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The Star Wars News Roundup - 9.12.14

The purpose of this roundup is to put the highlights of all things Star Wars from the last week in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars: Episode VII developments to the latest toys. And maybe you'll even share with them something that they might have missed.

The Disappearance of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

I’m not entirely sure why Ned Benson’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them even exists. The Weinstein Company, in Harvey’s infinite wisdom, had Benson piece together this two-hour film out of scenes from two separate features, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her, which both premiered to raves at last year’s Toronto Film Festival. Show More Summary

Batman v Superman Set Video Shows the Batmobile Speeding Away

As evidenced by the set photos that have popped up online this week, and the official image from director Zack Snyder, production on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been filming a scene with the brand new Batmobile. Now, thanks to forum user G.Godfrey, we've got a bit of a sneak peek at the vehicle in action as it speeds off behind a camera car. Check it out below.

Grand Theft Auto V is Coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC

Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto V will arrive on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18, with the PC version to follow on January 27, 2015. Check out the new trailer below!

'Mission: Impossible 5' Set Photo Shows Cast

Mission: Impossible 5 is bringing back together the whole team. Tom Cruise is set to reprise his role as Ethan Hunt, along with Jeremy Renner as William Brandt, Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn and Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell. Though Alec Baldwin is also rumored to star, the first set images only show the Cruise, Renner, Pegg and Rhames. Show More Summary

Theo James Taking Over 'Underworld'

Last month it was announced that the Underworld franchise would be getting a reboot. However, it looks like the fifth film will be more of sequel, starring Theo James, who is probably best known as the male star of Divergent. James previously...Show More Summary

The Weekend Warrior's TIFF14 Diary - Days Six to Eight

Now that interviews are done with and we still have a few more days at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), it's all about seeing movies and I jampacked my schedule to do some catching up in my last few days here, partially in hopes of catching some of the movies that received distribution. Show More Summary

STAR WARS: Exclusive First Look, New X-Cellent X-Wing

THE WHAT?: It’s a column on Star Wars news and rumors and therefore contains SPOILERS and SPECULATION. This time, more spoilers than speculation. THIS WEEK: APPLE WATCH AIN’T GOT NOTHING ON ME. Exclusive photos of the badassest X-Wing to get the movie treatment, plus some details about X-Wings in Episode VII. Show More Summary

Morgan Freeman Joins Ben-Hur

MGM and Paramount's upcoming Timur Bekmambetov-directed remake of Ben-Hur has officially added its first cast member. Deadline reports that the Morgan Freeman who, earlier this week, signed on for Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2, will play Ildarin, the man who trains Ben-Hur.

Teen Titans Eyes a Live Action Series on TNT!

Another DC Comics property is heading to the small screen as Deadline reports that Warner Bros. TV is developing a pilot for a series titled Titans, based on DC's "Teen Titans" team. Deadline reports that the series is near a pilot order at the network with the Academy Award-winning Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) scripting alongside Marc Haimes.

Exclusive Interview: Talking with the Cast of 'Honeymoon'

A few days ago we had a chance to sit down with Rose Leslie, and Harry Treadaway and talk about their upcoming thriller "Honeymoon." Bea (Rose Leslie) and Paul (Harry Treadaway) are newly married and off to have a romantic honeymoon in a rustic cabin set in a secluded forest. Show More Summary

James Franco to Adapt Fight Club Author Chuck Palahniuk's Rant

Lit Reactor brings word today that actor-turned-director James Franco has picked up the rights to "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk's 2007 novel "Rant," which he will adapt for the big screen.

Is James McAvoy Going Bald for X-Men: Apocalypse?

James McAvoy sounds like he's going to be going bald. The X-Men: Days of Future Past star is set to reprise his role as Professor Charles Xavier in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse, set for release in 2016. The star hints that this time, however, he's going going to be looking a bit more like the comic book iteration of Professor X.

New Trailer for 'The Judge'

A new trailer has been released for the legal dramedy "The Judge," starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Melissa Leo, Billy Bob Thornton, and Vincent D'Onofrio. In “The Judge,” Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer...Show More Summary

Interview: Noomi Rapace Returns to New York for Crime-Drama The Drop sits down with Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) to talk about her new crime drama The Drop, in which she co-stars with Tom Hardy, James Galdolfini and Matthias Schoenarts. Based on the short story "Animal Rescue" by Dennis Lehane and directed by Michael Roskam (Bullhead), it opens nationwide on Friday, September 12.

RADiUS Takes Chris Evan's Directorial Debut, Before We Go

RADiUS announced today that it has acquired US rights to Before We Go, Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Chris Evans' directorial debut, in which he also stars opposite Alice Eve (Star Trek: Into Darkness).

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Daredevil Coming to New York Comic Con!

Marvel Entertainment has announced today that they'll be bringing some TV panels to this year's New York Comic Con, including "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Marvel's Daredevil."

The Trailer and Poster for Christian Camargo's Days and Nights

Both the trailer and the poster for writer/director Christian Camargo?s directorial debut, Days and Nights, has arrived. Check out the video in the player below and the poster in the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page.

The Impossible Mission Force Assembles in New Mission: Impossible 5 Photo

Production continues on the upcoming Mission: Impossible 5 and director Christopher McQuarrie has shared a new photo from the set featuring the assembled "Impossible Mission Force" with stars Jeremy Renner, Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames. Check it out below!

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