Can’t get enough Iron Man 3? Desperate for Star Wars Day* to arrive? Yeah, I know how that is. They tease and tease us with a fraction of a second or more footage each and every single time and yet we have seen less than 1% of the movie. I can’t help but chuckle at those who cry the movie has been spoiled because of these trailers. Nah! They just leave you wanting more (and those complaining will go and see it a couple of times, I’m pretty sure about that) and let’s face it: frankly one can’t get enough superhero… so keep ‘em rolling Marvel!
*Movie opens on 4th May in the US. Y’know… “May the fourth be wi…” oh never mind!
The HK-51 droid, a calculating and ruthlessly efficient assassination machine, in short, the most dangerous machine in the galaxy, will stand by your side and follow your commands in Star Wars: The Old Republic.
“Buried deep beneath the icy surface of Belsavis rests an army of the deadliest, most feared machines in the known galaxy. Thought to have been lost when an Imperial freighter was destroyed, they have recently been rediscovered by a group of renegade Sith Lords. Now both the Sith Empire and Galactic Republic seek to control these dangerous weapons for themselves. Those who are brave enough to venture into the wreckage will emerge with a powerful new ally.”
Check out the introduction CGI trailer to the droid from SDCC last week:
Originally shown at Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Star Wars Weekend, it was finally released (in HD) on the interwebs just an hour ago. Dave Filoni, the shows supervising director, told EW,“There’s a lot of payoff coming. I think people are going to see ways ‘The Clone Wars’ ties together more and more with ‘A New Hope.’ We’re setting up elements that eventually become the Empire.”
Simon Pegg, who was very outspoken against the prequel movies, tweeted “The Clone Wars. Making Star Wars cool again, twenty minutes at a time” and he isn’t wrong. Pegg even gets to (vocally) feature in an episode as Dengar, a bounty hunter. This is going to be a good season, methinx!
An incredible 11-part series of books, known as the Barsoom, was written during the first half of last century by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Before going any further I want to state that these books are a must read! The books are, without a doubt, brilliantly crafted classics. Last year (2011) an underwhelming movie was created focusing on the protagonist of these stories, John Carter. Disney, the creator of the $200-million flop more than recovered their lost finances with success of The Avengers.
There are many theories bouncing around about why the movie failed including people citing that it was confusing, that several characters looked and sounded alike or that it has all been seen before in other films and was, therefore, predictable. There is a degree of irony, however, to the last argument as this story was conceived and written long before the likes of Star Wars therefore making this more the disinherited grandfather of what we now know as ‘predictable.’ More