Before James Earl Jones was just saying three letters for CNN, he was saying all 26 of them for Sesame Street. How sexy is the bald 37 year old in that 1969 episode?
Fun fact – He was Sesame’s Street’s first celebrity guest start! Happy 45th Birthday to the show that taught us our ABC’s and 123’s.
Star Wars VII has finished filming and by doing so we found a name for the movie. It is going to be called Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
What do you think of the title for the long awaited film that is coming out on December 18, 2015? I don’t know what it is about the title, but I like it and think it is fitting.
Sylvester Stallone was on The Tonight Show yesterday and Jimmy Fallon asked him about some of his Expendables 3 co-stars. The NBC late night host asked him if he knew Harrison Ford from working in the business for so long. Rambo told him a story that after he finished filming Rocky, he went in for an audition for some move about a space vehicle called Star Wars. As soon as he walked in, he could tell they were all like next. So before they could say anything, he gave them a one, two punch of “Let me just make it easier for you. I would look like crap in Spandex, leotards and a ray gun. I get it.” Then he added, “Guys from Space don’t have this kind of face.”
So even though he didn’t get the role in one of the biggest franchises of all time, he did OK for himself. Even though in a way Arnold Schwarzenegger almost sabotaged his career because the two of them were up for the same movies. Because of that Sly would do things like Stop or My Will Shoot, so the Terminator wouldn’t get the role. Which is a movie I really liked to be honest.
Next Year Star Wars fans are going to get a new movie in their beloved franchise. Star Wars VII just started filming recently and a few days ago they released 40 photos from the set. Well of course those pictures got those uber fans excited and when I say excited, I mean ex-ci-ted. So Conan O’Brien took some of their reactions, put together a video and called it The Star Wars Nerdgasm Choir. And that is the closest that most of them are going to get to having an actual orgasm.
After months of speculation, the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII was finally announced today. And just like in 1977 when Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker were all cast in the original movie (and are back for this one), the new cast members are basically unknowns.
So who are they? They are John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. We might know who they are now, but come December 18, 2015 we will know everything about them like who their 4th grade teacher was and what that teacher thought of their former student. So what do you think of the cast of the 7th movie in the most famous franchise?
Finally, how come C-3PO was not invited to the welcoming party? Granted, if he was going to be treated with the same respect that they gave R2-D2, then I can’t say I blame him for not showing up.
We all know that James Earl Jones’ deep distinctive voice is the one we hear behind Darth Vader’s black mask, but what if it was Winnie the Pooh’s voice we heard? Well, now if you press play and close your eyes, you will find out because Jim Cummings, the man behind the lovable bear, read Anakin Skywalker’s lines in the voice we know him for. Let’s just say, it is so not the same. I can’t even fathom him saying, “No, I am your father,” like that. It would totally not have the same haunting effect that it had in Return of the Jedi.
What other infamous voices would you like to hear as Darth Vader’s?
For years, star Carrie Fisher and star William Shatner have been having their wars and now it looks like that long trek is over.
Captain Kirk Tweeted the above photo and said “The mighty @CarrieFFisher heroine to many But when I went to lunch with her she tried to choke me” Then a short time afterwards Princess Leia Tweeted the below picture and said, “We made up after I killed him.”
So if Princess Leia and Captain Kirk can be friends and J.J. Abrams can direct Star Trek and Star Wars, then why can’t we get a Star Wars Trek crossover movie? They both take place in space, one in a galaxy far far away and the other one to boldy go where no man has gone before. So why can’t the Enterprise boldy go to that far far away galaxy? C’mon Disney and Paramount, let’s make this happen. It will be bigger than Batman vs Superman and X-Men vs The Fantastic Four. Who’s with me???
But seriously, who else is happy that these two finally worked things out and that we got this sweet picture out of it!
Bad Robot Tweeted the first photo from Star Wars VII’s workshop and we got to see the first actor who will be returning to the film franchise. It isn’t Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford or Carrie Fisher, but it is R2D2. I have to say I am OK with that as long as C-3P0 joins him because they come as a pair.