Warning: So many Spoilers
While our beloved nerf-herder, smuggler extraordinaire, and all around swag king Han Solo flies the galaxy no more, his legacy will live on in the second standalone Star Wars film. The as of yet untitled Han Solo installment is set to premiere May 25, 2018. The film will star up and comer Alden Ehrenreich (Blue Jasmine, Hail, Ceaser).
Continue reading Star Wars Universe News: Alden Ehrenreich Is The New Solo
Disney just announced that Harrison Ford will be reprising his iconic role as Indiana Jones in the fifth installment in the series with Steven Spielberg returning to direct.
Indiana Jones 5 has officially been set for July 19, 2019 as is currently the only film set for that date. Marvel’s Inhumans is scheduled for the July 12, just the weekend before, but chances are that Disney will end up moving Inhumans so they’re not battling it out at the box office. That’s just not smart business.
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The power of the force is stronger than ever, and the heroes of the Star Wars Saga are on fans minds as they haven’t been in decades. In honor of International Women’s Day, let us turn our thoughts to one of our bravest heroes, the rebel that started it all, Leia Organa (played by Carrie Fisher in the films). While fans well know the fate of her twin brother, her story is only just now being told.
From all corners of the Star Wars extended universe Leia’s back story is being laid out like so many puzzle pieces. Fellow Disney property Marvel Comics released a five-issue comic last summer chronicling Leia’s own adventures just after she doesn’t give Chewie a medal in the closing scene of Star Wars: A New Hope.
Continue reading From Princess To General: New Star Wars Canon Examines Leia’s Journey
The Disney/Lucasfilms plan to keep Star Wars at the forefront of our minds for the foreseeable future is certainly working.
Even the animated series Disney’s Rebels and the slew of books filled with back story secrets aren’t enough to satisfy fans. The next film in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is just under a year away and already the rumors are flying at light speed.
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There has been an awakening.
Star Wars The Force Awakens finally arrived in theaters on Thursday and we all got to see the first new Star Wars film since Disney purchased the franchise from George Lucas for roughly $4 billion. One thing is clear, it looks like Disney will have no trouble making that money back and then some.
Continue reading Star Wars The Force Awakens: Spoiler Free Review and Box Office Recap
While most of us (ie: all of you, not me) are still enjoying your Star Wars: The Force Awakens high, Disney wanted to make sure we didn’t forget about their other properties by releasing some brand new concept art from Captain America: Civil War.
The art was revealed in Total Film by Andy Park & Ryan Meinerding, along with some more details about the film. Included below is the new image without text, and following it includes the text from the magazine.
Continue reading Captain America: Civil War Concept Art Reveals Matchups; Plus International Trailer
Today, we are exactly 2 months out from the release of Star Wars The Force Awakens and at 12:00 EST Star Wars revealed the official movie poster for the film while also announcing that the next trailer would air tomorrow night.
Continue reading Star Wars The Force Awakens: Official Movie Poster Released Today with Trailer Coming Tomorrow
Way back in 2011 after the success of Tron: Legacy (2010), Disney announced at D23 that Tron 3 was set to release in 2013. Check out the article we wrote about it way back when. Since then, 2013 has come and gone and Tron 3 never got off the ground.
Continue reading Tron 3: Are We Ever Going To See It?
The Kingdom Hearts fanbase has every reason to be joyful once again. 2013’s HD 1.5 Remix bundled up the original Kingdom Hearts, Chain of Memories and a cinematic presentation of the story for 358/2 Days. That particular collection was worth investing hours of playtime into again, due to the extra content and upgraded visuals for the first game. The two other additions to that package were sort of a letdown due to their own faults, but it was still worth playing through and watching to some extent.
This time, Square Enix has brought along another remixed compilation of its most beloved action RPG series – Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix. The package here automatically gets extra points over its predecessor due to the inclusion of its main title – Kingdom Hearts 2: Final Mix. Fans who have fond memories of this sequel will no doubt fall in love with it all over again. The excellent Keyblade swordplay, an abundant new Disney world to explore, varying Sora battle transformations, and extra dosage of bosses make this the version you need to revisit. It’s easy to see just how superior this game is when compared to the first introduction of Kingdom Hearts. You’ll once again get sucked into Sora’s epic conflict thanks to the wealth of new content on hand.
In this reviewer’s honest opinion, the standout part of this game’s package has to be the former PSP exclusive, Birth By Sleep. This entry immediately feels a million times better since it ditches the PSP control scheme and adopts the DualShock 3 control scheme. Getting access to new analog sticks makes maneuvering around the world and engaging in battles a much simpler and less strenuous affair. You’ll get access to three separate Keyblade warriors and venture through the same locations, but with different scenarios. The settings lose their fresh factor after all three playthroughs, but the battle gameplay is the best of the entire series. Getting access to character specific skills in the heat of battle makes each encounter different and gives you cooler skills to employ. The extra content here must be applauded as well.
The RE:coded portion of this collection fits the same mold as 358/2 Days presentation in the 1.5 Remix collection. This 3-hour long FMV sequence is only recommended to hardcore fans. Watching it is a chore for casual fans, so it’s easily the weakest part of the overall package. It’s there for those who want to make sense of the incredibly hard to decipher plot, which deals with Roxas and Organization XIII. You’ll likely pass on siting through all of it though. Some of the other issues of the overall package deal with the occasionally wonky visuals. Sometimes the updated visuals are easy to spot, but it’s even easier to locate the wonky lip-synching and loading textures of environmental structures.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix’s overall package is worth getting thanks to its two upgraded, playable adventures. Ignore the RE:coded movie sequences, deal with the sometimes strange visual hiccups and you’ll feel right at home with this still excellent compilation.
Images: Square Enix
When Disney bought out Lucasfilms and talks started about sequels and an animated series, fans were understandably nervous. What would the massive multi-media conglomerate do with our beloved characters, characters that shaped our own character? Star Wars: Rebels is easing some of those concerns. Continue reading Star Wars: Rebels – New Disney Show Gives Fans What They Want