Just in time for May the 4th, a new video discussion between J.J. Abrams and Simon Pegg has debuted online, giving us a quick look at the future "Star Wars: Episode VII" director talk passionately about the series.
Also, Christopher Nolan just added a regular to "Interstellar." Guess which one in today's Dailies!
Of the major Hollywood stars working today, Leonardo DiCaprio may be the most averse to tentpoles with franchise potential. The actor has certainly had his share of hits, but aside from an appearance in "Critters 3," DiCaprio hasn't appearance in any sequels.
So what gives, Leo? MTV News' Josh Horowitz asked him whether it was a calculated decision during a press day for his new film, "The Great Gatsby."
"It's never really a conscious effort, and it's not something I'd be closed off to doing," DiCaprio said. "It's always a matter of how good the material is, and to tell you the truth, I've never really chosen projects just to switch up genres or try something that I've never tried before."
As the "Star Trek Into Darkness" promotional machine continues to take over Europe, J.J. Abrams has been confront with more and more questions about his next project, "Star Wars: Episode VII." In a recent interview with the BBC, Abrams opened up about how he is approaching such a Herculean task.
Abrams explained that to do "Star Wars" just he has to be honest to himself, what he wants as a filmmaker, and the characters that people have loved for decades.
Read what Abrams had to say after the jump!
FROM MTV GEEK
We don't mean to alarm you, but this Saturday, May 4, is "Star Wars Day," and if you don't already have plans for the best day in the galaxy, you better start thinking up some intergalactic activities to make this the best May the 4th ever!
The folks over at Galactic Living TV (via MTV Geek) have put together this helpful tips video to give you a better of how to put together a "Star Wars Day" party.
If you already have plans for May the 4th, let us know. Tweet at us, using the hashtag #MAYTHE4THBEWITHYOU, to tell us what you have going on this Saturday.
Yesterday, during a press conference for "Star Trek Into Darkness," J.J. Abrams did something unusual. He told us something about "Star Wars: Episode VII."
Specifically, the director said that John Williams, the composer who wrote the score for every "Star Wars" movie to date, was likely to return for the seventh installment, scheduled to hit theaters in 2015. A self-proclaimed champion of the mystery box approach, Abrams has never been one to openly share information, especially about "Star Wars," which he claims is too early in development to discuss.
But there he was at a "Star Trek Into Darkness" press conference, revealing a detail about "Star Wars: Episode VII." It would all seem a little too strange if it hadn't been for what Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said last week.
In the months since the announcement of "Star Wars: Episode VII," Carrie Fisher has seemingly made a habit out of trolling fans eager for updates about the J.J. Abrams film. The return of Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford is, by this point, an assumption many are making, but without an official announcement from Disney, we're left to decode cryptic and often confused statements from the cast.
Fisher made her latest quasi-confessional at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo as she spoke with some diehard "Star Wars" fans.
Much like the statement Fisher gave to Palm Beach Illustrated in March, she didn't seem to think much of it when she, according to the Calgary Herald, hinted to the crowd that she is reprising her role as Princess Leia.
By Ryan Rigley
While there may not be all that much to go off of for the upcoming "Star Wars VII" as of yet, it seems as if that won't be the case once the film actually goes into production. "I think the whole issue of confidentiality is gonna be fascinating as we move into making the movie," states Lucasfilm President Katleen Kennedy in a recent interview with ScreenSlam. "If we're shooting anything outside, it's almost impossible to not have things end up on the Internet. So my feeling is, you need to embrace that, especially with the fans around something like 'Star Wars.'"
It's good to know that we'll be kept in the loop as far as "Star Wars VII" plans go, but when exactly will we start getting our answers? In specific, which characters will be making an appearance in the latest "Star Wars" trilogy? I'm not talking about Luke or Leia. I mean those memorable minor characters, like Grand Moff Tarkin; who was the chief overseer of the Death Star in "A New Hope."
Director of all geek movies that have nothing to do with superheroes, J.J. Abram, gave an extensive interview to Playboy (site is NSFW) in the weeks before "Star Trek Into Darkness" hits theaters and we finally, finally find out if the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's character was worth obsessing over.
The interview itself is full of some interesting tidbits and non-answers about both "Trek" and "Star Wars," a plus of Abrams saying "Here's the thing" a lot.
Check out our highlights from the interview after the jump!
By Ryan Rigley
While no light has been shed on the actual plot of "Star Wars VII," we did get a quite hilarious pitch for what the next "Star Wars" film should look like via an improvised tangent from comedian Patton Oswalt. In an outtake from this week's episode of "Parks and Recreation," Oswalt details a "Star Wars" inhabited by the likes of Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Thanos, and Sam Worthington from "Clash of the Titans."
Clearly, this "Star Wars VII: The Gauntlet of Infinity" is a film that will never happen; especially the part about Chewbacca's decapitated head attached to a spider walker droid. But Oswalt's pitch does raise a pretty intriguing question; who will be appearing in the next "Star Wars" trilogy? Hopefully, "Star Wars VII" sees the return of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia as well as some memorable minor characters such as Salacious Crumb, Jabba the Hutt's cackling monkey-lizard.
Two days ago, Patton Oswalt won the internet with a totally improvised pitch for "Star Wars: Episode VII" from an episode of "Parks and Recreation." The unedited take quickly went viral, and Oswalt was once again declared the King of the World.
Entertainment Weekly has created a poster to illustrate the genius of Oswalt's idea, and it is simply perfect. It works as a nice homage to cover of the original "Infinity Gauntlet" comic, plus it has robo-Chewey.
Spend a few minutes taking a good look at the crafty artwork above. There's sure to be a character or two that you didn't notice right away.