Star Wars Bits: Ahsoka, Star Wars Celebration, The Princess And The Scoundrel, And More

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • "Ahsoka" begins production
  • Star Wars Celebration exhibits
  • "Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel"
  • Marvel's upcoming "Star Wars" comics
  • And more!

Ahsoka begins production

On Monday, May 9, Lucasfilm shared a photo (above) to mark the start of production on "Ahsoka," the upcoming Disney+ original series. Known for her appearances in the animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars Rebels," the fan-favorite character made the jump to live-action in "The Mandalorian" and "The Book of Boba Fett," where she was played by Rosario Dawson.

Alongside Dawson, "Ahsoka" will star Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker and Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ray Stevenson, and Ivanna Sakhno have also been cast in unspecified roles. 

And speaking of unspecified roles, Matthew Law (of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D") and Shakira Barrera (Netflix's "GLOW") have been cast for sizable roles in the series, according to scooper DanielRPK's Patreon

While details about the upcoming Disney+ series remain elusive, we could learn more about "Ahsoka" at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim during Lucasfilm's Studio Showcase panel.

Star Wars Celebration exhibits

Speaking of Celebration, Rancho Obi-Wan will be bringing the "Boba Fett to Bo-Katan: The Evolution of the Mandalorians" exhibit to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim later this month, including rare treasures from collectors Steve Sansweet, Gus Lopez, Duncan Jenkins, Lisa Stevens, and Vic Wertz. For those attending, the exhibit can be found on the third floor of the Anaheim Convention Center in room 304B. 

If you're unfamiliar with Sansweet's Rancho Obi-Wan, it's a publicly supported, nonprofit museum in Petaluma, California that houses the world's largest "Star Wars" memorabilia collection, as certified by Guinness World Records.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel updates

Developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, the upcoming "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" sequel may have a title, if the rumors are true.

According to VentureBeat reporter and games industry insider Jeff Grubb, the game will be titled "Star Wars Jedi: Survivor." Grubb dropped the news during one of his recent "Grubbsnax" streams. (Hat tip to Star Wars News Net for the update.)

As for when we can expect to play "Star Wars Jedi: Survivor," a recent financial presentation by Electronic Arts mentions a "Partner Title" slated to launch in Q4. believes this game is the "Fallen Order" sequel. Assuming that this is correct, it would mean that the game will launch at some point between January 2023 and March 2023.

Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel cover recently revealed Oliver Cuthbertson's gorgeous, fully-painted cover for Beth Revis' upcoming novel "Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel." Here's the official synopsis:

After being frozen in carbonite, then risking everything for the Rebellion, Han is eager to stop living his life for other people. He and Leia have earned their future together, a thousand times over. And when he proposes to Leia, it's the first time in a long time he's had a good feeling about this. For Leia, a lifetime of fighting doesn't seem truly over. There is work still to do, penance to pay for the dark secret that she now knows runs through her veins. Her brother, Luke, is offering her that chance—one that comes with family and the promise of the Force. But when Han asks her to marry him, Leia finds her answer immediately on her lips . . . Yes.

Yet happily ever after doesn't come easily. As soon as Han and Leia depart their idyllic ceremony for their honeymoon, they find themselves on the grandest and most glamorous stage of all: the Halcyon, a luxury vessel on a very public journey to the most wondrous worlds in the galaxy. Their marriage, and the peace and prosperity it represents, are a lightning rod for all—including Imperial remnants still clinging to power.

Facing their most desperate hour, the soldiers of the Empire have dispersed across the galaxy, retrenching on isolated planets vulnerable to their influence. As the Halcyon travels from world to world, one thing becomes abundantly clear: The war is not over. But as danger draws closer, Han and Leia find that they fight their best battles not alone, but as husband and wife.

You can pre-order "The Princess and the Scoundrel" now, ahead of its August 16 release in hardcover, ebook, and audio formats.

Marvel's upcoming Star Wars comics

In Marvel's "Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca" #2, written by Marc Guggenheim and illustrated by David Messina, and with a cover by Phil Noto, Solo comes face-to-snout with Greedo and we get a look at the famed scoundrel's ship-building father. has an exclusive preview of the upcoming issue, as well as a sneak peek at "Star Wars: Doctor Aphra" #20, written by Alyssa Wong and illustrated by Minkyu Jung, with a cover by W. Scott Forbes.

"Han Solo & Chewbacca" #2 and "Doctor Aphra" #20 arrive on May 18, 2022 and are available for pre-order now on ComiXology.

Star Wars Celebration survival guide

Jason & Gabe from Blast Points Podcast and Caitlin & Charlotte from Skytalkers recently teamed up to deliver "The Ultimate Star Wars Celebration Survival Guide," which you can listen to below.

Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett

Our friends Ralph and James over at Live Action Star Wars discuss "Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett," the new behind-the-scenes special on Disney+.

Star Wars: Brotherhood

Star Wars Explained has a video review of Mike Chen's new novel "Star Wars: Brotherhood," which I highly recommend checking out!

Bossk's Bounty vs. The Vintage Collection

Bossk's Bounty has a new video ranking The Vintage Collection's bounty hunters from worst to first. Who will end up being the best bounty hunter in the collection? Dengar? Boba Fett? 4-LOM? Perhaps Aura Sing?

LEGO Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder

AustrianBrickFan has a cool time-lapse video of the new LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker Landspeeder set (#75341) being built.

This Week! in Star Wars

Finally, on This Week! in Star Wars, host Kristin Baver gives us the lowdown on all the latest news from that galaxy far, far away.

This week in Star Wars, production begins on Ahsoka, the live-action series coming to Disney+; we get ready to reunite with friends at the Star Wars Celebration LIVE! stage, and reveal Max Rebo's majestic new maquette replica in the first look at Regal Robot's new Archive Collection. Plus, we skip back to 2016 when "The Star Wars Show" debuted.