The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is out today on Disney+, exactly 42 years after the abysmal original Star Wars Holiday Special aired on CBS. Thankfully, the new holiday special set in the building brick version of the Star Wars universe brings a lot of holiday fun and time-hopping action to the table, and will entertain kids and adults alike. And longtime franchise star Anthony Daniels couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised to finally be part of a good Star Wars holiday special.
In support of the LEGO Star Wars Holiday special, /Film was lucky enough to be offered the opportunity to speak with Anthony Daniels, the man who has played the droid C-3PO for decades and is the only actor to have appeared in every single Star Wars movie. Endlessly enthusiastic, warm, and friendly, Daniels recalled the disaster of the original Star Wars Holiday Special, pinpointed what might be C-3PO’s finest moment, and revealed whether he was privy to any sequel plans George Lucas may have had for the golden protocol droid before Disney bought Lucasfilm. Read More »
Last year, the comedy publishing pioneer MAD Magazine announced that it would no longer be publishing new, original issues. After 67 years in publication, DC Entertainment started to distribute MAD Magazine with previously published material, making it only available in comic book shops instead of various newsstands. However, two of MAD Magazine‘s most talented contributors are teaming up to bring back one of the most beloved parts of the publication in the form of a new book.
When MAD Magazine switched to reprinted content, one of the first things to go were the movie and TV parodies featuring incredible caricature artwork by Tom Richmond and jokers written by Desmond Devlin. Thankfully, the two are hoping to keep the parodies alive in the form of a new book called Claptrap, which will be full of original spreads with all-new illustrations and gags. But the only way they can pull it off is through crowdfunding, so they need your help to make it happen. Read More »
Like many events this year, New York Comic-Con is going virtual for the 2020 edition of the convention taking place from October 8 – October 11. Though there’s no in-person event happening, some of the exclusives that were meant for NYCC will be getting released online.
Following in the footsteps of exclusive releases for San Diego Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration, the NYCC 2020 Funko POPs exclusives will be available for purchase online to everybody. Funko has unveiled new releases from Star Wars, The Mandalorian, Pixar’s Up, Harry Potter, some beloved animated Disney movies, and more. See what you’ll have to clamor for online next month below. Read More »
Though a lot of fans walked away disappointed in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, pretty much everyone can agree that one of the best parts of the movie was the new alien droidsmith called Babu Frik. However, despite being a breakout favorite from the movie and having his life in the Star Wars universe saved by Steven Spielberg in post-production, the little guy hasn’t seen much merchandise commemorating his role in defeating the First Order once and for all. But that’s about to change.
Lucasfilm and Mattel are releasing a plush toy of Babu Frik that Target will exclusively be shipping out and stocking on shelves. It’s good new for anyone who has droids that need to be reprogrammed to read any Sith daggers there are lying around. Get a look at the Babu Frik plush toy below. Read More »
Rey Kenobi? That might have been the true parentage of Rey revealed in Star Wars: Episode IX, according to Daisy Ridley, who revealed that the Star Wars teams toyed with several ideas for Rey’s origins before settling on making her the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine. But “an Obi-Wan connection” was one of the front-runners before the idea on Rey’s parentage had been decided on, which Ridley revealed was not even set in stone while she was filming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
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John Boyega became a huge star thanks to his casting as one of the main characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Almost any actor would kill to get such a high caliber role to further their career, and Boyega was undoubtedly excited about having the biggest role given to a Black actor in the Star Wars saga…until he wasn’t.
In a recent interview, now that all the fluffy publicity of Star Wars is behind him, Boyega got brutally honest about his overall experience in a galaxy far, far away. And it’s clear that he feels quite frustrated with the direction, or lack thereof, that Finn was given in the new Star Wars trilogy. Read More »
Like so many other events this year, Star Wars Celebration 2020, which was supposed to take place in Anaheim, California, was canceled due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. While many thought we might be coming out of the other side of COVID-19 by now, the lackadaisical actions of our government and the sheer ignorance and stubbornness of the American population continues to keep us from getting back out into the world. And it’s all because some jerks don’t want to wear masks, even though Darth Vader and Boba Fett proved it’s one of the coolest things you can do.
Anyway, Star Wars Celebration is doing what they can to salvage this year by making the exclusive merchandise that would have been on sale at the convention available for all fans to buy online. The first wave of T-shirts, plush creatures, and other collectibles has been revealed, and it’s just some of the convention’s exclusive items that will be released throughout the rest of the year. Check out some of the Star Wars Celebration 2020 exclusives you can try to get your hands on below. Read More »
For many, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker wasn’t exactly the thrilling conclusion to the Skywalker saga that fans had been waiting for. But if there’s one element of the finale that was satisfying even to those who disliked the movie overall, it was the flashback to Leia’s Jedi training with Luke Skywalker, where it was revealed that the Princess turned General had built her own lightsaber, making her a full-fledged Jedi. We only briefly see Leia’s lightsaber in the movie, but thankfully, a new book from Lucasfilm Publishing provides an up close look at the elegant weapon. Read More »
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Karl Urban was already part of the new Star Trek franchise created by director J.J. Abrams. But that didn’t stop him from making an appearance in the Star Wars universe. While making the publicity rounds for Amazon’s series The Boys, the Dredd star opened up about a secret cameo he made in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but you won’t see his face when you spot him. Read More »
Mark Hamill is best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, but he’s also a renowned voice actor. That’s why Hamill also lent his voice to some extra characters in the galaxy far, far away, but it turns out there’s even more that Mark Hamill did as a voice actor than previously known.
Recently, the documentary series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian revealed that Mark Hamill lent his voice to the droid EV-9D9 in an episode of the live-action Star Wars series on Disney+. That prompted Hamill to confirm on social media that he has extra voice roles in the Star Wars universe outside of the ones we already knew about. Read More »