Monday, November 20, 2017

Good Samaritan Harrison Ford Helps Lady Out of Overturned Vehicle


"Harrison Ford was seen in Santa Paula helping out at the scene of a rollover accident Sunday, authorities said. Ford and others were able to help the female driver out of the vehicle...

'He acted as a good Samaritan, just like everybody else, and tried to help before emergency services arrived,' Senior Officer Matt Alonzo of the Santa Paula Police Department said."

Read more at USA Today.

Chris Miller and Phil Lord Open Up About "Solo" Exit


"Phil Lord and Chris Miller publicly addressed their Han Solo movie firing for the first time Sunday night.

'I think in terms of us leaving the project, I think everybody went in with really good intentions and our approach to making the movie was different than theirs. That was a really big gap to bridge, and it proved to be too big. Sometimes people break up, and it’s really sad, and it’s really disappointing, but it happens and we learned a lot from our collaborators and we’re better filmmakers for it.' stated Lord.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Lucasfilm Droidathon Contest Makes Science, Math, and Art Fun for Kids


"Droids that blew bubbles, displayed holographic images and dispensed Pez candies were among the entrants at Lucasfilm headquarters in the Droidathon contest this week designed to get boys and girls interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics." "The Last Jedi" actress Kelly Marie Tran was there to help out.

Read and see more at the San Francisco Chronicle.

The Star Wars Holiday Special Aired On This Date in 1978 - Watch It Here!

It's weird, it's boring, it's even a little offensive. It's the Star Wars Holiday Special, and it turns 39 today.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Take a First Look at The Storms of Crait in "The Last Jedi"


"The red mineral of the planet Crait plays in enormous role in the marketing of next month's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.' Marvel Comics is going to offer fans backstory about the mysterious planet, but set in their ongoing comic book series timeframe between 'A New Hope' and 'The Empire Strikes Back.'"

Read and see more at Newsarama.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Four New TV Spots Released for "The Last Jedi"


"Disney has released four new "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" TV spots. It’s always Disney’s prerogative to market the he#@ out of their movies, and while "Star Wars" is a bit more beholden to secrecy, I’m sure we’ll still see plenty of other TV spots and ads in the month leading up to the film’s release."

Read more at Collider. See the TV spots after the jump.

Mark Hamill Surprises Star Tours Riders at Disneyland


"Actor Mark Hamill gave 'Star Wars' fans the surprise of their lives Tuesday night when he crashed a ride at Disneyland in California."

Read more at ABC News.

See video after the jump.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

"Star Wars" - Themed Show Teaches Fire Safety to Community


"Their [Harrison Fire Department] show is titled 'Empire Attacks the HFD.'

Darth Vader and his henchmen kidnap Fire Chief Scott Foreman and Sparky, and the bad guys take over the fire department.

That’s your cliffhanger. You can find out how it ends at the show.

The goal for the free [fire safety] show at South Middle School in Henderson, KY is to invite all from the community -- and especially parents -- who may have heard about the show from their children and never had an opportunity to see it.

You can read more at The Gleaner.

England's Royalty Suit Up as Stormtroopers for "The Last Jedi"


"The royals — along with Tom Hardy and singer Gary Barlow — were rumored to make an appearance in Stormtrooper outfits in the film releasing Dec. 15.

In August, 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' star John Boyega spilled the beans that not only did Prince William and Prince Harry film scenes when they visited Pinewood Studios in April 2016, but Tom Hardy also was milling around the set at the same time. By then, Take That singer Gary Barlow had already revealed that he had shot a scene in March.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Real Millennium Falcon Found on Google Earth by "Star Wars" Fan


"An eagle-eyed 'Star Wars' fan stumbled upon the [real] Millennium Falcon while performing a Google Earth search and the internet can't get enough of it."

Read and see more at New York Daily News.

Timothy Zahn's Thrawn Novel Adapted for Marvel Comic Series


"Marvel’s Thrawn, a six-issue adaptation of Timothy Zahn’s novel of the same name, kicks off on February 7, 2018, and will document the iconic Imperial’s rise in the Empire — before he was a legend."

Read and see more at StarWars.com.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Touche... Touche...


"Star Wars" Set Decorator Roger Christian Sends Terminally Ill Boy An Early Christmas Present


"A young boy in Maine is capturing hearts and the Christmas spirit. Nine-year-old Jacob Thompson is terminally ill, and has asked for people around the world to send him holiday cards. But as Caryn Lieberman reports, he’s about to receive something really special.

At his Toronto-area home, Academy Award designer and filmmaker Roger Christian prepares a package to send to a young boy he has never met in Portland, Maine.

Christian was one of the first men hired by George Lucas to work on the original 'Star Wars' film in 1977.

You may not know him by name, but surely you would know some of his inventions.

'Luke’s lightsaber. That’s the first thing we built,' he said nonchalantly. 'This is what has become the most iconic prop in the history of cinema.'”

Read more at GlobalNews.ca.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

"Star Wars" TV Series Announced


And more good news for today from Variety:

"Disney... is planning a live-action 'Star Wars' TV series to air on its entertainment streaming service that is expected to launch by the end of 2019.

Disney chairman-CEO Bob Iger announced the “Star Wars” news during the company’s quarterly earnings call. In addition to the 'Star Wars' TV series, Disney is working on TV series adaptations of Pixar’s 'Monsters Inc.,' the Disney Channel’s 'High School Musical' franchise and an original entry from Marvel."

Rian Johnson Heads Up Brand-New "Star Wars" Trilogy


Here it is straight from StarWars.com:

"For director Rian Johnson, 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' was just the beginning of his journey in a galaxy far, far away.

Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new 'Star Wars' trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce.

As writer-director of 'The Last Jedi,' Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud. In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.

“We all loved working with Rian on 'The Last Jedi,'” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “He’s a creative force, and watching him craft 'The Last Jedi' from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career. Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy.”

“We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on 'The Last Jedi,'” Johnson and Bergman said in a joint statement. “'Star Wars' is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. We can’t wait to continue with this new series of films.”

Johnson’s upcoming 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' arrives in U.S. theaters on Dec. 15, 2017.

No release dates have been set for the new films, and no porgs were available for comment."

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

According to Scientist, "Star Wars" Took Place a Long, Long, Long, Long, Long, Long, Long, Long, Long, Long, Long, Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away


First off, I'm not a "big bang theory" believer and don't think the world is anywhere near as old as traditional scientists claim it to be. However, I did find this article to be fascinating and ridiculous at the same time.

"Science has revealed more about when, exactly, the 'Star Wars' movies take place. Every non-spinoff 'Star Wars' film opens the same iconic text – 'A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…' It’s a phrase that’s nearly synonymous with the franchise and almost immediately gives that sense of history and wonder to it. The time period and setting of 'Star Wars' is a beautiful and economical mystery, but some fans want hard answers.

As reported by Wired, Johnson posits that based on the development of life, culture and approximate age of the planets in the universe, Star Wars takes place about roughly 9 billion years after the big bang that created the universe as it is now known. If true, this leaves at least 4.7 billion years between the stories of 'Star Wars' and the present day world. In other words it is 'a long time ago.'"

Read more at Screen Rant.

Do YOU Have What It Takes to Rock the R2-D2 Suit?


"Only the boldest 'Star Wars' fans need apply for this look.

We can guarantee that walking into a room wearing the R2-D2 suit will instantly make you the center of attention anywhere outside of a con. The R2-D2 suit is available here for $119.99 in sizes 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, and 48. The jacket, pants, and tie are included. The suit is 100-percent polyester and the R2-D2 print covers both the jacket and the pants."

Read more at ComicBook.com.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Father / Daughter Issues in a Galaxy Far, Far Away...


George Lucas Honored at LACMA’s 7th Annual Art+Film Gala


"[George Lucas] was honored alongside Mark Bradford at LACMA's Art+Film, the 7th annual gala that raised $4.4 million and hosted Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Kim Kardashian.

...Lucas spent the bulk of his acceptance speech sharing why he has been called to form his own museum, The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. And it wasn’t all positive. He noted the man rejections after having been turned down by cities including San Francisco and Chicago before landing in L.A. 'I have discovered in trying to build a museum – I’ve been working on it for 10 years and been rejected by many cities – that a lot of people don’t like museums. They don’t really think of them as anything valuable. I was shocked beyond belief.'

Less shocking is that he didn’t give up, and he said it was because of the kids. 'Art is important to our society and our culture. It is a window into a much larger world. That’s one of the reasons I’m doing it,' said Lucas of the museum, set to open in 2021 in Exposition Park near USC. 'It was originally designed to inspire young people. To inspire people who live in an apartment where all they can see is a dreary street, maybe a burned down car, they know where all the drug dealers are, they go to school, sorta half a school and they think that is the world. It’s not. The secret to get out of that, I’ve learned, with 'Star Wars' and it actually works, if you give kids an inspiration and you say use your imagination, there’s no limits. You can imagine anything you want.'

Lucas got the loudest applause when he said that 'all art is popular art.' He followed it up by sharing one last piece of wisdom about life that he’s learned, and it is that true artists, like the ones he rose through the ranks alongside follow their passions not for money or ego.

'That’s ultimately the true sign of an artist,' he explained. 'You do it because you have to do it. You don’t do it because you need a job or you want to prove something or you need to make money. You do it because it’s in your blood and you can’t go through life without doing it.'"

Read and see more pictures at The Hollywood Reporter.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Daniel Logan Suits Up as Boba Fett!


Daniel Logan played a young Boba Fett who watched his father, Jango, beheaded before his very eyes in "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones." A few years later, Logan voiced the character as a teen for "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." Fans of the character and actor have lobbied for him to take on the role in a live-action setting and their dreams came close to true in Las Vegas, NV last week.

Some friends of Logan have been putting together a set of screen-accurate armor and a helmet for the actor to cosplay in for a while now. All of their hard work paid off when the actor donned it for an appearance in Vegas.

Logan posted the first picture on his Facebook with the caption, "Guys @wasted_fett and @lunchboxwars Helped dress me in my Armor Today..!! I borrowed a few parts from @wasted_fett to get the over all look but I love the look It's Amazing P.S it's me inside the Armor." The second picture followed with the caption, "Do you even starwars Bro..?? Thanks to my Armor building team @wasted_fett @lunchboxwars @arkadydesigns @fett_4_real @machinecraftreplicas @thewookieeroars @woodman1138 @lanecreativestudios."

Check out Logan fully suited up with the helmet after the jump.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Feel As Powerful as Darth Vader in This Super Cool "Star Wars" Blazer


"There are power suits and then there’s this 'Star Wars' Darth Vader blazer. When you burst into an important meeting wearing this, it tells everyone in the room that you aren’t someone to be trifled with. At the same time, it tells everyone that you’re already pre-ordered tickets for 'The Last Jedi' and you plan on attending in costume. In other words, you work hard and you play hard."

Read more at ComicBook.com.

Monday, October 30, 2017

"Star Wars" Speeder Bikes Zoom New York City for Halloween


"If you live in New York City, you might’ve already seen one of the best DIY Halloween costumes this year. Jesse Wellens and Casey Neistat are the YouTube stunt makers behind that real world magic carpet and Silver Surfer costume. This time, they brought to life Star Wars speeders and pulled off a Stormtrooper chase on the streets of the Big Apple."

Read more at Entertainment Weekly.

Check out video after the jump.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Happy National Chocolate Day from ROT5!

 And you thought you were going to see Luke Skywalker's face when Darth Vader's helmed split open. Surprise! Tomorrow is National Chocolate Day and we wanted to share this with you.

Neighbor Builds Awesome Halloween Costume Around Boy's Wheelchair


"Cole has spinal muscular atrophy. The disease affects his nervous system and requires him to use a wheelchair. Family friend and neighbor Mike Fernandez, more commonly known on the block as Mr. Mike, decided to make this Halloween special for him.

Mr. Mike spent eight weeks building a contraption that completely wraps around Cole's motorized wheelchair and transforms it into what looks like a real prop from the ['Star Wars'] movies."

Read and see more pictures at 9 News.

Check out a video of the Halloween costume after the jump.

Oscar-Winning 'Star Wars' Costume Designer John Mollo Dies at 86


"John Mollo, the costume designer who brought to life Ralph McQuarrie and George Lucas’ conceptual vision for Star Wars, has died. He was 86.

The Londoner received a second Academy Award for 'Gandhi' and was a huge influence on Ridley Scott's 'Alien' franchise.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

See a video of the Oscar presentation after the jump.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

"...And I, Vader, the Siiiith Lord!"


I thought this "Star Wars" and "Nightmare Before Christmas" mashup was suitable for this time of year..

The Force is NOT with This UK Drug Dealer


"A huge collection of film and TV memorabilia seized from a criminal who turned a nuclear bunker into a drugs factory has gone under the hammer.

Movie fans looking for a cut-price slice of nostalgia headed to Belfast from across Europe for the sale of Wiltshire man Martin Fillery's remarkable haul of rare collectables on Thursday night.

A life size Iron Man statue sold for £3,100 and a Star Wars Stormtrooper uniform attracted a top bid of £2,450.

Other lots included a life-size Terminator, an Ewok, a Doctor Who Cyberman, ET, a Gremlin and a waxwork of Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka."

Read more at Belfast Telegraph.

Check out video of the auction after the jump.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

New Clues As to Who Snoke Really Is...



UK Coffee Shop Turns to the Dark Side for Tea Time


"A coffee shop is making the change from café to cantina, as it turns to the dark side for its latest afternoon teas with a difference.

Coffee Heart in Lowestoft [Suffolk, UK] has looked to a galaxy far, far away for inspiration as it launches a novel way for people to enjoy a brew.

The café, which also contains a toy shop, is launching Imperial afternoon teas - pre-booked events in which 'Star Wars' fans can enjoy a steam with a Stormtrooper, a coffee with Kylo or a ‘ccino with Chewie."

Read more at East Anglian Daily Times.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

So Ewoks Are Cute?


Next time somebody starts gushing about how cute Ewoks are, just remind them that before Leia showed up they were going to cook and eat Luke and Han. Show them this picture and maybe it will help them remember.

USA Today Featurette Takes Us Behind the Scenes of "The Last Jedi" [VIDEO]


"The Jedi may wield a lightsaber but on the set of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' Rian Johnson’s smile was just as powerful.

The director’s little-kid perma-grin never seems to leave in an exclusive behind-the-scenes video for 'The Last Jedi' (in theaters Dec. 15) making its debut at usatoday.com. 'It’s hard to go too long on set without having something remind you you’re standing in the middle of your Kenner toys you grew up with, the spaceships and everything,' Johnson says. 'There’s something every hour on the hour that makes you zoom back and think, ‘I’m the luckiest person on the planet right now to be doing this.’ '"

Read more at USA Today.

Monday, October 23, 2017

"A New Hope" Comes to North Belfast Lantern Festival


"Up to 4,000 revellers - led by 'Star Wars' fan-favourites Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Yoda, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker- are set to bring 'a new hope' to the city when one of Belfast's largest community festivals, the North Belfast Lantern Festival, returns this week.

The two-day festival, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of 'Star Wars: A New Hope', runs from Sunday October 29 to Monday 30 at Alexandra Park and boasts a wide range of fun-packed, family activities."

Read more at Belfast Live.

Guess Who REALLY Likes the Porg?


At least Darth Maul Likes the way they taste. Check out Artist Raph Lomotan's "Porgs for Lunch" above.

Friday, October 20, 2017

BB-8 Gets a Girlfriend in Marvel's Poe Dameron Comic


"Since BB-8's debut in 'The Force Awakens,' fans have been enamored with the droid in ways we hadn't felt since first meeting C-3PO and R2-D2. In the latest issue of Marvel's Star Wars: Poe Dameron, it appears as though fans of the saga aren't the only ones who have taken kindly to the adorable droid.

In the comic series, which takes place before the events of 'The Force Awakens, 'Poe appears quite thankful that his ship has been fixed, only to discover that it was a droid referred to as "IVEE" that made the upgrade to ensure BB-8's safety."

Read more at ComicBook.com.

Giant AT-AT Displayed in Parma, OH Yard for Halloween [VIDEO]


"A two-story, 'Star Wars'-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is enticing kids to get toy lightsabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state.

Elevator mechanic Nick Meyer, 39, spent about $1,500 and 10 hours a weekend for half a year to build a replica of the four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker. He built it with his carpenter friend Anthony Paroda, and it's been such a success that spectators are donating money for them to build another display next year."

Read more at The Register Citizen.

Check out video of the AT-AT after the jump.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Even Porgs Have Allergies...


Art by Daniel Hoogkamp.

Watch the "Star Wars Battlefront II" Trailer Right Here! [VIDEO]


"What happened after the second Death Star was destroyed? The Empire struck back — or, at least, tried to. The new trailer for EA's 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' teases the aftermath of 'Return of the Jedi' from the side of the bad guys."

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

See the trailer for "Star Wars: Battlefront II" after the jump.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Princess Vader Will Rule Your Galaxy...



Visceral Games Closed Down by EA; "Star Wars" Game Undergoes "Significant Change"


"Visceral Games, the studio behind 'Dead Space' and 'Battlefield Hardline' and which was most recently working on a still-unannounced 'Star Wars' game, has been closed down. Electronic Arts vice president Patrick Soderlund confirmed the closure in a statement, in which he also said that the design direction of Visceral's 'Star Wars' project will undergo a 'significant change.'"

Read more at PC Gamer.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Where Can a Dark Lord Get The Medical Supplies He Needs?


Untitled Han Solo Movie Finally Given a Title


"The young Han Solo 'Star Wars' spinoff finally has a name: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story.' Ron Howard is directing the movie and revealed the title via Twitter on Tuesday. 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' hits theaters May 25, 2018.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

Friday, October 13, 2017

That Obi-Wan is One Funny Guy...


Watch Some "Star Wars Rebels" Season 4 Sneak Previews Right Here! [VIDEO]


"Star Wars Rebels" returns for its fourth and final season on Disney XD on Monday, October 16th.

Until then, you can check out some clips from the first episode. In the "Heroes of Mandalore: The Attack Begins" clip, Sabine leads the rescue of her father from the Empire. The next clip, "Heroes of Mandalore: The Weapon exists" shows Sabine discovering the Empire has resurrected a devastating weapon. In "Star Wars Rebels: Bo-Katan Returns," former Death Watch member Bo-Katan returns and meets Sabine.

You can check out the clips after the jump.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hunting Season is Open on the Forest Moon of Endor...



Evil Black R2-Q5 Will Be the Hardest Gift You Have to Find for Christmas [VIDEO]


"Just in time for the 2017 holiday shopping season, 'Star Wars' and Sphero are releasing a menacing new app-enabled droid: R2-Q5. The evil twin to everyone’s favorite astromech, R2-D2, the shiny, black model gives new meaning to the First Order (the heirs to the Empire in the new 'Star Wars' movies), because if you want to buy one of these as a gift this year, you better get your order in first."

Read more at Fortune.

Check out a video of the Sphero R2-Q5 after the jump.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Do You Suffer From Asthma?



Disney World Launches "Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire" VR Experience [VIDEO]


"Visitors of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando will be able to experience 'Star Wars' in virtual reality at Disney Springs starting December 16: Location-based VR startup The Void announced at the Disney Accelerator Demo Day in Burbank, Calif. Wednesday that tickets for the ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ experience are on sale effective immediately.

The experience will allow up to four players to go undercover as Stormtroopers and walk around freely on a stage that combines real walls and other physical objects with VR storytelling. Lucasfilm and The Void first announced the ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ experience in August." Read more at Variety.

You can check out a trailer for the experience after the jump.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Now You Can Vacuum with the Power of the Force


"These ARE the droids you're looking for. Samsung has announced a limited edition version of their POWERbot vacuum that features Darth Vader and Stormtrooper designs with some extra features.
Features include Wi-Fi connectivity, remote control, and Darth Vader's signature breathing when you turn on the vacuum."

Read more from Nasdaq.

Hear the Porgs Sing the "Star Wars" Theme If You Dare [VIDEO]


Twitter user Julian Bahmani posted this little slice of heaven for everyone to enjoy. Imagine "Happy Feet" if there was another level of Hades' Underworld. Instead of thousands of annoying penguins singing in unison, we get the newest lovable species from the "Star Wars" universe. Move over Ewoks and Gungans, here come the porgs! Check out the porgs singing the "Star Wars" Theme Song after the jump.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Watch the New "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Trailer Right Here!


We have the trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" right here for you to watch over and over again. Check it out after the jump.