Production is wrapped on Star Wars: Episode VIII, and with post-production underway, John Williams will begin his work on the film’s score imminently. So far details have been pretty sparse on information about the sequel, which is exactly what we all expected. However, some fans have been hoping that we would get an official title for the movie sooner than later. But according to Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley, we may be waiting a while longer.
Find out what Daisy Ridley had to say about the Star Wars Episode VIII title after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2016 by Angie Han
For many fans, the appeal of Rogue One is that it looks more somber than your typical Star Wars adventure. Gone are the idealistic young heroes and noble Jedi; here are a bunch of veterans and troublemakers who’ve seen some shit. The tone feels more akin to a gritty war drama than a fanciful space opera, and even the famously uncoordinated Stormtroopers look like a real threat this time out.
But while Rogue One looks intense, it doesn’t exactly strike terror into the hearts of fans. No, if Rogue One really wanted to send a chill down our spines, it’d call in the franchise’s most notorious hero. Rogue Binks unveils a version of Rogue One starring everyone’s favorite Gungan general, with special appearances by Chewbacca Mom, Holiday Special Leia, Ewok warriors, and George Lucas. Now that is some truly harrowing stuff. Watch the Rogue Binks trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Artist Andy Fairhurst reveals a new trilogy of Star Wars posters.
- Carrie Fisher continues to be a national treasure at the Chicago Comic-Con.
- Star Wars items go up for auction courtesy of Cancer Gets Lost.
- The story of how the Lucasfilm Story Group was formed.
- An interview with Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy author Jason Fry.
- A look at the creation of a Poe Dameron helmet replica.
- New details on the next batch of Star Wars Battlefront DLC.
- The latest wacky theory about what’s going on with Rey.
- Amazing behind-the-scenes images from the original 1977 Star Wars.
- Updates and insights on Marvel’s Poe Dameron comic series.
- Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End gets a new release date.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Theme Park Bits:
- Pirates of the Caribbean is reportedly replacing Peter Pan in Fantasmic at Disneyland.
- Season of the Force is heading to Disneyland Paris.
- A Celebration of Harry Potter returns to Universal Orlando for year four.
- Universal’s Toothsome Chocolate Emporium soft-opens amidst a lawsuit.
- Notes on Animal Kingdom‘s ever-changing hours.
- Hong Kong Disneyland rebounds, but it really wants that Iron Man attraction.
- A first look at the new gingerbread house in this year’s Haunted Mansion Holiday.
- The crazy true story of two guys who documented Epcot’s Horizons.
- Walt Disney World’s Magic Bands may be getting an upgrade.
- Yep, this year’s Disney parks Halloween merchandise is here.
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You’d be hard-pressed to find a longtime Star Wars fan who has a lot of nice things to say about the prequels that George Lucas returned to direct in the late 1990s and through the early 2000s. The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith were undoubtedly huge hits, but they haven’t received much praise from the Star Wars fanbase. But maybe that’s just the opinion of the most vocal fans. Is there a chance that the prequels aren’t as bad some fans think they are?
A new documentary called The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey finds filmmaker Bradley Weatherholt speaking to dozens of Star Wars fans, including the reliably talkative Kevin Smith, as to whether or not the prequels are the absolute disasters that many think they are. Watch The Prequels Strike Back trailer after the jump. Read More »
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The Toy Box is a recurring feature at /Film that rounds up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
This edition of The Toy Box has a great new figure for The Dark Knight from Batman: The Animated Series, a special Mandalorian backpack just in time for you to go back to school, a nice set of Marvel bookends to help keep all your comics organized and more.
Check out all the items in The Toy Box after the jump. Read More »
Presumably, there’s a whole galaxy that is chock full of eclectic music in the Star Wars universe. However, fans have only heard a very limited amount of it in the Star Wars movies. There’s Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes (aka the Cantina Band) from Star Wars: A New Hope, Sy Snootles and the Max Rebo Band from Return of the Jedi, and the unnamed Star Wars: The Force Awakens band in Maz Kanata’s cantina which is composed of Taybin Ralorsa, Infrablue Zedbeddy Coggins, Ubert “Sticks” Quaril, and Sudswater Dillifay Glon.
But what if the rest of the characters we know in the Star Wars universe all had albums of their own inspired by a variety of popular albums from Earth? One artist has recreated some familiar album covers from the likes of Eminem, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Band, Queen, Rage Against the Machine, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, but using characters from the Star Wars universe in place of the artists and their album artwork.
Check out the Star Wars vinyl mash-up albums after the jump. Read More »
Alan Tudyk was a welcome addition to the Star Wars universe. Most of us know the very talented and very likable actor from Firefly, Wreck-it Ralph, A Knight’s Tale, Death at a Funeral, and other fine titles, but with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we’ll soon see him in (probably) his biggest movie to date. We’ve already learned a little bit about his character, K-2SO, but Tudyk recently shared more information about his droid.
Below, learn more about the K-2SO backstory.
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George Lucas has been known to take inspiration for his movies from classic films, TV shows, comics and more. The original Star Wars in 1977 took cues from sci-fi serials like Flash Gordon and masterpieces such as Metropolis. Other influences include the films of Akira Kurosawa and much more, and this is a practice that George Lucas brought with him when he made the Star Wars prequels.
Many cinephiles know that the podracing sequence from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was inspired by the famous chariot race in Ben-Hur. Just to be clear, we’re talking about the classic 1959 film not the remake that just bombed at the box office this past weekend. There’s even one sequence that is mimicked almost shot-for-shot in The Phantom Menace. Now you can see how these sequences compare thanks to a video comparison showing all the similarities.
See The Phantom Menace vs Ben-Hur comparison video after the jump. Read More »