Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park expansion is still several months away from opening at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, but if you'd like a better idea already of the immersive experience that this place will bring, the Theme Park Stop podcast has shared some alleged intel on the Rise of the Resistance ride, including the claim that the attraction will be about 28 minutes long. To break down this surprisingly lengthy journey, it's said that the whole thing opens with a 4-and-a-half-minute ride by carrier shuttle into the stars where visitors are taken prisoner by the First Order. It also reportedly features a whole load of special effects, including lasers fired by life-size
Marvel Entertainment is moving into the propaganda side of Star Wars starting in April, with the launch of a new five-issue mini-series that chronicles the Empire's side of the story. The new Star Wars: TIE Fighter series will be written by Jody Houser, with art from Roge Antonio and others. Marvel has published two longform Darth Vader series since launching its Star Wars line in early 2015, in addition to shorter projects focusing on other antagonists from the franchise. But unlike those villain-focused titles, this new series appears to be told from the perspective of the Empire being the good guys in the conflict. Marvel's announcement for the series reads, “The war against the Rebellion
Fans were dismayed when it emerged earlier this week that the long in-development open world Star Wars game had been cancelled by publisher Electronic Arts. Codenamed Orca, we've learned that the title would've allowed players to become “a scoundrel or bounty hunter who could explore various open-world planets and work with different factions across the Star Wars universe.” The game went through a protracted development process, beginning as a single-player adventure before being retooled into a multiplayer experience (a transition which killed off Dead Space developer Visceral) before finally being cancelled altogether in favor of a smaller scale project. Those who worked on and have seen the
If you live long enough, you see the pop culture of your youth rise to classic status. So it is with "Star Wars." The movie I first saw in a small theater in central Maine the summer it came out in 1977 is now ubiquitous concert-hall fare. On seeing that both the National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra were presenting screenings with live orchestral accompaniment of "A New Hope" (the film we knew as the original "Star Wars") in September, I did an informal online search and found "Star Wars" being played by at least 13 symphony orchestras this season alone, from Sydney to St. Louis. Being played in a concert hall isn't necessarily a marker of quality. These days, you
John Williams is gearing up to score Star Wars 9. The legendary composer has helped define one of the most important and popular movie franchises in the history of cinema with his iconic and unforgettable music. Williams has scored every single saga movie so far and that's going to remain true in Episode IX. And according to one of his friends, Williams will be starting work on the final chapter of the Skywalker saga in just a few short months. Last year, John Williams had something of a health scare that forced him to cancel some live performances. Fans all across the globe were concerned for his well-being, but it seems that the 86-year-old Oscar-winner is doing much better these days and,
Last night saw the debut of M. Night Shyamalan's Glass. The Universal/Comcast offering is being distributed overseas by Walt Disney. Since Glass is a sequel to both Unbreakable (which Disney released in 2000) and Split (which Universal released in 2017), the two titans of Hollywood (all due respect to Warner Bros.) are teaming up to bring you this ... uh ... $20 million suspense actioner set mostly in a single location. That's not a criticism; it just kinda reads like the Legion of Doom teaming up to rob a bookmobile. Anyway, while it's mostly being viewed through the lens of Universal's slate, Blumhouse's streak and M. Night Shyamalan's current comeback tour, it is technically Walt Disney's
This year, 2018, marks the release of Solo, the second Anthology movie following Rogue One, and further complicates the ‘what order should I watch Star Wars‘ debate. While many would argue for watching the various movies and TV shows in release order – therefore events such as the Darth Vader reveal have a great impact – others have taken, such as George Lucas himself, to processing the wide spectrum of content in chronological order (for a more in-depth look at the various watching orders, read our article here). Below, we break down the Star Wars timeline, featuring only the major cannon material, broken into easy to discuss segments.
The U.S. Missile Defense Review, unveiled on Thursday at the Pentagon, underscored the ways the American military is studying to detect and defeat ballistic missile attacks. - Examining improvement of the current primary anti-ballistic missile system, known as the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. The SM-3 IIA is in joint development between Raytheon Co and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries <7011.T>.
Not to be confused with either the stand-alone Han Solo movie or the documentary “Free Solo,” Spain's “Solo” is a semi-involving, redemptive survival drama about a man who takes stock of his life after being badly injured while surfing in a secluded portion of the Canary Islands. After taking a fall off a precipitous cliff, arrogant Álvaro (Alain Hernández) finds himself with broken bones, a busted phone and ample opportunity to reflect upon his decidedly jerky behavior toward his family and friends, particularly his taken-for-granted girlfriend (Aura Garrido). As the hours turn to days, and with no sign of help on the way, Álvaro appears to be fighting a downhill battle against the harsh elements and bloodthirsty seagulls while hallucinating from severe thirst and seemingly losing his will to live.
Happy 88th birthday on January 17, 2019, to the acting legend, James Earl Jones! The man with the legendary voice is still very active and will reprise his acclaimed voice work as Mufasa, King of the Pride Lands, in Disney's new CGI remake of “The Lion King” this summer. Revered within the acting community for his five decades of subtle performances, Jones, who first came to prominence as a stage actor, has carved out a career in which he has triumphed in a wide range of media. He has been nominated for four Tony Awards, winning two (“The Great White Hope” & “Fences”), as well as earning three Grammy nominations, winning for “Great American Documents.” He won his Golden Globe for “The Great White
, Indianapolis Star Published 12:45 p.m. ET Jan. 16, 2019 “The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody” will be presented April 14 at the Murat Theatre in Old National Centre. Exotic dancing and a sci-fi sensation share the spotlight in "The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody." The "Star Wars"-themed show, featuring striptease by women portraying Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and even Darth Vader, will make an April 14 tour stop at Old National Centre. "The Empire Strips Back" is not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with Disney or Lucasfilm Entertainment Company. The unauthorized show originated in Australia in 2011. "The Empire Strips Back" features depictions of Darth Vader in a latex
Electronic Arts Inc. shelved a Stars Wars video game the company was developing at one of its Canadian studios, but said its efforts on the series continue. “As a natural part of the creative process, the great work by our team in Vancouver continues and will evolve into future Star Wars content and games,” the company said in an emailed statement Wednesday. “We're fully committed to making more Star Wars games, we're very excited about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Respawn, and we'll share more about our new projects when the time is right.” The gaming website Kotaku said Tuesday that the company behind Madden NFL and The Sims had canceled the game after working on it since October 2017.
X-wing and TIE fighter starships are ready to join a fleet of Star Wars spacecraft already docked at the new Galaxy's Edge themed land under construction at Disneyland. Disneyland plans to install a $250,000 X-wing and $250,000 TIE fighter at the new Star Wars land scheduled to debut in June, according to Anaheim building permits. The building permits mention Jon Richards Co., which runs a 42,000-square-foot scenic design shop in Mira Loma and a second location in Orlando, Fla. Jon Richards Co. has worked on scenic elements for Cars Land and Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure as well as Toontown at Disneyland. A massive 1/24th scale model of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge unveiled at
Star Wars: Episode IX is filming right now, and actor John Boyega--who plays Finn--has teased something "visually crazy" for the much-anticipated sci-fi film. Boyega shared a cryptic image on his Instagram page of his distressed hands after a day of shooting. The caption of the image reads, "The whole team pushed themselves today to achieve something visually crazy! I've had many moments of shock on set but not like today and I can't wait until you know why." It's intriguing to think about what Boyega might be referring to. The Star Wars franchise is known for its spectacle over-the-top sequences, and we can only imagine what Episode IX will deliver in this department. Episode IX hits theatres