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Stride Rite®, the leader in premium children’s footwear, today announced the introduction of its Star Wars™ by Stride Rite® Trilogy of the Lights, an epic collection of sneakers with unique light-up technology only available through the innovation of Stride Rite.
The collection features three sneaker styles inspired by Star Wars characters and lore, each with its own unique light-up technology.
- The Morphing Lightsaber™ sneaker features Push to Change light-up technology and puts the power of choosing either the light or the dark side of the Force. The lightsaber on the front of the shoe, which lights up with every step, will change from Yoda green to Sith red with the simple push of a button.
- The Jedi to Sith sneaker with Shadow Lights technology represents the ultimate battle between both sides of the Force through the transformation of Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader. This shoe features first-of-its-kind Light & Dark Sensor Technology that flashes blue in the brightness of day, and glows red in the shadows of darkness.
- Star Wars fans can channel their inner clone trooper into the Clone Captain Rex™ 2.0sneaker with Revealers Light-up technology. When you step, the shoe closure, looking like a clone trooper helmet, flickers blue light to reveal Clone Captain Rex’s silhouette.
The internet is buzzing about the reports of Harrison Ford reprising his role as galactic smuggler turned good-guy, Han Solo for another trip back to a galaxy far, far away.
A video report from Fox News Latino surfaced today with an interview with Latino-Review.com’s El Mayimbe with word that Ford will indeed play Han Solo in an upcoming Star Wars film. Ford has stated in recent weeks that he is open to the possibility of playing Han again for a future Star Wars movie.
This story has NOT been confirmed by Lucasfilm/Disney but Latino-Report has been able to get scoops that have turned out to be true regarding recent Marvel films so it could be a definite possibility. Of course this could be a set up for a possible Han Solo “solo” adventure film rumored to be in development as well. Could we see Ford opening the film telling tales about his younger self? Could we see Solo in a cameo for Episode VII? Only time will tell.
- Harrison Ford Reportedly Reprising His Role as Han Solo in Upcoming “Star Wars” (jedimouseketeer.com)
- Ewan McGregor A ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff ? (jedimouseketeer.com)
Star Wars Weekends, the Force-filled, fun-fest that takes place annually at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, returns to the Walt Disney World Resort galaxy every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 17-June 9, 2013.
A celebration of all-things-Star Wars, the special event is included in regular park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Among the features: a special Star Wars-themed parade, appearances by Star Wars celebrities, special additions to Jedi Training Academy, a Star Wars-themed talk show, behind-the-scenes presentations, limited-edition merchandise, a nightly celebration and more. The centerpiece of the celebration is Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, the immersive 3-D attraction that speeds guests through worlds featured in the Star Wars saga.
Also showcased at the event: the largest collection of official Star Wars characters gathered at any theme park in the world, roaming the areas and posing for meet-and-greet opportunities in front of themed scenery.
- Disney to Exapand Star Wars Mythos with Standalone Films (chipandco.com)
- Star Wars Weekends 2013 Dates Announced (chipandco.com)
Here is a video clip of Walt Disney CEO, Bob Iger discussing the latest financial results discussed in a recent shareholder conference call. In it he discusses the operating income at ESPN in a decline offset by higher affiliate revenue.
“In ESPN’s case, we had the largest program cost increase for the year in the quarter that we just announced,” Iger said. “We have new distribution deals coming online, but the revenue from those deals won’t hit until the second quarter… ESPN is running in the quarter around 7 percent above where they were last year and we feel much better about the advertising market now than we did during the quarter that was just announced.” – Bob Iger
Last night in an interview with CNBC Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger confirmed that work is currently underway to expand the Star Wars franchise by creating standalone films. The lends credence to rumors of a Yoda, Han Solo and Boba Fett solo adventures, however there are no confirmations from Disney or Lucasfilm regarding characters or what era of the saga they will be producing. It does look like they will be shooting the new trilogy as well as these standalone films at the same time which can maximize the results for the studio keeping some costs down. It also appears that we can see at least one Star Wars film a year. Wow! It’s a great time to be a Wars fan!
Here is the press release from Disney/Lucasfilm:
The Star Wars cinematic galaxy is about to experience a Big Bang. Lucasfilm is officially announcing new spinoff films that will expand the mythos and depths of the Star Wars universe in previously unexplored ways.
One of the standalone films will be written by Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and co-writer of Return of the Jedi while the other will be penned by Simon Kinberg, writer of Sherlock Holmes and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The movies will be separate from the upcoming Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, on which Kasdan and Kinberg are also consulting, and are expected to be released sometime after Episode VII. Each standalone film will focus on a specific character, and two spinoff films are currently confirmed.
In a call to investors, Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, revealed while the original focus was on the highly-anticipated sequel trilogy, the idea of spinoff films was bandied about early and the additional films are now becoming a reality. “We are in development of a few standalone films,” he said, “that are not part of the Star Wars saga…there are now creative entities working on developing scripts for what would be those standalone films.”
For more of my thoughts regarding this news please check out my article on JediMouseketeer.com.
What Star Wars character do you think would be a good fit for a standalone film? Please reply to this article!