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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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You can buy a Star Wars: Battle Pod arcade for your home

27 May 2015 11:48 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

You can fight the Empire in the comfort of your own home with the Star Wars: Battle Pod arcade machine. Best start saving now...

As arcade experiences went in the 80s, you had to go some way to beat Atari's Star Wars arcade machine from 1983. The assault on the Death Star unfolded before you in glorious 3D vector graphics, lines shimmering, Tie Fighters roaring overhead, R2-D2 bleeping in your ears.

You had to be there at the time, really, and those glowing vector graphics probably don't have quite the same allure as they once did. But Bandai Namco's Star Wars Battle Pod arcade machine seems to evoke the same joyful wonder as Atari's 80s classic, with a hectic, deafening rush through some of the franchise's most famous locations.

The good news is, you can now have one of these machines in your very own home. The bad news: they're extremely expensive. »

- ryanlambie

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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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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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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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'Star Wars: Rogue One' Adds Diego Luna as Rebel Fighter

13 May 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Star Wars: Rogue One" has found another rebel with a cause.

Variety reports that director Gareth Edwards has cast Diego Luna in a lead role alongside Felicity Jones for the upcoming "Star Wars" standalone film. Sources tell the publication that Luna will play a rebel fighter who teams up with Jones and others to steal the Death Star plans.

The report also says that Ben Mendelsohn ("Bloodline) will play the movie's main villain.

Luna first came to major notice in 2001's "Y Tu Mama Tambien," but in recent years has focused on producing and directing in his native Mexico.

"Rogue One" is set in the time between Episode III and Episode IV, though rumors say it'll be closer to the events of "A New Hope." That makes sense as those stolen plans get into the hands of Princess Leia, who inputs them into R2-D2. The droid and plans then make their way to Luke Skywalker. »

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Watch & Listen: Hearing a Galaxy Far, Far Away

12 May 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It's hard to believe that nearly 38 years since the release of the original Star Wars movie, there can still be new ways of looking at it. In this case, the looking is secondary to the hearing of it. Ben Burtt's work in the field of sound design is unparalleled. Some of the most iconic sounds in the pop culture landscape are a direct result of his efforts - the lightsaber igniting, Darth Vader's breathing, R2-D2's voice, the list goes on. To highlight the massive accomplishment of Burtt's work on the original "Star Wars" trilogy, Rishi Kaneria created a supercut of "The Sounds of Star Wars". Removing the dialog and (most of) the music, what remains is a collection of sounds that are familiar but presented in a new way. The sounds are edited out of chronological order to achieve a syncopated rhythm but still tell the story of the Rebellion and the Empire. »

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In a galaxy not so far, far away... Star Wars fans meet their heroes at Madame Tussauds

12 May 2015 6:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A group of lucky fans have been given the chance to step into the Star Wars universe alongside some of its most iconic characters today (May 12).

It was all part of a sneak peek at the Madame Tussauds experience, which is made up of 11 authentic scenes recreated with many life-like wax figures.

When the experience opens fully on Saturday (May 16), fans will have the opportunity to pick up a lightsaber with Anakin Skywalker, take on Darth Maul with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn, and join a captive Princess Leia who's being held by Jabba the Hutt.

Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3Po, R2-D2 and Stormtroopers will also be on hand in locations such as the Death Star and the Millennium Falcon, and guests can witness the ultimate showdown between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

Madame Tussauds London's General Manager Ben Sweet said: "We are delighted, and I have to confess relieved, »

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Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars' Meets 'Star Trek,' R2-D2 Goes on a Killing Spree and More

11 May 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   When Star Wars is mashed with Star Trek, it becomes "The Carbonite Maneuver" (via Uproxx)   Speaking of Star Wars, here's a short fan film made with Lego bricks depicting R2-D2 as a killing machine (via Geek Tyrant):   Cosplay of the Day: speaking of R2-D2, we're counting this Vw Bus dressed up like the Star Wars droid as vehicular cosplay (via Geekologie):   Someone has leaked the titles of Marvel's Phase Four, through 2023. We can't wait for "Spatula" (via Screen Crush):    Must See Films offers an analysis of M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable (via Filmmaker Iq):   This is what The Big Lebowski...

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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, »

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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 »

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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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