The debates began about three nanoseconds after the announcement was made that there would be a third trilogy of Star Wars films hitting screens beginning in 2015. What should the new films be like? Who should direct? When should they take place? Which characters should be included? And should those characters — like Han, Luke, and Leia — be played by the original actors or recast? Should the new films incorporate some of the more popular people from the expanded universe of Star Wars books and video games, like, say, Grand Admiral Thrawn and Mara Jade? READ FULL STORY
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Sources close to the just announced Star Wars sequel told EW’s Geoff Boucher that Harrison Ford would be open to the idea of possibly returning to the film franchise as Corellian smuggler-turned-Rebel Alliance hero Han Solo. But we also know that Ford had lobbied during production of the original trilogy for his character to be killed. One might theorize, then, that for Ford to agree to come back, he may insist Solo bite the dust. (Insert despondent Wookiee howl here.) READ FULL STORY
For the last few days, the fanboy Interwebs have been buzzing thanks to a Reddit screengrab from the Prometheus Blu-ray (out in stores today) that teases a possible connection between Ridley Scott’s Alien semi-prequel and his other seminal masterwork of sci-fi cinema, 1982′s Blade Runner. It comes in the form of a text-based communique of sorts from Peter Weyland, the man played in Prometheus (and a viral promotional video) by Guy Pearce who bankrolled the expedition at the heart of the film. You can read an excerpt below: READ FULL STORY
The actors on Fringe may have gotten teary at Comic-Con talking about the end of the series, but on set last week, they sang a stronger tune. They’re about halfway through filming their final season, and the end game still seems like a distant future, most said.
But when EW handed Anna Torv a pair of tiny golden Ewes — her awards for winning Best Actress in a Drama and Best Drama in EW’s 5th annual EWwys — that’s when she began to tear up. And who can blame her? 1) The sheep are adorable. And 2) as you’ll hear her say, the statues come from the people who kept the show alive for five years.
Click below to watch Torv, John Noble, and former executive producer Jeff Pinkner accept their bounty. (Note: We made sure Josh Jackson got his as well!)
UPDATE: Fringe executive producer/showrunner J.H. Wyman also shared some kind words! “On behalf of everyone involved in Fringe, I want to take a moment to thank all of our incredible fans who voted and have made Fringe the winner of Entertainment Weekly’s Best Drama Series EWwy Award for the third year in a row,” he tells EW. “We are honored to have had such a dedicated and loyal fanbase supporting this show over the years, and we are working overtime to deliver an unforgettable fifth and final season.”
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Maybe I’m getting old but it seems like only yesterday that the time-traveling hero of Doctor Who first entered the lives of Amy and Rory — the companions who were given the sci-fi show’s equivalent of a full Viking funeral on tonight’s mid-season finale, “The Angels Take Manhattan.” Was it really two and half years ago that we saw Matt Smith’s freshly regenerated, dripping wet monster-battler crash the TARDIS into Amy’s garden and request a bite to eat (“You’re Scottish. Fry something!”)? My computer-consulting head says “Yes” but my Who-loving heart, which has yet to fully recover from the departure of Elisabeth Sladen’s Sarah Jane Smith during the latter days of the Ford administration, says “Not so fast, matey!” READ FULL STORY
Robert Kirkman and David Schulner talk new comic 'Clone' -- plus a special preview of the first eight pages
What’s the difference between writing a comic and writing a TV show? Increasingly, not a whole lot, according to Robert Kirkman. The Walking Dead overlord knows of what he speaks being both the creator of the original comic and one of the scribes responsible for the AMC adaptation (which returns to our screens October 14). “Television has become more and more serialized,” says Kirkman. “It’s moved into much more of a model where there are important plot details that continue from episode to episode. That’s something which has been in comics so long — we’re getting to the point where the two mediums really go hand in hand.”
It isn’t every day I get a severed foot in the mail. Not since I moved out of New Jersey, anyway. (Only joking! I’ve never lived in New Jersey.) Anyhoo, yesterday I did receive a highly realistic but allegedly edible lower extremity to promote the release this Friday of Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth entry in the hugely successful zombie franchise which stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Boris Kodjoe, and Colin Salmon, amongst others.
Now, I could have taste-tested the said food myself. But, being a generous fellow, I thought I would gift it to our hardworking interns and let them report back. You can read their assessments — and view a selection of comical, fake foot-eating pics — below.
'Walking Dead' writer Robert Kirkman and 'Harry Potter' star Tom Felton to appear at New York Comic Con -- EXCLUSIVE
EW can exclusively reveal that Walking Dead comic writer Robert Kirkman will be appearing at this year’s New York Comic Con, which takes place at the Javits Center, October 11-14.
The founder of the Image Comics imprint Skybound will be promoting the forthcoming 100th issue of his superhero comic Invincible and the new Skybound title, Clone, as well as discussing the second Walking Dead novel, The Road to Woodbury, which Kirkman penned with Jay Bonansinga and is being published by Thomas Dunne Books on October 16. Kirkman may even have a word or two to say about the third season of the Walking Dead, which returns to screens October 14.
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