Category: Star Wars

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is back!

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Finally, a good news coming from Disney. I was waiting for the return of The Clone Wars for years. This is a great news that will save the year for all Star Wars fans.

Check out the trailer for The Clone Wars:

A war left unfinished… until now

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The Clone Wars was a 3D CGI animated television series and the best (to not say the only) good source about Star Wars after the prequels and before Disney take control over Lucasfilm. It is set in the Star Wars galaxy during the three years between the prequel films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, the same time period as the previous 2D 2003 TV series Star Wars: Clone Wars. Each episode has a running time of 22 minutes to fill a half-hour time slot.

The series was launched with an animated feature film, which was released in theaters on August 15, 2008. The series debuted on Cartoon Network on October 3, 2008, and became an entry point into Star Wars for an entire generation, following fan-favorites like Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Padmé Amidala, while introducing major new characters like Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex. Its stories were complex, its heroes and villains were perfectly imperfect, and its look was captivatingly beautiful. It became a multi-Emmy winner and is now regarded as essential Star Wars.

But it was never finished because on March 11, 2013, Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars: The Clone Wars would be “winding down”… The Clone Wars ended after five broadcast seasons – just as Ahsoka left the Jedi Order. A few post-Season Five episodes were later released as “The Lost Missions,” but the story wasn’t over.

Since then fans were waiting for the return of The Clone Wars, and got frustrated when none information about the series came from Disney. Until now. The wait is over. On July 19, 2018, Lucasfilm announced at San Diego Comic-Con that The Clone Wars would be revived with 12 new episodes to be released on Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service.

The Star Wars Clone Wars trailer was presented during the Star Wars: The Clone Wars 10th anniversary celebration at San Diego Comic-Con, featuring Dave Filoni (supervising director), Athena Portillo (line producer), Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano), Matt Lanter (voice of Anakin Skywalker), and Kevin Kiner (composer). At the end of the panel, Filoni said he had something he wanted to share with the fans. “It’s an anniversary,” he said, ” been 10 years. And you guys deserve something for being so great. A present, if you will….We thought if there’s one thing we could give you, what would it be. So here you go.”

The lights dimmed and the above trailer began to play. When it became clear what this was — an announcement that Star Wars: The Clone Wars was coming back — the room erupted. When the lights came up, there was a standing ovation. It was a you-had-to-be-there moment, and will go down as a great one in Star Wars history. “Obviously, we wanted to do this. I think it’s going to be great,” Filoni said. “The early stuff we’ve been getting in on the show just looks phenomenal. I wasn’t sure if we could ever do it again. But I think the goodwill that you guys have had to believe in this show is shared by the crew, and they are so intense about making this thing incredible for you.”

Star Wars: The Clone Wars revival trailer breakdown: 15 secrets & story reveals

Source: ScreenRant

At SDCC 2018, Lucasfilm unveiled a first glimpse at a surprise new project – a Star Wars: The Clone Wars revival. The audience at San Diego believed they were just attending a 10-year-anniversary celebration. Instead, they were on hand to hear Dave Filoni announce the next Star Wars project, and reveal that The Clone Wars would be returning exclusively to the Disney streaming service in 2019.

Lucasfilm released what appears to be a trailer, although it’s important to note that Filoni insisted the project is currently in its early stages. That means this could essentially be a “sampler,” produced by the animation team before they actually work on the finished product; consequently, we should be wary of trying to deduce specific story beats from this. At the same time, though, the designs and concepts in play do still give us an idea of what to expect, and everything has been included for a reason.

15. THE 501ST MEMORIES

The teaser was released at the 10-year anniversary panel, and so it’s fitting that the first sequence is heavily nostalgic: it feels almost like a memorial to Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a celebration of everything the show was; dedicated to its original characters and demonstrating its overarching themes. This is done by showing the 501st marching away into the smoke – notably leaving their helmets behind – with voiceovers of dialogue from previous seasons.

The first batch of dialogue is all lifted from moments of peace, when characters were introducing themselves or interacting with one another. It’s perfectly designed to remind viewers of the Clone Troopers they’d come to know and love over the course of The Clone Wars.

14. THE CLONE TROOPERS EVOLVE

But the scenes change in a wonderfully stylish and atmospheric way, with a row of helmets that gradually transforms from those early designs seen in Attack of the Clones to the near-Stormtrooper take of Revenge of the Sith. The focus is on the evolution of the Clone Troopers, on how they became the foundation upon which the Empire itself was built. At the beginning, designs are highly individualized, with each helmet distinctive and unique. By the end, they’re identical, emphasizing the crushing conformity of the soon-to-be Empire.

The voiceovers change, too; no longer are they lifted from scenes where characters interact with one another, but instead are desperate and rushed, pulled from action sequences. Individuality is being lost in the tide of war.

13. THE COST OF WAR

This sequence comes to its inevitable close with the voiceovers blending into one another until they’re overwhelmed by cries of horror and pain. A rocket strikes the ground, and a wave of fire sweeps across the helmets, obliterating everything in its path. It’s a beautifully symbolic way of representing the cost of war, of reminding viewers that every single one of these Clone Troopers was created to be a soldier who died on the front lines – not to be a person.

12. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS TRAILER MUSIC

Where most of the trailer stresses continuity with previous seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the music choice is rather incongruous; it’s actually the theme from trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It may be that Lucasfilm is choosing to use this music in order to reinforce the new Star Wars brand; it may also serve as a subtle cue that The Clone Wars‘ revival will be used to bind the trilogies together, and that plot threads will be planted that will only grow to fruition in the Sequel Trilogy. Or, it may simply be that it’s highly evocative music.

11. A WAR LEFT UNFINISHED… UNTIL NOW

Although Star Wars: The Clone Wars was successful, in March 2013 Lucasfilm announced that the series would be winding down. Season 6 episodes – called “The Lost Missions” – were made available for streaming on Netflix, and The Clone Wars Legacy project began adapting some of the unused concepts into a wide range of other mediums. Several key stories were released, some as unfinished animations that can be viewed online, others as novels or comics.  Dave Filoni, who seems to dislike loose ends, did his best to tie many of them together in episodes of Star Wars Rebels. Still, it was hardly a satisfactory close to a popular and much-loved Star Wars series.

Thankfully, this line promises that Lucasfilm will actually finish the story of the Clone Wars, leading us up to Order 66 – and presumably beyond.

10. THE REPUBLIC OUTPOST SYMBOLIZES THE END

The teaser then moves to a long shot of a gunship arriving at a Republic outpost. Again, notice the symbolism; it’s dusk, the time when the light dies. At first, it seems as though the outpost is relatively deserted, but as this sequence continues we’ll see that this is the staging post for a major Republic attack upon the Confederacy – likely the Outer Rim Sieges.

9. ARC-170S ARE COMING INTO THEIR OWN

Alongside the AT-TEs and Republic Gunships, note the familiar ARC-170s, viewed as the best Republic starfighters of their time. Created as a successor to the Clone Z-95 starfighter, the ARC-170s are nimble and swift multipurpose starships. They became increasingly common towards the end of the Clone Wars, and featured in Revenge of the Sith during the Battle of Coruscant. Their presence hear again highlights the later stage of the conflict.

8. ANAKIN IS OLDER (AND SO IS OBI-WAN)

We only catch a brief glimpse of Anakin and Obi-Wan, but it’s clear the animation team have switched up the design a little for the return of The Clone Wars; the models are notably older, closer to the looks the characters have in Revenge of the Sith. Everything in this teaser reminds viewers how close it is to the tragic end of the Clone Wars.

7. THE BAD BATCH

Alongside Anakin and Rex at the base is a member of Clone Force 99, the so-called “Bad Batch,” a ragtag group of Clone Troopers. Lucasfilm’s original plans for Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 would have seen the Bad Batch star in the very first episode, tasked to retrieve the captured Echo from enemy hands. We don’t know how true this series will be to Dave Filoni’s original plans, so they could have a different role here, but the trailer suggests they will have a key role to play.

6. PREPARATIONS FOR THE OUTER RIM SIEGES

This shot concludes on the striking image of Republic Star Destroyers ready for battle, most likely the so-called “Outer Rim Sieges.” This was a final military push for the Republic, with their forces attacking Confederacy planets including Saleucami, Mygeeto, and Felucia. Ironically, the push left the Republic exposed. With the Republic’s military might committed to the Outer Rim, the Core Worlds were vulnerable. That left Dooku with an opportunity to attack Coruscant directly, leading to the events of Revenge of the Sith.

5. THE REPUBLIC IS BECOMING THE EMPIRE

The Republic of Star Wars: The Clone Wars‘ revival seems only a short step away from becoming the Empire. That’s particularly visible in this scene, where the officers are wearing uniforms that are Imperial in design.

4. AHSOKA’S RETURN

The biggest reveal is saved for last: Anakin’s disgraced apprentice Ahsoka is back. The original plans for season 7 saw Ahsoka discover the location of Darth Maul, who had based himself on Mandalore. With Anakin and Obi-Wan otherwise engaged, Ahsoka would be forced to lead the Siege of Mandalore, and wound up taking on the former Sith in a lightsaber duel. This particular aspect of Star Wars: The Clone Wars has already been absorbed into the Star Wars canon; the first scenes of E.K. Johnston’s young-adult novel Ahsoka are lifted from it.

Regardless of how much The Clone Wars ultimately shows of this, this isn’t the end of Ahsoka: she returned in Star Wars Rebels and, from that show’s finale, lived past the original trilogy.

3. BO-KATAN RETURNS TOO

Alongside Ahsoka is Bo-Katan Kryze, a member of the Mandalorian Death Watch terrorist group. Maul’s conquest of Mandalore forced the Republic into an uneasy alliance with an old enemy, and Bo-Katan and the Death Watch played a crucial role during the Siege of Mandalore. It certainly looks as though this part of the series will honor Dave Filoni’s original plans.

2. THE CLONE WARS GOES RIGHT UP TO REVENGE OF THE SITH

The revival of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is clearly designed to be the end of the story, running right up to the beginning of Revenge of the Sith. It even seems likely some events will happen at the same time; the Siege of Mandalore, for example, had only just come to an end when Palpatine issued Order 66. Going by everything in the trailer – and the fact Anakin and Obi-Wan are now in their Episode III clothing – suggests we’re going to connect right up.

1. #CLONEWARSSAVED

There was really only one way this teaser could possibly come to an end. In an interview about the new series with StarWars.com, Filoni reflected that it’s really the fans who have persuaded Lucasfilm to bring this series back for its grand finale. “I actually think their voice has gotten louder as the years have gone by,” he reflected. “It’s been very humbling to have their support and to have people continue to hashtag me, “#SaveTheCloneWars.””

Mission accomplished.

Recommended reading: The Clone Wars Revival Can Pay Off Maul’s Solo Cameo

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Billy Dee Williams returning as Lando Calrissian for Episode 9

Source: ScreenRant

Billy Dee Williams will indeed reprise his famous role of Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Episode IX. The actor first joined the galaxy far, far away back in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, and came back for Return of the Jedi. While Williams has portrayed Lando in other Star Warsmediums (including a guest spot on Rebels), he has been absent from the feature films ever since Disney acquired Lucasfilm. Donald Glover played a younger version of Lando in this summer’s Solo, but the sequel trilogy has made no mention of the character to this point.

For a while now, it looked like that was going to change. Not only has Williams been getting into shape with a new training regimen, he recently canceled a convention appearance due to a “film schedule conflict.” It appears the rumors are true, and Williams will help bring the saga to a close with a role in Star Wars 9.

Recommended reading:

Lando’s Back: Our Biggest Questions About Star Wars 9’s Surprise Return
Star Wars 9: Everything You Need To Know

My Oppinion: 

It’s too late for Disney to save the franchise… They should let the past die. I see the return of Lando as a desperate attempt of Disney to call old SW fans now they lost Carrie Fisher and killed Han and Luke in stupid ways. Lando without Han won’t bring balance to Episode 9, but if is to call him back, kill him after 5min of screen like they did with Ackbar, and kill also Chewie, 3P0 and R2 in a Millennium Falcon explosion. Who cares, anyway? Star Wars is dead thanks to Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson:

And I am really thinking about closing this blog now that I lost interest in everything about Star Wars in the current “Disney Era”…

Source for Picture Pinterest.

Solo: An Old Fashioned Star Wars Movie

ATTENTION: SPOILERS AHEAD!

I watched Solo: A Star Wars Story this Sunday, and when you don’t have great expectations due to the awful experience watching The Last Jedi, and rewatching it 2 days ago in Blu-ray (what didn’t change my opinion that The Last Jedi is a very very bad movie, and the worst Star Wars so far), I went to see the most improbable Star Wars movie that could be done…

But Solo is a good surprise. It starts with a well done “fast & furious” sequence across the streets to catch the attention, and some romance in the air (the Gold Dice from The Last Jedi, anyone?), but the scenes were too darks, maybe the movie copy I catched wasn’t so good. But the movie also delivers other good action sequences like the attack to the train, one of the best action scenes ever seen in a Star Wars movie so far.

But like any superhero “origin” movie, they explain how Han gets his name (“Solo”), how he met Chewie (and almost was eaten by him – what remember us Luke in the Rancor pit in Return of the Jedi) and how he met Lando, and how he won the Millennium Falcon “in a honest game”… All backstory we already know from the previous movies, comics and books. But we always wanted to see in a SW movie.

Solo is a good movie, funny, with great action scenes, good characters, full of twists, turns and betrayals, but not so good as Rogue One. Alden Ehrenreich is a good actor, but doesn’t convinces (what reinforces reports of Alden having lessons with an acting coach during the reshoots). For who suffered all his youth, he seems too joyful compared to the cynical and selfish Han we all know from A New Hope. Donald Glover did well as Lando, and Woody Harrelson is an experience actor and a good choice for Beckett.

Emilia Clarke is a bad actress and every Game of Thrones fan knows that, she was awful in Terminator Genisys and ruined all Qi’ra scenes. But have Emilia in this movie maybe was a try from Disney to get attention from GoT fans that do not are interested in SW, while for them Emilia is some kind of goddess like Daenerys is. But the Disney Star Wars era doesn’t have place for princesses in danger or helpless girls, and Qi’ra kicks and kills the main villain Dryden Voss while Han just watches…

Of course there are weak points and forced situations in the script signed by Lawrence Kasdan with his son Jonathan. He wrote Episode V but also gave us awful movies like Dreamcatcher and others. I don’t know how many times the script was rewritten to agree with the changes when Ron Howard took the movie after the original directors were fired. If you think Solo is too up, I don’t want to know how it would be if Christopher Miller e Phil Lord had being kept as directors. A parody maybe?

The change of director seems to me now the best thing that could have happened. Although not familiar with the Star Wars universe (he would have turned down the direction of The Phantom Menace), the Oscar winner for A Beautiful Mind was able to fit the right dose of jokes, humor and surprises with tension, action and drama.

Darth Maul apparition (with Ray Park back to the character he played in The Phantom Menace) at the end was so good to the movie as Leia in Rogue One, but more details and his real presence in scene (not just as hologram) would work better. But he was a good surprise, to remind us while you are not familiar yet with new actors playing old characters, that we are watching a Star Wars movie, without Jedi, lightsaber duels and no one talking about the Force, but a Star Wars movie. Just for curiosity, this is the first SW movie without C-3P0 and R2-D2.

Solo is at least a good tried to bring back the old feeling of watching a good Star Wars movie. With some adjusts here and there, certainly more movies will be done (is known that Alden Ehrenreich signed for 3 movies), and we will see more of the young Han soon. Maybe we also can think about a Boba Fett cameo and Jabba as the main villain for the next Solo movie.

And now, let’s wait the Kenobi movie!

Recommended Reading:

Solo’s Gold Dice Are Even More Important Than You Think
The Best Moments of Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story Reshoots: What’s Lord & Miller And What’s Ron Howard?
How Darth Maul Is Still Alive in Solo: A Star Wars Story
How and Why The Millennium Falcon Keeps Changing So Much
Solo: A Star Wars Story Writers Explain Maul’s Shocking Cameo
Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Ending Explained
Solo Changes the Story of How Han Met Chewbacca

May the Force be with Solo: A Star Wars Story

Let’s be honest, Solo: A Star Wars Story is a risky move for Disney. Launched just under 6 months after The Last Jedi – which shared different opinions around the world – and after a long production process that included several rewrites, director changes and countless reshoots, expectations are high that the second spinoff of Star Wars in the Disney Era will repeat at least the success of its predecessor, Rogue One.

Watch Solo: A Star Wars Story final trailer if you were off planet Earth in the last 2 months and have not seen it yet:

Honestly, I do not expect much from the movie. But it’s a Star Wars, which is enough to keep me interested even if the actor Alden Ehrenreich does not look like Harrison Ford, or that Emilia Clarke is not blonde and hot riding a Krayt Dragon (yes, I’m a huge GoT fan, so that would look familiar), or that the movie does not change that stupid scene when Han didn’t shoot first in Episode 4…

After my disappointment with The Last Jedi, maybe Solo: Star Wars Story is the light at the end of the tunnel to showing the path that franchise should follow after Episode 9.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Set For Huge Global Box Office Opening

Source: ScreenRant

As Solo: A Star Wars Story prepares to open in theaters, it’s looking at a substantial global box office haul in its first weekend. The fourth new Star Wars film in this Disney era, Ron Howard’s spinoff is the first to brave the competitive landscape of the summer movie season. In the last three years, the galaxy far, far away has dominated the holidays with December premieres, which proved to be a very successful strategy. The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and The Last Jedi collectively grossed $4 billion worldwide, positioning themselves as events and taking advantage of minimal competition.

Arriving just one week after Deadpool 2Solo won’t have that luxury, but it looks to be in fine shape commercially. Even if its domestic opening weekend is the lowest of the modern Star Wars films, expectations are it will break the Memorial Day opening weekend record. Of course, the franchise is just as popular worldwide as in the United States, and audiences all around the globe are going to come out to see the adventures of young Han and Chewbacca.

Solo, which underwent substantial reshoots following its unprecedented director change, was not exactly a cheap movie to make. Reports indicate it cost Lucasfilm in excess of $250 million, which would be higher than the $245 million price tag of The Force Awakens. Because of the production woes, Solo finds itself in a position where it needs to do massive business in order to turn a profit. Fortunately, it’s poised to recoup its production budget in a single weekend, setting the stage for a lucrative run. Since the Solo reactions aren’t as enthusiastic as previous Star Wars movies, it’ll be interesting to see how strong its legs are, but there’s no reason to think right now there’ll be a drop-off.

While Deadpool 2 is still early in its run, Solo doesn’t have much to worry about for the next few weeks. Avengers: Infinity War has already done the majority of its damage at the box office, and there isn’t another four-quadrant blockbuster until Incredibles 2comes out in the middle of June. As long as Solo connects with viewers and goes down as the fun heist movie many say it is, it should be considered a success – despite everything it went through.

Recommended reading:

Solo: A Star Wars Story Cost More Than The Force Awakens
Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Director Problems – What Really Happened
Ron Howard Interview – Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo Isn’t ‘Necessary’ – But Neither Is Star Wars

A few last words about The Last Jedi and Disney’s Star Wars Era

Well, sorry about my long silence, but I’m done with this “Star Wars New Trilogy”. I was full of hope, like every Star Wars fan in the world when Mickey’s House acquired Lucasfilm some years ago. Great! I thought about all that brand new Star Wars stuff coming soon in games, comics, books, toys, TVs and, of course, theaters!

Today, I am desolated. Disney just ruined with everything George Lucas built. The dirty paws of Mickey Mouse ruined all my childhood in 2h30min of that adomination called The Last Jedi. How they dared? What stupid thoughts can pass through the minds of Kathleen Kennedy, and Jar Jar Johnson for them to think The Last Jedi is anyway a good movie?

I don’t want to enter the merit (or absence of merits) for The Last Jedi. Many sites and reviews already said everything that could be said about that living nightmare for ANY REAL STAR WARS FAN. I only would be repetitive about the plotholes, the lack of sense, awful dialogues, all stupid new characters, all poor action scenes, all the SJW stuff, and bullshits like Mary Poppins Leia, Nirvana Luke, and more of Emo Kylo Ren, Mary Sue Rey, and that idiotic Finn + Rose romance-secret-mission, or Who’s-the-Hell-is-Snoke-I-Don’t-Care-Anymore-He’s-Gone, and all those stupid pets that seem coming from some Pokemon’s game.

Even The Force Awakens being just a copy of A New Hope, the movie was not bad at all. Abrams was respectful of the Star Wars franchise and the old characters, and delivered a product well done. It was not exactly what the fans expected for more than a decade, but it opened the door to a whole new generation of fans who had never seen a Star Wars movie before. Mistakes happened, and could be corrected in the next film, which promised to be much better…

I went to watch The Last Jedi with an open mind, and I was hoping to repeat the great experience of Rogue One, but it did not happen. The Last Jedi only reinforces my thought about what I call mkenobi 1st Law: “Nothing is so bad that can not get worse.” Besides the First Law, I have the mkenobi’s 2nd Law: “The worst that can happen, will happen, at the worst time and in the worst possible way.”

Both sentences define what The Last Jedi meant to me: the worst. Compared with The Last Jedi, The Phantom Menace is a masterpiece. Forget about midichlorians, Jar Jar, that stupid talk about sand from Attack of the Clones, and Anakin (Jake/Hayden) all scenes.. George Lucas can beat Joe Ezterhas as the worst screenwriter ever, but the prequels are far better than the TFA/TLJ together. The prequels have subplots and great actors, the Palpatine of Ian McDiarmid is what makes me to like even more of the prequels, Palpatine is the guy. While Snoke is… nobody… nothing!

Star Wars is about fantasy, not a science fiction like 2001 – A Space Odyssey. No ones need to have an PhD to watch a SW movie. I don’t care if bombs fall in space! I want fun, magic, entertainment, adventure, great lightsaber duels, heroic space battles, a carismatic villain that I can hate and fear (Kylo Ren??? Really???) and good characters that I can worry about (Finn, Rey, Poe, Rose, Holdo who???? WTF…). 

I follow the SW saga for about 40 years. Luke Skywalker was my first childhood hero when I watched Star Wars in 1978 – I was 7 year-old, and now Jar Jar Johnson and Mrs. Kennedy tell me that Luke is nothing but a coward, a weakling ??? And they ordered Mark Hamill to shut up his criticisms over The Last Jedi… Mark was the only honest voice about Star Wars and the outrages inside Lucasfilm. Don’t worry about that, Mark. Disney can go to hell, you are still the guy. #NotMyLukeSkywalker

While Disney tries to convice people about their good intentions, they keep making money, what is what interest to Disney. A Han Solo movie, an Obi Wan movie, a new trilogy from the man who ruined Star Wars (Jar Jar Johnson), now elevated to the greatest living filmmaker just because he did what Mrs. Kennedy ordered him to do — and what about Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and about Colin Trevorrow? As we say in my country (I didn’t find a good translation so I think is something like this): “Who has the power, commands; who has good sense, obeys”.

Good job, Jar Jar Johnson. You messed up with everything. Like a demented Sith Lord you fucked up with everything people loved for decades. And good job too, Mrs. Kennedy, you gave the proof the pain in the ass you are as Studio Director. And good job, Disney, you guys are showing all your incompetence to produce any stuffs beyond cute talking pets and beautiful princesses in danger. Go on, Mickey, keep destroying everything like a Knight of the Apocalipse: Pixar, Marvel, whatever. I don’t care.

If Disney can ignore all good stories after ROTJ as “Legends”, good for Disney. I also can ignore everything Disney is producing after ROTJ as “crap”, “bullshit”, “garbage”… So I will just ignore. I can do that. It’s my right as a Star Wars fan do not accept any garbage just because is a Star Wars stuff… Star Wars Rebels is back tonight for its last episodes, The Han Solo movie will hit theaters in couple months, and the Obi Wan movie is sheduled to start filming in 2019. I don’t want to know about Episode 9.

There are still good plots to be explained and good stories to be told in the old Star Wars timeline. I don’t want to know about the future. I will keep my eyes on the past. Instead of what Disney thinks, to me Star Wars is about the Skywalker Saga, it is about Darth Vader and Luke, Leia and Han. And if Rey is not a Skywalker, she can go to hell… I keep saying Star Wars has ended in that last scene of our heroes on Endor. And that was a perfect end. Game over.

And before I forget, go to HELL, Disney. Or should I say: Go back to HELL, Disney.

 

 

 

Mark Hamill pays tribute to Carrie Fisher on anniversary of her death

Source: ScreenRant

With today (December 27) marking the one-year anniversary of Carrie Fisher’s passing, moviegoers around the world are once again remembering her. As one would expect, that also includes Mark Hamill, who made sure to commemorate Carrie in a heartfelt social media post.

No one's ever really gone… #AlwaysWithUs #CarrieOnForever

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Taking to Instagram, Mark Hamill shared a collage of three different images. On the far left is an artist’s drawing of Carrie Fisher as a religious figure, giving her famous middle-finger salute while holding her dog, Gary. The right column includes two photos of Mark and Carrie together; the first taken from the days of the original trilogy and the other from the Vanity Fair spread for Episode VIII earlier this year.

Mark Hamill’s post includes the caption “No one’s ever really gone…” which is a Last Jedi quote taken from the scene where Luke Skywalker and Leia have their brief reunion on Crait. 

Mark Hamill regrets his Last Jedi criticisms. Really???

As was posted here, Mark was giving many negative comments about The Last Jedi. I was really impressed by the frankness of the actor, and I confess that I was surprised with the freedom that he had to talk about the movie.

And of course, someone at Disney/Lucasfilm would start to feel uncomfortable, and soon someone defending Disney’s interests would order him to shut up and publicly retaliate that Rian Johnson is one of the greatest living filmmakers, that there are none problem with how Luke is portrayed in The Last Jedi and that Episode 8 is the eighth wonder of the world…

We’ve seen it happen before. In the movie industry this happens all the time.

Okay, let’s be realistic here. Can you believe that Mark Hamill wrote this Twitter of his own free will, and he did not was Force choked by Mickey Mouse? Let’s not forget for a second that Mark is a Disney employee, and an employee speaking ill of the boss’s business can result in dismissal and defamation proceedings.

As bad as his involvement in The Last Jedi may have been, Mark’s return to the character in Episode 9 has not been ruled out at least as a Force ghost. Probably in addition to the threats of prosecution for defamation, breach of contract, etc., Mark was forced to apologize publicly if he still has any hope of being in Episode 9.

Imagine how bad is for Disney/Lucasfilm have their own employee making negative reviews of something they produced while all efforts are being directed at marketing campaigns and spreading bots over the internet to try to convince people that The Last Jedi is a great movie…

Shut up, Luke!

Source: USA Today

The Dark Side of the Force even gets to Jedi masters. Mark Hamill took to Twitter on Tuesday, the day after Christmas, to apologize for the smack-talking he put out to the universe about the direction of his character, Luke Skywalker, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Hamill, who added the hashtag #HumbledHamill, said that Last Jedi director Rian Johnson “made an all-time GREAT one!”

In an interview for Vanity Fair posted in May, Hamill recounted a discussion he had with Johnson after reading the script featuring the full return of Skywalker in The Last Jedi.

“I, at one point, had to say to Rian, ‘I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character. Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you’ve created and do my best to realize your vision,’ ” Hamill recalled.

During an interview with the Spanish outlet SensaCine, an emotional Hamill said, “I almost had to think of Luke as another character. Maybe he’s Jake Skywalker — he’s not my Luke Skywalker. But I had to do what Rian wanted me to do because it serves the story well.”

In an interview with The Daily News, Hamill called himself “the host body to which this character has been assigned.”

“That’s the problem. When I disagree with the direction of the character, I get a little mouthy,” he said. “Like when the trailer came out and the line is, ‘It’s time for the Jedi to end.’ There’s no way, I don’t care what happened to this guy. Jedis do not give up. It’s just inherent in them.”