Category: Star Wars Live Action TV Shows Rumous

Italian Report on Star Wars

Translated from Italian by Yoda in March 2011, this was:

Star Wars even more than cats in longevity. While in Wellington it is proposed the documentary “The People vs. George Lucas” , nice overview on the whole question of Western genius and creativity of the author’s fans, Lego announced that the month will be released on the third computer game dedicated to the saga of the Jedi in 3d and the remastering of the episode one, ” The Phantom Menace “will be available to fans in February 2012.

To date, eight projects closely related to the family Skywalker in constant struggle with the dark side of force. Six films, an animated series for three seasons in 2008 has created a film filling all the wars and political intrigues, from Coruscant to Naboo, passed between the second and the third episode of the first trilogy. Not to mention the saga of the Ewok, the friendly bears who gave hospitality to Princess Leia and company in “The Return of the Jedi” was among the first examples of spin-off film or how to squeeze the cow to the end especially when the bottom is not reached .
But to keep the suspense fans and showbiz in recent months are the constant rumors about the new adventure set in the universe created by George Lucas in the fabulous ’70s. New film or TV series? In late October 2010 the site IESB , had good relations with the father of a thousand people, is reporting that Lucas is working on a new subject for a film set after the fall of the Empire, no member of the Skywalker family, and perhaps with the recovery of the illegal order Jedi .

To precede the entries on the coveted new film as we think in August the creation of the television series . A promise Phantom of the director, writer, producer, special effects wizard, launched back in 2005 at a convention of fans in Indianapolis. The Bible series is focused on the years that pass between “Revenge of the Sith” and the proto film “A New Hope.” Fifteen – twenty years or between Padmé and Anakin and the growth of Luke and Leia. Unfortunately, no lightsabers, the Jedi are nearly extinct, except Yoda and Obi Wan in voluntary exile, to Tatooine to watch over young Luke. Perhaps a story about Boba Fett, the renegade of the galaxies.

Years went by and the promises remain. In 2007 here is the name of the manufacturer. Richard McCallum, Lucas’ buddy along for producing “The Young Indiana Jones “, but most of all is the man behind” Undercover “, the video of the Rolling Stones named by MTV the best product of 80 years. McCallum becomes large and is able to say that these ideas can create 4000 episodes, for years and years of planning. HD cameras, a million dollars the cost of each episode, the principal location in Sydney with an agent already in pre-production and especially the name of a director. Welsh James Marquand, son of Richard already behind the camera episode six.

Exactly two years ago someone off balance, even on the casting. Rose Byrne, nice handmaiden of Natalie Portman in episode two, tells MTV that the cast is already open and that some of his friends have already participated. Now Lucas and denials in 2009 that says that everything will start in 2010 and 2010, work is not taking place before 2011. What is certain is that Ewan McGregor will be there, if anything you can say for sure. Given the crisis in Ireland, never say never. There may be, as to be no Hayden Christensen , Anakin the beautiful blonde, a Canadian who has just a bit ‘of hunger back by her grandmother in Naples to get to cook the meat sauce. Yes, blood is what led the Neapolitan balance in the force long ago in a galaxy far, far away, pace of machismo League.

To date, what is certain is only the presence of George Lucas, just two days ago, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. An old dispute with Andrew Ainsworth, the creator of the clothing empire of the legionnaires. The costume designer continues to produce them and sell them, but George is called copyright. The fans there are and how to continue the saga of the brave Italian Dark Resurrection . The universe is expanding, let alone that of Coruscant. That universe, in principle even snubbed by Brian De Palma, whose rights Lucas traded accepting the union pay. Recently two economists Neapolitans have set up a theory that goes on the market thanks to the most deprived, and not calculated because you throw more. Will fans of Star Wars ?

New Star Wars TV show tainted by memories of Jar Jar

Wednesday, 10 February 2010 John Howell

skywalkIn the history of cinema it’s hard to top the utter disappointment felt when watching George Lucas’ follow ups to the original Star Wars movies. From the horror of Jar Jar Binks (a completely humourless animated character introduced in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace) to the victory of special effects over substance, the style and sense of wonder present in the original three movies was nowhere to be found. With this level of disappointment, it’s great to read an interview inTotal Film Magazine where George Lucas reveals that he wants his new live action Star Wars TV series to be more like the original movies.

“It’s kind of likeEpisode IV — it’s funny and there’s action, but 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!”

If by “more talky” he means more plot, depth and a more compelling narrative, I’m all for it. Even better was a quote from the show’s producer Rick McCallum on the Star Wars Blog:

“It’s a much darker, much more character-based series, much more adult, and we’re hoping that it will go on for up to 400 episodes,” he said.

In 2007, McCallum also said that the new TV show is “something that can go on for years and years. One of the ideas is that we’ll have multiple series going on in about two or three years’ time.”

More adult and more character focused (and darker without being silly!) is certainly what’s needed to overcome the problems of the last three Star Wars movies. I’m aware that they made a great deal of money, but I can’t imagine ever watching them again – even if they are released as special editions and converted to 3D. Imagine Jar Jar Binks in 3D! It’s too horrible to contemplate. If they really do make 400 episodes though, it will be hard to sustain the writing quality. Excellent TV series such as Lost, Fringe and Heroes struggle to avoid cliché and poor plotting and they are nowhere near the 400 episode mark.

According to io9 (via Wookiepedia and The Celebrity Cafe) the new Star Wars TV show takes place in the “dark times” between the last prequel Star Wars EpisodeIII: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, when most of the Jedi and anti-emperor politicians were hunted down and killed. Apparently it will be a gritty and dark series, which will star minor characters, including Boba Fett, C-3PO, and the Emperor Palpatine.

MTV recently revealed that the action will follow the Rebel Alliance as it slowly gains strength against the Empire, and as he did with the animated Clone Wars series, Lucas will write and produce an entire year’s worth of episodes before looking for a cable channel to air them.

When asked what he thought about the new Star Wars TV show by The Huffington Post, Mark Hamill, the actor who played the iconic role of Luke Skywalker in the original three Star Wars movies, appears to agree that George Lucas lost his way in the last three movies and that a TV series is a “positive step” forward:

“They’re going to really have to rely on good scripts rather than making it some special effects extravaganza,” Hamill said. “… he kind of got caught up in making it bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger until you’re just exploding with special effects all over the screen like some fireworks display. And to me, I think it’s more important to make the audience care about the characters. And I think with an hour script for TV, he might be able to reboot in a way that’s positive.”

When asked whether he would make an appearance in the new show he added:

“I don’t think it’s set in the time frame. I don’t know what the time frame is. My guess would be, if Luke appears, they’d want him younger. [Laughs] So they’d get a different actor. I really don’t know.”

Way back in 2005, the BBC reported that Lucas will write and produce the first season and then “hand it off from there”, while remaining executive producer and general overseer throughout the rest of the series. The style they are aiming for is apparently similar to Lucas’ Young Indiana Jones TV series.

There is no fixed release date for the show, but it’s expected sometime in 2011 or 2012 (with the end of 2010 no longer a possibility). According to MTV, casting for the series is currently underway.

Let’s hope the new Star Wars TV series, the first Star Wars spin off featuring live actors, makes up for the sins of the George Lucas follow up movies. I can’t live with another Jar Jar Binks or a young Anakin Skywalker in a futuristic racing vehicle (with sequences that look surprisingly like Xbox or PS3 computer games!). The sacrifices George Lucas appears to have made for the sake of blatant merchandising are disturbing.

Interestingly, speaking of Jar Jar, I came across an old Los Angeles Times article recently that reported that even some of the Lucasfilm team who worked on Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace had doubts about Jar Jar Binks and recognised he would alienate audiences. Phantom‘s visual effects supervisor Rob Coleman told a seminar that he brought his concerns to George Lucas, who told him that he had designed Jar Jar to appeal to small children. “I only had one audience member to please and that was George Lucas,” Coleman said. “If he was happy with what we were doing with Jar Jar, then I was happy.”

Apologies to fans of the last three Star Wars movies, but they just don’t do it for me at all. Even making allowances for being younger and more impressionable when I watched the originals, the contrast is too stark.Remember the love story between Anakin and Padme? It was a frightening thing. Please George, save me from the memories of that walking talking animated buffoon, the one and hopefully only Jar Jar Binks. Erase the nightmare. Let your live action Star Wars TV show be a compelling new chapter in a series that has lost its way but deserves to rise from the ashes.

Can George Erase Jar Jar?

bowman9991 writes “Can George Lucas’ new Star Wars TV series, the first Star Wars spin off with real actors, atone for the flawed follow-ups to his original classics? Producer Rick McCallum calls the new series ‘much darker,’ a ‘much more character-based series’ and ‘more adult,’ while George Lucas himself calls it more like the first Star Wars film. The new TV show takes place in the ‘dark times’ between the last prequel Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, when most of the Jedi and anti-emperor politicians were hunted down and killed. The characters of Boba Fett, C-3PO, and the Emperor Palpatine will return, and casting has now begun. Mark Hamill, the actor who played Luke Skywalker from the original movies, believes George Lucas lost his way, ‘making it bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger until you’re just exploding with special effects all over the screen like some fireworks display,’ but thinks the new show is a ‘positive’ step forward. Hopefully George Lucas can wipe the memory of Jar Jar Binks, Anakin and Padme’s romance, his shameless merchandising, and some lame attempts at humor from everyone’s minds once and for all.”

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

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.  ~

John Edwards to write Star Wars TV show?

by Aaron Asadi
Rumours are whizzing around that the highly-anticipated Star Wars TV show now has its first writers attached. Currently, the favourite to be announced as one the TV series’ scribes is Australian TV producer and writer, John Edwards. If appointed, Edwards, who has been responsible for a clutch of successful domestic shows, including Out Of The Blue and Fireflies, will likely find himself under intense scrutiny from the most dedicated fanbase in the world.

Star Warsz Live Action TV Show Rumours

Star Wars Television Show Rumours

The most up-to-date rumours start with the location. As of now it seems that Australia has been set as the country where the majority of filming will take place. An Australian casting firm has apparently started preliminary searches for suitable actors for the highly anticipated series. Production was originally thought to be started in 2009 but has since been pushed into 2010 with a 2011 release suggested by Lucas.

Story Ideas And Recurring Characters

Daniel Logan, who portrayed Boba Fett in Attack of the Clones, may be resuming his role as Fett at the request of Lucas himself. Ian McDiarmid and Peter Mayhew have apparently expressed interest in reprising their respective roles as Emperor Palpatine and Chewbacca. This may not be true as Lucas has stated that major characters will be heard about but not seen. If that statement is correct that would leave both actors out of production.

Sam Witner, who modeled and acted as Galen Marek for the Star Wars: Force Unleashed game, has been mentioned in casting rumours and may even be asked to continue his role as Marek. That would be difficult as Marek’s story apparently starts and ends in the span of the game. Jay Laga’aia, who played Captain Typho in episodes two and three, has also been mentioned as a possible returnee, but not necessarily in the same role.

Bib Fortuna, Boba Fett, General Papanoida, a Mandalorian and two Rebels with last names Naberre and Durron are all confirmed as characters involved in the upcoming series.

Some story ideas and plots twist have also been set for the television show. The Death Star plans will be a major plot moving device with pod racing also being showcased. Elements of the Force Unleashed universe may also be used. There are hopes that the series will run up to 400 episodes but those numbers are very loose.

Star Wars Production Involvement

The usual suspects will most likely round out the leads on production. Preliminary reports suggest that Lucas will direct the first season and then hand the reigns of the series over to a capable replacement. Rick McCallum will most likely produce and even composer John Williams’ name has been connected to the series. Whatever the result, the series will be in good hands.

Many details are, as of yet, unsubstantiated as Lucas keeps his secrets close to home.

After making the announcement that a series was underway Lucas had this to say.

“That’ll give you all something to think about.”

Jabba could be in Live-Action.
This is from Creative Screenwriting Magazine newsletter an interview with Clone Wars writers Henry Gilroy, Steve Melching, and Scott Murphy.

Were there any initial mandates from George about what territory they wanted covered, or things they wanted you to avoid?

Gilroy: No, most of the time George was really receptive to ideas. The entire movie plot of Jabba the Hutt’s son being kidnapped, initially I had pitched a story…[George] had said, “Try to stay away from Jabba the Hutt, because I want to use Jabba in the live-action series.” I wrote this story about the Hutt kidnapping, and then at the next meeting he said, “Why didn’t you put Jabba in it?” “You told us not to put Jabba in it!” “Oh, you gotta put Jabba in it!” George really is open to all sorts of stuff.

Kind of fits in with the whole criminal underworld themes rumored to be included in the series.

Found at TFN

Obi-Wan-Kenobi-y-Quinlan-VosLucas himself instructed the writers of the Star Wars: Republic comic book series not to kill off the Quinlan Vos character. Lucas had originally written a scene for Revenge of the Sith involving Quinlan Vos, but ultimately, he only got a mention in the film.[15]