Friday, February 16, 2018

Jon Favreau Voicing Alien in Solo: A Star Wars Story


"Director and Star Wars fan Jon Favreau is going to be voicing an “important alien” in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Solo director Ron Howard took to Twitter to confirm Favreau’s involvement in the upcoming Star Wars origin spin-off today.

More after the jump.

It's Time to Get These Awesome Star Wars Wooden Wall Clocks


Vinyl City is selling these awesome wooden wall clocks on Amazon and you NEED to get your hands on one. There are a few different styles you can check out on Amazon. Get more details after the jump.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story Features a Very Different Millennium Falcon


"Long before Luke Skywalker rudely called the Millennium Falcon 'a piece of junk,' it was a sleek, clean vessel. Or at least, it was before Han Solo gets his hands on it in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story prequel film.

Solo screenplay Jon Kasdan — who co-wrote the script with his father Lawrence Kasdan, the veteran co-writer of The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens — told EW:

'Where Han gave it a certain shabby coolness and a dinged up quality that reflected where he was at that point in his life, this Falcon reflects its owner very clearly in its shape and aesthetic and his needs, even if those needs be a little more space to entertain… One of the things Larry and I had talked about was the Falcon should always reflect the personality of its captain.

But [Alden] Ehrenreich told EW that the Falcon’s eventual banged-up state isn’t entirely an accident, but a matter of practicality:

'It’s safer in the galaxy to fly something that looks like a piece of junk. People underestimate you — especially if you’re up to no good. Kinda like how you’re more likely to get pulled over if you’re driving a Lamborghini.'"

Read more at /Film.


The Force is with Olympics Chinese Figure Skaters Xiaoyu Yu and Hao Zhang [VIDEO]


"The [F]orce was strong with Chinese figure skaters Xiaoyu Yu and Hao Zhang on Wednesday, when the pair skated to a compilation of Star Wars themes during the pair's free-skate performance in Pyeongchang. Yu and Zhang's compilation track for the performance included 'Luke and Leia' from the original trilogy and 'Duel of the Fates' from the prequel trilogy." Read more at The Hollywood Reporter. Check out the video of their performance after the jump.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Blade Runner 2049 Art Director Paul Inglis Jumps On Board Episode 9


"Paul Inglis, art director on Skyfall, Game of Thrones, Prometheus, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Children of Men, and of course, Blade Runner 2049, is headed to a galaxy far, far away for Star Wars: Episode 9. Art directors oversee the entire art department on a film, and help realize the production designer’s overall vision. They also oversee the construction of sets."

Read more at /Film.

Watch a Clip from the First Episode of Star Wars Rebels Season Four [VIDEO]


"If you can’t wait to see how the animated series Star Wars Rebels is going to end, neither can most of the people who worked on it. 'There’s only a small group of people that actually know the entire ending of the series,' executive producer and supervising director Dave Filoni told ABC News. 'I have all their names written down in my office. I know exactly who knows what. It’s my best attempt to keep all of this from getting out.'"

Read more at ABC News.

Watch the video clip after the jump.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mace Windu's A-Head of the Game


Mace Windu can REALLY be a jerk sometimes.

Star Wars-Themed Hotel Coming to Walt Disney World Resort


Straight from StarWars.com:
Today at D23 Expo Japan 2018, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek announced that the Star Wars-themed hotel coming to Walt Disney World Resort will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the upcoming Star Wars-themed land, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. From the moment guests arrive at the hotel, Chapek said, their journey through space will begin as everyone boards a starship and departs together for a multi-day Star Wars adventure. An opening date for the new hotel has not yet been announced. But it can’t come too soon — we’re ready to vacation in a galaxy far, far away. 
Chapek also shared details on Galaxy’s Edge as it comes to life at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Two attractions will let fans control their own experiences. In one attraction, guests will have the chance to fly the Millennium Falcon — a prospect that has our collective inner scoundrel very excited — and in another, guests will find themselves inside a Star Destroyer during a battle between the Resistance and the First Order.
Who's ready to vacation in a galaxy far, far away?

Monday, February 12, 2018

Don't Mess with the Wolverine Jedi, Bub!


This could be a whole lot closer to happening if Disney gets their hands on 20th Century Fox.

“Wolverine Jedi” art by Cthulhusaurus-Rex.

George Lucas Had a Hand in Directing a Scene in Solo


George Lucas not only visited the set of "Solo: A Star Wars Story, he actually influenced a scene Ron Howard was shooting at the time. This was reported from Newsarama, who grabbed it from Entertainment Weekly.

Check out more after the jump.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Harrison Ford Was a "Covert" Technical Advisor on Solo Movie


"Harrison Ford, the original Han Solo, served as a covert technical advisor on Solo: A Star Wars Story. While it’s easy to assume that the frequently gruff Ford wouldn’t have much interest in yet another Star Wars movie, reports indicate he offered some sage advice about one of his most famous characters.

EW says Ford 'kept a respectful distance,' but that he also provided 'vital insights into the character he has lived with, sometimes uncomfortably, for four decades.' Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirms she sent Ford a copy of the script and that he approved of it."

Read more at /Film.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Game of Thrones Creators Writing and Producing New Series of Star Wars Films


Straight from StarWars.com:

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going from Winterfell to a galaxy far, far away.

It was announced today that Benioff and Weiss, creators of the smash-hit, Emmy Award-winning television series Game of Thrones, will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.

Read more after the jump.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

One More Solo: A Star Wars Story Character Poster Left Out!


We overlooked what is surely the most important of all the character posters revealed for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Producer Bryan Fuller made us aware of this oversight via his Twitter. After the jump, gaze upon the FULL final character poster for Ron Howard's upcoming epic!

Solo Character Posters Revealed! Come and See!


Character posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story have been released. You can check them out after the jump!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Watch a 17-Month-Old's Reaction to the Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer


Here's a REAL Trailer Reaction to the Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer. There's no lame fake crying. No staged open-mouth gawking. No staged yelps or gasps. Just a 17-month-old responding to what she sees on the screen. Sure, there's a bit of dead space between her exclamations of excitement, but at least they're all genuine.

Watch the FULL Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer Here!


Here it is - the full Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer!

We finally have our first look at Alden Ehrenreich as everyone's favorite rogue smuggler!

Here it is!


Post your thoughts on the trailer below!



Sunday, February 4, 2018

Everybody Take a Breath...


Princess Amidala is DONE Taking Your Criticism!



She's not taking any more lip from the haters. Step off!

Watch the Solo: A Star Wars Story Super Bowl Teaser!


The Super Bowl gave us a surprise - a teaser for the upcoming trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. The full trailer hits on Monday. Check out the teaser below.


Solo: A Star Wars Story opens Memorial Day weekend.



Friday, February 2, 2018

Anakin Has a Sick Sense of Humor


I can't come up with a caption for this.

Andy Serkis Reflects on Snoke's Future or Lack Thereof


"Andy Serkis isn’t fully convinced we’ve seen the last of Supreme Leader Snoke in the Star Wars films.

'Look, it’s Star Wars, so you never know how life, or whether life can be come back to or not. Whether you can be resuscitated or brought back. I was shocked. Dramatically, it felt absolutely right for that moment in the film, so I didn’t question it. I just think it’s a very, very important scene, so I didn’t question it. But I do, I know it’s left fans feeling like, that they were really searching for something there. And what I’m saying is, who knows?'

Read more at /Film.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

It's Just Not As Cool Without the Costumes and Sets


Check out this cool picture of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill re-enacting the poster for Star Wars a long time ago in a galaxy not so far away. Love the cinnamon buns!

Gwendoline Christie Ponders Return of Phasma in Episode IX


"Captain Phasma became instantly iconic in the lead up-to The Force Awakens, but many fans thought that she was criminally underused. Although she appeared to fall to a grisly doom in The Last Jedi, many have speculated on her possible return, including Gwendoline Christie herself. 'In truth, I don’t know. And that scares and upsets me because I really want to see this character explored. I’m actually very invested in the character now. And that’s genuine. That’s not just chat. It has opened up a chain of stories and events in my mind about who Phasma is,' Christie explained to The Times."

Read more at /Film.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Silly Star Wars Songs


Will We See a Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer During the Super Bowl?


"The marketing campaign for Solo: A Star Wars Story is widely expected to kickoff during Super Bowl LII upon the release of the first ad for the summer 2018 tentpole, according to industry insiders."

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures - Season 2 DVD Out on March 13th


OWN THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON OF THE EMMY®-NOMINATED “LEGO STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES” ON DVD ON MARCH 13

SYNOPSIS: In season two of “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures,” the three Freemaker siblings—Rowan, Kordi and Zander—have found a new home with the Rebel fleet. But working with the Rebels in their fight to bring down the Empire brings them face to face with brutal Imperial forces, desperate Hutts, conniving Sith Lords and the Emperor’s latest plaything, M-OC.

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Princess Leia Project Makes Star Wars Technology a Reality


"Daniel Smalley is an Electrical and Engineering Professor with a dream to create the iconic floating 3D image messaging system made famous by Star Wars, in real life.

Incredibly, Smalley has done it. He is quick to point out, however, Princess Leia's message was never a 'hologram' - but a 3D light-printed image.

Smalley and his team call it 'The Princess Leia Project,' creating what is actually a volumetric image, not a hologram."

Read more at Gizmodo Australia.

Check out a video of The Princess Leia Project after the jump.

Carrie Fisher Wins Posthumous Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album


"Carrie Fisher won her first Grammy award posthumously on Sunday, taking home the prize for best spoken word album for the audio version of her memoir The Princess Diarist. Fisher was previously nominated for a Grammy in the same category in 2009 for the audio recording of her book Wishful Drinking.

The award is merely the latest posthumous honor to be given to Fisher, who received an Emmy nomination for best guest actress in a comedy for her work on the Amazon series Catastrophe."

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Everything Becomes Clear After Watching This Video


A user created a theory on Reddit about how Jar Jar Binks from Star Wars may actually be a Sith Master. The following (tongue-in-cheek) video explains the theory in-depth. All hail Sith Lord Binks. You can view the video after the jump.

Want to See a Sneak Preview of Star Wars: The Last Jedi - DJ: Most Wanted #1?


"There's good guys, there's bad guys, then there's this guy. Check out a preview of next week's Star Wars: The Last Jedi - DJ #1."

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - DJ: MOST WANTED #1
BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER (W) • KEV WALKER (A)
Cover by JEFF DEKAL
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Variant Cover by ROD REIS
Movie Variant Cover also available
When STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI takes theaters in FORCE (get it?) this December, Star Wars fans will get a peek into some new dark corners of the Galaxy Far Away…and out of one of those corners scuttles DJ, the mysterious character played by Benecio Del Toro! Who is this mystery man, and what put him in the path of our Resistance heroes? Join Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Star Wars Join the Resistance, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait) and Kev Walker (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Darkhawk) as they reveal a day in DJ’s life just before his appearance in the film! 32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

See more at Newsarama.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Rian Johnson Talks Pitching His Vision for The Last Jedi to Kathleen Kennedy


"Back in 2014, before the title had even been revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Looper and Brick director Rian Johnson got a call from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy asking if he was interested in making that film’s sequel. So what did Johnson say that convinced her to hand him the keys to one of the world’s largest movie franchises? In a new interview, Johnson explains his initial pitch and talks about putting aside years’ worth of childhood fantasies in order to come up with a coherent and compelling idea for where to take the characters in a galaxy far, far away.

'After Kathy (Kennedy) asked me if I’d be interested in it, we had a series of conversations, and basically my pitch was the first movie is like the introduction, the second movie is training. And by ‘training,’ I mean we take each of these characters and we really test their mettle. So I said that would be my approach to it, it’s a very character-based approach where we just start with each one of these characters we care about and figure out what the hardest next step is for each of them.'"

Read more at /Film.

Daddy Issues

And you thought you had problems with your father.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A Tool for Every Sith


Even Sith need a tool for everyday problems.

The Last Jedi Novel Contains New Material from Rian Johnson


"Han Solo's funeral and more will be seen for the first time in the March release of Jason Fry's novelization of The Last Jedi.

With the movie heading into its second month in theaters, it might be assumed that audiences know all there is to know about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As the latest edition of Lucasfilm’s YouTube series The Star Wars Show revealed, however, writer/director Rian Johnson is willing to share some more secrets from a galaxy far, far away."

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

Check out the newest episode of The Star Wars Show after the jump.

The Last Jedi Earns Four Academy Award Nominations, Including John Williams for Original Score


Today's announcement of the nominees for this year's Academy Awards made Star Wars fans very happy, as The Last Jedi scored four nominations. That included a Best Original Score nod for John Williams, marking his 51st nomination for his career. That makes him the most nominated living person in history. Only Walt Disney has been nominated more times - 59, to be exact.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Behold the Ackmena Lapel Pin We All Wish We Had


Life Day and the holidays may be over, but it's never too late to celebrate the fact that this awesome Ackmena lapel pin exists somewhere in our galaxy. Lucasfilm Story Group member Matt Martin proudly wore this to the premiere of The Last Jedi. I don't know where he got it, but it needs to be mass-produced and sold at every Think Geek and pop culture junkie store next Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Boba Fett Stuntman Dickey Beer to Appear at Allen Americans' Star Wars Night


The Force will be strong at the Allen Event Center on Saturday, January 27th for our annual Star Wars Night presented by Order 66 Toys. The Allen Americans take on the Wichita Thunder at 7:05 PM and will be wearing a special Boba Fett themed jersey during the game.

There will be over 25 characters from across all the Star Wars movies, courtesy of The 501st Legion. In addition, we will have legendary Hollywood stuntman and one of the original actors to play Boba Fett, Dickey Beer, available for autographs during the game. Click here for information on a special autograph ticket package.

For regular tickets, call 972-912-1024 or visit AllenAmericans.com/buy-tickets.

Check out a video of Dickey's stuntwork after the jump.

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Musings of Palpatine


Palpatine meditates on the critics of The Last Jedi. We all know only Sith deal in absolutes.

Listen as Empire Podcast Interviews Director Rian Johnson


"Chris Hewitt chats with The Last Jedi's writer/director, Rian Johnson, who was in great form as he expounded on some of the film's most shocking revelations, as well as shedding more light on his love of Adrian Edmondson. Which is, perhaps, the most shocking revelation of them all."

Listen to the podcast after the jump.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Holocron Toy Store Opens in Ft. Worth, TX on Jan. 20th!


Do you love Star Wars??

Holocron Toy Store was built by 2 Star Wars fans who met by chance while one was looking to add to his collection and the other having a collection to sell. After much deliberation, they decided to give Fort Worth their first vintage toy store! If that couldn’t be enough, it’s ALL STAR WARS!! We offer something for EVERY fan: from the high-end collector seeking fine graded vintage to the parent wanting to bring the Star Wars universe to their child. We have things for ages 2 to 100+. Although we have mostly toys, we do offer a variety of non-toy items. May the Force be with you always!

Thank the maker! Finally a toy store devoted to Star Wars! Holocron has something for everybody - young and old, Sith and Jedi!

Let's Analyze This One More Time...


Star Wars fans really are their own worst enemies.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Leland Chee Sheds Light on EU Reset


"A recent SyFy interview with Leland Chee, longtime Lucasfilm employee and keeper of the 'Holocron,' the official Star Wars story database, revealed that Chee views the death of Chewbacca (in the Star Wars expanded universe) as the catalyst that sparked the full reset of the entire canon.

Chee later clarified his statement on Twitter to stress that this is not Disney's official explanation for the canon reset, but his personal take on the creative decision. But the Chewbacca anecdote highlights the difficulties Disney faced with the acquisition of the Star Wars franchise, summarizing the problem with the expanded universe in a nutshell."

Read more at Forbes.

The Cantina Theme Played on a Rubik's Cube?!?!


Witness The Cubician play The Cantina Theme on his Rubik's Cube while solving it.

Check it out after the jump.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Fort Worth, TX Police Recruit Chewbacca [VIDEO]


We know things have been tough for Chewbacca lately.

We hoped that we could find a place for him within our Department.

Did it go well? You decide.

Check out the video after the jump.

Official Logo and Synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story


OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS FOR SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY REVEALED

PREPARE TO MAKE THE JUMP FOR AN ADVENTURE STARRING THE GALAXY'S GREATEST SCOUNDREL.

Here’s where the fun begins.

The official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story was revealed today, offering some new details on the upcoming film. Read it below:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

While not much else is known about the film, director Ron Howard has documented his experience making Solo: A Star Wars Story on Twitter and Instagram throughout production — with everything from set photos to shots of his morning coffee. StarWars.com has compiled all of his updates in one post, which you can view here.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is slated for release on May 25, 2018.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Every Lightsaber Strike is a Michael Jackson Sound


Nothing else really needs to be said.

Check out the video after the jump.

Exclusive Convention Captain Rex Comes to the Black Series Retail Market


Star Wars The Black Series Captain Rex 6-Inch Action Figure:

- The Black Series Wave action figures are ready for The Force Awakens!
- It's your chance to get your favorite characters as exquisitely detailed 6-inch tall action figures!
- Rex comes with blasters, helmet, and exciting accessories!

Add some awesome to your collection! Bring the next big thing in Star Wars home with the Star Wars The Force Awakens The Black Series Clone Captain Rex 6-Inch Action Figure. This out-of-this-world 6-inch scale action figure was developed in conjunction with Lucasfilm, Hasbro, and Gentle Giant to bring you the highest level of detail and authenticity at a price that can't be beat. Collect them all, and start your collection right here! Ages 8 and up.

Star Wars The Black Series Captain Rex 6-Inch Action Figure will be available May 18th,2018.

For more information, go here.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Bruce Lee in "Sabers of Fury?"


YouTube user Patrick Nan posted this video with the following caption:

"So I saw an image of Bruce Lee with Lightsabers and decided to create a scene recreation of 'Fist of Fury' (1972) with Lightsabers."

Check it out after the jump.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

How Did Rian Johnson Keep "The Last Jedi" Script from Leaking Online?


"The writer/director of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ on top-secret screenplays, killing time between takes and the eerie similarities between Rome and a galaxy far, far away.

'I typed Episode VIII out on a MacBook Air. For security it was 'air-gapped'—never connected to the internet. I carried it around and used it for nothing except writing the script. I kept it in a safe at Pinewood Studios. I think my producer was constantly horrified I would leave it in a coffee shop.'"

You can read more at The Wall Street Journal.

Can You See What I See?


I'm sure you can see it if you're a "Star Wars" fan.