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Prepare for the welcome return of Hiccup and his loyal steed Toothless in the sequel to 2010′s epic How To Train Your Dragon.
Returning to the now harmonious Viking dwelling of Berk five years after we left it in the original story, we now find human and dragon working together happily. Astrid and Hiccup’s peers now use their dragons for racing instead of game, while his father Stoick has his sights set on his son inheriting Berk’s leadership after him. Of course Hiccup has other plans, mainly spending his days exploring unchartered territory with his scaly friend.
The new acceptance of dragons as friend not foe allows Hiccup and Toothless to roam the lands freely, providing ample opportunity for the story to move to new lands and importantly, new dragons. Now minus a leg as the result of the last film’s show down, »
- Beth Webb
Our view of the coming Star Wars cast is getting better: instead of a big dark blur, we see a big bright blur.
Although pretty much every breathing actor or actress in Hollywood has been rumored for a role in the new trilogy of Star Wars films, Disney studio boss Alan Horn says they are finally getting close to revealing who will be populating that far, far away galaxy.
In an interview with Bloomberg TV, the chairman of the Walt Disney Studios teased and tantalized without saying a whole lot: Casting, he said, is “almost complete. We’re not prepared to announce it yet, »
- Anthony Breznican
Washington, April 21: Disney has unveiled the teaser clip of its new original animated series 'Star Wars- Rebels'.
During a panel at WonderCon in Anaheim, California, executive producer of the film Dave Filoni, and Vanessa Marshall, the actress behind the voice of rebel lead character Hera, revealed a short clip of the animated series, the Verge reported.
According to IGN, Filoni said that he wanted to capture the essence of 'Star Wars Episode IV- A New Hope' and 'The Empire Strikes Back', and the series will be more in line with the films than 'The Clone Wars' as the emphasis will be more on a core group of rebels.
- Machan Kumar
The National, an English-language daily newspaper that reports out of Abu Dhabi, have what they are claiming to be the first set photos from Star Wars: Episode VII as production gears up in the desert. The photos reveal a large round object, presumed to be a prop, being wheeled out of a tent against the sandy landscape. After the photo made its way online, many began to speculate that this was the foot of an At-at, the All Terrain Armored Transport vehicle made famous in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back as it stormed the icy rebel base on Hoth. It was later spotted on the forest moon of Endor. Will it next terrorize the good folks of Tatooine? It is, after all, an All Terrain vehicle. Take a look at the embedded photo.
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As production of Star Wars Episode VII begins ramping up in Abu Dhabi, a photographer from The National has taken what appear to be the first photos from the set of the highly anticipated movie.
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Taken in the dunes near the Qasr Al Sarab resort, they feature a large encampment being set up by what appears to be a film crew. However, one prop was spotted which bears a striking resemblance to either the escape pod which R2-D2 and C-3Po they used in the opening of A New Hope, or more likely the foot on an At-at Walker!
Could it be that they’re assembling part of one practically, similar to their scenes in The Empire Strikes Back which saw Luke Skywalker narrowly escape from being crushed by one during the now iconic battle of Hoth?
The At-at’s have been »
- Josh Wilding
This is the photo taken by Mona Al Marzooqi of The National in Abu Dhabi. Could this be Tatooine? And what is the circular object they are rolling out of the tent? Not much, but it does look like they are assembling something. And the folks over at http://www.starwars7news.com have done some detective work and believe the structure to be the foot of an At-at that were first seen in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. .. So what do you guys think it is? »
We've always found it interesting that many movie trailers feature footage and scenes that are nowhere to be found in the finished movie. Since previews are often assembled before the final cut of a film is locked, there’s a good chance the person creating the trailer will pull footage that gets chopped from the finished print. Sometimes the stuff is minor and inconsequential. Other times, it’s a pretty big deal because it feels like a bit of a bait and switch. Either way, this “lost footage” gives fans a way to see things that were filmed but not used, which is always neat to watch. Everyone loves The Empire Strikes Back, so people will be interested in seeing a few sequences in this clip that didn’t make the movie. Harrison Ford actually...
- Mike Bracken
A day after James Cameron participated in a Reddit Ama to promote the environmental documentary Years of Living Dangerously, Harrison Ford decided to give himself over to the process as well in support of the project. The iconic actor behind Han Solo in the Star Wars movies wasn't quite as candid as Cameron in answering fan questions, which was to be expected. As Ford is notoriously grumpy in most interviews. He did share his excitement about the Untitled Blade Runner Project, which may be a true sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic.
"I'm quite curious and excited about seeing a new script for Blade Runner if in fact the opportunity would exist to do another, if it's a good script I would »
So you own the Han Solo in carbonite desk. It's cool, but it's starting to feel a little too small, and it's entirely too practical. You'd like a Han in carbonite that's truly life-size, one that takes up a massive amount of space with no secondary purpose. Great news! You can now own a life-size figure of Han in carbonite for just $7000 (some assembly required). Click here to pre-order on the Sideshow Collectibles website. Product summary and images after the break. Here's the product summary: Bring home a piece of the Star Wars film legacy with the Sideshow Collectibles Han Solo in Carbonite Life-Size Figure. This magnificent seven-and-a-half foot tall replica captures every detail of the frozen smuggler with stunning realism, just moments after his affectionate parting words, "I know," in The Empire Strikes Back. Expertly recreated in fiberglass and high quality materials, film-accurate light effects in the base, side »
- Brendan Bettinger
Star Wars: Episode VII is to reportedly shoot scenes in Abu Dhabi next month.
The sci-fi sequel from Jj Abrams will film in the United Arab Emirates state for around four weeks in mid-May, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The area is rumoured to have been chosen to re-create desert planet Tatooine, the home of Anakin and Luke Skywalker and Jabba the Hutt's lair.
Tatooine featured in every Star Wars movie apart from The Empire Strikes Back, and was previously filmed in Tunisia. However, the North African country has reportedly been deemed too dangerous to house a modern Hollywood film.
Star Wars 7 will also shoot scenes at Pinewood Studio in the UK.
Adam Driver has been strongly linked to a Sith role in Episode VII, »
Jawas, Tusken Raiders, Hutts, Mos Eisley, Toshi Station, you know, Tatooine.
Looks like the first installment in the latter trilogy, Jj Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII is going to movie production to Abu Dhabi. The Capitol of the United Arab Emirates, because it’s better than just building a green screen only as tall as Liam Neeson, George Lucas.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Star Wars: Episode VII will shoot in and around the city-state, which is part of the United Arab Emirates, beginning mid-May. Sources also say it would be a four-week shoot.
It’s hard to drum up an opinion about a location, but I suppose it’s nice to feel some symmetry to the new installment, considering going to Tatooine is more a tradition in these films than a chance. Empire is the only one without it.
Wait…The Empire Strikes Back is awesome. »
We learned a lot from Marvel’s first phase of movies. The Avengers films are a culmination of the individual outings containing threads that will eventually be woven together.
Next year brings us Avengers: Age of Ultron, featuring the villainous artificial intelligence that threatens to eradicate humanity. There’s been a lot of speculation around Ultron and his eventual origins in the movies. The ‘cut and paste’ style Marvel studios has been employing with their adaptations of these comics means the traditional Ultron origin story is probably out. Especially considering that Hank Pym isn’t being introduced until the following year.
So if Ultron isn’t being created by Hank Pym, where’s he coming from? Here’s some rampant speculation…
Ultron is created by »
- Gary Collinson
Following a report last week that Star Wars: Episode VII would shoot for two weeks in Morocco comes word, via The Hollywood Reporter , that four weeks are now being targeted in Abu Dhabi. It is unclear whether or not this would replace plans to film in Morocco or if both locations will be utilized, likely doubling for Tatooine, the desert planet that has appeared in every chapter of the Star Wars saga except The Empire Strikes Back . Scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, Star Wars: Episode VII will be set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and will follow a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew and Harrison Ford are all heavily rumored to appear as older incarnations of their beloved »
One of the most irritating things in life has to be hearing a spoiler about a movie or TV show. Even just finding out there's a twist in a film can be the worst, just ask Roy Trenneman.
Bearing that in mind, you may want to avoid the following video, which collects some of cinema's most iconic movie endings, including The Sixth Sense and The Usual Suspects. To be fair, if you haven't seen or at least heard about these endings by now, you've only got yourself to blame. If you're unsure whether to click play, a full list of films is also below.
Films featured: Citizen Kane, Fight Club, Primal Fear, Signs, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chinatown, The Empire Strikes Back, Psycho (1960), Carrie (1976), Scream, The Sixth Sense, The Departed, The Shawshank Redemption, The Crying Game, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Planet of the Apes (1968), Planet of the Apes (2001), The Mist, »
The home planet of Luke and Anakin Skywalker, Tatooine, will play a role in J.J. Abrams’ wildly anticipated series update Star Wars: Episode VII, according to The Hollywood Reporter. There’s no real reason to doubt THR’s story, especially after news broke a little while back that the film would be shooting in Morocco for a few weeks, so we’re considering this rumor to be a lot more reliable than many others that have emerged over the months.
Most of the original Tatooine sets existed in Tunisia, but it’s currently unknown whether or not Abrams will move production there after wrapping on the film’s Morocco set. Disney is obviously sparing no expense on Star Wars: Episode VII, so whether or not he ends up shooting the film’s Tatooine scenes in Tunisia as well is likely entirely dependent on how large a role the desert planet »
- Isaac Feldberg
With almost 40 years of history - encompassing films, TV, comic books, video games and novels - there's a wealth of interesting facts and information about the vast universe hatched by George Lucas.
Here are ten fast facts we've discovered from a galaxy far, far away…
1. Inspired by the swashbuckling Flash Gordon adventures that began in the '30s, a young George Lucas initially wanted to bring that serial to the big screen, but found the rights to the character difficult to untangle. From there he began to fashion his own space epic - a project that would eventually become the Star Wars we know and love.
However, things could have been a lot different as Lucas's first draft script was »
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Peter Mayhew will return as Chewbacca for Star Wars: Episode VII. He will join fellow returning cast members Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, as well a few soon to be announced new cast members.
Shooting is scheduled to start next month, but may already be underway according to Disney Chairman Alan Horn. Jj Abrams is directing from a script he is writing with Lawrence Kasdan, who also cowrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, as well as Raiders of the Lost Ark.
There should be more than a few casting announcements coming very soon, so stay tuned.
What do you think? Are you happy to see Mayhew return for the seventh Star Wars film?
- Philip Sticco
Yesterday, it was leaked by Disney chairman Alan Horn that Star Wars: Episode VII had already begun production with most of the cast secured. Now, we get the second cast member announced for the sequel following R2D2. Peter Mayhew will return as the world's most beloved Wookie, Chewbacca.
Sources close to the production revealed the information to The Hollywood Reporter, though Disney and LucasFilm have refused to comment.
Peter Mayhew played Chewbacca, Han Solo's co-pilot of the Millinium Falcon, in the original trilogy, which includes Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. He later reprised the role for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, and also played the character in the now infamous Star Wars: Holiday Special.
Rumors began to surface last month, when Comicpalooza »
Another familiar face is returning for "Star Wars: Episode VII": Chewbacca.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Peter Mayhew, who played Han Solo's Wookiee sidekick in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, will reprise his role in J.J. Abrams's hotly anticipated new chapter of the saga. Mayhew reportedly canceled an upcoming convention appearance "due to filming," reports THR, prompting speculation that he'll be joining the already-in-progress "Episode VII."
Mayhew starred in all three of the original "Wars" films -- "A New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back," and "Return of the Jedi" -- and also appeared as Chewbacca in one of the later prequel films, 2003's "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith." Rumors have been swirling for months that original leads Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher are also reprising their roles, though Disney and Lucasfilm have yet to confirm that news. R2-D2, another beloved character, is the only returning »
- Katie Roberts
The J.J. Abrams “mystery box” approach to publicity has provoked a swirl of rumors around his next project, Star Wars: Episode VII. The more reports about the film surface, the less we seem to know for sure, but here are the basic facts so far: Abrams is directing a script by he and The Empire Strikes Back co-writer Lawrence Kasdan (from an earlier draft by Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt) and the original cast is returning for a story set 30 years after Return of the Jedi.
In order to deliver the film on time for its December 2015 release date, Abrams and company are thought to begin shooting in London in just a few weeks, with early reports on the shooting locations suggesting that a return to Tatooine is in the cards. A dizzying array of names are said ...
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- Anthony Vieira
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