Archive for March, 2010

One rumour I have heard is that writing about a young Princess Leia is off limits at the mo. Make of that what you will but I can’t remember where I heard it or how substantiated it is. But, going on that, I think we’ll see Bail Organa back for the TV show, along with the other original members of the Rebel Alliance. Aah, I feel right writing that – Rebel Alliance. Real Star Wars to me.

According to the news collected by io9, someone very special to Star Wars fans everywhere may be a part of the new Star Wars live-action television series. I’ll give you a hint: Look at the picture above.

Karen Traviss, who has written many Star Wars novels, was working on a Boba Fett novel, which many were extremely excited for. Back in December, the novel was cancelled, not by Karen, but by Lucas, with no explanation. There is now an actual reason for why this book has gone kaput, explained by Karen herself:

Yes, the Boba Fett novel was canceled by the publisher because of potential canon clashes with the upcoming TV series, as you have already heard from other sources. No, I really don’t have a clue what those clashes might be. Sorry.

 Must get out of Sarlacc pit... this sucks.

Must get out of Sarlacc pit… this sucks.
" Lord Vader. Why am I not as cool as Boba?"  "Look  in a mirror." 

” Lord Vader. Why am I not as cool as Boba?”  “Look in a mirror.”

So, no, it’s not for sure that Boba will be a part of this show 100%, but come on, what else could conflict with the show? The coolest bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe (we’re not talkin Dengar here… just Boba) got treated like garbage in the films. He deserves a spot on the show just to show how bad-ass he is.

The story of this show is being kept under wraps. Many people speculate that is takes place between Episode III and A New Hope, so those lovable scamps from the original trilogy, that you’ve come to know and love, may not be in it. ( Teenage Han sneaking out in his dad’s Millennium Falcon, to get drunk in the Degobah System won’t be an episode then?) But I still think Boba has a shot! Here’s what Lucas had to say about what this show may contain.

It’s [a] lot more talky. It’s more of what I would call a soap opera with a bunch of personal dramas in it. It’s not really based on action-adventure films from the ’30s – it’s actually more based on film noir movies from the ’40s!”

We’ll see when it happens I guess.

What do you guys hope to get out of this show? More Dengar? What part, if any, could Boba play in this series?

~ Mat Elfring (InferiorEgo) is a comedian, teacher, comic store employee, comic book writer, and although hates the prequels, is a lover of the ORIGINAL trilogy.  ~

Leaving the Czechs?

In what is almost a follow up to our previous post on live-action series set location speculation, The Wall Street Journal has published a piece highlighting the fact that the live-action series seems to be drifting away from the Czech Republic as a set location due to a lack of tax incentives. Could Hungary be the alternative? Click here for the full piece and see below for an excerpt.

“Mr. Lucas has chosen the Czech Republic for smaller projects. The filmmaker and his executive producer, Rick McCallum, recently completed the filming of “Red Tails,” a low-budget movie about African-American fighter pilots during World War II, in which locations in the Czech Republic doubled for Italy.

With a budget of $25 million, “Red Tails” was relatively inexpensive to make for Lucasfilm, Mr. Lucas’s production company, and Mr. McCallum said the high skill level of Czech film crews overcame the lack of tax breaks.

But this likely won’t be enough for the “Star Wars” television series, with a planned budget of $100 million to $150 million annually to shoot about 100 episodes over four years, Mr. McCallum said. “I had a wonderful experience on ‘Red Tails,’ but in order to bring a larger production to the Czech Republic, the government would need to be competitive with other countries’ tax incentives,” Mr. Lucas said.”

Big thanks to Atlas of for the link