Category Archives: Star Wars

Future Franchise Deals and Discussions with Disney

If you haven’t already heard, Rian Johnson will be overseeing an entirely new Star Wars trilogy, set in some other corner of a galaxy far, far away. Buzz holds that it might not even shoehorn in connections to every existing character.

Talks have stalled, but Disney and Fox continue to discuss a deal that would bring Marvel properties such as the X-Men and the Fantastic Four back under the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s control.

If this happens, should the mutants and heroes rejoin? Or stay in their own universes? And will we finally get a good FF film?

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Disney unveils model of their forthcoming “Star Wars” land

Since the Mouse Kingdom acquired Star Wars, many have speculated on what the inevitable “land” would look like at the Disney parks.

This model gives us a detailed look at their blend of several iconic settings in a galaxy, far far away. Further information may be found here.

Update: The Florida park will also have a themed hotel. No word on whether Figrin D’an will play the lounge.

May the Force Be With You, Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds

Carrie Fisher (courtesy of IMDB)Because 2016 just hadn’t crushed us enough…

Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy and the recent sequel, The Force Awakens, has passed away. She suffered a heart attack on December 23, while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was 60 years old.

In addition to acting, Fisher was a prolific Hollywood writer, known for her sharp wit and quick tongue. She was touring the nation, promoting her new book, The Princess Diarist, which was made up of her journal entries during the filming of Star Wars.

She was open about her struggles with her weight during Star Wars and her later addictions with drugs and alcohol. Her book (and screenplay) Postcards from the Edge, are a semi-autobiographical look into her life.

Fisher’s take on Leia created a whole new archetype of a tough woman in Science Fiction. Not quite the damsel in distress, she was a strong leader that gave a generation of geek women someone to look up to (and geek men to admire).

She is now one with the Force, but we will never forget her.

Debbie Reynolds[Update] Sadly, a day after Fisher’s death, her mother, Hollywood legend, Debbie Reynolds has also passed away. She suffered a stroke while at her son Todd Fisher’s home while planning Carrie’s funeral. She was 84 years old.

Reynolds was a fixture of Hollywood musicals in the 50’s and 60’s and starred alongside Gene Kelley in the classic Singin’ in the Rain. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Molly Brown in the film version of the musical, The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Fisher family.

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Carrie Fisher suffers massive heart attack

Carrie Fisher, best-known for playing Princess Leia, suffered a massive heart attack on a flight from London to LA. She is in hospital in critical condition.

She has most recently been touring in support of her memoir, The Princess Diarist.

UPDATE: Her brother, Todd Fisher, says she is in intensive care. An earlier report claimed her condition was “stable,” but this does not appear to be the case as of December 24.

Movie Review: Star Wars: Rogue One

The first of the “Star Wars Tales” series of films is out in theaters – telling the full story behind those two¬†sentence in the opening crawl from A New Hope – “Rebel spaceships, operating from a secret base, have struck their first victory against the evil Empire. During the battle, Rebel Spies managed to steal plans to the Empire’s secret weapon…” Continue reading →