Trailer for “The Last Jedi” Released!

I’ve been a huge Star Wars fan for almost my entire life, but I have to say that at the moment, my love for the franchise is at an all time low. Things seem to be going from bad to worse, in that galaxy far, far away. So to be honest I wasn’t exactly dying to see the full trailer for The Last Jedi, which was released today. What do I think about it, now that I’ve seen it? Not much, actually. I didn’t find it particularly interesting or exciting. The film does seem to have a very dark mood about it, which I think John Boyega (AKA Finn) remarked on not so long ago, but that may simply be due to the fact a lot of the shots in the trailer are in dark places. In any case, it may possibly end up being the darkest Star Wars film to date. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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Happy Birthday Natalie Portman!

I hope Natalie Portman is enjoying her 36th birthday! But to be honest, this post wasn’t going to be about her birthday at all. You see, I wasn’t actually aware that she was born on June 9 until a couple of hours ago, when I saw a congratulatory post for her on the official Star Wars account on Tumblr. But by happy coincidence, I had already started working on this illustration (which is a depiction of a young Natalie Portman as Mathilda from the 1994 film The Professional) after the girlsportraiture blog put the idea into my head for it yesterday. So I thank them for that!🙂 Anyway, once I realised June 9 was Ms Portman’s birthday I made a big effort to finish this picture as quickly as I could. Therefore, it’s a bit rushed and I’m not that confident in the resemblance, but it was fun to do. And although where I am it’s already June 10, it’s still June 9 in America, where I believe Ms Portman now resides, so I’m happy!😀

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!

Figma Tracer (from “Overwatch”) Out in December!

Well, I didn’t expect this. Back in February I reported that a Nendoroid figure of Tracer (from the video game Overwatch) was going to be released in August, which was a bit of a surprise. Now, though, a figma figure of Tracer has been announced as well! It’ll be released in December and the price on the Good Smile Company’s website is listed as ¥6,296. For a figma, that’s a little bit on the expensive side, but Tracer looks absolutely magnificent, doesn’t she? As I said in the aforementioned post, I’m not really a fan of Overwatch, but I do like its character designs, so this figma figure is quite tempting, more so than the Nendoroid one…

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!

“Star Wars Battlefront II” Trailer Released!

In The Last Jedi post I wrote earlier, I didn’t mention the fact that Star Wars Celebration is currently taking place at Orlando. That means that there’s quite a bit of Star Wars news coming out now. Some of it is of little interest to me (like the trailer for the fourth season of Star Wars Rebels), but I do like watching the trailers for Star Wars games, even if I’m not likely to ever play them. Anyway, this trailer for the second Star Wars Battlefront game by EA looks great! As you’d expect for a Battlefront title, there’s a heap of action. The focus of the trailer is on the Empire and it features what appears to be a female Special Forces officer. You can check it out below.

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

“The Last Jedi” Teaser Trailer Released!

This was released about half a day ago, so I imagine half the world has already seen it, but I always get excited by the release of a new Star Wars trailer and I always get the urge to write a short post about it.😊 Anyway, here it is, the first trailer for this year’s Star Wars film, The Last Jedi.

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New Fan Art: X-23-23

Yesterday, I went to see Logan, the latest film to come out from the Marvel Cinematic Universe factory.😁 It was reasonably entertaining, but it was a little bit more bloody than I was expecting! Hugh Jackman was great as the titular character and Dafne Keen, the young actress that played the film’s heroine, Laura (AKA X-23-23), was pretty good too. Unfortunately, though, Laura didn’t get much time for strong character development. I wonder if in the future there will be many figurines of Laura as she appears in Logan? I think it would be cool if Lego produced a minifigure of her, but that’s pretty unlikely, for obvious reasons.😋

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊