Lucasfilm Will Reportedly Start Shooting Their OBI-WAN KENOBI Movie in 2019 in Belfast

It looks like Lucasfilm might be farther along on the development of their Obi-Wan Kenobi movie than previously thought. It seems they are looking to shoot the film in Belfast at Paint Hall studios in the Titanic Quarter. This is where HBO’s Game of Thrones series is shot. According to the Belfast Telegraph, once production on Game of Thrones comes to an end, Lucasfilm will be moving in to start work on the Obi-Wan solo film. Apparently, they’ll start shooting in 2019. Oh, and George Lucas even visited Belfast to check out the shooting locations for the new film.

Movie mogul Lucas was pictured eating out in swanky Holywood restaurant Noble during his short Belfast visit. The snap led to frenzied speculation as to why he was visiting the city.

It’s understood that it was to give his seal of approval to the latest Star Wars spin-off being shot in Northern Ireland – a move that will pump millions of pounds into the local economy.

Lucas spent part of his time here last November being given a guided tour of the Paint Hall studios. Paint Hall sources said Lucas was hugely impressed by the Belfast studio.

George Lucas Was Developing a Han Solo Film Before Disney Bought Lucasfilm

Here’s an interesting bit of Star Wars trivia that I didn’t know until today! Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Lawrence Kasdan recently revealed in an interview with EW, that he was actually developing a standalone Han Solo film with George Lucas before Disney bought Lucasfilm.

If George Lucas wouldn’t have sold Lucasfilm to Disney, there’s a good chance that he was on the road to launching his own Star Wars expanded cinematic universe, which is pretty cool. According to the report:

Even before Lucasfilm was sold to Disney in 2012, launching a renaissance of galactic storytelling, Lawrence Kasdan had signed on to put together a Han Solo-centric movie.

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Disney Details New Star Wars Hotel and Marvel Attractions

Disney Details New Star Wars Hotel and Marvel Attractions

Disney details new Star Wars hotel and Marvel attractions

During D23 Expo Japan 2018, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek revealed new details about major expansion in progress across Walt Disney World Resort leading up to the 50th Anniversary. Here’s a look at what’s ahead for guests:

Toy Story Land

The fun will soar to infinity and beyond beginning this summer with the opening of Toy Story Land. This playful new 11-acre land will transport guests into the adventurous outdoors of Andy’s backyard where guests will feel like they have been shrunk to the size of Woody and Buzz, as they are surrounded by oversized toys. Using toys like building blocks, plastic buckets and shovels, and game board pieces, Andy has designed the perfect setting for this land that includes two major new attractions.

Slinky Dog Dash is a family-friendly coaster that will send riders dipping, dodging and dashing around turns and drops through the world of Andy’s toys. Guests can also spin around with little green aliens aboard Alien Swirling Saucers and quick refreshments will be on tap at Woody’s Lunch Box.

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Disney Confirms They are Developing “a Few” STAR WARS TV Shows

We’ve already known that Lucasfilm has been developing been working on a live-action TV series for years. We figured that series, Star Wars: Underworld, would eventually end up being developed at Disney. It was confirmed that Disney was working on one live-action series that may or may not have been Star Wars: Underworld, but now Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed that they are working on more than one!

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Jabba The Hutt STAR WARS Spinoff Film in Development at Lucasfilm

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Yesterday the big news hit that Lucasfilm was officially developing an Obi-Wan Kenobi film. This is something that a lot of fans were hoping were would see. It was also revealed that they were in talks with Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry to direct it.

There was also a little piece of big news tucked away in an article by Variety that I hadn’t heard before. They say that on top of the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie and the Boba Fett movie that have been in development, they are also working on a Jabba The Hutt film!

I’ve never heard Jabba The Hutt being mentioned as a possible film before. The only time we’ve talked about the possibility of a Jabba The Hutt movie is when director Guillermo del Toro shared an idea that he had for it. When talking about it, he said:

“This is not real, this is me as a fat geek just geeking out and talking about it. I would do the sort of Godfather saga that Jabba the Hutt had to go through to gain control. One, because it’s the character that looks the most like me, and I like him. I love the idea of a Hutt type of mafia, a very complex coup. I just love the character.”

All I know is that I would love to watch a Jabba The Hutt Godfather-style gangster Star Wars movie! That would be amazing! You know what would be even more amazing!? If Del Toro actually came on board to direct it!

There’s no information on how far in development they are with the project, but a movie based on the underworld of the Star Wars universe, with Jabba The Hutt as the central figure could be pretty damn cool. What do you all think?

One Reason Why Lucasfilm Dropped The STAR WARS Extended Universe Was Because of Chewbacca

When Disney bought Lucasfilm and started on their journey to producing new Star Wars films, one of the first things they announced was that they would be ditching the Star Wars Extended Universe saying that none of it would be canon. This initially pissed a lot of fans off because the Extended Universe is full of great stories and characters.

There are actually many reasons why they decided to drop the Extended Universe and rebrand it into what is now called Star Wars Legends. Lucasfilm originally released a statement explaining why, but Star Wars Story Group member Leland Chee got a little more specific explaining that one reason came down to Chewbacca.

Why Chewbacca, you ask. Because Chewbacca was killed off in the Extended Universe and they wanted to play with that character in the films. While talking with SyFy.com, Chee, who also oversees The Holocron, which is basically Lucasfilm’s official version of Wookieepedia, had this to say:

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Learn All About Captain Phasma’s Awesome Armor That Didn’t Really Help Her Much

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I’ve been saying since I saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi that Captain Phasma is the new Boba Fett, and this video proves it. I mean that in the sense that her stories outside of the films are far more entertaining, and much like Fett, she died in a way that really undermines just how much of a bad ass she was. Take her armor for example, which I just now learned is blaster resistant and was once the property of Emperor Palpatine. It’s a damn shame we didn’t see that armor get put to better use, but I’m sure the expanded universe stories about her will make mention of it quite often. Learn the history of Phasma’s armor below, and let us know if you think she was a wasted character.

Seems Like Liam Neeson Would Reprise His Qui-Gon Jinn Role in Lucasfilm’s OBI-WAN KENOBI Movie

It’s no secret that Lucasfilm is currently developing an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie. It’s in the very early stages of development and we have no idea what exactly they are planning. What we do know is that the studio is looking at hiring Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot and The Hours) to direct.

We also know that Ewan McGregor is up for reprising his role if Lucasfilm comes knocking. Who knows, maybe they already have and no one is saying anything. Now Liam Neeson is saying that he’s open to reprising his role of Quin-Gon Jinn in the film if he’s asked! While talking to Yahoo, he was asked about the possibility of returning and this is what he said:

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The Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren Showdown From THE LAST JEDI Recreated in 16-Bit Greatness

I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up I loved playing the 16-bit Star Wars game on Super Nintendo. I wish those were included in the SNES Classic console! It would be so cool to see the current trilogy of films get similar playable games, but thanks to Mr. Sunday Movies we can at least get an idea of what it would look like if Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a 16-bit video game.

The video below was created by animator John Stratman and it focuses on the badass climatic moment of the film where we see Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren face off on the planet of Crait. This is easily one of my favorite moments of the movie, and this is a radical recreation of that scene that I think fans are going to love! Check it out!

If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you’ll probably want to skip this because of spoilers.

The Throne Room Scene in STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Has Been Awesomely Recreated in LEGO

the-throne-room-scene-in-star-wars-the-last-jedi-has-been-awesomely-recreated-in-lego-social.jpgOne of the several awesome moments in Star Wars: The Last Jedi took place in the throne room. If you’ve seen the movie you know exactly what scene I’m talking about. Well, Huxley Berg Studios has re-created that scene with LEGO stop-motion and the end result turned out pretty impressive. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, then you might want to skip it because it contains some major spoilers for the movie. If you have seen it, then enjoy!