This winter, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be the first standalone adventure in a galaxy far, far away. The film was recently referred to as an experiment during Disney’s fourth quarter earnings call with investors, and while that worried some fans, that’s exactly what the movie is. It’s a test to see if audiences are interested in seeing these kind of movies take place in the Star Wars universe, and that’s not a bad thing. It will allow the studio to see what works and what doesn’t.
But some just can’t wait to see how this experiment turns out, and he’s created a standalone movie of his own. However, rather than creating a movie set in the Star Wars universe, he’s crafted a Pixar movie in the style of a Star Wars adventure. Using the audio from the most recent Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer and mixing it with footage from almost every Pixar movie out there, he’s created a trailer for Rogue One: A Pixar Story, and it’s outstanding. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Episode 8 Bits:
- Does Carrie Fisher‘s changed schedule indicate reshoots for Star Wars: Episode 8?
- Adam Driver compliments Rian Johnson and compares Episode 8 to The Empire Strikes Back.
- Lupita Nyong’o shoots down those Maz Kanata rumors.
- Rian Johnson once again gets amusing on Twitter.
- Carrie Fisher explains why Han and Leia broke up.
- Someone pieces together currently known plot points for some potential spoilers.
- And more!
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Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
After nearly six months of waiting, we are now just two days away from the season 3 premiere of Star Wars Rebels. But if patience isn’t your strong suit (and who could blame you, given all the exciting stuff about to go down next season?), Disney XD has dropped a couple new clips for you to pore over while you wait. In one, Ezra (Taylor Gray) consults a Sith Holocron, while in another, Ezra and Hera (Vanessa Marshall) go undercover and find themselves face-to-face with Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen).
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Disney has Star Wars movies plotted out through 2021 and beyond. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release later this year, while Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII is just beginning its post production journey. And Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film is gearing up to go into production. And we’ve started to lean some of the people who will help bring Han Solo’s origin story to the big screen.
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Disney has started surveying Disneyland and Disney World annual passholders about the possibility of adding a block-out period for a theme park for the first two months of a new attraction like the upcoming Star Wars Lands, Pandora: The World of Avatar, Toy Story Land or Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout. But will Disney add an AP block-out for Star Wars Land?
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While appearing at a New York Goldman Sachs conference today, Disney CEO Bob Iger warned that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will not be doing bonkers Star Wars: The Force Awakens-level box office and revealed that he had a meeting with Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy this week plotting out Star Wars for 2021 and beyond.
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Throughout the original Star Wars trilogy, Stormtroopers were considered nothing but faceless henchman with poor aim who could be dispatched with quickly without a second thought. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens changed our thinking a bit by making one of our new heroes a defected Stormtrooper who just couldn’t bring himself to kill in the name of the First Order. Now a new Star Wars short film goes the extra mile by actually making us feel for these white-armored soldiers.
Jakku: First Wave is a simple but affective short film put together by Benjamin Eck focusing on a small group of Stormtroopers who have a few moments to themselves inside an Imperial walker just before a door opens and sends them right into the battle of Jakku. It has the feel of a scene from any given war drama, and it packs a pretty powerful emotional punch.
Watch the Jakku First Wave short film after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
As much as I enjoyed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this whole “Disney buys Lucasfilm and resets the Star Wars canon” thing has been worth it for the new comics. The new books being published by Marvel have been solid all around and often sublime, capturing the voices of beloved characters and sending them on fantastic missions to every corner of this sprawling universe. Marvel has not been treating this as a cash-in side project – they’ve been routinely attaching upper tier writers and artist to these series and the results have been, more often than not, wonderful.
Another new Star Wars comic from Marvel has appeared on the horizon from writer Kieron Gillen and artist Kev Walker and there’s no title yet. In fact, it’s just being called Star Wars: Classified at the moment, with retailers being encouraged to order issues before the premise is even revealed.
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Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- New character details are revealed for the new Star Wars: Battlefront Death Star DLC.
- Explore a beautifully crafted Mos Eisley developed by some game designers in their free time.
- Meet Bendu, the new Star Wars Rebels character voiced by Tom Baker.
- Freddy Krueger actor Robert Englund explains his contribution to the Star Wars universe.
- The Star Wars Rebels season one soundtrack is finally available for purchase.
- Learn what else you can do with Sphero’s new Force Band accessory.
- And More!
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