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This December marks the return of Star Wars to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is Disney's intention to then start releasing one live-action Star Wars movie per year, with standalone Anthology films arriving in the years between chapters in a new trilogy that picks up 30 years after Return of the Jedi. But with one successful Star Wars TV show (Star Wars Rebels) already up and running, what are the chances characters from that show will eventually show up in one of these movies? Well, we may have our answer. The first standalone movie is Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, and what we know so far is that it will take place right before the first Star Wars, telling the story of how the rebels got their hands on the Death Star plans. Those plans, of course...
- Erik Davis
Max von Sydow is one of Hollywood's most experienced and talented veteran actors, boasting a fantastic career that includes The Exorcist, Minority Report, Shutter Island and even the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now it appears the two-time Academy Award nominated actor has turned his attention to the small screen. EW have revealed that von Sydow has joined the cast of HBO's incredibly popular fantasy series, Game Of Thrones. He will reportedly portray the 'Three-Eyed Raven' - the ancient mentor of Bran Stark. Fans may remember that we've already briefly seen the Three-Eyed Raven - played by Struan Rodger at the end of Season 4. However, it's clear that the show's producers have clearly recast with the view to securing a bigger name for this pivotal role. Von Sydow's involvement is yet another huge scoop for the HBO show, and comes hot on the heels of the arrival of former Deadwood star, »
A familiar Game of Thrones character will swoop in with a new face in Season 6.
Bran’s mystical tutor was last seen in HBO hit’s Season 4 finale portrayed by Struan Rodger.
Just like recent cast addition Ian McShane, von Sydow will play a small but crucial role in the upcoming season.
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The Three-Eyed Raven is getting a makeover in season six of “Game of Thrones” — Variety has confirmed that Max von Sydow will take over the role, which was originated by Struan Rodger in the season four finale of the HBO drama.
The enigmatic character is responsible for teaching Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) about his supernatural gifts, including his ability to transfer himself into the body of other creatures through the process of “warging.” Although Bran and his allies were absent throughout season five, they are confirmed to be making a return in the new season, which has commenced filming in Europe.
While von Sydow is not expected to have much screen time in season six, he will reportedly play a major role in the events of the new season. The same has been said of fellow new cast member Ian McShane, who is playing an undisclosed role.
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- Laura Prudom
Actor Max von Sydow has been cast in the upcoming sixth season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Sydow will play the Three-Eyed Raven, the wizard-like character who appeared to Bran Stark in the final episode of Season 4 and was played by actor Struan Rodger. Sydow is best known for roles in “The Seventh Seal,” “The Exorcist” and “Flash Gordon,” and will appear in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Casts 'Deadwood's' Ian McShane for Season 6 Sydow’s addition to the cast comes two days after “Deadwood” star Ian McShane was recruited for a mystery role. »
- Daniel Holloway
Netherlands-born actor Carel (pronounced "Carl") Struycken is known for his roles in a number of different franchises, from Lurch in the "Addams Family" movies to the nearly-mute "Mr. Homm" in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." But to "Twin Peaks" fans he will always be "the Giant," an enigmatic Black Lodge denizen who serves up cryptic, coded messages to Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) during his investigation of Laura Palmer's murder. Though the character appeared only briefly during the run of the show's second season, his presence and influence loomed large (literally and figuratively), and for fans he continues to represent a fascinating piece of David Lynch and Mark Frost's mysterious, offbeat puzzle. With the much-ballyhooed "Twin Peaks" revival series set to premiere on Showtime sometime in 2016 (2017?), we hopped on the phone with Struycken to talk about working on the original series ("It felt very much like a dream"), his working relationship with David Lynch, »
- Chris Eggertsen
New details have emerged surrounding the IMAX roll-out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and they are especially exciting for those of us nearby a true IMAX screen. Making Star Wars got the inside scoop on the specifications for the screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it debuts this Christmas on the premium IMAX format. But, the caveat is that only certain types of IMAX screens will show the... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
We already know that director J.J. Abrams shot footage for December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens using an IMAX camera, and now the folks at Making Star Wars have some details about the film’s use of the format.
According to the site, the IMAX footage will likely feature the escape from Jakku, and the site has posted a few comparison sceenshots of the sequence from the trailer, showing the standard widescreen presentation alongside 70mm IMAX…
The site goes on to report that “theaters that house a “true” eight story tall IMAX screen will present the film in actual 70Mm film reel; presenting the 70Mm shot scenes in its full screen glory. There will be two 70Mm prints running through the IMAX projector to have the film play in IMAX 3D »
- Gary Collinson
After turning heads with his eye-catching performance in J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Oscar Isaac is returning to the genre of period dramas for David Simon’s anticipated six-part miniseries, Show Me a Hero.
Lifted from the pages of Lisa Belkin’s acclaimed 1999 novel of the same name, Isaac assumes the role of real-life mayor Nick Wasicsko, who has to shoulder the burden of implementing legally mandated low income housing against a fierce backlash from the more affluent members of society. Offering up a rich tapestry of characters, the miniseries will showcase the city’s palpable class disparity from both sides of the equation, giving Isaac ample room to flex his acting muscles as he continues to establish a reputation as one of the industry’s bankable character actors.
- Michael Briers
A few new details have surfaced regarding the plans for the upcoming IMAX release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming up this December. By now, it's been pretty much confirmed that there is one main sequence shot with IMAX cameras in The Force Awakens. The movie will be getting a 70mm IMAX 3D release, and film blog Making Star Wars has posted some info on the initial plans for the IMAX 3D version. As one would hope, there will definitely be special IMAX 70mm film showings at the few remaining "real" IMAX theaters, but they will be in 3D with dual projectors, so this will still be pushed as 3D. Rest assured, "it's what IMAX was founded on, showcasing the best and most immersive 3D ever." Let's hope for the best. The blog post also mentions a few other details - mainly that: "theaters that house a 'true' »
- Alex Billington
The Lego Movie really does have a lot to answer for. Hot on the heels of news of an Emoji movie, Deadline are reporting that Pez is the latest thing you’d think would never get a movie to get a movie, with the world famous candy dispensers becoming the focus of an animated feature. The Three Stooges and Brother in Law’s Cameron Fay will be penning the script, so it does have the potential to be a comedy, possibly of the 21 Jump Street meta variety, but really only time will tell. The sheer number of licenses, from Disney (with Marvel and Star wars being put underneath that umbrella) to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to The Simpsons, does suggest it could go down The Lego Movie route, but that is ignoring the main question here: why is it happening in the first place? Lego at least had a solid fanbase, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
You may have noticed that Simon Pegg is currently kicking some box-office ass with Tom Curise in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, but anyone could tell you that the man is a die-hard Science-Fiction nerd. He's currently writing and starring in Star Trek Beyond, and also played a bit part in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Suffice it to say that Pegg is at the epicenter of Sci-Fi awesomeness right... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Let's just cut to the chase: there's a recently-announced feature-length animated movie in the works based on the Austrian candy Pez and their mechanical pocket dispensers typically holding 12 pieces of candy. Much like the upcoming Emoji movie, it's easy to get cynical about such a revelation, and for good reason. There's no character, story or clear-sighted motivation to come from this other than market recognition and capitalistic tie-ins. That much is obvious. So let's see where exactly Envision Media Arts hopes to take this. According to a press release, it's going to simply center on "a world unique to Pez" and on "a story that will touch the hearts of many" including "children and adults alike" who find the dispensable candy "beloved." I take this all to mean producers Lee Nelson and David Buelow and screenwriter Cameron Fay (the upcoming Three Stooges sequel) are in the preliminary stages of this project (i. »
- Will Ashton
If you need a bit of rumor mill whispering to get your week started off right, a couple of fresh ones concerning "Star Wars: Rogue One" and "Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice" are here you for to ruminate on. As usual, potential spoilers ahead, so read on at your own discretion. On last week's Meet The Movie Press podcast, Heroic Hollywood's El Mayimbe revealed that he's heard that Felicity Jones will be playing Boba Fett's daughter in "Star Wars: Rogue One." Timeline wise, it doesn't quite make sense, since the movie takes place approximately twenty years after "Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge Of The Sith" (when Boba was just a kid himself) but hey, a few script tweaks could smooth that all out. I hope that this rumor isn't true, because that sounds like a terrible idea. Read More: What's The State Of The Superhero Movie After Comic-Con? »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We've already seen a movie based around Lego, while sometime soon we'll be sitting down to watch a Play-Doh film - and now Hollywood is turning to the popular candy dispenser Pez as inspiration for a big budget project.
The candy company confirmed today (August 3) that it is teaming up with Celeste & Jesse Forever production company Envision Media Arts to base a film around its products.
Brother in Laws scribe Cameron Fay has already been hired to bring the themed candy dispensers to the big screen.
No word »
The art of amateur Star Wars punditry may not be up there with James Bond, there being almost two dozen official 007 films to place in order of debonair brilliance (as opposed to just six movies of radically varying quality in George Lucas’s long-running space opera), but it has its place in the scheme of things. And who better to rank the saga in order of excellence than Simon Pegg, the British actor whose scathing verdict on The Phantom Menace in the much-loved 90s sitcom Spaced – long before he became a Hollywood superstar – remains perhaps the definitive reading.
Pegg returned to his favourite subject in 2012 for an MTV interview marking the debut of the 3D version of the 1999 prequel in cinemas. The actor »
- Ben Child
If Lego can do it, then why not Pez? Envision Media Arts has teamed up with Pez Candy Inc. for an exclusive agreement that will result in an animated movie based on the spring-loaded candy containers with the flip-top heads. Cameron Fay, who helped script the 2012 The Three Stooges movie, is being tasked with writing the feature. Though, no plot details have been revealed at this time.
Lee Nelson and David Buelow are producing Pez for Ema. Gregg Rossen, Brian Sawyer and Jonathan Hung are responsible for bringing the project to the studio. They will executive produce alongside Ema's David Tish. No director has been attached at this time. And it isn't clear who will voice the characters, who may be, like The Lego Movie, based on several existing properties. Over the years, Pez has released toys for Disney, Star Wars, The Simpsons and more. They also have several »
Where are those transmissions you intercepted? What have you done with those Star Wars Bits? This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes: Adam Driver comments on Star Wars experience New planet name from The Force Awakens revealed? Catch up on Star Wars canon updates from July How LucasArts fell from grace […]
- Ethan Anderton
Hollywood’s obsession with making films about the most inane things possible continues, as The Wrap reports that we’re getting a bloody Pez movie. For those unaware, Pez is a popular candy that has been around for over 80 years, dispensed from the plastic heads of various characters from pop culture. There’s Star Wars, Batman, Marvel, Looney Tunes – you name it, chances are Pez has used its likeness.
Envision Media Arts (Ema) will develop the movie, with Cameron Fay (Brother in Laws) on board as writer. Ema CEO and founder Lee Nelson will produce along with the company’s president of TV and film, David Buelow.
“Pez Candy is beloved by children and adults alike, with Cameron Fay we’ve created a world unique to Pez and a story that will touch the hearts of many,” said Nelson.
How a movie about a bunch of familiar looking heads that »
- Mark Cassidy
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this manic Monday? We have a letter written by a young Tom Hanks that proved he would be a star, a guide to the most incredible movie and TV weapons and Kyle Chandler returns as Coach Taylor from Friday Night Lights for a new PSA. But first, Simon Pegg ranks all of the Star Wars movies. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Simon Pegg Ranks Every Star Wars Movie In One Minute
During LucasFilm's Hall H panel at Comic-Con last month, a behind-the-scenes video from Star Wars: The Force Awakens confirmed that Simon Pegg has some sort of role in the film. While promoting Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, the »
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