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
"There's no honor in the busines no more. Shoot em."
Journey back to the days of Prohibition, when simply wetting your whistle was a punishable offense and bootlegging moonshine was a viable family business venture. bottoms up! >> Posted 11.27.12 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?
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Posted 11.05.12 by BrentJS
Who Should Ride the Lightning?
For a time, it appeared as if “The Fastest Man Alive” would be the next DC Comics superhero to get his own feature film. After initially commissioning Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) to pen a script for a live-action The Flash movie, Warner Bros. (WB) ended up passing on Mazeau’s script and hired Green Lantern writers Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim to write the screenplay. That was over a year ago, however, and WB appears to have put the brakes on all of their planned solo superhero movies as they strategize their next movie in the wake of the end of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Some industry insiders have suggested that WB plans to copy Marvel Studios’ formula for The Avengers, but in reverse — first releasing the super-team movie and then spinning off individual characters into solo movies — which would mean that the Flash's first big screen appearance would be in the Justice League movie.
There have been several superheroes called the Flash, but the current incarnation, and the one that WB is likely to go with in the Justice League movie, is Barry Allen, who works as a forensic scientist when he's not circling the globe looking for trouble. Who do you think has what it takes to play a fast-talking speed freak who is also a detail-oriented detective?
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Posted 10.15.12 by BrentJS
Award-winning Australian director John Hillcoat's (The Road) new period crime movie, Lawless, finally opens in theaters today after a protracted production that was very nearly shut down for good. Shia LaBeouf (Transformers trilogy), attracted by Hillcoat's description of the Depression-era bootlegging movie as akin to "Goodfellas in the woods," was one of the first cast members and the only original cast member to make it into the final film. But, rather than being bothered by the delays and cast changes, LaBeouf revealed to Hollywood Dailies that he was actually thrilled that the cast evolved the way that it did because it allowed him to work with Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), who he has been dying to work with since seeing the British actor in the 2008 fictionalized biopic Bronson. Click on the video above to find out which A-list actors almost appeared in Lawless and to hear what LaBeouf did after watching Bronson for the firs time. more about Lawless >> Posted 08.29.12 by BrentJS
When most people think of Transformers actor Shia LaBeouf they probably don't think of legendary action-star Steven Seagal but when LaBeouf was a kid, it was Seagal who the burgeoning actor wanted to be.
In an interview with Parade Magazine, LaBeouf, who stars in this week's Lawless, talked about his movie idol.
I would watch Steven Seagal movies and go into my room and try to beat my little teddy bear up, thinking I was him. And I would pull my curls back into a Seagal ponytail—which looked ridiculous, but I tried!
This isn't the first time LaBeouf has talked about wanting a ponytail like Seagal, who stars in Reelz's original drama True Justice. In 2010, the actor talked about being a young Jewish kid with "Brillo pad" hair and wanting to look like Seagal.
Seagal was big for me. He had, like, three years where he was untouchable... His ponytail was the whole thing for me. I was a 12-year-old Jew. Looking at that ponytail, you wanted one.
Of course we all know it takes more than just a ponytail to be like Seagal. It also takes a bit of ass-whooping skills. For LaBeouf and others who want to be like Seagal, we recommend watching this clip after the jump: MORE >> Posted 08.27.12 by reelz
The premiere of director John Hillcoat's (The Road) new period crime movie, Lawless, was held at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on Wednesday and ReelzChannel was there. Our own Jeremy Parsons chatted with a bearded Shia LaBeouf about playing a Depression-era bootlegger and learned quite a bit about the effects of drinking moonshine, as well as the fact that LaBeouf himself comes from "a family of crime." Parsons also spoke with Guy Pearce, who said that playing opposite LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman was "exciting and inspirational." For more from the red carpet, including a bit of Pearce hero-worship from Gene Simmons of KISS, check out the video above and then tune in to Hollywood Dailies for more movie news. more about Lawless >> Posted 08.24.12 by BrentJS
The summer has already been pretty kind to The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy, but his upcoming role in the drama Lawless could bring the British actor even more acclaim. Hardy, along with fellow A-lister (or is he? Check here for more details) Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke, star as three bootlegging brothers in Prohibition-era Virginia whose business comes under threat of the authorities like Chicago lawman Charles Rakes (Guy Pearce), who wants some of the brothers' profit. In the clip above, ReelzChannel movie expert Richard Roeper examines the movie and reveales whether Hardy or fellow cast members like Jessica Chastain (The Help) might find themselves in Oscar contention early next year. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.23.12 by Ryan
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
In director Pete Travis' (Endgame) new movie, Dredd, Karl Urban lays down the law in a dystopian future megalopolis in the grips of a drug war as Joseph Dredd, the most widely known and feared "Judge" in Mega City One, empowered to clean up the violent streets as judge, jury and executioner. In director John Hillcoat's (The Road) new movie, Lawless, Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy play Jack and Forrest Bondurant, two of a trio of bootlegging brothers who run afoul of the law during the Great Depression. So, what do the two movies have in common? New movie posters! check out the new posters >> Posted 08.03.12 by BrentJS