New trailer for the upcoming movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, published on Star Wars YouTube Channel is jam packed with awesome visuals and plenty of hints for potential story line details. It’s important to say… well, just watch it first.
How’s that for a taste of the action? One thing you cannot take away from Disney is the fact they generate hype like no other entertainment company out there. I will not go into long dissection of the trailer as I am sure so many people will and I’ll simply see what they have to say about it first, but the fact is, this trailer has finally moved my attention completely away from Star Wars Episode VIII which I am intimately tied to after their filming in Dubrovnik.
Exactly five more months until the premier of Rogue One is going to be one long wait, but the things are definitely heating up and expectations are rising. The movie is going to have to be something special to please the fans, but then again, isn’t that always the case?
Dubrovnik is known as Croatia’s most renowned holiday hotspot, but also for more and more top notch foreign film and TV productions that are coming to this wonderfully preserved medieval city to make all manner of films and TV programs. After Game of Thrones and Star Wars Episode VIII, a brand new confirmed production set to film in Dubrovnik is none other than Robin Hood: Origins, by Lionsgate.
As Dubrovnik Times reports, the lead role of Robin Hood will be played by Taron Egerton, known for the role in Kingsman: The Secret Service, while Jamie Foxx will be featured in the role of Little John. This production (which also features Leaonardo Di Caprio as Executive Producer) should be the biggest and most serious film project on Croatian soil to date, but it remains to be seen what role Dubrovnik will play.
All in all, if you are aching for a bit of Hollywood this winter, make a trip to Dubrovnik. It promises to be a very interesting off-season period for this Croatian historical city.
Since the Irish part of Star Wars Episode VIII filming, we have been missing big news regarding the sequels, but in the news today is potentially quite an exciting development. As reported by Time.com, Samuel L. Jackson was quoted as saying his character Mace Windu wasn’t killed in Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith. As you may recall, Mace Windu was force thrown from the Senate building by Emperor Palpatine after Anakin Skywalker cut his arm off trying to protect the Emperor.
Jackson went on to say he told George Lucas he thought his character was still alive to which George replied: “I’m OK with that. You can be alive.” – which doesn’t mean much, but there is plenty of talk Samuel L. Jackson has taken quite a liking to being a part of Star Wars saga, and let’s not forget, he managed to get Lucasfilm to allow him to have a purple light sabre in the movie.
Apparently, the light sabre prop he used (and still keeps in his house) has letters BMF inscribed on it, and if you need clarification on what that stands for, maybe you’re not the movie buff you think you are.
By now we all know Star Wars franchise has spread over a range of products and entertainment media, so it comes as no surprise that there is a quite successful Star Wars themed burlesque making waves in Australia as reported by Huffington Post Australia:
Aside from the fact sensual dancing in Star Wars outfits usually generates positive comments from the fans of the franchise, it does seem like the creators of this particular show aim a bit higher than simply exploiting the globally recognised brand. The performances seem to be laced with good humour, good dancing, and yes, a bit of tantalising imagery as well. All in all, it’s a shame they do not have any tour dates outside of Australia for now. For more info, visit www.empirestripsback.com.
It is finally confirmed, Rogue One, A Star Wars Story will feature the man himself – Darth Vader. Although the fan community has been speculating about this for a while now, it was confirmed by Entertainment Weekly that one of the world’s favorite villains will be featured in the story.
As reported by MOS Croatia, we are unlikely to see him in a fight seeing how there will be no Jedis in the movie, but the presence of the Sith Lord will be enough for the fans. With June rapidly passing and the start of the summer here, the Rogues One’s premier date in December suddenly doesn’t seem so distant.
We are big fans of videogames here on StarWarsDubrovnik and have seen a development of the Star Wars themed games from the very first ones to today. This being said, we are interested in what is to come tomorrow and for that we turn to this clip from E3, posted by MathChief YouTube Channel.
Not bad. Visceral Games have the most of media attention at the moment and everyone is really anxious to experience what they have to offer. Hope you guys can handle the pressure.
By the way, this look into the future inevitably made me think of my absolute favourite Star Wars game: Star Wars Jedi Knight, Dark Forces II!
Is there any scene more iconic from the very beginning of the Episode IV, the very first Star Wars movie, than the view of the two suns over Luke Skywalker’s home world of Tatooine?
Well, there actually are planets which could provide for a similar view and the largest ever discovered is called Kepler 1647-b. NASA reports, as published by CNet, the planet is approximately as old as the Earth and its stars are similar to our Sun, with one being larger and one smaller. The planet is too far to see with a naked eye and although it is located in a so-called habitable zone, it is unlikely able to support life as we know it. Too bad, just think of that sunset!
Artist depiction, Lynette Cook
CNet writer thinks it should be named Tatooine II. I second that. Anyone else?
Whether you are a more recently inducted Star Wars fan, or are an old timer like myself, you are almost certainly a big fan of the original trilogy. While these movies are of course great, apparently there were some deleted scenes which didn’t make it into the final cut that might have put a different spin on a few parts of the story. Some of the most intriguing deleted scenes are published by WhatCulture’s official YouTube channel.
So, what do you think? Which one would you like to see make it to the final cut? Personally, I loved the Jerjerrod – Endor story. That would really add another dimension to the whole thing. It’s a shame we didn’t get to see more of those moral dilemmas, but there’s always the next episode…
How many times has the word “collectible” been paired with the name “Star Wars” in the modern history? I bet the answer is quite a high number. Here’s one more for you. Star Wars The Force Awakens score has been issued on vinyl records that display holograms of the Millennium Falcon and a Tie Fighter when played.
This thoroughly cool piece of merchandise was unveiled in London and will undoubtedly spark plenty of interest with the fan community. If you are interested (and we know you are), the price for a single vinyl is going to be around EUR 45.
The influence of Star Wars franchise on pop culture is seen all around us even today. In fact, it was the first Star Wars movie to come out, A New Hope the one that widely popularised the idea of a hologram, as explained by the creator of the vinyl holograms in a video published by EuroNews, make sure to check it out.
In my house we are constantly battling over whether or not to get a dog, or worse yet – what kind of dog to get. I know my wife loves pugs, but I’m not completely sold on these funny-looking, squished-faced smelly toy dogs. However, I am seeing a whole lot of them being dressed up as Star Wars characters for some reason, and they pull it off too. Just take a look at these:
There are even Star Wars themed Pug Parades, as the one reported on by The Telegraph where one could see a whole slew of pugs prancing around dressed like our favourite characters.
So, apparently, this breed is not such a bad choice for Star Wars fans after all. Who knows, I might even consider it. Besides, what are the chances a self-respecting doberman is going to let me dress him up in a Jar Jar Binks costume?