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The Last Jedi Is 365 Days Old Today!

It’s hard to believe, but today marks the first anniversary since The Last Jedi was released in theaters. It’s a film that divided the community (much to my surprise), and while many fans loved it, many others believe it has “broken” Star Wars permanently. One thing is for sure, very few have been able to stop talking about it the last 365 days! Rumors abound that Episode IX completely ignores what was established in Episode VIII, but no one knows what is right until Episode IX is released in theaters next year. The Last Jedi has many entertaining parts, but let us know how the film has influenced your anticipation and expectations for Episode IX. Keep the comments fun and friendly, and agree to disagree before it turns unfriendly. Thank you!

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The Mandalorian Cast Officially Revealed

Lucasfilm took their time to officially reveal what was known for quite a while now. But the official Star Wars website finally reveals some of the cast members for The Mandalorian and it is confirmed that Pedro Pascal will be the titular character in the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series. Also confirmed was that Carl Weathers, Gina Carano and Nick Nolte have roles in the series. However, there were also some new (some of them rumored before) cast members announced! Click through for more!

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Showrunner For Upcoming Diego Luna Star Wars Series Found!

Stephen Schiff will be the showrunner for the upcoming and as of yet untitled Disney+ Star Wars show about Cassian Andor (Diego Luna will reprise the role, as you remember). Schiff was, among other things, a writer/producer for the excellent show “The Americans”. He also wrote a few movie scripts, among them the 1997 adaption of “Lolita”, the Clint Eastwood movie “True Crime” and the Oliver Stone drama “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”. So even if that means that Schiff has no experience with genre work, he has experience writing both Hollywood movies and tv shows. Maybe he’s a Star Wars fan, and if not, he has plenty of time to get acquainted with the franchise.
Nothing else is known about the Cassian Andor series yet. I suppose we’ll learn more about Stephen Schiff’s plans for the show next year. We’ll keep you posted!

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Nick Nolte Joins The Mandalorian!

The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive report about Nick Nolte joining The Mandalorian. Nothing is known about his role on the show. Pedro Pascal is the lead character, Gina Carano (you saw her in the first Deadpool movie) was announced a short while ago and  Carl Weathers was apparently hired as well. Nothing is known yet about plot or who exactly the actors will be portraying. I suppose we will have to wait a few more months before we get more details. The Mandalorian is projected for a late 2019 release on the Disney+ streaming channel.

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First Six Galaxy Of Adventures YouTube Shorts Released

Head on over the Star Wars Kids YouTube Channel to check out the first six Galaxy of Adventures animated shorts, featuring Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Chewbacca and Darth Vader. Each short is about 1 minute and features a fun and well-animated look at scenes from the OT. I enjoyed them for what they were.  The use of original dialog and sound effects was well done. 

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BREAKING NEWS! New Original Trilogy Shorts Coming!

Wow! Check it out! Disney is finally strumming the heartstrings of OT fans! A new series of animated shorts [mostly] based on the Original Trilogy is coming called Star Wars: Galaxy Of Adventures! Check out the trailer! Special thanks to all who wrote in to let us know!

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Pedro Pascal Will Play The Mandalorian

Is has been rumored for quite a while, but apparently things are getting more official now. According to Variety the lead role in the upcoming Disney+ streaming show The Mandalorian has been offered to Pedro Pascal, who you may know from such things as Game of Thrones, Kingsmen 2 or Narcos. Negotiations are underway, but if nothing unforeseen happens you can expect Pedro Pascal to be The Mandalorian sometime in 2019. Shooting is underway for The Mandalorian, however only scenes without the lead actor were filmed, according to Entertainment Weekly. Carl Weathers was cast as a supporting character a few days ago. Other than that the cast is still mostly a mystery. More details will certainly follow in time.

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Pedro Pascal

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Cassian Andor Live Action TV Show Announced!

Now that comes as a nice surprise! Disney announced yet another live action show for its upcoming streaming service Disney+ (the name was also announced)! And the show will revolve around none other than Cassian Andor, starring Diego Luna, who will reprise his role from Rogue One. Not much else is known, other than the show being a prequel to Rogue One (for obvious reasons). According to the official announcement the show will be a spy thriller. Production will begin next year. No release date has been announced yet!
So, what do you think? Are you excited? Rogue One is one of the best liked Disney era Star Wars movies and Cassian was quite intriguing in the movie, his entry was memorable and showed that he is willing do to anything to reach his mission goals. And while it is perhaps unlikely the show might even feature the one or the other Rebels character, since the events in Rebels and Rogue One might overlap. And of course it could mean we get more K-2SO!

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Interesting Tidbit About The Clone Wars

CBR.com interviewed Ahsoka voice actress Ashley Eckstein and Ashley mentions something very interesting. Here’s is the relevant passage from the interview:

CBR: Have you started recording yet?
Eckstein: We’re currently recording. That’s all I can say! [laughs] So it’s coming to the Disney streaming service. And that’s about it.

Now, what does that mean? Will the cast only record some new bits and pieces? Or is the 7th season all new material after all, using no or only very little pre-recorded dialogue? About two extra seasons worth of dialogue was recorded for the show before it was canceled. But if season 7 is mostly or all new material then this dialogue will still be in a vault somewhere, waiting to see the light of day. Only recently voice actor Daniel Logan said that he recorded several episodes focusing on Boba Fett. Let’s all hope The Clone Wars will be a huge success, so that Lucasfilm feels it’s worth the money to finish all the episodes that have recorded dialogue. And of course, season 7 of TCW can’t come soon enough!

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Ashley Eckstein and R2-D2

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LEGO® Star Wars: All-Stars, a new animated adventure series that spans all Star Wars eras, will debut beginning MONDAY, OCT. 29, on Disney XD YouTube and DisneyNOW. Comprised of eight shorts and four half-hour episodes, the series features LEGO versions of the fresh faces of the Star Wars galaxy alongside iconic heroes including Kylo Ren, R2-D2, Young Han, Chewie, Young Lando, BB-8 and General Leia. Click through for full details!

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Check Out The Mandalorian's Rifle!

Over the weekend Jon Favreau posted a picture of the rifle the Mandalorian will use in the show on Instagram. And it seems it’s a clear reference to the rifle Boba Fett used in The Holiday Special cartoon segment. And who knows, maybe it even is Boba Fett’s rifle, unless this design is more generic. The action figure that comes with that gun can’t be revealed soon enough!

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Well, here is a jaw-dropping rumor about Episode IX. Click through only if you want spoilers.

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Star Wars Resistance Series Premiere Discussion

Star Wars Resistance has arrived! The series premiere just wrapped up and we want to hear from you. What are your thoughts on the latest animated expansion of the Star Wars saga? Let us know! Keep an eye out for a review of the series premiere of Star Wars Resistance later this week. 

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Meet "The Mandalorian"!

The official Star Wars site published a very first look at the main character of the upcoming show “The Mandalorian” by Jon Favreau, which will have its premiere sometime in 2019. Dave Filoni will direct the first episode, while other episodes will be directed by Bryce Dallas Howard (you know her from Jurassic World), Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) and Taika Waititi (Thor 3). The show will be written by Jon Favreau.
What do you think about the look of the character? In my opinion it’s classic Mandalorian armor but different enough from Boba Fett’s version. Pedro Pascal is rumored to be the main character of the show. And one thing is clear: we need an action figure of “The Mandalorian” in all possible scales and lines!

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We finally have some information on the upcoming Jon Favreau live-action Star Wars series: The Mandalorian. The director revealed the synopsis via his Instagram account:

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Star Wars Resistance Will Overlap With The Force Awakens!

The SyFy website has a new article about Star Wars Resistance which reveals some interesting tidbits about the show. Click through for more details!

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Star Wars Resistance - Extended Sneak Peek

Star Wars Resistance is set to premiere later this week. In preparation for the big premiere, click through to check out an extended sneak peek! 

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Concept Art - Worlds & Vehicles

This last bit of concept art from Solo: A Star Wars Story features some of the worlds and vehicles of Star Wars. Click below for the full gallery, and click here to revisit all of the concept art we featured over the past few weeks. 

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Concept Art - Costumes

Enjoy another round of concept art, this time featuring the costumes from Solo: A Star Wars Story

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BREAKING NEWS! Kathleen Kennedy’s contract with Lucasfilm has been extended for three (3) more years! The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive full story!

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Concept Art - Creatures

The Solo: A Star Wars Story Blu-ray hits shelves in the U.S. tomorrow and Lucasfilm has another round of concept art to share. Click through to check out some cool concept art featuring the creatures of Solo

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Gary Kurtz, Star Wars Producer, Dead At 78

Gary Kurtz, Star Wars producer, passed away on Sunday, September 23rd at 4:47 pm after succumbing to a battle with cancer. He will be missed and is universally loved for his work with Star Wars. He was 78. Check out the full PRESS RELEASE here.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Concept Art - The Millennium Falcon

We have a cool look at some more concept art from Solo: A Star Wars Story, this time featuring the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon. Click through for the full gallery, as well as a cool animated gif showing off a detailed look inside of the Falcon

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Concept Art - The Empire

Click through to check out another round of concept art from Solo: A Star Wars Story, this time featuring the vehicles and costumes of The Empire. 

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Bob Iger Confirms Disney Star Wars Slow Down And More

Site IGN has posted a brief article confirming that Disney will slow down the pace of its Star Wars films going forward. While this isn’t entirely news, there are some other details which you may find intriguing depending on how you interpret them. Check out the article and then come back here to comment!

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Home Video Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (Blu-ray/Digital HD)

It’s almost time for another Star Wars Blu-ray home release! Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out next Tuesday (September 25), and we have a full review to get you ready for the action. Get a quick look at what you can expect from the standard Blu-ray release. Click through for our full review!

  

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The Future Of Star Wars On Disney's Streaming Service

Variety has an interesting exclusive article about Disney’s plans to make MCU shows for their upcoming streaming service. That alone would not be worth mentioning really, what is worth mentioning is that Variety also reports that the MCU shows will not just feature main characters from the movies, but that each character, such as Loki or Scarlet Witch, will be played by their MCU actors, Tom Hiddelston and Elizabeth Olsen. What could that mean for Star Wars? Click through for some speculation!

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Concept Art - Lando & L3

We have another round of Solo: A Star Wars Story concept art, this time featuring Lando and L3. There’s also a bonus behind-the-scenes clip on the making of L3’s costume.   Click through for the full gallery and video!

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Solo: A Star Wars Story Concept Art - Han & Chewie

To celebrate the legendary friendship between Han & Chewie and the home release of the latest Star Wars movie, Lucasfilm released some concept art from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Click through for the full gallery!

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Want to know more about what went on behind the scenes during the making of Solo: A Star Wars Story? Check out this tweet from Jon Kasdan. A lot of fun behind the scenes factoids to read! Click through for more!

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Han Solo Crashes A TIE Fighter In Latest Solo Deleted Scene!

Entertainment Weekly is the latest outlet to reveal a new deleted scene from Solo: A Star Wars Story where Han Solo crashed an Imperial TIE fighter. Special thanks to JTA resder and friend Martin M. for the alert!

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New Solo: A Star Wars Story Deleted Scene

USA Today has posted a pretty cool deleted scene from Solo: A Star Wars Story. There is a great shot of Rebolt in this scene.Special thanks to friend Martin M. for the alert

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The Last Jedi: Top Selling Blu-ray Of 2018 Thus Far

The Last Jedi Blu-ray sales are in the lead for 2018. Will it make the top spot for the year? Only time will tell. Comicbook.com has the full story.

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Billy Dee Williams Is Getting In Shape For Episode IX

Ever since Billy Dee Williams was announced as a cast member for Episode IX fans were concerned in what shape Williams would be for the movie, considering his health and age. Well, it seems Billy Dee is in great shape, he has a personal trainer who works with him and Billy Dee Williams posted a short video on his Twitter feed earlier today where you can see him working out and boxing. So whatever Lando will do in Episode IX, he won’t just have to sit or lean against a wall. Maybe he can punch some sense into Kylo Ren? Go to Twitter to see the short clip!

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Billy Dee Williams with his personal trainer Gunnar Peterson

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The official Star Wars YouTube channel released a behind the scenes look for Star Wars Resistance earlier today. In this 3-minute clip you get to meet some of the voice actors, a little is told about each character and you learn more about the general setting. For example, “Team Fireball”, as it is called, has to earn money by racing swoop/speeder bikes. The female character Tam is “tough, no nonsense and kind of has an attitude” according to her voice actress (which sounds like any other female character in movies and shows these days) and main character Kaz is actually bad at spying but has heart (the Star Wars version of Johnny English?). Check it out, the video is full of tiny tidbits and short clips from the upcoming show that will give you a better impression than the short trailer from a while ago. The clip also confirms that the show is made for kids, as one producer says that the show is intended for younger audiences, not for us grown-ups.

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