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.
When your partner's an early riser but you're not… pic.twitter.com/9qGP2a007z
— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) February 24, 2018
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:
— John Bishop (@jmbishopjr) February 24, 2018
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:
Just added! The Director and The Jedi is a look into @rianjohnson's process as a new director to the @starwars universe. Watch the World Premiere at #SXSW 2018 with @HamillHimself in attendance! https://t.co/sYIKugSj9c pic.twitter.com/QOg7TnV65Y
— SXSW (@sxsw) February 22, 2018
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:
YESSSS! We had @anthonywonke & his crew on set every day, we were always radio mic’d up. This isn’t talking heads & b-roll, it really gets into process & captures what the shoot felt like. Excited to see it with a crowd… https://t.co/3lkPkDRPnP
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) February 22, 2018
Star Wars Rebels – Dave’s Journey
Sit down and give yourself some time with this post:
— John Bishop (@jmbishopjr) February 24, 2018
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:
“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:
FUN FACT: In 1976, when Harrison Ford told me he already had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, I laughed & thought he was joking. He wasn't. Broadway & silent film star Harrison Ford had one for decades before #StarWars#HarrisonsAlwaysRight pic.twitter.com/fu3bcvK8Y1
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 22, 2018
I now wonder if I photographed the wrong Harrison Ford star when I was recently in Hollywood:
— John Bishop (@jmbishopjr) January 23, 2018
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