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George Lucas Still Defending His Greedo Shot First Position


As he'll apparently continue to do forever, unless he's shot first, George Lucas is still defending his position on the controversial case of Han v. Greedo.

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'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' Director Returning for Another of Those


Taking to Twitter, Christopher McQuarrie has confirmed that he'll continue to be the invisible hand that guides Tom Cruise's scampering. McQuarrie, who wrote Valkyrie and Edge of Tomorrow and both wrote and directed Jack Reacher and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, today declared "Mission: Accepted" on the task of taking on the next film in the M:I franchise. In topping the big action set piece from the previous film, it's expected that this time McQuarrie will have Cruise dangle out of two planes.

New 'Ghostbusters' May Resurrect Ecto Cooler


Could the new Ghostbusters see the Ghost of Lunchbox Past in a scene-stealing supporting role? So it seems, as there has emerged spectral evidence that Hi-C's Ecto Cooler will again shove its miniature bendy straw into the foil-covered hole of humanity.

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Lionsgate, Director Apologize for 'Gods of Egypt' Being Full of White Dudes


Because it is easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission to whitewash a people, Lionsgate and director Alex Proyas have, now that it's too late to do anything about it, formally apologized for giving Gods of Egypt the diversity of a Toby Keith concert.

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Weekend Box Office: Nobody Spent Thanksgiving with Frankenstein


Well, if you're one of several studios with a Frankenstein adaptation still in development, now might be a good time to stop. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Victor Frankenstein followed in the plodding footsteps of last year's I, Frankenstein to an absolutely abysmal opening. Taking in an estimated $2.35 million from Friday to Sunday, the James McAvoy-Daniel Radcliffe take on the Mary Shelley classic managed the worst opening weekend ever for a film to open in over 2,500 theaters. It was the first time a Frankenstein story actually had a worse audience response than a pitchfork-wielding mob. However, it's worth noting that the film actually came out Wednesday, so the record is as dubious as the accomplishment itself.

There were some winners at the box office, too, though. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 made up for its series-low opening by this weekend becoming the first film in its franchise to keep over half its audience in its second week. Pixar's The Good Dinosaur managed the fourth highest Thanksgiving weekend opening ever despite being Pixar's softest debut since Toy Story. And, in a strong third place, Creed came out swinging. (That's a subtle reference to how the movie is about boxing.)

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Next 'Men in Black' To Fulfill Promise of Actually Having Female Lead


In news sure to upset Men's in Black's Rights groups, producer Laurie MacDonald has revealed that the next Men in Black trilogy will see a female in a starring role. "There will be a prominent woman in black in the fourth [film]," MacDonald told BBC's Newsbeat. And so, progress was made, by finally doing was already set up in the epilogue of the first film 18 years ago but sloppily written out in the sequel.

First Gos on the Moon: Ryan Gosling May Star in Neil Armstrong Biopic


Will Ryan Gosling raise his intense, pensive gaze to the moon? That's apparently the hope of Universal. According to Deadline, the studio is courting the actor to star in First Man, Whiplash director Damien Chazelle's biopic on Neil Armstrong. Should Gosling sign on, it's expected this will be the first telling of the moon landing in which Buzz Aldrin gets visibly flustered when Neil pops that space suit off.

'The Force Awakens' Rated PG-13 for Beam-Sword Battles


In what will hopefully be one of the few ways it stands shoulder to shoulder with Revenge of the Sith, The Force Awakens has officially become only the second Star Wars film to earn a PG-13 rating from the MPAA. It's said the film missed the PG window due to "sci-fi action violence," so, disappointingly, it seems we're still not going to get to see BB-8's bare ass.