By Ryan Rigley
Just because Disney refuses to confirm any of the previous "Star Wars VII" casting rumors, doesn't mean that the rumors will stop. Last week, Latino Review, the site that broke the news of Benedict Cumberbatch appearing in all three of the new "Star Wars" films, made mention of actress Saoirse Ronan ("Hanna," "The Host") reading for a still unknown role in "Star Wars VII."
Obviously, reading for a role and being in final talks for a role is a completely different story altogether. However, we here at MTV News hope that Ronan will land the part whatever that mysterious role may be. On that note, let's take a look at another "Star Wars" Expanded Universe character that could potentially pop up in the new "Star Wars" trilogy: Sharad Hett, the Jedi Knight turned Tusken Raider warlord.
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright bowl for their lives in the latest episode of Nerdist's all-star bowling challenge.
Also, find out which stars hated their own movies in today's Dailies!
By Amelia Mularz
Fall officially kicks off this weekend, and already you're suffering from a nasty artificial-pumpkin-flavor hangover. Lay off the lattes and watch a movie instead. Here's what's happening:
On the Big Screen: "Battle of the Year"
Can the world be won by poppin' and lockin'? Of all the standoffs we've seen in 2013 — Obama vs. Putin, Obama vs. Syria, Miley Cyrus vs. every mother in America — it turns out the battle of the year takes place on the dance floor, and Sawyer from "Lost" (aka Josh Holloway) assumes the role of fearless leader. Out today, this movie, which also stars Chris Brown, features dance battles on the global level. America has lost its footing in the hip hop world and needs to topple the current leader, Korea. So what's a crew to do? Go hide out in an abandoned juvie facility and practice robot moves until they're blue in the face. Obviously.
With only two more episodes left, it's time we come to terms with the end of "Breaking Bad." It will be hard to leave behind Walter, Jesse, Saul, and the rest of the gang, but a new prop auction is getting us a chance to own pieces of the show's history.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has teamed up with the website ScreenBid.com to sell of many of the props from the show, from the smallest test tube all the way up to the Whites' cars. The auction begins on September 29, the day of the finale, and will include items from that episode once it has aired.
Check out our top ten favorite items from the auction after the jump!
We have now reached critical mass for "Star Wars" rumors. It was only two days ago that Latino Review posted a story that claimed Saoirse Ronan is in the running for an undisclosed role and that Benedict Cumberbatc — despite numerous denials — is certainly in "Episodes VII, VIII and IX."
Well, Latino Review is back with two more actors to add to the list of individuals who have either read for roles or taken meetings with J.J. Abrams.
According to the site, David Oyelowo of "The Butler" and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and Michael B. Jordan from "Fruitvale Station" and "Friday Night Lights" are now being considered for the film.
It isn't all happy times and car races for Dom and the gang on the set of "Fast and Furious 7." Vin Diesel posted the above picture with the caption, "The first week of filming has been both intense and surreal... P.s. One from set... a more somber moment in Our Saga..."
Also, Darth Vader gets a new voice in today's Dailies!
Journalists, like MTV News' Josh Horowitz, are always getting the opportunity to ask A-listers like Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde whatever they want. Isn't it time that the average fan get a chance to ask a few?
That's why After Hours introduced a new segment called "Fan Line" with the cast of "Rush."
On "Fan Line," fans — all of whom are named Josh, strangely — get to ask the stars of "Rush" any question they want without having to worry about how it might affect their career or position at MTV News. Even if those questions are about "The Grinch" or if the asker isn't completely sure who Chris Hemsworth is.
Check out "Fan Line" in the newest episode of After Hours.
It wasn't that long ago that Brad Pitt was carving swastikas into the foreheads of Nazis as Aldo the Apache in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," but he's already going back to World War II and that prospect has us excited for a few different reasons.
"Fury" is the next film from David Ayer, who recently delivered the better-than-expected "End of Watch," and this time he's following a team of men as they ride in a different vehicle of justice, a tank. You can see the first picture from the production and the entire cast in the photo above.
The cast, including Pitt, is stacked from top to bottom and includes Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña, and Jon Bernthal from "The Walking Dead."
Click past the jump to read an official synopsis for "Fury."
Among the many raves that "Rush" has already received, the look of the actual races is one of the elements complimented the most about the new Ron Howard film.
At the Toronto International Film Festival, MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with Howard to hear how he brought the world of 1970s Formula One racing to the big screen.
"It did have the advantage of being a true story and a surprising one," he said. "It's not narrative that unfolds more or less like you'd expected any good sports movie to unfold. It's just different from that. I thought that was our clue in terms of the racing."
It's been a few days since a "Star Wars" rumor, right? So it's probably time for another "Star Wars" rumor.
Oh, look at that. Latino-Review, as if on command, has delivered another anonymously sourced tidbit from the J.J. Abrams production. This time there are two news pieces of info and an update on an older scoop.
Let's start with the older news first. Latino-Review is doubling down on its claim that Benedict Cumberbatch is making the same jump from "Trek" to "Wars" that his director has. Not only does Latino-Review claim that Cumberbatch will be in "Episode VII," but they go as far as to guarantee expanded roles in "Episodes VIII and IX."