Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Star Wars update

It's Star Wars update time again folks.....

First bit of news is that Phoebe Waller-Bridge in talks to get a key role in the upcoming Han Solo movie. Rumour has it that this will be a CGI based character like K-2SO or Chewbacca.

In other Han Solo news Danny Glover met up with Billy Dee Williams for lunch and talked about playing Lando! Danny Glover could do far worse than speaking to the original Lando to help him develop his new role as the young Lando.

Here's the latest episode of The Star Wars show where they discuss the new Marvel Comics crossover story, Star Wars Celebration and more stuff from the set of Rogue One. There's also a guest appearance from Against Me's Laura Jane Grace.

...and speaking of the comics crossover. This will run with a one shot and then continue in the Star Wars and Doctor Aphra comics.

In one of those 'if only' moments, we had Marvel's Dareveil actress Rosario Dawson state that she would love to play a live action version of Ahsoka Tano. This would be so cool to see Ahsoka transition from the animated to live action.

Disney Parks have announced that they are targetting 2019 for the opening of their new Star Wars Land. Here's their PR:
Our new Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be opening in 2019! Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger just made the announcement many of you have been so anxious to hear during today’s Walt Disney Company Q1 FY17 Earnings call. 
As we’ve shared, the Star Wars-themed lands are the largest-ever, single-themed land expansions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. At each location, guests will be transported to a never-before-seen planet – a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space – where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life. Check out some of our earlier images, including a glimpse at one of the signature attractions which lets you take the controls of the Millennium Falcon! 
There will be more exciting updates to share in the future as work progresses on each of these galactic lands. Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for the latest.

Disney Parks weren't really high on my 'must do' list but I'd change that view once they've got this Star Wars Land stuff live :)

The question that a lot of people are asking at the moment is when we are likely to see a trailer or behind the scenes video for Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. I've expecting this PR machine to start turning around the time of Star Wars Celebration which is April 13th - 16th. In the meantime here's a few stills:

That's it for now.

May The Force Be With You!

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