Throughout the original Star Wars trilogy, Stormtroopers were considered nothing but faceless henchman with poor aim who could be dispatched with quickly without a second thought. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens changed our thinking a bit by making one of our new heroes a defected Stormtrooper who just couldn’t bring himself to kill in the name of the First Order. Now a new Star Wars short film goes the extra mile by actually making us feel for these white-armored soldiers.
Jakku: First Wave is a simple but affective short film put together by Benjamin Eck focusing on a small group of Stormtroopers who have a few moments to themselves inside an Imperial walker just before a door opens and sends them right into the battle of Jakku. It has the feel of a scene from any given war drama, and it packs a pretty powerful emotional punch.
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A couple of weeks ago, Tom Hanks appeared on Ellen where he and host Ellen DeGeneres performed a scene imagining what it would be like if Woody from Toy Story met Dory from Finding Nemo. It looks like this is becoming a regular bit on the Ellen show as this week Kristen Bell appeared to promote her new television series and was roped into imagining what it would be like if Frozen‘s Princess Anna met Dory in the first Pixar/Walt Disney Animation Studios crossover. Watch the video clip now after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
We first learned that DuckTales was being revived as a new Disney XD series back in early 2015, but it took over a year for our first look at the show to arrive. And that single preview image (sampled on the top of this article) left quite an impression. While some purists and fans of the original animated series may scoff, I instantly fell in love with the new arty style, which looks to blend classic Disney character design with plenty of stylized, modern touches. It feels familiar while also feeling fresh. That’s a tricky combination.
However, those looking for one aspect of this series to match the show they grew up with can take comfort in the new logo, which has arrived looking pretty much the same as ever.
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Since the iconic character Grand Admiral Thrawn is coming to Star Wars Rebels for the Disney XD animated series’ third season, there are probably some Star Wars fans out there keen on seeing how that plays out, even if they haven’t watched a single episode of the show yet. There’s only two seasons to catch up on made up of 37 episodes, but if you find yourself short of time to watch all those episodes, a new video will allow you to catch up on all the key things that have happened so far in just three minutes. Read More »
The creation of the entirely computer generated superhero suit for Green Lantern in the 2011 film was so bad that star Ryan Reynolds mocked it when he played Deadpool earlier this year. However, it turns out that it’s possible to have an entire superhero suit created with visual effects, and you probably didn’t even know that it happened this past summer.
In Captain America: Civil War, we met T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a prince of Wakanda tragically turned king of the nation when an explosion kills his father. But in addition to being the new leader of his people, T’Challa is also the warrior known as Black Panther. And it turns out that the suit he wears just couldn’t be perfected practically, so they opted to have it created entirely with visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic. Find out more about the Black Panther suit created by visual effects after the jump. Read More »
Sadly we don’t get to see the new live-action take on Beauty and the Beast until March 17, 2017. But it just so happens that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the animated adaptation of the classic tale, and in honor of that milestone, Disney just released a special edition Blu-ray with a special sneak peek of the new version starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the title couple. You can watch that featurette right here, but today we have a special treat calling back to the original animated classic.
A special 25th anniversary screening of Beauty and the Beast was just held at New York City’s Lincoln Center, and following the film, Angela Lansbury (who voiced Mrs. Potts) sang her rendition of the film’s beautiful theme song with composer Alan Menken accompanying her on the piano. At 90 years old, Lansbury proves that she still has impeccable singing chops, and she even added a lovely little tag at the end of the song as well.
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When it was first revealed that Disney would be making standalone anthology movies in the Star Wars universe, one of the many rumored projects in development included a Yoda film which would have been focused on the master Jedi in his early years. We even heard rumors of filmmaker Zack Snyder pitching Lucasfilm on a Seven Samurai-style movie which would have featured a younger Yoda.
Now Lucasfilm has revealed that a new Star Wars comic book series will explore Yoda’s past adventures. Learn more after the jump.
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One of the highlights of the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer was a special mockumentary from Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi that revealed what the God of Thunder was up to during the events of Captain America: Civil War, which included living with some dude named Daryl in a small apartment in Australia. The comedic short film was released online recently, and you’ll also find it among the special features of the home video release of Civil War as well.
Now it seems there’s a chance we might see Thor’s roommate Darryl (played by Daley Pearson) appear again in the Marvel cinematic universe, and Taika Waititi teases that the short may be hinting at something bigger on the horizon. Find out what he had to say below. Read More »
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Plenty editions of Superhero Bits recently have featured some concept art from Captain America: Civil War. Some of it showcases scenes that ended up in the movie while other pieces have revealed some alternate costume designs for some of The Avengers. Now a new batch of Captain America Civil War concept art has emerged online with both kinds of images.
Along with images of Captain America and Iron Man going at it, you’ll also find different designs for Black Panther, Scarlet Witch and Vision, who gets some stylish wardrobe options to wear around The Avengers headquarters. Check out the gallery of new images after the jump. Read More »