There really is a whole lot of news each week, isn’t there? This week has seem some pretty big bombs drop such as Kevin Feige working on a Star Wars, VIFF starting up, Jurassic World 3 casting news, Jason Bateman directing news, Phoebe Waller-Bridge gets a truck load of cash from Amazon news, Batman news, Wes Anderson news, and Spider-man is back in the MCU news. Let’s dive right in!
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Hello again Awesome Friday readers. I’m glad you’ve both stuck around! It’s been another week and here are the highlights. And maybe some low-lights, depending who you are asking.
Just kidding they’re all highlights. There’s even a new dinosaur movie for you to watch this weekend!
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LucasFilm has announced the cast for the next instalment in the Skywalker saga General Leia’s story isn’t quite over yet.
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San Diego Comic Con is under way which means there is going to be more news flying around than I could ever keep up with, but here’s some great news for Star Wars fans: The Clone Wars is getting new episodes!
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You read it here twelfth folks, the man with the best capes in the galaxy is coming back to Star Wars.
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Like, now. Whatever it is, it can wait.
I was quite excited. Then very excited. And now I’m standing and clapping. STAR WARS.
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A spark that’ll light the fire.
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Well, there go my hopes for the future of Star Wars.
The Star Wars trilogy has never held that special place in my heart that it holds in so many others. That’s not say that it isn’t a staggering work of creative genius, just that there are two types of nerds in the world and I happen to be the kind whose heart is ruled by Trek rather than Wars.
They are staggering works of creative genius though, and I can remember renting VHS copies of all three movies from the local video store in my hometown, and watching them whenever they were broadcast on one of the five television channels we received when I was growing up. I remember taking a trip to the big city to watch the Special Editions in theatres when they were re-released in 1997.
I also remember being over the moon when the trailer for The Phantom Menace dropped. I couldn’t tell you what movie we saw it with, but I remember going to a movie just to see that trailer. Of course I also remember being pretty profoundly let down by the entire prequel trilogy, as were most people I knew (at least the ones who weren’t in denial).
The prequels soured a lot of people on George Lucas, including me. Lacklustre direction, effects over story, and seemingly endless tinkering with all the films for every release was enough to leave a bad taste in any fan’s mouth, and for a long time it seemed like Star Wars might never, you know, be good again.
Then Disney bought Lucasfilm and once again there was hope. Fast forward to the present, we are in a new age where Star Wars is good again and there is much rejoicing. I haven’t rejoiced as much as most though, so while Rogue One was in theatres I watched all 8 movies in timeline order in an attempt to figure out why that is. So here are my thoughts.
Needless to say there will be spoilers.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released on Blu-Ray today, so we’ve taken the opportunity for a little love letter.
1977 was an important year for me. Firstly, it was the year I was born, so maybe important is a bit of an understatement. It’s the year Elvis died – we shared a month on the planet before his heart skipped away. And on May 25th, Star Wars was released in America.
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I’ve been told that New Star Wars will finally wake up on December 18th. To be honest I actually had to ask Awesome Friday’s Matt when it comes out because I have Star Wars blindness. I’ve been muting commercials, and dead-eye scrolling through twitter feeds for months now.
I don’t like Star Wars. I’ve never liked Star Wars. And now that it has become inescapable, I downright loathe it.
But… Am I the only one? Continue reading…
Trailers / Comments Off on Japanese Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens Shows Tons Of New Footage
Well, this is a nice surprise. Disney put together a new The Force Awakens trailer for the D23 Festival happening in Japan right now and it shows us loads of the film we haven’t seen yet. Take a look!
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Excited yet? WATCH THIS