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Oscar Isaac has emerged as a very talented and sought after actor, and he ended up landing a decent-sized role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, which is sure to launch his career into a whole other stratosphere. I like the rumors I've heard about his character so far, and it should be interesting to see which of those rumors are true. To read about what those rumors are click here. I don't just want to throw it all out there and spoil it for you.
The actor recently did an interview with with EW in which he talked about his career and working on Star Wars: Episode VII. He doesn't give any crazy details but it sounds like it's been a great experience for him.
Here's a few questions and answers from the lengthy interview that focuses on Star Wars, working with the original cast, hundreds of Stormtroopers, »
- Joey Paur
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Make This Beautiful Yin-Yang […]
- Peter Sciretta
In this week’s episode of Fmtv’s Movie Myths, Oliver Davis finds out whether Star Wars: Episode V (Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford) really does have a potato and a shoe in its asteroid run sequence! Discover the truth in this week’s Movie Myths by clicking on the image below…
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- Oliver Davis
After conquering the world of television with the likes of Alias and Lost, two-time Emmy winner J.J. Abrams has gone on to create some big screen magic for blockbuster franchises Mission: Impossible, Star Trek and now Star Wars. In recognition of his contributions as a director, producer and writer, the Visual Effects Society will be lauding the founder and president of Bad Robot Productions with the Visionary Award at the 13th Annual Ves Awards on February 4, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“J.J. Abrams has consistently elevated not just the technical aspect of visual effects, but also the emotional,” stated Jeffrey A. Okun, Ves Board Chair. “The context and expertise with which J.J. and his team have evolved visual effects is both groundbreaking and inspirational; he has redefined the relationship between the viewer and the story. You can easily see this from the epic cult followings of his highly engaging work, »
- Trevor Hogg
Could Star Wars: Episode VII film be making a return trip to one of the franchise’s most famous locations? Former James Bond star Roger Moore drops some hints after a visit to the set.
Will we be seeing the ice planet Hoth again in Star Wars: Episode VII? Maybe so, according to Roger Moore, former star of The Saint TV series and seven James Bond films. During an interview with Graham Norton, Moore revealed he was recently granted the coveted honor of having a tour of the Star Wars set and the chance to see some filming.
Part of the interview concerning what Moore saw goes as follows…
Roger Moore: Anyway, the day before last, I know we stopped by the office, and I went up to see – on a very closed, secret set – my friend J. J. Abrams, who is producing and directing Star Wars.
Graham Norton: Ooh, »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
Despite a preponderance of rumors, conjecture and unconfirmed information floating around about the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, there isn't much we really know about the sequel, aside from which actors have been cast, and that production is still under way at Pinewood Studios in London. Oscar Isaac is one of the many newcomers to the franchise, and there has been plenty of speculation as to who he may be playing after the full cast was revealed in late April, with one rumor suggesting that he is portraying the son or another descendant of Harrison Ford's Han Solo.
Entertainment Weekly recently caught up with Oscar Isaac, who doesn't confirm exactly what character he's playing, although the actor does reveal he has scenes with original Star Wars cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. Here's what he had to say, when asked if he's had interactions with the »
Star Wars Episode VII star Oscar Isaac recently talked with Entertainment Weekly and during the interview the award-winning actor talked a bit about the upcoming Star Wars film. Isaac talked about his decision to join the sci-fi franchise, his interactions with the original trilogy cast of Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill, the recent […]
- Peter Sciretta
It’s been nearly two years since Disney acquired Lucasfilm and set in motion an entire new chapter for the Star Wars universe - and streamlined the official canon storyline. In the months following, speculation ran rampant: Who would direct Episode 7? Which young actors would be considered for starring roles? Would original cast members Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher return?
While we have answers to many of those questions – plenty more remain. J.J. Abrams is in the director’s chair, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, as well as Oscar Isaac have been tapped for lead roles, and Hamill, Ford, and Fisher are set to reprise their roles as Luke, Han, ...
- Ben Kendrick
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote his latest film The Two Faces of January, Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) has taken a moment to talk about his upcoming role in J.J. Abrams’ hotly-anticipated first chapter in Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy. Revealing that he’s shared scenes with both Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, Isaac talked about being on set alongside Imperial Stormtroopers, as well as the practical effects Abrams is employing for Star Wars: Episode VII.
“Yeah, I have [had interactions with them]. Both. They’re such funny people. Carrie is hilarious and doing such cool work. Harrison is back. He went on hiatus for a little while, but he’s 150 percent back. It’s pretty amazing to see him bounce back. He looks incredible. Everyone’s having a really good time. J.J. sets that tone. There’s a lot of enthusiasm and it’s being done with a lot of heart. »
- Gary Collinson
The Visual Effects Society has tapped J.J Abrams as the next recipient of its Visionary Award which it will present to the Star Wars helmer during the 13th annual Ves Awards on February 4. The honor recognizes an individual who has uniquely and consistently employed the art and science of visual effects to “foster imagination and ignite future discoveries by way of artistry, invention and groundbreaking work.”
Abrams’ credits include the Star Trek reboots, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Cloverfield and Super 8, and TV series Alias, Lost, Fringe and Person Of Interest via his production company Bad Robot. But by February he will be deep into finishing Star Wars: Episode VII, the reboot of the iconic sci-fi franchise. He co-wrote the script with Lawrence Kasdan and produces; production kicked off in May in the UK.
Star Wars is set for a December 18, 2015 release. »
- The Deadline Team
There are few joys like celebrity yearbook photos. Today we have Adam Driver's. The photos are thanks to his classmate Brian Doty, who tweeted them in reply to a profile written about Driver. (The Huffington Post has some additional,wonderful photos.) Below, see Driver in his junior-high yearbook (the numbers are off — it should be pretty obvious which one he is) and in a high-school play. Even future Star Wars heroes (villains?) start out dweebs in sweater vests. »
- Jesse David Fox
Since his great turn in Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac has seen his Hollywood profile raised considerably. He's received critical acclaim for his work in the likes of the Two Faces of January and the upcoming A Most Violent Year, but the role everyone is most excited about is whoever the heck he'll be playing in J.J. Abrams' currently shooting Star Wars flick. Obviously he doesn't go into any detail on that (the rumour is he'll be playing the new owner of Han Solo's iconic ship the Millennium Falcon), but when asked if he's had any interactions with the original Star Wars trio of Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill on or off-screen, he provides an interesting response. "Yeah, I have. Both. They’re such funny people. Carrie is hilarious and doing such cool work. Harrison is back. He went on hiatus for a little while, but he’s 150 percent back. »
Illustrator Phil Postma created this cool series of multiverse Astro Boy art that mashed the character together with several different movies, anime, and cartoons. Some of those mashups include Star Wars, Hellboy, the movies of Tim Burton, Men in Black, Mickey Mouse, and more. Here's a note from the artist:
"One day a long time ago, the artists in the studio I was working at for a time [decided] to put up a drawing challenge. This sort of thing happens once and a while among the population of a studio and this time it was 'Astro Boy'. Everybody did a version or two of the famous little robot but I could not stop at a couple and kept doing them. This is the result of that challenge back then and I recently decided to colour them up. "I should mention that I used some 'Samurai Jack »
- Joey Paur
Oscar Isaac is having a pretty good year. The Juilliard-trained actor has been on a bit of a roll since being cast as the lead in Inside Llewyn Davis; the Coen brothers’ ’60s folk noir may not have gotten the awards traction that could have made Isaac’s breakout a truly golden ride, but it’s not like the lack of an Oscar nomination dimmed his prospects either. Not only did he score a choice role opposite Jessica Chastain in director J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, which recently received an awards-season friendly 2014 release date—he was also cast in Star Wars: Episode VII. »
- Lindsey Bahr
Leonard Nimoy played a pivotal role in J.J. Abrams’ big screen reboot of the Star Trek franchise back in 2009 and his older version of Spock made a brief return in last year’s sequel Star Trek Into Darkness as well.
While this kept long time Trekkies happy to some degree, the fact that there was no sign of William Shatner’s Captain Kirk didn’t sit well with some, especially when it was revealed that his cameo in the first movie was actually cut. However, a new report claims that he will finally get a role in the rebooted series!
Shatner has made it clear that he want to return to the role which made him famous, and with hardcore Star Trek fan Roberto Orci taking over as director because J.J. Abrams is busy helming Star Wars Episode VII, it now appears as if the original Kirk is about to get his wish! »
- Josh Wilding
We scour the farthest reaches of the digital globe to bring you all of the latest news and spoilers on TV and cinema’s latest and greatest. Some you won’t believe, others you just won’t want to believe. Is season 5 of The Walking Dead really going to see Rick and his friends discover a cure to the zombie outbreak? Has Roger Moore inadvertently let slip an important plot detail of Star Wars VII, and are we really going to be subjected to another Hansel & Gretel film?
News, unfortunately, isn’t always factual. You’ll see your fair share of speculative entries on this list, but that makes them no less interesting. Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Interstellar now has a plethora of posters with various different slogans adorning them. Are they all just attempts at misdirection or do they actually mean something? Comic fans have a bunch of »
- Joe Pring
When the first trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service was released some months ago, it was somewhat underwhelming. The footage selected for inclusion made it seem more like an earth-bound Men In Black reboot than an adaptation of The Secret Service comic series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons (creators of Kick-Ass). It seems we need not have worried, though, because all the trailer needed was more Colin Firth – and that’s exactly what we get in the new trailer, which was just released by 20th Century Fox.
This comic book adaptation comes from the pen of Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman – who previously adapted Kick-Ass with great success – and Vaughn is in the director’s chair once again. That in itself is an outstanding pedigree, but once you add in the source material and epic cast, it is easy to why such excitement is building around this upcoming release. »
- Sarah Myles
University of Baltimore has announced that it's now offering a course examining Marvel's cinematic universe, which would include the study of the storylines and learning about the studio's box office strategy. The course will be taught by Arnold T. Blumberg, a comics and pop culture historian and scholar, who will help his students understand our culture's obsessions with superheroes and supervillains. "One thing we'll do is dive into the impact of the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' film, which proved two things: Mainstream movie audiences are not remotely tired of superhero movies; and Marvel Studios can now release a sci-fi adventure that actually features talking trees and raccoons," said Blumberg. "It's not that they're getting away with it . they've created a universe in which fans completely accept these developments, and they're ready for even more." He went on to compare Marvel films to "Star Trek" and "Star Wars," stating: »
Anthony Stokes reviews the pilot episode of Fox’s Batman prequel series Gotham….
When I heard about Gotham I was at first skeptical due to it being on the heels of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. being announced, but the more I heard about it the more excited I got. But, from the trailer, it seemed as if Fox had a cop show, then saw Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. getting announced and threw Batman characters and mythology in it. I was hoping for a dark and gritty show that would be good contrast for the silly Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but this looked more like a generic procedural. I set a very low bar for the show to clear – if Gotham wasn’t set in the Batman universe would I continue to watch it after this first episode?
And the verdict is sadly no. If you renamed these characters something else and set this »
- Gary Collinson
During the series premiere of Gotham last night in the Us, 20th Century Fox released a brand new trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s big screen adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ Kingsman: The Secret Service.
The first trailer offered up a good idea of what we should expect in terms of story along with plenty of great action sequences, but the focus shifts here to Samuel L. Jackson’s very unique villain. We also get to hear a catchy new song from Iggy Azalea featuring Ellie Goulding, as well as a better look at the supporting cast.
Vaughn co-wrote the script with Jane Goldman, and Kingsman: The Secret Service focuses on the story of an agent (Colin Firth) in a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid (Taron Egerton) into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. »
- Josh Wilding
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