krennic trailer shot

While Krennic gets a shoutout in the new – MAYBE EMOTIONAL TO CERTAIN PEOPLE – Star Wars Rebels season 4 trailer, don’t expect him or his glorious Space Cape® to actually show up in the show. In fact, the glorious Space Cape® is to blame.

“Name-dropping,” showrunner Dave Filoni told EW. “It’s always fun to make it feel like it’s part of this big world … But the cape alone would be half my budget, just to make it flow.”

Didn’t think we forgot about Han Solo, did you? This little film keeps chugging along, and new(er) director Ron Howard keeps posting new looks from the set. These two posts show off a “new corner of the galaxy,” and some action. Some cloudy, blurry action. To borrow from something else Howard was involved in, we think we see something brown, with points.

The Mary Sue has an excellent roundup of twitter posts like the one above from people thrilled at seeing some real Asian American representation in a franchise like Star Wars. Representation in science fiction, especially in Star Wars, has most definitely been underserved, but Lucasfilm has clearly made an effort toward fixing that, and it’s not going unnoticed. Here’s to continued progress.

Mark Hamill disagreed with Rian Johnson

So, as MoviePilot points out, the new Topps cards may reveal more than just a very loose chronology of the events of The Last Jedi. It may also debunk a popular Rey theory. If you’re still hoping Rey is related to Luke, well, you may be out of luck here – but we won’t tell you the odds. Their thought is that, as the Topps cards reveal, if Luke went to Ahch-To in his X-Wing, he couldn’t possibly also be the person who dropped her off in what was a different vehicle. Of course, that’s also assuming Rey was dropped off at the exact same timeframe that Luke was putting himself in exile, so that’s a lot of assumptions.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Toys

The new toys from Hasbro often feature a “Force Link” add-on that allow you to get some extra sound effects and dialogue that tease the events of The Last Jedi (and replay Force Awakens‘ biggest hits). There isn’t anything major here like there was at the first Force Friday, but it’s still fun to hear technically new stuff. ScreenRant has all the new dialogue for you in one convenient place. Feel the Force, y’all.

Several fans have suggested Taika Waititi as the new director of Episode IX, but, well, as you can see above, he’s not exactly here for it. After that post, he said, “I’d be fired within a week.” We’re pretty sure that’s tongue-in-cheek. Pretty sure.

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