Sunday, May 3, 2009

Star Wars week-ends Posters, news from Star Tours 2, and more

The Star Wars Week-ends will come back soon at Disney's Hollywood Studios and some new Star Wars Week-ends posters were released recently. Blue Sky Disney and the Disney Blog did talk about them and you may have seen them on these sites.

However, as in the previous years WDW also did posters for the SW week-ends, i had the idea to find them all for this article. The new one are just as fun as the old one - done on an "airport" theme - as you will see.

Hat Tip to Blue Sky Disney and the Disney Blog who were the first to post them.

While we are talking about posters here are others done by free-lance artists, not related to the week-ends but interesting, graphically speaking.

I am sure you will instantly recognize where the artist who did the next one took his inspiration...

I like also the simplicity of that one, done for Episode 1.

Some news about Star Tours 2 came from the /Film web site and it seems that filming for the awaited new version has began in West Hollywood: "Our source reveals that the revamp will incorporate prequel characters (like Naboo citizens and Geonosians) along with many aliens from the original trilogy (Aqualish. Bith, Rodians, etc). In the action sequence, the Star Tours vehicle is now going to be chased by Boba Fett. C3PO and R2-D2 are still the hosts, and Anthony Daniels will be recording his parts this week. Admiral Ackbar holographically communicates with the Star Tours vehicle. Right now they’re shooting mostly green screen footage, as it is the middle part of the production timeline."

Update: Yesterday, May 3rd, the Los Angeles Times revealed that Frank Oz, "the voice of Yoda", said in an interview last november that he has been "recording dialogue for the new Disney ride". As this news is coming from the horse's mouth - sorry, from Yoda's voice himself - i think we can trust him!

So, if /Film and the L.A Times are right that's really good news, and this time i think we shouldn't have to wait too long to travel again in another part of the galaxy.

Star Wars Week-ends posters: copyright Disney and Lucas Film Inc


Kevin said...

Thanks for putting up the posters. I haven't seen most of them and they're really funny. Did they have the ads at Orlando International before? That would have been perfect if they did.

Unknown said...

hopefully, FINALLY a Star Tours update!!

Unknown said...

Woow :) i love posters ! So creative... And i like the alternative version of Films posters (IV & V)
I really hope that Star Tours 2 will be a great update.
Why don't you imagine to have this update in 2012 in Paris ?

Alain Littaye said...

Matthrix, it's not that a Star Tours 2 at DLP is unimaginable for 2012, it's just that i think they will choose an attraction which will increase the park capacity, that some land (like Fantasyland) needs desperately. And they need a new attraction to achieve this.