ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From 'Episode 7,' to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, look ahead in to the next year of ‘Star Wars,’ ponder Aaron Paul joining the universe, and preview Frank Oz’s role on ‘Star Wars Rebels.’
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2015 is going to be such a great year for movies—so great, in fact, that we couldn’t even narrow down our list of next year’s most anticipated films to just 10; we chose 25 instead (we’re loose cannons around here). But forget what we want. What are the most anticipated films according to moviegoing consumers like you, dear reader? A new poll reveals the top five most highly anticipated films of 2015, and the answers probably aren’t that surprising … but at least one of them is.
As briefly mentioned in that post featuring the new ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ photo, Disney’s 2015 release slate is kind of insane. The studio is releasing 12 new films, averaging out to one new movie per month. If things go well at the box office (and they probably will), they might very well indeed be the highest-grossing studio next year, thanks to releases like ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ two new Pixar movies, and two new superhero films from Marvel Studios.
The cover story of the new issue of Fortune is about Disney CEO Bob Iger and his “Empire of Tech.” Inside, the article also includes the following image, the latest glimpse of the Millennium Falcon, which will make its return to the big-screen with next year’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Get out of the way Bob, you’re blocking our view!
If you aren’t aware of “sweding,” it’s where fans remake trailers and films with a really low budget, making their own props and costumes and creatively recreating set pieces. The concept was the focal point of Michel Gondry’s 2008 film ‘Be Kind Rewind.’ We’ve seen many fan-made versions of the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ including a trailer recreated with LEGOs and a version that imagines what George Lucas’ “special edition” of the film might look like. But this sweded version of the trailer is the most creative and funny version so far.
ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, revisit the most memorably bad creation in the ‘Star Wars’ saga, examine some new character art, and preview a new look at the original trilogy.
Chandor is the definition of “gregarious.” He likes telling long stories (to the point he drove the film’s publicists crazy trying to keep everything running on time, until they just kind of gave up), which I suppose makes sense considering his profession. Chandor is the true definition of “storyteller,” in that he conceives a story and follows it through from start to finish—whether that’s on film or in a Park Ave. hotel. Though, Chandor admits he’s a “loudmouth,” but commends himself on not revealing a big secret about Oscar Isaac’s role in the new ‘Star Wars’ movie.
T-minus one week and counting until 2015 —and now that we’ve finally put our 2014 top-ten lists to bed, it’s time to turn our attention to the new year. From the looks of things so far, it should be a good one.
The more movie studios tighten their grip on the details of their big movies, the more secrets will slip through their fingers. And you can generally blame the toy companies. Seriously. Those guys accidentally spoil more than anyone else in the business. However, this case is a little unique. There are no finished toys for ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ but there are prototypes for figures that will be available next year. And someone has obtained a photo of said prototypes and put it online. Put on your scrutiny hats, folks. It’s time to over-analyze some toy sculpts.
Earlier this year, director J.J. Abrams along with Disney reached out to ‘Star Wars’ fans asking for donations for UNICEF. Every person who donated was entered into a special drawing to visit the set and have a small role in ‘The Force Awakens.’ The fundraising effort was a huge success, and now Abrams—along with the cast and crew—has delivered a new “thank you” video, featuring a couple of particularly special old friends.