Archive for April, 2010

TV Star Wars Live Action Crew

It seems there is no end to the insistence of Ana L. Woort that we share Star Wars gossip and rumors with you.  Now word comes to us that the crew from Star Wars Episode II (Attack of the Clones) and Star Wars Episode III (Revenge of the Sith) will play key roles in the production of the live-action Star Wars television show now in production.

MAkeup for Star Wars

I think Rick McCallum dropped the Boba bomb a while back.

News about when it starts is thin on the ground. A guy called Dave Elsey is supposed to be doing the creature/make up and calls for potential jobs in Australia went out but that was a while ago. He does not have a good rep amongst the UK creature/make up community.

New Comedy Star Wars Show?

The Official Site says yet another Seth is in on the Star Wars machine.

New Star Wars Animated Series in the Works

Source: Lucasfilm
April 5, 2010

Lucasfilm Animation announced today it is developing an all-new animated “Star Wars” series, focusing its efforts on the comedic aspects of the “galaxy far, far away.” Featuring creative involvement from Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, creators and executive producers of the Emmy and Annie Award-winning “Robot Chicken,” as well as writing from “The Daily Show’s” Brendan Hay, the series will look at the Saga’s characters with a playful and irreverent tone. The series will be produced by Daytime Emmy and Gemini Award-winner Jennifer Hill (“The Backyardigans”), and directed by Emmy-nominated Todd Grimes (“Back at the Barnyard”).

“There are so many stories taking place in the Star Wars universe, and they don’t all have to focus on the fate of the galaxy,” said Grimes. “We’re looking at Star Wars from a new perspective; this will be a glimpse at how the rest of the galaxy is affected by the events of the Saga. There’s a lot of humor to be mined from that.”

“The Star Wars universe is so dense and rich; it’s crazy to think that there aren’t normal, mundane everyday problems in a world so well-defined,” said Green. “And it’s even crazier to think of what those problems might be, since it’s all set in a galaxy far, far away. What do these characters do when they’re not overthrowing Empires?”

Said Senreich, “We’re going to pull back the curtain of some of those behind-the-scenes shenanigans. It’s going to appeal to all ages, the way Star Wars should — but there’ll be plenty buried under the surface, as well. As Obi-Wan might say, ‘it all depends on your point of view’.”

Star Wars Live Action TV Show Has a Title

On April First ….   This news from Movie Cultist Since its announcement in 2005, the upcoming live-action Star Wars TV series has been lacking in details — a tease here, a casting rumor there, but no solid information. Until now.

Rick McCallum, who’s producing the show with George Lucas (as he did on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles), participated in a PGA-sponsored panel discussion held yesterday in San Francisco on African-American Voices in Film. (McCallum was invited because he’s currently working with Lucas on Red Tails, a movie about the World War II Tuskagee Airmen.) A friend of ours attended, and afterward he went up to introduce himself to McCallum and ask him about the rumored Red Tails reshoots.

Apparently McCallum gave him the whole, “it’s a process, but it’s shaping up well” non-answer. So our friend asked whether the Star Wars series was still coming along, and I guess this is why it never hurts to ask, because McCallum gave him a heck of an answer:

McCallum: “Great, George just gave us a new title.”

Friend: “What is it?”

McCallum (laughs): “Looks like it’s going to be Star Wars: Outer Rim.”

So. Star Wars: Outer Rim? “The Outer Rim” is the name of the territory in the Star Wars galaxy that contains Tatooine, Hoth, Dagobah, and a number of other familiar places. According to Wikipedia, the area “became a breeding ground for criminals” due to its “isolation from other worlds” — which fits with what we already heard about the project, namely that it might be about a family of bounty hunters and would not directly deal with the Jedi or the workings of the Empire.

The series will definitely take place between Episodes III and IV, though, and the Death Star was originally constructed to reign in the Outer Rim planets…so I have a feeling the gradual encroachment of the Empire will be part of the series. That’s just my conjecture, though.

McCallum has previously said that the series would go on for one hundred episodes, but later explained that the plan was to have it spin-off several series and keep things going for years. Let’s just hope they get on with it soon!

Rumored TV show – Star Wars: Galactic Heroes

Posted April 3rd, 2010 by Mark

Alright younglings, this might be the Star Wars show for you!  Yes, in the same tradition of the Marvel Superhero Squad cartoon, the Galactic Heroes toy line is rumored to have its own television show, aimed specifically at preschoolers and Kindergartners.  If the rumors are true, they are currently in pre production with the working title: Squishes (let’s pray they stick with the Galactic Heroes toyline title!).

gh1This move comes at a good time for Lucas, while his current The Clone Wars TV series is taking a turn towards the Dark Side of kids television, this title will be aimed at the youngest of the Star Wars fans, the ones who might find the current Clone Wars disturbingly dark.

What can you expect?  Well it’s too early to say, but if one takes into account the Marvel version, this incarnation of the Star Wars characters should be a much lighter and all around more lighthearted Star Wars adventure for everyone.

At the present time there is still no word if Cartoon Network or its WB sister companies will be airing the series.  EUCantina decided to hold off on posting this article until after April First worried it might have been a April Fool’s Prank that was leaked.  It’s safe to say this wasn’t part of the pranks, whether or not it will see the light of day is another subject.  But either way faithful Star Wars fans EUC will keep you informed.  Stay Tuned!

Source: IGN