A few weeks ago, Harrison Ford was on Jimmy Kimmel Live and I was surprised by how awful the ABC late host was during their interview. Hans Solo has a very dry sense of humor, so you never know if he is serious or not. But when their chat got serious as Ford talked about his plane crash, Kimmel tried to make jokes about it that came off as crude, disrespectful and idiotic. I was disgusted by it, and I was shocked that Ford didn’t say something to him.
Well weeks later, while the Star Wars new comers were on JKL yesterday, Ford finally got his say in a bit with Chewbacca. The Wookie and Hans have been fighting, and Chewie was so upset about it, he was going to jump off of Kimmel’s studios. Hans decides to make up with his friend and that convinces him not to jump. As they are hugging, Kimmel belts out the Star Wars theme and that’s when Ford tells him to STFU. I applauded because it was about time he said those 4 words to him.
Now if only someone could get Kimmel to shave off that pitiful beard things would be better in the late night world.
For some reason Disney decided to debut the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens during Monday Night Football. Meaning a lot of people watched men throw the pig skin for the first time in their lives. Well, I guess they liked what they saw because Conan revealed video of them playing the game.
I bet you more fans of Star Wars took up Football than Football fans bought Star Wars tickets yesterday.
The first full trailer is out for Star Wars: The Force Awakes and someone is missing. First Luke Skywalker was no where to be seen in the newest poster for the anticipated film and now his face is missing from the trailer. Which makes you wonder what’s going on?
Now, when it comes to the trailer, it doesn’t make me excited for the movie. I still have no idea what it’s about, and where’s Luke.
But then again, I was never a Star Wars girl.
As we all know Disney bought the rights to Star Wars and now they are Disneyfying the franchise. Pistol Shrimps took the merger to a whole new level by mashing up Star Wars with Disneytales and it is horrifying how well it works. So maybe the two will live happily ever after or maybe the Evil Queens and Darth Vader will finally win one. I am kind of rooting for the latter because it’s about time someone took down that Olaf guy. In a way he is Disney’s Jar Jar Binks!
Jar Jar Binks is the most hated character in Star Wars history, but that could’ve been a different story if George Lucas would’ve cast Michael Jackson in the part as the late singer wanted. Ahmed Best, who got the part, told Vice he was not the original choice for the role.
When Best was asked about it, he said, “That’s what George told me. Me, Natalie Portman, and George’s kidsâ€”we were at Wembley arena at Michael Jackson’s concert. We were taken backstage and we met Michael. There was Michael and Lisa Marie [Presley]. George introduced me as “Jar Jar” and I was like, That’s kind of weird. Michael was like, ‘Oh. OK.’ I thought, What is going on?” Then hes added, “After Michael had driven off, we all go back up to a big afterparty. I’m having a drink with George and I said, ‘Why did you introduce me as Jar Jar?’ He said, ‘Well, Michael wanted to do the part but he wanted to do it in prosthetics and makeup like ‘Thriller.” George wanted to do it in CGI. My guess is ultimately Michael Jackson would have been bigger than the movie, and I don’t think he wanted that.””
I wish Lucas would’ve gone with Jackson because then I wouldn’t be the only person I know who actually like Jar Jar Binks. Would you have liked him a little bit more if Jackson played him?
If when Star Wars Episode VIII comes out and Chewbacca has a really big role in it, you will know why. Why? Because Jimmy Kimmel challenged the movie’s director J.J. Abrams and the Wookie to the Twizzler Challenge for Autism and they accepted. When it was time to Lady and Tramp the licorice stick, Abrams really got into it. So much so that Chewie left a little bit of himself in his boss’ mouth.
Wonder if that is the first time that happened to him? After we see how big Chewbacca’s part, I mean role, is in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then we will know the answer.
Remember there was a group of hundreds of fans who camped out on Hollywood Blvd for 6 weeks to be first ones in to see the Star Wars prequels? Well it’s official, they will not be doing it again for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A source told me that with reserved seating it no longer makes sense. Plus, the force is no longer as strong with him after Episode I, Episode II and Episode III, and I am sure others who lined up with him feel the same way.
I am bummed they won’t be doing it because for some reason it made the franchise seem more special than it already is. What other movie has fans camping out for 6 weeks to see it? Without them being lined up in their tents and on their blankets in front of Mann’s Chinese, it just doesn’t seem the same.
I mean, I am sure, they will be there for the midnight screenings, but it just won’t be the same for me. But then again, don’t tell them I still haven’t seen most of Episode II and all of Episode III.
Anyways even though I am not a fan of the prequels, the trailer for the Episode VII makes me want to see it. I won’t be camping out for it or there at midnight, but I will be there when it comes to my $3 theater or when my source brings it over the Blu-ray for us to watch.
How excited are you for Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
The Star Wars movie franchise is available on Digital HD for the first time today and R2D2 promoted the release on @midnight yesterday. Strange choice (although not really because their audience is the same as Star Wars’), but it works because they put words in his mouth that no one else would ever dare. And yes they went there with a joke about Hans Solo crashing into a golf course. To see if the comedians went even further than that, you can just have to watch.
The only negative, is Chris Hadwick didn’t offer any suggestions. What in beep and boop is that all about?
Just when parents were hoping their children would finally be over Frozen, Disney announced today that they are working on a sequel for the movie. So try not to tell your kids for as long as you can. Which they probably already know because it is spreading like lice at school.
Now kids, don’t tell your parents but they are going to get 2 more Star Wars movie in the next couple of years. Star Wars VIII is coming out on May 26, 2017. If that is not enough for them and they need something to hold them over until then, the franchise gets its first standalone movie Rogue One that is coming out on December 16, 2016. It looks like we will be getting a new Star Wars movie every year like Saw. So now that they get to act like kids over that news.
UPDATE: Kristen Bell is already prepping to play Anna again!