Sunday, November 29, 2020

R.I.P. David Prowse 1935 - 2020

David Prowse died Saturday at the age of 85. The actor is most famous for playing the iconic role of Darth Vader in original Star Wars trilogy. While James Earl Jones has long voiced the character, his physical prescence is all thanks to the the former bodybuilder from Bristol, England who wore the costume for all three films and did voice the role for filming purposes but his voice was not considered menancing enough.

The actor was chosen by George Lucas to audition for Star Wars after seeing him in his bodyguard role in A Clockwork Orange. He could have auditioned for Chewbacca but instead he chose Darth Vader saying he chose to audition for that role because ”you always remember the bad guys."

If from the UK, perhaps you might know him for a different reason, as the Green Cross Code Man that was used to promote road safety that led to his induction in the "Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire" (MBE). The actor's career never took off as he often had minor roles in other films and TV but he will always be remembered for bringing one of the most iconic cinematic characters of all time to life.

Friday, October 30, 2020

The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 1 Streaming Now

Friendly reminder that The Mandlorian season 2 has begun its streaming run on Disney+. The episode goes right into some classic trilogy lore that fans should have fun with. New episodes will hit the streaming service each Friday morning.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Mandalorian Season 2 Official Trailer

On October 30, the Child return in The Mandalorian season 2. Below is the official trailer that comes with the description:
The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire. “The Mandalorian” stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito. Directors for the new season include Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez. Showrunner Jon Favreau serves as executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson, with Karen Gilchrist serving as co-executive producer.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

The Mandalorian Season 2 Premiere October 30th

Disney+ has tweeted a simple message "This is the day. New episodes start streaming Oct. 30 on #DisneyPlus. #TheMandalorian"  No other information is currently available. Really about the only rumor is that Boba Fett may be part of the season but that's about it. The series premiered with Disney+ to critical accolades as it followed a bounty hunter as he protect "The Child" aka Baby Yoda that is set five years after Return of the Jedi.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Boba Fett Returns for The Mandalorian Season 2

For long time fans of the Star Wars Extended Universe, Boba Fett surviving the sarlacc pit in Return of the Jedi was part of canon for decades. However, when Abrams couldn't be bothered with the EU so Disney shut it down entirely, that survival became an unknown again. Assumed because Disney isn't going to leave that character unused, but that survival was no longer canon. Until now.

The fan favorite character is joining The Mandalorian season 2 and will be played by a familiar face. Temuera Morrison will play the character. He was the same actor that played Jango Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. Keep in mind all clones were based on Jango and that Boba Fett himself is actually a clone that was raised by Jango as a son. As a result the return of Morrison to Star Wars make perfect sense. The role is considered small for the series but once he appears on screen, the possibilities for the character (and likely books, comics, etc to follow) will be endless.