Actress Saoirse Ronan spoke with Empire Online about auditioning for the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII” film, and though she didn’t really have much to say about it, it’s the first real tidbit of concrete “Star Wars” news that’s come in weeks.
“Yeah, I did [audition for Star Wars Episode VII]… I don’t know whether I should have said that now! I mean, everyone did. Everyone has auditioned for it,” Ronan told Empire. “So many people I know have gone in for the part I’ve gone in for, and guys who’ve gone in for a particular part, so I’d imagine J.J. [Abrams] is probably just scanning the earth to find the people that he needs. But nobody has a clue what it’s about, and nobody’s read the script. So I’ve gone in and read for it, but I have to say, I think it’s the only time I’ve ever thought, ‘You know what? Even if I don’t get it, I had so much fun auditioning, pretending to take out a lightsaber — out of a bag, kind of inspect it and not know what it is. That was… that was great. A lightsaber! Star Wars!”
Episode VII opens 2015
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Fandango has posted a new clip from “Thor: The Dark World” featuring an encounter between Thor and an imprisoned Loki.
Opens November 8
The Hollywood Reporter has posted a quote from Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who spoke at an entertainment law conference and briefly discussed the lack of non-Superman or Batman movies in the marketplace, calling it a “missed opportunity.”
“[Warner Bros. has] huge plans for a number of other DC properties on TV,” Tsujihara said. “We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.”
Although it’s far from a confirmation that a Wonder Woman project is in the works, at least it’s consolation to fans that the character is still on the studio’s radar.
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Marvel has announced “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” variant covers for some of its November titles, featuring the cast of the ABC drama.
In an odd turn of events, Wired reports that the real life Rising Tide organization, dedicated to confronting the roots of climate change, have begun a petition that asks Disney to “stop co-opting our name and logo” and expanded on the reasoning on the Rising Tide organization’s website.
[The fictional Rising Tide’s] role in the show is to expose super humans, like the Hulk and Thor, and secret government agencies like S.H.I.E.L.D. In our estimation, exposing governmental secrets and lies is a most worthy pastime and similar to what groups like WikiLeaks and Anonymous have done in real world. Unfortunately, the series plays to our mainstream culture’s fears around anarchists and radicals, and portrays the group as a threat to national security. Some reviews call the group “cyber-terrorists.” This is par for the course in a Hollywood that uses pop culture to turn government agents into heroes and seekers of truth, justice and ecological sanity into evildoers.
Airs Tuesdays on ABC
The CW has released a new promo for this week’s season premiere of “Arrow” featuring new footage and a glimpse of what to expect from the sophomore season of the drama.
Premieres this Wednesday on the CW
EnderWiggin.net on YouTube has posted a clip from “Ender’s Game” that aired during the German television show Wetten Dass.
Opens November 1
Spinoff Online has posted a clip from the special features of “Robot Chicken” season six home video release, which details what would happen if Jigsaw from the “Saw” films had a roommate.