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Andy Serkis playing Supreme Leader Snoke of the First Order in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

28 May 2015 11:56 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

For months, one of the mystery roles in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has revolved around Andy Serkis. Who exactly he would be playing and would he once again don a motion capture suit has been a question on everyone’s mind. After the first trailer was released last December it was revealed the dialogue spoken throughout is actually from Serkis, confirming some theories that he could be playing a Sith Lord.

Some of those questions have at last been answered today as Andy Serkis was announced to be playing Supreme Leader Snoke of the First Order. With this announcement also came a picture of Serkis in a full motion capture suit sitting in a Emperor Palpatine-like pose.

Already the name Snoke has been gaining attention online with some people suggesting Snoke is a fake name to keep the real one hidden from the public for a while longer. »

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Andy Serkis’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Revealed?

28 May 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Thanks to Star Wars.com, we now have some official details on the role that Andy Serkis will be playing in this December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

According to the site, the ubiquitous actor, last seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, will be taking on the mysterious part of Supreme Leader Snoke, an entirely performance-capture character. Unfortunately, no further details were available on the character, whose name was revealed during an interview with Annie Lebovitz about her long-time gig of taking photos for the Star Wars franchise.

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Of course, the question on everyone’s minds is, who is Snoke? And what is he the Supreme Leader of? Maybe the First Order, which would make Serkis one of the major villains of the film alongside a new Sith warrior (Adam Driver) and a chrome Stormtrooper (Gwendoline Christie). Who knows, though? I guess we »

- Isaac Feldberg

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John Williams on scoring Star Wars: The Force Awakens

27 May 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There may be a different studio and director behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but when Episode VII opens in cinemas this December one thing that will be very familiar is the music of John Williams. The composer, who has scored all six previous movies in the Star Wars saga, has been talking to Vanity Fair on his work on the hotly-anticipated film, revealing whether he intends to revisit his iconic themes from the Original Trilogy.

“There are some scenes where we do make reference to earlier thematic pieces. We haven’t done it yet, but we’re planning to do it. It’s something that I think will seem very natural and right in the moments for which we’ve chosen to do these kinds of quotes. There aren’t many of them, but there are a few that I think are important and will seem very much »

- Gary Collinson

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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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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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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…

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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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Time Machine: Spielberg and Daughter (with 'Indiana Jones' Actress Capshaw) on Oscars Red Carpet

14 May 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was »

- D. Zhea

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Watch: 'Minority Report' TV Series First Trailer Seems to Contradict the Film's Message

11 May 2015 3:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"The government wants to hide us from the world, but I don't want to hide forever." The closing lines of Fox's upcoming sci-fi action series "Minority Report" sound admirable and empathetic at the same time, which, for a new show, should be a good thing. The problem here is that the new series sets itself up as a sequel of sorts to the blockbuster motion picture of the same name. Steven Spielberg's film — pitting Tom Cruise's cop against his boss, played by the great Max Von Sydow — focused on the dangers of predicting what people were going to do before they do it, cautioning viewers against assumption and profiling. The pre-cogs, as they were called, were a valuable tool being overworked for the wrong reasons. Now this "Minority Report" looks to reverse that thinking, framing the pre-cogs as banished heroes rather than freed slaves. Starring Stark Sands and Meagan Good, »

- Ben Travers

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Watch: 'Minority Report' TV Series First Trailer Seems to Contradict the Film's Message

11 May 2015 3:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"The government wants to hide us from the world, but I don't want to hide forever." The closing lines of Fox's upcoming sci-fi action series "Minority Report" sound admirable and empathetic at the same time, which, for a new show, should be a good thing. The problem here is that the new series sets itself up as a sequel of sorts to the blockbuster motion picture of the same name. Steven Spielberg's film — pitting Tom Cruise's cop against his boss, played by the great Max Von Sydow — focused on the dangers of predicting what people were going to do before they do it, cautioning viewers against assumption and profiling. The pre-cogs, as they were called, were a valuable tool being overworked for the wrong reasons. Now this "Minority Report" looks to reverse that thinking, framing the pre-cogs as banished heroes rather than freed slaves. Starring Stark Sands and Meagan Good, »

- Ben Travers

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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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Giveaway – Win signed Good Kill and Montage of Heck posters from The Flickering Myth Movie Show

8 May 2015 4:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you haven’t already seen The Flickering Myth Movie Show episode 3, here’s a passive aggressive reminder. It’s, like, totally been live since Sunday. Check it out.

To celebrate our trifecta of instalments, we’re giving away signed photos of Ethan Hawke’s Good Kill and the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck.

Simply Tweet The Video Below Using #Fmtv to be in with a chance of winning. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 31st May. UK readers only, please. And by entering this competition you agree to our terms and conditions, which you can read here. The winner will be announced in next month’s episode.

Here’s a little synopsis of the episode itself:

In the May edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show, we go trailer crazy, disecting and discussing the latest teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and having an alternative »

- Oli Davis

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Time Machine: Pre-Incredible Hulk Ruffalo and Wife Looking Stylish Together on Red Carpet

7 May 2015 1:58 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney on the Red Carpet Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney Oscars photo Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre at (almost) the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in downtown Hollywood. Ruffalo was a 2011 Best Supporting Actor nominee for his role as a chauvinistic male slob who disrupts the family life of a lesbian couple in Lisa Cholodenko's Best Picture contender The Kids Are All Right. The dramatic comedy co-stars Best Actress nominee Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Josh Hutcherson, and Mia Wasikowska. This was Ruffalo's first Academy Award nomination. As it turned out, The Kids Are All Right didn't win a single statuette on Sunday night. But at the 2011 Spirit Awards held the day before, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg's screenplay was chosen as the best of the year among independent films. »

- D. Zhea

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