Star Wars rumors continue to swirl with one of the more noteworthy claims that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher had all signed on to reprise their iconic characters in Star Wars: Espiode VII. While that hasn't been confirmed just yet, Hamill told Entertainment Tonight that the original stars have not signed on for the film…yet.
"They're talking to us. George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we’d be interested. He did say that if we didn't want to do it, they wouldn't cast another actor in our parts – they would write us out," Hamill said.
He continues, "I can tell you right away that we haven't signed any contracts. We're in the stage where they want us to go in and meet with Michael Arndt, who is the writer and Kathleen Kennedy, who is going to run LucasFilm. Both have had meetings set that were postponed on their end, not mine. They're more busy that I am."
So there you have it. Straight from Luke Skywalker's mouth.
He also said that he told Lucas that he "wanted to go back to the way it was, in the sense that ours was much more carefree and lighthearted and humorous. Hope they find the right balance of CGI with practical effects."
Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to arrive in theaters in 2015, with J.J. Abrams helming the film.
Bryan Singer offered X-Men fans a double dose of good news this morning with a single tweet. The director, who is currently prepping for the release of Jack the Giant Slayer, posted a pic from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past which shows a pathway leading to Cerebro, Professor Xavier's mutant-locating machine.
In that same tweet, Singer also confirmed that X-Men:DFP will be taking part in Comic-Con this year, though he didn't go into specifics of who would take part in the panel.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will arrive in theaters July 18, 2014.
Speaking of X-Men, Fox has released a new image of Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine! Not much to be discerned from the new image other than Logan either entering or leaving a place that's called Rocket-something, in Japanese.
The Wolverine arrives in theaters July 26, 2013 and yes, it would be insanely awesome if this film was somehow partnered up with the Days of Future Past Comic-Con panel.
Finally, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb continues his series of cryptic Twitter pictures. Yesterday, he posted a pic of two actors portraying FBI agents. Today, he brings us an image of Franklin Delanor Roosevelt with the hashtag #thepassage.
Spider-Man fans have been trying to decode the latest image but so far most have only been able to connect FDR with the climactic fight sequence between Green Goblin and Spidey in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man from 2002. The image appears to be hiding another image below it, though it's anyone's guess as to what the underlying image is. ComicBookMovie goes into deeper analysis of the picture and hashtag.
If you have other theories, feel free to sound off in the comment section.
Right or wrong, it will all become clear when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives in theaters May 2, 2014.