The Buzz is a feature in which we round up the Top 3 most-buzzed-about movie/TV stories of the week (in more-or-less chronological order). Why go through pages of blogs just to find out what everyone is talking about? We’ve got it all right here in The Buzz.
1) John Williams Wants to Return to “Star Wars”
John Williams is one of the most prolific and accomplished film composers of all time. He’s created iconic themes for such blockbusters as Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, E.T., and much more. Some of his most famous works are the themes from the Star Wars series. A friend of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Williams has scored all six episodes to date, and now it looks like he might return for Episode VII. Williams spoke about the new films at a recent concert, saying “I need to make sure I’m still ready to go in a few years for what I hope would be continued work with George”. This isn’t a straight-out confirmation, but he definitely seems up to it, and there’s no one better than the original. However, Episode VII’s director J.J. Abrams often uses composer Michael Giacchino (similar to how Spielberg prefers to use Williams), so we’ll have to wait and see which one (could it be anyone other than them two?) will get the gig.
2) Mark Hamill In Talks to Return to “Star Wars”
Last week we heard rumors that Harrison Ford had signed on to reprise his role as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII. Now, Mark Hamill has said that Luke Skywalker is in the script with the intention of Hamill reprising the role. In fact, according to Hamill, Lucas will have Michael Arndt take Luke out of the script if Hamill doesn’t sign on. Other than that, Hamill doesn’t know anything about the story other than rumors. Hamill said that he wants to make sure everyone is on board and that he wants to go back to the way it was in the original trilogy, more “carefree and lighthearted and humorous”, which many Star Wars fans are happy to hear.
3) Megan Fox Cast in “Ninja Turtles” Reboot
When Michael Bay posted to his website the single message “TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!”, he must have known the Internet would explode as it did. Bay is producing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot that is currently in development and has gotten some bad PR thanks to foot-in-mouth syndrome. While it may seem obvious that Fox is playing the reporter April O’Neil, Variety quickly confirmed it in case there was any doubt. The news hasn’t been taken positively from what I’ve seen, but I say give her a chance. People think she’s a bad actress, but she hasn’t been given a lot of great material yet. Plus, she’s hot.
Did we miss any stories that got you buzzing this week? Let us know in the comments below.
Star Wars R2-D2 Interactive Astromech Droid
by Star Wars
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983 & 2004 Versions, Two-Disc Widescreen Edition)
by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions [Blu-ray]
by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
STAR WARS Messenger Bag Vader Join Us Big Size
· Video Games
Star Wars: A New Hope [HD]
Star Wars Trilogy Episodes I-III (Blu-ray + DVD)
by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Roommates Rmk1586Scs Star Wars Classic Peel And Stick Wall Decals
· Home Improvement
by York Wallcoverings
Star Wars Anakin to Darth Vader Color Change Lightsaber Toy
Apple and Star Wars Death Star Inspired iPhone 5 / 5s Case By Little Brick Press (Hard Silicone Rubber Case)
by Little Brick Press
Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire
Star Wars IV: A New Hope (Limited Edition)
by 20th Century Fox Video
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace [HD]
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones [HD]
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic - Xbox
· Video Games
by LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. Company