Tag Archives: Star Wars

Rian Johnson Directing Star Wars: Episode VIII, Ant-Man, Hulk, and Justice League Rumors, Sonic the Hedgehog

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GeekScholars Movie News is absolutely filled with interesting discussion this week, as the hosts tackle topics in a variety of impending film projects. First, the crew weighs in on Rian Johnson (Looper) being tapped to direct Star Wars: Episode VIII, and overseeing writing on Star Wars: Episode IX.  Hit the jump to hear what exciting rumors are discussed in the show as well.  Continue reading

Godzilla Director to Helm Star Wars Film, Preview Reviews, X-Men: Days of Future Past Review and Spoiler Session

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It is not every week that GeekScholars Movie News gets to both discuss big blockbuster franchises like Star Wars and X-Men, as well as cover smaller independent films on the horizon, which makes this week’s episode rather special. To start, the hosts have a conversation about the news that Gareth Edwards, the director of Godzilla, is set to direct a Star Wars spin-off film. The crew discuss what Edwards will bring to the project, as well possible story lines the film might focus on. Hit the jump for more! Continue reading

Win a Chance To Be in Star Wars Episode VII!

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What would you say if I were to tell you that you could win a chance to not only visit the set J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII? Now, what if I were to add that you would be a personal guest of Abrams – and that you would get to be in the movie?

Well, you can do that and more by supporting the new Force For Change Initiative to benefit UNICEF’s Innovative Labs and Programs. How? Details – and a message from J.J. Abrams, on set in Abu Dhabi (with a teensy spoiler!) – follow the jump. Check it out!

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Pixar Star Wars, Wonder Woman Movies, 2013 Movie Awards: Biggest Surprise, Biggest Disappointment, Critics Panned But I Enjoyed, Critics Lauded But I Disliked

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News begins with a bevy of rumors, as the hosts play Never Tell Me the Odds, predicting the likelihood of several potential film headlines coming true including: a Pixar-made Star Wars movie, Gal Gadot getting a standalone Wonder Woman movie, and even whether or not the heroes in a half-shell will be wearing pants in the upcoming live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie reboot. Hit the jump for more or press play above!  Continue reading

Six New Star Wars Movies, Downey Jr. to Retire Iron Man, Blue Electro, Preview Reviews for Catching Fire and R.I.P.D, Oblivion Reviewed

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On this week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast, the hosts debut a brand new segment called ‘Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down’, where they debate the pro and cons of some of the past week’s biggest headlines including:

  • The news that six new Star Wars movies are coming—one a year starting in 2015
  • Robert Downey, Jr. may retire from Iron Man soon
  • The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker joins Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Jamie Foxx’s Electro will be the neon blue Ultimate version in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Stanley Tucci has joined Transformers 4
  • Pitch Perfect 2 is coming in 2015
  • Fast and Furious 7 is coming in 2014
  • Weird Science will get an R-rated remake in 2015

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Dark Horse Explores The Origin of the Jedi in One of Four New Series!

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Star Wars was the subject of big announcements by Dark Horse Comics today at the New York Comic-Con. Five new Star Wars series will deal with everything from the earliest days of the Jedi in Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, to a blood call for vengeance following the death of Bobba Fett in Star Wars: Blood Ties – Bobba Fett Is Dead! There will also be a Darth Vader adventure – Star Wars: Death Vader and the Ghost Prison; a series, Star Wars: Knights of the Republic – War, that details a war between the Republic and the Mandalorians, and a new Knights Errant series – Star Wars: Knights Errant – Escape.

The press releases follow the jump.

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