Over 20 minutes worth of scenes were removed from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. An early cut of the sequel was two hours and forty minutes, but considering the film moves like a bullet, as director J.J. Abrams‘ movies tend to, they were probably all wise cuts.
Below, Abrams explains why these scenes didn’t make the final cut, and reveals some first look photos at some of the deleted scenes we’ll see on the home video release. (Spoilers ahead, obviously.)
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While Harrison Ford has been hopping around to various talk shows and radio programs lately to help promote the forthcoming home video arrival of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he doesn’t seem to be quite as annoyed as he used to be with talking about his most iconic characters, Han Solo and Indiana Jones. The latter was just confirmed to return in 2019 with Steven Spielberg back behind the camera, but what about the future of Han Solo? Will we see Harrison Ford back as the smuggler sometime in the future? The actor certainly isn’t ruling it out.
Find out what Harrison Ford said about Han Solo returning to Star Wars after the jump, but beware of spoilers. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
If you grew up worshipping at the twin altars of Indiana Jones and Han Solo, now’s a pretty great time to be alive. Not only did Star Wars: The Force Awakens bring back everyone’s favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder, we have a younger version of the character to look forward to in 2018. Meanwhile, Disney’s also just announced an Indiana Jones 5, due out in 2019.
So what does the man behind both iconic characters think of these recent developments? Harrison Ford has been making the talk show rounds recently to promote the home video release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and he’s spoken up about why he’s excited for Indiana Jones 5 and what advice he has for the next Han Solo. Read More »
As Disney announced that Steven Spielberg would be returning to direct Harrison Ford in a new Indiana Jones movie, it seems like the skeptical and cynical comments took over my social media feed. Does no one want an Indiana Jones 5? Why couldn’t a fifth installment of the series actually be good? I’m very hopeful about a new Indiana Jones film, and here’s why.
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Those lucky enough to be attending SXSW today will have a chance to see Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey, and feel the presence of the First Order descending on Texas. The rest of us will be waiting until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits Blu-ray and DVD next month to check out the feature-length documentary that looks at every facet of the film’s production.
Until then, some of The Force Awakens documentary footage has been unveiled in a new teaser clip, giving us a taste of what we’ll get to see from behind the scenes. Some of the sneak peeks include footage of the John Boyega screen test that would eventually land him the part of Finn, Gwendoline Christie in her Captain Phasma wardrobe, but without her helmet, and much more. However, if you somehow haven’t seen The Force Awakens yet, beware of major spoilers. Read More »
Do we need to know how Han Solo was raised as a kid? Not really, but from what we’ve heard so far about the untitled Han Solo spin-off, that’s not the type of origin story director Phil Lord & Chris Miller are cooking up for audiences. Of course some familiar faces are bound to appear in the film, including Han Solo’s loyal pal and co-pilot, Chewbacca.
This isn’t a huge surprise, but it’s been confirmed the lovable Wookiee is a part of the film.
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I only know two people that haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but to be respectful and for the sake of filmgoers that haven’t had the time for a trip to the theater, it’s best to avoid spoilers. Most of you probably already know which The Force Awakens scene the headline refers to, so you’re safe to check out director J.J. Abrams comments on the big scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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Even though Harrison Ford has proven to be rather resilient in his old age, bouncing back from both having his leg broken on the Millennium Falcon and a plane crash on a golf course, that hasn’t made fans any more forgiving of what some consider to be one of the most egregious scenes in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. That’s right, I’m talking about nuking the fridge, the scene so bad that it became the new way of describing “jumping the shark” in pop culture.
But what if I told you that there was an intriguing fan theory going around that may actually make that scene forgivable? Does that sound like something you might be interested in? Find out more about this Indiana Jones theory below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
It’s happening. After years of false starts and years of film fans shrugging it off as something would never actually get off the ground, the sequel to Blade Runner is officially set to begin filming this year for a 2018 release date. Harrison Ford is back. Original director Ridley Scott is an executive producer. There’s a press release and everything. Blade Runner 2 is real…and it would feel so wrong if there wasn’t so much interesting talent attached to the project.
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Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Academy didn’t even think to nominate Tom Hanks for Best Actor this year, despite their overall affection for Bridge of Spies, but in the hearts of Americans he’s already secured the #1 slot. According to the new poll, Hanks is the country’s favorite movie star, beating out fellow A-listers like Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, and Jennifer Lawrence.
Which isn’t that surprising, really. Hanks is an unquestionably talented actor who does dad movies (Bridge of Spies) and kiddie fare (Toy Story), prestige dramas (Captain Phillips) and bankable franchises (Da Vinci’s Code), and even throws the occasional artsy curveball (Cloud Atlas) for good measure. On top of all that, he enjoys a sterling personal reputation — the only gossip you ever hear about Hanks is about how nice he is.
No, far more surprising is who placed #2: Johnny Depp, who hasn’t led a solid commercial hit since that last, terrible Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Read More »