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! Mon, 22 May 2017 20:40:03 +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 Han Solo Film: New Photos Indicate Han Has Been Outrunning Imperials for a Long Time! Mon, 22 May 2017 19:20:33 +0000   More stunt-scene photos have been released from the filming of the Han Solo film which show Alden Ehrenreich’s stunt-double trying to avoid some “Imperial entanglements”. Proceed past the jump (to lightspeed) to check them out and read our speculation about this particular scene!     SPOILERS AHEAD!!!     When we first met Han […]]]> 11 UPDATE! New Details and Photos from the Star Wars: Han Solo Shoot at Fawley Power Station! Mon, 22 May 2017 18:00:47 +0000   As you already know the untitled Han Solo spin-off film is currently filming at the Fawley Power Station in the UK. A few days ago we got some photos from the set courtesy of TMZ, and yesterday one of our readers that lives nearby sent us several new photos as well as some curious rumors heard around […]]]> 45 New Star Wars Battlefront II Featurette Teases New Worlds. Mon, 22 May 2017 16:31:51 +0000 The latest Star Wars Battlefront II featurette discusses the future of Star Wars storytelling in video games and features a little bit of new cinematic footage.           The video also clarifies what each of the three studios working on the game will be working on – DICE are handling the multiplayer aspect as usual, […]]]> 11 New Video from the Han Solo Set Shows Some Action Taking Place at Fawley Power Station Mon, 22 May 2017 05:41:41 +0000   The Han Solo spin-off film set along with a few cool speeders were revealed in a few pictures early this week. Now MSW has just posted a video sent to them by one of their readers with actual footage of Han’s speeder in action on set. Hit the jump to watch the video.     As you will see, the speeder is parked and ready […]]]> 9 New Toy Listing Confirms Kylo Ren Will Have a TIE Fighter in The Last Jedi! Sun, 21 May 2017 13:00:00 +0000   A new listing on the Barnes & Noble site confirms one of the rumors about Kylo Ren having his own TIE Fighter in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Read on for the details.     The toy listing has been found via Reddit member ahcahttan. You can still see the listings on the toy section […]]]> 15 Author Greg Rucka Talks About His New Novel ‘Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills’ Sun, 21 May 2017 00:26:40 +0000 has an incredible interview with Greg Rucka, the writer for the much anticipated new novel, Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills. The book focuses on Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus relationship, interactions and adventures following the Empire’s takeover of the Kyber Temple on Jedha. This is an interview you won’t want to miss….   […]]]> 6 Kyle’s Review: Poe Is Back On the run in Marvel’s Poe Dameron #15 Sat, 20 May 2017 15:00:17 +0000 Poe Dameron is back this week to lead the Black Squadron in a crucial mission for the Resistance. Unfortunately for Poe and company, the First Order is back as well, and is about to make things even more difficult for the Resistance than the problems they already face. Once again, the search for Luke Skywalker […]]]> 1 Star Wars Battlefront II Gets A Story Mode Featurette. Fri, 19 May 2017 23:11:20 +0000 Electronic Arts/DICE, in conjunction with PlayStation, have released a new featurette discussing what the story mode for Battlefront II is going to be like, and how it will differ from previous canon Star Wars narratives. Details on Inferno Squad and Iden Versio are also revealed.           As a campaign mode was sorely […]]]> 24 Star Wars Weekly Buzz: Ian Kenny Confirmed for “Han Solo”; Alternate Ending for Revenge of the Sith Revealed and More Fri, 19 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000 This week on our Star Wars Weekly Buzz: the original ending of Revenge of the Sith had a very different role for Padme; Actor Ian Kenny confirmed for the Han Solo spin-off film; We finally get the full “Animated Origins” panel from Celebration Orlando; A look at the Escape from Jakku sequence from TFA in […]]]> 22 Learn How Cassian Andor and K-2SO Met in an All New One-Shot Comic by Duane Swierczynski! Fri, 19 May 2017 15:26:31 +0000 The official Star Wars site has announced another new Marvel comic, this time a special one-shot centering around Cassian Andor and his reprogrammed Imperial droid K-2SO.       Star Wars: Rogue One — Cassian & K-2SO Special #1 will be released by Marvel in August.   Written by Duane Swierczynski with art by Fernando Blanco, […]]]> 10 TMZ Shares Photos from the Han Solo Set Featuring a First Look at Alden Ehrenreich as Young Han and Many Cool Vehicles! Fri, 19 May 2017 09:08:02 +0000 TMZ got their hands on several photos from the set of the untitled Han Solo film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The images give us a first look at Alden Ehrenreich as young Han Solo and several new vehicles and set pieces. Check them out.     SPOILERS AHEAD!!!         […]]]> 112 Collider Jedi Council! The Last Jedi Japanese Ad Reveal, Woody Harrelson Talks His Han Solo Character Fri, 19 May 2017 00:31:30 +0000 On this episode of Collider Jedi Council: Kristian Harloff, Perri Nemiroff, Mark Reilly and Ken Napzok discuss the recent Japanese ad that teases a big reveal for The Last Jedi; comment on what Woody Harrelson recently had to say about his Han Solo film character; wish a happy belated birthday to Star Wars creator George […]]]> 5 New Comic Mini-Series Coming in August Featuring Mace Windu! Thu, 18 May 2017 14:39:40 +0000 Today, the official Star Wars website announced a brand new 5-part mini-series from Marvel coming to comic shops this August. The series is titled Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu and is penned by Matt Owens with illustrations by Denys Cowan. As should be evident from the title, the comic will feature fan-favorite Jedi Mace Windu (portrayed […]]]> 46 Beth Revis Rises to the Occasion with ‘Rebel Rising’ (Spoiler Free Review) Thu, 18 May 2017 14:30:29 +0000 I’ll be the first to admit I was  skeptical about Rebel Rising for a number of reasons. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed Rogue One, and the famous Darth Vader hallway scene is probably my favorite scene in the series as a whole. That being said, it didn’t quite satisfy my thirst for Star […]]]> 2 Unique Commemorative Coin Celebrates Star Wars 40th Anniversary Thu, 18 May 2017 07:13:40 +0000   New Zealand Mint has produced a unique, limited edition commemorative coin to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars which thundered onto the big screen on May 25, 1977.     Licensed by Disney, this 1oz fine silver collectible features a replica image of the original 1977 Star Wars poster. The striking design incorporates […]]]> 3 The Star Wars Show: Lucasfilm’s Carrie Beck Talks Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Wed, 17 May 2017 20:56:18 +0000 On this episode of the The Star Wars Show: Anthony catches up with Lucasfilm’s Carrie Beck to discuss the upcoming Star Wars: Forces of Destiny animated shorts; a couple of Star Wars droids are unboxed for all to see; lightsaber training with the Saber Guild fan group, new Star Wars comic book releases and much, much more!   […]]]> 0 Luke and Aphra Have a Deadly Dinner Date in Marvel’s Star Wars #31 Wed, 17 May 2017 17:14:13 +0000 There are no new Star Wars comics hitting the shelves next week, so you get a double helping this week with Star Wars #31 and Poe Dameron #15. First up, Luke and Aphra continue their mission at the Screaming Citadel to unlock an ancient Jedi artifact in Jason Aaron’s Star Wars #31 (Screaming Citadel: Part 2) […]]]> 36 Jordan’s Review: Baze and Chirrut Take on the Empire in ‘Guardians of the Whills’ by Greg Rucka Wed, 17 May 2017 14:30:38 +0000 Mainstay Star Wars writer Greg Rucka’s latest book in the franchise, Guardians of the Whills, is a junior novel and companion to Rogue One that follows Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus in the days leading up to their appearance in the movie, giving insight to their daily lives on the streets of Jedha and details […]]]> 7 Rumor About Han Solo Movie Now Filming Near Southampton Confirmed? Tue, 16 May 2017 16:00:15 +0000 Thanks to our Cantina members @StoneRiver and @Lazarus Dei. the Daily Echo confirmed a recent rumor about a new set in Fawley Power Station.     Secrecy is high as usual, but the residents are already accustomed to filming crews at the location. Here are some comments regarding filming at the station from the Daily Echo:   But […]]]> 16 Japanese Star Wars: The Last Jedi Promotional Leaflet Teases “Shocking Truth”. Tue, 16 May 2017 14:30:32 +0000 A Japanese leaflet promoting Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi was released a few days ago, and the promotion featured description suggesting that the movie is going to have a major surprise in it that will change everything – possibly giving Darth Vader’s unexpected parental reveal a run for its money. The description also hints at where […]]]> 83 BAFTA Award-Winning Actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge Warned Against Making Fake Spoilers for the Han Solo Movie Tue, 16 May 2017 13:00:14 +0000 A recent article from Eyewitness News provides some clarity about the reason behind Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s utter denial of her role in the upcoming Han Solo movie back in February. Just a few days following her denial, the first official cast photo was revealed, showing that she was indeed in the movie. But why the lies? Why the […]]]> 9 Editorial: What Does Avatar 2’s Delay Mean for Star Wars? Mon, 15 May 2017 16:30:59 +0000 For a time after James Cameron announced that he was finally ready to start filming his four Avatar sequels, it seemed as though there was an unspoken guarantee between The Walt Disney Company and Twentieth Century Fox to let each other take turns conquering the December box office with massive sci-fi releases. But since the announcement […]]]> 82 The Dreamer, The Rebel: Happy 73rd Birthday George Lucas! Sun, 14 May 2017 16:01:46 +0000 Happy Birthday George Lucas! The maker turns 73 today. If it were not for him there would be a galaxy sized void in our hearts and souls, in more ways than we could possibly imagine…     The reason this website exists, the reason we all passionately talk about Star Wars, the reason we all became […]]]> 28 Star Wars Weekly Buzz: New Actress Revealed for The Last Jedi, Woody Harrelson Talks his ‘Han Solo’ Character and More Fri, 12 May 2017 16:00:24 +0000 This week on the weekly buzz: Rian Johnson reveals a new cast member for The Last Jedi; Woody Harrelson shares another tiny bit about his character in the Han Solo spin-off movie; gives new details about the origins of the planet Jakku; first look at Darth Vader #1; Ewan McGregor addresses the Obi Wan […]]]> 88 Timothy Zahn’s ‘Thrawn’ is The New Gold Standard for Star Wars Fiction Fri, 12 May 2017 14:30:41 +0000 When author Claudia Gray was introduced to Star Wars fans with Lost Stars, followed by her Leia-centric novel Bloodline, I said that she was on her way to becoming the new Timothy Zahn of the Disney/LFL canon. Make no mistake, Gray is an amazing author and one of my favorites in the franchise – but […]]]> 20 UPDATE: Han Solo Film: Latest Updates on Filming on Fuerteventura Fri, 12 May 2017 13:15:54 +0000 The Han Solo movie is beginning its setup for filming on the Canary island Fuerteventura. Updates include images of filming location construction, casting updates, and shooting dates.     May 2, 2017   Thanks to our good friends at via Canarias7 news, it is confirmed that shooting for the upcoming Han Solo movie will occur on […]]]> 63 Collider Jedi Council! Snoke Connected to the Unknown Regions?, Kylo Ren’s Tie Fighter and More! Fri, 12 May 2017 04:36:23 +0000 On this episode of Collider Jedi Council: Kristian Harloff, Mark Ellis, Perri Nemiroff, and Ken Napzok discuss the leaked aerial shot from the set of the Han Solo spin-off film; Kylo Ren’s ‘The Last Jedi’ Tie Fighter toy somehow makes its way online early; upcoming Episode VIII Star Wars Black Series action figures get a […]]]> 3 Update 2! New Concept Art Featuring Ship Designs and a Costume from the Han Solo Movie Have Surfaced on eBay! Thu, 11 May 2017 16:59:27 +0000 Multiple brand new concept art images featuring ship designs and a sketch of Han Solo’s costume from the movie have surfaced on eBay from a person claiming to have been associated with the Star Wars “Red Cup” (Han Solo) project. Hit the jump to see the pieces for sale.       SPOILERS AHEAD!   […]]]> 93 Rumor: Ian McDiarmid Recorded Lines for Star Wars: Rebels Season 4? Thu, 11 May 2017 16:00:09 +0000 A source who works in the voice recording business sent us a very interesting story that happened around six months ago. The source has proven his legitimacy and we’re confident in his words. Still, as you will see, this story raises many questions that we don’t have a concrete answer to, so as always, until […]]]> 46 The Resistance Broadcast – Episode 66 – Execute Episode 66!!! Thu, 11 May 2017 14:30:11 +0000 On this episode of The Resistance Broadcast, we talk about our All-Time Favorite Palpatine Moments; New Names Added to the Han Solo Cast; Rian Johnson Surprises Fans on May 4th with John Williams; Kylo Ren’s Tie Fighter Unveiled; Mark Hamill is Giving A Chance To Have Lunch in L.A. plus a Private Screening of TLJ […]]]> 0 On this episode of The Resistance Broadcast, we talk about our All-Time Favorite Palpatine Moments; New Names Added to the Han Solo Cast; Rian Johnson Surprises Fans on May 4th with John Williams; Kylo Ren’s Tie Fighter Unveiled; Mark Hamill is Giving ... On this episode of The Resistance Broadcast, we talk about our All-Time Favorite Palpatine Moments; New Names Added to the Han Solo Cast; Rian Johnson Surprises Fans on May 4th with John Williams; Kylo Ren’s Tie Fighter Unveiled; Mark Hamill is Giving A Chance To Have Lunch in L.A. plus a Private Screening of TLJ […] Viral Hide clean 2:36:50 Rian Johnson Tweets Praise For New Fan-Made 8-Bit ‘The Last Jedi’ Trailer Thu, 11 May 2017 01:50:36 +0000 By now you’ve probably seen the fan-made 8-bit video game trailer for The Last Jedi that’s based on the classic Super Nintendo video games. The retro video clip, created by John Stratman, caught the attention of fans and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson today on Youtube. Read on for more details. “Oh my god that is awesome. Well […]]]> 19 The Star Wars Show: Paul Shipper Talks His Celebration Art, May the 4th at Lucasfilm and More! Wed, 10 May 2017 21:45:08 +0000 0 Aphra and Luke Are Headed for Trouble in Screaming Citadel #1 Wed, 10 May 2017 19:48:04 +0000 Written by Kieron Gillen Art and Cover Art by Marco Checchetto   Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side by side into the darkest shadows of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up…one that leads him to a very […]]]> 53 UNICEF Kid Power in LA this Saturday with Chewbacca and R2-D2 Wed, 10 May 2017 16:28:05 +0000 If you have kids or are just a kid at heart and are in the Los Angeles area this weekend, head over to Microsoft Square on Saturday May 13th for your chance to meet Chewbacca and R2-D2 all for a very good cause.     UNICEF Kid Power is a charity aimed at fighting child […]]]> 4 Star Wars Battlefront II Will Have More Content At Launch, Future Games Get Release Windows. Wed, 10 May 2017 14:30:48 +0000 Another EA conference call helps us shed light on upcoming Star Wars games, as we now have an idea about how big Battlefront II is going to be at launch. In addition, we’ve also learned about the release windows for future Star Wars titles.   At an investor’s event, EA CEO Andrew Wilson stated that Battlefront II will […]]]> 29 First Photo from the Star Wars: Han Solo Set at Fuerteventura! Tue, 09 May 2017 16:46:49 +0000 Our friends at PrensaImperial alerted us about a very cool photo posted by a local news site from the set of the Han Solo spin off film currently being prepped for filming at Fuerteventura, Spain.     Spoilers Ahead!     Up until now we’ve seen several casual photos of the terrain where the movie […]]]> 56 The Last Jedi: Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter Revealed Mon, 08 May 2017 16:43:35 +0000   Kylo Ren appears to have a new TIE Fighter in The Last Jedi. From the looks of an image from a collectible hobby shop, the ship certainly has its own unique flair with hints of something familiar.     Thanks to Corey at, and the source Mikado, we get our first look at […]]]> 96 UPDATE 2! Rumor: New Wave Of Black Series Star Wars Toys Tease The Last Jedi Characters. Sun, 07 May 2017 02:55:33 +0000 An image showing an inventory for future Star Wars products set to arrive at a GameStop store around September 1, 2017 (Force Friday) has recently made its way online. While the product names that are related to The Last Jedi are naturally coded, they do give us an idea of what to expect for the movie’s marketing […]]]> 80 Christopher Patrick Nolan Talks About Filming Rogue One’s Epic Darth Vader Scene Sun, 07 May 2017 00:23:48 +0000 Our friends at over at have released a short interview with Christopher Patrick Nolan, who was the only Rebel trooper to survive Darth Vader’s slaughter in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The actor took a moment to share some juicy details on what may be regarded as one of the most powerful Star Wars scenes ever to […]]]> 7 Here are Some of the Scenes from The Last Jedi that Were Shot in 70mm IMAX! Sat, 06 May 2017 16:00:24 +0000 A few days ago we told you that a special 70mm IMAX version of The Last Jedi teaser trailer will be attached to limited cinemas in front of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. Now we have a proof confirming which exact shots from the trailer were shot using the IMAX cameras.     As […]]]> 10 John Williams: Details Behind Creating a Score, the Magic Dust of Star Wars Sat, 06 May 2017 03:04:01 +0000 Earlier this week Rian Johnson and John Williams took to social media to share a special message on May the 4th. With the score near completion,  Williams is currently working feverishly to put the final touches on the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi. Most of us don’t know the process of what goes in to […]]]> 12 Kyle’s Review: Marvel’s Rogue One #2 Is A Whirlwind of Memories Fri, 05 May 2017 20:52:57 +0000 Marvel continues to treat fans to a great adaptation of Rogue One. If you are anything like most fans, you left the theater this past December wishing you could get a little more time with the characters and worlds in the film. If that desire still lingers, look no further than Marvel’s treatment of the story. With […]]]> 15 Star Wars Weekly Buzz: Hamill Crashes Jimmy Kimmel Live, Star Tours Immersion 360′, and More! Fri, 05 May 2017 16:52:59 +0000 This week on our Star Wars Weekly Buzz: The Star Wars Show is back with an all-new episode; Mark Hamill surprises a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live; go back in time with a Star Tours 360′ adventure; “Looking for Leia” in all the RIGHT places; Hasbro executives do not receive all Star Wars spoilers ahead of theatrical release; […]]]> 4 Hasbro Star Wars Fan Figure Vote: Doctor Aphra Wins! Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:01 +0000 The vote has concluded on the official Site and the results are in. There was some stiff completion across the entire spectrum of Star Wars fandom for this year’s contest, but Doctor Aphra has won the day and will be receiving her very own Vintage Series figure.     Doctor Aphra was an early favorite […]]]> 17 Collider Jedi Council! Luke’s History Explained In Episode VIII, Hamill’s Surprise And More! Fri, 05 May 2017 01:04:53 +0000 On this episode of Collider Jedi Council: Kristian Harloff, Tiffany Smith, Mark Reilly and John Rocha talk about “The Last Jedi” 70MM IMAX trailer attached to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie; Mark Hamill’s Force for Change surprise; discuss Emilia Clarke’s comments about the new Han Solo film; shares new details about the Han […]]]> 10 Rian Johnson Greets the Fans for May the 4th! Thu, 04 May 2017 20:51:22 +0000 The official Star Wars Twitter account has just shared a cool message by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson for May the 4th. The video shows that he is currently at a sound recording studio with a special guest…     Check it out!   A #MayThe4thBeWithYou message from @RianJohnson for #StarWarsDay. — Star […]]]> 61 Rian Johnson Opens up about The Last Jedi to Entertainment Weekly Thu, 04 May 2017 17:36:40 +0000 Entertainment Weekly has delivered their Star Wars Day treat! The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has revealed a small request he asked of JJ Abrams in regards to the ending of The Force Awakens, and also provides insight into the core of the story for The Last Jedi, validating and explaining Luke’s exile.     […]]]> 196 Some New Details On The Cast Of Star Wars: Han Solo. Thu, 04 May 2017 12:30:43 +0000 Not that long ago, details came out from Making Star Wars about a few character names for the Han Solo movie. Now it appears as they’ve acquired a few more, along with what actors will be assigned to the minor roles.     MSW revealed the list of names here. It’s worth noting that the names may […]]]> 30 Kyle’s Review: Poe and Terrex Find Their New Roles In Marvel’s Poe Dameron #14 Thu, 04 May 2017 08:36:46 +0000 Marvel’s Poe Dameron #14 is a departure from the previous issues, in terms of pretty much every element the series has offered so far. Poe and the Black Squadron pause to reflect on fallen friends, with Poe himself reflecting on where his place in the galaxy falls in the uncertain time in which he lives. Terrex is […]]]> 6 Star Wars Day Sales: Where & How To Save Big On Star Wars Merchandise. Thu, 04 May 2017 06:50:22 +0000 Star Wars Day is upon us, and that can only mean one thing: invasion a bunch of things are going to go on sale to part fans from their money. Here’s your one-stop location to find out where you can save.   Gaming     If you’re in favor of PC gaming distribution services, then […]]]> 1