There have been some rumblings that Hot Toys have been developing a 18-foot-long 1/6th scale Millennium Falcon. I refused to believe it. I mean what normal person would even have enough galactic credits to purchase a collectible that big and that expensive? But, here we are. Hot Toys has indeed made a Millennium Falcon in scale to their 1/6th scale Star Wars figures (which are around 12 inches). We have the pictures to prove it! (more…)
The centerpiece of the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, at least in some quarters, is the return of the original cast members from the first three Star Wars movies. The role they play, and how big that role is, has been the subject of much rumor and speculation since it was announced that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker would return for The Force Awakens. But now, new reports are saying that for those waiting patiently to get their first look at those returning actors in their old Wars roles will have to wait all the way to opening night to see them. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, is talking about how it felt the first time we climbed on board the Millennium Falcon again. (more…)
Next year after the release of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we will have more of an idea of where the franchise is going with Rian Johnson’s (The Brothers Bloom, Looper) Star Wars: Episode VIII and Episode IX going into pre-production . However, the films that will remain fairly elusive are the planned spin-offs, which will be released in between the J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson’s films. There are three projects – two which will be directed by Gareth Edwards, and one by Josh Trank – that could be potentially set at any point in the Star Wars timeline and could follow many different directions and branch out into an infinite number of stories. A rumor that has been running rampant the last couple of years, has been the speculation that one of the spin-offs could center on a Han Solo adventure, and the rumor has just been given a boost following a report that it is, in fact, true. (more…)
Franchise rivalry is nothing new. DC Comics and Marvel have had a long-standing tiff, and even Star Wars and Star Trek have been known to lock horns in the hearts and minds of fans for decades now. But DC and Star Wars? They don’t have a beef with each other, right? Well maybe the franchises don’t, but directors J.J. Abrams and Zack Snyder seem to have at least a friendly game of one-upmanship so far as Twitter pranks go. The latest of which is a little surprise that the Star Wars Episode VII crew have for the gang from Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. A salute from one hunka junk to another.
The official Bad Robot Twitter feed sent this out earlier today. (more…)
The lengths we’re going to in order to get these spy pics of Star Wars Episode VII is getting kind of ridiculous, wouldn’t you say? Like paparazzi at a hot celebrity wedding, some serious Star Wars fans have taken to the air to get a look at the Greenham Common set of the newest Wars movie and have revealed some insight into a major action sequence in the film. You may have already seen the photo of the half-built Millennium Falcon from the set, but that set also includes the next generation of X-Wing fighters. With all new details and paint jobs, the space ships look ready for action, and I’m guessing that we’re going to see some substantial action when Episode VII hits theaters next year.
Forget J.J. Abrams and Star Wars Episode VII! What we really want to talk about is Episode VIII! Rian Johnson, a beloved director thanks to his contributions to Breaking Bad and cult movies like Brick, The Brothers Bloom and Looper, was announced as the man behind the next, next chapter of the new Star Wars trilogy earlier this summer, and while he’s not going to be talking about major plot points or casting (yet), he is in a position to discuss his feelings about being thrown into such a high pressure project, and reinforcing the seemingly new aesthetic in the Star Wars universe, which is to go more practical. All that and new spoilers about Episode VII after the jump. (more…)
Last week Kevin Smith posted a photo of him crying with tears of fan boy bliss as he left the London set of JJ Abrams‘ Star Wars Episode VII. Per a non disclosure agreement, he wasn’t allowed to say anything about his time on set. However, a new video has surfaced of the filmmaker doing a Q&A at the Neuchatel International Film Festival in Switzerland, where he talks at length about his Star Wars Episode 7 set visit. Watch Kevin Smith talk Storm Troopers, the Millennium Falcon and more. (more…)
Now that Star Wars: Episode VII is underway, we’re finally starting to get a look at what J. J. Abrams and company is putting together. The other day we had a sneak peak at some sort of critter they designed for the flick. And today, we get what we’ve all been waiting for – the first leaked pics of the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing. They’re not exactly in tip-top shape, as the full-scale set pieces are currently under construction, but it’s still pretty damned cool to see what’s going on behind the scenes. Scroll on for all the visual goodness. (more…)
There have been many lingering questions as to what bits and pieces of the original Star Wars trilogy will be making their way into the new Episode VII. Though casting rumors concerning the original cast have been abundant, the latest news comes not about one of the old, familiar faces, but about an old, familiar spaceship. If the rumors are to be believed, the Millennium Falcon is returning to join the show. (more…)
In regards to Star Wars Episode VII, we’ve all been supposing the return of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, but what about something a little more inanimate, like a particular setting or prop? For example, consider the Millennium Falcon. You all know the Millennium Falcon, it’s the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs. But now, not only is she fast enough for you, old man, but it sounds like the Falcon’s going to have a pretty big part to play in the new Star Wars movie.
According to Latino Review, a highly detailed replica of the Millennium Falcon set has been re-constructed on the stages of Pinewood Studios. The new film is expected to begin filming in early 2014, which is still several weeks and/or months away, so it does seem kind of peculiar that set construction would be so far ahead at this point. But hey, what do we know about film production? We’re just the guys who bitch about it.
Seriously though, if Episode VII represents, in part, a return visit to some of character from the original trilogy it would also make sense to include the ship that was so central to those first three movies. Of course, keep in mind that all this is just rumor and speculation right now, and there’s no confirmation about anything involving plot or character in regards to Episode VII.