Thursday, May 26, 2016

Announcement Trailer for 1983's Revenge of the Jedi

The Academy Film Archive (part of the group that does the Oscars) has posted this teaser trailer of sorts that apparently was shown in May 1982 before a double feature of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back in the UK. It is likely the first teaser for Return of the Jedi since it still used the Revenge of the Jedi title. No footage was shown so likely this was made even before principle photography had begun. Any case it makes for an interesting piece of Star Wars history.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Actor Cast to Play Young Han Solo

Disney has found their new Han Solo. Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar) has been cast to play the 20-something version of Han Solo in the "A Star Wars story" film that is set for reason after Episode VIII on May 25, 2018. Nothing is know about the film beyond it being directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie).

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Origin of May the 4th, Star Wars Day

May the Fourth...Force Be with you on this Star Wars day. It turns out that while the day has only been celebrated by Star Wars fans recently (mostly due to Disney seeing the promotional value of it), its origin goes all the way back to 1979 with Margaret Thatcher using the pun to celebrate her first day as Prime Minister on the same date. For more details on how Star Wars Day started and how Disney pushed it to become an unofficial yet official day, click over to The Verge.

May The 4th Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

In time for Star Wars day, here is the latest trailer for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It reveals a few more details including new missions that are not in the movie like hunting raptars, rescuing Admiral Ackbar and more with the cast of the movie voicing their Lego counterparts.