It is a period of unrest on the Star Wars planet of Batuu on the outer rim of a galaxy far, far away. Resistance rebels have set up a secret base camp outside Black Spire Outpost, the setting for the new 14-acre land at Disneyland. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what's new and interesting every week at Southern California's theme parks. Subscribe here. First Order troops control a sector of the remote spaceport village. Two massive E-ticket rides, a cantina, themed restaurants and experiential shops await visitors in Galaxy's Edge. Click on the buttons in the interactive graphic below to learn about more about the details of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. (Editor's note: This graphic
Werner Herzog has openly admitted that he only had a vague idea of what Star Wars was before signing on for The Mandalorian, and he only did so to fund his new movie.
Since petitions are the new normal -- and more about gathering like-minded people to vent shared frustrations rather than an actual expectation for change -- you can now find several petitions to stop the Game of Thrones showrunners from making the next Star Wars film. Some of the petitions may be competing with each other for attention -- I see at least two over at Change.org, one has nearly 11,000 signatures and the other only 616 so far -- and nobody has picked up viral steam at this point. I was minding my own business when Care2 sent me an email about a fan's new petition specifically to Disney CEO Bob Igner, asking Disney to choose someone else to do the next Star Wars movie. So far, that
Solo: A Star Wars Story may not have made a seismic dent in the box office, but it seems like those who showed up for the movie fell in love with it. In fact, just this week, fans started a #MakeSolo2Happen social media campaign, hoping to convince Lucasfilm to take another swing at the Alden Ehrenreich-starring prequel series. Those behind the spinoff, from director Ron Howard to Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo, have been vocal in support for a Solo sequel as well and now, they can add co-screenwriter Jon Kasdan to the club. Kasdan recently took to Twitter to thank those behind #MakeSolo2Happen and share details of his own planned sequel. If it gets greenlit, he hopes to reintroduce the Hutts
In the late '90s, the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy and especially its first installment, The Phantom Menace, were among the most anticipated events in all of entertainment. But once Episode I was released in 1999, the constant political jargon and whimsical tone of the film drew immediate backlash. And to this day, one of the critics' biggest targets is Jar Jar Binks, the amphibious Gungan brought to life by Ahmed Best's motion capture performance. The instant distaste audiences felt around the world towards this film and this character was a surprise for Lucas and his team. But the actor, who's since come out about his depression following the Jar Jar role, has had a particularly difficult time
John Williams' music quietens to a murmur, allowing us just a moment to admire the serenity of the view before a ship - skinny and jagged - hurtles over the head, pursued by the sound of laser fire. For those of us too young to have seen Star Wars unfold on the screen for the first time ever in May 1977, we can only guess what it would have been like to see those opening shots for the first time. Sure, audiences had seen special effects in movies before - 2001: A Space Odyssey's visuals were revolutionary - but Star Wars offered something else. Where A Space Odyssey was a psychedelic trip through the realms of evolving human experience as well as a trip through time and space, Star Wars was an old-fashioned tale of good and evil retold with then cutting-edge special effects.
SALT LAKE CITY — Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says Marvel's approach to films won't work with the “Star Wars” universe. Kennedy told Vanity Fair in a recent interview that Lucasfilm and Disney could risk losing fans if they put out too much “Star Wars” content and drift into Marvel Cinematic Universe territory, which had 22 films all connect with one giant narrative. “(I) think that Disney is very respectful of what this is, and right from the beginning we talked about the fragility of this form of storytelling. Because it's something that means so much to fans that you can't turn this into some kind of factory approach. You can't even do what Marvel does, necessarily, where you pick
Today is May 25. On this date in: 1787 The Constitutional Convention began at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia after enough delegates had shown up for a quorum. 1793 Father Stephen Theodore Badin became the first Roman Catholic priest to be ordained in the U.S. during a ceremony in Baltimore. 1895 Playwright Oscar Wilde was convicted of a morals charge in London; he was sentenced to two years in prison. 1916 The Chicago Tribune published an interview with Henry Ford in which the industrialist was quoted as saying, “History is more or less bunk.” 1925 Coney Island's second Island Queen steamboat went on its inaugural trip. (It burned on Sept. 9, 1947 in Pittsburgh's
One of the most highly anticipated new properties coming to the small screen is The Mandalorian, Disney's first foray into a live-action Star Wars series for their streaming service, Disney+. MCU MVP Jon Favreau is the creative force behind the tale of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic, but his directors bring a lot to the table, too. There's the animated Star Wars series veteran Dave Filoni, fellow MCU helmer Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), and second-generation Star Wars director Bryce Dallas Howard, among other talents. In talking to Dallas Howard for Rocketman, in theaters next Friday, May 31st, our own Steve Weintraub had a chance
Ahead of the club's first-ever Star Wars Night on Saturday, May 25, at Gillette Stadium, New England Revolution players Andrew Farrell, DeJuan Jones, Brad Knighton, and Wilfried Zahibo visited Boston Children's Hospital dressed as famous Star Wars characters.
Movie insults have been a part of cinema since the very beginning. Despite the changing face of film over the decades, scriptwriters will always relish the opportunity to let their characters speak awful words they could never get away with in real life.The truth is, everybody loves a movie insult. A well-timed put-down can make any film more memorable, regardless of genre. Knowing where to find the best examples of insults can be an overwhelming task. There are the obvious – the ones whose quotability ensured a film’s legendary status – but dig deep, and there are an entire heap of gems to discover. Featured in this list are films as early as 1933, ranging right through to 2019 (full disclosure, the insults from some of these films are better than the actual films themselves), so from Anchorman and Scarface to Erin Brockovich and Oscar-winning Yorgos Lanthimos film The Favourite, these are the 65 best movie insults of all time.Click through the gallery below to see which insults made the list.Are there any we’ve missed? Feel free to let us know in the comment section below.