We hope you're hungry for more "Star Wars," because word coming out of CinemaCon in Las Vegas is that Disney will be delivering a movie from a galaxy far, far away ever summer starting in 2015.
Disney announced (via ComingSoon) during their CinemaCon presentation indicates that once J.J. Abrams kicks things off with "Episode VII" in 2015, we can expect a new "Star Wars" movie every summer from then on. "Episodes VIII and IX" would, in theory, hit theaters in 2017 and 2019, with standalone movies playing in the even years between installments.
There's no word on what will happened once Disney and Lucasfilm runs out trilogy movies to make six years from now, but early rumors have suggested possible topics for those yet-to-be-announced standalone movies.
Move over "jOBS" and Aaron Sorkin's upcoming Steve Jobs movie, because Funny or Die is getting its Jobs biopic out first. The comedy website created its first feature film in just five days, and now it's releasing the Justin Long-starring movie, "iSteve," out online first.
"iSteve," which runs almost 80 minutes in length, debuted on Funny or Die on April 15. That's four days before "jOBS" initial release date, though it has since been postponed indefinitely. Don't expect "iSteve" to be the best movie of all time (it was written in just three days, after all), but it should be a hilarious take on the obsession to get a movie out on Jobs' life not long after the Apple co-founder's death. Watch the full film here.
The "Bourne" franchise's sideways sequel is going to be getting its own sequel.
Universal Pictures has been rolling out big announcements at CinemaCon, but the one that's got us most intrigued is that a "The Bourne Legacy 2" is in the works. The fate of that movie seemed uncertain since "The Bourne Legacy" performed just average in the box office, and did the worst of all four "Bourne" films. But Universal claims it is "actively working" on a second "Bourne Legacy" film, even though the studio didn't get any more specific than that.
King of the nerds Patton Oswalt has an upcoming guest spot on an episode of "Parks and Recreation" where he plays a Pawnee citizen who filibusters a city council meeting in order to hold up a piece of legislation.
The producers give Oswalt the freedom to talk about whatever he wanted during the extended speech, so he went with his heart and made a 9-minute pitch for J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII."
But it's not that simple. As a hardcore sci-fi geek, Oswalt seized upon the opportunity to bring in characters from another recent Disney acquisition, the Marvel universe. How will Tony Stark and Thanos play into the continuation of the "Star Wars" saga? You'll have to click past the jump to find out.
UPDATE: AMC just announced that "Breaking Bad" will reported on August 11.
Even as we enter the height of summer movie season, there are few film events that can compare to what's coming this summer on the small screen. When "Breaking Bad" returns for a final eight episodes, the world will finally know how the story of Walter White ends.
As a nice primer for the upcoming season, AMC has posted an hour-long panel discussion with the cast of "Breaking Bad" (minus Skylar) and creator Vince Gilligan with Conan O'Brien as the host.
The talk goes in-depth without getting specific on the final season and looks at how we all got here. It's definitely worth taking the time to check out, especially if you're jonesing for your next hit of the blue stuff.
For the upcoming comedy "Townies," Zac Efron will be making his leap to comedy, and he'll be making it in style. The film is being directed by "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" helmer Nicholas Stoller and co-stars Seth Rogen.
When MTV News' Josh Horowitz caught up with Efron backstage at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, he talked at length about the mood on set, working with Seth, and the high volume of shirtless scenes that await the audience.
"It's a pretty funny scene towards the end of the movie, but my character starts working at Abercrombie & Fitch," he said. "We were just out there having fun, total improv."
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Among the many announcements coming out of this year's CinemaCon so far, the confirmation of "Fast and Furious 7" for a 2014 release may be the most exciting yet.
Also, Alison Brie wins the internet in today's Dailies!
Paramount Pictures has some big plans for its future with IMAX. The studio revealed at CinemaCon that it has signed a deal to shoot five of its upcoming films using IMAX cameras, and IMAX chairman Greg Foster announced two of them at CinemaCon's opening presentation.
Honestly, the two pictures selected shouldn't come as much of a shock. Christopher Nolan, a longtime advocate of the IMAX format, will shoot his new movie "Interstellar" using IMAX cameras, while Michael Bay will use the new, smaller 3D IMAX camera for "Transformers 4." Bay previously shot portions of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" using the format.
The final trailer for "Star Trek Into Darkness" appeared online today over at Apple. If you haven't watched it five times, we suggest you go do so now.
This last preview featured a bunch of new footage and plenty of reasons to go watch the thing when it opens in theaters on May 17. As Simon Pegg put it, "If this doesn't convince you, nothing will."
Once you've watch the trailer, click past the jump to see a GIF breakdown of everything new in the preview.
The latest step of the "Great Gatsby" marketing campaign seems to be to release trailers that feature the various awesome songs on the movie's soundtrack, and we're totally okay with that. We already got one featuring Beyonce and Florence + the Machine, and now a new teaser has been released featuring Fergie.
The trailer comes courtesy of NewNowNext, which awarded Fergie the Always Next Forever Now award at its recent awards show. The hip beat of the song featured here goes along with director Baz Luhrmann's frenetic filmmaking style, and we love the irony in the line "a little party never killed nobody."