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More magic for Benedict Cumberbatch as he's set to star in The War Magician

Looks like DOCTOR STRANGE won't be Benedict Cumberbatch 's only foray into the world of magic, Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein of Storyscape Entertainment have announced that Cumberbatch is attached to star in THE WAR MAGICIAN as Jasper Maskelyne, a British magician whose clever illusions helped the Allied forces fight against the Nazis during World War II. THE WAR...
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Gareth Edwards' Star Wars film titled Rogue One; Ep. VIII hits in May 2017

Starting this December, we're going to get 3 Star Wars films in less than two years, so buckle up! Just recently announced is that the  Gareth Edwards (GODZILLA) spin-off has been given an official title: ROGUE ONE. The concept for the story came from John Knoll, the Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic. The script,...
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Chris Weitz Talks Secrecy and What To Expect From The Star Wars Spinoff

Near the end of January Chris Weitz replaced Gary Whitta as the screenwriter on Gareth Edwards ' STAR WARS SPIN-OFF, a move which had many wondering just what was happening and what that meant for the script Whitta had been writing. Chris Weitz spoke to /Film today and reassured everyone that Whitta’s script is still the core of the spin-off, adding that “...
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Felicity Jones cast as lead in Gareth Edward's standalone Star Wars movie

From THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN to an Oscar nomination for THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING and now to a galaxy far, far away. Felicity Jones has just been announced as the female lead in Gareth Edwards ' STAR WARS SPIN-OFF slated for release next year. With STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS just over 300 days away, that puts casting announcements at the forefront over the next couple of months....
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Rumor: Could Michael Fassbender be up for the role of Boba Fett?

You can go ahead and take this one with all of the grains of salt, but it's a rumor that's been snowballing the past couple days so we might as well talk about it! The website iKwiz has reported that not only will Boba Fett make more appearances in future Star Wars films, but that Michael Fassbender is the frontrunner. Sounds cool, right? Suspiciously so, if you ask me....
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Chris Weitz set to write Gareth Edwards' Star Wars spinoff

After original writer Gary Whitta departed GODZILLA director Gareth Edwards ' STAR WARS SPIN-OFF movie (after completing a draft), the film has now found a new writer to complete the script. Academy Award nominee Chris Weitz , the writer and director of ABOUT A BOY, will now take over. He has a few other solid projects on his resume including directing A BETTER LIFE; his writing...
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Rumor: The first Star Wars spin-off to focus on both Han Solo AND Boba Fett

While we await any sort of concrete news about Gareth Edwards STAR WARS SPIN-OFF, we continue to alternate between rumors that claim the film is about either Han Solo or Boba Fett and other bounty hunters. Well, what if both rumors were right? First off, news has come from Making Star Wars who claim the STAR WARS SPIN-OFF will shoot in Mexico while also reusing some sets built...
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Update: Rooney Mara, Tatiana Maslany & others testing for Star Wars spinoff

UPDATE: Variety‘s Justin Kroll has tweeted a fourth actress tested, Rooney Mara ’s sister, Kate Mara . Kate has four movies coming to theaters in 2015, including CAPTIVE, THE FANTASTIC FOUR, MAN DOWN, and THE MARTIAN. The original story follows: Pre-production is underway on the standalone STAR WARS film, an untitled STAR WARS SPIN-OFF to be directed by Gareth Edwards...
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Rumor: Simon Kinberg takes over script duties on the 2016 Star Wars spin-off

Just three days ago we received word that Gary Whitta had left his duties as screenwriter on the first STAR WARS SPIN-OFF film slated for release next year. The comments from Whitta made it sound like an amicable split, much more than could be said about when Michael Arndt left EPISODE VII. But, with over a year to go, we expected there to be some time between Whitta's...
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Rumor: First Star Wars spin-off may be about Han Solo; Aaron Paul has a role

Forget about all of the news surrounding STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. What we want to know about is details on the STAR WARS SPIN-OFF projects. All we know at this point is that Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank have been commissioned to direct the films due in 2016 and 2018, but beyond that we are not sure exactly what the plot will be. Some have said Yoda, Boba Fett, or Han Solo with...
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Here is the potential plot for Gareth Edwards' standalone Star Wars film

With the internet buzzing with the forthcoming premiere of the trailer for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS, we may be hearing our first scoop on the events of the first standalone STAR WARS (2016) set to debut in just a couple of years. Directed by GODZILLA's Gareth Edwards , not much is known about the film aside from the fact it is being scripted by Gary Whitta . Set...
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Star Wars spinoff writer Gary Whitta to adapt Mark Millar's Starlight

It was December of last year when we last heard about the latest Mark Millar adaptation STARLIGHT , even though the first issue hit shelves in March of this year. Now it seems the project is in motion again as Gary Whitta ( BOOK OF ELI ), who is penning one of the STAR WARS standalone movies, is set to write script. Simon Kinberg ( X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST ) has been...
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