Fantastic Four filmmaker Josh Trank confirmed to direct his own Star Wars spin-off movie

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in star wars news | 0 comments

Josh Trank will direct one of the planned standalone Star Wars films, it has been announced. Lucasfilm announced that the 30-year-old filmmaker will be at the helm of one of the two announced Star Wars spin-offs being made outside of the third trilogy. Josh said: “The magic of the Star Wars Universe defined my entire childhood. The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time.” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy added: “We’re thrilled to welcome Josh into the family. He is such an incredible talent and has a great imagination and sense of innovation. That makes him perfectly suited to Star Wars, and for this new slate of movies that reach beyond the core characters and storylines of Episodes I through IX.” An earlier announced spin-off is to be led by Godzilla director Gareth Edwards. Movie bosses announced last year that they would be making a set of spin-off films as well as the new trilogy...

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Gareth Edwards Will Direct The First ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in star wars news | 0 comments

“Godzilla” director Gareth Edwards has a date with another monster franchise. A week after his “Godzilla” reboot claimed the top spot at the box office with a $93 million debut, Lucasfilm announced late Thursday on StarWars.com that Edwards will helm the first planned “Star Wars” spinoff film. Soon after Disney acquired Lucasfilm in late 2012, it announced its plans to produce at least three spinoff films not directly related to the planned trilogy currently shooting under J.J. Abrams’ direction. Those films will reportedly focus on various characters from the “Star Wars” universe — Boba Fett, Yoda, Han Solo (anybody but JarJar Binks). It hasn’t been revealed who the main subject of the Edwards film will be The plan is to release a new “Star Wars” movie every year starting in 2015, alternating between trilogy installments and spinoffs. Edwards film is slated for Dec. 16, 2016. “Ever since I saw...

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Star Wars Vader Dance- Disney’s Star Wars Weekends

Posted by on May 10, 2014 in star wars, star wars news | 0 comments

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Star Wars weekends are coming up. From May 16 to June 15, 2014 you can experience the best of Disney Star Wars experience if you’re going to Hollywood Studios. While some fans are critical of the Disney “spin” on Star Wars, we think it’s pretty cool. If you have not been to Hollywood Studios or don’t plan to this summer, go ahead and check out this video by Star Wars Always to see what it’s all about. Post by Star Wars always. Learn more about Star Wars Weekends STAR WARS WEEKENDS — Since 1997, Walt Disney Worldhas sponsored a series of special Star Wars Weekends in theDisney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. Activities normally include celebrity appearances, as well as trivia contests and prize give-aways, Star Tours “ride-a-thons,” and a Star Wars Cantina street party, complete with a live disc jockey. 2014 STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2014 Star Wars Weekends will be held every weekend (Friday, Saturday and...

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Star Wars Day Greeting from J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in star wars news, Star Wars: Episode VII | 0 comments

How did you spend May the Fourth? Did you rewatch the movies? Did you attend a Star Wars Day party? Did you take part in any of  the specials or deals that were out today? Maybe you just hung around looking at Facebook posts dedicated to Star Wars. It’s ok- we won’t judge. But whatever you did with your day, if you missed this video you need to stop right now and check it out. If you did see it, you might want to go ahead and see it again because, well… it’s awesome. Straight from London, Star Wars Episode VII director and writer, J.J. Abrams along with writer Lawrence Kasdan have a quick video message for Star Wars fans this May the 4th. What better way to celebrate May 4th than with a message from J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasden? And while we’re still talking about May the Fourth, here is a cool way to end your day, brought to us by Lockergnome. “Once you go Fett, you’ll never stay wet!” Star Wars Boba Fett Bathrobe Hunts Down Unwanted...

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Star Wars Expanded Universe Will Change

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in star wars news | 0 comments

For over 35 years, the Expanded Universe has enriched the Star Wars experience for fans who wanted a little something more after the movies. Lucas created a universe that sparked interest, and that made fans think long beyond just the movie experience. It’s no surprise then that there have been books, games, toys and more all spun off that initial Star Wars canon. But StarWars.com tells us about how this Expanded Universe is set to change: Now, with an exciting future filled with new cinematic installments of Star Wars, all aspects ofStar Wars storytelling moving forward will be connected. Under Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy’s direction, the company for the first time ever has formed a story group to oversee and coordinate all Star Wars creative development. “We have an unprecedented slate of new Star Wars entertainment on the horizon,” said Kennedy. “We’re set to bring Star Wars back to the big screen, and continue the adventure through...

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