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Promotional poster for The First Order Stormtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

8 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After hearing some new details about the First Order Stormtroopers via their toy line earlier today, a promotional poster from said toyline has also hit the Internet thanks to this rather nice Twitter user.

Check out the poster below:

See Also: The Week in Star Wars – New promo banner and character sketches for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ewan McGregor wants to return as Obi-Wan and more

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 »

- Luke Owen

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figure packaging details Stormtrooper history and rise of the First Order

17 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney and Lucasfilm are set to kick off the merchandising for Star Wars: The Force Awakens at San Diego Comic-Con International next month with the release of Hasbro’s Black Series Stormtrooper – the first action figure based upon the ‘First Order’ look of the feared Imperial soldiers.

Now, Eric Goldman of IGN has got his hands on the packaging, which details the history of the Stormtrooper, as well as offering some background on the galaxy’s latest threat, the First Order…

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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The Five Best Film Franchises

28 June 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras with the five best film franchises…

As we continue to examine the state of Hollywood’s biggest franchises, it’s time to dole out a little love. We’ve looked at the Five Worst Film Franchises and Five Film Franchises on the Fence. It’s time for the Five Best Film Franchises. Yes, there are franchises that deserve love. Movie series that consistently entertain and deliver at the box office. Films that make the concept of franchises more palatable, even when studios are trying to crap garbage like G.I. Joe: Retaliation down you’re throat.

Once again, we are only considering franchises that have films actively in production with two or more installments previously produced.

With that in mind… here’s the best of the best:

1. James Bond

The longest film franchise is still the best. Super-Spy James Bond has been entertaining audiences since the 1960’s with his alcohol fueled sexual exploits. »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens costume sketches for Han Solo, Finn and Poe Dameron

26 June 2015 4:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve seen the characters in action thanks to the two trailers for J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens, but an article in the French edition of Vanity Fair (via Planete Star Wars) has given us a closer look at the costumes for Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac).

Check out the images below:

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 Slave), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones »

- Luke Owen

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Greg Grunberg says Star Wars: The Force Awakens is all about “the story and family”

26 June 2015 3:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If there is one thing Star Wars: The Force Awakens has done well (despite its heavily publicised production) is keeping its story a secret. We’ve had two trailers already, but we don’t actually know all that much about the plot of J.J. Abrams’ new adventure in a galaxy far, far away.

One of its stars Greg Grunberg however has given some details about the theme of the movie in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“I can only say that practical effects are as important—if not more important—than the special effects,” the actor said. “And it’s all about the story and family. I mean that’s what J.J. is all about. And these new characters, these actors are unbelievable. They’re so well cast. We got our script pages, only the scenes that we were in. Not even what was being shot that day! »

- Luke Owen

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15 Actors Who Nailed Motion Capture Performances

23 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

It’s officially summer movie season, meaning over-the-top action sequences, mind-blowing special effects, and 3D magic will dominate theaters over the next few months. With flicks including “Jurassic World,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and “San Andreas” already roaring through the box office, one thing is for sure: CGI is better than ever. As digital animation grows more advanced each year, big-time filmmakers like James Cameron and Jj Abrams are embracing the (relatively) new form of acting known as motion capture performance. Made most popular by “King of Mo-Cap” Andy Serkis in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, motion capture is becoming an integral tool in the filmmaker’s arsenal and an exciting new challenge for the actors involved. Do you know who’s behind your favorite digital performances? Here are 15 amazing performers and the animated characters they created. Andy Serkis (Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings,” Captain Haddock in “The Adventures of Tintin, »

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New promotional banner for Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring Rey, Finn, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma

22 June 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week brought us some images of two surprise returning characters from the Original Trilogy as well as two leaked stills, and now we’ve got a new international promo banner for Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and some Imperial Stormtroopers…

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 Slave), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015): Han, Rey, Finn & Classic Character Images

20 June 2015 6:08 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

New Star Wars The Force Awakens Images Leaked. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) movie pictures have been leaked (or released through subterfuge) featuring Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), The General (Domhnall Gleeson), and X-Wing Pilot (Greg Grunberg). The Han, Rey, and Finn photograph is the most iconic. The Phasma, General picture is the most interesting. The pictures featuring previously unannounced characters, Nien Nunb and Admiral Ackbar, are interesting.

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On the first image:

What happens in this sequence Swu is showing us above?

Chewbacca is in the back recuperating from his injury with the pirates on the Gigantic Freighter. »

- Rollo Tomasi

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More Star Wars: The Force Awakens images featuring Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie and Domhnall Gleeson

19 June 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier today we brought you some images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring Greg Gunberg’s character along with a couple of returning favourites from Return of the Jedi [see here], as well as a likely Photoshopped image of Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker [see here].

Well, now thanks to MakingStarWars, we’ve got a couple more images – the first of which features Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Daisy Ridley (Rey) and John Boyega (Finn), and the second showing Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma alongside our first look at Domhnall Gleeson’s character, who is reportedly going by the title ‘The General’…

See Also: C-3Po’s new look revealed for 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 (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po »

- Gary Collinson

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First look at Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

19 June 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week, we brought you our first look at Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (before Disney made us take them down), and now we have our possible first look at her brother Luke Skywalker.

The folks over at TheForce.net have posted the below image which shows Mark Hamill as Luke with his grey beard and metallic hand. They don’t say where they got the image from, so this is far from official.

See Also: Possible Spoilers – Pictures of more returning characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Greg Grunberg’s role revealed?

Check out the image below:

See Also: C-3Po’s new look revealed for 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 »

- Luke Owen

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Possible Spoilers – Pictures of more returning characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Greg Grunberg’s role revealed?

19 June 2015 6:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning – possible spoilers below…

Since the announcement of the movie, we’ve known that the likes of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia would be back for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but there have been plenty of rumours about other possible returning roles (but not Lando it would seem). Well, starwars7news.com believes it can confirm two returning characters, along with information on a new one.

If you’re a fan of Return of the Jedi, you are in luck. According to the website, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will see the return of Nein Nunb and Admiral Ackbar. Check out the photos below that the site claims are 100% legit:

Obviously we don’t know if this is true or just a wild Bantha chase, but the website is very sure these are genuine. And to back that up, they have the first image of Greg Grunberg in the movie, »

- Chris Cooper

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer sets a YouTube world record

19 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having debuted at Star Wars Celebration back in April and broken the Internet, the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now officially a record breaker.

Guinness World Records have confirmed that the trailer is now officially the “most viewed movie trailer on YouTube in 24 hours” with just over 30 million views. The trailer is currently sitting at around 54 million.

“The release of the clip created unprecedented levels of excitement among Star Wars fans around the world,” the Guinness website writes. “With the trailer featuring the return of the charismatic villain-hero Han Solo, once again played by Harrison Ford, alongside his furry co-pilot Chewbacca.”

See Also: C-3Po’s new look revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

See Also: Possible Spoilers: Daisy Ridley hints at Rey’s parentage in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on »

- Luke Owen

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Giveaway – Win a Power Rangers: Dino Charge Swag Bag with the Flickering Myth Movie Show

17 June 2015 5:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

—Tweet The Below Video Using #Fmtv To Be Entered Into Our Power Rangers: Dino Charge Swag Bag Giveaway!—

Thanks to our Comic Con chums at Bandai, they’ve kindly given us a Power Rangers: Dino Charge swag bag to give away in our monthly Flickering Myth Movie Show share competition. Which we were totally up for, until we opened it and saw the original Green Ranger action figure. Now we want it for ourselves.

The survival kit includes Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Legacy Edition figures. Each figure includes one battle gear item to help combat against the Evil Space Aliens and is beautifully presented in replica of the original packaging. In addition, you will receive a t-shirt that has been exclusively designed by Saban Brands. 

For our June edition, The Flickering Myth Movie Show decided to visit London McM Comic Con. Because we can. And we’re slightly (ok, very »

- Oli Davis

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Game of Thrones Season Five – Episode 10 Review

16 June 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis (@OliDavis) reviews the tenth and final episode of Game of Thrones Season Five….

Mother’s Mercy.

Directed by David Nutter.

Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss.

Jon

Let’s start with the big stuff. Jon Snow (Kit Harington), the guy we’ve all been placing our hopes and dreams on since Ned and Robb Stark’s deaths, got totally Caesar’d by his fellow brothers of the Night’s Watch (including the young recruit Ollie, because children murdering people is really in this Winter).

To readers of the books, this was the last big event that happened in the most-recently released novel. Like the Red Wedding, we knew it was coming and waited quietly for the outcry. We’re all flying blind together, now.

But, like the book, it didn’t quite hit those Red Wedding highs.

The reason for this is twofold. One because of the show, »

- Oli Davis

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First look at Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

15 June 2015 2:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems we may have our first look at the returning Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa from December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with The Hashtag Show posting the following images of Fisher as the Rebel princess…

See Also: C-3Po’s new look revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

See Also: Possible Spoilers: Daisy Ridley hints at Rey’s parentage 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 (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 »

- Gary Collinson

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Toys

12 June 2015 4:02 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images from the first wave of toys supporting director Jj Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars" reboot, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", including new designs for 'Stormtroopers' and their vehicles:

"...new toys include Hasbro’s 'Black Series' 6-inch 'First Order Stormtrooper' and Mattel’s Hot Wheels 'First Order Stormtrooper Car'.

Cast of the film includes Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will be released December 18, 2015.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens First Order Stormtrooper toys available at Comic-Con

11 June 2015 11:52 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like the merchanising blitz for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to get underway next month, with Entertainment Weekly revealing that the first wave of toys from Disney’s hugely-anticipated sequel is heading to San Diego Comic-Con International, and all three items revolve around the new First Order Stormtroopers…

Hasbro’s Black Series Stormtrooper will be available to purchase at Comic-Con, with a limited number offered for sale afterwards via HasbroToyShop.com, priced $24.99.

Also available to pick up at Sdcc is Mattel’s First Order Stormtrooper Hot Wheels vehicle, although there’s no word yet on a price tag.

And finally, Lego will be showcasing its 81-piece Buildable First Order Stormtrooper, although this will be on display only, and won’t be available to purchase until January 1st, 2016.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing »

- Gary Collinson

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Official Look At The Star Wars: The Force Awakens 'First Order Stormtrooper' Toys

11 June 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Here we have the 9-inch Lego Buildable First Order Stormtrooper, Hasbro’s Black Series 6-inch First Order Stormtrooper, and Mattel’s Hot Wheels First Order Stormtrooper Car. I guess you could buy all three and pretend one of 'em is John Boyega's Finn with his helmet on! We don't know a whole lot about these fellas, other than they take orders from Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and are more than likely terrible shots. These toys, along with plenty more Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise, will be available at Comic-Con International from July 8-12, with all the movie-related programming landing on Friday, July 10. 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 »

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You’ve got a T-Rex? Six of the most believable cinematic creations

11 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of Jurassic World, in cinemas now across the globe, I’ve decided to take a trip through 5 of my favourite on-screen creations that have defied the laws of supposed reality. We’re talking those creatures that capture the imagination when they’re first seen but also made you disregard that they weren’t even real.

Let’s begin…

6. Caesar from Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) (Dir. Rupert Wyatt)

I must admit my movie mind was cautious before the re-launch of another Apes saga but once you see Wyatt’s version that came complete with Andy Serkis’ Imaginarium monkey, sorry Ape, Caesar, then the game was changed forever.

Caesar is an exceptional creation and not just as they’ve given us the believability factor but because it’s done with all the correct intentions. Gone are the days where we know there are humans under the suits, »

- Dan Bullock

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens heading to Hall H for Comic-Con

10 June 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday it was revealed that Marvel Studios will be absent from the Comic-Con this year, but Disney will have a presence, as it’s just been announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is heading to San Diego for a Hall H panel on Friday, July 10th, which will include director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, producer and Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy, and “Special Guests”.

As well as The Force Awakens panel, Disney will be showcasing Hasbro’s Star Wars toyline, as well as hosting a special 40th anniversary panel for Industrial Light & Magic.

See Also: C-3Po’s new look revealed for 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 (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and »

- Gary Collinson

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