Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Finally, slow but sure movement on the under appreciated Prequel universe within the MARVEL publishing empire, as hardcover comic adaptation collections of The Phantom Menace (out now), Attack of the Clones (6th Sep) and Revenge of the Sith (29th Nov) arrive via the US, repackaged with some pleasing new cover art. Now then, recent Anakin and Obi-Wan mini-series aside, how about some more all-new story material from that era, please.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace: Amazon.co.uk: Henry Gilroy, Rodolfo Damaggio: 9781302900748: Books
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones: Amazon.co.uk: Henry Gilroy, Jan Duursema Jr.: 9781302900755: Books
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith: Amazon.co.uk: Christopher Cerasi, Doug Wheatley: 9781302901066: Books
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Determined to prevent the continued theft of Jedi power sensitive children from the grip of the Dark Side, Ahsoka Tano displays her mature skills in the Force against the slinky and dangerous female Inquisitor, the Seventh Sister, in a dramatic duel from STAR WARS REBELS Season Two episode: The Future of the Force.
STAR WARS REBELS Season Two arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this Summer: The Battle to Defeat the Empire Continues in Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two | StarWars.com
Monday, 27 June 2016
|New worlds, new adventure in STAR TREK BEYOND. Image: PARAMOUNT.|
"Let's make some noise!"
The unthinkable has happened. The U.S.S. Enterprise, pride of Earth and the United Federation of Planets, finds its gallant and peaceful exploration of "The Final Frontier" turned upside down when an alien aggressor brings chaos and destruction to the command of James T. Kirk, Science Officer Spock, and their loyal crew. A bumpy landing on a new world, the discovery of a new species, and an epic struggle for survival, escape and adventure begins, in STAR TREK BEYOND, a welcome tonic of sci-fi blockbuster-ness for the Summer from J.J Abrams and Justin Lin, and hopefully a worthy tribute to the late Anton Yelchin.
The latest (third) UK trailer is here: Star Trek Beyond | Trailer #3 | Paramount Pictures International - YouTube
Official site: Star Trek Beyond | Trailer & Movie Site | July 22, 2016
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She's used her Force abilities to set herself free, now Rey navigates the corridors of Starkiller Base to find a means of escape, but not before she has also has to outmanoeuvre a legion of mobilised, searching First Order Stormtroopers, in an unused angle from THE FORCE AWAKENS.
Sunday, 26 June 2016
Our favourite family heroes and villains pose, lightsabers ready, against the backdrop of intergalactic war and emerging tech firepower, in this fine saga bridging art by Matt Busch for a STAR WARS GALAXY card series from a few years back.
Saturday, 25 June 2016
|A Jedi and a new droid friend. Mark Hamill and BB-8.|
Apart from some fun and deliberately vague imagery posted by Rian Johnson recently (including a mystery cavern with Luke Skywalker's Jedi cloak inside it), things have been (again deliberately) pretty quiet at Camp LUCASFILM as the next sequel nears principal photography completion. So here's a few images we hadn't previously posted from the UK Royal brothers set visit to Pinewood last April, to keep all the expectant EPISODE VIII fans reading this happy, with hopefully a snippet or two more bits of new material to be revealed at CELEBRATION EUROPE next month.
Screen grabs from SKY NEWS and FIVE News.
|Prince William explores the creature workshop and meets Neal Scanlon.|
|Taking a break from filming, John Boyega joins Daisy Ridley at Pinewood.|
|Prince Harry gets into the A-wing fighter, on a set believed to be the hangar of a new to the screen Rebel Cruiser.|
|Kathleen Kennedy and Mark Hamill want to keep EPISODE VIII a continued surprise.|
|John Boyega and Joonas Suotamo as Chewie confer with Prince Harry by an X-wing fighter.|
|The cast, with Rian Johnson, pose for a group photo.|
|Chewie and BB-8. Such a wonderful duo.|
More from that previous April 2016 visit here: STAR WARS AFICIONADO WEBSITE: EPISODE VIII: WHEN ROYALTY MET JEDI!
Friday, 24 June 2016
As if there was any doubt that the Emperor's right hand servant for darkness wouldn't be in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY! Vader may ultimately be in it for one specific sequence, hopefully in a mask/costume in continuity with EPISODE IV, but we're sure it'll be a great one.
Darth Vader: Star Wars film Rogue One will feature Sith Lord | EW.com
Welcome back, Lord Vader!
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Official confirmation of the new characters and the eagerly awaited return of Darth Vader to the film saga. If there's a new trailer reveal at CELEBRATION EUROPE, you can bet Vader will be teasingly seen for at least five seconds of screen time!
|On the beach but ready for battle! Imperial Death Troopers are revealed in EW.|
Star Wars: Rogue One: Exclusive preview of new stand-alone film | EW.com
'Rogue One' rundown - Star Wars - Rogue One characters details - EW.com
Star Wars: Rogue One: Forest Whitaker's character revealed | EW.com
Star Wars: Rogue One creators address reshoot concerns | EW.com
Star Wars: Mon Mothma role in Rogue One revealed | EW.com
New images: 'Rogue One': 16 New Photos from the 'Star Wars' Film | 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' exclusive images | EW.com
ADDITIONAL IMAGES: 'Rogue One': Even MORE New 'Star Wars' Photos! | 'Rogue One' Burning Questions | EW.com
Other ROGUE ONE news:
In-Depth With Disney CEO Bob Iger on China Growth, 'Star Wars' Reshoots and Political Plans: "A Lot of People Have Urged Me to [Run]" - Hollywood Reporter
Mads Mikkelsen says Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reshoots are “the final polishing”
Heroes of flesh and automata look to the sky, remembering the past and thinking of the future, in this lovely cover (one of many variants, obviously!) for the first issue of the eagerly-awaited new MARVEL six-issue mini-series adaptation of THE FORCE AWAKENS, by writer Chuck Wendig and artist Luke Ross, beginning from 22nd June, 2016.
EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Announces "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Adaptation | Comic Book Resources
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comicbook Adaptation
Look Inside Marvel's New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation | StarWars.com
No question about it, Nute Gunray, Rune Haako and their Trade Federation allies blockading Naboo are certainly the slimiest and most treacherous aliens seen in the Prequel Trilogy- an attempt by Lucas in EPISODE I to do something creatively different involving STAR WARS saga villainy, and proving an intriguing counterbalance to the powerful heavies seen with the Sith and the later introduced bounty hunter, Jango Fett.