Star Wars Force For Change: Get Involved!

We’ve talked about it a couple of times on our podcast, but I wanted to do a quick post to remind our enormous and dedicated readers that there’s a great Star Wars related fundraiser going on that could get you a walk on role in Star Wars Episode VII.

Here’s where to find out more – but trust me this is a great thing to get involved with.

Please consider donating some dollars, and hell you might fluke the big kahuna of an appearance in the movie! Plus, you get some pretty spiffy weekly badges to recognise your efforts. Here’s a couple I’ve received:





What’s not to like?


Darth Vader Delivers Pizza: A 12 Year Old Makes Their Dad Very Proud

Your friendly Star Wars: The Old Republic correspondent is a bit proud today. Whilst having a friend over for a sleepover, the two kids decided to make a movie about a story they’d made up. It just happened that Darth Vader got to play a cameo, including this carefully crafted prop:

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There had been no prompting by me, though I was more than happy to whack on my Darth Vader mask and play the role of pizza boy.

There’s hope for this generation after all.

Star Wars Episode 7: What Was Said In That Table Reading

Like any Star Wars fan, I’m damn excited by the announcement of the core cast for Star Wars Episode VII. Our mole in the room transcribed what actually went on* :

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* or not – we probably just made all this up. Purely out of a love for Star Wars of course.

Knights Of The Old Republic Movie In Development?

darthbaneHere’s a fascinating rumour. Ain’t It Cool is reporting that amongst a raft of concepts LucasFilm are exploring for future Star Wars movies, that one based on Knight Of The Old Republic could be in the works:

Drew Karpyshyn – the man that created the scenario and much of the dialogue in the STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC. He also worked on JADE EMPIRE and STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC. Along with writing MASS EFFECT and MASS EFFECT 2. Well he left BIOWARE back in February of last year to work on “screenwriting” and it seems that BIOWARE is a hot bed of rumor regarding the notion that Drew Karpyshyn is working up a screenplay for a film version of KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC.

BioWare game devs are listed as one of the sources of the chatter – it could be just someone playing silly buggers or it’s the seed of something big in development.

What’s your pick?

Standalone Star Wars Spinoff Movies Confirmed

Well this is just a little bit exciting. Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that there may be a ‘few’ spinoff Star Wars movies released alongside the much hyped Episodes 7-9 due for release over the next few years.

The comments were made in an interview to CNBC, which you can watch right here:

There’s rumours one of the first spinoff movies will be a Yoda one, but I’d just about kill for Splinter of the Mind’s Eye movie myself. What about you?

[via Bleeding Cool]

Warcraft Movie’s Director Announced

Warcraft Movie Release DateRumours about a Warcraft movie have been around nearly as long as World of Warcraft, so it’s great to see a key piece of meat added to the bones of those rumours.

Duncan Jones, director of Source Code, has been signed, with filming set to start in the second half of this year and a release in 2015:

Legendary is keeping its script, written by Charles Leavitt, under wraps. The Warner Bros.-based production and finance outfit is eyeing a fall start and a 2015 release.

Jones’ producing partner, Stuart Fenegan, will executive produce, while Chris Metzen will co-produce for Blizzard.
Warcraft is a big jump up in terms of scope and scale for Jones, the filmmaker son of David Bowie known for his thoughtful sci-fi work.

Jones seems a good pick – if you’ve seen Source Code you’ll know Jones can build tension in a big way whilst delving into otherworldly concepts. That’s two ingredients a Warcraft movie needs for success so here’s hoping. And Hogger – the movie definitely needs Hogger.

[via Hollywood Reporter] and thanks to Luke Le Page for the heads-up!

Death Star: Blame The Contractors!

I’m a bit of a Reddit junkie, and I stumbled across this little gem of a discussion about the Death Star’s destruction as revenge for the annihilation of Alderaan:

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Star Wars Humour

You can check out all sorts of Star Wars stuff on Reddit here.

Build Your Own Hobbit House For $5000

Build Your Own Hobbit HouseI went and saw The Hobbit yesterday and aside from a numb bum (the movie runtime is 3 hours and 9 minutes plus the 15 mins of ads and trailers at the front-end), I enjoyed it immensely.

I probably didn’t enjoy it enough to want to build my own Hobbit dwelling, but if you get that way inclined, you can now give it a go:

How can you build a house if you have only $5,000? Simon Dale, a self-build devotee, knows the answer. He constructed his woodland home entirely from natural and reclaimed materials, including tiles from a showroom skip and spent $4,900 and only 4 months on this low-impact living.

Go check out the series of pictures of the build, it’s absolutely amazing.

Simon Dale, we salute you.

Star Wars Episode 7 Trailer (Sort Of)

Could this be an inkling of what’s to come in Star Wars Episode 7?

Actually, I’m pretty optimistic that the new films will be good, but the video was good for a Friday night laugh don’t you think?

Official Response on Future of Star Wars Movies

Unless you’ve been living in a box the past 24 hours, you’ll have heard that Disney will be the proud owners of Lucasfilm. It’s huge news, particularly given that Disney have said there’ll be more Star Wars movies. That’s set conversations running all over the place on what the future movies will be.

Well now, you can hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy have sat down with to give an official response on the future of Star Wars movies. It’s only 3 minutes long but it makes the whole thing seem a lot more real. Check it out:

Aside from being excited that there are more movies, I’m more pumped about the fact that it won’t be just limited to another three – George Lucas says there’s a bunch of other stuff there ready to be worked up as well.

Now over to you: do you think Kennedy and Disney can pull off movies that kick some serious butt? Or will we end up with Jar Jar Binks: Gungan Explorer?

Is Superman getting the movie he finally deserves?

Based on the trailer for Man of Steel (due in cinemas sometime in 2013), this movie looks like it may finally break the drought of a substantial, well fleshed out Superman. Given it’s Christopher Nolan directing, it’s got a promising foundation at the very least:

Over to you: does this seem like a promising movie to you?