Three new ‘Star Wars’ series coming early next year
In an episode of The Big Bang Theory (a sitcom lampooning modern “geek” culture with varying degrees of success), physicist Dr. Sheldon Cooper refuses to watch the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series before the Clone Wars movie. He explains, “I prefer to let George Lucas disappoint me in the order he intended.” Though likely unintentional, this offhanded remark reveals the central dilemma of the Star Warsfandom. Does the franchise “belong” to Lucas or does it “belong” to the public, as an artifact of cultural history? With the 2011 release of the 6-part Star Wars saga on Blu-ray came the announcement that the version of the trilogy available in the set would not be the original theatrical print, but the 1997 “Special Edition” versions of A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, which include additional scenes and updated technology. Many fans of the franchise see this decision—coupled with the critical backlash stemming the threeStar Wars prequels—as evidence of George Lucas’ transformation from an innovative filmmaker, into a profit-seeking businessman.
In episode 24 we’re reviewing the latest comic book movie to hit theaters this Summer, X-Men: Days of Future Past. We’re discussing the idea of canon as it exists in todays comic book movie landscape. We’re also talking about a lot of the big news, rumors and shakeups in Geek Cinema over the past couple of weeks. From Edgar Wright’s departure from Ant Man, the first picture of Ben Affleck as Batman, Jurassic World plot details, trailers for new DC shows The Flash and Constantine, changes on the Netflix Daredevil series, Star Wars spinoffs and more, we certainly have a lot to discuss. Give a listen, and don’t forget to share your reviews of Hey You Geeks on iTunes!
The Star Wars is an interesting beast. Based on the first draft for A New Hope, The Star Wars is immediately recognizable and foreign at the same time.
'Star Wars Rebel Heist #2' is set between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, where Han is still a rogue, Leia is still a mix of Princess and Secret Agent.
Just as we did with the inaugural episode of Hey You Geeks, Episode 22 is dedicated entirely to Star Wars. With the announcement of the new cast, the release of the trailer for the new Rebels animated series, official statements on the Expanded Universe in regards to canon and a rumored title for Episode VII, there’s a ton of developments to dissect. We’re discussing each announced cast member, their bodies of work and wether we think they’ll be on the Dark or Light side, as well as predictions about a few other actors rumored to be announced soon. Give a listen, and don’t forget to share your reviews of Hey You Geeks on iTunes!
When Disney purchased Lucasfilm and announced a new future for the Star Wars franchise, part of that future included shifting the animation wing of the company to the Disney XD channel. That meant, rather than moving the popular Clone Wars series from The Cartoon Network to XD, Disney would create a new series, Rebels, which is set to premiere later this year. With the somewhat abrupt cancellation of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, it was announced that the remaining episodes that had been produced would be finished for an abbreviated final season to premiere on Netflix. Last Friday, those final thirteen episodes, dubbed “The Lost Missions,” as well as each previous episode in the Clone Wars series began streaming.