Thursday, November 23, 2017

Two New The Last Jedi TV Spots, Tracking for $200M Weekend

Below are two new TV spots for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Very little new is shown. As for the movie itself, Disney is probably very pleased with tracking indicating that the movie will have a $200+ million opening weekend in the United States. No idea how this is determined but the number could even be a low ball considering The Force Awakens opened to $248 million while Rogue One opened at $155M. Only other members of the $200M club is Jurassic World ($208.8M) and The Avengers ($207.4M). If it succeeds to do so (and little reason to think it wouldn't) then the film would easily cross the $1 billion worldwide box office threshold which is still a pretty rare achievement despite a hefty boost from China's rapidly growing box office. The film hits theaters on December 15.



Saturday, November 18, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Runtime is 2.5 Hours

During a press trip to France, Rian Johnson revealed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will have a runtime of 2.5 hours, including credits. This will make it the longest Star Wars to date but only by a few minutes. Below are all the runtimes for the curious.

- Star Wars: The Phantom Menace – 2 hours, 16 minutes
- Star Wars: Attack of the Clones – 2 hours, 22 minutes
- Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith – 2 hours, 20 minutes
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – 2 hours, 13 minutes
- Star Wars: A New Hope – 2 hours, 1 minute
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – 2 hours, 4 minutes
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – 2 hours, 11 minutes
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens – 2 hours, 16 minutes
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi - 2 hours, 30 minutes

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Four Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV Spots

Here are four new TV spots for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. There are a few new scenes but most are the same as the previous trailers. The movie hits theaters on December 15.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lego Hoth Echo Base Diorama

In a diorama called "Winter Is Hoth", three Star Wars fans used 200,000 plus Lego to re-create the Hoth Echo Base as seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The result include the Millennium Falcon, AT-ATs, subterranean area, and a whole lot more. To see the full set of images header over the Flickr page or Brothers-Brick.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Rian Johnson Set to Create New Star Wars Trilogy

In a new announcement from Disney, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has been effectively anointed the new "George Lucas" of the Star Wars universe. From StarWars.com:
Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce.

As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud. In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.
Since this is about as wide open a door as any creator can get in an already established universe, the result will be anyone's guess. However it is a safe bet to assume that Episode IX which is currently scheduled for December 2019 will most likely conclude the current Star Wars saga's focus on the Skywalker family.