Monday, January 14, 2019

Marvel Comics Answers Why Boba Fett Became a Bounty Hunter

Boba Fett is a legend in the Star Wars franchise, despite his limited screen time in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. That's because fans connected to his slick look and mysterious demeanor as the bounty hunter who brought Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt. However, while the prequel trilogy delved into the character's background, most of the emphasis was placed on his father, Jango.

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Thou Must Watch Fan Film Squad Leader TD-73028 Soliloquy

The works of William Shakespeare are incredibly versatile, especially when it comes to science fiction and fantasy. They’ve been translated into Klingon, been reinterpreted as science fiction films and novels, and even been used as a way to reinterpret the Star Wars franchise. A new Star Wars fan film takes one of the playwright’s most famous monologues as a devastating inspiration.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Vintage Collection Wave 4 Now Available for Order

The latest wave of Hasbro's ever-popular Vintage Collection is now available for pre-order, and it offers some fan-favorite characters.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Darth Maul Actor Ray Park Still Hopes for Solo Sequel

The last Star Wars movie to hit cinema screens was Solo: A Star Wars Story, the prequel starring Alden Ehrenreich as the future scruffy-looking nerf herder which arrived back in May. In the face of well-publicized production issues and fan backlash against the idea of replacing Harrison Ford, Solo didn’t make the same splash as previous entries in the saga, ending up as the first flop of the Disney era of the franchise.

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Want to Play Fortnite as Obi-Wan Kenobi?

Fortnite fans love making original skin concepts, and now one fan has found an awesome Obi-Wan Kenobi skin concept, complete with lightsaber pickaxe.

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Dad and Son in Epic Lightsaber Battle

Mitch Centers did the effects, and says, “I saw these two fighting and HAD to edit in some effects for them!”

This kiddo really delivers an Oscar-worthy performance.

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Will Smith Hams It Up with Chewbacca on the Disney Lot

If you've ever wondered if working at Disney is like playing in a dream factory every day, this new video from Will Smith's Instagram will answer that question - and the answer is: apparently yes!

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A Tentacled Monster Will Invade the Star Wars Resistance Galaxy

The shadow of the First Order looms, but something even more dangerous is in the waters beneath. In classic Star Wars tradition—see the Sarlaac Pit—it’s a tentacle monster, and it’s just one of the threats our heroes are going to have to deal with when Star Wars: Resistance returns on January 13th.

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Hondo Ohnaka Goes on New Adventure in Star Wars: Pirate's Price

The self-declared “greatest pirate in the galaxy” and schemer, Hondo Ohnaka has found himself on a new adventure in “Star Wars: Pirate’s Price,” a new book by Lou Anders and illustrated by Annie Wu for the Flight of the Falcon series.

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Ahmed Best Opens Up About the Backlash of Playing Jar Jar Binks

Last summer, Star Wars actor Ahmed Best took to Twitter to share a photo of himself with his son, revealing to fans that he had considered ending his life in that exact spot the photo was taken due to the harassment he received in the aftermath of his performance of Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels. In a new video for SoulPancake, the actor opens up about the thoughts he had that led him to that moment and what inspired him to move forward.

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Count Dooku Joins Battlefront 2

EA has announced that Count Dooku, aka Darth Tyranus, will become a playable Hero character in Star Wars Battlefront 2 this January. The Sith lord's arrival will precede a Battle Point Event, which should help more players have a chance to try him provided they play Galactic Assault on Prequel Era maps.

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Star Wars Movies Won't Premiere on Disney Streaming Service

Disney+ is going to be a whole package, my friends. Disney’s upcoming streaming service aims to compete with the mighty Netflix by offering access to all the studio’s classic animated films, the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, and every Star Wars movie, alongside original content like Jon Favreau‘s Star Wars series The Mandalorian and the still-rumored Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston. With all that and likely more, the media giant had to draw the line somewhere.

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Disneyland Raises Ticket Prices Before Opening of Star Wars Expansion

Disneyland Resort is raising prices ahead of the scheduled opening of a “Star Wars”-themed expansion, with the cheapest daily ticket costing more than $100.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Check Out This 'Star Wars' Educational Website

Who says Star Wars can't be educational? Here's a website that has some interesting resources, videos, and activities that enhances classroom lessons using the films and TV shows.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Check Out Every "NO!" in Star Wars Canon Video

A lot of Star Wars characters have proclaimed "No" throughout the space saga's 40 plus year history. The Comic Experience video after the jump has captured many (if not all) of those instances from movies to shows to audio comics.

Check out Every "NO!" in Star Wars Canon after the jump.

Carrie Fisher's Brother Promises Ep. IX Footage "Like It Was Shot Yesterday"

No one’s ever really gone. Two years after Carrie Fisher died — followed the next day by her mother Debbie Reynolds — her brother says fans can expect more future surprises from the iconic Star Wars princess-turned-general, writer and comedian.

“There’s a lot of minutes of footage. I don’t mean just outtakes,” Todd Fisher said. “This is unused, new content that could be woven into the storyline. That’s what’s going to give everybody such a great kick. It’s going to look like it was meant to be. Like it was shot yesterday.”

Read more at Good Morning America.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Watch Harrison Ford's Tribute to Billy Dee Williams (VIDEO)

Actor Billy Dee Williams was recently honored by The American Black Film Festival, who presented him with their Legacy Award for his decades of work on the screen. And an old buddy even paid tribute to him.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Big Discounts on Star Wars Authentics Autographs

Now is the time to score big savings on autographs from some of the biggest names in the Star Wars saga, thanks to the Star Wars Authentics Year-End Sale!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Watch This Incredible Vader Fan Film!

The YouTube channel "Star Wars Theory" has created a fantastic fan film about Darth Vader, and it must be seen to be believed. It's included below.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Watch Star Wars Fan Awards Winner The Toys Awaken

STAR WARS: THE TOYS AWAKEN is the fan film which won the awards for BEST STOP MOTION and SPIRIT OF FANDOM at the 2018 STAR WARS FAN AWARDS.

You can check out the winning video after the jump.

George Lucas Leads America's Wealthiest Celebrities

Fame and fortune can go hand in hand—at least for a select few.

Star Wars creator George Lucas leads this year's ranking of America's richest celebrities with a net worth of $5.4 billion thanks largely to the fortune he pocketed when his Lucasfilm production company sold to Disney for $4.1 billion in 2012.

Read more at Forbes.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Netflix adding 'Solo' in January, But Drops Another 'Star Wars' Film

January is adding some big titles in January, including all of the Indiana Jones movies and "The Punisher" season 2.

For Star Wars fans, however, January brings the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story to the streaming service. Another Star Wars film, however, is being dropped.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Who's Better? Princess or General Leia? Baby Sparks Debate

A baby named after General Leia Organa has ignited a viral debate over whether Carrie Fisher’s beloved Star Wars character was better as a princess.

It all began when Twitter user Jackie Caplan-Auerbach tweeted out an exchange between a flight attendant and another passenger on her plane. “Flight attendant on my flight to the mother holding an infant: ‘What’s her name?'” she wrote. “Mother: ‘Leia’ FA: ‘Like Princess Leia?’ Mother: ‘No, like General Leia.’ A-freaking-men, sister.”

Read more at Time.

Star Wars Characters Inspire Japanese Line of Eyewear

Star Wars has always been great at merchandise collaborations.

Now, Japanese company Zoff is getting in on the action with a new line of eyewear inspired by our favorite Star Wars characters.

The line is divided into premium and regular collections.

Read and see more at Nerdist.

'The Mandalorian' Reveals New Cast Members, Including 'Breaking Bad' and 'Rocky' Actors

Lucasfilm has not only confirmed who will play the Mandalorian in its new live-action series for Disney+, they added some surprising names to the cast.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Asian Primate Named After Star Wars Character

A gibbon with a Star Wars name and a 'toad from Middle Earth' are among newly discovered species in Asia's Greater Mekong documented by scientists in 2017.

The Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon, which was among newly discovered species in Asia's Greater Mekong documented by scientists in 2017. It has been described as a new species, after a decade's work, and is now listed as one of the top 25 most endangered primates on the planet.

Read more at Daily Mail.

Carolyn Hennesy Replaces Rachel Butera as Resistance's Leia

Earlier this year, it was announced that actress Rachel Butera would play General Leia Organa in the animated Star Wars Resistance series.

However, Carolyn Hennesy was credited in this week’s episode, “Station Theta Black.”

Butera may have been replaced following a controversial video she released mocking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Check Out Bucketheads Star Wars Fan-Film

Bucketheads: A Star Wars Story is a Fan Film from the Stormtroopers' perspective. Shot in September 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, it was a wonderful journey, with over 76 people directly involved in this effort to tell a Star Wars Story from the Imperial point of view.

This film wouldn't have been possible without the involvement of the 501st Legion.

Watch Bucketheads: A Star Wars Story after the jump.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Disney Reveals the Millennium Falcon at Galaxy's Edge!

We have our first look at the centerpiece of "Galaxy's Edge," the Star Wars theme parks being built at both California's Disneyland and Orlando's Disney World: a life-size replica of the Millennium Falcon!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Vader - Dark Visions Replaces Shadow of Vader for Marvel

Marvel Entertainment has announced plans for a new five-issue Star Wars comic book series centering around Darth Vader just weeks after canceling a previously announced version of the same concept and format, following the firing of the writer for his social media use.

Star Wars: Vader — Dark Visions, written by Dennis Hopeless with art by a rotating series of collaborators and covers by Greg Smallwood, will replace Star Wars: Shadow of Vader, written by Chuck Wendig with art by a rotating series of collaborators.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

Timothy Zahn Announces a New Thrawn Novel (VIDEO)

Timothy Zahn is returning to write another novel about Grand Admiral Thrawn! 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Aurebesh Computer Keyboard is a Reality

Rule the galaxy with the officially licensed Star Wars Galactic Empire DSA Keycap Set. Two different kits offered - Full Aurebesh or Aurebesh with English Sublegends. Both kits come complete with 8 unique novelty keycaps to show your loyalty to the Empire.

Preorders will run from December 10, 2018 - January 5, 2019. Estimated shipping will be late April, 2019. $250/set. Please note that this set will only be available for the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Sets will be sold on NovelKeys and Kono.

Read more at Novel Keys.

Play About Star Wars Holiday Special Stars Lance Guest

A play about the making of The Star Wars Holiday Special starring The Last Starfighter? Sign me up! If you're in the Los Angeles, CA area, you absolutely MUST drop everything and get tickets to see Boston-based playwright Andrew Osborne's two-act play Special, which stars Lance Guest (Jaws: The Revenge) and captures all the real and hypothetical drama that surrounded the creation of one of the greatest trainwrecks in the history of TV specials.

In 1978, movie brats and network execs joined forces to create The Star Wars Holiday Special, a costly, disastrous variety show that aired on CBS exactly once. George Lucas wanted to smash every copy of the special with a hammer, but thanks to bootlegs and the internet it went on to become a cult classic...

...and Special is the jaw-dropping, true-ish story of how a smash hit space opera became the worst TV show in the galaxy!

Get more info about the play and tickets right here!

Check out a spectacular shirt you can buy to support the play after the jump.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Sarlaac's Pit Cave Found in British Columbia

A newly discovered cave in a remote valley in British Columbia might be the country's largest.

The entrance pit to the cave is about 100 metres long and 60 metres wide. While its depth is hard to measure because of the mist from a waterfall, initial examinations show it is at least 135 metres deep.

The people who first spotted the cave from the helicopter named it Sarlacc's Pit, because of its similarity to the lair of the sarlacc, a creature from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

Read more about it at CBC.

Check out video of the Sarlaac's Pit after the jump.

Star Wars Script-Polisher Gloria Katz Has Died

Gloria Katz, who died aged 76 on November 25th 0f 2018, was an Oscar-nominated Hollywood writer and director known for her longtime collaboration with George Lucas. She co-wrote his 1973 coming-of-age comedy film American Graffiti and helped with the script on Star Wars.

Often working with her husband and fellow writer Willard Huyck, the couple met through friends in the 1960s when they were both film students at UCLA and befriended Lucas.

The couple shared an Oscar nomination with Lucas for American Graffiti and secretly doctored his script for Star Wars. Katz has said they helped shape Carrie Fisher’s Star Wars character princess Leia into someone who “can take command,” not “just a beautiful woman that schlepped along to be saved.”


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Star Wars Characters Collect Toys for Tots at Honolulu City Lights

Star Wars characters will collect toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program at Honolulu Hale on Wednesday, December 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Honolulu City Lights visitors can bring a new, unwrapped toy when they stop by the Honolulu Hale Courtyard, where the 501st Legion will be stationed in full costume.

Read more at khon2.

Nick Nolte Joins the Cast of The Mandalorian

Nick Nolte has joined the cast of The Mandalorian, one of two Star Wars original series in the works at Disney’s ambitious Disney+ streaming service. He joins Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano in the cast of the Lucasfilm-produced series based on the film franchise’s mythology.

Read more at Deadline.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Lucasfilm Announces "Galaxy of Adventures" Cartoon Shorts - Watch the Trailer!

"Galaxy of Adventures," a new series of Star Wars cartoon shorts, is coming to the new "Star Wars Kids" YouTube channel on Friday, November 30.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Disney Parks Have an Exclusive Sandcrawler Playset

It's been years since Hasbro has put out a Sandcrawler for the Star Wars action figure line, but collectors don't have to wait for one any longer, as Disney Parks have come to the rescue.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Chewbacca's Holiday Special Wife Malla Gets a Makeover

One of the most important pieces of Star Wars history is the Star Wars Holiday Special.

The 1978 television event introduced us to Boba Fett, bartender Ackmena (Bea Arthur), trade post owner Saun Dann (Art Carney), and Chewbacca's family.

As he bounced around the galaxy with Han Solo trying to make ends meet, Chewbacca left a treehouse full of family behind on Kashyyyk - wife Malla, son Lumpy, and father Grumpy.

Kathleen Kennedy Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Star Wars Producer and Lucasfilm Head Kathleen Kennedy received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Irving. G. Thalberg award alongside husband and Jurassic Park Producer Frank Marshall.

She is the first woman to win the award, which was presented to her by longtime collaborating pal Steven Spielberg.

Watch a video of the event after the jump.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Not the Imperial Walker Council Officials are Looking For

The Force has not been with a Star Wars fan after council officials told him a £12,000 full-sized replica of one of the sci-fi film’s military machines in his field must be removed.

Paul Parker has the intricate model of the Imperial scout walker, which featured in iconic movie Return of the Jedi, set up by the side of the A38 a mile outside Ashburton, Devon.

He put it there two weeks ago to create a local landmark and talking point similar to the Willow Man statue beside the M5 in Somerset, and to create interest in the market town.

Read and see more at DevonLive.

John Williams Writing New Music for Disney's Star Wars Land

Disney Parks Blog announced that Oscar-winning composer John Williams is creating new music specifically for Star Wars Land. A sneak preview of it was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. A new video showing recent construction progress at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios features the new music.

Check out the video after the jump.

'Empire of Dreams' Now Showing on Amazon Prime

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy just may be the best documentary ever made about the making of the Star Wars trilogy, and if you are a member of Amazon Prime, you can now watch it on Prime Video!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Star Wars Holiday Special Aired On This Date in 1978 - Watch It Here!

It's weird, it's boring, it's even a little offensive. It's the Star Wars Holiday Special, and it turns 40 today.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Gina Carano Joins the Cast of The Mandalorian

Variety reports that actor and former MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) star Gina Carano is set to star in the upcoming Star Wars streaming series The Mandalorian. Besides her MMA career, Carano starred in Deadpool, Fast and Furious 6, and Haywire. There's no word to who she will be playing yet.

National Adoption Day Celebrated with Star Wars Event

The Texas Department of Family Protective Services Office in Amarillo created a “Star Wars” themed event Thursday to mark National Adoption Day.

The organization brought 15 children and their 11 adoptive families to the Randall County courthouse to celebrate the beginning of their new lives.

Read more at ABC 7 Amarillo.

See video of the event after the jump.

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