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Timothy Zahn is Planning More Star Wars Books, Teases Thrawn Tetralogy at Star Wars Celebration

During Star Wars Celebration, author Timothy Zahn sat down on the Fan Stage to address his 30 years writing for Star Wars. Star Wars Celebration celebrates everything about Star Wars from the films to the books to the droid builders and beyond.  Timothy Zahn is a beloved author in the Star Wars universe.  The Chicago native has authored 13 books, including this summer’s Thrawn: Treason. Bria LaVorgna, a writer for StarWars.com, moderated the panel with the beloved Star Wars author.  Zahn has si...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Bbc, Chicago, Treason, Thanos, Lucasfilm, Avengers, Lex, Falcon, Lando, Bria, Ronan, Timothy Zahn, Anakin, Zahn


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – 1/6th scale Orson Krennic

  As director of Advanced Weapons Research for the Imperial military, Orson Krennic was obsessed with the completion of the long-delayed Death Star project. A cruel but brilliant man, Krennic has staked his reputation on the delivery of the functional battle station to the Emperor.  Longed for by many diehard Star Wars fans, Hot Toys has announced their 1/6th scale Director Orson Krennic collectible figure of from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story . Crafted based on the appearance of Ben Mendels...
Tags: Toys, Disney, Ben Mendelsohn, Hot Toys, Imperial, Sideshow Toys, Krennic, Orson Krennic, Advanced Weapons Research for the Imperial


What Ben Mendelsohn Thinks The Star Wars Prequel Should Do With Orson Krennic

The Rogue One actor had some thoughts on how he'd like to see Krennic portrayed in the Disney+ prequel series.
Tags: Religion, Ben Mendelsohn, Krennic, Orson Krennic


Star Wars Bits: The Last Jedi Debate Hits SDCC, The Internet Reacts to Leia in Episode IX, and The Star Wars Show Hits 100

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: You can finally own your own Star Destroyer Mark Hamill reacts to Carrie Fisher’s return to the galaxy far far away Dave Filoni reveals why the Death Star was never in Rebels More news about Star Wars Resistance And much more! There has been a lot of debate about The Last Jedi, but at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con a brave panel of people decided to take the debate to the fans… and it was surprisingly civil! From The Last Jedi lovers to those who would ...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, China, Sci-fi, Disney, Bloomberg, Carrie Fisher, San Diego, Death Star, Lucasfilm, Yen, Ben Schwartz, James Corden, Mark Hamill, Leia, Parks


What Lightsaber Colors Can Teach Us About the ‘Star Wars’ Universe

Whether you were six or 26-years-old, you probably remember the feeling when you first picked up a lightsaber. My family recently acquired the Jedi Challenges AR set, and I cannot stop gawking at the lightsaber that came with the package – a near-perfect replica of the historic lightsaber Rey uses in The Last Jedi , the lightsaber that belonged to Luke and to his father before him. Every time the lightsaber catches my eye, I feel compelled to reverently lift it from its case, as I then p...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Harry Potter, Rex, David Tennant, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Lucas, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Rey, Snoke, Ben, Luke, Darth Maul


Recreating the Loot Train Battle from Game of Thrones

Oh, this is a clever bit of TV/film analysis by Evan Puschak: he reconstructs the Loot Train Battle from the most recent episode of Game of Thrones using clips from other movies and TV shows (like 300, Lord of the Rings, Stagecoach, and Apocalypse Now). In doing so, he reveals the structure that many filmed battle scenes follow, from the surprising enemy attack presaged by the distant sound of horses (as in 300) to the quiet mid-chaos reflection by a shocked commander (as in Saving Private R...
Tags: Jason Kottke, Gareth Edwards, Evan Puschak, Puschak, Krennic


Where to Start with the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Where to Start with the Star Wars Expanded Universe by Thea James Originally appearing in our fourth Quarterly Almanac, Where to Start with the Star Wars Expanded Universe is the latest in our ongoing series of essays detailing where one can start with any number of SFF/popgeekery topics. This time, Thea tackles a subject close to her heart: The Star Wars Expanded Universe. Enjoy! Star Wars inspires passion. Everyone has a different experience with the franchise, especially when it comes to opi...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Senate, Disney, Eu, Nice, Clone Wars, Leia, SFF, Gray, Anakin Skywalker, Alexander, Ben, Pepsi, Palpatine, Darth Maul


Star Wars Bits: ‘Rogue One’ Cameos, Undiscovered Easter Eggs, and Plenty More

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Mads Mikkelsen talks about Galen Erso’s fate. Learn more about Saw Gerrera’s origins. Screenwriter Gary Whitta reveals the cameo he didn’t like. How J.J. Abrams was responsible for Admiral Ackbar not making the cut. Director Gareth Edwards says there are “loads” of easter eggs yet to be discovered And more! Mads Mikkelsen, who played Death Star engineer Galen Erso in the film, sounds downright giddy when talking about his death scene. You can read his fu...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Death Star, Uproxx, Ilm, Whitaker, Gareth Edwards, J J Abrams, Digital HD, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, IGN, John Knoll, Alan Dean, Gary Whitta, Mads Mikkelsen


‘Rogue One’ As Told by LEGO Takes Plenty of Liberties with Tragic Heroics [Video]

Today you can get your hands on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Blu-ray and DVD, but if you don’t have time to watch it immediately, you can enjoy an abridged version of the story as told by LEGO. Using some impressive stop-motion animation, Disney and LEGO teamed up to make this family friendly, shortened version of the Rogue One story as it all takes place in the bedroom of some spoiled kid who not only has the massive Death Star LEGO set, but also the Rebels U-Wing, Director Krennic’s Imperi...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Lego, Sequels, Death Star, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Rogue One, Imperial, St, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar


Jyn Erso’s Mother Was a Jedi Knight in Early ‘Rogue One’ Drafts

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first Star Wars film that doesn’t contain a single Jedi character – but that almost wasn’t the case. In a new interview, the filmmakers have revealed that in one of the early drafts of the script, Jyn Erso’s mother, Lyra (played by Valene Kane), was originally meant to be a Jedi knight who wielded a lightsaber in a fight against Ben Mendelsohn’s Orson Krennic in the movie’s prologue. Speaking with EW, director Gareth Edwards teased what the story nearly beca...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Death Star, Lucasfilm, Ben Mendelsohn, Chris Weitz, Force, Rogue One, Gareth Edwards, Jedi, Digital HD, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Lyra, Gary Whitta, Mads Mikkelsen


Darth Vader Killed This Character In the Original ‘Rogue One’ Ending

Now that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is finally hitting home video, we are beginning to get some insight into the original screenplay and earlier cuts of the first Star Wars stand alone movie. In a new interview, screenwriter Gary Whitta reveals that Darth Vader originally killed one of the main characters in the film. Learn more about it, after the jump. Director Orson Krennic (played by Ben Mendelsohn) was never going to make it out alive from Rogue One, but how he was going to die change...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Death Star, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Ben Mendelsohn, Imperial, Gary Whitta, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Jyn, Cassian, Whitta, Featured Stories Sidebar


Darth Vader almost killed off a main character in 'Rogue One'

One of the best scenes in "Rogue One" is the ending when Darth Vader gives a glimpse of how evil he is as he kills a group of Rebel fighters. But Entertainment Weekly reveals that in one of the early scripts Vader was portrayed as even more sinister. Speaking to "Rogue One" screenwriter Gary Whitta, who wrote the earliest versions of the script before it was passed to Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, said that in one version Vader has another encounter with Director Krennic (played by Ben Mendelsohn...
Tags: Trends, Death Star, Darth Vader, Ben Mendelsohn, Chris Weitz, Jones, J Simpson, Vader, ESPN Films, Tony Gilroy, Gary Whitta, Whitta, Cassian Andor Diego Luna, Krennic, Scarif


Rogue One Bits: The Hilarious Origin of Scarif, Deleted Scenes, and the Original Opening Crawl

In this edition of Rogue One Bits: Gareth Edwards shares all kinds of information in a Reddit AMA. The hilarious origin of Scarif’s name. Why it will be hard to ever release Rogue One‘s deleted scenes. A first look at Marvel’s Rogue One comic book adaptation. New Rogue One details revealed on the official Star Wars database. The first interview with the woman behind Rogue One‘s Princess Leia. Rogue One director Gareth Edwards recently participated in a Reddit AMA, where things got…well, th...
Tags: Movies, Peter Cushing, Sci-fi, Disney, Nasa, Sequels, Reddit, Lucasfilm, Peter Jackson, George Lucas, John Williams, Ilm, Leia, Sxsw, Rogue One, Ama


Exclusive: Gareth Edwards on the ‘Rogue One’ Ending and How He Got Away With It

With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hitting home video in just a few weeks and director Gareth Edwards in attendance at SXSW for a different engagement, we were able to meet up for a spoiler-filled chat about the film’s third act. You may have already read our conversation about why the ending of the film was changed, but we also spoke about the Rogue One ending and that final battle’s giant body count…and how he thought he’d never get away with it.   Since everyone’s seen the movie now, let’s...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Sequels, Vietnam, Lucasfilm, Sxsw, Rogue One, Luke, Kathleen Kennedy, Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Bob Iger


The tools ILM built to make Rogue One are super interesting

Every time I watch or read something about how Rogue One was made, I come away more intrigued. And it’s not about how they made the film…it’s about the tools they built to help them make the film. A few weeks ago, I posted about the full-length story reel they made from bits of old movies so that director Gareth Edwards could determine the pacing: There was no screenplay, there was just a story breakdown at that point, scene by scene. He got me to rip hundreds of movies and basically make ‘...
Tags: Pixar, Ilm, Jason Kottke, Gareth Edwards, Edwards, Krennic, Jedha City