‘An intense and terrifying prospect,’ says J.J. Abrams of The Force Awakens – or maybe just the fan reaction? – in a quick red carpet interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz.
Actor Khan Bonfils, who played Jedi Master Saesee Tiin in The Phantom Menace, has died. Bonfils was in rehersals for Dante’s Inferno with the Craft Theatre company when he collapsed yesterday and could not be resuscitated, according to The Independent.
In addition to The Phantom Menace, Bonfils had appeared in Skyfall, Batman Begins, and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life.
Tish Paul talks Star Wars fandom and Athena’s Daughters 2 with the Fangirl Chat podcast.
Rumor: BB-8 has a secret. Compartment, that is.
As Rebels returns with ‘Path of the Jedi,’ and some interesting implications for the galaxy (or at least the Jedi) as a whole, so does Rebels Recon. Next episode airs January 19, and will be online next week.
Discounted Disneyland tickets for Celebration Anaheim attendees. The tickets will only be valid April 13-April 24.
Since this morning, both The Hollywood Reporter and The Wrap have backed up the report, and /Film says a source hinted to them that “one of the film’s action sequences might have been choreographed by the team.”
Here’s a fight scene from (the end of?) The Raid 2 featuring Uwais and Rahman in what appears to be the world’s most spacious industrial kitchen. Warning, it gets pretty bloody:
We’re back! Well, everyone else is back. Tweets, yay.
#WheresHera? (and sometimes Sabine.) Guess who’s still missing from lots of Rebels merchandise? I guess folks really love us harping on this stuff, huh?
Last night brought Rebelscum with a listing of The Force Awakens toys that are currently being solicited. Hasbro has covered their tracks pretty well as far as Episode VII information – most everything is ‘hero’ and ‘villain’ and such – but Making Star Wars has some analysis. There is a remote control droid that I fervently hope is BB-8, because who doesn’t want that?
(And don’t forget, spoilerphobes, that we may have already seen a Black Series leak.)
In any case, don’t expect to see these toys legitimately at the upcoming Toy Fair in New York – Hasbro sent out a press release that they won’t be showing any of their The Force Awakens stuff. Pity, because certainly they have something that only ‘reveals’ the same things we saw in the trailer? Like, say, a remote controlled BB-8? An X-wing? Rey and her speeder? Perhaps they’re saving those sort of reveals for Celebration or SDCC?