Move out of the way, Iron Man! It’s now time to talk about Star Trek Into Darkness. Actually, for Simon Pegg and J.J. Abrams, it’s time to talk about Star Wars Episode VII. In a new video from Sky Movies, the duo talk about their love for the Star Wars franchise, and, amongst other things, Abrams’ trepidation about tackling a film series that’s meant so much to him.
Let’s roll the tape (via Cinema Blend) and learn which character Pegg (perhaps speciously) would like to see spun-off:
Speaking of the future, and more specifically Star Trek’s future after Into Darkness, co-producer and co-writer Damon Lindelof was asked about it by Hey U Guys (via Comic Book Movie) on the red carpet before the film’s LA premiere. Lindelof seemed to indicate that there’s already been discussions about the direction of Star Trek 3 (or Star Trek XIII), and the important lesson he learned from Lost in regards to planning for the future.
“I think that is a reasonable conclusion. You should always know where you’ve been, you should always know where you are, but most importantly, and I learned this from Lost, you should know where you’re going. […] You can never see enough Klingons, and I think in this film we’ve given the audience a little taste, but there’s also a promise that there’s a larger conflict on the horizon, and that would be fun to see.”
It might be nice to see a movie dedicated to the Klingons, as they’ve been a part of both rebooted Trek movies (even though those scenes were cut from Star Trek I). They look pretty bad ass in the rebooted universe, at least.
Star Trek Into Darkness is out in theaters on May 17, 2013.
Yo, Joss Whedon! You’re out in public, so give us some damn Avengers 2scoopage!
I sometimes wonder if that’s what reporters yell to Joss whenever he appears on the red carpet for anything. Fortunately for us he always seems ready to oblige, as was the case on the recent Iron Man 3 premiere red carpet in Los Angeles. Desde Hollywood asked the filmmaker about some details about the upcoming superhero sequel. Naturally, one of the questions concerned Iron Man star Robert Downey, Jr. and his future in the franchise, but the topic of the villain in The Avengers 2 also came up, and that answer offered some interesting new insight.
What, pray tell, could that be? How about the revelation that Thanos may not be the villain in The Avengers 2 after all, and Whedon and Co. are, in fact, setting him up for “the grand finale?” Here’s what Whedon had to say:
“Thanos is more powerful. He’s not someone you just trot out and punch him. Like you did in the comics, you want him to be threading through the universe and to save the big finale for the big finale. He’s definitely a part of what I’ve got going on. The thing about The Avengers is, that they are very powerful, but they aren’t very stable. There’ll definitely be some people who are gonna shake them up in the next installment!”
To hear that from Whedon’s own mouth, as well as other nuggets from the interview, press play on the embedded video below:
Given his blood-stained pen, it should comes as no surprise that director Joss Whedon has some “awful” things planned for Marvel’s biggest super-team in The Avengers 2. On his way into the MTV Movie Awards, to accept Movie of the Year honors on behalf of The Avengers, Whedon talked to Entertainment Tonighton the red carpet about Marvel Phase 2, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. the series, and, of course, the second Avengers.
But if your too lazy, or too cool, to be caught watching a clip from ET, here’s the pertinent bit of what Whedon had to say about Avengers 2:
I didn’t think I was gonna do the second one, but I had an idea for it before I had figured out the first one. You go into a movie not assuming that there’s going to be [another one]. I’ve seen plenty of movies that were the first part of the trilogy that never happened and it’s terrible….You don’t save anything for the trip back. Having said that, though, I did sort of know, ‘Well if they were to come back, I know what’s going to happen… it’s going to be awful.’
Whedon also said that shooting is scheduled to begin on the film sometime early next year, so stay tuned for more rumor-mongering and leaks as production ramps up in the next year.
So. Any Star Wars Episode VII news today? Glad you asked.
Harrison Ford was in Chicago the other night for a red carpet premiere in his hometown, and WGN cornered him into talking about the latest developments in a galaxy far, far away. So is Han Solo going to be back for more fun and adventure? And is Ford down for the trip?
“I think it’s almost true,” Ford said. “I’m looking forward to it. It’s not in the bag yet, but I think it’s happening.”
Well that’s about as close as we’re going to get to a confirmation. Check out the video for yourself below: