Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Where Can a Dark Lord Get The Medical Supplies He Needs?


Untitled Han Solo Movie Finally Given a Title


"The young Han Solo 'Star Wars' spinoff finally has a name: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story.' Ron Howard is directing the movie and revealed the title via Twitter on Tuesday. 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' hits theaters May 25, 2018.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

Friday, October 13, 2017

That Obi-Wan is One Funny Guy...


Watch Some "Star Wars Rebels" Season 4 Sneak Previews Right Here! [VIDEO]


"Star Wars Rebels" returns for its fourth and final season on Disney XD on Monday, October 16th.

Until then, you can check out some clips from the first episode. In the "Heroes of Mandalore: The Attack Begins" clip, Sabine leads the rescue of her father from the Empire. The next clip, "Heroes of Mandalore: The Weapon exists" shows Sabine discovering the Empire has resurrected a devastating weapon. In "Star Wars Rebels: Bo-Katan Returns," former Death Watch member Bo-Katan returns and meets Sabine.

You can check out the clips after the jump.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hunting Season is Open on the Forest Moon of Endor...



Evil Black R2-Q5 Will Be the Hardest Gift You Have to Find for Christmas [VIDEO]


"Just in time for the 2017 holiday shopping season, 'Star Wars' and Sphero are releasing a menacing new app-enabled droid: R2-Q5. The evil twin to everyone’s favorite astromech, R2-D2, the shiny, black model gives new meaning to the First Order (the heirs to the Empire in the new 'Star Wars' movies), because if you want to buy one of these as a gift this year, you better get your order in first."

Read more at Fortune.

Check out a video of the Sphero R2-Q5 after the jump.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Do You Suffer From Asthma?



Disney World Launches "Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire" VR Experience [VIDEO]


"Visitors of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando will be able to experience 'Star Wars' in virtual reality at Disney Springs starting December 16: Location-based VR startup The Void announced at the Disney Accelerator Demo Day in Burbank, Calif. Wednesday that tickets for the ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ experience are on sale effective immediately.

The experience will allow up to four players to go undercover as Stormtroopers and walk around freely on a stage that combines real walls and other physical objects with VR storytelling. Lucasfilm and The Void first announced the ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ experience in August." Read more at Variety.

You can check out a trailer for the experience after the jump.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Now You Can Vacuum with the Power of the Force


"These ARE the droids you're looking for. Samsung has announced a limited edition version of their POWERbot vacuum that features Darth Vader and Stormtrooper designs with some extra features.
Features include Wi-Fi connectivity, remote control, and Darth Vader's signature breathing when you turn on the vacuum."

Read more from Nasdaq.

Hear the Porgs Sing the "Star Wars" Theme If You Dare [VIDEO]


Twitter user Julian Bahmani posted this little slice of heaven for everyone to enjoy. Imagine "Happy Feet" if there was another level of Hades' Underworld. Instead of thousands of annoying penguins singing in unison, we get the newest lovable species from the "Star Wars" universe. Move over Ewoks and Gungans, here come the porgs! Check out the porgs singing the "Star Wars" Theme Song after the jump.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Watch the New "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Trailer Right Here!


We have the trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" right here for you to watch over and over again. Check it out after the jump.

New "The Last Jedi" Poster Revealed! [VIDEO]


Check out the new poster for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi!" We're loving it! Check out an official video intro to the poster after the jump!

Droidz in the Hood...


"The Last Jedi" Trailer and Tickets Released Today! Watch the Video Teasers Here!


Today is the day we've long been waiting for! The new trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will FINALLY be released during Monday Night Football, which starts at 8:15 EDT tonight (October 9th). No specific time was given, so just have the game in the background if, like me, your not a fan.

Tickets for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will go on sale after the trailer premiere, so get your credit cards ready and refresh finger prepared to purchase them online.

The official "Star Wars" Twitter posted a teaser trailer for the actual trailer. Good Morning America then posted another teaser. You can see both after the jump.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Pot Calls The Kettle Black...


"Star Wars Battlefront 2" Beta Test Now Open to Everyone


"On the off-chance you'd forgotten, the 'Star Wars Battlefront 2' beta test is now open to everyone. The beta includes three multiplayer modes, each in a unique setting, as well as access to single-player combat in the Arcade mode."

Read more at PC Gamer.

See a video about it right after the jump.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Welcome to Lightsaber 101...


Watch Fourth Episode of 'Forces of Destiny' Right Here! [VIDEO]


"In the fourth episode from Season 2 of 'Star Wars Forces of Destiny,' titled 'The Starfighter Stunt,' Ahsoka (Ashley Eckstein) continues teaching Padmé (Catherine Taber) how to pilot—and E! News was given an exclusive first look at the next chapter in the animated micro-series."

Read more at E! Online.

Watch the new episode after the jump.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

"Grease Wars" Starring Yoda and Olivia Newton-John


Excerpt from Upcoming "From a Certain Point of View" Book


"When Qui-Gon Jinn was struck down by Darth Maul, he truly became more powerful than we could possibly imagine.

'Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View,' the landmark collection of short stories celebrating the 40th anniversary of 'Star Wars,' hits stores today. In this exclusive excerpt from Claudia Gray’s 'Master and Apprentice,' Qui-Gon Jinn returns to visit Obi-Wan — now Ben — Kenobi in the deserts of Tatooine. This beautiful passage gives us insight into Obi-Wan’s concern for the boy he is protecting, Qui-Gon’s higher plane of existence, and the nature of the Force.

You can read the excerpt right here.

Monday, October 2, 2017

May the Force Be With You, Wonder Woman


What could make "Wonder Woman" better, you ask? Lightsabers, of course!

"Star Wars" Denied Film Request for Queen's Great Park


"It has been revealed that the Crown’s Estate denied Lucasfilm and Disney’s request to film scenes for a 'Star Wars' film at Windsor Great Park, Berkshire – land owned by the Queen. The royal park, which spans 5,000 acres, is a known hot spot for filming lending its scenery and location to big budget films like both 'Harry Potter' films 'Half Blood Prince' and 'Deathly Hallows,' 'Pirates of the Caribbean,' 'Robin Hood,' 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' 'Into the Woods,' Alex Garland’s upcoming science fiction thriller film 'Annihilation,' starring Natalie Portman and, most recently, the new Winnie-the-Pooh film 'Goodbye Christopher Robin.'

In a recent interview with BBC News, the estate spokesperson commented on why the Crown’s Estate would not allow 'Star Wars' to film on the property citing that the risk was just 'too great' for the park. Here is their statement:

''Star Wars' was just such a huge thing that the risk for the park was just too great. The location they were interested in wasn’t suitable for large numbers of people in there. Our priority is to maintain and protect Windsor Great Park and we can facilitate film crews if we’re sure the risk to the park is minimal. But 'Star Wars' is a huge machine, and there’s also massive outside interest in those sort of things. It wasn’t right for here.'"

You can read more at Screen Rant.

Monday, September 25, 2017

He's Back to Save the Galaxy


Yoda Signed the UN Charter in 1945? Seeing is Believing!


"Mohammed al-Hathri, a secretary and educational chief in Saudi Arabia was fired after 'Star Wars' character Yoda was spotted in a text book next to a Saudi King. In most places, Yoda showing up in a textbook wouldn't be such a bad thing, but it ended up costing al-Hathri his job after students noticed the clearly Photoshopped image. Education minister Ahmed al-Eissa has described the incident as an unintended mistake while also announcing that new versions of the textbook were already being produced to fix the Jedi Master error.

The Sun U.K. reports that the doctored image, created by Saudi artist Abdullah Al Shehri, more popularly known as Shaweesh, depicts the late King Faisal, who was foreign minister at the time, signing the United Nations Charter in 1945 with the tiny green Jedi Master seated to his right. Shaweesh said that the image is a part of a montage in tribute to King Faisal and Yoda. The artist said that he holds both King Faisal and Yoda in 'equally high esteem,' but he has absolutely no idea how it ended up in the text book and that he 'definitely did not mean to cause offense to the royal family.'" - via Movieweb


Did anyone happen to notice the man standing in the background in a suit that looks like Mister Rogers?

You can read more right here.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Get It? Ehhh?


Sideshow Releasing Mythos Obi-Wan Figure


"StarWars.com is excited to reveal the 1:6 scale 'Star Wars' Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi figure, a beautiful adaptation of Sideshow’s classic statue into figure form, which kicks off the return of the Mythos line. It’s filled with the same smart details as the statue, from Clone Wars armor atop Obi-Wan’s backpack to Anakin and Qui-Gon’s lightsabers dangling below, and is just as impressive a design. You’ll be able to see it in person at New York Comic Con, October 5-8, at the Sideshow booth, #1912, and can pre-order beginning September 21 at sideshow.com/obimythos."

After the jump, you can see the image I think they should've used to update the Mythos figure. It perfectly blends the features of both Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness together to create the perfect Obi-Wan.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Well, THIS is awkward...


Ron Howard Doesn't Take Flack From Any Droid


It looks like Untitled Han Solo Movie director Ron Howard doesn't take any grief from his droid actors, as can be seen in pictures and videos StarWars.com posted from Howard's Instagram and Twitter accounts. The official Star Wars website posted all of Howard's tweets and Instagram photos and videos in one article you can get to right here. The above image was posted with the caption, "These droids can be so d#!n intractable. But we'll go until we get it right!" After the jump, you can see what happens when you cross Howard one too many times.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Never Take Your Job for Granted...


Supreme Leader Snoke Directing Debut "Breathe"


Supreme Leader Snoke isn't satisfied ruling the galaxy. Apparently, he wants to rule Hollywood and direct films, too. In a recent Hollywood Reporter story, actor Andrew Garfield revealed that Andy Serkis arrived on the set of his directorial debut, "Breathe," ready to shoot scenes for the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." You can read the excerpt from The Hollywood Reporter after the jump.

"In fact, Serkis found directing to be so second nature that while [Andrew] Garfield and [Claire] Foy were having a pre-production meeting with a medical specialist at Pinewood Studios, their director [Andy Serkis] stopped by during a break from 'Star Wars,' in which he plays Supreme Leader Snoke. He was dressed in his performance-capture leotard and the required white dots, and even wore faux hair on his face. 'It was a really difficult discussion, and Andy tried to take part as our director, and we couldn't take it seriously!' laughed Garfield. 'I think he's more used to wearing that outfit than regular clothes.'

In Serkis's directorial debut "Breathe," Robin Cavendish is confined to a bed and given only months to live after contracting polio at the age of 28. With help from his family and inventor Teddy Hall, Cavendish devotes the rest of his life to help fellow patients and the disabled. The movie comes out October 13th, 2017.

Friday, September 15, 2017

New Zuvio Story Coming in "From a Certain Point of View"


A new book full of short storiesfrom a Galaxy Far, Far Away was announced for release on in October. It will feature tales spun by the likes of Paul Dini ("Batman: The Animated Series" writer), Ashley Eckstein (voice actor of Ahsoka Tano), Gary Witta (screenwriter of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"), and many more talented authors. They've all forgone any compensation for their work to give it to non-profit First Book, which provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. Actor Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") is even lending his voice as Boba Fett for the audio book coming out the same day as the hardcover.

 Twitter user Heath Williams keeps posting these humorous "memes" (or fake ads) for the book. This was my favorite one so far.

Revisit Canto Bight in New "Journey to 'The Last Jedi'" Book


Lucasfilm is so sure that we'll all want to return to the casino planet in the upcoming "The Last Jedi" that they've already announced a book focusing on the hive of scum and villainy. "Journey to 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Canto Bight" is hitting bookshelves on December 5th. StarWars.com announced "a collection of four interconnected novella-length adventures of the exotic aliens and creatures who frequent the locale." Writers of the book include Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, Mira Grant, and John Jackson Miller. They also posted the cover art by Matt Taylor, which can be seen above.

Check out StarWars.com for more information.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Who's Hungry for Pulled Porg?


Want to Own Carrie Fisher's "Star Wars" Scripts? Save Up!


Auction house Profiles in History will be auctioning off Carrie Fisher's scripts for the "Star Wars" movies, complete with her handwritten notes. The original "Star Wars" script alone has over 1,000 words personally penned by her. Four scripts will be included in the auction - one early draft of "Star Wars" entitled “The Adventures of Luke Starkiller as taken from the ‘Journal of the Whills’ by George Lucas (Saga I) Star Wars;” two from "The Empire Strikes Back," which feature the most notes written by Fisher; and one for "Return of the Jedi."

Each script is signed by George Lucas and the "Jedi" one features a message reading, "For Carrie Easy to say lines George.” The different scripts are estimated to rake in about $20,000 to $50,000 a piece. Get that GoFundMe set up, kiddos!

You can read more about the auction and scripts right here.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Deep Thoughts by Darth Vader...


"Episode IX" Release Date Moved To December 2019


It looks like "Star Wars" is making the move back to December after the announcement that J.J. Abrams is taking over as director and writer for "Episode IX." I"m sure most fans will be upset as it looked like for a while that release dates for new "Star Wars" films was being moved back to the month of May. May is basically known as "Star Wars" Month now, with the whole May the Fourth Be With You Day and Revenge of the 5th.

All of the original trilogy and prequel trilogy movies were released in May. The Untitled Han Solo Movie is coming out on May 25th, 2018 and "Episode IX" was originally planned to come out on May 24th, 2019. It's obvious Lucasfilm and Disney were trying to move back to the traditional May timeslot for "Star Wars" movie releases.

I do understand that it would be cool to get everything about "Star Wars" moved to one month and really solidify the idea of it being "Star Wars" Month. However, I'm fine with the move. It made me feel like I was getting an extra Christmas present. Here's the announcement via the "Star Wars" Twitter account:

"Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019."

Short and to the point.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

He Will Fulfill His Destiny...


"Star Wars: Episode IX" To Be Directed by J.J. Abrams


I would be lying if I didn't say that this news is a bit disappointing. I was really hoping for someone else to take the reins on Episode IX. It was too much to hope for Rian Johnson to do it and we all knew in our hearts George Lucas or Steven Spielberg wouldn't come on board. I really hope J.J. thinks outside of the box on "Episode IX."

I loved the nostalgic feel of "The Force Awakens" and thinks it totally worked to reboot the franchise. However, we need to move past the nostalgic factor and get into some new territory. I"m not being a doomsayer, I just don't want  the series ending like "Lost" or feeling like a retread of what we've already seen. Here's the announcement straight from StarWars.com:

"J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of 'Star Wars' with 'The Force Awakens' in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of 'Star Wars: Episode IX.' Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. 'Star Wars: Episode IX' will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.

“With 'The Force Awakens,' J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy."

Friday, September 8, 2017

All That Training at the Imperial Academy...


Ron Howard Channeling "American Graffiti" for Solo Movie?


Ron Howard loves sharing behind-the-scenes images from the filming of the Untitled Han Solo Movie. His latest picture looks like something you'd see out of an intergalactic racing movie. Possibly a strange blend of "American Graffiti" and "Star Wars."

Could this picture be from inside the cockpit of some type of pod racer or other racing vehicle? We've already seen and heard hints of a racing scene in the film, so none of this should come as a surprise. It's still cool to get to see the inside steering wheel and dash up close and personal. Definitely keeps the retro look you would expect from a movie taking place before the original "Star Wars."

You can see the picture after the jump.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

As Parents, We Need to Think Things Through First...


Writer Kelly Thompson Talks Anticipated Phasma Comic


"The writer of Marvel's highly-anticipated series discusses what comes next for the First Order captain. StarWars.com caught up over e-mail with writer Kelly Thompson about her goals for the series, learning more about who the captain is beneath the armor, and how the First Order leader feels about trash compactors overall." - via StarWars.com

Read more >>

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Snoke's Origins Not Explored in "The Last Jedi"; New Picture


"Fans hoping that this December's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' will shed some light on the backstory of the new bad guy Supreme Leader Snoke are in for a disappointment, with director Rian Johnson saying that, as far as he's concerned, there's nothing really interesting exploring the character's past.

'I wasn't interested in explaining where he came from,' says director Rian Johnson of the First Order's boss." - via The Hollywood Reporter

The new picture above is courtesy of Topps Trading Cards.

Read more >>

"NO... That's Not True... That's Impossible!!!"


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Doing It the Dooku Way!


Colin Trevorrow Not Directing "Episode IX"; Who Will?


StarWars.com broke the news that Colin Trevorrow is no longer helming "Episode IX." A news release stated, "Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon." Read more after the jump.

Monday, September 4, 2017

New Action Figure Reveals Snoke's True Identity


A new Black Series figure unearthed at a Walmart in Fort Smith, Arkansas has finally given confirmation as to who Snoke REALLY is. "Star Wars" collector Rickie Raye Jim Bob Hogg III uncovered the figure while frantically sifting through the new release toys at a Force Friday midnight event. After the jump, you'll get your first look at who we're VERY sure is Snoke! 

VIDEO: New "Star Wars Rebels" Season 4 Trailer

A new trailer for "Star Wars Rebels" Season 4 has been released and gives us quite a few hints as to what we're going to see. We'll dig deeper into Sabine's Mandalorian roots and see how they will join in the battle between the Rebellion and the Empire. Ezra is going to be making some tough decisions. Saw Gerrera, Tarkin, and Bo-Katan Kryze return. Admiral Thrawn's henchman, Rukh (voiced by Warwick Davis), will be introduced and it sounds like we might get an appearance from Krennic as we move ever closer to the events of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." It's certainly going to be interesting seeing how everything wraps up and connects.

All paths come together when "Star Wars Rebels" Season 4 premieres Monday, October 16 on Disney XD.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Don't Be So Literal...


VIDEO: New Falcon Largest, Most Expensive LEGO Set Ever


"This Lego model definitely looks like it can make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs — provided you have the space and money for it.

Meet Lego's outrageous new Ultimate Collector's Series Millennium Falcon. It is the largest and most expensive set in the company's history, clocking in at 7,541 pieces and sporting a $799.99 price tag. (The previous record holder was the 5,922 piece Taj Mahal)." - via The Hollywood Reporter

Read more about the set right here.