Week In Review: ‘Eclipse’ Delay, Honoring Alan Ladd Jr., ‘Andor’ News, And More

While we still await the much-anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series trailer and more information about other upcoming projects (looking at you, The Bad Batch Season 2), there’s still tons of news and updates swirling around the Star Wars universe.


From new reviews to The Book of Boba Fett still ruling streaming stats to a Resistance Broadcast podcast packed with discussion around the current state of Star Wars, don’t miss all that’s happened this last week (Feb. 27 – March 5)!


We also have a special feature honoring the immense impact Alan Ladd Jr. had on Star Wars in our in-memoriam editorial. Check out that and more below, in our recap guide.


The Book Of Boba Fett



March 5 – ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Dominates Online Demand Weeks After Finale
The Disney Plus series The Book of Boba Fett has managed to stay atop the charts when it comes to online demand, despite the fact that the finale aired nearly a month ago. According to Parrot Analytics and The Wrap, The Book of Boba Fett has managed to top the charts again with 39.1 times the amount of audience engagement to the average series, ahead of HBO Max’s breakout hit DC Comics series Peacemaker, which released around the same time and has significantly closed the gap despite being on a smaller streaming service. Read the new report.

March 1 – ‘Andor’: Veteran Scottish Actor David Hayman Confirms Role in Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Series
Principal photography on Star Wars: Andor wrapped several months ago, and we are still finding out more cast members that will appear in the upcoming Disney Plus series. In particular, we have now learned that Scottish actor David Hayman will appear in the show, though we don’t know much about his part at the moment. Check out our report!




March 3 – The Resistance Broadcast – The State of Star Wars: Winter 2022
The State of Star Wars: Winter 2022 edition is here where we discuss the state of the franchise as it currently stands today. We discuss Star Wars Celebration and speculate on what will be covered and revealed at the event, express our excitement over the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series, but we also continue to turn a critical eye toward how Star Wars is marketed. We also warm up with our segment ‘Will of the Force’ where we tackle questions like – will we get an official update about the Lando series at Star Wars Celebration? Watch/listen now!

Feb. 28 – The Resistance Broadcast – Spider-Man: No Way Home Director Coming to Star Wars?
Star Wars might have a High Republic live-action show in the works, and Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts might be directing it. We give our thoughts on these latest rumors and all of the latest Star Wars news, including recent Ian McDiarmid quotes resurfacing, with the actor voicing his interest in returning as Palpatine in stories set before The Rise of Skywalker. Watch/listen now!


Art of the Mandalorian



March 4 – Expanding the Universe – Going Behind the Scenes with ‘The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season 2)’
In addition to the incredible concept art, The Art of Star Wars books always offer fascinating glimpses behind the scenes at how the stories we love are created. From fun trivia to world building insights, The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season 2) is no exception, so we’ve dug through Phil Szostak’s recently released visual feast to share some of these with you. Explore it now!

March 4 – Rumor: ‘Star Wars Eclipse’ Has Significant Development Issues, Now Targeting a 2027 or 2028 Release
On top of being a magnet for controversy due to an association with a video game developer accused of having a toxic workplace environment, Star Wars Eclipse may be suffering from some serious issues affecting the development of the ambitious video game project. Read the new report.

March 4 – Review: Marchion Ro Unleashes Terror in Marvel’s The High Republic: Eye of the Storm #2
This final issue and conclusion to phase one of The High Republic is handled beautifully by one of the world’s premiere Star Wars authors. The art by Guillermo Sanna is, at times, mesmerizing. Sanna evokes the emotional weight of the turmoil surrounding the galaxy coupled with the ego of a victorious Marchion Ro through an incredible use of color patterns and imagery. Check out the full review!

March 4 – Review – A Rebel Lives in Marvel’s Star Wars #21
It’s been a few issues since Shara Bey crash landed on the Star Destroyer, Tarkin, and decided to do some reconnaissance for the Rebellion. Shifting gears, writer Charles Soule takes us back to her plight of survival in the bowels of the Empire’s nightmare weapon. While the Star Wars series may have forgotten about Shara the last few months, Kes Dameron has not and he’s ready to bring her back. Will the Rebellion help him or have they abandoned hope of Shara’s return? Read the new review!

March 3 – Review: New Paths Forged in IDW’s The High Republic Adventures #13
Daniel José Older has put a bow on The High Republic Adventures with this thirteenth and final issue. Fans of Midnight Horizon probably felt some mixed emotions in this one. Older has been absolutely cranking out the content recently with this issue, Trail of Shadows #5, Edge of Balance, Vol.2 and of course, Midnight Horizon. This issue brings the series to a beautiful close while leaving us yearning for more Lula and Zeen content. We all are desperate to know how their story ends. Read our full review!




March 3 – The Loyalty of Laddie: Alan Ladd Jr. Gambled on George Lucas and We All Won
Legendary film producer and executive Alan Walbridge Ladd Jr. has passed away at the age of 84. Star Wars fans know him as the FOX executive who took a big risk and put his reputation on the line in order for George Lucas to make Star Wars, a gamble that cemented Ladd’s (and Lucas’s) legacy and changed cinema forever. Aside from Lucas, the argument can be made that Alan Ladd Jr. is the single most important person to Star Wars existing. Read our special editorial in honor of Alan Ladd Jr. and the major impact he had on Star Wars success.

March 2 – Editorial: The Marvel Comics Halftime Report – Bridging the Gap Between ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’
“The year is 1980. You’re sitting in the theater watching Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back for the first time and you get to the decisive duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Luke is holding his own, but it isn’t enough. You’re on the edge of your seat as Luke is trapped hanging for his life. Luke’s fate now rests in the palm of Vader’s hands. While Luke is reckoning with his mistakes, Vader drops the bomb of all bombs, ‘I am your father’, cementing himself as arguably the most infamous villain in cinematic history. The Empire has the Rebellion on its last legs, the galaxy under its heel…” Read our new editorial exploring the content bridge between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi!

March 2 – Oscar Isaac Visits the Galactic Starcruiser Hotel in New Promotional Video
In honor of the opening of Disney’s newest experiment in interactivity, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the company has released a short promotional video featuring Poe Dameron himself, Oscar Isaac, as he tours the hotel and tries his hand at a few of the interactive offerings guests will be enjoying during their stay. Watch it now.


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Tony Gorick is a self-proclaimed candy connoisseur with a passion for Star Wars and roller coasters. Whether he's working at his friend's arcade or watching classic Saturday morning cartoons, he does so with unsettling enthusiasm.

Tony Gorick

Tony Gorick is a self-proclaimed candy connoisseur with a passion for Star Wars and roller coasters. Whether he's working at his friend's arcade or watching classic Saturday morning cartoons, he does so with unsettling enthusiasm.