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« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2017, 02:29:45 PM »

Work has already started on Episode IX with a working title of Black Diamond, and a beginning shooting date of June 18, 2018, and a release date to theaters of December 20, 2019, which matches the release dates of Episodes VII and VIII, but is a pushed back date from the original release date of May, 2019.

Nissan has come out with several models themed to the Star Wars Universe. For any number of reasons, I'm personally not interested in buying one, but I am interested in how well they'll sell.

2018
Solo : a Star Wars Story.
It is best described in 3 words "gangsters in space."
I don't know how people will take to that, but--personally--I am glad they are trying something new at Lucas Films, and not going with the same-o, same-o, and the release date for that one is May or May 25, 2018.

More news as it becomes available.
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« Reply #46 on: January 06, 2018, 05:18:09 PM »

Solo : a Star Wars Story.

We should have some more info about this, including a trailer, sometime later this month. When is the Super Bowl this year?

And what is Star Wars without John Williams. John Williams is writing the music for the film.

Episode IX

Each one teach one.
Obi Wan - Luke
Luke - Rey
Rey - Broom Boy. "The Force is strong in that one." At the end of Episode VIII, you'll see him manipulate his broom with what can only be called the Force.

I won't be adverse to seeing more of him in Episode IX. For when it comes to the books and comic books, I find the characters as children and the new child characters far more interesting than the characters as adults and the new adult characters--for the most part.

More as it becomes available.
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« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2018, 05:33:33 PM »

Kenobi : a Star Wars Story
Ewan McGregor has been seen taking on physical training, which some have seen as proof that he's going to reprise his role as Obi Wan Kenobi in a solo film. The film taking place between Episode III and Episode IV,

Solo : a Star Wars Story
One of the most anticipated films of 2018. This according to the folks at Fandango.
Supposedly, part Mad Max, part western, part . . . Remember the Pyke Syndicate from the animated TV series The Clone Wars. They're b-a-a-c-c-k! Or, so it is said.
And supposedly, like nothing one has seen ere. I know some folks are upset at the direction Star Wars is going. I am not one of those folks. Though, how long I will not be upset is anybody's guess. I am just taking the Star Wars films one film at a time.

Episode VIII
Blu-ray out March 22, 2017. And I suppose the dvd will be, too.
When Luke (Mark Hamill) 1st appears on Crait, 3 little heads pop up from the trench. Those 3 little heads are Mark's children.

More as it becomes available.
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« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2018, 03:13:55 PM »

A lot of space to cover.

Star Wars : Secrets of the Empire
If you want to see the one in London (England,) then it closes March 7, 2018. No word as to whether the ones in Anaheim (California) and Lake Buena Vista (Florida) will remain open or close at the same time. I am surprised it is closing so early, as the reviews have been mostly positive from grown men near tears after their experience to "I was in Star Wars.--That's good.--You don't get it. I WAS IN STAR WARS!") While we won't see it as part of theme park rides and attractions, because of problems, it could lead to what is known as hyper reality in theme parks rides and attractions.
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« Reply #49 on: January 29, 2018, 03:52:32 PM »

Continuing . . .

Kenobi : a Star Wars Story
It is on. Film location scouts have been seen at Joshua Tree National Park, and they would not be there unless there were plans to make a film featuring Obi Wan Kenobi. The most likely release date is 2020.

What we do know
Who: Ewan McGregor as Kenobi. At least, he has expressed interest in reprising the role.
Where: Tatooine
When: some time between Episodes III and IV.

What we do know know
Who: will play young Luke Skywalker
How: the film will be written so it does not contradict everything we already know.

Solo: a Star Wars Story
What is Star Wars without John Williams. So, John Williams is writing the score for the film.

And while we have yet to get an "official trailer" for the film. (When is the Super Bowl again?) Or, maybe not. We have gotten an "official synopsis," which has been posted to the world wide web. No surprises there.

Episode VIII
It has been confirmed that Princes William and Harry had cameos in the film. What is still questionable is whether their scene made it into the film or was left on the proverbial "cutting room floor," as were several other scenes, which were shot and not seen in the final cut of the film. Though, I imagine that any scenes shot and not used will be part of the bonus features in the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release in March, 2018. The film's novelization, which will be out on March 6, 2018, will also feature deleted scenes.

Episode X-XII
We will be getting another trilogy.

What we know.
It will not feature any Solos or Star walkers.
That all 3 episodes will be written by the same person, and that while it was thought, that he'd direct all three episodes. Now he'll direct only Episode X and 2 more directors will be brought in to direct Episodes XI and XII.

What we do know.
It'll be set in the days of the Old Republic. It'll not be set in the days of the Old Republic. Thus, we do not know when it'll be set. Nor do we even know whether it'll feature any Jedi.
When they'll be released. Most likely not to 2021 and maybe not even then, as there is to be a concentration on solo stand-alone films instead of episodic films. With at least an Yoda film said to be on the way and maybe even a Boba Fett film if they can resolve the problems that film seems to have.

TV Shows
If you want to put your stamp on the series, then Lucas Films is looking for an episodic director for an animated show set somewhere and sometime in the Star Wars Universe.  The production to begin this summer for release to TV in 2019 or after the current animate show runs its course. That is the animated show, as we are still getting hints that there might be a live action Star Wars show on the way, as well.

And we will see what we will see.


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« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2018, 06:00:54 PM »

Star Wars : Secrets of the Empire
While the one in London (U.K.) is closing on March 9, 2018, there are others opening up. Apparently, including one in Las Vegas (Nevada.)

Frankly, it is not my thing, as I am too much of an individualist to participate in a group activity, but, if one has 3 friends who are Star Wars fanatics, it is suggested one give it a try, as the bonding experience with friends is said to be like few others. And I might add that passing over the lava fields is a good place to snuggle up next to your snuggle bunny.

And pay attention to what one sees, as it is said, what one sees here, may be later seen in future Star Wars stories.

There is also a new secret project coming. Is it the Marvel experience with Marvel characters, one keeps hearing about? As the word is from the man who wrote this story, it is probably a new Star Wars story.

So pay your $30.00 and get your 15 minutes of fame and fortune.

Solo : a Star Wars Story
Sometime this old man knows what he is talking about. He said there'd be a trailer shown during the Super Bowl, and he was correct.

George Lucas may be dipping his toe back in the directorial pool. While Ron Howard is the director of note for the film, it is said that Lucas helped in directing it. And with Ron there, can Clint be far behind? Apparently, Clint Howard will have a role in the film.

Look for cameos for characters from other Star Wars stories. So far it has been suggested that . . .
Thall Jebsen -- Sara Staros -- and Jabba the Hutt
will make cameo appearances in the film.

It has also been suggested that this film will feature the 1st gay character to be seen in a Star Wars film. No idea who it might be, except it is suppose to be a canon character.

New TV shows
1 animated show, which is a given.
+1 live action show. The subject, which keeps popping up, is the underworld on Coruscant.
+1 or 2 more shows.

The good news is that . . .
they'll be airing sometime in 2019.

The bad news is that . . .
one will have to "koff" "koff" up money to see them, as they are expected to air on the House of Mouse's new streaming service in 2019.

New films
2 new films every other year in an 1 year time span. And if you can understand what they mean by that, then one is doing better than he is doing.

I don't know how I feel about this, as I can't take the show seriously, but the show runners for Game of Thrones (GOT) have been assigned  by Lucas Films to come up with a new trilogy set in the Star Wars Universe. The time most often mentioned, because it is so similar to (GOT) is the Old Republic.

The Boba Fett film is apparently back on track. If it is, as has been suggested, The 7 Magnificent Bounty Hunters, then he is down with that.

There is romance in the stratosphere. Depending when the film is set, it's either the Empire and the Rebellion or the 1st Order and the Resistance. That idea is not so far fetched as it may seem. For if one is familiar with Claudia Gray's Lost Stars, which has been well received and highly regarded, the writer has already dealt with that subject. Thus, if the film can do something similar . . .?

Apparently, Lucas Film is looking for a female director to direct the film, if it is ever made.

And he keeps thinking there is a solo Yoda film on the way.

Episode VIII
Despite some people's desire for it to fail, it has done well, so far, at the Oscars, receiving 4 nominations.
original score -- sound effects -- sound mixing -- and visual effects.
That may not seem like a lot, but it is better than most of the Star Wars films to date, which we'll get to next time.

As it has also done relatively well at the box office. Becoming the 13th highest grossing film in the history of films, to date, at the international box office.

Episode IX
Much to his surprise, Snoke may be back. At least, his back story is suppose to come out, and over the upcoming months, more of his back story will be reveal in future novels and graphic novels.

More as it becomes available.

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« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2018, 07:04:02 PM »

Academy Awards
Episode IV
10 nods - 6 Oscars
Episode V
3 nods - 2 Oscars
Episode VI
4 nods - 1 Oscar
Episode I
3 nods - O Oscars
Episode II
1 nod - O Oscars
Episode III
1 nod - O Oscars
Episode VII
5 nods - O Oscars
Episode VIII
4 nods - ? Oscars

Books
Windham and Bray
Star Wars : Storm Troopers : Beyond the Armor
With a foreword by Boyega
From their creation in '73 and '74 to Star Wars : the Last Jedi in 20017.
One sees that Finn was not the 1st black storm trooper. Black storm troopers dating from 1979, if not earlier.

Episode VIII
Snoke's backstory is coming out and will continue in Episode IX and with the upcoming novels and graphic novels.

Episode IX
Official filming begins this summer of 2018. With the art director for Blade Runner 2019 on board.

Before this there has been film location scouting: Alaska, Peru, Spain, and Utah. With the idea of bringing unique experiences and unique ideas to the film.

Kenobi : a Star Wars Story
Their 1st choice as director, Stephen Daldry. If that name does not mean anything, then think Billy Elliot.

George Lucas was recently seen in Belfast (Northern Ireland,) where he was believed scouting for film locations. As that location looks nothing like Tatooine, the thought is that it may be used as a stand in for Alderaan.

Solo : a Star Wars Story
Books
activity books -- adults and young adult fiction -- coloring books -- comic books -- non-fiction -- sticker books -- story books -- tweens and kids fiction.

It is nice to see that we still know how to read.

Next time: Star Wars : from a Certain Point of View
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« Reply #52 on: March 12, 2018, 04:01:43 PM »

TV Shows
Finally. Happy Hogan himself, Jon Favreau, is going to produce and write a live action TV show set in the Star Wars Universe. More info as it becomes available, including who will direct, which we should learn sometime this summer.

Star Wars : Resistance
an animated TV show set between Star Wars : Rebels and Star Wars : Episode IV : a New Hope. To be out in 2019.

And there may be 1 or 2 more TV shows set in the Star Wars Universe.

Films
Solo : a Star Wars Story
is apparently set some time between Episode III and Rogue 1 : a Star Wars story.

Episode IX
He takes a licking, but keeps on ticking. Rumor has it that Palpatine did not die in Episode VI, but faked his death, and will re-appear in Episode IX.

And then no films in 2021 or 2022, as Lucas Films concentrates in getting its Star Wars TV series up and out.

Books
Daniel Jose Older
Star Wars : Last Shot : a Han and Lando novel
with a cameo appearance by Baby Ben, who calls Lando, Uncle Wanwo.
And if the book sells well, I can see a Lando stand-alone film upcoming sometime after 2022.

Next time: Star Wars : from a Certain Point of View
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« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2018, 04:26:20 PM »

Books

Star Wars : from a Certain Point of View

40 Writers
Some known to me. Some Unknown to me. The surprise. One who we think of as an actor, but turns out to be also one of the best writers. Get that man a role in Star Wars. There are lists on the internet of actors who have appeared on both Star Wars and Star Trek.

40 Stories
The quality varies of course, but it is better than its harshest critics make it out to be. I find the more obscure the character, the better the story. Stories range from 1 p. to 30 p. Whether by happenstance or not, one third of the stories refer to the Empire, one third refer to the Rebellion, and the rest refer to other aspects of Star Wars.

40 Characters
Sexually diverse characters. Though, that creates controversy. Some implied. Some stated. Though, the most controversial character, I feel is more likely bisexual than how he is portrayed in the book.

The Bad
Shortness of stories. It gives you little ideas of the writers' skill or the lack thereof.

The mistakes that have nothing to do with perception, such as Lars' beard in the book.

What is uninteresting is not made interesting. Queen Breha.

What is interesting is made uninteresting. Tatooine is interesting in the films, but is made uninteresting in the books.

What they get wrong. Desperation. The Rebellion knew the Empire was desperate. What they got wrong was that they underestimated what the Empire would do in its desperation.

Owen Lars gets no story.

The Good
Which actually outnumbers the bad.

Shortness. If you do not like something, then there is always something better just around the corner.

The readability. Better than the short story collections from the Expanded Universe (EU,) which I just find unreadable.

The irony that infuses and suffuses some of the stories.

Stories told in more than 1 way.

Fills in plot holes in the films.

Gives a more human face to the characters.

What they get right. Page or pageboy. From medieval times, if not earlier, to the 20th century, your house would have been filled with kids. Not you own kids, but everyone else's kids. Films, with certain exceptions, such as The Messenger, seldom get this right, with some justification. Books always seldom get this right with less justification. This gets it right.

Not necessarily happy emotions, but stories elicit emotions.

The Miscellaneous
This puts me opposite of almost all, but I find the most interesting characters are not your Solos, your Luke, your Leia, your Darth, but the secondary and even the tertiary Star Wars characters which are found in this book.

Like Marvel, I find the child characters to be more interesting than the adult characters.

Like Marvel, I find the adult characters more interesting as children than as adults. For example, I find Kanan more interesting as a 15-year-old than as a 25-year-old.

Though, unlike Marvel, I find the villains more interesting than the heroes. From someone who'd rather ride with the villains than the heroes. "Let's ride!"

And a paragraph biography about each writer.

Next time: only 320 characters to go.
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« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2018, 03:47:30 PM »

Books
If they go ahead and do a short story collection for each episode, featuring the characters from each episode, (IMHO) the most interesting stories would be from Episode VII, as they feature stories, excluding the major characters, from . . ,

Bala-Tik
Hux
kangi Klub gang member
Jakku Villager
Lar San Tekka
Phasma
Plutt
Plutt's 2 enforcers
Maz
Teedo
and the 2 spies in Maz's. 1 working for the 1st Order and 1 working for the Resistance.

You could have a story with Snoke, but I'd think his story would do better in the short story collection for Episode VIII.

Now out . . .
Star Wars : the Last Jedi : Visual Dictionary

More info on . . .
characters
creatures
equipment
--including cutaways
planets
ships
--exteriors
--interiors

Episode VIII
Mark Hamill not only appears as Luke Skywalker, but also as the alien talking to BB-8 in the casino in Canto Bight.

And puppeteer Brian Herring appears as a Resistance soldier in the episode.

Episode IX
Though, Mark Hamill, as Luke Skywalker, became one with the Force in Episode VIII, he still wants to appear in Episode IX, which is set to be released in 2019 and to take place in the Unknown Regions.

Films
2020 Kathleen Kennedy is scouting for directors to do 3 anthology films. Most likely subjects: Boba Fett, Obi Wan, Yoda, and a romance. Right now she is batting .500. The female director, she 2021 wanted turned her down, but the male director she wanted, said yes. Hopefully, it is Stephen Daldry, who was the director on Billy Elliot.
2022 If the 3 films do come out, then it is a change, as I thought they were going to hold off, till they got their TV series up and running.

2023 Then Rian Johnson's new trilogy. Which may take place in another galaxy in the Star Wars Universe.
2024 But, no mention of the new trilogy by the show runners for the Game of Thrones, which is believed to be set in the days of the Old Republic.

More as it becomes available.
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« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2018, 03:54:15 PM »

Books, books, and more books.
(Of various reading levels.)

Cobalt Squadron
Heroes of the Galaxy
The Power of the Force
Rey's Journey
Rose and Finn's Secret Mission
Thrawn : Alliances (forthcoming)

The rest are available now.

And 2 special books (the 1st is available now, and the 2nd will be released later.)

8 episodes
8 stories
and a 5 minute reading time for each story.
Fight Back

You can run, but you can't hide.
Darth Vader is coming to Batuu in an upcoming book. Which makes the planet canon.
And what is Batuu? It is the planet in the Star Wars universe that is featured in the theme park attraction Galaxy's Edge.
At least the one at Disneyland should be open by August, 2019, in time for the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The ones at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris should open later.
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« Reply #56 on: April 29, 2018, 03:57:51 PM »

Solo : a Star Wars Story

It's not out there, till next month, but the merchandise is already out there, including these books.

Daniel Jose Older's
Last Shot

Rae Carson's
Most Wanted

Lucas film Ltd.'s
The Art of Solo

Pablo Hidalgo's
Solo : a Star Wars Story : the Official Guide
aliens -- characters -- locations -- planets -- props -- vehicles -- production photography -- and cross-section artwork.

And . . .
vehicles -- trading cards -- Monopoly game -- Legos' kit -- kids' bedding -- director's chair -- figures -- and dinnerware.

And while one closes in London (England) another one opens in Las Vegas (Nevada.) Star Wars : Secrets of the Empire at the Venetian resort. For those who are interested in participating in Star Wars virtual reality.

More as it becomes available.
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« Reply #57 on: May 06, 2018, 02:24:50 PM »

Solo : a Star Wars Story
after hitting a rough patch, Lucas Film Ltd. may be back in the groove with this one. They have gotten pretty good at guessing how much a film will make at the box office, and it is thought this one will make somewhere between $160 and $170 million during its Memorial Day Weekend opening, which would set a new record.

I find it, if not the most interesting film, then one of the most interesting films in the saga, as the more you hear, the more you see, the more you realize this is not so much a sci fi film, but a western set in space. Of course, that idea is not new. Battle Beyond the Stars was a sci fi remake of The Magnificent 7, which was a remake of The 7 Samurai. And Outland was a sci fi remake of High Noon. But this one looks more like a western than those two.

Resistance
A new animated series coming to TV. Supposedly, set sometime between Rebels and Star Wars : a New Hope, one differs this one from the previous 2 animated TV series, is that the animation will be done in the style of Japanese anime, which has gotten some positive vibe from people.

Miscellaneous
What ever happens in the Star Wars Universe, it will continue. As it has been formally announced that 2 of the show runners for Game of Thrones have been hired to come up with a new trilogy of films, which will have nothing to do with the previous films, except they will be set in the Star Wars Universe. Though, it is thought with their background in Game of Thrones, the trilogy will be set in the time of the Old Republic.

More as it becomes available.
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« Reply #58 on: May 15, 2018, 03:42:28 PM »

2 new Star Wars book series

Flight of the Falcon
Books centered around the Millennium Falcon
Date of release October, 2018


Star Wars : Choose Your Destiny : Han and Chewie Adventure

See how he is smiling. See how happy he is.
These were/are some of his favorite book series.

When one series came out in the U.S., I always bought the next one in the series. And when I was in the U.K., I went around to the bookstores buying the ones in the series, which had yet to be released in the U.S. And that was only one series. There were other series.

Chronicles of Narnia
Dungeons and Dragons
Lord of the Rings
Sherlock Holmes

All of which I have.



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« Reply #59 on: May 21, 2018, 04:41:47 PM »

2019 or the year that allows one to celebrate everything Star Wars twice or the major and the minor celebration

The Major
Star Wars Celebration 2019
McCormick Place
Chicago (Illinois)
April 11, 2019 - April 15, 2019
Tickets go on sale June 5, 2018


The Minor
D23 Expo 2019
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim (California)
August 23, 2019 - August 25, 2019
Tickets go on sale August 23, 2018


And neither one intrudes on . . .
2019 Star Wars Half Marathon
Walt Disney World (Florida)
April 4, 2019 - April 7, 2019

Where you can tell the serious runners (those who do not wear costumes) from the runners just there to have fun (who do wear costumes, such as the family of 5: mother, father, and 3 teenage sons, who all ran in Ewok costumes.)


Another continuing book series from Star Wars, coming May 25, 2018.
The Movie Making Magic of Star Wars :
Creatures + Aliens
The 1st in the series

More as it becomes available
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