Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Alden Ehrenreich Signed to Play Han Solo Two More Times

"Alden Ehrenreich told Esquire today that his contract allows for him to appear in more Star Wars films than just one. Esquire released a telling excerpt from an upcoming interview with the actor:

'I ask Ehrenreich how many [Han Solo films] he’s signed up for. 'Three,' he says, then flinches, understanding he may have just created a disturbance in the Force. 'I don’t know if that’s officially, uh, public. But—yeah.'"

Read more at Polygon.

The Esquire interview has actor Ehrenreich spilling his guts about what was happening behind the scenes of Solo: A Star Wars Story. It's a pretty interesting read. You can check that out right here.

Above is a picture of Alden Ehrenreich wearing some casually fancy duds he was given to model for the Esquire interview. Fab.

How to Build an X-Wing at Work When Bored

Someone has WAY too much time on their hands at work.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Check Out New Character Posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story

Lucasfilm and Disney sent us some great new Solo: A Star Wars Story character posters to share with you. Check them out after the jump.

The Empire Shreks Back

Now here's a movie I could stand to NEVER see.

Friday, April 20, 2018

You Can Play Star Wars Holochess on iOS

"When Disney and Lenovo teamed up to create Star Wars: Jedi Challenges... The headset was modestly-priced, and the game, a Star Wars-themed version of chess, was accessible to everyone... Disney is now leveraging ARKit to bring the game to iOS 11 devices.

This means you'll be able to play iconic holochess on any flat surface – phone or tablet... The update comes with the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges app in version 1.3, and includes 18 levels spread across six planets, plus eight unlockable creatures. It's available from the app store now."

Read more at Endgadget.

Anyone Have a Ladder?

I think someone missed the whole point of this Solo: A Star Wars Story theater standee. I'm thinking this might be considered a safety hazard by the theater's corporate office.

Thanks to Twitter user Steve Dagata for posting this picture.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

I'd Let the Wookiee Win, Chuck Norris

You know all those Chuck Norris sayings about how strong he is and everybody should be afraid of him? Yeeeaaahhh, I've got a pretty good feeling ole Chuckie just met the one guy who has the best chance of taking him out. Here's a picture of new Chewbacca Joonas Suotamo hanging out with Chuck Norris at Dallas Fan Expo. The caption for the image read, "Got to meet Chuck Norris. What a legend and a great guy!"

Victoria Mahoney Becomes First Black Woman to Direct a Star Wars Film

Lucasfilm is making history with Star Wars: Episode IX. Not only have they hired the first female director to helm a Star Wars film, but Victoria Mahoney is African American. Director Ava Duvernay broke the news via her Twitter, stating "Happy to share this historic news. A black woman directing stories in a galaxy far, far away. First unit director #JJAbrams. Second unit director @VictoriaMahoney." The above picture was included. You can read more from Deadline:

"Another historic moment for a female director, as Victoria Mahoney has been tapped by Lucasfilm and JJ Abrams to be second unit director on Star Wars: Episode IX. Ava DuVernay just tweeted the historic news. DuVernay became the first African American woman to sign on to direct a major superhero film in DC’s The New Gods.

Mahoney, who is African American, is the first black woman to direct a Star Wars film, sources said. On the feature front, she wrote and directed the loosely autobiographical indie film Yelling At The Sky, that premiered in Berlin. She just directed Red Line, a pilot for CBS that is exec produced by DuVernay and Greg Berlanti. After a career in episodic television, this is quite a leap into films. She is also writing for TV an adaptation of the novel Dawn, for DuVernay and Charles King’s MACRO."

Monday, April 16, 2018

Do Not Mess with Master Obi-Wan!

He's made it perfectly clear where he ALWAYS stands!

Thanks to Twitter user Wayne H. for the image.

Marvel's Poe Dameron #26 Tells Us What Happens Right After The Last Jedi

Want to know what happens right after Star Wars: The Last Jedi? You won't have to wait until Episode IX in 2019, as Marvel Comics' Poe Dameron #26 will answer that question for you. Comic Book Resources has the low-down for us:

The story, out April 18 by writer Charles Soule and artist Angel Unzueta, depicts Poe, Finn and Rey discussing their escape and also, the casualties that this new resistance against the First Order has endured. Poe is clearly referencing the losses of Han Solo and now, Luke Skywalker on Crait, wondering how things could have gone better.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Yoda Misses Piggy-Back Rides

Mark Hamill posted this on his Twitter account with the caption, "SHOUT OUT to Daisy Ridley for no particular reason other than she is a brilliantly natural, instinctive actor, a delight to work with & the best piggy-back ride in the business! Luke should be so lucky to have had such a lovely daughter."

Spoiler alert? Should we read more into that last sentence or just let it go? YOU DECIDE!

Running Time for Solo: A Star Wars Story Revealed by Cannes

"The running time for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been revealed.

The Cannes Film Festival shared the film's runtime on its website, detailing that the upcoming Star Wars movie will be 2 hours and 15 minutes long. This is on par with most of the new Star Wars movies released after 2012. The only exception is The Last Jedi, which is the longest entry clocking in at a little over 2 hours and 30 minutes."

Read more at IGN.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Cosby Show's Denise Huxtable Revealed as Costume Designer for Solo

In a press release today, it was revealed that one of the costume designers for Solo: A Star Wars Story was none other than Denise Huxtable from The Cosby Show. As seen in the picture above, Lando Calrissian's (portrayed by Donald Glover) now-patent look from the upcoming film is very much patterned after Theo Huxtable's (portrayed by Malcolm-Jamal Warner) "designer" shirt from an episode of the classic 1980's sitcom.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Actually Wore L3-37 Costume on Set of Solo

"For more than 40 years, the Star Wars saga has utilized some of the most ambitious visual effects imaginable, with filmmakers going to great lengths to convey the necessary visuals for the sci-fi stories. Another key component of the series has been its variety of droid characters, which have come to life through a variety of different effects. For Solo: A Star Wars Story, actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge wore a costume for her robotic character L3-37 to help her co-stars interact with her on set."

Read more at ComicBook.com.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

It's a Jolly Holiday with... General Leia?!?!

I can't think of a good caption for this. Insert your own.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Don't Miss the New Documentary - Alderaan: Then vs. Now

A new 5-part miniseries focusing on the planet Alderaan and the differences we see then and now is coming next month to the Space Channel. Thanks to Depressed Darth for the picture.

Funko Announces 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Products, with Pictures!

Funko officially announced their 'Solo' products today, including Pops, Mystery Minis, Wobblers, and T-shirts. They also included a surprising detail - all the items will be available this Friday, April 13!

The complete list of items released by Funko is included below:

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Tragedy of Mace Windu

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Watch the Final 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Trailer Here!

The final trailer for Solo is here, and it looks good! Ron Howard just may be ale to pull this off!

See for yourself!

Let us know what you think!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Thor vs. Anakin - Hand to Hand Combat?

Thor wins... Hands down.

Get it?

Will J.J. Abrams Change Rey's Parentage in Episode IX?

"In a recent interview on the Happy Sad Confused podcast during his press tour for Ready Player One, Simon Pegg let fly some speculation about Rey’s lineage and how Johnson’s decision to have her blood be decidedly un-royal might not have been Abrams’s plan.

“I know what J.J. kind of intended,” Pegg said of the director/producer he’s worked with on the Stars Wars, Star Trek, and Mission: Impossible franchises. 'Well, at least what was sort of being chucked around. I think that’s kind of been undone slightly by the last one.'

'There was some talk about, you know, a kind of relevant lineage for her,' he continued. 'But I honestly don’t know, and I don’t know if anybody knows. We shall see.'"

Read more at Decider.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Mark Hamill Talks the Future (or Past) of Luke Skywalker

"It looks like Mark Hamill is as peace with Lucasfilm taking his signature character wherever they'd like. Given how ambitious the franchise has gotten in recent years, this certainly makes sense. He knows Luke [Skywalker], and he knows what the Star Wars brand means to people.

'You know, it's amazing to me -- George [Lucas] gave them a canvas so large that they're going to be able to-- I mean, the possibilities are infinite. So who knows? They also ask me 'What young actor do you think could play him?' Sky's the limit. And I'm sure they're going to keep making these things long after I'm gone.'"

Read more at Cinema Blend.

A Jedi Died Here...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Mark Hamill Talks Recasting Leia [VIDEO]

"With Han Solo (Harrison Ford) being a big part of Episode 7, and Luke Skywalker (Hamill) being the focus of Episode 8, many assumed Episode 9 would see an increased role for Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and it would be a great way for each of the original stars to shine in the new trilogy. However, with Fisher having sadly passed away in late 2016, it presents a challenge to Disney and the filmmakers making Episode 9. Do they write Leia out of the next installment? Or could they do as some fans have suggested and recast the character to give Leia a proper sendoff? No matter what Disney and Lucasfilm decide, we all know it’s not the original plan and all of us will miss seeing Carrie Fisher on screen.

With some fans talking about recasting Leia, I decided to ask Hamill about it."

You can watch the interview after the jump.

Read more at Collider.

Kylo Ren Just Wants to Pass

Whatever you do, don't make him mad!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Solo and Denny's Leaves No Kid Hungry - New Star Wars-Inspired Meals and Trading Cards


Fans can collect twelve exclusive character trading cards to support No Kid Hungry®

Thanks to Denny’s, America won’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to experience its own taste of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Starting today, Star Wars fans and guests across the country will be able to get their hands on a variety of movie-inspired items, including a bold new menu and exclusive “Solo: A Star Wars Story” trading cards only available at Denny’s–all while helping a great cause in the process. Net proceeds from the sale of all trading card packs will benefit Denny’s longtime partner, No Kid Hungry®, to help kick childhood hunger into outer space.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Want to See General Leia Slap Poe Dameron Over 40 Times? Look No Further! [VIDEO]

Entertainment Tonight posted a hilarious clip taken from the gag reel of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi home entertainment release which shows Carrie Fisher slapping Oscar Isaac over and over again in order to get their scene right. We have it right here to enjoy. Just don't be drinking anything when you watch it.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

BLU-RAY REVIEW: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Vic's Review)

The First Order strikes back against the Resistance, sending them on the run and in need of a hero. Rey tries to convince Luke Skywalker to come back with her, but things get complicated when she finds herself drawn to Kylo Ren and the Dark Side. Stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson.

Eric's Blu-ray Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The day all fans of a galaxy far, far away have been waiting for is here. Disney and Lucasfilm bring us the home entertainment release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Now we can watch the adventures of Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren anytime we want in the comfort of our own homes, cars, airplanes, or wherever else we so choose to.

I grew up on Star Wars. It's the first film that truly had an impact on me as a child. I was there in 1977 when it hit theaters and completely captured my imagination. So this review of the eighth episode of the Skywalker saga is coming from a longtime fan.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

DVD REVIEW: Lego Star Wars The Freemaker Adventures: The Complete Second Season

The Freemaker family’s adventures with the Rebellion earns the wrath of Darth Vader and the Emperor, who unleash an assassin robot to destroy them. Featuring the voices of Nicolas Cantu, Vanessa Lengies, Eugene Byrd, Matthew Wood, and Yvette Nicole Brown.

The Porgs are WAY Smarter Than They Lead Us to Believe!

Ahhhh... so THAT'S how it works! Art by Brian J. Murphy.

Win a Digital Copy of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Now!

In celebration of the home release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi today, we're giving away two digital copies of the movie!

To win one, be one of the two people to LIKE our Revenge of the 5th Facebook Page right here and then also COMMENT on the post about this giveaway on our Facebook page with: "I LOVE The Last Jedi!" right here!

Hurry up! Contest ends at midnight tonight!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available now on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD!

Monday, March 26, 2018

New Concept Art and Video Clips Celebrate Tomorrow's Home Release of The Last Jedi

In celebration of today’s Blu-ray & 4K release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we have a few concept art images of the Crait and Luke and Yoda sequences. We also have two bonus clips featuring Luke Skywalker and Yoda! You can check them all out after the jump!

Edgar Allan Porg

"Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
'Wretch,' I cried, “thy God hath lent thee—by these angels he hath sent thee
Respite—respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Leia Or(gana);
Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Leia Or(gana)!'
Quoth the Porg 'Nevermore.'”

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Star Wars Comes to the Coppell, TX Farmer's Market

The Queensbury Street Sax Quartet perform the Cantina Band Song from Star Wars at the Coppell Farmer's Market in Coppell, TX on March 24th, 2018.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Win a Copy of LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures: Season Two Right Here!

Disney and Lucasfilm gave us three copies of LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures: Complete Season Two to give away! If you or your kids love LEGO and / or Star Wars, this is a must-own!

All you have to do is like our page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/revengeofthe5th) and then comment on the post about this on our Facebook and you'll be entered to win one of these three copies. Contest ends Sunday, March 25th at Midnight. Winners will be contacted shortly thereafter.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Go Behind the Scenes with VIZIO's Finn vs. Phasma Featurette Right Here [VIDEO]

I have to be honest. I wasn't very impressed with the final battle between Finn and Phasma. Phasma went out like a punk and the whole fight was very anti-climactic. Finn got in some good licks, but I really wanted more from Captain Phasma. However, check out this VIZIO exclusive behind the scenes featurette of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Bring The Last Jedi home now on Digital & Blu-ray March 27.

See Han Solo Ride a Dog Shirtless!

Apparently, Han Solo has been hanging around with Captain Kirk too much. He's looking for any excuse to get his shirt off.

Thanks to Pugnado for the picture.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Here's Your First Look at Funko Pops from Solo: A Star Wars Story!

We have gotten our first look at the Funko Pop figures from the new Han Solo standalone film, thanks to a careless stockboy who forgot about the embargo on Funko's toy line for the film.

Pumped-Up Roid Rage Luke Skywalker Explained

Ahhhh... so THAT'S how that happened.

Title of this post courtesy of Mark Hamill.

Claudia Gray's Leia, Princess of Alderaan Being Adapted into Manga

Claudia Gray's Leia, Princess of Alderaan is being turned into a manga by Japan's LINE. Read the translated press release below:

"On May 4, 2018 or 'Star Wars Day' as it is now known, LINE plan to release a free serialization of their new comic STAR WARS / Leia.

In this Manga, we will follow Leia who became part of the Alderaan royal family soon after birth in the last scene of the movie Star Wars Episode 3 / Revenge of Sith before encountering Luke and Han Solo in Star Wars Episode 4 / A New Hope. It is a story depicting the growth of Leia. How Leia became a Princess of Alderaan, became the youngest former Lieutenant, and follows a love story with an original character – Kier.

LINE Manga will comicize Star Wars comicalized works through the new label LINE STAR WARS COMICS and will continue to pursue various initiatives aiming for further development and revitalization of the Japanese cartoon market in the future I look forward to it."

Friday, March 16, 2018

What If The Force Awakens Ended THIS Way?

Jacob Martin spliced together scenes from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi to give us an ending to Episode VII that would have either left you laughing or fire-breathing pissed back in the winter of 2015. However, it would've saved a million fans from having to speculate or build up in their minds how our Old Jedi Master was going to react to Rey and the sight of his Father's lightsaber. Check out the video after the jump and try to imagine if The Force Awakens had ended THIS way.

Watch the Score-Only Version of The Last Jedi and Experience the Genius of Composer John Williams [VIDEO]

We have a special teaser for the score-only version of Star Wars: The Last Jedi after the jump. It's available exclusively on Movies Anywhere for a limited time. Simply sign-up for Movies Anywhere and link your digital retailer account where you purchased your digital copy in order to unlock it!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

NASA's Valkyrie Robots are the Droids We're Looking For

"The 'Star Wars' robots R2-D2 and BB-8 are the droids that NASA is looking for — 'astromechs" that can help repair spaceships on the fly, a NASA robotics engineer says.

Future NASA robots might resemble humanoid droids such as C-3PO and K-2SO from the waist up, but have giant mechanical spidery legs from the waist down, the engineer added in a new piece for the journal Science Robotics.

For more than 20 years, NASA has sought to develop robot assistants for astronauts. So far, they have developed three droids."

Read and see more at Space.com.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mark Hamill Will Voice Luke Skywalker for Forces of Destiny Episode

"Even though Luke Skywalker becomes one with the Force at the end of The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill will again play the famous Star Wars hero. Only this time, Hamill is returning to play young Luke Skywalker. The next season of the animated series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny will feature the return of Hamill as Luke. And, yes, this will be 100 percent canon."

Check out the official description of Luke's episode of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny:

“The Path Ahead” — Training with Master Yoda in the swamps of Dagobah, Luke learns an important lesson.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Red Cup Company Goes Solo for Movie Promotions

"It’s a match made in branding heaven.

Lucasfilm has announced that it will be partnering with six different companies in anticipation of the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story. And one of those six films is none other than Solo cups.

Han Solo is a great name, one that immediately brings to mind the most famous space smuggler in cinematic history. But what does “Solo” bring to mind? A loner? A copyright nightmare? A party cup?

It turns out Lucasfilm was thinking the same thing, as they’ve struck up a partnership with the iconic red cup company that shares a name with the Star Wars hero. While the shared name makes the Solo Solo Cups an obvious choice, there are deeper connections that make this partnership even better. While Solo was initially filming, its codename was Red Cup — a reference to the famous color of the cup commonly used at parties."

Read more at /Film.

Princess Leia Gets Schooled by Short Round

NOBODY talks to Dr. Indiana Han Solo Jones that way!

Ephraim's DVD Review: Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures: Complete Season Two

The Freemakers return in the second season, and they're better than ever. Join them as they become part of the Rebel Alliance to help destroy the Empire once and for all in Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures: Complete Season Two. Rowan Freemaker (the youngest sibling) has a dream about a ship with an Embersteel Blade and a giant Kyber Crystal. This leads The Freemakers to an Imperial ship auction, which Gardulla the Hutt ends up being at. They also visit a moon of Takodana that has an atmosphere of acid rain, which Hondo the Space Pirate brings them to. Our heroes end up on a small planet made with tiny fragments of kyber.

Monday, March 12, 2018

It Can Be Dangerous When Star Wars and Star Trek Cross Streams

Dangerously handsome, that is!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Takes Over SXSW; New Bonus Feature Clip and Trailer [VIDEO]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi's documentary The Director and the Jedi premiered today at the Paramount Theatre at SXSW Film Festival. Mark Hamill, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and producer Ram Bergman, and The Director and the Jedi documentary director Anthony Wonke and producer Tylie Cox were in attendance. The feature-length look behind-the-scenes of the movie is an in-depth bonus feature on the upcoming Digital and Blu-ray release.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming home digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere now and 4K Ultra HD™ Blu-ray, and Blu-ray™ disc on March 27.

Check out a clip from the documentary and a trailer for it after the jump.