Tuesday, May 23, 2017

So That's Why Vader Wasn't at the Battle of Scarif

"It all makes sense now." - Thanks to Star Wars Underworld for the meme.

Cassian Andor and K-2SO Meet Up in Marvel Special

"StarWars.com is excited to announce Star Wars: Rogue One — Cassian & K-2SO Special #1, coming in August from Marvel. Written by Duane Swierczynski with art by Fernando Blanco, the 40-page one-shot will reveal how Cassian, one of the top intelligence officers of the Rebel Alliance, met K-2SO, a reprogrammed Imperial security droid." - via StarWars.com

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How Star Wars: A New Hope Changed Everything

"With Star Wars enjoying one of its greatest eras of activity and creativity, it can be easy to forget just how impactful Star Wars: A New Hope was upon release in 1977. From concepts like Jedi and the Force and Wookiees to its visuals and beyond, A New Hope altered the course of filmmaking, culture, and how culture views and celebrates film. As Star Wars turns 40 this week, here are five big ways that A New Hope changed everything." - via StarWars.com

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It Doesn't Pay to Be a Jedi

Being a Jedi is hazardous to not only your health, but your outward appearance. Bail Organa still has it all! Well, until Alderaan goes up in smoke. Thanks to Star Wars Underworld for the meme.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Tatooine gangsters can be found in the strangest places

OK, the person who created this meme does help us out by faintly adding a certain Hutt to the rock, but you can still get the effect.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Apparently, Stormtroopers Can't Shoot OR Land Correctly

Where's a meter maid when you need one? Thankfully, it doesn't look like downtown London was very busy the day this TIE Fighter crashed.

Mace Windu Gets His Own Marvel Comic Mini-Series

"StarWars.com is excited to announce Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic — Mace Windu, a new five-issue miniseries coming in August from Marvel, penned by Matt Owens and illustrated by Denys Cowan. Starring the fan-favorite Mace Windu, a Master on the Jedi Council who tangled with Jango Fett and Darth Sidious, it picks up after the start of the Clone Wars as the Jedi Order faces possibly its greatest challenge yet. You can get a first look at Jesus Saiz’s dynamic cover below, featuring Mace delivering some battle droids a Force push to remember." - via StarWars.com


Guardians of the Galaxy gets the Star Wars poster treatment

Matt Ferguson just may be our new favorite artist. He's created some fantastic Star Wars artwork over the years, but his work on Guardians of the Galaxy, which re-imagined the classic poster designs of the original trilogy, may be his best work of all.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Last Jedi Fan Art Pays Homage to Return of the Jedi Poster

I absolutely love this fan art homage to the Return of the Jedi poster. You can check out the full artwork after the jump.

Pablo Hidalgo Talks Real-World Influences on Rogue One

Lucas Seastrom and StarWars.com talk to Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm Story Group about the real-world and filmmaking influences behind Rogue One. You can check out the whole article here.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Obi-Wan Kenobi Always Has the High Ground

Thanks to Star Wars Underworld for sharing the actual specs with us.

Five Things You Might Not Know About Captain Phasma

Megan Crouse and StarWars.com give us five things we might not know about ruthless First Order Captain Phasma. I'm just as interested as you are to read these since she did nothing of any importance in The Force Awakens. Check out the five things right here.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Happy birthday Tiya Sircar!

Happy birthday to the voice of Sabine Wren in Star Wars: Rebels, Tiya Sircar!

Besides voicing Sabine, the Ft. Worth, Texas native has appeared on television in "The Suite Life On Deck" and "The Vampire Diaries." She also appeared in the films 17 Again, The Internship, and voiced a character in Walking With Dinosaurs. Happy birthday Tiya!

Jyn Erso's Tale Told in Rebel Rising Book

James Floyd shares five behind-the-scenes details of author Beth Revis's Star Wars: Rebel Rising novel. They talk about Jyn, creating new Star Wars worlds, and much more. Click here to read more.

90-Year-Old Grandma Cosplayer Oldest 501st Member

"At 90 years old, Mercedes Rentas Gelabert has the distinction of being the oldest member of the 501st Legion, proudly donning her Jawa costume walker and all." - via StarWars.com. You can read more here.

Monday, May 15, 2017

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Bomber Command Book Coming

"Our friend Florian at Jedi-Bibliothek has found a cool hint at a fan favorite ship which may be making its return in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Florian says that a series of books called Replica Journals from Studio Fun will be a part of the additional literature for The Last Jedi. One of the books that now has a title in the online catalogues is being called Bomber Command." - via MakingStarWars.net


How C-3PO REALLY Got His Red Arm

The truth is finally out! All that nonsense about how C-3PO got his red arm published in Marvel Comics is a total cover-up. After the jump, you can see how he REALLY got it!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Flashback: The Sideshow Collectibles Mother's Day greeting of 2013

In lieu of the standard Mother's Day greeting, I decided to share this, a little diddy I saved back in 2013. At the time, Sideshow Collectibles sent out an email newsletter promoting a Mother's Day giveaway that still makes me laugh. Here's the full story, with image.

Happy birthday to George Lucas!

Happy 73rd birthday to the maker himself, George Lucas!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

For some reason, KYLO made the list of popular baby names


According to the Social Security Administration's recently-released list of most popular baby names, the most popular boy name for 2016 was Noah. However, one name made the biggest one-year jump in rank: Kylo. That's right - people are naming their kid after a Star Wars character that killed his father. You won't believe where he ranks on the list.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Wilford Brimley Talks Ewoks at Texas Frightmare Weekend

Photo taken by Matt Hardeman.
Wilford Brimley was one of the guests at Texas Frightmare Weekend 2017 for The Thing reunion. Any horror fan knows that. Everyone else probably remembers him from his Liberty Medical and Quaker Oats Company commercials. Many of them probably had no idea that the iconic actor starred in a Star Wars movie. Okay, so it wasn't one of the Skywalker Saga films. However, it was a movie nonetheless. Brimley played stranded Human male trader and mid-level scout Noa Briqualon in 1985's TV-movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor.

Happy birthday Domhnall Gleeson!

Happy birthday to the First Order's angriest officer, General Hux himself, Domhnall Gleeson!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Lightsabers Make Everything Better

They really do.

Re-Live The Birth of Darth Vader In New #1 Comic Preview

"The most fearsome villain in the entire galaxy returns for an all-new series -- Prepare for Darth Vader #1! This June, superstar writer Charles Soule (Poe Dameron, Astonishing X-Men) will team with chartbusting artist Giuseppe Camuncoli (Amazing Spider-Man) to chronicle the epic rise of one of the greatest villains in all of fiction!" - via Newsarama. See the preview right here.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Ben Blacker Talks About His Join the Resistance Books

Ben Blacker talks to StarWars.com and Jamie Greene about the inspirations, surprises, and future of Star Wars: Join the Resistance. The book, which is the first in a new series of books for young readers, follows a young, rag-tag group of Resistance cadets…and the trouble they inevitably get into. The co-creator of Thrilling Adventure Hour discusses his acclaimed Star Wars book and its sequel right here.

Get On the Good Foot, Darth Maul!

I know that was pretty rude. I couldn't resist. I love the way Maul really pulled himself up by his boot straps and found his footing in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Thanks to Todd Tulock from the I Am Addicted to Star Wars Facebook Group.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Angus MacInnes, Star Wars' Gold Leader, appearing May 10 in Plano, TX

Angus MacInnes, who appeared as Gold Leader in both Star Wars: A New Hope and Rogue One, is making a rare appearance at Madness Comics and Games in Plano, TX on Wednesday, May 10! We have the details!

Kylo Ren's 'Last Jedi' starship revealed

A European toy store may have just revealed Kylo Ren's starship in The Last Jedi! We have the pic and the details.

Spotlight: Force Ghost Tattoos!

Joyce Dai posted this humorous picture on the I Am Addicted to Star Wars Facebook Group. Do you see them?

Star Wars Rules Free Comic Book Day

Ephraim Shirey with RtwoDtwo.
Saturday, May 6th might have officially been Free Comic Book Day, but Star Wars ruled supreme in the Dallas area and ROT5 was there to witness it. Madness Games and Comics hosted what might as well have been an extension of Star Wars Day and Revenge of the 5th. The Clone Wars and Rebels voice actors Julie Dolan (Princess Leia Organa), Tom Kane (Yoda) and Skywalker Sound Engineer Matthew Wood (General Grievous) were greeted by hundreds of attendees as the store in Plano, TX was transformed into a sort of mini-Comic Con.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Someone made an 'Alan Tudyk in MoCap suit' action figure!

THIS IS SO WIZARD! Someone made an action figure of Alan Tudyk in his "motion capture" suit, as he wore on the Rogue One set! You gotta see this thing.

Doctor Aphra Wins Hasbro Action Figure Contest

Doctor Aphra - the kinda good, kinda bad archaeologist - has won Hasbro’s Star Wars Fan Figure Vote on StarWars.com, meaning that she’ll be making the jump to toy form and joining the new 3.75-inch Star Wars Vintage Collection. You can read more right here.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Happy Revenge of the 5th!

Star Wars Voice Actors Invade Dallas Free Comic Book Day

Let's just get it out in the open right now. With May the 4th Be With You, Revenge of the 5th, and the release dates of the Star Wars movies being moved back, May really is just Star Wars Month. To help cement this logic even more into our psyche, Star Wars is even taking over Free Comic Book Day at one store in the Dallas area. Madness Games and Comics in Plano, TX is hosting several of the voice actors from both The Clone Wars and Rebels. You can check out more info after the jump.

"Madness Games and Comics is excited to welcome Jim Cummings (Hondo), Julie Dolan (Princess Leia), Tom Kane (Yoda), and Matthew Wood (General Grievous) from Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars for Free Comic Book Day on May 6th! Come out and meet the voices behind some of your favorite Star Wars characters!

Check out our Free Comic Book Day page for more information on meeting Jim Cummings, Julie Dolan, Tom Kane, Matthew Wood, or our other celebrity guests." Here's the link.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Watch our May the 4th/Revenge of the 5th Viewing Party!

Wondering how to celebrate May the 4th and Revenge of the 5th? We've put together a cool YouTube playlist of awesome Star Wars videos you can watch anytime! Classic commercials, mashups, bloopers, and vintage interviews are included! There are even a few surprises, so check it out and enjoy the next two days!

Enjoy May the Fourth and Revenge of the 5th!

May the Fourth Be With You Deal from FandangoNOW

FandangoNOW loves their Star Wars customers! Rogue One will be available to rent for just $4 in celebration of the May the 4th Be With You. Just click here to watch or get your copy of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story now!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Burleson Hosts May the 4th Be With You Event

If you're in the Dallas / Fort Worth, TX area, you won't want to miss this. Our good buddies JediCole Houston and Eddie Medina from The Rantcor Pit will be hosting some of the events. The cost is free and it takes place at BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd. For more information call (817) 426-9104.

Watch a reenactment of THAT Rogue One scene from Star Wars Celebration

Here's a very cool moment from Star Wars Celebration you might have missed. A group of cosplayers reenacted the iconic final scene from Rogue One. The video is a must-watch.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

18 Years Ago This Week: The First Star Wars Celebration!

It seems like only yesterday that Star Wars Celebration was a newborn convention. Now, it's old enough to vote. The official Star Wars convention has come a long way.

Battle for Endor Star Attends Texas Frightmare Weekend

I find it hard to believe that the presence of one Star Wars actor would get a fan to pay for an entire event. However, I deem it necessary to let everyone know Wilford Brimley will be greeting and signing autographs at Texas Frightmare Weekend this coming Friday, May 5th through Sunday, May 7th in Dallas, TX. Many will remember him as Noa Briqualon from the TV-movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Two Han Solo Character Names Revealed

MakingStarWars has learned the names of two major characters from the untitled young Han Solo standalone movie. Beware: There are potential spoilers at the link below.


Rey and Kylo’s Last Jedi Costumes

"Rey and Kylo Ren will have slightly new looks in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Thanks to a pre-order bonus image for Star Wars Battlefront 2, we have a glimpse at their new wearables. The image was released after an announcement at Celebration that Star Wars: The Last Jedi costumes would come with the game." - via /Film

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5-25-77 Love Letter to Star Wars Arrives for 40th Anniversary

"We’ve been hearing about the Star Wars-themed coming-of-age tale 5-25-77 for nearly a decade. After starting production in 2004, the film debuted at the Hamptons International Film Festival in October of 2008 under the title ’77, but ended up going back to a release that that Star Wars fans will recognize as the exact day that George Lucas first took us into a galaxy far, far away." - via /Film


Keep Calm and Get Yourself Together

I guess it wouldn't be very nice to tell Darth Maul to get himself together after what Obi-Wan did to him. Thanks to Star Wars Underworld for the pic.

You gotta see this Kenner employee sales video from 1983!

A Kenner internal promotional sales video from 1983 is a fantastic look at how the company rallied its salesmen and employees prior to the release of Return of the Jedi.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Artoo Deco, Where Are You?

This R2 unit built by droid builder Kurt Zimmerman looks like it came straight out of the 1950s. Thanks to Boba Fett actor and Animation / FX Supervisor Mark Austin for posting this pic.

Gentle Giant's Bistan mini-bust pre-order now open

One of Rogue One's fantastic new aliens is coming soon in mini-bust form! Gentle Giant's Bistan mini-bust is up for pre-order, and we have pictures and details!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Alien Day from Darth Maul

Darth Maul would like to wish everyone a very happy Alien Day and wish the Xenomorphs good luck in battle with him. Thanks to Robert Shane a.k.a. rhymesyndicate for the very cool artwork.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A young Jyn Erso gave Death Star Plans to every Leia at Star Wars Celebration

If you're looking for the best Star Wars fan ever, here you go.

A little girl cosplaying as Jyn Erso spent all of Star Wars Celebration handing out copies of the Death Star plans to every Princess Leia cosplayer she found. Just like Jyn was supposed to do in Rogue One!