Trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Frank Oz in returning roles, with Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro joining the cast.
Official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first instalment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Directed by J. J. Abrams, and stars an ensemble cast which includes Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max von Sydow. In cinemas in December 2015.
I like the original trilogy, hate the prequels, and hardly a fan of the franchise regardless. I couldn’t recall the titles of any of the previous films, nor the name of most characters (not even the two robots) before writing this post. Has to do some digging on wiki to refresh my memories.
Official trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It’s the first of a three film series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit. The other two are The Desolation of Smaug and The Battle of the Five Armies, and together they act as a prequel to the epic Lord of The Rings (LOTR) film trilogy.
The cast of An Unexpected Journey includes Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis. Peter Jackson directed all the movies in the two trilogies; and a few actors also star in both series.
British actor Andy Serkis was recently interviewed by Joe Utichi for The Sunday Times. The actor is famous for his “digital acting”, portraying the Gollum in The Lord of The Rings film trilogy, the King Kong, and more recently as Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. You can read the full story here.