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‘Star Wars’: J.J. Abrams Taps Victoria Mahoney as ‘Episode IX’ Second Unit Director

J.J. Abrams has begun pre-production on “Star Wars: Episode IX” and tapped Victoria Mahoney as his second unit director, a major milestone for the franchise as its first African-American woman to serve in any directing role.Ava DuVernay, who recently directed “A Wrinkle in Time” for Disney, announced the news on her Twitter feed on Tuesday.Happy […]

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Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm in Talks for CIA Drama ‘Torture Report’

Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm, and Jennifer Morrison are in negotiations to star in CIA drama “The Torture Report.”Scott Z. Burns is directing from his own script. Vice Studios is producing and financing for the project, which centers on the CIA’s extreme interrogation program on detainees following the 9/11 attacks.Along with Burns, producers are […]

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Movie Talk: Will The Joker Origin Movie with Joaquin Phoenix Ever Happen?

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp, and Perri Nemiroff discuss the following: In an interview with Fandango, Joaquin Phoenix conveyed his interest in playing The Joker by saying that “it could be an interesting character”, but that the movie should “transcend the genre.” The Russo Brothers responded to […]

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Director Colin Trevorrow Returning To Third ‘Jurassic World’

Steven Spielberg made it official today that Colin Trevorrow is coming back to the Jurassic World franchise, directing the third installment. Trevorrow was responsible for rebooting the Amblin 1990s’ movie Jurassic Park with 2015’s Jurassic World making it the fourth-highest grossing title of all-time with $1.67 billion at the global B.O. The filmmaker last year […]

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Jedi Council: Will Rey Rebuild Luke’s Lightsaber in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’?

On today’s Collider Jedi Council, Kristian Harloff, Ken Napzok, and Rosie Knight discuss the following: In separate interviews with Empire magazine, Rian Johnson and producer Ram Bergman offered updates on the status of Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars trilogy. In separate interviews with RadioTimes.com, Domnhall Gleeson and Daisy Ridley offered their thoughts on what direction J.J. […]

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‘Star Wars’ Composer John Williams to Quit Franchise After Episode IX

John Williams says that “Star Wars: Episode IX” will be the last movie in the franchise he will score. “We know J.J. Abrams is preparing one now that I will hopefully do next year for him,” Williams said on radio station Kusc. “I look forward it. It will round out a series of nine, that […]

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Jedi Council: Is Ryan Coogler the Right Fit For ‘Star Wars’?

On today’s Collider Jedi Council, Kristian Harloff, Ken Napzok, and Ash Crossan discuss the following: In an interview with Indiewire, J.J. Abrams discussed whether backlash from Star Wars: The Last Jedi changed his plans for Star Wars: Episode IX. Also, Abrams went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where he revealed that he will […]

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