STAR WARS AFICIONADO MAGAZINE: GIRL POWER! "JEDI"s FEMALE FIGHTER PILOTS...
Though women fighter pilots were seen amongst the crowd within the Rebel Cruiser briefing room earlier in RETURN OF THE JEDI, it was believed that none were seen in the actual final battle above Endor...until now, with the Blu-ray revealing that one of the brave A-wing pilots was indeed female (as seen in the above image) but, for reasons unknown (probably an accident made during the Post Production dialogue re-dubbing phase in the US) replaced with a male actors voice instead (with one line: "Got it"). Her character was seemingly killed mere seconds later by a TIE fighter.
The full undubbed footage of this lady pilot, and one of her older A-wing colleagues (pictured above), both speaking classic STAR WARS combat and technical dialogue, can be found on the new Blu-ray release.For reasons unknown, the footage of the two lady X-wing pilots (including actress Vivienne Chandler (pictured below)), also shot for the movie, were not made available for this release. Perhaps they'll show up in the future, too...
EXCLUSIVE: A Sneak Peek at Brian Wood’s “Star Wars” and More! « Nerdist
Color me curious.In a galaxy very, very close, Dark Horse will be putting out a brand new monthly Star Wars comic book beginning on January 9th, 2013. At first glance, the news that Dark Horse is putting out a new Star Wars comic might not strike you as particularly impressive. It seems like there’s a new mini-series or ongoing Expanded Universe tale popping up every week, but this one is different. Why? Not only is it simply titled Star Wars and does it feature a gorgeous cover from Alex Ross, but it’s set during the events of the original trilogy and is directly informed by the characters’ reactions to the events of A New Hope.
Star Wars Comics Come Back To Marvel - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Unfortunate. Hope this doesn't **** up Dark Horse too badly.The Suits in the know have determined that no new contracts will be given to Dark Horse after the current ones expire. So all new projects after 2013 will be handled internally by Marvel.
It’s not known yet if titles will be worked into the regular line up, or will Marvel create a special branch of the company that deals with Star Wars. It’ll take a couple of years for the old deals to work there course, but the stories that Dark Horse have coming down the pipeline will be the last. And you can expect anything new from Marvel dealing with Star Wars to arrive around 2015.
STAR WARS Spin-Off Movie Being Developed by Zack Snyder Based off SEVEN SAMURAI | Collider
Back in November, we reported that Zack Snyder wouldn’t be directing Star Wars: Episode VII. This remains true, but Vulture is now reporting the surprising news that Snyder will be involved in the upcoming Star Wars universe with a spin-off feature. As we previously reported, screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg were working on scripts that could be part of the upcoming sequel trilogy or they could be spin-off features. Episode VII is due out in 2015, and Disney CEO Bob Iger has said he wants a new Star Wars movie ever 2-3 years.
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According to Vulture, Snyder is developing a Star Wars film that will take place after Episode VI and run parallel to the upcoming trilogy, so it doesn’t seem like it will be a “bridge” movie, although it could provide material for other Star Wars chapters. But that’s getting ahead of ourselves.