The Last Jedi has arrived in theaters, offering an expansive new vision of the Star Wars universe as conceived by writer-director Rian Johnson . To accomplish his vision, Johnson teamed with production designer Rick Heinrichs ( Fargo , The Big Lebowski , The Nightmare Before Christmas , Captain America: The First Avenger ) and Lucasfilm’s in-house team of “visualists.” Together they dreamed up new planets stocked with never-seen species, original characters, sleek starships, and lots of porgs. Their concept art, costume sketches, and storyboards have been collected alongside author Phil Szostak’s detailed commentary in the new The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi . Yahoo Entertainment got a sneak peek at the book and exclusively presents some of the highlights here. __________________________ All images via The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Phil Szostak, and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2017; © 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.
In his multibook series They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Late Golden Age , Disney historian Didier Ghez has performed his own Indiana Jones act, delving into the recesses of the Mouse House’s storied animation archives to unearth the rarest of cinematic treasures. With the third volume coming out next week, Ghez gave Yahoo Entertainment a sneak preview of his archaeology, stunning artwork created for Disney features and shorts in the 1940s, including such masterpieces as Dumbo , Fantasia , Bambi , and Alice in Wonderland. “Half of the pieces in the book come from the Disney vault and half from the collection of the families of Disney artists. More than 90 percent of them had never been seen before in book form,” Ghez says. “Most of them had not been seen by anyone outside of the Disney Studio in more than 75 years. “Rescuing these pieces of art created by some of the most talented artists of the 20th century is immensely rewarding.” Contained here are illustrations for “The Mouse’s Tale,” a scene from Dumbo that was ultimately cut from the film, as well as the image Ghez calls “the most exceptional document featured in the book.” Click through to see. They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Late Golden Age: The 1940s — Part Two (Chronicle Books, $45) will be available on Oct. 10.
They’re big stars elsewhere, but we reckon you either didn’t know or had simply forgotten that these eleven performers also boldly went where no man had gone before. Image credits: Rex_Shutterstock, Getty, CBS, Paramount, PA
Legendary character actor and occasional leading man Harry Dean Stanton passed away on Sept. 15 at the age of 91. Here, some of his most memorable roles.
It’s been three long months since the breathtaking Black Panther trailer debuted , showcasing Chadwick Boseman ‘s solo superhero outing, which hits theaters Feb. 16, 2018. Since then, we’ve had extremely limited looks at the anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe entry, having to settle for a tantalizing action scene at San Diego Comic-Con along with a handful of costumes and props . But today, Yahoo Movies exclusively unveils the upcoming line of toys — which offer a few clues to the film. Next spring, Hasbro will release a slew of Panther-themed playthings, from action figures of varying magnitude to role-play items that let fans channel their inner Wakanda warrior. The toys give us a glimpse of Michael B. Jordan ‘s villainous Erik Killmonger costume, tease the Panther’s upgraded Vibranium-powered supersuit, and also provide a sneak peek at the hero’s shape-shifting vehicle, the Panther Jet. The toys will be publicly debuted at Hascon , Hasbro’s inaugural convention covering all its lines, including Star Wars , Marvel , Transformers , G.I. Joe, and My Little Pony , which runs Friday to Sunday in Providence, R.I. In the meantime, click through to get a taste of Black Panther .
At Comic-Con, CBS gave us a look at concept art, costumes, and more from the “Star Trek” prequel series that’ll debut this fall.
The team is the centerpiece of DC's booth, prominently located in the main thoroughfare of the San Diego Convention Center. Yahoo Movies got up close with the heroes; click through for our snaps from the show floor.
Flip through our D23 Expo photo highlights to go behind the scenes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
For those of you unable to make it to D23 Expo to see the model in person, Yahoo Movies has brought the exhibit here; click through for a virtual visit to the Star Wars land.
It’s time to put down the chimichangas and get back to work. Ryan Reynolds and his merry band of mutants are looking to recapture the bleepin’ magic in Deadpool 2. After getting off to a bumpy start with the firing of director Tim Miller, the sequel to the 2016 blockbuster is humming along under the stewardship of new helmer David Leitch (John Wick). In addition to the returning players, the new film, due out June 1, 2018, adds fan-favorite character Cable (Josh Brolin), among others. ...
Click through for up-close tour of insanely detailed flagship "Ninjago" set, plus previously unseen concept art illustrating how close toys and film align
Yahoo Movies attended the May 25 opening ceremonies for Disneyland's new Guardians ride; click through for the highlights of the gala event and a sneak peek inside Mission: Breakout!
Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) are getting together a bunch of their new super friends for (what DC and Warner Bros. hope is) a crime-busting good time in the upcoming Justice League, slated for Nov. 17. While we've glimpsed the new members in trailers and brief interludes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we haven't really gotten a clear look at Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) until today.
Maybe that’s because this Thursday, May 25, will be the 40th anniversary of the original release of Star Wars in theaters. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, we’ve been posting Star Wars stories this month, including choice vintage interviews, original videos, some of our favorite pieces from years past, and, like today, exclusive news. Yahoo Movies has the first look at the anniversary toys and collectibles that will be available at Disney Stores on Thursday, including deluxe action Han and Luke figures and cuddly Tsum Tsums, as well as limited-edition lithographs, pins, ornaments, and figurine.
Yahoo Movies has your first look at Hot Wheels' new Biggs-mobile, which will be available this week at Star Wars Celebration, as well as a peek at Mattel's other character cars, starships, and "carships" now shipping to stores in commemorative 40th anniversary packaging.
In the late 1970s, Topps’ Star Wars line was even more popular than the trading-card titan’s signature baseball collectibles. A New Hope), The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, we have an advance look at Star Wars Topps Classic Sticker Book ($12.95), from Abrams Books, a new volume loaded with reproductions of the stickers that were included with the trading-card packs — and which lovingly adorned our Trapper Keepers back in the day. It will be available from stores and online retailers on April 4, ahead of May’s 40th anniversary of the original 1977 film and Star Wars Celebration, the fan-centric convention in Orlando that will have panels marking the milestone occasion, with scheduled appearances from luminaries such as Mark Hamill (on hand to promote The Last Jedi), Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Jeremy “Boba Fett” Bulloch.
Spam. Dead parrots. Lumberjacks. Nudge-nudges. Silly walks. The inside stories of all of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin’s greatest hits are covered in Monty Python’s Flying Circus: Hidden Treasures. ...
Thor: Ragnarok , the threequel in the ongoing saga of the Asgardian Avenger, finds our hammer-less hero (again played by Chris Hemsworth) trapped by a cosmic being and forced to fight his not-so-jolly green friend, the Hulk (with Mark Ruffalo back as Bruce Banner). Meanwhile, across the galaxy, Thor’s homeland is facing destruction. Along with returning characters like Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, Anthony Hopkins’s Odin, and even Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, the film introduces Cate Blanchett as the death-goddess Hela and Tessa Thompson as Thor’s formidable ally Valkyrie. ...
Forgotten island. Lost civilization. Giant gorilla. Prehistoric monsters. Reckless adventurers. All the seminal ingredients have been stirred together to form Kong: Skull Island, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ reboot of the classic ape story that has captured the imagination of moviegoers for more than 80 years.
On May 25, 1977, George Lucas unleashed Star Wars on an unsuspecting planet Earth. Lucasfilm and its partners are pulling out all the stops to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film (now known as Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope). At last weekend’s New York Toy Fair, Hasbro unveiled its premium 6-inch Black Series figures based on the original, classic Kenner lineup.
As Peter O’Toole said when he received an honorary Oscar in 2002 after eight unsuccessful nominations in the competitive categories, “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride, my foot.” Leonardo DiCaprio may have broken his losing streak with last year’s win for Best Actor in "The Revenant," but some people are still waiting for gold. These folks included here may not own an Oscar, but they’re all winners in our book. A few of the honorees below are nominated again this year, so watch the Oscars on Feb. 26 to see if they finally get their trophy.
Hot Wheels tied in with Marvel characters, Justice League action figures, more first looks at fun stuff to be on display at N.Y. Toy Fair
There’s no doubt that male superheroes like Batman and Superman have long dominated DC’s cinematic universe, but with Wonder Woman heading to theaters this year and DC’s hugely popular multimedia initiative Super Hero Girls taking off over the past year, the ladies are catching up. While this year’s New York Toy Fair, taking place this weekend at Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, will feature plenty of Bat-toys, there will also be loads of Wonder Women, Harley Quinns, and Supergirls on display. Click through to see Yahoo Movies’s exclusive sneak peek of the latest DC offerings from toy-maker Jakks Pacific