Before Solo, it seemed that there would be many more Star Wars standalone films to get excited for but with the dismal failure of Solo‘s box-office run Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced that production for Star Wars movies in the future was going to slow down after Episode IX. When that happened all of the incredible ideas that could’ve been converted into Star Wars films was brought to an immediate halt.
The much-wanted Obi-Wan standalone film, the Boba Fett movie, the potential Solo sequels, these were films that were talked about but probably won’t ever to come to fruition. But, let’s say, Star Wars stories do become popular again and LucasFilm starts to crank them out once every couple of years or so like they have been doing. Well, I think it would be really fascinating to see a story focusing on Palpatine.
Continue reading Palpatine Needs a ‘Star Wars’ Story
When Disney bought Lucasfilm back in 2012 they immediately decided they wanted to bring Star Wars movies back into existence with a brand new trilogy and at least a couple of Star Wars standalone films called Star Wars Stories.
Both installments in the current trilogy have made north of a billion dollars and the first standalone film, Rogue One, also made over a billion dollars. It seemed that the Star Wars Stories was actually a brilliant idea. And then came Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Solo was surrounded by controversy since the summer of last year after Disney decided to fire the film’s directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street,) three-fourths of the way into filming. It placed a huge monkey wrench in the production of the new standalone movie and we didn’t get a trailer for Solo until February of this year, three months before the actual film came out!
So, it was no surprise that Solo bombed at the box office, becoming the first Star Wars movie to do so, and now Disney is completely rethinking their entire approach with the Star Wars Stories.
Continue reading Should ‘Star Wars Stories’ Become Exclusive Movies for the Disney Streaming Service?
Star Wars is a multi-billion dollar franchise that Disney can easily milk for years to come with its countless stories that have been told over the years through its Legends canon. And yet, there have only been four movies and people are already starting to speak about Star Wars fatigue. How can that be? I’ll tell you why. The films lack imagination.
When The Force Awakens came out it was practically a replica of A New Hope, except with larger and grander schemes. The First Order is simply a remastered version of the Empire with barely any new creations.
Except for the Battering Ram Cannon in The Last Jedi which was pretty cool.
Continue reading Should ‘Star Wars’ Get More Creative?
Recently after Solo unfortunately flopped at the box office it was reported that Lucasfilm would be placing their Star Wars Stories on hold but that doesn’t seem to be the case as more concrete news about the Obi-Wan movie has surfaced.
Apparently details have arrived that Lucasfilm will begin filming the Obi-Wan standalone film next April and that the first location for the filming will be in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (That sounds like an epic location.) 🙂
This is great news because I love Obi-Wan Kenobi. He’s one of the few characters in the prequels that I genuinely like and I’ve always wanted to know more about the Jedi Master. It’s also been said that Ewan Mcgregor will indeed reprise his role as the character (well duh.)
With it starting filming in April that clearly sounds like Lucasfilm is indeed thinking of putting Star Wars in a May slot again. I have a feeling however that this film will do a lot better than Solo did because who doesn’t want to see and Obi-Wan movie? I know I do. *thumbs up*
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force be with you.
Yesterday evening breaking news involving Star Wars reverberated through the movie world as reports of Lucasfilm putting a stop to their spinoff movies hit the internet. But those rumors weren’t actually true, as Lucasfilm assured fans that they’re not stopping the production of Star Wars stories but instead are focusing on other Star Wars projects in the time being. This is of course directly in result to Solo‘s dismal box-office run which showed Lucasfilm that people are not ready to watch two Star Wars movies within five months of each other, leastwise a Star Wars standalone film that no one really wanted in the first place.
Now, Solo actually turned out to be a great movie, instantly becoming one of my favorite Star Wars films ever made, but the terrible marketing surrounding the movie and its lack of enthusiastic fan base ultimately destroyed its chances of being a good film financially and to Disney money talks.
So, that Boba Fett or Obi-Wan spinoff you were getting ready for in the next few years or so may not come for a long while which is a bummer because I love the Star Wars stories. I love their creativity and I love that these films are filling in gaps to movies and characters that I’ve watched for years. The bad news about this Star Wars update, however, is the fact that it makes it more and more unlikely that there will be a Solo sequel which is especially unfortunate because the movie was clearly setting up something awesome.
The good news, however, is the fact that Lucasfilm is toning down our expectations for Star Wars movies which makes us more hungry for them when they come. Star Wars has always been an event and I think people like it that way. A lot of people don’t want it to become a busy franchise like Marvel successfully did with their films and I understand that. If Solo had been pushed to maybe this August or September, months that are ultimately vacant of big time blockbusters, it would’ve made a whole lot more money than it did. The fact that Disney wasn’t willing to try to make Solo work shows their lack of enthusiasm with the film as well so their decision to place the Star Wars Stories on the back burner doesn’t surprise me at all.
I have a feeling though, after this year and a half hiatus from Star Wars people will be ready to see Episode IX next December and I’m definitely going to be one of those people. 🙂
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you.
One of my favorite things about watching a new Star Wars movie is seeing all of the new aliens, locations, trinkets, etc. and Solo was packed to the rim with eye catching characters, brand new aliens, and yes, more stormtroopers. I love it! So today I’m going to share with you all of the incredible new creations that Solo brought to the Star Wars universe that I happened to love the most. Enjoy!
10: Corellian Hounds
Um…it’s official. Star Wars dogs are not cute. *shudder* These hounds were simply horrifying to look at…but they were so cool at the same time. Only in Star Wars would you see an alien hound as gross and magnificent as this and that’s why I love this franchise so much.
With every new Star Wars movie comes a new rendition of the iconic stormtrooper and I am just impressed. How do they keep coming up with ideas for brand new troopers? I have no idea. But, Solo continued that tradition and I’m so happy about it. These Mudtroopers look so cool with their massive goggles and their mucky brown armor perfect for the conditions of the muddy planet, Mimban. Um…did I mention that I love Star Wars? 🙂
8. The Lodge
New Star Wars movies also mean new locations and once again Solo did not disappoint as it took us to worlds unlike anything we had seen before. The Lodge, a hangout in the location of Fort Ypso, is where Han first meets Lando and from the looks of this picture you wouldn’t even recognize it from the actual movie. In the film aliens and humanoids crowded the interior of The Lodge to the point of not allowing the viewer to really see everything sitting on the walls and so forth, at least not on the first viewing. In this picture, however, you can see the homey charm of this tavern and I’m glad to see that Star Wars still continues to surprise me with new places that haven’t ever been seen in the franchise before.
Continue reading The Ten Coolest Things From ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’
With Solo becoming the second Star Wars Story to arrive in the Star Wars franchise after Disney acquired Lucasfilm it’s kind of obvious that comparisons between Rogue One and Solo are destined to be made and I am SO excited to see which of these movies I enjoyed the most because both films completely surprised me in ways I could’ve never imagined. I hope you enjoy! 🙂
There will be some MAJOR SPOILERS within this post just so you know. Thanks for heeding this warning.
The Major Characters:
Jyn Erso was the main protagonist in Rogue One and I thought she was awesome. She was tough, resourceful, strong-willed, and she led her fellow rebels in completing a mission that was supposedly impossible to succeed. She didn’t take no for an answer and she fought against evil with every fiber of her being in the memory of her parents who never stopped fighting against the Empire either. I wish we could’ve been introduced to her character in Rogue One in a more concise way than jumping forward in her life to the point of her being in jail without us knowing exactly how she got there but the film was still perfect as it was and she was at the helm of that awesome movie.
Han Solo is one of the greatest characters in the Star Wars universe because he’s so much fun to watch. He’s charismatic, funny, and he always participates in the greatest adventures. Solo was not an exception. Alden Ehrenreich took the character I’ve watched since I was a child and provided us Star Wars fans a different stage in Han’s life that was simply brilliant to observe. Seeing gaps that I could’ve only dreamed of knowing filled in through the movie’s various situations was so much fun to see and I’m glad that Disney found the perfect actor to portray the young rogue. I love Han Solo! 🙂
Continue reading ‘Rogue One’ vs. ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Which One Wins?