Disney Confirms Star Wars Stand-Alone Movies


So after all of the speculation of Zack Snyder doing a “Seven Samurai” typed of Star Wars film outside of the new trilogy, it seems that at least part of the rumor is true.  Disney has confirmed that they will be making origin stories that will take place outside of the numbered films.  Included in these are movies about Boba Fett, Yoda, and a younger Han Solo.  According to Comingsoon.net:

“There has been speculation about some stand-alone films that are in development,” Iger tells CNBC. “I can confirm to you today that, in fact, we are working on a few stand-alone films. Larry Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are both working on films derived from great ‘Star Wars’ characters that are not part of the overall saga. We still plan to make Episodes 7, 8, and 9, roughly over a six-year period of time, starting in 2015. There are going to be a few other films released in that time, too.”

I am intrigued by the Boba Fett film. The other two, however, don’t seem to interest me very much. Yoda has been over-exposed the past several years and I really can’t see another actor playing Han Solo. I guess we shall see. It does seem to show some promise because of the writers they have signed on.

Irvin Kershner dies at 87


It has been a long time since I updated this blog. This particular tragedy has brought me back to it.

Irvin Kershner, who directed The Empire Strikes Back, died at his home after being ill for quite some time. Kershner was 87.

Kershner is most famous for three of his movies, including the aforementioned The Empire Strikes Back, along with Robocop 2 and Never Say Never Again. He will be missed by both the Sci-Fi and film communities.

Kershner always had a place in my heart because of his work on Star Wars. He made memorable characters more memorable and made scenes that would forever go down in film history as memorable moments (i.e. “Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father…..”).

R.I.P Mr. Kershner. You will be remembered.