Christmas is over and that means it’s time to get back to the biggest news story of 2012: Star Wars. Lots of little things are going on in the world of Disney, Lucasfilm and a Galaxy Far, Far Away and we’ve rounded it all up for you in this edition of Star Wars Bits. After the jump read about the following:
- J.J. Abrams comments on being offered and turning down Star Wars Episode VII.
- Star Trek star Chris Pine suggests he’d be open to appearing in both worlds.
- Disney‘s acquisition of LucasFilm is now complete.
- George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy talk to Star Wars Insider about the franchise’s future.
- Create and grade your own Star Wars Episode VII with a new, funny flash game.
- Watch Ewan McGregor talk about first hearing about the new Star Wars films.
- What is the game Star Wars: Trench Run and how can you see it?
- Samuel L. Jackson is still campaigning to appear in Episode VII.
- Katie McGrath, a star on BBC’s Merlin, wants in.
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Posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 by Angie Han
Episode VII isn’t coming out for a few years yet, but 2013 promises lots of non-cinematic Star Wars releases, including a new comic book series, a novel by Timothy Zahn, and an expansion to The Old Republic. After the jump:
- George Lucas once had plans for four Star Wars trilogies
- Kathleen Kennedy teases an Episode VII update coming in January
- Ewan McGregor wants to return, maybe as a hologram
- Samuel L. Jackson is also willing to return as a ghost
- Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman talk Star Wars: Legacy
- Timothy Zahn discusses his novel Scoundrels and Episode VII
- Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting an expansion
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This holiday season Samuel L. Jackson and Anne Hathaway both have prominent supporting roles in films that aren’t exactly cheerful. In fact, it’s safe to say, with no spoilers, that in both Django Unchained and Les Miserables, characters played by both actors experience some horrid moments.
The video below might give away a couple small things about Django Unchained, but it’s worth it to see Jackson and Hathaway get into a verbal dust-up over whose film is more sad. They’ve both got points, but in terms of the arguments put forth it’s hard to argue that Jackson is anything other than the clear winner. I went into this expected a giggle or two, but I got a lot more than that, thanks to Jackson and Hathaway both being game for the “fight.” Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 by Angie Han
Nick Fury is one of the more prominent characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having appeared in five out of the six titles to date. Yet he’s never actually appeared in his own standalone film. For a while, it seemed like a S.H.I.E.L.D. movie might be coming out after The Avengers, but as we’ve since learned, that project has since evolved into a TV series. So as of now, it looks like the closest thing to a Nick Fury movie we’ll be getting is Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
In a new interview, Jackson touched upon his role in the Captain America sequel, and cast doubt on whether a Nick Fury-centric film is even necessary at this stage. Read his comments after the jump.
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Which superhero did Quentin Tarantino once talk about bringing to the big screen? Did Shane Black influence scenes in the first Iron Man? Was using a certain character name at the end of Dark Knight Rises really just a gag? Want to see a new photo from Red 2? Does Samuel L. Jackson think the world needs a Nick Fury movie? What plot point from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 does a casting call reveal? How has the Bat symbol changed over the years? Want to watch a ten minute tribute to Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Trilogy? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 by Angie Han
Is the government building a Death Star? Probably not, but according to one petition at least 25,000 Americans think they should. Also after the jump:
- Samuel L. Jackson really wants to come back as Mace Windu
- Is Peter Jackson interested in directing a Star Wars movie?
- George Lucas is excited to see a Star Wars movie he didn’t make
- Read about the female fighter pilots who were cut from Return of the Jedi
- Check out cool retro-styled prints for Episodes III and VI
- Watch a video tour of the Rancho Obi-Wan memorabilia museum
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There are two major pieces of Star Wars speculation out there today, followed but a bunch of smaller pieces. Hence this edition of Star Wars Bits, where you can read about the following:
- Promoting his latest movie Sushi Girl, Mark Hamill says he still isn’t sure if he’ll be back for Star Wars Episode VII.
- Corey Feldman throws his hat in the ring to play of Han Solo’s son.
- Samuel L. Jackson defends George Lucas and his Star Wars prequels.
- Angry Birds: Star Wars gets its first DLC this week: Hoth.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
Alexander Skarsgård has been teetering on the verge of movie stardom for a while now, but even as peers like Tom Hardy and Henry Cavill have found their way to comic book tentpoles, Skarsgård’s mostly been alternating between TV roles (Generation Kill, True Blood), indies (Disconnect, What Maisie Knew), and supporting parts in higher-profile pics (Battleship). Not a bad path, but not quite the A-list career his fans have been predicting.
That may be about to change, though. Skarsgård is reportedly the frontrunner to lead David Yates‘ Tarzan, WB’s long-gestating adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ classic character. He could be starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson, who’s being considered for another key character. More details, including a plot description, after the jump.
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