Star Wars Set Video Unveils X-Wing.

Director J J Abrams is back and once more he’s filmed a video on the set of the forthcoming Star Wars: Ep VII movie.

As some of you may recall he recently announced a contest where you could win a part in the movie and a tour of the set in London, this video is a basic update with an official description which rattles along like so:

In a special video message from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announces the creation of Star Wars: Force for Change, a brand new Star Wars initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm, in collaboration with Bad Robot, dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and its innovative projects benefitting children in need. 

Yeah enough with the information Abrams, let’s see that bloody X-Wing.

Are We Headed For Han Solo And Boba Fett Spin-Offs?

han solo meme

Our other website Sequels, Prequels, Reboots & Remakes posted up the following story detailing the rumours about possible Star Wars spin-off movies. Here’s the article in it’s entirety:

 

I remember feverishly flicking through every movie magazine as a kid full of expectant hope, new hope, (thank you), that I’d read the news that George Lucas was planning a new Star Wars movie following Return Of The Jedi.

Of course that news took 16 f**king years to break and by then I was older, bitter and far too cynical to even moderately enjoy the car wreck that was The Phantom Menace.

My disposition hasn’t changed, but what has altered is the frequency and volume of planned Star Wars movies following that trilogy which we shall never speak of again. After the huge sale of all things Lucas to Disney, last year, the Internet rumour mill has been spinning out of control like a large hamster ball powered by…a large hamster, over what films will be made, who will direct them and when they’ll be released.

This week news broke that not only are there to be three new Star Wars movies but there’s also two separate films, stand-alones from the new trilogy, in the Hollywood pipeline. Even if you’re to take all the Internet chatter and rumours about these films with a pinch of salt it appears that a young Han solo movie and a Boba Fett flick are being worked on as I type this out.

So, what do we know so far? Well, Disney have officially confirmed they are working on some non-trilogy spin-off movies, (maybe more than two), and that writers Lawrence Kasden and Simon Kinberg have been hired to pen two of them. Entertainment Weekly are claiming their sources have revealed the origin story of Han Solo and a bounty hunting adventure with Boba Fett are already in the planning stages

The Han Solo story would take place in the time period between Revenge of the Sith and the first Star Wars (now known as A New Hope). […] The Boba Fett film would take place either between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, or between Empire and Jedi, where the bounty hunter was last seen plunging unceremoniously into a sarlacc pit. [Ed.- THIS SHOULD NOT BE A SPOILER.] Exactly who would play him isn’t much of a complication – in the original trilogy, he never took off his helmet. And in the prequels, we learned he was the son of the original stormtrooper clone, played by Temuera Morrison, who’s still the right age for the part if his services were required. [EW]

That’s pretty much it. No word on the involvement of specific directors or actors. The only troubling aspect, for me at least, with a portion of this rumour fuelled news is the ‘young Han Solo’ proposed movie. Please, for the love of God, don’t make this film into a young Anakin Skywalker 2.0 version, with an adorable Disney child robot zipping about the galaxy in his fun-size Millenium Falcon. If that happens I shall wash my hands and never return.

Is Zack Snyder Doing A Star Wars Seven Samurai Movie.

In news which pretty much surprised the entire geek orientated Internet community it appears film director Zack Snyder may be getting to ready to helm a spin-off Star Wars movie, based upon Akira Kurosawa’s classic Seven Samurai.

Of course like all good Internet rumours Snyder has since denied the claim which was posted by Vulture yesterday. The article alleged that the movie would be a stand alone effort, separate from the future next three episodes of the franchise, and be based upon the 1954 movie where the Samurai would be replaced by Jedi Knights.

It’s common knowledge that George Lucas has been a life-long fan of Seven Samurai, so this story does have a shred of legitimacy even though Snyder is denying the news…for now.

So…Star Wars Angry Birds Is Actually Happening.

The GIF above is a teaser for Angry Birds: Star Wars, a game which will be officially announced later today.

If the gaming world wasn’t already nearing critical mass with crossover Star Wars titles and Star Wars themed games it has to now find space for this new title. Excuse my cynicism here but I’ll wager the mechanics of this game will be exactly like Angry Birds…only with a Star Wars theme. I know, I’m that good.

Star Wars The 80’s High School Years.

Metal-Heads Hand and Chewie with their beloved Millenium Falcon/Trans Am.

Sweet baby Jesus’s face this collection of conceptual art needs to become a reality for the small screen. Italian artist Denis Medri has ingeniously re-imagined just how all the main Star Wars characters would be fleshed out if they were somehow transferred over into an 80’s High School TV show. The sheer genius of his work lies in the thought he’s taken to create believable and relatable characters, for example Obi Wan is now a history and literature’s teacher, Palpatine is the evil Principal, Vader is the high school bully who runs a motocross gang and Han and Chewie are a couple of metal-head slackers.

You can view the entire collection and more of Medri’s amazing artwork by charting a course for HERE.

Yoda as an old sage asian Coach and Obi Wan as a history & literature teacher.

 

Vader and his Motocross gang.