Star Wars Bits: Star Wars: Padawan, Doctor Aphra, Star Wars: Hunters, Skeleton Crew, Disney Wish, Rey's Parents, And More!

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • "Star Wars: Padawan"
  • Marvel's Upcoming "Star Wars" Comics
  • "Star Wars: Hunters" Delayed
  • "Skeleton Crew" Updates
  • Everything We Know About Rey's Parents
  • And More!

Star Wars: Padawan

"Star Wars: Padawan", the upcoming young adult novel by Kiersten White, hits store shelves July 26. Here's the official synopsis:

"Struggling to accept his master's training style – all meditation, no action – a young Obi-Wan Kenobi yearns to prove himself on a mission. But when he and Qui-Gon are finally set to leave on an assignment, Qui-Gon is nowhere to be found. Angered by his master's abandonment, Obi-Wan sets out on the mission alone, determined to prove himself. As he experiences wild freedom with them and wonders if this isn't the life he was meant for, Obi-Wan can't escape the nagging sense that something is wrong with the Force there. Growing attachments, startling revelations, and a looming threat to both the planet and his new friends will bring Obi-Wan face-to-face with his worst fear: that maybe he was never supposed to be a Jedi at all. Can he connect with the living Force in time to save himself and everyone around him?"

You can check out an interview with the author at

Marvel's upcoming Star Wars comics

In "Star Wars: Doctor Aphra" #22, written by Alyssa Wong and illustrated by Minkyu Jung and Natacha Bustos, with a cover by W. Scott Forbes, our favorite rogue archaeologist is possessed by the Spark Eternal, an ancient relic of the Ascendant, a cult obsessed with replicating the power of the Force. Check out for an exclusive preview of the upcoming comic, which hits shelves July 27. You can also pre-order "Star Wars: Doctor Aphra" #22 on ComiXology.

Also out on July 27, "Star Wars: Obi-Wan" #3, written by Christopher Cantwell and illustrated by Alessandro Miracolo, with a cover by Phil Noto, in which now-Ben Kenobi reflects on the Clone Wars. Check out for a preview.

Star Wars: Hunters delayed

The worldwide launch for "Star Wars: Hunters," the highly-anticipated competitive arena combat game developed by Zynga, has been pushed back until 2023. The unfortunate news was announced by the developer on social media. Here's the tweet:

The free-to-play arena shooter will (eventually) be available on Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android. While you wait, check out the game's cinematic trailer above and read the official synopsis below: 

"Join the greatest Hunters from across the 'Star Wars' galaxy on the planet of Vespaara where high-stakes competitions are awaiting them in the Arena. Engage in thrilling third person combat to dominate your opponents in a range of adventurous battlegrounds that evoke iconic 'Star Wars' worlds. Choose from a range of tactically diverse Hunters, customize them, use your skill to find a winning strategy and reap the spoils of victory in the all-new free-to-play game."

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew updates

"Star Wars: Skeleton Crew," the upcoming live-action Disney+ series created by Jon Watts ("Spider-Man: No Way Home"), is receiving $20.9 million in tax subsidies from the California Legislature according to a story by Variety. It is the first "Star Wars" series to receive state incentives and the second most expensive TV show ever funded by California's tax credit program, behind Showtime's "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels."

"Skeleton Crew" was announced back in May at Star Wars Celebration, where it was revealed that Jude Law would star in the series. The show takes place after "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" and features a coming-of-age story about a group of children trying to find their way home after the fall of the Empire. 

According to our friend Bespin Bulletin, the series is currently filming at Manhattan Beach Studios, home to "The Mandalorian," "The Book of Boba Fett," "Obi-Wan Kenobi," and "Ahsoka," which is also currently filming there. It is set to release sometime next year.

Who are Rey's parents?

Star Wars Explained has a new video breaking down everything we know about Rey's parents following the release of Adam Christopher's novel, "Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith."

Disney Wish

Our pals Peter and Kitra at Ordinary Adventures check out the Star Wars Cargo Bay on Disney Wish, the new ship from Disney Cruise Line.

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Toy Galaxy discusses "Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire," the 1996 multimedia project that included a novel, comic book, soundtrack, video game, and toy line. 

Elstree 1976

At Live Action Star Wars, Ralph and James discuss the 2015 documentary "Elstree 1976," about the actors who performed in supporting roles in "Star Wars."

An ode to Obi-Wan

RoyishGoodLooks is back with a new song entitled "Goodbye Old Friend" about Obi-Wan and Anakin. 

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection ARC Trooper Jesse

Hot Toys Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike

Justin's Collection has an unboxing and review video of the Hot Toys Biker Scout & Speeder Bike 1/6th scale action figure from "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi." 


Tiago Catarino has a review of one of the most anticipated LEGO Star Wars sets around, the AT-TE Walker (#75337).

Custom Black Series figures

Landspeeder Luke is back with a new video showcasing some incredible Black Series custom action figures by @Tims_Toyz.

Vintage Star Wars posters

Holochronicles has a new series called Hang Time all about vintage and modern "Star Wars" posters. 

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, San Diego Comic-Con 2022 begins with screen-used 'Andor' and 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' costumes and more at the Lucasfilm pavilion, the Lucasfilm Publishing panel returns, and we get excited for some of the sweet convention exclusives you can get your hands on. Plus, we visit the Lucasfilm Archives for some rebel items from the 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Disney+ limited series."