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These New Stills Give a Closer Look At The Cast of Fantastic Four


Empire Online released these new behind-the-scenes images from Fox's upcoming Fantastic Four. While they don't show the superheroes displaying any powers, the photos give us an up close look at four young actors tapped to lead this series.

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If you've got the time this video is really worth a watch, but since this is a long one, here are the highlights:

The actor, Ahmed Best, was originally hired just to do the on screen physical acting for Jar Jar, but he sent in a voice audition with 5 or 6 different potential voices, and George Lucas fell for that weird Jamaican-esque accent we all know and cringe about. Best says it's his "generic little kid voice," which Lucas loved because Jar Jar was supposed to be very immature.

Best describes the Jar Jar backlash as being a painful experience, and makes it really hard not to feel bad about all the shade you've been throwing at Jar Jar for nearly two decades: 

One of the biggest reasons I took it was because of the challenge of it—there was no Andy Serkis and Gollum, Navi fromAvatar, Martians, John Carter.

I was to be the template for this, so I was kinda working with George to pioneer this new character form of acting and storytelling. On set we were all just so focused on the challenge of it and having so much fun that the post-Star Wars stuff was a surprise. Even though you play characters, you put a lot of your own personality into it, you get emotionally and personally invested in the work that you do, it’s your work and you take pride in it. So when your work is criticized negatively, you feel a hit.


Best also confirmed that Michael Jackson was interested in the role of Jar Jar, but ultimately Jackson didn't play him because he didn't believe Binks should be CGI.

Last but not least, Best says he would turn down the opportunity to bring Jar Jar back, so you can hang up your Supreme Leader Binks hat.

If nothing else, you should head to 8:50 in the video, where Jar Jar does lines from Taken.

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The crime boss, Wilson Fisk has been a classic street level nemesis for Daredevil and Spider-Man since 1967. Aptly played by the late Michael Clarke Duncan in the 2003, Ben Aflleck Daredevil movie, we can't wait to see brawling Kingpin menacingly played by Vincent D'Onofrio.

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Harley Quinn and The Joker on The Suicide Squad Set (Spoilers)


DC's Suicide Squad is well under way filming for a release in August, 2016. Following the story of a team of iconic villains who run secret missions for the Government to gain amnesty, Suicide Squad will be the cinematic debut of fan favorite, Harley Quinn.

The Joker's long time girlfriend, the two were caught on set having something of an argument, but we always knew their relationship was tumultuous. Joker and Harley, are played by Jared Leto and Margot Robbie.

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If someone tries to tell you there's going to be a secret Game of Thrones episode in February, tell them to relax; it's only a look behind the lens. There should (theoretically) be no dragons present.

On February 8th, HBO will air a behind the scenes special called "Game of Thrones: a Day in the Life." The half-hour special will take you through a single day of filming season five on three different sets in Ireland, Croatia, and Spain. The special will highlight the cast, sets, and production, but should give us a glimpse of what's coming later this spring in season five.

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Posing with the titular Jessica Jones, David Tennant teases his role in Netflix' upcoming AKA Jessica Jones. As the villain, The Purple Man, David Tennant's character is solely responsible for the trauma that causes Jessica Jones to retire from the superhero biz.

We'll see how easy it is to accept David in such a potentially sinister role. AKA Jessica Jones, is currently filming in New York with a release date in early 2016.

Is Daivd enough for you to watch AKA Jessica Jones?

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Game of Thrones star, Maisie Williams (Arya) was spotted filming for Doctor Who with Peter Capaldi in a forest in Wales. Signed on for a two party, Maisie is rumored to jump from a Viking themed episode to a 17th Century one.

No sign of her filming with Clara, but it's early days yet. We can't wait for these episodes!