In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Jon Favreau says Boba Fett won’t appear in The Mandalorian
- Matt the Radar Technician may have tried to kill General Hux
- Dave Filoni has an interesting response to animated characters going live-action
- Was a key scene in The Last Jedi inspired by an old Return of the Jedi storyboard?
- A Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge book reveals some events following The Last Jedi
- All that and much more
Read More »
Disney occasionally updates its Star Tours attraction with new locations from upcoming Star Wars films, and a fresh rumor claims that another new update is on the way, this time incorporating a sequence inspired by J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Read More »
You’ve heard the Star Wars theme countless times in a variety of different versions, ranging from the inexplicably popular disco version that ruled the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in 1977 to Nick the Lounge Singer’s famous rendition in the early years of Saturday Night Live. But you’ve never heard it played like this.
LEGO teamed up with British musician Sam Battle (aka Look Mum No Computer), famous for using toys and other common household items to create music in interesting ways, to create a 95-piece orchestra composed of LEGO droids from the building brick company’s recent Droid Commander line. Why? So the LEGO droids play the Star Wars theme, of course. Watch below! Read More »
(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition: The classic adventure film The Adventures of Robin Hood.)
In The Making of Star Wars, Martin Scorsese talked about George Lucas and his work on Star Wars. “I remember George was writing Star Wars at the time. He had all these books with him, like Isaac Asimov’s Guide to the Bible, and he was envisioning this fantasy epic. He did explain that he wanted to tap into the collective unconscious of fairy tales. And he screened certain movies, like…Michael Curtiz’s Robin Hood .”
Revisiting the classic film and thinking about it in the context of Star Wars, it’s no wonder George Lucas would have been screening it during the lead-up to the making of his original groundbreaking film. The film is, perhaps, the first, best distillation of the Robin Hood myths and the set the tone for all future iterations of the character. This codified the myth into the popular culture and was one of the highest grossing films of 1938. Interestingly enough, James Cagney was originally cast to play the titular character before walking off the set. He was replaced by relative newcomer Errol Flynn. It was Flynn’s casting that really defined the movie for generations and it’s difficult to imagine anyone else in the role, let alone Cagney.
Read More »
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be the final chapter of the Skywalker saga that began all the way back in 1977 with Star Wars: A New Hope. But there are plenty of characters who don’t share the last name (or bloodline) of the family that sends the galaxy into chaos every few decades. And one of them will have new details revealed about their past.
Oscar Isaac plays Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, a hero who has a little bit if Han Solo in him, but perhaps a little more reckless, as evidenced by his bold actions in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It turns out that there might be a reason for that, because Isaac says when The Rise of Skywalker comes out this winter, fans may be surprised to learn that Dameron isn’t the clean-cut hero that he seems to be. Read More »
Now that we’ve gotten another glimpse of how the Skywalker saga will come to an end with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, fans are speculating wildly about how the story will unfold, especially with that shot of Rey wearing a Sith robe and wielding a modified, double-bladed red lightsaber. Beyond that, much of the speculation has been regarding how J.J. Abrams will deal with the story developments from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And for everyone who thought that Abrams had to fix or undo what Rian Johnson did with his Star Wars sequel in order to make the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ending work, think again. Read More »
When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened at Disneyland earlier this summer, we covered it quite extensively. But how did the grand opening of the Star Wars expansion at Disney World fare this week? Well, it should come as no surprise that the crowds waiting to get into Galaxy’s Edge arrived in the wee hours of the morning, resulting in the new land hitting capacity within minutes of the park opening. But will the attraction slow down quickly as it did in Disneyland? Read More »
The D23 Expo confirmed recent (and ongoing) rumors that Ewan McGregor had signed on to finally reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a series Lucasfilm is sending to the Disney+ streaming service. A new timeline graphic displayed during the Lucasfilm portion of the Disney+ presentation had the series taking place during the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story, but now we have an even better idea about when the Kenobi series unfolds in the Star Wars universe. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
We’re just under four months away from the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which brings the Skywalker saga to an epic conclusion. In a new interview, co-writer and director J.J. Abrams briefly teased the film’s final sequence, and elsewhere, he and Daisy Ridley and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy all tried to describe Rey and Kylo Ren’s relationship in this film in just one word. Watch their answers below, and find out some more details about a different relationship that plays out in the upcoming sequel. Read More »
If you’re planning a trip to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and you’re excited about bringing home some of those cool souvenirs from a galaxy far, far away, you might want to make special arrangements. Especially if you plan on keeping the thermal detonator soda bottles created for the Batuu experience by Coca-Cola.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has confirmed that the unique Coke, Diet Coke, and Sprite containers that have been made to resemble the fictional grenades known as thermal detonators from the Star Wars universe are not allowed on flights, either in carry-on or checked luggage. Read More »