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S.H.I.E.L.D. and Thor Come Together for November Sweeps

agents-of-shield-cover  Well Nerd and Nerdits it looks like what we were all waiting for is going to happen. But not as we like. The first of what maybe a long list of crossover like events be happening. As reported by Deadline/Hollywood Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D  will serve a promotional device for Marvel/Disney movies. Eleven days after the release of Thor: The Dark World the November 19th episode of S.H.I.E.L.D will continue were the movie leaves off. Agent Coulson and the Scooby gang, sorry wrong group. Well the gang is left to handle the clean up and with the possibility of one of the members life threaten. Well not really we know no one will die so there is no real tension. On a side note, Jonathan Frakes of Star Trek: TNG is the director. Oh yeah at this time no actors for Thor will be appearing.

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Source: Deadline.

The King is dead. Long live the King. The dethroning of George Lucas

A while ago I got together with a group of like minded people that enjoy getting together and chatting about the world of sci fi and fantasy. In other words a bunch of nerds that love these worlds and the escape it provides us. The conversations bounce around from silly stuff of old TV shows. Who has seen the latest movie and is it worth the few bucks to see it.images
The one thing that came up a few times, beside how bad the Twilight movies are was how George Lucas has destroyed the Star Wars universe. The man that had created this mass universe had turned it into a huge money maker and a money only. George had taken his franchise and turned it into a joke.

I agree to a point. Yes the long awaited prequels were not what we had hoped for.  The fans around the world of the original three movies, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back  and Return Of The Jedi had hope for that same magic and awe we had felt from these three. Remember the feeling as the Star Destroyer came into scene in Star Wars. We felt robbed. Jar Jar Binks became and I believe still is the symbol for our disappointment. But we have to remember that without George Lucas the whole universe would not of became a reality.

I not sure if we will really know if his true intentions. Did George just want keep it going and create a second series that would appeal to a younger audience. Did George not care about the millions of fans that had help create his empire by trying to cash in on a second wave of Star Wars fans? Maybe George truly believed that The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith were good enough to please everyone.

Sometimes when you create a world that you are it’s god and yes in a small way George is god to these characters and worlds, that he can not see past his own vision. Someone should of told George that Jar Jar was a joke and the Anakin was a whiny little prick. But now the King has decided to step down and had the crown to another.

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Well really Disney and Disney passed the crown to the new King, J. J. Abrams. All hail the new King. J. J. Abrams work on rebooting the Star Trek Universe and now the fans of Star Wars a hoping he can save the Star Wars universe from become less of a joke.

I have rarely watch Parts 1,2 and 3. They in no way stir up the same excitement and joy in me that Parts 4, 5 and 6 have. Can J.J. Abrams and Disney really save the world we love? Will we as fans quickly turn on Disney and J.J. if we are not satisfied with what our vision is.

As much as we love to hate George, I can not. I can disagree with his vision but I will not turn on him because without Mr Lucas I would never have wanted to fly among the stars and look into the night sky hoping that I could to travel through space. Fights fantastic battles and be the hero.

So the King is Dead, Long live the King.

My King will always be George Lucas

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Frozen

Walt Disney Animation Studios new movie “Frozen” has released a first look trailer.

From the YouTube page: “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Production on ‘Star Wars” To Start In Early 2014.

Produced by Conference - Day 1At the Produced by conference on the Fox lot, J.J. Abram said:“Most likely we are going to be moving to London at the end of the year for the Star Wars movie,” Abrams also said that overseas shoots “drives him crazy” but plans were already in play by Disney to shoot in the UK before he came on board.  J.J. Abrams also gave his thoughts of the pressure of directing such a huge franchise of Star Wars, “I think that the thing is so big and so massive to so many people that the key to moving forward is honoring but not revering what went before,

I don’t know about you Poppers but getting J.J. Abram to at least do one of the new line of Star Wars movies is one of the best moves Disney could of done. The mans track record speaks for itself but I think his love of the franchise will me he will treat the matter with respect. Abram has not be shy about saying that he loves the franchise. J.J. Abrams could be the person to bring back some of the creditability to the franchise. No disrespect to George Lucas but the last three efforts were not the greatest for us  of the original three.  Lets hope the man that help reboot the Star Trek universe can so the same for Star Wars.

Also does he look like Larry Fine with glass in the picture? Just saying.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

J.J. Abrams and Simon Pegg chat about Star Wars

In a recent chat with Sky Movies, J.J. Abrams and comedian Simon Pegg talk about the George Lucas franchise. J.J. Abrams and Simon Pegg both have a fondness for Star Wars that is well documented. If you have not heard by now that J.J. Abrams has been tagged by Disney to direct the next installment of the Star Wars movie franchise.

You can watch the conversation below

 

Source Sky Movies, The Hollywood Reporter, Youtube