Kasdan: Lando Calrissian’s Story Not Over Yet

Vanity Fair has just published an interview with the famous screenwriter for the The Empire Strikes Back, Lawrence Kasdan.  During the interview when Kasdan was asked if we would ever see Lando in a Star Wars movie and Kasdan replied:

Right now, there’s no Lando Calrissian in this movie. But Lando I don’t think is finished in any way, shape, or form.

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Lando appeared in some of the biggest novels and comics of the Legends continuity so Lando certainly has a story to tell.

A Trooper’s Point of View: Brotherhood

In previous columns I’ve gone over the ins and outs of being a trooper in the 501st Legion, what it’s like to wear the costumes, building the costumes and more.  This time we are shifting the focus to outside of the costumes.

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The 501st is a lot of things, but first and foremost we are a club.  A place for like minded people to gather and celebrate their shared love of Star Wars and costuming.  There were a lot of things I did not realize about the Legion before joining, one of the biggest things was the friendship and bonds that would form.  Never was this more evident than at the most recent Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim.  The 501st Legion is a worldwide group and a major event like Celebration pulls people in from all corners of the globe.

Even before arriving in Anaheim I had already met several Legion members en route in the Atlanta airport.  I’m not the most outgoing person and I’m usually the last person who will talk to a random stranger, especially in an already awkward and stressful place like the airport.  But seeing others wearing their Legion T-shirts was like seeing a familiar face in the crowd.  As the convention progressed I found myself spending time with Legion members from all over the world including Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and all over the US.

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How does something as silly as dressing like plastic spacemen connect us?

Just from my own experience when I first took the plunge to join I had no idea what I was doing.  That forced me to join the various forums and community for tips and tricks on building.  Going through that first build was an experience unto itself, but it was also one that every member had been through.  The agonizing late nights as you try desperately to get the pieces to work, the frustration as it doesn’t work and you have to undo or redo hours of work.  We’ve all been through it before, so we want to help others in getting it done.

Once you are approved and you are out there trooping you spend countless hours side by side with the same people.  Trooping is physically exhausting so most events end with a gathering for food and sharing stories.  It’s easy to see how bonds can form.

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In Star Wars this connection is mirrored with the Clonetroopers.  As soon as the troopers were introduced in the Attack of the Clones the expanded universe began to write stories of the troopers being a brotherhood, sharing a common bond and being a part of something bigger.  They were all brothers in arms.  The 501st is much the same.  We all come from different backgrounds but share this common thread that connects us.  I like to think that the way the clones acted and connected may have been at least partially inspired by the Legion and it’s members.

The Attack of The Celebration – CCC Ep. 002

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Droid building, Mark Hammill, Disney land,  Bounty Hunts,all this and more! So come on in, and take a seat in our V.I.P. Lounge here at Cloud City Casino.                                                ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

This week The Illogical Rogue Mark Hurliman docks his X-wing at the east platform and joins host Michael Morris in VIP lounge to discuss his recent experience at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim and some of the sweet, sweet collectibles he managed to pick up and what he was hunting on the show floor.

So find a table, turn up the volume on your cyborg headband and get ready for an episode you won’t want to miss because everyone’s a winner here! At Cloud City Casino, we aim to please!

Billie Lourd Not Playing Young Leia in The Force Awakens?

“That’s a lie. That’s a rumor. I wish I played a young princess,”  – Billie Lourd

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The rumor that Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher’s daughter, would be playing a young Princess Leia in a flashback scene in the The Force Awakens, has been circulating unconfirmed for quite some time.  As it turns out, HNGN has reported that Lourd told Entertainment Tonight that she will not be reprising her mother’s role.  It is still unknown as to what role she will be playing at this time, but she did make it sound as though she will play a character in the new Star Wars film. So we will have to keep a look out for Lourd on screen in The Force Awakens December 18th 2015!

 

Diego Luna to Join The Rogue One Cast?

Variety has just reported that actor Diego Luna is in the works to becoming a lead role alongside Felicity Jones and others in the original trilogy prequel set right before A New Hope, Rogue One. The movie is set to debut in 2016.  Lucasfilm declined to comment on rumors of Luna’s possible casting.

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Rumor has it that Rogue One will feature an ensemble cast similar to other movies with a more military feel, but it seems it will still have it’s main characters.

Finally, this is JUST a rumor so nothing is set in stone.