Disney Confirms Star Wars Stand-Alone Movies


So after all of the speculation of Zack Snyder doing a “Seven Samurai” typed of Star Wars film outside of the new trilogy, it seems that at least part of the rumor is true.  Disney has confirmed that they will be making origin stories that will take place outside of the numbered films.  Included in these are movies about Boba Fett, Yoda, and a younger Han Solo.  According to Comingsoon.net:

“There has been speculation about some stand-alone films that are in development,” Iger tells CNBC. “I can confirm to you today that, in fact, we are working on a few stand-alone films. Larry Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are both working on films derived from great ‘Star Wars’ characters that are not part of the overall saga. We still plan to make Episodes 7, 8, and 9, roughly over a six-year period of time, starting in 2015. There are going to be a few other films released in that time, too.”

I am intrigued by the Boba Fett film. The other two, however, don’t seem to interest me very much. Yoda has been over-exposed the past several years and I really can’t see another actor playing Han Solo. I guess we shall see. It does seem to show some promise because of the writers they have signed on.

I Have No Idea If I Want To See This



So I’ve been seeing commercials on tv for Dylan Dog Dead of Night. It stars Brandon Routh and Sam Huntington, who were both in one of my favorite movies, Superman Returns. It looks like one of those movies that are so bad they are good, kind of like Slither. Brandon Routh is really the only reason I would see this because he was hilarious to me in Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World.

Trailer after the jump.
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Irvin Kershner dies at 87


It has been a long time since I updated this blog. This particular tragedy has brought me back to it.

Irvin Kershner, who directed The Empire Strikes Back, died at his home after being ill for quite some time. Kershner was 87.

Kershner is most famous for three of his movies, including the aforementioned The Empire Strikes Back, along with Robocop 2 and Never Say Never Again. He will be missed by both the Sci-Fi and film communities.

Kershner always had a place in my heart because of his work on Star Wars. He made memorable characters more memorable and made scenes that would forever go down in film history as memorable moments (i.e. “Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father…..”).

R.I.P Mr. Kershner. You will be remembered.

Brilliant Mash-ups


I’m a sucker for a good mash-up, which is where two or more movies get smashed up into a single entity. These two were definitely worth watching.

First, the Scorsese-Kubrick mash-up:

Here is the Coen Brothers-Tarantino mash-up. The downside to this one is that it focuses too much on the violence of their respective films and less on the directors’ talents. Here ya go anyway:

Finally. Superman in 2012?


It is no secret at all that I am a huge Superman fan. He’s right there in the banner. So it makes sense that I have been watching the Superman movie developments closely and with great interest. I was thrilled to hear that Christopher Nolan (my favorite director) was going to watch over it and that David Goyer was tapped to write the script. It seemed that Warner Bros. was finally going to give the Man of Steel the respect he deserves.

So now it sounds like Warner Bros. is moving the project forward for a holiday 2012 release. According to heatvisionblog.com:

Meyer particularly highlighted that DC Comics characters are key parts of Warner’s future, mentioning a July 20, 2012 release date for the latest “Batman” film by Christopher Nolan and a holiday season 2012 “Superman” film.

A quick little blurb, but a blurb none-the-less. I will definitely keep an eye on this and keep you all updated.