Reports today from The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Disney and Lucasfilm have found a writer and director for the Boba Fett movie. Theories run wild about whether or not we’ll see some more history behind the mysterious bounty hunter or if we’ll see him crawl from the sarlacc pit and escape his assumed death from 35 years ago. Disney seems to be amping up their Anthology series, Star Wars films set in the Original Trilogy era, with rumors of an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie and Lucasfilm eyeing directors. Will the movies continue to be financial successes? With the Han Solo movie’s advanced tickets sales doubling what Black Panther sold, it seems the force is strong with the Anthology series.
Most fans of Star Wars felt that the force was strong with the newest installment Solo: A Star Wars Story when they heard that Donald Glover was taking on the role of Lando Calrissian. Until that moment no one believed anyone could step into the shoes of Colt 45 ad man, Billie Dee Williams. The film isn’t even out yet, but word is that Lando will soon have his own film. (more…)
There have been many plans for a live-action Star Wars series on TV since the famous Holiday Special in 1978. None of those plans ever panned out. There have been various reports on multiple live-action series in development since Disney took over Lucasfilm in 2012. In 2013, it was revealed that 50 scripts had been written for a series titled ‘Star Wars: Underworld.‘ Then, just as suddenly that series evaporated. Now Jon Favreau has given us a glimpse at what is actually coming. (more…)
In case anyone forgot that the next Star Wars spinoff Solo: A Star Wars Story is coming out next month, LucasFilm is here with a new trailer.
The trailer offers new footage featuring Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson as Han’s new mentor Tobias Beckett, Emilia Clarke as Han’s longtime friend Qi’ra, and Paul Bettany as the villain Dryden Vos. (more…)
Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi has proven to be the most divisive Star Wars film ever. While it earned generally favorable reviews from critics (91% on Rotten Tomatoes), the general audience was a little more even split (47% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes). Those most vocal about the film have been hard-core Star Wars fans who were not fans of many of the plot details that happened in the film. Depending on who you ask, The Last Jedi was either a bold new direction for the Star Wars franchise, or something that finally destroyed fans’ childhoods. Many who were displeased with the film did not like the direction Luke Skywalker went, even Luke himself, Mark Hamil wasn’t too pleased with the direction his beloved character went.
Word around the Internet water cooler today has Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry in early talks for a Star Wars film centering on Obi Wan Kenobi, the Jedi Master played by both Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor. Rumors, hopes, and dreams of an Obi Wan spinoff movie have run rampant on the Internet for years, but now there is a glimmer of actual hope on the horizon. Daldy (Billy Elliot, The Hours) would be a fantastic choice to take on this fan favorite. Check out the known details below. (more…)
While Ron Howard, the new director of the untitled Star Wars Han Solo movie, is not widely known for his social media savvy, he’s setting new records for must-follow posts thanks to peak interested in the beleaguered production. Howard replaced directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller on this Star Wars Story in June when they were fired despite the fact that reportedly there were just a few weeks left in production, so Howard had to carry on, carry over, and carry under all those fan expectations in the wake of such surprising and disappointing news. But you know what? He says don’t worry. (more…)
The long honored tradition of debating one thing vs another is always fun, right? Pepsi vs Coke, Marvel vs DC, tacos vs pizza; and the true fun is in the fact that the conversation is eternal, there are no finite true winners (editors note: Coke, DC Comics and tacos.)
Keeping that in mind, well… if you are the betting type, maybe hold off on making an costly wagers in the 600 Jedi vs 60,000 medieval foot soldiers fight because thanks to YouTuber SergiuHellDragoonHQ and a PC game called Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator we have the definitive winner in that match-up. (more…)
In June of this year, it was revealed that Rancho Obi-Wan, the home of more than 350,000 items of Star Wars memorabilia had suffered a series of thefts resulting in a loss of more than $200,000 of property. Rancho Obi-Wan not only houses the largest collection on the planet (The Guinness Book cleared this up), it also houses a complete reference collection of everything Star Wars so when Steve Sansweet, the curator, noticed the theft, he was more concerned with the loss of items than their financial value. (more…)
Some disappointing news for Star Wars fans, today. In an announcement made earlier today, it seems that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have parted ways with Lucasfilm over “creative difference” with the upcoming (and still untitled) Han Solo movie. However, despite the set back, the scheduled release of Memorial Day 2018 is still goal. It’ll be interesting to see how long that date will stick, and, more importantly, how long it will take to find replacements for Lord and Miller. This isn’t just any ordinary film – it’s quite the undertaking.