Has the identity of the actor playing Boba Fett in a standalone Star Wars movie been sitting underneath our nose this whole time? It seems possible.
Apart from being a well-regarded director and obsessive hockey fan, Kevin Smith has turned into a sort of spokesman for the nerd/ geek community. He’s given access to long-term plans. His opinion is always asked on even the most minor superhero-related controversies, and he’s even invited on sets to view productions in progress.
Thanks to Star-Lord's trusted Walkman and pair of bright orange headphones, we can be sure that the soundtrack to James Gunn's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy will be packed with all kinds of great '80s rock hits - and we've already gotten a taste of that from the trailers.
After impressing critics and audiences with the intelligent, creative Brick, The Brothers Bloom and Looper (as well as multiple stints behind the camera on Breaking Bad), writer-director Rian Johnson is graduating to one of the highest-profile gigs in the industry. He’s helming two Star Wars movies.
The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum is evaluating two different build sites for its permanent home. But does it really have to be one site or the other?
Yes, it has the band members in the Mos Eisley Cantina playing a version of “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid, so Han Solo can croon a show tune while drinking with Pocahontas and Snow White. Seriously, this fan-made short film is like the hyperdrive version of Disney pop-culture overload.
When it comes to the Star Wars standalone movies – the ones that will exist outside of the saga being launched by J.J. Abrams – the names “Han Solo” and “Boba Fett” have been repeated by various outlets, so we just assume that they will be the focal points of those films once they launch.
Those are two wonderful filmmakers, and they could do a great deal with the early days of one of cinema's most lovable rapscallions. Harrison Ford is cool, but, admit it, once you saw him showing up in stuff like Hollywood Homicide and Morning Glory, you realized you loved Han and not Ford.
There are locations in and around Africa and the Middle East that can help filmmakers replicate alien territories. After that, the effects wizards being hired in house at Pinewood can recreate anything that Abrams, Edwards or Josh Trank might need.
What if what they want is Michael B. Jordan reuniting with Chronicle and Fantastic Four director Josh Trank on a Han Solo movie? What if Jordan is playing young Lando to an as-yet-uncast Han?
Now we have Josh Trank adding one to his busy schedule. LucasFilm and Disney are doing a terrific job of filling its stable with fresh, innovative and strong storytellers. And they appear to be giving them time to map out the universes that they want to explore, as the standalone Star Wars movies reportedly will start arriving in theaters after J.J. Abrams delivers Star Wars: Episode VII in December 2016.
The creator of this alphabetized Star Wars video can’t stop here, right? If it’s a program that allows him or her to separate the dialogue in movies, can The Empire Strikes Back be far behind? Don’t you want to know how many times the name “Lando” is uttered in the Star Wars trilogy?
The first Star Wars is unquestionably an amazing film, but it's hardly the most original movie ever made. In writing the script, directing and editing, George Lucas wore his influences on his sleeve, throwing in casual stylistic references to the classic Flash Gordon serials, John Carter stories or movies like The Hidden Fortress and Metropolis.
Star Wars dropped some very exciting news on fans today in the form of two casting announcements in one. 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong'o and Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie have joined Star Wars: Episode VII.
The Chinese adaptation of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope has to be one of the most interesting cases of an adaptation for Chinese audiences. Interesting enough that Darth Vader is fixated on an important piece of American history.