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This Is Not Fiction

In different ways, some of Marvel’s superheroes like Captain America and the Punisher, and Lucasfilm’s infamous Galactic Empire, have all been in the news as of late for reasons that have little to do with the stories we’re used to seeing them in. Instead, they’ve become part of the odd and often irresponsible way…Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Lucasfilm, Donald Trump, Galactic Empire, Jon Ossoff, Stacey Abrams


Breaking Down Star Wars: The High Republic—Old Jedi, New Tech, and Fascinating Connections

The first wave of Star Wars: The High Republic stories is upon us, painting the broad strokes of what we can expect to see in this era, centuries before the Skywalker saga. After checking in with the new books and comics that hit shelves last week, we’re already getting a picture of some intriguing connections—and a…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Del Rey, Star Wars The High Republic


Lucasfilm's Big Bet on Star Wars Games Is the Chance to Do Something New

This week, Lucasfilm announced an overhaul of its video game licensing efforts with a rebranding of Lucasfilm Games (a re-re-branding, going back to the studio’s original gaming name back in the 1980s), indicating the impending end of its current exclusivity deal with EA Games to create Star Wars titles. Hopefully,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Video Games, Disney, Ubisoft, Lucasfilm, Massive, EA Games, Lucasfilm Games


An Indiana Jones Video Game Is on the Way From the Studio Behind Wolfenstein

The handshake meme, but it’s “Wolfenstein,” “Indiana Jones, ” and “Killing some goddamn Nazis.”Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Video Games, Disney, Indiana, Lucasfilm, Indiana Jones, Bethesda, LucasArts, Wolfenstein, Lucasfilm Games, Machine Games


Marvel Updates on Deadpool 3, Black Panther 2, X-Men, and More

It’s been 18 months since fans got a new story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That changes this week with the release of Disney+’s WandaVision, and with it comes the second best part of a new Marvel release: new quotes from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige, X Men, Spider Man 3, Deadpool 3, Black Panther 2, Disney Plus, Secret Invasion, Marvel Updates on Deadpool


This Video Explains the Story Behind Every Lightsaber Luke Skywalker Ever Wielded

In the movies, Luke Skywalker has only ever had the two lightsabers. In other canon materials, it’s a bit more complicated. Star Wars Explained can, uh, explain. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Mark Hamill, Lightsabers, Luke Skywalker


The Rogue Squadron Pilots We Want in Patty Jenkins' Star Wars Movie

In 2023, Patty Jenkins will deliver (pending future ramifications of the world in which we live) Rogue Squadron, the next major theatrical release in the Star Wars saga: a tale of the bravest squadron of pilots in the galaxy far, far away. The Rogues have a long history within canon and a longer one out of it—and…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Animation, Explainer, Spaceships, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Rogue One A Star Wars Story, Patty Jenkins, Rogue Squadron, X Wings


Report: Loki Showrunner Michael Waldron Will Write Kevin Feige's Star Wars Movie

Kevin Feige’s arrival in the Star Wars galaxy still seems quite a way off, especially while he’s still wielding the Infinity Gauntlet over at Marvel Studios. But he’s apparently bringing some very interesting Marvel talent with him to begin tackling his Star Wars adventure.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Loki, Kathleen Kennedy, Kevin Feige, Michael Waldron, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness


So, What Is a Ranger of the New Republic Anyway?

Among the approximately 17 billion Star Wars streaming shows announced at Disney’s recent Investor Day panel, one of the most interesting was a Mandalorian spinoff series called Rangers of the New Republic. Which begs the question: what exactly is a Ranger of the New Republic?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Explainer, Streaming, Lucasfilm, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Rangers of the New Republic, Io9 Features


The Mandalorian Isn't the Only Star Wars Finale This Month

One of the best Star Wars shows is ending its second season this week. A show filled with heart, passion, and incredible stories that illustrate why the franchise means so much to so many. A show made by Star Wars fans, for Star Wars fans, aiming to gives us the kind of feels the franchise has been delivering since…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Documentary, Disney, Fans, Lucasfilm, Nostalgia, Fandom, Jordan Hembrough, Io9 Features, Our Star Wars Stories


The Mandalorian's Explosive Finale Blew Our Minds and Imploded Its World

The credits have rolled on season two of The Mandalorian and we still can’t believe what happened—storylines from both seasons all came to a head in an epic mission to save Baby Yoda/Grogu. We were granted some exciting, intense Star Wars action, plus massive revelations teasing everything to come.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, Giancarlo Esposito, Pedro Pascal, Temuera Morrison, Peyton Reed, Katee Sackhoff, Bo Katan Kryze, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


The Mandalorian Finale Just Expanded Star Wars' Streaming Plans

A lot was going on in this week’s Mandalorian finale, but there was a surprising bit of news tucked in all the way at the end.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Boba Fett, Temuera Morrison, Ming Na Wen, Post Credits Scenes, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Fennec Shand, The Book of Boba Fett


Jeremy Bulloch, the Man Behind Boba Fett, Has Died

The first man to embody the most notorious Bounty Hunter in Star Wars history, influencing the franchise’s direction even to this very day, has passed away at 75.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Rip, Lucasfilm, Boba Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, Temuera Morrison, Empire Strikes Back, The Mandalorian


The High Republic's Writers on Why They Wanted to Make Star Wars Without a War

Conflict is at the very heart of Star Wars. Light vs. Dark. Good vs. Evil. Empire vs. Rebellion. So many of the stories we have seen woven throughout its world are rooted in the very idea of combat and war. It’s in the name! So in order to do something radically different for The High Republic, its creative team had…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Interview, Disney, Lucasfilm, Daniel Jose Older, Jedi, IDW, Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Star Wars The High Republic, Io9 Feature


The High Republic's Writers on Bringing New Voices and Fresh Perspectives to the Star Wars Galaxy

The High Republic is one of the biggest gambles the publishing branch of the Star Wars galaxy has taken since Lucasfilm was sold to Disney and its entire canon was rebooted. As Star Wars begins to explore the pathways of streaming and lies waiting at the box office for a few years, it’s unequivocally a setting the…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Interview, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Daniel Jose Older, IDW, Del Rey, Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Cavan Scott, Michael Siglain


The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal Says He Doesn't Want to Take His Helmet Off Too Much

One of the most profoundly vulnerable moments in Pedro Pascal’s performance across two seasons of The Mandalorian came in last week’s “The Believer,” when, in order to access some key information about Moff Gideon, Din Djarin had to go against the creed he’s known his entire life and show his face to others. But it’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians, Disney Plus, Moff Gideon Din Djarin


The Ending of The Rise of Skywalker Gets Some Stunning Concept Art

New visions of the ending of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker have finally been revealed.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Commerce, Lucasfilm, Ilm, Skywalker, Phil Szostak, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Star Wars: The High Republic Is as Refreshing as It Is Familiar

Adding something truly new to the canon of Star Wars media has to strike a delicate, daunting balance. Anything so vastly removed from what we know about the franchise—particularly the Skywalker saga—has to balance feeling worthy of being called new, while paradoxically still delivering that vague, yet tangible, feel…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Daniel Jose Older, Skywalker, IDW, Del Rey, Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Cavan Scott, Justina Ireland


The Star Wars Kids YouTube Channel Tries to Condense the Plot of The Rise of Skywalker Into 5 Minutes

Star Wars Kids does a great job of making entertaining, accessibly bite-sized chunks of Star Wars that are probably great for children. But this latest time they had an unenviable task: condensing The Rise of Skywalker, which has a… less than simple plot, into a scant five minutes. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Kids, Disney, Jj Abrams, Lucasfilm, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Star Wars Kids YouTube Channel Tries


The Mandalorian Tempers High Action With Some Rewarding Character Work

After Moff Gideon kidnapped Grogu (Baby Yoda), the Mandalorian and his newfound crew had a singular goal: Find the Child and get him back. That journey took them to a few new places, with a few familiar faces, and through some tense, emotional moments that got to the core of Star Wars as we know it.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, TV Recap, Pedro Pascal, Bill Burr, Rick Famuyiwa, Richard Brake, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Moff Gideon, Mandalorian Recaps, Grogu Baby Yoda


The Mandalorian's Ahsoka Tano and New Republic Will Receive Their Own Spinoffs

Two new Mandalorian spinoffs are coming—one for Clone Wars and Rebels legend Ahsoka Tano, and another focusing on the New Republic that replaced the overthrown Empire.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, New Republic, Rosario Dawson, Ahsoka Tano, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Rangers of the New Republic, Star Wars Ahsoka


Patty Jenkins Will Direct the Next Star Wars Movie, Rogue Squadron

It’s going to be some time before we see a new Star Wars movie in theaters but, now, at least we know what that’s going to be.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Wonder Woman, Lucasfilm, Patty Jenkins, Rogue Squadron, Wonder Woman 1984, Star Wars Movie Rogue Squadron


Robert Rodriguez Wasn't the First Choice to Direct Last Week's Episode of The Mandalorian

Robert Rodriguez, as a creator, seems a natural fit for Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian, which premiered this past Thursday on Disney Plus. After all, few people do high action and character work better than Rodriguez, and he’s more than a little experienced with big-budget filmmaking. And yet, apparently, it was sort…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Robert Rodriguez, Rodriguez, Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian, Robert Rodriguez Wasn


The Mandalorian's Latest Episode Will Have Fans Talking for a Long Time

“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” “I am your father.” “So be it. Jedi.” Star Wars is filled with moments that have become part of our lives, and have elevated the franchise to the heights of popularity it enjoys today. Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian had several of those—incredible, unforgettable moments…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Long Time, TV Recap, Boba Fett, Obi Wan Kenobi, Giancarlo Esposito, Temuera Morrison, Ming Na Wen, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Mandalorian Recaps, Dark Troopers


The Mandalorian’s Journey to Tython and the Enormous Star Wars History Behind It

Din Djarin’s quest on The Mandalorian has evolved. In finding Ahsoka Tano unwilling to train his ward, he has been sent on a new path with a new understanding, both of the child he cares for and that child’s role in his own destiny. It awaits on a planet discussed in whispers in the Disney era of the Star Wars canon,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Explainer, Streaming, Lucasfilm, The Force, Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Din Djarin, Tython


Of Course The Mandalorian's in Fortnite's Next Season

You think after the Rise of Skywalker stuff and last season’s Marvel-a-go-go Epic that Disney wouldn’t want to put the hottest father/son team-up it’s got in the world’s biggest video game?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Video Games, Disney, Epic, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Skywalker, Fortnite, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda


The Mandalorian Has Raised Some New Questions About Its Star Wars Timeline

When The Mandalorian brazenly introduced a certain former Jedi apprentice this past week, the show connected to the larger Star Wars universe in its biggest way yet. Ahsoka Tano isn’t just “The Jedi” who would help Din Djarin complete his quest with the Child, she’s a Jedi who knows way more than he, or anyone else,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Jedi, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, Grand Admiral Thrawn, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


The Mandalorian's Filoni and Dawson on Why People Still See Ahsoka as a Jedi

As The Mandalorian’s stakes have gradually risen with each episode, the series’ connections to the Star Wars franchise’s larger epic narrative have grown stronger, particularly as characters like Bo-Katan and important items like the Darksaber have been incorporated into the plot. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lgbtq, Lucasfilm, Dawson, Rosario Dawson, Ashley Eckstein, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka Tano, Ahsoka, Filoni, Bo Katan, The Mandalorian


The Mandalorian Has Removed 'Jeans Guy,' And I'm Disappointed

Mistakes are a beautiful part of film and television production. Let ‘em be. They’re great. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Goofs, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Jeans Guy


io9 Investigates: Will Wearing a Giant Baby Yoda Onesie Improve Your Mandalorian Viewing Experience?

The Mandalorian is already some pretty solid Star War. But what if we could improve on it by looking like an absolute idiot while watching? I, io9's resident idiot, decided to find out.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Hot Topic, Goofballery, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda



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