Thursday, November 23, 2017

Two New The Last Jedi TV Spots, Tracking for $200M Weekend

Below are two new TV spots for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Very little new is shown. As for the movie itself, Disney is probably very pleased with tracking indicating that the movie will have a $200+ million opening weekend in the United States. No idea how this is determined but the number could even be a low ball considering The Force Awakens opened to $248 million while Rogue One opened at $155M. Only other members of the $200M club is Jurassic World ($208.8M) and The Avengers ($207.4M). If it succeeds to do so (and little reason to think it wouldn't) then the film would easily cross the $1 billion worldwide box office threshold which is still a pretty rare achievement despite a hefty boost from China's rapidly growing box office. The film hits theaters on December 15.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Runtime is 2.5 Hours

During a press trip to France, Rian Johnson revealed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will have a runtime of 2.5 hours, including credits. This will make it the longest Star Wars to date but only by a few minutes. Below are all the runtimes for the curious.

- Star Wars: The Phantom Menace – 2 hours, 16 minutes
- Star Wars: Attack of the Clones – 2 hours, 22 minutes
- Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith – 2 hours, 20 minutes
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – 2 hours, 13 minutes
- Star Wars: A New Hope – 2 hours, 1 minute
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – 2 hours, 4 minutes
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – 2 hours, 11 minutes
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 2 hours, 16 minutes
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi - 2 hours, 30 minutes

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Four Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV Spots

Here are four new TV spots for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. There are a few new scenes but most are the same as the previous trailers. The movie hits theaters on December 15.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lego Hoth Echo Base Diorama

In a diorama called "Winter Is Hoth", three Star Wars fans used 200,000 plus Lego to re-create the Hoth Echo Base as seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The result include the Millennium Falcon, AT-ATs, subterranean area, and a whole lot more. To see the full set of images header over the Flickr page or Brothers-Brick.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Rian Johnson Set to Create New Star Wars Trilogy

In a new announcement from Disney, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has been effectively anointed the new "George Lucas" of the Star Wars universe. From
Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce.

As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud. In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.
Since this is about as wide open a door as any creator can get in an already established universe, the result will be anyone's guess. However it is a safe bet to assume that Episode IX which is currently scheduled for December 2019 will most likely conclude the current Star Wars saga's focus on the Skywalker family.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Luke Boards the Falcon in The Last Jedi TV Spot

A new TV spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi aired during game 7 of the World Series (Astros won) which shows a few new additional scenes including Luke on the Millennium Falcon bridge. Info wise it remains very low but as trailers goes does a good job to make you want to see more.