Star Wars Rogue One Comic Issue 1

Two corporate / creative juggernauts working together – what could go wrong? A lot, apparently, but Marvel and Lucasfilm have found a common ground on which to work their collective magic. In an interview with IGN, Marvel Comics editor Jordan D. White discussed the dueling philosophies of Marvel and Lucasfilm, including the way each approaches the storytelling process. “The root of [Lucasfilm’s] stories and continuity are in movies,” White pointed out. “[T]hey’re grounded by the reality of moviemaking in a way that we, because we are based in comics, are not.” Check out the full interview for more fascinating insights into the world of Star Wars comics.

maz kanata performance capture

Lupita Nyong’o knows as much as you do about Maz Kanata’s role in Episode IX – that is, nothing at all. “I don’t know yet,” she told THR during a promotional interview for the upcoming Black Panther movie. “I’ll know soon.” Nyong’o also spoke a bit about what it was like receiving the original script for The Force Awakens: “An assistant was flown to my hotel, with a script in a locked contraption. It looked like something out of Star Wars. And he made me sign something and gave me instructions. I had a certain number of hours to read the script, and the assistant was just waiting, waiting in Morocco for me to finish reading so that he could put it in that locked thing and take it back.” Seems like you’d need a Master Codebreaker to crack that case!

Snoke Origin

Thank goodness for Black Panther press tours, eh? In an interview about another villain played by Andy Serkis, Serkis also teased a potential continuation of the late Supreme Leader Snoke’s story in Episode IX. When asked about whether he has discussed Snoke’s past with Rian Johnson or J.J. Abrams, Serkis told ScreenCrush: “We wanted to keep it a mystery and, you know by the way, it is Star Wars, so who knows what might happen. Without giving anything away.” Without giving what away, Andy?!

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Trailer

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal that surprises no one, Star Wars: Battlefront II is set to fall short of sales expectations. The most likely culprit is, of course, the loot box fiasco that necessitates micro-transactions as an integral element of gameplay. As it turns out, people don’t love spending tons of money after already spending tons of money. Who’da thunk?

The Star Wars Show uncovers the secrets of Secrets of the Empire, a hyper-reality experience from ILMxLAB and The VOID. Speaking with show host Andi Gutierrez, writer and producer David S. Goyer explained his motivation for joining the team: “Like so many people, I wanted to be in Star Wars, and this was a chance to do that.” Yep, that checks out. Hit up the video above for more, including an interview with ILMxLAB Senior Creative Producer Diana S. Williams.

Sometimes, a group of heroes arises that we never knew we needed. Those heroes are the Knights of Renesmee, who produced a deliciously terrible shot-by-shot remake of Revenge of the Sith and have now moved on to the cringiest of the Star Wars prequels: Attack of the Clones. The group recently released a teaser trailer for their film (see above), which features abysmal special effects, line readings almost as bad as the ones from the actual movie, and a gag with Anakin removing his shirt before running into battle (so that’s where Kylo got it from!). It’s pure art.

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