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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Timothy Zahn talks 30 years of Thrawn
  • Kristin Baver talks Skywalker: A Family at War
  • Inside The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  • Knights of the Old Republic gets a remake?
  • Star Wars: Visions & Ronin
  • Star Wars podcast & YouTube round-up
  • And more!

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The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Book Review

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is still young at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, but when it opened in the summer of 2019, it was one of the largest expansions the parks had seen in some time. Since it hasn’t even been open for two years (and the Disneyland location has been closed for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic), there are still millions who haven’t even stepped foot on the Outer Rim planet known as Batuu and the smuggler’s haven known as Black Spire Outpost. Thankfully, there’s a new book that can hold fans over.

The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge by Amy Ratcliffe takes fans through the creation of the Disney theme park attraction, from the first concept art of the new canonical location in the Star Wars saga to ambitious ideas for attractions that never came to fruition. There’s even a sneak peek at what’s to come in the near future. Although the plethora of artwork is mesmerizing, it also raises many questions about how much more sprawling and epic Galaxy’s Edge could have been without providing many answers as to why some ideas were abandoned. Read More »

The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge hits bookstore shelves this week, and with it comes a lot of information, insight and concept art about how Disney’s Star Wars theme park land evolved into what it is today. That includes all the paths it almost took, including alternate rides and stores, and very different storytelling experiences. And we’ve put together a video breaking it all down.

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Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge Part II

Last year, ILMxLAB brought the world of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge into the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset. But the immersive VR shooter adventure was just the beginning, and a sequel to the game is coming later this year to expand the video game world inspired by the Disney theme park expansion. Teasing a glimpse at what’s to come in Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge Part II, a new piece of concept art has been released featuring a familiar face from Batuu. Read More »

WandaVision Easter Eggs

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, check out some WandaVision Easter eggs and comic references from the first two episodes that you might have missed. Plus, listen to Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins break down the shopping mall fight scene. And finally, go behind the magic of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the theme park expansion at Disneyland and Disney World theme parks. Read More »

Home Alone Gingerbread House

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, get an up close look at Michelle Wibowo‘s epic Home Alone gingerbread house created in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary. Plus, find out how the swords for Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan were made by Weta Workshop. And finally, take a ride on the Millennium Falcon with a virtual look from inside Smuggler’s Run at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Read More »

Making of Primal

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a look behind the scenes of the Adult Swim animated series Primal created by Genndy Tartakovsky. Plus, find out how the Disney Theme Park Merchandising team merges storytelling with their products to help bring Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge an immersive experience. And finally, see how Adam Savage is customizing The Mandalorian‘s life-size Baby Yoda from Sideshow Collectibles and repainting the figure. Read More »

Different Versions of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been open in Disneyland and Disney World for over a year now. Though Disney World opened their Star Wars expansion a month after Disneyland, the two theme park areas are practically identical in their creation (with the exception of some aesthetic choices here and there). However, there was a time when Walt Disney Imagineering had considered making each of the Star Wars lands very different from each other. Read More »

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge Trailer

Star Wars: Tales from Galaxy’s Edge, the new immersive VR experience from Lucasfilm and ILMxLAB, is coming to Oculus Quest platforms this fall. Now, new trailer finally reveals some gameplay footage from the new adventure that unfolds on Batuu, the canonical planet from the Star Wars-themed Disney theme park expansion.

Along with the first look at actual gameplay from Star Wars: Tales from Galaxy’s Edge, the trailer reveals Jedi Master Yoda will be part of the game, voiced by none other than Frank Oz. And even though the game has you playing a droid technician, that doesn’t preclude you from getting caught up in some Jedi action, complete with lightsaber wielding, Force pushing, and more. Get a look at the Star Wars: Tales from Galaxy’s Edge trailer below. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

The Art of The Mandalorian

When it comes to upcoming Star Wars books, there’s a lot of interest in the publishing initiative known as The High Republic. But since new details on that upcoming roster of stories set 200 years before the Skywalker saga arrived yesterday, today’s Lucasfilm Publishing panel from New York Comic-Con focused on some of the other upcoming books from a galaxy far, far away. The two we’re most excited to see are The Art of The Mandalorian (Season One) and The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and a little peak at each of them was teased by writers Phil Szostak and Amy Ratcliffe respectively. Read More »