The Official Site has announced the addition of American stage and screen actress Crystal Clarke and British actor and freerunner/traceur Pip Andersen to Episode VII. Commentary on other news articles on this subject expressed worries that the cast was getting too big, but I think it’s likely that actors like these two will only have […]
The L.A. Times has announced that Rian Johnson will write and direct Episode VIII (the second movie of the sequel trilogy and eighth overall). Planning ahead, are we? Usually I like to wait for an official announcement, but after a few days of reading about him I thought it was intriguing enough to post. Johnson […]
I wanted to wait for E3 to be over before saying anything about Battlefront 3, but alas, there wasn’t much news. Here is a teaser trailer from DICE (Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment): (If YouTube has it flagged for some reason, you can click the above link to DICE to view it.) Here is a short […]
Billy Dee Williams has confirmed that he will provide a voice for the upcoming pre-A New Hope TV show Rebels. Not clear just how big of a role he will have (maybe even a guest appearance on one episode) and whether he will even reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. And still no word on […]
That didn’t sound right. A few pictures of the set in Abu Dhabi have been leaked. These are not major spoilers — that is, they don’t give away any plot — but I’ll still leave it up to you to decide whether you want to read the link names and click the links. They are […]
Josh Trank has been announced as the director of one of the Star Wars spinoff films. It’s not clear, but I’m assuming he will direct the second spinoff rather than co-direct the first movie with Gareth Edwards. Trank is relatively new, having only directed one finished feature film (sci-fi film Chronicle), several episodes of action […]
After previous rumors about Kenyan/Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) being cast in Episode VII, it has finally been made official along with English actress Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones). Here is the official announcement. And here’s an article on EW. Not clear yet whether either or both of these actresses are filling […]
Do you enjoy Hot Wheels toys?! Me neither, but I know some people who do! Just announced is a new collaboration with Lucasfilm to create some Star Wars-themed Hot Wheels products.
Asian studies student Nick Stember is blogging his translation of an interesting 1980s Chinese comic book adaptation of Star Wars. Princess Leia is translated as Laia Gongzhu (來阿公主), Uncle Owen is apparently a Western swashbuckler, Boba Fett and other smugglers are present at the capture of Leia, and the art is … fascinating. Worth a […]
For you gamers, Star Wars Attack Squadrons by Disney Interactive and Area 52 has been canceled. A bummer, but I hope this means greater things in the gaming world are on the horizon.