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WWE Star Sheamus Might Seriously Be Darth Vader In Star Wars 7

8 August 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Are we entering a new golden age of wrestlers-turned-movie stars? Specifically in blockbuster sci-fi films? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (as is his proper title) has long since swapped the ring for the silver screen, and he’s been joined by Batista as muscle-bound Drax The Destroyer in new Marvel movie Guardians Of The Galaxy. Word on the street is that the WWE’s own Sheamus could soon be making his own cinematic debut, playing Darth Vader in the new Star Wars film. And the evidence to support that is starting to pile up.

We already saw the tabloid story suggesting a link between the Irish grappler’s jaunt to his home country and the location where director Jj Abrams is currently shooting the long-awaited follow up to the space opera series. It would, indeed, be a huge coincidence for Sheamus and the production to be in the same place at the same time, »

- Tom Baker

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WWE Superstar Sheamus Is Darth Vader In Star Wars 7?

30 July 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The Irish Mirror has published a story linking WWE Superstar Sheamus with the Darth Vader role in the new Star Wars film. The wrestler is currently in Ireland, not far from where the movie is shooting and this led to several rumours that he’s there to portray perhaps the most iconic villain in the history of cinema.

A friend of the wrestler told the Irish Mirror that “It would be a big coincidence for him to be here at the same time as the crew.”

The wrestler is 6 foot 4 inches, almost identical to the 6’5 of former Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse. Another interesting point is that Sheamus, whose real name Stephen Farelly, has previously portrayed Vader in Star Wars promotional tours.

The 36 year old former WWE Champion responded to the rumour on Twitter:

“I cant confirm that i wont not be reprising role of Darth Vader in #StarWars … I »

- Grahame Herbert

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Marvel 'Star Wars' Comics Will Bridge 'A New Hope' and 'Empire Strikes Back'

28 July 2014 4:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are extremely proud to announce the iconic Star Wars franchise will return to Marvel in 2015 with a line-up of three comic book titles chronicling the adventures of a galaxy far, far away. Beginning in January 2015, prepare for Star Wars by writer Jason Aaron (Thor, Original Sin), artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) and colorist Laura Martin, Darth Vader by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca and Princess Leia by writer Mark Waid and artist Terry Dodson. Take a look at the artwork for each of the new comics below, then read on for more details.

Taking place immediately after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, the Force returns to Marvel in January with three new series spotlighting beloved characters from the iconic trilogy! Created in close partnership with Lucasfilm, the three new Star Wars series will exist as part of »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: Jan Harlan, David Prowse And Stanley Kubrick Collaborators Discuss In The Director In 'Stanley Kubrick And Us'

16 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Fifteen years have passed since Stanley Kubrick’s death, but the legendary and reclusive director remains a source of continuing interest for fans of cinema. In fact, this year alone we’ve had nearly a dozen posts on the late filmmaker and since we never tire of hearing stories about Kubrick, here’s another one for the archives. The fine folks over at Dangerous Minds have tipped us off to the ongoing “Stanley & Us” project on YouTube which originally began filming interviews back in 1997 with some of Kubrick’s family, friends and collaborators. The filmmakers – Mauro di FlavianoFederico Greco and Stefano Landini – have been uploading excerpts from their interviews with the late critic Alexander Walker, Kubrick’s daughter Katharina, his wife Christiane and Darth Vader himself, David Prowse, who appeared in “A Clockwork Orange,” among many others. We’ve embedded quite a few of the excerpts below, but if you’re. »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Don't Miss: London Film & Comic Con, Ya Lit Con, Art of Neil Gaiman

8 July 2014 1:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

This week sees the London Film & Comic Con, Ya Lit Fest, a Mike Dowling and Monty Nero signing and the launch party of The Art of Neil Gaiman.

Mike Dowling and Monty Nero will be signing the collection of Death Sentence on Wednesday, July 9.

The pair will be at Forbidden Planet's London Megastore from 6-7pm to celebrate their Titan Comics book.

Hayley Campbell will be launching her new book The Art of Neil Gaiman at Gosh! Comics on Friday, July 11 from 7-9pm.

The Ilex Press book explores the Sandman creator's career with never before seen sketches and material from Gaiman's personal collection.

The London Film & Comic Con will be held from July 11-13 at Earls Court 2.

Guests will include Bryan Talbot, Erik Larsen, David Hine, Dave Gibbons, Carrie Fisher, Dave Prowse, Lena Headey, Colin Baker, Dan Abnett and Stan Lee in his last official appearance in Europe. »

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'Star Wars' Gets a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Style Trailer

23 June 2014 2:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Whether you loved it or hated it, the first trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy released in February certainly had an impact on comic book fans around the world, set to the Blue Swede classic tune "Hooked on a Feeling." YouTube user The Usual Suspect has managed to cut together footage from the original Star Wars trilogy (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi) into a new trailer that captures the same tone and plot points from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Some fans may consider Guardians of the Galaxy to be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's version of Star Wars, since it is essentially set in a "galaxy far, far away" from the previous Marvel movies and follows a similar group of "rebels" trying to restore balance to the galaxy. »

- MovieWeb

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'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' Voted Greatest Movie of All Time

30 May 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Empire Magazine has polled over 250,000 obsessive movie fans to come up with the 301 greatest movies ever made, a list that is led by the 1980 classic Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. This same poll was conducted back in 2008, which, at the time, found The Godfather taking top honors. It has now slipped into second place.

Here is a list of the top 20 movies to make the list in 2015.

1. The Empire Strikes Back

2. The Godfather

3. The Dark Knight

4. The Shawshank Redemption

5. Pulp Fiction

6. Star Wars

7. Fellowship of the Ring

8. Jaws

9. Raiders of the Lost Ark

10. Inception

11. Blade Runner

12. The Return of The King

13. Goodfellas

14. Fight Club

15. The Godfather: Part II

16. Marvel's The Avengers

17. Back to The Future

18. Jurassic Park

19. Aliens

20. Apocalypse Now

To see the full list of 301 movies: clickHere

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back was released May 21st, 1980 and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars Extravaganza announced, Kenny Baker and David Prowse to attend

21 May 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A Star Wars Extravaganza event is to be staged in Leicester next month.

The 501st UK Garrison and The National Space Centre have teamed up for the special celebration of the sci-fi movie series.

Darth Vader actor David Prowse will attend the event, along with R2-D2 star Kenny Baker.

Warwick Davis - who played Wicket in Return of the Jedi will also make an appearance, along with Jeremy Bulloch, who originally played Boba Fett.

There will also be a host of Stormtroopers, bounty hunters, Jedi and droids to entertain the crowds.

A full-size Landspeeder will be on display, along with a Pod Racer from The Phantom Menace.

Fans will also get to see a full exhibition of props, costumes, prosthetics and weapons from the series, and will get to try on helmets and pick up a Lightsaber.

In addition, a group of Stormtroopers will attempt to build a Biker Scout in just one weekend. »

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'Elstreet 1976' Goes Behind the Masks of Hidden 'Star Wars' Actors

12 May 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Even the most casual Star Wars fans are familiar with the likes of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher (all part of the cast for Star Wars: Episode VII), but only the hardcore know those who helped bring characters like Darth Vader and Boba Fett to life. You might know that James Earl Jones provided the voice for Luke Skywalker's Sith father, but do you know an actor named David Prowse put on the mask to play the character on set? Or do you know the actor behind the mask of Han Solo's bounty hunter nemesis Boba Fett? A new documentary called Elstreet 1976 focuses on those actors and more, but they need help. Here's a trailer for Elstreet 1976, which is asking for help for post-production on Kickstarter: Film School Rejects called our attention to this interesting documentary from Jon Spira (Anyone Can Play a Guitar), who became interested in »

- Ethan Anderton

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‘Star Wars’ Extras Become the Leads in New Documentary ‘Elstree 1976′

8 May 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

I think it was Andy Warhol who said that everyone associated with Star Wars will be world-famous for 15 trillion minutes. Maybe I made that up, and maybe I have a personal reason for knowing it’s not necessarily true of everyone associated with George Lucas’s game-changing movie, but it does at least seem that Star Wars mania allows for anyone involved in the first or any subsequent installment to be an icon of sorts for the millions of fans out there. Even Jake Lloyd and Ahmed Best are embraced by many at conventions. And according to a new documentary in the works, plenty of extras can show up to events and have a line of people waiting to get their autograph. Of course, almost every extra appearing on screen in the original Star Wars movie plays a character with a name and maybe even an action figure. Very few are recognizable by name and most aren »

- Christopher Campbell

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See the Original 'Star Wars' Cast Announcements from 1975

1 May 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The biggest headline of the week, without question, was the casting announcement that officially confirmed original trilogy stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker were returning for Star Wars: Episode VII. To celebrate the news, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences has dug deep into their vaults to share the original casting announcements for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, which date all the way back to 1975 with small blurbs in the La Times, Variety and Box Office Magazine.

Things kick off with an announcement of the movie, followed by the casting of the main leads. There is even a photo of a movie ticket from an advanced screening, which you can check out here:

Star Wars Scheduled: After two years of preparation, George Lucas and Gary Kurtz will begin production in January 1976 on The Star Wars, an outer space action adventure. »

- MovieWeb

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Interview: A conversation with actor and writer Paul Darrow

24 April 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch chats with actor and writer Paul Darrow

I was given the chance to interview Paul Darrow, very much a childhood hero of mine, last week and I jumped at it.  The day it was supposed to happen I fell ill and him being the gentlemen agreed to put it back to the following morning.  I’d set out with seven questions expecting it to take no more than ten minutes tops and instead I came off the phone after forty minutes wishing I had the entire day to carry on speaking with him.

After the introductions and Paul’s enquires about my health, I was rather in awe that I was speaking with quite possibly the epitome of cool when I was a child watching television (and quite possible still is); whilst not attempting to babble at Paul, he asks if he can get a cigarette as it helps »

- Villordsutch

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‘Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell’ Blu-ray Review

24 April 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse, John Stratton, Michael Ward, Elsie Wagstaff, Patrick Troughton, Philip Voss, Bernard Lee | Written by Anthony Hinds | Directed by Terence Fisher

I often pride myself on the fact that I grew up on Hammer films and many of my favourite moments have come from actors such as Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.  As I watched most of the movies for the first time as a child there were some that never really connected me that much, one of them being Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell.  As I’ve grown older though and more mature I’ve discovered that the movies I felt were the weakest of Hammer’s collection of horrors are often their strongest.  Now that Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell is making its way to Blu-ray, this is my chance to revisit it and give it a second chance. »

- Paul Metcalf

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Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell DVD Review

23 April 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Terence Fisher

Starring: Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse.

Rating: 15

Extras: Taking Over The Asylum: The Making Of Frankenstein and The Monster From Hell, Charming Evil: Terence Fisher at Hammer, Audio Commentary, Animated Stills Gallery.

Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell caused a bit of a stir when it was first released…mainly because it was seen as such a disappointment. But in reality, this film makes you remember just why Hammer produced some of the greatest Horror movies.

In the last of Hammer’s Frankenstein series, this film deals with Baron Von Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) hiding out in an insane asylum so he can continue working on his infamous experiments. He meets Dr Helder (Shane Briant), who was sentenced for the same crime as Frankenstein, and the pair join forces.

Terrence Fisher holds back nothing; brains are on display for everybody to see and the crudeness »

- Lucy Cave

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Giveaway – Win Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell on Blu-ray

20 April 2014 1:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of the Hammer classic ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’ – coming to 2-disc DVD & single-disc Blu-ray for the first ever time in the UK on 28th April 2014 – we have a copy to giveaway to one lucky horror fan!

The final feature film directed by the legendary Terence Fisher, ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’ is a perfect, unusually gory and beautifully gothic swan song for Hammer’s incarnation of Mary Shelley’s two accursed creations.

Featuring yet another standout performance by the brilliant Peter Cushing as the mad baron, ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’ is also notable for the pre-Star Wars pairing of the actors who would four years later reunite to play two of the most iconic villains in the cinematic galaxy – Darth Vader (David Prowse) and Grand Moff Tarkin (Cushing); read on for details of how to enter…

The finale to Hammer »

- Gary Collinson

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Win ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’ On Blu-Ray!

19 April 2014 2:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of the Hammer classic ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’ – coming to 2-disc DVD & single-disc Blu-ray for the first ever time in the UK on 28th April 2014 – we have a copy to giveaway to one lucky horror fan!

The final feature film directed by the legendary Terence Fisher, ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’ is a perfect, unusually gory and beautifully gothic swan song for Hammer’s incarnation of Mary Shelley’s two accursed creations.

Featuring yet another standout performance by the brilliant Peter Cushing as the mad baron, ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’ is also notable for the pre-Star Wars pairing of the actors who would four years later reunite to play two of the most iconic villains in the cinematic galaxy – Darth Vader (David Prowse) and Grand Moff Tarkin (Cushing).

Order your copy today on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1iSxZ3L

To win yourself an amazing copy, »

- Dan Bullock

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UK Readers: Win Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell on Blu-ray!

18 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

To celebrate the release of the Hammer classic Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell – coming to 2-disc DVD and single-disc Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK on 28 April – we have a copy to give away to one lucky horror fan!

The final feature film directed by the legendary Terence Fisher, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell is a perfect, unusually gory and beautifully Gothic swan song for Hammer’s incarnation of Mary Shelley’s two accursed creations.

Featuring yet another standout performance by the brilliant Peter Cushing as the mad baron, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell is also notable for the pre-Star Wars pairing of the actors who would four years later reunite to play two of the most iconic villains in the cinematic galaxy – Darth Vader (David Prowse) and Grand Moff Tarkin (Cushing).

To be in with a chance of winning a copy, simply »

- Pestilence

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Competition: Win ‘Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell’

15 April 2014 1:26 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of the Hammer classic Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell - coming to 2-disc DVD & single-disc Blu-ray for the first ever time in the UK on 28th April 2014 – we have a copy to giveaway to one lucky horror fan!

The final feature film directed by the legendary Terence Fisher, Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell is a perfect, unusually gory and beautifully gothic swan song for Hammer’s incarnation of Mary Shelley’s two accursed creations.

Featuring yet another standout performance by the brilliant Peter Cushing as the mad baron, Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell is also notable for the pre-Star Wars pairing of the actors who would four years later reunite to play two of the most iconic villains in the cinematic galaxy – Darth Vader (David Prowse) and Grand Moff Tarkin (Cushing).

Order your copy today on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1iSxZ3L However to win a copy, »

- Phil Wheat

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Star Wars: 10 things you never knew about the galaxy far, far away

8 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Filming is about to commence on Star Wars: Episode VII, Jj Abrams's hotly-anticipated sequel that picks up the story 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

With almost 40 years of history - encompassing films, TV, comic books, video games and novels - there's a wealth of interesting facts and information about the vast universe hatched by George Lucas.

Here are ten fast facts we've discovered from a galaxy far, far away…

1. Inspired by the swashbuckling Flash Gordon adventures that began in the '30s, a young George Lucas initially wanted to bring that serial to the big screen, but found the rights to the character difficult to untangle. From there he began to fashion his own space epic - a project that would eventually become the Star Wars we know and love.

However, things could have been a lot different as Lucas's first draft script was »

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Star Wars Cosplay: Heather1337 & Jessica Jane As Ewoks

15 March 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Star Wars - Ewok Cosplayer: Heather1337 ........................................................................ Star Wars - Han Solo Cosplayer: Heather1337 * Photographer: David Love Photography More of Heather1337 at www.heather1337.storenvy.com & Her Facebook Page ........................................................................ Star Wars - Ewok Cosplayer: Jessica Jane * Photographer: SuperHero Photography by Adam Jay More of Jessica Jane at www.officialjessicajane.com & Her Facebook Page Return Of The Jedi - In a final battle for the freedom of the galaxy, Luke must come face to face with the dark side in order to turn and save Darth Vader while Han, Leia, Lando, and Chewbacca lead an alliance of rebels and ewoks. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was directed by Richard Marquand, from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas. The cast included: Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, Anthony Daniels as C-3Po, »

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