Not even 24 hours into the release of Solo, Lucasfilm and Disney announced one of their next upcoming projects: the long rumored Boba Fett film. The Mandalorian bounty hunter has long been a fan-favorite, and despite his very limited screen time, he’s on a crap ton of merch, so it makes sense that he’d be the next character to get a spin off. While there’s no real need for him to get a starring role (the mystery is pretty much gone after the prequel trilogy), the choice for the director is what has me really interested: James Mangold. Read the rest of this entry
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany
Directed By: Ron Howard
With Lucasfilm and Disney pumping out new Star Wars movies every year, we were bound to get one that wouldn’t be met with a ton of pre-release hype. The early behind the scenes buzz around Solo: A Star Wars story hasn’t been great, with original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller getting the boot and Ron Howard being brought in to help finish the project, so it would be understandable to think that Solo would be the first of the Star Wars “sidequels” to truly bomb in the narrative department. But surprisingly, the end result is still a pretty good time at the movies. Read the rest of this entry
Back when Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the big worry from some subsets of fandom was that the house of Mouse would bleed the property dry. Thankfully, aside from releasing a Star Wars movie a year for the past three years, there hasn’t been too much fatigue for the galaxy far, far, away just yet. But now that Disney has announced an upcoming Rian Johnson trilogy, a second trilogy from Game of Thrones show runners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, and TWO shows to be unveiled on Disney’s planned streaming service, I think it’s safe to say that we may start to have that sinking feeling of Star Wars not becoming special anymore. Read the rest of this entry
SPOILERS FOR THE LAST JEDI BELOW!
The Last Jedi has finally arrived, and the reactions to the latest film in the Star Wars saga have been mixed, to put it lightly. Granted, there’s always an extreme reaction to these movies upon release, but Last Jedi has had a more extreme and visceral reaction than any movie since the Prequel Trilogy. But is that really the fault of the movie, or the fans? Read the rest of this entry
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Starring: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher
Directed By: Rian Johnson
The wait for the next “Saga Movie” in the newly reinstated Star Wars franchise has been a long one, full of Rey “Mary Sue” debates, Snoke theories, and complaints about why Luke was only seen in the last few minutes of The Force Awakens. Well, the wait is finally over, and one thing is definitely for certain, nothing will ever be the same now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi has hit theaters. Director Rian Johnson delivers a movie that’s not only a satisfying installment in the franchise, but one that leaves it in a place that makes me genuinely curious and excited to see what comes next. Read the rest of this entry
A major bombshell has just hit the nerd community: Disney was allegedly in talks to acquire 21st Century Fox.
Now despite what all the headlines are saying, this is far from a done deal. In fact, according to Bloomberg, the talks had been on and off for the past few weeks, but are now dead. But this still means that there’s a chance, regardless of how big, that we could finally see the Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and the X-Men cross paths with the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yes, the talks are dead now, but now that the topic has been brought up, I can’t imagine that Disney wouldn’t try again to at least get the Fantastic Four and X-Men rights back. It would take some creative finagling, but if Marvel’s proven anything, it’s that they can get finaglin’. Read the rest of this entry
The latest hit against Lucasfilm came last week: Colin Treverrow will no longer be directing Star Wars Episode IX. While this news comes as a welcome sign for Star Wars fans that weren’t fans of Jurassic World (a film that, for the record, I thought was pretty fun), it puts a weird light on Lucasfilm, especially after the whole Han Solo debacle with Phil Lord and Chris Miller. With a studio that has as much pull as Lucasfilm, how is it that they are so bad at working with directors? Read the rest of this entry
Star Wars: Screaming Citadel #1 (Marvel Comics)
Almost a year after the end of the first Marvel Star Wars crossover, it’s now time for the next one. But instead of crossing over with Darth Vader, the main Star Wars title is crossing over with Doctor Aphra for “The Screaming Citadel”. As the first major event since Vader Down, there’s a lot of speculation over this story, but Keiron Gillen and Marco Checchetto are able to craft a cool little story that’s an interesting addition to the Star Wars mythos. Read the rest of this entry
We finally have our first look at The Last of The Jedi, otherwise known as Episode 8 of the Star Wars Saga. Like all good teasers, this one features looks at all of our new favorite characters, like Poe Dameron and BB-8 running down a hallway, Rey beginning her Jedi training, and Finn….well Finn is recovering from his injuries after fighting Kylo Ren. But the real focus of the trailer is on Luke Skywalker, whose voice we haven’t heard since Return of the Jedi back in 1983. And there’s one ominous phrase that has stuck in Star Wars’ fans minds since the trailer was released.
“It’s time for the Jedi to end.” Read the rest of this entry
Darth Maul #1 (of 5) (Marvel Comics)
Of all of the Star Wars prequel characters, few hold more fans in thrall than Darth Maul. Second only to Boba Fett, there’s hardly a character with a bigger following that has had such little screen time. While there have been other books and comic series that have featured this Sith Lord, few have the kind of appeal that Marvel’s Darth Maul has. Written by Cullen Bunn and featuring art by Luke Ross, the latest addition to Marvel’s Star Wars line features all the bad guy space goodness you could ask for. Read the rest of this entry