“They call it the Death Star” the trailer begins in the breathy, intense tones of Jyn Erso, played by Felicity jones. So these are the stakes: men in dark costumes are pressing glowing buttons and there’s a great deal of dust and lasers. We’re watching the new Teaser for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first standalone film from the Star Wars universe which tells the tale of how the plans for the Death Star first fell into the hands of the rebellion. The last teaser was jam-packed with action, this time around we’re getting a bit of heart as well. (more…)
As we already discussed yesterday, our favorite Sith Lord Darth Vader will be returning for the upcoming Star Wars “anthology” film Rogue One battling against our new heroes who are trying to steal battle plans for the Death Star. Of course, it makes sense, during this time in the Original Trilogy, Vader was one of the most feared villains in the galaxy. Besides Emperor Palpatine, there wasn’t anyone who was even in his league until his son Luke came along. Putting him in the film makes complete sense as he would be the perfect antagonist. At the time, however, we did not know his full involvement. Is this going to be a cameo, are we going to only see him as a hologram?
While it’s true that sometimes movie rumors are proven correct in time, the overwhelming number of them are almost always false, and that goes doubly true for rumors about Star Wars movies. If we had a nickel for every false rumor about the prequel trilogy and The Force Awakens, we could make our own Star Wars movie (with Black Jack and hookers, or not), but this is the rare case where rumor is based on something resembling fact. For months we’ve heard that Darth Vader will be returning in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and now we’ve got the official word that yes, he is indeed back. (more…)
Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that they have partnered with Propshop, established craftsmen of movie props, to make available prop replicas straight from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ What is being heralded as the Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition will allow fans the chance to own a flawlessly detailed replicas of helmets, lightsabers, and Chewie’s Bowcaster! (more…)
Latest Peter Mayhew Original ‘Star Wars’ Script Tweet Reveals Obi-Wan Surviving Darth Vader Death Star Duel
If you haven’t been following Peter Mayhew‘s daily tweets of the original Star Wars script, that obviously went through many changes before and during shooting, then you’ve been missing an interesting look at how scripts evolve during the production process. A few days ago Mayhew tweeted out three pages of the original script that would have changed one of the movies most dramatic, and character building scenes, the duel and death of Obi-Wan on the Deathstar at the hands of Darth Vader. (more…)
There’s an interesting bit of news coming out of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story production, everyone expects that our favorite Sith Lord, Darth Vader will make an appearance or two in the film set during the height of his and Emperor Palpatine’s power. Although nothing has been confirmed, James Earl Jones has been doing the Vader voice work in Star Wars: Rebels and is expected to do the same for any big screen Vader appearances. That just leaves who might wear the suit. Someone has to wear it and as David Prowse can attest, who does it could make a huge impact of how the character is perceived. The latest rumor is that six-foot seven-inch tall Spencer Wilding (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jupiter Ascending) will be handling all on screen costumed appearances of Darth Vader. (more…)
Jedi dropout. Leader of the Knights of Ren. Teenager with a lightsaber. Whether you love him or hate him, Kylo Ren is definitely one of the most unconventional space opera villains, what with his crappy, short-fuse attitude and his lacking when it comes down to meticulous planning. Saturday Night Live obviously saw the comedy goldmine that is Episode VII‘s archnemesis and decided to poke fun at him, by doing a comedy sketch based on the reality TV series Undercover Boss.
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Darth Vader is one of the most fearsome villains in movie history, but his appearances have been somewhat limited to the original trilogy and a couple of minutes at the end of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. That all changed last fall when Vader appeared on the animated Star Wars: Rebels as the new big bad chasing rogue Jedi Kanan and his apprentice across the galaxy. But what about live-action? There have been rumors that Vader pops up in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and now there’s a hint that this has gone beyond rumor to the realm of fact. From the sounds of it, expect Vader in Rogue One and more. (more…)
With the hype slowly slowing down into manageable levels for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans are returning from their repeat-viewing of the film abd asking “Wait, where did Kylo Ren get that near-mint condition Vader funerary pyre collectible anyway?” Apparently, the story lies in the newly expanded universe of Star Wars fiction, specifically in Delilah S. Dawson‘s short story The Perfect Weapon.
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS INFESTED WITH EPISODE 7 SPOILERS. DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T WARN YOU. (more…)
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