The Original Star Wars trilogy hold a special place in the hearts of many. A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away, George Lucas gave us something new, creative, incredibly awesome. Star Wars revolutionized the modern day blockbuster. Hell, it even created the term as people lined up around blocks at movie theaters to see the film, literally “busting blocks” in anticipation of the movie.
In the early 90s, computer wizardry finally caught up with George’s original vision of the film. The Bearded One decided to do some edits to the film and include various shots that were technologically impossible when the original films were made. Hence, we got the Special Editions of the Original Trilogy. Some fans liked it, other’s hated it with the vengeance of a thousand burning suns. Such controversial decisions like Greedo shooting first, additional dewbacks, the ice monster on Hoth’s arm cutting reaction, Max Rebo’s band number, and of course the change of the Ewok celebration complete with young Anakin’s ghost made many hardcore fans cringe. Fan have long wanted there to be a Blu-Ray release of the Original Trilogy to be released un-edited. Lucas has always said no as the film with the Special Edition changes are what his vision for Star Wars is.
Thanks to this year’s Star Wars Celebration, fans have become inundated with tons of Stars Wars news! And it’s all been great. Some of that news even included more information regarding the so-called Star Wars Land that is scheduled to open in both United States Disney resorts in 2019. Also making news at this year’s celebration was the possibility of a Star Wars themed luxury hotel that could be located within the newly built Star Wars Land. For more information and a look at some concept art then keep reading after the jump.
For the longest, Star Wars movies have been within the “Skywalker Saga.” This means that they have centered on a member of the Skywalker family as they deal with the forces of good versus evil, the Jedi versus the Sith and other variables. Originally, there was supposed to be 9 films, The Prequel Trilogy, The Original Trilogy, and the trilogy that happened afterward. The saga was shortened to just the Prequel and Original Trilogy under George Lucas’ vision. However, the Bearded One sold Lucasfilm to Disney, and the House of Mouse commissioned to create a brand new trilogy to tell of events after the OT.
There’s more than just a new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming out of this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. You might have missed this little gem, the deleted animated scene from Clone Wars that explained how Boba Fett’s helmet got that distinctive golf ball sized dent. Wait some of you are saying, Darth Vader dented Fett’s helmet in Enemy of the Empire. Well as you know that is all now considered Star Wars Legends and not canon. This new clip that you can see below was to be the new official version. Check it out below. (more…)
The Star Wars Celebration taking place this weekend has a hell of a lot to cram into just a few short days. On top of its existing legacy spanning decades of fierce fandom, the new movies released in recent years have brought droves of new fans to the franchise. That is now compounded with Disney’s plans to release even more films expanding the Star Wars universe perhaps indefinitely – with fans eager to hear more about the future movies that will build on the new characters they’ve come to love and introduce even more heroes to follow in their adventures in a galaxy far, far away. (more…)
There’s going to be a lot of Star Wars news the next couple of days, and this is one of the first items to come out of this four-day long Star Wars news orgy called Celebration. The event got underway in Orlando this morning, and although the news everyone wants to get is the long-awaited release of the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there’s going to be a lot of smaller news too. To wit, a series of 16 shorts called Star Wars: Forces For Destiny which will give the spotlight to many of the franchise’s female heroes. (more…)
Yesterday, we told you about an announcement concerning Star Wars and its 40th anniversary on this morning’s Good Morning America, and as it was written, so it was done. The announcement? Well, it had nothing to do with Star Wars: The Last Jedi or a trailer for said movie. Once your anger abates, you should continue reading to find out what the announcement was because it is actually pretty sweet. Would you like the chance to win the ultimate Star Wars vacation package? You really should because it’s pretty sweet, and all it will cost you is a donation to charity. (more…)
Last year, Hollywood lost one of its sci-fi (and all around awesome) icons when actress Carrie Fischer passed away. Best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, Fischer also appeared in countless other films, including Shampoo, The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally…, and countless others. Fischer also was a good novelist as well as a screenwriter who wrote countless films and also helped with re-writes for others. Most recently, she once again joined the geek lexicon returning in the latest Star Wars film, The Force Awakens as General Leia for the recent film. She had already completed her filming for the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi when she, unfortunately, passed away afterward.
Del Ray Books is teaming up with 40 writers to bring the anthology Star Wars From A Certain Point Of View to Star Wars fans this October. The announcement went under the hastag #OperationBlueMilk and laid out the interesting concept behind the project which will donate all proceeds that would have gone to the authors to the charity First Book. an organization dedicated to providing books and learning materials to underprivileged children. Click through to find out more. (more…)
With more than a year to go until it’s release, the new Han Solo film made some major headlines today with news that comes straight from the top of Disney. The news is so big that not only does it come with a big spoiler warning, but it can’t even be written in this opening paragraph. Let’s just say that at this point, Star Wars fans are going to like it or will be letting everyone on their social media feeds know exactly how they feel. If you’re ready for some awesome news or utter disappointment, then read on ahead.