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 »
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back Authors Revealed
- Star Wars: The High Republic Teases New Lightsabers
- Simon Pegg Wants to Play Dengar (Again)
- Star Wars: Squadrons Official Reveal Trailer
- Step Inside Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge
- New Episodes of Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures
- And More!
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Earlier this week, we saw the first trailer for a new Star Wars space combat video game called Star Wars Squadrons. Players will throw on a flight suit and hop into the cockpits of signature starfighters from both the Rebel Alliance (now the New Republic) and the Galactic Empire. Now some Star Wars Squadrons gameplay footage has arrived online to break down the various game modes, show off the ships you’ll be able to fly and customize, and introduce the characters you’ll be controlling and interacting with. Read More »
The Mandalorian kicked off with one of the biggest surprises in the history of Star Wars by introducing fans to the adorable little asset known as The Child, but lovingly referred to by everyone as Baby Yoda. However, throughout the first season of the series on Disney+, there are plenty of other secrets, Easter eggs, and references to the rest of the Star Wars saga that you might not have known about. Many of these were revealed or discussed as each episode of The Mandalorian was released, but the biggest one that no one seems to have known about involves one of the most important stars of The Skywalker Saga. Read More »
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, Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures has delivered a stylized, animated version of The Empire Strikes Back in just five minutes. Plus, watch The Simpsons famous steamed hams scene recreate in LEGO form, and The Hollywood Reporter brings in some of the TV drama showrunners, such as Damon Lindelof (Watchmen) and Liz Tigelaar (Little Fires Everywhere), who might be in contention for Emmys when the time comes later this year. Read More »
There are so many Star Wars LEGO sets out there that it’s hard to keep track. But the building brick company isn’t slowing down because the Star Wars line is one of their most popular themes, and this year they’ve got plenty of new additions from across the spectrum of media set in a galaxy far, far away.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a new video game coming in October this year that goes through all nine chapters of the primary Star Wars saga with all the action, adventure and humor that the LEGO video games bring to the table. So LEGO is releasing a bunch of sets from across the spectrum of Star Wars that tie into the video game, including sets that will include codes for the game to unlock certain characters and ships to be used in the game. Get a look at the 2020 Star Wars LEGO sets below. Read More »
Even though Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order have been satisfying extensions of the Star Wars saga, there has been a distinct lack of modern video games that let players hop in the cockpit of their favorite starfighters. But that’s about to change with a new video game called Star Wars: Squadrons, and the first trailer has arrived for the game that sounds a lot like a space combat version of Call of Duty. Watch it below. Read More »
There are plenty of Funko POPs inspired by the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, but the biggest of them all is yet to come. A super-sized 10-inch Funko POP of The Mandalorian is on the way, and he even has his shimmering Beskar armor with a chrome finish. But the best part of this giant Funko POP is that it comes with The Child in his arms. See the collectible below. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Artist Matt Ferguson has been paying tribute to several beloved franchises this year, following up his Batman Begins poster with a gorgeous new poster for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in honor of the landmark sci-fi sequel’s 40th anniversary. Ferguson’s poster, which debuted in May to mark the anniversary of Empire Strikes Back‘s theatrical debut, is available for sale now.
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Since The Mandalorian is a Star Wars spin-off, executive producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni wanted a score that felt familiar to fans who grew up on with the iconic themes of John Williams, but also veered into new territory to distinguish itself from the rest of the Star Wars universe. They were hoping for something that was influenced by the work of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly composer Ennio Morricone and the various scores from the films of Akira Kurosawa, a filmmaker who had a big influence on George Lucas. They got exactly what they wanted from Oscar-winning Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson, and the first time they heard it was on set from his phone. Read More »