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Earlier this year, writer-director-producer J.J. Abrams provided fans with their first look at the set of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ via a video to promote the charity initiative “Force for Change” and raise money for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The campaign was a massive success, raising $4.26 million for the charity – and now in a final video from the set of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ Abrams and the film’s crew offer thanks to fans for the support.
From the set of the film, J.J. Abrams has released a number of video blogs outlining the campaign, which is dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The campaign intended to raise funds and awareness for UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and its innovative projects benefiting children in need. By pledging money through the Omaze fundraising platform, any eligible supporter was automatically entered for a chance to visit the set, feature in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ and get an early screening of the film before its theatrical release in December 2015.
Warner Bros. Pictures send word that they’ve moved Andy Serkis’ directorial debut ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ back by one year from October 21st, 2016 to October 6th, 2017. ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ will be a mix of motion-capture, CG animation, and live-action. The film stars Rohan Chand (Bad Words) as Mowgli, Benedict Cumberbatch as the tiger Shere Khan, Christian Bale as the panther Bagheera, Cate Blanchett will voice Kaa, Tom Hollander as the jackal Tabaqui, Peter Mullan as Akela, Naomie Harris as Nisha, Eddie Marsan as Vihaan, and Serkis will play Baloo the Bear.
Andy Serkis is perhaps best known for his performance capture roles as Gollum in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ King Kong in the eponymous 2005 film, Caesar in ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ and Captain Haddock in Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Adventures of Tintin.’ He’s also earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for his portrayal of serial killer Ian Brady in the British television film ‘Longford’; and he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for his portrayal of New Wave and punk musician Ian Dury in the biopic ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.’
Disney and Lucasfilm have come up with a pretty awesome way to introduce fans to the characters shown in the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer: images styled after Topps trading cards. It has been revealed that John Boyega’s Stormtrooper character is named Finn, Oscar Isaac’s character is named Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley’s character is named Rey, the mysterious Sith is Kylo Ren, and the “ball droid” is BB-8. A week on Sunday marks one year until the release of the upcoming film, so we might be getting some more reveals then?
Opening on December 18th, 2015, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ also stars Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, and Gwendoline Christie, with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker reprising their roles from previous films. “The Force Awakens” is set approximately 30 years after “Return of the Jedi”.
The good people over at Marvel Studios have unleashed this new behind-the-scenes sizzle reel for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Joss Whedon’s ensemble superhero flick stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver), played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. The likes of Don Cheadle, Idris Elba, Andy Serkis and Tom Hiddleston co-star.
Clearing up the rampant speculation, Andy Serkis confirmed to Absolute Radio at the premiere of ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ that he is the speaker on the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ However, when asked who he’s playing in the film, Serkis remained tight-lipped. Opening on December 18th, 2015, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ also stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, and Gwendoline Christie, with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker reprising their roles from previous films. “The Force Awakens” is set approximately 30 years after “Return of the Jedi”.
Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have unleashed the first teaser trailer for the hugely-anticipated ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Set for December 18th, 2015, the likes of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Crystal Clarke, Christina Chong, Pip Andersen, Gwendoline Christie, Miltos Yerolemou and Max von Sydow are joining the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the film. Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ and John Williams returns as the composer.