Ryan Phillippe talks to MTV about trying out for the role of Anakin Skywalker. I just watched half of Cruel Intentions (Shut up!) the other day, and I swear he and Christensen could be brothers… (And Sarah Michelle Gellar in bitch mode would make a hell of a Sith.)
- Jedism: Charlotte Church gave the Jedi church people £5,000. Seriously, stop encouraging them already.
- Lists: Anakin and Padme make Yahoo’s list of ten most mismatched movie couples. On the plus side, Yahoo does put in a good word for Boga.
- People: Might as well face it… Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman are addicted to love. No, seriously, it’s a little disturbing. I forsee a lot of bad Darth Padme manips in this spread’s future.
Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen in Episode II: Attack of the Clones have been voted as having the least convincing chemistry of on-screen couples by film fans.
No way! With dialog like, “I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and irritating and it gets everywhere. Everything here is soft and smooth,” who could believe that? I bet ladies everywhere are waiting for guys to use that line on them.
Bryan Young defends the prequel trilogy at perhaps one of the last places one would expect such a thing – The Huffington Post. If he was at CIV, I think I may have asked him (or his son) a trivia question or two…
Also, among the things we missed due to C4, Empire’s special Star Wars section, including a marathon interview with George Lucas, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Whoops.
- Wookieepedian participates in contest looking for the biggest ‘Star Wars’ fan in Central Texas.
- Austrailian fans profiled.
- Washingston D.C. 501st profiled.
- Kentucky couple has Star Wars wedding. Jeremey Bulloch attended – in costume!
- Star Wars exhibit at Baltimore’s Geppi’s Entertainment Museum.
- Where Science Meets Imagination is now in Fort Worth, Texas.
- High-definition DVDs in Europe are now receiving THX certification.
- George overheard dissing Youtube.
- Redesigned StarWars.com one of The Christian Science Monitor’s Monitor picks.
- Psychiatrists examine Anakin Skywalker.
Chaodai shatters the myth that saying something is ‘for kids’ means you don’t have to try. Not surprisingly, The Phantom Menace comes up…
Speaking of TPM, Ryan Kaufman asks what’s up with The “Phantom” Menace?
Anakinside1 explores Anakin’s feminine side.
Master Ki-Aaron-Mundi has a theory on how Ferus Olin kicks the bucket.
Marvolo7 shares her list of the EU’s most memorable moments.
Eleventh Guard asks why is there so little NJO slash?
Imadra_blue rants on fandom perceptions of Anakin and Mace.
Lazypadawan isn’t fond of the theory that the Sith created Anakin.
An essay by Abel G. Peña is being published as part of an e-book.
Also on blogs.starwars.com, Paul ponders who else was being held on the Death Star’s detention level, Pablo calls out Fox News for not doing their homework and Bonnie finds Indiana Jones mash-ups.
I am indebted to the fine folks at Jedi News from linking to some of the Livejournal posts.
Inner Bitch watches the entire saga (in release order) and is more than a little surprised.
Halagard takes a look at what the Expanded Universe might look like if it started after the release of the prequels.
Meanwhile, Jeff Dillon of The Disembodied Brain picks up The Joiner King and The Unseen Queen. He’s not impressed.
Shoiryu slashes out for a bit, but calms down for a nice discussion of the Master and Padawan attachment.
In the realm of blogs.starwars.com, there’s a new multiblog for Official Star Wars artists.
The official site has updated their databank for ROTS with new information on Anakin, Padme, Obi-Wan, Bail, Palpatine and one completely new character. The entries themselves are fairly vague, but there are several new photos.