Star Wars Celebration 2019 brought us tons of new info about what the future of Star Wars will look like. Episode IX finally has a name, The Rise of Skywalker, and trailer. Jedi: Fallen Order appears to be the redemptive installment that EA needs to garner the support from a skeptical gaming community. The Mandalorian is set to be a flagship series during the launch of Disney+ this November. Plus, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is opening at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World before the end of summer. Say what you will, but there has never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan.
The Rise of Skywalker is set to be the absolute end of the original story first released in 1977. Lucasfilm plans to set stories outside of the Skywalker lineage in the upcoming 2 trilogies. So Episode IX has a lot riding on its back. Director JJ Abrams seemed eager to share how much he thought this movie will surpass audience expectations and among other things, offer a fitting onscreen representation o...
So within the past year we have seen the release of two totally divisive movies. In December of 2017 we received The Last Jedi, which has irreparably segregated the fandom unlike ever before. A few months later in May 2018, we got the production troubled, ill received, Han Solo movie. It was one of the best/worst times to be a fan. The social media consensus was that Star Wars was ruined. I didn’t buy that. LucasFilm has always been about quality over quantity. Yet after initially viewing Solo, I was questioning the impact of that film against the entire universe that had been built before. The episodic stories are what we all know and love. Rogue One was an Original Trilogy fan’s dream, and delivered on more levels than even The Force Awakens had promised.
I went into Solo: A Star Wars Story with low expectations. I honestly wasn’t disappointed. Just not excited. I saw Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War within the same month. If had to rank those films at that time, Solo would have...
With only a few weeks left until Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters, the fandom is in as much turmoil as ever before. Solo is set to be the 10th live action Star Wars film in the franchise and the fourth released since December 2015. The question asked far too often, "Is too much Star Wars a bad thing?", is only relevant if the fandom begins to ask that of itself. In some circles they already have answered the question. The results vary depending on what type of fan you talk to. However, each of them, old or young really want Solo to do well when it opens. Even if they refuse to admit it to themselves.
When LucasFilm was sold to Disney in October of 2012, fans were cautious as to what would happen with their beloved universe. In spite of the existing split in the Star Wars community, due to the love/hate of the Prequels, most fans were somewhat excited as to what this new era would hold. When the first teaser of The Force Awakens was released in November of 2014, it's safe...
Let me start by saying that Return of the Jedi is my favorite Star Wars film. Yeah, I know the case can be made that Empire is a better film. However, ROTJ was the first Star Wars movie that I saw and it captivated me right away. The first act revolving around the rescue of Han Solo from the clutches of the vile intergalactic gangster, Jabba the Hutt, always draws my undivided attention. Later, as a teen, I discovered that this episode of the saga began principal photography on my birthday. It was an omen. Since that day I have never been afraid to state my love for ROTJ above all the others, Ewoks or not.
In addition to those lovable/loathable teddy bears, Lucasfilm did a great job at expanding the Star Wars universe and the varied species that inhabit it. Jabba's palace contained a cornucopia of new droids and aliens species unlike any I had ever dreamed. So when the opportunity arose to speak with an actor who portrayed one of my favorite minor villains from ROTJ, I jumped at it imme...
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the greatest cinematic experience of all time, 1977's Star Wars. That is something that Lucasfilm has made sure we all knew through special marketing and internet buzz. One thing that Lucasfilm may not want you to know is that this year also marks the 39th anniversary of the Star Wars Holiday Special. Time and a great amount of effort has been spent on suppressing this piece of the Star Wars legacy due to its...umm...well it's not very good. Not at all. The actors all seem to have phoned in their performances, no one understands what the wookiees were yelling about, and we can only stir or whip for about 30 seconds before losing our minds. However, there is a saving grace to the Holiday Special: The Boba Fett Cartoon.
The Boba Fett Cartoon has long been held in high regard by the fans as the genesis of Star Wars animation. It gave us the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy and truly felt like a Star Wars story. I recently had the...
The Star Wars Celebration experience in Orlando, Florida has been packed with exciting things. For those of you that didn't have the chance to make the trip, we just wanted to share with you the awesomeness that we found while surrounded with nothing but Star Wars. We hope you enjoy these pics from the teaser for The Last Jedi.
Earlier today, StarWars.com released the first (of many, I'm sure) official poster for the next chapter of Star Wars. That poster confirmed that episode VIII will be titled "The Last Jedi". Like many others, I began to think about the title and what the significance it may hold in relation to the story. So, I asked myself "What does 'The Last Jedi' mean?"
Each saga film's title has specifically related to a major story point thus far, and I don't expect this to be any different. The Force Awakens was certainly a reference to the awakening within Rey. The Last Jedi may seem like a familiar phrase because it was actually used in the opening crawl for The Force Awakens:
"Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister FIRST ORDER has risen from the ashes of the Empire and will not rest until Skywalker, the last Jedi, has been destroyed.
With the support of the REPUBLIC, General Leia Organa leads a brave RESISTANCE. She is desperate to find her brother Luke and gain his help in rest...
As 2017 kicks off we just wanted to take a moment and point out the official confirmations that have been made so far for the production of Episode VIII. Be warned, this article may contain SPOILERS. Continue reading at your own risk!
Release Date: December 15, 2017
Director: Rian Johnson
Composer: John Williams
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa
Adam Driver as Kylo Ren
Daisy Ridley as Rey
John Boyega as Finn
Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron
Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata
Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma
Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke
Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo, both returning as Chewbacca
Taking time out of his busy schedule while creating a new Death St--...I mean one of the best Star Wars groups on Facebook, Lord Vad--...I mean Gerard Baer sat down long enough to answer a few questions and shoot the breeze with us at Honor The Force. Grab a glass of cold blue milk and sit down to read up on this incredible Sith Lor--...I mean Star Wars fan.
*EDITOR'S NOTE: The crew at HonorTheForce.com was not coerced, violated, force choked, threatened with dismemberment, banhammered, or otherwise physically harmed in any way during the production of this article. Seriously.
HTF: So…tell us the love story. How did your relationship with Star Wars begin?
Gerard: Well, Steve and Thomas…let me begin by thanking you guys for reaching out to ask me some questions about my love/obsession of the Star Wars Universe. You guys at Honor the Force are my kind of folks. Good fans and good people. With all the chaos and nonsense that permeates the fandom at times, its refreshi...
Rogue One trailer #2 dropped on October 13. We geeked out...we freaked out...we watched the trailer endless times. Here are even more images from the trailer. Until December 16, y'all hold it down & keep it real...