'Star Wars: Episode 7' has gotten the approval of previous 'Star Wars' stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Ewan McGregor and heck, even Billy Dee Williams. And now you can add one more actor to the list of those interested in returning for 'Star Wars: Episode 7' - Mace Windu himself, Samuel L. Jackson.
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It's no secret that we're incredibly excited to see 'Django Unchained' and we won't beat around the bush: we're pretty jealous of everyone who got to see the first screening of the finished film last night! Although it was technically a DGA screening (appropriate since this is Quentin Tarantino's first film as a member of that guild), plenty of press-types managed to get in too. When the screening was over, phones came out of pockets, Twitter apps were fired up and opinions were shared. What did everyone think?
Samuel L. Jackson has been the anchor for Marvel's movies ever since he appeared in the end credit Easter Egg in the first 'Iron Man.' But now that the universe is established, now that 'The Avengers' is one of the biggest hits of all time, will Jackson continue his trend of showing up for a scene or two in the next couple Marvel movies? It looks like the answer is no.
Yesterday, we reported that Frank Grillo had been cast in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' as the villainous Crossbones. We learned that news through Variety writer Marc Graser's Twitter feed, but the actual article, published later, drops a few tidbits that should prove tantalizing to Marvel fans...especially those wondering if any 'Avengers' characters will be making an appearance.
As much as the thought of an American remake of Chan-wook Park's 'Oldboy' makes our skin crawl, we can't help but remain interested in this project. Sure, the very concept sounds like a train wreck on paper, but when you put a virtuoso like Spike Lee in the director's seat and actors like Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley and Elizabeth Olsen in front of the camera, you've gone and got our attention. The lastest news has only further piqued our interest: Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast.
NBC is catching a lot of flack in the media and on Twitter (where the #NBCFail hashtag is consistently trending) for their coverage of The Games of the XXX Olympiad (as Bob Costas repeatedly reminds us it is to be called). But w
'Django Unchained' is already ramping up its marketing campaign despite not hitting theaters until Christmas. Last night during the BET Awards, Quentin Tarantino and The Weinstein Co. debuted an extended :60 TV spot for the film with some new footage (including new looks at Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson).