J.J. Abrams To Write & Direct Star Wars: Episode IX

The official Star Wars website has updated with the announcement that J.J. Abrams will return and direct Star Wars: Episode IX.  For those who are unaware the original director for the film, Colin Trevorrow, left directorial duties earlier last week.  J.J. Abrams will not only direct the film, but will also work as a co-writer with the help of Chris Terrio.  The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm. Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy had this to say about his return. “With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for,…

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Warrick Davis Joins Han Solo Standalone Film Cast

Ron Howard, director of the upcoming Han Solo standalone film, recently was asked about making a sequel to his 1988 film Willow.  He surprisingly answered that he recently worked on a current project with Warrick Davis, which subtly reveals that he will be joining the cast of the standalone Han Solo film. Currently it is unknown what role he will play in the film, however it is nice to see a long time veteran to play a role in the film.  No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.  The Han Solo standalone film is set to…

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Ron Howard to Direct Han Solo Film

Lucasfilm has recently announced the Ron Howard will be taking directorial duties for the Han Solo standalone film. Kathleen Kennedy had this to say about the announcement. “At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to…

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Covers Revealed

The official Vanity Fair magazine website has updated with the reveal of four new magazine covers that feature Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. The covers feature several of the new outfits for the returning cast including a first full look at Rose, played by Kelly Marie Tran.  Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will premiere in theaters on December, 15, 2017.    Personally I think that Vanity did a great tribute to Carrie Fisher and I hope she has a great final role in the upcoming film.  Source: Vanity Fair

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Star Wars Episode IX & Next Indiana Jones Sequel Premiere Dates Announced

The official Star Wars website has updated with the announcement of premiere dates for Star Wars Episode XI and the next Indiana Jones.    Star Wars Episode XI will premiere on May 24, 2019.  The film will be directed by Colin Trvorrow and will be the final film in the new Star Wars trilogy. The fifth chapter of the Indiana Jones films will premiere on July 10, 2020.  The film will be once again directed by Steven Spielberg and will feature Harrison Ford once again as Indiana Jones. No other details are confirmed at this time time so stay tuned for updates. Source: Star Wars   

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Michael K. Williams In Final Talks For Han Solo Film Role

Variety has reported that Michael K. Williams is in final talks to join the cast of the upcoming Han Solo film. He is best known for portraying Omar Little on The Wire. Currently no other details about his involvement in the film is confirmed at this time as the film is still early in development.  The Han Solo film will premiere on  May 25, 2018. Source: Variety 

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First Look At Han Solo Film Cast

The official Star Wars website has updated with the first look at the cast of the upcoming Han Solo standalone film.  Filming for the movie has started at the Pinewood Studios in London.  It has also been confirmed that Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Thandie Newton have joined the cast of the film. For those who aren’t aware the film will feature the story of Han Solo before the events of Star Wars Episode VI: A New Hope.  The film is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.   Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had to this to say about the…

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Star Wars Episode VIII Title Revealed

Coming at you with some news this morning. Star Wars.com revealed the title for the upcoming episode VIII film. It is entitled Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.  I have to say that I’m excited to see this film. The Force Awakens was what really got me into Star Wars. So to see that were eleven months away from the sequel out.  I’m very excited to see what’s in store as we get closer to the release date. Like always sound off down below. I’m still XBen3000 and I’m…

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Woody Harrelson Cast in Han Solo Film

Rumors were floating around for some time that Woody Harrelson will be a part of the upcoming Han Solo film.  Today, the official Star Wars website updated with the confirmation that he will indeed be in the film.  Woody Harrelson is a veteran actor who is best known for his roles in the Hunger Games, Zombie Land, and more.  Currently his role has not be revealed, however it is nice to see his inclusion in the film. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had a short statement about his inclusion. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with…

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Star Wars Episode VII : The Force Awakens 3D Collector's Edition Announced

Entertainment Weekly has recently announced that they will be a special 3D Collector’s Edition for Star Wars Episode VII : The Force Awakens.  The “3D Collector’s Edition” will be a four disc set that includes more bonus features not included with the previous releases. The set will include the previous bonus features along with the following extras. A look at how sound technicians blend action with audio effects in the featurette Foley: A Sonic Tale. Sounds of the Resistance, another audio themed doc showing how the sound designers blended real recordings into otherworldly effects…

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