THR is reporting that Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the originalStar Wars trilogy, will reprise his role in Star Wars: Episode VII. This is great news to fans who have supported Mayhew (age 69) though his many recent health struggles. They can easily use a stunt man for the more physically demanding action that Mayhew would not be able to perform, because I imagine that Chewbacca suit is pretty heavy.
* SPOILERS FOR CAP 2 BELOW: LAST WARNING*
While, we’ll get into a detailed, spoilery review soon on Captain America 2, Kevin Feige, gave an interview with Crave Online in which he went over some of the Easter eggs in the film that fans may want to look for on a second viewing: Continue reading Captain America The Winter Solder Spoiler Questions Fielded by Kevin Feige. PLUS News on Captain America 3 *MASSIVE SPOILERS*
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? Said every Star Wars fan on the face of Earth. Apparently, skipping the grand roll-out, JJ is already shooting the sequel to 1983’s Return of the Jedi. The source is pretty good. It’s the Chairman of the Walt Disney Company. Above is the portion of the interview in which he talks about Star Wars, but he said the screenplay is complete, “most” of the cast is in place with a few to finalize and that JJ is shooting NOW. Somewhere…..on this Earth….a Star Wars movie is being made. Drink that in, folks. I think, and I know I’ve said this a billion times, but if they’re already shooting, that a big press roll-out with the cast announced is imminent. JJ has reached new heights of secrecy. This time he stealth started filming. The man’s a film ninja.
Another Hollywood icon has left us. I don’t have any particular Mickey Rooney film to which I’m attached, but he was an ever-present force in Hollywood for EIGHTY years and that’s something I cannot even fathom. Below is the obit from the AP. Rooney was 93. Continue reading R.I.P. – Mickey Rooney Has Passed Away at 93
Though Cap 2 almost makes it feel like summer movie season is upon us, it’s 55 degrees and raining tiny drops of cold so summer is not quite here yet. The movie year really has three, four-month seasons. Spring is January – April; Summer May -August and Fall September – December. Before each of those seasons, we like to take the pulse of the wise braintrust that makes up the KT community and see which is the most anticipated film in that season. I’ve put together the ten most obvious BIG movies of the summer (9 of which are sequels or franchise films) and it is up to you to decide who is the pre-appointed King of Summer. Who will be defending their title for four months? Vote now; vote on the homepage at https://justkillingti.me and vote until the end of the month where we’ll reveal our winner just before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 releases.