Before the release of every episode of the primary Star Wars saga, there’s a collection of books leading up to the arrival of the film itself. This year is no different as the Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker line-up of books has just been announced. But that’s not what the coolest revelation is today.
Like every Star Wars movie hitting theaters, there will be The Art of Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker book that arrives around the time the movie hits theaters. Not only was the release date of this book announced today, but the cover art reveals what could be an insane, unbelievable lightsaber battle that us unlike any that the saga has ever seen. Check it out below. Read More »
You knew it would come to this, George. You, a typewriter, and a blank page. For the past eight years, you’ve had the excuse that Game of Thrones was dominating your time and energy, and then you decided to step away from executive producer duties during season 4 to focus on finally finishing The Winds of Winter, the next book in your A Song of Ice and Fire series. But you still haven’t, George. And with Game of Thrones ending with its ongoing eighth season, you have no excuses. But that won’t stop Martin from wistfully longing that this wasn’t the final season of Game of Thrones.
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This week, DC Universe is adding roughly 10,000 digital comics to the library that is available to customers who signed up for the subscription service. It’s part of their recently announced efforts to have nearly every DC Comics issue they’ve ever released available through the digital library. However, if you’re a fan of the DC Comics imprints like Vertigo, Milestone, and Black Label, then you might be disappointed to hear they won’t be in the DC Universe comics library. Read More »
The eighth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones has begun, leaving only five episodes until the ending of the epic story is unveiled. That story originally began in 1996 when George R.R. Martin published the first book in his A Song of Ice and Fire saga, and as the final season of the show kicks off, the author has weighed in on the parallels between the two endings: the show’s and his planned conclusion for his novels, which is still years away. Read on for his quotes and to find out where he thinks the biggest differences will lie. Read More »
Hopefully, one day, we’ll get the extensive story about the drama that unfolded behind the scenes of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which led to directing duo Phil Lord & Chris Miller leaving the project and getting replaced by Ron Howard. But until then, we’ll have to settle for a close look at the making of the movie through more official channels by way of a new book from Industrial Light & Magic.
Making Solo: A Star Wars Story is coming to shelves later this month, written by ILM visual effects supervisor and co-producer Rob Bredow. With a huge collection of previously never-before-seen photos from behind the scenes, the book offers plenty of insight into the process of making a Star Wars movie, from pre-production through post-prouction. Check out some of the photos from the Making Solo A Star Wars Story book below. Read More »
It’s been 13 years since we ventured into Guillermo del Toro‘s dark fantasy world of Pan’s Labyrinth. In the film, a twisted fairy tale clashes with Spanish fascism as an 11-year old girl becomes embroiled in a war she wants no part of. She finds an escape in a twisted labyrinth that allows her to fulfill the prophecy of a lost princess returning to her rightful place at her father’s side. But it all comes at a tragic cost.
Now the Oscar-winning film is being turned into “an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages” by director and writer Guillermo del Toro and Inkheart author Cornelia Funke. The book includes incredible illustrations and added short stories that help flesh out the world of this fantasy parable. Read More »
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters. After the kind of celebration there was for the 30th anniversary, this doesn’t feel like quite as thrilling of a milestone, even though we did just get the exciting announcement of a new Ghostbusters sequel following up with the original franchise in the summer of 2020. But the folks at IDW Publishing are celebrating by keeping their outstanding Ghostbusters comic book series going strong, and this time the team is heading to one of the most iconic places in mythology: the lost continent of Atlantis. Read More »
This summer, Disney theme parks will take fans to a galaxy far, far away with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Disneyland will open the Star Wars expansion in May, and Disney World will follow with an opening in August. And after the second park has been open for a couple days, a Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge book will allow fans to find out exactly how the Resistance came to find the planet in their struggle to build allies and stay strong in the fight against the First Order. Get details on it below. Read More »
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Call Me By Your Name is officially getting a sequel, but not in the way you think. Author Andrew Aciman, who wrote the 2007 novel upon which Luca Guadagnino‘s Oscar-winning film was based, is penning a sequel book that is set to hit bookshelves this October. Aciman’s announcement of the Call Me By Your Name sequel novel, titled Find Me, comes after months of back-and-forth over whether Guadagnino plans to follow through on his promises to direct a film sequel. Perhaps the book could provide the inspiration to push Guadagnino into action.
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Time to open up the Bird Box universe again. After Josh Malerman‘s 2014 post-apocalyptic thriller novel inspired the Netflix mega-hit starring Sandra Bullock and that life-threatening viral “challenge,” we’re getting a Bird Box sequel this fall. But wait a bit before you stumble blindly toward Netflix’s homepage — this is a sequel book written by Malerman, who confirmed that his next post-apocalyptic “Bird Box novel,” titled Malorie, will be hitting bookshelves in October.
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