With Lucasfilm and Disney bringing the world of Star Wars to Comic-Con 2015 later today, many have speculated that the studios might be announcing a director for Episode 9. A new rumor suggests that the studios have indeed already made their choice: Colin Trevorrow, the director responsible for Jurassic World, which quickly became one of the highest grossing films of all time.
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Boba Fett, Han, Chewie , Mulan, Hulkbuster Iron Man and a ton of other new characters will debut next month during Disney Infinity 3.0's anticipated release.
Casting the role of young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars anthology film is going to be one of the trickier tasks Lucasfilm and Disney have ever faced. They need to find an actor who not only has features that resemble something close to a younger version of everyone’s favorite intergalactic smuggler, but carries Harrison Ford’s signature swagger as well. The swagger part is the more difficult element in this equation, as few actors are equipped with that special quality, but we’ve come up with a list of a handful of young stars who might be up to the challenge.
There are only so many Star Wars characters rich and popular enough to anchor their own spinoff film, and from the moment Disney and Lucasfilm announced they would be pairing the new Episodes VII through IX with so-called Anthology films, fans have speculated which of those characters might receive their own spotlight. Top of just about every list: Han Solo, the beloved, amoral bounty hunter and captain of the Millennium Falcon. The first announced Anthology movie, Star Wars: Rogue One, will focus on the story of the Rebel fighters who stole the plans for the original Death Star that become crucial to the plot of the first Star Wars. The second Anthology, per The Hollywood Reporter, will give Han Solo that showcase that so many nerds want.
Although Star Wars: The Force Awakens will take the Star Wars saga three decades into the future, the spin-off anthology films will still allow the series to play around in the past. The first anthology film, Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One, is just weeks away from officially going before cameras and it will tell a tale set in the time right before the events of the original 1977 film. Since this period marks the height of Darth Vader’s powers, it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that the Dark Lord of the Sith will pop up in the film. But it is! And what a pleasant surprise it is!
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The new Star Wars movies have been going out of their way to assemble a new cast of diverse actors. The days of the token Lando are a thing of the past – Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature a lead in John Boyega and Star Wars: Rogue One has locked down the very talented Riz Ahmed. The latest actor to supposedly enter the fold is the actor and martial artist Donnie Yen, one of the great badasses of international cinema ... and the kind of name that will add all kinds of zeroes to any American film’s Chinese release.
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Rogue One begins filming, The Force Awakens toys reveal new details, and a new Star Wars comic lands a dream team.
A few months ago, Disney announced the release of various comics and novels for fans of all ages called Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will explain everything that happened between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. All of these books, even the ones for little kids, are considered official canon. If you can’t wait until September, we’ve got the details from one of the prequel comics, which should shed a little light on what happened in the gap between movies.
Star Wars Rebels gave hungry fans a taste of the old world with its Vader-centric Season 2 premiere, but with fresh installments months away, the acclaimed animated series has its own Season 1 Blu-ray / DVD ahead. Preview the return of Star Wars Rebels’ landmark opening season, and see what features lie in store!