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Expect To See A Lot More Of Ahsoka Tano

According to “The Direct” website actress Rosario Dawson, who was recently revealed to portray Ahsoka Tano in the second season of The Mandalorian, has a multi-show deal with Disney+. This could mean that besides the appearance of Ahsoka in The Mandalorian and a possible Ahsoka / Rebels spin off, she could also make appearances in other Star Wars series. Since Ahsoka has been around for quite some time, she could, in theory, appear also in the Cassian Andor series and Kenobi. Now, it’s not confirmed she will appear in any of these series, but a multi-show deal certainly opens up the possibilties for that. Would you like for Cassian or Obi-Wan to meet Ahsoka? Especially Obi-Wan’s encounter may be interesting, since the two have a long history together.
Rosario is no stranger to multi-show deals, her Marvel character Claire Temple appeared on various Netflix Marvel shows. So how do you feel about the prospect of getting a lot more live action Ahsoka?

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Believing they are better without her, Ahsoka makes a deal to free the Martez sisters and soon attempts her own escape, but she is left reeling from the discovery of the true mastermind behind the Pyke spice operation in “Together Again,” an all-new episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” this FRIDAY, April 10th on Disney+.

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This weeks’s episode of The Clone Wars finds the three heroes in a Pyke prison. Of course the Martez sisters and Ahsoka try to escape. Will they succeed? Click here or on the banner below to read the spoiler filled review of “Dangerous Debt”!

 

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Galaxy of Adventures: Rey and Finn vs. Kylo Ren

The Star Wars Kids YouTube channel has the latest episode of Galaxy of Adventures: Rey and Finn vs. Kylo RenClick here to watch!

   

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After being imprisoned by the Pykes, Ahsoka Tano and the Martez sisters manage a daring escape of their stronghold. Together they flee through the city to their ship, desperate to evade the Pyke forces in pursuit in “Dangerous Debt,” an all-new episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” this FRIDAY, April 3rd on Disney+.

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Galaxy of Adventures: BB-8 - A Hero Rolls Out

The Star Wars Kids YouTube channel has the latest episode of Galaxy of Adventures: BB-8 – A Hero Rolls Out. Click here to watch!

 

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This week’s episode “Deal No Deal” is a considerable improvement over the somewhat slow previous episode. Now that we know who the Martez sisters are the adventure can actually begin. And it takes us to Kessel of all places… Read my spoiler review by clicking here or on the banner below!

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Michael Biehn Joins The Mandalorian Cast In Season 2

Michael Biehn will join the Mandalorian cast in season 2! Biehn is certainly best known for his role as “Kyle Reese” in “The Terminator”. Another of his iconic genre roles was “Corporal Hicks” in James Cameron’s “Aliens”. Biehn hasn’t really had any high profile roles in recent years but The Mandalorian may put him in the spotlight again. Details on his role are sparse, but he’s said to portray a bounty hunter who The Mandalorian had business with in the past. But that’s not the only news. It was also announced that Bill Burr will make a return as “Mayfeld” in season 2.
The Mandalorian season 2 is currently in post production, at least for now. Other shows that are in post production are already delayed, among them “The Walking Dead”, where the season finale is currently in post but will have to be pushed back indefinitely. However, there are no news of Lucasfilm or ILM shutting down (whereas Marvel Studios has shut down for the time being), so there’s hope The Mandalorian will return to Disney+ on schedule in October 2020.
Are you excited for Biehn to make a guest appearance on The Mandalorian as a bounty hunter?

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When Trace Martez pilots her prized ship on a mysterious job arranged by her sister Rafa, Ahsoka is alarmed to learn they are transporting for the evil Pyke Syndicate. Fearing that her ship may be at risk, Trace makes a rash decision that puts them all in peril in “Deal No Deal,” an all-new episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” this FRIDAY, March 27 on Disney+. 

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In this week’s episode of The Clone Wars we get our first new episode not based on a previously released animatic. We meet Ahsoka again who is on her own now after leaving the Jedi Order. And because of an accident she finds herself on Level 1313 of Coruscant, where she meets the Martez sisters. Trace operates the garage Ahsoka more or less crash landed onto, whereas Rafa has some shady business going on that Ahsoka gets drawn into. Read the full spoiler review by clicking here or on the banner below!

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Check out the latest episode of Galaxy of Adventures: Leia Organa – A Princess, A General, A Mentor over on the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel.

 

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Rosario Dawson Will Be Ahsoka Tano In The Mandalorian

According to an exclusive report by Slashfilm Rosario Dawson will portray Ahsoka Tano in season 2 of The Mandalorian. Rosario Dawson has extensive genre experience, she was cast in various Netflix Marvel shows and one of her more recent feature films is Zombieland Double Tap. Read more after the break!

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Even though the world is in the grip of a little virus, streaming services keep offering us entertainment and diversion. Last Friday saw the release of the fourth and final episode of the Bad Batch Arc. With Echo now free and back on Anaxes, the Jedi and the clones come up with a daring plan to retake the shipyards from the Separatists. Click here or on the banner below to read the spoiler review for “Unfinished Business”!

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After leaving the Jedi Order, Ahsoka Tano finds herself in the underworld of Coruscant where she befriends aspiring pilot Trace Martez. Enlisted by Trace’s sister Rafa to help build dangerous droids, Ahsoka opts to keep her Jedi past a secret in “Gone With a Trace,” an all-new episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” this FRIDAY, March 20 on Disney+. 

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Releases Early On Digital

Arriving 4 days early, you can now buy the digital version of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Check out the full report over at IGN, and thanks to JTA reader Michael for the alert!

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Star Wars: Galaxy Of Adventures Returns With Season 2!

The Galaxy of Adventures shorts return with season 2! Season 2 will move forward in time, however, and will apparently focus on the sequel trilogy. Given the fact that there are sequel based action figures in the toyline it only made sense for Lucasfilm to give the sequels the same treatment as the original and prequel trilogy movies before. Season 1 was mostly received quite positively – even if some of the shorts inserted some creative freedom into the source material – with quite a number of fans even asking for all animated movies in the Galaxy of Adventures style.

UPDATE: apparently season 2 will also feature a lot more prequel trilogy content than before, so season 2 won’t just feature mostly the sequels! Matt Martin, a member of the Lucasfilm Story Group, confirmed this on Twitter. And season 2 will also have all new content, so not just animated scenes with movie dialogue.

You can watch the season 2 trailer on YouTube! The first new episode should be released on the Star Wars Kids channel very soon!

Will you check out the new season? What would you say to an entire movie in the Galaxy of Adventures style, i.e. combining original dialogue and all new animation? In my opinion that could be something that many fans would like, including kids.

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While Jedi Mace Windu and Obi-Wan Kenobi lead an attack against the Separatist forces on Anaxes, the Bad Batch and Anakin Skywalker infiltrate an enemy starship to ensure a Republic victory in “Unfinished Business,” an all-new episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” this Friday, March 13 on Disney+.

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Before the third episode of the The Clone Wars season 7 airs on Friday I review last week’s episode “A Distant Echo”. It’s part two of the four part “Bad Batch” arc and it is based on old material. Rough animatics with full dialogue were released to the public in 2015. But like the previous episode “A Distant Echo” underwent a few changes. It has a completely new scene, another scene was removed instead and it turns out some people think it’s somewhat controversial. So what is it all about? Read my spoiler review for “A Distant Echo” that continues Rex’ search for Echo, who was believed dead, but turned out to be probably alive in the previous episode!

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Jedi Anakin Skywalker and the clones escape Wat Tambor’s trap and return to a local village to help defend the native people against a droid attack launched by Separatist Admiral Trench in “On the Wings of Keeradaks,” an all-new episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” this Friday, March 6 on Disney+.

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Even though the following news is not directly related to Star Wars I suppose most Star Wars fans are also huge fans of Indiana Jones. A fifth movie is scheduled to be released in summer 2021, but earlier tonight Variety broke the news that Steven Spielberg has decided to no longer direct the movie, he will stay on as a producer, however. And while the reasons for Spielberg’s leaving have certainly nothing at all in common with the usual Lucasfilm Star Wars shenanigans, it’s still somewhat perplexing to see how almost no Lucasfilm production can stay out of trouble. Indiana Jones already has a troubled production with various delays. Variety also reports that Indy 5 still has some script issues, two months before filming is supposed to begin. Where have we heard that before… Solo writer Jonathan Kasdan is attached to the project at the moment, he took over from David Koepp who wrote the script for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. George Lucas has no involvement with Indy 5. Harrison Ford will still star as Indiana Jones. According to Variety Logan director James Mangold is in talks to direct the movie, but there has been no actual confirmation yet.
James Mangold was originally meant to direct the cancelled Boba Fett movie, he will direct a season 2 episode of The Mandalorian, so Lucasfilm is still on good terms with him. His latest movie is Ford v Ferrari, which was positively received by audiences. Let’s hope Mangold will stay with the movie all the way through to the end if he’s hired and that Indy 5 will be a proper send off for the adventurer portrayed by Harrison Ford.

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New Star Wars Live Action Project In Development

Several reports came in yesterday evening that Lucasfilm is developing a new Star Wars live action project and have hired writer/director J.D. Dillard and writer Matt Owens for it. Click through for more details!

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The Rise of Skywalker Coming To Blu-ray March 31

The final movie in the Skywalker Saga will be coming home on March 31. Click through for the full Blu-ray specs

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The Clone Wars "Bad Batch" Preview On StarWars.com!

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Check out the “Bad Batch” preview at StarWars.com, the new upcoming episode of The Clone Wars only on Disney+. Get your Disney+ membership HERE!

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Cassian Andor Disney+ Series Filming Delayed

In what almost feels like Groundhog Day, website Geeks WorldWide broke the exclusive story yesterday that filming for the Cassian Andor Disney+ series will be pushed back several months. Tony Gilroy was hired a while ago to fix script issues and to direct several episodes. But now new script issues have surfaced and the filming date has been pushed back as result of that. Filming was to begin in June, no new date is known. However, only recently Diego Luna confirmed that filming will begin in 2020. One has to wonder why only The Mandalorian doesn’t seem to suffer from any production issues at all, while both Kenobi and Cassian Andor are plagued by script issues and delays.

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Cover For The 'The Rise Of Skywalker' 4K Blu-Ray Revealed

Blu-Ray.com has an entry for the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker 4k Blu-Ray that also reveals the cover. It’s a re-use of the exclusive Dolby Cinema poster, so it’s nothing new. A lone X-Wing is facing off a fleet of Final Order Star Destroyers. The release date of the Blu-Ray is still unknown. Will you add The Rise of Skywalker Blu-Ray to your Star Wars movie collection? Or will you wait until the movie is on Disney+? What do you think of the cover?

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The Rise of Skywalker 4K Blu-Ray

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