Indy Cast and Crew Chime in for Comic-Con Greeting

July 26, 2007

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Comic-Con attendees filled the jam-packed Hall H today in San Diego for a glimpse at a few new productions on deck for release in the coming years, including Iron Man, Star Trek, Spiderwick Chronicles, and yes, the new Indiana Jones! Some of the cast and crew from the Indy set made a live appearance via satellite, and even introduced a new cast member familiar to all Indy fans – click below for a brief transcript of the presentation:

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Paramount Pictures Presentation (Short Attention Span Edition)

July 26, 2007

In order of presentation…

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Hot Rod (Coming August 3, 2007).On stage, the Lonely Island trio of Andy Samburg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. “It’s like an SNL Digital Long,” compared director Schaffer, citing their well known SNL shorts when asked about the filmmaking process. “There were many things that are different, but we were surprised by how often it was the same as three dudes in their apartment with a video camera.” For fans of their online shorts, a final chapter of “The Bu” may someday see the light of day. “We’re thinking maybe when we’re 50, we’ll do an old version of us completing the Bu,” says Samburg.

The Clip: Samburg, as Rod Kimble, blows off steam in the woods with an impassioned gymnastics/dance routine that puts Kevin Bacon to shame. Until he stumbles and falls down what appears to be the world’s longest hill. Funny stuff.

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It’s a Set Up!

July 26, 2007

Before preview night on Wednesday, there was already plenty to see Star Wars-wise (and a bit Indy-wise) as the pavilion was being constructed and licensees prepped their booths. Check out the short video below for a Star Wars warm-up of things to come at this year’s Comic-Con International.

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Karen Allen in New Indiana Jones Movie

July 26, 2007

Breaking news out of Paramount’s 1:30 – 3:30 pm presentation today: Marion Ravenwood is back. Check out the Official Site!

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Actress Karen Allen is joining the cast of the upcoming “Indiana Jones” movie, reprising her role as spirited Marion Ravenwood, it was announced today during Comic-Con International in San Diego. The new movie is in production under the direction of Steven Spielberg, who is pictured here with Allen during a break in shooting in Hawaii. The upcoming “Indiana Jones” adventure is a Lucasfilm Ltd. production and is being distributed by Paramount Pictures. Frank Marshall returns as producer, with Kathleen Kennedy joining George Lucas as executive producer. It is planned for worldwide release on May 22, 2008. (Photo by David James, courtesy Lucasfilm Ltd.)


More Scenes from Comic-Con

July 26, 2007

While many fans can’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con International, the Official Starwars.com Blog is there to put you right where the action is. Whether it’s seeing the behind-the-scenes images of set-up, or sneak peeks at Indiana Jones displays, we’re there.

Today as even more fans filter into the convention center, it’s obvious which droid is getting the most love — R2-KT (named “KT” after Katie Johnson, a very special Star Wars fan who tragically passed away from brain cancer in 2005 at the age of seven).

Other popular displays getting plenty of traffic today include Hasbro’s Star Wars Transformers mashup toys, The Vader Project, the impressive LEGO Death Star display, Wii fun at the LucasArts booth and so much more.

So stay tuned for daily coverage on this blog, as well as exciting Comic-Con snapshots here.


Weinsteins Search for the Ultimate Star Wars Fan

July 25, 2007

You can beat everyone you know at Star Wars trivia, your lightsaber collection looks like an intergalactic armory, you’ve been sleeping in vintage R2-D2 sheets since childhood and you’ve been adding George Lucas-style montages to your home movies for years. So you might as well get the respect you deserve as the ultimate Star Wars fan.

Dailymotion and the Weinstein Company have announced “The Ultimate Star Wars Fanboy (or Girl!)” contest. The competition, which runs from July 25 – August 31, 2007, coincides with a special sneak preview of select scenes of the film Fanboys followed by a filmmaker Q&A session at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 26, 2007.

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Media Release: Lucasfilm Ltd. and Get Solo™ Introduce Star Wars™ Social Networking Cards

July 25, 2007

This just in from the wire…

Fans Identify with Revolutionary Contact Cards Introduced at Comic-Con International

SAN DIEGO, CA – July 25, 2007 – For 30 years, Star Wars fans have escaped the confines of this galaxy by living in the virtual world born from the mind of filmmaker George Lucas. Today at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Get Solo, LLC announced they have joined forces to help enthusiasts express their passion for the saga by creating personalized Star Wars Social Networking Cards that fans can proudly exchange. Get Solo, a provider of innovative marketing media and solutions, is taking orders for the cards starting today at starwars.getsolo.com.

“Millions of people of all ages have a deep bond with the characters and stories of Star Wars. These new products are unique, because they capture that personal connection. Fans will find the social networking cards to be a fun way to express themselves when meeting other fans, because they can personalize them with their favorite Star Wars images, include interesting personal information, and even build a collection,” says Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing.

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