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What Star Wars books and comics tell us about Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge

A growing collection of Star Wars novels and comic books offers a detailed preview of the remote smuggler’s outpost at the center of Galaxy’s Edge and fills in the backstory of the notorious characters that will populate the new themed land set to debut at Disneyland. Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm have been seeding Star Wars books with references to the Black Spire Outpost village on the remote planet of Batuu, the setting for the new 14-acre themed lands coming to the Anaheim theme par...
Tags: Florida, Disney, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Dok, Southern California, Anakin Skywalker, Jules, Hondo, Mickey Mouse, Anaheim


The Profoundly Flawed ‘The Phantom Menace’ Created a New Generation of ‘Star Wars’ Fans – And I Was One of Them

I was five when my father dragged me to the first installment of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy: The Phantom Menace,  in 1999. Five-year-old me had no understanding that Star Wars was a long-established galaxy, that other stories existed, that those stories existed chronologically ahead of this Phantom Menace movie. George Lucas’s Episode I: The Phantom Menace served as a new realm, yet five-year-old me felt that this cosmic world seemed familiar to everyone else around us in the the...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Best, Features, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Darth Maul, Jedi, Matthew Wood, Ray Park, Ahmed Best, Anakin, John Knoll, Doug Chiang, Featured Stories Sidebar


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ May Head to San Diego Comic-Con, But ‘The Mandalorian’ is Waiting for D23

Star Wars fans were rewarded for their patience earlier this month when Star Wars Celebration unveiled not only the first teaser trailer and title for the final chapter of the Skywalker saga, but also the first footage from the upcoming live-action Disney+ series The Mandalorian. But now fans will have to be patient once again before the next tease for both Star Wars projects arrives. A new rumor says Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will bring the saga back to San Diego Comic-Con in July. But ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, San Diego, Lucasfilm, Comic-Con, J J Abrams, Skywalker, D23 Expo, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, San Diego Comic Con, Mandalorian, The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


The First Word Podcast - Theories on 2019's 'Endgame' + 'Star Wars'

"We'll always be with you. No one's ever really gone." Listen in to our super fun speculation and theories discussion just before the summer movie season kicks off this year. For this episode of The First Word podcast, Mike & Alex chat about what they think might happen (or not?) in two of 2019's biggest movies: Marvel's Avengers: Endgame (directed by the Russo Brothers, opening April 26th) and Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (directed by J.J. Abrams, opening December 20th). We de...
Tags: Movies, Podcasts, Lucasfilm, Russo brothers, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Mike Alex, Alex Billington, The First Word, Mike Eisenberg


Theme Park Bits: Oogie Boogie’s Bash, A Beauty and the Beast Bar, And More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: PizzeRizzo is coming back to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disneyland is getting its own hard-ticket Halloween event. The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is getting a new bar themed to an unexpected movie. And more! Our long national nightmare is over, friends. I am, of course, referring to the news that PizzeRizzo, the oft-closed restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, is reopening just in time for both the 30th anniversary of the theme park and for Star W...
Tags: Movies, California, France, Disney, Chicago, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Coca Cola, Billy Wilder, Knott, Mickey, Grand Floridian, Disney California Adventure, Hotel del Coronado


Ranked: The 10 best Star Wars games you can play today

Along with its iconic movies, the Star Wars franchise has spawned dozens of video games over the last 30 years. Electronic Arts recently announced that the next Star Wars game, "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order," will launch on November 15, 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. To help pass the time until "Fallen Order" arrives, we've ranked the 10 best "Star Wars" games. Games that are no longer available for purchase were not considered. While the original "Star Wars" film trilogy cemented ...
Tags: Star Wars, Disney, Trends, EA, Nintendo, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Lucas, Electronic Arts, Trade Federation, LucasArts, Lucasfilm Games, Nintendo Disney, North America Electronic Arts, X Wing Alliance, Republic Commando


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 Star Wars News Roundup for April 19, 2019

Star Wars news for the week of April 19, 2019 The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars‚ news from the week of April 19, 2019 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars‚ fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, Comics, Games, Usa, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Chicago, Lego, Hasbro, Resistance, Paul Reubens, Seth Meyers, Disneyland


How ‘The Mandalorian’ Uses New Technology That Blends Physical Sets With CGI, According to Giancarlo Esposito

Jon Favreau is proving to be one of the foremost filmmakers when it comes to testing game-changing technology, from his dazzling visual effects work in The Jungle Book, to the audacious CGI scale of the upcoming The Lion King. And The Mandalorian, for which Favreau acts as showrunner and executive producer, is no exception. Favreau may have been touting the upcoming Disney+ show’s use of practical effects that pay homage to the techniques used in the original Star Wars films, but The Mandaloria...
Tags: London, Movies, Disney, Josh Brolin, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Favreau, Giancarlo Esposito, Esposito, Gadgets/Tech, The Mandalorian, Collider Esposito


Star Wars Celebration is a Reminder That Fandom is Far Healthier, and Far More Positive, Than the Internet Would Lead You to Believe

If you’re into the famous space opera franchise that is Star Wars, you have probably heard of the Star Wars Celebration fan gathering. Whether you had the time and money to attend is another question. But anyhow, I was at a place in my life where I could fly over to Chicago, Illinois for the 2019 edition. I am overall a loner when it comes to any convention or comic con experience. I like meeting up with fans, some of whom I have met online and podcasted with, and I haven gotten to know my c...
Tags: Amazon, Star-Wars, Usa, Movies, California, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Carrie Fisher, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Leia Organa, Rey, Skywalker


Reylo Watch: Why Rey Shouldn’t End Up With Kylo Ren, According to Daisy Ridley

Rey and Kylo Ren are on opposite sides of the Force, but you know what they say: opposites attract, and there has been so much blazing chemistry between those two characters (ramped up considerably in Star Wars: The Last Jedi) that fans have dubbed the pair “Reylo.” But unfortunately for the Reylo shippers out there (including Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Rose Tico and appears to be slightly obsessed with that fictional pair), it seems like Daisy Ridley isn’t on board with that relationship. Rea...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Harley Quinn, Lucasfilm, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Finn, Daisy Ridley, Kylo Ren, Rey, Snoke, Harley, Skywalker, Ridley, Kylo


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: Inheriting the Past, Ending a Trilogy of Trilogies & More

It hasn’t even been one week since we saw the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode 9, which revealed the perplexing and exciting title of The Rise of Skywalker. Since then, fans have been abuzz with theories about what the title means, but they’ve also been wondering just how this chapter will end the Skywalker saga, especially considering that shocking, menacing laugh from the end of the teaser trailer. Unfortunately, director J.J. Abrams isn’t being too forthcoming with details, but as...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Marvel Studios, Kennedy, George, Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, J J Abrams, Skywalker, Rebel Alliance, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Star Wars Episode 9


5 confirmed 'Star Wars' projects are coming after 'The Rise of Skywalker' — here are all the details

"Star Wars" movies are going on hiatus after "The Rise of Skywalker," but there are two original live-action TV series in the works for Disney Plus. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson and "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are still developing their own series of films.  Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. "Star Wars" movies are going on hiatus after this year's "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," but fans ...
Tags: Disney, Trends, Netflix, Iron Man, Iger, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Cartoon Network, Entertainment Weekly, Rian Johnson, Kennedy, Werner Herzog, Kathleen Kennedy, Skywalker, Weiss, Carl Weathers


Ranking the All-Time Best ‘Star Wars’ Video Games

On April 13, at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, Respawn Entertainment debuted an inspired story trailer for “Jedi: Fallen Order,” the first major single-player “Star Wars” game in almost nine years. While players absorbed new details about the project during the panel, speculation online and elsewhere centered on the triumphs of the past. In the […]
Tags: Features, Chicago, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Celebration, Respawn, Jedi Fallen Order


Kevin Smith’s ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Theory Proposes a “New Religion”

Writer/director Kevin Smith is one of the biggest celebrity Star Wars fans out there, so it’s no surprise that he has some thoughts about the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer that debuted at Star Wars Celebration a few days ago. Kevin Smith Rise of Skywalker Theory Smith actually visited the set of The Rise of Skywalker, but he says he learned the title at the same time as everyone else and doesn’t know much about the movie beyond what he saw on the day of his visit. On a recent...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Smith, Luke Skywalker, Kevin-Smith, Luke, Skywalker, Jedi, Nerdist, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Hoai Tran Bui


First Order Founder Rae Sloane is the Antihero Future ‘Star Wars’ Projects Need to Explore

(Welcome to A Different Point of View, a column where we explore the supporting characters of the Star Wars universe and discuss why they deserve more time in the spotlight.) With Star Wars Celebration — Chicago Edition officially over, fans around the world have seen their first look at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and how Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) story might play out. But while Rey’s narrative is front-and-center in the Disney era of Lucasfilm, there is another with that name that dese...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Lucasfilm, Anakin Skywalker, Rey, Snoke, New Dawn, Jakku, Palpatine, Imperial, Skywalker, Sloane, Ridley, Rae


Lucasfilm Considering ‘Knights of the Old Republic’ Project

Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy recently confirmed the production company is thinking about developing something related to BioWare’s classic role-playing game “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.” “Knights of the Old Republic, a lot of fans want to see that, is there any development of that?” MTV reporter Josh Horowitz asked Kennedy during Star Wars […]
Tags: Star Wars, News, Mtv, Lucasfilm, Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy, Old Republic, BioWare, Star Wars Celebration, Josh Horowitz, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars Celebration 2019


‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’ Celebrates 20 Years, and Many Fans Have Come Around to Love It

The last big panel at Star Wars Celebration was a 20th anniversary retrospective of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. The maligned prequel that kicked off a new era of Star Wars after a 16-year hiatus from the big screen hasn’t ever been considered a bright spot in the saga’s history. But 20 years later, fans who grew up on Episode I seem to have a special place in their heart for the movie. The crowd at Star Wars Celebration gave The Phantom Menace anniversary panel a warm reception. It probably ...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Sequels, Liam Neeson, Lucasfilm, Wood, George-Lucas, Peter Serafinowicz, Ilm, Ahmed, Lucas, Naboo, George, Palpatine


‘Knights of the Old Republic’ Project In Development, Kathleen Kennedy Confirms

The Star Wars universe is only going to get bigger after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker closes out the Skywalker Saga this December. And for Lucasfilm, that means returning to a few beloved stories that have never yet been adapted to the big or small screen. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, in a somewhat uncharacteristically frank answer, confirmed that a long-rumored Knights of the Old Republic project is in the works. Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that a Knights of the ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Kennedy, Kathleen-Kennedy, Palpatine, Skywalker, Weiss, Rian, MTV News, David Benioff, Old Republic, Benioff, Star-Wars


Park Life: Go behind the scenes of the Calico River Rapids revamp; what’s the story with Coke in Star Wars land?

Have you ever done the test where it sorts you into a Hogwarts house? I’m a Slytherin, but I like to think I’m more Snape and less Malfoy. Either way, Park Life brings you the latest in Southern California theme parks news without having to destroy any horcruxes. Garner Holt Productions director of creative design Bill Butler works on an animatronic creature bound for Knott’s Berry Farm’s Calico River Rapids ride. (Photo by Sean Teegarden) Behind the scenes As Knott’s Berry Farm works on rev...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Coca Cola, Coke, Southern California, Portillo, Snape, Anaheim, Hogwarts, Knott


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


‘Star Wars’: The Chosen One Prophecy Has Finally Been Revealed

A new Star Wars novel has finally revealed the entirety of the “Chosen One” prophecy, pulling back the curtain on something fans have been wondering about for decades. The answer lies in the pages of author Claudia Gray‘s new novel Master & Apprentice, the first canonical novel to take place before the events of The Phantom Menace. Read the full text of the Star Wars Chosen One prophecy below. ScreenRant combed through Gray’s new book Master & Apprentice, which is available today, and found ...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, Movies, Sci-fi, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Mark Hamill, Gray, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, Leia Organa, Rey, Luke, Palpatine, Jedi


Lucasfilm announces plans to bring Star Wars Celebration back to Anaheim in 2020

The annual Star Wars Celebration fan convention will return to Anaheim in 2020 bringing thousands of fans of the film franchise who are expected to fill city streets in cosplay costumes and swarm the soon-to-open Galaxy’s Edge themed land at Disneyland. Lucasfilm officially announced that the Star Wars expo would be heading to Anaheim in 2020 during the closing ceremonies of this year’s convention in Chicago. “We can’t wait to see you again in Anaheim in 2020!,” read the tweet from the official ...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Coca Cola, Anaheim, Adventureland, Anaheim Convention Center, Star Wars Land, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


J.J. Abrams On Rey’s Parents: “There’s More to the Story” in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

It’s the question that’s been plaguing a section of Star Wars fans since The Force Awakens: who are Rey’s parents? And while it seemed as if writer/director Rian Johnson provided an answer to that question in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it turns out that we don’t have the full picture quite yet. According to co-writer/director J.J. Abrams, “there’s more to the story” about Rey’s parents that will be revealed in this year’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Read his new quotes below. In a new in...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Johnson, Lucasfilm, Adam Driver, Rian Johnson, Simon Pegg, Emilia Clarke, Daisy Ridley, J J Abrams, Rey, Peter, Abrams, Skywalker


‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Season 2 Begins Right Where Season 1 Ended (and Everything Else We Learned at Star Wars Celebration)

Fans attending the Star Wars: Resistance panel at Star Wars Celebration were the first to get a sneak peak at the first episode of the second season. Executive producers Justin Ridge, Athena Portillo, and Brandon Auman were joined by cast members Christopher Sean, Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Myrna Velasco, Donald Faison, and Bobby Moynihan. The early portion of the panel was devoted to the roots of the series, the look, and the timeline. During the panel, cast members shared some thoughts on...
Tags: Television, Movies, Abc, Sci-fi, Features, Lucasfilm, Collins, Leia, Poe, Tam, Justin, PTI, Padawan, Bobby Moynihan, Athena, Velasco


Is This Spaceship the Key to Unlocking the Biggest Secret of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’?

The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is edited very precisely, referencing the original Phantom Menace teaser trailer and Return of the Jedi, but also showing us the heroes we love back together for one final adventure. When I was creating my breakdown of the trailer, one part seemed out of place to me. It’s a shot of a small spaceship flying toward a rocky and snow-covered planet drenched in fog under cover of night. We don’t know where this is or who is operating the spacec...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Rian Johnson, Leia, Colin Trevorrow, Rey, Snoke, Luke, Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, J J Abrams, Jakku


Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Unveils Quality, Custom Lightsabers, Incredible Prop Replicas & More

Star Wars Celebration 2019 is over, but before the convention honoring a galaxy far, far way came to an end, Disney and Lucasfilm offered up one final look at some of the incredible merchandise coming exclusively to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge when the Disney Parks expansion opens this summer. And the last round revealed the custom, high quality lightsabers fans will be able to build themselves on Batuu, as well as the collection of prop replicas and collectibles inspired by the films over the year...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Gear, Sequels, Theme Parks, Lucasfilm, Collectibles, Leia, Cool Stuff, Snoke, Palpatine, Jedi, Mace Windu, Disney Parks, Amidala


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Ending Changed During Production, Kathleen Kennedy Talks About the “Blueprint” to Bring Palpatine Back, and More

With so much conversation centering on J.J. Abrams‘ upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker over the past few days, we’ve searched the galaxy far and wide and gathered some of the best and most interesting bits we could find. So in addition to all of /Film’s more in-depth coverage, keep reading to learn about how the film’s ending changed during filming, why Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy chose that title, their thoughts on Palpatine’s comeback, see how one fan’s cut of the new trailer involves ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Seth Rogen, Lucasfilm, Uproxx, John Boyega, Rian Johnson, Kennedy, Daisy Ridley, Kylo Ren, Bloomberg Television, Kathleen Kennedy, Rogen


Star Wars Celebration Returning to Anaheim for 2020

Star Wars Celebration returning to Anaheim for 2020 At the Closing Ceremony for Star Wars Celebration 2019, Lucasfilm officially announced that you won’t have to wait two years for the convention to return. Star Wars Celebration will be back in 2020 and will return to Anaheim, where the convention was held in 2015. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; ...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Chicago, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Anaheim, Kathleen Kennedy, Walt Disney Studios, Skywalker, Star Wars News, McCormick Place, David Benioff, Dan Weiss, ComingSoon, Star Wars Celebration


Disney+ Will Not Release ‘The Mandalorian’ Episodes All At Once

As the first live-action Star Wars TV series (barring a few holiday specials) and the flagship series for the new Disney+ streaming service, The Mandalorian has captured the attention of Star Wars fans and non-fans alike. But the question remains: how long will our attention be held? While Netflix has pioneered the idea of binge-watching by releasing its original shows in blocks that are made to be consumed in a weekend, Hulu and Amazon Prime have gone different routes by releasing episodes wee...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Netflix, Lucasfilm, Hulu, Entertainment Weekly, New Republic, Taika Waititi, Jango, Netflix/Streaming Video, Anthony Breznican, Deborah Chow, The Mandalorian