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Ever heard of second-tier DC superhero Fatman? Because he might be starring in the new Zack Snyder film.
Oooh, it’s just Ben Affleck with a ‘six pack’ (or ‘beer gut’) as Batman in the latest photos from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Speaking of that epic team-up film, we also have the thoughts of its fight choreographer (he reckons it’s the best movie ever) And George Lucas, the Star Wars daddio, finally gives his thoughts on Jj Abrams’ The Force Awakens.
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- Oli Davis
Yesterday we brought you some concept art from Star Wars: The Force Awakens showing Max von Sydow’s as-yet-unnamed character along with what appeared to be Darth Vader next to some Imperial Stormtroopers [check the images out here], and now thanks to Star Wars 7 News we have a few more images, this time featuring the redesigned Episode VII X-Wings…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and also sees returning stars 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 »
- Gary Collinson
J.J. Abrams' Mystery Box has sprung a bunch of holes during production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the latest being concept art posted on the Facebook page of Robert Bailey. Named "Attacking Force" and "Low Level Attack", they don't really reveal too much about the movie itself, but do provide a great look at the redesigned X-Wings being used in the Return of the Jedi follow-up. What the colours mean will hopefully be revealed in the movie itself! What do you think? 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 will be released on December 18th, 2015. 332 days to go! »
Having retired from the Star Wars franchise, George Lucas has previously stated that he was yet to watch the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, he has now revealed that he caught the trailer while attending the cinema, telling Page Six: “I saw the trailer. I saw it in a theater because I don’t watch movies online.” When asked if he liked it, he smiled. “Yeah, it was intriguing.”
Meanwhile, Lucas also spoke to Cinema Blend about his initial vision for the Sequel Trilogy (you may recall that Michael Arndt had written treatments for the three films when Lucas was still in charge of the Saga, with J.J. Abrams subsequently rewriting Episode VII’s script with Lawrence Kasdan, and reportedly shifting the focus from new characters to the old guard):
“The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that »
- Thomas Roach
In addition to von Sydow, the film also stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Domhall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Anthony Daniels and Daisy Ridley.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theatres December 18, 2015.
Source: Star Wars Latino »
- Philip Sticco
Curtis James Jackson III, a.k.a. 50 Cent, has teamed up with SMS Audio again to release a second edition of Star Wars-themed headphones. They will be released in May 2015, and the new headphones were inspired by R2-D2, Tie Fighters, Darth Vader, and Chewbacca. You can check out the first edition of Star Wars headphones below, which paid tribute to the Galactic Empire, the Rebel Alliance, Boba Fett, and Stormtroopers. They are currently available to purchase online from the SMS Audio store. These things are pretty damn slick looking, and I'd love to get myself a pair.
- Joey Paur
Before it was announced he’d be returning to the world of The Flash to reprise his role as The Trickster, it was revealed that Mark Hamill would be picking up the lightsabre once again to play Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“The déjà vu of walking onto the Millennium Falcon again and remembering all these details that they’ve got exactly right from old photographs and old blueprints…I can’t describe the feeling,” Hamill told Extra (via Cbm) promoting his new movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. “Even now it seems surreal to me. It seems hard to believe that it’s actually happening.”
When asked about Star Wars creator George Lucas (who recently had some harsh words about The Academy), Hamill said “seeing [George Lucas] this happy, he’s almost unrecognisable. Because when I was with him [on the original trilogy], he was fretting over all the details, so he »
- Luke Owen
Last week, it was widely reported that the original Star Wars cast, namely Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, would be revealed in the next Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, which is rumored to debut in theaters this May with Avengers: Age of Ultron. A second report now reiterates what we heard back when the original Star Wars 7 teaser dropped. And that's the fact that we won't see any of the original cast or characters used in the marketing leading up to the premiere of the movie this December.
Germain Lussier of /film backs up an earlier rumor, claiming that Disney and LucasFilm are keeping the original stars under lock and key until its time to see the movie in theaters. Instead, the upcoming trailers and other promotional items will continue to use John Boyega as Stormtrooper Finn, »
The Daily Mirror is reporting that unknown British actress Amybeth Hargreaves has been cast as an Imperial Stormtrooper in the hotly-anticipated first chapter of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, which stems from a listing on Hargreaves’ Spotlight UK page.
If true, then it seems the Empire must have implemented a new equality and diversity policy following the death of the Emperor, with black actor John Boyega also playing a stormtrooper, as seen in the first trailer.
- Gary Collinson
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Check out this test flight for a homemade remote-control Helicarrier from The Avengers, which remote-control planes can take off from and land on (via Geekologie): Here is one of two Game of Thrones posters that will be given out at IMAX screenings later this month. The other, which seems more spoilery, can be found at Geek Tyrant. Liam Neeson is tasked with listing his particular set of skills in this Taken parody trailer for Taken 4: A-Paco-Lypse from Jimmy Kimmel Live: Check out these new Star Wars-themed headphones put out by rapper 50 Cent (via Design Taxi): And here's a nice R2-D2-themed purse to...
- Christopher Campbell
Steves Wooden Toys created this magnificent baby rocker that was inspired by the X-Wing in the Star Wars movies. He called it the "Rocking Ride-in X-Wing," and if you have a newborn baby it would be perfect - especially if you're looking to raise them as geeks. This is probably a lot better choice than the Jaws baby bed that eats babies.
The rocker is made entirely from solid wood, which includes pine, native macrocarpa, and rimu. It also features a removable wooden R2-D2 that sits in the back, as well as detachable wings “for ease of intergalactic travel in the back of a medium sized car.”
Accelerate to attack speed as you approach the death star. Stabilize your rear deflectors and watch for enemy fighters. This rocking ride in Star Wars X-wing fighter is made from solid wood… pine, native macrocarpa and rimu. Removable wooden R2D2 sits in the back. »
- Joey Paur
Warwick Davis was very keen to get a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, and while appearing on The One Show on BBC One, the Return of the Jedi star has shared a couple of selfies with two familiar Star Wars characters on the set at Pinewood Studios.
As things are being kept top secret we can assume that Davis was given permission to show these two photos which hardly give away any details about the film. We already knew that Chewbacca was making a return but the selfie with what is clearly Darth Vader is interesting. There have been rumours that Vader would appear in the film but it is more likely that the costume was available on set for being so iconic. Or maybe Davis has just spoiled the return of the Dark Lord of the Sith….
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is »
- Thomas Roach
Star Wars #1
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by John Cassaday
Colored by Laura Martin
Published by Marvel Comics
The biggest new release of 2015 (so far) is Marvel’s first endeavor into Star Wars comics for the first time since the 1980s. There are loads of variant covers, quite a few release parties, and rumored sales numbers around 1 million. Star Wars #1 is set after the destruction of the Death Star and features all the big name characters from the original trilogy. It also marks award winning artist John Cassaday’s return to interiors for the first time since his short run on Uncanny Avengers in 2012. Here is what several Sound on Sight writers (who happen to be in the same room Marvel Bullpen style) thought about this issue.
At the top of the story, we see Overseer Aggadeen, head of Cymoon 1’s armor corps factory, greet negotiators from Jabba the Hut. »
Yesterday, we wrote about a video which revealed that Chewbacca, Groot, and Hodor could actually understand each other speak. But there's another Star Wars character whose communication skills are tough to understand: R2-D2. The folks at Eclectic Method have cut together a supercut of the little droid trying to talk to people (or other droids), and they've put subtitles on it so we can all follow along.
Turns out the droid has quite an attitude, and the way he insults the other characters almost feels like he's doing stand-up and ripping into hecklers at a comedy club. Check it out below, and let us know what you think.
R2D2 Subtitles by eclecticmethod
H/T: Gamma Squad »
- Ben Pearson
Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet—the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3Po and R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor.
Jason Aaron had a tough job on his hands with Star Wars #1. Since Disney purchased Lucasfilm for a whopping $4 billion dollars, it seemed only a matter of time before the adventures in a galaxy far, far away would return to Marvel Comics, also owned by the House of Mouse. And with out first movie in a decade still eleven months away, Jason Aaron »
- Luke Owen
Since the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast was officially announced last April the internet has been flooded with potential rumours and ramblings concerning who is playing who (or what). While most of these rumours haven’t been confirmed some concept art that was leaked in recent months can help add some depth to the early character descriptions.
Before you read on I must stress that this is very much spoiler territory but also that it is currently only a rumour and hasn’t been confirmed by anyone involved with The Force Awakens.
Fan site StarWars7news are reporting that their Episode VII source has seen concept art regarding Max Von Sydow’s character and it differs from previous rumoured descriptions.
Possible Spoilers Below…
Contrary to previous descriptions Von Sydow’s character has “no cybernetic implants upon his face” or make-up of any kind. He’s wearing a dark »
- Gavin Logan
It was news that broke the Internet a few years back when Disney purchased Lucasfilm for a whopping $4 billion, announcing a new trilogy of Star Wars movies including several spin-offs. But prior to their announcement, Lucas himself was working a new trilogy that he intended to write and direct for release in May 2015.
However, when the offer came through, the decision was easy for Lucas to make.
“It’s better for me to get out at the beginning of a new thing and I can just remove myself,” Lucas told USAToday, promoting his new movie Strange Magic. “The time is more important to me than the money.”
Lucas laments that a new trilogy would have taken another decade off his life, which he wants to spend with his wife and newborn. However, he says he »
- Luke Owen
Darths & Droids
Written by The Comic Irregulars
Ongoing, 2007 – present
Updates Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
It goes without saying that Star Wars is hands down one of the best known and most revisited film series in popular culture. Similar to the various sci-fi adventure fiction it drew from, Star Wars has gone on to not only all of modern speculative fiction and how it’s viewed but also has been thickly ingrained within the imaginations within three, going on four, whole generations of film goers. At this point in time, R2-D2 and Darth Vader are as iconic as Superman or Elvis Presley. The films have been examined and re-examined so that everything from minute plot holes to over-arching themes have been drawn out and analyzed.
- Grant Raycroft
Happy 2015, everyone. It feels like we haven’t seen you all year. (We’re trying to get as much mileage from that joke as possible).
What a way to kick off the New Year, with one huge (but, actually, pretty small) Ant-Man trailer and two massive rumours – an old character potentially appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and will we be getting the first Batman V Superman: Dawn of Juctice and Fantastic Four trailers as early as next month!?
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- Oli Davis
Let's face it, nobody in their right mind thinks The Phantom Menace is a good movie, but Liam Neeson's Qui-Gon Jinn is generally considered to be one of the few bright spots. The character met his end in that film thanks to dual-lightsaber wielding Sith Lord Darth Maul (another highlight), but with all of these planned spin-offs in the pipeline, what about a solo adventure for Master Qui-Gon? Of course there's the possibility that he could return as a "force ghost" in some capacity too, and Liam Neeson seems open to either option. Have a look at his video interview with Yahoo, in which he also shares his concerns about the practicality of the new cross-guard Lighsaber seen in the hand of the mysterious Kylo Ren in the teaser trailer for The Force Awakens. Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker »
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