Friday, January 25, 2013

Battle of the Stars

Galactic entertainment news for nerds:

Star Trek director J.J. Abrams will be helming the next Star Wars movie. “It’s done deal with J.J.,” a source with knowledge of the situation told Deadline today. Argo director Ben Affleck was also up for the gig, the source says. Despite saying publicly that he didn’t want to direct a new Star Wars, Abrams was courted heavily by producer Kathleen Kennedy to take the job. Expected in 2015, Episode VII will be the first new Star Wars movie since 2005′s Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith.

The last Star Wars movies — the “prequels” — sucked out loud, and the reboot of Star Trek by J.J. Abrams in 2009 was actually pretty good, so this match-up should be an improvement.

And speaking of match-ups, here’s a sneak peek at what would happen when worlds collide.

HT to Melissa and Blue Gal.

2 barks and woofs on “Battle of the Stars

  1. The last Star Wars movies — the “prequels” — sucked out loud

    Reminder: this was because Lucas himself directed. Give Lucas’ material to any other director and you have a quality blockbuster; leave it to him to direct and this is what you get. SW4:ANH got a pass from most of us because a) we were a lot younger, and b) we wrote off all the bad direction, horrible cutting rate, ugly transitions and other shortcomings as the price for a low-budget feature. One look at SW1:TPM was all it took to make us understand that it was Lucas’ style that caused all those pain points way back when, not Fox being cheap.

  2. Not only that, he writes dialogue the same way I play the piano: lousy. And there is a circle in Hell set aside just for Jar-Jar Binks.

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