As Daylight Saving Time is upon us and the promise of longer days with more sunlight is nearing, the week is coming to an end. Before that can all happen though, we need to review the biggest headlines of the week in geek! So before we “spring ahead” this weekend an entire hour into the future, let’s look back in time to the past week.
Mark Hamill among the Stars
Earlier this week, Mark Hamill was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Joining him in the memorable moment were Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Billie Lourd, Kelly Marie Tran, and R2-D2. Hamill’s star is the 2,630th star to be awarded on the Walk of Fame and is located in front of Disney’s El Capitan Theatre. Thousands of fans who were in attendance for a man who portrayed two extremely iconic characters – Luke Skywalker and The Joker. Mark Hamill spoke to the proud fans in attendance, saying:
“You are with me through thick and thin and the highs and the lows and everywhere in between. If it wasn’t for the public I’d be nowhere. From Jedi to Joker and back again, it’s been a fantastic ride. And may the Force be with all of you.”
Hamill was recently seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, set to be released on home media next week.
Jon Favreau Set to Produce and Write Star Wars Live-Action Series
Sticking to A Galaxy Far, Far Away – Lucasfilm announced that Jon Favreau will executive produce and write a new live-action series that will debut next year on the direct-to-consumer platform Disney is currently working on releasing. There is no word as to what storylines or timeline the series will be set within, but it is still a long time way, which means it’ll be some time before we have any solid news.
Oscar-Winning Guillermo del Toro and The Shape of Water Get Pop!s
In addition to winning an Oscar earlier this week, Guillermo del Toro also received his very own Funko Pop! in his likeness. The Shape of Water will also get a line of figures including Amphibian Man and Elisa (with a broom!). There are two different Amphibian Man figures one has a Glow-in-the-Dark Chase and features a “floating” stand and the other figure shows him standing while holding his book. GDT isn’t the first director to receive a Pop! figure, as James Gunn, and Paul Feig have figures of their own as well. This new line will be released in September later this year or can be pre-ordered now!