Perhaps you’re wondering why all the sudden I’m starting to Post things Related to “Star Wars”
Well, like I say, I haven’t been really following all the Hoopla in regards to the New Films
Not because I don’t support Lucas’s decision to sell the Rights to Disney… Because I do
Probably mainly because I’ve never been a guy who Follows Hoopla of any kind, Lol
With the New Film (Episode VII) coming out in 2015
And with “Star Wars Day” Coming on May 4th (I didn’t realize this wasn’t the First Year for this)
I’ve decided to Embrace Both the New Films
And “Star Wars Day”
Why? Mainly because “Star Wars” is the reason I decided to pursue Film Making (Which I did for 3 years)
And because, both Walt Disney, and George Lucas are two of my Heroes
Nuff Said… This Article below I Posted on My “The Written Word” Blog last month
If Any of you would like me to Post a Story about what “Star Wars” means to you
Or how it has impacted your, or someone you love’s life
Email it to LegendsUndying@Yahoo.Com
And I Will Post It During the Next Week
Star Wars… The Reason I Became A Film Maker – My Story (Part I)
It was May, 1977…
My Brother, Mom and I went to see the Original “Star Wars”
My Brother and My Lives would never the same
That Opening Sequence…
The Size of the Ship
And in Walked My Favorite All Time Villain, Darth Vader
He’s Affected me forever in regards to Villains
He has, in fact, Set The Bar
And has Lead me Directly to my Theory that
In a Story where there are ‘Good Guys’
And there are ‘Bad Guys’
(Be it Movie, Book or Other)
A Story can only be as good as ‘The Bad Guy’
Cuz who cares if the Good Guy Defeats some Fool, Lol
Check My Theory Out on some of your Favorite Good Guy Bad Guy Films
“Robin Hood Prince of Thieves”
That Movie would have been Horrible without Alan Rickman as The Sheriff of Nottingham
(It’s Still Pretty Horrible, and Dated, Lol but Rickman was Hilarious)
Flash Forward to
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Guarantee you, if Loki had been Played by anyone less then him
It wouldn’t have done nearly as well
At the time I saw “Star Wars”, I was 8 years old
And, in Truth, I was more of a ‘Han Solo’ guy
My Bro was into ‘Luke’
Which worked out good in regards to Toys, and/or Acting out Scenes Etc.
But Looking back now, I have really gained an Appreciation for Luke’s Character
He is Hope… He is Light
And I do believe, Visually, George Lucas was inspired a bit by…
Peter O’toole as Lawrence…
The White Clothing, and White/Blonde Hair
Also, did you see Alec Guiness in it as a Sheik?
Probably where Lucas got the idea to bring him into “Star Wars”
Which leads us to… Ben
Enter… The Force
And… Light Sabers
Which are a Simply Elegant Weapon
And Damn Cool Looking, Lol
But I Love Knights, so
The Blend of Sci-Fi, and Knights…
I was Done
But it’s Time For ‘The Man’
He was My Favorite Man…
I wanted to be ‘Han Solo’
Me, and a Million other young Boys, Lol
So a Young Hopeful Hero (Luke)
And an Aging Knight of the Jedi Order (Ben)
Along with a Roguish Pilot (Han Solo)
An Annoying Nagging Robot (C-3PO)
With a Hilarious Beeping Robot (R2d2)
Oh, an a Giant Wolf/Bear Growling Co-Pilot (Chewbacca)
off to Save a Princes (Leia)
From the Coolest Evil Dude in Film (Darth Vader)
Great Start, Right?
Oh, and did I mention the Millennium Falcon?
Star Wars… The Reason I Became A Film Maker – My Story (Part II)
“Star Wars”, and “The Empire Strikes Back” are the the reasons that I wanted to be a Filmmaker… And though I haven’t been Following much in regards to the New Films that are coming, I was very happy that Disney Bought the Rights to the Franchise… Because I feel it should continue on, with or without George, even though he is still involved… That said, I’m very Excited to see this Announcement, and seeing it just… Well… There it is. The fact is, two of my All Time Heroes are Walt Disney, and George Lucas… And so I am happy with this, like I say. Truth be known, I wish it was My Brother and I making these Films, but I wasn’t quite able to make that happen, Lol May the Force be with everyone involved in the Films, and all of the New, and Old Fans. DarkJade-
Original Article Here
All those rumors about who’s part of the “Star Wars: Episode VII” cast can now be put to rest.
The team behind the upcoming film officially announced the cast on StarWars.com, along with a photo.
Series newcomers Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga — Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker — filmmakers said Tuesday.
The announcement did not say what roles the new actors will be playing, through it’s been rumored that Driver (“Girls”) will have a villain-type role.
“We are so excited to finally share the cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again,” said director J.J. Abrams. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”
“Star Wars: Episode VII” is being directed by Abrams from a screenplay from him and Lawrence Kasdan. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.
The movie will be released on Dec. 18, 2015.