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star-wars-trilogyMore details are being learned about that 2018 movie in pre-production. It is now know that this film will be a anthology film based around the Han Solo character. What’s interesting about this is that means that in the next four years we will see three new Star Wars films. Furthermore, if you go to the Star Wars Wikipedia page there is a hint that a film anthology centered around Boba Fett’s character is also in the works.

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Everybody is excited about the new Star Wars film, and despite my criticism about how Disney is handling the franchise, I must say that the film does look pretty awesome. Which is why I’m surprised to learn that a year after Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters is released, Disney will release a spin-off movie entitled Star Wars: Rogue One. This film is said to be a prequal of Star Wars: A New Hope, but other than that, details are few and far between. Oh, but wait, there’s more! A third movie it seems is in the works, although nothing is known about it except that it will be directed by Josh Trank and is scheduled for release in theaters in 2018.

And if you’re a gamer of Star Wars games, get ready by Star Wars: Battlefront being released this November. It would appear that this game is the third installment in the Battlefront series but why they named it Battlefront (which already exists as a game) instead of Battlefront III is unknown. Whatever the reason, as a huge Star Wars: Battlefront fan I’ve been looking forward to this game for a long time.

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heir_to_the_empireWhat I would really like to do is get Jar Jar Abrams and the heads of Disney Corporation in a small room and tell them what worthless pieces of Bantha Fodder they are. Yeah, then I would like to tell them where they can shove their new movie. For real Star Wars fans, you know that the events that took place after Return of the Jedi and even before The Phantom Menace, and even everywhere in between, have all been scribbled out in details in numerous books, comics and even television series. But apparently the powers that be at Disney are considering that massive body of work null-and-void as they plan on re-writting the entire Star Wars universe. I took this to even mean Timothy Zahn‘s Heir to the Empire trilogy, which I have a special place for in my heart. So just so everybody knows there will now be two Star Wars universes – the real one that has been their since the beginning, and the new one that Jar Jar Adrams and his cronies wrote. But I’m not bitter.

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crossbladTo any real science fiction fan, Star Wars holds a special place in our hearts. For many it was how we became introduced to the genre. For others, like me, it was one of the first movies many remember watching, and thus opened up our world to something new and strange and wonderful, and special. That’s why when I watched the new trailer for The Force Awakens trailer I was somewhat disturbed to see the Sith character with a lightsaber that also had a lightsaber cross-guard. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that if this was the real world that sword would present more of a hazard to the wielder than any opponent he might find him/herself fighting against. All I can say to this is that Jar Jar Abrahms better not be screwing up the most beloved franchises in movie history.

Well, we know is going to direct Star Wars, and now we are learning some of the characters that will star in the film. One such character is Han Solo, and no apparently not some younger version of Han from his early years, apparently Harrison Ford is reprising his role. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge Harrison Ford fan, but this has disaster written all over it.

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Well, we know is going to direct Star Wars, and now we are learning some of the characters that will star in the film. One such character is Han Solo, and no apparently not some younger version of Han from his early years, apparently Harrison Ford is reprising his role. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge Harrison Ford fan, but this has disaster written all over it.

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Yes, more news coming out of yesterdays selling of Lucasfilm to Disney. It would appear that not only is a Star Wars Episode VII already in the works, so is a TV show. Details are still few and far between, but some are speculating that if a new show is produced for prime time it could appear on Disney owned ABC. The show is said to be one where the story line is dominated by minor characters, such as bounty hunter Boba Fett. Lucas himself described the show as “soap opera” and “film noir,” which, if anything, makes me scratch my head. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Big news today…if you’re a Star Wars fan, which I am. It has been reported that Lucasfilm has been sold to Disney for a grand total of $4 billion. Immediately after the purchase Disney announced that a Star Wars VII was in the works for a tentative release date in 2015. How they plan to pull this off especially since Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and the rest of the crew are no longer spring chickens and will probably have no part in the next film, remains to be seen.

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Unfortunately I have not been doing a lot of reading as of late, but instead, more shopping. Regardless of how little time that I have to read I decided it was time to go out and get (for my nook) one of my most favorite trilogies of all time: The Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn.

By simply reading the first introduction to the book, I learned that at the time of its publication, the people behind the project wren’t to sure how well the book would sell. Sure people loved Star Wars, but it was a franchise that was eight years in the past by the time Heir was published and it had yet remained to seen on whether or the fan base was still there. Well it was and when I was fourteen/fifteen I was one of the first to stand in line to buy. By the time The Last Command came out, I had saved up enough to buy it in hardcover, something that was almost impossible at the time given the fact that I was a poor high school kid with no job.

I always knew that I would someday read the books again, and almost a day doesn’t go by when I think about what books to read next or my favorite books do I not at least reflect about that first Start Wars trilogy that brought the movies back to life for a kid just about to venture out into the real world.

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