Star Wars News Net Star Wars News Net is your source for news - Covering everything from the films, TV shows, novels, comics and more. SWNN - A Force for News! Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:59:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Welcome to The Resistance Broadcast! Run by a ragtag band of staff members and contributors from and our forum, The Cantina, The Resistance Broadcast brings you the latest news, rumors and speculations from that galaxy far, far away – particularly about the new Star Wars films on the horizon. Intercept our transmission each week, and spread the word… The Resistance is on the rise! Viral Hide clean Viral Hide (Viral Hide) News, rumors and speculations from the galaxy far, far away. Join us to talk everything Star Wars! Star Wars News Net Weekly Third Clip from the Next Episode of Star Wars Rebels: Trials of The Darksaber Revealed! Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:59:17 +0000 The next episode of Star Wars Rebels is shaping to be really a memorable one. It will tell the story of Sabine, reluctantly agreeing to learn to wield an ancient Mandalorian weapon, trying to help recruit her people to join the rebels. As we told you in previous articles, this episode will introduce some important details […]]]> 11 The Actor Behind the Mask of Darth Vader in Rogue One May Not Be Who You Thought He Was Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:37:12 +0000 Three actors worked together to bring Vader to the screen in Rogue One – James Earl Jones provided the classic voice, while actors Spencer Wilding and Daniel Naprous donned the suit. But which man was behind the mask in the various appearances of the dark lord on screen?  That answer has finally been revealed.   […]]]> 20 Alex Benetel Shares New Behind-the-Scenes Photos from the Rogue One Set Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:28:06 +0000   Photographer Alex Benetel snapped some beautiful shots on the London set of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story back in 2015, and in doing so revealed a few details fans might have overlooked while watching the film in cinemas. Take a look!   Several new photos from the Jedha set of ‘Rogue One‘ have […]]]> 5 New Behind The Scenes Video on The Rogue One Creature Shop! Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:30:25 +0000 Disney Channel has shared a new video, showing even more alien creatures from Rogue One, some of which you probably see for the first time. The young hosts of “Access All Areas” also managed to speak with Rogue One‘s creature effects supervisor Neal Scanlan, who revealed what it takes for the numerous alien characters to […]]]> 30 Laura Dern Praises Carrie Fisher, Describes Her Episode VIII Experience. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:58:21 +0000 Laura Dern gave her thoughts on Carrie Fisher’s passing and her legacy as Princess/General Leia. She also broadly described her experience on the set of the film without giving anything away.     From Entertainment Tonight: The actress opened up about Fisher to ET’s Nischelle Turner at Elle’s Women in Television event at the Chateau Marmont […]]]> 32 New Star Wars: Rebels Clip – Darksaber Training Begins Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:37:39 +0000 Screenrant has posted a brand new preview from the next episode of Star Wars Rebels, titled “Trials of the Darksaber”. It will air on January 21, 2017, on Disney XD and will tell the story of Sabine, trying to recruit her people to join the rebels. The full preview clip can be seen below…   […]]]> 37 Mark Hamill Reunites with his ‘Return of the Jedi’ Lightsaber Prop Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:26:29 +0000   Up until the very final scene of The Force Awakens, it had been over three decades since Mark Hamill’s last Star Wars movie. But even though Return of the Jedi came out in 1983, Luke Skywalker hasn’t forgotten his lightsaber, because he recognized it immediately when he reunited with the famous prop.   From […]]]> 34 The Resistance Broadcast: Episode 53 – Star Wars Moving Forward Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:37:51 +0000 On this episode we talk about Star Wars moving forward in 2017 including things like when to expect an Episode VIII trailer, a recap on the return of Star Wars Rebels with the “Ghosts of Geonosis” two-part episode arc, a Star Wars Rebels Midseason Trailer, Princess Leia moving forward in the sequel trilogy, and so […]]]> 1 On this episode we talk about Star Wars moving forward in 2017 including things like when to expect an Episode VIII trailer, a recap on the return of Star Wars Rebels with the “Ghosts of Geonosis” two-part episode arc, On this episode we talk about Star Wars moving forward in 2017 including things like when to expect an Episode VIII trailer, a recap on the return of Star Wars Rebels with the “Ghosts of Geonosis” two-part episode arc, a Star Wars Rebels Midseason Trailer, Princess Leia moving forward in the sequel trilogy, and so […] Viral Hide clean 1:47:40 Imperial March Hidden in Rogue One’s Soundtrack. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:54:39 +0000 The Imperial March could be heard prominently at the end of Darth Vader’s last scene in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but fans have just discovered that an Easter Egg in the soundtrack that cleverly sneaks the opening part of the iconic theme right by us.   Spoilers ahead! (Seriously, though – the movie’s a […]]]> 27 A Hi-Res Look At The User Interfaces of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:51:34 +0000 With the now infamous release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, taking the worldwide theatrical universe by storm, WIRED have provided us with a few new Hi-Res Shots of Rogue One’s Gorgeous user Interfaces. Check them out!   Many elements come together to form the look and feel of the original Star Wars trilogy. With Rogue One: […]]]> 24 Rogue One Clears $500M Domestically to Become 2016’s Highest-Grossing Movie. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:00:38 +0000 Current box office projections state that Rogue One will be set to clear the $500M mark in the United States by the end of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Next stop – the $1B mark for its worldwide gross, which it ought to reach by next weekend.     From Forbes: Rogue One: A Star […]]]> 35 Updated with an Extended Version. Star Wars Rebels: “Trials of the Darksaber” Preview. History of the First Mandalorian Jedi! Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:30:14 +0000 A new preview from the next episode of Star Wars Rebels, titled “Trials of the Darksaber” has been posted online. It will air on January 21, 2017, on Disney XD and will tell the story of Sabine, trying to recruit her people to join the rebels. To do so, Sabine will have to learn to […]]]> 16 Star Wars Rebels Review: “Warhead” + Rebels Recon. What Did You Think? Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:07:06 +0000 Star Wars: Rebels returns after the back-to-back two-parter to a normal one and done-in-22-minutes story. I have been somewhat critical to the format of 22-minute non-two-parter episodes of Rebels. Is this episode any different? It’s an episode featuring Zeb, so…anything is possible. Is this episode just a means to an end? Let’s find out!   […]]]> 41 Late Changes Resulted in One of Rogue One’s Most Iconic Scenes Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:30:45 +0000 By now the stories of Rogue One’s reshoots are somewhat legendary, with stories that range from minimal dialogue tweaks to a complete overhaul of the entire film encompassing the gossip of the last year.  Until we have a complete retelling of the making of Rogue One (maybe someday JR Rinzler will tell the tale) it […]]]> 160 Pablo Hidalgo Talks About the Aliens in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:30:59 +0000 One of the most fascinating aspects of each Star Wars movie has always been the introduction of many new alien species, that really makes you believe that there is a huge galaxy far far away with many different inhabitants. The Star Wars creature shop team always manages to come up with some creative creature designs […]]]> 60 UPDATE! Disney Denies Talks With Carrie Fisher Estate, Will Not Digitally Recreate Her For Episode IX. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:33:18 +0000 Carrie Fisher’s passing was one of the last and most devastating losses in a year where several legends of popular culture left us, and as such it’s raised numerous questions about where the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy will go without her. While there have been rumors that Lucasfilm has been discussing the matter with Carrie Fisher’s estate, a […]]]> 77 Collider Jedi Council! CG Leia in Future Star Wars Films, Rian Johnson Talks ‘Episode VIII’ Title Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:09:45 +0000 16 The Mystery of the ‘Rogue One’ Hammerhead Crew. Did they Survive? Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:36:37 +0000   Want to know what happened to the unsung heroes of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? EW chats with ILM’s John Knoll and his VFX team to find out the answer! Read on for more details…   The latest installment of the Star Wars sci-fi film franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has […]]]> 26 Sound Editors Talk ‘Rogue One’ Production Secrets And Princess Leia’s ‘Hope’ Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:30:26 +0000 Skywalker sound editor Matthew Wood and Christopher Scarabosio shared a few new ‘Rogue One‘ production secrets with Yahoo Movies this week. The veteran designers spoke about the creation of princess Leia’s ‘Hope’ dialog and how a tiny mouse droid was revived from a library of sounds. Read on for more.     Rogue One: A […]]]> 3 Is Disney Already Planning to Bring a CG Leia to the Big Screen for Episode IX? Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:00:22 +0000 BBC Newsnight aired last night with a piece about CG characters in movies, including a decent bit about those appearing in Rogue One. In the program, it is revealed that Disney is already in talks with the estate of Carrie Fisher about her continued presence in the Star Wars franchise.   Unfortunately, the video is only available to folks […]]]> 187 Star Wars Episode VIII Filmed in Bolivia. Familiar Ship Teased? Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:59:06 +0000 A Spanish Star Wars fan site has worked tirelessly to confirm a month-old rumor about a filming location for Episode VIII, and they recently got the confirmation they sought through Lucasfilm themselves. At the filming location in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, a cockpit of a ship was seen, and its design may look somewhat familiar to […]]]> 56 Jelena’s Review of Marvel’s Star Wars: Poe Dameron #10 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:32:06 +0000 Written by Charles Soule Art by Phil Noto   Poe and Threepio’s covert mission comes to an end! Can they escape with their informant intact? Or will Terex’s past come back to haunt them?   When we left Poe Dameron, C-3PO and Oddy at the end of last issue, Poe was stunned by a member […]]]> 7 Update! Woody Harrelson Joins the Young Han Solo Spin-Off Film! First Comment from the Actor. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:32:23 +0000 has officially announced that Woody Harrelson will be appearing in the next Star Wars spin-off film, following the early years in the life of Han Solo, before the events of the original 1977 Star Wars film. Read on for more!   Last week reported that Lucasfilm was in talks and considering actor […]]]> 38 The Resistance Broadcast – Episode 52 Part 2 – SWNN “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Review Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:30:20 +0000 On this second part of The Resistance Broadcast, we break down and review everything we liked or maybe didn’t like about Rogue One and give you our honest opinions about how everything played out. From CGI to favorite moments, we cover it all!     Host: Ganon136 Guests: Trevor, Pomojema, Darth Lexor Kai   Note: […]]]> 5 On this second part of The Resistance Broadcast, we break down and review everything we liked or maybe didn’t like about Rogue One and give you our honest opinions about how everything played out. From CGI to favorite moments, we cover it all! On this second part of The Resistance Broadcast, we break down and review everything we liked or maybe didn’t like about Rogue One and give you our honest opinions about how everything played out. From CGI to favorite moments, we cover it all!     Host: Ganon136 Guests: Trevor, Pomojema, Darth Lexor Kai   Note: […] Viral Hide clean 1:50:17 George Lucas Selects Los Angeles For His Narrative Art Museum Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:56:26 +0000 The LA Times is reporting that after months of intense speculation, George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art will finally call the City of Angels home. Read on for more details.     “It belongs in a museum!” – Indiana Jones   Museum organizers have announced that the George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art will be […]]]> 24 ‘Rogue One’ Lands 7 Visual Effects Society And 2 BAFTA Nominations Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:30:06 +0000 Awards season is well under way and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘ has grabbed several nominations for upcoming Visual Effects Society (VES) and BAFTA 2017 award presentations. Read on for more details…   ‘Rogue One’,  just passed the 900 million mark for worldwide box-office sales and should cross one billion by the end of […]]]> 8 Star Wars: Episode VIII Has Had Its Title Since the First Draft + More Info from Rian Johnson. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:00:45 +0000 It turns out that the recent story about Luke and Rey’s trials on Ahch-To being a crucial part of Star Wars Episode VIII wasn’t the only thing that director Rian Johnson had to reveal. In another interview, Johnson spoke with USA Today to explain what his approach will be on his chapter of the Sequel Trilogy. Here are […]]]> 195 New Clip from Next Episode of Star Wars Rebels: Warhead Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:30:00 +0000 After the exciting 2 part episode of Star Wars: Rebels from last week, revealing some important backstory for the Star Wars canon, it’s time for the show to return to its regular format. In the next episode titled Warhead, Zeb and Chopper bring a damaged droid found in the Atollon wilderness back to base, only […]]]> 9 Creators Talk About The Addition Of Two ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Ships To ‘Rogue One’ Tue, 10 Jan 2017 02:11:29 +0000 Two ships that appeared in the second season of Disney XD’s spectacular animated series Star Wars: Rebels were back in Rogue One: Star Wars Story, and one of them plays a pivotal role. Read on for more details…   Despite losing its coveted #1 spot at the domestic box office to Hidden Figures, it’s still […]]]> 11 Rogue One Becomes The Second Highest Grossing Star Wars Film of All Time in the US! Moderate Success in Chinese Debut. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:14:24 +0000 China continues to be the one place on this vast globe that still treats Star Wars as if it’s just any other franchise. It is a country where US based sci-fi releases often do very well, but due to the unfamiliarity of the property in the country, it has underperformed in relation to the rest […]]]> 78 Rian Johnson Describes Star Wars: Episode VIII Plot. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:00:50 +0000 Star Wars Episode VIII director Rian Johnson briefly spoke about the plot of his movie, and specifically discussed the bond between two characters and what plot element teased in The Force Awakens will be given focus.     From USA Today: Remember that Star Wars: The Force Awakens cliffhanger with new heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley) bringing […]]]> 197 Rumor: LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII Toy Line Features TIE Bombers. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:44:26 +0000 Did the lack of diversity between Resistance and First Order starfighter types in The Force Awakens bug you as much as they bugged us? Well apparently, the people at Lucasfilm got the memo, and soon the First Order TIE bombers will soon make their way to the big screen in Episode VIII! Come the next “Force Friday” event, […]]]> 49 Rumor: “Han Solo” Movie To Shoot on the Canary Islands and Italy! Sun, 08 Jan 2017 21:56:50 +0000 A new report on a Spanish cinema blog suggests that the Han Solo spin-off movie, which is expected to start principal photography in February 2017 in the UK, will also film scenes in Spain and Italy. Read on for the details…   The Spanish site ElBlogDeCineEspanol claims that the Han Solo spin-off movie, directed by Phil […]]]> 31 Patrick’s Spoiler Review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Sun, 08 Jan 2017 20:50:52 +0000 At long last, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opened around the globe the week of December 16th. Now that everyone’s had plenty of time to give it a first watch (or three), it’s review time!   It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first […]]]> 42 Two More Star Wars Rebels Episodes Get Synopses. Sun, 08 Jan 2017 03:42:05 +0000 With the Star Wars Rebels trailer hitting the airwaves on January 4, another story about the show’s Season 3 slipped by many fans on the following day. Better late than never, here are the descriptions for the next two episodes of the show – along with a little bit of bad news.     From Jedi-Bibliothek (Translated): 3 […]]]> 21 UPDATE: Star Wars Rebels Review: Ghosts of Geonosis + Rebels Recon. What Did You Think? Sat, 07 Jan 2017 20:08:28 +0000 Rebels took a break for a number of weeks and in the meantime, Star Wars fans were treated to our first stand-alone film that strayed from the SKYWALKER Saga (that’s right, you heard me) in Rogue One. Of course, Rogue One featured the Clone Wars veteran Saw Gerrera, and he makes his return to animated […]]]> 98 UPDATE! Mark Hamill Pranks Fans With First Look at Episode VIII (of Pop Culture Quest). Fri, 06 Jan 2017 20:29:25 +0000 While the big reveals about Star Wars Episode VIII will have to wait until April’s Celebration Orlando, Mark Hamill is teasing that we’ll be getting a first look at the movie in the near future through his own show, Pop Culture Quest… Or is he?     EXCLUSIVE first look at #EpisodeVIII coming soon… #PopCultureQuest — […]]]> 44 Gareth Edwards’ Cameo in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Revealed! Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:00:02 +0000 During Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, it was revealed that Gareth Edwards will have a brief cameo in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII. In recent interview, the Rogue One director revealed that he also has a brief appearance in his own movie. Now, a sharp eyed fan has finally spotted the director in one […]]]> 24 Collider Jedi Council: Remembering Carrie Fisher Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:00:55 +0000 Collider Jedi Council is back with their first show for 2017. This episode is hosted by Kristian Harloff with John Campea, Ken Napzok and Perri Nemiroff. This week The Council takes a moment to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher as well as discussing all the latest news and topics from the galaxy far, far away. […]]]> 0 Adam Driver Talks About A Slightly Different Kylo Ren in Star Wars: Episode VIII Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:12:28 +0000 Appearing on Larry King Now this week, actor Adam Driver spoke with talk show host Larry King about what fans can expect from the upcoming ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII film. Oh, the humanity! Read on for more!     Adam Driver will be returning to his role as the grandson of the Sith Lord, Darth […]]]> 95 THR: Disney is Weighing Options for How to Handle Leia’s Future Role in Star Wars: Episode VIII and IX Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:48:39 +0000 The Hollywood Reporter has the inside story today on the ongoing discussions within Lucasfilm and Disney after the tragic and unexpected death of Carrie Fisher. Fisher was set to have a significant role in the next two saga films, but her sudden passing has the filmmakers questioning on how to move forward.     Some […]]]> 198 Tarkin Returns in ‘Rogue One’ Via The Technical Wizards Over At Industrial Light & Magic Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:51:47 +0000 ABC’s late-night television news program called ‘Nightline’ goes behind the scenes at Lucasfilm to bring you exclusive details on the groundbreaking technology used to resurrect a deceased actor for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘. Check it out!   Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has already raked in over $823 million at the worldwide […]]]> 30 Stephen Stanton is Voicing Obi-Wan for Star Wars Rebels. Thu, 05 Jan 2017 03:49:58 +0000 While Dave Filoni and company expressed interest in working with Ewan McGregor for an animated Star Wars project, it appears as though Rebels was not meant to be it. Instead, Stephen Stanton, who has previously voiced Grand Moff Tarkin in the show and Admiral Raddus in Rogue One, will be doing an impersonation of Alec Guinness’ voice […]]]> 30 New Rogue One Photos Reveal New Scenes from the Movie Thu, 05 Jan 2017 01:21:09 +0000 New photos from the ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘ set have been revealed thanks to /Film, showing off several key deleted scenes images that didn’t end up making it into the smash hit film. Check them out!   After a grueling 18 days in release, ‘Rogue One’ passed 800 million dollars in worldwide box-office […]]]> 21 Mid-Season Trailer for Star Wars: Rebels is Here and It’s Chill Inducing! Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:33:17 +0000 We have been waiting for Rogue One to have its moment under the sun and for the holidays to pass, so we can re-join Star Wars: Rebels on their adventures. Judging by the new trailer, it was worth waiting for the rest of Season Three.           The ominous music, Obi-Wan’s voice […]]]> 180 First Trailer for the HBO Documentary “Bright Lights” With Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:30:17 +0000 Star Wars fans and people around the world are still mourning the deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds. Now they have the opportunity to get an insight into their complicated personal and professional relationship, and deep familial love in the documentary “Bright Lights”.  After its Cannes premiere, the documentary will debut on […]]]> 7 Rebuilding The Classic Ships & Vehicles For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:59:08 +0000 From the Death Star to X-Wings in the battle on and above the planet Scarif, ‘Rogue One‘ was chock-full of out-of-this-world moments that brought the magic of the Star Wars universe to new heights. And in a new video with Model Effects Supervisor Russ Paul, you can get a better understanding of the process behind […]]]> 15 Star Wars Helps Disney End 2016 With $3B Domestic Haul. Rogue One Reaches $800 Million Worldwide! Wed, 04 Jan 2017 01:33:22 +0000 2016 may have been a rough year for the majority of us, but Disney shareholders got off pretty good considering that they’re set to end the year with a little more than $3,000,000,000 worth of ticket sales from the United States alone, with over $4,000,000,000 in additional revenue coming from international territories. Make the jump for […]]]> 14 UPDATE! Woody Harrelson in Early Talks to Play Han Solo’s Mentor in the Second Star Wars Spinoff Movie Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:29:04 +0000 Variety reports that Lucasfilm is considering actor Woody Harrelson for an important role in the next Star Wars spinoff movie dedicated to the swashbuckling hero Han Solo. Read on for the details…   From Variety: Sources tell Variety that, while talks are still in the early stages, Harrelson is the top choice to play Han […]]]> 116 Rogue One Editors Reveal Which Scenes Were Added to the Movie After the Reshoots Tue, 03 Jan 2017 19:36:38 +0000 Rogue One finished principal photography in February 2016. Then in June the movie started doing a scheduled reshoots which caused quite a stir in the fan community mainly because of several rumors and the fact that a new writer (Tony Gilroy) was added to the crew very late in the game. Now Yahoo Movies posted […]]]> 60