You won’t find many people to argue against the claim that Jar Jar Binks from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace is one of the most annoying characters to ever hit the big screen. He’s a bumbling cartoon of a character who has no place in the Star Wars universe, and that’s a nice way of putting it.
Thankfully, the man who played Jar Jar Binks, actor Ahmed Best, hasn’t taken the criticism personally according to a new interview. But the more fascinating stuff in the interview is some of the trivia that Best revealed, including the fact that international pop superstar Michael Jackson originally wanted to play Jar Jar Binks, insight into the audition process and how he tried to protect Jake Lloyd from the harsh reviews of the movie and his performance.
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Yesterday’s panel from Lucasfilm for Star Wars: The Force Awakens didn’t bring too much in the vein of revelations, though we did learn that Domhnall Gleeson’s character is named General Hux, and the actor revealed the First Order’s base is called The Starkiller Base, in honor of Luke Skywalker’s original character name in the first draft of Star Wars.
But there was one little tidbit from Oscar Isaac that intrigued us, and it seems to have gone largely unnoticed. When answering a fan’s question, Isaac suggested that his character Poe Dameron‘s backstory has direct ties to Star Wars: A New Hope. Find out about the Poe Dameron backstory after the jump! Read More »
UPDATE: We can now confirm Simon Pegg will indeed be in Star Wars: The Force Awakens — but as we speculated earlier, his face won’t be. A behind-the-scenes reel shown at Comic-Con 2015 showed Pegg on set, and wearing an alien costume without the head. So we’ll definitely see him in the movie, but we likely won’t be able to recognize him. It’s not even clear if we’ll hear his voice. Read More »
We’re going to get a glimpse at Deadpool before Comic-Con is over, but in the meantime, some early teases of what we can expect from the fourth wall breaking Merc with a Mouth have come straight from Ryan Reynolds.
The star of the meta comic book flick is down here in San Diego to promote Deadpool, and he’s already sat down with a couple outlets to talk about the film, hitting topics such as easter eggs for fans and also the potential for any crossovers into the X-Men universe. Read more about the Deadpool easter eggs and X-Men crossover chances after the jump! Read More »
After the release of Man of Steel, some fans griped about the massive amount of seemingly careless destruction in the finale when Superman (Henry Cavill) and General Zod (Michael Shannon) zoom around Metropolis, smashing into skyscraper after skyscraper. And this is all after the world engine has already done plenty of damage to the city as well.
Last winter we found out that those complaints would be addressed in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the level of destruction would actually be a major element in how the rest of the world views Superman, and more specifically, how Bruce Wayne views the new godlike hero. And because of that, Zack Snyder has defended the ending to those complains, and Ben Affleck has added another detail that fuels the fire between Batman and Superman.
Find out what Zack Snyder said about the Man of Steel ending below! Read More »
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With Magic Mike XXL hitting theaters this week, Channing Tatum has been making the publicity rounds along with his producing partner Reid Carolin. That’s how we found out that the Ghostbusters spin-off with Tatum and Chris Pratt may not be in the cards anymore.
But speaking of cards, Tatum opened up a little bit about his preparation for the forthcoming X-Men spin-off Gambit, about the kinetically-charged Cajun mutant known for slinging explosive playing cards at his foes. Turns out Tatum has been learning some real card tricks in order to make his turn as Gambit all the more convincing. Find out more about the Channing Tatum card tricks after the jump! Read More »
Earlier this year, we learned that Jon Stewart would be leaving Comedy Central’s long-running news satire program The Daily Show. Comedy Central ran the gamut of talented comedians to replace Stewart on the show, including names like Chris Rock and Amy Poehler, before they picked correspondent Trevor Noah to take the gig.
However, one name that we didn’t hear about officially as a candidate was Amy Schumer, the comedienne who has skyrocketed to fame over the past few years thanks to her stellar sketch comedy show Inside Amy Schumer. It turns out Schumer was offered the job, but she actually ended up turning it down. Find out why Amy Schumer turned down The Daily Show after the jump! Read More »
The new Ghostbusters is officially filming in Boston today on its way towards a July 22, 2016 release date. We’ve heard a bunch about the plot of the movie, the characters, and even some of the supporting cast. Now the series’ primary mouthpiece, Dan Aykroyd, has dropped a cryptic tease. We know that this movie, directed by Paul Feig, is a total reboot from the original series, but apparently there will be a link between films old and new. Read Aykroyd’s quote below and see the first Ghostbusters set photos. Read More »
Thirty-five million dollars. That’s all that separates the worldwide grosses of the first Kick-Ass, and its sequel, Kick-Ass 2. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but when neither gross is over $100 million, and each cost about $30 million to make, it’s a big percentage. Because of that, plans to continue the franchise either with a Kick-Ass 3 or Hit Girl spin-off have pretty much stalled. Fans still talk about the ideas, though, and so do the filmmakers.
Case in point: Kick-Ass director and sequel producer Matthew Vaughn. In a new interview, he suggests he’d like to do a Kick-Ass prequel, centering on Hit Girl and Big Daddy, as a palate cleanser leading to Kick-Ass 3. Sounds awesome right? Well series co-creator Mark Millar is less optimistic about those movies actually happening. Check out the Vaughn and Miller Kick-Ass prequel and sequel quotes below. Read More »