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.
While it is firmly established that the events of every Star Wars movie that will ever be made occur a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, that has not stopped – and likely never will – generation after generation of nerds from dreaming about exploring that distant star system. Now that the film series is approaching the double figure mark, the fans may finally have an opportunity to do just that. Or something close. Soon. Disney is hard at work adding a Star Wars themed section to Disneyland, which has been confirmed to be the largest-ever, singled-themed land expansion at the company’s world famous parks. (more…)
Everyone seeing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story got to thrill at seeing the genuine bad ass that Darth Vader can be, but since Lucasfilm was absorbed by Disney in 2012, comic book fans have seen the dark Lord of the Sith at his best on several occasions, and now they will see it again with a new Marvel Comics series. The comic book publisher has announced today that an all-new series featuring Vader will be launched later this year, covering the previously unknown ground (in canon at least) of Vader’s post-Revenge of the Sith life as a newly minted Sith Lord. (more…)
If there’s one thing Star Wars is known for (other than the movies of course), it’s their robust line of toys and action figures. Back in the late seventies and early eighties, it was the line of toys that really helped to spread the good word of Star Wars (and deepen creator George Lucas’ pockets). Since then, the toy industry has enjoyed a great deal of profit when it comes to licensing figures based on movies, but it doesn’t come without controversy. When Star Wars: The Force Awakens launched their line of toys, there was one figure who was mostly absent and this caused a real stir. Now, thanks to people like Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley (Scrawl, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Only Yesterday), the action figure industry has changed forever.
While Kenny Baker will forever hold a dear place in all Star Wars Fans hearts after his passing in 2016, eventually someone would have to fill those big shoes in future films. Now the rumors have been confirmed and Jimmy Vee (Doctor Who, Pan) will Beep & Boop in future Star Wars films starting with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. (more…)
If there’s one thing that was lacking in previous incarnations of Star Wars films, it was women. Think about the first three films for a moment. There were three ladies in the first film and one of them was burned to cinders right in the beginning. With the leading ladies of the new Star Wars flicks taking the spotlight, it seems that the upcoming film featuring our favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder will premiere a special new lady for Star Wars fans… a female droid.
As we are all by now aware; after certain events in The Force Awakens, Han Solo ain’t making any more Kessel runs (no matter how many parsecs you give him). This doesn’t mean that his legend ends here though. On May 25th, 2018, a slightly less grey Han Solo will make his triumphant return to the big screen, in a spin-off helmed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Han Solo would, of course, be nowhere without his comrades in (usually hairy) arms, and a new potential cast member is in talks to join the production. It’s one that we never would have expected to see fighting side-by-side with Solo, but we have to admit to having our interest piqued. (more…)
Between the sad loss of Carrie Fisher throwing the future of the franchise into limbo and the mysterious title that has spawned dozens of fan theories already, the eighth Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, has been on a lot of lips recently. This is especially impressive, given it is not even due for release until the very end of the year in December, not to mention the dearth of information released about the movie. So far, almost nothing is known about it and fans are eager to see and hear more, even if it’s just a still from the set or a brief teaser. (more…)