Given how little breaking Star Wars news we’ve had out of New York Comic Con, it’s not too surprising that we didn’t get a full panel report until now… Check it out at Cinematical. EW also includes it in their roundup.
The new show will reveal the greasy, seamy underbelly of Star Wars,” Steve Sansweet told MTV at New York Comic Con yesterday. That lends a little more weight to the “Deadwood meets The Sopranos” rumors… Also, a bit on the production schedule:
Sansweet said the initial writers of the show have been selected and “they’ve had their first couple sessions working with George and [producer] Rick [McCallum].” So when can we expect all of this? “We’ll see it in production probably sometime in 2009. Hopefully the series will be on by 2010,” said Sansweet.
I’m just on my way out the door, but I’ll be updating our live-action roundup post later tonight.
IGN reports a few Star Wars tidbits from the Robot Chicken panel:
- The Robot Chicken: Star Wars DVD will contain two hours of bonus materials.
- And seven commentary tracks!
- The Star Wars special took them fourteen weeks to prepare – an entire season (20 episodes) generally takes eleven months.
The DVD comes out May 20th.
So it seems that Seth Green had the biggest Star Wars news today… But Cinematical has pictures from the New York Comic Con, including one from Steve’s panel and several out-and-about troopers. Keep an eye on the nycc and newyorkcomiccon tags on Flickr for more shots.
- The Hobbit: Guillermo del Toro will know soon if he’s directing.
- X-Files: MTV has an interview with Carter and Spotnitz, while io9 and EW report from the X-Files panel.
- The Dark Knight: MTV has a blow-by-blow of the Bat-trailer, which will officially hit in two weeks.
- Narnia: Disney has “no plans” for after Dawn Treader. Yet.
- The Spirit: Haven’t really been covering this one, but the trailer premiered and it’s pretty neat.
This weekend, Steve Sansweet will be at the New York Comic Con to showcase Lucasfilm’s upcoming projects, including The Clone Wars, The Force Unleashed, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Will there be any thrilling debuts? Not a clue. But if you’re in the neighborhood, it probably wouldn’t hurt to stop by.
- Looks like the Toronto lightsaber fight was a hit!
- The New York Jedi made an appeance at last weekend’s Big Apple Comic Book Convention.
- George Lucas among those who spoke up for Oz Munchkins after they were denied star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Video: Hayden Christensen’s appearance on The View. He’s promoting his latest film, Awake.