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Hayden Christensen Will Be In The Ahsoka Disney+ Series

It should be common knowledge by now that Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker in the upcoming Kenobi series. However, this is not where things will end. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Hayden Christensen will also appear as Anakin Skywalker in the Ahsoka series, which is set 5 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. So of course Anakin has been dead for five years. But since death is not even an inconvenience in the Star Wars galaxy chances are Anakin will appear as a Force ghost. Or maybe we will be see Ahsoka clone wars flashbacks and/or visions. Details are not known at this point. The sequels had a disturbing lack of Anakin Skywalker Force ghost scenes, even more puzzling when you consider the fact Kylo Ren was Darth Vader’s biggest fanboy and also his grandson. One of the many oversights of the sequels. But it seems Lucasfilm is willing to rectify that mistake by offering Hayden Christensen various roles in their Disney+ series. Will you be happy to see much more of Hayden as Anakin (or Darth Vader) in the next few years? And who knows, maybe Lucasfilm is gearing up for a proper Darth Vader series that focuses more on the man behind the mask. Hayden is still quite young, only 40 (he was really young in Attack of the Clones), so he’s about the right age to play a late Empire era Vader or post ROTJ Force ghost, he could probably also still play his younger clone wars self with some make-up wizardry. Would you be up for that?

When death is barely an inconvenience

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LEGO fans can now watch the latest LEGO Star Wars release: LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales. Click through for the full press release and a preview clip.

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Let's Talk About Star Wars Visions: The Elder

On to the next Visions short! The Elder is a rather simple tale about a Jedi master and his padawan and their encounter with a Sith, but it’s pretty well done. So let’s talk about The Elder!

Sayonara!

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The Book Of Boba Fett Will Officially Debut December 29th

Poster art with the official release date has landed on the official Star Wars social media pages. Look for The Book of Boba Fett to debut this December 29th!

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Let's Talk About Star Wars Visions: T0-B1

T0-B1 is yet another wildly different take on Star Wars. The short revolves around a droid called, you guess it, T0-B1 who becomes a Jedi… yes you heard that right. So let’s talk about T0-B1!

Pinocchio Wars

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Let's Talk About Star Wars Visions: The Ninth Jedi

There is almost universal praise for The Ninth Jedi. And for good reason. The 21 minute short is an ideal starting point for a true Star Wars sequel. If you ignored all Star Wars Visions shorts so far make an exception for The Ninth Jedi, it is the Star Wars fans deserve! So let’s talk about The Ninth Jedi!

When not everything turns out the way you expect it

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Let's Talk About Star Wars Visions: The Village Bride

After the frantic The Twins, The Village Bride chooses a much calmer, serene tone for its story. But is the short any good? Let’s talk about episode four of Star Wars Visions: The Village Bride!

わたしはジェダイ!

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Let's Talk About Star Wars Visions: The Twins

The third Star Wars Visions short, The Twins, may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it’s not only a huge improvement over the previous short, at its core it’s also actually pretty intriguing. Let’s talk about The Twins!

Cutting a star destroyer in half with a lightsaber is a thing now

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Let's Talk About Star Wars Visions: Tatooine Rhapsody

Tatooine Rhapsody is the second of the Visions shorts and it couldn’t be any more different than the first episode. But is it any good? Let’s talk about Tatooine Rhapsody!

One Word: No

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Let's Talk About Star Wars Visions: The Duel

Disney released all nine Star Wars Visions episodes early Wednesday morning. Since I am neither well versed in anime (I do watch a few shows and movies – few of the usual ones though – so, I am far from being an expert) and my knowledge of Japanese cinema is limited to the occasional Akira Kurosawa and Godzilla (sorry, Gojira) movie I will not provide proper reviews and a few details and things may go completely over my head. But what I will do is provide a few thoughts here and there and I also want to give you an opportunity to talk about the new series here on JTA! Since all nine episodes were released at once it would be too much and too confusing to talk about them all in one article, instead I will post one article each day, for the next nine days or so where we can talk about Visions! So let’s begin with “The Duel”, the first of the Visions episodes. And yes, there will be some spoilers, so if you don’t want to be spoiled you should stay away from the Visions articles! Click through for the short discussion!

The award for silliest hairstyle in Star Wars no longer goes to Rafa Martez

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Marcia Lucas Really Doesn't Like The Sequels

A book about the Star Wars producer Howard Kazanjian titled Howard Kazanjian: A Producer’s Life by late author J.W. Rinzler was released posthumously last week. For the book Rinzler also interviewed Marcia Lucas, who won an Oscar for her editing work on A New Hope. She was very instrumental back in the 1970s to make the original Star Wars the movie we all love. She also worked on the other two original trilogy movies, but her work was uncredited. In the new Rinzler book Marcia Lucas doesn’t mince words when it comes to the sequel trilogy. She outright says that neither Kennedy nor Abrams “get the magic of Star Wars”. Click through for the full quote.

Marcia and George Lucas

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Star Wars: Visions - Meet the Ships and Vehicles

StarWars.com continues their look inside the upcoming Star Wars: Visions series with a look at the ship. Click here for the full article. Star Wars: Visions drops on September 22. 

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Star Wars: Visions - Meet the Villains

It’s time to meet the villains of Star Wars: Visions. Head over to StarWars.com to check out their latest preview of the upcoming anime series.

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Star Wars: Visions - Meet the Droids

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StarWars.com has posted their next update for the upcoming Star Wars: Visions, set to premiere this month on Disney+, this time focusing on the Droids of the series. Click here for the full article.

 

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Star Wars: Visions - Meet the Heroes

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Star Wars: Visions is set to premiere this month on Disney+, and StarWars.com has a nice feature showcasing the heroes of the series. Click here for the full rundown as Executive Producer Josh Rimes and Producer Kanako Shirasaki share some insight to get you prepared. 

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Disney+ Debuts Trailer & Announces Cast For Star Wars: Visions

Today, Disney+ debuted the trailer and announced the Japanese and English dub voice casts for “Star Wars: Visions,” an upcoming anthology series from Lucasfilm that tells new Star Wars stories through the singular style and tradition of Japanese anime. Disney+ also released four exciting images from the trailer.

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We have made it! The Bad Batch ended its first season with episode 16: “Kamino Lost”. Was it good, was it bad, was it just… “meh”? Read my spoiler review and then let’s discuss both the current episode and all of season 1! Just click here or on the banner to join the discussion!

Time to say goodbye

Time to say goodbye

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“Return to Kamino” continues the three episode mini arc which began last week. Last time Hunter was captured by Crosshair and brought to Kamino. Now Omega and her buddies Echo, Wrecker and Tech are en route to Kamino to rescue Hunter. Will their plan succeed? Read my spoiler review for the latest episode and let’s discuss “Return to Kamino”, just click here or on the banner!

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Disney Officially Announces Season 2 of The Bad Batch

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As expected, we are getting a second season of The Bad Batch, as Disney+ officially announced Season Two will arrive in 2022. Click through for the full press release.

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We are nearing the end of the season 1 of The Bad Batch and finally things get going again after a few detours and pointless episodes. “War-Mantle” is a much better episode again. This week Captain Rex asks a favor of the Bad Batch, they are to rescue a fellow clone. But then things turn out to be much more than the Bad Batch bargained for. Read my spoiler review of “War-Mantle” and let’s discuss the latest episode by clicking here or on the banner!

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This week’s Bad Batch adventure was very predictable after last week’s setup. I wonder if that is what modern Star Wars boils down to… nostalgic familiarity and offering fans more of what they know and like, instead of something completely new. Read my spoiler review for “Rescue on Ryloth” by clicking here or on the banner and let’s discuss if this is what Star Wars should really be.

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The latest Bad Batch episode is very odd. It’s a huge detour from everything we have seen so far and the question I have is: “why?”.
There are plenty of things to talk about, so read my spoiler review and then let’s discuss the latest Bad Batch episode by clicking here or on the banner below!

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The new Bad Batch adventure offers a pretty average story, it’s yet another rescue mission, but beneath the surface there are many things going on in “Common Ground” – so there’s a lot to discuss this week. Click here or on the banner below to read my spoiler review and then let us all debate the things happening in “Common Ground”, the obvious and maybe not so obvious things.

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I finally managed to watch and review the latest Bad Batch episode “Bounty Lost”. It’s the European Football Championship (delayed for a year thanks to a certain virus), a major sport event here in Europe, which means there’s not much time to watch other things. And on Tuesday Germany will face England in Wembley in the round of the final 16 teams. Anyway, here it is, the review of the latest Bad Batch chapter. With Omega in the hands of Cad Bane and en route to hand her over to the Kaminoans she has to find a way to escape. Things don’t get easier when someone else shows up who also wants Omega. With the Bad Batch far away Omega has to fend for herself… So let’s discuss “Bounty Lost” and read my spoiler review!

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