Monday, March 19, 2018

Here's Your First Look at Funko Pops from Solo: A Star Wars Story!

We have gotten our first look at the Funko Pop figures from the new Han Solo standalone film, thanks to a careless stockboy who forgot about the embargo on Funko's toy line for the film.

Pumped-Up Roid Rage Luke Skywalker Explained

Ahhhh... so THAT'S how that happened.

Title of this post courtesy of Mark Hamill.

Claudia Gray's Leia, Princess of Alderaan Being Adapted into Manga

Claudia Gray's Leia, Princess of Alderaan is being turned into a manga by Japan's LINE. Read the translated press release below:

"On May 4, 2018 or 'Star Wars Day' as it is now known, LINE plan to release a free serialization of their new comic STAR WARS / Leia.

In this Manga, we will follow Leia who became part of the Alderaan royal family soon after birth in the last scene of the movie Star Wars Episode 3 / Revenge of Sith before encountering Luke and Han Solo in Star Wars Episode 4 / A New Hope. It is a story depicting the growth of Leia. How Leia became a Princess of Alderaan, became the youngest former Lieutenant, and follows a love story with an original character – Kier.

LINE Manga will comicize Star Wars comicalized works through the new label LINE STAR WARS COMICS and will continue to pursue various initiatives aiming for further development and revitalization of the Japanese cartoon market in the future I look forward to it."

Friday, March 16, 2018

What If The Force Awakens Ended THIS Way?

Jacob Martin spliced together scenes from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi to give us an ending to Episode VII that would have either left you laughing or fire-breathing pissed back in the winter of 2015. However, it would've saved a million fans from having to speculate or build up in their minds how our Old Jedi Master was going to react to Rey and the sight of his Father's lightsaber. Check out the video after the jump and try to imagine if The Force Awakens had ended THIS way.

Watch the Score-Only Version of The Last Jedi and Experience the Genius of Composer John Williams [VIDEO]

We have a special teaser for the score-only version of Star Wars: The Last Jedi after the jump. It's available exclusively on Movies Anywhere for a limited time. Simply sign-up for Movies Anywhere and link your digital retailer account where you purchased your digital copy in order to unlock it!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

NASA's Valkyrie Robots are the Droids We're Looking For

"The 'Star Wars' robots R2-D2 and BB-8 are the droids that NASA is looking for — 'astromechs" that can help repair spaceships on the fly, a NASA robotics engineer says.

Future NASA robots might resemble humanoid droids such as C-3PO and K-2SO from the waist up, but have giant mechanical spidery legs from the waist down, the engineer added in a new piece for the journal Science Robotics.

For more than 20 years, NASA has sought to develop robot assistants for astronauts. So far, they have developed three droids."

Read and see more at

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mark Hamill Will Voice Luke Skywalker for Forces of Destiny Episode

"Even though Luke Skywalker becomes one with the Force at the end of The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill will again play the famous Star Wars hero. Only this time, Hamill is returning to play young Luke Skywalker. The next season of the animated series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny will feature the return of Hamill as Luke. And, yes, this will be 100 percent canon."

Check out the official description of Luke's episode of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny:

“The Path Ahead” — Training with Master Yoda in the swamps of Dagobah, Luke learns an important lesson.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Red Cup Company Goes Solo for Movie Promotions

"It’s a match made in branding heaven.

Lucasfilm has announced that it will be partnering with six different companies in anticipation of the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story. And one of those six films is none other than Solo cups.

Han Solo is a great name, one that immediately brings to mind the most famous space smuggler in cinematic history. But what does “Solo” bring to mind? A loner? A copyright nightmare? A party cup?

It turns out Lucasfilm was thinking the same thing, as they’ve struck up a partnership with the iconic red cup company that shares a name with the Star Wars hero. While the shared name makes the Solo Solo Cups an obvious choice, there are deeper connections that make this partnership even better. While Solo was initially filming, its codename was Red Cup — a reference to the famous color of the cup commonly used at parties."

Read more at /Film.

Princess Leia Gets Schooled by Short Round

NOBODY talks to Dr. Indiana Han Solo Jones that way!

Monday, March 12, 2018

It Can Be Dangerous When Star Wars and Star Trek Cross Streams

Dangerously handsome, that is!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Takes Over SXSW; New Bonus Feature Clip and Trailer [VIDEO]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi's documentary The Director and the Jedi premiered today at the Paramount Theatre at SXSW Film Festival. Mark Hamill, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and producer Ram Bergman, and The Director and the Jedi documentary director Anthony Wonke and producer Tylie Cox were in attendance. The feature-length look behind-the-scenes of the movie is an in-depth bonus feature on the upcoming Digital and Blu-ray release.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming home digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere now and 4K Ultra HD™ Blu-ray, and Blu-ray™ disc on March 27.

Check out a clip from the documentary and a trailer for it after the jump.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Show Your Love for Dave Filoni by Wearing This Awesome Shirt!

You have roughly 8 hours to get this awesome t-shirt from Tee Public and express that "Filoni Should Write All Star Wars Stories." We couldn't agree more!

Get the shirt right here!

Rian Johnson Supposedly Scrapped J.J. Abrams' Episode 8 Script

"With a massive franchise like Star Wars, you would expect that Lucasfilm wants the entire story planned out. But after Rian Johnson‘s radical, controversial The Last Jedi threw Star Wars tradition out the window, fans began wondering if there even is a master plan.

The answer: there might have been a plan once, but not anymore. According to Last Jedi star Daisy Ridley, when Abrams signed on to direct 2015’s The Force Awakens, he also mapped out the entire story for the new Star Wars trilogy. But the original JJ Abrams Episode 8 story was scrapped by Johnson."

Read more at /Film.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Meet Jabba the... Butt?

Who else sees it? If you're a true Star Wars fan, you do.

Rebels Producer Simon Kinberg Scripting New Star Wars Movie

"Simon Kinberg, who's been a producer and writer on the X-Men film franchise since 2006, the Fantastic Four reboot, and Star Wars Rebels, is working on a new Star Wars movie project. A few months ago it was rumored that he was developing the upcoming Boba Fett film for Lucasfilm and now Deadline confirms that he's working on a Star Wars project, but doesn't say what that project is.

Via Deadline: 'He is currently writing a forthcoming Star Wars movie, having been responsible for creating animated series Star Wars Rebels.'

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy previously talked about the [Boba Fett] project, saying:

'It’s still one of the stories that we absolutely want to tell. There is a lot of innovative technology in and around what it is we’re doing with that story, so for a lot of reasons, we were comfortable postponing that. But we’re definitely still developing it.'"


Friday, March 2, 2018

ROT5 Celebrates National Old Stuff Day

We here at ROT5 thought we'd celebrate National Old Stuff Day by posting a picture of one of the more "interesting" lines of toys Hasbro released upon Star Wars fans in the 1990s. Anyone care to remember The Power of the Force action figure line? Luke, Lando, Han, Boba Fett, and even Yoda were re-tooled to appear as if they had just left a gym workout with Arnold Schwarzenegger after a month-long stay at a galactic dude ranch where they became bow-legged riding Tauntauns every day for eight hours.

Entertainment Weekly Reveals Five Star Wars: The Last Jedi Deleted Scenes

"The Last Jedi still has some things left to reveal to Star Wars fans.

There will be 14 deleted scenes released as part of the home entertainment rollout for the film, some of them curiosities, others adding new layers to the characters and their motivations.

EW has an exclusive preview of that footage, as well as an interview with writer-director Rian Johnson in advance of the film’s download release on March 13 (available in both HD and 4K Ultra HD, and by way of Disney’s Movies Anywhere app) and its March 27 Blu-ray debut.

'I love each one of the scenes individually. I mean, every single one of them was not cut because it didn’t work. It was cut because the movie as a whole was better without it,” Johnson tells us. “So with each one of them, it’s that strange combination where it feels awful to cut it, but it feels good to cut it, because suddenly the pacing of a section of the movie feels much better, or suddenly the film is cleaner, or clearer, in many different ways.'

We’ll also explore that mysterious “Third Lesson” Luke never got to deliver to Rey.

Here’s a rundown of five of the deleted scenes:

BB-8 Reveals Rey’s Goodbye
Rey and the Raiders of the Caretaker Village
Luke In Mourning
The Supremacy Infiltration
A Different Phasma Showdown"

Read more at Entertainment Weekly.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happabores Get Their Moment in the Spotlight on National Pig Day

There might not be a true pig in the Star Wars universe, but certainly the mighty Happabore gives us reason to celebrate National Pig Day. If a creature in a Galaxy Far, Far Away resembles a pig it would be this one. Just look at the size of that snout! Here's a bit from the Start Wars Wikia on the habits of the Happabore:

"Happabores were a species of massive gray herbivore.

Happabores possessed broad flat noses and beady black eyes, which were almost hidden by the wrinkles of their faces, as well as thick skin that was very resilient to heat. They had broad mouths with flat, yellow teeth inside which they would use to bite with if provoked. Otherwise, happabores were largely docile, being known as patient, obedient creatures that could take a lot of abuse."

Quote of the Day: "The happabores don’t eat flesh. Or metal. Just stay away from their mouths. And feet." ―Sarco Plank warns Luke Skywalker and his droids about his happabores.

Han Spends Some Quality Time in Excerpt from Solo-centric Last Shot Novel

"Han Solo: Smuggler. Hero. Dad.

One of the most highly-anticipated books related to Solo: A Star Wars Story is Daniel José Older’s Last Shot. Coming April 17 and available for pre-order now, the Han-and-Lando novel takes place in three time periods: when Lando owned the Falcon; shortly after Han takes ownership of the hunk of junk; and not long after the Battle of Endor. It also shows us Han Solo as a new father, and all that entails in a galaxy far, far away… is excited to offer an exclusive excerpt featuring the legendary rebel and his son, Ben, in a different kind of Star Wars struggle — one for sleep. Enjoy, and come back to tomorrow for more on Last Shot."

Read the excerpt NOW at

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Star Wars Takes Over National Floral Design Day

Bet your significant other or friend who is a fan of Star Wars would love to receive these on National Floral Design Day.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Spend Spa Day 2018 at Zord's Spa and Bathhouse

There's no better place to spend National Spa Day than at Zord's on Canto Bight. Zord's Spa and Bathhouse was a spa owned by Zord in the casino city Canto Bight on the planet Cantonica. There's no better place to relax than Zord's, where you can get one of their famous zero-g massages.

Del Rey Books Reveals Where Solo: A Star Wars Story Takes Place

"You probably could’ve guessed where Solo: A Star Wars Story exists on the ever-expanding Star Wars timeline. Thanks to a nifty timeline created by Del Rey books, however, you can now know exactly when the latest Star Wars spin-off film is set."

Read more at /Film.

Monday, February 26, 2018

5-Minute Star Wars Stories Strike Back is Perfect for National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Star Wars is constantly referred to as the modern-day myth. It could also be referred to as the ultimate modern-day fairy tale. What better way to celebrate National Tell a Fairy Tale Day than by reading your child one of the awesome stories found in 5-Minute Star Wars Stories Strike Back. The 192-page hardcover contains a brand new collection of twelve action-packed retellings that span the entire Star Wars saga-including two tales from Star Wars: The Last Jedi! These exciting stories can each be read in just five minutes-perfect for galactic adventures at lightspeed!

Could the Streams Cross Between Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy?

Could Luke Skywalker end up in Guardians of the Galaxy 3? According to this Tweet exchange between Director James Gunn and Mark Hamill, it sounds like anything is possible. But can the time-space continuum take such a meeting of franchises?

Read more at /Film.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Mark Hamill Receiving Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame; William Shatner Congratulates with Heckling

"Mark Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga — and whose incredible body of work spans movies, TV, theatre, video games, and voice-over — will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced this week. The star will be dedicated on March 8 at 11:30 a.m. PT. in the category of Motion Pictures, in a special ceremony at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the El Capitan Theatre.

Celebrate Go Texan Day Star Wars Style

Celebrate Go Texan Day by buying this rootin' tootin' t-shirt right here!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

National Chocolate Eclair Day is Better Darth Maul Style!

If you have a taste for the Dark Side, check out this Darth Maul delicacy on National Chocolate Eclair Day.

ILM Takes You Behind the Magic 0f The Last Jedi's Bombing Run [VIDEO]

Take a look behind the magic at the Oscar nominated Visual Effects of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In this clip we see what kind of damage a single rebel can inflict on the empire. Check out the clip after the jump.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Joker's on You, Yoda!

Yeah... really don't have much to say about this. Here you go.

Star Wars Black Series Gets "Photo Real" with New Figures

"Hasbro’s latest experiment may be its most revolutionary: “Photo Real,” a new paint-application process that has led to stunning likenesses on the new crop of Black Series figures, including Rey, Captain Rex, DJ, and the upcoming Grand Moff Tarkin."


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Haunting of Chewbacca

One meal forever haunts the mighty Wookiee no matter where he is or what he eats.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Available on Digital & Movies Anywhere March 13 & 4K UHD | Blu-ray March 27

Own your copy of Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Available on Digital & Movies Anywhere March 13 and on 4K UHD | Blu-ray™ March 27

Writer/Director Rian Johnson takes fans behind the scenes, revealing production secrets and never-before-seen footage and deleted scenes

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi—the next action-packed chapter of the Star Wars saga— Earned critical acclaim and the No. 1 spot atop 2017’s list of highest-grossing films. The visually stunning film welcomes the return of original characters, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Yoda, R2-D2 and C-3PO and further explores the deepening journey of the saga’s new members, Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren. Now families can bring home the movie digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere on March 13, two weeks before the 4K Ultra HD™ Blu-ray, and Blu-ray™ disc on March 27. This release also marks Disney’s first title available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in both Dolby Vision™ HDR and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio, delivering consumers a transformative viewing experience.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Are You Ready to Train to Be an American Jedi [VIDEO]

Here's something for those who aspire to take the "religion" of the Star Wars saga into the real world. Check out two exciting new clips from the documentary AMERICAN JEDI that gives an insider's look at the world of real-life Jedi-ism.

ABC News Brings Us The Force of Sound on Feb. 20th [VIDEO]

"The Force of Sound is a new documentary from ABC News Features that delves into the Oscar-nominated sound design of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. From the crying of porgs to BB-8’s rattling, you’ll get to learn about all the blood, sweat, and tears that went into creating the sound of Last Jedi. And yes, you will find out how they make lightsaber sounds.

The new documentary will debut on on February 20, 2018. The documentary is not currently expected to air on network television."

Read more at /Film.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Jon Favreau Voicing Alien in Solo: A Star Wars Story

"Director and Star Wars fan Jon Favreau is going to be voicing an “important alien” in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Solo director Ron Howard took to Twitter to confirm Favreau’s involvement in the upcoming Star Wars origin spin-off today.

More after the jump.

It's Time to Get These Awesome Star Wars Wooden Wall Clocks

Vinyl City is selling these awesome wooden wall clocks on Amazon and you NEED to get your hands on one. There are a few different styles you can check out on Amazon. Get more details after the jump.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story Features a Very Different Millennium Falcon

"Long before Luke Skywalker rudely called the Millennium Falcon 'a piece of junk,' it was a sleek, clean vessel. Or at least, it was before Han Solo gets his hands on it in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story prequel film.

Solo screenplay Jon Kasdan — who co-wrote the script with his father Lawrence Kasdan, the veteran co-writer of The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens — told EW:

'Where Han gave it a certain shabby coolness and a dinged up quality that reflected where he was at that point in his life, this Falcon reflects its owner very clearly in its shape and aesthetic and his needs, even if those needs be a little more space to entertain… One of the things Larry and I had talked about was the Falcon should always reflect the personality of its captain.

But [Alden] Ehrenreich told EW that the Falcon’s eventual banged-up state isn’t entirely an accident, but a matter of practicality:

'It’s safer in the galaxy to fly something that looks like a piece of junk. People underestimate you — especially if you’re up to no good. Kinda like how you’re more likely to get pulled over if you’re driving a Lamborghini.'"

Read more at /Film.

The Force is with Olympics Chinese Figure Skaters Xiaoyu Yu and Hao Zhang [VIDEO]

"The [F]orce was strong with Chinese figure skaters Xiaoyu Yu and Hao Zhang on Wednesday, when the pair skated to a compilation of Star Wars themes during the pair's free-skate performance in Pyeongchang. Yu and Zhang's compilation track for the performance included 'Luke and Leia' from the original trilogy and 'Duel of the Fates' from the prequel trilogy." Read more at The Hollywood Reporter. Check out the video of their performance after the jump.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Blade Runner 2049 Art Director Paul Inglis Jumps On Board Episode 9

"Paul Inglis, art director on Skyfall, Game of Thrones, Prometheus, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Children of Men, and of course, Blade Runner 2049, is headed to a galaxy far, far away for Star Wars: Episode 9. Art directors oversee the entire art department on a film, and help realize the production designer’s overall vision. They also oversee the construction of sets."

Read more at /Film.

Watch a Clip from the First Episode of Star Wars Rebels Season Four [VIDEO]

"If you can’t wait to see how the animated series Star Wars Rebels is going to end, neither can most of the people who worked on it. 'There’s only a small group of people that actually know the entire ending of the series,' executive producer and supervising director Dave Filoni told ABC News. 'I have all their names written down in my office. I know exactly who knows what. It’s my best attempt to keep all of this from getting out.'"

Read more at ABC News.

Watch the video clip after the jump.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mace Windu's A-Head of the Game

Mace Windu can REALLY be a jerk sometimes.

Star Wars-Themed Hotel Coming to Walt Disney World Resort

Straight from
Today at D23 Expo Japan 2018, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek announced that the Star Wars-themed hotel coming to Walt Disney World Resort will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the upcoming Star Wars-themed land, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. From the moment guests arrive at the hotel, Chapek said, their journey through space will begin as everyone boards a starship and departs together for a multi-day Star Wars adventure. An opening date for the new hotel has not yet been announced. But it can’t come too soon — we’re ready to vacation in a galaxy far, far away. 
Chapek also shared details on Galaxy’s Edge as it comes to life at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Two attractions will let fans control their own experiences. In one attraction, guests will have the chance to fly the Millennium Falcon — a prospect that has our collective inner scoundrel very excited — and in another, guests will find themselves inside a Star Destroyer during a battle between the Resistance and the First Order.
Who's ready to vacation in a galaxy far, far away?

Monday, February 12, 2018

Don't Mess with the Wolverine Jedi, Bub!

This could be a whole lot closer to happening if Disney gets their hands on 20th Century Fox.

“Wolverine Jedi” art by Cthulhusaurus-Rex.

George Lucas Had a Hand in Directing a Scene in Solo

George Lucas not only visited the set of "Solo: A Star Wars Story, he actually influenced a scene Ron Howard was shooting at the time. This was reported from Newsarama, who grabbed it from Entertainment Weekly.

Check out more after the jump.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Harrison Ford Was a "Covert" Technical Advisor on Solo Movie

"Harrison Ford, the original Han Solo, served as a covert technical advisor on Solo: A Star Wars Story. While it’s easy to assume that the frequently gruff Ford wouldn’t have much interest in yet another Star Wars movie, reports indicate he offered some sage advice about one of his most famous characters.

EW says Ford 'kept a respectful distance,' but that he also provided 'vital insights into the character he has lived with, sometimes uncomfortably, for four decades.' Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirms she sent Ford a copy of the script and that he approved of it."

Read more at /Film.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Game of Thrones Creators Writing and Producing New Series of Star Wars Films

Straight from

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going from Winterfell to a galaxy far, far away.

It was announced today that Benioff and Weiss, creators of the smash-hit, Emmy Award-winning television series Game of Thrones, will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.

Read more after the jump.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

One More Solo: A Star Wars Story Character Poster Left Out!

We overlooked what is surely the most important of all the character posters revealed for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Producer Bryan Fuller made us aware of this oversight via his Twitter. After the jump, gaze upon the FULL final character poster for Ron Howard's upcoming epic!

Solo Character Posters Revealed! Come and See!

Character posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story have been released. You can check them out after the jump!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Watch a 17-Month-Old's Reaction to the Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer

Here's a REAL Trailer Reaction to the Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer. There's no lame fake crying. No staged open-mouth gawking. No staged yelps or gasps. Just a 17-month-old responding to what she sees on the screen. Sure, there's a bit of dead space between her exclamations of excitement, but at least they're all genuine.