Movie prop auctions are not a rare thing, but it is not often that an item as iconic as the blaster of the galaxy's best smuggler comes on the auction block.
Starting on December 21, you'll be able to bit on Han Solo's DL-44 blaster over at Invaluable.com. The lighter version of the famous weapon will not come cheap, unfortunately. With a starting bid of $200,000, you might have to sell off all of your possessions in order to shoot first with the real deal.
The prop was used in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," notably in the Cloud City sequence when Darth Vader pulls the gun from Solo's hand.
Every year, it seems like the start time for Black Friday gets earlier and the lines gets crazier. Thankfully, the folks over at Mezco are giving MTV Movies Blog readers a special chance to get two of their most sough-after items early.
Walter White dons his gray exterminator suit from the "Hazard Pay" episode for this "Breaking Bad" figure, which will be available through this link. There will only be 500 made available for this special sale.
Click past the jump to check out the new doll from "Sadako," the source material for "The Ring," available in the US for the first time.
By Charles Webb
If this week's DVD release of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" has whet your appetite for more film entries in the urban fantasy series, you're in luck. While Constantin Films has pushed back the start date for the movie to 2014, series author Cassandra Clare spoke to MTV News about what we can expect to see in the next chapter of star-crossed lovers/demon hunters Clary (Lily Collins) and Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower)'s story.
****Some spoilers for "City of Bones" and "City of Ash" to follow****
While actress Lily Collins told us earlier this month that she wasn't sure when shooting will start on "City of Ashes" ("I don't know anything else; I kind of am with everyone else in the waiting game.”) Cassandra Clare is ready for the sequel which she says "ratchets up the stakes".
By Craig Flaster
Add Will Forte to the list of SNL actors who have transitioned to high drama.
Forte's latest role in acclaimed filmmaker Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" is an unusual departure for the actor, who was seen this year in "Grown Ups 2" as a male cheerleader and heard in "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2" as the over-the-top, Steve Jobs-like villain. And Forte was as surprised to get the dramatic part as anyone.
"Alexander Payne is one of my favorite directors and I thought there was very little chance I would be able to get this role," says Forte.
The talented funnyman beat out a number of other actors for the coveted role. While Forte says this gave him some initial confidence, he was also very nervous to be on the actual set of Payne's newest dramedy.
By Craig Flaster
Peter Facinelli became a young adult heartthrob with his role as Carlisle Cullen in "The Twilight Saga," but now is adding an unexpected twist to his resume: comic book creator.
"I can't believe that I actually have a comic book that I created out there now," said Facinelli about his comic, "Protocol: Orphans."
The series follows the exploits of orphans who have been taken by the government and trained as part of a special program to have superhuman-like abilities.
Facinelli's love affair with comic books began at an early age, as he followed the adventures of a fellow Peter: Peter Parker. "I grew up reading "Spider-Man," he said. "He was from Queens, I was from Queens. His name's Peter, my name's Peter....we had a lot of similarities."
The new trailer for "Muppets Most Wanted," the latest film from the felt troupe of performs gives us a better idea of what to expect when it hits theaters next year, in terms of story, cameos, and songs.
"Muppets Most Wanted" is bringing back most of the elements that made 2011's "The Muppets" the group's first hit in years. Bret McKenzie is back with new songs after winning an Oscar for "Man or Muppet" and so is director James Bobin and co-writer Nick Stoller.
This time around, the story is in the style of a classic Muppets caper. The world's most notorious jewel thief bares a striking resemblance to Kermit the Frog, and he devises a plan to switch places with the lovable ringleader. Once the trade takes place, the rest of the gang has to figure out the plot before Kermit spends too much time in prison.
"Muppets Most Wanted" opens in theaters on March 21, 2014.
"2 Guns," the thriller that brought together two modern kings of the genre, Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, is now on Blu-ray and DVD.
To celebrate the release, MTV Movies Blog has an exclusive look at a deleted scene from the film. You can watch the clip above, and see what director Baltasar Kormákur had to say about the sequence and why it didn't make the final cut.
Check it out after the jump!
By Scott Neumyer
If you think Mondo is the only game in town when it comes to fully licensed limited edition posters and prints for classic (and modern) movies, you need to start looking a little more closely. Odd City Entertainment has risen in the ranks and quietly made a name for themselves over the past few months with fantastic releases like James Fosdike's "Trick 'r Treat" print. Like Mondo, Odd City Entertainment is based in Austin, Texas and strives to work with some of the very best artists in the world.
Today, MTV has the exclusive news that Odd City's latest print will drop on Wednesday, November 20 (at a random time, as per usual) and it's quite possibly their best release yet. Sheffield, UK native graphic designer and artist Matt Ferguson was tasked with bringing Bryan Singer's 1995 modern masterpiece "The Usual Suspects to a colorful 12" x 36" canvas. Ferguson, perhaps best known for his work on "Marvel's The Avengers" Blu-ray collection and promotional posters, loved the idea of working alongside Odd City Entertainment founder Roman Morales to find just the right look for Singer's classic film.
"The Motel Life," the new movie starring Stephen Dorff and Emile Hirsch, tells the story of two brothers who have to go on the run after one of them is involved in a hit and run.
When Dorff originally found the project, as he told MTV New's Josh Horowitz, it started as a way to do something he'd wanted to do for a while: play Hirsch's brother. "This one was kind of a small one from the get-go. It was kind of on the bottom of the pile, but then I found it," he said. I saw that Emile was attached to it."
But from there, it turned into a much more interesting journey into two characters that he found fascinating.
You can only talk about making a new "Star Wars" movie for so long without showing something. People can get kind of unruly otherwise.
J.J. Abrams may have finally learned that lesson with this tweet from the @bad_robot. Here we can see the director of "Episode VII" with R2D2, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
All we have to say about this is "Freaking. Finally." It's taken long enough to get something out of this team, and while it's definitely not earth-shattering news that R2D2 will probably be in "Episode VII," it's nice to see some give back on their end.