Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Clip from Fortnite

Because it’s 2019, and everything is a commercial, the popular online multiplayer video game Fortnite was exclusively treated to the debut of a new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker clip. But surely you’re an adult with responsibilities and there’s a chance that maybe you don’t even know what Fortnite is. Thankfully, gamers who record their every move in the digital world are here to save the day, and you can watch the new clip below, which puts a couple trailer moments into context for us. Read More »

Galaxy's Edge lightsaber show

Last week I traveled to Walt Disney World in Florida to experience the grand opening of Rise of the Resistance, the new ride in Hollywood Studios’ Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. For the opening dedication, Disney closed Batuu’s Black Spire Outpost for a grand party, which included life-size X-Wing drones, a lightsaber battle stunt show, fireworks and much more. It’s all part of an unfolding narrative Star Wars story that took place at locations around the land throughout the night, giving us a peek at what Galaxy’s Edge should be like every single night.

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Rey's Backstory

The question of Rey’s lineage in the Star Wars movies has been at the forefront of the conversation among vocal swaths of fandom for four years now, and though it was given more context in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we evidently still don’t know the full story.

In a new interview, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker co-writer Chris Terrio answered a question about the approach he and J.J. Abrams took to addressing Rey’s parentage without detracting from The Last Jedi‘s core message of the Force being accessible to everyone, and his response clearly indicates that there’s definitely more to that narrative thread which is revealed in the new film.
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Secret Star Wars show - Doctor Aphra

According to a new rumor, a secret Star Wars show centered on the comic character of Doctor Aphra has not only been given the greenlight, but it’s apparently already filming. The production is supposedly a collaboration between Lucasfilm and Marvel, and it will be debuting on Disney+ potentially within the next year. Read More »

star wars fortnite

In just a few years, the online video game Fortnite has become a pop culture titan, influencing how kids do embarrassing viral dances and how we see our new Star Wars clips. J.J. Abrams announced at last night’s Game Awards that a new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker clips will debut exclusively on Epic’s online shooter game, just after two new Star Wars Fortnite skins were unveiled at the game’s item shop.

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The Mandalorian The Prisoner Review

Naturally, there are spoilers here.

With nowhere left to turn, the Mandalorian looks up an old ally from his days working on a crew. This character, played by Mark Boone Junior, has a job for him: breaking onto a New Republic prison ship, breaking out a prisoner, and escaping. The Mando is sent with a crew that consists of an ex-Imperial sharp-shooter (Bill Burr), the Devaronian muscle (Clancy Brown), a droid (Richard Ayoade), and his old flame, a purple Twi’lek played by Natalia Tena. The Mandalorian is suspicious when his ship is what’s needed for the job and the droid, who he already doesn’t trust, is the one who needs to pilot it.

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Watch Star Wars Origins Short Film

As every single Star Wars movie has told us since 1977, the space opera adventure takes place “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.” But what if that galaxy wasn’t so far, far away? What if the adventures of Star Wars actually happened in proximity to Earth? Or what if, at the very least, these stories made their way to our galaxy along with some interesting artifacts from the past? That’s what the new short film Star Wars: Origins (which we teased awhile back) presupposes, and we gotta say, this is an impressive and imaginative project that fans will enjoy. Read More »

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer Sweded

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, watch a low budget “sweded” version of the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Plus, listen as a surgeon reviews medical scenes from movies and TV shows like Evolution, ER, Get Out, Grey’s Anatomy, The Dark Knight, and others. And finally, listen as GoodFellas star and Marriage Story supporting actor Ray Liotta looks back at his most memorable roles. Read More »

Baby Yoda Toys

Every bounty hunter in the galaxy seems to be in pursuit of Baby Yoda on the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian on Disney+. Next spring, everyone in the real world will be after the same thing when the adorable little Force-sensitive creature will be made available as a few different toys from Hasbro.

Following a peek at a plush toy and a Funko POP, a new wave of Baby Yoda toys coming in May 2020 have been revealed by the toy company who has been behind Star Wars merchandise for decades now. They include a talking plush, a tiny Black Series figure, a kid-friendly action figure, and an assembly of cartoonish minifigures. Check them all out below. Read More »

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Star Wars Theatrical Cuts

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the original Star Wars trilogy wasn’t overloaded with CGI added after the fact. Greedo didn’t shoot first, nor did he yell out “Maclunkey!” Han Solo didn’t have a conversation with a cartoonish Jabba the Hutt and step on his tail. Hayden Christensen didn’t pop up as a Force Ghost. But all that changed. George Lucas went back and retooled the original trilogy, tidying up some things while also adding a whole bunch of extra junk that the movies didn’t need. And to this day, those special editions are the only versions that are officially available.

Fans have long hoped for the original versions of Star Wars to be released, and it looks like J.J. Abrams shares those wishes. He’s even asked the powers-that-be to release the un-changed cuts. But alas, such a release might not be in the cards.

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