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Michael Kaplan on designing the costumes for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

21 May 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This December, costume designer Michael Kaplan is set to add b to an impressive CV that includes the likes of Blade Runner, Se7en, Fight Club, Star Trek and Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and during an in depth interview with Vanity Fair, the BAFTA Award winner has spoken about his work on December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“I went up to George Lucas’s archives—huge building—and just spent a day going through sketches and looking just to get the tone of the movie, you know, in my guts and veins so that when I went to London I felt equipped and inspired, which I certainly did,” states Kaplan when asked how he went about updating the look of the Original Trilogy costumes. “The old stormtroopers uniforms would not be usable. Audiences of today have become so sophisticated that a lot of things you could get away with in the past, »

- Gary Collinson

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Suicide Squad movie: Everything you need to know about the members, cast, release date and more

20 May 2015 5:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

With filming now well under way on Warner Bros and DC Comics' Suicide Squad movie, it seems like the perfect time to cast an eye over the lesser-known members of the world of Batman and Superman.

Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis and Jai Courtney lead the cast of the superhero film.

Suicide Squad is scheduled for release on August 5, 2016.

What we've seen so far

The movie has attracted a lot of attention as images of the Suicide Squad's members in costume began to roll out.

Leto showed off his new muscles, which everyone seemed to be fine with.

What fans have been less keen on is the photo of his tattooed and be-grilled Joker.

Despite suggestions that this was a concept that wouldn't show up in the film itself, shots from the set have dashed these hopes to pieces. »

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Star Wars fans have not seen the last of Lando Calrissian, Force Awakens writer says

19 May 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars fans can rejoice - Lando Calrissian could soon be back on the big screen.

Billy Dee Williams famously played the intergalactic smuggler in the original Star Wars trilogy, and has more recently voiced Calrissian in the animated series Star Wars Rebels.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan is now hinting that Lucasfilm has major plans for Calrissian, even though he won't appear in this December's sequel.

"Right now, there's no Lando Calrissian in this movie," Kasdan told Vanity Fair. "But Lando I don't think is finished in any way, shape, or form."

Interest in the character has been piqued once again this year thanks to a new Marvel Comics series based around Lando's adventures.

The Empire Strikes Back scribe Kasdan also discussed the joy of writing for original trilogy stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill again after 35 years.

Everything we know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, »

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Exclusive – Damon Lindelof talks Star Trek 3 plot and Idris Elba for villain role

19 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To promote the release of his new movie Tomorrowland, writer Damon Lindelof (the man responsible for Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus) sat down with Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis, where they proceeded to talk about his new movie, but also the new Star Trek 3 film.

Lindelof produced the first two films in the relaunched franchise, writing the second instalment, but working on Tomorrowland and his HBO TV show The Leftovers meant he had to step away from the third. In the interview, Lindelof talks about what he knows of Star Trek 3’s story so far:

“It’s really about the beginning of the five year mission. It’s establishing the crew after they’ve been out there and together for a while. But I don’t know anything about the plot.”

Which is…pretty much what everyone expected, seeing how Star Trek Into Darkness ends with »

- Oli Davis

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Lawrence Kasdan teases Lando Calrissian for future Star Wars movies

19 May 2015 5:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lawrence Kasdan (or Larry Kasdan as he’s often called) has been a part of the Star Wars universe for many years now, having written the scripts for The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and co-authoring Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the writer promised some exciting things coming from J.J. Abrams’ latest entry into the Star Wars series.

“It’s turned out really great,” he said. “J.J. directed it so beautifully, and it’s so exhilarating.”

Kasdan also revealed that the runtime of the movie will not be like most modern blockbusters. “One of the things that we always refocus on from the get-go was that it not be one of these very long, bloated blockbusters,” he says. “A lot of very entertaining movies lately are too long. In the last 20 minutes, you think, ‘why isn’t this over?’ We »

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Exclusive – Damon Lindelof: Working on Star Wars would be “a dream come true”

19 May 2015 4:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To promote the release of his new movie Tomorrowland, writer Damon Lindelof (the man responsible for Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus) sat down with Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis, where they proceeded to talk about his new movie, but also the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek 3 movies. Because they’re both pretty geeky (and one of them is best buds with Star Wars director J.J. Abrams).

While getting excited about the impending return of Luke, Leia and Han, Lindelof spoke about whether he would ever take on a Star Wars movie down the line:

“Obviously Star Wars really made me want to be a filmmaker, so the possibility that I could work on one of those films in the future would be truly a dream come true.”

The Star Wars chat starts at 02:09 in the video interview below. See even lower »

- Oli Davis

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Lawrence Kasdan Says Lando Calrissian May Return To Star Wars

18 May 2015 4:17 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With the presence of original trilogy characters including the big three – Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) – in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there has naturally been speculation about one or two not listed who might make it into the film. One big rumour was about Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian, but Force Awakens co-writer Lawrence Kasdan has shot that down.Talking with Vanity Fair as part of the magazine’s big new Star Wars issue, Kasdan addressed the speculation about Lando. “Right now, there’s no Lando Calrissian in this movie.” Yet he still offered hope to Lando fans everywhere. “But Lando I don’t think is finished in any way, shape, or form." Part of the reason that some fan favourites won’t be gracing the screen for the new movie is Kasdan and co-writer/director J.J. Abrams’ drive to »

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Simon Pegg reveals that Daniel Craig is playing a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

15 May 2015 1:14 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Way back in September it was reported that 007 Daniel Craig had shot a secret cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it looks like Simon Pegg has let slip the Bond star’s role while deflecting questions about his own rumoured appearance in the hotly-anticipated Disney sequel.

During the London premiere of his new film Man Up, Pegg was asked about reports that he’ll feature in a minor role in The Force Awakens, replying that “I wasn’t a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper.” Pegg then attempted to retract his comments, adding “I shouldn’t have said that.”

See Also: J.J. Abrams has toned down the Original Trilogy references in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown

15 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Who speaks the voiceover? Who, exactly, are all these new Star Wars people? Is Darth Vader still alive?

All that, and more, is answered in Flickering Myth’s breakdown of the second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. It’s magnifcent! It’s nostalgic! It’s got Han Solo and his pet wookie! And the movie doesn’t look that bad, either…

“Chewie, we’re home.”

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That’s the sound of a keyboard being hit with excitement, which made writing the trailer breakdown’s script rather difficult.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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- Oli Davis

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Daniel Craig Playing A Stormtrooper In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

15 May 2015 6:56 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The nature of Skyfall star Daniel Craig’s mystery role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been revealed, thanks to a slip of the tongue by another possible co-star, Simon Pegg.

Cornered by The Sun on the red carpet for his rom-com Man Up, Pegg was asked whether or not he was playing a stormtrooper in the massive blockbuster. “I wasn’t a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper,” he said, then adding: “I shouldn’t have said that.”

Craig’s small part in The Force Awakens was revealed last year, though those excited about Harrison Ford coming face to face with Craig, another cool-as-a-cucumber badass, should temper their expectations. Craig’s face will remain covered throughout the pic, as this is little more than a cameo role given to the actor when he asked for it. One insider told The Washington Post:

“Daniel asked for some »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The Force is strong: Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets pixel-tastic 16-bit trailer

12 May 2015 9:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been recreated in pixel-tastic 16-bit style.

YouTube channel Noober Goober Gaming created the shot-by-shot comparison using Nintendo-like graphics in honour of Star Wars Day (May 4).

Everything we know so far about Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The fan remake is the latest in a long line of reimagined trailers, with both a paper and Lego remake surfacing in the last few weeks.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released in cinemas on December 18, with Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher all reprising their roles.

Newcomers to the franchise include John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and Lupita Nyongo'o.

Madame Tussauds in London recently opened its Star Wars experience, which allows fans to interact with life-like character wax figures in 11 replica scenes.

Watch a trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens below: »

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100 Essential Action Scenes: Rescues & Escapes

12 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.

If you’re an action hero, pulling off daring rescues and badass escapes is just another day at the office. The rescue has been the prototypical action scene since humans have been able to put pen to paper. From Tarzan swinging in on a vine to Iron Man flying in on his jets, a hero isn’t a hero unless he can swoop in and save the damsel or the day. The only thing more exciting is if the clock is ticking on his escape. Whether it’s from a burning building, »

- Shane Ramirez

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Unmasking “Batman: Dead End” Director Sandy Collora

11 May 2015 2:11 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher, Christopher Nolan, and Zack Snyder have all done what most superhero junkies could only dream of doing: direct a Batman movie. But there was one other filmmaker privileged enough to have suited up the masked manhunter for cinema, achieving almost overnight success in 2003 and a cult classic amongst Batman fans—without the “superpowers” of a million dollar budget or the tyranny of studio executives. The director: Sandy Collora. The film: Batman: Dead End.

Behind The Mask”, a 90-minute documentary on the life and career of Sandy Collora, was shown recently at Monsterpalooza in Burbank, CA, telling the story of the indie filmmaker’s refusal to “sell out” to major studios and finding satisfaction in directing his own films.

For those unfamiliar with the super-hero/horror movie, Batman: Dead End (available for free online) is an 8-minute fan film made by director and creature creator Sandy Collora »

- Holly Interlandi

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Lupita Nyong’o’s Character Revealed In Star Wars: The Force Awakens Concept Art

11 May 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Seriously, what’s the deal, Hollywood? Lupita Nyong’o delivered a searing, soul-baring performance in 12 Years a Slave, for which the then-newcomer won an Academy Award, and yet the bulk of her roles since have relegated her to voice or mo-cap parts.

It’s deeply frustrating that an African-American actress, especially one as talented as her, isn’t fielding offers left and right to star in the kinds of high-profile dramas that would allow her to act without any barriers between her and the audience. Nyong’o has a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and newly unveiled concept art reveals that she’s near unrecognizable in her part, which feels like a missed opportunity on the part of director J.J. Abrams and everyone at Lucasfilm and Disney.

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Coming at us via Indie Revolver, the image is our first direct look at space pirate Maz Kanata, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art reportedly reveals Lupita Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata

9 May 2015 5:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we got a new batch of promotional images for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which included a behind-the-scenes shot of Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) performing motion capture for her CG character, who was revealed as a “pirate” called Maz Kanata. Well, thanks to Indie Revolver, we’ve now got some concept art which claims to give us our first look at the character…

As it happens, we did catch a glimpse of Maz Kanata handing the lightsaber over to Leia in the second trailer, although that creature had orange skin and a shorter neck, so if this is genuine it would appear it’s not quite the final design.

See Also: J.J. Abrams has toned down the Original Trilogy references in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing »

- Gary Collinson

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First Look At Lupita Nyong'o's 'Maz Kanata' In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

8 May 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Thanks to Vanity Fair's recent coverage of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we finally learned that the true name (she'd been given the codename "Rose") of Lupita Nyong'o's character was Maz Kanata, and she was some kind of space pirate. The mag provided several Brs images of the 12 Years A Slave actress in her mo-cap getup, but now Indie Revolver has posted some new concept art which should give us a pretty good idea of how she'll actually look in the movie. Thoughts? Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow, Star Wars Episode VII is set to be released on December 18th, 2015. »

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First Look At Lupita Nyong'o's 'Maz Kanata' In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

8 May 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Thanks to Vanity Fair's recent coverage of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we finally learned that the true name (she'd been given the codename "Rose") of Lupita Nyong'o's character was Maz Kanata, and she was some kind of space pirate. The mag provided several Brs images of the 12 Years A Slave actress in her mo-cap getup, but now Indie Revolver has posted some new concept art which should give us a pretty good idea of how she'll actually look in the movie. Thoughts? Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow, Star Wars Episode VII is set to be released on December 18th, 2015. »

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J.J. Abrams has toned down the Original Trilogy references in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

8 May 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan took over writing duties from Michael Arndt on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was said that one of the reasons for the rewrite was that Abrams wanted to shift some of the focus back to the characters of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia, as opposed to the supporting role they played in Arndt’s script.

Well, it seems this may have led to an excess of Original Trilogy references, with Abrams revealing to Vanity Fair that they ultimately decided to cut back on the fan service, as well as avoiding too much in the way of set up for the subsequent sequels and spin-off projects:

“We’ve obviously had a lot of time [during the development process] to talk about what’s happened outside of the borders of the story that you’re seeing. So there are, of course, references to things, and some »

- Gary Collinson

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The Story Behind the Scripting of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

8 May 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

George Lucas revealed earlier this year that following his selling of Lucasfilm to Disney, the studio decided not to use the treatments he'd outlined for the next trilogy of Star Wars films. "The treatments that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn't really want to do those," he told Cinema Blend. "So they made up their own. So it's not the one that I originally wrote for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens." Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn has said as much over two years ago when quoted by Bloomberg saying, "We needed to have an understanding that if we acquire the company, despite tons of collegial conversations and collaboration, at the end of the day, we have to be the ones who sign off on whatever the plans are." In the same piece Lucas was fine with this situation saying, "Ultimately you have to say, »

- Brad Brevet

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George Lucas Star Wars sequel plans were axed by Disney over prequel similarities

8 May 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

George Lucas's original plans for Star Wars: The Force Awakens were apparently dumped by Disney because they worried that the storylines were sailing too close to the much-maligned prequels.

Prior to Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012, Lucas had penned outlines for a new Star Wars trilogy - Episode VII, VIII and IX - and had brought in Little Miss Sunshine screenwriter Michael Arndt to work on a script.

Arndt eventually left the film, with Jj Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan teaming up to take over writing duties.

According to Vanity Fair's cover story on The Force Awakens, Lucas's original vision for Episode 7 centred on characters in their teens.

Disney and producer Kennedy reportedly chose to move in a fresh direction over fears that Lucas's ideas were too similar to the prequels, which largely revolved around the relationship between Natalie Portman's Queen Amidala and Hayden Christensen's Anakin Skywalker. »

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