Oct 16, 2014

Warwick Davis is in 7

This is an amusing announcement video that Warwick Davis, known to many as Wicket, has a role in Star Wars 7.

Davis sure has come a long long way since Jedi!

Oct 15, 2014

Star Wars 7 concept art released / leaked - they suggest there's another great story to be told in the Star Wars universe...

vader's mask in star was 7

It seems that we have a real deal leak of concept art for Star Wars 7. Concept art is used to inform the the vision of the written story. Famously Ralph McQuarrie did this for George Lucas in the original Star Wars trilogy and Doug Chiang did for the prequels.

So these leaked concept designs were made to help let every one who was making the film know what the film is supposed to look like. They set the tone, shapes and all round feel of the movie.

Here's some of the most interesting pictures:

This is a fallen AT Walker, that's possibly on Tatooine as it was titled Binary Sunset. Scuttlebut around the internet has suggested Daisy's character was living in a broken Walker, so maybe that rumour is real, there's some one sitting on on the thing....

at walker daisy binary sunset

Oct 13, 2014

We can't decide if this is the best R2D2 / C3PO cosplay couple we've seen or the worst

C3PO r2d2 couple cosplay

We've seen a bit of cosplay lately, but this picture came to the desk late - R2D2 and C3PO as squares of card board. Is this the best or worst Star War cosplay you've seen? Either way we can all agree that dude is batting out of his league. Nice work brah.

Also, did the brah draw some pubes on 3PO?

Oct 12, 2014

Star Wars fans do the best costume play!

Ackbar Cosplay as an Admiral

It’s time for another round of Star Wars cosplay – which is great because there’s been a whole heap of awesome stuff done – the Star Wars universe is so wide and interesting that there is always some new twist of design to look at – there’s an actual Admiral Ackbar with presumably matching sea legs, a cute ‘boy and his dog’ version of besties forever Han and Chewie and the obligatory Leia in a slave bikini.

twi leks

It's awesome to see how just advanced cosplay has become. Participation in the practice is nearly mandatory at every gaming convention that opens its doors. No longer to you put on your favourite t-shirt, you were the armour of your hero that you made yourself in your garage or you where that figure hugging costume that took you 200 hours to make. And you love it, because you love Star Wars. 

This one is quite special. At the face of it is a boy dressing up as Han Solo and having an adventure with his most trusted friend, his dog.

But what is it really? It’s a mum or dad making him a costume. 

It’s a mum or dad taking time to set up a photo. 

It’s an exposition on friendship and it’s a child’s leap into imagination land, a place where many cosplayers never leave. 

No one really could ever really understand why George Lucas decided to have Leia feature in a slave bikini in Return of the Jedi. It’s not like the youngest ever Senator was known for her dancing skills but there you go… Millions of fans around the Star Wars universe have a million reasons to thank Lucas though as cosplayers have sought to emulate Leia as much as they can – arguably the most famous bikini in movie history (Ursula Andress in James Bond’s Dr No being the obvious competitor) has been done a million times – and the best thing is that no one ever gets tired of it. We wonder why that is…

Oct 10, 2014

Darth Vader Rebels Quotes

It surprised a few fans that Darth Vader made an appearance in Star Wars Rebels but he finally fit into the time line quite nicely.

Here's some quotes that Vader made during his appearance.

Notice any thing in common between these two photos?

Yep, Star Wars Rebels has used the same warning sign that was used in Empire to denote trouble behind the door - this was a deleted scene where C3PO ripped the yellow warning off the door in a clever attempt to trick the invading Stron Troopers to enter a cave full of Wampa.

Nice to see Rebels is going full Star Wars nerd on us - bodes well for the series - you heard Darth Vader is making an appearance right? 

Oct 6, 2014

Picture of a very young Warwick Davis on the set of Return of the Jedi - with a slave Leia!

You would be forgiven for not recognizing this young lad with Carrie Fisher even though he played one of Return of the Jedi’s most famous Ewok’s Wicket. Warwick Davis managed to snag the role of Wicket as the actor who was to play him, R2D2’s Kenny Baker happened to be too sick on the day of shooting.

warwick davies and carrie fisher on the set of Jedi

This turned out to be a big break for Warwick as he went on to perform as Wicket in further Ewok films, took a turn as the title character in the  popular Willow film, starred as a leprechaun in some b grade horror movies and even made a couple of appearances in the Harry Potter films.  

Davis can regularly be found on the Star Wars celebrity circuit, often hosting events where he acts as the Master of Ceremonies or interviewer, usually of fellow cast members. 

Legend has it that George Lucas wrote the film Willow with Davis in mind for the part.

He'll always simply be Wicket to this writer!