ILMxLab has been doing a lot of interesting experimental work. The company hopes to develop the future of storytelling experiences using new technologies like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. At the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, the geniuses behind the new Industrial Light & Magic company told me that Lucasfilm Story Group had mapped out the next half dozen years of Star Wars stories and beyond, and they are already developing experiences — some which will be available in VR, others in other platforms — which will be created by big-name filmmakers and top screenwriters and intersect with the stories we will see on screen.
At Star Wars Celebration Europe 2017, ILMxLab announced their first big project, a Darth Vader VR project that will be created by David Goyer, screenwriter of The Dark Knight and Man of Steel and director of films like Blade: Trinity and The Unborn. We reported on this briefly over the weekend when it was announced, but now we bring you more information and some quotes from Goyer himself, who claims that his virtual reality Star Wars story will make you cry.
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There’s been plenty of buzz about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story over the past month. Plenty of new details and photos were revealed in a big Entertainment Weekly spread (including confirmation of Darth Vader’s return), such as the reveal of Forest Whitaker starring in the film as a character borrowed from the Clone Wars animated series, clarification on the reshoots that were taking place this summer, and much more. Plus, this past weekend brought a stunning new teaser poster and a revealing sizzle reel showing tons of behind the scenes footage. You can find out much more in our recap of the panel previewing the film.
Now with Star Wars Celebration over, we have one more update from the convention this past weekend, and it’s something that is likely to rile up some fans. Despite the fact that Kathleen Kennedy was previously unsure if Rogue One: A Star Wars Story would have an opening crawl like the rest of the films in the Star Wars saga, she seemed to have a slightly more definitive answer at Star Wars Celebration. Read More »
Two months ago, Alden Ehrenreich was cast as the young Han Solo. The actor will star in Phil Lord & Chris Miller‘s Star Wars spinoff, which Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan co-wrote. Little is known about the story, and unfortunately, no new major details were shared during the Future Filmmaker panel at Star Wars Celebration (which Peter has been covering in London).
Lord and Miller did, however, discuss the process of finding the right actor to play Han Solo, what appeals to them about the character, their canceled cameos in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and more. Below, learn a few Han Solo spinoff facts.
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This morning Star Wars Celebration held a pretty important panel that wasn’t live streamed to fans around the world. This panel concerned the future of Star Wars, and with Disney and Lucasfilm planning to release a feature film every year, not to mention continuing TV shows, likely creating new ones, and much more, there was a lot to talk about.
Everyone has been anxious to hear more details about Star Wars: Episode VIII, especially with production just wrapping a few days ago. Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and director Rian Johnson were on hand to discuss the sequel, and while they didn’t divulge any huge secrets, there was plenty to soak up regarding the next chapter of the Star Wars saga.
After the jump, find out what movies Rian Johnson revealed as influences on Star Wars: Episode VIII, when the movie started taking shape, how much time has passed since The Force Awakens, whether or not Finn wakes up. Plus, there’s confirmation of another returning cast member and a cameo from another Star Wars filmmaker. Find out what we learned from the Star Wars Episode VIII panel after the jump. Read More »
During the Lucasfilm: The Art of Storytelling presentation at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, it was quickly and quietly mentioned that the Lucasfilm Story Group is not only working on the future of Star Wars movies, but also the future of the Indiana Jones series. What does this mean for the future of Indiana Jones stories? Could we get a multi-platform Indiana Jones universe?
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Star Wars Battlefront got plenty of fans excited last year, but upon arrival, the Electronic Arts games disappointed many, mostly due to the lack of single player options included with the title. While the game had much to offer in the multiplayer arena, many just weren’t impressed with what they were given for the expensive price tag that comes with video games nowadays. The folks at EA have been listening the best they can, and they have at least one update that will make players happy starting next week.
In addition, the DLC for Star Wars Battlefront keeps coming later this year. EA teased the forthcoming Death Star expansion pack that finally takes the battle to space in a quick new trailer, and they also announced that the final expansion pack for the game this year will be a Rogue One update. Find out more about the Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One update and more after the jump. Read More »
In the technology world, a lot more attention is being paid to virtual reality, and some of the biggest franchises from film, television, comics and more are starting to take advantage of it. Perhaps one of the most anticipated uses of VR technology is coming with Industrial Light & Magic’s ILMxLAB projects that will be bringing franchises like Star Wars into your living room with VR technology. And today, Lucasfilm announced some cool news regarding Star Wars VR projects.
First of all, screenwriter David Goyer is teaming up with ILMxLAB for a new project that will focus on a certain iconic Sith Lord, and the company’s Trials on Tatooine VR experience will be available to try for free starting next week. Get details on both of the Star Wars VR announcements after the jump. Read More »
Star Wars Celebration continues today, and with it came some huge updates regarding the upcoming third season of Star Wars Rebels. From the panel earlier today, we learned that the expanded universe character Grand Admiral Thrawn was being brought into Star Wars canon officially as a new adversary for the Ghost crew and the rest of the Rebel Alliance to face, and there were plenty more tidbits revealed from the upcoming season.
Now you can get a taste of what’s in store yourself with the new Star Wars Rebels season 3 trailer. And this is a big tease of what’s coming later this year with over three minutes of footage from the new season. There are Mandalorians who give Ezra and Sabine a run for their money, Darth Maul trying to manipulate Ezra with the Sith holocron, and of course, the outstanding reveal of Grand Admiral Thrawn. Watch below! Read More »
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Star Wars Rebels Season 3 won’t air on television until this Fall, but series creator Dave Filoni came to Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 to premiere the two-episode season premiere and participate in a panel discussion about the upcoming season. What did we learn about the future of the acclaimed Disney XD animated series? Get all the important details from the Star Wars Rebels season 3 panel after the jump.
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