The casting call for the next episode in the Star Wars franchise has widened the net to include anyone that can shoot and upload a video. That’s right, you can now submit your own audition tape to Cast It Talent for your shot at landing a role in Disney‘s Star Wars: Episode VII. (more…)
Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom based art to hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump! ABOVE: Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks is often fodder for the homage/pastiche treatment, however World’s Finest Diner by Ian Navarro might just have become my all time favorite. I know this won’t happen, but if the powers at WB wanna base that whole Batman vs Superman movie off this image I am totally ok with that. The conflict could be over who picks up the cheque! (more…)
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has had more to say about Star Wars recently than pretty much since the acquisition of Lucasfilm by his company (can you believe it’s been over a year?). First the official release date for Episode VII was finally revealed…no title yet, but at least we know WHEN we can see the most anticipated film since Edison made “Fred Ott’s Sneeze”.
But there’s more! Iger also spoke on Bloomberg.tv about expanding the SW attractions to Disney theme parks across the globe…Oh, before I get to the jump, I guess I should mention that Lionsgate is also apparently in talks to produce theme park attractions based on The Hunger Games film franchise. (more…)
Earlier in the week we shared a bit of unused footage from Return of the Jedi which featured Obi-Wan giving more details to Luke about his parentage. That clip comes from the ultra-rare Laserdisc – haha! remember those? – edition of the film, recently discovered by Star Wars fan, Charlie Owen. These clips have been sporadically released by Owen on Facebook, but now the full 30 minutes of never before seen and behind the scenes footage has been uploaded. Let’s watch! (more…)
Late last month it was announced that Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams and producer Lawrence Kasdan would be assuming the screenwriting duties previously assigned to Michael Arndt. Abrams explained today to Deadline that the decision was a matter of “time”: (more…)
It’s one of those questions that come up from time to time. Why the hell didn’t Obi-Wan just tell Luke the WHOLE truth about his father? Hell, he outright lied to the boy! I’ve often thought that screwed up the little bit of training Obi-Wan was able to give Luke, but perhaps Obi-Wan’s hands were tied. Tied by a higher power. Now we’ve got some unused footage that clears the whole thing up. (more…)
Okay, I am not even going to pretend this is an actual deleted scene from The Phantom Menace. It’s not, no matter how hard we all wish it was. Credit goes to YouTuber withmorten2 for creating the following slightly altered 75 second scene from Star Wars: Episode I in which no one’s favorite Gungan meets his untimely fate very early in the film.
See George? You can go back and edit good things into those movies… Watch it after the jump. (more…)
There’s been plenty of speculation about what we can expect from the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. Most people seem to be in the same boat when it comes to believing that we’ll see some young Solos and Skywalkers running around, but it looks like that might not be the case. There’s a casting call going on right now in the UK and the characters they’re looking for – the mysterious “Rachel” and “Thomas” – don’t seem to be part of the old crew at all. Check out the casting sheet below for all the details. (more…)
Here we go, your weekly taste of the amazing nerd based art to hit the net this week. It’s your Nerd Art Dump, so enjoy this whirlwind trip of the webs finest.
ABOVE: What started out as a simple request, take the classic Beatles Abbey Road album cover and replace the band with characters from their favorite fandom has ended with ‘Geek Road‘ by the amazing Aviv Or
(Yes, this is from that superlatively nerdy Verizon commercial with the whole family in Star Wars costumes.)
As nerds of a “certain age” (I’m making the assumption that at least the majority of our readers are “legally” adults), it is our responsibility to ensure that the hallowed traditions of our subculture are passed down to the next generation. Younglings must be schooled in the ways of comics, sci-fi/fantasy, gaming (video and otherwise), pop culture, film and television, so that the Way of the Nerd will live on long after everyone reading this has become one with the Force…
And one of the best ways to achieve this is to utilize that nerdiest of all holidays: Halloween. (more…)