The internet is abuzz with a rumor that Irish actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, from the likes of Showtime's The Tudors, the forthcoming The Mortal Instruments, and Bend it Like Beckham, may play a part in Star Wars Episode VII. While the young actor doesn't have too much experience in leading roles, he's nonetheless displayed some real chops over the years, and I think he'd be a welcome addition to the cast. It's worth noting that Rhys-Meyers played a part in JJ Abrams' Mission Impossible III.
io9 notes that the actor could definitely pass for the spawn of Han and Leia, if they decide to head down that route. That said, there is definitely something a bit dark-side-of-the-force about Rhys-Meyers -- perhaps his character's transition from light to dar…Read more >
Celebrity Star Wars super-fan Simon Pegg has always been vocal about his affinity for the franchise (and his hatred of the prequel trilogy), so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that the actor might be vying for a role in the upcoming film. "It's not so much hints, as the envelopes of money that has the initials SW on it," J.J. Abrams jokes. "He'll say 'Sorry' and give me another envelope. It's embarrassing."
Kidding aside, Pegg has expressed sincere interest in being a part of the upcoming trilogy. "I would follow JJ anywhere. As a director, I love him and I really respect his choices" but acknowledges that, as a Star Wars fan, enjoying the films to their fullest might "necessitate not being in [them]." The Star Trek Into Darkness actor bel…Read more >
In the wake of this week's news that Electronic Arts and Disney have reached an agreement allowing the former to develop officially licensed Star Wars video games, Fusible.com has unearthed something rather intriguing. It seems Lucasfilm has recently registered a handful of domain names, a few of which sound a bit familiar (Gungan Frontier, for instance, was an educational PC game that released alongside Episode I), and a few that sound completely new.
Here's a list of the domain names in question:
http://whois.domaintools.com/gunganfrontier2.com http://whois.domaintools.com/gunganfrontier3.com http://whois.domaintools.com/gunganfrontier4.com http://whois.domaintools.com/order67.net http://whois.domaintools.com/starwarsalliance.com http://who…Read more >
We're excited to announce that the good people over at Dark Horse Comics are celebrating the May the 4th festivities the right way by offering a pair of incredible deals for Star Wars fans in the form of digital comic MegaBundles.
The first MegaBundle, The Comic Collection, is for the truly devout Star Wars enthusiast in all of us: it contains over 3000(!) digital pages spilling over with panels from a handful of Dark Horse's most popular Star Wars series, including the fan-favorite Knights of the Old Republic, as well as issues from the company's newest offerings.
The second Megabundle, The Kids Collection, is geared towards younger readers but will nonetheless strike a chord with Star Wars fans of any age. Featuring well over 1000 digital pag…Read more >