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Ellen Page & Jessica Alba As Han Solo & Princess Leia?? Missing This Empire Strikes Back Live Read May Become Your Big Regret This Week!
Remember that Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back live read we told you about?
Well that was just the first step in a larger world of amazing stars!
Not only did the actual Luke Skywalker, AKA Mark Hamill, surprise the audience by playing both the Emperor and Obi Wan Kenobi, but Jessica Alba played Princess Leia!
And her scoundrel beau Han Solo? None other than Ellen Page! That's some inspired casting!
The cute couple even re-enacted
The Thor star was discussing working with late cinema legend Mike Nichols when she gave people a peek behind the curtain at the dark days of the much maligned prequels.
It turns out Nichols (with whom she worked on the play The Seagull and the movie Closer) was an especially big influence on her career — after playing Padme ruined her reputation!
Aaron Paul Will Tap Into The Force As Luke Skywalker In A Live-Read Of The Empire Strikes Back! Get The Deets HERE!
Hold on to your panties, fanboys, because the Star Wars universe and the Breaking Bad universe are about to collide in the most spectacular way possible!!
In true Hollywood fashion, Juno director Jason Reitman will be staging a one night only live-read of The Empire Strikes Thursday at the Ace Hotel in L.A., and he's got a pretty stellar cast to take on the sci-fi classic!
First of all, everyone's favorite meth dealer Aaron Paul will be taking on the role of everyone's favorite Jedi (or second favorite if you count Mace Windu) Luke Skywalker, sparking nerd boners EVERYWHERE!
Jason talked about his decision to cast the Breaking Bad actor, saying:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Reveals The Names Of All Those New Characters From The Trailer! And In Such An Old School Way!!
Well now Disney is dropping a little bit of knowledge on us, and they're doing it in the
coolest geekiest way possible: virtual trading cards!
J.J. Abrams is definitely staying true to the spirit of the original trilogy with these; they're as old school as you get! Except for being digital that is!
But besides being neat they're also informative — this is the first time we've learned all these character names!
Who does Oscar Isaac play? Who's wielding that crazy lightsaber??
Find out the names of that scared stormtrooper, that woman Luke Skywalker, and even that cute little rolling droid in the pics (above)!
[Image via Entertainment Weekly.]
The Flash is running so fast, it's going back in time!
The CW super hit isn't just bringing back '90s Flash star John Wesley Shipp (as new Flash Grant Gustin's father); they're also bringing back the classic's best villain:
Mark freakin' Hamill!
The Star Wars star — who later gave voice to Batman villain Joker in dozens of cartoons and video games — played Flash villain James Jesse, AKA The Trickster, in two episodes of the short-lived CBS show.
His cartoonish performance (below) made him far and away the most memorable guest star. And now he's bringing another tour de force in a brand new incarnation of the character!
How will Mark's Trickster be different this time?
According to The CW,
Stephen Colbert Hilariously Defends The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser's Biggest Controversy! Plus, Is A New Trailer Coming Soon??
Listen up, haters. Stephen Colbert has got some news for you.
That new lightsaber in the brand new Star Wars trailer that premiered the other day is getting some MAJOR backlash.
So, The Colbert Report host is laying down the law with pretty much EVERY single criticism fan boys have with the trailer with a flawless defense.
Not to mention, the fact that the future Late Show host believes he's the perfect authority for that.
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser finally hit the web on Friday, and the response was through the roof!
Fans were excited about all the old (Tatooine, X-Wings, the Millennium Falcon) and immediately got into debates about the new (what's up with that triple lightsaber??) content!
Unfortunately there was a small but loud contingent online that weren't happy with seeing a black stormtrooper (above).
Well newcomer John Boyega, who has the privilege of playing that stormtrooper, has a message for all fans of the franchise — including the racist ones!
He posted on his Instagram: