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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • The Last Jedi leaks describe characters and more
  • Battlefront 2 book tie-in and voice actors news
  • Donald Glover rocks a 70s Lando ‘stache
  • And more!

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Harrison Ford as Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back

We’re still just over six months away from the release of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but Star Wars fans are an eager bunch and are actively hunting down any information they can get about Lucasfilm’s next film after that. Specifically, Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s still-officially-untitled young Han Solo movie that features Alden Ehrenreich taking over the role from Harrison Ford. You know the old saying: fandom’s gonna fan.

Today, one of the crew members of the Han Solo film supplied fandom with something new to discuss. This person shared a photo of the movie’s official crew T-shirt, which raises the question: has the official title of this movie just been revealed? Read More »

star wars the last jedi trailer 4 rey

It wouldn’t be a Star Wars movie without a bunch of weird aliens to help capture our imaginations. Star Wars: The Last Jedi certainly looks to deliver on that front. A new image showing off one of the new creatures from writer/director Rian Johnson‘s upcoming film has arrived online and while it’s an artist’s depiction and not a photograph, take heed of this minor spoiler warning. If you’d rather have every single surprise kept intact for December, this is your chance to not scroll down and click away.

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Star Wars Episode 9

I’ll be up front with you right at the top: Star Wars: Episode 9 director Colin Trevorrow doesn’t reveal any breathtaking bombshells about his plans for the Star Wars universe in the interview we examine here. But honestly, how could he divulge plot details when the main saga movie before his, Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi, is itself still shrouded in so much mystery?

Instead, the Jurassic World filmmaker provides a small window into his thought processes for how he’s approaching his portion of this epic sci-fi story, and part of that approach involves – you guessed it! – the reactions of children. (The “you guessed it” thing was a joke. I doubt anyone would have guessed that.)
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Trailer

Over the weekend, Electronic Arts unveiled the official gameplay trailer for Star Wars Battlefront 2, revealing the first footage from inside the game itself, and it’s intense.

The Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer primarily shows off the battle in Theed, the royal city from Naboo where we met Queen Amidala in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Battle droids and Clone Troopers battle across the city as droid fighters and Naboo starfighters battle above. Then things get really crazy when Darth Maul shows up and stars spinning around his double-bladed lightsaber.

Outside of the trailer, there were a couple more big announcements about the game coming to consoles this fall, including a huge change in how players will get DLC, and the reveal of some more major characters from the saga being playable in the game. Read More »

rey new lightsaber

Between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and images from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we’ve all seen Rey brandishing the classic blue lightsaber that was once owned by Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker — Lucasfilm even went so far as to rename it as Rey’s lightsaber for marketing purposes.

However, a new lightsaber that Rey wields in images from the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 video game may hint at a plot point in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Ahsoka Tano

Back in April, Star Wars Celebration had all the saga fans in a frenzy as the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrived. But outside of that big spectacle, there was also some other big news at the convention: the animated series Star Wars Rebels would be coming to an end after the fourth season concludes.

Dave Filoni confirmed the end of Star Wars Rebels during the panel at Celebration, and along with that news, he also fed the flames of theories about the fate of Ahsoka Tano, who may or may not be dead. While appearing on the panel, he wore a t-shirt that said “Ahsoka Lives?” before they screened the season premiere for fans, and then afterwards came out with a modified version of the shirt that said “Ahsoka Lives!” but refused to acknowledge its significance when asked about it by a fan.

After watching the Star Wars Rebels season four trailer (which you can check out here), our own Peter Sciretta had a theory about what happened to Ahsoka Tano and thought we might have glimpsed her in a new form in that tease for the new season. Unfortunately, Dave Filoni himself has just debunked that theory. Read More »

Harrison Ford as Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Han Solo set descriptions and new details
  • A horrible theft at Rancho Obi-Wan for Collectors to watch out for
  • A couple of Finn teases from John Boyega
  • New Funko Darth Vader
  • And more!

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Donald Glover Lando

It feels like Disney and Lucasfilm’s young Han Solo Star Wars spin-off film has been shooting for ages already, and we still don’t even know what the official title is yet. We know Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) is playing the cocky young smuggler, but right now, it seems as if there might be even more interest surrounding actor/rapper Donald Glover’s portrayal of Han’s pal Lando Calrissian, the former owner of the Millennium Falcon. Glover hasn’t spoken much about stepping into the role famously played by Billy Dee Williams, but in a new interview, he opens up about the “complicated” character and describes how the experience has been so far. Spoiler alert: he’s loving it.
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carrie fisher in episode 9

The tragic and unexpected death of Carrie Fisher had many wondering about the future of the Star Wars movies, notably Star Wars Episode 9, the film after Fisher’s last appearance in Star Wars Episode: The Last Jedi, and in which her character General Leia was intended to return.

The loss of Fisher weighs heavily on Episode 9 director Colin Trevorrow, who opened up on how the Star Wars sequel is moving on without her, and how they will pay respects to the princess, who became a general, who became a legend.

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