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The most deadly serious drama on TV once again has a funny gag reel: Below, EW has the exclusive outtakes from season 2 of NBC’s acclaimed thriller, Plus details about the season 2 DVD release, Plus season 3 scoop from the show’s Comic-Con panel.
First, the gag reel: The scenes include dancing in the morgue, Mads Mikkelsen forgetting how to tie his tie, Gillian Anderson losing her microphone down her shirt, and plenty of crack-ups during the show’s signature terse dining scenes. The clip (which was briefly leaked online earlier this year) is part of Hannibal’s season 2 home video package, »
- James Hibberd
J.J. Abrams is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VII in Abu Dhabi, but will soon be packing up his new X-Wing and taking the film to Ireland. According to the Office of Public Works, filming will commence off the coast of County Kerry. They’ll be filming around Skellig Michael, an island in the Atlantic Ocean 11.6 km west of County Kerry’s Iveragh Peninsula.
Apart from the typical beautiful scenery Ireland has to offer, Skellig Michael is unique because it’s home to some ancient Christian Monastic ruins, which could fit in well as some dwellings on some alien world in the film. This also marks another great example of how Abrams is going back to Star Wars‘ roots and shooting on location instead of in front of a green screen. We may not know anything about the film’s plot yet, but we do know that the backgrounds and »
- James Garcia
Sneak Peek new images of actor Harrison Ford, who fractured a bone in his left leg after a hydraulic door on a mock-up of the spaceship 'Millennium Falcon' crushed him while filming a scene in "Star Wars: Episode VII", as he makes his way along an airport runway to catch a plane:
Producers of director J.J. Abrams film have been reorganizing the schedule to shift the remaining scenes of 'Han Solo' until later in the shoot.
The film is on schedule for a December 18, 2015 release date.
Along with Ford, the new film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.
It is planned »
- Michael Stevens
Now this is something to get really excited about Star Wars fans!
As part of the ‘Force for Change’ campaign old J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars: Episode VII, has fronted a new video to announce what one lucky contributor could win. Now it is a wonderful prize (you’ll hear all about it in the video) but there as the video goes on you’ll notice something else that is also quite brilliant…
Watched it? Excited much?!?!
That right there is a new starfighter! But what is it exactly?
It looks a lot like an X-Wing, but also has many of the characteristics of the Z-95 Headhunter. If we look back to the original concept created by the legendary Ralph McQuarrie we see a fighter that also shares many similarities. Now the X-Wing went through many upgrades in the Expanded Universe of books, but with that no longer being in line with the films, »
- Chris Cooper
Jj Abrams unveiled the starfighter in a new promo for his 'Force for Change' initiative.
Fanboys and girls, gather 'round: we've got a new sneak peek at Star Wars: Episode VII.
Director Jj Abrams is giving fans a first look at the X-Wing starfighter that will appear in the film in a new promo for his "Force for Change" initiative. The teaser gives a full look at the new version of the spacecraft we all remember from George Lucas' original trilogy.
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This is the second video Abrams has revealed from the Star Wars set. In the first, he showed us a creature from Tatooine – the desert home planet of Anakin and Luke Skywalker.
Both videos are in support of Disney, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot's "Star Wars: Force for Change" campaign, benefiting Unicef Innovation Labs and Programs. The project was launched back in May via Omaze and pulled in $1 million »
A couple months ago, director J.J. Abrams revealed "Force for Change", which gave fans a chance to win a visit to the set of Star Wars: Episode VII and cameo in the film in exchange for making a donation to Unicef. Even if you didn't win the top prize of the visit and the cameo, there were still prize levels based on the amount of your donation, and most importantly, you were contributing to a good cause. With only four days left in the "Force for Change" campaign, Abrams has released a new video, which shows a full-scale X-Wing fighter jet. The movie isn't kidding around when it comes to practical effects, and it's a very cool and fun reveal that helps bring attention to "Force for Change". Additionally, the campaign has sweetened the deal by giving the winner not only a visit to the set and a cameo, but they'll win a private, »
- Matt Goldberg
The vehicle appeared in a video message from director Abrams for the Omaze Force for Chance fundraising scheme, which is offering one Star Wars fan the opportunity to visit the set and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of the movie.
The winner will also be offered a cameo role in the blockbuster and get an early screening of Episode VII before its theatrical release in December 2015.
Force for Chance, to benefit Unicef innovation labs and programmes, raised $1 million in its first 24 hours - a figure Disney matched with another $1 million.
Star Wars Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and scripted by Abrams along with Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), is scheduled for theatrical release next year through Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm. Star Wars Episode VII stars original trilogy cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker and are joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Award winning composer John Williams is set to return to create the film's score as well. With one week left to participate in the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative -- a campaign launched by Disney, Lucasfilm »
- Pietro Filipponi
Devin Faraci over at Badassdigest is claiming that he has the ‘exclusive’ plot details to Star Wars: Episode VII. While I’m doubting their veracity, there is still an outside chance that some of this could potentially constitute spoilers (in a world where pigs fly). Faraci says…
“Imagine the standard Star Wars crawl, and when it ends the camera pans up to the stars. But instead of a spaceship zooming into frame we see… a hand! A severed hand, tumbling through space. A severed hand gripping a light saber.”
It’s so idiotic I’m almost inclined to believe it. I didn’t believe the Jar Jar rumors when I heard them either. My instincts tell me it sounds almost too ludicrous to be true. Apparently the severed hand travels through space before winding up on a familiar planet…
“That hand falls onto a desert planet, where it is discovered »
- Anghus Houvouras
Is this the semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal of action you’re looking for…?
Perry aka Agent P meets up with a pair of out-of-this-world characters in Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars (premiering on Disney Channel Saturday, July 26 at 9/8c), and TVLine has your first look at the encounter.
Set a couple of summers ago in a galaxy far, far away, the anticipated special finds Phineas, Ferb and the gang are in a parallel universe — one set during Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. As such, iconic characters such as Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C- »
J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII is now well into production, having completed shooting in Abu Dhabi weeks ago and currently working at Pinewood Studios in England. Filming is expected to continue through August - with a two week hiatus scheduled to allow Harrison Ford's leg time to heal - but even though so much time has passed apparently the production still hasn't completed its casting phase. If the latest rumor from Latino-Review is to be believed, then actress Christina Chong has become the latest actress to join the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. She joins an incredibly talented ensemble that already includes original trilogy stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, as well as newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow. Much like everybody in »
Lucasfilm has further increased the female contingent in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, with news breaking that up and coming British actress Christina Chong has signed on to the cast of the hotly-anticipated sequel. Chong’s previous credits include W.E. and 24: Live Another Day, and while no details of her Star Wars role has been revealed, it’s said to be a minor part.
Star Wars: Episode VII is set for release on December 18th 2015, with returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist »
- Gary Collinson
Production is well under way on Star Wars: Episode VII – in fact, the cast and crew are scheduled to take a break next month to fine-tune their plans and to work around Harrison Ford’s leg injury. But there’s still space in that galaxy far, far away for more fresh faces, and according to Latino Review, Christina Chong will be among them.Chong, who was most recently seen in 24: Live Another Day, has joined the cast, though we don’t – in true J.J. Abrams style – know exactly who she will be playing yet, and whether she’ll be on the light or dark side of the Force (or, you know, somewhere in between; there’s room for subtlety).She’s just the latest new recruit, with her casting ferreted mere weeks after it was announced that Pip Anderson and Crystal Clarke had made it through the huge open auditions. »
No details were given for her character, although it is said to be a minor role. She joins a cast that already includes franchise veterans such as Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels, alongside newcomers such as John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Max von Sydow, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis.
Christina Chong most recently starred in Fox's 24: Live Another Day, and she has also landed a lead role on Sergio Mimica-Gezzan's Halo: Nightfall digital feature. Her feature credits include Johnny English Reborn and W.E.
No word yet on who she’s playing, but Christina Chong has joined the burgeoning cast of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. She’s best known for acting opposite Kiefer Sutherland in this summer’s 24: Live Another Day miniseries, and also recently landed the lead female role in the digital series Halo: Nightfall. The actress should be a familiar face to British TV viewers as well, having appeared in Doctor Who, Monroe, Whitechapel and Black Mirror. She’s also had roles in the films W.E. and Legacy.
Chong joins a cast that includes Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Max von Sydow, Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke.
Interestingly, the actress posted the following tweet over a month ago, and yet news of her casting is »
- Isaac Feldberg
There's been a lot of big comic book news today with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters crossover, Marvel's new Thor. Now we have one more to add to the list. Marvel has also announced Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus.
This is the first Star Wars comic publication Disney purchased Lucasfilm back in 2012. It will represent issues #1-44 and Annual #1 of the original 1977 Marvel Comics series, and it's set to be released early next year. Above is the first piece of cover art and below you'll find the full press release with details about the comic and story:
The opening volume begins with the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope and ends with Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. In between, the rebels face a wealth of new perils — from space pirate Crimson Jack to the bounty hunter Beilert Valance, »
- Joey Paur
In 1977 a phenomenon dawned. Marvel Comics published the very first Star Wars comic-book series. Now, the House of Ideas is re-presenting those original adventures in its over-sized Omnibus format - Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years collecting Star Wars (1977) #1-44 and Annual #1.
It's the return of the Jedi to Marvel in an opening volume that begins with Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope and ends with Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. In between, the rebels face a wealth of new perils - from space pirate Crimson Jack to the bounty hunter Beilert Valance, as well as a surprisingly svelte Jabba the Hut (one "t"). Luke goes back to Tatooine, Leia battles alone, Han and Chewie play the deadly Big Game, and Darth Vader hunts for answers! Revisit all your old favorites and discover some new ones!
There's no doubt, the Force is strong with this collection! »
It’s the return of the Jedi to Marvel in an opening volume that begins with Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and ends with Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. In between, the rebels face a wealth of new perils — from space pirate Crimson Jack to the bounty hunter Beilert Valance, as well as a surprisingly svelte Jabba the Hut (one “t”). Luke goes back to Tatooine, Leia battles alone, Han and Chewie play the deadly Big Game, and Darth Vader hunts for answers! Revisit all your old favorites and discover some new ones! There’s no doubt, the Force is strong with this collection! "With Star Wars poised to return to its comic book home, what better time to revisit the first adventures of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, C-3Po, R2-D2 and, of course, Darth Vader?" says Marvel Editor In Chief, Axel Alonso. »
Hot Wheels just released a photo of their awesome looking Star Wars inspired R2-D2 roadster! They tagged the photo with #SDCC14 so I imagine you will be able to get one of these bad boys at Comic-Con later this month. Now I'm just going to sit back and wait for some crazy fan to build a life size version of this car with Lego bricks that actually runs. I know you're out there! »
- Joey Paur
Star Wars.com released a video featuring a real life version of Chopper, a little droid who will be a part of the new animated series Star Wars: Rebels. The droid was brought to life by some of the wizards over at Lucasfilm, and they even bring R2-D2 out to meet him. Here's a little information that they offered:
Chopper is the grumpy, lazy, yet ultimately heroic astromech droid of the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series -- and Lucasfilm has brought him to life. In this new video, go behind the scenes to see how a fully functioning Chopper was designed, built, and finally, introduced to his creators and to the world.
It's always fun seeing these iconic droids come to life.
- Joey Paur
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