Fans of Star Wars comics, books, video games, and cartoons have long known the universe is ripe for adventures outside of the Skywalker family tree. But with Rogue One this type of story comes to the big screen for the first time. Detailing the group of rebels who steal the original Death Star plans, this film was seen as a creative risk by Lucasfilm. The result was one of the biggest opening weekends of all time; another super-successful Star Wars movie. But was it a story that needed to be told? Join the Now Playing Podcast hosts to find out!
Star Wars. It twice became the biggest movie of all time. It has launched a billion dollar empire of movies, toys, and merchandise. It has even started a religion. But now, under the ownership of Disney, the Star Wars universe is set to expand infinitely with a new movie each year — starting with Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
Now Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart go back to where it all started — the 1977 original George Lucas film Star Wars (a.k.a. Episode IV: A New Hope). Is the Force still with Star Wars almost 40 years after its release? And which version is better, the Special Edition or the original? Listen to Now Playing
to find out, then join us weekly for more Star Wars reviews culminating with The Force Awakens!
Bleeding Cool has posted an exclusive announcement revealing that the wildly successful Now Playing Podcast (hosted by Arnie & Marjorie from Star Wars Action News, Jakob, and Stuart) is going to be reviewing the films of the Star Wars Saga. Get the full details at BleedingCool.com.
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