When a press release from Disney and Lucasfilm last summer announced the cast of Star Wars Episode 9, it casually mentioned that this chapter would be “the final installment of the Skywalker saga.” Now franchise cast member Oscar Isaac has doubled down on those claims, and he makes it sound like this really will be the end of the road for the primary Star Wars saga. But what does that mean for the new characters introduced in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi? Read More »
Taika Waititi is no stranger to working under secretive conditions, but it seems that one Disney-owned studio is stricter than the others. The Thor: Ragnarok director recently journeyed to a galaxy far, far away to helm an episode of the upcoming Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. There, he learned the secrets of the Star Wars universe — but nothing he can tell us about. Because it turns out that Star Wars keeps its directors on an even tighter leash than Marvel Studios.
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Now that the opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge have been announced, the excitement couldn’t be higher for the expansion at Disney theme parks. However, even though plenty of new details have come from a recent glimpse behind the scenes of Galaxy’s Edge, construction is still very much underway. A lot of work must be completed before fans can venture into a galaxy far, far away (so much that one of the major rides won’t even be ready when it opens).
In the meantime, some new drone footage from inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge takes us around the various sights of the land that will whisk park attendees to the new planet Batuu. See life-size vehicles like landspeeders, massive turrets, Poe Dameron’s X-Wing, the Millennium Falcon, and much more. Read More »
Last year, Variety reported that former Doctor Who and The Crown actor Matt Smith had joined the cast of J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: Episode 9 in a “key role.” But Smith was never included in any of the official Lucasfilm press releases about the final Skywalker saga movie, and now the English actor has denied that he’s involved with the sci-fi sequel. Read his comments below. Read More »
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Mark Hamill talks about Carrie Fisher‘s impact in Star Wars: Episode IX
- The Phantom Menace is getting a 20th anniversary panel at Star Wars Celebration – plus several newly-announced guests
- One fan spent more than a year building a LEGO version of The Last Jedi‘s Crait battle
- Tons of updates from Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
- Plot rumors about Episode IX
- And more!
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As the opening date for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge draws closer, Disney Parks has released brand-new concept art for the merchandise and dining locations where you can buy and eat all things Star Wars-related. That includes detailed recreations of Docking Bay 7 and Milk Stand from Batuu, as well as Bina’s Creature Stall, where you can purchase creatures from around the galaxy. Take a look at the new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge concept art below.
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We’re only nine months away from the release of J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: Episode 9, but Lucasfilm still hasn’t revealed the title or unveiled any official footage to the public. But the first Episode 9 footage played this morning to a select group of people during a Disney shareholder presentation, and some descriptions have made their way online. Here’s what the shareholders saw. Read More »
Well, it’s official: Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park lands will open this summer at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. But don’t get too excited just yet – one of the two major rides that has been in development alongside the area won’t be ready in time for the opening.
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This article contains major spoilers for the final season of Star Wars Rebels.
As the animated series Star Wars Rebels reached its finale, the death of Jedi Knight Kanan Jarrus took its toll on me. With the paternal and youthful voice of Freddie Prinze Jr., Kanan was the anchor point to much of Rebels’ compelling dynamics, from his mentorship to young Ezra Bridger to his romance with the pilot Hera Syndulla. No wonder he was my favorite non-movie Jedi, and I knew him by an affectionate fandom nickname: Space Dad.
Like how showrunner Dave Filoni lost his father while crafting the pivotal “Jedi Night” episode, I also experienced the loss of my father. Reflecting on the high and lows of Star Wars Rebels, none of the drama hit as much as the loss of Kanan Jarrus, who chooses to stay in the fire to save his found-family, his apprentice, and the love of his life, Hera. As it goes when you’re mourning a fictional character, I told myself “No, there are more possibilities for Kanan Jarrus.” Why kill him off?
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When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in Disneyland later this year, it will be the kind of experience that fans will remember for the rest of their life. But since this is a Disney theme park we’re talking about, it’s not just about being there, it’s also about merchandise! And fans who are lucky enough to get into Galaxy’s Edge (and the park in general) will be able to get ahold of some awesome Disney Parks exclusive Star Wars Black Series action figures, including characters who won’t be available anywhere else. Read More »