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It seems everyone’s favourite stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerfherder is set to get his own Star Wars trilogy. After the reveal at Star Wars Celebration that Alden Ehrenreich will play a young Han Solo in the next anthology film, the New York Daily News is now reporting Lucasfilm hopes to expand his role with a three-picture deal. A source said:
“There is a real sense of excitement around the Han Solo movie and its potential. Given that Han’s early adventures do not need to be tied to the Empire, it leaves story lines open with the opportunity to really give fans something different. They can explore new galaxies and crazy creatures and bring in a wide array of new characters.”
It wouldn’t exactly be surprising if this turned out to be true. After all, Han Solo is one of the most memorable and favourite characters in the »
- Ricky Church
According to the New York Daily News there are two more Han Solo Star Wars anthology films are on the way. The site says that Disney has quietly signed 26-year-old Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) to a three-picture deal, if the one currently being written strikes gold at the box office.
Their insider says:
"There is a real sense of excitement around the Han Solo movie and its potential. Given that Han’s early adventures do not need to be tied to the Empire, it leaves story lines open with the opportunity to really give fans something different. They can explore new galaxies and crazy creatures and bring in a wide array of new characters."
The film is being produced and scripted by Lawrence Kasdan, »
- Kellvin Chavez
Kirk: We make a good team
Spock: Yes, we do.
Bones: We could be mauled to death by an interstellar monster!
Kirk: That’s the spirit, Bones.
Considering today is Monday the 25th and Star Trek: Beyond came out only three days ago, how much can I tell you about it without doing the dreaded Here There Be Spoilers dance? Hmmm…let’s see….
Did I like it?
Did I luvvvvvvvv it?
Well, that’s hard to say. If you had asked me that last night as I was walking out of the theatre, I would have said, “No, I didn’t luvvvvvvvv it.”
Meaning that I didn’t want to turn around and immediately buy another ticket, ‘cause I’m too honest to just stay in my seat and wait for the next show, and besides, with my luck, I would have gotten caught by that one »
- Mindy Newell
It's one thing to set a TV series in the 1980s; it's a whole other thing, however, to make it feel like it was actually shot during the Reagan-and-Rubik's-Cube era. Matt and Ross Duffer's new Netflix series Stranger Things is full of nostalgic nods to the decade and its pop-cultural products, but it's also uncommonly rigorous about getting the details just right — whether it's the many pitch-perfect music cues, the hat-tipping nods and homages to Eighties movies, or simply nailing the cringeworthy fashion statements of the day (those Mom jeans! »
Last May, when production began on Captain America: Civil War, many were surprised when Paul Rudd was announced to return as Ant-Man in this Marvel Phase Three adventure. However, it started to make more sense after Ant-Man hit theaters with a post credit scene that tied into Civil War. As production was under way, there had been several rumors swirling that Ant-Man may transform into Giant Man, which is exactly what happened in this blockbuster, and today we have early concept art from part of this scene.
The artwork comes courtesy of artist Andy Park's Twitter, revealing that when he painted these keyframes, he thought, "Holy Cow we're gonna see this on film?!" Ant-Man transformed into Giant Man during the massive airport fight sequence between Team Cap and Team Iron Man. While Giant-Man certainly helped Team Cap get the upper hand, it was Spider-Man who used an idea from that "old movie, »
It’s the post-Star Wars Celebration Edition of The Week in Star Wars, and we’ve got a lot to cover including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Episode VIII, Star Wars Rebels, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars Battlefront and more…
Right, let’s kick things off with everything from Star Wars Celebration Europe – which was held here in our country’s capital – by starting with Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While those in attendance were treated to a new trailer (which was teased last week), those who didn’t go got this fantastic new poster and concept art, and this wonderful behind-the-scenes sizzle reel. We also got a new look at the Imperial Shoretrooper and, more importantly, Mads Mikkelsen’s Galen Erso. And during the Rogue One panel, host Gwendoline Christie presented star Felicity Jones with an action figure for her character Jyn Erso, »
- Luke Owen
Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing review
Secret Cinema returns for their latest production, their third of the years so far, an ambitious recreation of the famous Kellerman’s holiday camp from the film Dirty Dancing.
Secret Cinema’s 2016 events all kicked off back in March when the organisers asked us to Tell No One for their cold war event which turned out to be a production based around Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, a title which wasn’t revealed to attendees prior to the event. That wasn’t the case for their lavish follow-up, Secret Cinema presents 28 Days Later, which arrived in »
- Paul Heath
Disney and Lucasfilm are currently capitalizing on all of the positive hype that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was able to generate for the franchise. This weekend, they are holding their annual fan event, Star Wars Celebration in London, and they have given fans a brand new, sneak peek at the upcoming spin off movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Producer Kathleen Kennedy and director Gareth Edwards took part in a panel today all about Rogue One, and during the course of it revealed some never-before-seen characters who are set to appear in the movie.
Disney decided not to release a trailer during the panel, but they did release a behind the scenes sizzle reel, which has been uploaded to the Star Wars YouTube channel. The video showcases a ton of behind the scenes footage from Rogue One, but also introduced a handful of brand new faces that we »
The video clip features snapshots of the film, with behind-the-scenes footage and voiceover. The poster shows a battle taking place on water and land with the Death Star fading into the sky.
The poster includes the tagline: “A Rebellion Built on Hope.”
London — Before proceedings began, emcee Gwendoline Christie paid tribute to the victims of the Nice attacks. Akin to a moment in “Casablanca,” pockets of the audience broke out into a version of ‘La Marseillaise’ broke out before the 4,000-person crowd bowed their heads in quiet reflection.
“Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and key cast were also on hand to give fans a first look at Darth Vader in the film’s second trailer, which premiered to fans at London’s ExCel centre on Friday evening. »
- Seth Kelley and Ian Freer
Sideshows Collectibles has unveiled its upcoming 1/6th scale Bossk figure from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. Limited to just 2000, the movie accurate figure is available for pre-order now priced $210.00 and is expected to ship June-August 2017: check it out here…
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“You got a problem with Boba, you got a problem with me.”
Boba Fett’s mentor and one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy, Bossk, joins Sideshow’s Sixth Scale Figure collection.
The Trandoshan bounty hunter comes with an impeccable replica of his primary weapon of choice, a Relby v-10 micro grenade launcher. Fully articulated, the Bossk Sixth Scale Figure features two sets of hands and a new movie-accurate head sculpt.
Place the Bossk figure on his hex base for an impressive display of his detailed pressure suit, »
- Amie Cranswick
Going for a standalone Han Solo flick was a ballsy move from Lucasfilm. Understandably, it seems like the go-to move if the studio wants to guarantee its investment -- Han Solo is one of the most beloved film characters of all-time, so having him in a standalone film is bound to make some serious coin. On the flip side, however, it's almost as if they've painted themselves into a corner. In creating a film that revolves around a young Han Solo, they're asking audiences to take a huge leap of faith and "forget" the memorable performance that Harrison Ford gave in four separate Star Wars flicks (three of which take place around the same time period as the Han Solo film is likely to take place).
They have since cast Alden Ehrenreich as the iconic Han Solo, and while this is great casting, there's still the hump to overcome that »
- Joseph Medina
Iain McCaig has worked on both the Star Wars prequels and The Force Awakens, so it's fair to say that the concept artist knows his stuff. That's what makes his comments about the upcoming Han Solo movie so exciting, especially as the vast majority of fans so far seem to have agreed that the spinoff is pretty unnecessary, especially as Harrison Ford obviously can't reprise the role of a younger Han. "[The Han Solo movie] has by far the best Star Wars script, and one of the best scripts period, that I have ever read," he recently revealed after being asked about how the movie is shaping up. "I laughed, I cried, I did all the things you should do when reading a good script. You’re in for a treat." That's one hell of an endorsement, but it perhaps shouldn't come as too much of a surprise given the talent involved. After all, »
There is a lot of hype building for some of the future films in the Star Wars franchise lately. After a brief bit of concern over massive reshoots for Rogue One, fans are now very excited after a bunch of new details came out, including the confirmation of Darth Vader for the movie. But Disney has other spinoff movies planned, and after Rogue One, it will be everyone's favorite scruffy nerf herder Han Solo who is getting a solo movie. Now, the initial script for Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is getting high praise from a trusted source. And that source just so happens to be an expert on all things Star Wars.
We know relatively little about the upcoming, untitled Young Han Solo movie, but thanks to a recent report from Star Wars News Net, we get a bit of a window into what we might be able »
Earlier this month, the record-breaking box office run of Star Wars: The Force Awakens came to an end with a whopping $936.6 million domestically and $2.06 billion worldwide. While the domestic tally shattered the record of $760.5 million by James Cameron's Avatar back in 2009, the global tally still couldn't surpass Avatar's $2.7 billion take. While the filmmaker continues to prep his long-awaited Avatar sequels, he recently shared his thoughts about the movie that broke his record, and it isn't exactly a glowing review.
A new interview with the filmmaker recently surfaced on Gizmodo, where he doesn't necessarily trash The Force Awakens, but it's clear that he is a bigger fan of the originals. He does add that he's interested to see how the trilogy will continue, but he has more respect for George Lucas' original trilogy. Here's what he had to say below.
"George Lucas is a friend of mine, and he »
Avatar helmer James Cameron has finally delivered his verdict on J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Cameron was chatting to reporter Hannah Litchfield who asked him exactly what he thought of the seventh film in the legendary saga. While he did not come out and say that he didn’t like the film very much, he desperately tried to avoid the question in the video interview.
Here’s what he had to say.
“Well… George Lucas is a friend of mine and George and I had a good conversation about it,” he said. “I don’t want to say too much about the film as I have a lot of respect for J.J. Abrams. I want to see where they’re taking it next, see what they’re doing with it. But I gotta say I think that George’s six films, had more innovative visual imagination. And this »
- Paul Heath
Poor Rogue One. Despite the great reception of the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens, some real bad press has been leaking out of the production of the first anthology film of the Star Wars franchise.
In case you're not all caught up, there've been rumors that Rogue One has had some incredibly extensive reshoots, citing changes in tone and beefing up of action and character beats. Some sources have stated they've gone in to re-film as much as half the flick, and even our own source has confirmed this, as we reported a few weeks back. That all sounds pretty doom and gloom for the production, but it can't be denied that most blockbusters schedule reshoots during pre-production. While this is true, nearly 50% of a movie is quite extensive.
So what does the film's director, Gareth Edwards, have to say about this? In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, »
- Joseph Medina
The new issue of Entertainment Weekly has the low-down on the characters we'll meet in Star Wars: Rogue One...
Nb: The following contains character and small plot details for Star Wars: Rogue One. Look away now if you want to stay completely spoiler-free.
Long before the Battle of Yavin, there was the battle to acquire the plans to the Death Star. That story will be told for the first time on the big screen in Star Wars: Rogue One, out in December. Up until now, we've heard lots of things about the style and tone of the film - no Jedi, no Force ghosts, more shades of grey than black-and-white good-and-evil, director Gareth Edwards says. But what about the ensemble cast? Why haven't we seen Mad Mikkelsen in any promo material yet? Where does Ben Mendelsohn's villain sit in the Empire's heirarchy? Just »
The galaxy far, far away has gotten a little bigger this week following the release of the newest expansion for Star Wars Battlefront. Season pass holders are eligible to use the expansion immediately, but everyone else will have to wait until July 5th for their turn to jump into the fray.
For their newest piece of Dlc, Dice has moved the fight to the planet Bespin, a gaseous giant home to Cloud City. The expansion will add five new maps set in floating city, adding to the somewhat minimal battlegrounds offered in game. A new competitive game mode called Sabotage will make its debut, and it will also feature new weapons and star cards to collect and equip, giving your character new ways to stand out from the pack.
Most exciting of all, the game will add two new hero characters, the suave Lando Calrissian, and the bounty hunter Dengar. »
- Anthony Snellings
Today just so happens to be Father's Day. It is a day that is meant to honor all dads, even the potentially very flawed ones, like Darth Vader, for example. Being that it is Father's Day and Vader, for what it is worth, is one of the most famous movie dads of all time, Dave Prowse, who played Vader in the costume in Star Wars, decided to send out a Tweet about the holiday. The resulting exchange was priceless.
Prowse took to Twitter this morning bright and early to wish his followers a Happy Father's Day. He also slipped in the hash tag #IAmYourFather, being that it is one of the most famous, and misquoted movie lines of all time and it definitely fits the theme of the day. This could have just been a simple, sweet gesture from a member of the Star Wars universe, but this is Twitter »
We’ll kick things off this week with an update on those Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reshoots. If you’re behind on the story, you can read the report collection from two weeks ago, but one of the film’s stars Mads Mikkelsen has further clarified that there is nothing to worry about. “Basically, all the big films I have done always have reshoots, it is part of their budget,” he said. “They’re either not super happy with a scene bit, the way we were acting, or maybe there’s something they want to add. It’s not a new thing, it happens with every film. Whether it’s bigger or less, I have no idea, »
- Luke Owen
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