We’ve been teased with a STAR WARS TV show long before Disney acquired Lucasfilm. Ultimately ending with Rick McCallum stating that it would be too expensive to make. Recently we got some exciting news that fan favorite director, Jon Favreau, would be spearheading a series for Lucasfilm.
Well kids, we got some news on the forthcoming show!
Here’s hoping you love THE LAST JEDI, because it sounds like it’s director, Rain Johnson, will be developing a new trilogy of STAR WARS movies! The news was recently confirmed on a conference call in which Disney CEO, Bob Iger, was discussing Disney’s 2017 fiscal year.
Yes, director, Rian Johnson, warned fans if you wanted to go in cold for THE LAST JEDI, DON’T watch the trailer that was released last night. But let’s be honest, whose Force was strong enough to resist it? Haha. And if you were? You’re a stronger Jedi than me to be sure!
Well, SAR WARS DAY came and went, but looks like the 40th anniversary for STAR WARS is still going strong! Looks like Entertainment Earth is taking orders on the 40th Anniversary Black Series Figures, Wave 2!
So if my social media feeds are any indication, even after a week in theatres, not only is STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS still going strong, there are still crazy lines for showtimes. Which, honestly, couldn’t make me happier to hear.
BUT if you are in that minority who hasn’t seen this movie yet, I’ll keep this review as spoiler free as possible. Don’t worry dear reader, if I get into spoiler territory, I’ll give you fair warning.
As for a review, let me simply say, if the “original, PRE-special edition” trilogy were something you grew up with, I’ll tell you right at the outset, I think you’re going to be happy, VERY happy.
Disney president Alan Horn announced today that the first Star Wars spinoff, titled Rogue One (and from the new logo above, it seems to now be called Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), started filming last week under the direction of Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), who delivered a brief video greeting from the set before a photo of the principal cast was flashed on the screens at the D23 Expo:
The cast includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Donnie Yen (Blade II), Forest Whitaker (The Butler), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler) and the newly announced Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) and Alan Tudyk (Serenity).
As rumored, the movie takes place before A New Hope, and the plot follows a band of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the Death Star.
Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy was not in attendance but said in a press release that Rogue One “will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe. It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know.”
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens on Dec. 16, 2016.
I mean, really what more do you need to know? MORE PHOTOS FROM STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS! I mean, am I right? Haha. But if you were wondering in this week’s Entertainment Weekly, featured their Fall Movie Preview, of which was, as you guessed it, STAR WARS! Well boys and girls, enjoy!
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