
[Image via WENN.]
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