The Wednesday Tease articles were first started when we expected some kind of a special announcement for the first anniversary of Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm. This Wednesday is also a special one. We're exactly 2 years away from the official release of Star Wars: Episode 7. Will we get something special today...
Well the last time we were wrong. Nothing really happened then but you have to agree that the signs were there. I still believe there was an initial plan to release something but the change of writers and the delay of the release date thwarted their plans. That doesn't matter now.
The more important question now is will we get some special announcements today or just another video from the Original Trilogy. As you know we're exactly 2 years away until Star Wars: Episode 7 hits theaters. And it's a Wednesday.
While we wait here are some interesting tweets and bits from the last days.
Many people were talking about these rumors (this is from last week so "next week" is actually this week):
Hearing whispers next week might be a "big week" for #StarWars. Stay tuned and fingers crossed...
— Justin LaSalata (@JustinL81) December 14, 2013
If not this week then maybe next month.
Yes STAR WARS scoops are going to drop like ducks at a carnival shoot starting next month.
— elmayimbe (@elmayimbe) December 13, 2013
We're so jealous. :)
Big thanks as always to Lucasfilm for the awesome holiday card. @missingwords #StarWars pic.twitter.com/4CEMI99QkW
— Justin LaSalata (@JustinL81) December 17, 2013
Not sure why but obviously some people were tricked that there's an official Episode 7 poster on the web. The "Return to the Stars" poster is definitely fan made.
Just an FYI: There is no official poster for #StarWarsVII - anything floating around is fan-made, including the "Return to the Stars" poster
— Star Wars... Always (@StarWarsAlways) December 18, 2013
17 Famous People Re-Imagined As "Star Wars" Characters. (click here)
Oh and Happy Birthday Steven Spielberg.
So here's the Wednesday vintage video.
Ken Ralston explains how they used "videomatics" - essentially cardboard cut-outs on sticks to plot Return of the Jedi's climactic space battle.
Another video posted on StarWars.com, this time about Star Wars: Rebels Executive producer Simon Kinberg.
Kinberg grew up loving movies, comics, and "worshipping Star Wars." In creating Star Wars Rebels, the goal is to create something that is true to the original films, but exists on its own. "The hope and the dream is that the experience of Rebels is similar to the experience of watching A New Hope, and Empire, and Jedi for the first time," he says.
He calls Darth Vader the greatest villain in the history of storytelling, and that that legacy went into creating the Inquisitor. They wanted him to be formidable and terrifying, but also show that it's possible for anyone to end up like him, which makes him more terrifying.
Favorite Star Wars film? "Empire Strikes Back without question," Kinberg says, citing the drama between Vader and Luke Skywalker as the most resonant story in the films.
Favorite character? "Han, because he is everything that every guy ever wanted to be." Kinberg loves his look and his Western vibe.
Ultimately, he sees Star Wars Rebels as having an important task. "Rebels is going to be the first point of entry for a new generation of Star Wars fans," he says, "and it will hopefully be a point of return for existing Star Wars fans."