Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Will the Ewoks Return for Disney +?

Disney and Lucasfilm are already secretly working on other “Star Wars” projects that’ll premiere on the small screen.

One of those upcoming may feature the return of the Ewoks on Disney +.

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Mark Hamill Reveals Star Wars Trailer on Twitter

“People keep asking me over & over & over again- ‘When will they release the #EpisodeIX trailer?’

A) I don’t know.
B) Until they do, just be satisfied with this exclusive look at my own personal #StarWars trailer.#PatiencePadawans #IXWillBeFineAllInGoodTime”

Find Out How You'll Use Play Disney Parks App for Galaxy's Edge

Soon after you arrive to Batuu, the Play Disney Parks app will transform into your galactic datapad—designed to guide you deeper and deeper into an adventure in a galaxy far, far away.

Whether you’re interacting with droids or taking on jobs, the Play Disney Parks app will be a vital tool when it comes to living your own Star Wars story! More >>

Monday, March 18, 2019

Hasbro's Jabba Sail Barge Is Here - Check Out These Review Videos

This month, Hasbro began delivering its most ambitious Star Wars vehicle ever - The Khetanna, Jabba the Hutt's massive Sail Barge from Return of the Jedi. Review videos are now being posted to YouTube, providing a close look at this fantastic collectible.

New Concept Art for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Pops Up Online

New concept art for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been shared on the Disneyland website, giving fans a different look at some of the areas they can explore when the land opens on May 31 at Disneyland park and Aug. 29 at Walt Disney World.

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Star Wars Celebration Poster Pays Tribute to Rogue One (and Features Tarkin)

One thing is generally certain when it comes to Star Wars Celebration. If you’re a collector of Star Wars Art, there is going to be a plethora of artists and artwork from which to choose. This year, however, none may be as desired, or as stunning, as an exclusive Celebration poster dedicated to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Read and see more about the poster right here.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happy Birthday John Boyega!

Happy birthday to Finn himself, John Boyega, born on March 17, 1992!

Fans Remake 'Dark Forces' and 'Episode I Racer' in HD (VIDEO)

Fans of the Star Wars video games "Dark Forces" and "Episode I Racer" can now relive the greatness of those 90s classics - in high definition.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Star Wars Video Games Being Investigated by Gambling Regulators

The Star Wars Video game is being examined by gambling regulators to determine if its loot boxes constitute gambling and require regulation. The release of the Star Wars Battlefront II video game in 2017 reawakened the worldwide debate about the convergence of video games and gambling mechanisms. Authorities in major cities of the world have expressed their concern about the reliance of the Star Wars Video Game on loot boxes, a random method of reward that enables a player to move through the game. Let’s take a wild guess, “You don’t know what loot boxes”.

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Marvel's 80th Anniversary Celebrated with Reprinted 1977 Star Wars #50

In celebration of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, Marvel is releasing a special Facsimile edition of the 1977 STAR WARS #50! Coinciding directly with May’s upcoming STAR WARS #108 one-shot from Matthew Rosenberg and artists Giuseppe Camuncoli, Luke Ross, Kerry Gammill, Andrea Broccardo, this Facsimile features a full reprint of the issues’ classic story - ads and all! - from writer Archie Goodwin and artists Al Williamson, Tom Palmer and Walter Simonson!

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Oscar Isaac Talked Pedro Pascal Into Putting on The Mandalorian Armor

Oscar Isaac has certainly been vocal lately. First he raised eyebrows with his declaration that Star Wars: Episode IX would “blow fans away“. The he rather emphatically confirmed that Episode IX would indeed be the definitive end to the Skywalker saga in Star Wars. His latest declaration, however, is a bit more interesting. Now Isaac is claiming credit for Pedro Pascal taking the lead of The Mandalorian.

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Scientists Name Spiders After Star Wars Character

White-armored Stormtroopers in the "Star Wars" movies are practically identical and nearly impossible to tell apart. That uncanny similarity recently inspired a team of scientists who had discovered a new spider genus; the arachnids were so alike each other in size and markings that the researchers named them after the helmeted troops, calling the creatures Stormtropis.

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New Star Wars Hot Wheels On The Way

Mattel's line of wildly popular Star Wars Hot Wheels is expanding with new vehicles never before released, including ships from Star Wars: Resistance!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Toronto Zoo Names New Baby Zebra Obi

The Force is strong with this one!

Toronto Zoo’s new baby zebra has been named Obi, after Obi-Wan Kenobi, the legendary Star Wars Jedi master.

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Oscar Isaac States That Episode IX is Definitely the End of the Skywalker Saga

When a press release from Disney and Lucasfilm last summer announced the cast of Star Wars Episode 9, it casually mentioned that this chapter would be “the final installment of the Skywalker saga.” Now franchise cast member Oscar Isaac has doubled down on those claims, and he makes it sound like this really will be the end of the road for the primary Star Wars saga. But what does that mean for the new characters introduced in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi?

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Mandalorian Director Taika Waititi Shares Nothing About How Strict Lucasfilm is With Its Secrets

Taika Waititi is no stranger to working under secretive conditions, but it seems that one Disney-owned studio is stricter than the others. The Thor: Ragnarok director recently journeyed to a galaxy far, far away to helm an episode of the upcoming Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. There, he learned the secrets of the Star Wars universe — but nothing he can tell us about. Because it turns out that Star Wars keeps its directors on an even tighter leash than Marvel Studios.

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Man in Stromtrooper Costume Marathons in Honor of Father

Lee Brace, 46, of Longfellow Road, Maldon, is set to take on a host of challenges dressed as one of the Evil Empire’s footsoldiers, including the 874-mile ride on a Raleigh Chopper bicycle, in less than ten days.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

The Awesome Gamorrean Guard is returning to the Vintage Collection!

Hasbro has answered the prayers of Star Wars action figure collectors, and bringing back the Gamorrean Guard to the Vintage Collection!

First released in 2010, the Gamorrean Guard featured an outstanding sculpt and even axes identical to those released with the original 1983 figure and the 1997 figure. The figure proved so popular, it was extremely hard to find in stores, and commands a premium on the secondary market.

The re-released Gamorrean Guard will once again be packaged on a vintage style card, just like the 1983 original figure. It will hit toy aisle shelves in May.

To pre-order your figure from Entertainment Earth, just click right here.

Munroe Falls, OH Boy Gets Magic Star Wars Wheelchair at Wizard World

A heartwarming moment took the main stage at Wizard World Cleveland.

The builders from Akron Makerspace teamed up with the non-profit Magic Wheelchair for the Lucardie family of Munroe Falls. Their son Noah is a huge Star Wars fan, and now his wheelchair can take him to a galaxy far, far away.

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Witness the Birth of a Monster in This Star Wars Fan Film

"Birth of a Monster: A Star Wars Story" is a not for profit STAR WARS short film produced by Escape Velocity Content, LLC. Themes, characters, music, etc. found within the film and its visuals are the property of Lucasfilm LTD, LLC & Walt Disney Studios (The Walt Disney Company).

Friday, March 8, 2019

See Galaxy's Edge Hondo Ohnaka Animatronic in Action

A1000 advanced robotics are the next evolution of the A100 Audio-Animatronic figures that were first introduced by Walt Disney Imagineering in the mid-1980s. This standardized system for building humanoid robotic figures incorporates new electric functionality, replacing former hydraulic functions, producing extremely realistic, lifelike movement. Future figures in humanoid form can all use this system to ensure the same degree of realism and advanced levels of movement.

The advanced figures that were developed for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - like this animated figure of Hondo Ohnaka, as seen in the Star Wars animated television series - are a hybrid of A1000 technology enhanced with custom-built elements.

New Beetles in Indonesia Given Star Wars Names

Coming up with as many as 103 novel names for the newly described species [of beetles] was not a particularly easy task for the researchers... While some of the weevils were best associated with their localities or characteristic morphology, others received quite curious names.

A small greenish and forest-dwelling species was aptly named after the Star Wars character Yoda, while a group of three species were named after Asterix, Obelix and Idefix - the main characters in the French comics series The Adventures of Asterix. Naturally, Trigonopterus obelix is larger and more roundish than his two 'friends'.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Galaxy's Edge Opening Dates at Disney Parks Announced

Disney has finally announced the opening dates for Galaxy's Edge, the Star Wars theme parks at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS: Attendees at Disney Shareholder's Meeting Tweets What He's Seen

We’re only nine months away from the release of J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: Episode 9, but Lucasfilm still hasn’t revealed the title or unveiled any official footage to the public. But the first Episode 9 footage played this morning to a select group of people during a Disney shareholder presentation, and some descriptions have made their way online. Here’s what the shareholders saw.

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Matt Smith Says He Isn't in Episode IX

Fans of Matt Smith, Doctor Who, and Star Wars were all in a state of jubilation when it was widely reported that the actor was cast in Star Wars: Episode IX. What the former 11th Doctor's role in the film would be was kept very secret, and has been the cause of more than one fan rumor. Despite all of this, Smith may not appear in the movie after all.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Own a Real Stormtrooper Blaster Used On Set for a Mere $46,429

Little can question the success of the movie Star Wars: A New Hope. 40 years on, the franchise is still going strong, and has influenced the sci-fi world as much our childhoods. Now, four decades after the first film of the franchise hit the silver screen, fans of Star Wars have a chance to own an E-11 blaster rifle previously used on set.

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The Force is With This Toy Photography

Star Wars comes to life thanks to the creativity of toy photography. Jared Middleton’s amazing photos place several characters in the limelight in stunning scenes.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Star Wars: Queen's Shadow Novel Out Now

Padmé Amidala is finally getting her due. The Star Wars character has had an important role in the Skywalker Saga, but we haven’t gotten too much of her solo story until now.

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More Star Wars Film Scenes with Clone Wars Voices Overdubbed

Using some of the voice lines from Battlefront II, Cinematic Captures matched the Clone Wars voice of Count Dooku (Corey Burton) to some corresponding film scenes.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Don't really know why anyone would want to replace the commanding and resounding voice of perfection that comes from Sir Christopher Lee, but here it is nonetheless.

Monday, March 4, 2019

The Force is With Captain Marvel According to Official Star Wars

Captain Marvel's Brie Larson casually opened up about wanting to be a Jedi, and Star Wars personally responded to her. Both existing under the Disney umbrella - though in two very different cinematic universes - both Captain Marvel and Star Wars: Episode IX are releasing this year, so some playful cross-promotion is to be expected.

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Star Wars Scenes with Anakin and Obi-wan's Clone Wars Voices

Using some of the voice lines from Battlefront II, Cinematic Captures matched the Clone Wars voices of Anakin (Matt Lanter) and Obi Wan (James Arnold Taylor) to their corresponding film scenes.

Friday, March 1, 2019

RUMOR: Is George Lucas Helping Course-Correct Episode IX?

STAR WARS 9 leaks claim George Lucas is closely involved with JJ Abrams on Episode IX and will help bring Luke Skywalker's character back to his original vision following The Last Jedi fan backlash.

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Blue and Green Milk to Be Served in Galaxy's Edge

A whole universe of possibilities in front of them, and the most iconic beverage the folks behind Star Wars could create for that galaxy far, far away was milk. Blue milk, and then trilogies later, green milk. Now, Disney is makings its own version of those blue and green drinks and putting them up for sale at its soon-to-open Star Wars theme park, Galaxy's Edge. Milk for everyone!

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Star Wars Holiday Special in The Force Awakens Style

A trailer for the Star Wars Holiday Special in the style of the Force Awakens Trailer.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Mandalorian Has Wrapped Principal Photography

It might be set in a galaxy far, far away, but Disney+’s The Mandalorian has moved a step closer to your TV screens with the news that principal photography has finished on the Star Wars spin-off series.

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Star Wars Theme Takes Number One Spot in Radio Times / BBC Music Magazine Poll

The Force was with John Williams' 1977 composition and it won more than 20 per cent of votes in a poll carried out by Radio Times and BBC Music Magazine. Controversially the James Bond theme - composed by Monty Norman and aired in 1962's Dr No - finished only in 11th place. Elmer Bernstein's theme to PoW epic The Great Escape came in 17th while Henry Mancini's Pink Panther theme was 19th in the poll of more than 2,000 readers. US composer Williams, 87, took six spots in the Top 10 with Hedwig's Theme from the 2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone movie making third spot and the theme from Jurassic Park finishing fourth.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Details Revealed for Disneyland's Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

We’re only a handful of months away from the opening of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort, and we are beginning to learn more specific details of what park guests can expect when visiting Batuu this Summer. Here is a round-up of new information about Galaxy’s Edge compiled from reports from Gizmodo, Laughing Place, Nerdist, EW, and OC Register.

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Topher Grace and Jeff Yorkes Created 5 Minute Super Trailer from All 10 Star Wars Movies [VIDEO]

Topher Grace is at it again, tinkering away at his editing computer with the help of buddy Jeff Yorkes. Check out this awesome 5 minute super-trailer which uses footage of all the Star Wars movies including Solo and Rogue One. It's very impressive how emotionally charged and put together it is. The two did it over one weekend while there wives were out of town.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Star Wars Meets Kill Bill in New Mashup Poster

I'm really not a fan of Quentin Tarantino's films, but I know there's a lot of folks out there that are. Check out this interesting mashup of Kill Bill and Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring Rey preparing to Kill Kylo.

RUMOR: Third Star Wars Series in the Works for Disney+

Production on a third as yet unannounced TV series set in the Star Wars galaxy has begun in the U.K according to publicly available company records. [Fantha Tracks] expect this new third series will air on Disney+ following on from the release of The Mandalorian and the Cassian Andor TV series.

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams to Appear at Celebration Chicago

The guest list for Star Wars Celebration in Chicago is filling out with some of the biggest names in the saga in attendance.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Buy This House with a Star Wars-Themed Home Theater for $4.7 Million

Peek inside the unique fortress located at 5409 Valerie Street and you'll be transported into a galaxy far, far away.

The 9,182 square-foot Bellaire mansion is equipped with a one-of-a-kind, Star Wars-themed media room that is a must see for any true fanatic. Framed Star Wars movie posters line the walls of an entryway that doubles as a concession stand to prepare guests before entering the home theater. The walls are decked out in images of the solar system, space ships and color changing stars, while spacious couches and a dining area offer comfortable seating.

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Are You Ready to Go Off-Broadway with A Musical About Star Wars?

Break out the tap shoes and lightsabers, because the most important musical in the galaxy is ready to take off-Broadway by storm! A Musical About Star Wars - or Why Star Wars is the Greatest Thing in the Galaxy, Much Much Better than Star Trek is set to play Theatre Row beginning March 14th with an official opening night of May the Fourth...naturally.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Star Wars Fan Builds Last Jedi Scene Out of 100,000 LEGOS

This is impressive. Most impressive.

A fan’s insanely detailed model of a key scene from The Last Jedi has gone viral after he posted it on Twitter. Below is Virginia Star Wars fan David Hall’s 100,000-Lego strong depiction of the climactic Battle of Crait (you know, the planet with all the salt?).

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Lightsaber Dueling Made an Official Sport in France

It’s now easier than ever in France to act out “Star Wars” fantasies, because its fencing federation has borrowed from a galaxy far, far away and officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport, granting the iconic weapon from George Lucas’ saga the same status as the foil, epee and sabre, the traditional blades used at the Olympics.

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Happy birthday Anthony Daniels!

Happy birthday to old Goldenrod himself, Anthony Daniels!

While the world knows Daniels as C-3PO, many fans do not realize that he was also the voice of Legolas in Ralph Bakshi's 1978 animated version of The Lord of the Rings. He also appeared in several British television productions, including "Prime Suspect" starring Helen Mirren. Daniels is also an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center.

All the best to Mr. Daniels!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Does J.J. Abrams Think The Last Jedi Backlash Affected His Approach to Making Episode IX?

While Star Wars: Episode IX director J.J. Abrams is remaining tight-lipped on specifics about the film, he recently addressed whether or not the response garnered by The Last Jedi impacted his upcoming conclusion to the Skywalker saga.

"No, I think that every movie is its own movie, and obviously this is a trilogy," Abrams said when asked by ET Online if the way he approached Episode IX was affected by the way The Last Jedi was received.

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Project Porg Brings the Galactic Birdies Home

Key creatives from ILMxLAB and Lucasfilm discuss the promise of Star Wars: Project Porg, our first step into a larger world where fantastic companions join us for everyday adventures.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Take a Look at Grand Moff Tarkin's Age of Rebellion Comic Cover

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – Grand Moff Tarkin #1, illustrated by Marc Laming, hits shelves on April 10 and explores how the Imperial mastermind ensures that the Death Star lives up to its name.

Original trilogy fans, these are the comics you’re looking for.

Marvel’s Star Wars: Age of Rebellion, a special series of one-shots written by Greg Pak, will celebrate rebel princesses, Jedi Masters, and more legendary heroes and villains from the time of the Galactic Civil War. While the series doesn’t launch until April, StarWars.com is excited to offer a first look at its kick-off titles.

See more covers and get more info right here.

A Star Wars is Born in New Parody Reylo Video

Nerdist is taking this SHIP to a whole new level in a galaxy far, far away. When the characters of Star Wars meet the emotional medley of "Shallow" from "A Star is Born" we get a glimpse at a star-crossed romance between two rivals. Sit back, grab an ice cold glass of green milk, and enjoy the newest Nerdist Presents music video parody.