A few weeks ago a promo spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released that featured Luke Skywalker stepping into the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon for the first time in over 30 years. It was very cool things to see after all these years and today we have a new photo from EW to share with you along with an interview with Mark Hamill. In the interview, he talks about what it was like for him being back on the Millennium Falcon.
“I’m telling you, I didn’t expect to have the reaction I had. I was there with my family, with [my children] Nathan and Griffin and Chelsea and my wife Marilou, and [Lucasfilm] asked if the documentary crew could be there when I came back on the Millennium Falcon. I mean, this was not on the shooting day. I was just street clothes and going to visit that set. And I said, ‘Sure.’”
He goes on to explain how the experience overwhelmed him:
“It was sort of like visiting an old house that you lived in when you were a kid. I mean, I just welled up with emotion and I said, ‘I need to be by myself.’”
That reaction is totally understandable. Hell, the fans of Star Wars all burst into tears when the first trailer was released for The Force Awakens. There's just so much emotion and nostalgia that surrounds this franchise. Hamill went on to say:
“They had recreated it down to every last detail that I remember. The oil drips, the hanging pipes, just everything. The dice in the cockpit."
“All of this, happening to me again was… it’s hard to put into words. I figured when the prequels came out, plus a few years, people would forget about us. But it never really went away.”
Writer and director Rian Johnson goes on to say that Luke stepping onto the Millennium Falcon was one of the first days of shooting with Hamill:
“God, I remember so vividly getting that shot of him turning on the lights in the Falcon cockpit. And we all kind of looked at each other, just like, ‘Oh my God.”
He goes on to explain that It was more of an emotional scene, and not especially jubilant, saying:
“There’s a lot of melancholy. You know, that ship is just filled with ghosts for Luke.”
It's going to be so awesome to see how this all plays out and see how the ghosts of Luke Skywalker's past affect him throughout the course of this next chapter in the Star Wars saga.
Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature film has officially landed at Sony Pictures. Up until this point, all we've known about the film in that it will be set in 1969 and that the Manson family murders will serve as a backdrop to the story.
Margot Robbie is wanted for the role of actress and Manson Family victim Sharon Tate, and Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio are also wanted to fill two lead roles. Thanks to Vanity Fair, we now have new details on the story and what the two lead male roles will entail.
Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie, according to a source who read the script, focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick—who’s also his stunt double—is looking for the same thing. The horrific murder of Sharon Tate and four of her friends by Charles Manson’s cult of followers serves as a backdrop to the main story.
The script has also been compared to Pulp Fiction and it's said to have "heart and a strong commercial appeal." Sounds like it will be a great character piece and feature a setting that Tarantino is going to have a lot of fun with. As a fan, I'm excited to see what exactly Tarantino has planned.
The movie will have a $100 million budget and it's set to start shooting in June for a 2019 release.
It was only a few months ago that we learned that Damon Lindelof would be adapting Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s Watchmenfor the premium cable network HBO. Now, Lindelof is revealing more about his interest in the book. He told a crowd at a panel at Vulture Fest LA:
“Watchmen—it was dangerous. And you can’t be dangerous for dangerous’s sake, but the reason that I’m doing this is these are dangerous times, and we need dangerous shows.”
Lindelof then explained what might be the central point of Watchmen:
“What we think about superheroes is wrong. I love the Marvel movies and we saw Justice League this morning and I’m all for Wonder Woman and Batman and I grew up on these characters, but we should not trust people who put on masks and say that they are looking out for us. If you hide your face, you are up to no good.”
I do like the point that Lindelof is making here, just about all the superhero movies we have today are sugar coated and don't contain real human struggles like the characters in Watchmen deal with.
What do you guys think? Do you agree with Lindelof? Are you excited about his Watchmen series?
There has been a lot of speculation as of late about director Matt Reeves' planned Batman movie, but there's some new information that might give confirmation as to when the movie actually takes place.
The new rumor comes from former Latino Review reporter Mario Francisco-Robles who claims that The Batmanwill not be a prequel or a reboot, and will be set after the events of Justice League.
There have been a lot of inquiries regarding the details of Reeves' film, especially with rumors of current Batman, Ben Affleck possibly departing the role and Jake Gyllenhaal rumored to be replacing the caped crusader.
Francisco-Robles cites an unnamed source, who recently revealed the new information.
"The Batman will not be a prequel or reboot. It's the [Justice League] Batman… [Jake Gyllenhaal] will be almost 40 when The Batman is out. He still has operated for 20 years, but his age will be less of the focus."
It's is good to hear that Warner Bros. isn't necessarily looking to start over in the wake of Affleck's possible departure. But the source says the writing is on the wall that Batfleck is done in the DC cinematic universe.
"[The Gyllenhaal] news will probably be confirmed, because now Affleck is most likely not coming back. The last few weeks have been clear he wants out. It's a bummer. So I think that is why the [Gyllenhaal] stuff is leaking harder."
The source also backs up what the director has said he wants to showcase, saying "Reeves is going to do some stuff influenced in crime film and deep Batman mythos."
It would make sense that the studio would not want to bring light to Affleck's departure during the opening run of Justice League. Time will tell and we will know sooner than later if these rumors have any truth to them.
What do you think? Would you like Gyllenhall as Batman?
You've seen the various promos for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and now, it's time to experience like you never have before! Ok, you've totally experienced a trailer redone with Lego pieces, but Huxley Berg Studios really puts in the leg-work to make their trailers extra special! Look at that detail on Luke! You think that figure comes hand painted?! Hell no! That's painstaking labor!
Anyway, check out the trailer below, and let us know what you think!
Kylo Ren seems like a very complicated Star Wars villain. J.J. Abrams only scratched the surface of this dark character in The Force Awakens, and now director Rian Johnson is going to take us deeper into why Kylo Ren is the way he is inThe Last Jedi.
During an interview with EW, Adam Driver opened up about the complications of the character. He's obviously got some jacked-up family issues as he was driven to kill his own dad Han Solo. Driver explains that the rift between his parents began when he felt his mother, Leia Organa, and father, Han Solo, cared more about the Rebellion and rebuilding after the fall of the Empire than they cared about him. That's what got the ball rolling on the bitterness that ultimately consumed him.
“I think the idea of someone whose parents are very much devoted to the cause, that’s something a lot of people could relate to, whether it be religion or politics or a business. Not identifying with [that cause] yourself, I think can give someone a complex.”
He goes on to say:
“Looking around and not seeing yourself and not identifying with what’s around you, I think, affects how we behave.”
That's an interesting and understandable outlook on why Ben Solo rebelled against his family and their cause. The Last Jedi picks up with Kylo still trying to figure out if killing his father was the right thing to do. According to Driver, from Kylo Ren's perspective, what he did is hopeful. The actor explains:
“From his perspective, what he’s done is hopeful. If anything he has justice. I think he’s surprised by how he would feel after Han Solo. He’s hoping for hope. He’s hoping for clarity.”
Will that hope and clarity come? We'll just have to wait and see. The actor goes on to tease the possibility of seeing Kylo Ren being pulled back into the light, saying:
"Anybody that's committed to anything, at a certain point in their life … you kind of constantly question why you got into it in the first place."
When director Rian Johnson was asked if redemption for Kylo Ren was possible, he said:
“There’s a big part of the story yet to be written and not by me. But I don’t think it’s very interesting if the whole story is just ‘Will Kylo get his comeuppance?’ He’s a more complicated character than that and I think he deserves a more complicated story than that. I don’t see the point of trying to get behind his mask and learn more about him if all we’re going to learn is ‘Yeah, he’s just an evil bad guy that needs to be killed.’”
If Darth Vader could eventually find his way out of the darkness and into the light after everything that he had done in his life. It's possibly that Kylo Ren can find redemption as well. We just don't know if the story is going to go in that direction. There's a chance that he could just find himself falling deeper and deeper into the darkness.
I excited to see how Kylo Ren's arc comes to an end. What do you want to see happen with the character? Well, find out when Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters on December 15.
We already know that Disney Studios was looking at buying 21st Century Fox, which could have been pretty cool. That deal would have opened up the door for Marvel to bring the X-Men and Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, Disney and Fox failed to reach a deal. Now, they are saying that Sony Pictures has "informally approached Fox" about possibly buying up their assets. If that's a deal that actually goes through, then that will open up the possibilities of seeing X-Men characters crossover with Spider-Man characters, which would be pretty cool, but not as cool as what the Disney and Fox deal would have given us.
Sony is one of few other companies looking to buy 21st Century Fox, but what makes companies like Disney and Sony so interesting is the fact that it could impact their Marvel properties. If Sony did buy Fox, I imagine the only character they own the rights to that they couldn't bring over into the X-Men or Fantastic Four universe is Spider-Man because of the deal they previously made with Marvel. All the other characters like Venom would be available, though.
I'll be honest, I'm kinda bummed that Fox and Disney couldn't work out a deal. It would have been amazing to see Marvel Studios get to play with the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters!
The new Terminator movie already has Deadpool director Tim Miller attached, with original director James Cameron producing. Now The Wrap reports that Captain Phillips and The Hunger Games screenwriter Billy Ray has been hired to rewrite the script for Paramount's new Terminator movie.
The new Terminator film will disregard all sequels produced after 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The new film will also act as a launching pad for a whole new cast of characters. Cameron previously said:
“This is a continuation of the story from ‘Terminator 1’ and ‘Terminator 2.’ And we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream. Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.”
Cameron wrote and directed the first two films in the franchise, he then stepped away before Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Since then there have been three sequels and a TV show. Cameron goes on to say that the idea to disregard later films was Miller’s idea.
“This was really driven more by [Tim] than anybody, surprisingly, because I came in pretty agnostic about where we took it. The only thing I insisted on was that we somehow revamp it and reinvent it for the 21st century.”
Linda Hamilton, who played Sarah Connor, and Arnold Schwarzenegger are expected to return, but Cameron explains the main purpose of the reboot is to hand off the story to new characters.
“A lot of this is handing off the baton to a new generation of characters. We’re starting a search for an 18-something young woman to essentially be the new centerpiece of these stories. And then a number of other characters around her and characters from the future. We still fold time in the story in intriguing ways. But we have Arnold’s character and Linda’s character to anchor it.”
Sounds very similar to what Disney and Lucasfilm did with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, brought back the original cast only to have them hand off the saga to a new generation of actors and characters.
Right now the new Terminator film is set to hit theaters on July 26, 2019
I'm actually really curious to know what director Zack Snyder thinks of the finished Justice League film, but apparently, he hasn't seen it yet.
Snyder recently revealed he hadn't seen it yet to a fan on Vero. After a fan pointed out Joss Whedon's "shallow character development" and "poorly writing skills", Snyder responded with:
"I will be honest I have not seen the film since I stepped away. You know I love these characters I wish only I could only have finished it for you and the others who love MOS BvS."
As you know Snyder ended up stepping away from the project a few months after a family tragedy involving the death of his daughter. Zack Snyder is said to have hand-picked Joss Whedon to take his place as the director and finish the film.
I think there's more to this story than we are being told, as Snyder does wish that he could have finished the film. That comment tells me that he would have gladly finished the film his way if the studio would have let him. But, even before Snyder walked away, Whedon was already reworking the script.
It makes me wonder if Snyder just saw his original vision for the film being hijacked and just didn't want to proceed with the direction that the studio wanted to take it. I don't know, I'm just reading into things and speculating.
I would be curious to know how Snyder's vision of the film would have turned out, though. I know we'll never see that cut of the film, but I can't help but wonder what might have been had Whedon not brought in by the studio.
In a recent interview with CBR, Charles Roven (a producer who has worked on Justice League, Wonder Woman, and the Dark Knight trilogy) was asked, “What’s the most unusual property in the DC toy box that you would love to bring to film? Maybe not a marquis character, but a deeper dive choice?” Roven responded with the following:
A J’onn J’onzz movie could be awesome. I was first introduced to the character in the animated Justice League series from the early 2000’s and for a while, he was my favorite. With the ability to shapeshift, fly, phase through objects, and more, he was like a less bland Superman for me. Then, in Justice League Unlimited, J’onzz went through some great character development to further endear the character to me. The real question is, if they made this movie, what would it cover? Would it be him landing on Earth and trying to fit in and figure things out? Would it be his backstory and end with him fleeing Mars? It is important to note that this is not a confirmed movie coming up in the DCEU. If it does happen though, who should play J’onn J’onzz and what story should be told?