Hello again and welcome to our weekly round up of News from a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Here are some tidbits from this past week:
Star Wars’ iconic composer, John Williams, currently has a total of 50 Academy Award nominations. Williams is the most nominated composer in the history of the Academy Awards and the most nominated living individual (coming second in overall nominations to Walt Disney’s 29). With two scored films under consideration for the 2018 Oscars (The Post, as well as Star Wars, The Last Jedi), Williams is posed to add to his own record with a possible 51st and 52nd nomination. If either of these scores comes out on top in 2018, it will be Williams first win since Schindler’s List (1993) although he has had 19 nominations in the interim. We’re definitely cheering for him from over here at Tosche Station.
Practically everything we know about Solo: A Star Wars Story we have learned from pinch-hitting director Ron Howard’s enthusiastic use of Twitter. His excitement for this project has heartened the fanbase—some of whom were initially lukewarm at the prospect of the film. Taking to Twitter in his signature fashion, Howard has let the fans know that with The Last Jedi now comfortable in theatres, a trailer for the Solo solo is in our future. But as with all of Howard’s 140-character communiques, this message was light on the details. There will be a trailer for Solo; Ron Howard says so. But we’re going to have to wait and see just when and where that trailer might be released.
This week, Disney and Lucasfilm announced a new real-time competitive-action shooter game designed for mobile devices. The game allows PvP action in the persona of some of the most iconic characters from the Star Wars franchise—and their equally iconic rivals (Han Solo vs Boba Fett, anyone?). Star Wars: Rivals is currently available for pre-registration on Google Play.
Those of us waiting patiently for the release of Timothy Zahn’s upcoming release, Thrawn: Alliances are going to have to wait a little bit longer. Readers who had pre-ordered the book, set for release on June 26th of this year, received notification this week that the book’s launch has been pushed back to July 24th.
That’s all from this week!