13 items from 2011
Despite being hidden underneath that iconic suit of armor, Jeremy Bulloch has carved out a comfortable piece of immortality as the man behind Boba Fett. The ruthless bounty hunter first appeared in cartoon form as the only watchable part of the "Star Wars Holiday Special" in 1978, followed by Bulloch's portrayal in both "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."
Since biting the dust in the Great Pit of Carkoon, Boba Fett has lived on in endless merchandising and brought Bulloch the adulation of fans at conventions across the globe. Fett's cult status even inspired Bulloch's autobiography "Flying Solo: Tales of a Bounty Hunter," not to mention a song by Mc Chris.
Boba Fett is »
- Max Evry
Ever since "Star Wars" first hit theaters in 1977 and became an instant international phenomenon, fans have been arguing over who the coolest character is. And considering its been over 30 years now, we figure it's about time to settle it once and for all. So who will get to pass final judgment on the most important pop culture debate of our time?
Yes, to celebrate the September 16 release of the entire series on Blu-ray, it's the ultimate "Star Wars" poll, where you get to decide who the most awesome "Star Wars" character of all time is. Love yourself some Luke Skywalker? Can't resist the cosplay possibilities of slave Leia? Still besotted with the greatest action figure of all time, Boba Fett? Cast your vote -- and may the Force be with your favorite.
Actor: Mark Hamill
Notable Moment: Saving the universe would usually top the list, but having »
- Scott Harris
Two weeks ago, we got to go to the Blu-ray trailer luanch of the brand new blu-ray box set for George Lucas’ Star Wars: The Complete Saga. Those present were Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Anthony Daniels (C-3P0) Producer Robert Watts, and Nick Gillard and later in the day, Ilm Digital Artist John Goodson and Visual Effects Supervisor Bill George.
During the panels, we asked about further changes to the Blu-ray and if we’d see any changes in the movie and never got a definitive answer. Well it turns out that there has already been one big change spotted by the chaps over at Cbm who have found new footage from the Blu-ray which shoes a CGI Yoda where a puppet used to be in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. I just think it’s hilarious how Lucas can’t leave it alone!
I’ll let »
- David Sztypuljak
The actor behind the mask opens up about his character, offering intimate details about the creation and backstory on this beloved bounty hunter
Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Blu-ray, Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy Blu-ray, and Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray will all make their long-awaited debut next month, on September 16th, from Fox Home Entertainment. One of the coolest special features included for fans of all ages is a selection of never-before-seen deleted scenes and outtakes that promise to be a treasure trove of long-lost moments fans have been waiting more than thirty years to see. And these scenes may very well contain a forgotten moment or two with everyone's favorite intergalactic bounty hunter Boba Fett.
Jeremy Bulloch, the actor who portrayed the infamous Boba Fett in both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, took some time to discuss the fan-favorite character with us. The Star Wars saga finally makes its way to Blu-ray in September and while Bulloch has not seen the Blu-ray edition yet, he is excited to see the franchise continue to adapt to new technology.
With a rare opportunity to talk Star Wars with an original cast member, we jumped right into what makes Boba Fett tick. Recent discussions of a possible Boba Fett spin-off have re-ignited interest in the character whose popularity didn’t die with his memorable fall into the Sarlacc pit. Bulloch had some fascinating things to say about the character he brought ...
- Mike Eisenberg
While out promoting Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios summer superhero adventure Captain America: The First Avenger, director Joe Johnston announced that he wants to bring infamous intergalactic bounty hunter Boba Fett back to the big screen in a stand-alone film.
While Boba Fett first appeared in an animated short that debuted about an hour into the long lost, but never forgotten Star Wars Holiday Special, Jeremy Bulloch introduced the live action version of this hugely popular character in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, working for Jabba the Hutt and memorably encasing beloved hero Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in carbonite.
Time was when talk of a new Star Wars movie would have space opera fans from Tewkesbury to Tatooine glued to their computer screens in anticipation. These days mention of George Lucas's long-running series is just as likely met with dark mutterings about Jar Jar Binks and horribly incongruous CGI as it is with awe, and while the first three films are generally remembered with fondess, matters went swiftly downhill after 1983's Return of the Jedi. The most recent Star Wars effort, animated feature The Clone Wars, limped on to the screen three years ago without much fanfare and to largely negative reviews. Even so, the franchise has made an enormous amount of money over the years, so it's no surprise to hear that a new film might be on the way. »
- Ben Child
“My name is Bond - James Bond". That classic introduction to the cinema’s greatest secret agent is as famous as “I am Dracula, I bid you welcome.” When the box office success of Dr No (1962) turned the unknown Sean Connery into a movie legend, Hammer was never far away from the franchise. With their own films running parallel to the Bond series, Hammer and Eon Productions often made use of the same talent.
Dr No also marked the debuts of Bernard Lee (the first of 11 films as M) and Lois Maxwell (the first of 14 as Miss Moneypenny). Lee had a brief turn as Tarmut in Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1973) and despite never starring in a Hammer horror, Maxwell turned up in their early fifties thrillers Lady in the Fog (1953) and Mantrap (1954).
As doomed double-agent Professor Dent, Anthony Dawson is best known as the vile Marquis in Curse »
Comicpalooza, the largest comic-con/pop culture event in Texas, is taking place this weekend — but that hasn't stopped the organizers from adding awesome new guests and events to the already-stuffed schedule.
Actress Meaghan Rath, from the hit Syfy series Being Human, has just joined the roster of actors, which already includes celebrities such as Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica), Sam Trammell (True Blood), Tony Todd (Candyman), Sean Maher (Firefly/Serenity), Peter Mayhew (Star Wars), Nick Jones (Green Lantern), Jeremy Bulloch (Star Wars) and Marina Sirtis (Star Trek).
For all you Harry Potter devotees, actor Devon Murray has also been added to the guest list. Apparently, Murray is known as Seamus Finnegan in the hallowed halls of Hogwarts. (I've never actually seen a Harry Potter flick, so I have to take their word on this one.)
And fans of sci-fi and fantasy fiction will be thrilled by the addition of Tad Williams, »
Quick — what did you do last year on Memorial Day? Can't remember, right? Maybe a picnic or barbecue with grandma? Yawn. So, what are you planning to do this year? If you're not sure yet, I have a cool suggestion...one that doesn't involve heat stroke and overcooked hot dogs.
If you want to do something unforgettable, and if you are a fan of all things genre (and we know you are because, hello, you're surfing FanGirlTastic), you might want to check out an event in Texas known as Comicpalooza.
What exactly is a Comicpalooza anyway? I posed that very question to Comicpalooza's founder and chairman, John Simons, who said, "[Comicpalooza is] a comic con, horror con, sci-fi con, anime con, steampunk con and gaming con all rolled into one. But it also features a lot of entertainment that you see at other types of festivals, like music, film and art."
Filed under: Celebrity Interviews, Comic-Con, Sci-Fi
Only the 'Star Wars' faithful know Jeremy Bulloch by name, but when he dons the iconic green armor and helmet, he becomes instantly recognizable as Boba Fett. Bulloch played the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy in both 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi,' when Fett delivers Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt before meeting his unexpected demise in the sarlacc Pit of Carkoon.
Astute fans often note Bulloch's only out-of-costume appearance in the 'Star Wars' saga -- in 'Revenge of the Sith' -- when he played Captain Colton, the pilot of a rebel blockade runner. 'Star Wars' is just one of three storied franchises Bulloch has appeared in (he only needed the helmet for the one). He played Smithers, Q's assistant, in the bond films 'Octopussy' and 'For Your Eyes Only. »
- Aaron Broverman
The "Wizard World Toronto Comic Con" returns to Toronto's 'Direct Energy Centre', March 18-20, 2011 with special guests Billy Dee Williams, Julie Benz, Aaron Douglas, Ray Park, Peter Mayhew, Jeremy Bulloch and Scott Thompson headlining a list of celebrity attendees.
"We are looking forward to following up last year's hugely successful debut in Toronto with an array of exciting new guests", said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO.
Fans can also meet their fave comic book artists, including Mike Grell ("Green Lantern"), Yanick Paquette ("Batman"), Mitch Breitweiser ("Captain America"), Jeff Parker ("Hulk"), Gabriel Hardman ("X-Men"), Bruce Jones ("Nightwing"), Phil Jimenez ("Amazing Spider-Man"), Greg Horn ("Emma Frost") and Michael Golden ("New Exiles").
"...Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality »
- Michael Stevens
eFX Inc. and the 501st Tk Project auctioned one of the most unique Star Wars collectibles ever created in a special eBay charity auction last month to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
On its own, eFX’s replica Star Wars stormtrooper helmet is a sought-after collectible, but the version eFX is auctioning includes more than a dozen signatures from the talented cast and crew of the original Star Wars Trilogy, making it one of the most rare Star Wars collectibles ever offered to fans.
The helmet featured signatures from Star Wars creator George Lucas; actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Frank Oz, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Billy Dee Williams, Jeremy Bulloch and Warwick Davis; Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope and Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back producer Gary Kurtz, director Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back); screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (Empire »
13 items from 2011
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