Episode VIII Recent News


Cate Blanchett Musing Role as ‘Cinderella’s’ Wicked Stepmother; Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen Join ‘X-Men’ Sequel

Cate Blanchett is in talks to join Disney’s live-action Cinderella movie. The Oscar-winning actress is circling the role of the Evil Stepmother in the film, to be directed by Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go). The titular role has yet to be cast. [TheWrap]

Director Bryan Singer tweeted that Patrick Stewart and Ian

Phil Pirrello | November 28, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Movie Buzz: ‘Catching Fire’ Logo Unveiled, ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Writers Announced

Someone forgot to tell Hollywood to shut down for the holiday.

The news cycle was in overdrive on Tuesday, providing updates on two of the biggest franchises out there – The Hunger Games and Star Wars.

So puff on your inhalers, movie nerds – this S is about to get R.

Phil Pirrello | November 21, 2012 - 1:30 pm

‘Star Wars’ Sequel News: Has Disney Found Writers for ‘Episodes VIII’ and ‘IX’?

Lucasfilm and Disney have secured Toy Story 3’s Michael Arndt to write Star Wars: Episode VII, and now they’re looking at two more writers to pen the rest of the trilogy.

The Hollywood Reporter claims that Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan have locked deals to “write and produce Episodes VIII and IX.”


Phil Pirrello | November 20, 2012 - 9:30 pm