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Anthony 'C-3Po' Daniels: On 'Star Wars Episode 7,' 'awful' prequel CG and pesky Ewoks

9 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Anthony Daniels fully embraces his role as C-3Po. He not only played the character in all six feature films to date — and in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming "Episode VII" — but also in animated series ranging from "Droids" to "Star Wars Rebels," and in assorted live-action television appearances. Entertainment Weekly writer James Hibberd spoke at length the actor about his nearly four-decade history with Threepio, covering everything from his initial disinterest in the part to his initial phone call with Abrams about reprising the role. On Auditioning For the Part: “I wasn’t interested in the slightest. In fact, I was being polite by going to meet George Lucas. Can you imagine that? I was polite in the room, but it wasn’t a very interesting conversation because he was collapsing from having met pretty much every actor in England. I wandered in, and I think it was a refreshing »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Dan Aykroyd: Future 'Ghostbusters' movies will follow the Marvel model

9 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Dan Aykroyd, long a champion of a third "Ghostbusters," isn’t limiting his vision to a single film. No, he’s looking well beyond that, to a revived, expanded franchise — one that might draw inspiration from other studios, including Marvel. Such an ambitious approach might go far to explain plans for both an Ivan Reitman-produced "Ghostbusters 3" and the rumored female-led film directed by Paul Feig. “It’s beyond just another sequel, a prequel, another TV show,” Aykroyd, franchise co-creator and star, explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m thinking what does the whole brand mean to Sony? What does Pixar and "Star Wars" mean to Disney? What does Marvel mean to Fox?” Referencing a “whole ['Ghostbusters'] mythology from the beginning of their lives, the end of their lives,” Aykroyd said he, Reitman and Sony executives are developing a broader vision for the revived franchise. “The whole vehicle of »

- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources

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‘Star Wars’ Provides Disney with a ‘Huge Opportunity’

19 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Walt Disney Studios is quick to admit it doesn’t have an awareness problem with “Star Wars” when it starts releasing new movies, beginning with next year’s “Episode VII.” But it also knows the future of the franchise at the Mouse House, however, relies on getting the film right for fans and newcomers.

“This title is very well known out there,” and “the single most important thing is to make sure that this movie is great,” said Walt Disney Studios president Alan Bergman, on Wednesday, at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Media, Communications & Entertainment conference.

Disney hasn’t been shy in discussing the impact “Star Wars” will have on the company’s bottomline since buying George Lucas’ Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012.

But with a new animated series, “Star Wars Rebels” debuting on Disney Xd, an expanded merchandise program, and the first live action film to debut in theaters in 10 years next year, »

- Marc Graser

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'7th Heaven' cast reunites while 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' heads to Vimeo

19 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

“7th Heaven” cast reunites Beverley Mitchell last night posted a pic of her Stephen Collins, Jessica Biel, David Watson, David Gallagher and Catherine Hicks, but where was Ruthie? “The Good Wife” gets a cameo out of Gloria Steinem Julianna Margulies says she was starstruck when she filmed a scene with the feminist icon, who’s playing herself. "I made a fool of myself and then had to email her and had to apologize,” Margulies said on “Live! with Kelly and Michael." “Mystery Science Theater 3000” is coming to Vimeo The online video service will stream 80 episodes of the cult comedy series, plus any new episodes made over the next year. Click Read Full Post For More Marvel’s “Agent Carter” adds James D’Arcy He’ll play Edwin Jarvis, the butler to Dominic Cooper’s Howard Stark. After binging on “Parks and Rec," Diane Keaton says “I've fallen in love »

- Norman Weiss

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TNT Locks Down Next Five Marvel Movies Starting With ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

20 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TNT has locked down the commercial TV rights to Marvel Studios’ next five movies, beginning with “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Marvel’s movies had previously aired on cabler FX since 2008.

The new slate of Marvel films, which also include the third “Captain America,” will become available on TNT two years after their theatrical release.

“Marvel’s brand of entertainment is a thrill ride for audiences, and we’re excited to be adding their next five blockbusters to TNT’s arsenal of high-quality genre fare,” said Deborah Bradley, senior VP, head of program acquisitions, content strategy and licensing for Turner Broadcasting System. “These movies will play a key role in TNT’s long-term success, especially among key adult demos.”

See Also: How Marvel’s Success Will Help ‘Star Wars

Disney releases “Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015, with the film reuniting Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, »

- Marc Graser

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TNT Locks Down Next Five Marvel Movies Starting With ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

20 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

TNT has locked down the commercial TV rights to Marvel Studios’ next five movies, beginning with “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Marvel’s movies had previously aired on cabler FX since 2008.

The new slate of Marvel films, which also include the third “Captain America,” will become available on TNT two years after their theatrical release.

“Marvel’s brand of entertainment is a thrill ride for audiences, and we’re excited to be adding their next five blockbusters to TNT’s arsenal of high-quality genre fare,” said Deborah Bradley, senior VP, head of program acquisitions, content strategy and licensing for Turner Broadcasting System. “These movies will play a key role in TNT’s long-term success, especially among key adult demos.”

See Also: How Marvel’s Success Will Help ‘Star Wars

Disney releases “Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015, with the film reuniting Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, »

- Marc Graser

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Check out a Liam Neeson “Kill Map” Charting His Murders across His Movies

20 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With the release of the Liam Neeson crime-thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones set for release this Friday, Universal has released a "Kill Map".  The map shows what Neeson has killed in his various movies, his weapon of choice, and also notes if those killings were against non-humans (e.g. battle droids in Star Wars: Episode I).  I was shocked to learn that he kills zero people in Nell.  Really thought that movie had a higher body count. Hit the jump to check out the Liam Neeson Kill Map. Here's the official synopsis for A Walk Among the Tombstones: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-nypd cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Dan Aykroyd Thinks Ghostbusters Franchise Could Be a Marvel-Style Universal Because of Course He Does

22 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Dan Aykroyd talks about Ghostbusters III like he needs it to pay off a gambling debt.  Legions of Ghostbusters fans don't want a sequel because it's never going to come close to being as good as the original.  The prospect of a reboot with a female-led cast is certainly intriguing, and I don't want to reject it out of hand.  My irritation comes from Aykroyd, who believes that filming on Ghostbusters III is always just around the corner.  That last link, in case you don't want to click on it, was when Aykroyd thought Ghostbusters III could start filming the following winter.  We posted that story in May 2009. But now Aykroyd isn't just looking ahead to a third Ghostbusters.  Oh no.  He's thinking of a Marvel-style universe.  Grab something you can bang your head against, and hit the jump. According to THR, Aykroyd was in London promoting his brand of Crystal Head vodka, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Exclusive Godzilla Blu-ray Clip Highlights the Importance of Practical Effects and Location Shooting

22 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When you’re dealing with a big budget iteration of a property involving a ginormous monster, you’re gonna have to utilize a significant amount of visual effects.  However, as seen in a new exclusive clip from the bonus features found on the Godzilla Blu-ray, director Gareth Edwards made sure that even though his titular character would be created in a computer, the film would be grounded in reality.  This clip sees Edwards discussing the importance of shooting on location in Hawaii and how they used a lot of real-world locations in concert with the VFX to create the illusion of the monster’s destruction.  I think they did a bang-up job and I’m very much looking forward to seeing what other Godzilla goodness is in store for us in the sequel—after Edwards directs a little something called Star Wars first, that is. Watch the Godzilla Blu-ray clip after the jump. »

- Adam Chitwood

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How an Internet Hoax Inspired Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’

22 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Oh my Lord, this is gonna be so fun for me because I am so baked!”

That was how filmmaker Kevin Smith introduced his latest movie, “Tusk,” to a packed house at the Vista Theatre in Hollywood at a special screening Tuesday night. Fresh off its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, where critics and audiences hailed the quirky flick as a return to form for Smith, A24 opens the film in theaters nationwide this Friday.

The horror-comedy tells the story of a podcaster named Wallace (Justin Long) who travels to Canada in search of an interview and is instead held captive by a madman (Michael Parks) who aims to surgically transform him into a walrus.The idea actually came about after a man in Brighton, England, put out an ad offering free rent to anyone willing to dress in a walrus suit and pretend to be said animal for two hours a day. »

- Jenelle Riley

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Lena Dunham Agrees to Watch Star Wars, Adam Driver Still Refuses to Watch Girls

17 September 2014 6:29 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Lena Dunham says she and Adam Driver have a pact that if she watches Star Wars, he's finally going to watch Girls. "The funny thing is I've never actually seen Star Wars," Dunham recently told me. "I understand that this is a huge cultural phenomenon but I get none of the references. As a young woman growing up in New York City it's actually not that hard to avoid Star Wars. It's not that hard to move out of Star Wars circles. But then Driver landed a part in director J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. "Now I'm going to have to watch—to understand," Dunham said. "Adam's never watched Girls so we made a deal I would watch Star Wars if he »

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Marvel’s Doctor Strange set to shoot in UK

17 September 2014 4:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Marvel in advanced negotiations to send superhero film to Pinewood-Shepperton for mid-2015 shoot.

Marvel Studios is in advanced negotiations to shoot upcoming superhero film Doctor Strange at Pinewood-Shepperton, ScreenDaily understands.

Preparations on the ground are already in motion with crew being assembled for a move into Shepperton in late 2014/early 2015.

A tentative shoot date has been mooted for May 2015 with Marvel having reportedly dated the film’s release for July 8, 2016.

Scott Derrickson is due to direct the feature about the former neurosurgeon who serves as the Sorcerer Supreme - the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.

The character, who made his first appearance in the Marvel Universe more than 50 years ago, was first created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. A number of studios have tried to get a feature about him off the ground since the 1990s.

Doctor Strange has been described as “the mightiest magician in the cosmos” and “the most »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Anthony Daniels on C-3P0 and Star Wars: Episode VII

16 September 2014 11:20 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Anthony Daniels will take on the role of C-3P0 again in Jj Abrams' new Star Wars film. But he did at first say no...

Returning once again to play C-3P0 in Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII is Anthony Daniels. Since he first took on the role back in the original Star Wars, he's appeared in both of George Lucas' Star Wars trilogies. And now, Abrams has him back on set again.

But it wasn't always so. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Daniels revealed that he initially turned a return to the role. down. "When Jj Abrams rang to ask me about filming Episode VII, one of the first things he said after he told me how wonderful I was - and that didn't take long - but then he said 'would you be interested in being in the film just doing the voice? »

- simonbrew

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Mark Ruffalo Talks Infinitely Polar Bear, Daydreaming About His Characters, Getting Nervous, Star Wars, Now You See Me 2, Spotlight & More

16 September 2014 9:29 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the rare films to play at both Sundance and the Toronto International Film Festival was writer-director Maya ForbesInfinitely Polar Bear.  Based on her own childhood experiences, the film takes place in 1978 Boston and stars Mark Ruffalo as a manic-depressive father struggling to raise his young daughters while also trying to win back his wife (Zoe Saldana).  Loaded with fantastic performances and a great script that's able to keep Ruffalo sympathetic even when he's causing serious problems, Forbes' debut feature really impressed me and you should look forward to seeing it for yourself next year in theaters. Shortly after the Tiff premiere I landed an exclusive interview with Mark Ruffalo.  During our wide-ranging conversation, he talked about how he still gets nervous taking on roles, how he's started pulling from dreams when putting together his characters, his preparation process for each part, how the project changed along the way, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Adam Driver’s Star Wars: Episode VII Role May Surprise You

16 September 2014 9:08 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

There's plenty that we don't know about J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII film, but one of our known knowns — at least, we thought — was that Adam Driver was definitely going be one of the bad guys. But a new on-set photo is making us rethink things. Spoilers ahead:Yesterday, someone on Twitter snapped a photo on the Star Wars set that features Adam Driver wearing what appears to be an X-Wing pilot uniform. Of course, there’s always a chance that Driver could start off good and turn bad, or that X-Wing pilots are bad guys now, or maybe that he’s simply impersonating an X-Wing pilot for some devious means. Sorry, did you want concrete answers about the plot of Star Wars: Episode VII? This is not the post you were looking for. »

- Anna Silman

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Daniels Talks Reprising C-3Po In SW7

16 September 2014 4:32 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

C-3Po is back in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII," and for a very brief period there was talk that actor Anthony Daniels would not be in the suit - rather he'd only provide the voice.

In a new and lengthy interview with Entertainment Weekly, Daniels says he shot that idea down quickly. In fact he never wants the character to be represented in CG again following some rather dodgy shots of him as such in the prequels:

"I will tell you that when [director] J.J. Abrams rang me to ask about filming Star Wars: Episode VII, one of the first things he said after he told me how wonderful I was - and that didn't take long - but he then said, 'Would you be interested in being in the film just doing the voice?' I said, 'No,' and he said, 'Right!'

He knew I'd say that. »

- Garth Franklin

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Anthony Daniels on Returning as C-3Po in Star Wars: Episode VII

16 September 2014 3:46 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Anthony Daniels is a staple in the Star Wars universe. He's the man that brought C-3Po to life, and he's reprising the iconic robotic role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. In a recent interview with EW, the actor talked about coming back for the role and how it all came about. He also discussed the new and improved suit that he will be wearing in the movie. Don't worry! They haven't changed the look of the droid, they just made a costume that was more comfortable for him to wear. He talks about all of this stuff in the following quote:

"I will tell you that when [director] J.J. Abrams rang me to ask about filming Episode VII, one of the first things he said after he told me how wonderful I was — and that didn’t take long — but he then said, 'Would you be interested »

- Joey Paur

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Star Wars' C-3Po Demanded These 2 Things From J.J. Abrams Before Signing His Contract

16 September 2014 3:32 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Just like Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, actor Anthony Daniels is an incredibly important part of the Star Wars legacy. He's just slightly handicapped by the fact that you can't see his face under the C-3Po helmet. He and Kenny Baker, the man inside R2-D2, are the only actors to be part of every single film, so when Star Wars: Episode VII started to move into active development, it made perfect sense that they would return. The big question that was raised, however, was whether Daniels would once again be inside his C-3Po costume, as he always has been in the movies, or would instead be opting to use motion capture or simply provide his voice. According to the actor, it was never actually a choice. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Anthony Daniels opened up about the process that led to him being »

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Anthony Daniels Talks C-3Po in 'Episode VII' and 'Star Wars: Rebels'

16 September 2014 3:20 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

R2-D2 and C-3Po in Star Wars: Rebels via

Sometimes you gotta wonder if this will end up being 9 movies about two droids. Yes, C-3Po and R2-D2 are in Star Wars: Rebels on Disney Xd, bridging the gap between Episodes III and IV in animated fashion. The droids with the most will also be returning in Jj Abrams' Episode VII to continue the legacy.

Entertainment Weekly sat down with Anthony Daniels, who always portrays C-3Po, even when he's a puppet or a digital effect, to talk to him about getting back in the metallic suit for a new film while also providing his voice to the cartoon series. You should read the whole, long, thing here - Anthony Daniels is not brief in his answering, but two particular answers stuck out to me in regards to Episode VII and Star Wars: Rebels.

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- Da7e

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Anthony Daniels Talks New C3PO Costume in 'Star Wars 7'

16 September 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you were wondering whether the new C3PO will be CGI, or if Anthony Daniels is crawling back into that metallic suit on set, the man himself has provided the answer. He will be putting on the iconic costume once again, this time for director J.J. Abrams in Star Wars: Episode VII.

When J.J. Abrams called the actor to return for the movie, it was originally for a voice role only. Anthony Daniels explains how that transpired into what he is currently shooting, describing the new C3PO suit along the way, and why it's important that C3PO never be CGI again in a movie:

"I will tell you that when [director] J.J. Abrams rang me to ask about filming Star Wars: Episode VII, one of the first things he said after he told me how wonderful I was - and that didn't take long - but he then said, »

- MovieWeb

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