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If you’re looking for a place to purchase some authentic autographed Star Wars memorabilia, you now have a one-stop shop. Star Wars Authentics has officially launched and its shop is already filling up with official photos and autographs, which range from $99.99 to $499.99. And while that’s certainly not cheap, reports that the site is built to ensure total authenticity:

Authenticators, Inc., the industry standard verification service originally built by the MLB Authentication Program, will authenticate all autographed items. An A.I. authentication representative, who affixes a tamper-proof hologram to each photo, will witness every single autograph. In other words, all autographs are guaranteed authentic.

Yavin IV

We’re only two issues into Kieron Gillen and Kev Walker’s Doctor Aphra comic series, but the Darth Vader spin-off has already proven itself to be a refreshingly off-kilter look at the Star Wars universe. The second issue finds the title character, an ethically dubious archaeologist, reuniting with her well-meaning father and seeking out an ancient temple, only for the last page to reveal them arriving on Yavin IV, which is occupied by Imperial forces. Of course, that is the location of the Rebel Alliance base seen in the original Star Wars and Rogue One, which was abandoned at some point as the rebels relocated to Hoth (as seen in The Empire Strikes Back). It looks like this series will fill in a few blanks in the Star Wars timeline while also explaining what those ruins actually represent beyond a very cool location. A tip of the hat to Comic Book Resources, who have more information on the issue if you follow that link.

Speaking of Doctor Aphra, she has joined the character roster of the Star Wars: Force Arena game and you can watch video of her in action in the video above.

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Omega Underground has shared a casting call for Chris Miller and Phil Lord’s upcoming Han Solo spin-off film, which is set to begin filming in February. The whole thing smells fairly legit, but you know the drill by now: grain of salt, etc. If you live and work in Los Angeles or London and fancy yourself right for a supporting role in a Star Wars movie, you can read the whole thing below for the relevant details:

Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm in association with Kasdan Pictures and Genre Films will begin shooting “Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film” principal photography in February, 2017. Auditions are being set up in Los Angeles and London for new supporting roles. Filming will take place at the Pinewood Studios in London, England among other undisclosed locations in the United Kingdom. Experienced film crew members can also now submit resumes to the production office email below. To be considered, all actors MUST have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in London. Details below. “Han Solo: A Star Wars Story” is using the working title “Red Cup”.

“Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film” centers on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. Starring in “Han Solo: A Star Wars Story” is two-time Teen Choice Awards nominee Alden Ehrenreich playing the role of young Han Solo. Ehrenreich was officially booked in the lead role after thousands of actors auditioned. He recently completed filming on the Warner Bros. feature film “The Yellow Birds”, starring opposite Jennifer Aniston. Also starring in “Han Solo: A Star Wars Story” is Golden Globe Award nominee Donald Glover playing the role of Lando Calrissian, and three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Emilia Clarke in the female lead role.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will direct the project from a screenplay written by four-time Academy Award nominee Lawrence Kasdan and Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee Jon Kasdan. Executive producers are Lawrence Kasdan and Jason D. McGatlin. Producer is eight-time Academy Award nominee Kathleen Kennedy. Will Allegra will serve as co-producer.

Walt Disney Pictures casting directors are auditioning actors for new supporting roles in the upcoming “Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film”. All actors are required to be legally eligible to work in London and in the United Kingdom, where filming will take place beginning in February, 2017. The London Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film productions in London and the United Kingdom. 

Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. 

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

United States:

Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film
Jeanne McCarthy/Nicole Abellera Casting
1750 Ocean Park Blvd.
Suite 208
Santa Monica, CA 90405

United Kingdom:

Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film
Hubbard Casting
14, Rathbone Place
London W1T 1HT
United Kingdom

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