Back in 2012 when Disney bought Lucasfilm, the plan was simple. Starting in 2015, they’d release a new Star Wars movie every year—and that’s the plan up to 2019's Episode IX. We all assumed a new Star Wars Story would follow in 2020 but publicly, very little had been said about the possibility. Until today.
Han Solo is my favorite character ever. In anything. I’m guessing, I’m not the only person who feels that way. He’s simply a badass with a swagger that’s second to none. For some reason, though, I personally have a weird fetish when it comes to Solo. I only love him when he’s cold.
Lucasfilm’s plans to bring the galaxy far, far away to live action TV have waxed and waned over the years—Lucas himself famously had the long-in-gestation Star Wars Underworld, but after the Disney acquisition, hopes of it coming to TV were quashed pretty rapidly. This is Star Wars, though: now there’s a new hope.
Every day we hear stories of movies with problems that need fixing and studios throwing money at them. Suicide Squad is a recent example, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is another. For the latter, Lucasfilm has called in a proven cinematic fixer by the name of Tony Gilroy.
When the Star Wars anthologies—now Star Wars stories—were announced, the intention would be that they were standalone, one-off films. They told a story, whether it was the theft of the Death Star plans, or the early life of Han Solo, and then were done. But a new rumor suggests that at least one Star Wars story could…
Just last month, Lucasfilm and Disney executives were trying to decide whether Rogue One, as a stand-alone tale in the Star Wars universe, would begin with the franchise’s iconic open crawl. Now it appears that they’ve found their answer: No.
Rogue One is the first Star Wars movie not in the “Saga,” meaning it doesn’t specifically tell a Skywalker-centric adventure. It’s a “story,” making it a Star Wars movie that can be anything. In the case of Rogue One, it’s a heist/war movie about the plans for the first Death Star. So now the question is, what should…
If anyone knows what’s going on with the universes of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm, it’s the CEO of all of Disney, Bob Iger. In a new interview, Iger said he expects to make more Indiana Jones movies after part 5... but that may or may not include Harrison Ford.
When spending $1,250 on a prop lightsaber, you want to be absolutely sure you’re buying as accurate a replica as possible. So instead of licensing designs and schematics to third-party companies, Disney and Lucasfilm have launched its own line of prop replicas that promise to be the most accurate ever created.
With every passing day, we get closer and closer to Disney and Lucasfilm finally announcing that they’ve found the actor who will play young Han Solo. Right now, all signs point to the relative newcomer Alden Ehrenreich.
Yesterday, I stood on Tatooine, under two suns, and watched the Millennium Falcon land. This was the first-ever demo of Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine, the new virtual reality “experience” from Industrial Light and Magic’s ILMxLab. It was awesome—and then I got to swing a lightsaber.
The Force Awakens was a huge milestone: the first continuation of the Star Wars movie saga since 1983's Return of the Jedi. But the upcoming Rogue One is just as important to the future of Star Wars, if not more so.
Just before the release of The Force Awakens, Kathleen Kennedy fanned the flames of intrigue when she said that Lucasfilm were actively looking into the plans for Star Wars: Underworld, the long-in-concept Star Wars live action TV show. But don’t get too excited—if anything does happen, it’s not happening any time…
Behold the GalacTac Project, an armor prototype being designed by AR5000 that happens to look just a tad like everyone’s favorite Star Wars bounty hunter. But look fast.
There’s suddenly a storm of outburts about a week-old interview that George Lucas had with Charlie Rose. It’s the one where he compared selling Lucasfilm to Disney as selling his children to “white slavers.” This was a stupid thing to say, but not really a new note for Lucas to hit.
You thought they were done releasing snifters of new Star Wars footage in endless trailers and TV spots, now that we’re just a week away from the release of The Force Awakens. Well, think again! A new international Chinese trailer has hit the web, and it’s positively filled with new snippets.
When Disney purchased Lucasfilm, the company prematurely ended plans for two major projects—Star Wars: Underworld, a live-action TV show, and the video game Star Wars 1313, both of which would’ve followed the seedy underworld of Coruscant. But in surprising news, neither project might truly be as dead as we thought.
When news officially broke that Lucasfilm and Disney were making a film about a young Han Solo, the immediate question was “Who could possibly play him?” A new report begins to craft an answer, and that answer is, “Almost anybody.”
Sure, we’ve had teaser trailers and cast announcements and all that hooplah, but it doesn’t really start to sink in that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is nearly here until you get a lovely big movie poster—and here’s the one shown off at D23, looking rather fantastic.
At a certain point in life, you learn about pleasure in moderation. A lot of something is great, until you get sick of it. A slow, steady enjoyment has always worked though and as a Star Wars fan, the aggressive plan for the franchise may sound good—but it also scares the living shit out of me.