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“It was certainly unexpected,” he said. “I already had a beginning, middle and end. I never thought we’d come back.”
The legendary actor also said he was thrilled to step foot on “sets that evoked so many memories.”
“I thought even if they did a third trilogy, we wouldn’t be involved because it is really about the new generation of characters,” he said.
When the franchise was revived in 2002, Skywalker was only seen as a toddler in “Revenge of the Sith.”
In addition to Hamill, original actors Harrison Ford, who was recently injured on set and is “doing really well, »
- Maane Khatchatourian
The ongoing contract negotiations with CBS/Wbtv and the core cast of "The Big Bang Theory" loomed over Friday (July 25) morning's San Diego Comic-Con panel, or at least the negotiations loomed if you happened to be obsessed with such things. If you're not, the negotiations were a total non-factor in the spirited and amusing give-and-take between the show's writers, moderator Craig Ferguson and the Comic-Con crowd. According to a Deadline.com story, question monitors at the panel prevented Deadline from asking about the negotiations, which raises exactly two issues for me: 1) The writers of "The Big Bang Theory," for the most part, could hardly have less to do with negotiations that are going on far, far, far above their paygrade or job description. Even the highest ranking writers on the panel, folks like co-creator Bill Prady and showrunner Steve Molaro, could hardly have less to do with those negotiations and »
- Daniel Fienberg
In the non-stop madness that is Comic-Con, many American journalists missed an intriguing revelation from the UK premiere of "Guardians of Galaxy" on Thursday. Mr. Mark Hamill has a very scraggly beard. Hamill, as you most likely know, is in London to shoot "Star Wars: Episode VII" and - shockingly - Disney let him run wild on the "Guardians" red carpet. And, of course he spilled some details about the new movie, joking that the beard was "contractually obligated" and that he's thinking of asking the actors playing a "new generation of characters" for advice. Hamill's beard was also front and center on Friday at Comic-Con when he made a surprise appearance in a video during 20th Century Fox's Hall H presentation. The 62-year-old actor helped director Matthew Vaughn, supposedly stuck in London because he's sick, introduce a clip from the new spy thriller "Kingsman: The Secret Service." Hamill plays Prof. »
- Gregory Ellwood
Benedict Cumberbatch is the last person I would have expected to accidentally leak some secretive Star Wars: Episode VII casting information, but it looks like that’s what just happened. During an interview with MTV at San Diego Comic-Con about his upcoming film Penguins of Madagascar, Cumberbatch was asked about Star Wars: Episode VII and whether or not there was any validity to the rumors about him nearly landing a role. His answer, while predictably cagey, contained one little stumble: Simon Pegg will be in the film.
Pegg has vehemently denied having a part in Episode VII, despite having been spotted on set. He chalked that particular set visit up to a casual meet and greet with longtime collaborator and friend J.J. Abrams, but if Cumberbatch is to be believed, that was just another classic case of misdirection.
On whether or not he personally had met with Abrams for a role, »
- James Garcia
While shooting Star Wars: Episode VII, Mark Hamill will be exactly the same age as Alec Guinness was when he shot Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, at 66 years-old. Mark Hamill seems to be channeling his old Jedi Master with a full beard that he proudly displayed while attending the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere in London.
The BBC has a new video with the aging Luke Skywalker, where you can see the beard, something he calls a 'contractual obligation'. It's rumored that Skywalker will be a reclusive hermit, just like Ben was when we first met him way back in 1977. Other story details claim that he has gone missing.
To watch the video: clickHere
The Big Bang Theory, no surprise, is a major hit with the Comic-Con crowd. When the show’s writers and producers gathered for a panel at the con, they delivered a consistently entertaining panel, with a few surprise guests and a couple of tidbits about the show’s upcoming eighth season.
Things kicked off with an appearance from Garfunkel and Oates (a.k.a. Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, who played Lucy on Big Bang). The geeky folk duo wrote “If I Didn’t Have You,” the song Howard sang to Bernadette this season, and they serenaded the Ballroom 20 audience »
- Emily Rome
CBS’ juggernaut comedy “The Big Bang Theory” invaded Comic-Con’s Ballroom 20 on Friday morning, with latenight host Craig Ferguson moderating a lively discussion with the writers and executive producers.
Star Wil Wheaton appeared midway through the panel in an orangutan mask — an homage to “Serial Ape-ist 2: Monkey See, Monkey Kill,” the movie within the show that his character is filming with Penny (Kaley Cuoco) — and the producers showed a spectacularly campy mock trailer from the fictional flick during the session.
There was much talk of “Star Wars” at the panel, given that stars James Earl Jones and Carrie Fisher appeared in one of last season’s most memorable installments — and showrunner Steve Molaro admitted »
- Laura Prudom
Both Carrie Fisher and James Earl Jones are true legends of the Star Wars franchise. The former, of course, played the beautiful and heroic Princess Leia in the original sci-fi franchise, while the latter lent his deep, booming voice to the dark, foreboding presence of Darth Vader. Because one was on the set while the other was doing all his work in a recording booth, however, the two never actually got to meet. that is, until they both guest starred on an episode of The Big Bang Theory. Earlier this morning, the writing staff of the CBS sitcom was on-stage at San Diego Comic-Con, and while discussing the Season 7 episode "The Convention Conundrum" and the cameos made by both Fisher and Jones, showrunner Steve Motaro revealed an interesting new bit of Star Wars trivia. According to the writer, the two actors. time on set was actually the first time that »
What the heck is Penny's last name?!
Calling all geeks, nerds, and lovers of great TV—it's time to talk about The Big Bang Theory!
CBS' long-running hit series, is approaching their eight season and to celebrate the sure-to-be hilarious new batch of episodes, the writers and executive producers of The Big Bang Theory took over Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con and unleashed new details of what's to come.
Read on for sneak peek scoop of what's next for Sheldon and Amy's relationship, whether or not we will ever see Mrs. Wolowitz, learn Penny's last name or get the elevator fixed, and if there are Big Bang Theory babies on the way.
Plus, get ready to go bananas, because we've got your first look at the trailer for Penny's hot mess of a movie, Serial Apeist 2: Monkey See, Monkey Kill. (Trust us when we tell you that this is the best/worst thing you will see all day »
The "Star Wars" galaxy is adding another exotic locale. J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" will shoot several scenes on the tiny Irish island of Skellig Michael, off the country's Southwest coast in the Atlantic Ocean. Ireland’s Office of Public Works revealed to local newspaper Kerry's Eye that a film would indeed be shooting there, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Skelling Michael is being made available for a film production shoot on the island. This production is being fully supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Irish Film Board," a spokesman said. The island will be used in addition to locations in Abu Dhabi, Iceland and London, although Disney reportedly declined to comment on the new location. The report adds that the island is home to a disused Christian monastery dating back to the Middle Ages which may feature prominently in the scenes. »
- Dave Lewis
Even admist the chaos of Comic-Con weekend, Fmtv has kept its head to bring you this week’s Movie Newsgasm!
In this week’s episode, Owen Rhys takes a look at the 11 movie release dates announced by Marvel, who Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson might be playing in DC’s next big film project, will Robert Downey Jr. be returning as Tony Stark in Iron Man 4 and is that our first glimpse at the new X-Wing starfighter from Star Wars: Episode VII behind J.J. Abrams in that video? It Sure Is!
For all that, complete with top-notch pop culture puns, check out the video here…
Fmtv will be back next week with another installment of Movie Myths and Movie Newsgasm. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. See below for more information on the films discussed…
Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release in the UK on April »
- Oliver Davis
"It was certainly unexpected," he told BBC News. "I already had a beginning, middle and end. I never thought we'd come back.
"To go on to those sets that evoked so many memories. It is just astonishing."
Hamill explained that co-star Harrison Ford is recovering well after breaking his leg on set last month.
He recalled: "I was not on set. It was really terrible but I hear he's doing really well. It will take more than that to stop Harrison Ford."
Speaking about reuniting with Carrie Fisher and Ford for the new film, he said: "It was fantastic. Again - I thought even if they did a third trilogy, »
Mark Hamill is currently in the UK, reprising the role of Luke Skywalker for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII some 30 years after his last outing in Return of the Jedi. Last night, the actor stepped out for the UK premiere of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy [read our review here], sporting a full on Jedi Master beard, which gives us a good idea of how Luke will appear in Episode VII…
tar Wars: Episode VII is set for release on December 18th 2015, with returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Max von Sydow »
- Gary Collinson
Mark Hamill was on the red carpet for Guardians Of The Galaxy premiere in London last night and the internet has exploded, predictably. Speaking to the BBC a bearded Luke Skywalker said that he thought the original Star Wars cast would never come back “We had a beginning, a middle and an end - I never thought we would come back."I still can't believe it's happening and to go on to those sets that evoke so many memories, is just astonishing.” Hamill goes onto say that it’s all about the “new generation” and that himself, Carrie Fisher and Han Solo are there to lend their support. And that the beard is “contractually obligated”. As for the story, that’s still a closely guarded secret but Jj Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan have done a great job writing it "It really has the spirit of that whole [Star Wars] universe, in other words, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Though set in a galaxy far, far away and long ago, Star Wars: Episode VII will soon be finding a new home just off the coast of Ireland. Independent reports Star Wars: Episode VII has secured shooting permits to film on location on Skellig Michael, an island west of the Iveragh Peninsula of Ireland. The latest Star Wars installment is currently in production in the soundstages of London's Pinewood Studio. However, at the end of August, production will briefly move to Skellig Michael for at least three days. During this time, the island will be closed to visitors. No mention is made of whether this shoot will be a first unit or second unit affair. Though the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII includes Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Peter Mayhew, Max von Sydow, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie, it's unknown »
J.J. Abrams is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VII in Abu Dhabi, but will soon be packing up his new X-Wing and taking the film to Ireland. According to the Office of Public Works, filming will commence off the coast of County Kerry. They’ll be filming around Skellig Michael, an island in the Atlantic Ocean 11.6 km west of County Kerry’s Iveragh Peninsula.
Apart from the typical beautiful scenery Ireland has to offer, Skellig Michael is unique because it’s home to some ancient Christian Monastic ruins, which could fit in well as some dwellings on some alien world in the film. This also marks another great example of how Abrams is going back to Star Wars‘ roots and shooting on location instead of in front of a green screen. We may not know anything about the film’s plot yet, but we do know that the backgrounds and »
- James Garcia
The Office of Public Works in County Kerry Ireland has confirmed that Disney and LucasFilm's highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII will shoot on the Skellig Michael Island, which is 11.6 km off the coast of Kerry. Here's what an unidentified Opw official had to say in a statement.
"Skellig Michael is being made available for a film production shoot on the island... this production is being fully supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Irish Film Board."
It isn't known when production will take place in Ireland, or what scenes will be shot there. The island is the largest of the two Skellig islands, which is home to a Christian monastery that was built somewhere between the 6th and 8th centuries. It has been abandoned since the 12th Century, and the monastery is currently listed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) World Heritage List, »
Sneak Peek new images of actor Harrison Ford, who fractured a bone in his left leg after a hydraulic door on a mock-up of the spaceship 'Millennium Falcon' crushed him while filming a scene in "Star Wars: Episode VII", as he makes his way along an airport runway to catch a plane:
Producers of director J.J. Abrams film have been reorganizing the schedule to shift the remaining scenes of 'Han Solo' until later in the shoot.
The film is on schedule for a December 18, 2015 release date.
Along with Ford, the new film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.
It is planned »
- Michael Stevens
The first round of Star Wars casting was a male-centric lineup of talent, with only Carrie Fisher and newcomer Daisy Ridley balancing out the guys. But Star Wars Episode VII has added a few other women to the fold over the past few weeks: Lupita Nyong’o, Christina Chong, Crystal Clarke, and Gwendoline Christie have all signed […]
- Russ Fischer
Yesterday, we reported on two big plot updates for Star Wars: Episode VII, which helps us put this massive universe in perspective, along with details about who some of the new cast members are playing. Today, Badass Digest has more details about Gwendoline Christie's character, along with speculation that the role was originally written as a male.
There will be Spoilers that follow, so read on at your own risk.
The first story from yesterday claims that the plot opens on John Boyega and Daisy Ridley's characters, who find a severed hand in the desert clutching a light saber. During their quest to return the Jedi weapon to its proper owner, they come across Han Solo (Harrison Ford), who recognizes that the light saber belongs to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who he hasn't seen in 30 years, which starts them on their quest to find the missing Jedi.
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