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…)
Many fans were nervous when Disney acquired the rights to LucasFilms and its most profitable property, Star Wars. That nervousness turned to unparalleled excitement and jubilation with the success of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens in 2015 and last year’s hugely successful Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Disney magic has only helped Lucas’ brand and the world is getting good Star Wars (Some would say for the first time since 1983). Now, word of two new Star Wars films have been announced… only, they won’t be made by Disney…
With the success of Rogue One, everyone is already looking forward to the next anthology film, the Untitled Han Solo film. While we all know that actor Alden Ehrenreich will be filling in Harrison Ford’s big shoes, all eyes are on Donald Glover, who will be replacing Billy Dee Williams as Han’s “old buddy” Lando Calrissian. Glover, who is Hollywood’s “it man” right now, fresh off his show Atlanta as well as his rap career as Childish Gambino also surging, everyone’s excited about the next Star Wars movie. Recently both Billy Dee and Donald Glover met over lunch for the first time for a nice chat. Williams recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his meeting with Glover and his thoughts on him.
You might have felt a disturbance in the Force this morning as director Chris Miller dug deep to announce the beginning of production on Han Solo A Star Wars Story with a classic Han Solo pun. The spin-off movie stars Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo), Woody Harrelson (Garris Shrike?), Donald Glover (Lando Calrissian), and Amelia Clarke in an unrevealed role. We can only hope that this first bit of pun-ery will continue in the movie itself. Han Solo was often very funny in the Star Wars movies after all. Check out the announcement below. (more…)
We now know the official title for Star Wars VIII thanks to the Star Wars Facebook page which just posted the new title, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Does this mean that Luke (Mark Hammill) is the last Jedi or will Rey (Daisy Ridley) be the last Jedi after her training? Does this mean Luke could face an untimely end, perhaps at the hands of his nephew Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)? Check out the Title design after the jump. (more…)
While we’ve all been told to Let the Wookie win, because he’ll rip your arm off, we’ve only had Han Solo’s warning as proof. Now, thanks to some unused footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens we can rest assured that Han Solo’s dire prediction of amputation was quite correct as Unkar Plutt (Simon Peg) finds out that Poking a Wookie needs to be added to the Let the Wookie win list. (more…)
After the sudden and tragic passing of Carrie Fisher the question of how the Star Wars franchise would react, rose. Almost immediately (morbidly), there was speculation that LucasFlim/Disney would “resurrect” General Leia digitally as they had done with Peter Cushing/Grand Moff Tarkin for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. After all, they did use the actresses likeness for a younger Princess Leia cameo in the same movie, but that was with the help and blessing of a living Carrie Fisher.
Speculation gave way to rumor recently after the BBC stated that the studio was reportedly in talks with Carrie Fishers’ estate to use her image in future films. Whether in reaction to the response the report garnered or in lines with pre-existing plans, LucasFilm broke silence and released the following statement on StarWars.com: (more…)
The future of Star Wars was thrown into a world of uncertainty when Carrie Fisher died at the end of 2016. Although potentially record breaking insurance payouts could make the financial journey to the end of the current trilogy somewhat more comfortable, there is not going to be an easy way to continue the story as planned without Fisher there in her iconic role of General Leia Organa. There are already plenty of ideas floating around about the options available to Disney and Lucasfilm, and it has been reported that key players at the companies and in the film have already met to discuss potential paths. (more…)
Terrible and obvious puns aside, Lucasfilm has made it official today, Woody Harrelson is joining the cast of the upcoming, untitled Han Solo movie, the second Star Wars Story film to follow-up on the tremendous success of Rogue One. Although it’s been rumored for a couple of weeks now, Harrelson now joins an already impressive cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke who will tell the previously unknown (canonically anyway) true story of how Han Solo became the best swindler in the galaxy and the legendary captain of the Millennium Falcon. (more…)
Now that he has sold his baby Lucasfilm to Disney, George Lucas has a lot of free time on his hands. Most people would just play golf or go to the beach. The Star Wars creator, however, wants to expand his legacy and build a place for all his fans to view and appreciate his legacy. Lucas would be financing the project himself (after all, he is worth more than $5 billion) promising to put up to $1 billion of his money into the museum. More than 40,000 paintings, drawings, and other memorabilia would be donated to the museum. The museum location was a choice between San Francisco and Los Angeles for quite some time. It looks like a city has been chosen.