In what is probably an extremely wise fiscal move, Paramount today announced that the fifth film in Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible series would be moving FIVE months forward. Why? Well, MI5 was scheduled as a Christmas release. That would put its opening eight days after Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens steamrolls the box office. Even though MI5 will be following a week with Ant-Man and Pan, it stands a much better chance at July 23 that at December 25 when everyone in the world will be watching Episode VII over…over…and over. Cowardice is the better fiscal move, no doubt here. I can think of plenty of movies that have moved back their releases by up to a year, but this may be the largest jump forward I’ve ever seen.
Ok, I wasn’t going to do a post on these, but there has been such a flood of information coming out about the villain, plot, costume designs, appearances by old characters, etc. that I feel like if you want to know you should. So per our Episode VII spoiler policy, all Spoilers are after the break. THESE – IF TRUE – ARE MAJOR MAJOR SPOILERS. They continue the plotline started by Latino Review several weeks back. For what it’s worth, I think there are nuggets of truth in this that ring true and some things that just sound crazy or stupid that I don’t think would be the direction Abrams would go. I could be wrong, so I’ll let you be the arbiter of how much you want to know. So, one last time, SPOILER WARNING! Continue reading Star Wars Episode VII Rumors Abound, Villains Revealed, Darth Vader , and Han and Chewie are Flying a WHAT? *Extreme Spoiler Warning*
Indierevolver.com has released what they claim are leaked pictures of the helmet designs for a few types of Stormtroopers for Star Wars Episode VII. While none of them are the black Stormtroopers we’ve heard rumors of, these adhere very closely to the original drawings done back in the 1970’s by Ralph McQuarrie. Those drawings have been a major inspiration for the design team, so I tend to think these are legit. Star Wars Episode VII opens December 18, 2015.
If you want to see how Mark Hamill’s going to be looking in Episode VII, I have two words for you: Kenobi Beard. This set photo comes from Bryan Fuller. Production is ramping back up now that Harrison Ford is on the mend. Hamill is sporting a distinctly Alec Guiness-like beard that only lends more credence to the idea that Luke will be either missing or have isolated himself as did Kenobi and Yoda before him. Episode VII still opens on December 18, 2015. I can’t use the Force to move it closer. Trust me….I gave myself a migraine trying.