Had enough Star Wars to last you a while? Yeah, didn’t think so. The Star Wars Show didn’t think so, either, so they’ve got a new episode recapping the best of Celebration and featuring a never-before-seen interview with the director of The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson. Check it out below:
In today’s show, we have breaking news about the future of Coffee With Kenobi. In our discussion segment, Stephen Stanton returns for our topic on Show # 64, the role of the anti hero in Star Wars. We also talk about the latest Celebration Orlando announcements, our current Celebration itinerary, and Cory continues to taunt Dan about Pacific Rim is. Returning contributor Nick DiCo is back to discuss Star Wars video games and Jason Brame brings us an update on the Star Wars canon.
KATHLEEN KENNEDY AND STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI DIRECTOR RIAN JOHNSON TO APPEAR AT STAR WARS CELEBRATION
ANNOUNCING A SPECIAL PANEL FEATURING THE FILMMAKERS BEHIND STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI!
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson are confirmed to appear at Star Wars Celebration Orlando on Friday, April 14, for a special panel discussion. While specifics are still under wraps, the talk promises to feature a few surprises and special guests, kickstarting what is sure to be an exciting and memorable weekend.
STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE: DAY THREE — A Guest Blog by Walt Fishon
The things one hears standing in a queue at Star Wars Celebration at 4:30 a.m…
“We’ll definitely get a teaser like they first had for The Force Awakens. You know, flashes of images that don’t give away the story”
“They’re going to announce the title of Episode VIII.”
“Daisy (Ridley) will be here since she lives in London.”
“Everyone on the t-shirt from Rogue One showed up, so everyone on the shirt from The Force Awakens should be here, too.”
Pablo Hidalgo was the host for the Future Filmmaker Discussion which featured Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Kiri Hart, Senior Vice-President of Development. They were on hand to discuss the future of Star Wars films, in particular Episode VII and the recently announced Han Solo film.
Here are some of the highlights from StarWars.com:
Star Wars in My Backyard — A Guest Blog by Paul Loughlin
When it comes to all things Star Wars I always avoid spoilers especially when it comes to the movies themselves, however this was not the case when I made the trip to Ceann Sibéal in Dingle. (Don’t worry there won’t be any spoilers here!). It had long been rumoured that production for the latest episodic instalment of the saga would be returning to Kerry in 2016. And this proved true when set construction began on March of this year. I was still feeling the high I got when watching The Force Awakens with the icing on the cake being Skellig Michael appearing in the third act of the movie, so to hear that production was returning to Kerry and in particular Dingle, a thirty minute drive from my home, my excitement levels went into overdrive.
Star Wars: Episode VIII to Open December 15, 2017
The release date for the next film in the saga is confirmed.
Today, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII, originally scheduled for release in summer 2017, will now debut on December 15, 2017.
The move follows the extraordinary success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was the first Star Wars movie to premiere outside the traditional summer blockbuster window and smashed numerous records, including biggest domestic and global debuts of all time as well as the biggest domestic second and third weekends, en route to becoming the highest grossing domestic release of all time with over $861.3 million and the third biggest global release ever with $1,886.7 billion.
It looks like a bit of confusion over in Ireland has been sorted by Lucasfilm, according to Entertainment Weekly. Recent reports suggested that the production for The Force Awakens was returning to Skellig Michael — the remote island off the southwest coast of County Kerry, Ireland where filming took place last year — for reshoots in advance of the December 18 release date.
Lucasfilm cleared things up with this clarification to EW:
Breaking News! First Star Wars Standalone Title Revealed; Rian Johnson Set to Direct and Write Star Wars Episode VIII
We’ve all been speculating, but now we know – the title for the first Star Wars standalone film is Rogue One! The film stars Felicity Jones, and is directed by Gareth Edwards. In addition to that big news, we also know that Episode VIII will be written and directed by Rian Johnson!
Here’s the announcement from StarWars.com:
Rian Johnson, the director of Star Wars Episode VIII, has confirmed that Episode VII – under the direction of J.J. Abrams – will feature more practical effects, rather than CGI. Johnson recently appeared on the Girls in Hoodies podcast to discuss a variety of topics, including the new series Outlander, The Twilight Zone, gaming, and Star Wars.