While the development of new Star Wars films remains shrouded in mystery, fans are certain of at least two things: Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi and Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX will continue the tale of the Skywalker saga, and anything with “A Star Wars Story” in the title is considered a standalone spinoff film. We’ve been wondering what will happen after Episode IX for a while, and now Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has given us some insight into what she might have planned beyond 2019.
Read More »
Later this week, I’m heading to Orlando, Florida for Star Wars Celebration 2017, which runs from April 13 to April 16, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center. Some big Star Wars announcements and reveals are expected to come out of the convention, and we’ll be covering it live. So stay tuned for our coverage beginning Thursday and running through the weekend.
But before we get to that, let’s run down what I think is going to happen (and what I think definitely will not happen). Here are my Star Wars Celebration 2017 predictions.
Read More »
It’s a foregone conclusion that Disney will release almost all of their tentpole titles in the IMAX format, even if they weren’t shot natively on the large format. However, in the case of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we now know that director Rian Johnson shot some key sequences from the sequel with IMAX cameras, just like J.J. Abrams did for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Disney has just announced a new deal with IMAX that includes Star Wars: The Last Jedi being released on the giant screen, along with Star Wars: Episode IX, the Han Solo spin-off that just started production this week, all of the future Marvel Studios releases, and much more. Read More »
Family, friends and fans are still mourning the loss of not only Carrie Fisher, but also her mother Debbie Reynolds. However, once all the tributes have been made and the two actresses are laid to rest together, Disney and Lucasfilm have to think about what happens with Carrie Fisher’s iconic character Leia Organa, the princess turned general who returned in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and has a sizeable role in the still untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII.
We’ve already learned that Carrie Fisher completed her filming on Star Wars: Episode VIII before she passed away. However, news has surfaced that Leia was supposed to play an even larger role in Star Wars: Episode IX, and about how that will be handled when production begins on the sequel.
Find out more about the future of Carrie Fisher in Star Wars Episode 8 below, but beware of a couple spoilers regarding two future scenes in the next episodes of the saga. Read More »
Collin Trevorrow‘s Star Wars: Episode 9 will be shot with 65mm film cameras, a move away from the 35mm film format that JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson used on the previous two installments. The result will probably be a higher resolution image that shows more detail, making it more suitable for projection on larger screens like IMAX (which has its own format).
Read More »
Though the box office for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has started to slow down, the buzz surrounding the film and the future of the franchise has never been stronger. While some fans didn’t fall in love with The Force Awakens, I think we can all agree this is a good place to start anew with Star Wars, and like Max Von Sydow’s character Lor San Tekka says at the beginning of the movie, “This should begin to make things right.” But it sounds like one fan wants to take a big step back for Star Wars: Episode 9.
There’s a petition on Change.org posted by a Brazilian fan who is campaigning to get Disney and Lucasfilm to bring back Star Wars creator George Lucas to direct Episode 9 instead of Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow. Too bad that won’t ever happen. Read More »
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is out doing press for the home video release of the Jurassic Park sequel. Earlier today we wrote about his comments regarding which Jurassic Park quote inspired Jurassic World, and which quote will inspire Jurassic World 2. But Trevorrow also talked about that other little sequel he is attached to direct coming out in 2019: Star Wars Episode IX. Hit the jump to read the Colin Trevorrow Star Wars comments.
Read More »
Star Wars Bits ain’t like dusting crops, boy. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:
- Pottery Barn as a Millennium Falcon bed for purchase
- Colin Trevorrow teases work on Star Wars: Episode IX
- Star Wars Battlefront beta begins in October
- Star Wars: Episode VIII returning to The Force Awakens filming location
- Find out how C-3PO got a red arm in comic book one-shot
- Tearing open Sphero‘s remote-controlled BB-8 toy
- Anthony Daniels talks life as C-3PO and The Force Awakens secrecy
- Interview with Star Wars toys designer Mark Boudreaux
- New Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster art
Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
The Lucasfilm portion of the D23 Expo 2015 opened with confirmation that Colin Trevorrow will direct Star Wars: Episode IX. The official into from Lucasfilm is below. Read More »
Even though we’re still 127 days from seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this movie is the beginning of a plethora of projects all set in a galaxy far, far away. That means there has been a lot of planning behind the scenes with regards to the story arcs of the new characters and returning heroes in Episode VII, and thanks to all the Star Wars details emerging today, we have a better idea of how the future is being planned for the new trilogy.
Director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy recently spoke about mapping out the new trilogy and emulating the themes of the original movies. There’s also chatter about just how much creative freedom director and writer Rian Johnson has on Star Wars Episode 8, despite having a basic idea of where the characters in the Star Wars universe are headed. Read More »