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Following its launch on Friday, the first trailer for "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" surpassed 40 million YouTube views in less than 72 hours online says THR.
In comparison, the first "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer scored 36.4 million YouTube views in its first four days, and the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" nabbed 50.6 million in its first five days. That the new 'Wars' trailer racked up those numbers on a holiday weekend though makes it even more impressive.
Perhaps the most surprising criticism about the trailer has been regarding the appearance of John Boyega as a Stormtrooper. On Twitter, the topic '#BlackStormtrooper' became trending with some heated racial arguments about Imperial ethnic purity, others were just confused as the prequels suggested all Stormtroopers are clones of bounty hunter Jango Fett (played by non-white Maori actor Temuera Morrison). Boyega himself has responded to all the reaction in the best possible way: »
- Garth Franklin
It's only been a couple days since the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted, but everyone is still talking about it (sorry to all you people who don't care about a galaxy far, far away). With the latest installment of the sci-fi saga, creator and eventual destroyer George Lucas doesn't have his grubby little paws involved creatively now, but that hasn't stopped the unveiling of a "Special Edition" of the Episode VII teaser. Now the trailer features all the stuff that was missing the first time around like dewbacks, Temuera Morrison, and way more Tie Fighters. We don't want to spoil everything, so just watch! Here's the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Special Edition trailer from Michael Shanks: And as a bonus here's a Lego version of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer from Snooperking: Watch the original Star Wars: The »
- Ethan Anderton
BBC Three has announced the cast of upcoming eight-part drama series Tatau.
Layton said: "I'm thrilled to be part of this original British drama. With such a talented production team behind it I can't wait to help bring Richard's fantastic scripts to life."
Barklem-Biggs added: "I'm so excited to be a part of this unique project. The script is based on real Maori mythology, it has everything in it - romance, comedy, smuggling, mystery.
"I'm also really looking forward to working with such a great team - everyone from the producers to the directors, right down to the cast are spot on. Not »
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite force of protectors for peace and justice has existed for centuries. They are the Green Lantern Corps. When a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of the Corps' newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Bringing the popular superhero to the big screen for the first time, Green Lantern also stars Blake Lively (Gossip Girl), Peter Sarsgaard (Orphan), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett* and Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins**. Green Lantern was directed by Martin Campbell, from a script written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Michael J. Green, and Michael Goldenberg. The film starred: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, Taika Waititi, Temuera Morrison, and Angela Bassett. »
Eagle-eyed pundits (or maybe just people who should really be working) have zeroed in on the IMDb entry for an upcoming Star Wars movie and put two and two together in a highly entertaining fashion. Banking on a simple industry listing marked Untitled Star Wars Project being inadvertent enough to broadcast top secret information to the world (as it did with Benedict Cumberbatch’s role in Star Trek: Into Darkness), the site “discloses” that Temuera Morrison is to be Boba Fett.
A long time ago in a galaxy that seems very far away now, Morrison was Boba’s father Jango in the prequels, so it makes sense the bounty-hunter-to-be would grow up to be the spit of his Pa. Although this is totally unconfirmed there’s a fair amount of logic behind it (in as much as Star Wars can comfortably support anything logical). Perhaps more intriguingly IMDb lists Gareth Edwards as director, »
- Steve Palace
Has the identity of the actor playing Boba Fett in a standalone Star Wars movie been sitting underneath our nose this whole time? We have been drifting along with the assumption that the solo, spinoff Star Wars movie that Godzilla director Gareth Edwards will helm will focus on Boba Fett. Picking up that baton and running with it, Inquisitr.com dug around and landed on the IMDb page for an announced "Untitled Star Wars Project." They have Gareth Edwards slotted as the director. They have Gary Whitta down as the screenwriter. And they list Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett. Well. Alrighty then! Temuera Morrison is no stranger to the Star Wars universe, having played Jango Fett in George Lucas. Star Wars: Episode II . Attack of the Clones, as well as Commander Cody in Episode III . Revenge of the Sith. He.s lent his voice to Boba Fett and Jango Fett »
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