Before the new Star Wars trilogy came around, the prequels were the most divisive installments of the sci-fi saga. While older Star Wars fans love the original trilogy more, those who grew up with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith hold the movies in high esteem. So there’s plenty of interest in learning anything and everything about the making of those films with the benefit of hindsight. And a new Star Wars book has finally provided that.
The Star Wars Archives: 1999-2005 is a new book from author Paul Duncan and specialty book publishers Taschen that pulls the curtain back on the making of the prequel trilogy more than any other piece of media. With 600 pages of material, this follow-up to the previously released The Star Wars Archives: 1977-1983 digs deep into the Star Wars prequels, with some particularly fascinating insights from George Lucas himself, including a couple details on his plans for an eventual sequel trilogy that we never got to see. Read More »
One of the best parts of Frozen II is when Olaf has to recap the events of the first movie for the Northuldra and a troop of Arendelle soldiers who have been trapped in an enchanted forest for decades. Now, to help motivate people to vote in the 2020 election, Josh Gad has taken it upon himself to recap the entire Star Wars franchise as Olaf, starting with the prequel trilogy in just eight minutes. In addition to telling the story in Olaf’s endlessly chipper voice, he also offers some amusing meta commentary and jokes about certain details of the prequels. Watch and enjoy. Read More »
Fan favorite Star Wars character Ahsoka Tano will soon appear in live-action for the first time in The Mandalorian season 2. But in a recent interview, writer/producer Dave Filoni revealed that the character’s very first appearance almost happened in live-action – and several years earlier than anyone expected.
It turns out Ahsoka nearly appeared in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones instead of debuting in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Read More »
Hot on the heels of the new Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker figures from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones coming to the Black Series line, another batch of figures inspired by the Battle of Geonosis will be coming in the spring of 2020 too. Count Dooku and a couple of Jedi Masters will be coming to shelves, as well as a different kind of Battle Droid.
On top of that, the Star Wars Vintage Collection (which is the only way that the classic style of 3.75 inch figures are being kept alive) will be adding some figures that will make fans of The Clone Wars animated series very happy too.
Check out the new 2020 Star Wars Black Series figures and Vintage Collection additions below. Read More »
Hasbro has been releasing a great line of quality lightsaber replicas in their Star Wars Force FX Elite line-up of elegant weapons from a more civilized age. While several versions of lightsabers for main characters like Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Kylo Ren have been released over the years, some characters are just now having their weapons released for fans to collect. But a recent announcement from Hasbro at The Saló del Manga de Barcelona (an anime and manga convention in Spain) has revealed new lightsaber replicas for the Jedi alien Kit Fisto and the Dathomirian Sith assassin Asajj Ventress. Read More »
Over the weekend, fans in Europe were geeking out at Paris Comic-Con 2019 and MCM London Comic-Con 2019, and that’s where Hasbro announced another wave of Star Wars figures for the outstanding Black Series line, as well as two anticipated additions to the Vintage Collection. They newly announced figures for the Black Series include a pair from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and two figures for Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. Meanwhile, the Vintage Collection is getting a couple The Mandalorian characters for the 3.75-inch line-up. Check out the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker figures and everything else below.. Read More »
In the grand scheme of cinema, digital visual effects are still a relatively new endeavor. As technology has advanced over the years, so have visual effects. But sometimes it’s fun to look back at now-dated used of computer generated imagery (CGI) of the past, and there’s no one better to do it that a group of expert visual effects artists.
The YouTube channel Corridor Crew has gotten a big reaction from movie fans for their recent run of videos breaking down some of the best and worst visual effects in movies over the years. Their most recent edition takes a more focused look at the Star Wars prequels visual effects, which include some pretty egregious and laughable uses of CGI. Watch below! Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, the lightsaber fight between Yoda and Count Dooku from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones gets a cool animated remake. Plus, Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have called a truce in their fake social media feud, and learn about the history of the DeLorean before and after it was turned into a legendary vehicle in Back to the Future. Read More »
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Aside from lightsabers, lightspeed and the light side of the Force, there’s one thing that truly makes the saga episodes of Star Wars special, and that’s the music of John Williams. The brilliant composer has written music for Star Wars that is famous around the world, even to those who haven’t seen the movies. The orchestral arrangements that John Williams creates for Star Wars are so good that even his work on the prequels is incredible. Now Williams has created a new arrangement of one of the signature themes from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, and it’s absolutely beautiful. Read More »
Though there is a substantial amount of Star Wars fans who hate the prequel trilogy, there is still a sect of passionate individuals who will to defend all three movies until they’re red in the face. We’ll let you hash it out in the comments if you want to open that can of worms, but we’re here to talk about Eric Tan‘s gorgeous new trio of posters paying tribute to each of the movies.
Bottleneck Gallery has revealed the Eric Tan Star Wars prequel prints featuring the artist’s stunning take on The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. The prequels have never looked this good, and you’ll be able to get your hands on the prints this morning as long as you’re quick. Read More »