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Here’s What George Lucas Originally Pitched for the Backstory of Anakin Skywalker

Back in July 1981, few people were privy to the idea that was starting to form in George Lucas‘ mind: an origin story for the iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader. But at least three people learned the details at a story conference for Return of the Jedi, in which the Star Wars maestro revealed to Richard Marquand, Howard Kazanjian, and Lawrence Kasdan his vision of Anakin Skywalker’s origins. Lucas’ pitch for Anakin Skywalker’s original backstory, which is revealed in the new book The Star War...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, George-Lucas, Leia, Lucas, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, Duncan, Ben, Luke, Lawrence Kasdan, Palpatine


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


‘The Art of The Mandalorian’ Digs into the First Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series With Stunning Illustrations

The Mandalorian made Star Wars history as the first live-action TV series. Now you can find out how the project came together at Lucasfilm as one of the first original programs on Disney+ thanks to The Art of The Mandalorian. The book not only features ample amounts of concept art that show off the developmental evolution of the characters, settings, weapons, aliens, and more from the first season of The Mandalorian, but it also digs into the inception of the series and behind-the-scenes detail...
Tags: Star-Wars, Books, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Sequels, Akira Kurosawa, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Concept Art, Mando, Skywalker, Carl Weathers


MasterClass is having a huge 2-for-1 holiday sale right now — here's what it's like to take classes from celebrities, plus the best courses offered and answers to all your FAQs

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. is an e-learning platform that provides classes taught by well-known celebrities and industry leaders.  through December 28, where if you buy one annual, all-access pass, you get another one for free to gift to someone else. Yearly passes cost $180 (or $15 a month), but you can technically buy an individual class for $90.Below, you'll find a personal review, some common FAQs, and 13 of the best MasterCla...
Tags: Reviews, New York, Education, Christina Aguilera, Life, Trends, Features, Fbi, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Walt Disney Company, Michelin, Margaret Atwood, Annie Leibovitz, Lucasfilm, Rolling Stone, Serena Williams


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


Baby Yoda’s Name Was Decided During ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 1, and Ahsoka Tano Was There When George Lucas Held Him

One of the biggest revelations to come out of last weekend’s episode of The Mandalorian was the real name of Baby Yoda. His name is Grogu, and executive producer Jon Favreau has known that since the first season, but it was fellow executive producer Dave Filoni who figured out how to finally reveal it with the debut of Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano. Speaking of which, do you remember back when everyone was freaking out about Jon Favreau snapping a photo of Star Wars creator George Lucas holding...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Jon-Favreau, Lucasfilm, George-Lucas, Vanity Fair, Mando, Jon, Rosario-Dawson, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka Tano, Ahsoka


Star Wars Bits: Hyper Toy Drive 2020, Star Wars Squadrons, Guardians of the Whills, Dark Troopers, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Hyper Toy Drive 2020 Star Wars: Squadrons Updates Star Wars Podcast & YouTube Round-Up Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills – The Manga John Boyega’s “Transparent, Honest” Conversation with Kathleen Kennedy And more! Hyper Toy Drive 2020 Toys for Tots, the charitable organization known for bringing gifts to children in need has been hit especially hard by COVID, and the people they help need them more than ever this year. This is why twelve Star Wars podca...
Tags: Amazon, Star-Wars, Movies, Stephen Colbert, Disney, Bbc, New Jersey, Justice League, Resistance, Johnson, Lucasfilm, Avengers, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Rian Johnson, Kenner


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


Rosario Dawson Reveals How She Was Cast As Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian

Rosario Dawson Reveals How She Was Cast As Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian The long-awaited live-action debut of Ahsoka Tano finally happened in the latest episode of The Mandalorian. One of the most influential female characters in Star Wars is portrayed on the small screen by actress Rosario Dawson. In an extended interview with Vanity Fair, Dawson talked about the long process that brought her to portray Anakin Skywalker’s former Padawan in live-action (via SuperHeroHype). ...
Tags: Star Wars, Hayden Christensen, TV, Movies, TV News, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Anakin Skywalker, Kathleen Kennedy, Rosario, Padawan, Anakin, Dawson, Rosario Dawson, ComingSoon


‘The Mandalorian’ May Take Place Before the Final Scene of ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – Here’s What That Means

Last weekend’s episode of The Mandalorian saw the debut of Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano in the live-action Star Wars universe after becoming a fan favorite character from The Clone Wars. Ahsoka also had a hand in the plot of Star Wars Rebels as a Rebel informant under the codename “Fulcrum,” which resulted in an eventual face-off with her old master: Darth Vader. With Ahsoka Tano coming into the live-action Star Wars universe, fans have been wondering what that means for her past, including th...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Animation, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Vanity Fair, Star Wars Rebels, Imperial, Ezra, Thrawn, Rosario Dawson, Bridger, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Dave Filoni


‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 May Already Be Done with One of the New Characters

The Mandalorian season 2 has brought quite an assembly of characters into the story of the bounty hunter Din Djarin and Baby Yoda (who now has an actual name: Grogu). Just this past weekend, The Clone Wars favorite Ahsoka Tano made an appearance played by Rosario Dawson. Earlier this season, Katee Sackhoff brought her animated character Bo-Katan to life in live-action as well, and she brought two other Mandalorian warriors with her. However, that doesn’t mean all of these characters will contin...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Imperial, Sasha Banks, Rosario Dawson, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Katee Sackhoff, Ahsoka Tano, Sackhoff, Bo Katan, Varnado


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


Erin Kellyman, Cailee Spaeny & Ellie Bamber Join Disney+’s Willow Series

Erin Kellyman, Cailee Spaeny & Ellie Bamber Join Disney+’s Willow Series According to Deadline, Erin Kellyman (Solo: A Star Wars Story, Raised by Wolves, Life), Cailee Spaeny (The Craft: Legacy, Bad Times at the El Royale, Devs), and Ellie Bamber (High Resolution, Nocturnal Animals, Les Misérables) are in talks to join Disney+’s Willow series as the three female leads in the Lucasfilm project. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {...
Tags: UK, TV, Movies, Wales, Disney, TV News, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Willow, Val Kilmer, Jon, Jade, Kasdan, Warwick Davis, Ellie Bamber, Jon M Chu


Let’s Spend Some Time Thinking About Salacious B. Crumb, the ‘Star Wars’ Galaxy’s Biggest Li’l Stinker

(Welcome to The Galaxy-Wide Star Wars Character Guide, where we give proper due to the smaller figures in Star Wars history.) Imagine it’s 1983. A few years prior, you left the Star Wars galaxy with a couple doozies to consider. Not only did audiences learn Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker’s father, but their favorite rogue and smuggler, Han Solo, ended that film frozen in carbonate and captured by the bounty hunter Boba Fett. For those of us who are a bit younger, it’s hard to imagine how tortu...
Tags: Movies, Features, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Luke Skywalker, Lando, Luke, Li, Jabba, Star-Wars, Bib Fortuna, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Galaxy-Wide Star Wars Character Guide, Jabba 's Palace, Rancor Bib Fortuna


‘The Mandalorian’ Gives Rosario Dawson Her Own Poster As Ahsoka Tano

Last weekend, The Mandalorian blew fans away by bringing The Clone Wars character Ahsoka Tano into the live-action Star Wars universe. Rosario Dawson brought the character to life in the episode appropriately entitled “The Jedi,” wielding two lightsabers and bringing us one of the biggest revelations of the series so far. That means she’s worthy of getting her own character poster, which you can check out below. The Mandalorian Ahsoka Tano Poster In the poster, Ahsoka Tano stands with her ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Poster, Jedi Temple, Coruscant, Rosario-Dawson, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Ahsoka Tano, Ahsoka, Bryan Young, Bo Katan, The-Clone-Wars


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


David Prowse, the Towering Figure Behind the Armor of Darth Vader, Passes Away

Lucasfilm remembers the actor who brought one of film’s greatest villains to life.
Tags: Lucasfilm, David Prowse


Darth Vader Actor From Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Dies at Age 85

Reuters reports: David Prowse, the English actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films, has died aged 85, his management company said on Sunday... The champion weightlifter-turned-actor starred as the body, but not the voice, of one of cinema's best-known villains. Director George Lucas opted to dub another voice onto Prowse's portrayal of the towering, masked antagonist Darth Vader in "Star Wars", "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi". More from the Los Angele...
Tags: Amazon, England, Wikipedia, Los Angeles, Tech, Bbc, Bristol, Darth Vader, Terry Gilliam, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Reuters, Frankenstein, Lou Ferrigno, David Prowse, Prowse


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


The Mandalorian's Grandest Episode Yet Uncovers Old Friends, and Older Pains

The Mandalorian has always promised the picture of a much wider place it could encompass in the Star Wars universe, ever since its first episode flipped the script and put our titular hero in front of a little green mystery from the stars. Its latest chapter re-aligns the show’s place in that world even as it grows it…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, TV Recap, Diana Lee Inosanto, Rosario Dawson, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Michael Biehn, Grand Admiral Thrawn, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


‘The Mandalorian’ Comes with Major Revelations and More Questions in “The Jedi”

Naturally, there are spoilers here. Dave Filoni, protege of George Lucas and a shepherd of the future of Star Wars, wrote and directed the thirteenth chapter of The Mandalorian. In this episode, Din Djarin finally makes his way to the forest planet of Corvus and the city of Calodan, and it’s there that we meet a familiar face. In the city of Calodan, former Jedi Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), has besieged a city controlled by an evil magistrate named Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto), and he...
Tags: Star-Wars, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Akira Kurosawa, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Star Wars Rebels, Grey, Luke Skywalker, Dawn, Anakin Skywalker, Kurosawa


20 Interesting Tidbits From ‘Star Wars: Fascinating Facts,’ the Latest Must-Own ‘Star Wars’ Book

Written by Pablo Hidalgo, Senior Creative Executive of Franchise Story & Content at Lucasfilm, Star Wars: Fascinating Facts – Story, Lore & History From the Greatest Galaxy is a compendium of hundreds of little-known facts about the Star Wars saga. From behind-the-scenes on-set tidbits to in-universe lore, this guide from Portable Press has tons of interesting info, including character profiles and firsthand accounts from cast and crew members. Whether you are a diehard Star Wars fan or a casua...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Los Angeles, Earth, Features, Fox, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, George Lucas, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Rian Johnson, Ilm, Kenner, Lucas, Yoda


Toy Watchdog Says Hasbro's Star Wars Darksaber Is Too Dangerous...Because It's a Plastic Sword

Please, this holiday season: be careful when your children enter ritual combat for the right to become Mand’alor.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Watchdogs, World Against Toys Causing Harm, The Mandalorian, Darksaber


The Art of The Mandalorian Says ‘Peekaboo’ in This Exclusive Preview

The Mandalorian has always put its concept work front and center—from behind the scenes looks in shows like Disney Gallery, to literally every episode of the series itself, since its end credits highlight the concept work that helped bring what you just watched to life. Now, as we journey through the second season, a…Read more...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Preview, Concept Art, Dave Filoni, Abrams Books, Phil Szostak, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


‘Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian’ Documentary Series Returning for Season 2

Along with the excitement of the first live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian arriving last year, fans were treated to a bonus with a full-fledged making-of documentary series called Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. It sounds like Disney will continue the behind-the-scenes sneak peeks as a second season of the documentary appears to be slated to debut after the second season finale, giving fans a nice little Christmas present. What’s On Disney Plus (via Fantha Tracks) discovered that a ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Documentary, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Timothy Olyphant, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Carl Weathers, Rosario Dawson, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Dave Filoni, Katee Sackhoff, Ahsoka Tano


The Pop Culture We're Thankful for Getting Us Through 2020

No matter who you are or where you are, 2020 has been a rough year. It’s been a year where things have gotten so bad, sometimes you just had to find joy in the most unexpected of places. Family, friends, a new book or video game. It’s different for everyone.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Hbo, Science, Thanksgiving, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Lucasfilm, What We Do In The Shadows, Final Fantasy Vii, Final Fantasy, Unsolved Mysteries, Scott C, Lovecraft Country, Bill and Ted Face The Music, The Mandalorian


Katee Sackhoff on the Thrill and Challenges of Returning to ‘Star Wars’ as Bo-Katan in ‘The Mandalorian’ [Interview]

Katee Sackhoff made her triumphant return to Star Wars by reprising her role as Bo-Katan Kryze in live-action for the first time in a recent episode of The Mandalorian. Though we got the jump on the character’s move from the animated side of Star Wars to live-action, seeing Bo-Katan fly into action wearing her full Mandalorian armor was quite a treat. /Film was pleased to chat with Katee Sackhoff about the thrill and challenges that came with bringing Bo-Katan to life in a more complete way aft...
Tags: Television, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Dave, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Jon, Bo, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Dave Filoni, Katee Sackhoff, Featured Stories Sidebar


Could Disneyland end up with rival Star Wars cantinas?

Oga’s Cantina was one of the hardest places to get into before Disneyland’s coronavirus closure, but the hive of scum and villainy wasn’t the only watering hole envisioned for Black Spire Outpost, according to the ever-expanding backstory created for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Oga’s Cantina was the victor in a one-sided rivalry with Seezelslak’s Cantina that ended before Galaxy’s Edge debuted at the Anaheim theme park, according to a new virtual reality game from Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB and Walt Disn...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Southern California, Perez, Anaheim, Walt Disney Imagineering, Bobby Moynihan, Hollywood Studios, Cantina, Lando Calrissian, OGA


Solo's Vinyl Release Comes With Incredible New Star Wars Artwork

It’s a given that Star Wars movies have great music. So when there’s a vinyl release of one of the soundtracks, the package better have artwork to match. Thankfully, Mondo has done just that for Solo: A Star Wars Story. The company recruited César Moreno to do brand new illustrations for an exclusive release, and it’s…Read more...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Music, Science, Disney, Soundtrack, Vinyl, Han Solo, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, John Williams, Mondo, John Powell, Cesar Moreno, Solo A Star Wars Story


Cool Stuff: ‘The Mandalorian’ Announces More Action Figures, a Visual Guide, Puzzles, and a LEGO Set

It might be Thanksgiving week, but The Mandalorian isn’t taking a vacation. There’s a new episode of the Star Wars series coming to Disney+ this Friday, but before that, it’s time for another Mando Monday. As usual, there’s a new haul of collectibles that have been revealed, included a couple action figures for The Vintage Collection, a new LEGO set inspired by a recent episode, a batch of puzzles to help pass the time, and a visual guide. Note: All the items should be on sale or available fo...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Disney, Lego, United States, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Star-Wars, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, LEGO Shop, DK Publishing, The Mandalorian, Razor Crest, Greef Karga