The second Star Wars movie of the Disney era, next year's Rogue One, is circling its second lead actor, and between the already-cast Felicity Jones and the soon-to-be-cast Ben Mendelsohn, this standalone Star Wars clearly isn't playing second fiddle to the main saga.
Ready Player One just went from "Oh yeah, that'd make a fun movie" to "Holy shit, when can I get in line?"
What could possibly propel the long in-the-works adaptation of Ernest Cline's enjoyably nostalgic kitchen sink scifi adventure to such heights of anticipation? The fact that Ready Player One is suddenly a Steven Spielberg film.
Between Jim Parsons, Rihanna, and Steve Martin, this Friday's animated adventure Home brings together three formidable talents best known for television, music, and film, respectively.
The latest film from DreamWorks Animation, Home centers around the four-legged Broov, a species of highly confident purple aliens in search of a new homeworld. When they find one in Earth, the Broov promptly relocate humanity and get to work rejiggering the planet, removing everything that doesn't fit their style. When one resourceful human manages to avoid the Broov, she must team with an outcast extraterrestrial for a wild trip in which the unlikely duo attempt to make Earth safe for people and Broov alike.
The outcast is Oh (Parsons, Big Bang Theory), who like Jar-Jar Binks before him was banished on account of his clumsiness. The human who becomes his buddy and partner is Gratuity "Tip" Tucci (Rihanna, Battleship), a reluctant driver in an airborne road trip. In order to save both Earthlings and Broov, together they have to face Captain Smek (Martin, It's Complicated), the oblivious leader of the alien invaders.
Home is from Tim Johnson, who previously helmed the suburban animal comedy Over the Hedge, the digitally animated Antz and the traditionally animated Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas. More importantly, he oversaw the "Homer Cubed" CG segment in a long ago Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" episode.
The stars of Home were all eager to praise their director during a press day at DreamWorks last year, when IAR was on hand to discuss the scifi comedy with the actors who lent their voices to the film. Rihanna, Parsons, and Martin all enthusiastically discussed the film, addressing the surreal nature of voice acting, American accents, the emotional heart of Home, music, the film's message, and where they feel most at home.
Between Eric Bana and Benedict Cumberbatch, the rebooted Star Trek franchise hasn't been hurting for charismatic actors with real chops as the villains.
For Star Trek 3, director Justin Lin is doubling down: Idris Elba is in early talks to play the bad guy in the third rejiggered adventure of the USS Enterprise.
Somehow, Zack Snyder managed to keep his Lex Luthor under wraps throughout the long, long production of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
But now, a year out from the DC mega-movie's release, Snyder has unveiled our first look at Jesse Eisenberg as one of the greatest villains in all comic book lore.
Because TV shows can end but douchiness endures forever, the Entourage movie is heading to theaters this summer.
Don't believe me? The full theatrical trailer and a new poster have landed online, proving that Vinnie & Co. have indeed made the jump from the boob tube to the big screen, giving new meaning to the show's frequent refrain, "Vinnie's gonna do the movie!"
Not content as a mere two-time Academy Award nominated, talented, handsome, and charismatic actor, Bradley Cooper is finally fulfilling his longtime ambition to direct.
And he's chosen a humdinger for his feature directorial debut: Cooper is in talks with Warner Bros. to direct and possibly star in another remake of A Star Is Born.
A live-action Star Wars television series has been rumored, in one form or another, for years and years, going back well before Disney bought Lucasfilm outright.
With Disney doubling down on Star Wars in a huge way, planning a new movie every single year starting this December, is today's rumor of a new show about intergalactic civil war any surprise?
20th century Fox has unveiled the first real poster for this summer's Fantastic Four aka Fant4stic.
Captain America: Civil War kicks off production in a matter of days, so Marvel needs to find a new Spider-Man lickety-split.
The wallcrawler is poised to make his MCU debut in next summer's superhero slugfest. Even if his appearance is just as a cameo, which we suspect is the case, it's still the introduction of an all-new Peter Parker, and the actor playing Spidey is likely to wear the webs for years and years to come.
We already heard that Marvel and Sony's latest Spider-Man will be young, still very much in high school, but what's surprising is that they're looking at actual teenagers to play him.
Rather than the usual practice of hiring a 25 year-old to play a high school student, Marvel is auditioning real youngsters like 16 year-old Mateus Ward.