Thursday, October 13, 2016
With the theatrical release of the first Star Wars spin-off film a little over two months away, Disney has unveiled another poster and trailer to whet fans' appetite for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story while the wait continues! As the poster above shows, Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) will be the main protagonist of Rogue One the same way that Daisy Ridley's Rey will carry on the Jedi legacy with the help of Luke Skywalker in the new Star Wars trilogy. Darth Vader looms as the ominous threat in Gareth Edwards' movie...even though it is Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) and his Death Troopers who will be tasked with trying to prevent Jyn and her merry band of Rebels from obtaining the Death Star plans. Anyways, I'm just repeating stuff that you can read about on a dozen other movie new sites. So enjoy the new Rogue One trailer and the screenshots below, and count down to December 16.
Save the Rebellion! Save the dream! Carry on.
Monday, September 5, 2016
All I want for Christmas (or my birthday, which is next month), is to see the Assault Gunboat from the classic X-Wing CD-ROM video game make its live-action debut in next year's Star Wars: Episode VIII. Or 2019's Episode IX. It's probably too late to feature them in this December's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, so might I suggest the 2018 Han Solo spin-off flick instead? Either way, I want to see this Imperial (or First Order) bad boy wreak havoc on the big screen! Well this, and the Interdictor Cruiser. I believe this warship will be making an appearance in the upcoming season of Disney XD's Star Wars Rebels, but yea, I want to see it graced in 35mm and/or 60mm film at the multiplex as well. Happy Labor Day!
Monday, August 29, 2016
Earlier today, Ben Affleck tweeted the video clip below showing the villainous Deathstroke making his way down a dark hangar. While he had a prominent appearance on The CW Network's Arrow a few seasons ago (as well as the animated TV series Teen Titans), Deathstroke has yet to appear in a live-action DC movie...till now. The footage below presumably comes from the set of next year's Justice League film, and it's now been reported online that Deathstroke will also be the main villain in Ben Affleck's solo movie The Batman (whose release date is currently unknown). Pretty awesome! It would also be totally cool if Will Smith's Deadshot made an appearance in Affleck's film as well...breaking out of prison after the events in Suicide Squad and perhaps teaming up with Deathstroke to take on the Dark Knight. Of course (SPOILERS AHEAD), Harley Quinn was freed from her cell by the Joker at the end of David Ayer's hit movie...so seeing them and Deathstroke confront Batman would also be interesting. Not bloody likely, but interesting.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Check out these two awesome covers for Empire's Rogue One issue that hits newsstands in the United Kingdom next Thursday. I can't wait to buy this magazine once it arrives here in the U.S. (not till October unfortunately, based on my experience with Empire's The Force Awakens issues last year)...'cause I'll most likely be buying the Rebel version at the nearest Barnes & Noble bookstore. Gotta show support for Jyn Erso and her Death Star-hunting gang!
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Check out these awesome illustrations depicting the new designs for the Autobots and Decepticons that'll be returning in next year's Transformers: The Last Knight! Megatron will go back to his former name after being called Galvatron in 2014's Age of Extinction, while Barricade apparently survived his wounds from the Battle of Chicago in 2011's Dark of the Moon. And Hot Rod finally makes his live-action debut during Michael Bay's fifth installment in the blockbuster franchise. Though I'm wondering... Is Sqweeks supposed to be the Autobots' version of The Force Awakens' BB-8? Wouldn't be surprised if he is. BB-8 is cool.
Much props to the Transformers Live Action Movie Blog for compiling these pictures.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Along with Michael Phelps winning his 22nd career gold medal since taking part in the Beijing Games in 2008, folks watching the Rio Olympics tonight were also treated to the newest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This preview features more action as it shows additional footage of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen) and the rest of their Rebel friends as they take on the Empire to steal its plans for the dreaded Death Star. And of course, fans (who didn't attend the Star Wars Celebration in London last month) finally got an official glimpse of Darth Vader in Gareth Edwards' highly-anticipated Star Wars spin-off film. December 16 couldn't arrive soon enough...