Why Lucasfilm Decided to Dump the Expanded Universe Before Making ‘Star Wars’ Sequels

It’s been over a month since the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so you’re all probably very familiar with the complaints about the movie by now. One of the most popular sounds something like this: “The Luke Skywalker I know would never act like that.” Basic translation: “I read a ton of novels featuring that character in which […]

How the ‘Avatar’ Sequels Shoot Underwater Mo-Cap According to James Cameron

Avatar 2 will finally hit movie theaters in 2020, 11 years after the first Avatar was released in 2009 and three years after the great SNL sketch poking fun at Avatar‘s font. The primary reason for the decade-long delay? The technology required to film director James Cameron‘s ambitious vision of a world submerged in water didn’t quite exist yet. So they invented it. Cameron […]

Two Anime ‘Godzilla’ Sequels Will Soon Roar To Life

The anime film Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters opened in some territories today, but it won’t be the last animated adventure of everyone’s favorite kaiju. Toho Studios is currently developing two Planet of the Monsters sequels, with the intent to create a Godzilla anime trilogy. In other words, Godzilla will continue his never-ending reign of destruction for the foreseeable […]

Daily Podcast: Movies That Deserved Sequels, Justice League, Star Wars, AMC & Netflix

On the November 7, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman to discuss the latest news, including AMC’s theatrical masking policy, the Justice League runtime, Luke Skywalker’s backstory in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Mark Millar’s first Netflix project. And in the Mail Bag, we’ll be […]

William Friedkin Reflects on ‘Exorcist’ Sequels, Says He Liked ‘It’

With The Exorcist, William Friedkin directed one of the most iconic horror films of all time, the tale of a young girl possessed by a demon with a potty mouth. Despite Friedkin’s success with The Exorcist, the filmmaker had nothing to do with the multiple sequels that followed. While some of the sequels (Exorcist II: The Heretic) are downright dreadful, Exorcist […]

Giovanni Ribisi Will Return For All Four ‘Avatar’ Sequels

As James Cameron continues onward with production for his four Avatar sequels, the cast has slowly been taking shape. Now another actor who appeared in the first film has been confirmed as returning for all four films. Giovanni Ribisi will reprise his role as Parker Selfridge. The latest Avatar sequel casting news awaits you below. It’s hard to believe, […]

Daily Podcast: The Best Movie Sequels Of All Time, Star Wars, Sonic, Halloween & Hefner

On the October 4, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest news including a bunch of Star Wars related news, a live-action Sonic The Hedgehog movie, Halloween reboot casting, and a Hugh Hefner biopic. In The Mailbag, we’ll be talking about the best sequels of all time. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all […]

Kate Winslet is in the ‘Avatar’ Sequels, and the Trailer for the New Woody Allen

The four sequels to James Cameron’s Avatar, which, as best as we can tell, no one is excited about save for Cameron himself (and even he kept putting off making them) will apparently have a connection to Cameron’s previous monster hit: Titanic star Kate Winslet is set to join the franchise. Cameron is shooting the […]

‘Avatar’ Sequels Take Kate Winslet to Pandora for a Reunion with James Cameron

It’s been 20 years since James Cameron made one of the biggest blockbuster dramas of all time. Titanic told the tragedy of the cruise liner that sunk in the freezing Atlantic Ocean on April 14, 1912, all through the eyes of two forbidden lovers played by then-rising stars Kate Winlset and Leonardo DiCaprio. Now one […]

Original Star Fox staffer tells story of sequel’s shelving, surprise launch

Enlarge / Dylan Cuthbert, in a goofy photo sent to Ars by his current company Q Games. (credit: Q Games) There’s a chance—albeit a slim one, thanks to launch-week sellouts—that you’ve gotten your hands on Nintendo’s brand-new Super NES Classic Edition hardware. If you did get one, there’s a significant chance you made a beeline for […]