In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Dave Filoni dishes on the latest episodes of Star Wars Rebels
  • An update on Star Wars mobile game Rise to Power
  • A petition to get Ava DuVernay into the director’s chair
  • Confirmation from the Master Codebreaker himself on a certain ship…
  • And much more!

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Solo Trailer Breakdown

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Potential planets are revealed for Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • A new comic explains how Rey is so strong with the Force
  • More Snoke backstory in Episode IX?
  • Attack of the Clones gets a shot-by-shot remake
  • And much more!

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Last month, Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve caused quite a stir in the Star Wars community. Talking with FANDOM about his upcoming film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic Dune, Villeneuve described his vision for the project: “The ambition is to do the Star Wars movie I never saw,” he said. “In a way, it’s Star Wars for adults.” Naturally, this offhand comment sent fans into an uproar. With the phrase “Star Wars for adults,” Villeneuve is very clearly asserting that Star Wars itself is “for kids.”

To which I reply: You’re damn right Star Wars is for kids! And that’s precisely what makes it so beloved and so culturally resonant.      

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Star Wars Rebels Final Episodes

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Dave Filoni breaks down the new trailer for season 4 of Star Wars Rebels
  • The fempire strikes back with a de-meninized edit of The Last Jedi
  • Rian Johnson shares a BTS clip of John Williams conducting The Last Jedi
  • Porg high-tops!
  • And much more!

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Whether you were six or 26-years-old, you probably remember the feeling when you first picked up a lightsaber.

My family recently acquired the Jedi Challenges AR set, and I cannot stop gawking at the lightsaber that came with the package – a near-perfect replica of the historic lightsaber Rey uses in The Last Jedi, the lightsaber that belonged to Luke and to his father before him. Every time the lightsaber catches my eye, I feel compelled to reverently lift it from its case, as I then proceed to swoosh the lightsaber around my living room like a bona fide, Clone Wars-era Jedi. (In fact, since sitting down to write this piece, I’ve already grabbed the lightsaber and re-enacted Rey’s Ahch-To training session and the sequence in Snoke’s throne room and Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon’s duel with Darth Maul, several times each, while experimenting with my Soresu form.)

In a way, I carry a lightsaber with me wherever I go. After stumbling upon a shimmering display of high-end lightsabers at a WonderCon booth two years ago, I snapped a picture and set it as my phone background and haven’t changed it since. More recently, I set my lockscreen as the Dave Filoni sketch of Ahsoka Tano handing Kanan Jarrus a lightsaber during a cut scene from Star Wars Rebels, and it warms my heart whenever I see it.

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Star Wars Rebels gets a mid-season premiere date
  • John Williams confirms he’ll be scoring Episode IX
  • Snoke’s throne room design has an unlikely influence
  • Matt the Radar Technician makes a grand return
  • And much more!

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • An analysis of the soundtrack from Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • An old cast photo from The Phantom Menace
  • John Mayer sparks the #KyloRenChallenge
  • Shocking update: Star Wars is making lots of money
  • And much more!

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Mark Hamill The Last Jedi

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi reveals some tantalizing behind-the-scenes tidbits
  • Mark Hamill hides behind CGI in a second, secretive Last Jedi role
  • One fan has a change of heart when it comes to The Last Jedi
  • Daisy Ridley dislikes your “Mary Sue” theory
  • And much more!

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Since my first viewing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I have been Searching My Feelings to determine my definitive stance on the film, but like Kylo Ren, I’m still impossibly conflicted. I gasped during some scenes. I laughed during many scenes. I furrowed my brow during most scenes, including the scenes mentioned above. And throughout the entire movie I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. It didn’t, and after a draining two hours and 33 minutes, John Williams’s triumphant, end credits fanfare lit up the screen. My primary thought walking out of the Star Wars movie I have been aching for incessantly for two whole years was: What just happened?

By contrast, my immediate reaction to Star Wars: The Force Awakens was unbridled joy and inexpressible love and an unquenchable desire to head back to the theater as soon as possible, as often as possible, to watch the movie again.

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Luke Skywalker Force

In this (spoiler-fillededition of Star Wars bits:

  • Carrie Fisher‘s dog reacts to Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Critics and audiences are divided over The Last Jedi
  • Mark Hamill takes on your fan theories
  • Rian Johnson addresses the truth about Rey’s parents
  • Is Darth Revan part of the new canon?
  • And much more!

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