John Williams has delighted movie fans with his wonderful music in countless films, creating iconic and memorable moments that many fans carry with them their entire lives. What would happen if you played the Star Wars theme song in front of Williams’ house? Two such musically talented fans, Bryce Hayashi and Michael Miller found out a few days ago when they decided to play the very tricky Star Wars Theme song outside the composer’s home. Check out the video below. (more…)
Since the announcement by LucasFilm that there was going to be a young Han Solo movie, there has been speculation as to who could fill this iconic role. When fans think of Han Solo, they see Harrison Ford. Which actor would be able to pull off that cocky smile, swagger, and charisma that has come to be synonymous with Han Solo? There had been rumors and speculation that Hail, Caesar! actor Alden Ehrenreich was in talks with LucasFilm for the role but no official announcement had been made. Until now. This weekend, London is playing host to Star Wars Celebration and during the “Future Filmmakers” panel the casting decision was confirmed to a crowd of over 4,000 fans.
When Disney bought Lucasfilm, there were aftershocks felt throughout the Star Wars fandom. One of the biggest was when Disney declared the Expanded Star Wars Universe material, all the books and games written between the time of the original films and the prequels, to be non-canon. Naming everything that came under that banner as Star Wars Legends. All those stories and characters, beloved by many fans and an important part of fans lives between the drought of time between the movie trilogies were stripped away. Now one of the most iconic of those characters is back, back in a big way. (more…)
There’s the old axiom in drama that says if you don’t see the body, the person in question is not really dead. There’s an unspoken addendum to that rule though: if you see the body lose a hand and then be tossed out out 1,324th story window by Force lightning, it’s okay to assume its dead even if you don’t ever put eyes on a cadaver. But someone is making a case for the former, at least so far as Mace Windu, the Jedi master from the Star Wars prequels is concerned. Samuel L. Jackson wants you to know he’s ready and willing to return to the role, as soon as one *minor* problem is resolved. (more…)
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.