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From Han Solo to Obi-Wan Kenobi, some of Star Wars’ most famous characters have movies on the way. We can only pray that Chewbacca or Jar Jar Binks are not among them
The Star Wars spin-offs have a tricky line to walk. On one hand, they have to fill in the backstories of some of the most famous characters in movie history. On the other, they have to retain some of the mystery that made them so beloved in the first place. You just have to see how badly George Lucas botched Boba Fett, saddling him with untold daddy issues in the prequels, to see how tricky it’s going to be.
But, still, they keep coming. As well as the troubled Young Han Solo movie, there’s now likely to be a Young Obi-Wan movie, a Young Jabba the Hutt movie and, yes, another crack at a Young Boba Fett movie. »
- Stuart Heritage
Adapting “Death Note” into a feature-length American movie was always a colossally bad idea — Tsugumi Ohba’s manga ran 108 chapters, and there’s a good reason why the only decent riff on the original was an anime series that ran for 19 hours — so neglecting to include any Japanese-American actors among the top-billed members of the cast just made things that much worse. It was a bad decision on top of a festering pile of bad decisions, but it was also the kind of mistake that reveals the wrongheadedness of an entire project.
Whitewashing is never a purely aesthetic act; it’s always an indication of a deeper rot. In this case, it pointed towards an inability or unwillingness to meaningfully engage with the source material. The only reason to take such a uniquely Japanese story and transplant it to Seattle is to explore how its thorny moral questions might inspire »
- David Ehrlich
Harrison Ford is a famous American actor and producer who was born in Chicago, Illinois, on July 13, 1942. His successful career has spanned six decades with him starring in many Blockbuster movies. He is best-known for his roles as Hans Solo in the Star Wars movies and for playing the lead role in the Indian Jones series of movies. Other well-known movies he has starred in include ‘Blade Runner’, ‘Witness’, ‘Patriot Games’, and ‘Clear and Present Danger’. However, despite this actor predominantly enjoying success and critical acclaim for his movies, not all of his roles have been quite as
The Five Worst Harrison Ford Movie Roles of His Career »
- Nat Berman
A brand new promo photo for Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi brings Luke together with all the film's other heroes into the limelight. »
- Ana Dumaraog
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, one of the driving forces behind the establishment of Comic-con in Japan last year, is scheduled to speak at the second Tokyo Comic Convention in December.
Last year’s event drew more than 35,000 people. Organizers expect a bigger turnout this year.
Wozniak teamed up with Stan Lee to start up Comic-Con in Japan, in order to help the festival go global. Lee attended last year’s Tokyo conference, along with Jeremy Renner (”Avengers”), Billy Boyd (“Lord of the Rings”), Matthew Lewis (“Harry Potter”), Lance Henriksen (“Aliens”), and Daniel Logan (“Star Wars: Attack of the Clones”).
This year’s event is expected to feature state-of-the-art gaming experiences and screenings. It will be held at the Makuhari Messe convention center from Dec. 1 to 3.
- Variety Japan
With production still under way on Disney and LucasFilm' Han Solo spin-off, under the direction of Ron Howard, the studios haven't released any official plot details as of yet, as we continue to get closer and closer to the May 25, 2018 release date. A new rumor has surfaced from a podcast where a Funko representative named Mark was discussing how excited the toy company was about th Han Solo release, touting cast members such as "Emilia Clarke, Lupita Nyong'o, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson." Since Lupita Nyong'o has never been mentioned as part of this Han Solo spin-off, many are wondering if her Star Wars: The Force Awakens character Maz Kanata will actually be part of the story.
This interview happened on the Steele Wars podcast, although there has been no direct confirmation from LucasFilm that Lupita Nyong'o or her Maz Kanata character will be a part of the Han Solo spin-off, »
After three weekends on top of the international box office charts, “Wolf Warriors II” is taking a small step down.
That’s because “Annabelle: Creation” has pulled a week two switcheroo. The latest entry in the “Conjuring Universe” is spending its second weekend of release on top of the international charts with $42 million from 56 territories. Combined with last week’s overseas take and its domestic grosses, the horror movie has now earned $160.7 million worldwide.
Film Review: ‘Wolf Warrior II’
Those are great numbers for the low budget sequel, yes. But when stacked up against “Wolf Warriors II,” it’s a different story. The record-breaking Chinese film should take in an additional $36 million this weekend from six territories. That puts its overseas grosses at $772 million, making it the second highest-grossing movie from a single territory of all time behind “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.” When combined with the spare change it’s made in »
- Seth Kelley
We've scoured the Internet for the funniest Star Wars memes you'll ever come across - though some fan knowledge may be needed! »
- Kieron Moore
It appears that the next installment of the stand alone Star Wars films will be focused on everyone’s favorite Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi. According to Variety, Disney is in the early developmental stages of turning an Obi-Wan Kenobi centered movie into a reality and courting acclaimed director Stephen Daldry to head the project. Obi-Wan, the Jedi master who trained Anakin […]
The post Stand-Alone Obi-Wan Kenobi ‘Star Wars’ Film In Early Development appeared first on uInterview. »
- Jacob Kaye
With no full theatrical trailer released yet for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Force Friday II under two weeks away, Star Wars fans are hungry to any new details they can get about the sequel hitting theaters in December. In the meantime, how about we whet your appetite with a new look at another […]
The post New ‘Star Wars Battlefront 2’ Trailer Makes Yoda a Pilot in a Massive Space Battle appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Rob Leane Aug 21, 2017
An Obi-Wan Kenobi ‘Star Wars Story’ is apparently in the works. What might that look like?
When Alec Guinness first portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi, the cinematic landscape was enjoying a more civilised age. A film was a film, and if it went well, you might make another one. But now, it’s all about plotting out sequels and spinoffs years ahead of the fact. And so, it’s come to light that Old Ben might be getting his own ‘Star Wars story’ within Lucasfilm’s sprawling cinematic universe.
Stephen Daldry, director of Billy Elliot and The Hours, is said to be in the early development stages of an Obi-Wan movie. And that’s literally all we know. It’s not clear yet if Ewan McGregor will reprise the role (he has to, right?), or when the movie will be released. Step forward, then, into our wretched hive of speculation and guesswork. »
Star Wars Battlefront was a lot of fun but the upcoming sequel promises to really immerse us in a Galaxy Far, Far Away! Hit the jump to take a look at the amazing Starfighter Assault gameplay trailer »
A brand new Star Wars Battlefront II trailer showcases Jedi Master Yoda piloting his own ship and participating in a heated space battle. »
- Ana Dumaraog
Star Wars is back, baby! And better than ever. There’s a new Obi-Wan Kenobi movie in the works over at Disney, and I thought it was time to chime in with five actors who could easily step into the role if Ewan McGregor doesn’t come back to don the brown robes. So let’s take a look at five actors who could play Obi-Wan who aren’t Ewan McGregor…
This just makes too much sense. Depp has been Disney’s pride and joy since Pirates of the Caribbean launched a billion dollar franchise for the House of the Mouse. And let’s face it, audiences could potentially start tiring of Captain Jack Sparrow in another four or five installments. Johnny Depp has the charisma and defined acting chops that »
- Anghus Houvouras
Earlier this month we got our first look at the Porgs – small, puffin-like creatures who live with Luke Skywalker on the planet of Ahch-To in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Reaction to the new creatures was somewhat mixed – “they’re the new Ewoks!” – and now we have a video of a Porg toy which lets us know what the little fellas sound like; check it out here via Star Wars News Net…
Cute? Annoying? I guess we’ll have to wait until December to find out for sure…
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force »
- Gary Collinson
Force Friday is almost upon us, and along with a host of merchandise, we’ll also be receiving numerous novels and books as part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi publishing initiative. One of these is Star Wars: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson, and we’ve got the official synopsis from Del Rey for you below…
One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins—and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.
Deep inside the Battlecruiser Absolution, a captured Resistance spy endures brutal interrogation at the hands of a crimson-armored stormtrooper—Cardinal. »
- Gary Collinson
A couple of days ago it was announced that Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) is in talks with Lucasfilm about directing a Star Wars Anthology movie based upon the untold adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which was followed up by reports suggesting that Boba Fett and Yoda spinoffs are also in active development.
Well, it looks like we can add another project to the list, and yes, it’s a prequel based around an existing character – this time the feared gangster Jabba the Hutt. The report comes by way of Variety, although there are no further details about the potential spinoff.
Given that Jabba is already established as a crime lord by the time of The Phantom Menace, a spinoff movie could potentially take place at any time from the late Republic period through to the Original Trilogy. And if course, it also opens up the possibility of using characters »
- Gary Collinson
Fantasy Flight Games has announced the upcoming launch of Star Wars: Legion, a new miniatures tabletop game which will allow players the chance to join the iconic heroes and villains of the Star Wars Saga to battle for the fate of the galaxy far, far away.
Set to launch in 2018, Star Wars: Legion’s Core Set will include thirty-three unpainted miniature figures – including Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rebel Troopers, Stormtroopers, an At-rt, and 74-z Speeder Bikes – along with all the necessary cards, movement tools, tokens, and terrain you’ll need to lead your forces into battle.
Check out a teaser here…
For more information on Star Wars: Legion, visit the official website here. »
- Gary Collinson
Ron Howard is clearly having fun after taking over directing duties on the still untitled Han Solo movie. The director seems to get a kick out of sharing little snippets of footage and behind the scenes pictures on his various social media accounts. In the latest set updates, we get to see a video of a burned out R2 unit, a picture of Howard directing Chewie, and another video of a "rough corner of the galaxy."
The latest behind the scenes sneak peeks from the Han Solo movie that Howard shared seem to indicate that things might be going wrong in this particular part of the movie. Howard's official Twitter page shared a short video of galaxy garbage on fire with smoke billowing out of it. Howard used the caption: "Rough Corner of the Galaxy." It is hard to discern just exactly what is on fire, but it looks like »
One of the battle modes that was sorely missed in EA’s Star Wars Battlefront was space battles between Rebel and Imperial ships (at least until Dlc rolled out). Thankfully, EA has made Starfighter Assault for Star Wars Battlefront II and has released a trailer showing off the new mode for fans.
Additionally, EA has also revealed that fans can catch a livestream demonstration of how Starfighter Assault will work on Tuesday, August 21 from Gamescon at 9:30 Am pacific time. From there, players will be able to see the new level Fondor: Imperial Shipyard as well as three eras of heroic ships, starfighter classes and customizations and more. Check out the trailer below…
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- Ricky Church
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