It seems like we simply can’t help ourselves so let’s get the panic out of the way first: Is the Han Solo spin-off doomed? Is Disney trying to ruin Star Wars? Will Trevorrow ruin Star Wars FOREVER?! Feel better now that we got … Continue reading Why Star Wars Fans Will Always Worry
A few days ago the news broke that Lord & Miller, up until then the directors for the as-of-yet unnamed Han Solo spin-off, had been fired by Lucasfilm with a few weeks of production still left. At the time we decided … Continue reading ‘Han Solo’, Kathleen Kennedy and Ron Howard
Thursday was Star Wars’ 40th Anniversary and technically I wanted this post up by then, but this turned out to be quite a lengthy post to write, especially since I found it impossible to pick only 40 moments… But anyways, the … Continue reading 40 Amazing ‘Star Wars’ Moments for 40 Years of ‘Star Wars’
Pretty exciting news, as on the third day of Star Wars Celebration 2017 we got our first trailer for the next season of Star Wars Rebels! The panel had an overall mix of emotions as it was clear, again, how … Continue reading Rebels season 4 trailer
As most of you will know by now, the title for Ep VIII, the second instalment in the Sequel Trilogy, was announced two days ago and it is ‘The Last Jedi’! Lucasfilm released the following statement: We have the greatest … Continue reading ‘The Last Jedi’, “Skywalker Saga” and Sith Red
I remember seeing Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia on my TV screen for the first time. There she was, in her white dress, holding a gun and waiting, a symbol of light, of strength and of determination. Whether it was … Continue reading Thank you, Carrie!
I have argued in several places that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is very much a Prequel-Sequel. This is reflected in the style of establishing shots we’ve seen in the trailers as well as in the thematics of characterizing characters. But also the political controversy is part of Rogue One’s Prequel heritage.
The beginning of this month saw not only the slow ramping up of publicity for Rogue One, but also the release of Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel, a prequel-novel, by James Luceno. This post will be hald review, half discussion and although … Continue reading Catalyst, Oppenheimer and the Necessity for Choice
When we compare two trailers, one of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and another of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story we can find some striking similarities and differences that tell us something about the new era of Star Wars.
Probably the most iconic actor in the cast of Rogue One is Forest Whitaker playing Saw Gerrera. What do we know of Saw from the on-screen universe? And what might that tell us about what he has become? Continue reading “Saw Gerrera and Rogue One”