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Cool Stuff is a regular feature where we take a look at the latest geeky collectibles, toys, and gear. It’s your geekarific Holiday shopping guide published all year round.

In today’s edition of Cool Stuff, we are looking at some of the current limited time pop culture screenprint offerings. Mondo is releasing three new Mike Mitchell Star Wars portraits, Timothy Anderson is releasing a Matrix-inspired sprint as part of his Sci-fi Landscape series, Mondo is also releasing a Kong: Skull Island print by Francesco Francavilla, Cyclop Print Works is presenting Be Our Guest: An Art Tribute To Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with a bunch of prints including a beautiful one-sheet by Craig Drake., and Acme Archives has a bunch of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story prints from Dan MumfordDave Perillo, and Arno Kiss.

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Yesterday, the first footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi was screened during the Disney investors’ conference. The initial reports, which came via tweets from a Los Angeles Times reporter, spread like wildfire around the galaxy (or at least the internet). But the brief social media posts offered very little in the way of description.

Last night, I was contacted by someone who was also in attendance at the meeting and provided me with the full Star Wars: The Last Jedi footage description.
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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Renewed For Season 4

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According the internet rumor mill, which is always entertaining if often unreliable, Star Wars Rebels was probably going to end after season 3, with a new animated series taking its place. And now, we can safely file that rumor away with the rest of the rejects because the popular Disney XD series has been renewed for a fourth season.

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As shooting gets underway, the Han Solo sequel is making room for a last-minute addition. And he’s definitely worth the wait. Michael K. Williams will be shooting off into that galaxy far, far away, joining a fantastic cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover.
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VOTD: How ‘Rogue One’ Should Have Ended

How Rogue One Should Have Ended

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story won’t arrive on Digital HD until March 24 followed by Blu-ray and DVD on April 4. But the folks over at How It Should Have Ended wanted to get a head start on tackling the first standalone Star Wars spin-off from Disney and Lucasfilm.

They waste no time taking jabs at Rogue One, starting with the lack of an opening crawl and how it would have been much easier to just include one than it was for them to make a computer generated Grand Moff Tarkin. Then after that, they just poke holes here and there in the amusing way that only HISHE can deliver.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer Description

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • What is the state of the universe at the start of Star Wars: The Last Jedi?
  • The Last Jedi may be undergoing some reshoots very soon.
  • J.J. Abrams (jokingly?) says that Mark Hamill should win an Oscar.
  • We may not learn the Han Solo movie title until July.
  • A new video explores Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s VFX process.
  • The origins of Jedha, revealed!
  • Voice performer Tiya Sircar on Sabine’s big decision on Star Wars Rebels.

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Universal Studios just got a little more expensive.
  • Disney’s latest technological breakthrough is pretty amazing.
  • Watch a new promo for Disneyland Paris’ updated Star Tours.
  • Movie Park Germany debuts a trailer for their new Star Trek roller coaster.
  • A new series of trailers for Pandora: The World of Avatar have arrived.

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How Lightsabers Were Created in Star Wars

One of the biggest complaints that Star Wars fans have about the prequels (at least those who don’t enjoy them that much) is that it seems like George Lucas abandoned the tangible feel of real sets and practical effects in favor of too many computer generated imagery. The true innovation that brought Star Wars to life came from the production having such a low budget that required Lucas and his crew to be resourceful about how they created sets, spaceships, weapons and more for the galaxy far, far away. And that includes the most iconic weapon in the Star Wars universe. 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.

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Is This The Origin of The Knights of Ren?

Knights of Ren Origins

Here at /Film, most of us are more than casual fans of Star Wars. In addition to watching the movies, we try to absorb anything and everything regarding the Star Wars universe, and that includes the trilogy of books that began just before The Force Awakens was released in 2015. Chuck Wendig began the book series with Aftermath, continued with Aftermath: Life Debt and concluded with Aftermath: Empire’s End, which just hit shelves a few days ago.

Even though Aftermath: Empire’s End has only been on shelves for a few days, many fans have already devoured it, and they’ve found some interesting tidbits in addition to the main plot, which fills in the gaps between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens (including details on what characters like Lando Calrissian and Jar Jar Binks have been up to). Throughout the books, many believe there are hints as to the origins of the Knights of Ren, the dark side organization mentioned by Supreme Leader Snoke in The Force Awakens. Find out what new details Aftermath: Empire’s End offers on that front after the jump. Read More »