Top 5: Han Solo, S.H.I.E.L.D., GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & More

The top 5 news stories of the week. Filming on the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot wraps, Peter Dinklage will be the main antagonist in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Harrison Ford on board for Episode VII and more all hit the newswire this week.

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By Mark Julian - 2/16/2013



Top 5 Stories For The Week Ending 02/15/2013


Filming On The S.H.I.E.L.D. Pilot Wraps

The pilot episode for ABC's new Marvel project, S.H.I.E.L.D. has wrapped according to showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen. Fans have been teased with vague set photos and extremely quick glimpses of the set but so far, the show remains shrouded in mystery. Now, we wait for word of whether the pilot will be picked up for a full season order and if so, how many episodes will the show receive.

Peter Dinklage To Play Main Antagonist In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Throw out those rumors of Puck. Variety learned that Dinklage will be the main baddie in the third X-Men film that's going to clean up some of the continuity mess according to director Bryan Singer. MTV Geek has posted a rumor from an anonymous source that claims Dinklage is playing Bollivar Trask but they don't appear to be 100% certain. Who do you think it could be?

Harrison Ford On Board For STAR WARS EPISODE VII

While there has been some doubt on whether or not the actors from the original Star Wars trilogy would be making an appearance in Disney's new trilogy, a new report out suggest that Harrison Ford will be coming back as Han Solo. Just this morning we received an additional report that Mark Hamil and Carrie Fisher will also be back and that the next trilogy in the Star Wars saga will focus on their children.

MAN OF STEEL Screened For WB Execs To Rave Reviews

According to the scoopers at Latino Review, Man of Steel recently screened to WB execs and their families and received rave reviews. Keep in mind that Green Lantern also reportedly received rave reviews so this theoretically means nothing.

Jason Momoa In Talks For ‘Drax the Destroyer’ Role In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

With Chris Pratt now cemented in place as Star-Lord it appears the next Guardian of the Galaxy to be cast is Drax the Destroyer. Latino Review has the scoop that Jason Momoa is the frontrunner but there's a sticking point or two in the contract negotiations that keep the deal from being complete.


JUST MISSED THE CUT: COMICS: Geoff Johns To Step Down As Writer On GREEN LANTERN, New IRON MAN 3 ‘Iron Patriot’ Character Poster Arrives


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TonyChu - 2/16/2013, 11:42 AM
Good week for CBM. Thanks for the recap Mark.
themcdougalbugle - 2/16/2013, 11:58 AM
Episode VII is gonna be so massively successful that all the lights are gonna go out and everything will crash.
Minato - 2/16/2013, 11:59 AM
1. Shield is gonna be a surprising show that will run for at least 3 seasons.
2. Dinklage is a great actor who deserves a major role in a major motion picture. This happening in the next X-Men movie is only good news but remember this is Fox were talking about.
3. Finally some news about the story and I couldnt be happier. I hope the Kids arent clones of the originals. I hope there are traits but not exactly like their parents. Someone had a photoshop pic of Zac Efron, Justin Beiber and Selena Gomez as the three... Im still laughing.
4. We can all agree that MOS is definitely better than GL. Superman isnt in my top 10 favorite heroes but this is going to be the definitive depiction of Clark/Kal for now on.
5. Again I'm a huge fan of GoT and He works for Drax. He has a presence and decent acting ability but what more do you need for Drax.
Pheezmatic - 2/16/2013, 1:00 PM
"Jason Momoa is the frontrunner but there's a sticking point or two in the contract negotiations that keep the deal from being complete."

what is that referring to?
Superior - 2/16/2013, 1:14 PM
I would say Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask!
MarkJulian - 2/16/2013, 1:54 PM
@Pheezmatic Latino Review is reporting that Momoa wants more money than Marvel offered.
dudemanjac - 2/16/2013, 6:57 PM
Yes! This is the way it needed to be anyway. What a waste it would have been if they did not get the original actors to reprise their roles and move this into a new generation. Keeping my fingers crossed for legacy of the force...
SuperKamiGuru - 2/16/2013, 7:30 PM
Its been confirmed that Dinklage will be playing none other than the Insidious Squirrel Girl in DOFP!!
Ghostt - 2/16/2013, 8:04 PM
Yeh I was hoping they would take the cool concepts from Star Wars like peaceful warrior Jedi, telekenesis (force), and light sabres, etc, but go in a completely different direction. Harrison is not as charismatic as he used to be. And, ahem, have you seen mark and Carrie lately?Scary...

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parkerray - 2/16/2013, 9:21 PM
^Yeah so many movies they get the casting all wrong--Cocoon, Red, Harold and Maude. I mean, get some young, hot actors in there. What's up, Hollywood?
Triptheorist - 2/16/2013, 11:24 PM
I like the idea of having a recap of the week. GJ!
dudemanjac - 2/16/2013, 11:41 PM
Ghostt, what direction did you think they were going to go? And what is your idea? As for mark and carrie, hollywood has worked wilder magic than what it will take to make them play the part slightly less old people.
MrYurMomm - 2/17/2013, 12:29 AM
eleven59 - 2/17/2013, 8:30 AM
Momoa wants more money?? Man, all those golden globes and oscars really have gone to his head...
Floke - 2/17/2013, 12:16 PM
I hope Chewie is back. Having lost most of his hair due to old age, he will look a lot like Peter Mayhew...
Star Wars VII: The old knights of the republic.

It would be cool if Leia have two children. One brownhaired cocky wild rebel and one blond banjoplayer.
dudemanjac - 2/17/2013, 2:21 PM
Bad news for you Floke. If this is going to be based on the kids anywhere over their early teens, Chewie is out of the picture.
dudemanjac - 2/17/2013, 2:23 PM
And she did have two kids. Twins. A boy and a girl. ***Spoiler alert*** One fell to the dark side and had to be killed by the other.
Floke - 2/18/2013, 12:12 AM
But Chewie has kids too right? Does this mean we finally have a chance to meet the Chewbackas again? Have have missed them so much after the Holiday Special..

The banjoplayer was a reference to Deliverance.. :)
JatevinM - 2/18/2013, 9:01 AM
I really hope that we get to see Chewbacka again. If I'm not mistaken dont his people live to be very very very old?
dudemanjac - 2/18/2013, 12:04 PM
Chewie's dead. His son Lobacca is a jedi.
Ghostt - 2/19/2013, 5:48 PM
@dudemanjac

Direction they should go? Away from old people.

My idea? Read first sentence of my initial comment.

Anything else?

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