Marvel Editor Jordan D. White on the Future of Star Wars Comics

Around the Galaxy: Star Wars News & Notes - Feb. 24, 2018

The kids are already awake and are tearing up the house like a raiding band of Tusken Raiders, so this will be a quick perusal of the Star Wars Interweb.

Also, this:

Pssst. Don’t tell my wife (who calls herself The General). Let’s see if she’s reading… JB

The Future of Marvel Comics: Star Wars

This Q & A made my morning:

of Newsarama, sat down with Marvel Editor Jordan D. White and asked about the future of Star Wars in comics.

One interesting note in the informative read:

We’ve got a thematic crossover between Star Wars and Darth Vader coming up; they each place in different times, but are both set on the same planet – Mon Cala. So that became an interesting one, where we need to map out the history of the planet, which meant pulling from the Clone Wars cartoon, the prose novels, and even some unreleased Clone Wars stuff that’s still canon. Charting what happened there after the rise of the Empire, after the first Death Star blew up, etc. – we created that timeline for Mon Cala.

Also interesting was White saying of Marvel’s current (mostly consistent) concentration on the period between Episodes IV and V, “There’s a good chance we could move out of that time period. It’s a matter of where we feel the best stories lie…”

The Director and the Jedi

Some folks are going to get an early screening of the documentary set to deliver with the upcoming Blu-ray release of The Last Jedi:

The press release explained:

An intimate documentary delving into Rian Johnson’s process as he comes in as a director new to the Star Wars universe. A fan since childhood, he sets out to make the most powerful Star Wars movie he can. Navigating the mammoth production, the scale of which he’s never directed before, we meet his cast and crew, see their individual challenges in bringing the film together, say goodbye to Carrie Fisher, and explore the significance of Rian’s more surprising decisions.

Meanwhile, Rian Johnson added:

Very cool.

Star Wars Rebels – Dave’s Journey

Sit down and give yourself some time with this post:

Filoni takes Animation Magazine’s Cameron Koller from soup to nuts on this one; the process, the motivations, the end of the series, Clone Wars, and the future of the franchise:

We have a lot of different ways to convey stories and we choose the best mediums and we are showing no sign of slowing, so the end of one thing always means the beginning of another, and soon people will learn what that other is.

I also like how Dave threw in an allusion to Yoda there as Koller concocted a cliffhanger. Nice touch.

Late to the Party

It took ’em long enough, but Star Wars legend Mark Hamill will finally get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Of course, Mr. Hamill had the best take on the whole process:

Variety reported:

“Hamill will receive the 2,630th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with the ceremony taking place at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the El Capitan Theatre at 11:30 a.m. [on March 8] “Star Wars” creator George Lucas and Hamill’s co-star Harrison Ford will help emcee with Leron Gubler, president, and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.”

And the entire reason I am finally posting this note is the whole, Hamill/Harrison connection:

I now wonder if I photographed the wrong Harrison Ford star when I was recently in Hollywood:

BTW: Just a heads up to anyone working at the Chinese Theater: You might want to move the planters off of the Star Wars handprints and signatures before March 8.

Just sayin’…. JB


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John Bishop

A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.
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