As many people may know, I take regular interviews with Star Wars Awakens with the cast and crew of various Star Wars productions. This is something I started with in 2005 and now the counter on 176 has unique interviews.
I can proudly announce this to the American publisher Pulp Hero Press a series of books will appear with my interviews!
This first part (with the title Star Wars Interviews - Volume 1: The Original Trilogy & Expanded Universe) contains 28 interviews with cast and crew members of the original trilogy (including Anthony 'C-3PO' Daniels and producer Howard Kazanjian) and a foreword written by the American Star Wars author WR Miller!
Below the full press release:
Star Wars Interviews - Volume 1: The Original Trilogy and Expanded Universe
Stories from the Cantina
In film studios, George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, and Richard Marquand, each of the Star Wars "episodes" in what became known as the Original Trilogy: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. But they did not do it alone ...
Film historian Dennis Pellegrom gathers an eclectic ensemble or Star Wars cast and crew for a wide-ranging series or interviews. From Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), and David Prowse (Darth Vader), to producer Howard Kazanjian, visual effects guru Paul Huston, and puppeteer Dave Barclay, you 'll learn more about your favorites, and discover the behind-the-scenes wizards who make the real magic happen.
Pellegrom also has a great variety of games from the Star Wars Expanded Universe, including Shannon McRandle (Mara Jade), voice actor Mark Dodson, and LucasArts game designer Hal Barwood.
Whether you're looking for backstage gossip, fan interaction stories, or the nitty-gritty about how the effects of the Star Wars movies were created, you'll find it here in Pulp Hero Press.
VOLUMES TWO (which also covers the Original trilogy) AND THREE (the Prequel trilogy and Clone Wars) COMING SOON!
The book is now for sale on the various Amazon sites! (You can also view various preview pages here!)
Amazon.com - https://www.amazon.com/dp/1683901665
Amazon.ca - https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1683901665
Amazon.de - https://www.amazon.de/dp/1683901665
Showrunner of The Americans in the picture for Cassian Andor live-action TV series
In a conference call with shareholders, Bob recently announced Iger that Rogue One star Diego Luna back in the role of Cassian Andor creeps for his own live-action TV series, the second that Disney wants to launch on Disney + next to The Mandalorian.
Today reports Deadline dat Stephen schiff, mainly known as executive producer of The Americans, Disney has approached to provide the Rogue One prequel series with breath as a show runner and executive producer. The Americans received rave reviews worldwide and is through multiple half in 2014 proclaimed as one of the best TV series of that year. Meanwhile, the series has already come to an end after six seasons, with the final episode alone winning two Primetime Emmy Awards.
It looks like Disney takes their own TV series very seriously and is not afraid to hire proven names on other projects for original new series. We have known that for a long time Benioff and Weiss will work on their own Star Wars film series after they have completed their work for it Game of Thrones - have completed one of the most popular TV series of the moment.
By the way, Schiff is not the only one from his work for The Americans made the switch to a galaxy far, far away ... Actress Keri Russell played one of the leading roles in that series and is currently busy with filming for Episode IX.
The live-action TV series centered on Cassian Andor will go into production in 2019 and follow the adventures of Cassian in the early years of the Rebel Alliance. When this spy thriller will be on Disney + has not been announced yet; in the meantime, we can already look forward to Disney's first live-action Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, which is planned for the end of 2019 (in the US).
New castor air The Mandalorian
After the messages that Pedro Pascal en Gina Carano - although still unconfirmed - would be part of the upcoming The Mandalorian live-action TV series, in recent weeks new rumors have surfaced about various actor veterans.
The Hollywood Reporter reports today Nick Nolte (The Prince of Tides, Affliction, Warrior) will at least play a role in the series.
Besides this famous actor there have also been rumors in recent times omtrent Carl Weathers (best known as Apollo Creed in the Rocky films).
Finally, has Werner Herzog (who is mainly known as a revolutionary director) indicated that he is associated with a project that bears the name 'Huckleberry' and is MakingStarWars.net been able to unravel that this is the code name of The Mandalorian. They also dare to claim that Herzog will not make his entrance as a director within the Star Wars franchise, but as actually member of the cast.
Unfortunately, no actor has been confirmed yet The Mandalorian. One of the few things we know for sure is that the series will be written by Jon Favreau and that in the first season Dave Filoni, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow will act as directors. The series will debut on the upcoming Disney + streaming service (at the end of 2019 in the US). Nothing has officially been announced yet about a release of Disney + in the Benelux.
New series: Galaxy of Adventures
Star Wars animation is busy. This year we have already been able to enjoy Resistance, Forces of Destiny with LEGO All-Stars. Next year will also be fan favorite The Clone Wars back. And the day after tomorrow there will be another descendant with the family: Galaxy or Adventures! This series of short films will be on the new from 30 November Star Wars Kids Youtube channel can be seen.
In the announcement article on StarWars.com tells Lucasfilm's James Waugh why they chose to make this series:
At its core, the series is celebratory of Star Wars. Star Wars continues to evolve and grow over the years but it is always anchored in those original films that started it all. Galaxy or Adventures is a fresh way to introduce an entirely new and younger generation to those concepts, characters, and themes. The new series aims to give children the first kernels of the story.
Boris Johnson: "George Lucas wants to make Obi-Wan film in Northern Ireland"
A very remarkable report from a very unexpected corner: Boris Johnson (former mayor of London and former minister of Foreign Affairs in Great Britain) spoke at a speech in Belfast (Northern Ireland) about the British film industry and said the following:
"Which was the biggest grossing movie last year? Star Wars, and where does George Lucas propose to follow up about Obi-Wan Kenobi? Northern Ireland. "
There have been rumors about a Kenobi movie for some time and George Lucas has already been spotted on the set of Solo en The Mandalorian. Will "The Maker" really go back? Or is Boris Johnson next to it?
As Yoda said so beautifully: "Impossible to see, the future is".