Which Actor Should Play the Last Jedi?
Ever since the announcement that George Lucas had sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney and that the studio was making plans for a new Star Wars movie, the internet has been flooded with so many rumors masquerading as news that it's become nearly impossible to know which of them, if any, are true. The general consensus among the more reputable of news sources is that Star Wars: Episode VII will see the return of the majority of the characters from the original trilogy, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo, with Luke's efforts to rebuild the Jedi a primary focus of the plot.
Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, revealed shortly after the announcement that he had been told by Lucas that a new trilogy was in the works a year before the sale, and he later expressed interested in being involved with it — Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are also interested in reprising the roles of Solo and Organa, respectively — but it's hard to imagine a 60-something Jedi kicking off a new trilogy (of course, Yoda was closing in on a millenium and that didn't stop him). If Hamill is not going to be headlining the franchise, then who will? Assuming Disney doesn't pull a Clu — Jeff Bridges was digitally rejuvenated to play a younger version of himself in Tron: Legacy — a younger actor will need to be brought in take up the mantle of the last Jedi. Who do you think has what it takes to play Luke Skywalker?
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Posted 11.14.12 by BrentJS
"If anyone's destined for greatness, it's you, son."
Swing into a world that feels familiar, yet fresh and new, where amazing things are possible and responsibility trumps selfish desires. MORE >> Posted 11.07.12 by BrentJS
Everybody has their favorite actor, the one they will go see in any movie, no matter what. Movie studios also have their favorite actors, particularly the ones that can sell a movie to a viewing public. When an actor moves from supporting roles to carrying a movie, studios put those actors on the proverbial "A-List." The actors on that list fluctuate with the times, but the reasons behind whether an actor can be on the A-list or not remains the same.
Stephen Galloway, executive editor of The Hollywood Reporter explained to The Hollywood Dailies the three criteria that put an actor on "the A-list," while discussing whether several actors — Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man), Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Jessica Chastain (The Help), among others — belonged on that list. Who makes it and who doesn't may surprise you. Posted 08.22.12 by Ryan
When director Marc Webb decided to take on the task of rebooting Sony's Spider-Man franchise, he said that one of the ways he felt he could "reignite interest in Spider-Man" was to depict some of the character's spider-powered abilities in a "different and new way." One of the ways Webb tried to do this was to rely less on CGI and shoot more of the stunts practically, to make the audience connect more with the action. Based on the the movie's opening numbers, it appears that Webb succeeded in his task, with moviegoers turning out in droves to experience his "naturalistic" approach to superheroics.
But, how was it actually done? How did Webb make a human being bend, twist and flip through the air like a comic book superhero with the proportionate strength, speed and reflexes of a spider? He turned to stunt coordinator Andy Armstrong (Thor) and the one-of-a-kind rig systems he created to get a web-swinging experience that is as close to the real thing as humanly possible. more about spidey's amazing web-swinging >> Posted 07.06.12 by BrentJS
Playing the love interest in a tentpole comic book movie can be a daunting challenge for any actress but for Emma Stone it was a challenge she accepted.
Before taking the role of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man, which opens at midnight tonight, Sam Raimi's Spidey trilogy was the extent of Stone's knowledge of the legendary comic book character. Reelz asked Stone if she was hesitant about being part of the worldwide phenomenon that is Spider-Man.
Yeah, I think there was hesitation then I tried to get my head out of my own ass and be like 'OK, not necessarily going to happen to you, you're not that interesting.'
At least one person thinks Stone is that interesting — her co-star and current real-life boyfriend, Andrew Garfield, whom Stone called a real charmer. The actor, best known for his role in The Social Network, returned the compliment, saying Stone is a brilliant actress and person.
Definitely a charmer. watch the exclusive interview >> Posted 07.02.12 by Chris
Comic book adaptation The Amazing Spider-Man has yet to open in the U.S., but is already a hit overseas. Throughout parts of Asia, in fact, Sony's reboot of the Spider-Man franchise is already breaking box office records, contributing to a total of $50.2 million over the weekend according to Box Office Mojo. That's good news for Sony, who have already scheduled a release date for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman working on rewrites on the initial script from James Vanderbilt.
While details on the sequel are scarce, producer Matt Tolmach told MTV that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will take place shortly after the first and won't jump forward in time, despite the fact that actor Andrew Garfield is nearing his thirties yet will still have to play Peter Parker as a teenager.
will director marc webb be back? >> Posted 07.02.12 by Ryan
Eventually, who knows? But the next movie will take place in relative proximity to this one. Because, the story, there's a lot more to be told in this story, and in this quest that he's on. So there's not going to be a huge time jump because we have more business to do here with the character.
Welsh actor Rhys Ifans recently revealed that his performance of Dr. Curt Connors, aka the Lizard, in The Amazing Spider-Man, owes far more to his observations of drug addicts than to actual lizards. However, it appears that title star Andrew Garfield took a different, more method-ical, approach to portraying young man-turned-spider man Peter Paker. In a recent interview with Yahoo!, director Marc Webb praised Garfield's commitment to the "physical dimension" of the popular superhero, and said that he often felt like the 28-year-old actor was "being taken over by a spider." what did webb say? >> Posted 06.22.12 by BrentJS
Even before Emma Stone dyed her red hair blonde (or should we say returned to her natural color?) to play Peter Parker's love interest Gwen Stacy in next month's The Amazing Spider-Man, she was on the fast-track to stardom. With Spider-Man hitting theaters in just a few weeks, Stone now is firmly planted on the A-List path.
In a new interview with Vulture, Stone talks about the pitfalls of fame, being hunted by the paparazzi, and Jim Carrey's weird obsession with her.
Stone said it's hard for her and boyfriend-Spidey co-star Andrew Garfield to leave their Chelsea apartment.
You start to notice just, like, little things. Like the people next to you taking sneaky camera-phone pictures, and you're like, "Okay, this is a thing now." ...I freak out having a Facebook. Stone on Carrey and tabloids >> Posted 06.19.12 by Chris
If you're not quite up to speed on how director Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man (ASM) will differ from the trilogy of Spider-Man movies directed by Sam Raimi, we have a great "sneak peek" featurette for you, courtesy of Walmart. More than seven minutes in length, the featurette primarily focuses on introducing new Peter Parker/Spider-Man Andrew Garfield, but most of the supporting cast — Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/Lizard, Chris Zylka as Flash Thompson, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben and Sally Field as Aunt May — are also featured. In addition to summarizing the plot and offering a look behind the scenes of the production, the featurette includes some never-before-seen footage from the movie.
Also from Walmart comes an extended preview clip from the movie that seems ripped right from the pages of a Marvel comic book. In the clip, Spider-Man subdues a would-be car thief with equal parts webbing and witty repartee only to find himself staring down the barrel of a police officer's gun. watch the Spidey-videos >> Posted 06.16.12 by BrentJS
We're not even going to pretend that the things we love most about superhero movies are the costumes, powers, villains and crazy fight scenes, but the best superhero movies are those that also have a heart. While "driven" superheroes like the Punisher and Batman may not have time for a love life, many of the more light-hearted superheroes do, and the on-screen depictions of their courting rituals often leave us with some pretty memorable imagery. Who can forget the scene in Richard Donner's Superman where Lois (Margot Kidder) flies with Superman (Christopher Reeve) for the first time or the upside-down kiss between Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) and Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man?
Mary Jane is out of the picture (literally) in director Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man, but Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) is back and in her rightful role as Peter Parker's (Andrew Garfield) first girlfriend. Little of the marketing material for The Amazing Spider-Man has really played up their love affair, but now we have a romantic new poster of the star-crossed lovers (read your comic books!), presumably perched atop a bridge or skyscraper overlooking Manhattan. It's a start, but Webb is going to have to try a lot harder if he plans on topping Raimi's iconic Spidey-kiss. check out the new poster >> Posted 06.15.12 by BrentJS