Anticipation for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is at an all time high if you believe social media. The eighth installment in the saga collection of Star Wars led social media conversations with 78,000 new conversations this past week. The buzz came thanks to both the new images that were released last week as well as the launch of Force Friday II which saw the release of many new toys from toy makers such as Hasbro, Funko, Sphero, and LEGO. Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, 2017.
The high amount of traction came 20,000 conversations above the next highest film, that being Stephen King’s IT with 52,000 new conversations. IT will release this weekend and is set to bring the iconic novel to the big screen, tracking for a large $60 million-plus opening weekend at the box office. New Line released a clip of the iconic opening scene from the latest adaptation as well as a new image of the Losers’ Club and a behind the scenes featurette.
The Dylan O’Brien led American Assassin came in third with 25,000 conversations generated. The film follows O’Brien’s Mitch Rapp who joins CIA black ops after unfortunate events push him over the edge. You can check out an exclusive featurette takes you inside the creation of Mitch Rapp as an American hero who mimics reality for a post-9/11 world here.
Blade Runner 2049 was able to get itself 20,000 new conversations after the release of a prequel featurette, 2036: Nexus Dawn, which introduces Niander Wallace (Jared Leto), as he makes a plea to repeal the prohibition on replicants, while introducing a new, perfected replicant known as the “Nexus 9” that will be crucial to the plot of the long-awaited sequel. Blade Runner 2049 will be released in theaters on October 6 and will see the return of Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard as Ryan Gosling is introduced as Officer K.
8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See
May the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.
Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.
Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!
Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!