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Thoughts on the new “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” D23 footage…

This isn’t an official 2nd teaser trailer. It’s just a special look that was shown at the D23 event. I would have to say that this footage was beautifully put together. Only JJ Abrams can put together a tiny video that compiles all 9 Star Wars films. This video footage even included the three prequels which was awesome.

In the past, I used to never be that much of a Star Wars fan but Disney is making me appreciate Star Wars more and more. I guess I’m turning into a pretty big Star Wars nerd myself ’cause I’ve just started re-watching the first 8 Star Wars movies this week. I’ve watched “The Phantom Menace” and “Attack Of the Clones” over the weekend and they weren’t bad movies at all. They were pretty good, I must say. I haven’t seen those movies in a long time and they really grew on me after re-watching them. I’m planning on watching Episode III “Revenge of the Sith” this week and am going to re-watch the original trilogy this weekend. Then next week will be episodes 7 & 8.

Some of you may ask, why am I re-watching the Star Wars movies all over again? Well, for one, I need  a memory refresher of the story. I’m re-watching the Star Wars series in order from 1 – 8 and then I’ll watch Episode 9 when December comes. Plus, like I said Disney is making me appreciate Star Wars more and more so I’m re-watching to help celebrate and have fun. Another reason is that Star Trek doesn’t make good movies anymore so that could be another reason why I’ve been getting into Star Wars more.

Star Wars is a great series and I can finally now see why it’s a huge franchise and why it’s a big deal.  I think Disney is doing an amazing job with the new movies. I loved “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi” and don’t understand all the hate. I also love the spinoff movies too: “Rogue One” and the Han Solo movie. All really good shit.

As far as the new footage from “Rise of Skywalker” goes, seeing all that makes me stoked for Episode 9 even more. It’s looking like that Rey turns to the Dark Side and C3PO turns to the darkside as well it looks like. I’m sure an evil C3PO is making fans go crazy and they don’t want it to happen probably but I think an evil 3PO is an interesting concept. Does C3PO join Palpatine? Or Palpatine repograms 3PO so he can be evil.

Another question is how is Luke Skywalker gonna return? You know he is going to come back in some form ’cause hence the title, “Rise of Skywalker”. Everybody knows what happened to him in “The Last Jedi” and there’s a pretty good chance Skywalker is coming back ’cause Mark Hamill is still casted in “Rise of Skywalker”. You never know what’s going to happen ’cause this is science fiction and anything can happen in science fiction.

I’m pretty stoked for Episode 9 “Rise of Skywalker” and I will see it in December when it comes out in theaters. I’ll be there for this one for sure. I’m glad they brought Palpatine back and I’m sure Ian McDiarmid is gonna kill it and knock it out of the park with that role once again.

Kev

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Now that I’ve seen “The Force Awakens” & “Rogue One”, maybe Disney buying Lucasfilm was a good move after all???

At first I was kind of skeptical of Disney buying Lucasfilm. When I first heard the news, I was like, “huh” like everyone else. Now that I’ve seen “The Force Awakens” that takes place after “Return of the Jedi” and seen “Rogue One” which takes place before “Episode IV: A New Hope”, I’m beginning to see that Disney buying Lucasfilm was a good move after all. I pretty much enjoyed both “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One” a lot. Disney surprisingly did a great job with both of those movies and I didn’t think they could pull it off. Now I look forward to every new Star Wars movie they do so hopefully they do a great job with the Han Solo standalone film that’s in the works.

In the past, I wasn’t that big on Star Wars. I like Star Wars, don’t get me wrong but I don’t “geek” out on it like a lot of die-hards. I’m more of a Star Trek geek than Star Wars but seeing “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One” makes me want to love Star Wars a lot more.

As far as “Rogue One” goes, I thought it was a very impressive film. Loved it a lot! It was good to see the old stormtroopers again. “Rogue One” was definitely one of the best movies of this year.

I know how some Star Wars fans prefer to keep it as the original trilogy but with a story like Star Wars, you can create more stories with that franchise. More sequels, prequels and spinoffs. I wonder if Disney is gonna try to make Star Wars films that will take place between “A New Hope” and “Empire Strikes Back”. I wonder if Disney will try to make films that will take place between “Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”. They probably will. Now that George Lucas has retired from films and has passed the torch to Disney, expect a lot more Star Wars films to come out. Will Boba Fett get his own film? I can see that coming. Will R2-D2 and C-3PO get their own film? Yes. I think Chewbacca getting his own movie might be pretty interesting. There’s all kinds of possibilities.

I’m just so glad that Lucas is no longer in charge of Star Wars and Indiana Jones ’cause like most I too think Lucas is a horrible storyteller and bad film maker. Good riddance. I’m not a big fan of the prequel trilogy either. It turns out that “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One” were both very successful films and hope Disney keeps up the good work.

Kev

Who’s gonna play the young Han Solo? My bets are gonna be either Chris Pratt or Channing Tatum…

Disney confirmed that Han Solo is getting his own film but it will be a standalone. It will focus on Han Solo’s life growing up. So that means someone will be playing a young Han Solo, the wisecracking smuggler. The film will be directed by the two guys who gave us “The Lego Movie” and the two “21 Jump Street” films.

Who is gonna play the young Han Solo? Like the title says my bets are gonna be on Chris Pratt or Channing Tatum. I wouldn’t be surprised if they get Tatum, though. I hope not ’cause I’m not a big fan of Tatum at all… I would prefer Pratt over Tatum.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/han-solo-star-wars-spinoff-807153

It’ll be interesting to see the history of Han Solo of how he became a smuggler and all that stuff. I’d like to see more insight on his friendship with Lando so a young black actor will have to play Lando for sure. Keep in mind that Han Solo has been dealing with Jaba the Hut for years so Jaba is probably gonna be involved. It’ll show how Han and Chewie met.

Look at Han Solo’s history for more:

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Han_Solo

Will the film use some of that stuff? Han Solo was born on planet Corellia and fell in love with a woman named Bria Tharen so I wonder if Bria Tharen will be a character in the movie? They probably will.

Will Harrison Ford be involved in this film? Probably not ’cause this film will focus on a young Han Solo probably but still there’s a possibility that Harrison could get a small role at the end of the film to explain the character growing up.

This is one spinoff that I’m actually interested in!

Kev

Looks like Steven Spielberg wants to direct new “Indiana Jones” movie after all…

Despite George Lucas no longer being involved in the “Indiana Jones” franchise, it seems that Steven Spielberg still wants to be involved directing these films and he wants to direct the reboot. Spielberg is not confirmed yet, he’s just interested and there is no script as of yet.

More here:

http://deadline.com/2015/02/steven-spielberg-direct-chris-pratt-indiana-jones-reboot-1201378113/

Will Harrison still be involved in some form, though? We’ll have to wait and see.

Spielberg has a lot of passion for the Indiana Jones character and you can see that he still does. As long as Spielberg wants to direct, I’m sure he’ll get it. I’ll go see it as long as Spielberg is directing, why not?

Kev

Harrison is 72, y’all, I don’t think he can do his own stunts anymore!!!!

I understand how those are mad that Disney/Lucasfilm are moving on without Harrison Ford as Indy but keep in mind that the man is 72 now. I don’t think he has what it takes to play action scenes anymore. I think Harrison is pretty much done playing action movies. Just about anyways.

When he did “The Expendables 3”, Harrison had some action scenes but there was nothing that involved anything physical. All Harrison did was fly around in a helicopter. He didn’t do any running or punching. I’m sure he won’t do much of his own stunts in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” either ’cause remember he got himself hurt trying to get on the Millennium Falcon. I don’t think you’ll see Harrison do too much physical stuff in Star Wars 7. He’s probably gonna be flying the Falcon for most of the movie anyways, I betcha.

Again, I understand why people are mad that Harrison may not be playing Indy anymore but keep in mind he is 72. It’s about time for him to move on and I’m sure Disney got his blessing anyways.

Soon, I’m sure Harrison will speak out on why he’s not in the new Indy film.

How much do you wanna bet that Harrison said no and turned it down? Maybe his age has nothing to do with turning down Indy. Maybe he felt that he can’t do it without George and Steve, ya know what I mean? It wouldn’t make sense to have Harrison as Indy when Steve is not directing and George is not in charge of the story, ya know? I’d say it’s actually a good idea not to have Harrison in when George and Steve are not involved. We’ll wait to see what Harrison himself says.

Sure, I’m a little disappointed too that Harrison is not gonna be involved it looks like but hey… it’s Hollywood. That’s the way it goes.

Kev

Disney wants Chris Pratt to play Indiana Jones for reboot and I’m actually okay with that!

I’m all for an Indy reboot as long as they keep the stories original and not make them a “remake” of the original series, ya know? I was hoping for an Indy 5 with Harrison still playing Indy but it’s understandable he can’t play the role anymore ’cause of his age, ya know? Harrison is 72 and I can’t seem him running around with a whip trying to fight the Nazis.

I’m a huge Indiana Jones fan… always have been.

Remember, George Lucas sold the rights of Lucasfilm to Disney so this gives Disney the right to make any Lucasfilm based movies all they want to that includes Indy so Steven Spielberg must be okay with Disney doing this too.

http://deadline.com/2015/01/chris-pratt-indiana-jones-guardians-of-the-galaxy-disney-1201360637/

I’m a huge fan of the Indy movies. I love all 4 of ’em (Yes, I thought “Crystal Skull” was great so suck it, haters). Hopefully they do a good job with this too. As long as this won’t be a complete remake of “Raiders”, I’m okay with that.

Who knows though, maybe Harrison will still star in this new film. Maybe Indy (played by Harrison) will pass the whip to a younger archaeologist (Chris Pratt). We’ll wait and see, though.

I don’t see Steven Spielberg directing the next Indy film. Spielberg won’t do it without George being in charge.

Kev

Happy Star Wars day…

While I am a Star Wars fan like a lot of you out there… I am more of a fan of the original trilogy. I love “A New Hope”, “Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”. I love the original editions of those movies when they first came out in theaters. I never cared for all the new versions of the original trilogy. I refuse to get the original trilogy on BluRay ’cause I don’t want Darth Vader screaming “Nooo” at the end of “Return of the Jedi”.

I was never a big fan of the prequels; although, “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” was a pretty good one. The film was still a mess but pretty decent.

And like I said before, I’m more into “Star Trek” than “Star Wars” but I still respect “Star Wars” for it’s legacy and all that. I grew up on both “Star Trek” and “Star Wars”. I like “Star Trek” more ’cause it’s true science-fiction and their stories aren’t as childish.

As for “Episode VII”, I haven’t seen the official Star Wars page drop any new announcements yet today. I was expecting them to announce the “subtitle” and the “synopsis”. Maybe they’ll make those announcements later this evening.

“Empire Strike Back” will always be my favorite Star Wars film. Could “Episode VII” be just as good now that Lawrence Kasdan is helping out with the writing? Hoping and praying.

Kev