Finally, the more dimish inmates of the South Naboo Penitentiary can discover what lay ahead for Luke, Leia, Han and pudgy Wicket after the events of “Return of the Jedi”. The rest of us, being able to read and all, have known for years what happened to the Skywalker siblings and the rascally smuggler – Han and Leia, of course, produced twins (later Jedi’s themselves), the rebels faced a further battle with the Empire – trying to save the planet Coruscant (the character of ‘Wedge’ plays a big part in this arc of the story), and Grand Admiral Thrawn replaces the recently-departed Darth Vader as the galaxy’s big bad.
Despite his determination to exploit the “Star Wars” in any other which way, writer/director/producer George Lucas has sworn black-and-blue that he’ll never put Episodes 7, 8 and 9 to film – no way, no how. Frankly, I’d say it’s got more to do with Lucas’s fear of asking Harrison Ford to wear Han Solo’s vest again, not to mention the nightmare of seeing Carrie Fisher in Slave-Leia bikini again, than the man wanting to maintain the purity and avoid blundering the the saga. Trust me, if it could be done (i.e if Ford would play Solo again), Lucas would likely do it – actually, he definitely would. Imagine how many ‘Old Solo’ action-figures would be sold!? And consider the greenbacks that would slide into the Lucasfilm cash-register after the ‘twins’ lunchboxes hit K-Mart!?
Whatever the case, it ain’t happening…..
…… at least not in ‘live-action’ form.
Over the weekend, at Chicago’s C2E2 Convention, Lucasfilm’s Director of Fan Relations Steve Sanweet dropped a bit of a bombshell (according to BestOfLuckProductions.com) : The upcoming animated “Star Wars” series (assumingly the one that “Robot Chicken” creators Seth Green and Matthew Seinreich are working on) will be set after the events of 1983’s “Return of the Jedi” – and yes, it’ll feature all of the core characters. Sansweet even hinted at a few dead ‘Sith’s’ returning from the grave!
Remains to be seen who, if any, from the original trilogy will have some kind of participation in the new animated series but if I was a betting man I’d say lay your chips down on Mark Hamill putting his hand up to voice Skywalker and Anthony Daniels needs to eat, so he’ll be chomping at the bit to do ‘C3P0′ again.
A final nugget from Sansweet : The first six “Star Wars” films are headed for Blu-Ray in the near future and they’ll encompass a Falcon’s worth of extras and some other “treasures”.
- Diablo Cody on Barbie writing duties - March 5, 2015
- Trailer : Self/Less - March 5, 2015
- Trailer : Little Boy - March 4, 2015
- Trailer : Big Game - March 4, 2015
- Redmayne, Vikander in The Danish Girl out November 27 - March 4, 2015
- Trailer : Avengers : Age of Ultron - March 4, 2015
- Scott, Collette set for Dougherty’s Krampus - March 4, 2015
- New directing assignments for Bryan Singer, Joseph Kosinski - March 4, 2015
- David Denman shoots for 13 Hours - March 4, 2015
- Usher for Independence Day 2, Sullivan for new Europacorp actioner - March 4, 2015
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.