By Nicole Drum - November 20, 2019 12:33 am EST Share 0 Comments 0 HBO's Watchmen has no shortage of powerful moments and stories as it slowly unfolds the mystery surrounding the murder of Tulsa police chief Judd Crawford (Don Johnson). The series even opened on a powerful note with the portrayal of the 1922 Tulsa Race Massacre, an event that exists both in our real world and in the series' alternative timeline. In the series' most recent episode, last Sunday's "Little Fear of Lightning" stepped back a bit to tell the origin story of one of the detectives seeking the truth about Crawford's death, Looking Glass/Wade Tillman. In the process, the show revealed the world-changing Dimensional Incursion Event -- aka, the arrival of the giant trans dimensional squid that killed millions in the original Watchmen comics -- as well as how event impacted Looking Glass. According to the actor who plays Looking Glass, Tim Blake Nelson it's trauma that … [Read more...] about Watchmen Star Tim Blake Nelson on the Trauma of Looking Glass’ Origin Story
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By Spencer Perry - November 19, 2019 10:28 pm EST Share 0 Comments 0 As part of their roll out for the Disney+ launch, Disney and Lucasfilm were able to secure one major and unsung pillar for Star Wars fans, the 2004 documentary Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Saga. The two-and-a-half-hour documentary focuses on the original trilogy of films and features interviews with George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and many more members of the cast and crew. Empire of Dreams was originally released with the debut of the original trilogy on DVD in 2004 and was ultimately edited down to 90 minutes for a broadcast on A&E. You can head to over to Disney+ to watch it now. The film is described, "From the earliest versions of the script tot he blockbuster debuts, explore the creation of the Star Wars trilogy." Normally the inclusion of a behind-the-scenes look at movies, especially those as revered as the original Star … [Read more...] about Disney+ Includes Star Wars Documentary Empire of Dreams About Original Trilogy
By Patrick Cavanaugh - August 15, 2019 06:12 pm EDT Share 0 Comments 0 In February of 2018, Lucasfilm announced that it had tapped Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to write and produce a series of films for the franchise, which would introduce audiences to new characters and narratives. While this news excited fans of the series, this information was revealed before the series' final season, which proved divisive among even the most devout of viewers. The series' conclusion resulted in some apprehension about the pair's involvement in the galaxy far, far away and, while it's unclear if their plans for the films have changed, a source claims the duo might only write one of their planned films. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a source revealed that they have only committed to writing one of the films in their series instead of the original plan to write all of them. Other than the initial announcement that they … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones Creators Might Not Write All of Their Star Wars Films
By Patrick Cavanaugh - August 22, 2019 05:02 pm EDT Share 1 Comments 1 When issue #75 of the current Star Wars title from Marvel Comics hits shelves in November, not only will it conclude the story arc, but also the entire run of the series. The franchise has a long history of comic book tie-ins, with the original film relying on those series to build excitement for an unknown narrative. In following years, many fans took to the pages of comics for the continued adventures of familiar characters, in addition to learning more about extended corners of the galaxy. The current Star Wars series launched in 2015 ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The solicitations for November's comics confirmed the series' end, which reads: Star Wars #75 GREG PAK (W) • PHIL NOTO (A/C) ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER STAR WARS GREATEST MOMENTS VARIANT COVER by CHRIS SPROUSE VARIANT COVER BY GREG LAND FINAL ISSUE! … [Read more...] about Marvel’s Star Wars Series to Conclude in November With Issue 75
By Patrick Cavanaugh - May 14, 2019 11:38 pm EDT Share 0 Comments 0 The future of the Star Wars franchise has undergone a lot of changes in the past year, with the prevailing mandate from Lucasfilm being the focus on quality of quantity. Before Star Wars: The Last Jedi landed in theaters, the studio confirmed that their partnership with writer/director Rian Johnson was so positive that he would be developing his own trilogy of films. After that film landed in theaters, the studio confirmed that Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would also be developing a series of films. Given that three films have been given release dates and with Lucasfilm being coy about what details they release to the public, we can't help but wonder if, rather than develop six films at once, Johnson, Benioff, and Weiss will collaborate on one trilogy which will kick off in 2022. When Lucasfilm announced Johnson's new trilogy in November of 2017, they noted, "Johnson … [Read more...] about Star Wars: Will Rian Johnson and the Game of Thrones Co-Creators All Work Together to Make a New Trilogy?