The newest Star Wars; The Force Awakens TV spot has got us on the edge of our seats. Not only do we get to know Finn—the supposed new Jedi hero—a bit more, but the trailer also reveals new Storm Trooper weapons including what looks like a flame thrower. A FLAME THROWER! It is becoming more and more apparent that this next Star Wars will be unlike anything we have seen. Because did we mention the flame throwers?
Yesterday, Harrison Ford teamed up with Omaze to surprise past donors of Star Wars Force for Change on Skype. After a lot of happy squeals and shocked faces, Ford announced a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens charity auction that will give fans a chance to win two tickets to the red carpet premiere in either LA or London where they will also meet the cast. The proceeds will go to Feeding America, UNICEF, Make-A-Wish and many others. Maybe he's not such a scruffy-looking nerf herder after all. Discuss
Apparently, we're pausing the '90s revival movement to reboot an iconic '80s flick. Val Kilmer, the actor who played Tom Cruise's foil in the 1986 classic, Top Gun, posted to Facebook that he has agreed to reprise his role as Iceman in a sequel. There are few details available about the movie, but we do know that Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are on board as well. While, sure, this movie could be fun, let's hope the jorts-clad beach volleyball scenes stay in the '80s. Discuss
With all of the ill-advised remakes and sequels in the works, here’s one that actually sounds pretty promising. Ryan Gosling has confirmed to Collider that he will star in an upcoming sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner. Details about the plot are still not totally clear, but Harrison Ford is reportedly reprising his role as replicant hunter Rick Deckard. If the wardrobe for the original is any indication, we’re convinced that Ryan Gosling is choosing roles solely on the merits of howcoolthejackets are that his character will get to wear. Discuss
Some of the team behind the new historical drama Silence dropped by Los Cabos Film Festival to talk about the new Martin Scorsese film. The team also released the first image of star Liam Neeson as Jesuit missionary Father Cristóvão Ferreira. The movie, which stars Neeson, Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield as priests, is based on the acclaimed historical novel about 17th century Christian missionaries to Japan who faced intense persecution for their faith. Though the 1966 book has received widespread literary fame, it's also known for its stirring religious imagery and not-so-black-and-white messages about morality and faith. Studio executive Gaston Pavlovich told Variety, “It’s hard, it’s emotional—I think it will inspire a lot of debate." Discuss
A new, minute-long ad for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released, and, as with everything related to the franchise, has already taken over a good chunk of the Internet. A lot of the footage from the spot is stuff we’ve seen before in the trailers, but if you are the type of Star Wars fan that likes dissecting each frame for glimpses at light sabers and tiny plot clues, then feel free to spend your morning watching this over and over again. Discuss