Moments ago, the Star Wars official site announced that Jon Favreau would Executive Produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for the Disney streaming service. This announcement is fantastic news for the franchise as Favreau has a skilled talent at showcasing real emotion and action scenes in storytelling. From “Iron Man” to “Food Truck,” Favreau has molded characters and tales that have been memorable and fun. I have always been wary of a live-action Star Wars series, but the choice to have him Executive Produce this project gives me high confidence.
Tonight after four years, Star Wars Rebels will end its run of dramatic small-screen storytelling. A culmination of work by a small band of creative professionals, who endured limited budgets and the confines of a cable channel not readily available to the masses. With money and viewer availability fighting against them, The team behind Star Wars Rebels contributed to the lexicon of Star Wars grandly. Many of the stories enriched the lore, taught our children valuable lessons and showcased the talent of the professional creators at Lucasfilm.
Where “The Clone Wars” was the executed dream of a blank check happy billionaire, Star Wars Rebels is confined to a corporate budgeted sandbox. Even so, this small band of Rebels made story castles that sparkled in the Sun.
Monday night’s Rebels episodes “Wolves and a Door” and “A World Between Worlds” delved in the mystical side of Star Wars, and left us all in wonderment. The two penultimate episodes were brilliantly crafted, with an Indiana Jones feel accompanied by a beautiful score by Kevin Kiner. Put together, it amazed Rebel audiences and delivered a final goodbye to Jedi, Kanan Jarrus. That amazement, lay in part to a story tool never used before in Star Wars- time travel.
EW’s Solo: A Star Wars story coverage week is well underway and today will have lots to feast on. Before we jump into all that, I would like to thank EW, for changing the format of today’s stories, dropping that horrendous carousel viewer. The site was easy to navigate and a pleasure to read. Now with that out of the way, holy baby Jeebus on a stick, did EW have lots to divulge about Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Join Max, Liz and Pete as we breakdown the Solo: A Star Wars Story teaser trailer.