Today’s must-read was an article from Meredith Woerner at the Los Angeles Times about the women of The Force Awakens. In addition to the characters (it’s revealed that Captain Phasma will be returning for VIII,) Kathleen Kennedy also talks about the importance of having women behind the scenes, and how that helped the movie.
→ On that note, agent Adriana Alberghetti told the LAT that she’s gotten meetings for four female directors and three female writers for Star Wars films. She doesn’t name names, but Newsarama notes that her clients include Orange Is The New Black director S.J. Clarkson and Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Marti Noxon.
→ George Lucas has seen The Force Awakens and, Kathleen Kennedy tells The Hollywood Reporter, “he really liked it.”
The 2015 Hallmark Dream Book is out, and it contains some – but not all – of the Star Wars ornaments we saw at SDCC. Curiously, there are two The Force Awakens ornaments that are yet to be revealed. Odds are probably good that one is a BB-8, but the other?
UPDATE: Jedi News found out that the Admiral Ackbar we saw at SDCC will be a limited release for Hallmark’s Ornament Premiere on July 11. It will only be available in stores.
Head beneath the cut for a shot of the Dream Book’s Star Wars page.
Hallmark’s 2015 Star Wars ornaments. Rebelscum has a gallery of pictures from Hallmark’s booth and our first look at next year’s Christmas ornaments. They include Yoda and Luke, Admiral Ackbar, a Y-wing, and a pair from Rebels.
Okay, all (well, most of) the new Hallmark Keepsake Christmas ornaments, not just the Star Wars ones are available for purchase today, but whatever. Quibbles. Brave the rush to pick up the ‘The Rise of Lord Vader’ (FrankenVader from the end of Revenge of the Sith,) a scout trooper, the cantina band and/or a LEGO Boba Fett.
A Santa Yoda Peekbuster won’t be available until October, because Hallmark, just like Santa Maul, wants you to hone your rage. (Where is my Santa Maul ornament, Hallmark? Even the LEGO version would be acceptable.)
We first saw the 2014 ornaments nearly a year ago, at SDCC, which means our first look at the next crop is right around the corner.
The 2013 Hallmark ornaments are just now in stores, but early versions of the 2014 ornaments are already on display at their booth in the Lucasfilm Pavilion at San Diego Comic-Con – and at StarWars.com.
If you’re into that whole Christmas ornaments thing, you probably already know that today is the day that Hallmark’s ornaments (including but not limited to the Star Wars ones) are in stores beginning today. If you weren’t aware… Head out to the store! Remember that the Boushh one is limited edition, so if you want it, pick it up now!
Sure, it’s a little fuzzy, but you get the idea… And there’s a distinct Return of the Jedi vibe, fitting with this year being the movie’s 30th. We’ll get a closer look when the new ornaments go live on Hallmark’s site. And as for the event exclusive for SDCC and NYCC? It’s the rancor!
Thanks to Rach for the picture, and we’ll let you know when Hallmark takes it all up for public viewing.