Disney has released some info on the upcoming Forces Of Destiny YouTube Episodes. The new season with 8 episodes will begin March 19th. Click here to find out what characters will make an appearence in the show!
James Arnold Taylor, who voiced Obi-Wan in The Clone Wars tv show, has revealed in an interview that almost full 8 seasons for Star Wars: The Clone Wars had already been recorded before Disney canceled the show.
Do you think Disney might at one point release the recorded dialogue? Maybe as some kind of radio play with added sound effects? Animating the remaining episodes seems to be out of the question. But chances are we’ll never get to hear or see the additional material, which is regrettable.
After a French artist had complained about plagiarism last week, Disney has now released new posters for the upcoming Han Solo movie. The posters were revealed on the Brazilian Star Wars Facebook page. Click here to see the four new character posters!
Website Filmschoolprojects has an article about the “The Last Jedi” making of documentary. In the documentary it is said that Russian Twitter bots actually started a #HuxLive campaign early on to make sure the character won’t be killed in the movie.
Director Rian Johnson is quoted as saying: “It’s amazing, there’s a coordinated effort by these Russian accounts. Hundreds of them.”
Is this the actual reason Hux survives The Last Jedi? I doubt it. Whatever, I wish those Russian Twitter bots had started a #LukeLive campaign instead.
Big announcement! Jon Favreau has been selected to write and produce a Star Wars live-action series! StarWars.com has the full story!
Andy Serkis, who portrayed Supreme Leader Snoke in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly. When asked about Snoke’s backstory and whether or not Snoke might be seen in another Star Wars movie, this is what Andy Serkis had to say:
Actually, we have no idea if he is over the Sequel Trilogy, but he is over making music for Star Wars beginning in 2019! Newsarama is reporting that John Williams will be leaving the Star Wars franchise next year. Special thanks to Martin M. for the alert to this story!
Dave Filoni and the cast of Star Wars Rebels talked with Entertainment Weekly about the explosive series finale, the future, who really voices Chopper, and honoring George Lucas through fearless storytelling. Head over to EW to read the full interview.
Star Wars Rebels aired it’s last episode tonight, which means that we saw the final episode of Rebels Recon as well. Rebels Recon has been a wonderful companion series and this last episode is absolutely worth your time. During an interview for Rebels Recon, Filoni clarified the fate of two major characters. SPOILER WARNING. Click through to watch the full video!
After four seasons, Star Wars Rebels came to an end tonight. The 90 minute finale just wrapped up and we want to know what you thought! Feel free to discuss FULL SPOILERS from the series finale in the comment section of this post. Look for JTA’s review of the finale later this week!
Kristian Harloff of Collider interviewed David Filoni ahead of tonight’s Star Wars Rebels series finale.
While they do talk at length about Rebels and some of the creative processes Harloff also very openly asks about whether or not Filoni would be interested in doing live action. Filoni gives a somewhat non-committal reply but states his interest.
And then Harloff asks the big question: could David Filoni see himself getting more involved with the creative decisions at Lucasfilm, not just animation but on a much more general level. And yes, David Filoni says he’d be up for it.
Watch the whole 20+ minute inverview here. It’s well worth the time! And then come back and discuss! Would you like for David Filoni to be more involved with creative decisions at Lucasfilm? Would you like him to become creative head at Lucasfilm? Would you like for him to get a chance at a live action movie? It seems that Filoni is up for any of that. So it’s up to Lucasfilm to give him some more things to do.
Tonight the 90th Academy Awards were held in the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Star Wars The Last Jedi was nominated for four Oscars. Star Wars actors Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill and the droid BB-8 were on stage. They presented the awards for Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Feature Film. Click here to find out more!
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at five deleted scenes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In addition to descriptions of these deleted scenes, EW also asked Rian Johnson about the scenes in question. The most noteworthy scene that was discussed focused on Luke and Leia mourning the death of Han Solo. Click through to read about the deleted scenes and the comments from Johnson!
Daisy Ridley gave an interview to the French Magazine Le Geek in which she revealed that J.J. Abrams did indeed write story drafts for Episodes VIII and IX.
However, when Rian Johnson started writing the script for The Last Jedi he apparently chose to completely ignore the draft and started from scratch.
Here’s the direct quote from Ridley which was translated from French into English:
“Here’s what I think I know. J. J. wrote Episode VII, as well as drafts for VIII & IX. Then Rian Johnson arrived and wrote TLJ entirely. I believe there was some sort of general consensus on the main lines of the trilogy, but apart from that, every director writes and realizes his film in his own way. Rian Johnson and J. J. Abrams met to discuss all of this, although Episode VIII is still his very own work. I believe Rian didn’t keep anything from the first draft of Episode VIII.”
What are your thoughts? Would you have preferred Episode VIII which followed a draft written by Abrams? Of course, nothing is known about the draft. Maybe one day we’ll find out what could have been.
There’s a new Japanese teaser for Solo! There aren’t that many new scenes, but see for yourself! (more)
UPDATE: The trailer seems to have geo issues and is no longer available. Make sure to click through to check out the new Japanese teaser poster.
UPDATE 2: Some audio takes for the new trailer are different. Some of the lines by Alden Ehrenreich have been redubbed and bring it closer to how Harrison Ford’s Solo might have sounded like.
The end of Star Wars Rebels is almost here. After four seasons, the series will wrap up with a 90-minute finale on MONDAY, MARCH 5 (8:30 p.m. EST). Disney XD has released a trailer for the series finale. Click through to check out the exciting trailer and look for Rebels Reviews of “Jedi Night”, “DUME”, “Wolves at the Door”, and “A World Between Worlds” as the finale approaches.
ABC News has released a new documentary, The Force of Sound, that explores the process of creating sound for the Star Wars galaxy. The short documentary offers an in-depth look at the sound design and sound mixing that were done for The Last Jedi. Click here to watch the full documentary. When you’re done watching the documentary, go back the barge!
Supervising sound editor Matthew Wood revealed to ABC News that the decision has been made to move on from the famous Wilhelm scream, which was absent from Rogue One and The Last Jedi. The distinctive scream was named by legendary sound designer Ben Burtt and it was included in the first seven films in the Star Wars saga. Woods commented, “We’re letting the past die, as Kylo Ren says.” He also revealed that they have begun to put a new signature scream into current and upcoming films. This seems to be part of a larger shift in philosophy, as Ben Burtt himself is no longer involved with the Star Wars franchise. Vanity Fair asked Burtt about his exclusion from Disney’s Star Wars productions and commented, “I was just never consulted or hired to do any of them. No one’s ever told me why.” Burtt concluded by saying, “You know that line in Indiana Jones, ‘It belongs in a museum’? That’s me. I’m a museum piece.” Click here to read the fill interview with Burtt.
Rumor: Luke Skywalker’s love interest is revealed in The Last Jedi novelization. Dork Side Of The Force has the full story. SPOILERS!
JJ Abrams revealed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert yesterday that the script for Star Wars Episode IX is complete.
Now, whether that is just the first draft or the actual shooting script is not confirmed. Filming for Episode IX is scheduled to begin in July 2018. So there would still be enough time to tweak the script.
One quote from Abrams’ interview stands out: “Having a script in advance is something we haven’t always been lucky enough to have.”
What are your hopes and fears concerning Episode IX? Do you think JJ Abrams and Chris Terrio can bring the sequel trilogy to a satisfying conclusion? What’s your wishlist of things you’d like to see, or maybe you’d rather not see at all?
And: will JJ Abrams somehow include a scene with a sail barge in the script?
UPDATE: PRESS RELEASE added.
Ron Howard and Jon Favreau revealed on Twitter that Favreau will provide the voice for a “very cool & important alien character” in Solo: A Star Wars Story. You can actually see the four-armed alien in the trailer for the film. Of course, this isn’t Favreau’s first time voicing a Star Wars character since he provided the voice for Pre Vizsla in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Check out the full story at Entertainment Weekly!
Yes, you read the headline correctly. ILM VFX Supervisor Mike Mullholland recently revealed that a change was made to the design of Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer after Rian Johnson received an early prototype of the ship’s toy counterpart. Apparently, the original plan was to have the missiles on the underside of the ship but they were switched to the side of the wings since that’s where they were located on the toy version of the ship. So it appears a toy influenced a film in this case. Head over to io9 for the full story!
The final episodes of Star Wars Rebels are almost here! The series returns with a pair of back to back episodes next Monday, February 19th at 9pm on Disney XD. Lucasfilm has sent out a new preview of the show’s return. Check it out!
Wow. Is there actual hope that Solo: A Star Wars Story could be a great Disney Star Wars film? Entertainment Weekly has posted an article that reveals that George Lucas was already developing a Han Solo standalone film before the Disney merger. Of course, it’s impossible to know how much of his story has influenced the final film, but click through and see if you have also found a new hope for this film. There are also other great tidbits of info in this article as well. Special thanks to Funtomaz for bringing this detail to our attention.
Well, here is a big shocker. George Lucas helped direct a scene in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Nerdist has the full story.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Harrison Ford served as a covert consultant in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Click through for more!
As part of their cover story about the May 25th Solo: A Star Wars Story movie, EW has new images from the film. See what they show and what the film will reveal about the guy who spent a lifetime proving that multiple wrongs do make a right.
Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has won the best movie for grownups award, presented Monday night at AARP The Magazine’s 17th annual awards show at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Variety has the full story.
Disney CEO Bob Iger tells investors that the company is close to revealing at least one of the producing teams behind one of the projects. Fresh off of news that Game of Thrones creators/showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would be creating a new trilogy of Star Wars feature films, Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors Tuesday that the company is developing more than one Star Wars TV series. (more….)
Lucasfilm has announced that Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films. This new series of films will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker films and the new trilogy that is being developed by Rian Johnson. Benioff and Weiss will begin working on the new series of films “as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.” Head over to StarWars.com to read the full statements from Kathleen Kennedy, Benioff, and Weiss. What are your thoughts regarding this latest announcement? Let us know!
Serious question: Why once Kylo Ren assassinated Supreme Leader Snoke, did the Elite Praetorian Guard legion go on the offensive against him and Rey? Other than creating a cool fight scene in the film, it seems pointless in retrospect, doesn’t it? Let me explain. Who was left for them to protect after Snoke’s demise? Wouldn’t Kylo Ren be next in charge? Wouldn’t it be the equivalent of Dorothy splashing the Wicked Witch of the West with water, freeing her army? Is it none of the above? Is the answer a simple one? Is it a complex one? Has this been discussed in some new EU novel that I will never read? Is it a plot hole? Or is it something that doesn’t matter? Let me know in the comments.
The wait is over. The first footage from Solo: A Star Wars Story premiered during Super Bowl LII. Click through to check it out!
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