Seems Like Liam Neeson Would Reprise His Qui-Gon Jinn Role in Lucasfilm’s OBI-WAN KENOBI Movie

It's no secret that Lucasfilm is currently developing an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie. It's in the very early stages of development and we have no idea what exactly they are planning. What we do know is that the studio is looking at hiring Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot and The Hours) to direct.

We also know that Ewan McGregor is up for reprising his role if Lucasfilm comes knocking. Who knows, maybe they already have and no one is saying anything. Now Liam Neeson is saying that he's open to reprising his role of Quin-Gon Jinn in the film if he's asked! While talking to Yahoo, he was asked about the possibility of returning and this is what he said:

 

"This is the first time I’m hearing of this. No one’s been in touch with me. I know in the Star Wars world anything is possible.
"In the first one, The Phantom Menace, I died but we know, you know, Jedis come back and stuff but no one’s been in touch. We’ll see."

The movie would have to be set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope with Obi-Wan on Tatooine when he was keeping a distant eye on Luke Skywalker. I'm sure he had many other adventures, though. It doesn't seem like Obi-Wan is the kind of guy that would live a dull an borning life. 

It would make complete sense to see Qui-Gon Jinn visit Obi-Wan on Tatooine. This was actually explored in the Star Wars anthology book From A Certain Point of View, in a story called "Master and Apprentice". This story is actually set right after Luke Skywalker leaves Obi-Wan in a rush to check on his aunt and uncle because he fears for their safety in A New Hope. But, if he visits him at this point, there's no doubt that he would have visited him before. 

Who knows what exactly Lucasfilm is planning for the movie, but it would be pretty cool to see these two characters back together on the big screen again, even if it just for a little moment. 

Open Beta For ELITE DANGEROUS: BEYOND – CHAPTER ONE Launches On January 25

Elite Dangerous Season 3 kicks off with a free beta test available to all PC players. In an announcement made by Frontier Developments a few days ago, it was revealed that the open beta test for Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter One will begin on January 25.

Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter One is the first update of the third season of the game after the devastating assault of the Thargoids on humanity’s starports. The recent update will introduce several gameplay enhancements, including a variety of gameplay experiences that allows players to trade, fight, or explore in Elite Dangerousmassive multiplayer galaxy.” 

Prior to the release of the update, the Chapter One beta will be available to all PC Elite Dangerous players, giving them a preview of what to expect on the game’s new contents and a chance to give their feedback on the update before it's official launch. In a press release by the developer, fans were told what they can expect from the open beta:

“In the open beta, Wing Missions bring challenging team-based objectives for players to complete with friends and community members around the world. Commanders will share their adventures - and rewards - with allies while working together to overcome dangerous obstacles.”
“Advanced in-game Trading Data will empower traders to make better deals and smoother transactions. Information on the galactic economy is now more freely available, allowing every commander to become a master merchant as they journey among the stars.”
“The Elite Dangerous galaxy becomes more realistic and beautiful than ever before with reworked planet rendering technology in Frontier’s COBRA game engine. In Beyond - Chapter One vibrant surface colors better reflect planetary geological properties, enriching the full-scale Milky Way.”

Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter One will be available in Q1 of this year for free to all players on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The open beta will kick off on January 25 for PC players through the in-game launcher. 

01_chieftain_4k.jpg
02_scout_4k.jpg
03_planet_4k.jpg

Permalink

New Trailer For The Eerie Gothic Irish Horror Thriller THE LODGERS

 

We've got an eerie new trailer for you to check out for a wickedly creepy gothic haunted house horror thriller called The Lodgers. The story is set in the 1920s and centers on twins who live along in an old gothic haunted mansion filled with dark and malevolent spirits that terrorize them.

I love watching a horror movie like this, and I really like what I'm seeing in this trailer. The movie has a similar tone of films like The OthersCrimson Peak, and The Woman in Black all of which I liked. Here's the synopsis:

A gothic ghost story about orphaned twins Edward and Rachel who share a crumbling manor in 1920s rural Ireland. But they are not alone. They share the house with unseen entities who control them with three absolute rules. As separate fates draw them apart, the twins must face the terrible truth about their family’s ghostly tormentors.

The Lodgers was directed by Brian O’Malley and it will be released in theaters on February 23rd. 

EDGE OF TOMORROW 2 Might Happen Sooner Than Expected!

It's looking like the sequel to Edge of Tomorrow might actually happen a lot sooner than we thought. In a recent interview with Collider, director Doug Liman said that it very well could be his next film project!

Liman previously revealed that the film would be called Live Die Repeat and Repeat and he also said that he likes the story for the sequel more than the first film. He also explained that it would revolutionize how people make sequels. As of right now, he says they are frantically working on getting the script ready:

"We’re just working on the script… [We’re no longer working on scheduling issues], now it’s down to we have a window where we could go do it, and we’re frantically working on the script. It’s one of those movies that we’ll only go make if we love the script. It’s not one of those things where the studio is pushing us to make it and they don’t really care if it’s good or not. If the movie happens, it will be because Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise and myself are passionate about making it, which is a great place to be. She doesn’t need this movie, he doesn’t need this movie, and I don’t need it. We’re gonna make it if we really believe in it. We have story that the three of us love, so we’re working hard on the script."

When asked how soon the film could happen, the director said:

"It could be. It has the possibility of being my next film."

That's great news! The first film was so unexpectedly great and I hoped that we wouldn't have to wait too much longer before the sequel got made, so it's good to see that the development has been progressing quickly and steadily.

As far as the story goes, we know that it will pick up right where the last film left off, but then it will go backward in time. It will be interesting to see if Liman turns the clock back even further than he did in the first movie. The director offered the additional details in a previous interview:

“I think what people tend to do with sequels is they just make them bigger. And I’m like, ‘No, a sequel should be smaller.’ You did the first film as sort of the ad campaign for the sequel, so now you don’t need as much action, and in the case of Edge of Tomorrow, people obviously loved the comedy and they loved the situation… so we can do way more focus on Tom’s character and Emily Blunt’s character, and there’s a third character in the sequel that’s gonna for sure steal the movie. We can focus on that. I don’t need an action sequence every two minutes."

He went on to say:

“It’s mostly not on the battlefield, so there’s a whole new arena of fights we’re going to do using a lot of the technology, but also, because it is a prequel, it’s a lot of the precursor stuff. I’m really interested in the details of that … Like batteries, do they run out on these suits? I mean, they must have batteries. Or he gets stuck with the menu in the wrong language, just the reality of that menu stuck in the wrong language when you’re in the middle of a battlefield and aliens are all around you and you gotta get the suit working again, that detail gives you drama and excitement. And humor. In the sequel, I’m creating an environment where I get to have even more of those details.”

Liman is obviously very excited about this movie and Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are both set to return and I can't wait to see how the story for their characters will continue! 

Jason Momoa Wields a Flaming Axe in Trailer For BRAVEN

Before you go see him this December as Aquaman, consider getting your Jason Momoa fix in a film called Braven. Braven is an action thriller featuring Momoa, Stephen Lang, and Jill Wagner. Here’s a synopsis in case you haven't heard of this film:

When Joe (Momoa) and his father (Stephen Lang) arrive at their remote hunting cabin, they’re hoping for a quiet weekend. What they find is a stash of heroin, hidden in the cabin by drug traffickers. When the criminals suddenly descend upon the cabin, Joe and his father must make a kill-or-be-killed stand for survival.

This movie looks intense. We see Momoa throw two axes (one of which is on fire), shoot an arrow, use heated fire prongs, and more to defend this cabin. That’s just what is in the trailer! Imagine what more is potentially in the movie. If I had to guess, based on the trailer I would say Lang will die, but his daughter survives (so help me if she doesn't!). If you want an intense movie starring Khal Drogo and lots of death as he defends his family, this may be a good choice. Braven will be directed by Lin Oeding and was written by Michael Nilon and Thomas Pa’a Sibbett. What’s your favorite way Momoa could/will kill someone in this movie?

Braven is coming to theaters February 2, 2018.

Dolby Knows What Movie Your Watching Based On Your Breathing

dolby-knows-what-movie-your-watching-based-on-your-breathing-social.jpg

In an ongoing effort to analyze moviegoers, Dolby has developed technology that can determine what movie you're watching, based on your breath. Poppy Crum, the chief scientist at Dolby Labs, shared the details at CES 2018 (via Engadget):

"In the cinema, we can measure exhalants [...] and be able to tell what movie they're watching, just by the chemical signature,"

Well that's weird as hell. What's next? Is Dolby going to be sending breath analysis to the front desk to let them know I'm sneaking in snacks?! How do you feel about this technology, and are you ok with Dolby measuring your breath to determine your reaction to a film?

Hayley Atwell Shares Ideas For AGENT CARTER Season 3

Hayley Atwell’s portrayal of Agent Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger was amazing. She was an excellent choice for the role, and she’s reprised that role in other MCU movies, Avengers: Secret Wars, and a spin-off show called Agent Carter. Agent Carter followed Peggy in her adventures after the events of Captain America. Fans loved the show, but it was canceled after only two seasons. Like many other shows, fans keep trying to bring it back, but so far nothing has come of it. However, while she was at ACE Comic Con recently, she was asked about what Peggy would be doing after the show ended. Here’s her response:

I’d be curious to know what the fans for her [Peggy Carter]. Some people have said they want to see her founding S.H.I.E.L.D. You have that aspect of it, she’s able to let go in some ways — of Cap — and move on to Sousa. She’s a great cause and she takes action, so there’s so many things going on socially from the 50s to when she passes, that I think she’d have loved to be a part of. There are so many things so could have been a part of, and probably did do. It could probably fill another season, I’m sure. I hope.

I think Peggy would’ve been at the forefront of a lot of the changes that took place during her time. She seems like the kind of person who would not have just sat back and done nothing. What do you think should have happened in a third season of Agent Carter?

Source: ComicBook

Maisie Williams Adds Tom Hanks To Arya Stark’s Kill List In Hilarious Video

maisie-williams-adds-tom-hanks-to-arya-starks-kill-list-in-hilarious-video-social.jpg

Maisie Williams isn't Arya Stark, but that doesn't stop fans from coming up to her and asking to do bizarre Arya Stark things. The Game of Thrones actress was on Graham Norton and revealed that people often come up to her and want her to recite her kill list but then include their name as well, which I personally think is a bit weird. Watch Williams give an example of how she does this for fans below, and get a chuckle out of her adding Tom Hanks to the list!

Mesmerizing New Promo Spot For ATLANTA Season 2 – “Heavy Rotation”

A great new promo spot was released for Donald Glover's Atlanta Season 2. It's called "Heavy Rotation" and it's actually quite mesmerizing. It focuses on Glover’s character staring at the camera as he rotates in and out of different settings. I dig the atmospheric tone of the promo, but it still doesn't give us anything on the plot.

What we do know about Season 2 is that it is being called Robbin' Season and it was inspired by the classic cartoon series Tiny Toons Adventures. It was previously revealed that the story will be set during the holiday season right before Christmas and New Years. It's at the time of year where there is a boost of crime in the city. So, the subtitle Robbin' Season makes sense.

The story will also continue to follow the cousins as they "work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families."

Atlanta Robbin’ Season also stars Zazie BeetzLakeith Stanfield and Brian Tyree Henry. The season premieres on March 1st, 2018 on FX.

One Reason Why Lucasfilm Dropped The STAR WARS Extended Universe Was Because of Chewbacca

When Disney bought Lucasfilm and started on their journey to producing new Star Wars films, one of the first things they announced was that they would be ditching the Star Wars Extended Universe saying that none of it would be canon. This initially pissed a lot of fans off because the Extended Universe is full of great stories and characters. 

There are actually many reasons why they decided to drop the Extended Universe and rebrand it into what is now called Star Wars Legends. Lucasfilm originally released a statement explaining why, but Star Wars Story Group member Leland Chee got a little more specific explaining that one reason came down to Chewbacca.

Why Chewbacca, you ask. Because Chewbacca was killed off in the Extended Universe and they wanted to play with that character in the films. While talking with SyFy.com, Chee, who also oversees The Holocron, which is basically Lucasfilm’s official version of Wookieepedia, had this to say:

"For me it came down to simply that we had killed Chewbacca in the Legends — a big moon had fallen on him. Part of that [original decision] was Chewbacca, because he can’t speak and just speaks in growls, he was a challenging character to write for in novels. Publishing had decided they needed to kill somebody, and it was Chewbacca.

"But if you have the opportunity to bring back Chewbacca into a live action film, you’re not gonna deprive fans that. There’s no way that I’d want to do an Episode VII that didn’t have Chewbacca in it and have to explain that Chewbacca had a moon fall on his head. And if we were going to overturn a monumental decision like that, everything else was really just minor in comparison."

That kind of puts things into perspective. The Extended Universe is full of stories, events, and characters that would have made making all the future films a pretty complicated task. Had they actually kept the Extended Universe canon, the filmmakers would have been trapped and limited to the things they could do in telling their stories. Of course, some fans might have rather had the filmmakers boxed in like that. I know some of those fans would have loved to see the portrayal of Luke Skywalker from the Extended Universe rather than what we got in The Last Jedi.

In the end, their decision was obviously made to appease all the Star Wars fans because not all the fans are familiar with the Extended Universe. It was just a headache of explanations that they wanted to avoid. But, then these new films have raised a bunch of questions of their own that the filmmakers are trying to explain anyway.

I think most fans, though, can understand why keeping the Extended Universe canon wouldn't have ultimately worked.