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J.J. Abrams Says Mark Hamill Should Win an Oscar for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

We all know the Force is strong in Mark Hamill. But could it possibly be strong enough to see him do what no actor has ever done before with a Star Wars movie, and win an Oscar his performance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi? J.J. Abrams sure thinks so, and in today’s Movie Morsels he sounds off on just how good he thinks Hamill is. Plus, we’ve got a new red band clip from James Gunn’s The Belko Experiment, the latest poster for The Fate of the Furious, and lots more!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi


While attending last week’s Oscar Wilde Awards in L.A. (held in honor of the United States’ relationship with Ireland), filmmaker J.J. Abrams heaped the highest praise possible on actor Mark Hamill’s performance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“I think we are all going to be very upset,” said Abrams, “if he does not win an Oscar, and no one more upset than Mark.”

Abrams’ comments were in part a response to a tweet that Hamill had made earlier last week…

“He is hysterically funny,” added Abrams. “He has done comedy. He is an amazing guy — he can do anything.”

[New York Daily News]

The Belko Experiment

Hot on the heels of the latest Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer arriving last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, we’ve got a red band clip from a very different James Gunn film, The Belko Experiment. Just how intense will this movie be? The following video gives us a pretty good idea…

[BH Tilt]

Trolls 2


Back when Smurfs 2 was released, comedian Patton Oswalt famously tweeted…

…which makes me wonder what the funnyman will come up with for Trolls 2, since, as confirmed by Universal, that is now a thing that is most definitely going to happen. Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick will return to their paychecks–er, roles–Branch and Poppy, though director Mike Mitchell will be too busy helming The LEGO Movie sequel to return for this April 10, 2020 release. A replacement director has not yet been announced… Ah well, at least the original scored a “Best Song” Oscar nom for J.T.’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”, apparently 2016’s most downloaded music track.


The Fate of the Furious

It looks like something has come between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson’s characters in the latest Fate of the Furious poster, and I’m not just talking about a lot of negative white space. Does Charlize Theron’s new villain have something to do with it?

The Fate of the Furious poster highlights the rift between Dom and the crew


Justice League

Green Lantern

In brightest day, in blackest night… In case you missed it yesterday, in the latest episode of Nerdist News, we examine whether or not a Green Lantern character will appear in the upcoming Justice League movie.




Worried that Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine might be showing his age in Logan? Worry not! We here at Nerdist have learned there’s a new medication that will help him rise above his old man problem.


Alien: Covenant


Finally today… It looks like screams will once more be heard or rather silenced, in the cold vacuum of space, this time in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. Check out the film’s first full trailer now!


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