I remember sitting in a crowded theater back in 1999, watching Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace on opening night with some friends from college, and coming to the realization that somewhere between the umpteenth viewing of The Return of the Jedi and this very moment, I’d fallen out of love with Star Wars.
It wasn’t a sudden thing, or a… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Falling in Love with 'Star Wars' All Over Again
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Life isn’t complete without some Star Wars news, so we heard Rian Johnson is taking on Episodes VIII and IX, which sorta made up for the bad news about Harrison Ford’s broken leg.
Nor is it complete without Justice League news, and on that front was the announcement that Jason Momoa has been cast as Aquaman. Oh, and here’s your first… Continue reading Best of the Week: Jason Momoa Cast as Aquaman, Rian Johnson Takes Over 'Star Wars' and More
Well, this is both shocking and truly amazing: “Looper” writer-director Rian Johnson, known for his esoteric, often existential low-budget genre movies, has been handed the keys to the biggest franchise in… Continue reading Rian Johnson to Write and Direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'
Reports have been flooding in this afternoon that Harrison Ford was injured on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. Full details are a bit scarce at this time, but one thing is consistent: His ankle got injured by a door on the set of the Millennium Falcon. How damaged? That’s where the reports vary.
Variety initially said Ford sprained his ankle and that Disney… Continue reading Harrison Ford Injured On 'Star Wars' Set; Reportedly Air-Lifted To Hospital
Earlier this week, a photo of the Millenium Falcon being built for Star Wars: Episode VII was leaked onto the Web. This morning, J.J. Abrams sent out his own shot from the set, which cheekily confirmed that Han Solo’s ship would be making an appearance. The director won with the true geeks, of course, because his photo involved a more obscure element from the… Continue reading What Elements from the Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Need to Be in 'Episode VII'?