Who can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs?
Before we had more details about Disney's plans for its newly-acquired Star Wars movie franchise, we asked you who you thought would make a good replacement for Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the planned Star Wars: Episode VII movie. You chose Nathan Fillion by a wide margin — an excellent choice considering Joss Whedon based the character that Fillion played in Serenity on Han Solo — but the more we hear about Episode VII, the more we're convinced that Ford will be reprising the role himself. That doesn't mean that the hunt for Han Solo is over, however.
Last week, Disney announced that at least two spin-off movies set in the Star Wars universe are in development, in addition to the new trilogy that will begin with Episode VII. One of the spin-offs will be set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and chronicle the adventures of Han Solo before his fateful meeting with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness) on Tatooine. Considering Ford was 35 when he played Solo for the first time, Disney will likely be looking to cast an actor in his 20's or early 30's, which puts Fillion, at 41, out of the running for the gig. Put on your thinking caps once again and help us to choose the best actor to play the smuggler, gambler and scoundrel who will one day woo a princess and help save the galaxy.
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Posted 02.11.13 by BrentJS
Who Should Wear the Cape & Cowl?
It's still unclear how Warner Bros. (WB) plans to proceed with the Batman franchise now that director Christopher Nolan has wrapped up his trilogy. If you've seen The Dark Knight Rises, than you know that Nolan handed the keys to the bat cave to someone from within the universe he created just in case WB wanted to continue the story. However, since the studio announced in June that Gangster Squad scribe Will Beall had been hired to pen a movie based on DC Comics' preeminent super-team, the Justice League — the team's current roster includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Cyborg — it seems far more likely that a new Bruce Wayne/Batman will be chosen, one that has nothing to do with Nolan's universe.
It will be tough to fill Christian Bale's Academy Award-winning shoes, but there must be someone out there with the physicality to play a superhero and the acting chops to portray a man driven to prevent the kind of senseless violence that took his parents away from him. Help us choose the new Dark Knight.
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Posted 10.09.12 by BrentJS
So far, the most successful movies of the past few months (The Avengers, Men in Black III, Snow White and the Huntsman) have all been big-budget, special effects–heavy movies or sequels with established or well-known characters. Therein lies the challenge of marketing director Oliver Stone's upcoming adaptation of Savages. Despite being based on the novel by Don Winslow, Savages doesn't have the advantage of being based on known characters, yet, ironically, will have to contend with The Amazing Spider-Man on its opening weekend.
To help audiences become more familiar with the characters in Savages, Universal has released several character clips from the movie. All done in police interrogation-style interviews, which means that marijuana growers Ben (Aaron Johnson and Chon Taylor Kitsch) won't exactly be truthful about their business, and neither will Mexican drug cartel leader Elena Sanchez (Salma Hayek) and her enforcer Lado (Benicio del Toro). Ben and Chon's girlfriend O (Blake Lively), however, is willing to admit to her triumvirate relationship. watch the videos >> Posted 06.14.12 by Ryan
Director Oliver Stone's adaptation of Savages has a tough road ahead, competing against the highly anticipated The Amazing Spider-Man its opening weekend and family-friendly sequel Ice Age: Continental Drift the following week. It may seem cynical to think that the crime-thriller only has two weeks to make its mark on the box office, but the third week after Savages' release, The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters and will likely be dominating the box office.
Still, there must be a reason Universal decided to release Savages during tentpole season... The two latest TV spots provide some answers as they reveal explosions, weird masks, and rocket launchers while briefly describing a story about two marijuana growers (Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch) whose mutual girlfriend (Blake Lively) is kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel that the two friends refused to work with. Salma Hayek leads the cartel, and Benicio del Toro plays the mustachioed cartel enforcer who kidnaps Lively and forces the two friends to, as one of spots says, go to war. watch the TV spots >> Posted 06.06.12 by Ryan
Universal clearly has a lot of confidence in director Oliver Stone's adaptation of Savages. After seeing an early version of the movie in February, the studio decided to change the release date from September to July 6th, putting it in direct competition with The Amazing Spider-Man, which opens 3 days earlier. Now, we finally have our first look at Savages, as MTV has delivered the movie's first trailer.
Based on the 2010 novel from Don Winslow, Savages follows marijuana growers Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch), who refuse to join forces with a Mexican drug cartel led by Salma Hayek. The cartel sends an enforcer (Benicio del Toro) to kidnap the two friends' girlfriend (Blake Lively), which prompts the two friends to take down the cartel themselves in what looks to be an explosive showdown. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.05.12 by Ryan
An action-packed new theatrical trailer — the third, to date — for director Peter Berg's (Hancock) board game-to-movie adaptation, Battleship, is now available for viewing online. The two-minute trailer skips the personal dramas of Naval officer Lt. Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) that dominated previous trailers and TV spots in favor of showcasing the Transformers-esque special effects of the invading aliens and their city-leveling superior technology. Oh, yeah, and it looks like we might actually get to hear Admiral Shane (Liam Neeson) shout, "You sank my battleship," at some point, because the USS John Paul Jones is revealed to be no match for the aliens. watch the new trailer >> Posted 03.14.12 by BrentJS
To help get you pumped up to see John Carter when it opens this Friday, Disney has released a new extended preview clip from the movie that is over 10 minutes in length. Unlike the last extended preview clip, which primarily showcased the amazing abilities that Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) acquires after being transported to Barsoom (Mars), the new preview clip focuses on the difficult life that Carter was leading before becoming planet-lost and explains how Edgar Rice Burroughs (Daryl Sabara) might have come up with the idea for the novel A Princess of Mars that inspired the movie. watch the extended preview clip >> Posted 03.05.12 by BrentJS
The theatrical debut of two-time Academy Award-winning director Andrew Stanton's (Finding Nemo, Wall-E) first live-action feature, John Carter, is just two weeks away and Disney is promoting the movie with the release of an extended sneak peek clip and a new behind-the-scenes featurette.
The preview clip includes a suspenseful, action-packed scene set in a gladiatorial arena on Barsoom (Mars), where Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) has found himself stranded, but empowered by the lesser gravity of the Red Planet. It's not all fighting "white apes" and leaping through the air for Kitsch, though, as revealed in the new "John and Dejah" featurette, which briefly examines the love affair between John Carter and the Martian Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), a "match made in the cosmos," according to Stanton. watch the preview clip & featurette >> Posted 02.25.12 by BrentJS
Taylor Kitsch is a big star in France. At least, you would think so considering how prominently the 30 year-old Canadian actor is featured on the new poster used to promote director Peter Berg's (Hancock) Battleship in that country, especially considering he is dwarfed by an alien spaceship and only shown from behind on the domestic poster for the movie. Accompanying the new poster is a French trailer (in English, with French subtitles) that also gives Kitsch a bit more screen time than in the domestic trailer and also provides a few extra snippets of footage of one of the more human-sized alien invaders. see the poster & watch the trailer >> Posted 02.23.12 by BrentJS
Promotion of Disney's upcoming adaptation of John Carter has been an onslaught as of late. Fans of the Edgar Rice Burroughs's pulp hero have been treated to a Super Bowl TV spot, a featurette and a "special look" video titled "John Carter: Our World." Far from done, Disney has raised its promotional campaign from onslaught to avalanche, with another new "special look" video to go along with a bunch of new photos and preview clips.
Directed by Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E), John Carter is about Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) who mysteriously finds himself on Mars, where his new-found powers enable him to aid in the battle between the planet's inhabitants. While Burroughs has a strong fan-base, there may be many who are unfamiliar with the character. The second "special look" video seems intent on revealing the kind of hero Carter is. see the photos and watch the "special look" video and clips >> Posted 02.16.12 by Ryan