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George Lucas has made changes to the Star Wars trilogy with every new release. Even when you think he’s done tinkering and couldn’t possibly add anything more…he does. Some of his choices are mind boggling and just plain idiotic. Why go through the effort to add extraneous CG creatures when you don’t bother fixing simple mistakes? Confusing I say, confusing. Thus it’s easy (and understandable) to dislike the changes made, but did any of them actually work? I went through all three films and these are the five changes that didn’t make me want to pull my hair out. I’ve also listed the five changes that aggravate me to no end, so that will be fun…we can have a good rant.
If you have been living under a rock for the past several months I have some exciting news for you, Star Wars is back! We will have new movies, new television, new games, new collectible plates, new napkins - OK you get the idea. While I have seen the detractors who feel this franchise will continue to be ruined, There are also others like myself who are cautiously optimistic. Sure there will be some stinkers as they release tons of television and movies, but with the might of Disney behind them, there will be good Star Wars adventures, I am sure of it. After months of day dreaming since the announcement that Disney had purchased Star Wars, I have compiled a list of my top 5 Star Wars stories I want to see told.
Bloomberg Businessweek has a new feature on Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm which includes George Lucas telling them that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford were pretty much signed on for Star Wars: Episode VII saying:
“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation,” Lucas said. “So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on.’” He pauses. “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.” Then he adds: “I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”
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I didn’t think it was possible that after 30 and some years people are still finding new stuff from Star Wars. Today’s finding comes from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. It’s a half-hour documentary that comes from a 1980 Dutch TV program (obviously). The Making of The Empire Strikes Back is below in its entirety. You will see a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s special effects, lightsaber rehearsals and interviews. Thanks indiewire.
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- Jim Carrey confirmed to star in Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess’ action-comedy Loomise Fargo. [collider]
- Johnny Depp to play Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass; Barry Levinson to direct. [guardian]
- Yoda to get a stand-alone Star Wars film, happen it might. [aintitcool]
- Guillermo del Toro to produce The Secret Garden. [deadline]
- The official Iron Man 3 site is live. [marvel]
- Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura updates on Transformers 4. [mtv]
- Superman: Unbound gets a release date/trailer. [comingsoon]
- Colin Farrell has signed on to star opposite Anthony Hopkins in the upcoming thriller Solace. [shocktillyoudrop]
- Is Marvel Studios planning a Planet Hulk feature? [latinoreview]
- Kristen Wiig joins Anchorman 2. [thr]
- Shawn Levy Returns to direct Night at the Museum 3 for December 25, 2014 release. [hitfix]
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- Lucasfilm postpones plans for further Star Wars 3D re-releases. [starwars.com]
- Paul Giamatti in talks to play The Rhino in Spider-Man 2. [THR]
- Gore Verbinski is set to direct an adaptation of the graphic novel Pyongyang. [deadline]
- Julia Garner joins Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. [comingsoon]
- Inside look at J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness [facebook]
- Man of Steel’s box office to determine Justice League’s fate. [variety]
You read right folks, after much speculation and rumor, there is a director for Disney’s first entry into the Star Wars universe Star Wars: Episode VII (the first of a new trilogy) and it’s J.J. Abrams.
It’s going to be interesting with Abrams, as he is now leading the two largest sci-fi anything’s in the works Star Trek and Star Wars. I’m not a crazy fan of either (Kevin and Ryan are, they should be posting this!) but I will admit it’s got me interested. Abrams can tell a story and keep secrets; that’s what we need for Star Wars to get a pulse again.
FYI: Michael Arndt is writing the screenplay. Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are writing screenplays for other Star Wars films that could either be sequels to Episode VII or spinoff movies featuring other characters.