Bradley Cooper Might Be The New Indy.

Movie website Sequels Prequels is reporting that there’s a Hollywood rumour doing the rounds that Bradley Cooper might be in the running to take Harrison Ford’s iconic hat and whip combo from him, for the next Indiana Jones movie.

With Ford now in his seventies and the franchise in Disney’s ownership it would make sense for the company to wipe the slate clean and start a fresh with a possible new trilogy. Business is business after all. The good news is Frank Darabont has written a script for Indy 5, but Cooper as Dr Jones just doesn’t make sense to us. In fact we can think of five more suitable replacements for the role.

1. Natha Fillion, (Firefly, Castle) – Cocky, extremely witty, only downside is he’s put a few pounds on of late, (haven’t we all), but that’s nothing a few kettlebell sessions wouldn’t fix.


2. Thomas Jane, (The Punisher, The Mist) – Also witty, has a history of doing his own stunts and has worked with Frank Darabont before.


3. Joel Edgerton, (Warrior, The Great Gatsby) – He’s already worked on a Star Wars movie and loves the physical side of acting. Has that rough and ready look firmly nailed down.

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4. Chris Pratt, (Parks & Rec, Gaurdians Of The Galaxy),  – Full of comedic talent which would come in handy for the one liners and isn’t afraid to throw himself around.


5. Idris Elba, (Luther, Pacific Rim) – Just imagine Elba in that role. Go on, realise just how f**king good he’d be as Indiana Jones.


For the full story on this development chart a course for HERE.

Are We Headed For Han Solo And Boba Fett Spin-Offs?

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Our other website Sequels, Prequels, Reboots & Remakes posted up the following story detailing the rumours about possible Star Wars spin-off movies. Here’s the article in it’s entirety:


I remember feverishly flicking through every movie magazine as a kid full of expectant hope, new hope, (thank you), that I’d read the news that George Lucas was planning a new Star Wars movie following Return Of The Jedi.

Of course that news took 16 f**king years to break and by then I was older, bitter and far too cynical to even moderately enjoy the car wreck that was The Phantom Menace.

My disposition hasn’t changed, but what has altered is the frequency and volume of planned Star Wars movies following that trilogy which we shall never speak of again. After the huge sale of all things Lucas to Disney, last year, the Internet rumour mill has been spinning out of control like a large hamster ball powered by…a large hamster, over what films will be made, who will direct them and when they’ll be released.

This week news broke that not only are there to be three new Star Wars movies but there’s also two separate films, stand-alones from the new trilogy, in the Hollywood pipeline. Even if you’re to take all the Internet chatter and rumours about these films with a pinch of salt it appears that a young Han solo movie and a Boba Fett flick are being worked on as I type this out.

So, what do we know so far? Well, Disney have officially confirmed they are working on some non-trilogy spin-off movies, (maybe more than two), and that writers Lawrence Kasden and Simon Kinberg have been hired to pen two of them. Entertainment Weekly are claiming their sources have revealed the origin story of Han Solo and a bounty hunting adventure with Boba Fett are already in the planning stages

The Han Solo story would take place in the time period between Revenge of the Sith and the first Star Wars (now known as A New Hope). […] The Boba Fett film would take place either between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, or between Empire and Jedi, where the bounty hunter was last seen plunging unceremoniously into a sarlacc pit. [Ed.- THIS SHOULD NOT BE A SPOILER.] Exactly who would play him isn’t much of a complication – in the original trilogy, he never took off his helmet. And in the prequels, we learned he was the son of the original stormtrooper clone, played by Temuera Morrison, who’s still the right age for the part if his services were required. [EW]

That’s pretty much it. No word on the involvement of specific directors or actors. The only troubling aspect, for me at least, with a portion of this rumour fuelled news is the ‘young Han Solo’ proposed movie. Please, for the love of God, don’t make this film into a young Anakin Skywalker 2.0 version, with an adorable Disney child robot zipping about the galaxy in his fun-size Millenium Falcon. If that happens I shall wash my hands and never return.

Is Zack Snyder Doing A Star Wars Seven Samurai Movie.

In news which pretty much surprised the entire geek orientated Internet community it appears film director Zack Snyder may be getting to ready to helm a spin-off Star Wars movie, based upon Akira Kurosawa’s classic Seven Samurai.

Of course like all good Internet rumours Snyder has since denied the claim which was posted by Vulture yesterday. The article alleged that the movie would be a stand alone effort, separate from the future next three episodes of the franchise, and be based upon the 1954 movie where the Samurai would be replaced by Jedi Knights.

It’s common knowledge that George Lucas has been a life-long fan of Seven Samurai, so this story does have a shred of legitimacy even though Snyder is denying the news…for now.

George Lucas Can’t Leave Star Wars Alone!

Step away George! Put it down and walk away! Further than that. No, just shut the door.

It seems that director George Lucas cannot leave the Star Wars films alone, like a hyperactive child who discovers a small tear in some wallpaper, he finds a compulsive need to rip the whole thing off. Speaking of rip offs, (see what we did there?), the latest forthcoming release of the special Blu-Ray edition of Star Wars: The Complete Saga takes the tally of varied versions of the films up to 384.*

But this latest effort to evacuate your wallet by Lucas comes with some changes to the original material, most noticably the scene above which replaces the tension filled silence by Darth Vader as he contemplates his actions before picking up The Emperor and throwing him to his death to save his son in Return Of The Jedi, with a cheesy scream of ‘Noooooooo!’ Michael Bay will be proud.

Then there’s the alteration to the infamous and iconic sound of the sand people, (below), in Star Wars: A New Hope, which has been tinkered around with so that they sound like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo. No word yet if all the laser guns have been replaced with CGI walkie-talkies.

*figure may have been entirely made up.

George Lucas Is Convinced The World Will End In 2012.

Not content with raping our collective childhood the great silver bearded one is now striking fear into nerds across the globe by stating that he truly believes the world is going to end next year. The famous director, (famous for destroying not one but two cherished film franchises), let it slip to Fozzie Bear funny man Seth Rogen during a recent meeting between the two that he really does buy into all that Mayan hocus pocus.

It seems though that long time friend Steven Spielberg doesn’t share the same belief with Lucas, who was present when the director decided to go all Nostradamusy. Seth recalled:

“George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it.

“He’s going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes, like, ‘My nerdy friend won’t shut up, I’m sorry…’

(via Star Pulse)