Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Jon Favreau Already Writing for The Mandalorian Season 2

Earlier this year, we got a sneak peek at the first live-action Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian. The project is coming to Disney+ when the new streaming subscription services launches this fall, and it sounds like Lucasfilm and Disney are banking on this being a big hit for them before it even debuts, because writer and executive producer Jon Favreau is already hashing out what will happen in The Mandalorian season 2. Jon Favreau was on Jimmy Kimmel Live, wearing some Boba Fett socks, and he discussed the show.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Mark Hamill Shares What Blue Milk Tasted Like

Star Wars legend, Mark Hamill, is becoming known for his delightful content on social media. The actor does everything from answer fan questions to shut down false rumors, always sharing fun tidbits about the beloved franchise. Recently, the actor revealed what the green milk from Star Wars: The Last Jedi tasted like. Now, he’s following up to share what the blue milk from the original film was made of. Turns out, the taste of Star Wars milk has greatly improved over the years.

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'Rise of the Resistance' Attraction Announces Opening Dates at Disney Parks

The much-anticipated "Rise of the Resistance" ride at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge finally has an opening date for both Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland in Anaheim. They won't be opening on the same date, however.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Lucasfilm Unveils First Look at Rise of Skywalker's Sith Trooper

At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Lucasfilm will celebrate the history of stormtrooper design — and the future. Fans attending the mega pop-culture event (July 18-21) will be treated to a new exhibit of trooper armor from across the Star Wars saga, including a first look at the next evolution in Imperial/First Order soldiers: the “Sith trooper” from the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It’s a modern and more menacing look befitting its namesake.

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Kanye West Wants to Build Star Wars-Style Homeless Housing

During Kanye West‘s Forbes cover story, he takes writer Zack O’Malley Greenburg on a tour of “oblong and dozens of feet tall” prototypes. “Inspired by Luke Skywalker’s childhood home, West has been working with a team to design prefabricated structures that sport the same austere aesthetic, with the goal of deploying them as low-income housing units,” Greenburg writes. Taking West’s long history with Star Wars into account, the idea isn’t fully a surprise.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Star Wars Animatronic Expert Working on New UK North-East Art Installation

An animatronics expert responsible for creating monsters for Star Wars and Doctor Who has brought a new art installation to life in the North-East.

Adam Keenan worked with acclaimed artist Mat Collishaw on a spectacular life-sized robotic eagle which has gone on show at Ushaw, near Durham.

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The Force is With Captain Marvel

Brie Larson is already dominating one side of the cosmos in her role as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, but a new photo proves how awesome she could look in a different galaxy. Larson recently took to Instagram to share a photo of her with Star Wars robes and a lightsaber, with a caption about how the photo shows off her "Jedi realness".

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Monday, July 8, 2019

What Happens If You Ride Galaxy's Edge Smuggler's Run and Do Nothing?

Want to find out what happens when you ride the Millennium Falcon Smuggler's Run ride at Galaxy's Edge and do nothing? It's an interactive ride that is supposed to be hand's on - YOU control the Falcon as it navigates its way through a Galaxy Far, Far Away through different controls in the cockpit. Slashfilm editor Peter Sciretta and his co-host Kitra Remick took one for the team by standing in line for the ride, only to board it and keep their hands off the wheel to witness what would happen. Check out the video above to see their fate.

Check out their YouTube Channel Ordinary Adventures to see more videos like this!

Elijah Wood Plays Star Wars Theme in Fremantle Markets [VIDEO]

Last weekend, American actor Elijah Wood surprised shoppers at the Fremantle Markets in Perth, Australia, with an impromptu piano performance of the Star Wars theme.

The star is best known for his role as Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy – but now he’s captured peoples’ attention with his nifty fingerwork.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Star Wars Shown in Unaltered Version Publically!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences obtained the rights to show an original, unaltered 70mm print of Luke Skywalker’s original call to action, Star Wars. The only altered part was the addition of the “A New Hope” subtitle during the opening crawl.

According to Twitter user David Daut, during a rousing four-Tweet-deep thread, the Academy got permission from Lucas to screen this as a double feature with everyone’s favorite beaten dead horse, Rogue One.

While this screening is a big step forward for a possible home release on Blu-Ray or 4K, Daut says that there’s still a long ways to go.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

This Star Wars Fan Made a Lightsaber Attachment for His Prosthetic Arm

One Star Wars super-fan has taken his love of the franchise to new heights by crafting himself a lightsaber replica as a prosthetic arm attachment.

With just a few LEDs and engineering, he found a way to bring a childhood dream to life.

Star Wars fan Trace Wilson, who was born without a right hand, took modern lightsaber crafting to a new level.

Wilson posted a short video on his Twitter to show off his handiwork.

In the video, Wilson waves around an immaculate lightsaber replica fitted perfectly to the tip of his right arm prosthetic.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Marvel Comics #1000 Features One-Page Star Wars Story

Star Wars is officially set to be featured as a part of the upcoming Marvel Comics #1000. The landmark issue celebrating 80 years of Marvel will include a brand-new, one-page Star Wars story from writer Charles Soule and artist Terry Dodson. Of course, this creative team certainly knows a thing or two about making Star Wars comics for Marvel, with Soule having penned the publisher's Poe Dameron series, while Dodson served as penciller on Princess Leia.

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Being Auctioned Off on E-Bay

Some visitors to Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are showing their dark side. The new 14-acre addition to the Anaheim, California, theme park, which opened last month to fans who made special reservations and to the wider public this week, is already having issues with thievery, as first reported by The Orange County Register. The outlet noted that a number of items that can be found within the land were cropping up on eBay. The only problem? They were things that never should have been taken out of the park.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Bounty Hunters Target Vader in New Marvel Comics Series

Darth Vader is one of the most popular Star Wars characters – and one of the Galaxy’s fiercest warriors. But starting with July 3’s Target Vader #1 from writer Robbie Thompson and artist Marc Laming (who passes the reins to Stefano Landini starting with #2), he’ll be square in the sights of a team of bounty hunters – and a mysterious criminal syndicate. Newsarama spoke with Thompson about pitting Darth Vader against not just a physical threat, but an unraveling mystery as he works to dismantle the Hidden Hand, a criminal organization who’ve hired a crew of ruthless bounty hunters to take down the Dark Lord of the Sith.

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Daisy Ridley Won't Be in Next Star Wars Movie - Duh

We don’t really know what to expect from the future of Star Wars, but one thing we do know now is that Daisy Ridley’s Rey won’t be there. Speaking with BuzzFeed on Periscope (millennials are always on their phones, guys!), Ridley revealed that she’s “not in the next trilogy.” She goes on to say that she’s not sure what the next Star Wars movie will be, whether it’s—in her words—”the Rian one” or “the guys that did Game Of Thrones.”

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Watch Galactic Innovations: Star Wars and Rogue One from Oscars.org

Watch live as VFX pioneers behind "Star Wars" and "Rogue One" share the journey of creating the impossible with their breakthrough visual effects.

We'll share rare images that compare the technology and visual results from both films.

Guests include John Dykstra, Dennis Muren, John Knoll, Ben Burtt, Marcia Lucas, Bill George, Harrison Ellenshaw, Bruce Nicholson, Richard Edlund and Rachel Rose.

Livestream will be available for viewing 48 hours after the event.

Airing on June 27th.

Australia’s Attorney-General Christian Porter Gets Star Wars Tattoo After Winning Election

If Australia’s Attorney-General Christian Porter gets a tattoo in a forest, does anybody hear?

Probably not. But if he gets it in a tattoo parlour and puts it on social media, word gets out.

Now, I’m not a Star Wars aficionado, but I do know my X-wings from my TIE fighters.

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Funko to Release a Millennium Falcon Pop

Funko has announced their biggest Pop ever - and Star Wars fans are going to be very happy.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Watch a 7-Year-Old Star Wars Fan Get a Surprise After Heart Surgery

A 7-year-old Star Wars superfan was given a surprise after traveling to Chicago from Costa Rica for life-saving heart surgery to celebrate his the successful procedure. NBC 5's Lauren Petty has the story.

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The Emperor Challenges Star Wars – Age of Rebellion: Darth Vader #1

This summer, Marvel’s Star Wars comic books are heading back to an important point in the saga’s history, the Age of Rebellion. And one of the writers leading the charge is Greg Pak, who authored June 26’s Star Wars – Age of Rebellion: Darth Vader #1 alongside artist Ramon Bachs - and is taking over the Star Wars main title in August. This Darth Vader one-shot travels back to the time before Star Wars: A New Hope, focusing on a fledgling Sith Lord overcoming a challenge to his leadership while also fulfilling a task for the Emperor – in other words, classic Darth Vader stuff.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

These Hasbro Commercials From The 90s Will Make Any 'Star Wars' Fan Nostalgic

It's been nearly 25 years since Star Wars toys returned to store shelves, and a compilation of commercials from that time is a fun throwback.

Witness a Seal Sing the Star Wars Theme [VIDEO]

Amanda Stansbury, a former PhD student at Scotland’s University Of St. Andrews, figured out how to train a gray seal named Zola to imitate musical notes. The seal, when properly prompted with fish, can sing the opening notes of the Star Wars theme, as well as “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”

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What is the Alternate Title of The Rise of Skywalker in Japan?

Alternate international titles are nothing new for Hollywood movies. Sometimes translating a concept from English into another language doesn’t quite work, and a bit of the subtlety is removed in the process. (In the Czech Republic, Bad Santa became Santa is a Pervert.) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be called Star Wars: Dawn of Skywalker in Japan.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

What is Willrow Hood's Ice Cream Maker Really Used For?

He only appeared for one second in The Empire Strikes Back, but Willrow Hood became a Star Wars icon. Not for any reason in particular, however. Just because he looked kind of funny running across Cloud City with what Star Wars fans have long since settled on is an “ice cream maker.” Well, Website io9 exclusively revealed that’s no ice cream maker. In fact, it’s a safe. A camtono, actually.

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Mark Hamill Confirms Luke is a 'Force Ghost' in 'The Rise of Sywalker' (VIDEO)

Sorry kids, any hope for Luke Skywalker returning in physical form for The Rise of Skywalker has been shot down - by Mark Hamill himself.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Marvel's Age of Resistance Digs Into Snoke's Backstory

Marvel’s Age of Resistance miniseries — following the popular Age of Republic and Age of Rebellion — kicks off next month, with each issue shining a light on icons of the Resistance and First Order. StarWars.com is excited to reveal four stunning covers by Phil Noto for some of the series’ most eagerly anticipated installments, coming in September: Age of Resistance – Rose Tico #1, Age of Resistance – Supreme Leader Snoke #1, Age of Resistance – Rey #1, and Age of Resistance – Kylo Ren #1. Get a first look, along with official descriptions of the stories within — which promise new revelations on everything from Kylo Ren’s first days as a dark side apprentice to Rey’s time with Leia.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Rumored Darth Vader Inspiration Date Masamune Gets Samurai Docu-Drama for Netflix

Netflix has given a greenlight to Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, a multi-episode docu-drama that follows ancient warlords in feudal Japan. The “stylized drama” will tell the story of the real-life Date Masamune, a legendary warrior who plucked out his own eye and whose armor may have served as an inspiration for Darth Vader’s in the original Star Wars.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Michelle Rejwan Named SVP of Live Action Development and Production for Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has named Michelle Rejwan as SVP of Live Action Development and Production for Lucasfilm. Rejwan is a producer on the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and was a co-producer on 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Colin Trevorrow Helped Design a Ship You Can See at Galaxy's Edge

A long time ago in a galaxy very, very close, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow was hired to direct Star Wars: Episode 9. That was back in 2015, and though he’d developed a pitch for the film that moved star Daisy Ridley to tears, he eventually left the project. Still, working on Episode 9 – even for a limited time – had its perks. One of them included getting to help design a spaceship for his planned version of the movie that would end up in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and in a new interview, Trevorrow confirmed that even though his vision for the film turned to dust when he left Lucasfilm, at least one element of it will remain in the theme park for the foreseeable future.

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Arcade1Up to Release a 'Star Wars' Video Game Cabinet

Arcade1Up, the company that makes video arcade cabinets for home use, is giving us a slice of 1980s greatness, as they will release the classic Atari Star Wars in an arcade cabinet this fall.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

RUMOR: New Star Wars Show Centers Around Time Travel

Industry insiders revealed to website We Got This Covered that a new Star Wars show features a slate of new characters who try and go back in time in order to change the outcome of various key events within a Galaxy Far, Far Away. One episode will apparently see them trying to kill a young version of Darth Vader. So far, nothing’s been confirmed by Lucasfilm.

Woman Gets Star Wars-Themed Photo Shoot for 30th Birthday

When Jennifer and Michael Crane realized they couldn't afford to go to Disney for her 30th birthday, they decided to bring the celebration to a galaxy closer to their West Virginia home with a "Star Wars"-themed photo shoot.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Rise of Skywalker Was Edited on Set

With J.J. Abrams back behind the camera for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, details on the final installment of the Skywalker are scarce. But now we know that the film has taken J.J. Abrams out of his comfort zone a little bit by doing something he’s not accustomed to on the film’s set. Editor Maryann Brandon recently revealed that she was cutting part of the movie on set while it was still being shot. This is something Abrams has never done before, but this time it was almost required due to the post-production time crunch caused by the film’s shooting schedule.

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Mark Hamill Was Fired from Jack in the Box for Doing Voices

Mark Hamill on Monday dropped by the Late Late Show With James Corden and among the topics discussed was his time in the food service industry while he was an aspiring actor in Hollywood.

"...I always aspired to work the [drive-thru] window."

Hamill said rather than using his speaking voice, he decided to do a clownish impression that made him think of the Jack mascot.

"My manager didn't think it was very funny," Hamill said. "He told me to go home and never come back. I got fired. Fired!"

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Bryce Dallas Howard Talks Filming Disney+'s The Mandalorian

In talking to Bryce Dallas Howard for Rocketman, Collider's Steve Weintraub had a chance to get the inside scoop on what it was like to direct an episode of The Mandalorian. Since it’s a Disney property and a Star Wars title, Dallas Howard was understandably sworn to secrecy, but she did talk a bit about how collaborative the team was behind the scenes and revealed an interesting piece of filmmaking technology used to heighten the new storytelling experience.

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See the Trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Video Game [VIDEO]

The galaxy is yours with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga! Play through all nine Star Wars saga films in a brand-new LEGO video game unlike any other. Experience fun-filled adventures, whimsical humor, and the freedom to fully immerse yourself in the LEGO Star Wars universe like never before.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

EA Releases Gameplay Video for 'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order'

E3 is upon us, bringing with it the usual announcements and "first looks" at upcoming video games. Developer EA just stole everyone's thunder, however, by releasing some fantastic looking gameplay from their upcoming "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order." The video can be seen below.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Get a Personal Tour of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge from /Film's Peter Sciretta

/Film Editor Peter Sciretta and his partner-in-crime, Kitra, spent four days inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and posted an in-depth video tour of Disneyland's newest attraction. Peter is an extremely dedicated Star Wars fan and they take us to all the places you'll want to see and experience on your own someday. They also take us along as they embark on the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run ride, build a custom lightsaber, try green milk, and explore every nook and cranny of Galaxy's Edge. Aside from the several videos they've shot concentrating on opening day and the food and drinks of Galaxy's Edge, he also did a podcast review that gives you even more insight into this awesome new world. We've posted the videos after the jump with links to the podcast he hosted about his experience.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Electronic Festival Taking Place at Tunisian Star Wars Filming Location

Fans of Star Wars and music can now rejoice: this year’s edition of the Les Dunes Electroniques festival, which translates to The Electronic Dunes, will be taking place at Ong Jemel in the Tunisian city of Nefta, where Luke Skywalker’s hometown of Mos Espa was set.

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WATCH: George Lucas, Cast Members Open Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland (VIDEO)

Wednesday night, Disneyland officially opened Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, a 14-acre expansion at Disneyland that brings everyone's favorite space opera to life.

The opening ceremony for Galaxy's Edge held surprises for those attending, as George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Billy Dee Williams were all in attendance. Video of the ceremony is included below.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Vanity Fair Might Have Dropped a Huge 'Rise of Skywalker' Spoiler, Then Deleted It

Warning: a major spoiler (if true) could follow below!

Vanity Fair might have spoiled The Rise of Skywalker in its coverage on the film this past week. However, the magazine deleted the revelation before most people could see it.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Petition Wants Game of Thrones Showrunners off New Star Wars Movies - Good Luck with That

Now there are petitions to pull Game Of Thrones showrunners from new Star Wars movie. While Game of Thrones' controversial final season was airing, Disney boss Bob Iger confirmed the next Star Wars movie after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker would be from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. That was great news to Rian Johnson critics, but bad news to D&D critics. (Everyone's a critic!)

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Boy Changes His School Performance from Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to the Imperial March

When a young boy had enough of his group performance of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” he took over the mic and started singing “The Imperial March” from the “Star Wars” series instead.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Watch Us Break Open a Box of Topps Rogue One Mission Briefing Trading Cards (VIDEO)

We love the retro-styled Star Wars cards Topps releases, so we jumped at the chance to open some blaster boxes from 2016's Rogue One: Mission Briefing! 

May 25, 1977: Were you there?

Were you around when the party started?

Friday, May 24, 2019

Get Your #MakeSolo2Happen Hashtag Ready to Change the World

Solo: A Star Wars Story arrived in May 2018 and quickly became the lowest-grossing Star Wars film in recent memory. But sometimes bummers turn into runners. A year later, Star Wars fans are rallying for a sequel to young Han Solo's story.

The hashtag #MakeSolo2Happen hit the trending charts on Twitter on Thursday with a push from Star Wars News Net and its Resistance Broadcast podcast.

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Movie Definitely in the Works

A movie based on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic — the beloved video game first released in 2003 — is currently being written by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) for Lucasfilm, three sources close to the project told BuzzFeed News.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Fans Working on HD Remake of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Video Game

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron was a video game created for N64. However, the visuals don't really hold up in this day and age. A group of fans have taken on the task of an HD remake and you can check out some of their progress above. It certainly looks way better than the original.

J.J. Abrams Opens UP About How Leia Will Return for Episode IX

When Carrie Fisher died in 2016, the immediate assumption was that her character General Leia would not be returning for the next Star Wars sequel. But that idea was soon put to rest when it was revealed director J.J. Abrams would be utilizing unused footage of Fisher to complete the Skywalker saga. Now, we have even more details on how Abrams and company are bringing back Leia for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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