Showing posts with label star wars show. Show all posts
Showing posts with label star wars show. Show all posts

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Conan causes chaos at Lucasfilm

To mark Star Wars creator George Lucas' birthday on 14th May, Conan O'Brien shared a classic clip featuring his visit with producer Jordan Schlansky to Lucasfilm in 2007.

The Star Wars Show wasn't a thing. Schlansky is Conan's resident Star Wars expert and took a Lucasfilm employee to task.

Given the current lockdown, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's great that talk show hosts are sharing archive footage to bring some cheer. I hope someone fixed that AT-AT model.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Watch the Star Wars: The Last Jedi world premiere

Excitement for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is building and the world premiere takes place in Los Angeles today.

Fans (myself included) unlucky enough not to attend the premiere can watch the red carpet festivities live on hosted by The Star Wars Show's Andi Gutierrez and Anthony Carboni.

The latest instalment in the Star Wars saga picks up directly from where The Force Awakens ends and box office expectations are stellar. It’s impossible to predict how successful the Star Wars sequel will be, but fan reaction to Rian Johnson’s movie, on social media, should be an indication. Let’s hope they can keep things spoiler-free. So, we can all enjoy The Last Jedi without the secrets spoiled.

Have you booked tickets to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Let me know in the comments below.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Kathleen Kennedy teases the future of Star Wars

It's just over a month until Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theatres and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is looking beyond Star Wars: Episode IX, which concludes the current trilogy in 2019. Kennedy shared the following with The Star Wars Show.

"We're sitting down now, we're talking about the next 10 years of Star Wars stories. And we're looking at narratively where that might go. Future stories beyond Episode IX with these new characters. Rey, Poe, Finn, BB-8."

It's easy to envision a further trilogy and standalone movies featuring Rey, Poe and Finn. Assuming the beloved characters survive.

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Which characters would you like to see in future Star Wars movies? Let me know in the comments below.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Forest Whitaker at Star Wars Celebration

Forest Whitaker, who plays Saw Gerrera in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars Rebels, returns to Star Wars Celebration.

Whitaker will be making his second Star Wars Celebration appearance, and will also stop by the Star Wars Show LIVE stage with Rogue One co-star Felicity Jones, on Saturday, for a one-on-one chat.

Star Wars Celebration Orlando begins 13th April, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars' US release and rumoured to premiere the first teaser trailer for The Last Jedi.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Rebellions are built on hope in trailer for Rogue One

Lucasfilm unveiled the official theatrical poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ahead of today's new trailer. The one sheet spectacularly harkens back to the original trilogy and the iconic art of Drew Struzan.

Director Gareth Edwards makes an appearance on The Star Wars Show to reveal the poster and announce the anticipated new trailer.

Actress Felicity Jones, who plays Jyn Erso, addressed the controversy surrounding summer reshoots in an interview with THR.

"Obviously when you come to the edit, you see the film come together and you think, 'Actually, we could do this better, and this would make more sense if we did this.' I've done it so many times," Jones says. "I mean, you wouldn't just give your first draft on this story, would you?"

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was never concerned. "I'm sure if you picked up the phone and called every single large, technical movie and said, 'You ever gone in and done reshoots?' they'd all say, 'Oh God, yes. So why has it turned into a big story? Because it's Star Wars, and they put a spotlight and scrutinize every single thing that gets done," she says. "But it was always planned and nothing unusual."

Kennedy's latest comments echo those made by the movie's director, Gareth Edwards, who assured Entertainment Weekly in July, "It was always part of the plan to do reshoots. We always knew we were coming back somewhere to do stuff. We just didn't know what it would be until we started sculpting the film in the edit."

This is the Rogue One trailer you're looking for. Disney may have its prequel.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released in theatres on 16th December. The queue starts here.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Star Wars Celebration Europe to be live streamed

In just over a week Star Wars Celebration Europe begins at the ExCeL, London, and the holiday season will come early for thousands of geeks (including myself).

Fans unable to attend a galaxy far, far away... The Star Wars Show will live stream the official 3-day event with celebrity guests, interviews with Star Wars creators, and panels all weekend, hosted by Andi Gutierrez and Peter Townley. This is the second year Star Wars Celebration has been live streamed.

I'll be covering Star Wars Celebration on this blog, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Friday, 27 May 2016

The Star Wars Show unveils Star Wars Celebration art

Star Wars Celebration Europe is less than two months away and official key art, featuring heroes and villains from The Force Awakens and Rogue One, was unveiled during this week's edition of The Star Wars Show.

The captivating art has me even more stoked for the event in London this July. Rogue One has All Terrain Armored Cargo Transports (AT-ACT) as opposed to AT-ATs from the original trilogy. No doubt merchandise based on the new vehicle will be popular this holiday season.

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Gareth Edwards, Kathleen Kennedy and Dave Filoni are confirmed guests. This year's event promises to be the best yet in the wake of The Force Awakens and expectations surrounding Rogue One and Episode VIII.

Stay tuned for further coverage of Star Wars Celebration.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Rogue One panel opens Star Wars Celebration Europe

“Secret mission? What plans? What are you talking about?”

The Star Wars Show, an official online weekly series, exclusively revealed Star Wars Celebration Europe kicks off with a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story panel featuring director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy on 15th July! They will be joined by special guests.

The inaugural episode of The Star Wars Show includes an interview with director Duncan Jones (Moon). Jones discusses Star Wars fandom, video gaming and his earliest memory behind the camera.

“There’s an abundance of Star Wars news and information right now and for the foreseeable future,” Mickey Capoferri, senior director of content and programming at Lucasfilm said. “The Star Wars Show will be the place for new and old fans to engage with every aspect of the franchise in fun and authentic ways.”

I missed out on Star Wars Celebration Europe in 2007 and am looking forward to covering the event this year.

Rogue One, chronicling the rising Rebellion's mission to steal the Death Star plans, opens in cinemas 16th December.