Star Wars: A New Hope was first released in US theaters on May 25, 1977, and earned $461 million, while receiving ten Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture), winning seven. It launched an industry of tie-in products, including spin-off TV series, novels, comic books, video games, amusement park attractions, and merchandise including toys, games, and clothing. The latest is this anime fan makeover by Dmitry "Ahriman" Grozov of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Continue reading for another Star Wars anime short film and more information.
Steven Spielberg has entered the world of virtual reality in his adaptation of Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One," and the director unveiled the movie's first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. This sci-fi movie takes viewers into a dystopian 2045 where the only escape from the dark reality is the virtual reality world of "OASIS." It's set for release on March 30, 2018. Continue reading for the complete Comic-Con panel video and more information.
Slated for release on December 15th, Star Wars: The Last Jedi feature new cast members Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran in unconfirmed roles. According to director Rian Johnson, the story begins immediately after the last scene of The Force Awakens. He had his story group watch films such as Twelve O'Clock High, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Gunga Din, Three Outlaw Samurai, Sahara, and Letter Never Sent for inspiration while developing ideas. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you crush a Furby with a hydraulic press.
A new Star Wars: Rogue One trailer has just been released, and it teases at the return of Vader. For those who haven't been following the story, this stand alone film follows the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of Rebel fighters come together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor's rule. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes featurette.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been kept under wraps for quite some time, but the first trailer has just been released, and it shows the new Shadowtrooper. If you don't follow this series, it basically follows the foundation of the Galactic Empire where a wayward band of Rebel fighters come together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor's rule. Continue reading for a trailer analysis and more information.
If you need a devious job completed, send in the super-villains, or in other words, the ruthless, mentally unhinged members of Task Force X known as the "Suicide Squad." Recruited by a government agent with the promise of a clean slate, the crew is expected to succeed in extremely dangerous missions where the odds are never in their favor. This newly released Comic-Con trailer shows off an unlikely group of villains: Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Slipknot (Adam Beach), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Jay Hernandez (El Diablo). Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an incredibly low Blue Angels fly-by at a beach.
San Diego Comic-Con is known for exclusive first looks at movies, and this year's was no exception. Guests at this particular panel were shown a new Suicide Squad trailer and it was the first to show Jared Leto as The Joker. As you can imagine, security is quite tight, but they missed this person with a recording device. The clip has already been pulled off of YouTube, but there's still at least one version floating online. Continue reading to watch before it gets axed as well.
Set for release on November 17 for the Xbox One, PS4 as well as PC platforms, Star Wars Battlefront was officially unveiled yesterday at E3 2015 in Los Angeles. "It's the year of 'Star Wars' here at EA with games for console, PC and mobile. 'Battlefront' is expected to be one of the biggest titles of 2015. EA management has already set a high bar for investors, saying it expects to sell 9 million-10 million copies of the game (and some Wall Street analysts feel that is a conservative estimate)," said Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA. Continue reading for two trailers and more information.
The official trailer for Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice has leaked, as it was originally slated for release next week during special IMAX-only screenings. It begins directly after the revelation of Superman, and his unveiling to the world. We see the inspirations from Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns," including an armored Batman going toe-to-toe with Superman in the rain. Continue reading to watch.
J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy kicked off the 2015 Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California today with a brand new trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." It opens on the same sand outlook shown in the first teaser, and a landspeeder headed for a crashed Star Destroyer appears. "The force is strong in my family," says a voice as we see the battered helmet of Darth Vader. "My father has it." Continue reading to watch.