THE SAGA CONTINUES. LUKE SKYWALKER RETURNS!

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

CLASSIC IMAGE: ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!


The time has come for Anakin Skywalker to leave Tatooine and start the new life he's always dreamed of. Bot not without first saying goodbye to his 'great pal' in the re-constructed droid C-3PO, during a fun moment from EPISODE I.

Monday, 22 January 2018

CLASSIC IMAGE: "THAT'S NO MOON..."


The Death Star space station looms through deep space ready to do the Empire's bidding in this great 1977 image from the original Star Wars, used as key visual reference by John Knoll and ILM for the later Rogue One.

It's nice to know that the legacy of the Death Star and its power for destruction continues to resonate in the modern saga, what with Finn referencing the First Order's use of old Empire weaponry linked to the station, if on a smaller scale, during The Last Jedi's Battle of Crait sequence.

With thanks to Chris Baker for the image.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

THE SEQUELS: LATEST NEWS (JANUARY 2018)

The future of the STAR WARS saga continues on...

VIII NEWS:

https://www.christiantoday.com/article/the-last-jedi-news-director-explains-decision-behind-reys-parents/123884.htm

https://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2018/01/19/star-wars-the-last-jedi-heads-toward-final-global-total-of-1-3-billion/#1b9ec0ba4a56

http://www.nme.com/news/film/joseph-gordon-levitt-defends-star-wars-last-jedi-2000-word-essay-2222059

https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/star-wars-last-jedi-empire-podcast-spoiler-special-rian-johnson/

http://www.starwars.com/news/we-had-such-a-great-time-rian-johnson-on-the-path-to-star-wars-the-last-jedi

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/star-wars/news/a847975/star-wars-last-jedi-rian-johnson-explains-luke-skywalker-hand/

Hamill and Billie Lourd talk about Carrie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uot4xcCr1zk&feature=youtu.be

http://acupuncturecentral.net/2018/01/mark-hamill-admits-he-didnt-like-his-character-in-the-last/

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/star-wars/news/a847691/star-wars-the-last-jedi-ending-scene-broom-boy/

http://www.slashfilm.com/star-wars-the-last-jedi-4dx/

One of the last international posters released for The Last Jedi.

IX NEWS:

https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/902634/Star-Wars-9-fired-director-Colin-Trevorrow-Rey-Daisy-Ridley-Episode-9-Bobby-Moynihan

http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/movies/movie-news/new-star-wars-movie-shoot-scotland-1118394.html

http://www.film-news.co.uk/news/UK/51345/Ridley-Scott-I-m-too-dangerous-to-direct-a-Star-Wars-movie

https://www.christiantoday.com/article/star-wars-episode-ix-plot-news-franchise-director-suggests-reys-parentage-could-still-change/123061.htm

Saturday, 20 January 2018

EPISODE VIII: SPARKS OF HEROISM AND HATRED...


Legacies old and new are gathered together for this great character composite of The Last Jedi's core heroes and villain - different takes from the earlier 'Crait Red' poster campaign released during the last quarter of 2017.

Friday, 19 January 2018

EPISODE VIII: LET THIS BE YOUR LAST BATTLEFIELD...?


SPOILERS! Despite great heroism, the Resistance has failed in its brief skirmish conflict against the overwhelming First Order on Crait. But all is not lost- the last spark of hope against evil reignited by the 'presence' of Luke Skywalker, seemingly ready to take on his former pupil, Kylo Ren, in this terrific visual moment from The Last Jedi.

https://www.thewrap.com/rian-johnson-luke-skywalker-last-jedi/

EPISODE VIII: TORCHING THE PAST, PASSING THE TORCH...


SPOILERS! He may have become a unique Jedi Master in his own right, but to Master Yoda - newly Force-emerged on Ahch-To to bring-in the destruction of the thousands of years old Jedi Tree - Luke Skywalker will always be the petulant youngster with his head too far in the clouds dreaming of adventure and excitement. Their on-screen master-apprentice relationship during The Empire Strikes Back was often quite challenging, but also magical to witness. So it was nice to see that special pairing back, with Yoda still delivering wisdom to Luke even after all this time apart, for The Last Jedi.

The return of a 'little green friend': 
http://ew.com/movies/2017/12/16/the-last-jedi-spoiler-yoda-star-wars-surprising-return/2/

Recent Frank Oz online chat: 
https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/7o6bxv/im_frank_oz_film_director_and_performer_ask_me/

Thursday, 18 January 2018

EPISODE VIII: AN ORDER FOR MURDER!


Within the main hangar of the First Order flagship Supremacy, two Executioner Stormtroopers wielding laser axes zealously step forward, preparing to follow Captain Phasma's orders in executing traitor FN-2187 and his accomplice Rose Tico, in a tense moment from The Last Jedi.

EPISODE VIII: NEXT MOVE - SURVIVAL!


Supposedly safe in hyperspace within the Resistance cruiser Raddus, General Leia Organa considers her, and her dedicated freedom fighters, next steps for survival, as well as contemplating the price they've paid so far. A quiet and effective character moment for the much-missed Carrie Fisher, during The Last Jedi.

Rian Johnson on 'that' space scene:

http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/star-wars/news/a847782/star-wars-last-jedi-rian-johnson-justifes-princess-leia-moment/?utm_content=buffere423a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=maintwitterpost

Going through the scene with Rian Johnson.

Find out more about Fisher's new character wardrobe for VIII, in this interesting interview with costume supremo Michael Kaplan:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/fashion/michael-kaplan-costume-designer-star-wars-jedis-princesses-kylo-ren-pants.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8fui_dYsQQ&feature=youtu.be

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

EPISODE VIII: CLEARING A PATH!


Another great action shot from The Last Jedi showing Poe Dameron's X-wing speeding across the surface of the First Order dreadnought Fulminatrix, taking out its layers of laser cannons.

One of the great things about these new sequels has been the way we've seen both the X-wing and TIE fighters displaying further agility and adaptability in flight and combat, during some very cool visual moments. Full credit to the filmmakers and ILM.

More on how the incredible visual effects work was done for VIII: http://www.artofvfx.com/star-wars-the-last-jedi-ben-morris-overall-vfx-supervisor-industrial-light-magic/

https://vfxblog.com/2018/01/05/ten-things-i-learned-from-ilm-about-the-last-jedis-space-battles/

EPISODE VIII: THE BUSINESS OF WAR!


On the stolen Libertine space yacht, Finn and BB-8 discover just how shady their host in rogue hacker 'DJ' (as in 'Don't Join') really is, in a tense scene from The Last Jedi that briefly but effectively showcases the greed and corruption that war brings- a very real shades of grey morality issue branching into the STAR WARS universe form our own real and troubled world.