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Who knew that the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter was really just Bob from accounting? This behind-the-scenes photo shows an unmasked Boba Fett lounging between takes with some of the exotic ladies in Jabba the Hutt’s palace. It should be noted that this is Don Bies – who only donned the iconic mask for a few scenes in the 1997 special edition release. The rest of the scenes featuring Fett have Jeremy Bulloch under the costume. Still, this is pretty great – and you can kill an entire afternoon writing wacky pickup-line captions for this photo. When you’re done chuckling, you can then spend an hour watching this excellent documentary From Star Wars to Return of the Jedi, which chronicles Lucas’ efforts to make the original trilogy. The...
- Mike Bracken
It’s less than one week until the North’s biggest and most exciting game expo begins. With so much packed into Manchester’s EventCity this year, can you afford to miss this year’s Play Expo? We’ll be there for the first time, bringing you all the coverage we can from the front line. But if you haven’t made planes to attend this year let us try and convince you with a quick preview of some of the things happening at this year’s show:
Huge indie zone with over 25 studios such as Team 17, Cinemaware, Curve Digital and Dalala Studios exhibiting their latest games. Titles include Gang Beasts, Overruled, Flockers, Wulverblade, Mutiny, Beyond Flesh & Blood, Iron Fisticle and 30 more. The UK’s largest arcade with over 250 arcade machines and pinball tables all set to free play. Afterburner, Gauntlet, Operation Wolf, Pacman, Street Fighter 2, Donkey Kong, Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins, »
- Phil Wheat
Jeremy Bulloch, the man behind the mask of Boba Fett, put a bounty on our hearts during a charming Ama on Reddit, where he touched on everything from his favorite moments on the Star Wars set to the cult of Boba Fett and the extra jet pack he would've added to the bounty hunter's already badass costume.
Star Wars Behind-the-Scenes Instagrams Reveal Chewbacca's Origin
"He stands up and he's looking at someone and takes a draw of a cigarette, all done in slow motion, and that's how I felt Boba Fett should be: all done in slow motion. He has time, he's never rushing around. His movement it's very literal and that's what he does. He does his job very well and then moves on."
When asked why fans love Boba Fett so much, »
A Star Wars Extravaganza event is to be staged in Leicester next month.
The 501st UK Garrison and The National Space Centre have teamed up for the special celebration of the sci-fi movie series.
There will also be a host of Stormtroopers, bounty hunters, Jedi and droids to entertain the crowds.
A full-size Landspeeder will be on display, along with a Pod Racer from The Phantom Menace.
Fans will also get to see a full exhibition of props, costumes, prosthetics and weapons from the series, and will get to try on helmets and pick up a Lightsaber.
In addition, a group of Stormtroopers will attempt to build a Biker Scout in just one weekend. »
Walt Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends 2014 has officially begun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today. I've never been able to attend one of these weekends, but it looks like it would be a ridiculous amount of fun.
For those of you like me who won't be able to attend the event any time soon, we have a video of the Star Wars parade for you to watch. It comes to us from Attraction Magazine, who was there for the opening day festivities.
The parade includes special Star Wars guest celebrities such as Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks) Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Vanessa Marshall (Hera Syndulla — Star Wars Rebels), James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi — Clone Wars) and a bunch of Star Wars costumed characters. They even included three new characters from the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series! Those characters were Chopper, Sabine Wren and Ezra Bridger.
I'll be honest, I'm not a big parade guy. »
- Joey Paur
The title is said to be in reference to Max von Sydow's character, a villain, although it's not known if his character is a Sith.
The source itself was the same one who revealed that filming would take place in Abu Dhabi. AICN contacted Abrams and haven't received either a confirmation or denial.
In other 'Episode VII' talk, actor John Morton tells Movie Cricket that the upcoming "Star Wars" animated series "Star Wars: Rebels" will have more of a connection than you might expect to the new trilogy.
Morton, who played Dak Ralter in "The Empire Strikes Back, »
- Garth Franklin
There’s a galaxy of Star Wars news out there, so let’s dive into today’s Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following: The Star Wars film canon is limited to the films. Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch jokes about Star Wars Episode VII return. Behind the Scenes stage hosts for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim revealed. […]
- Germain Lussier
On April 2nd Doctor Who‘s oldest surviving writer passed away. Glyn Jones was the man who gave the world what is, in my opinion, one of the more underrated stories – The Space Museum (most noted as being the first appearance of actor Jeremy Bulloch in the show, who would reappear as Hal the archer
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Think you know everything about Star Wars? Well, I’m here to give you a run for your money.
Star Wars is a motion picture franchise that has stood for over thirty-five years as a permanent fixture in the realms of popular culture, of course. But what, exactly, happened behind-the-scenes of our beloved saga? What incidents and stories are there to tell about the making of what is arguably the greatest movie series of all time?
I’ve sifted through tons of books and websites with regards to the making of Star Wars in order to bring you a well rounded list of lesser known factoids that you might never have stumbled upon before. This includes information from both the Original Trilogy and the Prequels, so we have something for both sets of fans.
Now, sit back, buckle your seatbelt, and get ready as we make the jump to hyperspace… »
- Kiri Rix
When Disney bought Lucasfilm from George Lucas just over a year ago, it was announced that as well as the studio making an official Star Wars sequel every two years, they would also release a spin-off movie featuring various characters from the saga in the years in between.
Things have gone a little quiet on the subject after movies revolving around Han Solo and Yoda were heavily rumoured last year. Now it seems that filmmaker Jon Schnepp has spilled the beans that none other than Lawrence Kasdan in writing the screenplay for a Boba-Fett movie! Schnepp, who most recently directed the ‘W’ segment in horror ensemble The Abcs Of Death, let the news slip during an interview on Us channel AMC.
- Paul Heath
According to several reports, a spin-off movie from Disney's upocoming "Star Wars" feature, will focus on one of the most popular characters in the Lucasfilm universe.
As a bounty hunter hired by 'Darth Vader', in "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" and "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi", the film "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" established his origin as a 'clone' of bounty hunter 'Jango Fett', then raised as his son.
The character is primarily played by actor Jeremy Bulloch in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi", cast foir the role because the costume happened to fit "as if a Savile Row tailor had come out and made it..."
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- Michael Stevens
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