PREVIEW : STAR WARS : THE SCREAMING CITADEL

THE SCREAMING CITADEL

Marvel Comics has released a sneak peek at its upcoming Star Wars comic book crossover, “The Screaming Citadel”.

Written by Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen, with artist Marco Checchetto, The Screaming Citadel teams Luke Skywalker and Doctor Aphra for an adventure through the darkest shadows of the galaxy.

“THE SCREAMING CITADEL” — PART 1. Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side by side into the darkest shadows of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up…one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel. Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s Queen?

40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$4.99

I’m looking forward to this comic and to see how things go, because when you look at the characters, they shouldn’t get along much at all.

RETURN TO GOBLIN CITY

FOREVER IS NOT LONG AT ALL

30 years after Jim Henson’s Labyrinth was released in theaters, TriStar has announced that casting has begun for a sequel, with production being scheduled for this fall.

The team of Fede Alvarez and Jay Basu will write and direct the
as-yet untitled sequel which doesn’t have a release date at this time.

“Labyrinth is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking,” Alvarez told Deadline as part of the announcement. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to expand on Jim Henson’s mesmerizing universe, and take a new generation of moviegoers back into the Labyrinth.”

Alvarez and Basu are currently working together on “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” the sequel to Sony’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” The duo is also slated to work together on the upcoming adaptation of EA’s “Dante’s Inferno” video game. The Uruguay-born Alvarez previously directed the critically-acclaimed horror-thriller “Don’t Breathe.” Basu co-wrote “Monsters: Dark Continent,” and has a slew of other writing credits under his belt.

Jim Henson directed the original Labyrinth, which came out in 1986, his last film as a director before passing away in 1990. The movie was written by “Monty Python’s” Terry Jones and executive produced by George Lucas. Labyrinth follows 15-year old Sara, played by Jennifer Connelly, who sets off to reach the center of a maze to save her younger brother from the Goblin King, played by David Bowie. While it didn’t do particularly well commercially, Labyrinth has achieved cult status, spawning comics and toys.

A FORCE FOR CHANGE

BE A FORCE FOR CHANGE

To celebrate four decades of Star Wars, Omaze, UNICEF, and the Starlight Children’s Foundation are teaming up to help children around the world with the new “Force for Change” campaign.

The campaign offers incredible prizes like the chance to appear in the untitled Han Solo movie currently in production or walking the red carpet at the world premiere of “The Last Jedi” later this year. Fans can even win a chance to stay overnight at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in California.

“For 40 years, you’ve been the best fans in the world, bringing the franchise to life in ways we could have never imagined,” said Mark Hamill in a video announcement on Good Morning America. “Now, it’s our chance to celebrate you!”

The first Star Wars film was released in May of 1977, and so the campaign runs until May 11. Fans can head to Omaze.com/StarWars to enter.

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