Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Clip from Fortnite

Because it’s 2019, and everything is a commercial, the popular online multiplayer video game Fortnite was exclusively treated to the debut of a new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker clip. But surely you’re an adult with responsibilities and there’s a chance that maybe you don’t even know what Fortnite is. Thankfully, gamers who record their every move in the digital world are here to save the day, and you can watch the new clip below, which puts a couple trailer moments into context for us. Read More »

Galaxy's Edge lightsaber show

Last week I traveled to Walt Disney World in Florida to experience the grand opening of Rise of the Resistance, the new ride in Hollywood Studios’ Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. For the opening dedication, Disney closed Batuu’s Black Spire Outpost for a grand party, which included life-size X-Wing drones, a lightsaber battle stunt show, fireworks and much more. It’s all part of an unfolding narrative Star Wars story that took place at locations around the land throughout the night, giving us a peek at what Galaxy’s Edge should be like every single night.

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Rey's Backstory

The question of Rey’s lineage in the Star Wars movies has been at the forefront of the conversation among vocal swaths of fandom for four years now, and though it was given more context in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we evidently still don’t know the full story.

In a new interview, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker co-writer Chris Terrio answered a question about the approach he and J.J. Abrams took to addressing Rey’s parentage without detracting from The Last Jedi‘s core message of the Force being accessible to everyone, and his response clearly indicates that there’s definitely more to that narrative thread which is revealed in the new film.
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Secret Star Wars show - Doctor Aphra

According to a new rumor, a secret Star Wars show centered on the comic character of Doctor Aphra has not only been given the greenlight, but it’s apparently already filming. The production is supposedly a collaboration between Lucasfilm and Marvel, and it will be debuting on Disney+ potentially within the next year. Read More »

On the December 13, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, and Star Wars Insider writer and Full of Sith podcaster Bryan Young to have a spoiler discussion about The Mandalorian Episode 6 “The Prisoner”.

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star wars fortnite

In just a few years, the online video game Fortnite has become a pop culture titan, influencing how kids do embarrassing viral dances and how we see our new Star Wars clips. J.J. Abrams announced at last night’s Game Awards that a new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker clips will debut exclusively on Epic’s online shooter game, just after two new Star Wars Fortnite skins were unveiled at the game’s item shop.

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Watch Star Wars Origins Short Film

As every single Star Wars movie has told us since 1977, the space opera adventure takes place “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.” But what if that galaxy wasn’t so far, far away? What if the adventures of Star Wars actually happened in proximity to Earth? Or what if, at the very least, these stories made their way to our galaxy along with some interesting artifacts from the past? That’s what the new short film Star Wars: Origins (which we teased awhile back) presupposes, and we gotta say, this is an impressive and imaginative project that fans will enjoy. Read More »

Son of Darkness, Heir Apparent to Lord Vader

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • A preview of Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #1
  • Deaf actor Troy Kotsur makes his Star Wars debut in The Mandalorian
  • Porche’s “Women of Lucasfilm – What Drives You?” panel
  • Rian Johnson offers insights on writing Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Hot Toys reveals First Order and Sith Jet Trooper 1/6th scale figures
  • And more!

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Baby Yoda Toys

Every bounty hunter in the galaxy seems to be in pursuit of Baby Yoda on the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian on Disney+. Next spring, everyone in the real world will be after the same thing when the adorable little Force-sensitive creature will be made available as a few different toys from Hasbro.

Following a peek at a plush toy and a Funko POP, a new wave of Baby Yoda toys coming in May 2020 have been revealed by the toy company who has been behind Star Wars merchandise for decades now. They include a talking plush, a tiny Black Series figure, a kid-friendly action figure, and an assembly of cartoonish minifigures. Check them all out below. Read More »

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Star Wars Theatrical Cuts

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the original Star Wars trilogy wasn’t overloaded with CGI added after the fact. Greedo didn’t shoot first, nor did he yell out “Maclunkey!” Han Solo didn’t have a conversation with a cartoonish Jabba the Hutt and step on his tail. Hayden Christensen didn’t pop up as a Force Ghost. But all that changed. George Lucas went back and retooled the original trilogy, tidying up some things while also adding a whole bunch of extra junk that the movies didn’t need. And to this day, those special editions are the only versions that are officially available.

Fans have long hoped for the original versions of Star Wars to be released, and it looks like J.J. Abrams shares those wishes. He’s even asked the powers-that-be to release the un-changed cuts. But alas, such a release might not be in the cards.

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