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20 items from 2016


James Earl Jones back as Mufasa in "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar"

6 February 2016 8:13 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

James Earl Jones is continuing the circle of life, returning as Mufasa for "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar," on DVD February 23!

James Earl Jones returns to the role of Mufasa for Disney’s epic adventure “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,” a new feature on DVD February 23. Joining Jones is another Lion King alum, Ernie Sabella, reprising his role as Pumbaa, in this adventure full of humor, music, and beloved characters for the whole family.   The film follows the second-born cub of Simba (voice of Rob Lowe) and Nala (voice of Gabrielle Union), Kion (voice of Max Charles), and his Lion Guard team up as they embark on adventures together throughout the Pride Lands! Follow him as he brings together a group of unlikely heroes: Bunga the honey badger (voice of Joshua Rush), Fuli the cheetah (voice of Diamond White), Beshte the hippo (voice of Dusan Brown »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Victor Medina)

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James Corden to Host 70th Annual Tony Awards

2 February 2016 8:48 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Late Late Show's James Corden will host the 70th annual Tony Awards, set to air live from New York's Beacon Theatre June 12th on CBS at 8 p.m. Et.

While Corden will be making his debut as host of the Tonys, he's no stranger to Broadway's big night. In 2012, he won Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his turn in One Man, Two Guvnors, beating out heavyweights James Earl Jones, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Frank Langella and John Lithgow.

Corden previously performed on Broadway in The History Boys, »

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Star Wars: New Vader and Thrawn Hopes

29 January 2016 10:26 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

This is a column about speculation, spoilers, rumors, hearsay and analyzing the Star Wars Universe. Spoilers, real or imagined, might be found within.  

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story might have a more exciting climax than I suspected.

Initially when I heard the pitch of a rebel group stealing the Death Star plans I thought they there’d certainly be a Grand Moff Tarkin cameo (maybe through hologram?) but that the series would only hint a Darth Vader around the edges of the plot. Then, as we started to get details about the plot of The Force Awakens and hearing that a team of designers were re-creating Darth Vader’s costume, I wrote off the costume as part of the ongoing travelling Star Wars Costume exhibit. It just didn’t make sense to me to have Darth Vader in the story.

Then, I watched A New Hope again before The Force Awakens. »

- Da7e

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Whitaker's "Rogue One" Role Revealed?

29 January 2016 10:17 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Story details regarding Gareth Edwards' "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" remain sketchy despite numerous speculative reports in recent weeks.

A new one at Making Star Wars today claims to have more details about the role that Oscar winner Forest Whitaker is playing:

Minor Spoilers Ahead

"It appears he has one leg and uses a cane as a crutch to walk. Earlier reports made it seem like he might have one leg but the clarification on the topic is a 'robot leg.' He appears to be a veteran of some battles, but it isn’t clear if he lost his leg fighting in The Clone Wars or against the Empire.

Based on a differentiated code name from the rest of the rebels in the movie, it appears he is likely good but maybe a bounty hunter affiliated type. He has a cape and his costume is a hodgepodge »

- Garth Franklin

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Rumor Suggests Darth Vader’s Role In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Is Much Bigger Than First Anticipated

27 January 2016 1:24 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Whereas J.J. Abrams and his creative team sent The Force Awakens careering into largely uncharted territory late last year, Gareth Edwards’ faces an entirely different proposition in that his Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will act as an extension to the other end of Lucasfilm’s original trilogy.

Currently in the thick of production, both Disney and Lucasfilm brass are keeping everything hush hush, but that hasn’t curbed speculation seeping onto the interwebs, with JoBlo and Making Star Wars unearthing a series of rumors regarding Rogue One and, specifically, Darth Vader’s role in it.

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News of Vader rearing that iconic ol’ head of his in Edwards’ Anthology feature is nothing new; in fact, just recently we caught wind that the inimitable James Earl Jones may be in line to voice the mega-villain once more. However, while A New Hope introduces us to »

- Michael Briers

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Review: Reverse-Flash's return raises lots of questions about time travel

27 January 2016 8:10 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A few thoughts on last night's "The Flash" coming up just as soon as a police officer makes a false report about a man with a gun... While the ensemble nature of the Berlanti-verse superhero shows has mostly been to their benefit, there are times where the need to service lots of characters at once becomes an issue. This week's "Supergirl" would have been a lot more potent, for instance, if Kara didn't keep stepping away from the White Martian crisis to help Cat reconnect with her son, and "The Reverse-Flash Returns" would have benefited from focusing almost entirely on its title plot. Barry's reason for letting Patty go off to Midway City at least tied in thematically — it's because of Eobard Thawne that he's had to get used to the idea of his loved ones being perpetually in jeopardy — but given the importance of Reverse-Flash to Barry's overall story, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Darth Vader

27 January 2016 7:29 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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There is so much to Darth Vader that makes him endlessly memorable: the mask, that deep and unforgettable voice (thanks, James Earl Jones), his laboured breathing, and all those famously quotable quotes (“No, I am your father!”). The most iconic villain in cinema history and the most popular character to featured in the Star Wars saga to date – or, at least, the most important – his silhouette alone is enough to instil fear into the hearts of an entire generation of movie-goers.

And all this from a bad guy whose face you barely ever see! Even the prequel movies, which went back and chronicled the events that led Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side couldn’t kill Darth Vader’s impact. Heck, despite being dead he’s still playing a role in the new Star Wars trilogy, his legacy giving inspiration to a new intergalactic menace.

Given how popular Darth Vader is, »

- Sam Hill

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Abe Vigoda: 13 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Godfather,’ ‘Barney Miller’ Actor

26 January 2016 8:49 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Before there was Tessio, before there was Fish, Abe Vigoda made his name on the stage.

In the 1950s and ‘60s, the actor who died Tuesday at 94 did everything from Shakespeare to musical comedies, from Broadway to Baltimore, from New Haven to San Francisco. His movie career took off after “The Godfather” in 1972, but he was still playing heavies on “Hawaii Five-0” and “The Rockford Files” after the first “Barney Miller” pilot aired in 1974.

Vigoda was such a fan favorite as “Barney Miller’s” Det. Fish that producers quickly ginned up a spinoff after the show’s first season. But behind the scenes, Vigoda and producers tussled publicly over money matters, a spat that played out in the pages of Variety like so many salary fights before and since.

Here are 13 things you didn’t know about Abe Vigoda:

Vigoda’s first appearance in Variety came in the April 26, 1950, weekly edition, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Darth Vader and Deathtroopers Will Have Big Roles in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

26 January 2016 11:57 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens still in theaters, we just have 11 more months or so until the next Star Wars movie, the first spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This adventure is set between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, following a group of Rebels who embark on a mission to steal plans for the original Death Star. As of now, that is practically all we know about the story so far, but last week, a rumor surfaced that the iconic Darth Vader will be present in this adventure, but now we have another report from JoBlo that sheds new light on his role. There will be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

Last week's report claimed Darth Vader will have a substantial role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, »

- MovieWeb

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Mark Hamill thinks Luke Skywalker can be bisexual if you want him to be

18 January 2016 10:20 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Star Wars” has come a long way since 1977. Princess Leia went from the only woman in the world to one of two women in the world to a drop in the bucket of a equally divided human race. James Earl Jones went from the lone PoC to being joined by Billy Dee Williams to a more racially diverse galaxy far, far away. One area the “Star Wars” films are still struggling though is with Lgbt representation. The books and comics are definitely picking up the slack, but there’s a reason the Internet is craving for Poe Dameron to be canonically gay. But what if there was…another? Last week, Star Wars fan A(nakin)addie sent Mark Hamill a Dm (direct message) asking if there was any way his character Luke Skywalker is bisexual. To her surprise, Hamill responded! And if you wonder why this would even be a question, »

- Donna Dickens

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12 Movie Spoilers We Didn’t Know Last Week (17th Jan)

17 January 2016 3:09 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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You’d think that the week that saw the unveiling of the Oscar nominations would see a monopoly on coverage across the Internet’s biggest film sites. While it’s true that a storm brewed quickly over the inevitable snubs – racially motivated or otherwise – there was a lot more besides the celebrations and outrage to delight and horrify movie fans.

The comic book movie machine marches on, with new revelations about Marvel, Fox and DC’s biggest projects, and there were potentially massive reveals for Star Wars, Fast & Furious and Alien. And remarkably, it all sounds like good news – especially the suggestion that Marvel’s greatest cult hero might be about to get the worthy stand-alone he’s needed for years.

Behold, the biggest revelations from the last seven days in movie news…

 

12. Darth Vader Is Back In Rogue One LucasFilm

According to industry leading site Making Star Wars, »

- Simon Gallagher

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The Week in Star Wars – The Force Awakens unlikely to beat Avatar, young Han Solo actor shortlist, Darth Vader in Rogue One, Princess Leia joins Rebels, Poe Dameron getting his own series and more

17 January 2016 3:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This edition of The Week in Star Wars sees more updates on The Force Awakens’ box office totals, casting news for Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, Rogue One rumours and more…

We’re going to kick things off this week by looking at Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ box office totals. The film is still out, and it’s still climbing, but its reach for Avatar is getting further and further away. The film did cross $800 million domestically – becoming the first movie in history to do so – and it passed Jurassic World to become the third biggest movie of all-time. We’ve been saying for weeks, however, that if it was going to topple James Cameron’s sci-fi flick it was going to need a big opening in China. As noted in The Week in Star Wars a couple of editions ago, Star Wars isn’t as big of »

- Luke Owen

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What Is Darth Vader's Role in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'?

15 January 2016 9:27 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you want to stay as Spoiler free for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as you did for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then perhaps you should turn away right now! We're going to be discussing a key character in the movie that was featured in the original trilogy, as well as the prequels. In fact, you could say the entire Star Wars story up to this point hinges on his backstory. Yes, we're talking about Darth Vader.

While it's been said that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be the first live action movie to not follow the Skywalker storyline, that isn't entirely true. We've heard before that Darth Vader has a role in Rogue One. But now, Making Star Wars is calling it a substantial one. And that Darth Vader will be set up for future spinoffs. The story isn't his, by any means, but it »

- MovieWeb

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'Rogue One' Rumor: James Earl Jones to Return to Voice Darth Vader

15 January 2016 9:10 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Way back when in July of last year, we reported rumors of Darth Vader making his triumphant return in the first "Star Wars" spinoff film, "Rogue One." The film follows a band of Rebels in their mission to obtain the plans for the original Death Star, which eventually leads to its destruction.

The story for this film is set to take place prior to "A New Hope," and as such, it wouldn't be completely out of place for everyone's favorite Sith Lord to make his way back into the franchise. What's better is that this would be Darth Vader in his evil prime, meaning that if he were to show up, then he'd be more dangerous than ever to our Rebel heroes. However, despite the plausibility of the rumor, we've received no official confirmation that he would, in fact, make an appearance in the picture.

But don't give up on this rumor just yet. »

- Joseph Medina

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James Earl Jones Rumored To Voice Darth Vader For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

15 January 2016 7:41 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The original voice of Darth Vader, the Empire’s most iconic villain, could be returning to the franchise in the upcoming Star Wars standalone movie. In a report disclosing a slew of details on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Making Star Wars announced that James Earl Jones is headed back to the vocal booth to lay down his dulcet tones as the former Anakin Skywalker.

Rumors of Vader’s appearance in the spinoff have been circulating for some time now, with this latest batch adding further fuel to the fire. The site, whose reporting on The Force Awakens was impeccable, goes on to explain how Disney has assembled a “Darth Vader dream team.” That includes Jones, as well as a crew who’ve “meticulously recreated” Vader’s costume from A New Hope. And not just any team: Brian Muir’s crew, who were drafted into the galaxy back in »

- Gem Seddon

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Is James Earl Jones Coming Back To Voice Darth Vader In Star Wars?

15 January 2016 7:21 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

One of the more interesting aspects of the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One film is that while it will be the first "non-saga" Star Wars movie, which will likely make it very different than anything we.ve seen before on the big screen, it.s also going back in time to the era of the original film. This means that characters we first met then can potentially return. Now the rumor mill is swirling that not only will we see classic characters again, we.ll might hear them as well. A new rumor claims that James Earl Jones may return to be the voice of Darth Vader once again. As the film will deal with the team tasked with stealing the original Death Star plans, it makes sense that Darth Vader, one of the highest ranking members of the Empire would be around. The good news is that since »

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Darth Vader will appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but it won’t be Hayden Christensen in the suit

15 January 2016 1:39 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

For the past year or so, there’s been rumour and speculation that Darth Vader is set to appear in the upcoming Star Wars anthology movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with Hayden Christensen reportedly in training to reprise his role from the Prequel Trilogy.

Given that the film takes place prior to A New Hope, and deals with the Rebels’ efforts to steal the Death Star plans, it makes sense that Disney would want to incorporate the most iconic villain in the saga. Well, we can confirm that the Dark Lord of the Sith will indeed feature in the movie, although it won’t be Hayden Christensen in the suit, as Disney and Lucasfilm have recast the role.

Making Star Wars have a few more details, with the site reporting that James Earl Jones will return to lend his voice to Vader and that the costume from A New Hope »

- Gary Collinson

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New Details On 'Darth Vader''s Possible Role In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

14 January 2016 6:50 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Making Star Wars were great for Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers in the build up to the release of that movie, and they've now shared some details on Darth Vader's rumoured appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Apparently a "meticulously recreated" suit has been created for the spinoff which looks identical to the one worn by the iconic villain in A New Hope, but the most exciting thing is the fact that James Earl Jones is expected to return to once again provide Vader's voice. Let's be honest though, it wouldn't have been Vader without the legendary actor! Unfortuantely, they don't have any specifics on what the Sith Lord is going to be getting up to, but they do promise that he's expected to be "a prominent player in a few scenes and something to fear for the heroes" as well as "alive and kicking in »

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Maz Kanata Meets Darth Vader! Lupita Nyong'o Posts Photo with 'Trailblazer' James Earl Jones

13 January 2016 2:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's a Star Wars miracle! Maz Kanata and Darth Vader might not be on the same side of an interplanetary battle, but Star Wars actors James Earl Jones and Lupita Nyong'o demonstrated that the duo have plenty of common ground. Nyong'o, 32, posted a heartfelt selfie with the veteran actor, 84, who famously voiced the lord of the Dark Side in the original Star Wars films. The Oscar winner praised the "trailblazer" after watching him perform in The Gin Game on Broadway - just prior to her Broadway debut in Eclipsed next month. "When paths cross. #GinGame meets #Eclipsed, #DarthVader meets #MazKanata, »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd

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Maz Kanata Meets Darth Vader! Lupita Nyong'o Posts Photo with 'Trailblazer' James Earl Jones

13 January 2016 2:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's a Star Wars miracle! Maz Kanata and Darth Vader might not be on the same side of an interplanetary battle, but Star Wars actors James Earl Jones and Lupita Nyong'o demonstrated that the duo have plenty of common ground. Nyong'o, 32, posted a heartfelt selfie with the veteran actor, 84, who famously voiced the lord of the Dark Side in the original Star Wars films. The Oscar winner praised the "trailblazer" after watching him perform in The Gin Game on Broadway - just prior to her Broadway debut in Eclipsed next month. "When paths cross. #GinGame meets #Eclipsed, #DarthVader meets #MazKanata, »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd

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