Star Wars Celebration Europe Future Filmmakers Panel Live
The final panel of Star Wars Celebration Europe featured the directors of the next couple of movies, with Rian Johnson, writer/director of Star Wars: Episode VIII and the Han Solostandalone film directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord joining Star Wars Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and possibly some special guests on stage.
Star Wars: Rogue One’s Darth Vader revealed in new trailer
The latest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has given fans a long-awaited glimpse of Darth Vader. The trailer, shown to thousands of fans at the Star Wars Celebration event in London, ends with a shot of Vader and his trademark heavy breathing. Director Gareth Edwards revealed James Earl Jones, who voiced Vader in the original trilogy, will be back in the new film. The veteran actor recorded his dialogue in New York last December.
Ahead of the Star Wars Rebels panel this weekend at Star Wars Celebration in London, Lucasfilm has revealed the first clip and image from Season 3. Executive producer Dave Filoni unveiled the new footage during this week’s episode of The Star Wars Show, which also features an interview with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards. The Rebels clip begins at the 3:39 mark and includes Ezra’s new lightsaber.
Nintendo is releasing a miniature NES with 30 built-in games
Nintendo is bringing back the NES — only a little smaller. Today the company announced what it’s calling the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition. It looks just like a NES, only a lot tinier, and it comes with 30 games built in. You can connect it to your TV via a HDMI cable, and it also includes a controller designed to work just like the iconic rectangular NES gamepad. (The new controller will also connect to a Wii Remote, so that you can use it to play Virtual Console games on a Wii or Wii U.)
In recent years, Deadpool, Ant Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy have joined Batman and Superman as household names. Anyone with a pair of eyes or ears is aware of the crushing avalanche of comic-book movies that seem to perpetually pour into the nation’s theaters – and, in most cases, make a fortune at the box office. Comic books themselves have trod a much more uneven path. According to leading comic-book sales analyst John Jackson Miller, who runs ComiChron, a blog on comic sales, unit sales of the top 300 comics were down for 15 years after a high in 1997.