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The Resistance Broadcast – How Can Rian Johnson Make Star Wars Fresh Yet Familiar?

The Resistance Broadcast is joined once again by our guests the Black Series Rebels to discuss the future of Star Wars. We talk about Rian Johnson’s view on the future of the franchise, what we are looking for, mild speculation, but mainly the importance of Star Wars moving forward and not relying on the crutch of full nostalgia!


On this transmission of The Resistance Broadcast: John HoeyJames BaneyLacey Gilleran, and our special guests @BlkSeriesRebels!






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Rian Johnson on the Future of Star Wars: A Star Wars Discussion

Our friends the Black Series Rebels join us to delve into Rian Johnson’s thoughts on the future of Star Wars, and how he must balance the foundation of what makes Star Wars what it is, while also innovating and respecting what the franchise stands for, which is the innovative trend setter that made people fall in love with it to begin with 40 years ago! How does Star Wars move forward without relying on the full crutch of nostalgia?



Resistance Expanded Universe

Our special guests Alex Backes and Stephen Ellis, the Black Series Rebels LIVE show! Check out Alex and Steve as they interview great guests, play games, give out prizes, and remind us all that Star Wars should be one thing before anything else: FUN!




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John Hoey is the Co-Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net and the host of The Resistance Broadcast podcast

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