Released out into the world tonight is a version of the featurette that launched the Episode IX panel way back at Celebration Chicago in April – though I believe this one has more/different footage from behind the scenes of The Rise of Skywalker, though a few things did carry over.
What we learned about The Rise of Skywalker from Vanity Fair
Per usual, the Vanity Fair story on the upcoming Star Wars film – The Rise of Skywalker, the final episode of “the Skywalker saga,” the grand finale of all three trilogies, etc. – was chock full of information. Granted, most of it’s peicemeal, but that’s where we tiny fan blogs live, isn’t it? Let’s dig in.Continue reading “What we learned about The Rise of Skywalker from Vanity Fair”
The Art of Star Wars Rebels arrives in October
This has been bouncing around fandom for a few days, but here it is, officially: The Art of Star Wars Rebels is coming out in October. The hardcover is written by Dan Wallace and “will chronicle the making of the show over its four-season run, complete with never-before-seen concept art and process pieces.” It will include commentary from Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, Carrie Beck and others, and is already up for preorder.
For the time being, there’s plenty of behind the scenes content in the series guide on StarWars.com, including the above, a lighting concept by Molly Denmark for the series finale.
Inside Dryden Vos’ Easter egg-laden office
In this week’s Star Wars Show, Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo takes us for a closer look at some of the galactic artifacts in Dryden Vos’ office. Plus, there’s an interview with Solo composer John Powell.
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The Kasdans on Solo, The Force Awakens and working together
Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan talk in-depth with StarWars.com’s Dan Brooks about how Solo came to be, including how that became entwined with the making of The Force Awakens and Han’s death.
How George Lucas helped out on a Solo scene
An early report on Solo gave us the impression that George Lucas actually helped direct a small part of the film, now the fuller part of the story can be told. Here’s the scene – of which we’ve seen a brief preview of in commercials – and George Lucas’s part in it, from Variety’s cover story.
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Solo lowdown: Another behind-the-scenes feature
A new behind the scenes video has emerged at USA Today, showing some new aliens, droids, and more of Lando’s capes. It features Cinematographer Bradford Young, creature effects guru Neal Scanlan, costume designers David Crossman and Glyn Dillon, who reveal that Solo has the most costumes ever produced for a Star Wars film.
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Report: Ron Howard reshot 70% of Solo
A new article on Solo from the Wall Street Journal mostly treads well-worn ground on the film’s behind-the-scenes director switcharoo, but it does have one new, interesting (if unconfirmed) detail: That Ron Howard reshot 70% of the film.
Ron Howard: Solo is in “final stages of post”
Ron Howard has been busy these last couple days. On Wednesday, he shared a video of the last day of scoring with composer John Power. On Friday, he tweeted that the Solo edit is locked the score is done, and then proceeded to share images of mixing, a VFX review, more mixing and… Reviewing?
The movie is in the “final stages of post,” he tweeted Saturday evening. “It’s gratifying to see everybody’s dedication to this story – going back to 2012 – adding up in such a fun & satisfying way. So much talent involved.”
He also reminds us that another trailer is coming – though it’s anyone’s guess as to when it’ll show up. The movie is (still) out May 25.
Head under the cut to see all the images.
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Hey kids! You want a Last Jedi blooper reel?
Here’s one! It has the infamous 27 slaps, a surprise from (we assume) BB-8 and hugs.
And another! Even more Oscar Isaac shenanigans, an overenthusiastic wind machine and John Boyega’s big bio-hexacrypt problem.
Man, I love these things.