Lego's BrickHeadz line will roll out some of the most iconic "Star Wars" characters ever this summer, and we've got a sneak peek for you here. The new Lego sets will be available in August and will feature none other than Luke Skywalker, Jedi master Yoda, Princess Leia Organa and everyone's favorite Mandalorian bounty hunter, Boba Fett. (Boba Fett, where?!) The four characters star in three different sets (Luke and Yoda are a pair) as a Lego homage of sorts to "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back." [Lego's Millennium Falcon Evolution: A Photo Timeline] Here's more about the new sets: Luke Skywalker & Yoda "The Empire Strikes Back" is a pivotal film for Luke Skywalker. It's there that he heads to Dagobah to train with the diminutive (and green) Jedi master Yoda and learn the ways of the Force. The Lego BrickHeadz version will feature Luke (still with both hands) and his first lightsaber, while Yoda sports green, pointy ears and a cane. The set comes with … [Read more...] about The Empire Strikes Brick with Lego’s Luke, Leia, Boba Fett BrickHeadz!
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Hollywood screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan says the iconic Star Wars character Lando Calrissian is a pansexual, meaning the suave smuggler is sexually attracted to men, women, and anything else in George Lucas’ Disney-owned galaxy far, far away. “I would say yes,” Jonathan Kasdan said when asked about the sexual fluidity of Calrissian, who’s being played by acclaimed actor Donald Glover in the standalone Star Wars saga, Solo: A Star Wars Story. “There’s a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee’s [portrayal of Lando’s] sexuality,” Kasdan told the Huffington Post. “I mean, I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie. I think it’s time, certainly, for that, and I love the fluidity ― sort of the spectrum of sexuality that Donald appeals to and that droids are a part of.” “He doesn’t make any hard and fast rules. I think it’s fun,” … [Read more...] about ‘Star Wars’ Writer: Lando a Sexually Fluid ‘Pansexual’
Ahead of the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, our Oscar Effects series puts the spotlight on each of the five movies nominated for “Visual Effects,” looking at the amazing tricks filmmakers and their effects teams used to make each of these films stand out as visual spectacles. The Star Wars saga has a long history with the Academy Awards’ Visual Effects category, having received nominations for all but one of the nine films in the series (2005’s Episode III – Revenge of the Sith was the lone exception) and taking home three Oscars for each film in the original trilogy. That trend continued with last year’s Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, which was honored once again for its spectacular visual effects with an Oscar nomination. Directed by Rian Johnson, The Last Jedi picked up where 2015’s Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens left off, with General Leia Organa and The Resistance on the run from The … [Read more...] about How the ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ FX team crafted its skin-crawling villain
Three months before "Star Wars: A New Hope" opened in 1977, Patrick Read Johnson, then a teenager from Illinois, got to see a working print at Lucasfilm effects house Industrial Light and Magic. Technically, he's the world's first Star Wars fan.Johnson's semi-autobiographical film "5-25-77," a loving homage to Star Wars and other '70s sci-fi films, opens for a limited US release on May 25, 2017, the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. The movie, about teen filmmaker Pat Johnson, played by John Francis Daley of "Freaks and Geeks," delighted audiences at early screenings. But it's the story behind its 13-year making that might be even more epic. Now Playing: Watch this: '5-25-77' movie trailer pays homage to Star Wars 2:55 Episode IV: A new pitchJohnson, a lifelong film fan who put together homemade remakes as a kid, went on to direct "Spaced Invaders," "Baby's Day Out" and "Angus," and co-write the story for "DragonHeart." Though he achieved some success in Hollywood, he took a … [Read more...] about The first fan to see ‘Star Wars’ made a new film about it
Now Playing: Watch this: Original 1977 'Star Wars' trailer 2:00 In 1973, filmmaker George Lucas sat down to write the script that would make him famous. It was called "The Star Wars," and it followed heroic Luke Starkiller zipping around the 33rd century with his lazersword. Yeah, it wasn't quite there yet. Retitled simply "Star Wars," Lucas' finished script still had problems. One of the film's stars, Harrison Ford, famously told Lucas, "George, you can type this shit, but you can't say it!" More importantly, the script broke a number of classic screenwriting commandments. Yet Lucas was nominated for the 1978 Academy Award for best original screenplay for "Star Wars", up against the likes of playwright Neil Simon and that year's winner, Woody Allen. More importantly, his writing introduced some of the most iconic and enduring characters and adventures in movie history. So how did "Star Wars" smash the conventions of screenwriting and still work? "Star Wars breaks more rules … [Read more...] about ‘Star Wars’ broke the screenwriting rules, and it worked