All we know about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story so far is that it will follow a group of Rebels embarking on a mission to steal plans for the original Death Star. The identity of Alan Tudyk's character has not yet been revealed, but the official cast announcement from August revealed that he is playing a "performance-capture character." Regardless of who he plays, the actor is surrounded by a stellar and diverse cast that includes Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Jonathan Aris and Wen Jiang.
Gareth Edwards is directing from a script by Chris Weitz, who rewrote the original draft by Gary Whitta, which was based on a story idea crafted by veteran ILM visual effects supervisor John Knoll. Disney and LucasFilm have set a December 16, 2016 release date for this spinoff, which is set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. There has been speculation that characters from the animated TV series Star Wars Rebels may show up in this movie, since both projects are set within the same timeline.Read More
On Wednesday, a crowdfunding campaign was launched by Firefly stars Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk for their new web series entitled Con Man. The actors/producers set a goal of $425,000 to produce at least three episodes, and fans have responded in record-breaking ways. In just under two days, Con Man has received more than $1.6 million, which ensures that at least 11 episodes will be produced. The campaign passed the $1 million mark in less than 24 hours, and has set records for both the highest-funded web series within 24 hours, and the highest-funded web series of all time.
If the series reaches its ultimate goal of $1.75 million, two more episodes will be produced, bringing Season 1 to 13 episodes, one of which will be a complete episode of the sci-fi "show-within-a-show" entitled Spectrum. Con Man centers on Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk), the pilot on the Spectrum sci-fi series that was beloved by fans but cancelled way before its time, leading to the show picking up a cult following. While Wray still struggles to find his big break, his co-star Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) went on to become a major celebrity.Read More
Alan is writing, directing, starring, and providing craft services for Con Man. Nathan is producing the series and once again taking the helm as captain of a ship in a regular featured role. Alan and Nathan will be joined by a crew of sci-fi fan favorites Sean Maher, Gina Torres, James Gunn, Seth Green, Felicia Day, and Amy Acker with more guest stars being announced throughout the campaign. Con Man is also produced by PJ Haarsma.
Con Man centers around the post-show life of Wray Nerely, (Tudyk) the pilot and co-star of Spectrum, a sci-fi series which was cancelled before it's time and eventually became a cult classic beloved by fans. Wray's good friend, Jack Moore (Fillion) starred in the series and has gone on to become a major celebrity, while Wray continued to struggle to find his big break. While Jack enjoys the life of an A-lister, Wray tours the sci-fi circuit as a guest of conventions, comic book stores, and lots of pop culture events. The show will explore all the weird and crazy things that happen to Wray along the way, while telling the story of a guy learning to love and embrace his fans.Read More
The first trailer for Disney's Frozen finds the reindeer Sven (Tom Kane) and snowman Olaf (Josh Gad) engaged in a playful snow battle. Along with this look at the animated adventure, Disney has confirmed two more casting additions, with Alan Tudyk and Santino Fontana joining Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff for the ensemble voice cast. Take a look at this festive winter-laden footage, then read on to find out more about Walt Disney Pictures latest animated adventure centering on two friends who try to save their village from an icy curse.
Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) has tapped a trio of talented actors to join the voice cast in Frozen. Josh Gad (The Internship, Love and Other Drugs, Broadway's "The Book of Mormon") provides the voice of Olaf the snowman; Santino Fontana (Broadway's "Cinderella," "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "Billy Elliot") lends his vocal talents as Hans; and Alan Tudyk (42, Wreck-It Ralph, ABC's Suburgatory) joins the film as the voice of the Duke of Weselton. The talented group of actors joins Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff in the epic adventure, directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf's Up) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, Wreck-It Ralph), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog). Frozen is slated for the big screen Nov. 27, 2013, and will be presented in 3D in select theaters.Read More
The science fiction world was abuzz with anticipation earlier this month when the news broke of Science's Firefly 10-year anniversary panel at Comic-Con International 2012: San Diego (Comic-Con) on Friday, July 13. Comic-Con is just the beginning of the tribute, as Browncoats everywhere can board Serenity for a full marathon of the classic series followed by Browncoats Unite, a world premiere anniversary special exploring the Firefly phenomenon debuting November 11 on Science.
The hour-long special will feature exclusive footage from the Comic-Com panel featuring series creator Joss Whedon, stars Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, show runner Tim Minear, and writer Jose Molina, as well as a behind-the-scenes roundtable facilitated by Entertainment Weekly's Jeff Jensen. Browncoats Unite will unearth defining memories from both sides of the camera and feature first-person accounts from the individuals who made the franchise a modern classic.Read More