The trilogy of the star wars movies series, later renamed as “Star Wars Episode 4- A New Hope”, is considered to the trendsetter space oriented movies. Written and Directed by George Lucas, and produced by Gary Kurtz, it first released in May 1977 in American cinemas. It was estimated that the movie made around 475 million dollars in business only in united states, and other 314 million dollars from around the world, which together turned out to be 789 million U.S dollars, which had broken almost all the highest records of the contemporary and previous eras.
The movie was highly admired in the later years by the colleagues and by the following viewer at large about the brilliant choice by the director of the movie of young and upstart protagonist for a highly sophisticated script of that time. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford and other supporting actors played fabulous roles and gave real meaning to a story all the way.
The sequence continued rapidly and second, third, fourth and fifth of its part was released theatrically in 1978, 1979, 1981 and 1982. All the movies were considered blockbuster at the time of their release, even further advance and eye-catching visionary technologies were used in these versions. Since they were first of its kind, as far as space, special effects and graphic were concerned, it surpassed all other standards of production and clarity in effects, and all of them kept the record maintained of being the highest business making a movie of Hollywood.
After its successful releases in the United States of America in English language, it was released in the Spanish language with dubbing, and in several other counties like Germany, France, Italy, and Japan in footnotes of the respective country`s language. Its demand viewership and demand became so high international that it was released in eight mega tapes, which were consisted of entire of its episodes.
The director of the movie, George Lucas announced in 2010 that all of the earlier releases of the Star Wars would be scanned, transferred and re-released on a 3D version. First of them to release was “The Phantom Menace” in 2012, though it was received with applause and sound business. However, because of some certain reason, the director, George Lucas postponed its release, until 2013, when two of its sagas, “Revenge of the sith” and “Attack of the Clones” were released in 3D versions. The original and first of the release of trilogy sagas were never transferred into 3D for some unknown reason, though their demand remained high (Lyden, 2016).
Though there was some critique, who in their comprehension, pointed out few area of the script, which according to them were suitable and out of order, but in totality. Star Wars remained one of the most successful movies of all times, which exceed all the records of revenue making right from the time of its release. The movies, its director, and its cast won a number of awards in preceding years of its release. Six Academy awards were granted to the movie, and one of its actor, Alec Guinness, who performed as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, received an academy award for best performance.
“Han Solo “character and issues it’s facing
The character of Han Solo played for a very long time by one most acclaimed action heroes of Hollywood, “Harrison Ford” was supposed to replace by some newcomer. And the decision of lounging a separate movie with the name “Han solo ” which would be centered around the character of “Han ” and its adventures, and would set in between first and third trilogy. But for some unknown reasons behind the scene, it turned out to be quite disturbing and unsettling task for rest of team. Firstly choosing the replacement became a matter of lengthy selection. Rounds of prolonged and intense auditions were conducted, and there was three major contender for the replacement of the role, one of them was Alden Ehrenreich, who after final interview became the choice of all the three directors (Toutanova et al., 2016).
Once this enigma was solved, two out three directors had fallen out among themselves, and the disagreements were so severe that all of them left the responsibility of continuing the direction of the movie, and a new director, Ron Howard had to hired to resume the task. Furthermore, it’s said that Alden Ehrenreich, the lead, is not getting fit into the role of Han, and an acting coach is engaged by the director to train him.
Earlier it was announced that the movie “Han Solo” would be released in any time in late 2017, but in the latest press briefing, the representative of “Lucafilms” announced that the Han solo is due on May 2018 on theaters around united states, and later internationally.
Since Lucasfilm is one of the oldest filmmaking house in Hollywood, so they have preferred prior marketing for their upcoming project of “Han Solo.” A 15 seconds YouTube super Bowl trailer was posted online with the promotional intention (Billinghurst, Clark & Lee, 2015). It was estimated that this trailer was view by eight million people on YouTube, and another 5.9 million views on social media like Facebook, etc.
Beyond Han Solo
On Jan 11th, 2018, Mike Zerosh, the star war`s YouTube official revealed information about the make-up of the Star wars episode 9. During his brief statement, he gave a rough timeline of mid-2019 as the release time of space and action-oriented movie.
Talking about a movie like a star war is quite easy a topic since it is continuously reigning over the national and international film industry since last forty years now, but what would be of great concern, would be its final release. Its final episode, which according to some sources is about to be released shortly, should be the best of all or at least be equally right, to make it an evergreen name in the world of the movie industry.
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