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In December of 2013, the website thinkmcflythink.com posted an image of Henry Cavill ("Man Of Steel," "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice") wearing McG's Superman: Flyby costume for his screen test. You can view that by clicking here. Oddly enough, a week later thinkmcflythink.com posted an image of Brandon Routh dressed in the Superman: Flyby costume as well, but that image didn't get picked up on by as many sites as the Cavill image. I missed it, but here it is now. Enjoy! By the way, several months after Routh tested for Superman: Flyby he would test for Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, and of course get the part. Superman:flyby Plot (written by J.J. Abrams) - Young Prince Kal-el is rocketed to Earth in an effort for Jor-El to allow Kal-El to fufill the prophecy of being the chosen Kryptonian to end a century old Civil War. On Earth »
For our last battle, we asked you to choose between the trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and Terminator: Genisys. Despite being the shortest of the bunch, our first glimpse of J.J. Abrams' return to the galaxy far, far away mopped the floor with the other two! Will one of these three trailers come out on top by such a landslide? I know who my money's on, but vote away and let us know your reasons below. »
It's been a hot minute since we've actually heard any good rumors about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off gears up for production this spring. While it was earlier reported that Disney and Lucasfilm may be courting Michael Fassbender to play Boba Fett in that sci-fi solo adventure for the bounty hunter (not confirmed), we're now hearing that J.J. Abrams may have landed a more sinister presence for his own film, which kick starts a new trilogy. While Jabba the Hutt will have been dead for nearly thirty years at the start of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it looks like other members of the Hutt syndicated crime family will actually be involved in the storyline.
The Hutts are a family of gangster who reside on Tatooine, and they have ties that reach all the way back to Anakin Skywalker, »
We know Jabba the Hutt met his end at the hands (and chain) of "slave Leia" in Return of the Jedi, but he wasn't the only slimy piece of worm-ridden filth in the galaxy. Some of his fellow Hutts were glimpsed in The Phantom Menace, and have been a part of various Expanded Universe novels, animated series, comics etc over the years, and now it seems we'll be meeting them again in J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens. According to Dave Gonzalez of Latino Review, these Hutts are being practically built for the movie just like Jabba was for Rotj, and although he doesn't know how many will feature, it'll definitely be "more than one". As for how they'll factor into the story, all speculation is welcome -- though some very early concept art did depict Leia meeting with the Hutts, possibly to explain why she murdered one of 'em! »
Here's confirmation of something that had been widely assumed, but not inked in until this stage: Disney will be releasing the continuing Episodes of the Star Wars saga on an every other year basis.
This year, of course, we get Jj Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which stands as Episode VII in the Star Wars saga. Disney CEO Bob Iger has now confirmed in his shareholder's report that Star Wars: Episode VIII will arrive in 2017, and "we'll finish this trilogy with Episode IX in 2019".
Note his use there of the words "this trilogy". It would hardly be the biggest leap of logic to suggest that Disney and Lucasfilm will then get cracking on the next one once this one is done.
Up until now, the only two release dates confirmed for new "Star Wars" films have been J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 18th this year along with Gareth Edwards' spin-off film on December 16th next year.
Talking with Disney shareholders this week, Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that we will see the release of "Star Wars: Episode VIII" in 2017 and "Star Wars: Episode IX" in 2019 with the last being the "end of this trilogy" which suggests more sequel trilogies may happen down the line.
He interestingly enough did Not mention the second standalone film in the works as yet. Igor admits he's seen much of the rough version of 'The Force Awakens' as it exists at this point and believes the film is 'worth the wait'.
- Garth Franklin
London — The Works Intl. has acquired exclusive worldwide sales rights for “Elstree 1976,” a documentary about the effect “Star Wars” had on the lives of some of actors and extras involved in making the film. Sales will commence in Berlin where The Works is screening a promo.
The film is in post-production, following a successful Kickstarter campaign, and will be ready for delivery at the end of the year, in advance of the release of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.”
The pic is directed by Jon Spira, whose previous documentary “Anyone Can Play Guitar” was named one of the top 10 music films of 2011 by the NME. “Elstree 1976” was produced by Hank Starrs (“Dust,” “Anyone Can Play Guitar”).
- Leo Barraclough
Gygo’s David Gremillion, who is a Disney stockholder, received an annual report from the company which included Iger’s statement about the “Star Wars” release dates.
“As one of the few people allowed to visit the set during filming… and one of the fewer »
- Jeff Sneider
We have long known that this year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens kickstarts a whole new trilogy, to be followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX, not to mention new spinoff movies. It has long been assumed that Disney is aiming for a 2017 release for Star Wars: Episode VIII and a 2019 debut for Star Wars: Episode IX, but now we have confirmation from Disney CEO Bob Iger himself. David Gremillion from Get Your Geek On is a Disney stockholder, who received an annual report from the company that included this quote from Bob Iger, which confirms a 2017 release for Star Wars: Episode VIII and a 2019 debut for Star Wars: Episode IX, and that the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off will hit theaters at some point in 2016. Here's what he had to say, adding that Star Wars: »
According to The Wrap [via Get Your Geek On], Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed to Disney investors that Star Wars: Episode VII will arrive in 2017 and Episode IX will arrive in 2019. Currently, Rian Johnson (Looper) is attached to direct. J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015. Here's what Iger shared with Disney stockholders in a written statement: “As one of the few people allowed to visit the set during filming… and one of the fewer who’s seen most of the footage… I can assure the millions of ‘Star Wars’ fans who have spent the last decade hoping for a new movie this one will be worth the wait. And it’s only the beginning of a new era of exceptional ‘Star Wars’ storytelling; next year we’ll release our first standalone movie based on these characters, followed by ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ in »
While J.J. Abrams continues revving up for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards are busy working on their own spinoff films, to be released in the years between installments of the main trilogy. While Disney announced these projects a long time ago, however, they have yet to actually release any information regarding what they will be about. That being said, Boba Fett has been a long-rumored subject for one of the movies, and a new report circulating the web has put into the aether that the frontrunner for the part may be none other than Michael Fassbender. Take all of this with a grain of salt for the time being, because this story comes from a site called iKwiz and is still unconfirmed. The site claims to have heard from an inside source that Michael Fassbender of X-Men: Days of Future Past »
2014 may have been the first year since ’97 that EA didn’t release a new iteration in the Need for Speed franchise, but if the company’s CEO Andrew Wilson is to be believed, then ardent fans of the long-running racer will soon discover that the wait was worth it.
During a recent earnings call to investors, Wilson claimed that 2015’s entry into the series — in development at Swedish dev Ghost Games, following up on the well-received Rivals — is “already looking spectacular.” Alas, the executive remained mum on any further details pertaining to the title, though it would seem that this year’s new installment is relatively far in development, with all signs pointing to an E3 reveal in June.
One other tentpole that is gradually garnering more and more attention is Dice’s Star Wars Battlefront, which is currently slated to release later in the year to coincide with the »
- Michael Briers
There has been a great deal of Star Wars-related nitpicking ever since the first trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived online last year, but arguably the dumbest of the bunch are those complaining that the footage features a black actor (namely John Boyega) in a Stormtrooper uniform. Thankfully, these comments have been shouted down many times across the internet over the last few months, but now comedian Patton Oswalt has come in with his two cents on the issue - and he thinks its patently ridiculous. Vulture recently caught up with Oswalt as he prepared to host this year's Artios Awards in Beverly Hills, and while the interview wound up touching on many subjects - including the key Oscar snubs for Ava DuVerney's Selma - some of his best stuff came out while talking about the black Stormtrooper "controversy." He told the interviewer, »
In 1998, Russell was just starting to feel the heat of the media spotlight as the beloved WB series first hit the airwaves. Before the first episode even aired, the then-22-year-old actress sat down with Et to talk about her new role.
Video: Flashback: 24-Year-Old Johnny Depp Is Not a Fan of Hollywood
"The show isn't even on the air yet. I'm not even on television and people want you to be in their magazine and it kind of it makes you feel almost a little bad because they don't even know if you're good, but everyone kind of wants a piece of you," Russell said. " I just hope everyone likes the show as much as I do."
Felicity ran for four celebrated seasons, and was even »
There's been a lot of talk about how J.J. Abrams has been trying to keep things practical on the set of The Force Awakens regarding the special effects, but we actually have a bit of a story that's a nice change of pace. Now, not to go bashing George Lucas or anything, but he's not exactly known as the "actor's director". Oscar Isaac (that nifty X-Wing pilot you see in the trailer) talked a bit about what the experience was like filming Star »
- Sean Wist
Reports suggest Chris Pratt, hot off Guardians of the Galaxy and the forthcoming Jurassic World, could be picking up Indy’s hat and whip – and he could provide just the right mix of gravitas and comedy
There hasn’t always been a great deal of buzz around the idea of reviving Indiana Jones on the big screen, largely due to lingering fears that Shia Labeouf might somehow be allowed to graduate from Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’s charmless sidekick to the lead role in some nightmarish, CGI gopher-ridden future instalment. But a side product of the deal that released Star Wars from the clutches of George Lucas in 2012 also brought Indy to Disney, and a new report on Deadline suggests the studio is now looking to install Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt in the lead role.
What a strange time it must be for Harrison Ford. The »
- Ben Child
But this movie has been a divisive one from the moment it was announced last summer. The idea of a film without the original quartet irked many, especially with Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson eager to reprise their roles. Digital Spy movies editor Simon Reynolds and TV editor Morgan Jeffery weigh up the two sides of the debate below.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 27, 2015
Maybe it's because I've never held Ghostbusters in quite as high regard as other '80s classics (I'm more of Back to the Future geek myself), but the idea of rebooting Ghostbusters has quickly won me over.
Once it became clear that Bill Murray, the star player of the series, »
We all react to incidents in different ways. Some choose to lash out at others in the wake of pain or tragedy. Some choose to internalize everything until it explodes out of them in a fury or tears. But if you.re like Star Wars: Episode 7 director J.J. Abrams, you might turn all this pent-up energy into an emotional speech about how beautiful the moon is. At least, this was what happened after Harrison Ford broke his leg. We all know the story of how Han Solo got injured on the set of the new Star Wars movie: the Millennium Falcon door broke off its hinges and impaled him, breaking his leg and sending him to the hospital. With the 72-year-old.s health in jeopardy, not to mention his future in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Abrams was undoubtedly worried for the man. However, after the incident when »
Manuel here. One of my favorite thing about this year’s Oscar nominations was the beautiful artwork that adorned the screen as J.J. Abrams, Alfonso Cuarón, Chris Pine and Cheryl Boone Isaacs read out names like Marion Cotillard, Laura Dern and Dan Gilroy though sadly not Ava DuVernay’s nor David Oyelowo’s (might they have a better chance with their next collaboration, that Katrina murder mystery film?)
As it turns out, the Academy is really upping its game when it comes to art you wish you could hang in your living room. Last year’s ceremony poster was quite the snooze-fest and I have to admit, other than that fantastic Olly Moss’s gorgeous poster from 2012, AMPAS’ artwork as of late has been rather dull. You have to go back to 2007 to find my other recent favorite poster (those quotes!). While the official poster for this year’s Neil Patrick Harris »
- Manuel Betancourt
I've seen neon interpretations of pop culture figures before, but I've never seen a neon version of a film trailer...until now. This cool idea comes to us from an artist who goes by the name Neonardo (via Sploid), and he's given Star Wars fans yet another way to enjoy J.J. Abrams' teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens until we get another official look at the film. Check this out:
- Ben Pearson
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