The extended edition of Return of the King is scheduled for release on December 14th. It features, among other things, a in-character comment track from Gollum and Smeagol.
Superheros! Bryan Singer on Superman; David Goyer on Batman Begins; first pics of the Fantastic Four. And then there are spoof rumors.
Rumor Mill: Sean Connery may give voice to Aslan in the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe film.
The official site for the Series of Unfortunate Events movie is up, and Coming Soon has a look at the preview poster.
Karrdes may enjoy these pictures of Natalie Portman in her latest film, Closer. Our little Amidala’s all grown up…
This summary of Episode 3 seems likely, at least according to what spoiler material I’ve read. Needless to say, this link is not for our friends who dwell in the spoiler cave.
This won’t help anyone in pursuit of Johnny Depp’s dirty pirate children, but you might be glad to hear that there are Pirates Of The Caribbean action figures coming out. Including a 18″ (!!!) Jack Sparrow.
Alas, they don’t seem to stripable, so you’ll have to content yourself with Obi-Wan and his tawdry pals. On that note… I ran across a customized Qui-Gon on LJ. Is he not sparkly?
Apparently the Special Features DVD will overwrite some of the software if you play it on an Xbox. Okay!
Celebration III registration opens up next week. There are virtual lines forming as I type this, I’m sure. Assuming SW fans can tear themselves away from their DVDs…
“As you can see, my young fanboy, your whining has failed. Now witness the firepower of this fully-armed and operational DVD launch!”
First Anne Rice got rid of her editor. Now she’s responding to bad reviews on Amazon. There is no doubt in my mind that the woman is crazy. If you can take the snark and mockery, check out the thread on fandom wank.
DVDS are out, which I’m sure you all know… The Movie Blog has a review. And there’s another Mark Hamill interview at CNN.
Brent Sienna of PVP has a few words. I hear ya, buddy.
AICN is reporting that a familiar face might be doing voice work in ROTS… Very familiar. And I can’t really say anything more without angering the Cave Dwellers.
Well, okay, afternoon… TFN’s DVD Review is up. They’ve also got links to more reviews.
And Coming Soon has the Mark Hamill portion of their preview up.
Coming Soon continues their DVD preview with some great quotes from a Q&A session with ESB director Irvin Kershner:
I did not think of it as science fiction ever. To me it was a fable. It was a fairy tale. And all the research I did was for fairy tales. I read, of course, Campbell. I read Jung. I read Freud. I even read Einstein to try and understand a little bit of what he was saying because he was a great philosopher. And of course I’m very familiar with Zen Buddhist concept. To me it’s a hobby, not a religion. A hobby. I collect Buddhas, you see. Well, I stressed the fairy tale aspect. I stressed the characterization. I tried to put as much humor as possible in it.
In other SW/DVD news…
Reuters interview with Anthony Daniels / John Campea at Movie Blog pleads for sanity / TFN wants you to get a good deal (and then argue about it on their boards) / Jason Kottke has some interesting things to say about Hollywood and and the threat of piracy as told by George Lucas.