Speaking today to WGN (Star Wars Report) on the red carpet for the Jackie Robinson biopic ’42,’ Harrison Ford said the following about returning to the ‘Star Wars’ universe for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ “I think it’s almost true. I’m looking forward to it. It’s not in the bag yet, but I think it’s going to happen.”
The clip of Ford’s comment can be viewed below. Rumours have been pointing towards a number of characters from the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, Episodes IV, V and VI, returning for the J.J. Abrams-directed ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’; in particular Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher).
Mark Hamill recently said the following about reprising the role of Luke Skywalker in the next ‘Star Wars’ installment. “They’re talking to us.” He said. “George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we’d be interested. He did say that if we didn’t want to do it, they wouldn’t cast another actor in our parts – they would write us out. … I can tell you right away that we haven’t signed any contracts. We’re in the stage where they want us to go in and meet with Michael Arndt, who is the writer, and Kathleen Kennedy, who is going to run Lucasfilm. Both have had meetings set that were postponed — on their end, not mine. They’re more busy than I am.”
@MuppetMindset have got their mitts on this first look at Tina Fey (30 Rock, Date Night, Saturday Night Live) as Nadya, a feisty Russian prison guard, in Walt Disney Studios’ ‘The Muppets’ sequel, ‘The Muppets…Again!.’ Currently shooting in London for a March 21st, 2014 release, the story finds the Muppet repertory company enjoying a triumphant world tour, only to become tangled up with a criminal mastermind named Constantine, who is out to steal an enormous diamond – and who happens to be a dead ringer for Kermit. Starring opposite the Muppets this time are Ricky Gervais (as Constantine’s villainous sidekick), Fey, and Ty Burrell (as an Interpol agent).
James Bobin, who helmed the 2011 ‘Muppets’ film, is returning to direct the follow-up and co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller. ‘The Muppets’ grossed $158 million worldwide and relaunched the long-running Jim Henson-created franchise for the studio. It starred and was co-written by Jason Segel, but he is not returning for the sequel. The full synopsis for ‘The Muppets…Again!’ can be read below.
Paramount Pictures has unveiled this new “Panties” clip from ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation.’ The action sequel has Channing Tatum (Duke), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), and Byung-hun Lee (Storm Shadow) reprising their roles from the first film, while the likes of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (Roadblock), Adrianne Palicki (Lady Jaye), RZA (Blind Master), D.J. Cotrona (Flint), Joseph Mazzello (Mouse), Walton Goggins (Warden Nigel James), Elodie Yung (Jinx) and Bruce Willis (General Joe Colton) all join this second installment. Released on March 27th, the film is directed by Jon Chu (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Step Up 2: The Streets).
A follow-up to the 2009 release ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,’ which grossed more than $300 million worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with Hasbro and di Bonaventura Pictures, presents G.I. Joe: Retaliation. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy, Cobra, they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe® characters, the film is scheduled to be released on March 28, 2013.
Excellent “Size Is Relative” Illustration For ‘The Hobbit’ Featuring Ian McKellen’s Gandalf, Richard Armitage’s Thorin & Martin Freeman’s Bilbo
Amina Wolf has put together this brilliant “Size is Relative” illustration for ‘The Hobbit,’ centering on Ian McKellen’s Gandalf the Grey, Richard Armitage’s Thorin Oakenshield and Martin Freeman’s Bilbo Baggins. For more ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ fanart head on over to Amina Wolf’s deviantART. ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ recently became the 15th film in history to hit $1 billion in global ticket sales, not accounting for inflation.
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ has grossed $302,075,203 million in North America and $708,100,000 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $1,010,175,203. The film, the first in a trilogy, has grossed roughly $37.3 million in its first 10 days of play in China, the movie’s final major market. The top foreign markets for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ are as follows: Germany ($90 million), followed by the UK ($84.3 million), France ($44.9 million), Australia ($44.3 million) and Russia ($43.8 million).
Director Lynne Ramsay Abruptly Quits ‘Jane Got A Gun’ – Starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton & Jude Law
Surprising news today, as Deadline bring word that director Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin, Morvern Callar) has abruptly exited ‘Jane Got a Gun,’ and yesterday didn’t shown up on set for the first day of production. I’m sure we’ll be hearing much more about this news in the coming days, but for now we only have comments from the film’s producer Scott Steindorff. Just last week it was announced that Michael Fassbender, who was to have played the male lead in the revenge-driven western, exited the movie, while Joel Edgerton, who was on board to play the villain, stepped into Fassbender’s hero role. Jude Law, in the meantime, has signed on for the villain. It was reported that the actor rotation came about due to Fassbender’s schedule conflict with his upcoming shoot for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Deadline’s report about Ramsay’s exit is as follows:
Hot on the heels of the new poster for the film, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have set loose this new trailer for ’Despicable Me 2.’ Scheduled for release on June 28th in the UK and July 3rd in US, the sequel for the endlessly entertaining ‘Despicable Me’ features the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand and Al Pacino (as the films villain). Source: iTunes Movie Trailers.
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster, Despicable Me, delighted audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In Summer 2013, get ready for more minion madness in Despicable Me 2. Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.