Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Dubai Police Show Off Star Wars-Like Hoverbikes in Video

Dubai's crime busters will soon be swooping down from the skies on Star Wars-like hoverbikes.

The oil-rich nation has begun training its cops to fly the S3 2019 Hoverbikes, the country's press office said in a tweet last week.

Read more at CNet.

You can watch Dubai Police fly the crazy Star Wars-like hoverbike after the jump.

First Episodes Up for LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars on YouTube

The first batch of episodes for LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars have premiered on YouTube. 

They feature all our favorite characters getting into all sorts of zany adventures. 

You can check out one of them after the jump and then go see the rest right here.

In preparation, stare into the dark, soulless eyes of this Ewok and think of Quint's speech from Jaws:

"Y’know, the thing about an [Ewok], he’s got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eyes. When he comes after ya, he doesn’t seem to be livin’ until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Diego Luna to Star in Cassian Andor Live-Action TV Series (VIDEO)

Diego Luna is returning to the role of Rogue One's Cassian Andor in a Star Wars live-action TV series.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Scuba Diving Stormtrooper Hits the Waves for Halloween

The odds of seeing someone in a Star Wars Halloween costume this year was pretty high.

But how many can say they saw someone dressed as a stormtrooper underwater?

Scuba diver Logan Campbell donned the classic white and black storm trooper helmet, complete with water gun in this year’s Halloween costume competition.

Read more at Fansided.

Ashley Eckstein Provides New Clone Wars Update

At New York Comic Con, The Clone Wars star Ashley Eckstein -- who voices Ahsoka -- spoke to CBR about the upcoming revival. She thanked fans for their consistent and continuing support, discussed showrunner Dave Filoni's role in getting the band back together and explained why the cast's recording sessions felt like "old radio dramas." She also teased Season 7's new challenges, how her approach to Ahsoka has changed and more.

"We're currently recording. That's all I can say! [laughs] So it's coming to the Disney streaming service. And that's about it. But, you know, I can promise -- obviously, Dave Filoni is a part of it and he's done his best to bring back a lot of the key people that were a part of the show, pretty much all the cast members and then also some of the main crew members. The stories are incredible, the people are incredible and anything that Dave Filoni touches is going to be amazing."

Read more at Comic Book Resources.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

New Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down Comic Launching

IDW Publishing is back with another grand journey to feast on before Thanksgiving: Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down #1, and SYFY WIRE has scored an early look inside.

Taking a cue from the Kieron Gillen and Jason Aaron's six-issue crossover event from 2015-2016, Star Wars: Vader Down, this new three-issue Star Wars Adventures miniseries finds the plucky Rey in the sand-clogged wastelands of Jakku, hunting down a mythical crashed spaceship of the Imperial Navy.

Read and see more at SyFy Wire.

Fresno's Annual Deaf Festival is Star Wars Themed [VIDEO]

The Annual Deaf Festival in Fresno will have a Star Wars theme.

The theme is May The Deaf Force Be With You. You can join the fun on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at the Fresno Fairgrounds Junior Exhibit Building.

You can get more info about the event right here.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Hot Toys Releasing Fully-Loaded Sixth Scale R2-D2

“Excuse me sir, but that R2-D2 is in prime condition, a real bargain” – C-3PO

A resourceful astromech droid, R2-D2 served a number of crucial characters in the Star Wars galaxy, showing great bravery in rescuing his masters and their friends from many perils.

Appearing in many memorable scenes in the original Star Wars trilogy with Luke Skywalker and his friends, Artoo is an endearing character and Sideshow and Hot Toys are delighted to present the new sixth scale collectible figure of R2-D2 (Deluxe Version) with many accessories as seen in the original trilogy for fans to recreate the iconic moments from the Star Wars galaxy!

OSU Robot Cassie Dresses Up as AT-ST for Halloween [VIDEO]

Members of the Oregon State University Dynamics Robotics Lab got a little excited for robot Cassie's Halloween costume.

Cassie dressed up as an AT-ST from Star Wars. AT-ST stands for “All Terrain Scout Transport,” which is basically accurate for Cassie, too.

Unfortunately, no Ewoks were harmed in the production of this video.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

New Solo Figures Now Available for Pre-Order

Wave 4 of the Hasbro 'Force Link' figures hits toy store shelves later this month, except for Toys 'R Us. We're still in denial over that. For those toy retailers that haven't gone bankrupt, you have a chance to get a hold of new figures from the Solo movie.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Omaha Man Builds 12-Foot Chicken Walker for Halloween

Each weekend for the past two and a half months, Chip Thompson has been bringing to life his childhood passion.

As a result, this Halloween, the Omaha man's 12-foot-tall 'Star Wars' creation will be done just in time for Halloween.

Read more at Omaha.com.

General Grievous Joins Star Wars: Battlefront 2

General Grievous is one of the most popular Star Wars characters and today, he's joining Star Wars Battlefront II.

Yes, the same Star Wars Battlefront II that ignited a microtransactions controversy which a lot of foreign governments cracked down on.

According to EA, "Trained in the Jedi arts by Count Dooku himself, you'll be able to inspire fear in your enemies as you take control of the fearsome General Grievous."

Read more at Windows Central.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Warwick Davis Can't Build Security Wall Around His House

At just 3 ft 6 in, Warwick Davis is Britain’s most celebrated actor of short stature.

Davis, who played an Ewok in Star Wars and Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter films, has nevertheless found himself lambasted by officials at his local council for trying to build a wall outside his mansion that, at 6ft, was ‘too high’.

He... wanted to build a new front boundary wall and gates at his £2 million, seven-bedroom home near Peterborough to boost security after his caravan was stolen.

Read more at The Daily Mail.

Star Wars Influenced Tractor Beam Developed

A light driven energy trap similar to tractor beams used to capture spaceships in science fiction movies such as Star Trek and Star Wars has been developed by researchers in South Australia.

PhD student Ashby Hilton developed the technology and said that although tractor beams in movies like Star Trek and Star Wars are green or blue, in this case the trap is made of invisible infrared light.

Read more at Space Daily.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Animated Short Shows John Boyega Getting Star Wars Role

Courtesy of BBC Two’s Black Hollywood, this short clip pairs John Boyega’s incredibly charming story about being cast in The Force Awakens with equally charming animation, making the story pop.

Read more at io9.

Tie Silencer Wheelchair Costume Wins Halloween [VIDEO]

Welcome back to the continuing Halloween adventures of super-dad Ryan Scott Miller and his son Jeremy.

Jeremy's wheelchair is now a menacing TIE silencer as piloted by Kylo Ren in Star Wars.

Jeremy is 11 and has spina bifida, a condition that affects spinal cord development.

Read more at CNET.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Dash Rendar is Now Canon - But Does It Really Matter?

Hey everyone! Dash Rendar is now canon again!

If some of you are wondering who that is, don't feel bad.

Friday, October 26, 2018

LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars Premieres Oct. 29th! [TRAILER]

Press Release from StarWars.com:


Fans of bricks and blasters, get ready: LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars, a new animated adventure series that spans all Star Wars eras, will debut Monday, October 29, on Disney XD YouTube and DisneyNOW. Comprised of eight shorts and four half-hour episodes, the series features LEGO versions of the latest heroes and villains of the Star Wars galaxy alongside iconic characters including Kylo Ren, R2-D2, Young Han, Chewie, Young Lando, BB-8, and General Leia. You can check out a special sneak peek and the official key art below!

Kathleen Kennedy Confirms Boba Fett Movie is DEAD

According to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, a Boba Fett movie is no longer happening… at the moment, at least.

Kennedy attended a special awards season screening of "Black Panther," where a Critics Choice Association journalist named Erick Weber apparently asked her to provide a status update about the long-rumored Boba Fett movie.

Read more at /Film.

"The Mandalorian" Set Robbed!

Grand theft is being investigated at the studio hosting the "Star Wars" TV Show "The Mandalorian."

Authorities were unable to confirm what was taken at the Manhattan Beach Studios Media Campus.

A source with knowledge of the situation said items from the set of Lucasfilm's "Star Wars" television show The Mandalorian were taken, but nothing of substance.

The case remains under investigation.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

A Horse is an AT-AT, Of Course, Of Course

How do you go trick or treating with a horse?

Yeah, we know: "Very carefully."

But seriously. Building a costume for a 2,000-pound equine is not an easy task. Just ask Michael Corrie, of Mike's Tiny Shop in Martinsville, Ind. He did it.

His decided to dress his horse Moana as an AT-AT Walker from "Star Wars."

Read more at Trib Live.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Texas Country Singer Shares "Star Wars"-Themed Wedding Details

It’s not everyday you see a country singer getting married as Princess Leia from the movie "Star Wars."

That’s exactly how Texas country singer Robynn Shayne's wedding day went!

Read more at CountryFancast.

Fan-Made Trailer for "Caravan of Courage: A Star Wars Story"

A modern trailer in the style of "The Last Jedi" trailer for the 1984 TV Movie set in the "Star Wars" universe, "An Ewok Adventure" AKA "Caravan of Courage."

In this, [Dave Lee Down Under] has reimagined and renamed the movie as "Caravan of Courage: A Star Wars Story," to tie in with the current slate of "Star Wars Story" movies including "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and "Solo: A Star Wars Story."

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Oracle Using “Star Wars Cyber Defenses” to Secure Data

Oracle Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison said the second-generation of his company’s cloud infrastructure uses “Star Wars cyber defenses” to secure customers’ data. That, and lots of robots.

“It required a fundamental re-architecture of our cloud,” he said during the Oracle OpenWorld keynote, adding that these Star Wars defenses will use two key technologies. The first: “impenetrable barriers that block threats from getting into the cloud,” Ellison said. “And then autonomous robots find threats and kill them.”

Read more at SDX Central.

The Force Killed Luke According to Mark Hamill

What if becoming part of the Force really means a Jedi has overdosed on its power like it's a drug?

On Monday, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill tweeted images from The Last Jedi comic book adaptation of the film, commenting on that theory.

"The Force killed Luke," Hamill tweeted Monday. "You have to acknowledge the irony in his fate. Almost like an addict that kicked his habit cold-turkey, remained clean for decades, only to re-use just once and then, tragically, overdoses. #SadSkywalker #ForceFatality #JediJunkie."

Read more at CNET.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Doctor Aphra Meets Wolverine in Marvel Publishing Mishap

The second printing of "Return Of Wolverine" #1 is being reprinted following a publishing error.

The error resulted in several interior pages of the story being inadvertently replaced with pages from "Star Wars: Doctor Aphra" #25.

Read more at Newsarama.

Leeds's Middleton Railway Pays Tribute to Star Wars

They’re not the usual conductor you would expect as you board the next train.

However, an army of Stormtroopers were on hand over the weekend at Middleton Railway for a Star Wars tribute.

Read more at Yorkshire Evening Post.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Kylo Ren Joke Cut from "Ralph Breaks the Internet"

The upcoming Disney animated feature "Ralph Breaks the Internet" is filled with all kinds of Easter eggs and references about pop culture — especially other Disney properties — but one joke in particular was deemed unacceptable by the powers that be.

Apparently, it’s not cool to make fun of "Star Wars" villain Kylo Ren.

"They said, 'We'd prefer you didn't show him as a spoiled child,'" director Rich Moore explained of Lucasfilm's refusal to permit the gag.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

Red Deer's Anakin Suerlink's Wish Granted by Make-A-Wish

The Force is with Red Deer’s Anakin Suerink.

The Star Wars loving 16-year-old will head to Disney World Monday, after the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted his wish Saturday afternoon at the Scott Block Theatre.

“I want to bawl right now, but I don’t have enough water in me,” Anakin said, after hearing he was going to Disney World.

Read more and see a video at Red Deer Advocate.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Darth Vader's Helmet Should Sell for £20,000 at Auction

Darth Vader's helmet will be on sale alongside other props and scripts from cult Hollywood films and TV shows.

It dates from the time of The Empire Strikes Back and is estimated to be worth between £15,000 and £20,000.

Read more at News Shopper.

George Lucas Visits Set of The Mandalorian

George Lucas sold his movie studio to Disney in 2012, but the filmmaker has regularly dropped by the set of its various projects to see how they are being developed. Jon Favreau, who is producing Star Wars: The Mandlorian, shared an image of Lucas dropping by the series' set.

Read more at ComicBook.com.

See more images after the jump.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

My Sad Chewie Artist Visits UK Campus to Inspire Students

Luke McGarry, an award-winning cartoon artist, hopes his visit to the University of Cumbria's Brampton Road campus will inspire the next generation to succeed.

McGarry is best known for his witty approach to cartoon animation, possessing a talent that has seen him displaying his wares across the world.

His Sad Chewie cartoon series shot to internet stardom in 2016, with his humorous interpretation of how Star Wars character Chewbacca would react to the death of his life-long friend Han Solo, in the aftermath the The Force Awakens.

Read more at News & Star.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Warwick Davis Helps UK Boy Spread Message: "It's Alright to Be Different"

Hove boy Oscar Clitheroe made an inspiring film with a Star Wars actor and a galaxy of celebrities.

Clitheroe, who has a rare condition (Ring 5 Chromosome) which affects his growth, decided he wanted to share his story with his fellow students when he started in Year 7 at Hove Park School.

Check out the video and more info after the jump.

Jon Favreau Digs Deep into Star Wars Lore

Jon Favreau is digging deep for his latest production photos for TV series The Mandalorian. He posted images of two different objects that reach way back into the pre-Disney days of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Harcore fans of Willrow "Ice Cream Maker Guy" Hood, The Star Wars Holiday Special's cartoon version of Boba Fett, and 2008 video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed have reason to celebrate.

Check out the images and more info after the jump.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Chuck Wendig Penning Star Wars: Shadow of Vader Miniseries

UPDATE: Chuck Wendig, a Marvel comics writer for the Star Wars comic books and extended universe has been fired, allegedly because of “uncivil” tweets.

He said via Twitter that he was let go after posting a number of explicit tweets attacking Republicans and the GOP over the confirmation of Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Wendig claimed in his tweets that “It was too much politics, too much vulgarity, too much negativity on my part.” He later blamed Comicsgate, a campaign by artist Ethan Van Sciver to allegedly stop so-called social justice warriors from injecting liberal activism into stories. Critics of the movement have called it harassment.

Read more at Deadline.

The Force Was with This Shawano, WI Star Wars Wedding

The power of love was in full force on an overcast, crisp autumn Saturday in Shawano, WI.

During a short wedding ceremony, Grady Magee, 36, and Sarah "Star" Marquardt, 38, confirmed their love of two things: each other and Star Wars. The outdoor wedding was held at the Magee family farm and the wedding party carried lightsabers as they walked down the aisle to "Across the Stars" by John Williams.

Read more at Greenbay Press Gazette.

Check out a video of the festivities after the jump.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Jawa, Ewok Actor Andy Herd Shares Set Photos

When he was living in Hertfordshire in 1983, Andy Herd noticed in the local paper that a film production at Elstree Studios required the services of dwarves. Little did he know he’d go on to feature in George Lucas’ fantasy epic, playing both one of the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi as well as Jabba’s Jawa servant.

Read and see more pics at Top 10 Films.

ILMxLab Makes Project Porg a (Virtual) Reality

I love Porgs. It probably has something to do with the fact that my two-year-old daughter loves them so much. She chirps and squeaks every time she sees one on TV or on a shelf in a store. I know there are plenty of Last Jedi haters out there that detest the little creatures, but I am who I am.

ILMxLab’s latest experiment in the world of mixed and augmented reality is coming in the form of a new experience dubbed, of course, Project Porg. Set to be officially unveiled at the upcoming Magic Leap Conference in Los Angeles, Project Porg tasks users, at the behest of C-3PO, with corralling a murder of Porgs (the official collective noun!) around their own real-world environment.

Read more at Gizmodo.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Kenneth Cobonpue Unleashes Star Wars Furniture Collection

Mark your calendars as Kenneth Cobonpue releases his much awaited “Star Wars” furniture collection next week.

In an interview on ANC’s “Headstart” on Friday, Cobonpue said the collection consists of “three chairs, a stool, and a light,” and will be available in the Philippines starting October 10.

“It’s all done. We’ll be launching it on Wednesday in our store, on October 10,” he said.

Read more at ABS-CBN News.

Check out a video interview with Cobonpue after the jump.

Check Out New Resistance Toys from Hasbro

Hasbro gave Star Wars fans a preview of their upcoming Resistance action figure line and new entries into their Vintage Collection at NYCC. The Resistance figures definitely have a more juevenile look to them and are obviously geared at younger toy enthusiasts. I can't imagine their will be much appeal for older fans, aside from those who have to collect evry single Star Wars toy that is released. Check out the original press release by Bria LaVorgna and more pictures after the jump.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Knott's Scary Farm Maze Dark Entities Influenced by Star Wars

Knott's Scary Farm is one of the most popular Halloween attractions in California, giving thousands of attendees something to scream about. One of the "haunted" walkthroughs this year is a science fiction-based maze called Dark Entities. Maze designer Timothy “Gus” Krueger couldn't be more vocal about how a Galaxy Far, Far Away influenced his work.

Official Announcement for The Mandalorian - First Photo, Director List, Etc.

The first official announcement from Lucasfilm about Jon Favreau's live-action streaming show The Mandalorian has arrived. We also got our first photo of our lead character and he definitely looks like a blend of Boba Fett and father Jango mixed with Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name. The directors of the show have been announced as well, and there are some very exciting names on the list.

One big surprise was Bryce Dallas Howard will be helming an episode or two of The Mandalorian. Known mainly as an actor, Bryce is the daughter of Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard. She's no stranger to working behind the camera and has directed four short films that played film festivals.

You can read the official announcement and see the entire photo for The Mandalorian after the jump.

Jon Favreau Announces Details on His Star Wars TV Series - Including the Title!

The first details on Jon Favreau's Star Wars TV series have been released!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy Book Coming Oct. 30th

Author Amy Ratcliffe's Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy hits stores October 30th. The book celebrates the women of the Star Wars galaxy from the films, cartoons, novels, comics, and video games. It covers 75 characters from the Star Wars Universe and contains artwork by 18 incredible artists.

You can check out Amy Ratcliffe's description of Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy and pictures from the book after the jump.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Russian Trolls and Political Motivation Aimed at The Last Jedi

According to an academic paper entitled "Weaponizing The Haters: The Last Jedi and the strategic politicization of pop culture through social media manipulation," Russian trolls had a whole lot to do with the negative critcism launched at Rian Johnson's middle chapter in the franchise's trilogy sequel.

Peter Cushing's Purley Home Gets English Heritage Plaque

The Purley home where Peter Cushing resided has FINALLY been awarded an English Heritage blue plaque, which commemorates the former residences of famous figures in the UK. The James Road Property is now occupied by Paul and Jenny Camlett and their daughter, Indie.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Adam Driver Tried to Spoil Episode IX on SNL [VIDEO]

Saturday Night Live Host Adam Driver tried to spoil Star Wars: Episode IX and even give away the location of where the real Ewoks live when he delivered the opening monologue to the show's September 29th episode. However, he was constantly interrupted by rude SNL cast members who wanted to do nothing but share what they did for the summer. Check out the video after the jump.

Kathleen Kennedy Reigns Supreme at Lucasfilm Through 2021

The Force is still strong with Kathleen Kennedy. Millions of angry fanboys and fangirls may think Lucasfilm needs a new president after the "disasterous" releases of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Solo, but obviously Disney CEO thinks she's got what it takes. It was announced through the Hollywood Reporter that Kennedy has renewed her contract and will remain president of Lucasfilm for another three years, which puts her reign over a Galaxy Far, Far Away through 2021.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Star Wars Robot Vacuum Strong with the Power of the Dark Side [VIDEO]

The automated "robot" vacuum revolution has forever changed how we think about home cleaning. No longer must we trek to every corner of our house with a broom in hand to ensure that the floors stay spotlessly clean since these friendly, automated gadgets are more than happy to do the work for us.