Well, I’m back from Celebration Orlando. A grand time was had by all. Or at least by most. Probably by all. It wasn’t without its hiccups, but what large gathering of 60,000 people isn’t? The short version of my experience is this: It was great to see some friends again after 2 years, and great to meet some new friends for the first time, including my Comics With Kenobi co-host, the illustrious Mr. Matt Moore. There were a few nice surprises, which I’m sure you’ve read about already: Harrison Ford and George Lucas onstage for the 40th Anniversary Panel, John Williams playing Princess Leia’s theme as part of a tribute to Carrie Fisher, and the reveal of the teaser for The Last Jedi, to name just a few. There was one moment that was simultaneously somewhat surprising and not shocking in the least. Read on to find out what it was!
For many Star Wars fans, Carrie Fisher has been a fixture for 40 years. Princess Leia made her an icon (or was it the other way around?). However, way back in 1976 London, Carrie Fisher was a young woman nearing the end of her teen years, trying to find her way as an adult, and in the process of creating what would go on to become a worldwide phenomenon.
In her new book, The Princess Diarist, Fisher seeks to shed light upon her experiences on the set of Star Wars and off. Turns out, much of her time off set involved her older co-star, Harrison Ford. It’s a topic she has hinted at and danced around previously, but is now confirmed. For the three months they were filming Star Wars in London, Fisher had a secret affair with Ford, who was married with two young children at the time.
Pre-orders begin July 28 for items signed by The Force Awakens stars Harrison Ford and Adam Driver! This amazing opportunity is brought to you by Celebrity Authentics as part of their Star Wars Signature Collectibles series. Previous signings by Harrison Ford quickly sold out, and availability for items is first come, first served. Don’t miss out!
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Harrison Ford has been making the rounds of the talk show circuit with recent appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Ellen Show, all promoting the impending home video release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. On Kimmel, Ford talked about his long-held desire for the fate of Han Solo, and his shock at how well the secret was kept under wraps. Over on Ellen, he upstaged a long-time companion….
Check out both clips below:
Star Wars legend Harrison Ford participated in a Q&A over on Entertainment Weekly’s Tumblr today, and he was able to answer a fair amount of questions posed by fans. It wasn’t all about Star Wars, of course, but here are some of the highlights of his answers regarding the saga, including his feelings about the newest cast members and the fate of Han Solo.
Star Wars – The Force Awakens Jackets
There are many debates and craze for Star Wars – The Force Awakens after the release of the movie. Ratings and positive reviews helped gained popularity even more, thanks to the fans who watched Star Wars for years. There are many who have collected some items from the previous episodes and is still running wild. In this regards, there should be some changes in Star Wars merchandise, especially from Star Wars – The Force Awakens. The main key point is that, some interesting merchandise should exist from Star Wars – The Force Awakens, and we have it now.
Missing the Point:
An Analysis of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Part I – The Film
— A Guest Blog by Daniel Noa
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a massive hit. Given the caliber of the filmmakers, from Hollywood it-boy J.J. Abrams, to Kathleen Kennedy, elder-stateswoman of Hollywood, to the various production designers and department heads, and finally of course Harrison Ford, this should not be surprising. So it pains me to write that I was incredibly disappointed with the film. Given all the love I see for this movie on the internet, this may frustrate you. I do not want to diminish your enjoyment of this film, so rather than take to Twitter, I have written this 2-part essay to explain my issues with the movie, both as a film (Part I) and as a Star Wars story (Part II), in as clear and logical a way as possible.
Did you miss the live stream of the red carpet premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Well, don’t panic because you can watch the entire event below! Cast interviews, BB-8, appearances by J.J. Abrams, Colin Trevorrow, Steven Spielberg…. and George Lucas himself! Plus, a Carrie Fisher takeover! NOT to be missed.
There was even a Mark Hamill sighting….
It’s wonderful to see how much fun Harrison Ford has been having recently! He seems genuinely happy, and that makes his return to Star Wars that much sweeter. This past Tuesday, he was the guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and here are a few of the highlights: