Welcome to Indie Revolver

We’ve gotten a lot of traffic over the last couple days and, understandably, a lot of messages from other fans and entertainment sites. With that in mind,  I thought it might be a good idea to reintroduce ourselves to the newcomers and answer some of your more frequent questions!

I’m a fan of film and art and I gravitate towards most of the same pop culture touchstones that mean so much to most of our generation. I started this site to open up the conversation; to expand and add to the discussion of these stories and artists which mean so much to all of us.

We’re allowed to attend some events and concerts, permitted interviews, and sometimes even manage to break a good story because we work at it pretty hard, making phone calls and sending emails and visiting friends and contacts who we’ve met. That’s been my main hobby since I was a kid, and I’ve always devoured every scrap of news I could find on sites like Ain’t it Cool and Variety. One thing that has changed since I was younger is that I don’t see a group of friends every day to quote our favorite dialogue and trade rumors and debate the finer points of our beloved films. I thought that this blog might be a way to bring some of that dynamic back to my life, and since I started it a few months ago it has actually brought some new friends into the fold to help build it. This is the most fun I’ve had with my hobby in many years, and I’m very thankful to everyone who’s jumped in to enjoy it with me.

While it’s my nature to mine for every nugget I can unearth, I always want to be careful about ruining things for anyone else. We include spoiler warnings when that stuff comes up, of course – but it goes further than that. We posted our images of the new troopers only once they’d been described in detail by other sites and sketched (pretty well from memory, apparently from one grainy black and white photograph!) by Tom Hodges. We unveiled the illustration of the Inquisitor only after his appearance and motivations were impressively mapped out by Latino Review and Badass Digest. Fleshing out the conversation, adding to it – talking about what’s already out there in as much depth as we can. That’s our sweet spot, what we really enjoy. Some of you have sent us some truly fascinating information and insights. When you see those pop up on another outlet first after weeks or months of waiting, this is why. Similarly, we will not post anything we’ve been asked not to post nor will we keep up anything we’ve been asked to take down.

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When we watermark an image, it’s because it was given to us for use on our site. We will not watermark any images which we re-post from other sites, and we will not watermark exclusive images for which a watermark is not requested. Sorry to say, we cannot supply you with non-watermarked or higher resolution versions of the ones that are. For some of our sources, it matters that it lives in a context that’s really about the love of the story. If you take a look around, you’ll notice there are no ads. It cost me $12 dollars to buy the domain name and another $13 to redirect to the WordPress page. The site is hosted for free on WordPress’ free servers, and laid out using one of their inexpensive templates at a cost of $30. Since then, I’ve spent another $30 to remove WordPress’ occasional ads to keep things cleaner and give our community a more enjoyable experience. Those are our ledgers – I’m out about $85 dollars and we don’t earn a penny here. I shudder to think what kind of expenses would go along with this week’s traffic if I had to support that on my own site/server, so I understand why most sites need to display ads (if you like what a site is doing, clicking on their banners is a great way to support them!). I’m aiming for something simpler here. On that note. this seems like a good time to thank our team – all of our contributors write/edit/research for free, in their spare time (and perhaps some hours that they should be working at their day jobs).

We do not represent a controlled leak from JJ Abrams. Man, if only…

We do not post anything that we don’t think is reliable. We verify everything we can within reason. It’s okay if you don’t always agree that the more sensitive kinds of stories are accurate! We have faith in them. If we ever doubt them, we’ll issue a retraction. We will not connect you with our sources nor identify them. In some instances, we don’t actually know who they are ourselves. Regarding Star Wars, we’re pretty sure what we write will hold up and everything we see come out elsewhere seems to support everything we’ve seen so far. We don’t know most of it, and we’re just as excited as you are to see how it all comes together next Christmas.

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Jay Carlson
Editor-in-Chief, Indie Revolver

UPDATED! It’s Here! The First Teaser Trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Has Arrived!

by: Jay Carlson

Are you ready? Nope, you are not. But it’s here. Holy Lord, it’s here.

Were you like me and many others back in 1998? Did you buy a ticket to see Meet Joe Black just to see the precious first moments of The Phantom Menace? And like so many, I was sorely disappointed with the end result.

Based off of everything I’ve seen (which is a LOT) I don’t think it’s possible that The Force Awakens is going to fall short like Episode I did. Abrams and his team seem to have come at the project from the right place and really done things right with The Force Awakens.

I was bummed to not see any of the familiar faces. But to show them would reveal information that JJ Does not want out there yet, so I get it.

There’s a lot of chatter about the voiceover belonging to Benedict Cumberbatch but I think it could also be Adam Driver.

We also see a character that could very well be Driver wielding that new, very unique looking saber. And if that is the bad guy, it does not mean that it’s the ONLY bad guy.

But enough talk. See for yourself, watch it above or click the image below to see the actual, real-deal trailer in all it’s Quicktime glory.

 

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Steve Jobs Biopic Adds Natalie Portman AND Finds a New Home at Universal

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

Less than a week after Sony announced that it had dropped its Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s biography, Deadline reports that a new studio has decided to pick up the option.

Universal Studios will be the new home for the film which is set to be directed by Danny Boyle from a script by Aaron Sorkin. Michael Fassbender is still attached as well to play the former head honcho of Apple.

This film has had a rough time of it over the last few weeks. It was originally reported that Leonardo DiCaprio was being sought after for the lead role but that fell through. Then Sorkin said it was a done deal that Christian Bale would star but that deal turned out to be a pipe dream as well. After a frantic search Michael Fassbender was finally cast as Steve Jobs.

Talks are still floating around for Seth Rogen to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. This would be a huge departure from what Rogen normally does. It’s being compared to how Seth’s pal Jonah Hill took roles in Moneyball and The Wolf Of Wall Street and cemented his Hollywood cred as a serious actor.

Also being rumored is that Natalie Portman, of Thor and Black Swan fame, is being courted for a role as well. No word on who the actress would play but it’s being reported that it’s a major role. Sorkin has been quoted as saying that Jobs’ daughter Lisa would be seen as the “heroine” of the film so that could be a pretty good guess as to the role Portman is up for.

Aaron Sorkin has said that this film will focus on three periods during Job’s lifetime, each focusing on the launch of a major Apple product.

As of this moment there has been no word as to why Sony decided to drop the project.

Take a Look! The First Real Pics of the Genetically Designed D-Rex From ‘Jurassic World’!

by: Jay Carlson

Some blurry looks at the new D-Rex from Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming  Jurassic World have appeared online via Instagram.

If legit, these pics reveal the genetically modified dino only hinted at in the recently released trailer.

What do you think?

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New Trailer and Posters for Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

 

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (“Kick-Ass,” “X-Men: First Class”), “Kingsman: The Secret Service” tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

John C. Reilly Joins the Cast of ‘Les Cowboys’

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

John C. Reilly, star of such films as Step-Brothers, Cyrus and Guardians of the Galaxy, has joined the cast of the French film Les Cowboys, according to Variety. The film marks the highly anticipated directorial debut of critically-hailed screenwriter Thomas Bidegain.

Bidegain is one of France’s hottest screenwriters, having worked on such films as Rust and Bone and A Prophet, the latter of which he won a Cesar Award for.

Reilly will join the already cast French newcomer Finnegan Oldfield and Belgian veteran actor Francois Damiens.

Les Cowboys is the story of a father (Damiens) who teams with his son (Oldfield) to search for his daughter after she goes missing. The daughter goes missing shortly after starting to date a Muslim fundamentalist. This prompts the duo to search across the globe for her, even enlisting the help of an American headhunter (Reilly).

The film is said to touch on serious issues with political, social and religious overtones. But mostly it will show how the disappearance of this girl rips a family apart and the tragedy that comes from it.

Filming is already underway and is expected to finish by late January. No release date has been set yet.

Denizens of Gooberville Rejoice! ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer to be Available Online Friday!

by: Jay Carlson

I can’t wait to be among the very first people to lay eyes on the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on a big screen this Friday morning in Boston. I couldn’t be more excited to see it on a big screen with a group of other rabid fans. But there’s good news for everyone not within range of one of the thirty locations playing it on the big screen…

I’ll be more than happy to see it at the theater, do a little black Friday shopping, then go home and dissect it with a trillion views on iTunes.

I think that even with the lack of scarcity, it’s still going to be pretty damn special. How could it not be? It’s all of our old friends back together again!

What do you think? Who else out there is seeing it on a big screen?

FOX to Develop American Version of Idris Elba’s BBC Hit Drama ‘Luthor’

by: Scott Stanikmas

Fox certainly seems to have caught a case of British Remake Fever. First they took the BBC drama Broadchurch and made their own version, a ten part mystery named Gracepoint. Next up will be a U.S. version of the hit detective drama Luther.

Fox will be working with original creator Neil Cross on the new project. The network has given a pilot commitment to the show and Cross will be the writer for that pilot.

Idris Elba, star of the original drama, is not expected to be onscreen for the new American version. He is rumored though to have a role as an executive producer. Elba received critical acclaim as the titular troubled detective who was haunted by his wife’s murder and lost himself in his work.

Gracepoint has debuted to mixed reviews and so-so ratings for the Fox network. Even with original Broadchurch star David Tennant on board, it seems like the drama had a tough time finding an audience. Fox is probably hoping to turn that around with the Luther remake.

This isn’t Neil Cross’s first foray into American television. He was the creator and executive producer of the NBC pirate series Crossbones that aired this past summer.

Penelope Cruz to Strut Her Stuff on the Catwalk in ‘Zoolander 2′

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

In a report from the folks at Deadline, Penelope Cruz has signed on to join the cast of the much anticipated sequel Zoolander 2. Cruz will join star Ben Stiller who will reprise his role as the dimwitted male model Derek Zoolander.

Stiller will once again go behind the camera to direct as well as star. He will be working on a script from Justin Theroux.

While not confirmed, it has been rumored that Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson will also return to play the evil Mugatu and rival model Hansel, respectively.

No start date has been announced as of this writing.

With the recent box office success of the Dumb and Dumber sequel, this could lead the way for more “low-brow” comedies to get the green light for sequels.

If this bodes true and this leads to a Dodgeball sequel, count me.

Matthew McConaughey to Take ‘The Stand’

by: Marcus Rivera

It was reported back in late August that Matthew McConaughey was being “heavily considered” for the villainous role of Randall Flagg in Warner Bros. planned adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. Following that, director Josh Boone denied that anything was official, actually stating that he’d always envisioned McConaughey in the role of main protagonist Stu Redman, and Christian Bale as Flagg.

Well now The Guardian has confirmed that initial report. According to their report, the Oscar winning actor will indeed haunt some cornfields in the movie as Randall Flagg. Recently we found out that WB were actually planning to adapt King’s 1200 page novel into four feature films, which makes a lot more sense than the one 3-hour movie they were originally aiming for.

CBS Films will co-produce and co-present The Stand, with Roy Lee and Jimmy Miller producing. So far, the only other actor to be cast is The Fault In Our Stars‘ Nat Wolff, who will play a character created specially for the movie.

‘Blade Runner 2′ to Shoot in 2015 – Ridley Scott NOT Directing

by: Marcus Rivera

Ridley Scott recently gave an interview & revealed that the sequel to Blade Runner will start shooting next year, but confirmed that it will NOT be his next project (Prometheus 2 is rumoured for a 2016 release). Instead, he will only produce the movie as another director is being looked for. He did confirm that the director currently in talks would be liked by fans of the original.

This is obviously an unexpected twist, and the majority of fans of the 1982 sci-fi classic were only on board with a follow-up being made because of the involvement of both Scott and star Harrison Ford. Scott also stated while Ford’s Decker will be back it won’t be as Blade Runner 2’s lead. “We talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one,” Scott said in regards to breaking the story with Hampton Fancher.

“Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act,” he revealed. It seems from that statement that we will have a new lead for Blade Runner 2, sound off on who you feel could carry this new chapter of the Blade Runner saga.

Trailer: The Park is Open in Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Jurassic World’!

by: Jay Carlson

I ‘m excited. There’s so much that tickles me about this trailer.

Normally, I find call-backs hokey, but I dig the echo’s of Jurassic Park in Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World. And that music! I loved John Williams score for Jurassic Park and love how it’s utilized in the trailer.

Is it just me, or do you find Chris Pratt a far less cool version of Muldoon? Don’t get me wrong, I love Pratt and think he’s establishing himself as a solid action star. But there was something so effortlessly cool about Muldoon in the original. I hope Pratt’s character isn’t just an aped version of that character.

Now that we have more than 15 seconds, what do you think?

Rumor: Plans for A New Star Wars Animated Series To Take Place During the Sequel Trilogy?!

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by: Jay Carlson

Looks like /Film is at it again with the Star Wars scoops. This time they are reporting a rumor that Disney is preparing to produce a Star Wars animated series after Rebels ends. Their report states that the current plan is to end Rebels after “three or four” seasons. This new animated series would focus on the timeline established in the Sequel Trilogy.

It’s reasonable to assume that if the new show were to begin after three or four seasons of Rebels that would possibly put its premiere around the time of Rian Johnson’s upcoming Episode VIII. So we’d have a couple films to establish the Sequel Trilogy universe.

One thing is for sure, it certainly feels like Disney has a big picture plan that we are only seeing a tiny sliver on. With the Sequel Trilogy, planned spinoff films, and animated universe, how do you feel about the direction of Star Wars. One thing is for sure, it’s an amazing time to be a Star Wars fan.

Oscar Isaac to Portray Major Villain in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

Bryan Singer and FOX studios have found the man who will attempt to bring about the destruction of the X-Men in the upcoming film X-Men: Apocalypse. Actor, Oscar Isaac will bring the pain as the titular villain Apocalypse.

The character was first introduced in the X-Men film universe in a post credits scene in this year’s blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Singer will direct from a script written by Simon Kinberg.

The film, which will feature the return of fan favorites such as Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence as Magneto, Professor X and Mystique respectively, could also feature younger versions of other well-known X-characters, as Singer has stated that he would like to set this movie in the early 1980s.

The director was also quoted as saying that this would be one of the most destructive X-Men films in the franchise’s history.  “Apocalypse will have more of the mass destruction that ‘X-Men’ films, to date, have not relied upon…There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle.”

(I don’t know about anyone else out there, but I feel X3: The Last Stand did a pretty good job of destroying. It almost destroyed the X-Men franchise for good.)

Many actors read for the role but sources have said that Isaac seemed like the kind of actor Bryan Singer would like to work with and he seemed like a frontrunner from the get go.

X-Men Apocalypse is set to hit theaters everywhere May 27, 2016.

Michelle Maclaren Will Direct ‘Wonder Woman’!

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by: S. Scott Stanikmas

The search is over. Warner Bros used its golden lasso to wrangle a director for its upcoming Wonder Woman movie, and according to The Hollywood Reporter that director is Michelle MacLaren.

According to project insiders MacLaren will work with current writers (who have yet to be named) on developing the project.

This puts to rest an exhaustive and polarizing search for a director for the forthcoming comic book movie. There were many high profile names being tossed around along with MacLaren, such as Kathryn Bigelow and Catherine Hardwicke. In recent weeks there were rumors that MacLaren’s name had jumped to the top of the list.

Michelle MacLaren has been making a name for herself with directing stints on such hit TV shows as Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. This will be her first foray into feature film directing. This also marks the first time a female will direct a major studio comic book movie. (Although Lexi Alexander did direct Punisher: War Zone, but most don’t consider Lionsgate a major studio)

The Amazonian Princess, as played by actress Gal Gadot, will make her debut in the upcoming Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice (which comes out in 2016) before making her way to her solo film which will hit theaters in 2017.

Christopher Nolan to Delve Into Interstellar Backstory in Comic Book Form

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

I’m going to start this off with a heavy dose of SPOILER WARNINGS for those who haven’t seen Interstellar. This article will contain plot points from the movie that may be considered spoilers.

Still with us? Okay then. In the newest issue of Wired magazine, which will be guest edited by Christopher Nolan, will be a 7 page comic that gives us a bit of backstory on the character of Dr. Mann (played in a surprise appearance by Matt Damon!) and his robot helper KIPP.

The comic story, titled “Absolute Zero,” will tell the story of a pivotal point in Mann’s life that happened before he was introduced in the film.

Christopher Nolan isn’t known for putting deleted scenes on his home media releases, so this could be construed as somewhat of a rare extra for the Nolan fan set.

The issue of Wired that contains the comic will be released on tomorrow on November 25th.

Paul Greengrass to Take us Back to ‘1984’

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

Paul Greengrass, acclaimed director of such films as The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum and Captain Phillips, will helm a feature film adaptation of the classic George Orwell novel 1984 according to the crew at Deadline.

1984 (or Nineteen Eighty-Four as some folks are likely to label it) is a novel set in a dystopian future where Big Brother is watching every move that we all make for the greater good of society. With cameras everywhere we go and security drones a normal thing in today’s society, Orwell’s novel seems eerily prophetic.

This isn’t the first time the material has been put to film. A version originally came out in (shockingly!) 1984, starring John Hurt.

Greengrass will direct from a script written by James Graham. Graham wrote the book for the musical Finding Neverland.

No casting decisions have been made as of yet.

Austin Stowell to Join Steven Spielberg’s Cold War Spy Thriller ‘St. James Place’

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

Steven Spielberg will once again get back into the director’s chair for another factually based historical thriller. The man behind such films as Munich and Schindler’s List will be helming the cold war picture St. James Place. And The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Austin Stowell will join the cast.

Stowell will play Francis Gary Powers, a United States pilot who was shot down over Soviet airspace in 1960 and tried as a spy. He was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison. This prompted CIA involvement to try and free Powers.

Austin Stowell will join the already star studded cast of Alan Alda, Amy Ryan and Tom Hanks. Hanks will play James Donavan, a lawyer who agrees to help the CIA get Powers free.

Stowell was most recently in the indie smash hit Whiplash, alongside Miles Teller and JK Simmons.

This won’t be the first collaboration for the young actor and veteran director. Stowell is currently filming Public Morals which Spielberg is executive producing.

 

 

The Plot of the First Star Wars Spinoff Film Revealed?

by: Jay Carlson

The good folks over at /Film have just dropped a potential bomb regarding the rumored plot of the first Star Wars spinoff film.

They’re reporting that the Gareth Edwards directed, Gary Whitta written film will focus on the theft of the Death Star plans from the Empire for the Rebellion by Bounty Hunters. This of course dovetails in nicely with the beginning of A New Hope. The film is reported to be a guys on a mission film in the vein of “Seven Samurai or Suicide Squad meets Ocean’s Eleven in the world of Star Wars.”

Take a look at /Film’s piece for a bit more info on who might appear as well as what ship might make an appearance. It’s a lot of rumor and  speculation at such an early stage considering we still know next to nothing about the Star Wars film being released prior to the spinoff.

What do you think? Does the expansion of the Star Wars universe sound like it’s getting off on the right foot? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

UPDATED: Confirmation With All 30 Locations Where You Can See the First 88 Second Trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’!!!

 

by: Jay Carlson

FINAL UPDATE 4:30PM EST: The Full List of thirty theaters is below. The trailer will appear on all films Thanksgiving weekend at these theaters. After that the trailer will be available in December nationwide. I’ll be purchasing my ticket as soon as they go up for the first Boston Big Hero 6 show.

An early 88-second tease of Star Wars: The Force Awakens can be seen in 30 theaters across North America beginning Friday morning, November 28. Following this weekend, the tease can be seen in theaters around the world this December.

Check out StarWars.com’s complete list of theaters playing the tease below!

AZ PHOENIX HARKINS TEMPE MARKETPLACE
CA LOS ANGELES AMC CENTURY CITY
CA LOS ANGELES Indep EL CAPITAN
CA IRVINE REGAL SPECTRUM IRVINE 21
CA SAN FRANCISCO AMC METREON 16
CA SAN JOSE CINEMARK OAKRIDGE 20
CA SAN DIEGO REGAL MIRA MESA 18
CAN TORONTO CINEPLEX YOUNGE & DUNDAS
CAN VANCOUVER CINEPLEX RIVERPORT
CO DENVER AMC WESTMINSTER 24
DC WASH D.C AMC TYSONS CORNER 16
FL MIAMI CARMIKE PARISIAN 20
GA ATLANTA REGAL ATLANTIC STATION
IL CHICAGO REGAL CITY NORTH
MA BOSTON AMC BOSTON COMMONS 19
MI DETROIT CINEMARK SHOWCASE 20
MN MINNEAPOLIS AMC SOUTHDALE
MO KANSAS CITY AMC STUDIO 30
NY NEW YORK AMC LINCOLN SQUARE 12
NY NEW YORK REGAL UNION SQUARE
OH CLEVELAND CINEMARK CINEMARK 24
PA PHILADELPHIA REGAL WARRINGTON 22
TN NASHVILLE CARMIKE THOROUGHBRED 20
TN KNOXVILLE REGAL PINNACLE
TX DALLAS CINEMARK WEST PLANO 20
TX HOUSTON REGAL MARQ*E STADIUM 23
TX AUSTIN ALAMO ALAMO S LAMAR
UT SALT LAKE CITY CINEMARK CINEMARK 24 WEST JORDAN
WA SEATTLE REGAL THORNTON PLACE 14
WI MILWAUKEE MARCUS BROOKFIELD 16

 

UPDATE 2:39PM EST: AMC Theaters Twitter is also confirming that they will also be showing TFA trailer in select theaters on Thanksgiving as well. Locations forthcoming…
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UPDATED 1:40PM EST: Official Confirmation from JJ Abrams via the Bad Robot Twitter account that the trailer will arrive Friday in select theaters and that it has a run time of 88 seconds.

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Update 10:56AM EST: Regal has taken the Star Wars announcement off of their main page but the link below still brings you to their announcement. There’s rumblings that Regal broke an embargo about the announcement. No confirmation on this yet though.

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Regal Cinema has announced that the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be included before every film this Friday in 9 locations:

Star Wars Regal Trailer

I’m sure these won’t be the only places that the trailer will be available. Most likely, these are just the only theaters showing it in front of every film.

This would certainly confirm /Film’s report about Disney having big plans and also confirms the Reddit post stating that they would be showing the film in front of every film over Thanksgiving weekend.

Reddit SW Trailer

We’ll hopefully be seeing more than just these nine theaters follow suit. It would seem awfully strange to only show the trailer at these specific theaters.

Check back as we will update this post with more information as it’s announced.