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 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

THURSDAY, JULY 25

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---unconfirmed reports claim Disney wants Ryan Gosling to play Luke Skywalker's son and Zac Efron as Han Solo's son.





CREED---Sylvester Stallone returns in this ROCKY spin-off movie which will reunite FRUITVALE STATION star Michael B. Jordan and director Ryan Coogler. Jordan plays Apollo Creed's grandson who is contemplating a boxing career and seeks advice from retired Rocky Balboa.





BLOODSPORT---remake of the 1988 Jean-Claude Van Damme movie is underway with James McTiegue (V IS FOR VENDETTA) as the director. Another Van Damme movie, KICKBOXER, is also being remade with James Fung as the director.





THE EXPENDABLES 3---Milla Jovovich has signed to co-star in the sequel. Terry Crews commented, "We needed that. It was really getting to be a bit of a guy fest...[or as] they call it [sometimes], a 'sausage fest."

SQUIRRELS TO NUTS---Tatum O'Neal, Joanna Lumley, Debbie Mazar and Will Forte have joined the cast of Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots and Cybill Shepherd in this Peter Bogdanovich comedy movie about a married Broadway director who falls in love with an actress who used to be a hooker.

DREDD 2---official petition for the sequel has been posted at the link below.

Link: http://2000adonline.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=a6e40236aa24d482cfff600d2&id=62906ebdcc


MAGGIE---Abigail Breslin (ZOMBIELAND) will co-star with Arnold Schwarzenegger in this movie about a young girl who is turning into a zombie and how her farm family deals with her transformation.

TRANSFORMERS 4---Titus Welliver (LOST, DEADWOOD) has joined the cast in an undisclosed role.

MORTDECAI---Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor are in talks to co-star in this Johnny Depp movie based on the novels about an art dealer who seeks a stolen painting and lost Nazi gold.

PARKS AND RECREATION---Heidi Klum will guest star as the mayor of a Danish town, and Henry Winkler guest stars as Jean-Ralphio's father in the season premiere which is set in London.





SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE---Jason Sudeikis confirmed he's leaving the show.

BONES---Freddie Prinze, Jr. will guest star as a CIA agent.

BATES MOTEL---Michael Vartan (ALIAS) joins the cast as the love interest for Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga).

99 HOMES---Andrew Garfield stars in this movie as a man who lost his home in a foreclosure, but then finds success as an associate to the sleazy real estate broker responsible for him losing his home.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

MAGGIE---Abigail Breslin (ZOMBIELAND) will co-star with Arnold Schwarzenegger in this movie about a young girl who is turning into a zombie and how her farm family deals with her transformation.

I really hope this is a comedy.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

So, does anyone know why Luke even has a son? Jedi Knights are not supposed to have such relationships (love for all things equally, no emotional attachments, that which you love can be used to attack you, etc. etc.).

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

I imagine one night stands still exist in the future, or the past since it was apparently a long time ago

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

So, does anyone know why Luke even has a son? Jedi Knights are not supposed to have such relationships (love for all things equally, no emotional attachments, that which you love can be used to attack you, etc. etc.).

Maybe the Han/Leia thing didn't work out? big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

So, does anyone know why Luke even has a son? Jedi Knights are not supposed to have such relationships (love for all things equally, no emotional attachments, that which you love can be used to attack you, etc. etc.).

Maybe the Han/Leia thing didn't work out? big grin




EEEEEWWWWWWWWW!

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 11:57 PM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

So, does anyone know why Luke even has a son? Jedi Knights are not supposed to have such relationships (love for all things equally, no emotional attachments, that which you love can be used to attack you, etc. etc.).

That was the old Jedi order, which the Emperor and Vader did away with during Revenge of the Sith. What happens from Return of the Jedi forward remains to be seen. If they follow the lead of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the new Jedi Order that Luke creates allows Jedi to get married. And in fact, Luke does get married, and has a son named Ben. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ben_Skywalker

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 1:45 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

CREED---Sylvester Stallone returns in this ROCKY spin-off movie which will reunite FRUITVALE STATION star Michael B. Jordan and director Ryan Coogler. Jordan plays Apollo Creed's grandson who is contemplating a boxing career and seeks advice from retired Rocky Balboa.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

So, does anyone know why Luke even has a son? Jedi Knights are not supposed to have such relationships (love for all things equally, no emotional attachments, that which you love can be used to attack you, etc. etc.).

Perhaps Luke donated his midichlorians via cup into a Jedi sperm bank and wham! Out comes a son.

Or maybe this is just another pointless unfounded rumor.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 6:19 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

So, does anyone know why Luke even has a son? Jedi Knights are not supposed to have such relationships (love for all things equally, no emotional attachments, that which you love can be used to attack you, etc. etc.).

That was the old Jedi order, which the Emperor and Vader did away with during Revenge of the Sith. What happens from Return of the Jedi forward remains to be seen. If they follow the lead of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the new Jedi Order that Luke creates allows Jedi to get married. And in fact, Luke does get married, and has a son named Ben. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ben_Skywalker


It's interesting how much the prequels have altered the Star Wars expanded universe. I've recently started reading the Star Wars novels chronologically (by release order) and the "big reveal" at the end of one of the earlier books is that an Imperial admiral is CLONING STORMTROOPERS and all the heroes start losing their shit about it. Fast forward to less than ten (of our) years later, and that author would have known that the technique was old hat during the Clone Wars.

The Jedi ban on love is a nice plot-friendly stumbling block for Lucas to come up with for the prequels, and it does its job nicely of creating a conflict for Anakin vs. the Jedi, but it derails a significant portion of the expanded universe in its path (as mentioned above, Luke marries and has a child; Leia becomes a Jedi and has three children with Han; etc, etc, etc).

Not that it really matters - first of all because Lucasfilm has gone on record saying that the only Star Wars "canon" is what you see on the screen - in the films and in the authorized TV series such as Clone Wars or the upcoming Rebels series that will take place between ROTS and Star Wars. Second of all, there's an easy out, which they've used, that Luke knew little of the old Jedi ways, as all of his links to that past had died and moved on. Third of all, there's some grey area even in the established canon post-ROTS. The Clone Wars series had a nice few arcs for Obi-Wan and his relationship with another character - it was not romantic in the truest sense of the word, but it was affectionate - and shows the gray area of that limitation.

It will be interesting to see what, if anything, they adopt from the novels, comics, etc for the new movies, as this is the first time they'll be developing a canon source in a time period that has otherwise been developed in a non-canon but official form. I'm not interested in them being beholden to any new characters or plot lines, but at the same time there are certain characters that have been really well developed that I wouldn't mind seeing in the films - Mara Jade, the Solo children, even if the resemblance to the final movie character is in name alone.

There's precedent for adopting from the expanded universe - Lucas entered a few ships from Shadows of the Empire into Mos Eisley in the Star Wars special edition. Coruscant was established as a planet in Heir to the Empire. Various background Jedi, characters, aliens, and planets that had been previously established in other media appeared in the prequels and Clone Wars.

Nerd talk, too long, didn't read.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 11:55 PM   
 By:   Reeler   (Member)

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---unconfirmed reports claim Disney wants Ryan Gosling to play Luke Skywalker's son and Zac Efron as Han Solo's son.

CREED---Sylvester Stallone returns in this ROCKY spin-off movie which will reunite FRUITVALE STATION star Michael B. Jordan and director Ryan Coogler. Jordan plays Apollo Creed's grandson who is contemplating a boxing career and seeks advice from retired Rocky Balboa.

BLOODSPORT---remake of the 1988 Jean-Claude Van Damme movie is underway with James McTiegue (V IS FOR VENDETTA) as the director. Another Van Damme movie, KICKBOXER, is also being remade with James Fung as the director.

BATES MOTEL---Michael Vartan (ALIAS) joins the cast as the love interest for Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga).


I know there are good things coming out but this is about what gets attention. It's very sad to see the lack of any standards, or in the consumer. I do appreciate the authors who do this for us by posting these, but a lot of the news smells of desperation IMO. I know I've probably taken this too far, but every time I end up shaking my head in disbelief. There are many talent people in the industry, but the philosophy sucks! It looks like the industry will have to hit rock bottom before things truly change.

PS- I'm not asking for originality. Most of us just are not talented enough. Once people start writing new scripts with new characters, the rest will take care of itself.

 
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