Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

When the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuted, it was our first real look at the final installment of the Skywalker saga. There were plenty of new details to obsess over and theorize about, but much of what we saw still left us in the dark about exactly what we were seeing. However, thanks to Vanity Fair’s new cover story, we can look back at the trailer and have a much better idea of what’s going on in the teaser trailer, who is involved, and what we can expect from the sequel. Read More »

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With the Star Wars films constantly changing hands from director to director, it’s difficult for some filmmakers to be beholden to fan expectations.

J.J. Abrams, who returns to direct Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker after introducing the sci-fi franchise to a new generation with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is feeling that pressure, especially on the heels of the rule-breaking, fandom-dividing film that was Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And while some are concerned that he may fall back on the rosy nostalgia that made The Force Awakens such a mammoth success, Abrams hints that he might be going rogue with the final film in the Skywalker Saga.

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Star Wars Connection Between Kylo Ren and Rey

It’s unofficially Star Wars Day on the internet today since Vanity Fair released their now-traditional cover story about the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. While we already covered a slew of information that came from new details revealed in the magazine’s extensive story and gorgeous photos by Annie Leibovitz, there were some more significant discussions to be had about the connection between Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey (Daisy Ridley).

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, director Rian Johnson introduced a strong link between the Force-sensitive characters, one that allowed them to communicate across space with each other in such an intimate way that they nearly touched through the Force. Some fans took that to a romantic place, but if Kylo Ren’s harsh stance against Luke Skywalker and everything the Jedi stood for remains intact, then that doesn’t seem likely. However, it sounds like the connection between Kylo Ren and Rey runs much deeper than previously thought. Read More »

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When Carrie Fisher died in 2016, the immediate assumption was that her character General Leia would not be returning for the next Star Wars sequel. But that idea was soon put to rest when it was revealed director J.J. Abrams would be utilizing unused footage of Fisher to complete the Skywalker saga. Now, we have even more details on how Abrams and company are bringing back Leia for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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Update: The original source claiming that Kylo Ren was fighting the Knights of Ren and that Allegiant General Pryde is Hux’s father has changed.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the end of an era. But fittingly, the ninth and final film in the Skywalker Saga is bringing things full circle. While new characters, both allies and enemies, will be introduced in the highly anticipated new Star Wars film directed by J.J. AbramsEpisode 9 will have more than a few familiar elements that offer some kind of poetic symmetry.

An extensive report from Vanity Fair reveals a slew of new Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker photos along with new details about new characters played by Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Naomi Ackie, as well as a few familiar faces that will be back. And just like it all started, we’re ending it on a desert planet. Read More »

Galaxy's Edge theme song

Earlier this month, Disney released John Williamsfull orchestral version of his Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite…but visitors will never actually hear that version of his theme song in the parks. (Well, I guess they technically could download the track and just listen to it through headphones, so there’s a workaround for you.) They will, however, hear little snippets of it and several pieces of music that were inspired by it.

Learn more about that below, and find out what you’ll hear when you ride attractions like Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Rise of the Resistance. Read More »

Galaxy's Edge photo

We’re only a few days away from the official opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland. Regular guests haven’t been allowed into the park yet, but it’s only natural that the Disney employees (aka “cast members”) who will be working there get to familiarize themselves with the ins and outs of what the new land has to offer. Now a new photo from Disneyland president Josh D’Amaro shows off the inhabitants of the fictional outpost of Batuu and their unique, customizable costumes.
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Empire Strikes Back Animated Hoth Attack

Do you remember when we told you about the animated Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures animated shorts last fall? As part of the Star Wars Kids channel on YouTube, these animated shorts recreate scenes from the Star Wars movies with some added details and moments that make them a little more exciting for kids who maybe haven’t yet watched the live-action movies. And the latest installment gives a Rogue One style makeover to Darth Vader’s assault on Hoth from The Empire Strikes Back. Watch below! Read More »

Smuggler's Run video

Later this month, theme park guests will have the chance to step into a galaxy far, far away and ride Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland. But while we’re still waiting to see a full video of the ride itself, the official Disneyland Resort YouTube channel has published a video which takes us inside the queue area for one of the land’s most highly-anticipated attractions. Check it out below.
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Netflix Egyptian Theater

Netflix may be the streaming giant to beat, but with Disney amassing the forces of Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and now Hulu behind it, that giant could be knocked down a peg. And the House of Mouse and its upcoming streaming service Disney+ could hit Netflix where it hurts most: their subscribers. A new poll suggests that Netflix users could cancel their subscription to the service if it lost Disney or Disney-related titles like Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and the Star Wars films. But saying you would cancel Netflix is different than actually going through with it.

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