I remember when the Star Tours ride first opened in 1987 (am I old?) they had a ABC Magical World of Disney special which focused on the attraction. And when I finally got to ride the attraction, it was just as magical as I had imagined, taking us on a tour of a galaxy far far away at the same time as the climactic moments of the Star Wars. While many of the lands, characters and worlds we saw on the tour were familiar from the original trilogy, one big Disneyland addition was a RX-Series pilot droid named Rex, voiced by Comedian Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman).
Rex was annoying but lovable, characteristics of George Lucas post-Empire galaxy. When Star Tours was recently revamped, Rex was removed as the pilot and replaced by C-3PO (the new tour was originally supposed to be guided by an AC-38 droid named Ace, but George Lucas came up with a story reason to put C-3PO at the helm). Rex couldn’t be the droid pilot of the new Star Tours because the adventure is set decades earlier during the prequel story era. While in the waiting queue, you can see an RX-24 unit sitting outside a crate was marked as defective.
But it looks like the annoying yet lovable Rex might be returning to the Star Wars universe in the Star Wars Rebels television series. Hit the jump to read about Rex Star Wars Rebels details.
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In Star Wars, you can mark the passing of time through Stormtroopers. Before the Empire existed, Stormtroopers weren’t around. As war escalated, clones filled the role and fought for the Republic. Eventually, those white-suited soldiers began fighting for the Empire once the Republic fell. Then Ewoks used their heads as drums.
Which brings us to Star Wars Episode VII. We have very little idea exactly where there galaxy stands after the destruction of the second Death Star. All we know is that 30 years have passed. Much can happen in 30 years, and it seems whatever role the Stormtroopers now fill, they look different. A few photos hit the net earlier this week that may (or may not) show how the Star Wars 7 Stormtroopers look. Check out the pics below and discuss. Read More »
“Talk has already begun about a possible fourth Rush Hour movie, further proving that their must not be a God, or at least one who cares about good movies.” This is what I wrote on the site exactly seven years ago as New Line Cinema Co-Chairman and Co-Ceo told trade reports that he’d “love” to do another “Rush Hour”. Well its been seven years and it hasn’t happened yet, which is good news. But it looks like the studio wants to make Rush Hour 4. Jackie Chan says the studio wants to make another sequel but they don’t even have a script, and until they do — he’s not interested.
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The reasons to see Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For are numerous. The incredible cast for one, which includes Jessica Alba, Powers Boothe, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Stacy Keach, Jaime King, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis. The filmmakers are another, the iconic storyteller Frank Miller and maverick Robert Rodriguez. There’s the pulpy, exciting source material. And now, we even get a Quentin Tarantino trailer to boot.
But to truly experience a film like this, one that was probably more than half made in the computer, you almost have to see it in 3D. It was specifically crafted that way. In a new featurette, exclusively debuting on /Film, you can listen to the filmmakers and stars talk about the 3D in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Watch the Sin City 2 3D featurette below. Read More »
Who is the father of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord? That’s the big question left hanging at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy. The film gives us a couple important pieces of info about the character, and we know that he’s likely to factor into the sequel in a big way. Now James Gunn has clarified one point about the guy — if you’re a comics reader, Star-Lord’s father definitely isn’t who you think he could be. Read on for more info. (Some spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy follow.)
Update: Now James Gunn suggests we could the character sooner than we thought. Precisely how that might happen is still open to question.
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If you were hoping for more family friendly Dwayne Johnson action movies, today is your lucky day. New Line Cinema has hired writers to do not one, but two sequels in the Journey to the Center of the Earth franchise, each of which will be headlined by Johnson. Chad and Carey Hayes, who co-wrote The Conjuring, have been brought on to write Journey 3 and Journey 4, sequels to the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth and its 2012 follow-up Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Read More »
That Gareth Edwards is a busy man. After completing this year’s hit Godzilla, he moved immediately to a 2016-dated Star Wars spinoff film. From there, he’ll now have to move directly to Godzilla 2. Warner Bros. and Legendary have set June 8, 2018 as the Godzilla 2 release date. Read More »
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UPDATE: Ben Affleck is currently shooting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We’ve seen photos of him on set, he appeared at Comic-Con to promote it, but not much has changed in regards to his feelings.
In September 2013, the actor praised the script’s unique take on the character, the work of director Zack Snyder, and discussed how he got cast – with Warner Bros. showing him clips of previous superhero casting backlash. Now, in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said all of this again. We’ve got the new Ben Affleck Batman quotes, along with the old ones (and a video), below.
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