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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…

“Chewie, we’re home.”

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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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- 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:

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- 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. »

- Kelly Woo

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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. »

- Michael Hindle

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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 »

- 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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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - More New Images

5 May 2015 5:31 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new images from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", set 30 years after the events of "Return of the Jedi":

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is the new 'space opera' directed by J. J. Abrams...

...as the seventh installment in the "Star Wars" film series starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver...

...Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow...

...with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker reprising roles from previous films.

 The new film is produced by Abrams, Bryan Burk...

... and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

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- Michael Stevens

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Star Wars fans storm Alexandra Palace as Secret Cinema issues more tickets

5 May 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Thousands of RebelX fighters stormed London's Alexandra Palace last night (May 4).

Don't worry, the world isn't coming to an end, but rather Secret Cinema were celebrating Star Wars Day with an extravagant event ahead of their Empire Strikes Back summer project.

Digital Spy were among the many Star Wars fans who came together to mark May the Fourth at Secret Cinema's latest venture, which involved us getting changed into white boiler suits and being put in our own factions.

RebelX leaders cleverly placed all 3,000 of us in specially-marked areas, so that a drone could fly above us and take some amazing photos of everyone spelling out the freedom fighters' name.

Inside the palace, the big hall was decked out for some awesome sets from DJ Yoda, Nightmares on Wax and Jamie Jones, complete with R2-D2 beeping about in the centre of the room.

The event also raised £11,000 for the Refugee Council, »

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'Star Wars' Day in Movie Culture: All the Best Parodies, Tributes, Dubstep and More

4 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 Star Wars Day movie culture:   IGN remade the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens with clip art:   A fan redid the Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the style of the original trailer for the first Star Wars in 1977 (via Geek Tyrant):   In a parallel universe, Jar Jar Binks is so popular, he's the main draw of Star Wars Episode VII -- alternatively titled The Bink Awakens (via Geek Tyrant):   Here's a cute animated short featuring R2-D2 and Bb-8 hanging out (via Geek Tyrant):     Time invites you to celebrate the day by watching a time-lapse construction of a Millennium Falcon using 250,000 Lego bricks:   And Wired invites us to watch a...

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