Mark Hamill Talks About Returning To Play Luke Skywalker In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’; Says Harrison Ford Is Recovering Well
Speaking to BBC News at the UK premiere of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ Mark Hamill opened up about his return to the ‘Star Wars’ franchise as Luke Skywalker. “It was certainly unexpected. I already had a beginning middle and end. I never thought we’d come back,” he told the the outlet. “To go on to those sets that evoked so many memories. It is just astonishing.” Hamill also said that Harrison Ford was recovering well after breaking his leg on set in June. “I was not on set. It was really terrible but I hear he’s doing really well. It will take more than that to stop Harrison Ford.” While ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ has been shooting second-unit since April and first-unit since May, in August the team will take a brief two-week hiatus while adjustments to the current production schedule are made as Ford recovers from a leg injury. Shooting remains on track to wrap in the fall with the film scheduled for release on December 18th, 2015.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has set loose this new behind-the-scenes video for ‘Pixels,’ the live action/computer-animated comedy that stars the likes of Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox and Kevin James. In ‘Pixels,’ when aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Jules Brenner, now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet.
From Paramount Pictures comes this first red-band trailer for Steve Pink’s comedy sequel, ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2.’ The film sees the return of Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Chevy Chase, with the likes of Adam Scott, Gillian Jacobs and Kellee Stewart joining the fray. In ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2,’ Nick (Robinson) and Jacob (Duke) use the time traveling hot tub to try and get back to the past after Lou (Corddry) gets in trouble, but they inadvertently end up ten years in the future, which they must alter if they want to save their present-day environment. The film opens on Christmas day.
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Batman character, DC has debuted this new look at Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight for ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ From ‘Man of Steel’ helmer Zack Snyder, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ also stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Scoot McNairy, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Expect more news about ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and further DC movies this weekend at Comic-Con.
While we don’t yet have an official release date for the Doctor Strange movie (I think an announcement at Comic-Con this weekend is pretty much a certainty at this point, given numerous comments from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige), it was recently revealed that ‘Sinister’ and ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’ helmer Scott Derrickson is set to direct the film. With Marvel having two mystery “Phase 3″ projects set for July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017, fans have long speculated that one of these films will focus on Doctor Strange. Of course, the studio announced earlier this week further dates to their schedule, so perhaps the Doctor Strange film is even further in the distance than those two aforementioned dates?
“Love Hurts Like Hell.” RADiUS-TWC has today revealed this special Comic-Con poster for the fantasy/thriller ‘Horns.’ Directed by Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D, High Tension) and based on Joe Hill’s popular novel of the same name, ‘Horns’ follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his longtime girlfriend (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses – an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer.