A day after the sad, sad news that Lucasfilm had decided to cancel "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," fans of the series are left with lots and lots of questions about what's going on and what it means for the future of "Star Wars" on TV.
After thinking over the news for a day, we decided to put together a little recap of what we know so far.
A New Era
A focal point of Lucasfilm's announcement about the cancellation of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" was that the new show would cover a "time period previously untouched in 'Star Wars' films or television programming." This can mean many things, but two points stick out.
If you were a fan of the cult favorite UPN (then CW) mystery series "Veronica Mars," you've been probably been complaining that "they need to make a movie already. Jeez." Right? Well, now there's a chance to put your money where your mouth is.
Creator Rob Thomas, star Kristen Bell and the rest of the cast have taken to Kickstarter to raise the funds needed to make the "Veronica Mars" movie a reality. Warner Bros. still owns the rights to the series and the characters and have agreed to make and distribute a movie if these crazy kids are able to raise the $2 million in the next month.
While $2 million in one month sounds ambitious, take a look at the already rising sum. The Kickstarter page has been live for a few hours, and the project has taken in $30,000 in funds. And that number is probably long in the rearview mirror by now. Head over to the page to see the perks that the crew is offering for donations. The highest gift available costs $10,000 and will get you a small speaking role in the film.
After "Expendables 2" expanded the cast of action legends and went on to make $300 million globally, the fanboys of the 80s throwback series wanted to know who would be added next. There were rumors of Nicolas Cage and Jackie Chan and Bill Clinton(?), but no definite words.
Now the mastermind of the series and the leader of the Expendables, Sylvester Stallone, has taken to Twitter to give his fans an update about where things stand.
"Writing EX3 at the moment," Stallone said. "There are going to be mountains of surprises."
Read more about "The Expendables 3" after the jump!
Glass slippers, as it turns out, aren't Emma Watson's style after all.
As we reported two weeks ago, the former "Harry Potter" star and future "Bling Ring" burglar was in early talks to join Disney's next live-action adaptation of a classic tale, "Cinderella." The production recently switched up directors, trading Mark Romanek's darker version to a more Mouse-friendly Kenneth Branaugh, and Watson has officially passed on the title role.
This development comes as another blow to the project, which was likely set for the fast track after Disney made lots and lots of money turning another public domain property into a blockbuster.
If you're already sitting in front of your TV with the channel tuned to MTV, eagerly awaiting the start of "MTV First: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," which includes an interview with stars Jim Carrey and Steve Carell and an exclusive clip from the film tonight at 7:56 p.m. ET then you don't need to pay attention. You're already doing a good job.
If you didn't know about the information above, you should take note because Carrey and Carell will be sitting down with MTV News' Josh Horowitz for an on-air interview, followed by a 30-minute talk online at MTV.com. They'll even be taking your questions. All you have to do is tweet them @MTVNews, using the hash-tags #MTVFirst and #AskBurt.
So now you're all set, right? Start tweeting those questions now and tune into MTV starting at 7:56 p.m. ET tonight (March 12) for everything "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."
Two of the world's greatest
magicians comedians, Steve Carell and Jim Carrey are coming to "MTV First" to thrill and amaze you in anticipation of their next big collaboration, "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."
Carell and Carrey will bring the magic to you on MTV this Tuesday (March 12) at 7:56 p.m. ET with an exclusive clip from their upcoming movie. Immediately afterward, the duo will head to MTV.com where they'll be sitting down for a fantastical 30-minute interview with MTV News' Josh Horowitz.
But for this one, they're going to need a volunteer (or two) from the audience. If you'd like to get your question for Jim Carrey or Steve Carell answered, you'll have to tweet them @MTVNews, using the hash-tag #MTVFirst and #AskBurt.
"MTV First: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" kicks off on MTV at 7:56 p.m. ET this Tuesday (March 12) with Steve Carell and Jim Carrey presenting an exclusive clip, then heading to MTV.com to take your questions.
It's a dark day in the galaxy far, far away for fans of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." After five years of fighting the good fight against the Trade Federation and Emperor Palpatine on Cartoon Network, the prequel series will end, as development on a new animated series begins.
"As we enter into an exciting new era focused on the next 'Star Wars' trilogy, Lucasfilm has decided to pursue a new direction in animated programming," Lucasfilm Animation announced in a press release. "We are exploring a whole new Star Wars series set in a time period previously untouched in 'Star Wars' films or television programming. You can expect more details in the months to come."
Read more after the jump!
Exciting news coming out of SXSW this past weekend — but it's not about a movie we'll see any time soon. It looks like a sequel to Danny Boyle's "Trainspotting" may finally happen in 2016, just in time for the film's 20th anniversary.
Boyle has been talking about a possible sequel, based on author Irvine Welsh's own "Trainspotting" follow-up, "Porno," for years. But in Austin, where the director premiered new footage from his upcoming thriller "Trance," he said that his frequent collaborator John Hodge is currently working on a screenplay.
Christopher Nolan's new film, "Interstellar," has grabbed Hollywood's attention. It's been announced that the new movie will be a Paramount and Warner Bros. co-production, and that both studios will distribute it.
Even more exciting is that the movie finally has a release date. Deadline is reporting that "Interstellar" is due out in theaters and IMAX on November 7, 2014.
In addition to our former rulers in the UK getting their hands on "Star Trek Into Darkness" a week early, there was a preview screening of the first 40 or so minutes in Brazil to make us jealous of people around the globe.
We're not going to spoil any of that here, but you can head over to Juado to find out more. If you'd like non-spoiler info about the upcoming sequel, J.J Abrams and Benedict Cumberbatch recently spoke about the film.
In his chat with Empire (via Collider), Abrams made clear that this so-called John Harrison isn't just a villain of the week. This is an entirely different monster than Eric Bana's Nero.
"[Nero] was just a raging, vengeful lunatic. All he wanted to do was destroy Vulcan, Earth and the Federation...He had backstory but was kind of irrational," Abrams said. "The beauty of Benedict's [John Harrison] is that he's completely rational. He's someone that you can have conversations with. You couldn't sit down and talk to Nero — he'd bite your head off!
Read what Cumberbatch had to tell the magazine about his costumes after the jump!