There’s a tendency out there in Internet Land to panic whenever something appears to be going wrong. What’s worse, plenty of people have little-to-no idea how a movie is put together and so when they hear a word like “reshoots”, they freak the hell out. So is the case with the next flick from the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. To be fair, when some movies go back for reshoots, it’s because the execs have no faith the movie will stand on its own given its current incarnation. With Rogue One, however, both director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm guru Kathleen Kennedy are stepping up to reassure the fans that it’s no big deal. (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?
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…)
Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.
ABOVE: Civil War by Orlando Arocena. (more…)
When the newest iteration of the Star Wars: Battlefront video game came in 2015, it was a certified hit. Of course, everyone remembers the commercials with everyone “force-ghosting” into the video game, but it took the industry on by storm this past year. The video game sold more than 14 million copies and went on to be the 4th best-selling video game in 2015. Thanks to downloadable content and expansion packs for the game it continues to be a top seller. With such a massive success on their hands, it’s almost a no-brainer that Electronic Arts (EA) would make a sequel to this game.
It looks like everyone can finally calm down. Disney has found it’s new Han Solo. News just broke that Alden Ehrenreich will play the younger version of Harrison Ford in the new Star Wars stand-alone movie. For those unfamiliar with his work, Ehrenreich was recently scene in the movie Hail Caesar! where he played a singing Western actor who had been thrown into a period drama. Prior to that, his list of accomplishments is rather small, having been on television a couple of times and in other shorts.
Hopefully as a dedicated reader of Nerd Bastards you did not let yesterday pass without saying to someone “May the 4th be with you.” The annual Star Wars Day commemoration is more relevant now than ever as it comes in the middle of a cycle of yearly Star Wars movies, this year caught between the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Shooting is presently underway on Star Wars Episode VIII, and then a young Han Solo movie is expected afterward, and one of the directors of the latter film is chomping at the bit to get on set. (more…)
As we all know, May 4th marks Star Wars day, in honour of the franchise we all love so much. All around the world people are literally celebrating Star Wars Day in one way or another, even if it is as simple tweet wishing people a happy Star Wars Day. What may have started off as a simple pun on a date, has turned into a bit of a phenomenon! There is one greeting however, that is probably a little more welcomed than the others. Today Daisy Ridley took to the internet to send a message to every Star Wars fan out there, with a little thank you from her and the Star Wars team that were on hand!
Back in August 2015 at the D23 Expo, it was revealed that two Disney parks would be given a massive expansion that will take visitors to a galaxy far, far away. Yes, “Star Wars Land” as it was called at the time, was announced and people lost their minds. The idea behind it was to immerse Star Wars fans, young and old in the universe with Luke, Leia and Han. This is where it was given the name “The Star Wars Experience.” Original images revealed beautiful and detailed concept art of space stations and dingy cantinas, populated with the likes of Admiral Akbar and C-3PO & R2-D2. Now there have been new renderings of the park’s layout and it is worth getting excited over! (more…)
After the absolute success of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, lifelong fans of the franchise have had their love of the series completely reinvigorated, while newer audiences finally understand why those lifelong fans have been so passionate for so many years. With Disney behind the wheel, there is no stopping the Star Wars machine from moving forward with gusto and while fans don’t have too long to wait before returning to a galaxy far, far away with the December 16 release of Rogue One, most audiences are now anticipating the continuing story of the Skywalkers in 2017’s Episode VIII. TFA left plenty of questions and mysteries to chew on and if a recent Reddit poster happens to have the goods that he/she claims, well, fans may have plenty more once the final scene of Episode VIII has played out. (more…)