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Rian Johnson Regrets Not Test Screening Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rian Johnson regrets not getting the opportunity to test screen 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.The filmmaker was able to gauge the opinion of audiences by testing his murder mystery film 'Knives Out' and wishes he...

Chris Evans Set For Bermuda Role

Chris Evans is set to play the lead role in 'Bermuda'.According to Variety, the 'Captain America' star is circling a part in the upcoming flick, which will be helmed by 'Doctor Strange' director Scott Derrickson.Plot...

Chris Evans Begged For Knives Out Role

Chris Evans begged Rian Johnson for a role in 'Knives Out'.The 'Captain America' star plays Hugh Ransom Drysdale in the murder mystery and revealed that he was desperate for the role as he asked the...

Daniel Craig Almost Didn't Star In Knives Out

Daniel Craig almost didn't star in 'Knives Out'. While the sequel to the movie will focus on 51-year-old Daniel's character, detective Benoit Blanc, director Rian Johnson has admitted that Daniel almost didn't even make it...

New Star Wars Film In The Works

A new 'Star Wars' film is in the works, although it is unclear whether it will be released on cinemas or Disney+.The Hollywood Reporter suggests that director J.D. Dillard and writer Matt Owens have been...

Rian Johnson: I Need To Write Knives Out 2 Script Immediately

Rian Johnson joked he might have to write part of the 'Knives Out' sequel during the Academy Awards ceremony because he needs to pen the script ''immediately''. The second film in the franchise was officially...

Knives Out 2 Won't Be A Direct Sequel

'Knives Out 2' won't be a direct sequel, but will star Daniel Craig.The 51-year-old actor starred as Benoit Blanc in the 2019 mystery movie, and after the production got the green light for a sequel,...

Knives Out Sequel Officially In The Works

A 'Knives Out' sequel is officially in the works. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed during the studio's quarterly earnings call that a second film in the franchise has received the go ahead, following the success...

Daniel Craig Would Jump At Chance To Do Knives Out Sequel

Daniel Craig would be ''over the moon'' to return for the 'Knives Out' sequel.Writer-and-director Rian Johnson recently revealed he's already coming up with ideas for another instalment, with a hope to turn the whodunit blockbuster...

Rian Johnson 'Still Talking' To Lucasfilm About Star Wars

Rian Johnson is ''still talking'' to Lucasfilm about working on further 'Star Wars' projects.The 46-year-old filmmaker - who wrote and directed 2017's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' - has reassured fans he is still in...

Ana De Armas Teases Deep Water Role

Ana de Armas has teased her role in 'Deep Water' opposite Ben Affleck.The 'Knives Out' star features alongside Ben in the psychological thriller 'Deep Water', which is based on Patricia Highsmith's 2003 novel of the...

A Knives Out Sequel Is In The Works

A 'Knives Out' sequel is in the works based on Daniel Craig's detective alter-ego Benoit Blanc.Writer-and-director Rian Johnson has revealed he's already coming up with ideas for another instalment, with a hope to turn the...

Rian Johnson Reveals Creative Process Behind Knives Out

Rian Johnson didn't watch or read any murder mysteries before writing and directing 'Knives Out'.The 46-year-old filmmaker's whodunnit, which stars Daniel Craig as private detective Benoit Blanc, has been a critical and commercial success and...

Rian Johnson Initially Thought Ana De Armas Was 'Totally Wrong' For Knives Out

Rian Johnson initially thought Ana de Armas was ''totally wrong'' for 'Knives' Out'. The film's director had his doubts about casting the 31-year-old star in the murder mystery movie after Googling her and seeing some...

Rian Johnson: Films Should Challenge Audiences

Rian Johnson believes that films should challenge audiences.The director oversaw 2017 blockbuster 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' which received criticism from actors and fans over his script and plot choices.However, Rian insists that movies should...

John Boyega Didn't Agree With The Creative Choices In The Last Jedi

John Boyega didn't agree with some of the creative choices made in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.The 27-year-old actor, who plays Finn in the sci-fi franchise, has admitted he was sceptical of certain decisions director...

Rian Johnson Explains Why Knives Out Needed All-star Cast

Rian Johnson needed 'Knives Out' to have big names to replicate the 'whodunit' movies he grew up watching.The 45-year-old filmmaker explained how movies like 'Murder on the Orient Express' would feel like an ''event'' when...

Rian Johnson Loved Speed Of 'Knives Out' Filming

Rian Johnson loved how ''fast'' it was to film 'Knives Out' compared to 'Star Wars'.The filmmaker had just finished working on 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' when he moved onto the modern murder mystery movie...

Rian Johnson Compares Working On The Last Jedi To Graduating Eight Schools

Rian Johnson has admitted directing 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' was like graduating from ''eight schools''.The 45-year-old filmmaker helmed the eighth instalment of the hit sci-fi series - which received mixed reviews from fans and...

Jamie Lee Curtis Warns Those Who Spoil Knives Out

Jamie Lee Curtis has sent a warning those who spoil the ending of 'Knives Out'.The 'Halloween' star is worried that viewers will reveal the twists and turns of the murder mystery film to those who...

Rian Johnson: Daniel Craig Is 'Actor Bait'

Rian Johnson thinks Daniel Craig is ''actor bait''.The 45-year-old filmmaker was delighted when the 'James Bond' star was the first to sign up for his murder mystery 'Knives Out' because having his name attached quickly...

Daniel Craig Has Struggled With Fame

Daniel Craig has struggled to come to terms with being famous.The British actor is recognised all over the world due to him playing James Bond but he admits having that level of celebrity ''takes a...

Jj Abrams Challenged By Final Star Wars

J.J. Abrams has found making 'Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker' the most ''challenging'' thing he's ever done.The 53-year-old filmmaker admitted shooting the final instalment in the sci-fi saga has been much more...

Rian Johnson Wants A Knives Out Sequel

Rian Johnson wants to work with Daniel Craig on a 'Knives Out' sequel.The murder mystery film - in which the 'James Bond' star plays a detective sent to investigate the murder of a renowned crime...

Game Of Thrones Creators Quit Star Wars Trilogy

'Game of Thrones' creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have stepped down from their 'Star Wars' trilogy.The duo behind the hugely popular TV adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy epic will no longer write or...

Rian Johnson Wants To Become New Agatha Christie

Rian Johnson wants to make several sequels to his 'Knives Out' movie and become the Agatha Christie of whodunnit films.The 45-year-old director had so much fun writing and making his murder mystery film, which is...

Daisy Ridley's Star Wars Story Ends With Episode Ix

Daisy Ridley has confirmed she will not be returning as Rey in the next 'Star Wars' trilogy.The 27-year-old actress first played Rey in J.J. Abrams' 2015 film 'The Force Awakens' and Rian Johnson's 2017 follow-up...

J. J. Abrams Gave Himself More Freedom On Star Wars: Episode Ix

J. J. Abrams gave himself more freedom when he was making 'Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker'. The 52-year-old filmmaker co-wrote, co-produced and directed 2015's 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force...

Todd Fisher Says Sister Carrie Plays Big Part In Star Wars: Episode Ix

The late Carrie Fisher's character General Leia Organa will have a significant story arc in 'Star Wars: Episode IX', her brother Todd Fisher has revealed.Carrie - who first played the character, then known as Princess...

Rian Johnson Thanks 'Amazing' Star Wars Fans

Rian Johnson has thanked 'Star Wars' fans for ''the experience of a lifetime''.The filmmaker - who was at the helm for 'Episode VIII - The Last Jedi' - has spoken out to praise the...

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