Star Wars News of the Day: March 16, 2018


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Lucasfilm & Disney Are Releasing New Solo Movie Posters It’s been a rough few weeks for those in charge of marketing Solo: A Star Wars Story. About two weeks ago, it was revealed that the wildly popular promotional posters for the film were knock offs of a series of Sony Music Jazz album covers released in 2015. Now, it looks like Disney is taking a step back, as new international posters have been released. While the character images and color schemes are the same, the posters are clearly intended to shift the conversation away from the “plagiarism” accusations of the past two weeks. The Son of Lawrence Kasdan Doesn’t Want to Direct a Star Wars Film Jake Kasdan, son of the long time Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan and director of the 2017 blockbuster reboot of Jumanji, has made it clear that he wants nothing to do with writing or directing a Star Wars film. In an article on, Jake Kasdan said, “I’m just a huge fan. There’s a part of me that feels like you relinquish that when you step behind the curtain. I love the rooting position I’ve been in with the ones that my dad and now my brother have worked on. It’s a really exciting thing to be near, without the pressure and anxiety of carrying it.” Rumor has it that the sequel to the Jumaniji reboot might be released the same weekend as Star Wars: Episode IX. Luke Skywalker's Robotic Hand is REAL! Nearly 40 years after Luke Skywalker lost his hand in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader, scientists have developed a real world prosthetic hand with full feeling sensation, that rivals the one the young Jedi received in the Empire Strikes Back. You can read the whole story on, as we also welcome Elaine as a new contributor to the site. May the Force be with you, Elaine! Today in Star Wars History: Happy Birthday K-2SO! Actor Alan Tudyk as born on this day in 1971. Website: Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Email:

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