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Daniel Logan (Boba Fett from the Star Wars prequels) and Aaron Jacques have joined the cast of The Time War, the next sci-fi actioner from the team behind this Summer’s Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter. The film, written/directed by Neil Johnson and starring Tracey Birdsall, features a superlative cast of sci-fi veterans including the aforesaid Logan, Star Trek III’s Stephen Manley and The Hobbit trilogy’s William Kircher. The late Christopher Lee provides narration for the movie.
During World War 2, the Nazis were alleged to be experimenting with Time Travel Technology. What if they were successful?
The Time War shows the consequences of Adolf Hitler traveling through time and re-writing history. Rather than taking a campy-cartoony stance on the notion, The Time War takes a more serious, scientific-based approach to the consequences of time travel and the theoretical multi-verse. As Adolf Hitler starts to re-write his genetics, »
- Phil Wheat
A batch of first look images have arrived online for the long-gestating Nazi time-travelling sci-fi thriller The Time War. Written and directed by Neil Johnson (Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter), the film stars Daniel Logan – a.k.a. young Boba Fett from Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones – along with Tracey Birdsall, Aaron Jacques, Stephen Manley, William Kircher, and the late Christopher Lee in his final role as the narrator; take a look below…
According to Dark Horizons, the film is set in a world where Nazis experimented with time travel, and sees Adolf Hitler rewriting history, only to discover that cause and effect are not as simple as it may seem on paper. The Fuhrer “not only must deal with multiple versions of himself, but also his greatest nemesis – his own daughter Dijanne (Tracey Birdsall) who takes on his legacy of empire building and creates an army of »
- Amie Cranswick
Carrie Fisher's hand annotated Star Wars scripts are going up for auction during a three- day Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds personal property action on October 7th through the 9th in Los Angeles, California. Profiles in History is in charge of the auctions and they expect the scripts to fetch some decent money, so if you are interested in any of these, they aren't going to go for cheap. These are important pieces of the Star Wars legacy and will be a worthy addition for any collector.
Fisher was known for taking her pencil out and crossing out some of the clunkier dialogue in the script and replacing it with her own witty dialogue. That fact is especially evident in her personal The Empire Strikes Back script, which has over 1,000 words handwritten by the actress in it. There are actually four scripts going up for auction, as she had two different ones for Empire. »
As far as Star Wars titles go, The Last Jedi—the subtitle for the upcoming Episode VIII—is pretty great. Mysterious, evocative, and a hell of a lot less cheesy than, say, Attack Of The Clones, The Last Jedi has had fans speculating for months about who it might be referring to. It turns out that we could all have…
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- William Hughes
There are a handful of truly legendary figures in the Star Wars universe, but Anthony Daniels, the man behind C-3Po, is very near the top of the hill. The man has appeared in every single live-action Star Wars movie to date. A streak that is set to continue with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Another legend, for a different reason, is Ahmed Best, who portrayed Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels. As it turns out, Daniels feels similar to many fans out there, as he admits that he isn't a fan of the maligned Gungan.
Anthony Daniels recently appeared at Fan Expo 2017 and, as reported by Space, he discussed Jar Jar Binks a bit. While Daniels wanted to make it clear that he has a lot of respect for Ahmed Best as an actor and that he understands that Jar Jar wasn't a character meant to resonate with adults, »
After six appearances across Disney and Lucasfilm’s rebooted Skywalker saga, Obi-Wan Kenobi has become a bona fide fan-favorite among the Star Wars community. Originally portrayed by the late, great Alec Guinness across episodes IV, V, and VI, Ewan McGregor donned those iconic Jedi robes all throughout the prequel saga, and was arguably one of the few highlights to be gleaned from The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. Now, after much demand from the franchise’s dedicated and massive fanbase, the studio will finally be bringing us a spinoff film revolving around the character.
That’s still a ways away, mind you, but could we possibly see old Obi-Wan show up on the big screen before then? Perhaps. For some time now, there’ve been rumors floating around that Kenobi might have a role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, coming back as »
- Matt Joseph
Was Luke Skywalker eating Gorton's Fish Sticks on Dagobah in The Empire Strikes Back? It is a question fans have had for years. What was in that snack tray? Today, Mark Hamill has finally answered that question. And let's just say his breath was probably a lot fresher than Yoda's. Answering a fan question on Mark Hamill's official Twitter, the iconic Star Wars actor had this to say.
"I remember mixed nuts/mint & orange Tic-Tacs/sesame sticks/crackers- basically airline food. #DegobahDelicacy #SwampPlanetSnacks #YoDaWorst"
The scene in question happens just moments before Luke Skywalker's first fateful meeting with Jedi master Yoda. He is sitting in the swamps of Dagobah with his trusty droid sidekick R2-D2. He pulls out a small box and unenthusiastically begins snacking away at sticks and other edibles. It's one of the few times in any of the trilogies that we actually see a character take »
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, one of the driving forces behind the establishment of Comic-con in Japan last year, is scheduled to speak at the second Tokyo Comic Convention in December.
Last year’s event drew more than 35,000 people. Organizers expect a bigger turnout this year.
Wozniak teamed up with Stan Lee to start up Comic-Con in Japan, in order to help the festival go global. Lee attended last year’s Tokyo conference, along with Jeremy Renner (”Avengers”), Billy Boyd (“Lord of the Rings”), Matthew Lewis (“Harry Potter”), Lance Henriksen (“Aliens”), and Daniel Logan (“Star Wars: Attack of the Clones”).
This year’s event is expected to feature state-of-the-art gaming experiences and screenings. It will be held at the Makuhari Messe convention center from Dec. 1 to 3.
- Variety Japan
The Star Wars universe is on a seemingly unstoppable roll at the moment, and that looks set to continue well into the future. After the smashing success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and with a Han Solo prequel now in development, Lucasfilm has gone ahead and announced their next spinoff. And no surprises for guessing what it is.
Yes, as we all predicted, it’ll revolve around none other than Obi-Wan Kenobi and as THR tells us, Stephen Daldry is in talks to direct. From what we understand, the project is without a script and still in the very, very early stages of development. As such, it’s unclear if Ewan McGregor will pick up the lightsaber for this Star Wars offshoot, though given how keen the Scot has been in the past, we’re inclined to believe McGregor will sign on without a second’s hesitation. »
- Matt Joseph
It seems like only yesterday that Marvel Studios was getting started with a hero that was, let's face it, merely C-list at the time. After years of film and TV properties of varying degrees of quality, which saw Marvel's heroes tied up in various licensing deals with different studios, Iron Man kicked off what would become known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, a decade later, we're finally ready for Avengers: Infinity War. And it's going to be massive.
Even Iron Man director Jon Favreau publicly wondered how the grounded real world of Tony Stark could possibly co-exist with the mythological realm of Asgard, but by the time Thor, Captain America, and Hulk joined the McU with their own standalone movies, Marvel's The Avengers brought it all together and smashed box office records in the process. The mostly costume adverse McU of Netflix has kept it real with keeping it all real, »
For years Star Wars fans could only dream about the events of the Clone Wars and Anakin Skywalker's fall from grace, as first introduced in the original Star Wars trilogy. The power of the dark side that seduced Darth Vader, the legendary piloting skills of Luke's father, it was all only spoken about, until George Lucas announced plans to finally bring Episodes I, II, and III to life, promising to show us the first meeting between Obi-Wan and Anakin and the fateful duel that turned the newly minted Darth Vader into "more machine than man." And George Lucas needed to find perfect actor to play the role. Which wasn't an easy task by any means.
There were hundreds of screen tests before Lucas enlisted young Jake Lloyd to play the future Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. To say the performance wasn't well received is putting »
Tom Jolliffe on Hollywood’s fascination with the shared cinematic universe…
Marketing, labelling, packaging. It’s everywhere. In cinematic terms it’s more important than ever. Everything is governed by men with clipboards. Or the modern equivalent. I suppose it’s all tablets now. I’m a cave dwelling Cro-Magnon man, so I wouldn’t know but there’s an inherent need to have terms. What used to be “franchise” building is now “Universe” building. Franchise sounds too clinical. Too much like a money printing exercise. Universe implies creative expression I suppose. The desire to build a world which will just so happen to give studios the ability to home a number of films as opposed to just one.
Does the term “universe” mean that studios are focusing less on bottom line and more on creativity? Well…no. In fact the coining of this term which seems to have rapidly »
Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled its K-2So Premium Format Figure from the blockbuster anthology movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The limited edition piece is available to pre-order now, priced at $650 and is expected to ship September-November 2018; take a look at the official promotional images here…
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K-2So measures 22” tall, standing atop a Citadel Tower themed base. His black external armor is visibly weathered and detailed to recreate the battle damage this droid has received during his service to both the Empire and the Rebellion. K-2So is also painted with red and yellow details on his shoulders and technical panels and has the logo of the Empire emblazoned on his shoulder.
This Premium Format Figure is mixed media, featuring metal in K-2So’s legs, which steadily support his unique gait. He is also outfitted with intricate pistons and gears in »
- Amie Cranswick
When it comes to the Star Wars movies, it's hard to imagine anyone else in the iconic roles of heroes like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia. Even the Star Wars prequels most aggressive critics will admit that Ewan McGregor shined as Obi-Wan Kenobi, the character fans of the galaxy far, far away first encountered as embodied by the late Sir Alec Guinness. But as with any film, the casting process is, well, a process. And there have been plenty of legendary actors who almost made their way into this galaxy from a long time ago and very far, far away.
Most fans know that Kurt Russell was among the actors considered for the role of everyone's favorite scruffy nerf herder, Han Solo. He even screen tested with aspiring Luke Skywalker William Katt, who would later star as television's Greatest American Hero. Karen Allen auditioned for Princess Leia, a »
Carrie Fisher’s tragic passing last year left Star Wars fans around the world heartbroken, and ever since, one of the biggest questions has been how will Lucasfilm handle the actress’ untimely death moving forward? We know that she’s set to feature in The Last Jedi, and holds a fairly large role in it, from what we hear, but what comes after that?
Leia Organa – once a Princess, now a General – is a legend of cinema, and an icon of Star Wars lore. She’s a talisman held closely by generations of fans and she’s one of the core team members from the very beginning of George Lucas’ Star Wars adventure, four decades ago. The prequels – 1999’s The Phantom Menace, 2002’s Attack Of The Clones and 2005’s Revenge Of The Sith – struggled greatly without her, and there was an almost tangible relief within the fandom when the closing »
- Matt Joseph
There’s no escaping it – the death of Carrie Fisher is a loss that will be felt deeply by large swathes of Star Wars fans for as long as Disney makes new films set in that galaxy far, far away. Indeed, it’s the ongoing rebooted franchise that makes her sudden absence so keenly felt by so many people. For the time being, this weight is being shouldered for the most part by director Rian Johnson who, by virtue of nothing more than tragic circumstance, finds himself at the helm of Leia Organa’s last movie – Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Organa – once a Princess, now a General – is a legend of cinema, and an icon of Star Wars lore. She’s a talisman held closely by generations of audience members, and she’s one of the core team members from the very beginning of George Lucas’ Star Wars adventure, »
- Sarah Myles
No subjective “best” list here, this one is based on stats. As the 21st century turns 16, we’ve got the 25 biggest-grossing domestic blockbusters to date.
Check the stunning list below, which is unlike any previous period in movie business history. (We’re using adjusted totals to account for changing ticket prices. Box Office Mojo’s top 200 all-time adjusted list is here.) Here’s what we learned by doing the numbers:
The 21st Century Has Delivered Many of the Biggest Hits in History
25 of the 100 all-time biggest-grossing films have come from the first 16 years of this century. 1984 to 2000, the era that perfected the modern blockbuster and mass release of movies, brought 17. So the 21st century has been an era of major hits.
But oddly, the first current-century films on the all-time-grossers list places #11: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” And “Avatar” is #14. (This is where adjusting becomes essential — unadjusted, the ten »
- Tom Brueggemann
What happens when you have a bucket full of internet rumors matched with some confirmation from the director himself? How about a spoiled plot? That's the idea today, as an interview done months ago about the films that inspired Star Wars: The Last Jedi seem to match up with the latest unrelated rumors swirling around the storyline. From the looks of it, director Rian Johnson may have inadvertently spoiled the plot to Star Wars 8 a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. It's just that fans didn't realize it at the time.
Overall, these plot details spell certain doom for one new beloved member of the Star Wars family while hinting at love for another, which may come as disappointing news for GLAAD and all those hoping to see two space bros get it on inside an Exogorth while hiding from the dreaded First Order. Turn back now »
Last week, LucasFilm made the jaw-dropping announcement that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will no longer be at the helm of Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, with just three weeks left of production. Just a few days later, Ron Howard was confirmed to step in and take their place, and today a new parody video reveals that one of the most hated characters in the Star Wars universe, Jar Jar Binks, wants to use this opportunity of a new director stepping in to put him in the movie and start a comeback for the character. Thankfully, this is only a parody, and it will not likely happen for real.
Funny or Die debuted a new video that features an individual disguised through a silhouette that is calling for the return for Jar Jar Binks in the new Han Solo Star Wars movie. Most discerning fans will realize right »
I'll get my biases out of the way right at the top: I think, and always have thought, that a Han Solo prequel movie is a terrible idea. There's the Patton Oswalt joke where he filibusters his way through the Star Wars prequels and lays bare the dread of encountering Boba Fett as an 8-year-old in Attack of the Clones; this is a little like that. There is precisely zero value in unveiling a wholly different context for a character whose allure is based in large part on the absence of that context. But Disney, Lucasfilm and Kathleen Kennedy can, and have, disagreed with me, and so Whatever The Han Solo Movie Is Going To Be Called: A Star Wars Story is going to be...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
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