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
"You're scared, and scared people holding guns in my face... that scares me."
Journey along with a young man vacationing in Spain as he discovers that his family is far more interesting — and deadly — than he ever knew. what's the family secret? >> Posted 01.28.13 by BrentJS
Last year's mega-hit The Avengers was, in some ways, the catalyst behind the spate of comic book movies created by Marvel Studios, who struck gold with 2008's Iron Man, which teased at a superhero team-up movie to come. After finding that success, Marvel followed by introducing more individual superheroes in 2008's The Incredible Hulk, 2010's Iron Man 2, and last year's Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, embarking on an unusual strategy of creating individual movies that also worked a little bit like sequels that fed into the story of The Avengers.
The Avengers 2 will arrive in 2015 and cap off a second phase of Marvel's "cinematic universe," and will face competition from what Warner Bros.and DC Entertainment hopes will be the start of their "cinematic universe," starting with 2015's Justice League. Gangster Squad screenwriter Will Beall has already been hired to write the screenplay for the movie which will follow (if recent rumors are true) an unsurprising lineup that includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter. With the release dates being so close together, we wondered which team could take down the other, and, since there will never be a movie where the two teams face off, there's only one way to solve this hypothetical dilemma: the cybernetic walls of our Character Cage Match! check out the teams' strengths and weaknesses before weighing in on our poll >> Posted 01.10.13 by Ryan
Superman as a kid! Superman in handcuffs! General Zod! Lois! What's going to happen?
Last month, director Zack Snyder revealed that a "crazy" trailer for his upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel, was going to debut before screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Looks like that moment has arrived a few days prior to The Hobbit's release as Warner Bros. have officially released the reboot's second trailer.the latest crazy trailers
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Which Actor Should Play the Space Pirate?
Unless you've been sentenced to hard labor in the Spice Mines of Kessel or frozen in carbonite for the past few weeks, then you know that George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm Ltd. and that Disney is pushing for a new Star Wars movie to be released in 2015. The details of Star Wars: Episode VII are a closely guarded secret at this point, but we do know that Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) has been hired to write the screenplay and that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher have all been approached about it, but whether the trio will be playing older versions of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa or simply signing away their likeness rights for digital proxies is anyone's guess.
As much as we would love to see the original actors come back in some way, shape or form, we would much rather see Disney reboot the characters the way Paramount did with Star Trek. After all, if James Bond, Batman and Sherlock Holmes can survive multiple interations, why not Han, Luke and Leia? We already asked you who you think has the right stuff to play the last Jedi; now, help us choose the space pirate, the scoundrel, the scruffy looking nerf herder.
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Posted 11.16.12 by BrentJS
In the realm of comic books, most regard Superman is the ultimate superhero. So it makes sense Man of Steel would get not just one but two teaser trailers.
Debuting before The Dark Knight Rises were a pair of teaser trailers for Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, starring Henry Cavill as the Son of Krypton. While both 1-minute-38-second trailers have the same footage, they both have different voice-overs, one from Superman's Earthly father, Jonathan Kent, played by Kevin Costner, and one from his Kryptonian father, Jor-El, played by Russell Crowe (fun fact: both Oscar-winning actors have played Robin Hood). Both voice-overs speak of Clark Kent/Superman's destiny as a hero.
Here's Crowe's dialogue:
You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They'll race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But in time, they will join you in sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.
And Costner's dialogue:
You're not just anyone. One day, you're going to have to make a choice. You have to decide what kind of man who want to grow up to be. Whoever that man is, good character or bad, is going to change the world. watch the new teasers >> Posted 07.21.12 by Chris
Verónica Echegui has yet to be discovered by American audiences, but she is already a well-known actress in her native Spain, having won several awards for her work in such movies as My Name is Juani (2006) and Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo (2011). However, the 29-year-old actress should start to pop up on the radars of Stateside moviegoers once Mabrouk El Mechri's (JCVD) new action thriller, The Cold Light of Day, opens this week.
It's unclear how extensive Echegui's role in the movie is, but she is featured alongside Henry Cavill in the two new preview clips from the movie that have been released online. The plot revolves around a young man's (Cavill) quest to unravel the mystery surrounding the disappearance of his parents while on a family vacation in Spain and the secret life his father (Bruce Willis) has been leading. From what we see in the preview clips, Echegui's character appears to be an innocent bystander who simply gets swept up in the intrigue. watch the new preview clips >> Posted 04.02.12 by BrentJS
For many die-hard comic book fans, the way a hero's costume is interpreted in a live-action movie can be a deal breaker. If the movie costume is too faithful to the comic book costume, it could very easily come off looking ridiculous, like Captain America's costume in the much-maligned 1990 movie Captain America (rubber ears on the cowl certainly didn't help). And, if the design of the movie costume strays too far from the character's classic look, fans will spend an inordinate amount of time debating and criticizing the costume instead of focusing on other aspects of the movie, which is what happened when Ryan Reynolds' all-CGI suit Green Lantern costume was first revealed.
So far, fans are on the fence about the modifications made to Superman's iconic red-and-blue suit in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. The muted colors of the costume and the large "S" meet the approval of the fans who hated the bright blue costume with the little "S" worn by Brandon Routh in Superman Returns. However, many of those same fans are critical of the lack of red shorts and the strange tribal designs that adorn the wrists, "belt" and other areas of the costume worn by new Superman Henry Cavill. Snyder has been silent on the changes to Superman's suit — and pretty much every other aspect of the movie — but costume designer Michael Wilkinson offered some interesting details about the origin of the costume's design earlier this week at the 5D | FLUX conference at USC. what did Wilkinson say? >> Posted 03.17.12 by BrentJS
If you're a fan of handsome heroes brandishing guns in exotic locales, then you'll love the new posters for The Cold Light of Day and Lockout.
The former is an action thriller directed by Mabrouk El Mechri (JCVD) that finds future Superman Henry Cavill on the hunt for the truth behind the disappearance of his parents (Bruce Willis and Caroline Goodall) during a family vacation in Spain. The latter is a sci-fi movie co-written (with first-time feature co-directors James Mather and Stephen St. Leger) and produced by Luc Besson (The Transporter, Columbiana) that stars Guy Pearce as a man wrongly convicted of espionage, who is offered clemency if he can rescue the president's daughter (Maggie Grace) from an orbiting prison that has been taken over by the inmates. check out the new posters >> Posted 02.21.12 by BrentJS
Interest in having Russell Crowe appear in nearly every production currently being readied in Hollywood continues, this time with Harker, a re-imagining of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula.
According to Vulture, Warner Bros. is in talks with Crowe to play the title character of Jonathan Harker, who is now a Scotland Yard detective investigating a string of murders that should lead him to the nefarious Count. The project has been lingering around Warners for a while now, but with the studio's adaptation of Akira recently shut down over budget concerns, Harker has regained momentum. The report claims that the studio wants director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, ABC's The River) to helm Harker first, and then address Akira's budgetary issues.
While Crowe is in talks, his participation isn't confirmed. The actor is set to play Inspector Javert in The King's Speech director Tom Hooper's musical version of Les Miserables starting this month, and recently became attached to Winter's Tale, the upcoming directorial debut for Crowe's A Beautiful Mind screenwriter Akiva Goldsman. Crowe is also being sought for Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky's Biblical epic Noah, and was at least mentioned for the possible lead in director Joe Carnahan's Death Wish remake. cavill to travel to The Great Wall >> Posted 02.13.12 by Ryan