Hollywood Reporter reports Michelle Rejwan is now the Senior VP of Live Action Development & Production. She will oversee new feature films as well Disney+ series while still producing with president Kathleen Kennedy. That seems like a hefty responsibility to drop on someone who's previous credits at Lucasfilm are producing The Force Awakens & The Rise of Skywalker. Kennedy really sees something in her though, having “seen first-hand her skills collaborating with writers and directors, and I've been incredibly impressed with her creative skills and her ability to manage the complexity surrounding these massive projects.” Can she be the Feige of Star Wars? Time will tell. After the hate Kennedy got from the last installment, which I loved by the way, one could think this is just to give her a scapegoat if things don't go as well over the next few projects. Curious to see how much influence this winds up having as a whole. What do y'all think? Trust in Kennedy? Or do you think maybe a more vetted choice would have been better? Put it in the comments, like, & share.Read More
I'm a couple days late on this one, but I wanted to talk about it anyway. A new trailer debuted at E3 for the game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, along with some gameplay footage. After the trailer at Star Wars Celebration, I've been anticipating this game's release. This new footage adds a familiar face to the fray in the form of Saw Guererra of Star Wars; Rogue One fame. Which tells us this game will have some significance to it when it comes to the storyline in one form or another. The gameplay is highly reminiscent of Star Wars Force Unleashed. Which is by no means a bad thing. The gameplay to Unleashed was it's best factor. That game only really fell short for me in story. Mainly because it felt like an Elseworldy more alternative timeline kinda thing. Obviously though it resembles Force Unleashed, it's definitely an upgraded version. My only concern is it's got some major shoes to fill in my book. The last time I anticipated a game such as I anticipate this one it was Star Wars: KOTOR. This one's edge however is fitting into a storyline I'm highly invested in. If they can pull that off, I'm happy to play just for the film aspect. What about y'all though? What excites you more playing the game, or hearing where it's story fits in? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Awesome news from Variety. Ron Howard & Solo writer Jonathan Kasdan are in negotiations for a Disney+ sequel series to Lucasfilm's 1988 Willow. If this goes through, Warwick Davis will be returning to play the lead character. My big question is will Val Kilmer return to revise his part as Mad Martegan? Hands down since 1988 my favorite character of this whole thing. I totally hope this gets green lit. What about y'all? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
I wasn't on board with Star Wars: Clone Wars from the jump. I couldn't stand the idea of Anakin having a padwan. Much less one as annoying as Ahsoka. However, somewhere in the mix of watching, I reversed my thoughts on both subjects. I not only fell in love with this series, Ahsoka Tano became one of my favorite characters in the Star Wars universe. I actually felt it when she left the order, & her coming back in Rebels just made that series even greater than it was in my eyes. When I saw the first look at the new season I got concerned as to how they'd explain her back in. This new season trailer for season 7 of Clone Wars has erased all those concerns. I don't even care about the specifics, this looks friggin' awesome. I'm not only in for this run, I already want more. Not only do you have more Tano, but furthering Rex's story, more Maul? I'm super pumped for this! Curious though, what are y'all's thoughts of this new trailer? Put it in the comments, like, & share.Read More
With Star Wars Celebration basically telling me how much of my money they were going to take with Galaxy's Edge, I didn't think EA was gonna get a piece too. However, Star Wars: Fallen Jedi Order is the first game I've been excited for in years. Become Cal Kestis, one of the last surviving members of the Jedi Order after the purge of Order 66. Take the future of this Padwan in this all-new single-player Star Wars story from Respawn Entertainment and EA Star Wars on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC hitting shelves the 15th of November. Set after Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, you'll develop your Force abilities, hone your lightsaber techniques, and explore the ancient mysteries of a long-lost civilization. At the same time dodging the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors. This sounds friggin' awesome. I've been waiting for something like this since Star Wars: Force Unleashed. The story to this one sound way more deep & enriched in canon. My Fall through Xmas has just become Star Wars. What did y'all think? I know we've become weary of this notion, but are you ready to throw EA more money? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Pedro Pascal (Marcos) has been tapped for the title role of the lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy in The Mandalorian . The new series will be exclusive to the Disney+ streaming service coming in 2019. He'll be joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Affliction). The Mandalorian is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star War: Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels) directing the first episode and also serving as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Additional episodes will be picked up by directors including Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok). While I'm not 100% familiar with most these names, save Favreau, Filoni, Nolte, & Watiti. I am familiar with all of the shows, & I will say there's not one listed that isn't amazing. That said you can only blame the talent involved. So I'm pretty ecstatic to hear this lineup just based on the awesomeness of what they've previously been involved in. I'm actually really excited for this outer rim "western" take on Star Wars. Especially hearing there's a lot of tried & true talent getting recruited. What are y'all's thoughts though? Am I the only one excited for "western" take on Star Wars that strays a little from everything & everyone we're used to? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Upon first glance the first teaser for Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures looked absolutely amazing. However, I couldn't really hear what I was watching at the time. When I got to a spot where I could hear, I couldn't help but notice although the animation looks friggin' amazing, a lot of the actual substance just looks like hyper-active retreads on the original films. Still not sure exactly what I think of that aspect. I'd know I'd much rather see some new material, but can't help but keep thinking how amazing this teaser looked. The shorts are coming Nov 30th to a new YouTube channel, Star Wars Kids, & will also air on Disney Channel & Disney XD. If the name of the new channel dosen't give it away, they're obviously aiming towards kids for this one. That doesn't mean we all won't love it though. The best thing is we don't have to wait to long to find out. The more I think about it, if these are as good as they look, I'd be down for a full animated version of the classics. Curious what everyone else thinks though? Are you ready to tread old grounds in animated form? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
There are some things I just have to drop everything I'm doing for, this is definitely one. "After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic." This was the name drop & accompanied synopsis writer & series producer Favreau shared in a post on his Instagram account. If you don't know, this will be the Star Wars series coming to Disney's upcoming streaming service in 2019. One of my most anticipated parts of said streaming service, hearing this synopsis has me absolutely giddy. This sounds like it could be an amazing Western in the Star Wars Galaxy. Something I didn't get enough of with Solo . I really enjoyed the feel that movie had, & I would love to see more if that Western style. Strange timing, being post Jango & Boba Fett. That's gonna be an interesting time frame to tackle. Personally, I'd have picked a time when Mandalore was thriving, but Favreau hasn't done me wrong yet. Anyway, thoughts on some really big Star Wars news? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Disney put up this first look at the main cast of Star Wars: Resistance , the new animated show coming to Disney Channel October 7th, & honestly, I wasn't expecting it to be this aimed at kids. I've been defending Star Wars animation since Clone Wars . Stating over & over it wasn't really made with kids in mind. This one has a different feel straight out the gate. It's definitely aimed more at children than it's predecessors. Don't get me wrong, I'm still going to watch it. I am lowering my expectations a little though. The overall storyline seems intriguing, but I question how serious any ramifications will be, given the tone implied from this look. On another note, my just turned 5 daughter is going to absolutely love this. Nonetheless, it's Star Wars , I'm curious no matter what. Bring it on. What are y'all's thoughts on this new, more juvenile look at the galaxy far, far away? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Here's a first look at what we can expect October 7th on the Disney Channel with the premiere of Star Wars: Resistance . As usual with Star Wars I'm not jumping up & down with the animation style. That said however Star Wars animation has delivered some of the most amazing stories outside the original trilogy. The Clone Wars & Rebels weren't perfect every episode, but as a whole were something I thoroughly enjoyed. Much more than I ever thought I would. Especially when you factor in that I don't like the animation style of neither. This one has me really intrigued too. I hope this contains a good amount of building on the existence of the Resistance. I've read the books so I'm pretty adept with what's going in the New Republic. They've just let this militia of sorts exist with little explanation. I'm hoping this does a good job of clearing some of that up. The preview looks good though. Kinda Star Wars meets Top Gun . I'm in. Hopefully, this will keep the tradition Star Wars animation has had for me. I dug it, what'd y'all think though? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
A long going rumor has now been confirmed by sources to The Hollywood Reporter. Billy Dee Willams will return to the role he originated of Lando Calrissian. Last seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story amazingly played by Donald Glover, this is one of my all time favorite non-main characters in any film. When I heard this rumor, I figured it was a given. All of these movies so far have featured a major tie in character with Han & Luke. The unfortunate demise of Carrie Fisher left this one empty of that sort of nostalgia. I feel sorry for Keri Russell, as this totally eclipsed the news of her addition the day before as an "action heavy" character. After two misuses of Captain Phasma though, it's a little hard to get too excited about that one anyway. I'm actually pretty ecstatic about this addition of Billy Lee though. There's a lot riding on this one for me. As much as I loved TLJ, I feel like that love lasting, heavily rides on the shoulders of Episode IX. What do y'all think the addition of OG Lando? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
I'm already convinced that Donald Glover's Lando will be by far the best aspect of May 25th's Solo: A Star Wars Story . This video just added fuel to my fire. Donald Glover gives you a full rundown of Lando's Millennium Falcon, before it became the "hunk of junk" we know it as. The tour is even complete with a walk through of the Cape room. Which, of course, Lando would have a cape room. I can't think of anyone else right now I would pick besides Glover to fill the shoes of Billy Dee Willams. Each time we see more, I'm that much more convinced not only will Lando steal this film, but we missed a great chance. A Lando film's where it's at. He's the main reason I'm excited for this film. Now I'm going to watch this a couple more times to freeze frame all the parts of the Falcon. Because yes, it's that serious. While I'm doing that let me know your thoughts on this video, like, & share.
Solo: A Star Wars Story has had a major share of production problems. Alden Ehrenreich has an uphill battle trying to fill the shoes of Harrison Ford. No one seems to have asked for, or wanted this prequel. A part of me still thinks Lando is going to steal the show. After this featurette though, I've found myself really starting to come around. I'm starting to see a lot more Han in Ehrenreich, it looks like they're covering all the "greatest hits" like meeting Chewie & the winning of the Millennium Falcon, & on top of that, every new thing I see adds to this looking more & more entertaining. I'm getting a western vibe from it, & that actually works for me. I'm totally on board for this as of this featurette. Ron Howard looks like he put Humpty Dumpty together just fine, & any doubts I had I'm putting behind me. I could be wrong, but I think this one is going to be a pleasant surprise. What do y'all think? Are y'all signed onto Solo yet, or still a little reserved going in? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Dave Filoni is a lesser known name, that has added more to the Star Wars universe than most. Co-creator of The Clone Wars & executive producer of Rebels , this guy has overseen some of the most amazing stories to come out of the universe. EW just announced he's up to it again with a new anime inspired show for Disney Channel & then Disney XD. Star Wars Resistance will premiere in the fall & give us some history on the resistance we followed into The Force Awakens . The series will follow Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited to help spy on the First Order. He'll even run into Poe Dameron & Captain Phasma. With Oscar Isaac & Gwendoline Christie coming in to provide the voices by the way. This not only sounds awesome, it could answer so many questions that both the new movies leave wide open. Also executive-produced by Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, & Brandon Auman, with art direction by Amy Beth Christenson, it will include the voice talents of Christopher Sean, Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Myrna Velasco, Josh Brener, Donald Faison, Bobby Moynihan, Jim Rash, and Rachel Butera. Can't wait for more details on this one. Will we finally get some Snoke background? What do y'all think? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Two things stuck out at me the second I saw these posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story. One could be just me. In that, I feel like these single character posters should give you a feel of the character. These don't. They're all basically the same exact poster. That's just me, & by far not the biggest problem however. The biggest problem is not what's there, it's what isn't. Joonas Suotamo, the actor that plays Chewbacca, is missing. Which they could've easily explained away if everyone else wasn't listed, but even the friggin alien & robot get a credit. How do they miss Chewbacca? That's messed up on so many levels. Joonas is even showing up to Hollywood Studios for Star Wars: Galactic Nights. I don't even know what to say. Mr. Suotamo I am offended for you. What do y'all think of this horrible oversight? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
So the new trailer just dropped for Solo: A Star Wars Story , & the biggest thing I once again came to was how much I would rather have a Lando film in its place. Donald Glover seems to just demand attention in every one of these trailers. The more we get of him, the more it shows too. After getting that out of the way though, this is a really solid trailer. If it's a true example of what to expect from Solo, it might actually wind up defying the odds. Finally, I'm starting to get a since of Han out of Alden Ehrenreich. Not much, but I'm starting to see a little of what becomes the smuggler we know & love. I'm also getting the sense that Woody Harrelson is going to deliver, as usual. He looks like he just really slid right into this role. This look here is the first I've actually been fully excited for this movie. It's still just a trailer, I've seen it go pear shaped from here. Going fromjust it though, this film looks like it could be even better than Rogue One: A Star Wars Story . Let me know what y'all think of the trailer below. Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Entertainment Weekly is dishing out all kinds of tasty little morsels this week on Solo: A Star Wars Story. This time with some exclusive new pics I've collaged down there at the bottom. Along with some extras on the film the filmmakers describe as a combination film noir & Western, with buddy comedy elements smuggled inside. Out of all those pics down there I've gotta say, Lando won the trailers & now he's winning the pics as well. He's right at home with the two-headed alien where Glover made sure to mention not only were they playing sabacc, but there's "a lot of it". Maybe he's eluding to a certain game in which a certain ship changes hands? You also get a shot of beautiful, mystery woman Qi'ra played by Emilia Clarke. Whom she describes as having "a couple of guises, but essentially she is just fighting to stay alive." You see Han & Chewie on the back of the Conveyex planning their heist. Second place for these pics goes to the shot of Tobias Beckett played by Woody Harrelson in the Falcon sitting arouund the holochess table. Woody has been my number one drive for wanting to see this film since he was announced. Hoping to up his status with a big heist, he winds up becoming a mentor to Solo. Ron Howard describes him as a "powerful criminal" & "free agent". Going on to say he "really shapes Han more than anybody, as Han comes to believe that in a lawless time, he needs a moral code." If you're like me though you're wondering about the poic of the muddy imperials. That's because it's not who that matters in that pic, it's where. That pic was taken on the swamp world of Mimban. If that souunds familiar it's because Mimban is the setting for the no longer cannon book Splinter of the Mind's Eye. Can't wait to see what they're drawing from that. Lots of cool stuff though withn the promise of even more to come. What do y'all think of these awesome new pics & descriptions from Solo: A Star Wars Story ? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Entertainment Weekly's upcoming cover story this week is none other than Solo: A Star Wars Story. Two trailers & now this back to back to back are trying to make up for the lack of exposure, at least for a Star Wars film, unusually close to the May 25th release date. With more coming throughout the week they dish some little nuggets on what Lucasfilm prez Kathleen Kennedy describes as "A heist, gunslinger type movie". Speaking of which, that monorail on steroids in the trailer? That's the Conveyex, a train Han must break into & steal something from to impress his new cohorts. Figuring thats the start of where she gets the heist portion from. Han's described as immature, less experienced, & needing to "gain the respect of the people he interacts with, even if they're the lowest of the low." Throughout he'll befriend Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), go crazy in love for shadowy Qui'ra (Emilia Clarke), & of course there's Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) & his droid L3-37. The young smuggler will also cross paths with "career crooks" Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson), blaster wielding Val (Thandie Newton), & crime boss Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany). Ehrenreich is then quoted as saying he thinks Han is really just trying to figure out who's good & who's bad. This, the trailers, so far this film sounds awesome. It all is going to hinge on Alden Ehrenreich's portrayal of Han Solo. We'll just have to wait & see. There'll be more coming from this article, there was already some more pics with more details on some of these characters. Until then, what do you think about where this is at so far? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
The Star Wars show just broke some amazing news for Game of Thrones fans. The creators of the uber-popular fantasy David Benioff & D.B. Weiss will be write & produce a new series of Star Wars films after Game of Thrones ends. This will be separate from the Skywalkers & the upcoming Rian Johnson trilogy. No release dates or other details, but you can just guage the popularity of Game of Thrones to get a feel for how exciting this is. All you gotta do is replace the swords with lightsabers & BAM! Old Republic done. I'm gonna be keeping an eye on this. Meanwhile, what do y'all think? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
First of all this trailer is way better than I thought it was going to be. Paired with the Super Bowl Spot yesterday, these really give you a feel of what they're going for with Solo: A Star Wars Story. I really dig how this looks, the visuals & lived in Star Wars backdrops are awesome. That shot with the Star Destroyer in pursuit is one of the coolest shots I've seen. I would have that as a poster. The story it looks like they're trying to tell with the "kicked out if the academy" opening, seems like what we want from the film it seems not many wanted in the first place. Then hell, Donald Glover looks so perfect they should've just done a Lando film, & that gets me to what stands out the most for me... Where's Han? Did y'all see him? I've been saying that Alden Ehrenreich had some big shoes to fill. All in all I like to feel I'm pretty open minded. I also didn't want a Harrison Ford impression either. I was looking for at least a glimmer of Han though, I feel like so far I haven't seen it. Maybe it's because it's Han friggiin' Solo. The only character you could've chose I had seen more in my lifetime would be Luke Skywalker. Still, I wanted to see that glimmer of Han that I got from Chris Pine when he picked up the role of Kirk in the new Star Treks. I'll still be there Memorial Day ready to see it, & who knows by the end of all this I could really come around to this guy. He's got some convincing to do along the way is all. What did y'all think though? Am I wrong? Put it in the comments, like, & share.