JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens began being tracked by distributors today, and estimates have it grossing anywhere from $170 million to $300 million in its opening weekend. The current highest December weekend opening belongs to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, coming in at $85 million, meaning that that the highly anticipated Star Wars sequel is expected to double the record. However, that doesn’t come close to the highest grossing weekend of all time, which is Jurassic World with $208.8 million. Of course, that film premiered during the summer blockbuster season, when the empty classrooms generally mean more money in studio pockets. (more…)
Love him or hate him George Lucas has created a sci-fi epic that movie-goers of all ages adore. Lucas decided to get candid with Vanity Fair during a quick-fire question video interview.
Lucas is best known as the creator of both Star Wars & Indiana Jones and was the chief executive of LucasFilms before selling it to Walt Disney Co. in 2012. While Lucas is one of American’s most financially successful filmmakers, he’s gotten a lot of heat for his creative works in 1999-2009 (Prequel Star Wars films and the 2008 Indiana Jones film) for the creative direction he took.
George Lucas took some time to sit with Vanity Fair and discussed distancing himself from the Star Wars franchise, check out the video below.
Greetings, Nerd Bastards readers. Jake here, from The Hall of Comics – where heroes shop. I’m a bagged and boarded professional. My passion (and business) is to read, write about and sell comics. In an alliance forged in the stars, The Hall of Comics will be dropping by Nerd Bastards weekly, to bring you the latest word and the week’s best pulls in comics. So sit back, grab a snack, and check out the latest comic book titles you should be reading. (more…)
Once upon a time, Disney announced that they would be taking over the sacred Star Wars franchise, and the announcement was met with a bit of trepidation. Not a lot, mind you, after all, Disney has already shown the world what Marvel Studios can do with all of that Mouse Money backing them, but some. Not necessarily because of the Mouse House, per se, but because the beloved franchise had already been tainted by three less-than-amazing prequels and any further tampering could compromise the integrity of the entire story, laying to waste the foundation of geekdom across the globe. The announcement that the next film in the series would continue the story featuring the characters fans last saw in Return of the Jedi, on the other hand, was met with cheers. As more footage surfaces, those cheers grow louder and thanks to a tv spot aired on ABC last night, this morning, Star Wars fans have plenty more to cheer. (more…)
Fan Creates Mind-Blowing “Chronological Order” Trailer From Available ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Footage
This might be the new Internet thing. Piecing together the available footage from a movie into what chronological order you think the movie will follow. Mike V. on YouTube did just that with J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage that includes trailers, teasers, and TV clips into one huge trailer. Now none of this is official in any way, it’s just a fan having fun and speculating… but I think he may have nailed this one. That’s why I am inserting this !!!!HUGE SPOILER WARNING!!!!! I watched it and think it is brilliant… but you might not want to because of possible spoilers. There’s no “new footage” or anything you haven’t seen before… but the chronological placement might be new spoilers for you. (more…)
Lawrence Kasdan first came into the Star Wars universe in 1978, hired by George Lucas to write a new draft of his screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back. Leigh Brackett had done the first draft, but passed away from cancer before she could do another, and after a couple of stabs by Lucas, Kasdan got the nod as Lucas was impressed with Kasdan’s draft for Raiders of the Lost Ark. I bet Kasdan never thought he’d have anything to do with Star Wars again after turning in the script to Return of the Jedi, but over 30 years later, here he is, back at the forefront of Wars, and now, ready to retire again. (more…)
Want Some New ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ Footage? Check Out The New International Trailer!
Disney’s approach to the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens follows the path that they have taken with each and every Marvel movie: when it comes to pre-release footage and information, less is more. So, it isn’t very surprising that audiences have very little information when it comes to the plot of the new film or its characters. After the final trailer was released a couple of weeks back, fans were left wanting more, which writer/director J.J. Abrams, unfortunately, stated they would not get. After all, that was the “final” trailer, so it makes sense that fans would not be getting any more footage. However, as is often the case with Abrams, this statement was apparently just a lie, as a new international trailer for the film just dropped and it is chock full of new footage for eager fans to pore over. (more…)
Five new Star Wars: The Force Awakens character posters have hit the Internet featuring new looks at Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa Solo. What can these posters tell us about the characters? You’d be surprised once you take a closer look. (more…)
If there’s one thing that the original Star Wars trilogy teaches us about Carrie Fisher’s character of Princess Leia Organa, it’s that she is one fierce female. Outspoken, battle-ready and highly intelligent, she held her own both alongside and against Luke Skywalker, Hans Solo, and Jabba the Hutt. All of this empowering character building falls apart, however, with the infamous “Slave Leia” wardrobe. After being captured by Jabba the Hutt, Leia is forced to wear a skimpy bikini-like costume. She totally kicks ass and frees herself, but that image was enough to cause controversy. (more…)
‘Late Show’ Host and ‘Star Wars’ Super-Fan Stephen Colbert Makes a Prediction for ‘The Force Awakens’ Plot
All right folks, it’s time to get serious. We’re only 7 weeks away from the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and while JJ Abrams and his team remained groin-grabbingly tight-lipped on plot details, that hasn’t stopped fans of all kinds from making their guesses as to what might happen in Episode VII. Most fans, though, don’t have their own late-night talk show on which to spout their rhetoric; fortunately for us, Stephen Colbert does.