By Ryan Rigley
While there may not have been any official "Star Wars VII" casting announcements as of yet, we now have a breakdown of the official "Star Wars VII" production crew. Joining J. J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, who are currently in the process of writing the screenplay, are director of photography Dan Mindel, sound designer Ben Burtt, production designers Rick Carter and Darren Gilford, special effects supervisor Chris Corbould and, of course, composer John Williams and producer Kathleen Kennedy.
Hopefully, now that this list of crew members is out it won't be long before we get some updates as far as "Star Wars VII" cast members go. Until then, we here at MTV News will just keep speculating as to which Star Wars Expanded Universe characters might be popping up in the new trilogy. Take Ben Skywalker for example, the son of Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker.
There are certain celebrity voices that just ask to be impersonated. Christopher Walken, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman have been trendy impressions, but the voice coming from every hot mimic today is that of "Harry Potter" star Alan Rickman.
But the iconic British actors knows what the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston are up to. When MTV News' Josh Horowitz spoke with Rickman for "CBGB," he said that he hasn't been keeping up with his status on the internet, but the impersonations from the two up-and-coming British actors have not gone unnoticed.
Check out the video above to see what Alan Rickman has to say about other people stealing his voice.
Thus far, all of the official details about the stories for "Avatar 2," "Avatar 3," and "Avatar 4" involve people coming back from the dead. First, we heard that Signourey Weaver will be back, and now we know that a villain is getting the same favor from James Cameron
Deadline is reporting that Stephen Lang, who played the na'vi-hating Colonel Miles Quaritch, has just signed on for the next three movies in the sci-fi fantasy series, despite getting killed by Zoe Saldana's character in the original.
"Steven was so memorable in the first film, we're privileged to have him back," Cameron said. "I'm not going to say exactly HOW we're bringing him back, but it's a science fiction story, after all. His character will evolve into really unexpected places across the arc of our new three-film saga. I really look forward to working with such a gifted actor, who's also become a good friend."
What is it that makes James Wan's recent string of horror hits, including both "Insidious" movie and "The Conjuring" (which hits Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow), so scary?
In this exclusive featurette from the home video release, Wan explains that it's his emphasis on a solid sound design that makes his horror movies work like they did in the good old days.
And he's right. Just take a look at the first trailer for "The Conjuring," and it's clear that this guy has a grasp on what makes something simple, yet scary. We're still terrified any time someone claps around us.
Things have been hard since we saw "The Conjuring."
"The Conjuring" hits Blu-ray and DVD on October 22.
In the years since "Taken" established him as an older action star, Liam Neeson's yearly forays into the genre have gotten sillier and sillier.
For 2014, he's the only man on a NON-STOP flight from New York to London that can stop a madman from killing every passenger on board. Neeson plays an air marshal who receives a text message claiming that one person will die every 20 minutes until a ransom is wired to a bank account.
The first trailer plays out pretty much like you'd expect, expect with a lot of shots of Julianne Moore. (Mark her down as our top suspect.) We'll definitely give it credit for ending with a near zero-G shot of Neeson grabbing a gun out of midair. That's dope.
"Non-Stop" opens in theaters on February 28, 2014.
Guillermo del Toro is a unique kind of director because he doesn't hide behind denials and institutionalized secrets when it comes to make big-budget projects. He wants everyone to join in on the fun, and that's why he usually knocks it out of the park when it comes time for home video extras.
We spoke with del Toro over the phone about the release of "Pacific Rim," and he shared why sharing is such a big part of the process for him.
Clip past the job to read out interview with Guillermo del Toro about the "Pacific Rim" Blu-ray.
The current talk on the internet is that we are weeks, if not days, away from an official "Star Wars" announcement of some kind. It's all very vague, without any named sources, just whispers been bloggers and editors on news sites.
In the meantime, Latino-Review has posted another potential piece of info that could have a big effect on "Episode VII."
According to the site, when George Lucas sold off Lucasfilm to Disney, he included outlines for the new trilogy, which included two working titles for "Episode VII."
Speaking with the Associated Press, Michael B. Jordan followed the lead from Saoirse Ronan and admitted that he had read for a part in "Star Wars: Episode VII," a rumor started by Latino-Review a few weeks ago.
Also like Ronan, Jordan downplayed the reading, saying that pretty much everyone in Hollywood has audition.
"I mean, everybody's going in on this project. They're trying to figure out what they want," he said. "That's another incredible franchise. It's pretty crazy! ... We'll see how it happens. I don't know how I can do everything."
Jordan also mentioned that he didn't audition for a particular role and that his test didn't involve a lightsaber, as Ronan's had.
The brilliance of the "Breaking Bad" finale isn't really up for debate. Sure, there are people who had problems with it, but the consensus is that Vince Gilligan stuck the landing in a very smart way.
But how smart?
For evidence, we present this video that edits down the events of "Felina" to fit within the span of the song "El Paso," the Marty Robbins tune that plays as Walter drives to New Mexico.
The song tells the story of a gunfighter who fights for his love but is forced to leave town by another cowboy. He later returns to reclaim his love, but also to knowingly face his likely death.
The similarities certainly aren't coincidence, and it just goes to show you how smart the creators of "Breaking Bad" really were.
The final episode of "Breaking Bad" satisfied many of the shows hardcore fans, but one viewer has been making headlines for her displeasure with the ultimate fate of Walter White.
Britney Spears recently told Z100 that she didn't like the "Breaking Bad" finale, saying "I thought it was really sad. I didn't like it at all. I don't think [Walt] should have died."
As anyone who has been on the internet knows, criticisms of "Breaking Bad" are never taken lightly, and one from this high up the pop culture chain merited a response from Heisenberg himself.