Happy New Years minions. Let’s make 2013 a great one (where tons and tons of Ewoks get blasted in the face). Cheers.
Merry Christmas minions.
Ohhhhhhhhh boy, here we go again. Recently, Disney and Lucasfilm has already confirmed that Academy Award winning screenwriter, Michael Arndt will be penning the script for Episode VII. Now, there is word that Disney has hired screenwriter, director, and producer Lawrence Kasdan and screenwriter Simon Kinberg to write and produce Episode VIII and Episode IX. Disney has already expressed their determination to produce a Star Wars film ever 2-3 years and it seems that while Episode VII is the biggest priority at Lucasfilm, they are more than willing to look even further into the future and get ready for the two films after that. Considering there is already a treatment by George Lucas and Michael Arndt that already lays out the foundation for the trilogy, these two experienced writers should have no problem immersing themselves into the Star Wars universe. If you aren’t too familiar with Lawrence Kasdan or Simon Kinberg, here are some of the films that they was written and produced.
Screenplay credits: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Dreamcatcher, Wyatt Earp
Screenplay credits: Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Sherlock Holmes (2009), X-Men: Days of the Future Past (2014)
Producer credits: X-Men: First Class, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Elysium (2013)
It is safe to say that these gentlemen has had some experience and great success with big film franchises and blockbusters. However, it is also well known that these two have written and produce some very weak films. Kasdan shares the blame for the failure of Wyatt Earp and Dreamcatcher while Kinberg was responsible for terrible films such as xXx: State of the Union, X-Men: United, Jumper, and This Means War. Even though their resume is full of hit and misses, these two men are great choices for Episode VIII and IX. Kasdan is already considered Star Wars royalty among fans for his work on Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and Kinberg has produced some amazing work on X-Men: First Class and Sherlock Holmes. Hopefully, these two men will be working together on Episode VII and IX. With the combination of Kinberg’s fresh ideas and Kasdan’s experience in the Star Wars universe, these two men should be able to produce two great scripts.
Let’s get down to business to defeat the Sith.
This is so damn good, it makes my soul hurt. Anytime you can mash-up Yoda and the music of Disney’s Mulan, you know you got a winner. I would pay to watch this in IMAX.
Hit the jump and enjoy folks.
Apparently, Darth Vader failed to watch the 2012 Republican Convention where Clint Eastwood pretty much spoke to an empty chair for about ten minutes. Who are you talking to Lord Vader?
Hit the jump, enjoy the video, and have a great weekend.
Congratulations Star Wars! Star Wars toys and collectibles edged out ten nominees to be the newest inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong, a children’s history museum in New York. Star Wars toys will take it’s rightful seat in the hall of fame with classic toys such as Barbie and Mr. Potato Head.
“Darth Vader is in the house,” Patricia Hogan, the museum’s curator of toys and dolls, said in an interview. “The characters from Star Wars tie into a story that is as ancient as Greek or Roman mythology. They are a force to be reckoned with.”
The National Toy Hall of Fame recognizes toys that promote learning, creativity, and play for decades. The other recipient of this prestigious honor was the game of dominoes.
“I like to think that what links dominoes and the action figures this year is they’re both small but powerful products that create play opportunities,” said Christopher Bensch, the museum’s chief curator. ”We hold those up against our three big criteria: longevity, recognition, and creative learning-engagement play, not just pushing a button and letting something do its trick.”
Congratulations to all Star Wars toys of the past, present, and future. Time to go buy some more action figures!
“A long, long, long, long, loonnnggggg time ago, all the way back in the twenties, in a galaxy far, far away.…”
Remember the infamous opening of Episode IV: A New Hope when Princess Leia’s ship “The Tantive IV” was being chased down by Darth Vader and his Imperial Star Destroyer, “The Devastator”? Yeah, it’s just one of these scenes that you will never forget after you watched it. What if the iconic text crawl and opening sequence of Episode IV was done back in the 1920’s by Disney? Daniel Cox explores that idea in his fan made short. I just wish the video was a bit longer. At least show the damn Devastator!
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