As we’ve discussed, information about the forthcoming seventh installment of the Star Wars franchise has been beyond scarce. Since the  revelation that J.J. Abrams would be helming the film, Disney has been frustratingly tight-lipped concerning probably the most anticipated movie in cinematic history.

But we’ve at least been pretty secure in what little we DID know….like the release date of sometime in May of 2015. That’s been practically scripture for the last few months. Okay, Abrams has never said that May was set in stone–but who trusts him? He’s the king of misdirection.

NOW we’re hearing a theory courtesy of Badass Digest that Episode VII might not be released until December 15, 2015.

Here’s the logic: 2015 is going to be jam-packed with potential blockbusters…Fantastic Four, Pirates 5, Bond 24, Ant-Man, PIXAR’s Inside Out, and–of course: Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

It might be best for both Episode VII, AND Disney’s other planned 2015 releases if the studio gives the film some breathing room. Especially considering that Age Of Ultron is scheduled for May 1st. Releasing two such anticipated films only a few weeks apart might be unwise. Plus mid-December proved a good time of year for other marquee sci-fi titles like Avatar and Tron: Legacy.

It might also be a good idea to give Abrams as much time as possible, since Episode VII‘s schedule is a bit more rushed than the other SW flicks have been.

As usual, we’ll let you know when or if there’s any official confirmation.

Source: Cinema Blend

SPOILER ALERT!- The following contains spoilers to The Avengers, a film some people still have yet to watch. If you happen to be one of those people, then avoid the following.

Joss Whedon is one twisted son of a bitch, a brilliant one, but twisted nonetheless. Every time he’s noticed fans starting to cling onto a beloved fan character from one of his series, said character get’s a permanent dirt nap courtesy of Whedon’s pen. So while it was a bit of a shocker, it’s to no surprise that Joss decided it was time for Marvel‘s Agent Phil Coulson to meet his end by way of Loki and a very pointy stick in The Avengers.

Usually in movies, when a character dies their gone for good, that is unless there’s a plot involving some form of time travel. But this is a franchise based in a comic book world; people can fly, weaklings can become super soldiers and death is only a moment to breathe.

Now let’s talk about Agent Coulson, played by Clark Gregg. Coulson’s been around long before The Avengers, having played his part in the first Iron Man movie and then later appearing in Thor and Iron Man 2. Now some are supposing that there are a number of clues given throughout the movie and a massive fan campaign online titled “Coulson Lives,” that suggests that Marvel’s everyman character being very much alive in the post-Avengers Marvel Film U.

Even big name sites like ourselves, Ain’t It Cool News and Bleeding cool all have our theories, but it’s what Clark said on Twitter in response to AICN that matters:

“I just love all of that stuff, but you know I think I really am trying to kind of… And I never know what Marvel is going to do, but I have to kind of feel like I’m trying to do my own business with “I probably won’t get to play this guy again.” I love it, who knows? Who knows what the fans can make happen, you know what I mean? That would be hilarious to me if the fans somehow managed… It would be the fans who brought Coulson back to life, but I don’t think there’s any plans. They’ve got enough superheroes to now bring in to take his place, you know? I think people would rather see Wasp than me come back.”

Yeah, right. Be it a clone, a return as The Vision – which most people are gunning for – or the Coulson that died was nothing more then a Life Model Decoy, any Coulson is a good Coulson. It could all be a farce though, just the biggest way for Whedon to take the piss out of Marvel fans everywhere.

Source: /Film

(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)

No person can deny that Chris Nolan’s Inception was a piece of sheer genius, with it’s fantastic effects and character development. Yet, something has been off for those that press on, watching Cobb’s top spin into the credits. Everyone has their own theory as to what happens and Chris Nolan has heard enough of it. For every new theory Chris Nolan gets one more hair painfully pulled off his ass. Chris is taking these conspiracy nuts head on and with the Batman gloves off.

In the latest issue of Wired magazine, issue 18.12, Nolan takes a few of these theories on Inception and gives them his very shiny two cents:

In the end you can hear Cobb’s top topple over thus proving that he’s not in a dream, Nolan’s response: “This gives Cobb a base-line reality. But he’s an untrustworthy narrator.”

What about the fact that Cobb’s children are wearing the same clothes in his dreams and in the climax? Plus they haven’t aged at all? Clearly THIS proves that he is in a dream. Nolan’s response: “The kids are not wearing the same clothes at the end! And they do age! We were working with two sets of kids.”

But what about the fact that Cobb is clearly not looking at the top in the end? Does that mean he doesn’t care if it’s a dream or reality he’s happy, so clearly it is a dream or else why else show that? Nolan’s response: “The important thing is that Cobb’s not looking at the top. He doesn’t care.”

Ok what if just the ENDING is a dream and Saito and Cobb are still stuck together in the dream world, so they’ve decided to build their own world together, where everything works out? Nolan’s response: “Uh…that’s not how I would have read the movie.”

The phrase “leap of faith” is repeated over and over causing many people to believe that the whole movie is really an act of Inception. Nolan’s response: “I don’t think I’m going to tell you about this.”

Oh snap! Looks like Chris has everything all wrapped up in a nice little bow and it’s right under the Christmas tree. You can see what Nolan has to say about more of these theories in the December issue of Wired.

Via: io9