And now, the moment in media that so many of you have been waiting for…..the recently revealed teaser trailer for December’s sure to be a mega-blockbuster, “Star Wars: Episode IX”!!! It’s also been given an official title as well with “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”. Let’s all take a look, a few times 🙂
Yes my friends we have arrived at the release of another long-anticipated film and this one continues the “Star Wars” mythology by giving us a sort of origin story about that Space-pirate Han Solo. The film “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opens today in theaters everywhere so let’s take a look at the theatrical poster, some premise and the casting. I’ve even secured a couple of different theatrical posters for you in this post so how about that.
The Premise: A space Western, the film is centered on a young Han Solo and his adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, including their encounter with Lando Calrissian.
Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo
Woody Harrelson as Beckett
Emilia Clarke as Kira
Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian
Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca
Paul Bettany as an undisclosed character
Jon Kasdan as Tag Greenley
Toby Hefferman as Bink Otauna
Ian Kenny – undisclosed role
Warwick Davis – undisclosed role
Clint Howard – undisclosed role
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Much like “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is a prequel to the main events that we’ve been following for so many years. “Rogue One” was an amazing film and I think I’ve seen that one at least ten times by now. I hope by now you’ve seen it because its just a wonderful story from beginning to end. “Solo” takes place before we initially meet him in “Star Wars: A New Hope” and the trailers looked like some thrilling fun so I have high hopes for it. I’ve already noted how disappointed I was with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and feel that the side tales might be the best way to keep the franchise interesting. I’m planning on seeing this film early in the run but it might be a couple of weeks based on a very busy personal calendar. What about you? Are you seeing it right away? If you do, please don’t post any sort of spoilers okay. Ciao for now.
If you’re a fan of the larger franchise then there is no way possible that you missed seeing “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” during its theatrical run. Of course if you’re one of those folks that likes to get on Facebook lauding how they never saw a single Star Wars film, then I will give you a moment to collect your things and return here at another time. The film continued the story that began so many moons ago and brought in just over $1.3 billion dollars which is pretty damned awesome. The other day we received the details on the Digital and Home release and you can learn all about it and even enjoy the trailer for the product down below. I’ll return at the close with additional editorial.
The Press Release:
Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi—the next action-packed chapter of the Star Wars saga— Earned critical acclaim and the No. 1 spot atop 2017’s list of highest-grossing films. The visually stunning film welcomes the return of original characters, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Yoda, R2-D2 and C-3PO and further explores the deepening journey of the saga’s new members, Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren. Now families can bring home the movie digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere on March 13, two weeks before the 4K Ultra HD™ Blu-ray, and Blu-ray™ disc on March 27. This release also marks Disney’s first title available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in both Dolby Vision™ HDR and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio, delivering consumers a transformative viewing experience.
It’s time to return to a galaxy far, far away as “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens in theaters everywhere. How excited are you for this one? Pretty darned excited I’m willing to say. Let’s review the poster, some casting and a premise that I came up with on the fly 🙂
The Premise: The film continues along with the story that was begun in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and greater expands upon the Intergalactic conflict that was found taking place between the tyranny of The First Order and The Resistance.
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa
Adam Driver as Kylo Ren
Daisy Ridley as Rey Jakku
John Boyega as Finn
Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron
Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata
Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma
Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke
Benicio del Toro as an unnamed charter
Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo
Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Ticomber
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m pretty excited about this one despite not really finding “The Force Awakens” to be all that great. I enjoyed that one enough sure, but I didn’t love it like some of my fellow geeks did. My hope is that this film mirrors the historical practice of the second in the series being so good. Let’s face it, “Empire Strikes Back” was superb and maybe even better than the first “Star Wars” while “Attack Of The Clones” was far superior to “The Phantom Menace”. My issue is going to be like evading enemy TIE Fighters since so many of my close media discussion friends are all seeing the film on the night it opens or the next day and I cannot get there until next week. Hopefully I can skirt any information about it until next Wednesday which is the preferred day that I’d like to go. I might even need to turn off my personal Facebook for a couple of days to be on the safe side. What do you readers think about this opening? Is it the film you have been anticipating the most this year or was it one of the other ones like “Thor: Ragnarok”, “Wonder Woman”, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” or maybe even “Justice League”. Let me know in the comments section below and please NO SPOILERS if you have seen it. Those folks can just say they loved it or didn’t. Once I get to the theater, I will map out a movie review that will be as spoiler free as possible. May The Force Be With You my readers.
As previously noted, the 3D CGI animated series “Star Wars Rebels” will end with Season Four. Yesterday, a second and longer trailer for the final season was released so let’s get our lightsabers ready to raise hell on the forces of the Galactic Empire one more time.
About The Show: Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D CGI animated television series produced by Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation. Beginning fourteen years after Revenge of the Sith and five years before A New Hope, Rebels takes place during an era when the Galactic Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy. Imperial forces are hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights while a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking form. (thanks Wiki).
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I pretty much said my piece about this series already but will lead us to the close with what did you think of the second trailer for the final season? You can let us know in the comments section below and remember that the links down below will lead you to a reasonable purchase point. As always, May The Force Be With You 🙂