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The Marvel Approach Won't Work for Star Wars, According to Kathleen Kennedy

The similarities between Star Wars: The Force Awakens and A New Hope are as plentiful as they are obvious, because even though the newest trilogy introduces a whole slew of new characters, the story being told about bringing balance to the Force is the same. Respecting the original Star Wars films was always an…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Jj Abrams, Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


The Best Things The Phantom Menace Brought to Star Wars

Say what you will about The Phantom Menace, but it’s crucial to what makes Star Wars great. Sure, it introduced lots of not-so-popular characters and concepts, but it balanced that out with even more things that, in the 20 years since its release, have aged quite gracefully. Things that improved and expanded the…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, George Lucas, John Williams, Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, Jedi, Obi Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, The Phantom Menace, Qui Gon Jinn


A Generation Looks Back at 20 Years of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Ask a Star Wars fan what they think about The Phantom Menace and you’re going to get a very specific answer. At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago last month, io9 spoke with fans about their memories and feelings on the eve of the film’s 20th anniversary, and the sentiment was way more positive than expected for all…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Disney, Chicago, Fans, Lucasfilm, Nostalgia, Star Wars Celebration, The Phantom Menace


Dooku: Jedi Lost Makes Me Wish There Were More Prequels to The Phantom Menace

The Phantom Menace is on the precipice of turning 20 years old. The lasting legacy of what it added (for better and worse) to Star Wars’ rich tapestry is still being debated today, but the recent release of another bit of prequel storytelling has had me thinking about something: Why aren’t we getting more stories…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Audio Books, The Phantom Menace, Audio Drama, Dooku Jedi Lost


Hear George Lucas' First Screening of Star Wars as Recreated in a New Narrative Podcast Called Blockbuster

Did you ever dream of being in the room during an iconic moment of film history? A new podcast called Blockbuster is doing its best to make that dream a reality.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Podcast, Science, Interview, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Blockbuster, Jaws, Matt Schrader


How Expectation and Reality Can Clash in the World of Star Wars Fandom

I never quite understood how someone’s expectations of a movie could potentially ruin the reality of watching it until I heard the words: The Rise of Skywalker.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Fandom, Fan Theories, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


It's Official: The First Star Wars Film After Rise of Skywalker Will Be From Game of Thrones' Showrunners

We’re going from Westeros to a galaxy far far away. While speaking at the MoffetNathanson Media & Communications summit, Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger confirmed that the next Star Wars film following The Rise of Skywalker will be from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, coming in 2022.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Game Of Thrones, Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm, Skywalker, Westeros, Weiss, David Benioff, Bob Iger, Db Weiss, MoffetNathanson Media Communications


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Got Some Famous Visitors This Weekend

Some of us, when we want to entertain friends, clean up our apartment, make some food, and hope they like board games. If you’re in charge of a massive entertainment conglomerate, it’s a little different.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Jj Abrams, Theme Parks, Lucasfilm, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Bob Iger, Star Wars Galaxys Edge


Lots of Switches Were Flipped in the Millennium Falcon Across the Star Wars Films

Let’s be honest. If any of us got to sit in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, we’d exhibit no chill. We’d press every button and flip every switch imaginable, consequences be damned. And while Disney is letting fans do that in their theme parks soon enough, the notion raises the question, “Just how much does that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Millennium Falcon, Lucasfilm, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars The Last Jedi


Tom Holland Still Hasn't Seen Empire Strikes Back, Somehow

From Lego Death Stars to name dropping those “walker-thingies,” it’s clear the Peter Parker of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a bit of a Star Wars nerd. But despite the galaxy far, far away being a recurring thread for the MCU’s Spider-Man, Tom Holland himself still hasn’t seen the iconic film his cinematic…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Marvel, Disney, Sony, Aliens, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Spider Man, Tom Holland, Set Visit, Empire Strikes Back, Spider Man Far From Home


Star Wars Fans Will Love Helping the Dark Lord Achieve His Destiny in Vader Immortal

For years, we’ve enjoyed watching Star Wars stories from the outside. And typically Star Wars in VR and AR feels more like a very cool tech demo than a full immersion into a galaxy far, far away. But with Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series - Episode I, it seems like ILMxLab has crafted an untold chapter in the Star…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Disney, Vr, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, David Goyer, Ilmxlab, Mohen Leo, Oculus Quest, Vader Immortal, Ben Snow


Star Wars' 3-Year Box Office Hiatus Could Be Just What the Franchise Needs

Yesterday, Disney announced a fully armed and operational movie slate, bolstered by its recently formalized acquisition of Fox. But the news brought with it a bit of a bombshell for Star Wars fans: new films are coming, but they won’t start coming until 2022, three years after The Rise of Skywalker. And that’s…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Video Games, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Skywalker, Star Wars Resistance, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


3 New Star Wars Films Will Start Arriving in 2022 (and All the Other News Disney Just Dropped)

The Star Wars saga returns in 2022, and it’s sharing some time with Pandora.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Avatar, Lucasfilm, James Cameron, Marvel Studios, Gambit, Cruella, Nimona, Bobs Burgers, New Mutants, Ad Astra, Pandora Read, Artemis Fowl


Lucasfilm Is Celebrating May the 4th With a Galaxy's Worth of Star Wars Book Announcements

It’s time to embark on the Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Del Rey, Kevin Shinick, Rebecca Roanhorse, Ethan Sacks, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Lucasfilm Is Celebrating May the Fourth With A Galaxy's Worth of Star Wars Book Announcements

It’s time to embark on the Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Del Rey, Kevin Shinick, Rebecca Roanhorse, Ethan Sacks, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Our Chewbacca Has Passed: Peter Mayhew Dies at Age 74

Peter Mayhew, the kind-hearted, lovable actor who brought Star Wars’ Chewbacca to life for almost 40 years, died this week at the age of 74.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Rip, Lucasfilm, Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew


Leia Finds a Pint-Sized Battle Partner in the Latest Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Short

The latest Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures short takes us to the forest moon of Endor, where Princess Leia gets separated from the rest of the Rebel Alliance and encounters a small but feisty native: Wicket the Ewok. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Princess Leia, Animation, Lucasfilm, Ewoks, Leia, Return Of The Jedi, Endor, Rebel Alliance, Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventures


The 10 Best Things That Happened at Star Wars Celebration Chicago

Star Wars Celebration 2019 is in the books and it marked probably the biggest, most action-packed Celebration yet. It was the first convention to reveal a title for a Star Wars saga movie, the first time anyone saw footage of a live-action Star Wars TV show, and oh so much more. Below, are our 10 favorite things that…Read more...
Tags: Books, Comics, Science, Marvel, Disney, Chicago, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Ahmed Best, Star Wars Celebration, Kelly Marie Tran, Star Wars Resistance, Star Wars Clone Wars, Vader Immortal, The Mandalorian


What Palpatine Left Behind

A cackle in the dark. That was all it took for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to deliver its biggest shock—a shock that not even a title, a Death Star, or a host of other reveals in its first trailer could compare to. Sheev Palpatine, Darth Sidious, Emperor Palpatine, call him what you want: He’s back. And it’s a…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Video Games, Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, The Force, Palpatine, Emperor Palpatine, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Sheev Palpatine Darth Sidious


The Battle Rages On in the First Full Trailer for Clone Wars' Return

Their journey didn’t quite end the way we wanted it to. It didn’t quite end the way perhaps even Lucasfilm had wanted it to, considering there were plans for plenty more stories to tell. But now, six years after it concluded, the Clone Wars animated series is back to tell Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi-Wan’s tales once more!Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Obi Wan, Star Wars Celebration, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Disney Plus, Anakin Ahsoka


Breaking Down the Secrets and Speculation of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's Spectacular First Trailer

It’s here: we finally have our first look at Star Wars: Episode IX, or rather, The Rise of Skywalker. It’s a teaser that is, unsurprisingly, full of mystery, one with more questions than it has answers. But that didn’t stop us combing over the footage for what few clues we could find.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Jj Abrams, Lucasfilm, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Skywalker, Ian McDiarmid, Star Wars Celebration, Trailer Breakdown, Star Wars Episode Ix, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


In the Jawdropping First Trailer For Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the End of a Saga Begins

The force has awoken. The last of the Jedi has relit the spark for a new generation beyond him. And now it’s time for the Skywalker Saga to come to a close with The Rise of Skywalker, 42 years after we first stepped into the galaxy far far away—and we finally have our first look at the film.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Skywalker, Star Wars Episode Ix


The Mandalorian Will Be Available on Disney+ From Day One [Updated]

The Mandalorian, Disney and Lucasfilm’s first live-action Star Wars television series, will be leading the charge as part of the first offerings available on Disney+.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Alan Tudyk, Cassian Andor, The Mandalorian, Mandalorian Disney, Disney Plus


The Mandalorian Will Be Available on Disney+ From Day One

The Mandalorian, Disney and Lucasfilm’s first live-action Star Wars television series, will be leading the charge as part of the first offerings available on Disney+.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Alan Tudyk, Cassian Andor, The Mandalorian, Mandalorian Disney, Disney Plus


7 Things We Hope to See in Star Wars Resistance Season 2

Jedi aren’t supposed to look toward the future, but we are not Jedi. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Lucasfilm, Disney Channel, Jedi, Star Wars Resistance


A Star Wars Resistance Producer Answers Your Burning Questions After the Season One Finale

The first season of Star Wars Resistance ended Sunday night with a dogfight for the ages. Kaz and his friends took to the skies in an all-out battle to liberate the Colossus from the First Order, all while being mindful that the galaxy as they know it has completely changed with the recent destruction of the New…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Animation, Lucasfilm, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Disney Channel, Kaz, Star Wars Episode Ix, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Justin Ridge, Star Wars Resistance


Yoda Is a Tragic Trickster in This Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Short

All of the Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures shorts are brilliant. But there’s one moment in this one, starring Yoda and Luke, that I absolutely adore. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Yoda, Luke, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventures


Matt Smith Says He's Not in Star Wars: Episode IX, as Far as He Knows

Though Matt Smith was recently spending time playing royalty in Netflix’s The Crown, he’s headed back to genre territory soon. Just maybe not in the project you were hoping to see him in.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Doctor Who, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Sony, Lucasfilm, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Morbius, Star Wars Episode Ix


Star Wars Rebels Ended One Year Ago, So Let's Celebrate the Ride

March 5 marks one year since the end of Star Wars Rebels. It’s the anniversary of us seeing one story of Ezra Bridger end, while another one began. You may have even been alerted to this because of the popular #RebelsRemembered hashtag trending on Twitter. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Disney Xd, Dave Filoni, Ezra Bridger


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge—The 77 Most Fascinating Things We Learned on Our Trip

Have you been dying to learn all the nitty-gritty details on what you’ll find inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? That wait is over.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Set Visit, Star Wars Galaxys Edge



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