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Examining the Iconic Japanese Samurai Film That Inspired ‘The Mandalorian’

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars , a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition:  Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance .) Samurai movies have long held a place in the inspiration of Star Wars. It began with The Hidden Fortress , which was one of the earliest influences on George Lucas’s creation of Star Wars,  but Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance is perhaps the latest in that line of...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Features, Clint Eastwood, Wu Tang, Quentin Tarantino, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Mando, Wolf, Kurosawa, Wakayama, Samurai, Lone Wolf, Pedro Pascal, Jeremy Bulloch


Medieval Remixes of Star Wars Themes Are Music to Thine Ears

When Darth Vader said “What is thy bidding, master?” apparently he was onto something. The phrase had a certain dated quality. Medieval even. And now, after hearing actual medieval remixes of popular Star Wars themes, those two things definitely go hand in hand.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Music, Science, Disney, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, This Is Awesome, John Williams, Ludwig Goransson, Samuel Kim, Jake Bartok


The New Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Guidebook Has Some Tantalizing Secrets

Everything about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is meant to feel real, as if you’re leaving a Disney park and going to the Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu. All the sodas are in special alien packages, nothing inside says “Disney,” and all the cast members are in character. It’s basically a Star Wars vacation and the…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Black Spire Outpost, Star Wars The High Republic, Cole Horton, Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser


Cool Stuff: Turn Your Amazon Echo Dot into a Baby Yoda That Listens To All Your Secrets

The Amazon Echo Dot has become increasingly popular as people have gotten more lazy about finding information themselves by putting immense pressure on their fingers to type on a keyboard. With Amazon’s home assistant, you can get answers to loads of questions, check the weather, and even hear some jokes. But the devices themselves can be somewhat of an eyesore. Thankfully, if you’re a Star Wars fan, there’s a way you can spruce up your Echo Dot to make it look like the cute floppy-eared asset ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Star-Wars, Gadgets/Tech, Disney/Pixar, The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, Baby Yoda Amazon Echo Dot Baby Yoda, Amazon Echo Dot Baby Yoda


The Mandalorian's First Tie-In Novel Has Been Delayed

But only by a bit. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Del Rey, Adam Christopher, The Mandalorian, The Mandalorian Novel


‘The Mandalorian’ Novel Release Date Pushed Back to Fall 2021

Earlier this summer, the first wave of The Mandalorian books were teased by Lucasfilm and Del Rey Books. On top of the anticipated The Art of The Mandalorian (Season One) coming in December, there was also supposed to be an original novel arriving around the same time. Unfortunately, fans will be waiting much longer to read that story, because it’s been pushed back to the fall of 2021. Here’s the update from Del Rey Books about The Mandalorian novel delayed to late next year: Quick schedulin...
Tags: Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Poe Dameron, Timothy Zahn, Del Rey, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Alex Segura, Adam Christopher, Del Rey Books, The Mandalorian


New Video Shows Off More ‘Mandalorian’-Style Filmmaking and It’s Still Mind-Blowing

Disney and Lucasfilm have been pulling back the curtain on the making of The Mandalorian and it never ceases to be impressive. The show’s “stagecraft” technology, where a rear-projected LED screen creates a reactive real-time environment for a film scene, is nothing short of mind-blowing, representing a whole new avenue for filmmaking in the years ahead. But this tech is not limited to major corporations and major productions like the first live-action Star Wars TV series. A new video shows the...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Disney, Bbc, Lucasfilm, Gadgets/Tech, Eben Bolter, U K s Rebellion Studios


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Tags: Guns, Ted, Bill, Lucasfilm, SF, Tam, Chela, Teh Intarw3bz, Bread And Circuses, Flicks


Darth Vader Is Letting the Past Die

When Ahsoka Tano faces Darth Vader in Star Wars Rebels, there is a moment when the Dark Lord growls to his former apprentice “Anakin Skywalker was weak, and I destroyed him.” But for all his confidence there, Marvel Comics is telling a much longer, more tragic tale of how Darth Vader pushed aside his former self.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Anakin Skywalker, Joe Caramagna, Padmé Amidala, The Phantom Menace, Ahsoka Tano, Greg Pak, Raffaele Ienco, Neeraj Menon, Sabe


No ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Sequel Being Planned Right Now, Director Ron Howard Confirms

There have been recent rumblings about some kind of follow-up to Solo: A Star Wars Story. Though disappointing box office returns had pretty much already solidified the fact that the Star Wars origin story of Han Solo wouldn’t be getting its own new franchise, rumors have been sparking in recent weeks about some kind of continuation of the plot threads established in the movie. But when it comes to rumors of an official sequel getting traction, director Ron Howard has officially debunked them. ...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Rumors, Lucasfilm, Ron-Howard, Rian Johnson, Emilia Clarke, Miller, Andy, Sirius, Howard, Kathleen Kennedy, Donald Glover


CS Soapbox: Was [email protected] a Bust?

CS Soapbox: Was [email protected] a Bust? Was this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, reinvented as [email protected] due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a bust? [email protected] attempted to make up for the lack of an in-person experience with an Online Exhibit Hall and virtual panels. However, the pitfalls of this (along with the absence of some of the biggest titles/names in entertainment) may have proven too arduous for the annual event to overcome. Although we’re all spending a lot of time online, Comic-Co...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, TV, Movies, Youtube, Superman, Disney, George Carlin, Article, San Diego, TV News, Lucasfilm, Keanu Reeves, Marvel Studios, Snyder, Donald Glover


Ron Howard Confirms Lucasfilm Isn’t Developing a Solo Sequel

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Ron Howard confirms that Lucasfilm isn’t developing a Solo: A Star Wars Story sequel Even though Solo: A Star Wars Story probably doesn’t rank highly on anyone’s list of the best Star Wars films, the movie ended on a pretty big cliffhanger when it was released in 2018. So it makes sense that some fans are hoping to get a sequel, if only to tie up loose ends. Over the last two years, rumors about Lucasfilm’s plans for Alden Ehrenreich’s young Han Solo have continued to swi...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Lucasfilm, Ron Howard, Andy, Sirius, Howard, Donald Glover, Kasdan, Lando Calrissian, Jon Kasdan, Movie News, Alden Ehrenreich, Andy Howard


‘Star Trek’ Actor Karl Urban Made a Secret Cameo in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Karl Urban was already part of the new Star Trek franchise created by director J.J. Abrams. But that didn’t stop him from making an appearance in the Star Wars universe. While making the publicity rounds for Amazon’s series The Boys, the Dredd star opened up about a secret cameo he made in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but you won’t see his face when you spot him. Speaking with Digital Spy, Karl Urban revealed that he got suited up as a First Order Stormtrooper for the final installment o...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Star Trek, Sequels, Lucasfilm, J J Abrams, Trivia, Ren, Skywalker, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Karl-Urban, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Digital Spy Karl Urban


Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge BTS Video Explores Oculus VR Experience

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge BTS Video Explores Oculus VR Experience A new Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge video has revealed a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Oculus VR experience developed by ILMxLAB and inspired by Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the Star Wars-themed land at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World (via StarWars.com). The title is set to launch later this year on Oculus Quest. You can check out the video now in the player below! ...
Tags: Star Wars, Video, Games, Florida, Movies, California, Disney, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Skywalker, Walt Disney World Resort, Hollywood Studios, Video Game News, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge


Is another Star Wars cantina coming to Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge?

Oga’s Cantina has a new rival in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the new Batuu bar appears to be located right next door to the original hive of scum and villainy in Black Spire Outpost. The new “Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge” virtual reality experience introduces new locations and characters in Black Spire Outpost on the Star Wars planet of Batuu, the setting for the 14-acre lands at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. “We’re going to explore and expand on the story of Black Spire...
Tags: Star Wars, Florida, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Southern California, Disney World, Anaheim, Walt Disney Imagineering, Bobby Moynihan, Hollywood Studios, Cantina


CS Soapbox: Why Mandalorian’s Emmy Nods Are a Big Deal

CS Soapbox: Why Mandalorian’s Emmy Nods Are a Big Deal Today brought the exciting unveiling of the nominations for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, the premiere ceremony for television, and in a groundbreaking turn fresh streaming platform Disney+ landed 19 nominations, 15 of which come from the acclaimed Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian, which is actually a bigger deal than what some may realize. RELATED: CS Soapbox: Why Star Wars Needs Taika Waititi PB ...
Tags: Extras, TV, 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, CS Soapbox, Features, The Mandalorian


72nd Emmy Award Nominations Include Mandalorian & More!

72nd Emmy Award Nominations Include Mandalorian & More! The nominations for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today, including plenty of fan-favorites like The Mandalorian, Watchmen, Schitt’s Creek, and more, with streaming giant Netflix pulling in 160 nominations (via CNN). This year’s ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 20 on ABC, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. You can check out the list of nominees in the major categories below! for the full list of nominees. ...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Abc, John Oliver, Cnn, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Hugh Jackman, TV News, Brian Cox, Steve Carell, Lucasfilm


‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge’ First Look Video Teases the VR Experience, Reveals ‘Star Wars’ Veterans Joining the Cast

Earlier this year, we learned Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment studio ILMxLAB was working on another Star Wars VR project, this time centered around the Black Spire Outpost locale at the center of the Disney theme park land Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Following the release of some concept art earlier this month, an official first look video has provided the first story details on Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, coming to the Oculus Quest sometime later this year. Along with even more ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Virtual Reality, Deadpool, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Wilson, Video Clips, Disney World, Moynihan, Bobby Moynihan, Debra Wilson, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar


What Lessons Can Future Conventions Learn From Virtual San Diego Comic-Con?

San Diego Comic-Con 2020 was an experiment to see if a convention could be moved entirely online during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The result was... mixed. There were a few things that , but overall the event was kind of a mess. With DC FanDome and other digital-only conventions on the horizon, the…Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Marvel, Disney, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, Conventions, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Star Wars Celebration, D23, San Diego Comic Con, Comic Con 2020, DC FanDome


‘The Mandalorian’ Season 1 Vinyl Box Set and ‘TRON Legacy’ 10th Anniversary Soundtrack Teased by Mondo

Comic-Con at Home may not be as thrilling as the usual convention fun that comes out of San Diego, but there are still some exciting reveals coming out of the virtual panels that have been released over the past few days. In fact, last night’s Mondo panel for the Art of Soundtracks teased two upcoming releases that will be must-haves for collectors of vinyl soundtracks. Though details are still being finalized for both of these releases, Mondo provided a sneak peek at a massive vinyl box set fo...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Daft Punk, San Diego, Vinyl, Matt Taylor, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Paul Mann, Disney/Pixar, Soundtracks, Tron Legacy, Ludwig Goransson, The Mandalorian


Are 3 Star Wars seasonal festivals coming to Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge?

A trio of Star Wars seasonal events tied to a local Batuuan harvest festival, a delightfully bad 1970s Christmas television special and the film franchise’s unofficial May the Fourth holiday could be coming soon to the twin Galaxy’s Edge themed lands at Disneyland and Disney World. A new Star Wars book from Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering reveals new details about the Black Spire Day, Batuaan Harvest Festival and Life Day local holidays celebrated annually in Galaxy’s Edge. Wait? What? Di...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Tomorrowland, Munchen, Hong Kong Disneyland, Naboo, Luke Skywalker, Southern California, Disney World, New Republic, Anaheim, Matt Martin, Walt Disney Imagineering


‘The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Announced, New ‘Star Wars: The High Republic’ Details Teased & More [Comic-Con 2020]

Lucasfilm Publishing has a major new publishing initiative being added to the Star Wars universe called The High Republic. Set 200 years before the Skywalker saga began, stories will unfold in a time when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at the height of their power, serving as true guardians of peace and justice around the galaxy. While Lucasfilm is still playing its cards pretty close to the vest with the upcoming stories in this older era of Star Wars, there were new details reve...
Tags: Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Ireland, Republic, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Comic-Con, Disney World, Sana, Skywalker, Galactic Republic, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Tom Angleberger


A New Ship From Colin Trevorrow's Star Wars Episode IX Is Revealed

A San Diego Comic-Con panel Thursday revealed a very cool piece of Star Wars trivia we did not expect. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Ships, Lucasfilm, Tie Fighter, Colin Trevorrow, San Diego Comic Con, Tie Fighters, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Comic Con 2020


‘Star Wars: The High Republic’ Reveals Major Connection to ‘The Force Awakens’ Character

Star Wars: The High Republic, a series of books and comics set 200 years before the events of The Phantom Menace, promises to go back even further than a long time ago, in a galaxy far away. And yet, despite its 200-year separation from the events of the Skywalker Saga, there are still major ties between the beloved films and the forthcoming series. One of which includes a mysterious character from The Force Awakens. In an interview with Charles Soule, one of the co-creators of the series, o...
Tags: Books, Comics, Movies, Sci-fi, The Force Awakens, Republic, Lucasfilm, Max Von Sydow, New Republic, Marlon, Star-Wars, Charles Soule, Sydow, Lor San Tekka, Star Wars: The High Republic, High Republic


The Best (at Home) Cosplay From San Diego Comic-Con 2020

San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, only this time it’s from the comfort of our . But amazing cosplay waits for no convention center! In lieu of our normal compilation videos, we asked cosplayers to send us clips showing off their tributes to our favorite shows, films, comics, and video games. And y’all…Read more...
Tags: Costumes, Star Wars, Comics, Video, Science, Video Games, Marvel, Disney, Star Trek, Netflix, San Diego, Streaming, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, Cosplay, DC Entertainment


New Star Wars Movies Delayed Along With Mulan and Avatar Sequels

Always in motion, the future is, especially in the era of covid-19. And as a result Disney just made some major release date shuffles. Mulan, which was most recently scheduled for release in August, has been undated, and all future Avatar and Star Wars movies have been delayed one year.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Mulan, Lucasfilm, James Cameron, Avatar 2, Release Dates, Avatar 2 5


Disney Schedule Shuffle: Mulan, Avatar, Star Wars & More!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Disney Schedule Shuffle: Mulan, Avatar, Star Wars & More! Walt Disney Studios has just made another huge shift in release plans for both WDS movies as well as 20th Century Studios, Searchlight and Lucasfilm releases. The live-action Mulan, originally shifted from March to August, is now unset. All four Avatar sequels have shifted forward a year, with Avatar 2 now bowing at the tail end of 2022. The next three Untitled Star Wars films have also moved back a year, with the n...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Disney, Avatar, Lucasfilm, Movie News, Mulan Avatar Star Wars More Walt Disney Studios, ANTLERS Searchlight, DISNEY LIVE ACTION Disney


Let Baby Yoda Sit on Your Shelf as a Co-Pilot or Ride on Your Shoulder as a Plush

There’s already plenty of merchandise out there dedicated to The Child from The Mandalorian, who is lovingly referred to by fans as Baby Yoda. But now there are two more items that will let you display your love for the surprisingly powerful little guy. One of them is a little plush that you can situate on your shoulder, and the other is a detailed statue featuring The Child sitting in one of the seats of The Mandalorian’s ship. You can see both of the new items below. Gentle Giant Baby Yoda...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Lucasfilm, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Shop Disney, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Joe Allard, Razor Crest, Baby Yoda, Jorge Santos Souza, Gentle Giant Baby Yoda First up Gentle Giant, Gentle Giant Premier Guild


RUMOR: Is Donald Glover Returning as Lando for Disney+ Series?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW RUMOR: Is Donald Glover returning as Lando for Disney+ series? While many fans have been itching for a follow-up to 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story for more of Alden Ehrenreich’s portrayal of the titular smuggler, more are hoping for the sequel to see Donald Glover return as Lando Calrissian and a new big rumor circulating may see fans get just that and more. RELATED: Alden Ehrenreich Teases Possible Solo Return Star Wars-centric podcast Kessel Run Transmissions has repo...
Tags: Star Wars, TV, Movies, Disney, Atlanta, TV News, Streaming, Millennium Falcon, Lucasfilm, Ron Howard, Rumor, Lando, Donald Glover, Glover, Christopher Miller, Lando Calrissian


Comic-Con 2020: io9 Shows Off Their Con Floors

has begun, but it’s looking a little different this year. Thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic, all the panels, cosplay competitions, and merchandise areas have moved online. Normally, this would be the time we’d take you onto the show floor during preview night but instead, we’re giving you an…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Video, Science, Disney, Dc Comics, Theme Parks, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, DC Entertainment, Collectibles, Lightsabers, Funko, San Diego Comic Con, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Comic Con 2020