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Hot Toys announced over the summer they had (finally) acquired the Star Wars license and that fans could expect not only 1/6th scaled figures but also 1/4 scale in the near future. This was an announcement eagerly anticipated by collectors. Until this point Ht had only produced one sixth scaled Star Wars figure, Bespin Luke Skywalker, sub-licensed through Sideshow Collectibles. The Luke figure quickly became the quintessential 1/6th scaled Star Wars figure, and though SS has made vast strides in their armored, helmeted figures, their sculpting, paint apps and actor likenesses are far from on par with the quality work of the Ht team.
My first thought was that Han Solo would be the inaugural figure, but from which film I wasn’t sure. My hope was that it would be Han from Empire, with a Star Wars Han-yes, the film is called Star Wars not A New Hope-a close second. »
- Dominic F
Is an intro really necessary here? It's "Taken 3." No, Forest Whitaker and Liam Neeson haven't remade "The Fugitive," and I certainly haven't seen "Taken 3;" but watching the below trailer, "The Fugitive" (itself based on the 1960s television series of the same name) immediately came to mind, although this time with Whitaker playing the character Tommy Lee Jones originated on the big screen, and Neeson as Harrison Ford's Dr. Richard Kimble. "Taken 3" is set for a January 2015 theatrical release. Watch: »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Liam Neeson and his particular set of skills are back in Tak3n (or Taken 3), the third installment in an explosive franchise that helped reinvent Neeson as the badass action star he was always meant to be. The first trailer for the sequel (due in theaters on January 9) has busted its way online, and you can check it out below. We're definitely feeling a vibe that's like a cross between Jason Bourne and Harrison Ford's The Fugitive, as this time around Neeson's Bryan...
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What if Doctor Richard Kimble was less a doctor and more an ex-cia operative with a "particular set of skills?" That seems to be, at least on the face of it, the direction the "Taken" series is going with the upcoming "Taken 3" (or "Tak3n" if you prefer). With the movie opening in January, the time has come for the first trailer to arrive. You can see up above just what returning director Olivier Megaton and Liam Neeson have in store for us come the new year. In short, the plot of "Taken 3" centers on Neeson's Bryan Mills going after the murderers of his ex-wife (Famke Janssen). The world, naturally, believes that Mills himself is guilty of the murder and Forest Whitaker is taking on the Tommy Lee Jones role, tracking Mills down. Because this is in fact "Taken 3" and not "The Fugitive," there doesn't seem to be a one-armed man in the new trailer, »
- Josh Lasser
Before J.J. Abrams secured the job of kicking off Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy, numerous filmmakers were linked with the director’s chair on Star Wars: Episode VII, including David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club), who has spoken about meeting with Disney and Lucasfilm during a promotional interview for his new film Gone Girl.
“I talked to [Kathleen Kennedy] about it, but I think that it’s a different thing from… I don’t know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like,” Fincher tells Total Film. “It’s tricky. My favourite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, ‘I want to do something more like that,’ then I’m sure the people paying for it would be like, ‘No! You can’t do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures!’ “I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3Po and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, »
- Gary Collinson
Back in 2012, many names were rumored for the covet job of directing Star Wars: Episode VII. And one of those names was David Fincher. Doing press for his thriller Gone Girl this past week, the director confirms that he actually did take a meeting with Kathleen Kennedy, saying that he considered the job for a split second, but ultimately passed.
David Fincher wanted to make another movie that looked like Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. It would have been dark in tone. And it would have been told through the eyes of droids C3PO and R2D2, whom he views as slaves.
David Fincher reveals for the first time:
"I talked to Kathy about it, »
Gareth Edwards made a big leap from the small scale of 2010’s Monsters to the 2014 summer blockbuster Godzilla, and in doing so he showed that he has the skills for big budget movie-making (which may be why Lucasfilm scooped him up to direct a standalone Star Wars film). Godzilla features a number of epic set pieces that show Edwards has a great skill and understanding of how to stage and build action. But the film also has a huge weakness: none of the human characters are as interesting as the titular monster. Perhaps that’s to be expected, but it’s why the film is impressive while also being a little boring. Aaron Taylor-Johnson leads the film, which also features Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston and David Strathairn. My Godzilla Blu-ray review follows after the jump. The film opens in 1999 with Joe (Cranston) and Elle Brody (Juliette Binoche) going to work. »
- Andre Dellamorte
Will Han, Luke and Leia be returning to Endor? That sounds more and more likely as a new report reveals a huge fight sequence took place in the forest. Star Wars: Episode VII is continuing to shoot in various areas around the globe, with Total-Geeks describing one scene that is set in the Whales location Forest of Dean, where a large woodland battle featuring thousands of extras took place.
The sequel shot in the Forest of Dean for a little over a week, with director J.J. Abrams and his cast and crew staying at the Celtic Manor Resort, a luxury, five-star hotel. They were shuttled back and forth between a location known as Puzzlewood, where stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and Pip Anderson all participated in the shoot.
Kathleen Kennedy reportedly visited the set a number of times, and quite a few business meetings took place inside the hotel. »
The What?: It’s a column on Star Wars news and rumors and therefore contains Spoilers and Speculation.
This Week: After stopping in to check on the sure hand of the Lucasfilm Story Group (and the history of Darth Maul), we get to some speculation and some spoilery photos from round the net...Ok, from Indie Revolver.
Posted up on StarWars.com was a new video about the “Legacy” of the Clone Wars, described like so:
The Clone Wars Legacy
Learn about the lasting effects of The Clone Wars television series on the Star Wars saga and the future stories yet to be told.
Fair enough, I thought, I’d bite.
The 7-minute video covers three stories that were conceptualized for the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series but never completed. One exists as a series of animatic right now, one features Darth Maul and was made by »
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull wasn.t a good movie. After allowing Indy (Harrison Ford) to actually ride off into the sunset at the end of The Last Crusade, there was no reason . beyond money and obvious fan service . to dust off the whip and fedora for an ill-conceived fourth adventure. If there.s one redeeming quality to Crystal Skull, though, it.s that director Steven Spielberg tried his best to make a shlocky 1950s B-horror movie, and he came close in some aspects. one of which ended up on then cutting room floor. Cate Blanchett made for a hammy Russian adversary in The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a broadly-drawn Commie caricature who raced Indiana Jones (Ford) and his nuclear family to find alien relics in South America. In order to discuss what happens to her character, Colonel Dr. Irina Spalko, I have to dabble »
Another day, another image from Star Wars: Episode VII, but this one just happens to be the best thing I've seen from the movie so far. It depicts a lightsaber duel under the Millenium Falcon with a Darth Vader-like figure fighting a Rebel with a green lightsaber. It's epic looking, and for a second I get excited but then I remember the prequels and how flat they were visually (not to mention narratively). Then I get excited all over again because there's no way this will be like that, right? They can't possibly make the same mistakes can they? Yesterday we saw the Chrome Troopers (as a follow up to the new Stormtroopers and the costume designs for Han Solo). But now we have this gorgeous image, besotted somewhat by an ill-conceived watermark on the part of the hosting site. Hit the jump to take a look at the new »
- Evan Dickson
Ridley Scott has been speaking about two of the hotly-anticipated sequels he’s currently working on, with updates on both Blade Runner 2 and Prometheus 2. According to Scott, the script for Blade Runner 2 is now complete, and progress now depends on finding time in Harrison Ford’s busy schedule. "It’s on the charts,” says Scott. "I can’t say when that would be yet, because of [Ford’s] thing with Star Wars. It’s a sequel – it’s what happens next. It’s quite surprisingly clever.” All progressing smoothly then. However, Scott threw...
- George Wales
Chris Pine follows Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Alec Baldwin as the fourth incarnation of Tom Clancy's super-patriot Jack Ryan. In this back-story outing - not based on a Clancy novel - Ryan is a young marine recruited as a covert CIA analyst by Kevin Costner's veteran spook. He soon finds himself in the thick of it when he uncovers a Russian plot to cripple the Us economy with a terrorist attack. »
Thanks to the website Indie Revolver, we potentially have our very first look at the concept art for the new ‘chrome’ Stormtroopers in the J.J. Abrams directed Star Wars: Episode VII. The design has hints of the old white Stormtroopers, but with a more sleek, rounded design, which I kinda dig.
Ir also have a look at a concept design detailing a light saber battle in a mountain terrain with the legenardy Millennium Falcon in the background. Whether we’ll see this in the film in another issue, but you’ll have to agree that this looks epic! Epic! Check it out below.
The film will star Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow. It will arrive in cinemas on 18th December, 2015.
Source: Indie »
- Paul Heath
Not all fans of director Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi classic Alien were pleased with the filmmaker’s recent return to that universe with Prometheus in 2012. However, undeterred by the film’s mixed response, Scott is still moving forward with plans for a sequel to that film (without the franchise’s signature creature) as well a follow-up to another of his most revered films, Blade Runner.
That 1982 release, of course, starred Harrison Ford as a police operative tasked with taking down a group of escaped “replicants” in a dystopian futuristic world. Its sequel has gained some momentum in recent months, with Scott proclaiming that the script has been completed and news that Ford was in early talks to ...
- Robert Yaniz Jr.
Jay Carlson, from Indie Revolver, brought up something that we feel is worth noting concerning the new Star Wars film, as it appears to be some concept art featuring dueling Lightsabers and the iconic Millennium Falcon in an all new location.
Jay mentioned that former Bond star, Roger Moore was on set to see Jj and got to see a scene where two individuals were fighting on a "snowy landscape".
Moore: …Anyway, the day before last, I know we stopped by the office, and I went up to see – on a very closed, secret set – my friend J. J. Abrams, who is directing Star Wars.
BBC: Ooh, wow!
Moore: …With Harrison Ford.
BBC: So, what were they filming that day? Can you tell me? »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Petty)
Just hours after the Chrome Trooper concept art debuted, another Star Wars: Episode VII illustration depicts a lightsaber duel between two unknown opponents, with the Millennium Falcon seen hovering in the background. Check out the image below, then read on for more details.
'Star Wars: Episode VII' concept art depicting a lightsaber duel and the Millenium Falcon! #Hype! pic.twitter.com/0szaruiA2x
— Superhero Report (@SuperheroReport) September 25, 2014
Earlier this week, former 007 star Roger Moore revealed that he visited director J.J. Abrams on the Star Wars: Episode VII set, where he teased that they were filming scenes that involved, "something with a lot of mountains and snow." Many fans jumped to the conclusion that this was Hoth, the ice planet from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, but that may not be the case. It's believed that this snowy and mountainous land is, in fact, a different planet, »
;In 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the two-time Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") played scientist and military officer, Colonel Doctor Irina Spalko. She was killed at the end of the movie when she demanded the inter-dimensional aliens to give her all of their knowledge. The power is too much for her mere mortal form and she disintegrates. Neat. But, it would've looked a bit different with her face partially chewed off. Yup, the original plan was to have a portion of her face consumed by the vicious ants seen earlier in the film. Below, is concept art illustrator Miles Teves designed for the unused sequence. Indiana Jones is back in a new globe-trotting adventure, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford as Indy, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” features an outstanding cast, »
I’d argue that classics like “Alien” and “Blade Runner” should be left alone, but clearly director Ridley Scott disagrees. 33 years after the fact, Scott returned to the “Alien” univserse with “Prometheus," a sorta-prequel to the original 1979 film (and if you felt like it was a direct prequel, despite the insistence that it wasn’t, at least the sequel will definitely go off in it’s own direction). And he’s very much still resolute on making a sequel to “Blade Runner” with Harrison Ford. “We met [about ‘Blade Runner 2’] the night before he had the accident,” Scott said in a recent Yahoo interview, referring to Ford and the accident he had on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” earlier this year. Written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, Scott clearly likes the drafts that have been written thus far and is lining it up in his schedule. “It’s on the charts, »
- Edward Davis
Last month, we got our first look at the new Stormtrooper and Snowtrooper helmet designs for Star Wars: Episode VII, which is continuing to shoot in London. We have also heard rumors about new "chrome troopers" that will be appearing in this highly-anticipated sequel, although it was never clear how they fit into the story. Today, Indie Revolver has our first look at these Chrome Trooper helmets, along with details on who these imposing characters may be working for.
Check out the images below, then read on for more details:
First look at a 'Chrome Trooper' from 'Star Wars: Episode VII'! #Hype! pic.twitter.com/tyPNJmS8Af
— Superhero Report (@SuperheroReport) September 25, 2014
New look at a 'Chrome Trooper' from 'Star Wars: Episode VII'! #Hype! pic.twitter.com/25CU3s2dAy
— Superhero Report (@SuperheroReport) September 25, 2014
While the first image shows the Chrome Trooper wearing a Jedi-like hood, these »
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