Details have begun to leak out of the production for the Guillermo Del Toro’s (Pan’s Labrinth, Hellboy, and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army) and Steven S. DeKnight’s (Smallville, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel) sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising and after getting an official photo just yesterday, a new image has been released this morning! Pictured in the photo are not one, not two, but three new Jaegers we can expect to see duking it out with Kaiju on the big screen. The sequel to Pacific Rim has been in the works since the first film came out in 2013 and even though details are scarce, these small teaser photos are making fans anxious!
A lot of Spider-Man movies have been released in the past fifteen years. Andrew Garfield’s incarnation of the web-slinger launched just four years after Tobey Maguire hung up the cobwebbed cowl. Instead of finishing The Amazing Spider-Man series, the iconic character has instead swung into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with yet another reboot now due for 2017. While it’s easy to see why some fans would be reluctant to get excited about another retelling of the same story so soon, a lot of the criticism already levelled at Spiderman: Homecoming has nothing to do with the potential lack of originality. (more…)
Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim was a surprise when it came out. The flick showing giant robot going mano a mano with giant Kaijus was a surprise hit back in 2013. It had all the elements a summer blockbuster could have. Giant monsters, check. End of the world, check. Kickass Independence Day-style speech by the leader, check. Although the film did not gross as high as it wanted domestically, the film did well overseas and has gained a cult following. As a result, it’s no surprise that a sequel would be greenlit. But when would we get this new film? Looks like we now have a release date.
Everybody’s got to have two franchises these days. It almost seems like a joke, but if you look at any number of talented young actors in Hollywood it seems like they’ve got to balance appearances in two franchises or film series along with their regular acting in other film roles, TV projects or stage work. In that spirit, John Boyega has gone out and secured himself another major role. Not only does he fill the boots of Finn, reluctant Resistance fighter and reformed Stormtrooper in the new Star Wars trilogy, but now he has been called to cancel the Apocalypse – again – in the upcoming Pacific Rim: Maelstrom. (more…)
Last Friday, John Boyega showed up at the Royal London Hospital to visit Daniel Bell, a 5-year-old diagnosed with a brain tumor who wished to meet his favorite Star Wars: The Force Awakens character, Finn. Boyega showed up in full Finn costume and stayed in character for his entire visit. (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…)
In the 2009 film Fanboys, a group of friends played by Sam Huntington, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel and Kristen Bell undertake a cross-country mission to sneak their dying friend – played by Chris Marquette – into Skywalker Ranch to fulfill his last wish to see Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. While that movie was a comedy, it now has a sad real-life parallel in the tale Daniel Fleetwood, a Star Wars fan with, shall we say, an uncertain lifespan, who would also like to see the next Star Wars movie before he passes. But unlike the main character of Fanboys, who had only a ragtag group of nerds in his corner, Daniel has Mark Hamill. (more…)
In the midst of an abundance of excitement for the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was a bit of shade. As fans counted down to a big moment, the new trailer and the beginning of advanced ticket sales, a strange hashtag started appearing on Twitter, #BoycottStarWarsVII. But why, why would anyone want to #BoycottStarWarsVII? Well, if you were among the curious that clicked, you got a startling truth that the hashtag was the effort of a group of white supremacists that don’t like the fact that the new leads of Star Wars are a woman and a black man. (more…)
So let’s take a break from hating the new TV season to think about something much happier: Star Wars. Now, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is less than three months away from being seen by nerds worldwide, and if you’d like to take a break from admiring your new Star Wars merch from The Force Awakens, we’d like you to consider some words from actor John Boyega. Apparently, the script for the film made him cry, which is interesting because it implies that they let him read the whole script, an oddity for such a huge movie. But seriously, Boyega has some interesting insights – non-spoilery – about what we might expect in The Force Awakens. (more…)
It consisted of seven shots and was only a minute-and-a-half long, but the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was one of the biggest videos to hit the web last year. Given that it’s already been seen hundreds of millions of times, you can only imagine what kind of business the next trailer will do, especially if it features a more substantial look at the plot and characters, particularly the returning cast of the original Star Wars trilogy. Well, for your reading and spoiling pleasure below, you can now enjoy what sounds like the new trailer description for the second look at The Force Awakens, as the year that broke nerdom marches on. (more…)