With news that Star Wars: Episode VII has officially started filming comes word that actor Peter Mayhew will return to the Star Wars franchise to reprise his role as Chewbacca, Han Solo’s copilot. Hearing that Chewbacca is returning all but confirms at least Harrison Ford’s involvement in the sequel, which is set to be part of a new trilogy that picks up 30 years after… Continue reading Peter Mayhew Is Returning to Play Chewbacca in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
Fantastic Four: A few weeks ago, we heard that casting for the villainous role of Doctor Doom in the upcoming Fantastic Four had narrowed to a shortlist of four candidates. Now comes word that Toby Kebbell has been selected to play Victor von Doom; the British actor’s credits include a star turn in war drama The Veteran (see photo) and a supporting… Continue reading Movie News: 'Fantastic Four' Finds Its Doctor Doom; 'Star Wars' Sequel in Morocco; James Gandolfini in 'The Drop' Trailer
If you’re sensing a wobble in the time continuum, that’s because this week’s column is dispensing with the normal schedule a bit. After missing a week due to some supersecret, globe-trotting adventures that may or may not involve an upcoming movie, I’m getting an early start on the monthly recommendation column in order to offer up something special for next week’s special April Fools’ Day edition of The Geek Beat.
And… Continue reading April Geek Guide: 'Transformers,' 'Captain America,' 'Star Wars,' 'Spider-Man' and More
Disney just held its annual shareholders meeting, which is where CEO Bob Iger let loose a volley of movie announcements. Details are sparse, so we’ll just cut right to it:
- The Incredibles creator Brad Bird is actively working on the story for The Incredibles 2. This is something people have asked about for years, and while the film doesn’t have a date yet, Iger mentioning its… Continue reading Disney News: 'The Incredibles 2' & 'Cars 3' Moving Forward; 'Pirates 5' Maybe Not; 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Timeline
San Andreas: Dwayne Johnson stars as a helicopter pilot searching for his daughter in the upcoming 3D earthquake disaster movie San Andreas. He shared the first photo from the movie, due out on June 5, 2015; Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario also star. [MovieWeb]
Star Wars: Episode VII: Director J.J. Abrams has apparently been meeting with nearly everyone in Hollywood about Star Wars: Episode