Star Wars actor Mark Hamill is unashamedly a big superhero fan, but he’s aware that there are a lot of superhero movies on the market right now, and that might not be the best thing for business. The actor believes that good stories – and not just massive special effects sequences – will keep audiences coming back for more.
In an interview with USA Today, Mark Hamill stated that he thinks that superhero movies need to focus on telling compelling stories to stay successful:
“I don’t know what’s going on with superhero movies. They’re fantastic, but I think we’re reaching a point of oversaturation. So that’s why the story is so important, is that the gimmicks and all that, they can only take you so far. That’s what I want, better stories.”
Hamill’s comments were also captured on video:
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Thus far, Hamill’s concerns seem a bit oddly-timed: superhero movies are having a pretty great 2017, as Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, and Wonder Woman have all been met with both critical acclaim and great financial success, with the last film especially doing especially fantastic as it continues to outperform expectations. It’s likely that Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Justice League will continuously do well financially, but time will tell if they can get great reception from audiences. 2018’s slate of superhero movies is arguably where Hamill’s concerns would be more justified, as the year is currently slated to have a whopping 11 – 3 from Marvel, 3 from Fox, 2 from Sony, 1 from Pixar, 1 from DC, and 1 from Dark Horse.
Source: USA Today
‘Star Wars’ Galactic Plushies & ‘Rogue One’ Pop Figures Unveiled By Funko
As Star Wars fans celebrate May the 4th, Funko has marked the occasion by unveiling their latest line-up of plushies and pop figures based on beloved characters from the epic space saga.
Measuring at 7-8”, the plushies include characters from the original Star Wars trilogy such as Luke Skywalker, Yoda and R2-D2.
The vinyl figures include Rogue One characters such as Galen Erso, Young Jyn Erso and a Death Star droid.
In addition to the photo of the plushies featured above, you can view the first image of Pop figures below and click “Next” to continue the gallery.
The plushies and figures will be available in August.
What do you think of Funko’s latest line-up? Which figure or plushy is your favorite? Will you be purchasing any for yourself? Share your thoughts below!
The saga continues when Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in theaters this holiday season.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. Introduced to the Star Wars saga are newcomers Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.