Today the Department of Awesomely Good Deeds is basking in the glow of a 7-year-old Star Wars fan and aspiring Jedi Knight named Colin Gilpatric, who found himself with a tremendous dilemma. When he grows up he wants nothing more than to be a fully fledged Jedi, but more than that, he wants to be a married Jedi raising his own family of young Padawans.
There’s just one problem. According to Star Wars canon, Jedi are forbidden to marry because such personal attachments can be fraught with danger and lead Jedi to the Dark Side. But Colin wasn’t having it and decided to go to the source to solve this problem. He wrote a letter to George Lucas asking the creator of Star Wars to change this solemn rule so that he may fulfill his dreams without losing himself to the Dark Side and becoming a Sith.
Lucasfilm replied to Colin’s entreaty, providing him with some sage guidance and a pretty awesome pile of Star Wars swag to boot. The Force is strong with Colin and he and his dreams are going to be just fine.
created what is rumored to be a female force-using stormtrooper-armor-wearing imperial inquisitor played by gwendoline christie, therefore fulfilling in one fell swoop every single dream I had as a little girl who was way too cool to want to be princess leia and who couldn’t decide whether she wanted to be a sith lord or a stormtrooper or a grand admiral and instead decided she wanted to be all of them
made the main hero of the new movie female
in the remaining major announced roles, continued to have non white-ablebodied-male casting decisions OUTNUMBER white-ablebodied-male casting decisions, with the vast majority of the latter being return characters like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo
released or announced multiple storylines via books, films, etc that do not revolve solely around jedi vs sith and feature “normal” people
released or announced storylines with a variety of Imperial characters that they have so far managed not to blindly vilify in the black-and-white good-vs-evil mentality of a five year old
produced a new animated show that is, from what I hear, far superior to The Clone Wars
is still extremely early in establishing New Canon after invalidating the EU/Legacy storylines and yet has already announced a lesbian character, therefore making me feel a little less bitter about them decanonizing my gay mandalorian grandpas
DIDN’T CAST BENDIBOOP CUSTARDSNATCH IN EPISODE 7
PLANNED A HAN SOLO MOVIE
PLANNED A BOBA FETT MOVIE
PLANNED A FUCKING HAN SOLO MOVIE
ok disney i forgive you for canceling the 1313 game
Strange Magic opened in seventh place with an estimated $5.5 million, which makes it the all-time worst-opening ever for an animated film in 3000+ theaters, as well as the 7th-worst opening for any film playing in 3000+ theaters. The previous record holders for the weakest animated film launches in 3000+ theaters were The Wild Thornberries (2002) with $6.01 million and Quest for Camelot (1998) with $6.04 million.
Disney treated the film as if it knew it would bomb, and didn’t publicly announce the existence of the film until last November, just two months before the film’s release. Disney used its Touchstone label to distribute Strange Magic, a brand that they rarely use for animation, except for when they have no other options. The only other recent animation releases on the Touchstone label have been The Wind Rises and Gnomeo and Juliet.
It was produced at Disney’s Lucasfilm Animation Singapore with the assistance of Industrial Light & Magic.