Traditionally, video game movies haven’t been very good, but Disney is going to make one anyway — and it’s bringing Star Wars along for the ride. The same week that Timothy Olyphant trashed his own Hitman adaptation and the Sonic the Hedgehog flick was delayed to give filmmakers time to fix its nightmarish main character, Buzzfeed broke the news that writer Laeta Kalogridis (Altered Carbon, Shutter Island) has almost finished a script based on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Knights of the Old Republic, a role-playing game by Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Baldur’s Gate studio Bioware, came out for Xbox and PC in 2003, and it takes place about 4,000 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope. In the game, you play as an amnesiac Jedi who’s drawn into the war between the Galactic Empire and the Sith Lord Darth Malak. The game quickly became a classic thanks to its creative use of familiar Star Wars tropes, its … [Read more...] about Knights of the Old Republic: Can Star Wars make a watchable video game movie?
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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Score Details “The force is dead and rotting in this one.” Force powers are fun to use The Star Wars theme is appreciated Some button mashing enjoyment The campaign is patheticly short Glitches a'plenty Lack of variety The Force is weak in this– No, you know what? I had a ton of Star Wars puns that I planned to drop into this review, but it is just too depressing. There is simply no easy way to put it, and it pains me to say this, but Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is just not a good game. I love Star Wars, and I always will despite George Lucas’ best efforts to punish my wallet for being a fan, and yet I cannot get behind Lucasarts on The Force Unleashed II. In fact, I lost a lot of respect for the company as developers because of this title. I am usually willing to cut a lot of slack to a video game developer when it comes to glitches. Most glitches are the result of the … [Read more...] about Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II review
Sorry, Boba Fett fans, but that rumored Star Wars solo movie looks like it’s not going to happen. Just five months after Logan filmmaker James Mangold was attached to direct a solo feature focusing on the sci-fi saga’s popular bounty hunter, that project now appears to have been dropped from the studio’s plans. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy reportedly told a Critics Choice journalist that the Boba Fett movie was off the studio’s calendar, with the focus now on Jon Favreau’s live-action series The Mandalorian. That series will follow a character sporting armor similar to Fett’s iconic suit, and is being developed for Disney’s upcoming streaming video service. Kathleen Kennedy just confirmed to me Boba Fett movie is 100% dead, 100% focusing on THE MANDALORIAN #StarWars — ???????????????? (@ErickWeber) October 26, 2018 Plans for a Boba Fett spinoff movie were initially reported back in May 2015, and the film … [Read more...] about Lucasfilm scraps plans for stand-alone star Wars movie about Boba Fett
The creators of HBO’s Game of Thrones will be heading to a galaxy far, far away in the very near, near future. Disney has confirmed that the previously announced trilogy of Star Wars films from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will indeed be the next big-screen installments of the sci-fi saga to hit theaters following Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, which comes out December 20. The first of those films is currently scheduled to premiere in 2022. The plan was announced by Disney CEO Bob Iger during the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications conference. It was previously announced that both the Game of Thrones creators and Episode VIII – The Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson were both working on separate trilogies set in the Star Wars universe. Details remain scarce regarding both trilogies, although rumors suggest that Benioff and Weiss’ films might be set early in the franchise’s timeline, … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones creators’ Star Wars trilogy will follow Rise of Skywalker
The flagship series on Disney+, The Mandalorian (and especially one little green alien) has captured our hearts. Following an eventful first four episodes, the latest chapter of the series has its bounty hunter hero (played by Game of Thrones actor Pedro Pascal) return to one of the most iconic locations in the Star Wars universe for a deadly adventure. There’s a lot to absorb in each episode of The Mandalorian, so here’s a recap of what happened in episode 5, as well as a breakdown of some noteworthy elements. (Note: There will be discussion of plot points from the episode, so consider this a spoiler warning. You can also go back and read our recaps of Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4.) Recap On the run and chased by bounty hunters after turning on his guild, The Mandalorian is forced to make repairs on his ship after narrowly escaping the latest pursuer. The closest planet just happens to be Tatooine, so he lands on the famous desert planet and goes in … [Read more...] about The Mandalorian: Easter eggs and episode 5’s secrets explained