Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Marvel Announces Star Wars: Tie Fighter Comic Series

Marvel has announced that it will be launching a five-issue comic miniseries called Star Wars: TIE Fighter. As the name suggests, TIE Fighter will tell the story of the end of Galactic Rebellion from the Empire's point of view. Because after all, from some people's point of view, the Jediare evil. TIE Fighter will follow an elite squadron of TIE Fighter pilots known as "Shadow Wing" who rush to protect the collapsing Empire's interests following the end of the Galactic Civil War in Return of the Jedi.

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #1 Takes Us to a New (Disney) Land

A new chapter of Star Wars is coming! This April, Marvel invites you to join writer Ethan Sacks (Old Man Hawkeye) and artist Will Sliney for the thrilling, epic STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE #1, the riveting comic adventure tie-in to the themed land!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Congrats to 'Solo' for Their Academy Award Nomination!

The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were announced this morning, and Solo: A Star Wars Story earned a nomination for Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy for Best Visual Effects.

Solo is competing against Avengers: Infinity War, Christopher Robin, First Man, and Ready Player One for the honor.

The Oscars will be televised on ABC on February 24.

Darth Maul's Got the Beat When It Comes to New VR Saber Game

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace star Ray Park has brought some Sith Lord flair to Beat Saber when he tried the virtual reality game for the first time.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Ray Park to Appear at STCE Comic Con in Laredo, TX

The South Texas Collector's Expo Comic Con in Laredo will be hosting Darth Maul himself, Ray Park, at their event this weekend, January 26 and 27. 

Wow... Howard Chaykin REALLY Hates Star Wars

Outspoken comic book veteran Howard Chaykin posted a lengthy message on Facebook Monday to attendees and organizers of comic book conventions making clear his thoughts on nostalgia, the servicing of brands, and the very nature of what should be even be regarded as comic books' signature 'brand.'

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Ralph McQuarrie-Inspired Fan Film is Awesome

Darren Tibbles‘ entry in the Star Wars Fan Awards is nothing short of breathtaking. The freelance artist created a stunning “MegaMix” of action-packed Star Wars moments that seamlessly combines the old with the new, from Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept art of Luke Starkiller fighting Darth Vader to the high-speed speeder chase of Solo: A Star Wars Story.  If nothing else, he gets all of our adoration for giving us more of Enfys Nest (this is your regular reminder that Enfys Nest is magnificent).

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Star Wars Soundtrack Influenced Victoria Symphony Conductor Sean O'Loughlin

Victoria Symphony principal pops conductor Sean O’Loughlin points to a ski trip in Montreal as the moment that kickstarted his career as a composer. Armed with a Sony Walkman and a cassette copy of 1977’s Star Wars soundtrack, the native New Yorker — then a high school music student — found solace during the five-hour drive to the ski hill through the work of Star Wars composer John Williams.

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Star Wars: Age of Rebellion is Coming

Now that we’ve made it to 2019, Lucasfilm is about to ramp up promotional efforts for Star Wars: Episode IX. Part of this means new comic book tie-ins, and Marvel has several Star Wars-related issues scheduled for release this spring. Starting in April, Marvel will publish 10 one-shot comics set during the original Star Wars trilogy under the Age of Rebellion banner.

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New Hardcover Book Collects Star Wars Newspaper Comic Strips

If you're a fan of the Star Wars newspaper comics of the 1970s and 1980s, you'll want to check out a new book from IDW Publishing!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Happy birthday James Earl Jones!

Happy birthday to the legendary James Earl Jones, who turns 88 today! God bless, Mr. Jones!

Marvel Star Wars Comic Gives Jar Jar a Lightsaber - We Say It's About Time!

Since he debuted in 1999's Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Jar Jar Binks has been a go-to punchline for many Star Wars fans. While it's taken two decades to happen, fans of the character will be happy to know that, in the Star Wars: Age of Republic Special #1 comic, Jar Jar Binks gets to wield a lightsaber.

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Street Artist Making His Mark in Montreal with Star Wars

Star Wars has made its way to a galaxy far, far, away - Montreal?!?! Street artist, CSRK, has been fusing characters from the famous movies with the streets of Montreal.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

EA Has Killed Its Story-Driven Star Wars Game

Electronic Arts has finally given the axe to its story-driven, single-player-focused Star Wars game, reports Kotaku. The game, which was once in development under the now-shuttered EA studio Visceral Games, had been in the works for years, most recently under the leadership of Uncharted director Amy Hennig. In June, Hennig revealed she had left EA to form her own studio, leaving the project’s fate up in the air.

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Star Wars Names Very Popular Among Alberta Parents

Data breaking down naming trends in 2018 suggest Alberta parents received inspiration from a number of sources—including Star Wars and Marvel. Last year, 54,104 babies were born in the province: 25,717 boys, and 24,387 girls. the government data suggests parents found inspiration from pop culture items like Star Wars (Kylo, Leia and Anakin) and Marvel (Loki, Thanos and Captain). 

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Writer Kieron Gillen Leaving Star Wars Comics

Writer Kieron Gillen has written dozens of issues of various Star Wars comics, though he recently revealed that the upcoming Star Wars #67 would be his final issue written for the galaxy far, far away.

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YouTuber Creates Fortnite Millennium Falcon

YouTuber MakaMakes has recreated the Millennium Falcon using Fortnite's Creative mode to spectacular effect. A quick glance at the creation is all that every Star Wars fan needs to recognize the familiar sights of the Falcon, and it would be hard to imagine anyone doing a better job than this.

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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.