Over the weekend, we got a bunch of updates about Disney’s upcoming theme park expansion known as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Not only was the theme composed by John Williams unveiled, but a couple teasers announced the official names of two attractions guests will be able to check out. But the updates don’t stop there.
Some new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge ride details have emerged, giving us some more insight into what fans can expect when they check out the Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attractions. These are going to have endlessly long lines. Read More »
Ever since Marvel took over the Star Wars comics, the galaxy far, far away has featured some outstanding story arcs that have helped to expand Star Wars canon in the wake of the erasure of all the Star Wars Legends that came before. When it comes to Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith’s own comic book series has done a much better job of fleshing out the villain than any of the episodes in the prequel trilogy. In fact, the current arc in Marvel’s Darth Vader could have major ramifications on the future of Star Wars, especially when it comes to the power of the dark side and The Force in general. Read More »
Disney is dropping some serious money to expand its theme park empire. A New York Times report says the company will be spending more on its theme parks parks than it did on Lucasfilm, Marvel, and Pixar combined – approximately $24 billion over the next five years alone.
A big chunk of that cash is being spent on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the immersive new Star Wars land which aims to transport guests into a galaxy far, far away, and some new details have arrived about the Galaxy’s Edge hotel that will seamlessly lead guests into the park. Plus, get a first look at the company’s new Spider-Man ride that’s coming to Disney California Adventure.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
Gina Carano is heading to a galaxy far, far away. The former mixed martial arts fighter broke out in Hollywood when she starred in Steven Soderbergh’s spy movie Haywire, and now she’s the latest actor to join the cast of Disney+’s upcoming Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Read More »
Aside from lightsabers, lightspeed and the light side of the Force, there’s one thing that truly makes the saga episodes of Star Wars special, and that’s the music of John Williams. The brilliant composer has written music for Star Wars that is famous around the world, even to those who haven’t seen the movies. The orchestral arrangements that John Williams creates for Star Wars are so good that even his work on the prequels is incredible. Now Williams has created a new arrangement of one of the signature themes from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, and it’s absolutely beautiful. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 by Jacob Hall
Update: Variety reports that Pedro Pascal is officially set to lead The Mandalorian, confirming Making Star Wars’ scoop from last month. Details remain mostly under wraps, but Pascal will play “a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.” And he’ll also wear some sweet Boba Fett-esque armor. Our original story continues below.
With production on Lucasfilm’s live-action Star Wars television series about to begin, we should be hearing about casting for the show soon enough. However, one of the show’s leading men may have been revealed a bit early. If the latest report holds water (and we believe it may), actor Pedro Pascal may soon journey from the harsh land of Westeros and the harsher land of the American southwest to a galaxy far, far away…
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Despite the appearances of some familiar faces like Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), it was never quite clear when exactly Star Wars Resistance takes place. Now, a new report reveals that the timeline of the Disney Channel animated series from Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni will take place around the same time as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and possibly run parallel to the rest of the new Star Wars trilogy.
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Right now, production is underway on the first live-action Star Wars series that will be coming to the Disney+ streaming service next year. The series is called The Mandalorian, and while we have a plot synopsis and details on who will be directing all of the episodes in the show’s inaugural season, somehow Disney and Lucasfilm have kept a tight lid on the cast. But we might have word on at least one actor in the series.
Carl Weathers is best known for playing Apollo Creed in the Rocky franchise, not to mention hunting down a certain alien hunter in the original Predator. Now it sounds like he might be making an appearance in a galaxy far, far away if a new rumor is to be believed. Read More »
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(Welcome to A Different Point of View, a column where we explore the supporting characters of the Star Wars universe and discuss why they deserve more time in the spotlight.)
This week’s article is an exercise in serendipity. Captain Cassian Andor is the name on everyone’s lips as of publication, but I swear to you I was already writing about his fascinating life history before Lucasfilm came crashing in with their latest announcement.
But just in case you didn’t see any of the ancillary Star Wars films, let’s start from the beginning, shall we?
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Move over, The Mandalorian – you’re no longer the only live-action Star Wars show in Hollywood.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Diego Luna will reprise his role as Cassian Andor in a new live-action series for Disney+, the new Disney streaming service. The show begins filming next year. Read on for more details about what Lucasfilm is calling their new “spy thriller.”
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