IGN talks Star Wars with Sam Witwer

February 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Posted in Interview, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment

IGN posted an interview with voice actor Sam Witwer covering his work as Darth Maul in The Empire Strikes OutThe Clone Wars, and the Brisk Tea commercials, plus his work on The Force Unleashed.

Speaking of the “I’m So Awesome” song, I also heard that you totally improvised that scene, which is pretty hysterical. Was there a lot of improv in the recording room, or was that just one of those spur-of-the-moment-type things?

Sam Witwer: First, I want to give credit to our director Guy Vasilovich — great guy. He was like, “Listen, when he comes in, can he be singing something?” So I started singing Star Wars tunes, and then he said, “Wait, do you know ‘Duel of the Fates?'” I was like, “Of course!” So we were both in it together. Once one of us came up with one idea, the other one was like, “Yeah, yeah, yeah!” I just remember we were laughing our asses off. We were really enjoying it. The cool thing is, Star Wars is such a kid-friendly franchise, and this is another fun way to bring fans to the series. The LEGO franchise has been so ridiculously successful with all of the video games that they’ve been doing. The fact that those games are just as much fun for adults as they are for kids is really a testament to their design work, but also to the weird, bizarre, chocolate-and-peanut-butter marriage between LEGO and Star Wars. I do not claim to understand that. All I know is that it works, and it’s always worked for me — but I don’t know why. I don’t know what the hell it is about LEGO that seems to lend itself to Star Wars and vice versa.

Sam also had some pretty cool comments about the last few episodes of The Clone Wars as well as the fate of Darth Maul (hint: he won’t be dying anytime soon). You’ll definitely want to check it out. You can read the full interview here.

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Mark Hamill talks Star Wars Episode VII

February 20, 2013 at 7:29 am | Posted in Episode VII, Interview, Movies, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Mark Hamill spoke with Entertainment News and had some interesting things to say about Star Wars Episode VII…

“They’re talking to us. George 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.”

Mark also commented that he’d like to see a return to the “carefree and lighthearted and humorous” sense of the original trilogy, as well as a return of the original cast. While pure conjecture, Mark speculated about Luke’s role in the new movies.

“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. … When I found out [while making the original trilogy] that ultimate good news/bad news joke – the good news is there’s a real attractive, hot girl in the universe; the bad news is she’s your sister – I thought, ‘Well, I’m going to wind up like Sir Alec [Guinness]. I’m going to be a lonely old hermit living out in some kind of desert igloo with a couple of robots.'”

You can check out the full interview here. Also worth noting, Mark’s new film Sushi Girl is out now on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Databurst From the 501st

February 20, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from February 20 through 26. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

February 20

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