Pencak Silat to Appear in The Force Awakens?

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Star Wars: Episode VII | 0 comments

If you’ve seen The Raid, The Raid 2, or Merantau Warrior, you’ve seen Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian display their impressive martial arts skills. And while there’s been a lot of noise around the fact that Simon Pegg could show up in The Force Awakens, not nearly enough people are excited about Uwais and Ruhian. Along with Cecep Arif Rahman, another practitioner of the Indonesian martial art known as Pencak Silat, these two have been announced as “performing fight work” in the upcoming installation of Star Wars. Exactly what this means isn’t clear—whether they’ll actually be featured in the film, if they’ll be serving as stunt performers, or if they’ll be involved in fight choreography (Uwais was the lead fight choreographer behind the amazing fight scenes in The Raid 2) is unknown. No matter how they’re involved, it seems likely that the influence of Silat could be seen in the fight scenes of The Force Awakens. While Merantau...

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Will Star Wars: Episode 7 be the first $3bn movie?

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Star Wars: Episode VII | 0 comments

With many of the original actors and the return of the original Chewbacca, R2D2, and C3PO, it’s no wonder that Star Wars fans are psyched about the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII film. Earlier last year, The Wrap had reported that some analysts are saying they think Episode VII will reach $2 billion at the worldwide box office. The only others who have reached this staggering number are James Cameron’s Titanic and Avatar. We think that reaching this amazing height is extremely possible as long as Abrams gets the mix of the old and the new right. In order for Episode VII to reach these heights, it would need to surpass Avatar’s $2.78 billion haul, and then it would likely become the world’s first $3 billion movie. In 1977, the first Star Wars film was released and only a few thousand people were familiar with Star Wars. However, the news of this amazing saga spread quickly and there were lines backed up everywhere to see it. Movie earnings don’t work the same way they used to back in...

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Will Luke Finally Turn to the Dark Side in The Force Awakens?

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 in Star Wars: Episode VII | 0 comments

Plot rumors about The Force Awakens are a dime a dozen, and they continue to come fast and furious, despite J.J. Abrams’ and Lucasfilm’s attempts to stifle leaks. One of the interesting potential plot points that people have been mulling over lately is Luke’s ultimate fate: will he remain a force of good? Or will he follow in Anakin’s footsteps and succumb to the lure of the Dark side? Mark Hamill has stated that he thought Luke would be headed down a Darker path at the end of the original trilogy, but that didn’t play out. Some people think that we could see it this December, but there isn’t much evidence for that. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Disney try to shatter a few people’s expectations for a typical Star Wars movie, but going as far as turning Luke to the Dark side seems a bit unlikely. The tension between Light and Dark is always a central part of the Star Wars story—in the original trilogy, it was mostly represented as...

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Star Wars Ep. VII Rumor Crackdown

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Star Wars: Episode VII | 0 comments

We’ve been posting some of the most interesting rumors about The Force Awakens over the past few months, but it looks like that news may be slowing down in the near future. J.J. Abrams has expressed his frustration with the number of leaks coming from the Star Wars set, and it’s a safe bet that he’ll be taking a harder line with anyone who appears to be releasing information. It’s not just Abrams that’s been going after the sources of those leaks—Lucasfilm has recently started to crack down as well. A subpoena was issued by a court requiring a user called Darth_Simi to remove some images from Episode VII that he had posted on ImageShack. This is the first legal action that Lucasfilm has taken, and it looks like they’re trying to set a precedent for punishing leakers. Interestingly, there are reports that Abrams has also petitioned Disney to push up the release date of the film, possibly to as early as July. While we haven’t heard anything...

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Mel Brooks confirms he wants to make “Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money”!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Star Wars: Episode VII | 0 comments

Remember the hilarious classic parody of Star Wars, Spaceballs? After nearly thirty years since its debut, Mel Brooks has said that he is interested in making a sequel called, Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money. While Star Wars fans all over the world are excited and constantly hearing new rumors about the new Star Wars movie, Mr. Brooks recently said that he would like to create the sequel after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Mel Brooks was recently on a podcast with Adam Carolla, called Take a Knee, and this is when he said what the title would be and his wishes are to use as many of the same cast members as possible. This won’t be an easy task since some of the major characters have passed away. Another problem that Mr. Brooks might encounter is that of hiring Rick Moranis to play his original role. He was popular in many movies in the nineties, such as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. He stopped acting in 1997 and later on his wife passed from breast cancer. After...

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