Natalie Dormer Cast In MockingJay

August 22, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Posted in Mockingjay, Movies | 1 Comment
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Natalie DormerIn more casting news, Natalie Dormer is set to play the role of Cressida in Mockingjay (parts 1 & 2).  In case you don’t remember Cressida, along with her camera crew, Castor and Pollux, documented Katniss, accompanying her into Panem.  Possible spoiler alert:  Cressida led the survivors of Katniss’s team to Tigriss, who hid them.

Thanks to Hunger Games Facebook
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Ben Affleck Is The New Batman

August 22, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Posted in Movies, News | Leave a comment
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Affleck in Argo

Affleck in Argo

Well, slap my shebs and call me Sally, I did not see this one coming.  Ben Affleck will be playing Batman opposite Henry Cavil’s Superman in the Man of Steel sequel, set to open July 17, 2015.  Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane are also on board to reprise their MOS roles.  Affleck’s movie credits include Good Will Hunting, Dogma and Argo.  He’s received an Oscar for Good Will Hunting — he was the youngest person ever to receive the award for best screenplay —  and both a Golden Globe and Directors Guild Award for Argo.  Argo also won the Best Picture Oscar.  In one of those interesting coincidences, Ben Affleck played TV Superman George Reeves in the movie Hollywoodland opposite Diane Lane.

Thanks to Collider
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Eleven-ThirtyEight Interviews John Jackson Miller

August 22, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Eleven-ThirtyEight has posted a nice interview with Kenobi author John Jackson Miller discussing his transition from Iron Man to Star Wars back in the day, the differences between writing comics and novels, and of of course Kenobi.

Moving on to Kenobi itself, the thing that most stood out to me about the book is the difference in scale compared to the average Luke/Han/Leia story—or even compared to Knight Errant. The closest analogues in recent memory, I think, are Shadow Games and Death Troopers, which like Kenobi are both distinctly “genre” stories—noir and horror, respectively. Have you perceived an increase in editorial comfort with smaller-scale stories in your time with the franchise? Do you think Star Wars publishing can survive a stronger focus on the Kenobi model, or does there need to be a mix of genre and “event” stories for the line to thrive?

John Jackson Miller: I know that Kenobi — which is mostly told through the eyes of people whose lives are impacted by Obi-Wan — is a very different kind of novel for the line, but I also think it’s kind of a natural choice, because his situation and mission preclude so many other kinds of stories. He is living on the frontier. He is limited in his mobility, or at least he feels he is. He is isolated from some of the bigger events elsewhere, to a great degree. And so this kind of story really was a perfect fit, and I think the editors agreed.

As to the line itself, that’s really beyond my pay grade. But the whole point of licensed fiction is to make use of the characters, settings, and situations to tell good stories, and I don’t think that locks a publisher into a single approach to storytelling. I think there’s a market for a story about how Obi-Wan Kenobi learns to live with loss and with his new limitations, just as there’s a market for telling about rival Sith battling for power.

Click here to check out the full interview which includes John’s casting or Orrin as Sam Neil circa Jurassic Park.

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Podcasts in Review

August 22, 2013 at 7:12 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Bombad Radio: Episode 86 doesn’t have much Star Wars discussion. They talk with Shaka about Teen Titans and DC, Shery DeWinter about Star Wars Descension and Omnae about The Rebel Faction (both roleplaying sites), then Jon with some discussion about roleplaying.

ForceCast: Episode 266 does not have host Eric Geller on, but does have to substitute hosts, Lou and Nate from The Sabacc Table. Along with Erik, they talk about the latest news and dive into some discussion about the prequels, Celebration Anaheim and more. Not too bad of an episode. Erik, Lou and Nate have a pretty good chemistry that works well for the show.

Galactic Escape Pod: Episode 17 includes special guest Mark Newbold who talks about Caravan of the Force and Celebration Europe II. The show also covers some headlines and includes an audio clip of Words with Warwick: Mark Hamill. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

The Art of Obi-Wan Kenobi

August 22, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Art, Books, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, The Roqoo Depot Galleria | Leave a comment
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For our final art gallery highlight for John Jackson Miller’s Kenobi, we are featuring the star of the book, Obi-Wan. From his beginnings as a young Jedi, to his exile on Tatooine, we present the art of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The package is delivered.

I hope you can read my thoughts, Master Qui-Gon: I haven’t heard your voice since that day on Polis Massa, when Master Yoda told me I could commune with you through the Force. You’ll remember that we decided I should take Anakin’s son to his relatives for safekeeping. That mission is now accomplished.

If feels so strange, behing here, at this place and in this circumstance. Years ago, we removed one child from Tatooine, thinking him to be the galaxy’s greatest hope. Now I have returned one–with the same goal in mind. I hope it goes better this time. Because the path to this moment has been filled with pain. For the whole galaxy, for my friends–and for me.

I still can’t believe the Jedi Order is gone–and the Repbulic, corrupted and in the hands of Palaptine. And Anakin, corrupted as well. The holovids I saw of him slaughtering the Jedi younglings in the Temple still haunt my dreams…and shatter my heart into pieces, over and over again.

But after the horror of children’s deaths, a child may bring hope, as well. It’s as I said: the delivery is made. I’m standing on a ridge with my riding beast–a Tatooine eopie–looking back at the Lars homestead. Owen and Beru Lars are outside, holding the child. The last chapter is finished: a new one has begun. Kenobi, prologue

Continue Reading The Art of Obi-Wan Kenobi…

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