8 items from 2014
Another day, another image from Star Wars: Episode VII, but this one just happens to be the best thing I've seen from the movie so far. It depicts a lightsaber duel under the Millenium Falcon with a Darth Vader-like figure fighting a Rebel with a green lightsaber. It's epic looking, and for a second I get excited but then I remember the prequels and how flat they were visually (not to mention narratively). Then I get excited all over again because there's no way this will be like that, right? They can't possibly make the same mistakes can they? Yesterday we saw the Chrome Troopers (as a follow up to the new Stormtroopers and the costume designs for Han Solo). But now we have this gorgeous image, besotted somewhat by an ill-conceived watermark on the part of the hosting site. Hit the jump to take a look at the new »
- Evan Dickson
I'm almost shocked that there isn't restricted air space around the Star Wars: Episode VII set, such is the intensity of director J.J. Abrams' desire for secrecy. But even Abrams doesn't have that kind of clout, and so now we have some overhead pics that got snagged by a local flying school. And they detail what look to be like life-size models of the Millenium Falcon and a (tarp covered) X-Wing fighter. So, just in case you were in doubt about those ships' presence in the film after all of the prior evidence, don't be. Hit the jump for the pics. Star Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015, and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Miltos Yerolemou and Max von Sydow. Image via Making Star Wars »
- Evan Dickson
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for The Devil’s Hand and Motivational Growth, screening details from Cub, the short film lineup from Screamfest, first details on The Nightmare, and more:
The Devil’s Hand Trailer and Release Date Announced: “When six girls are born on the sixth day of the sixth month to different mothers in the small, devout village of New Bethlehem an ancient prophecy is set in motion — on their 18th birthday one of the girls will become the Devil’s Hand. As the day approaches and one by one the young women begin to disappear, terror overtakes the quiet community and those remaining girls band together to uncover who or what is behind these treacherous acts.
The Devil’s Hand will be available OnDemand and open in theaters »
- Tamika Jones
Those darn limeys don't observe Labor Day, and it's for the best since they've got some new Star Wars: Episode VII casting. According to the BBC, Miltos Yerolemou, who played swordsman Syrio Forel on Game of Thrones, has joined the upcoming Star Wars sequel in an undisclosed role, although it will probably be a minor one. Yerolemou is probably best known to American audiences for his performance on Game of Thrones, but he's also played other roles that involve sword fighting, so don't be surprised if you see him wielding a lightsaber. Yeromelou is the second Game of Thrones alum to join Episode VII following the casting of Gwendoline Christie back in June, although Lucasfilm declined to comment on his casting. In case you've never seen Yerolemou on Game of Thrones or just want a refresher, hit the jump. Star Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015, and also stars Mark Hamill, »
- Matt Goldberg
The stars and executive producers of Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine assembled on set Wednesday to give reporters a (safely guarded) peek at what Season 2 — premiering Sept. 28 at 8:30/7:30c — holds for Jake, Captain Holt and the rest of the precinct.
You have the right to remain spoiled:
* For starters, “There is a time jump,” executive producer Mike Schur confirmed. “It does not pick up right where we left off.”
* Jake and Amy’s still-budding romance is “not going to be the main focus of the show, »
Cory Michael Smith has joined the cast of Gotham as Edward Nygma, the DC Comics character destined to become future supervillain The Riddler. In the prequel drama from Fox and Wbtv, Nygma is a brilliant but socially awkward forensic scientist who’s eccentric and outgoing and desperate to be liked. Smith has a guest role in the pilot and might become a series regular on the hourlong drama exec produced by Bruno Heller, which stars Ben McKenzie as young Gotham City cop James Gordon. Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, David Mazouz, and Camren Bicondova also star. Smith is coming off of HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge with Frances McDormand and turns in Todd Haynes’ Carol, opposite Cate Blanchett, and Camp X-Ray with Kristen Stewart. Smith is repped by Paradigm and Circle of Confusion. Related: ‘Gotham’ Character Photos Revealed: Slideshow 2014 Fox Pilots »
- JEN YAMATO
The hype is slowly starting to build around Fox’s new DC series Gotham, which is due to start airing in the autumn. We now have the first official images of British actor Sean Pertwee as Wayne family butler Alfred Pennyworth, and as you can see he’s definitely got the looks for the part.
Pertwee will obviously be playing a younger Alfred than we’re used to seeing, as he takes care of a recently-orphaned Bruce Wayne in the show which will look at the rise of Police Commissioner Jim Gordon and some of Batman’s most notorious nemeses.
Speaking of which, the production has also tweeted a shot of Carmen Bicondova as a 14-year old Selina Kyle, who of course becomes the morally grey Catwoman:
See it here first: @camrenbicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman. #gotham #catwoman pic.twitter.com/l3WWAjuv6i
And to round off, »
- Chris Wharfe
As production continues on Fox's Gotham, from Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters published by DC Entertainment, the first character-look image of Donal Logue as Gotham City Police Detective Harvey Bullock has been released.
Jim Gordon's partner and mentor, the rough-around-the-edges Detective Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue - Sons of Anarchy, Terriers, Vikings, Copper) plays loose with police procedure, but gets results, and he does so with old-school, hard-ass panache.
Check out the next character-look reveal tomorrow (Friday, March 21) on the Gotham social media pages. "Like" Gotham on Facebook at Facebook.com/GothamOnFox. Follow the series on Twitter at @Gotham, on Instagram at Instagram.com/GothamOnFox and Tumblr at GothamFox.Tumblr.com, and join the discussion using #gotham.
8 items from 2014
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