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Star Wars Universe News: Alden Ehrenreich Is The New Solo

Warning: So many Spoilers

While our beloved nerf-herder, smuggler extraordinaire, and all around swag king Han Solo flies the galaxy no more, his legacy will live on in the second standalone Star Wars film. The as of yet untitled Han Solo installment is set to premiere May 25, 2018. The film will star up and comer Alden Ehrenreich (Blue Jasmine, Hail, Ceaser).

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Disney Announces Indiana Jones 5

Disney just announced that Harrison Ford will be reprising his iconic role as Indiana Jones in the fifth installment in the series with Steven Spielberg returning to direct.

Indiana Jones 5 has officially been set for July 19, 2019 as is currently the only film set for that date. Marvel’s Inhumans is scheduled for the July 12, just the weekend before, but chances are that Disney will end up moving Inhumans so they’re not battling it out at the box office. That’s just not smart business.

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The Force Awakens: Spoiler Full Review

Now that Star Wars The Force Awakens has been in theaters for a couple of weeks, it’s time to delve into the film fully and discuss everything that happened. While on the surface, the movie is solid and a lot of fun, for those of us die-hard fans there’s quite a bit to take in. So, without further ado here’s a SPOILER FULL look at The Force Awakens. If you haven’t seen the movie stop reading, go see the movie, then come back.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens: Spoiler Free Review and Box Office Recap

There has been an awakening.

Star Wars The Force Awakens finally arrived in theaters on Thursday and we all got to see the first new Star Wars film since Disney purchased the franchise from George Lucas for roughly $4 billion. One thing is clear, it looks like Disney will have no trouble making that money back and then some.

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Star Wars Themed Special Episode of Jimmy Kimmel to Air Tonight

We’re just a little more than 3 weeks away from the long-awaited release of Star Wars The Force Awakens and in the last few weeks it seems that Disney is aiming to take over the known universe. Their next step to doing so is the Star Wars Special that is set to air tonight on Jimmy Kimmel. Take a look at the mini trailer the show put out to advertise tonight’s show.

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New Star Wars International Trailer Gives Sneak Peek at the Empires Power

Winter can’t get here fast enough for fans of the epic Star Wars saga. It will be a happy holiday indeed for all when Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode VII) premieres on December 18, but until then check out this new footage from the movie’s first international spot.

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Steven Soderbergh Recut Raiders Of The Lost Ark As A Silent Movie

To show the importance of staging in filmmaking, director Steven Soderbergh reworks Steven Spielberg’s classic adventure Raiders of the Lost Ark into a moodily, affective black and white silent film. The film is essentially stripped of many surface elements to highlight the deeper ones (at least for Soderbergh). No more color or witty banter from Harrison Ford, and we lose John Williams iconic score. Soderbergh replaces all of the soundtrack with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ score from The Social Network, not to draw comparisons between the two films but rather to provide audible accents to the staging.

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Ender’s Game: New Posters and Official Images – Are You Ready to Join the International Fleet?

Gavin Hood’s (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) has not been without its media attention, and not always for the best reasons, but following on from the promotion we saw at SDCC, there has been a new set of poster released ahead of the November 1st opening. These new promotional posters use the tried and tested propaganda style that the likes of X-MEN: Days of Future Past have also adopted.

Ender's Game

There have also been some new stills released from the movie detailing what looks to be some great visual effects. The posters and the stills do not reveal much that we don’t already know about the movie, which has been adapted from the award winning novel by Orson Scott Card.

Ender’s Game, starring Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford, is set in the near future when a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth.  If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.

With the central characters of the movie being young heroes, distributors Lionsgate will be hoping to build another successful tween franchise to rival the likes of Twilight and Harry Potter, much like they did with the  successful Hunger Games. Hopefully Hood will keep some of the tone and focus of the novel to keep adults on board and get them buying tickets too. The novel has also become suggested reading for many military organizations, including the United States Marine Corps.

[box_dark]Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite.  Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School.  Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.[/box_dark]

Enders Game opens nationwide on November 1, 2013.

Bruce Willis vs. Sylvester Stallone in Old Man Showdown

In this week’s “Old Man News” we have Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis. With a little Harrison Ford thrown in for good measure. Sylvester Stallone has this film franchise that he stars in, you might have heard of it – The Expendables? Yea, that one. Well Sly is currently gathering up people for the third incarnation of The Expendables and was in talks with Bruce Willis to return.

Apparently things didn’t go well as Stallone sent out these two tweets in short succession.

Looking past Stallone’s fangirling over Harrison Ford, what exactly happened?

Turns out, Bruce Willis had been offered $3 million for the third film and instead wanted $4 million. Well, from the outside looking it, it seems a little ridiculous to pass up a job over a million dollars but hey, it’s still a million dollars. But wait! That’s not the whole story.

Get this, Willis wanted $4 million for four days of work. FOUR DAYS! One million dollars for each day of work. That sound you are hearing is everyone in the known world rolling their eyes. Good riddance Mr. Willis.

Thankfully Sylvester Stallone had another guy in mind for the job. A man who has a source for The Hollywood Reporter said is “a better actor, a much nicer person and a more interesting direction for the film.” That man is none other than Harrison Ford.

Harrison Ford

That isn’t the only Harrison Ford news of the week. Nope. Earlier in the week Ford was asked about a fifth Indiana Jones film.

[box_light]”To me, what was interesting about the character was that he prevailed, that he had courage, that he had wit, that he had intelligence, that he was frightened, and that he still managed to survive. That I can do.”[/box_light]
So he’s signed on for action film The Expendables 3, and he’s okay with another turn as Indiana Jones? Maybe 70 is the new 60 after all.

SDCC 2013: Harrison Ford in New ‘Ender’s Game’ Promo, & the SDCC Fan Experience!

The marketing push for Gavin Hood’s (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Tsotsi) upcoming sci-fi movie Ender’s Game is under way, with the launch of a viral campaign designed to make the audience feel like a trainee of the International Fleet. The latest piece of the campaign has just been revealed, consisting of a short propaganda video featuring Harrison Ford in the role of Colonel Hyrum Graff. Watch the clip from SuperHeroHype below:


While the world looks a lot more sterile and shiny than I’d imagined from Orson Scott Card’s novel, the focus on the IF and its “Last Stand Against the Buggers” philosophy is right on point. I’m anticipating Ender’s Game with some caution, but it looks like it could be a decent action flick if not something as special as Card’s Hugo winning book series.

Ender’s Game follows Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, a young recruit in the International Fleet’s Battle School, in his training to become a military commander fit to defend against an inevitable attack from an alien species that decimated the Earth in the past. The movie stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and Viola Davis, as well as the aforementioned sci-fi God himself, Harrison Ford.The Enders Game Fan Experience at SDCC

And over in San Diego, the Ender’s Game Fan Experience invited the huge structure based off of the Battle School, which houses numerous rooms full of props and costumes that Con attendees can move through, as well as an area that allows fans to sit in on a Battle School session hosted by Harrison Ford as Col. Hyrum Graff (not in person, unfortunately). You can check out more on the Fan Experience here.

Movie Fone unveiled three new character posters for the film as well, including this one of Hailee Steinfeld in full Petra garb:

Ender's Game Petra Poster

Ender’s Game hits theaters November 1, 2013. Be sure to check out SDCC 2013 for more on our coverage from San Diego!