5.2.18

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY - Teaser Trailer & Character Posters


A 45-seconds teaser spot (above) was aired during the Super Bowl Sunday, leading to the full minute+43seconds teaser launched the next day (below) for the latest solo-film incarnation of "A Star Wars Story" (the first one being "Rogue One") - with "SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY" focusing on the aaaa "Han Solo" in his younger days - the starting sequence of him in a land-speeder surely reminds us he is a "cliched wanker Americana car-jockey", innit?

"Solo: A Star Wars Story, or simply Solo, is an upcoming American space Western film centered on Han Solo, a character from the Star Wars franchise, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller and Ron Howard. The film is being produced by Lucasfilm from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film will be the second Star Wars anthology film, following the 2016 film Rogue One. A stand-alone installment, set prior to the events of the original 1977 film, it explores the adventures of a young Han Solo and Chewbacca, including meeting Lando Calrissian. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Solo, alongside Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany." (Wiki)

There is some "history" behind the making of the film (if you'd not read about it by now), with essentially previous directors Phil Lord & Christopher Miller leaving the project (or "fired", or "quit"), and director Ron Howard coming on to take over the filming, to which inevitably there would be long unwinding discussions of "who shot what" - which reminds me of the conundrum of Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon for "Justice League" (Y'all see the Hollywood pattern by now, don't you?) and whatever "frankenstein"-movie it might or might not be ... Hopefully all these burdens do not hamper a film as much?

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" in U.S. theaters May 25th, 2018.

Also featured here are a quartet of character posters released in conjunction with the teaser trailer too (via starwars.com), which I am liking way more than the teasers, although they feel like from two different movies, IMHO :p

2.2.18

Star Wars-inspired "ONLY HOPE" Wooden Toy Set from Amanda Visell



WHAT: "Only Hope"
WHO: Amanda Visell
HOW MANY/HOW MUCH: 10pcs @ US$275 each
WHERE: Buy Online Here
STATS: Hand sculpted and painted wood figure set.
R2 stands about 6 inches tall.


STAR WARS REFERENCE:

27.1.18

ProtoF3TT & J3NGO FeastWarz figures by Frank Montano Available Now!


Frank Montano (Instagram / Patreon) sends toyword of two new 3" FeastWarz figures - "inspired/modelled after" the infamous bounty hunter in Star Wars: "Boba Fett"!

First one is the Prototype F3TT edition (seen above) and the second a J3NGO colorway of the original F3TT figure (featured below) limited to only 10pcs.

Each figure will be priced at US$85 each plus shipping, currently available to purchase online here. "Fett"-lovers = Stay Sharp!

26.1.18

KYLO, REY, LEIA & LUKE - Star Wars Portrait Series Prints by Alice X. Zhang x Bottleneck Gallery for Timed Release Now!


Artist "Alice X Zhang Does Star Wars characters" and are releasing them as prints, and that's all you need to know to open up your cyber-wallets, as far as I'm concerned!

Alice’s prints are available now on bottleneckgallery.com through Sunday (1/28) @ 11:59 PM EST. Scroll on down for full images of the quartet teased above, along with print details. Note that edition sizes will be determined by the number of prints sold through the close of the sale. Also note that there are/were officially licensed by Lucasfilm & Acme Archives!

The Scavenger of Jakku / Rey by Alice X. Zhang
Fine art giclée on 255gsm Somerset Velvet fine art paper
13 x 19 inches
Hand-numbered timed edition
US$50 / Set: $190
Officially licensed by Lucasfilm & Acme Archives
BOTTLENECK GALLERY PRESS: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been consistently on our minds since its recent release. It’s a spectacular reignition of so many core tenets of the Star Wars franchise, and has really fleshed out the new generation of characters. With that said, we’re teaming up with our friends over at Acme Archives and Lucasfilm to release four new Star Wars prints from Alice X. Zhang! "
The Last of Alderaan / Leia by Alice X. Zhang
Fine art giclée on 255gsm Somerset Velvet fine art paper
13 x 19 inches
Hand-numbered timed edition
$50 / Set: $190
Officially licensed by Lucasfilm & Acme Archives



The Jedi of Ahch-To / Luke by Alice X. Zhang
Fine art giclée on 255gsm Somerset Velvet fine art paper
13 x 19 inches
Hand-numbered timed edition
$50 / Set: $190
Officially licensed by Lucasfilm & Acme Archives
BOTTLENECK GALLERY PRESS: "Alice’s newest prints feature four character portraits that blend the core of these characters from the Star Wars universe along with Alice’s exceptional digital painting abilities. From Rey’s fiery resolve to Luke’s stubborn wiseness to Kylo’s internal struggle to Leia’s light and hope, Alice has really captured the heart of these characters.

In addition, $1 from every print sold will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association advances research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease. "
The Knight of the First Order / Kylo by Alice X. Zhang
Fine art giclée on 255gsm Somerset Velvet fine art paper
13 x 19 inches
Hand-numbered timed edition
$50 / Set: $190
Officially licensed by Lucasfilm & Acme Archives

"BONUS" image:

14.1.18

PORGS vs Lightsaber


Remember that scene in THE LAST JEDI, where "Porgs" were playing with Luke Skywalker's lightsaber, on planet Ahch-To? Doesn't matter if you don't, as long as you recognise the "Porgs" and find this funny :p


*SPOILER*: Although this makes perfect sense, especially when Chewbacca was attempting to eat a roasted-Porg for dinner, and we don't want our favourite Wookie to be a "Porg-murderer", do we? Heh.

Animated and edited by Visual Effects Artist Daniel Angelo Molinyawe (IG @angelo.vfx / facebook.com/yawe123) using Adobe After Effects.

Luke Skywalker vs Kylo Ren in 16 Bit


If you've not watched STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, then this is absolutely a SPOILER, featuring the finale where Kylo Ren battles Luke Skywalker - which left folks doing undoubtably a double-take (*I loved it, tho!*) - but done in animated "16 bit" by animator John Stratman!

11.1.18

Star Wars Episode VIII Pixel Art from Charsiew Space


In addition to making Comics in Singapore (Lychee Queen & Charsiew Space), Benjamin Chee AKA Charsiew Space also makes PIXEL Art, and featured here are a quartet of GIFSs based on THE LAST JEDI!


Look for all these and more on his Tumblr @ charsiewspace.com, and keep a look-out for his latest comic "MR MEMPHIS" (Written by Wayne Renee)!