Calling all Bounty Hunters, Jedi, Padawans, Princesses, and Wookies. You can use The Force for good and not have to fight off a Sith to do it. Donate and be The Force for change with Star Wars: Force for Change and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Starlight Children’s Foundation is the newest charity beneficiary of Star Wars: Force For Change. Starlight is creating a new reality for hospitalized kids. They are transported to a galaxy far, far away with VR technology and Star Wars- themed Brave Gowns.
“We’re excited to announce the launch of Starlight VR which we believe will be a game-changer in the pediatric health care space,” said Chris Helfrich, CEO of Starlight Children’s Foundation. “We’re excited to have Lucasfilm and Disney, Google and Niagara Cares alongside us as we harness the power of virtual reality to bring more smiles to hospitalized kids when and where they need it most.”
The brand new Starlight VR, powered by Google, is an amazing program that will entertain, educate and inspire the imaginations of hospitalized kids across the US through one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences. To celebrate this, Mark Hamill, surprised patients at the Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando before Star Wars Celebration kicked off. He visited children in their rooms as well as had some fun while they played games, crafts, went through Jedi training and more.
During his portion of The Last Jedi panel, he spoke about the hope these characters give to children. I can tell you it brought tears to the eyes of myself and those around me.
When I spoke with the Starlight team at Star Wars Celebration I was moved to tears. It’s hard not to get emotional as a mother, as a human being, thinking about children going through this in their lives. I wish I could give them a cure, I wish I could hug each and every one of them. I wish.
Donate, I did and you can too. Just $25 can deliver a Starlight Brave Gown to a hospitalized child.
These hospital shirts give the kids hope and joy. They deserve that and much more.
Use The Force For Good- Donate Today
For more information and to donate visit Starlight Children’s Foundation and Star Wars: Force for Change.
I’m back from Star Wars Celebrations and wow what an amazing experience. It is a MUST for Star Wars fans, young and old. I will be sharing more about the celebration itself later, but I thought you might want some Star Wars The Last Jedi updates! *Insert cheering here*
One of the most anticipated panels of the celebration was The Last Jedi. Duh. We made our way into the room, speculating what exactly they would share. Some set pics, maybe tiny nuggets of info, and of course we all waited on baited breath, would they bring the teaser? The panel did not disappoint.
Watch highlights from The Last Jedi panel. Including the moments when we first saw the poster, the trailer, and we get a look at some exclusive set photos! Plus is Rey a Skywalker? Does BB-8 know who the last Jedi is? Does Luke finally talk or is it just voiceover work for Mark Hamill?
I’m glad to be typing this instead of videoing it because my voice is still gone from this one!
What we know about The Last Jedi
Meeting your heroes might not be what you expect
Luke is vital in this film
Finn has a choice to make, will he be a part of the resistance or will he continue to run
Finn and Poe’s friendship will continue to develop
BB-8 has a lot of great moments, because you can never have too much BB-8
Carrie Fisher rocked her role and helped develop dialogue in the film
Starkiller Base was a big loss but they did take out the seat of the Republic and that has thrown the galaxy into chaos, something they are jumping on to take advantage. Things are going to get dire.
New characters, including Rose
December 15th cannot come soon enough
The Teaser, because yesssss!
This new poster gives us a lot of feels. The Jedi Order symbol, Rey, Luke, Kylo Ren, and a whole lot of red. What could it mean? I have some theories, but I will have to wait until December to find out if any are correct.
What are your thoughts on the teaser? Do you have any theories about Rey’s parentage?
Star Wars The Last Jedi is in theaters everywhere December 15th!
My Star Wars heart is bursting! The Han Solo Star Wars has officially begun principal photography! The untitled story is slated to hyper jump into theaters May 25, 2018! All the exclamation points!!
HAN SOLO – SMUGGLER. SCOUNDREL. HERO.
A NEW STAR WARS STORY BEGINS
Here is what we know so far a.k.a. the official press release:
The adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee is going before cameras this month when principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20th at Pinewood Studios, London.
The movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directors co-piloting the movie, with a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.
“Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous,” Lord and Miller said. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”
Will we see that infamous Kessel run? and who else is itching to hear Han say punch it?!
After an amazing, record breaking year in the box office, the Walt Disney Studios is coming in strong for 2017. Some of my most anticipated films will be making their way onto the screen like Pirates of the Caribbean, Guardians of the Galaxy, and of course Star Wars! Here is the official 2017 Walt Disney Studios movie lineup!
Beauty and the Beast – March 17, 2017
This tale as old as time is almost here! As a big fan of the original I cannot wait to see this on the big screen. It looks absolutely stunning. But don’t take my word for it, just watch the trailer! You can read more about the movie and see some awesome images here.
Born in China – April 21, 2017
The newest Disneynature film is narrated by John Krasinski. Take an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.
I’m excited about the snow leopard footage. Big cats are some of my most favorite animals and they aren’t kidding when they say this cat is elusive!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Did I mention Kurt Russell is in this one! Ah!
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – May 26, 2017
Captain Jack is feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle and are bent on killing every pirate at sea. Including him. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with two unlikely mates. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
Cars 3 – June 16, 2017
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!
Maybe now we will know why these two heavy weights were;t around picking sides in Civil War. Although I think they would both choose #TeamCap but I’m a little bias. Could this be where Planet Hulk gets introduced? I don’t know but I’m excited to see what happens!
Coco – November 22, 2017
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Star Wars: Episode VIII – December 15, 2017
No details yet, not that I expected there to be any. I did read that Carrie Fisher had finished filming her parts for this movie. But with her passing they are meeting to decide how to proceed with the movies. I, like everyone else, was truly saddened by her death. She was an amazing woman and a role model for so many, including me. I only hope that our Princess, our General, is at peace.