Before a single word was uttered in the Star Wars franchise, you heard the music. The unmistakable theme John Williams wrote for the original Star Wars (now known as Episode IV: A New Hope) literally set the tone for everything that followed. But now comes word that Williams may bow out of the Star Wars saga after the next film. According to a Screen Rant story, Williams is set to score Episode IX for director J.J. Abrams, but has no plans to work on any new Star Wars films after that. With Episode IX reportedly bringing the story of Luke Skywalker to a close, Williams has said nine films will have been “quite enough” for him.” Can Star Wars continue without Williams? Well, Rogue One did have a different composer (Michael Giacchino), and it certainly did well at the box office. But the creator of the Star Wars universe, George Lucas, says the contributions Williams made to the films can not be understated. (Click on the media bar below to hear George Lucas)
Will Star Wars be the same without John Williams and his captivating scores? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Some fans may remember John Boyega way back in 2011 with the well received flick Attack the Block, but the 25-year-old actor became a bonafide star thanks to his work in the latest Star Wars films. Boyega is know stepping his game up another level as a producer and lead actor of Pacific Rim Uprising.
“What Pacific Rim does is it gives an answer to those monsters that we’ve grown up watching,” said Boyega who was seen in last year’s release Detroit. “So we love King Kong. We love Godzilla, but if they are going to attack us what would we have? We have the Jaegers, so seeing that face-off is like getting a ticket to the best boxing match ever!”
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Co-starring Scott Eastwood, Pacific Rim Uprising opens nationwide March 23.
Competition for the part of Han Solo in the Star Wars origin story was pretty fierce. After all, is there a Star Wars fan alive who doesn’t dream of piloting the Millennium Falcon? Alden Ehrenreich, who’d previously starred in Beautiful Creatures and Hail, Caesar!, knew he’d be one of many, many actors going after the role. He talked to us about the audition process, which was unlike anything he’d ever done before. (Click on the media bar below to hearAlden Ehrenreich)
Solo: A Star Wars Story opens on the 41st anniversary of the original Star Wars release, on May 25.
It’s not exactly a spoiler to reveal that, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker once again boards the iconic Millennium Falcon spaceship. Of course, in the original Star Wars trilogy, Mark Hamill’s character had plenty of thrilling moments and memorable experiences aboard the ship, so he found it to be a surprisingly emotional experience when he returned to the ship for the first time during the filming of The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is playing in theaters everywhere; if you didn’t know that already, you must have been frozen in carbonite!
Shooting on Star Wars: The Last Jedi wrapped in July 2016, five months before the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher. Fisher’s death made post-production work more difficult for director Rian Johnson, who had often turned to her for story advice as they were filming. Johnson told us that losing Fisher changed the way he looked at the footage during the editing process.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is playing now in theaters all across the galaxy.