Star Wars Battlefront II Han Solo Expansion Pack

With Solo: A Star Wars Story hitting theaters towards the end of this month, there’s no better time for the video game sequel Star Wars Battlefront II to get a Han Solo themed expansion pack.

A new Star Wars Battlefront II Han Solo expansion pack will arrive on May 16, and it means players will get to go back to Jabba’s Palace, a level that was playable in the original Star Wars Battelfront. Plus, we’ll also get new playable characters in the form of Leia in Boushh bounty hunter disguise and Lando Calrissian in his skiff guard disguise. But that’s not all. Read More »

2018 Hallmark Star Wars Ornaments

Yes, we know it’s far too early to begin discussing Christmas. Even if you’re one of those people who partakes in the wild Christmas in July sales that inexplicably happen, it’s just not the right time. But when you’re Hallmark and you have an extensive collection of collectible ornaments released at various points throughout the year, you don’t worry about that. Plus, with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story around the corner, there’s no better time to tease the new pieces that will be available for your Christmas tree this year.

Hallmark has unveiled some new additions to their Star Wars collection of Keepsake Ornaments. A couple of them come straight from Solo: A Star Wars Story while others are from the rest of the Star Wars saga. Check out the 2018 Hallmark Star Wars ornaments below. Read More »

Over a month ago, Hasbro announced the launch of their new project, HasLab, a crowdfunding initiative allowing fans to support  a new collectible that will only be available in limited quantities to those who fund the product in question. The first product announced from the HasLab initiative was a Return of the Jedi playset of Jabba’s Sail Barge. It looked like an incredible collectible, but the $500 pricetag was pretty steep. As of a little less than two weeks ago, it didn’t seem like the sail barge was going to move forward. But fans have defied expectations and the project is fully funded. Read More »

Han Solo Rescue

Most of you Star Wars fans out there have seen Return of the Jedi dozens of times. You can quote your favorite lines, you know the action scenes beat-for-beat, and you can explain exactly what happens to all your friends who haven’t seen it. But have you ever stopped to consider how the plan to rescue Han Solo at the beginning of the movie actually worked?

Recently, die hard Star Wars fan, Uproxx writer,  and friend of the site Mike Ryan posed a challenge online to anyone who could explain how the plan to rescue Han Solo was supposed to work. Ryan and some other Star Wars lovers, including The Last Jedi novelization author Jason Fry, couldn’t come up with a reasonable explanation for how this plan would have been executed if it went off without a hitch. But Star Wars novelist Chuck Wendig, the writer of the Aftermath trilogy, has tried to make sense of it. Read More »

Jabba's Sail Barge Playset - Hasbro HasLab

Hasbro is one of the biggest toy companies in the world, creating action figures, vehicles, playsets and more for franchises like Star Wars, Marvel, Transformers, G.I. Joe and much more. They deliver some of the most affordable and cool toys out there, but they know that fans want more, and they’re trying to give it to them.

At Toy Fair 2018 this past weekend (check out our round-up of the coolest toys from movies and TV), Hasbro announced a new initiative called HasLab, a crowdsourcing platform that hopes to put dream products into the hands of fans. Just like projects on Kickstarter or Indiegogo, fans can support a limited edition toy and if the goal is met, they’ll receive the toy. HasLab is kicking things off in a big way with a big Star Wars playset from Return of the Jedi: Jabba’s Sail Barge. Read More »

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Return of the Jedi Honest Trailer

This weekend brings the next installment of the Star Wars saga with Mark Hamill returning to the role he originated for the first time over 40 years ago. But before that, let’s flashback to the time Mark Hamill returned as Luke Skywalker in 1983, as a full blown Jedi.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is the third chapter in the original Star Wars trilogy, and while there’s a lot to like, there’s also a lot to be upset about. The folks at Honest Trailers lean into the goofy, family friendly nonsense that George Lucas inserted into the franchise and continued with when he returned to Star Wars with the prequel trilogy.

Watch the Return of the Jedi Honest Trailer below. Read More »

Morning Watch - Speeder Bikes in NYC

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, an incredible illusion makes it look like a speeder bike from Return of the Jedi is flying around New York City. Plus, see how many of the Easter eggs you missed in the second season of Stranger Things and learn about some vintage horror movies from before the Great Depression that are scarier than most horror movies today. Read More »

Star Wars Original Cuts

UPDATE: It turns out that all of these rumors were, once again, wishful thinking. We’ve added the latest details below.

Every now and then there’s a new rumor that the original, unaltered, non-Special Edition cuts of the Star Wars trilogy are on the verge of being re-released to the public. Sometimes the rumor says the original trilogy will be re-released in theaters, other times they say the movies will be available in high-definition on Blu-ray for the first time officially. Now a new rumor has emerged regarding the release of the Star Wars original cuts, but this one is somewhat more credible.

Find out more about the Star Wars original cuts being released again after the jump. Read More »

Aftermath Empire's End Details

Right around the time Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters in 2015, beginning a new film trilogy, a new Star Wars book trilogy was launched as well. The series began with Star Wars: Aftermath, continued with Aftermath: Life Debt, and concludes later this month with Aftermath: Empire’s End.

All of the Aftermath books are giving us insight into the events that happened between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The last one gave us some details on what Han Solo and Chewbacca have been up to, and now the final upcoming installment provides some insight into what happened to Lando Calrissian, as well as his sleek Cloud City, after he became a Rebel hero in the Battle of Endor.

Get the latest Aftermath Empire’s End details after the jump. Read More »

Kevin Tong Star Wars Prints - The Empire Strikes Back

There are endless pieces of collectible artwork paying tribute to Star Wars, but there are always some that stand out from the rest of the pack. A couple of those distinctive pieces will be available on sale later today.

Kevin Tong is one of the more celebrated artists in the realm of pop culture artwork, and today he’s delivered two new Star Wars prints commemorating each of the lightsaber battles that take place between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Each print by itself is gorgeous enough, but they also compliment each other perfectly.

Check out the Kevin Tong Star Wars prints after the jump. Read More »