Click title to see it!
The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm announced today two major upcoming release dates. Star Wars: Episode IX is now set for release on May 24, 2019. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the film will close out the third Star Wars trilogy. In addition, the fifth chapter of the Indiana Jones series is now confirmed for a July 10, 2020 release. Both Steven Spielberg, director of every Indiana Jonesfilm, and star Harrison Ford will return. Source: StarWars.com
NASA has released an amazing photo of a moon that circles the planet Saturn. Named Tethys, the moon is mostly made of solid ice. Like the Death Star, Tethys has a large, distinctive crater that NASA has named Odysseus. But unlike the Death Star, its rock core and icy surface protects it from internal combustion, and is not some sort of giant phaser ready to shoot down planets. …BUT WE CAN DREAM, CAN’T WE????
Early Monday, Disney and LucusFilms have announced the name of the next Star Wars film: Star Wars: THE LAST JEDI. (TheVerge): Directed by Rian Johnson, the film is said to take up immediately after the final shot of J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens, when Daisy Ridley’s Rey was handing Luke Skywalker his old lightsaber. Skywalker, it would seem, is the last Jedi of the title, and while it’s not clear what the plot of the film is in any sense, the title alone could indicate the film will be largely centered around Mark Hamill’s character. But as my colleague Sean O’Kane points out, Click Here to Read more
(NYPost.com): Carrie Fisher’s death could be a windfall for Disney. The entertainment company, the distributor of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and the next two films in the franchise, could receive $50 million thanks to an insurance policy the company took out in the event Fisher was unable to fulfill her three-film contract. It’s set to be the largest single personal accident insurance claim payout ever, according to Insurance Insider. Fisher reprised her career-making role of Princess Leia from the original 1977 “Star Wars” flick for the new trilogy. “The Force Awakens,” released in December 2015, made $2.068 billion at the Click Here to Read more
(icFLORIDA.com): The Disney Parks Blog announced today that a special, after-hours event will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at Epcot to celebrate Star Wars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the upcoming release of the film Rouge One: A Star Wars Story. During this special event, Epcot’s iconic Spaceship Earth will be magically transformed into the Death Star, the devastating battle station seen in the original Star Wars movie. The transformation of Spaceship Earth into the Death Star will be done through digital projections. Local media will be covering the special event. While online registration was available for a limited Click Here to Read more
On December 16th, fans of the Star Wars universe will be treated to its first movie spin off of the actual franchise, Star Wars: Rouge One. During a recent interview on The Star Wars Show, (on StarWars.com), director Gareth Edwards revealed there’s a wink to two of his previous projects hidden in a scene inside the cave home of Rebel fighter Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker). “There’s some Easter eggs. In Saw’s cave, there are some cave paintings. One of them is of the creatures that were in my first film, called Monsters, and then there’s a Godzilla. I didn’t ask for it, I just Click Here to Read more
Some services even show the stand alone movie making $150 Million in its domestic debut. (Entertainment Weekly): The Force remains with Lucasfilm and Disney, according to early projections. Standalone film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — one of the biggest box-office curiosities of the year — is projected to open to $130 million-plus in North America over the Dec. 16-18 weekend, which would mark the second-biggest December opening of all time after last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The movie came on tracking Tuesday morning, with some services suggesting it could even approach $150 million. The pre-Christmas corridor isn’t known for huge Click Here to Read more
Disney has announced that the long awaited Rouge One will be in theaters on December 16th, 2016. According to the description on the official web site: From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part Click Here to Read more