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Here he is again speaking to Deadline, commenting that: “Lando’s a big deal. He’s the first toy I ever got… It’s interesting, when you have something iconic in a range when people pay attention to it, it’s hard. You want to live up to the expectation, but you can only live up to your own.”
The second Star Wars Story is currently prepping for a February start date with locations in the Canary Islands and Italy reportedly being scouted.
The untitled Han Solo film sees Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie) directing a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as the titular smuggler, Donald Glover (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (True Detective) as »
- Robert Kojder
As The Good Wife and 24 keep to the maxim of ‘old characters, new show’, we run through the rules in a reimagined TV universe
Related: 24 fans rejoice! Jack Bauer's gone, but the new show has thrown us a brilliant bone
The people love a sequel. Or a prequel, or a spin-off. Audiences have spoken, and they have said: “Please do not give us new characters or premises, they scare us and we would rather see our old friends from Full House again, thank you.” Which is why The Good Wife will soon beget The Good Fight, 24: Legacy will serve up a familiar premise with a new cast, and Rogue One saw the Star Wars factory continue its unceasing cycle of production and distribution. This is why the Duggars of 19 Kids And Counting fame keep getting TV shows; why so many things are getting Extreme Makeovers. This is why any »
- Monica Heisey
After a year that felt longer than a marathon screening of the entire Star Wars prequel trilogy, 2016 is finally over. The heartbreak, headaches and downright hilarity of the year we would all like to forget, is now behind us.
Now, fear not! 2017 is here to save the day and it is absolutely packed full of all your favourite costumed crime-fighters. From Wall crawlers, to demigods, to eccentric spies, this year has it all. So, sit back, relax and let your friendly neighbourhood Thn talk you through what 2017 has in store. Check out our Comic Book Movie Preview!
First up is the highly anticipated Lego Movie spin-off, focusing on Will Arnett’s hilariously parodied version of Batman. While the idea was initially met with skepticism, trailers have so far indicated that this could be one of the caped crusaders greatest cinematic outings yet.
The film also boasts »
- Ben Read
Always let the Wookie win. In a newly-found deleted scene from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Unkar Plutt (Simon Pegg) confronts Rey (Daisy Ridley) for not selling him the droid Bb-8, until her new furry Bff Chewbacca steps in and rips Plutt’s arm off in self-defense. It’s kind of awesome. The scene is no less gruesome than Luke getting his hand sliced off in “The Empire Strikes Back,” but hearing Plutt’s screams of agonizing pain just off camera, perhaps it’s not hard too imagine why Disney and director J.J. Abrams axed the scene for the final film. »
- Brian Welk
“Rogue One” is the best “Star Wars” film made in my lifetime. “Rogue One” is gorgeous and thrilling. “Rogue One” is also a mess. And “Rogue One” looks like “Star Wars,” but it really isn’t. When Disney released “The Force Awakens” back in 2015, I left my 8 p.m. showing feeling angry. Disney had captured the ships and the “pew” sounds and the explosions of “Star Wars,” without any of the heart. The movie breezed past character development and barely bothered to pause long enough to provide anyone in it with motivations. It felt like “A New Hope” on fast-forward, »
- Phil Hornshaw
John Saavedra Jan 17, 2017
Chewbacca goes rogue in an extended deleted scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens...
"Let the Wookiee win." That's undoubtedly the wisest advice Threepio has ever offered to his astromech counterpart. In a new deleted scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chewie's bad side is finally revealed in a horrifying moment of violence - perhaps the most visceral moment in the entire saga. Indeed, watching Chewbacca rip someone's arm out of its socket might be more disturbing than watching Anakin Skywalker burn alive.
Don't believe us? Check out the deleted scene for yourself...
Video of Star Wars Episode VII - Deleted Scene Chewbacca ripping off Unkar Plutt's arm (2017)
Arms do seem to come off in Star Wars cantinas, don't they? Okay, a little context for those who haven't revisited Star Wars: The Force Awakens since its release in 2015. The victim of Chewie's temper »
Donald Trump keeps tweeting, and Mark Hamill keeps mocking him. Last week the “Star Wars” actor had the idea to read aloud Trump’s tweets in the voice of The Joker, who Hamill voices in “Batman: The Animated Series.” And following Trump’s latest tweets targeted at U.S. Representative John Lewis, Hamill recorded “A Very Special Message for Martin Luther King Day,” once again parroting Trump’s words as The Joker. “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart,” Hamill read aloud in a fiendish cackle »
- Brian Welk
Fans were left hanging at the end of “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” as Rey hands Luke Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill, his old lightsaber. But that’s not the only reunion he’s had with his classic weapon. Hamill got his hands on the original prop lightsaber he used in “Return of the Jedi” as part of an upcoming episode of his YouTube show “Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest.” “I haven’t seen this thing in years,” an astonished Hamill says in the video (above). Also Read: Mark Hamill Posts Facebook Tribute to 'Beloved Space-Twin' »
- Brian Welk
I have a treat for you today! I must start this with the fact that I am fascinated with "Bearded Mark Hamill". As he has gotten older, he has become much more somber, his "Joker" voice has deepened, and he is a humble guy just glad to be where he is today. I think he likes the fact he can shoot more Star Wars films, and even moreso loves just how much the Star Wars fans damn near worship him. I am one of said fans, and I was so happy to see this new clip from Comic-Con HQ on an upcoming episode of Mark Hamill's Pop Culture Quest. You must check this out, and see his expression when he unveils his "gift" and realizes just what it is.
Greatness! Love it love it!
The interviewer did inject a nice little tidbit here, this was the same prop used by »
- Drew Carlton
The last we saw of Simon Pegg’s junk dealer Unbar Plutt in Star Wars: The Force Awakens he was shaking his fist as fast as he could after Rey and Finn stole the Millennium Falcon from his junk yard. He didn’t turn up again for the rest of the movie, but a new deleted scene has come online that shows that there was more planned for Mr. Plutt, with the junker turning up to confront Rey in Maz Katana’s palace. Things don’t go well for him, with Chewbacca getting involved and proving once and for all that Wookie’s go straight to the limb ripping when they get angry. It’s easy to see why the scene ended up on the cutting room floor. Besides the fact that it is a nice little call back to A New Hope, it’s superfluous really. The Force »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Thanks to Game Informer, we’ve got a look at some concept art for an abandoned Darth Maul video game, which was in development at Red Fly Studios between 2010 and 2011 under the title Star Wars: Maul, before the plug was pulled by LucasArts prior to Lucasfilm’s sale to Disney.
In addition to Darth Maul (complete with cybernetic legs), the concept art features a new Jedi Knight, several Sith Lord, the Sith Emperor, and New Empire Officers and Stormtroopers; take a look here…
Nexus Wan (Jedi Knight)
New Empire Imperial Officer
New Empire Stormtrooper
Let us know your thoughts on the concept art in the comments below, and if you want to know more about the game head on over to Wookieepedia. »
- Gary Collinson
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Cast your mind back to 2012, at a time when Disney officially purchased Lucasfilm and all of its assets in a landmark $4.05 billion acquisition, and you may recall Red Fly’s Darth Maul-centric Star Wars game.
Tentatively titled Star Wars: Maul, the spinoff was set to take place long after the events of Return of the Jedi, thereby teeing up a “darker, grittier” story in which the iconic Sith Lord took center stage. At the time, developers at Red Fly pointed to Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum as a big inspiration – the stealth-action gameplay, the powerful, badass protagonist – before development ground to a halt in 2011.
All in all, the Darth Maul Star Wars game had been in active production for around a year, according to artist Thomas A. Szakolczay, who recently took to ArtStation (via Game Informer) to shed new light on the game that never came to be. »
- Michael Briers
And that, kids, is why you let the Wookiee win.
A recently unearthed clip that was cut from a version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens shows Chewbacca ripping off the arm of Unkar Plutt after the Jakku junk dealer threatens Rey in Maz Kanata’s castle.
In the final cut of the movie, the entire interaction never takes place.
The clip, which has more than two million YouTube views already, was posted online recently. It may have been included in the Force Awakens 3D Collector's Edition. Wherever it came from — damn, it's pretty intense. And it is no surprise Disney hit the »
- Ryan Parker
Star Wars: Episode IX: After the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher, we heard that she had completed her role as Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode VIII, but many wondered how her reported role in Star Wars: Episode IX would be handled. Now Lucasfilm has clarified their intentions in view of recent rumors: "We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa." [StarWars.com] Academy Awards: This year, the Academy Award nominations will be announced a little bit differently. Rather than a brief presentation of selected categories in front of invited media members, the nominations will be announced via a global live stream on January 24 on the official awards site...
- Peter Martin
As a film critic and metal enthusiast, I can’t resist a good meeting of mediums. Movies like Deathgasm utilize the devil’s music to further themes and action, while bands like Austrian Death Machine (whose songs are based on Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes) exist to pay homage to pop culture. Movies may be my life, but metal provides my soundtrack – so imagine the speed of my heartbeat after being asked to a “Star Wars themed metal show.”
That’s the exact description a fellow NYC critic came to me with. A Saturday night concert at Webster Hall, featuring a Star Wars themed metal band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the headlining slot. Galactic Empire is their name, and they don’t need a Death Star blast to melt your faces.
I arrived halfway through the second opener, Metalfier, but while the growly triumvirate were wrapping things up, Galactic Empire was already making their presence known. »
- Matt Donato
Between the election of Donald Trump and the passing of Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill has mostly been in the news for unhappy developments these last few months. He’s called the incoming administration a “who’s-who of really despicable people” and written an emotional tribute to his “Star Wars” sister, so it comes as a welcome reprieve to see him reunited with an old friend — even if it’s just a movie prop.
In an upcoming episode of “Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest,” Luke Skywalker himself is shown a small suitcase and asked if he knows what it contains. Hamill has no idea, and so Alinger shows him: the original lightsaber he used in “Return of the Jedi,” which was also used by Sir Alec Guinness in “A New Hope.” Watch the clip below. »
- Michael Nordine
For years, long before Disney purchased Lucasfilm and guaranteed we would be getting more Star Wars movies, video games were a great place for fans of a galaxy far, far away to get their fix. For all of the great Star Wars video games we do have and ultimately will be (hopefully) getting in the future, there are plenty that never quite got there, but exist only in idea and leave us to wonder what might have been. One of those games was supposed to center on beloved bad guy Darth Maul, and now some new concept art from the game has surfaced.
This concept art surfaced on the Art Station blog, courtesy of Thomas Szakolczay, who worked on the game back in 2011. Some pieces of art and even an early video that showed a prototype of the game, which had the working title of Star Wars: Maul, have surfaced before. »
“It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee,” Han Solo memorably tells C-3Po in A New Hope, blithely informing the droid that Wookiees won’t think twice about ripping your arm out of its socket. Turns out he wasn’t kidding. An unaired scene from The Force Awakens shows Chewbacca doing exactly that to the bulbous, snide Unkar Plutt. The scene was teased back in October, and now the full version is available online to satiate your sick desires. Watch it below:
The scene takes place in Maz Kanata’s castle, with Plutt confronting Rey about the Millennium Falcon she “stole” from him. When Chewie steps in, Plutt begins poking his injured arm, causing the promised dismemberment to occur.
It makes sense that Disney would cut the scene; not only is it graphic, but Plutt’s scream is also genuinely wince-inducing. The sight of the bloated, severed arm plopping »
- Randall Colburn
We're two films into Lucasfilm's new Star Wars universe and for the most part, everyone's feeling pretty good about the direction they're headed. Avoiding most of the pitfalls of the prequels, The Force Awakens and Rogue One have some great action and interesting stories to boot. They are, however, guilty of some major fan service. That's a whole other article for... Read More »
- Sean Wist
In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Universal Studios’ Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon will open in April. Walt Disney World’s newest water ride has a new name and opening date. The Iron Man Experience ride has officially opened in Hong Kong Disneyland. Knott’s Berry Farm is planning to auction off hundreds of […]
- Jacob Hall
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