You can draw inspiration from anything. Even a crazy photoshopped image of Darth Maul playing hockey with a “Frankenstick” on Reddit can inspire someone to produce something crazy. That is the case with AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins who decided to make this photoshop marvel a reality and put it in the hands of Slovak right winger and decent puck handler, Tomáš Jurčo. Awesomeness ensues (until he breaks it).
“I’ve got an idea… The next Star Wars… nothing but Lando… two hours of Lando and beautiful ladies making love, sweet love in the galaxy” – Billy Dee Williams
It looks like Star Trek Into Darkness director, J.J. Abrams cannot escape questions about Star Wars Episode VII. That seems even harder to do at Jimmy Kimmel Live and his hardcore Star Wars fans in the audience. Of course, add sci-fi cinema legends like Billy Dee Williams and William Shatner, and you got yourself one hilarious bit. At least Shatner finally gets to work with Abrams on something… heh.
Even between two best friends, the subject of money is usually a very slippery slope. Money can make things complicated and can destroy even the strongest relationships. However, is it different if it was an exchange of ”percentages” and not money between friends? Celebrity Net Worth just released an interesting story about a unique transaction between directors, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.
George came back from Star Wars a nervous wreck. He didn’t feel Star Wars came up to the vision he initially had. He felt he had just made this little kids’ movie. He came to Mobile, Alabama where I was shooting Close Encounters on this humongous set, and hung out with me for a couple of days.
He said, ‘Oh my God, your movie is going to be so much more successful than Star Wars. This is gonna be the biggest hit of all time’. He said, ‘You want to trade some points? I’ll give you two and a half per cent of Star Wars if you give me two and a half per cent of Close Encounters.’ I said, ‘Sure, I’ll gamble with that, great.’ Close Encounters made so much money and rescued Columbia from bankruptcy. It was the most money I ever made, but it was a meager success story. Star Wars was a phenomenon and I was the happy beneficiary of a couple of points from that movie which I am still seeing money on today.
It looks like these two friends both laughed on their way to the bank. It’s just going to take Spielberg a little more time with all the Star Wars money in his pockets.
Last night, J.J. Abrams dropped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote the release of his newest film, Star Trek Into Darkness and like most interviews, the topic of Star Wars came up and took over the interview. Hilarity ensues.
Last post for the week. Just want to wish everyone a happy “Star Wars Day” and “Free Comic Book Day“. If you’re interested in doing something special, check out the links below for clever ideas on how to make your day special!
JustJENN Recipes: “Star Was Recipe Rundown”: Prepare to get fat with Jenn’s Star Wars inspired tasty treats.
Star Wars Blog: “Fully Operational Fandom: How to Party Like an Ewok For May the 4th”: Fun ideas by Amy Ratcliffe
Jennifer Landa: “How to Celebrate Star Wars Day”: Dance your ass off like a Boss Nass.
Geek My Life “10 Meaningful and Money-Saving Ways to Celebrate Star Wars Day: Star Wars shenanigans on a budget.
My suggestion is that you force someone that never watched Star Wars to watch it with you. Even if you have to tie them down. May the fourth be with you… unless you’re an Ewok.
Hasbro Toys and USA Today released the first look at a special exclusive that will be offered at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 on July 18-21, 2013! Hasbro created quite the buzz during Toy Fair regarding their brand new “Star Wars Black Series” action figure line. Now, Hasbro will be offering a special Star Wars Black Series Boba Fett and Han Solo in carbonite action figure set at SDCC! Priced at $44.99, SWBS Boba Fett will be only be available at their booth during the even in which it means anyone not going will be screwed (like me). SWBS Boba Fett will come with all the bell and whistles including his blaster, blaster rifle, and jet pack. It’s a bonus that you get this incredible Han Solo in carbonite accessory as well. SWBS Boba Fett will be joining the first wave of SWBS figures including Rogue Squadron Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Darth Maul, and Imperial Sandtrooper. Also, to celebrate “Star Wars Day” on May 4th, you can use the code, “SWFANDAY” at HasbroToyShop.com for 20% off all Star Wars toys!
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