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
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
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
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
The promotional campaign for The Expendables 2 has been primarily dedicated to releasing more and more new footage, but after releasing another new trailer to start the month, Lionsgate followed with an explosive poster instead. Getting back on track, the first preview clip from the movie is now online courtesy of AICN.
In the sequel, the 2010 original Expendables add a few newcomers, including Liam Hemsworth as sniper Billy the Kid and Yu Nan as Maggie. The whole team is out for revenge when one of their own is murdered. Not that we're taking bets, but we're willing to gamble (okay, maybe one bet) that Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham are free from the chopping block, and Hemsworth might be too because of his ability to bring a more youthful, born in the '80s not lived through the '80s kind of crowd. Jet Li feels like the more emotional gut-check option because, seriously, who doesn't like Jet Li, but realistically, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Terry Crews shouldn't get too comfortable. The preview clip isn't interested in revealing which Expendable lives up to their name, but instead shows Stallone and Statham as Barney Ross and Lee Christmas, respectively, requiring assistance from Hemsworth to get them out of a jam. watch the clip >> Posted 06.29.12 by Ryan
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Regular rehab resident Kelly Osbourne spoke out about recently getting drunk on a plane. In an interview with RadarOnline.com, Osbourne, who has been to rehab four times, admits she's a hypocrite. “People always want you to be the pretty little perfect girl next door and I have never been that, so I don’t understand why people have always tried to make me that."
Are Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, who recently got engaged, planning to tie the knot this weekend? With rumors swirling about the pending nuptials, Hemsworth might have let the cat out of the bag when he slipped up and accidentally said that the two were already married at a benefit dinner in Australia. “I was fortunate enough to get called back in to read with my now-fiancée, who I recently got engaged to,” Hemsworth told the audience. “And we read together and fell in love and now we’re married," he said before quickly realizing his error, adding, “Well, not married yet but we will be.” A rep for the actor denied that the couple are planning to get married anytime soon but we can't help but think that before long Hemsworth will soon be known as Mr. Cyrus (or would it be Mr. Montana?).
Hope you're sitting down for this next news piece: Snoop Dogg was caught with a small amount of pot at an airport in Norway. The rapper was briefly detained by custom officials after a police dog sniffed out the pot on the Snoop. Police discovered 8 grams of marijuana. Lucky for Snoop, Norway's drug laws aren't as strict as the laws here. Snoop paid an $827 fine for the pot but ended up in more hot water for the amount of cash he had on hand which exceeded the legal limit. An additional fine in the amount of $8,600 was levied on the rapper. Guess the fine takes care of the problem of having too much cash.
Alec Baldwin lost it on another photographer. The actor grabbed the arm of a paparazzo, telling him to "shut the f*ck up, leave my neighbor alone . . . and get outta here." He then called the photog a "little girl." The incident happened a week after Baldwin got into a confrontation with a NYC photog, which police are currently investigating.
Charlie Sheen is going after whoever started the bogus rumor that he recently trashed a hotel room during a drug-fueled meltdown in NYC while with his kids and ex-wife Denise Richards. Sheen told TMZ that he has been so busy promoting his new show, Anger Management, he's had no time to go on a drug-fueled rage. Sheen directed his legal team to find out how to go after the person responsible for planting the story. Hey, the guy needs to protect his image. Posted 06.29.12 by Chris
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The Hunger Games' Gale Hawthorne might be caught in a love triangle, but Liam Hemsworth doesn't seem to have trouble getting the girl he wants. The actor is engaged to singer/actress/teen sensation Miley Cyrus says People. Hemsworth proposed to Cyrus on May 31st with a 3.5-carat Neil Lane diamond. The two met in 2009 when they costarred in The Last Song. Nineteen-year-old Cyrus has posted several blissed out, lovey-dovey tweets since the engagement, including "heaven is a place on earth" and "I love you more today than yesterday but I love you less today than I will tomorrow...."
After a six month separation, Debra Messing filed for divorce from husband David Zelman. The actress filed her court documents on Tuesday and reportedly is asking for joint custody of their 8-year-old son, as well as child and spousal support. The two were married in September of 2000.
Science fiction-fantasy pioneer Ray Bradbury died Tuesday night after a long illness, according to a HarperCollins spokesperson. With more than 500 published works, Bradbury is best known for Fahrenheit 451, which was turned into a movie in 1966 starring Julie Christie and Oskar Werner. Bradbury was nominated for an Academy Award for the animated movie Icarus and an Emmy for The Halloween Tree. He also received a Pulitzer Prize citation "for his distinguished, prolific and deeply influential career as an unmatched author of science fiction and fantasy" and a lifetime achievement National Book Award.
Singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge has reached a settlement with her former domestic partner Tammy Lynn Michaels and the terms are a little surprising. In addition to the $23,000 a month in spousal and child support that Etheridge is to pay to Michaels, she is also obligated to fork over some of her royalties. Under the agreement, Michaels will receive 50% of the royalties from the album The Awakening, and the same cut for over a dozen other Etheridge songs.
Actor Steve Carell was the keynote speaker at Princeton's Class Day address and gave the graduating seniors a truly inspiring speech. He declared fellow actor Stephen Colbert to be "the worst," he encouraged the graduates to "embrace our analog past," and he recommend getting a dog because "cats are lame." What more does any young person need to know?
And in "wishful thinking" news: Amanda Bynes has implored President Obama to help her out of her recent legal troubles involving a DUI and hit-and-run, tweeting: "Hey @BarackObama... I don't drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don't hit and run. The end." Good luck with that. Posted 06.06.12 by Mandy
There was a good reason 2010's The Expendables went on to earn $274 million worldwide: The movie harkened back to the testosterone-fueled action movies of the 1980s and '90s, with actor-writer-director Sylvester Stallone gathering several action stars from that era and putting them into one movie.
As is customary in sequels, the ante has been upped for The Expendables 2, with Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Terry Crews all returning as the Expendables mercenary team. The sequel brings back Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis in expanded roles as rival merc Trent Hauser and the mysterious Mr. Church, respectively, and it also adds other recognizable action stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme as the sequel's villain and Chuck Norris in a still-unspecified role. Then there's the sequel's youth infusion, with Liam Hemsworth as sniper Billy the Kid and Yu Nan as the only female Expendable, Maggie. watch the "kicks some serious @ss" trailer >> Posted 05.03.12 by Ryan
Last night, the long-awaited The Hunger Games premiere was held in Los Angeles — and Caitlin, who won our Hunger Games premiere sweepstakes, was there with her sister. What stars did they see (and even meet)? And what did they think of the movie? Find out in their latest blog installment. (If you missed it, here's their first blog.) see their blog, photos, and movie review >> Posted 03.13.12 by reelz
Although The Hunger Games won't be released until March 23, the Suzanne Collins trilogy is already poised to be a box office hit. With hundreds of screenings sold out and insiders predicting a $70 Million opening weekend, it's no surprise that fans are hungry for more.
That being said, followers will be happy to know that the script for the second movie, Catching Fire, is near complete.
Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy told E's Marc Malkin, "I just finished the first draft, literally a few days ago. I'm waiting to see what everyone thinks." Beaufoy working with Collins on script >> Posted 03.06.12 by reelz