Even though Disney is planning a lot of original content for debut on their forthcoming Disney+ subscription streaming service launching late in 2019, one of their biggest franchises won’t be debuting any new movies there.
In a recent interview, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that even though they’re spending big bucks on new projects like The Mandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars series ever, the feature-length adventures from a galaxy far, far away are simply too big to premiere only in their streaming library. Read More »
The animated series Star Wars Resistance is on a short break right now, but there are a few more episodes left to air later this month. In the meantime, you can hang out with the gang from the Colossus in a new series of animated shorts featuring the show’s characters in a series of mini-adventures. They’re all nearly two minutes long, and you can check out the Star Wars Resistance shorts below. Read More »
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Has General Leia Organa secretly been recast?
- Which iconic piece of Star Wars memorabilia sold for over $200,000 at auction?
- Will Ewan McGregor return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Episode IX?
- Can John Willams grab two Grammy’s at this year’s ceremony?
- And much more…
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We’re only half a year out from the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which is being touted as the most ambitious land ever added to a Disney theme park. The highly anticipated Star Wars-themed lands open at Disneyland in summer of 2019, while Walt Disney World’s version in the Hollywood Studios park will open later in Fall 2019. But one lucky Star Wars fan got a sneak peek at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and has some exciting details to share from the the experience.
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If there’s one sci-fi weapon that audiences have wanted to see become a reality ever since it was introduced, it’s a lightsaber from the Star Wars universe. The glowing sword that can deflect lasers, cut through almost anything, and makes the coolest sounds ever is one of the most iconic props in cinematic history, and now it’s finally real…kinda.
The Hacksmith is a YouTube channel that uses real engineering skills to take fictional ideas from movies, video games and comics, and make real working prototypes. They’re previously made Captain America’s shield that can return to an electromagnetic arm band and Thor’s hammer that catches lightning, but now they’ve made what they’re calling a real lightsaber. And it’s kind of scary. Read More »
After the emotional distress that Avengers: Infinity War wrought on Marvel fans everywhere, it’s no wonder that Avengers: Endgame is next year’s most anticipated movie. A Fandango poll revealed that the next Avengers film has beat out the year’s other blockbuster big-hitter, Star Wars: Episode 9, for the most anticipated movie of 2019.
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This contains spoilers for the most recent issue of Darth Vader.
The final issue of Marvel’s Darth Vader comicis out, and it has a lot to say about who might be the father of Anakin Skywalker. Could Palpatine have really manipulated the Force into creating his strongest apprentice?
“There was no Father,” Shmi Skywalker confesses to Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace of her son, Anakin Skywalker. This leads the venerable Jedi Master to believe that Anakin is the one foretold to be the Chosen One as part of an ancient Jedi prophecy. When he reports this to the Jedi Council, they remain skeptical that the young boy was conceived of the midi-chlorians, which were the source of all life in the galaxy and a pathway to hear the will of the Force for those in tune with them.
But the fact remains that Anakin Skywalker has a higher midi-chlorian count than anyone they’ve ever encountered. Was he a product of the Force’s will? Or were the midi-chlorians tampered with by someone strong in the dark side of the Force? In the final issue of writer Charles Soule’s run on Darth Vader that came out last week, Darth Vader has a vision that may well lead him to believe the latter is true. But what are we left to believe?
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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, dive into the making of the Millennium Falcon by Industrial Light and Magic for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Plus, learn about hidden digital visual effects you never noticed in movies like Gone Girl and Brokeback Mountain, and watch as Andy Serkis breaks down his most memorable characters from his career so far. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Even though The Mandalorian has officially revealed the cast of the first live-action Star Wars series coming to Disney+ in 2019, there are still plenty of details under wraps. However, one of the rumored elements of the series appears to have been confirmed by a set photo that executive producer Jon Favreau posted to Instagram on Christmas Day. The photo reveals the fan-favorite droid bounty hunter IG-88 on a green screen set, confirming the character’s involvement in the show.
Check out IG-88 in The Mandalorian below. Read More »
As has become customary with any new Star Wars saga film, very little is known about what is coming in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. Star Wars Episode 9 is currently in production, and very few secrets are making their way on to the web, which isn’t surprising since Mark Hamill recently compared the secrecy surrounding the franchise as something akin to being in the CIA. But with rumblings of a teaser trailer not far off, one new detail has emerged about the Star Wars Episode 9 setting.
Find out how long after Star Wars: The Last Jedi the events of Star Wars Episode 9 will take place. Read More »