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 play Peter Parker's best frienemy?
Even though director Marc Webb has expressed some reluctance about leaping right back into the swing of things (pardon the pun) with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 so soon after The Amazing Spider-Man, plans for the sequel are moving right along. We recently learned that Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) has been offered the role of Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker's college girlfriend and eventual wife in the Marvel comic books and his paramour in the Sam Raimi-directed trilogy. And, only days ago, Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx (Ray) teased fans by tweeting that he had "dressed up as Electro for Halloween," the villain known to be menacing Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) in the sequel, a bold casting move that Webb seemed to confirm when he later called Foxx an "electrifying" actor.
The only other new character that is known to be appearing in the sequel and that does not yet have an actor's name attached is Harry Osborn, son of Norman Osborn, whose company was directly responsible for the creation of both Spider-Man and the Lizard (Rhys Ifans). In the comic books, as in Raimi's movies, Harry was Peter's friend until his father, wearing the guise of the Green Goblin, is killed during a battle with Spider-Man. Harry then takes up the mantle of the Goblin and sets out to destroy Spider-Man. James Franco got his big break by landing the role of Harry in Raimi's trilogy. Who do you think has what it takes to fill Franco's shoes and go tit for tat with Garfield in the sequel?
Top 10 Actors Who Could Play Harry Osborn >>
Posted 11.05.12 by BrentJS
December 10 will see the release of the third installment of the Chronicles of Narnia franchise, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. This time around, the two younger Pevensie children — Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) — head back to Narnia along with their cousin Eustace (Will Poulter) to help Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands. The latest clip shows a duel between Eustace and warrior mouse Reepicheep, who is voiced by Simon Pegg (replacing Eddie Izzard) on board the Dawn Treader. watch the clips >> Posted 12.01.10 by Ryan
The third installment of The Chronicles of Narnia series will hit screens later this fall. Plenty of fan buzz is already making it likely that The Voyage of the Dawn Treader will certainly not disappoint. Directed by Michael Apted (Amazing Grace), Dawn Treader will arrive in 3-D in December.
We spoke to Paul from Narnia Fans and asked him to give us a perspective on Dawn Treader and where it stands with the previous two movies from the beloved Narnia series of books by C.S. Lewis. Read Paul's guest blog here >> Posted 09.07.10 by reelz
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the first Narnia movie to be shown in both 3-D and 2-D, opens in theaters on December 10. It's also the first Narnia move to be directed by Michael Apted (The World Is Not Enough).
In the first of three new clips, we see Lucy (Georgie Henley), Edmund (Skandar Keynes), and newcomer Eustace (Will Poulter) arguing in front of a picture of a ship, which soon floods the room in true fantasy style. In the second clip, you can see young Eustace tumbling into a treasure trove, while Edmund and a bearded Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) try to find him. Meanwhile, Lucy is on the Dawn Treader ship, and sees an unusual volcano-like fire in the distance. The third and final clip shows Caspian, Edmund, Lucy, Eustace, and warrior mouse Reepicheep (voiced by Simon Pegg) rowing through a sea of lilies, on their way to Aslan's country. watch all three clips >> Posted 08.22.10 by reelz
Word on the web is that New Moon will shoot in Montepulciano, Italy, in May. Montepulciano's tourism association told staff of Twilighters Italia that the movie is due to film there from May 25th until May 30th.
There's still no official word on whether the Volturi scenes will actually shoot in Volterra; though as far as book continuity is concerned, it would be a good move on Summit's behalf. With Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, Push) now confirmed to play child vampire Jane, fans are anxious to know who will be taking up the roles of the remaining Volturi. Last we heard of the rumored actors, Lucas Grabeel (High School Musical) found the idea quite funny, and Ben Barnes (Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) knew nothing about it. Posted 03.21.09 by reelz
With director Chris Weitz now firmly in the director's chair, it may not be the only change that happens to the Twilight sequel New Moon. MTV reports that the role of Jacob Black, played by Taylor Lautner in Twilight, is up in the air after the Summit Entertainment press release omitted Lautner. Summit told MTV: "The casting decision in regards to the character Jacob Black has yet to be made."
Instead of Lautner, MTV reports that Michael Copon (Scorpion King 2) is being considered for the role, while Ben Barnes (Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) is vying for the role of Aro, a mind-reading vampire, who plays a critical role in New Moon.
Whoever plays these roles, Weitz will have to decide quickly. Shooting begins in twelve weeks. Check back here for more New Moon casting news. Posted 12.16.08 by reelz
Our video interview has behind-the-scenes details from Ben Barnes about his role as Prince Caspian in the Chronicles of Narnia sequel.
He shares his thoughts about his sneak preview of the movie, first attempt at wielding swords, and dealing with the changes in his life from his newly found popularity. Posted 04.17.08 by Dack