When World War II ended, Germany lost 9 million people and spent $272 billion; France, Italy and Britain lost 1.5 million people, spent $320 billion, and ended the war with heavy destruction; the Soviet Union lost 22 million people, spent $192 billion, and its European side was heavily damaged; and China lost 18 million people. The U.S., on the other hand, even though it lost 417,000 soldiers and 700,000 civilians in foreign lands, was the only country where no bullet was fired on its soil in both wars and hence was positioned as an economic power representing half of the world's production and the undisputed leader of the "asymmetric order" and the "capitalist system" after World War II. Thus, by establishing United Nations (U.N.), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB), the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) which are representatives of the international economic-political regime under its own coordination and order, the U.S. declared its "global" patronage.
To coincide with the release of Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Fourth Season on Blu-ray, ComingSoon.net is making our fourth and final rundown of all the great characters, vehicles, species and concepts from the show's last season that we want to see on the big screen. Check out 10 Things From Rebels Season 4 We Want In Star Wars Movies in the gallery below, and click here to order your copy of Star Wars Rebels Season 4 on Blu-ray! Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Fourth Season features some of the most critically-acclaimed Star Wars storytelling to date, with compelling characters, harrowing conflicts and astounding space battles. Old friends are reunited and new alliances are forged as Star Wars
Star Wars news for the week of August 17, 2018 The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of August 17, 2018 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you'll even share with them something that they might have missed. Let's get to it! Solo: A Star Wars Story News and Rumors Standalone News and Rumors Television News and Rumors Around the Web Books Comics Video Games Collecting
It's been almost 10 years to the day since Lucasfilm and Dave Filoni launched Star Wars: The Clone Wars into select theaters worldwide, and now, the writer-director is teasing the possibility of more animated feature films set within the Star Wars universe. ComicBook.com caught up with Filoni this past weekend to discuss The Clone Wars and that hotly-anticipated revival, along with the current state of Lucasfilm's core film franchise, which is now building towards the release of Episode IX next Christmas. And Dave Filoni? He's hopeful of another Star Wars animated movie falling into place in the not-so-distant future, even if he's wary of rushing a film project when The Clone Wars and Rebels
Making a trilogy of movies about one main story with three directors all allowed to develop their own ideas and plotlines sounds rather unwise, surely? How about greenlighting another huge big budget trilogy with no story outline or characters at all? No wonder Disney appears to be suddenly pulling back on plans made by Rian Johnson and Kathleen Kennedy, especially following the explosive fan reaction to The Last Jedi. New comments from long-term Star Wars art director Neil Lamont appear to confirm that work on Johnson's divisive trilogy about "new galaxies" has been stopped, as well as the imperilled Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off. Back in December Johnson told Slash Film: "We just had just a really
Editor's note: This story originally included pricing for The VOID as listed in a news release given to media during the event. The Rec Room later clarified that The VOID at West Edmonton Mall will cost $34.95. This story has been updated to reflect the new information. Star Wars fans in Edmonton are about to get a completely interactive experience with the opening of The VOID, an immersive virtual reality experience that takes fans into the franchise at The Rec Room at West Edmonton Mall. LISTEN BELOW: A galaxy far, far away comes to Edmonton The mission? You're an undercover rebel disguised as a stormtrooper in Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire — created in collaboration with Lucasfilm and ILMxLAB.
Turns out Lucasfilm had been planning a return trip to Tatooine, after all. As Star Wars production designer Neil Lamont tells Cinema Blend, the studio had mapped out plans for a potential standalone movie revolving around Tatooine and its infamous Mos Eisley spaceport – the very same spaceport in which Luke Skywalker and Han Solo crossed paths for the very first time. News of a potential Mos Eisley movie first emerged two months ago, when it was announced that, in light of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lucasfilm had halted production on all standalone pics, including Kenobi: A Star Wars Story (tentative title) and the nascent Boba Fett movie in the works from James Mangold. Neither project has shown
Emmys co-hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost discuss their preparation for the ceremony, Michael explains his unpopular dislike for the movie Pretty Woman and debates Colin and Jimmy over why Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back should be renamed.
No matter what age, Han Solo has always had issues with authority, so joining the Empire probably wasn't his best decision. As the Solo: A Star Wars Story novel excerpt from StarWars.com reveals, Han was on a mission with Onyx Squadron, and despite being commanded to stay in formation by Flight Officer Ubbel, Han broke off to save one of his fellow pilots, Lyttan Dee, from their adversaries. Han was successful, but his maneuver led to him crashing back into a Star Destroyer docking bay. Needless to say this did not go over well with his superior officers, and despite Han trying to explain his actions, he's chewed out for disobeying a direct order with his "maverick heroics" and is demoted to infantryman.
MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- Middleton police closed off a full block in the city Tuesday morning as they investigated what turned out to be a child's makeshift Star Wars toy. Middleton police received a report about 6:30 a.m. of a suspicious item outside an apartment building in the 7100 block of Belle Fontaine Blvd. The caller, a Wisconsin State Trooper, noticed the suspicious item leaning against a railing just feet from his marked patrol unit. The package was constructed of two heavy cardboard tubes taped together with capped ends, according to a news release from Middleton police. Police and firefighters closed off a one-block area of the neighborhood and evacuated all adjacent properties.
If you haven't watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars but consider yourself a fan of the Star Wars franchise, get on it now. Especially because it's returning as part of Disney's upcoming streaming service and celebrates its 10th anniversary Wednesday. The fact that the show, which wrapped up in 2014, merited a 10th anniversary Comic-Con panel underscores its importance to Star Wars fans. Over the course of six seasons, it evolved from a computer animated kiddie tie-in -- serving as a bridge between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith -- to a core part of the franchise, spawning successor shows and fan favorite characters. If you need proof, look no further than the surprise cameo in Solo: