’90s heartthrob and Star Wars Rebels voice actor Freddie Prinze Jr. has heard the complaints about the franchise from certain corners of the fandom, and he’s sick of them. On a podcast appearance from earlier this year that’s now making the rounds online, Prinze absolutely goes off on toxic Star Wars fans, dropping knowledge about the saga he learned directly from Dave Filoni, the protege George Lucas protege and Rebels creator himself. Check out his F-bomb-laded rant below. Read More »
Star Wars Resistance has now certainly sailed into The Last Jedi era.
After a harrowing hyperspace jump away from the First Order clutches, the Colossus is out of the needed hyperfuel to make another space jump to safety. Kazuda Xiono (Christopher Sean) hopes the Resistance base on planet D’Qar can refuel them.
But those who watched The Last Jedi know the Colossus won’t find salvation in the base. Because as The Last Jedi era stipulates, the base is wiped out. Unable to reach Poe Dameron and General Leia Organa, Kaz teams up with the pirates to salvage a derelict Dreadnought for coaxium fuel.
However, Kaz’s previous well-intentioned, but reckless, attempt to contact Tam (Suzie McGrath) came with a huge price, dilemmas, and reckonings. Read More »
(Welcome to A Different Point of View, a column where we explore the supporting characters, planets and objects of the Star Wars universe and discuss why they deserve more time in the spotlight.)
Despite a stubborn fascination with the Skywalker legacy, Star Wars is a smorgasbord of narrative hooks just waiting for their moment in the twin suns. Every new entry into the lore — be it film, show, book, or comic — adds to the diversity and complexity of a galaxy far, far away. Up until now in this series, I’ve focused on minor characters who could carry their own stories. But Star Wars is more than just the people inhabiting it. It’s a living, breathing universe full of nooks and crannies to explore. That includes places and objects.
Which brings us to Jedha, a dusty moon with quite a few parallels to Earth’s Israel. Even with only a quick smattering of lore, Lucasfilm has hinted there are secrets hidden beneath its dunes. I say it’s time to crack open those mysteries.
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The Mandalorian may not hit Disney+ for another month, but you can already pre-order a life-size replica of the trademark helmet worn by the titular bounty hunter in the new Star Wars series. EFX Collectibles has recreated the shimmering helmet that resembles Boba Fett’s headpiece from the original trilogy, just with a metallic paint job, a less damaged surface and the lack of an antenna. Chronicle Collectibles is distributing The Mandalorian helmet replica in the US. Find out how to get it below. Read More »
Though there have been a few things that certain Star Wars fans have taken issue with in The Last Jedi, one that was a punch to the gut of many was the sudden death of Admiral Ackbar. The Resistance officer was blown into space during the First Order’s attack on our heroes’ base on D’Qar. In their attempt to escape in the ship known as the Raddus, they jumped to hyperspace, only to be tracked down and blasted to smithereens, leaving only General Leia Organa as the sole survivor, thanks to the Force.
However, a new Star Wars comic has revealed that a piece of Admiral Ackbar lives in on the form of his son, Aftab Ackbar, son of Gial. And there’s a chance we might see this character end up appearing in The Rise of Skywalker. Read More »
Last weekend brought the second season premiere of the Disney XD animated series Star Wars Resistance. It also happens to be the final season of the series that has been unfolding concurrently with the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and will soon lead up to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But if you’re one of those people who doesn’t keep up with the show on cable because you cut the cord long ago, you can still watch the first episode, “Into the Unknown,” on YouTube right now for free. Read More »
Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens, hardcore Star Wars fans have been yearning to learn more about the mysterious Knights of Ren, the rain-soaked battle bros loyal to Kylo Ren, aka Ben Solo (Adam Driver). The characters were completely absent from The Last Jedi, but they’ll be back in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this winter, and they’ve been teased in a few pieces of marketing leading up to the movie’s release.
But just because they’re going to appear on screen again, that doesn’t mean Abrams is going to peel back the curtain and reveal their identities. In fact, according to a new book, we’ll never see the characters’ faces or even learn what species they are.
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The time after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker seems so far, far away for now. But it could be getting closer with the release of new Star Wars books and comics that will feature events beyond the Skywalker Saga. While we know little of the Star Wars future beyond Episode 9, which will close out the Skywalker Saga this December, a top-secret new book project announced at this year’s New York Comic-Con may reveal more.
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From where we last left off in Star Wars Resistance, the Colossus is sailing into the cosmos. Kazuda Xiono (Christopher Sean) witnessed the Starkiller base’s annihilation of his homeworld, Hosnian Prime, and is unsure if his family survived the attack. Disgruntled by Kaz’s and Jared Yeager’s (Scott Lawrence) deceptions, Kaz’s fellow mechanic, Tam Ryvora (Suzie McGrath) has made the choice to jump aboard the First Order shuttle with the conniving Agent Tierny (Sumalee Montano), the former naïve to the First Order atrocities. (Oh, and pirates are hanging around the Colossus after striking an alliance with Captain Doza, but they’re not in the spotlight this episode.) Read More »
When Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, there was a cry from fans regarding the absence of Daisy Ridley as Rey in some of the merchandise that was hitting shelves leading up to the release of the movie. She was one of the leads of the film, but she wasn’t seen nearly as prominently in merchandise as either John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, or even Adam Driver as Kylo Ren. Now it appears it’s déjà vu all over again with Rose Tico missing from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker merchandise and marketing. And she’s not just missing. She’s been intentionally removed. Read More »