That's why we never saw Cary Grant play James Bond. Same goes for this quintet of iconic characters, who were this close to being played by different performers.
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By all accounts, anticipation is high for J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. In fact, according to a new online survey conducted by market research firm Harris Interactive and business information provider FusionOps, it's already the best Star Wars movie ever.
A long time ago, somebody scrawled out a trilogy about an assassin named Mara Jade who tracked down Luke Skywalker but, in a twist that blew at least one 13-year-old mind, ended up marrying him. Does Disney care? You mean about books? Not a smile's chance in Dismaland.
The beauty of cinema is that it is and always has been such an organic storytelling medium and art form as ideas, concepts, genres, and styles are ever evolving based off of what has come before, accompanied by the contemporary discoveries that have and will come to be.
What makes a toy hot? Is it hot because it's on TV every 20 minutes in front of your kids or because all of their friends have it so they absolutely must have one too? Or is it hot because it's based on a character they truly love, a passion that they have or their own unique play style, even if they haven't asked for it yet?
One of the biggest decisions that filmmakers have to make when dealing with franchises is how to handle killing off characters. Do you kill off one of your main characters? And if so, which one?
When I first received word about Star Wars soups and SpaghettiOs, I was fascinated. Imagine: Star Wars and SpaghettiOs, together at last, and for once, not on some fourth graders shirt. Toys are one thing, but how can the galaxy far, far away invade your dinner table?
My mother was a sci-fi enthusiast, who successfully transmitted the virus to me, via Star Trek, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and the more obscure television program, In Search of... (ellipses intended).
We tackled some heavy and fun stuff in Part II of my interview with Austin Basis. Now for Part II.
"Force Friday" is upon us, when, in the words of the Mouse, "new Star Wars themed merchandise and more will land in our galaxy." This is to action figures what the Dec. 18 opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is to actual, uh, Star Wars movies.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, with his perpetually ahead-of-the-mainstream views, finds himself treated like old Ben Kenobi in the beginning of A New Hope, a crazy old wizard with no real shot. Now, though, it seems like maybe the tide is turning.
We remember the late, great Wes Craven, discuss what we learned on "Force Friday," and I share the story of how his heartfelt interview with Andrew Garfield about The Amazing Spider-Man caught fire all over the Internet and went viral!
Days left until The Force Awakens awakens us: 124. Until then, here is just one more crumb to chew -- Why would anyone in their right mind join the Empire after its fall post-Return of the Jedi?Good question. J.J. Abrams has the answer: "Exactly."
I have great expectations for The Force Awakens. Not just because everything I've seen has wowed me in a way that I haven't been since perhaps the first three movies. It's not just because our original heroes have returned for this next installment.
The world's first Disney park and each of the four Disney World parks in Orlando will be getting at least one new project over the next few years. Here, five upcoming park debuts that we're most excited about.