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Juxtaposed images of Superman and Clark Kent

Juxtaposed images of Superman and Clark Kent (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I grew up with the Christopher Reeve Superman films.

Alongside Star Wars they were the greatest films ever to me.

Looking back now they are still great fun, but massively flawed.

I have been wary of the new Man Of Steel film but after watching the latest trailer I have to say it looks pretty immense.

Thoughts?



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Star Wars actor Mark Hamill.

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Harrison Ford was first to admit he will be returning for the next Disney produced Star Wars film and now it seems his old pal Mark Hamill is next in line.

It's not official yet but in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight he said:

""They're talking to us," he reveals. "George [Lucas] wanted to know whether we'd be interested.

"He did say that if we didn't want to do it, they wouldn't cast another actor in our parts - they would write us out. ... I can tell you right away that we haven't signed any contracts.

"We're in the stage where they want us to go in and meet with Michael Arndt, who is the writer, and Kathleen Kennedy, who is going to run Lucasfilm. Both have had meetings set that were postponed -- on their end, not mine. They're more busy than I am.

"I'd want to make sure of is are we going to have the whole gang back? Is Carrie and Harrison and Billy Dee and Tony Daniels, everybody that's around from the original [returning]? I want to make sure that everybody's on board here, rather than just one.

"I'm assuming, because I haven't talked to the writers, that these movies would be about our offspring -- like my character would be sort of in the Obi-Wan range [as] an influential character. "


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When I think of my childhood I generally think of two things, football and Star Wars.

I was obsessed with both. So far none of my daughters have shown an interest in either.

That is until Lily my 5-year-old saw an advert on the television for the 3D release of Star Wars: Phantom Menace, or Episode 1.

She asked me if I would take her to see it, the answer was of course a resounding and very enthusiastic yes.

Phantom Menace was the first film in the new Star Wars trilogy, they were however of course prequels confusingly.

Mixed reviews by many greeted the film first time around. It was slated for its very prominent CGI characters and settings.

Jar Jar Binks in particular, the Gungan creature who added the comedy aspect. Many felt it was one annoying character too far.

Such was the level of the hatred towards the character a lot of good things were overlooked about the films.

With this in mind I decided me and Ly should watch it in style so we
headed for the Giant Screen Cinema at Millennium Point.

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I posted this last year but damn it, I'm going to post it again.

It harks back to a more innocent age before our hopes and dreams were crushed by Jar Jar, jumping Yodas and midichlorians...

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Daniel Radcliffe has admitted that he's never seen Star Wars - despite calling Harry Potter this generation's version of the famous films.

The star, 22, who called himself a "geek", revealed the gap in his film-viewing history to Moviefone, blaming his age.

He told the website: "Now this information is going to be out there in the world... It's really bad."

Daniel, who appeared in the final Potter film this year, said: "I saw The Phantom Menace, and everyone's like, 'You saw that one! You didn't see the originals?!' I know! I was ten! I didn't know any better!"

The Woman In Black actor added: "I know that I would love them because I'm a geek - so I would definitely get into them."

He added "I do think of Potter as being this generation's Star Wars."

Daniel could catch up with the films in 3D, as it was announced last year that George Lucas's entire film saga is going to be shown in the eye-popping format.

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