Jar Jar Binks Inspired by Goofy, According to George Lucas

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in star wars, star wars news | 0 comments

Jar Jar Binks just might be one of the most hated Star Wars characters ever. Honestly, I’m not sure why. I really didn’t think he was that bad. Unlike many who seem to have been annoyed greatly by the character, I found him a bit charming. (I know, I know… don’t shoot me.) When George Lucas was making Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999), he famously said, “Jar Jar’s the key to all this, if we get Jar Jar working. ‘Cause he’s a funnier character than we’ve ever had in the movies.” That really didn’t work out so well for him since Binks ended up becoming one of the most hated movie characters ever. That doesn’t seem to sway Lucas very much, as he still loves Jar Jar At the recent Disney D3 Expo, Lucas explained how he feels about Binks, why he loves the character and how he was inspired by Goofy. “I can’t even begin to tell you how much of an influence Disney has had on me,” Lucas said. “I will say one secret that nobody knows; not many people realize that Goofy was the inspiration for Jar Jar Binks,” Lucas said. “I know that you will look at him differently now. It’s pretty obvious, actually, but, um, I love Goofy and I love Jar Jar.” A lot of people are probably shaking their heads in disbelief or disagreement but it’s still nice to hear from Lucas how he feels and why he isn’t swayed by the fact that so many people really hate Jar Jar. So what do you think? Love Jar Jar? Hate him? Did this explanation from Lucas change how you view Jar Jar?...

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What Happened to the Empire after Endor? We’ll Find Out Soon

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in star wars news | 0 comments

With The Force Awakens taking place 30 years after Return of the Jedi, there’s been a lot of speculation about what happened in between them. Was the Empire crippled? Did it maintain its stranglehold on the galaxy? Where are the rebels now? On September 2, we’ll start to get answers to these questions. Shattered Empire, the new four-issue comic book series from Marvel, will focus on the events directly following the Battle of Endor and give us some insight into the state of the galaxy moving into The Force Awakens. In an interview with StarWars.com, author Greg Rucka points out that Empire is vast, and that even the loss of its two most important figureheads won’t sound its death knell. Some supporters will leave, but many others will stay and be forced to further defend their territory. He also stated that he used real-world events, like the fall of the Soviet Union and the Arab Spring, to influence his portrayal of the galaxy after the Emperor’s death. Which means it’s likely to be very messy. Star Wars Rebels was also an influence on the story, so you might want to watch that if you haven’t yet. In a little less than a month, we’ll be able to follow the adventures of Kes and Shara Bey, two rebels who participated in the Battle of Endor, as they navigate the new galaxy post-Palpatine. Will you be reading Shattered Empire? What do you expect to see from Rucka and his team? Where will the Empire stand in the wake of...

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Official App For Star Wars Fans Is Released

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in star wars news | 0 comments

    There is amazing and exciting news for major Star Wars fans. Star Wars is proud to present to the public the official Star Wars app. It’s now available for those who use iOS and Android devices and it has some amazing features and great games, all in a Star Wars universe. After you download the app you will be able to enjoy the following: Get instant notifications on big announcements, including trailer releases and movie news Theme your app with Light Side, Dark Side, or Droid interfaces, each containing different designs, sounds, and animations Unlock 3D characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens using a special Augmented Reality camera feature Take and share a Star Wars “selfie” in various iconic costumes and settings, including Jedi, Princess Leia (with hair buns), Han Solo’s carbon freeze, and more Get Star Wars-themed weather and five-day forecasts, featuring original art and parallax effects of in-universe planets and locales Wield a lightsaber and hone your skills against a training remote, as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope Share animated GIFs with your friends and family of memorable scenes and characters from the Star Wars movies and TV shows, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars Rebels Discover behind-the-scenes fun facts with This Day In Star Wars History Play classic sound clips and sound effects from your favorite Star Wars characters, creatures, weapons, and scenes Get quick updates with a snapshot news ticker Count down to major releases like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Episode VIII with an always-running timer Sign up for Star Wars ID and join the growing Star Wars fan community; choose an avatar and create your own handle Read official Star Wars news and blogs from StarWars.com, as well as app-exclusive content, including the latest on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, creator interviews, and more Follow official Star Wars social channels via aggregated, customizable feeds from Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, Google+, and Twitter Watch official Star Wars videos, including movie trailers, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more Discover the latest Star Wars digital apps, products, and experiences from one central hub Let us know your thoughts about this super cool app below. Via Star Wars...

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LEGO MOVIE Directors Hired For HAN SOLO Standalone Film

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in star wars news | 0 comments

The news is now official that Christopher Miller and Phil Lord are teaming up to direct a standalone Star Wars film that focuses on a young Han Solo. The film has yet to be given a title and it will be written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, a father and son team. The older Kasdan was responsible for co-writing the screenplays for Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and The Empire Strikes Back. The new movie is set to release on May 25, 2018 and the story will be about the young days of Han Solo and how he went from a smuggler and thief who Obi-Wan and Luke Skywalker encountered first in Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope. “This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with. We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us,” said Miller and Lord in a jointly attributed quote. “This is a dream come true for us. And not the kind of dream where you’re late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you’ve loved since before you can remember having dreams at all.” The head for LucasFilm, Kathleen Kennedy, is set to produce the new film and she names her writers and directors “the perfect team.” “It’s not just any filmmaker who can tell the story of such a beloved icon like Han Solo, and I’m excited to say we’ve found the perfect team to handle the task. Larry and Jon know all there is to know about the character, and Chris and Phil will bring their wit, style, energy and heart to tell Han’s story.” No one has heard if Harrison Ford will be involved in the project yet. Let us know your thoughts and questions in the comments below. Via...

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Boba Fett to Get Standalone Movie?

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in star wars news | 0 comments

Since we first heard about the Star Wars spin-off movies, there’s been a great deal of debate over what they’ll be focused on. We didn’t know if we’d be getting films on Han Solo, Boba Fett, the Death Star (looks like that rumor was right), or some combination of these and others. Now that the Rogue One teaser is out, speculation has already started about the next standalone movie, and a few people have been saying that it’s likely to focus on Boba Fett. This seems like an obvious choice for Disney, as Fett has one of the strongest fan followings in the Star Wars universe—people love him, and a Fett movie would almost certainly be a success. An interesting rumor that’s going around (it surfaced back in 2014 on Latino Review) is that Lawrence Kasdan didn’t like the idea of Boba being a clone, and has proposed a story that begins with a totally unknown character killing the original bounty hunter, taking his armor, and assuming the mantle of Boba Fett. There have been comparisons between this story and a Western-style, man-with-no-name plot, and I think that’d be really cool. I definitely side with Kasdan on this one; making Boba Fett a clone was a weird choice, and I’m not much of a fan. There’s just too much of a connection between him and the faceless army of stormtroopers, and I think it’s better when he remains (mostly) in a part of the universe that’s totally disconnected from the primary good-versus-evil storyline. That said, there’s no indication that this plot will actually be used, and I don’t think it’s even been confirmed that Kasdan pitched it. And, of course, we don’t know for sure that the next standalone will be focused on Boba Fett. So basically, we don’t know anything. But the next standalone is three years away—plenty of time for wild...

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