Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
Now that a director’s been locked in for Episode VII, the big question is who’ll get to star in it. And that’s what today’s Star Wars Bits is all about. After the jump:
- Disney CEO confirms the original trio is in talks to return
- Billy Dee Williams has also been asked to come back
- Warwick Davis is “definitely” looking to do more Star Wars
- New details revealed for Star Wars: First Assault game
- Eli Roth, JGL, Mila Kunis, Stanley Tucci and more weigh in
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Since Disney purchased Lucasfilm and announced the imminent creation of Star Wars Episode VII, we’ve heard a string of rumors suggesting that the film will feature the core cast of the original Star Wars trilogy. They might not be the primary characters, but they’ll be in there. At various times, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill have suggested that they’ll be back, and Harrison Ford‘s return to the role of Han Solo has been persistently rumored.
Now there’s a quote from George Lucas that doesn’t exactly confirm that the actors will be back for the new film(s), but at least explains where much of the talk came from in the first place. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 by Angie Han
Star Wars Episode VII isn’t shooting for a while yet, but in the meantime we have our first glimpse at Harrison Ford hard at work for another long-awaited sequel. Anchorman: The Legend Continues has begun production in Atlanta, and new pics from the set show Ford in costume as a Tom Brokaw type. Hit the jump to check them out.
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If you had to cast the Tom Brokaw or Dan Rather of Ron Burgundy’s world, to whom would you turn? Adam McKay and Judd Apatow have looked to Harrison Ford. The actor will appear in Anchorman 2 as “a legendary anchor,” implying that someone on the Anchorman 2 crew watched and liked Ford’s 2010 comedy Morning Glory, in which he also played a TV news personality. Read More »
Latino Review, the site known for dropping major scoops about superhero movies, has moved on to Star Wars, and their latest finding is a biggie.
They’re reporting that Harrison Ford will return as Han Solo in Star Wars Episode VII. Now, we knew that he was interested in returning and we’ve heard that LucasFilm is interested in doing something with Solo, but this is the first time we’ve heard that Ford will, in fact, return. How will he fit in? Is this news legitimate? Discuss below. Read More »
Yesterday it was revealed that Disney is developing a Star Wars spin-off standalone film that would follow a young Han Solo, set between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope.
But what will this movie be about?
Sifting through the backstory established in the original trilogy, the elaborate expanded universe in the books and games, witht he help of Wookieepedia, we have some good ideas of what we might expect from this stand alone tale.
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The story of Jackie Robinson is one of the most important stories in sports history, but it is also one of the most important social stories of the 20th century. As the first black ballplayer in Major League Baseball, Robinson became one of the focal points at an early stage in the ever-evolving shift in American race relations. Which is to say that he was subjected to the same scorn, intimidation, and attacks as many other black men and women, but on a much larger scale.
The first full trailer for 42 is a dramatic, energetic thing, but it is also infuriating. It recreates some of our worst behavior in broad strokes, and even if the actions seen here are dramatically enhanced, the core attitudes and behavior have an inarguable basis in history. And while 42 sports Harrison Ford grumping and growling his way through some pretty impressive makeup, there’s enough of a sense of reality in this footage to make the intimidation of Robinson (played by Chadwick Boseman) have serious impact. Presumably, that will also make his eventual victory and acceptance pay off with the power of a grand slam. Read More »
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Very soon, lists of anticipated films coming in 2013 will start being posted on the internet and – spoiler alert – this one is going to be on mine. Ender’s Game, based on the classic sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card, is scheduled for release November 1. Directed by Gavin Hood, it stars Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin and Viola Davis. The film follows a beyond-genius young man (Butterfield) who is recruited and trained to lead an army against a villainous race of bugs.
Producers were teasing images during production but with post-production now well under way, our first official look at the film has been revealed. Check out the full image below. Read More »