“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Teaser Trailer Released

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Director J.J. Abrams has released the very first trailer “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” during Star Wars Celebration in event in Chicago on Friday, April 12, giving fans the first look of the highly anticipated final entry in the epic saga.

Abrams, who also directed the first installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy The Force Awakens (2015) were in attendance for the announcement, along with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and some of the film’s cast Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, and Naomi Ackie.

The trailer shows Daisy Ridley’s character Rey, standing alone in an unknown desert planet, wielding her light saber at an incoming starcraft.

“We’ve passed on all we know,” Luke Skywalker says in the background. “A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight.”

We then see shots of characters new and old including Finn, Poe, Lando Calrissian, C-3PO, BB-8, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, and of Princess Leia, played by the late Carrie Fisher. We also see a poignant shot of what looks like the Medal of Bravery which Leia gave to Luke and Han Solo at the end of “Star Wars: A New Hope.”

Towards the end of the trailer, we see Rey and company, then we hear Luke once again. “We’ll always be with you. No one’s ever really gone,” Luke said. Then, the big surprise at the end, we hear a familiar creepy laugh of Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine while the title appears.

In many ways, the trailer is perfect. It offers enough nostalgia, with minimal details but enough glimpses of the characters to whet our appetite until the next trailer arrives.

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019.

“Star Wars Resistance” First Trailer Released

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Lucasfilm Animation has released the latest trailer for its upcoming anime-influenced series Star Wars Resistance. The trailer dropped Friday on Disney’s YouTube channel. See trailer below.

The series starts out before the events that took place in The Force Awakens. It features fresh new character including Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited into the Resistance to spy on the First Order.

“Can you imagine what it’s like to be an ace pilot?” Kaz says.

Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie are also reprising Dameron and Captain Phasma, their characters in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

“Star Wars Resistance” is set to premiere on Disney Channel on October 7, 2018 and then later on Disney XD.

Boba Fett Star Wars Spinoff In The Works

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Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi, 1983 (starwars.com)

With all the attention Han Solo is getting this week, Lucasfilm and Disney is already lining up its next Star Wars character spin-off in the form of Boba Fett, this according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Logan” writer and director James Mangold is apparently doing double duty again, both helming and writing the script for the film about the bounty hunter and cult favorite among fans. Mangold’s Logan collaborator Simon Kinberg is said to be working with Mangold as co-writer and producer.

Boba Fett first appeared in “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) and then again in “Return of the Jedi” (1983) as a bounty hunter for the Galactic Empire and has since become a fan favorite. That said, there’s not a lot of backstory revealed around the character in the Star Wars film series.

Although in Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), it was reveled that he is an unaltered clone, with Jango Fett being his father and genetic template for clone soldiers of the empire. Where the planned Boba Fett film fits into Star Wars timeline or the recent anthology films Rogue One and Solo remains to be seen.

There is also the book based Fett stories including “Star Bounty Hunter Wars,” a trilogy of novels by K.W. Jeter which supposedly serves as Return of the Jedi sequel.

Mangold brings plenty of good reputation to the film. Logan, the third and final Wolverine solo film, was boxoffice and critical success last year. He also helmed “Walk the Line”, “3:10 to Yuma” and “Knight and Day”.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” Premiere: Early Buzz

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Following the movie’s star-studded world premiere Thursday in Los Angeles, the first reactions are starting to trickle out, may of which has been shared on social media.

Fans can now breathe a sigh of relief, as most reactions so far has been positive. Many are praising Alden Ehrenreich’s own take of the iconic titular hero, the supporting cast including Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Ron Howard’s solid direction.

We are sure to get more reactions in the coming days at it continues to roll out including a screening at the prestigious Cannes Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2018, ten full days before its official release in the United States on May 25, 2018.

Directed by Ron Howard and produced by Lucasfilm from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the film is an origin story of the iconic character and focuses on his adventures. Alden Ehrenreich is playing the younger version of the title character, while also in the film are Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo.

Here’s a few that has been going around the web world so far:

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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” Pre-Sales In Record Pace

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Disney has another boxoffice phenomenon on the horizon as its “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is pacing ahead of Black Panther in advance ticket sales, according to Fandango. The film’s tickets went on sale May 4th.

This would put “Solo” among 2018’s best first days of presales, and second to “Avengers: Infinity War.” Current projections puts the film’s four-day Memorial Day holiday in the $170 million range.

If these estimates hold, it would put the Disney and Lucasfilm Star Wars spin-off ahead of the current record set by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, which opened to $139.8M during Memorial Day weekend in 2007.

According to the press release, fans who buys a ticket or more from Fandango will receive a poster of the movie while supply lasts. To see the promo, please go to fandangofanshop.com.

Directed by Ron Howard and produced by Lucasfilm from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the film is an origin story of the iconic character and focuses on his adventures. Alden Ehrenreich is playing the younger version of the title character, while also in the film are Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo.

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is slated for release on May 25, 2018. The spin-off is set to premiere at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2018, ten full days before its official release in the United States on May 25, 2018.

Witness Star Wars History In The Making With Star Wars #50

Don’t miss the start of the Kieron Gillen’s biggest Star Wars story ever in comics

After building their forces in complete secrecy, the Rebel Fleet is finally ready. But how long will they be able to stay hidden from the dark clutches of the Empire – and Darth Vader himself? Star Wars fans won’t want to miss series writer Kieron Gillen’s epic landmark issue where all may be lost…and all hope may die.

“When I was asked to take over the book, having a big story for the magical issue #50 was very much in my goals,” said Gillen. “As such, I’ve spent the first twelve issues building up to this, which is basically the biggest story I’ve told in Star Wars. It’s an event-level tragedy on an epic scale, and it’s designed as the key bridging piece between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. I also haven’t written Darth Vader in ages, so now’s the time to start having my lightsaber fun again!”
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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” Set To Premiere At Cannes

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Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Studios’ summer tentpole “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is set to make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, where its set to screen out of competition.

The highly-anticipated second Star Wars spin-off is set to premiere at the prestigious festival on May 15, 2018, that is ten full days before its official release in the United States on May 25, 2018.

The premiere is certainly a surprise given that the Cannes Film Fest is known to platform artsy highbrow films than Hollywood blockbusters. But that is actually not always the case. In fact, George Lucas’ “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” officially premiered on the same day thirteen years ago at the festival.

Directed by Ron Howard and produced by Lucasfilm from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the film is an origin story of the iconic character and focuses on his adventures, with Alden Ehrenreich playing the younger version of the title character. Also in the film are Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo.

Cannes Film Festival will run from May 8 to 19, with the competition jury headed by Cate Blanchett. Asghar Farhadi’s psychological thriller “Everybody Knows” starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem is scheduled to open the festival.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Blu-ray Includes 14 Deleted Scenes

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Disney and Lucasfilm have officially announced the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” for Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The company dated the releases on March 13 for digital, and March 27 for Blu-ray.

Today, the Star Wars Twitter account gave us a trailer (which contains a few spoilers if you have not seen the film) as well as some details of on starwars.com, and it’s packed with a lot of bonus features to excite fans, all 14 of them.

Here is the list of bonus features:

The Director and the Jedi – Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie—and experience what it’s like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.

Balance of the Force – Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.

Scene Breakdowns

  • Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle – Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.
  • Snoke and Mirrors – Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie’s malevolent master villain.
  • Showdown on Crait – Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie’s final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.

Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) – Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis’ riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.

Deleted Scenes – With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.

Audio Commentary – View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” New Poster Revealed

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It looks like Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Studios is gearing up with its film’s promo.

After last week’s Super Bowl teaser trailer spot comes the poster reveal of the upcoming summer tentpole “Solo: A Star Wars Story”.

Also on Wednesday, director Ron Howard announced that actor and filmmaker Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book) is voicing a very cool & important alien character for #HanSolo. “Flattered & fortunate I could pull him away from his #LionKing directing duties,” announced by Howard on Twitter.

Produced by Lucasfilm from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the film is an origin story of the iconic character which focuses on his adventures, with lden Ehrenreich playing the younger version of the title character. Also in the film are Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo.

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is slated for release on May 25, 2018.

Feel The Force In Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation

Featuring never-before-seen content

The Resistance is outnumbered…Luke Skywalker has finally been found…and the Rebels fight against a growing evil. The First Order will stop at nothing to conquer the galaxy, and it’s up to our heroes to defend it!

This May, writer Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars Rebels) joins artist Michael Walsh (Star Wars Annual, Hawkeye, The Vision) for a thrilling adaptation of the hit blockbuster STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, as they follow Rey, Poe and Finn in their adventures across the galaxy, featuring never-before-seen material.

The six-issue miniseries tells an all-new, exciting story that movie and comic fans alike will enjoy. It’s new Star Wars stories in a tale you already know: relive the magic of Rey’s heroism, Finn’s bravery and Poe’s daringness in STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI ADAPTATION, out this May.

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