Movie Buzz: More ‘Star Wars’ Movies Due, ‘X-Men 2′ Loses, Finds a Director
But that wasn’t the only news to come out of Hollywood yesterday.
Here are a few stories you might have missed, plus a quick recap of Disney’s plans to conquer the world with The Force…
1. New Star Wars Movie Set for 2015. Holy Sh!@
George Lucas handed Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise over to Disney on Tuesday, along with treatments for Episodes VII, VIII and IX. Nerds everywhere rejoiced with resounding puffs on their inhalers.
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Matthew Vaughn is out, Bryan Singer is in.
The director of the first two films in the original X-Men trilogy will step in for Vaughn to helm X-Men: Days of Future Past, Deadline reported on Tuesday.
Vaughn will serve as a producer on the X-Men: First Class sequel, which is on track to hit theatres July 18, 2014.
3. Producer Talks Status of ‘Bond 24’
James Bond producer Gregg Wilson sat down with Swedish film site Moviezine Tuesday to discuss the franchise’s future after Skyfall.
Contrary to internet rumors, Wilson confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch has not signed on to play the villain in Bond 24. “I can confirm that none other than Daniel Craig has got a role in Bond 24,” Wilson told the site.
The producer also teased that the story for Bond 24, to be written by Skyfall co-author John Logan, will continue to “put Bond in situations that feel interesting” and help engage star Daniel Craig as an actor.
4. The Man With the Iron Fists 2 Could Happen
RZA’s directorial debut, The Man With the Iron Fists, arrives in theatres this weekend, but talk about a sequel has already begun.
Producer and co-writer Eli Roth (Hostel) told WeGotThisCovered.com of his early plans for a sequel.
“RZA and I talked about continuing the story while we were shooting [the first film]. We really wanted to write the foundation of something that could continue if we decided to. It was such a great fun, creative collaboration and obviously it depends on how the public likes it, but it is something we’d love to continue.”
5. Kurt Russell Set to Star in Horror Western Bone Tomahawk
The story centers on Russell’s character, a sheriff, as he leads a small team to rescue people from “a group of cannibalistic troglodytes.”
Actors Richard Jenkins (The Cabin in the Woods), Peter Sarsgaard (Green Lantern) and Dexter’s Jennifer Carpenter also star.
No word yet on the film’s release date, but we’ll keep you posted.
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