Bidding to cash in on nostalgia before the entitled generation of Star Wars fans gets too old to care, Disney decided to nix the evolution of warfare from the Prequel and Original trilogies and pretend that the last 30 years never happened, giving us marginally altered X-Wing and TIE Fighter combat instead. The bad news is that this set the tone for the continuity-be-damned rehash approach of The Force Awakens; but the good news is that we got more X-Wing pilot action figures.
So, introducing X-Wing Pilot Asty. Let’s take a look and see if the figure was worth the cost…
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A live-action television series of Marvel’s Runaways is heading for streaming service Hulu. The comic/film/television/cultural giant announced the upcoming show earlier today.
The show will be produced by series co-showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who have worked together previously on Gossip Girl. Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will Executive Produce, bringing the steady hands behind Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to proceedings.
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So, fellow Star Wars fans. How about something that divides opinion?
From the first announcement of Star Wars Episode II’s title the knives were out for George Lucas. The tide of critical and cultural opinion had turned firmly against the filmmaker following The Phantom Menace, and the reveal that the new film would have such a retro, B-movie name was enough to send the post-Matrix cultural world into hyperbolic meltdown.
Somewhat stalling the trend of negativity the trailers were good, promising more action and actual war than we saw in Episode I. Yet on release the film met with a similar critical fate as its predecessor – and not without reason, it has to be said. From a contemporary Hollywood point of view the decline of Star Wars seemed all but complete.
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Disney’s bid to usurp the original Star Wars EU with misplaced monikers gained traction this week as the second trailer for anthology film Rogue One hit personal mobile devices everywhere.
Is it good? Judge for yourself… and then let me correct you.
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Marvel’s merry mutants are marching to your TV screen.
Marvel Television and 20th Century Fox Television are teaming up to co-produce a new X-Men TV series that will presumably be set within the wider Fox X-Men film universe – although with Marvel’s direct involvement, it could even be a Spider-Man style reboot.
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