Star Wars #26 comic yoda's past

When it was first revealed that Disney would be making standalone anthology movies in the Star Wars universe, one of the many rumored projects in development included a Yoda film which would have been focused on the master Jedi in his early years. We even heard rumors of filmmaker Zack Snyder pitching Lucasfilm on a Seven Samurai-style movie which would have featured a younger Yoda.

Now Lucasfilm has revealed that a new Star Wars comic book series will explore Yoda’s past adventures. Learn more after the jump.

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Last night it was revealed that Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino would be replacing Alexandre Desplat to score Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. When I heard the news after arriving at a press screening of The Magnificent Seven, I was met with two conflicting emotions: excitement and dread. Here’s why.

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Earlier this week, Universal released the trailer for Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter in the Fifty Shades franchise. When the first film was released in 2015, it hit at the exact right time to capitalize on the success of the book series. I had always assumed that the excitement for the series would die down. I could never have anticipated that the sequel trailer would beat out Star Wars: the Force Awakens to become the most-viewed trailer in the first 24 hours of release. Find out how many more views Fifty Shades Darker beats Star Wars by, after the jump.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is making a last-minute switch. Michael Giacchino has just been set to score the movie, replacing the previously announced Alexandre Desplat. The reason for the change? Blame those much-talked-about reshoots.  Read More »

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While filmmaking legend Steven Spielberg may think that virtual reality technology could be dangerous to filmmaking and storytelling, other directors and movie studios are jumping on board. Earlier this summer, IMAX revealed plans to create IMAX VR theaters. Now IMAX Entertainment head Greg Foster is revealing new details about what they believe might be the next step in immersive storytelling.

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ILM Art Department Challenge Star Wars Concept art

Industrial Light & Magic, Wacom and ArtStation have teamed up to give thousands of artists the opportunity to possibly work as a concept artist in the world of Star Wars with the ILM Art Department. The winners have been chosen and the resulting Star Wars concept art is both incredible and beautiful. Hit the jump to check it out.

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Turner has acquired the broadcasting rights to all current (and a few future) Star Wars movies.
  • Showrunner Dave Filoni goes in-depth on the Star Wars Rebels season 2 finale.
  • Katee Sackhoff‘s Star Wars: The Clone Wars character is returning.
  • An update on Amy Hennig‘s Star Wars video game.
  • Ahsoka voice actress Ashley Eckstein will read the audiobook of the upcoming Star Wars: Ahsoka novel.
  • Preview DK’s two new Star Wars books.
  • The known history of Lando Calrissian, post-Return of the Jedi.
  • New Han Solo comic book covers.
  • Every Easter egg in Star Wars: The Clone Wars season one.
  • Star Wars Battle Pod now has a level inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • And more!

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In this edition of Rogue One Bits:

  • Felicity Jones reveals which character was her chief inspiration for Jyn Erso.
  • Alan Tudyk hilariously discusses what it is like to play a hulking droid.
  • A look at the known and unknown history of Mads Mikkelsen‘s Galen Erso.
  • Check out a magnet-powered U-Wing toy that hovers in place.
  • A Star Wars Target ad that works far better than it has any right to.
  • The chief problem facing Lucasfilm and Disney as Rogue One‘s release date approaches.

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Just last month, ABC again confirmed they’ve had discussions with Lucasfilm about a live-action Star Wars television series. So far it seems a potential TV show has only been discussed. Nothing is for sure yet. According to the head of ABC, fans should remain patient, because a Star Wars show on ABC isn’t happening in the near-future.

Below, learn more about the live-action Star Wars TV series.

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