segunda-feira, 18 de julho de 2016

Watch the new Han Solo being introduced

As BBC told us:

Star Wars: Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo

Alden Ehrenreich will play the young Han Solo in a Star Wars spin-off movie.
The news was confirmed at the Star Wars Celebration fan event in London, where the 26-year-old actor made a surprise appearance.
He told the audience he was "very, very excited" about being cast in the role made famous by Harrison Ford.
Ehrenreich's casting has been rumoured for months. Earlier this year he appeared in the Coen brothers' comedy Hail, Caesar!.
The American was chosen to play the space smuggler after the filmmakers saw around 3,000 actors for the part.
"I auditioned for about six months," Ehrenreich revealed on stage. "The coolest part of the audition process was I went on the [Millennium] Falcon."
The as-yet-untitled movie will begin filming in the UK in early 2017. 
It will cover events in Han Solo's life before his appearance in the original 1977 Star Wars film, A New Hope.
It will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, whose previous films include The Lego Movie.

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" Celebration TRAILER 2

Soooooo awesome, I´m just DYING to see Vader on the next trailer!!!
I must say that I´m happy that the more rough and darker tone of the movie seems to be kept, and the "Vader effect" should help significantly to it. But I still feel that we won´t get as much of Vader as we want, let´s hope not :D

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" poster

We have a poster since 2 or 3 days, courtesy of Star Wars Celebration Europe :)
Can´t wait to see those battles on the tropical beaches...

quinta-feira, 5 de maio de 2016

Star Wars: Episode VIII - leaked images

It was just a few days ago, but is always important to share some of the most amazing leaked pictures of the new Star Wars: Episode VIII!

You can read the full article and check the 8 pics in the original post from Star Wars Underworld. Thanks for putting it out there guys!

As a warning, please continue ONLY if you are ok with the !!!SPOILERS!!! below.

"Oh yes, it's that time again! After an extended lull in leaks from the production of Star Wars: Episode VIII, we just got hit with another huge reveal. Today, the Daily Mail has released a ton of new aerial photos of several outdoor Episode VIII sets at Pinewood Studios in London. The photos give us our latest look at the Millennium Falcon and a new location on Ahch-To, as well as other buildings under construction. Of course, the following photos could be considered spoilers, so if you don't want to see or know anything about Episode VIII, I suggest you stop reading now. This is your official SPOILER ALERT."

Star Wars: Force for Change - Happy Star Wars Day from Daisy Ridley

quarta-feira, 4 de maio de 2016

Jabba Flow


"When Han, Chewie, Rey, Finn, and BB-8 visited Maz’s castle, they only heard part of the house band’s funky, reggae-fueled “Jabba Flow.” Now, you’ll get to hear the whole song."

May the 4th be with you!

Happy Star Wars day everyone!
Check the link below to access great deals happening throughout a Galaxy far, far away...


quinta-feira, 7 de abril de 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - 1st impressions

After watching the trailer a dozen times, like many of you, I went through some frames to spot some familiarities. Before I share what it pleased my eye, it´s important to say that concerning "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", I´m pretty much the amateur. The reason... None! I simply decided to embrace Rogue One as a fresh approach to the Star Wars Universe, so I decided not to read, learn or watch anything related to it until today, so I could be absolutely baffled! So far, it´s working.

So let´s dig in!

"Rebel" Diego Luna seems to study Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso) as Mon Mothma explains her many "abilities".

Yes, she rebels! And we like it.

Mon Mothma´s (played by Genevieve O´Reilly) smile says it all!

This frame of the Death Star is mind blowing! The scale of it is simply astonishing.

The familiar translucent Rebel screens are everywhere. 

Rebels and more Rebels getting ready. The "usual" type of Rebel base seems to be part of Rogue One  too - forest world, under an ancient construction, with dark rooms full of translucent screens. 

I wish I knew who this Imperial is... The white outfit approach seems a perfect fit.

Forest Whitaker! I´m so curious to see if his role will continue in the next movies (stories type ones).

Kick ass Trooper!

These Troopers seem equipped for a Forest type terrain, pretty much like the 41st Elite Corps in the Battle of Kashyyyk.

Blind Jedi with a stick? Was he the one to crash land that X-Wing back there? I bet he´ll kick the butt of all these Stormtroopers.

More dark Troopers... Are they Shadow Troopers? I hope so :)

This spaceship is too similar to Kylo Ren´s vessel in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". Did he stole the idea from a previous Sith wannabe?

Emperor´s Royal Guards! This has to be something awesome... Are we standing before a new Sith? Or an already known Dark Lord?... I say option 2. I wish Palpatine or Vader popped from there...

AT-AT Walkers in a caribbean background? Coolness! I wonder if this Walker shooting up these Rebels is Blizzard 1... maybe we get to see General Veers again.

Now this is the image that got me totally hooked! Will Jyn Erso become an Imperial or is she simply on a mission, as Mon Mothma states in the early seconds of the trailer? She has some Japanese inspired gear (or is she ready to fly a Tie Fighter?), something that seems to be part of the whole movie with some very interesting characters being added.

Have you guys realized that we will have at least 1 Star Wars movie per year in the near future? How far was this a few years ago?...

If only December was tomorrow...

I would love to hear from you, let´s discuss this! Can´t wait to hear your opinions about this new movie and your general idea about the new "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" trailer.

May the Force be with you all!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Official Teaser Trailer

segunda-feira, 14 de março de 2016

DARTH MAUL: Apprentice - A Star Wars Fan-Film

Great work from these guys!
I specially like the fighting style, the way Maul moves and his facial expressions, very similar to Episode I, congrats for that.

I kinda wish the new movies will bring us some Maul minutes...

quarta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2016

Brace yourself!!! Star Wars: Episode VIII is now filming

Great news peeps!
Star Wars: Episode VIII is filming since two days, and the cast is confirmed.

Can´t wait for further developments on new cast members, but so far, here´s what you can expect:

Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis.  New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

Read everything at

quinta-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2016


As I do in my comics blog for a long, long time, I´ll bring to the Academy the topic "Pick of The Week". Usually I don´t write about it, just post a cool pic with the artist´s credits, but as its the 1st POTW I´ll make an exception.

Today will be with a touch of vintage, from the Master Ralph McQuarrie.
He made tons of early sketches before the characters and concepts were "finished", so a lot of his depictions seem Star Wars but from another era.
I will post more of McQuarrie in the future, but 1 pic is 1 pic. Enjoy!

Ralph McQuarrie: Tie fighter pilot with Millennium Falcon and Death Star

terça-feira, 9 de fevereiro de 2016

"Star Wars: Force Collection" or "The most addictive Star Wars mobile game ever"

It´s now 1 year and and a half that I play Star Wars: Force Collection. And as weird as it may sound, no, it´s not just a card trading game.

Before I talk about it, I would love to hear from the fans. How many of you that visit the blog play it? And for how long? What do you like more about it and what would you definitely change? (and some major changes have been taking place lately, since the new movie arrived)

The game is deep, full of events and new stuff happening every week. Back in the old days, there was about two dozen 5* cards available only with the classical characters. Now, almost every two weeks, two new 5* cards are released (and with a skill), making everything more interesting but at the same time complicated and sometimes hard to keep the pace.

Being a card trading game, the range goes from 1* to 5* cards. The 1* and 2* cards are usually disregarded, there are a few decent 3* cards with powerful skills and then plenty of 4*s and 5*s. The higher the star, the better. But much depends on the skill, with some 4*s being traded 1:1 for 5*!

Taking this in consideration, you build your deck, your formation of 18 cards (3 horizontal lines of 6 cards each). The maximum skills you can have popping in your form is 3, so chose wisely! You can define your support deck with 7 cards, to help with the type of formation of your choice. You can go LS (Light Side) or DS (Dark Side), or even mix a bit of both. You can place vehicles in your form, like the Millennium Falcon, the X-Wing or a panoply of Tie Fighters, creativity is a must and you should explore it.

You will need training remotes to skill up your cards that come with a skill, so you can have major boosts of attack, defense, accuracy, evasion and ton of other stuff you can imagine.

Then there is LAW (Legions at War)!!! This is what hardcore players expect approximately every 2 (or 3 weeks). Veteran players take this very seriously. When you are part of a legion, you help your fellow legionnaires to improve their forms, you provide tips, share precious info and if things get bigger, you will probably be part of a fleet. My fleet is S.O.B. (Smugglers of Bespin) and I´m part of the "S.O.B. Outlaws" ship, and since we joined S.O.B. due to the hard work of our Captain PhiltyForce, everyone has had the chance to grow their L.A.W. experience.

I could make a gigantic post about this game, because it really has a ton of features and options to explore and improve. It´s not the usual mobile game, it´s an addiction that makes you log in everyday so be aware of the time it can consume in your life.

Hope you´re playing and enjoying Star Wars: Force Collection (SWFC).
Oh! and by the way, my profile in the game is Beximus.

May the Force be with you!

P.S. - all the pics are screen shots when I´m playing.

Star Wars goes "Calvin & Hobbes"

Artist Brian Kesinger has recently posted several "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" works on his Instagram.
One of the most interesting revamps is the Calvin & Hobbes approach, with amazing results.

Here are some of them, please visit Kesinger´s Instagram to check his amazing contribution to the Star Wars universe.

May the Force be with you, Brian!