Knights of Ren Names

Fans have demanded to see more of the Knights of Ren in the new Star Wars trilogy, and they’re finally getting their wish with The Rise of Skywalker. Kylo Ren’s old buddies are back, and they all look like goofy steampunk hockey goalies. The characters are still shrouded in secrecy, so much so that we don’t even know their names. Until now! Well, at least one of their names. According to a Topps card, one of the Knights has a name, and it’s Trudgen.

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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 »

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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lovecraft movie

Mere months after David Benioff and D.B. Weiss parted ways with Star Wars over “scheduling issues,” the Game of Thrones co-creators have signed on to adapt the Vertigo graphic novel Lovecraft into a feature film for Warner Bros. The duo have signed on to produce the thus-far untitled thriller, but it is unknown if they will also direct the project.

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The Mandalorian The Prisoner Review

Naturally, there are spoilers here.

With nowhere left to turn, the Mandalorian looks up an old ally from his days working on a crew. This character, played by Mark Boone Junior, has a job for him: breaking onto a New Republic prison ship, breaking out a prisoner, and escaping. The Mando is sent with a crew that consists of an ex-Imperial sharp-shooter (Bill Burr), the Devaronian muscle (Clancy Brown), a droid (Richard Ayoade), and his old flame, a purple Twi’lek played by Natalia Tena. The Mandalorian is suspicious when his ship is what’s needed for the job and the droid, who he already doesn’t trust, is the one who needs to pilot it.

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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 »

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 »

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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Lucasfilm has released a new clip from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and oh boy, is it a doozy. The short Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker clip appears to take place early in the film’s runtime and centers around Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). But if we tell you any more, that would be treading into spoiler territory. Continue on, only if you wish to be spoiled.

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ahead.

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