SW IX Update

Source: Collider “Star Wars: The Last Jedi is looking more and more like an anomaly in the new Kathleen Kennedy Lucasfilm era. Rian Johnson signed on to write and direct that film while Star Wars: The Force Awakens was in production, and with The Last Jedi’s release now only a few months away, Johnson remains the only credited writer on the film—and not for nothing, but there have been no murmurs about a new director or creative voice being brought in for post-production. That’s not the case with Star Wars: Episode IX, which is now getting a new writer ahead of the film’s January production start-date.

Per THR, Jack Thorne [IMDb] the scribe behind the upcoming Julia Roberts/Jacob Tremblay drama Wonder—has been tapped to work on the script for Star Wars 9. Colin Trevorrow is still onboard to direct, but it appears that the script for Episode IX that he co-wrote with his Safety Not Guaranteed and Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly will not go untouched. When Trevorrow signed on to direct Star Wars 9, it was announced that he’d also be co-writing the film with Connolly. But Trevorrow’s most recent film The Book of Henry, which was written by Gregg Hurwitz, suffered a savage critical reception this summer, leading many fans to doubt his ability to bring this new Star Wars trilogy to a close in a satisfying way.”

Darth’s LEGO Angels

Source: RacingBrick “I’d like to share with you my biggest project so far – Darth’s Angels. I had the idea to create custom motorcycles for the Star Wars buildable figures ever since my son got his first set. As I realized the Stormtrooper fits perfectly on the 42036 Street Motorcycle, especially on the B model. That was the first step, and after a few weeks of building, refining and constructing the photo scene finally I managed to create the shot I imagined…”

TLJ LEGO sets revealed!

Source: TheBrothersBrick “Full assortment of Star Wars: The Last Jedi LEGO sets revealed. Today we’re getting our first official look at LEGO’s initial wave of sets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If the release schedule follows that of Rogue One and The Force Awakens, the sets will hit store shelves in September. We don’t have part counts or prices yet, but you can check out what the First Order and Resistance have been getting up to with a host of new ships. While all of these sets will be available before the movie’s release, those keen on avoiding all spoilers may want to look with a guarded eye. We’ll just leave you with this awesome Ultimate Collector’s Series-style BB-8 above the fold, and you can see all the sets below.” Click to enlarge. There’s more on the website.