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Though he's shied away from talking about it too much in a recent round of interviews, that awesome Bts featurette that was released during Sdcc proved that Simon Pegg has a cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Many fans assumed this would happen because his friend J.J. Abrams was directing, and Pegg just so happens to be one of the biggest fans of the galaxy far, far away out there. The actor has spoken at length about the saga in the past, but during a chat with MTV he was asked to rank the six movies from worst to best in just 1 minute. He does it - but did he place the movies in the order you might expect? Take a look, then be sure to give us your own rankings in the usual place. Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, »
“Zack, listen to me. This is how you direct a movie. I’m Batman.”
That’s the main focus for this August edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show. In it, our esteemed panel debate the San Diego Comic Con 2015 news, picking a definitive (well, kind of) winner of the three-day geek-fest.
There’s also a special chat with Harrison Ford, Jj Abrams, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and more about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a Suicide Squad trailer breakdown (revealing who The Joker Really Is torturing at the end of the teaser) and an exclusive interview with Nat Wolff and John Green about their new movie Paper Towns.
And, as always, the panel pick their movies of the »
- Oli Davis
'Jurassic World' velociraptor kicks Iron Man ass at worldwide box office. 'Jurassic World' officially surpasses 'The Avengers' at worldwide box office Directed by Colin Trevorrow; starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D'Onofrio; and co-executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World has officially become the third biggest worldwide box office hit in history. The Jurassic Park sequel – or reboot, as it's basically the same story with a slightly different twist – has surpassed Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed all-star superhero flick The Avengers, which broke box office records back in 2012. Of course, "officially" just ain't what it used to be – like, in the days before The Fall. So you wisely ask, "But which movie has actually sold the most tickets?" After all, that's the true measure of a film's popularity. Well, that's a tough one to answer without the studios providing accurate, precise numbers. And that's not about to happen. It always »
- Zac Gille
On Thursday we brought you a preview of this coming week’s Star Wars #7, which explores the secret history of Obi-Wan Kenobi [see here], and now Marvel has released a first look at the following issue as the action shifts back to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars #8…
This August, the next arc of the chart-topping hit series begins! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Star Wars #8 – as blockbuster writer Jason Aaron is joined for the first time by new series artist Stuart Immonen (All-New X-Men, All-New Captain America)! After discovering the journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, more determined than ever continues his quest to learn about the history of the Jedi. A quest that will take him to the center of the galaxy – to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant! But what he and R2-D2 uncover on their journey to the massive city-planet may be more than he bargained for. »
- Gary Collinson
After discovering the journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, more determined than ever continues his quest to learn about the history of the Jedi. A quest that will take him to the center of the galaxy – to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant! But what he and R2-D2 uncover on their journey to the massive city-planet may be more than he bargained for. Meanwhile, at the far end of the galaxy, Han Solo & Princess Leia are confronted by a most unexpected foe! Don’t miss the start of a brand-new arc as critically acclaimed artist Stuart Immonen joins the Rebellion this August for Star Wars #8! Star Wars #8 Written by Jason Aaron Pencils & Cover by Stuart Immonen Variant Cover by John Cassaday »
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fantastic Friday? We have the ultimate movie car chase supercut, a custom-made Star Wars-themed Playstation Playbook and Brie Larson reads the "script" from the upcoming Emoji movie. But first, we have a comprehensive breakdown on how the hit Game of Thrones TV series almost never happened. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Game of Thrones History Lesson
If you're a Game of Thrones fan desperately seeking something Westeros-related to pass the time before Season 6 arrives next spring, then you'll certainly enjoy The Film Theorists' comprehensive video about how the series almost never happened at all. Most die-hard fans know that series creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff won »
The comedian didn't take too kindly to the remark from Matt Tilley at Australia's Kiis 101.1, and the rest of the interview is just painful to watch.
Things were going quite well until Tilley asked: "Do you have the word skanky in America?"
"We do have that word," an unimpressed Schumer replied, joking that he must be thinking of his mother.
"Come on, that's the character in the movie. I'm not trying to offend you," he said.
But Schumer was in no mood to forgive him, replying: "Whatever you are trying to do, you are [doing]. That's a rude question."
The rest of the interview went downhill from there, as Schumer disagreed with him about his take on her character's journey.
Towards the end of the chat, Tilley asked: "Would you rather do that [acting] and have stand-up as fun? »
And here is some more concept art courtesy of The Force.net 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. »
As we get closer and closer to the release date for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” it gets harder for Disney to keep a lid on every secret. While major plot points remain a mystery to all but he most die-hard of spoiler Internet spelunkers, smaller tidbits are turning up in the strangest places. Like when Adam Savage accidentally gave away a tiny detail during an io9 interview at Comic-Con. So Phil Tippett — who designed all the original creatures for the first three Star Wars films — is a friend of mine. He got brought back in to the new Star Wars film by J.J. to redo a specific sequence that people will remember from Star Wars that carries forward into these sequels. And I got to go watch him shoot it. For those of you who don’t know, Tippett is a bit of a legend in the visual effects world. »
- Donna Dickens
Droids, Imperial officials and the Dark Lord Darth Vader himself have given us a brief taste of what to expect at 'the cultural event of the summer' - Secret Cinema Present Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
A new trailer features glimpses of the immersive experience and screening of the Star Wars classic.
7 movies we'd love to see get the Secret Cinema treatment
Set in a mystery London location, details of which are given to ticket holders days before the event, hundreds of fans attend each time, dressed up according to characters they have been assigned.
Other reveals in the trailer include an epic lightsaber fight, an imprisoned Princess Leia escorted by a Stormtrooper, and Luke Skywalker arriving at Mos Eisley in a transporter.
The trailer is tantalising without revealing too much, »
The American comic was seen in a post-coital pose with C-3Po and R2-D2, among other shots, for the latest issue of GQ.
One fan of the risqué photo shoot was Luke Skywalker himself, according to Hamill.
"Got excited when I saw @amyschumer @GQMagazine pics & thought she was just cast in Ep 8! We should be so lucky," he joked.
Got excited when I saw @amyschumer @GQMagazine pics & thought she was just cast in Ep 8! We should be so lucky.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 18, 2015
Disney and Lucasfilm were less enthusiastic about Schumer's tongue-in-cheek Star Wars salute, given their quick public declaration disavowing any involvement.
"Lucasfilm & Disney didn't approve, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner," the two companies said in a joint statement.
So while Hamill might approve, »
Last week, a news story on Fox News broke out about a parent who was upset about Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Figure series toy of Princess Leia from Return of the Jedi in her “Slave Leia” outfit. The story was picked up on several news outlets, which has now prompted Leia herself Carrie Fisher to giver her thoughts on the matter.
Taking to Twitter, Fisher didn’t understand why the outfit has caused controversy now when it didn’t “40 years ago” and that while she did have a chain round her neck, she used it to kill the creature than enslaved her.
You can check out Fisher’s badly worded tweets below:
SlaveLeiaDollsR causingOUTRAGE 4Sum parents onFox TV& Im thinking-if folksR outraged Now, shouldnt I have beenOUTRAGED40yrs ago?Maybe I Was!
— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) July 15, 2015
That chain only”enslaved”me until I could use the frabjous thing to »
- Luke Owen
As we near closer and closer to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we're going to be seeing more and more news and fan-centric celebration. Here is the latest update on all you need to know regarding that galaxy far, far away: Luke Skywalker Approves of Amy Schumer Trainwreck star Amy Schumer appears in a Star Wars-inspired photo spread for GQ magazine this month, and some of the photos are a lot more sexual than you'd expect to see C-3Po, R2-D2, Chewbacca and a lightsaber involved in. It should be obvious to everyone that Disney and Lucasfilm had nothing to do with the parodic images, but the latter had to make an official statement (and tweet) to assure fans they didn't "authorize/approve, participate or condone the...
- Christopher Campbell
Amy Schumer opted for a Star Wars-themed photo shoot when GQ named her the "funniest woman in the galaxy." The results, which are on display in the magazine's August comedy issue, have been anything but a hit with fans of the franchise. Following an online backlash, Disney/LucasFilm took to Twitter to clarify the studio's stance on the images. @CPThrio @icecoldpenguin Lucasfilm & Disney didn't approve, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner — Star Wars (@starwars) July 16, 2015 The pictures find Amy in a variety of situations with popular characters, like topless in bed with R2-D2 and C-3Po while smoking a cigarette. Amy's antics follow up Amy's serious and revealing cover story in August's Glamour, proving Comedy Central's funny lady is newsstand gold. As Amy's cover made headlines over the weekend, her movie Trainwreck debuted at the box office. The romantic comedy came in at No. »
Disney-owned studio says it did not authorise photographs for GQ magazine in which comic poses suggestively with C-3Po, R2-D2 and Chewbacca
A photoshoot for the men’s magazine GQ in which Us actor and comic Amy Schumer recreates classic Star Wars scenes in a variety of suggestive poses has been condemned as ‘inappropriate’ by rights holder Lucasfilm.
Related: Amy Schumer's GQ cover is a disappointment for feminist fans
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- Ben Child
The actor Tweeted his appreciation for the "Trainwreck" star/writer's recent photo shoot for the men's mag, which featured Amy (sporting multiple "Star Wars"-esque costumes, including Princess Leia's famed metal bikini) in sexually suggestive situations with C-3Po, R2-D2, a lightsaber and more.
In fact, Mark would welcome the comedian to the "Star Wars" franchise with open arms.
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Following the rather large hoopla of news coming out of San Diego Comic Con, it’s been a very quiet week for Star Wars news – so this one will be rather short…
Kicking things off from the world of The Force Awakens, and some images have leaked of the Lego sets for Poe Dameron’s X-Wing Fighter and the Millennium Falcon. The Falcon set contains figures for Han Solo, Chewbacca, Finn, Rey and Bb-8 and two never before seen characters. The first of which is an anonymous Kanjiklub gang member, and the other is a character named Tasu Leech (which is speculated to be played by The Raid: Redemption actor Yayan Ruhian). The X-Wing set contains Poe, a female Resistance X-Wing Pilot, Bb-8 and a member of the Resistance Ground Crew…
- Luke Owen
Mark Hamill does not have a bad feeling about Amy Schumer's recent GQ photoshoot. Trainwreck star Schumer channels Star Wars in the magazine's latest issue, wearing a Princess Leia bikini and sucking on C3-po's finger in one pic, while sharing a postcoital cigarette with C3 and R2-D2 in another. The photos earned the ire of Lucasfilm, with the company tweeting Thursday that it did not "participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner." Now, Luke Skywalker himself is weighing in on the images. On Saturday, Mark Hamill tweeted his apparent approval of Schumer's shoot.
- Ryan Gajewski
See Also: New Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters revealed on leaked Lego sets
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 (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a »
- Gary Collinson
Amy Schumer has had a pretty big week between the theatrical release of “Trainwreck,” two Emmy nominations for “Inside Amy Schumer,” and her raunchy GQ cover story featuring the comedian cavorting with “Star Wars” icons R2-D2 and C3P0 — but that last part may have landed her in hot water with the House of Mouse.
After impressionable “Star Wars” fans took to social media to decry the sexualization of their beloved characters, the official Star Wars Twitter account made sure to let them know that Disney and Lucasfilm had no part in the racy photoshoot.
I can't believe @Disney and @starwars are allowing @GQMagazine to do this Distasteful #starwars spread shame on all of you
— Teresa Delgado (@icecoldpenguin) July 16, 2015
I can't believe the @starwars @amyschumer GQ mag photos w/ overt sexual innuendos! In a world full of sex sex sex, can't Sw stay clean? #why
— Anthony (@BaldMando) July 16, 2015
A studio spokesperson told Variety, »
- Variety Staff
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