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
Fast Five's massive box office take ($626 million worldwide) proved that audiences weren't done with the franchise, and neither was the studio. After the success of Fast Five, Universal Pictures quickly hired screenwriter Chris Morgan, who wrote Fast Six, as well as 2009's Fast and Furious and 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, to write a sixth installment. Morgan will have to write a seventh as well.
Actor Vin Diesel helped launch the franchise but took a break for 2003's 2 Fast 2 Furious, then returned for a cameo in Tokyo Drift before settling back into the franchise with Fast and Furious. Now officially a producer of the series, Diesel told THR that when he, Morgan and director Justin Lin sat down to discuss Fast Six (or Fast and Furious 6 or what ever it may be called), there was too much (story?) to put into just one movie. universal happy with two more movies >> Posted 12.21.11 by Ryan
Paul Walker is adding to his post-Fast Five resume with another thriller. For those not closely following Walker's career, the actor starred in the 2010 crime thriller Takers after 2009's Fast and Furious.
THR reports Walker has signed on for Hours, a thriller set post-Hurricane Katrina that will follow Walker as a father trying to keep his newborn daughter alive in an abandoned hospital. From the sounds of the plot, it doesn't look like Walker will be getting into any car chases or stealing anything, which was likely a deliberate choice.
The movie will be the directorial debut for screenwriter Eric Heisserer (The Thing prequel, Nightmare on Elm Street remake). Buried producer Peter Safran is reuniting with Walker for Hours; the actor just finished working with Safran on another thriller titled Vehicle 19.
Hours will start production in New Orleans starting in March 2012, after which Walker will likely start work on Fast Six, which already has a release date of May 24, 2013. one more for World War Z; Octavia Spencer to deal some laughs >> Posted 10.08.11 by Ryan
Universal Pictures is wasting no time continuing the Fast and Furious franchise and capitalizing on the rising superstar status of Ryan Reynolds.
Fast Five has earned $592 million in worldwide box office receipts since opening at the end of April, but Universal was already planning a sequel. In mid-April, the studio hired Chris Morgan, the screenwriter of Fast Five as well as 2009's Fast and Furious and 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, to write a sixth installment, after Fast Five enjoyed a successful early release in European markets. Fast Five director Justin Lin confirmed the sequel days after the movie was released domestically.
Now Deadline reports Universal is making the sequel official, giving it a release date of Memorial Day 2013, otherwise known as May 24th. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and the rest of the Fast and the Furious acting company will reunite for "their most dangerous adventure yet", according to the studio. R.I.P.D. will arrive in 2013, too >> Posted 06.25.11 by Ryan
Fast Five is the fifth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, so for those that haven't bothered to watch the previous movies, or only caught one or two along the way, the latest viral video tries to prepare audiences by taking them back through the series one movie at a time.
Starting with 2001's The Fast And The Furious, the video shows Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the early days of their association, when Walker was an undercover cop trailing Diesel while simultaneously falling for his sister (Jordana Brewster).
In the first sequel, 2003's 2 Fast 2 Furious, Walker returned, but Diesel did not, opening the door for the introduction of Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pierce. Only a brief portion of 2006's The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift is shown, including Sung Kang's introduction as Han and almost all of Diesel's brief cameo.
2009's Fast and Furious reunited Walker and Diesel and its success has brought fans Fast Five, which reunites all the characters from the previous movies as they elude Dwayne (we still want to call him "The Rock") Johnson as a federal agent looking to bring Diesel and Walker into custody. watch the video >> Posted 04.15.11 by Ryan
The first trailer and subsequent Supr Bowl trailer for Fast Five have concentrated on a federal agent's (Dwayne Johnson) hunt for franchise stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker through Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The latest trailer shows why Diesel and Walker gather together so many of their former co-stars (Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Sung Kang, and Gal Gadot) from the previous four Fast and Furious movies, and why Johnson is so intent on tracking them down. Watch the trailer >> Posted 03.08.11 by Ryan
2009's Fast and Furious sequel revitalized the Fast and Furious franchise by reuniting Vin Diesel and Paul Walker for the first time since 2001's The Fast And The Furious. Only Walker returned for the 2003 sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious, while Diesel returned for a brief cameo in The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift. Walker admitted to ScreenRant that he had reservations about returning initially.
Walker ready for more >> Posted 01.29.11 by Ryan
There was a period back aways when I thought I’d never come back and revisit. But I’m a little older and a little wiser and it’s been fun to be a part of something that spans ten years. We’re having a good time. It feels more balanced now than ever before.
Some may argue that all Fast and the Furious movies are the same, focusing solely on cars, girls, and more cars, but closer inspection reveals some slight differences. The first, 2001's The Fast and the Furious, saw Paul Walker as an undercover cop who infiltrates the L.A. street racing world and meets anti-hero Vin Diesel, forging a partnership that ended for the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, which saw Walker and Tyrese Gibson investigating a money launderer in Miami. Fast & Furious 3: Tokyo Drift took the action to Japan, where Lucas Black filled in for Walker and Diesel in a storyline that was ignored for the 2009 sequel, Fast and Furious, which reunited Walker and Diesel in Los Angeles and reignited the franchise.
Have you found the difference? Location! Where will Walker and Diesel end up in the fifth installment, Fast Five? ComingSoon revealed a synopsis that has the duo teaming up with old friends in a race around the globe. see the full synopsis >> Posted 09.16.10 by Ryan
Tyrese Gibson isn't the only actor in Hollywood to fall in love with Twitter, but he may have fallen the hardest. Gibson used his Twitter account to announce his return for Transformers 3, and now he's using it to confirm his involvement with Fast & Furious 5, which, in the ever-evolving world of Fast & Furious titles, is now called Fast Five. What the tweet! See who's furious >> Posted 07.14.10 by Ryan
Screen Gems has debuted the second trailer for the ensemble heist action movie Takers starring: Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Hayden Christensen, Zoe Saldana, Matt Dillon, Jay Hernandez, T.I. and Chris Brown.
Sounding somewhat in the same vein as The Italian Job and Ocean's Eleven, Takers revolves around a notorious group of bank robbers who continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low in between their heists. Posted 06.09.10 by reelz