Yesterday the world was rocked with surprise news of Disney acquiring Lucasfilm Ltd & Star Wars from George Lucas for a whopping $4.5 billion. With this addition to an already big portfolio of content creators (Pixar, Marvel, ESPN, ABC) Disney is promising Episode VII sometime in 2015 with Episodes VIII and IX coming later and more feature films every 2 or 3 years.
Writer David Goyer Spoke at the Rome Film Fest discussing their plans for Superman in the forthcoming superhero reboot Man of Steel (which IGN found via Collider), Goyer emphasized on his thoughts of the more ‘realistic approach’ that he, producer Christopher Nolan and director Zack Snyder, have decided to take with this film.
20th Century Fox released the first official photo yesterday of Hugh Jackman in a ‘Martial Arts like’ pose for the upcoming sequel The Wolverine, directed by James Mangold. The film is set in Japan where Wolverine travels to train with a samurai warrior. The film is to be released on July 26 2013.
It looks like they are at it again! For those of you who do not know Warner Bros. pulled the plug on Joss Whedon’s Wonder Woman movie – allowing him to be free to make the massively successful Avengers Movie. Then NBC tried to reboot the Wonder Woman TV series, but failed to make it past the pilot stage. So here we go, reports are being swirled around the internet that CW (the Warner Brothers television network) has begun its own work on creating a live-action Wonder Woman series called Amazon (working title).
This panel begins with Jon discussing how drawn he was to the role of Shane when he initially read the script for The Walking Dead, and shares his insights on several aspects of the series.
Jon also discusses his role in Frank Darabont’s new television project “L.A. Noir” as well as Martin Scorsese’s new film “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Norman Reedus, meanwhile, finally arrived for the panel about 20 minutes into it and shares his thoughts on playing a character that wasn’t in the comics, Daryl’s character development in the absence of his abusive brother Merle, and the potential for conflict if and when they will be re-united.
Norman also relates his complete lack of formal acting schooling and humorously claims that his acting career started because he got drunk at a party and began yelling at everyone.
Levar Burton of Star Trek and Reading Rainbow fame takes a variety of questions from the audience on his role as Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as Reading Rainbow (including a sing-along with the crowd of the first verse of the theme song), he reveals the likelihood that he will make another appearance on Community as well as the Big Bang Theory, as well his role in the series Perception.
In her Q&A session at Fan Expo 2012 Kate Mulgrew discusses the challenges of playing a Captain on a Star Trek series for seven years, what she brought to the role of Captain Janeway and her perspective on the character’s development over the course of the series as well as her other television and theater experience.
In his surprisingly thoughtful but also riotously funny panel, John Rhys-Davies talks about his life in television and film, acting in general, the difficulties of getting into the business, and gives some extended thoughts on the series Sliders.