How A Thunderstorm Almost Ruined ‘The Phantom Menace’
The first entry in George Lucas's prequel trilogy, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, has taken a fair beating from many fans since its release back in 1999. Many did not enjoy it. A lot of criticism were aimed at a specific character and the cheesy dialogue. While it may not be the best film in the series, it certainly gave us a lot, especially in the special effects department. As much as many will not admit it, the space battles and choreography looked much better than those from the original trilogy. The lightsaber battles, like the "Duel of the Fates" scene, were just spectacular. One thing which stood out for many fans, was the introduction of podracing into the franchise. Throughout the entire Star Wars franchise, whether it be television shows, books, comics, or films, the one thing every character agrees on is just how dangerous the "sport" of podracing is. Many participants met their end on the track. It turned out the actual filming of these sequences was equally as dangerous. Extreme weather conditions almost cost us the entire scene had it not been for George Lucas himself, and the Tunisian Military.
The Very First Sith For The High Republic Series Has Been Revealed
Star Wars: The High Republic multimedia project is currently weaving a canonical story of the Jedi in their prime time. The Republic, and the Jedi were in their golden age. This was before the Republic era, and before the Clone Wars. In the High Republic comic series, we have been following several adventures with a whole new cast of characters of the Jedi Order with each taking us to several new planets, and introducing new adventures. However, from all these stories, fans have one question. Where are the Sith?
'LEGO Star Wars' Developer Says That 'Episode IX' Content Was "Miserable" But Fun
Alongside the developer Travelers Tales, Lego has released a long line of video game tie-ins over the years. These games often parody a film or series of films, with their plots loosely following the source material. Aside from replacing the inhabitants with Lego counterparts, the games often apply a lighthearted spin on their source’s more dramatic moments for comedic effect. Gameplay-wise, all the entries follow the same design philosophy, incorporating puzzles and other problem-solving elements to great effect. With brain-teasing obstacles, hilarious spoofs, and clever writing, they have won over quite a few fans over the years.
'Star Wars' Reveals The Origin of Stormtroopers
In the latest episode of The Bad Batch titled "War Mantel," we now have learned the origin of the most iconic part of all of Star Wars. We have learned the origin of the stormtroopers. Yes. The enforcers of the Empire and the most iconic baddies of all of Star Wars, now have their origins revealed. How did it come to be, and how does it differentiate from the old Legends days? Let's find out!
Sneak Peek At 'Ronin,' A 'Star Wars: Visions' Novel
At Anime Expo in July, Lucasfilm revealed more information about the latest project in development, Star Wars: Visions. The creators of this anthology of short anime films have been given full creative freedom on how their own unique interpretation of the galaxy far, far away. One of these shorts titled “The Duel” promises to present a blend of Japanese mythology and the futuristic elements of Star Wars. In addition to the short film, fans will get a chance to dig deep into the backstory of this lone samurai. StarWars.com has given us a sneak peak at the tie-in work Star Wars: Ronin: A Visions Novel.
Should The Sequel Trilogy Have Been Four Movies ?
Screenwriter Chris Terrio once said in an interview that when writing The Rise of Skywalker he could have easily split it into two movies. In many ways, it appeared to come off that way. Palpatine's return and Ben Solo’s redemption already took up much of the movie. What about Rose and Finn's story? What about Poe? Then of course, there was Rey rebuilding the Jedi Order. There were so many plot threads to continue and sadly not even the longest of movies could follow them all. After all, a trilogy had its limits.
R2-D2 & C-3PO Reportedly To Be Featured In Kenobi Series
When it comes to the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, people have long imagined that this story would feature Kenobi solely on Tatooine, since it is his mission to watch over Luke Skywalker as he is raised by his aunt and uncle. However, the announcement last year that the show would feature a rematch of sorts between Kenobi and Darth Vader started to shift people's expectations of what the show could be like. Some fans have come to believe that something may happen that would cause Kenobi to go offworld, since having Vader face him in person on Tatooine would not really make sense. And there has also been the question of whether there might be even more familiar characters in the series.
Joel Edgerton States He Has No Idea What The Plot Of The Obi-Wan Show Is
The last few years have definitely been turbulent in the world of Star Wars. We saw the release of the sequel trilogy, which caused a lot of division within the fandom, but we also got some new TV shows which have seemingly brought them back together. The first two seasons of The Mandalorian were a huge success, as was the final season of The Clone Wars. On top of this, we have a bunch of new shows going into production as well. Easily the most anticipated of which is the series focusing on Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi.