Over the past few weeks, it’s become pretty obvious casting Star Wars Episode VII is a priority at Disney and Lucasfilm. Besides all the major actors who’ve read for roles, open casting calls literally all over the world are still ongoing, hoping to find two teenagers who are believed to anchor the film.
A new report in the Hollywood Reporter suggests that search is still ongoing and adds a new wrinkle. The piece says, because of the recent rewrite by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, they’re also casting “a 40-something military man a la Matt Damon in Elysium.” Read More »
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Briefly: The Crow is one of a few reboots that has had a very halting development process over the last few years. The James O’Barr comic, about murdered musician Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to avenge his killing, and that of his young wife, will reportedly star Luke Evans when cameras finally roll under the direction of by Spanish helmer F. Javier Gutiérrez.
A new rumor, from Schmoes Know, now says that The Walking Dead and Boondock Saints actor Norman Reedus is now set to play a guy named James in the reboot. Who is James? Good question! Given the roles that Reedus often plays, it’s easy to suspect he’ll be among the crew of malcreants that Draven faces upon his supernatural return to the land of the living. But given the dark world of the story, he could end up doing just about anything. And, frankly, given the number of times The Crow has faltered in the past, until an official start of production announcement hits there might not be much reason to ponder the question too deeply.
Every week there’s usually one major Star Wars story, but that doesn’t stop the smaller stuff from happening. That’s where Star Wars Bits comes in, and after the jump, you can read about the following:
- Electronic Arts says Star Wars video games won’t be direct movie tie-ins.
- Actor Jason Flemyng tweets what might be a script page for Star Wars Episode VII.
- Doctor Who actor Matt Smith is the latest actor rumored for the film.
- Glasgow Star Wars auditions have been postponed while Detroit had an incredible turn out.
- David Oyelowo is getting hammered with Star Wars questions.
- Watch an awesome Episode VII fan film called Star Wars: The Apprentice.
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When it comes to the original cast of the Star Wars trilogy, most of them give up information pretty easily. Be it Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford or Anthony Daniels, each has said or done something in the past year suggesting they’re going to return to the Star Wars universe, even though nothing is official. Now add Billy Dee Williams to the list.
Williams recently appeared at Rhode Island Comic-Con and mentioned he was about to do a new project for Netflix. He then said it was called “Rebels,” but couldn’t talk about it. The upcoming animated series Star Wars: Rebels isn’t going to be on Netflix, so maybe he misspoke. Or maybe he’s actually doing a show on Netflix and got the title wrong. Or maybe he’s joining Star Wars: Rebels. Either way, it’s a fun little mystery. Dig deeper below. Read More »
If Samuel L. Jackson can tell the world Elizabeth Olsen is in Avengers: Age of Ultron, maybe he can also tell us Mark Hamill isn’t in Star Wars Episode VII. Though the actor who portrayed Luke Skywalker has reportedly been working out for a likely return to the series, Jackson spoke to him recently and Hamill told him director J.J. Abrams has not been in touch. Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, said the same thing to Jackson. Neither has had a phone call from the film’s writer, director and producer.
Does that mean there’s a chance Luke Skywalker isn’t in Star Wars Episode VII? Read More »
“A young John Hawkes type.” That was the description reportedly being floated a few weeks back for the role of Dick Grayson in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs. Superman. The truth of that statement became the subject of conversation, especially when the name Adam Driver started to get mentioned in connection to the role. Driver, best known for his role on Girls, fits that description perfectly and was rumored to be a “front runner” for the role, along with a few others.
Driver is currently doing press for the Coen Bros. Inside Llewyn Davis and says there are no truth to those rumors. But which rumors is he denying? That he’s actually been cast? That he’s a front runner? It’s definitely a matter of semantics, but it doesn’t look good. Watch some video below. Read More »
Three major films have some not so major updates: two sets of casting rumors and a small title change. After the jump, read about the following:
- A few names, including Emilia Clarke and Garrett Hedlund have been mentioned to possibly be up for Sarah and John Connor in Terminator 5.
- Here we go again. Jonah Hill and Emma Stone‘s names have been mentioned again regarding Ghostbusters 3.
- Sin City: A Dame To Kill For has reportedly been renamed Sin City: A Dame to Die For.
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Those talks are about to begin again thanks to Latino-Review. Their latest report is Batman vs. Superman, directed by Zack Snyder, will feature Dick Grayson, the real identity of Robin/Nightwing. Read More »