Star Wars: Gary Whitta Talks Prequels, Spinoffs, And More

Star WarsLots of us grew up as Star Wars fans (many of us never really outgrew that phase), but a relative few of us have wound up in a position to actually contribute to that far, far away galaxy in any capacity. Gary Whitta is one of those fortunate enough to do just that, and he has a lot to say on the matter, from talking about fandom to what it was like to be a part of the Star Wars universe.

Pumping up his new book, a dark fantasy called Abomination, he stopped by /film to chat. As you can imagine, it didn’t take long for the topic of discussion to turn from his book to Star Wars—Whitta turned in a draft of the first standalone movie in the franchise, directed by Godzilla’s Gareth Edwards and due out in 2016, and departed the production to pursue other avenues.


Leonard Nimoy Rushed To Hospital With Severe Chest Pains, Details Here

NimoyWell this is not good. Beloved Star Trek actor, and general awesome dude, Leonard Nimoy was hospitalized late last week with severe chest pains.

Sources in law enforcement told TMZ that the 83-year-old actor was rushed to UCLA Medical Center last Thursday after his symptoms prompted a 911 call. The paramedics didn’t waste any time dawdling around and got Nimoy to a doctor as quickly as they could.


Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters Has This One Very Unusual Source Of Inspiration

GhostbustersSince almost day one, the people involved in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot have talked about how, while they want to keep it funny like the original, they’re not going to skimp on the scares. How they’re going to go about accomplishing this remains up in the air, but director Paul Feig, who is also co-writing the script with Katie Dippold, recently revealed one big influence on his film that you might not necessarily expect: The Walking Dead.


Watch Chappie Learn To Be A Real Gangster In This Funny Clip

“Chappie, if you want to be in the gang you have to be cool, like daddy.” Those are the first words you hear in this new clip for Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming robot drama Chappie. When you think of a combination of South African street gangsters and artificially intelligent automatons, you don’t necessarily think of a strong familial connection, but the more we see from the film, the more it looks like that’s what we get. You also learn important lessons, like that real gangsters use throwing stars.

In the film, a couple of hoods—played by zef duo Die Antwoord—steal a law enforcement robot in the hopes of using it to further their criminal enterprise, only they get much more than they bargained for. This particular former-robo-cop is a new breed, thanks to Dev Patel’s Deon character, a robot that has the ability to think for itself. An innocent, child-like presence, Chappie (played by frequent Blomkamp collaborator Sharlto Copley) bonds with his pseudo parents—Ninja, who you see in this clip, and Yolandi Vi$$er, who you only hear on the soundtrack.


Here’s Why Joss Whedon Says Hank Pym Isn’t In Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Avengers Age of UltronWith all of the hype surrounding Avengers: Age of Ultron, Spider-Man coming home to Marvel, the laundry list of characters scheduled to appear in Captain America: Civil War, and the ever expanding world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it feels like Ant-Man is the forgotten step child. It’s one of two Marvel movies coming out this summer, but there isn’t much connection between them. Even though the Ultron promos make it pretty clear that Tony Stark creates Ultron, many of us expected Hank Pym, who creates him in the comics, to show up in that movie at least for a moment, but that’s apparently not happening, and Joss Whedon explains why.


Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Uses This TV Spot To Tease Another Franchise

Inhumans is well known among comic book fans, but as far as more mainstream audiences go, it’s not the biggest title out there. Almost everyone already had at least a passing familiarity with the likes of Captain America, Iron Man, and the Hulk, even before the movies, but Inhumans falls into a similar category as Guardians of the Galaxy. While it’s an important part of the world, it wasn’t one casual fans were too acquainted with. Now that there is an Inhumans movie on the way, Marvel is preparing to do some work to familiarize people with the title, and that begins in this new promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Just so you know, if you’re not caught up with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., there are some potential spoilers.