New “Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker” Images Released in “Vanity Fair”

#VanityFair magazine was shared new images from the upcoming “#StarWars IX: #TheRiseOfSkywalker” movie, which include reveals of some of the film’s new characters.

J.J. Abrams, alongside Stunt Coordinator Eunice Huthart, directs the Knights of Ren; elite fearsome enforcers of Kylo Ren’s dark will.
Keri Russell as the masked scoundrel Zorri Bliss, seen in the Thieves’ Quarter of the snow-dusted world Kijimi.
First Order leaders General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) and Allegiant General Pryde (Richard E. Grant) on the bridge of Kylo Ren’s destroyer.
Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Ridley, Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), and John Boyega (Finn) await the call to action for a chase scene.
Members of the crew shade and shine Daniels, the only cast member to appear in all nine of the Skywalker films, while BB-8 looks on.
Camera operator Colin Anderson readies a take for a chase sequence spotlighting the heroics of Chewbacca, BB-8, and Rey.
In a historic reunion, Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) retakes the helm of the Millennium Falcon, joined by Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Chewbacca, D-O, and BB-8. “He’s a survivor,” Williams says of Lando.
Jordanian locals play the Aki-Aki, natives of the planet Pasaana.
Mark Hamill, as Luke, with R2-D2. Speculation is rampant about who will “rise” as the Skywalker of the movie’s title—and how that choice will reflect the way the world has changed since Star Wars debuted in 1977.
Director J. J. Abrams sets up a shot of Daisy Ridley (Rey) in Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert, the setting for the planet Pasaana. In the desert, says Abrams, “there’s something about the way the sand interacts with the light.”

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And the Next Batman Is… Robert Pattinson

#Variety is reporting that actor Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play the titular role in Matt Reeves’ forthcoming superhero film #TheBatman, which is slated to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. While sources say it’s not yet a done deal, Pattinson is the top choice and it’s expected to close shortly.

Matt Reeves (the filmmaker behind the last two #PlanetOfTheApes sequels) assumed the directing duties from Ben Affleck for #Batman in January 2017. Ben Affleck and Warner Bros. began discussing the actor-director leaving the Caped Crusader behind following #JusticeLeague and allowing Reeves to pick his own actor to play Bruce Wayne. Reeves will produce “The Batman” with his “Planet of the Apes” collaborator Dylan Clark.

At 32, Pattinson would be the youngest actor to play Bruce Wayne / Batman. He formerly played Cedric Diggory in the fourth #HarryPotter film (“The Goblet of Fire”), as well as the heartthrob character of Edward Cullen in the #Twilight film series.

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson

Warner Brothers is hoping that the latest iteration of the DC icon will be done right following the box office disappointments of #BatmanVsSuperman and “Justice League.”

  • “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” earned $330-million domestically and $543-million internationally to garner a total box office of $874-million worldwide from a budget of $250-million.
  • “Justice League” faired worse, earning only $229-million domestically and $429-million internationally for a a total box office of $658-million worldwide. The film’s budget was not reported.

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Farewell to “The Big Bang Theory”

From the time that the first episode of the TV sitcom #TheBigBangTheory first aired on Sept. 24, 2007, we were hooked. The main characters with all their quirks and their love of #SciFi & #Fantasy drew us in to watch every episode that aired, including the final episode that just aired this evening.

When it was first announced that the 12th season would be final season of “The Big Bang Theory”, admittedly, we weren’t happy; but at the same time, we know that every story eventually comes to an end. To their credit, the final episode did in no way disappoint. If anything, it only made saying goodbye to the these quirky characters a little more difficult.

So, we’d like to take a moment to thank Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady for creating this fantastic TV series. Next, we’d like to thank each of the main actors who brought these wonderful characters to life:

  • Johnny Galecki as Dr. Leonard Hofstadter
  • Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper
  • Kaley Cuoco as Penny Hofstadter
  • Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz
  • Kunal Nayyar as Raj Koothrappali
  • Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski Wolowitz
  • Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler Cooper

We’d also like to thank these actors for playing portraying these fantastic recurring characters:

  • Kevin Sussman as Stuart Bloom
  • Carol Ann Susi (1952-2014) as Debbie Wolowitz
  • John Ross Bowie as Barry Kripke
  • Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney
  • Wil Weaton as Wil Weaton
  • Brian George as Dr. V.M. Koothrappali
  • Christine Baranski as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter
  • Laurie Metcalf as Mary Cooper

We also thank all of the other actors, the directors, producers, writers, and everyone else who brought this TV series to life.

Farewell from some very thankful fans.

The Big Bang Theory

“The Big Bang Theory” (2007 – 2019)

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New Trailer for “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” Mobile Game

While no release date has yet been issued, a new trailer for the upcoming mobile game “#HarryPotter: Wizards Unite” has been released. The game is similar to the very popular “Pokémon Go” augmented reality (AR) mobile game and is, in fact, being developed by the same company, Niantic, along with Warner Brothers.

The game will be available on all iOS & Android devices soon.

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  • RIP Pua Magasiva

    #RIP: actor Pua Magasiva has died at the age of 38. He played Shane Clarke / Red Wind Ranger in “#PowerRangers Ninja Storm” & “Power Rangers #DinoThunder”; & more.

    Our condolences to his family, friends and fans. He is survived by his wife of over a year, Lizz Sadler, as well as a daughter from a previous marriage. May he rest in peace.

    Pua Magasiva

    Pua Magasiva (1980 – 2019)

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