A couple great Star Wars articles were published online today by Empire Magazine and Wired Magazine, one about planning the future of the Star Wars universe and the other featuring comments from Andy Serkis about how his character Supreme Leader Snoke fits into Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hit the jump to read everything we learned from these two new pieces, alongside our thoughts, insights and commentary.
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Entertainment Weekly has begun rolling out coverage from their Star Wars: The Force Awakens cover story, and it looks like we’ll be getting a lot more as the week continues. The first batch of new info includes a ton of new images from J.J. Abrams‘ Episode VII, as well as comments from Harrison Ford about reprising his roles as Han Solo and possibly Indiana Jones for a fifth adventure. We’ve compiled all the information you need to know after the jump, along with a collection of the best new photos.
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Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion, the hype train surrounding the studio’s plans for Star Wars has been nonstop, and last week it went into overdrive with the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But don’t forget that Lucasfilm has one other franchise that the House of Mouse will keep alive as well: Indiana Jones.
There have been rumblings that Chris Pratt was in the running to play the archaeologist and adventurer in a big screen reboot, which the actor has dismissed as rumor. More recently, director Steven Spielberg said he’s likely going to direct Indiana Jones 5 with Harrison Ford back in the iconic role.
But we know that Ford can’t play the character forever, so what’s going to happen when Disney inevitably plans an Indiana Jones reboot? Who will play Indiana Jones? Well, producer Frank Marshall says the answer is no one. Read More »
While promoting his new film Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg casually mentioned that he will “probably do” an Indiana Jones 5 with Harrison Ford. Although this one-sentence quote isn’t earth-shattering, it does seem to suggest that Spielberg will probably return to direct a fifth Indiana Jones film, and that it won’t be a total reboot, as has been rumored previously.
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Lucasfilm is coming to San Diego this year for Comic Con to show off their latest Star Wars films, but the Hall H crowd should know they probably won’t be getting a new movie trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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The week before Jurassic World hit theaters, I was able to get mega-producer Frank Marshall on the phone to talk not only about the new Jurassic Park sequel/reboot, but about a variety of other topics as well.
During the conversation we discussed the idea of weaponized dinosaurs, how he came to produce this movie (which has something to do with Star Wars), the cynical online fanboy reaction throughout the development, the Amblin feel of the movie, how the project evolved from earlier drafts, why the previous screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are still credited on the film after Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connelly did a page one rewrite, the battle of practical vs. cg effects, planning for further sequels, Spielberg’s idea for trained raptors, how Jimmy Buffet ended up in the movie, if Universal Studios will be making a Jurassic World ride for their parks.
I ask him about some of the projects he has on his plate, which include new Bourne movies, a big-screen adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, and Indiana Jones 5. I also ask about the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, a film for which Marshall acted as producer and second unit director. (I got some details on that latter gig.) All this and more is in my Frank Marshall interview, which you can read after the jump.
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What’s the story with the current state of Indiana Jones 5 development? Rumors have flown about a fifth movie since the release of the fourth, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. More recently, Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm led to more speculation about a fifth outing for Indy, with Lucasfilm saying that a film will happen, with no indication of when. Yet more conversations have suggested that Chris Pratt is being eyed as a replacement for original star Harrison Ford. (Pratt has denied this.)
Now there are rumors of loose plans for a 2018 release developing at Lucasfilm even as producer Frank Marshall tells us there have been “no discussions on Indy 5 to date.” Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
It seems like Chris Pratt is up for every major franchise these days, from Indiana Jones to Ghostbusters. But the operative word there might be “seems.” Pratt himself has now addressed those rumors, and the long and short of it is, well, don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. (Except this, I guess.) Get the Chris Pratt Ghostbusters and Indiana Jones quotes after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
Since acquiring Lucasfilm, Disney has wasted no time getting the Star Wars franchise back up and running. But they’ve been pretty vague about their plans for Lucasfilm’s other big signature brand, Indiana Jones. Well, fear not. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirms a new Indiana Jones movie is coming. Eventually, anyway. Read her confirmation of… something for Indiana Jones 5 after the jump. Read More »