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! Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:00:38 +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 episodic Viral Hide (Viral Hide) News, rumors and speculations from the galaxy far, far away. Join us to talk everything Star Wars! 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! Weekly THR: On the Inter-studio Drama behind Abram’s Deal to Direct Star Wars: Episode IX Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:00:38 +0000 With his deep involvement in the Star Wars Universe in the new Disney era, it is easy to forget that JJ Abrams is still a director tied into a development deal with an entirely different studio. The Hollywood Reporter had a piece a few days ago covering just exactly what that means for Disney, Abrams, […]]]> 24 The Black Squadron Strikes Back In Marvel’s Poe Dameron #19 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:00:10 +0000 1 Collider Jedi Council: Is Putting Darth Vader in the Han Solo Movie Desperate? Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:00:12 +0000 This week on Collider Jedi Council: Kristian Harloff with Mark Ellis, Perri Nemiroff and Tiffany Smith discuss has Snoke been mishandled? Is he a bust? Darth Vader might be in Han Solo movie; Hamill teases new trailer; Leia tidbits leading up to The Last Jedi; Porg details; Leia and Phasma non spoiler book review; Battlefront […]]]> 16 Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Last Edit Is Finished – It’s A Wrap! Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:48:31 +0000 Director Rian Johnson has just turned in the final version of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi in to Lucasfilm as post-production on the film comes to a close.   Johnson recently posted the following messages on Twitter and Instagram:   Allllll done. — Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) September 22, 2017   Aaaand that’s a wrap […]]]> 73 Andy Serkis Confirms That Snoke Won’t Meet [SPOILER] In The Last Jedi Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:20:42 +0000 While it’s been known that Snoke will have a larger role in The Last Jedi than The Force Awakens (albeit not a role that’s large enough to explain the intricacies of his backstory), it’s not clear if Snoke will be meeting any of the characters. Thanks to an interview from Andy Serkis, we now know that there’s […]]]> 26 Exploring the Modern Myth (Part 1): An Introduction to Joseph Campbell – The Grandfather of Star Wars Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:00:51 +0000 If George Lucas is the father of Star Wars, that makes Joseph Campbell its grandfather. Many of you have probably heard of the world-renowned scholar, famous for his work in the fields of comparative mythology and comparative religion. It was at Skywalker Ranch, way back in 1988 (while Lucas was still developing his ideas for […]]]> 4 Spicey Speculation on Ron Howard’s Latest ‘Han Solo’ Hint Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:39:48 +0000 In a recent tweet, Ron Howard (director of the untitled Han Solo movie) posted a picture from the set of the film with an interesting hint about the location of the shot. Read on as we speculate about Howard’s latest clue.   To set the stage for our speculation, here’s the tweet in question:   […]]]> 62 Leia and Han Fight to Survive a Deadly Encounter in Star Wars Annual #3 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:00:03 +0000 Written by Jason Latour Art by Michael Walsh   The Rebel Alliance is on the lookout for a new secret base! Rebellion leader Princess Leia goes with Han Solo to scope out a secret hideout only he knows… …as well as the group of killers who want him dead!       SPOILERS AHEAD   […]]]> 4 Star Wars Rebels: Airing Schedule (Mostly) Revealed, Finale Will Arrive In 2018 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:03:25 +0000 Air dates for nine of the last sixteen episodes of Star Wars Rebels have been officially unveiled. While the series will have a number of days set aside for two new episodes, one day has only one episode scheduled, and the series will end after The Last Jedi hits theaters.   According to the official Star Wars […]]]> 12 The Star Wars Show! Lucasfilm Vault Toy Tour, John DiMaggio and Danny Jacobs Interview and More! Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:27:32 +0000 On this episode of The Star Wars Show: Anthony sits down with John DiMaggio and Danny Jacobs of LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, Star Wars Salvagers: The Lost Art Max and Lucas head to the Lucasfilm vault to check out some rare and vintage Star Wars toys, Star Wars: Rebels update and much, much […]]]> 1 Phasma is Back in Her Element in Marvel’s Captain Phasma #2 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:21:13 +0000 After escaping the trash compactor on Starkiller Base, Phasma is on the hunt to tie up a major loose end. First Order officer Lieutenant Sol Rivas has accessed the records of her treasonous actions that allowed the Resistance to defeat the First Order. To cover her tracks, she intends to hunt Rivas down, silence him, […]]]> 24 RUMOR: Darth Vader May Cameo In The Han Solo Movie Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:00:25 +0000 A new report suggests that none other than Darth Vader will be making an appearance in the Han Solo spin-off.       A few months ago, we reported a story from the site FandomFest that actor Spencer Wilding, who was one of two actors to portray Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, had to […]]]> 214 A Few Minor Tidbits on the Resistance, Leia, Rose, and Speculation on a Long Awaited Reunion in The Last Jedi! Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:30:34 +0000   Yesterday we shared with you a few tidbits about fathiers, the Caretakers and porgs coming from DK’s new book titled “Star Wars Made Easy”. The book is part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” series, and offers an easy way to introduce Star Wars to your kids and friends who are […]]]> 76 UPDATE 3! Mark Hamill Teases A New The Last Jedi Trailer on October 9? Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:22:25 +0000 Breathe. Just… Breathe, Star Wars fans. Your patience is about to be rewarded, as a pair of new tweets hint that something major related to The Last Jedi is on the horizon, and we’ll be seeing it soon.       September 18, 2017   The official Star Wars Twitter account has just shared a .GIF based […]]]> 84 New Details on Fathiers, the Caretakers, and Porgs from Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:30:46 +0000 Two weeks ago a new book by DK titled Star Wars Made Easy, part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” series, was released offering some interesting new details on The Last Jedi. The book is aimed at the younger audience and new Star Wars fans who want to get some simple and brief […]]]> 42 SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast – Episode 83 – J.J.’s Back!!! Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:00:03 +0000   This week on The Resistance Broadcast, we discuss…. Poll Results; JJ Abrams Named Director of Episode IX; Rebels Episode Titles; Forces Of Destiny Coming In 2018; Ron Howard Tweets About Han’s Speeder; Is The Force With You?; Tweeting With The Resistance.     Host: Patric Covey Leaders of the Resistance: John Hoey, Bill Sheehy, […]]]> 4   - This week on The Resistance Broadcast, we discuss.... - Poll Results; JJ Abrams Named Director of Episode IX; Rebels Episode Titles; Forces Of Destiny Coming In 2018; Ron Howard Tweets About Han's Speeder; Is The Force With You?  <br /> <br /> This week on The Resistance Broadcast, we discuss....<br /> <br /> Poll Results; JJ Abrams Named Director of Episode IX; Rebels Episode Titles; Forces Of Destiny Coming In 2018; Ron Howard Tweets About Han's Speeder; Is The Force With You?; Tweeting With The Resistance.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> Host: Patric Covey<br /> Leaders of the Resistance: John Hoey, Bill Sheehy, James Baney<br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> If you missed our new friend on Force Friday II, here is Porgle The Mucher:<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> Meet the newest member of the Resistance! Porgle The Mucher!<br /> — Resistance Broadcast (@RBatSWNN) September 1, 2017<br /> <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> And here is the infamous Chewie hug that our very own Bill Sheehy took part in:<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> #NewProfilePic<br /> — Bill Sheehy (@StarWarsBill) September 3, 2017<br /> <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> Also, let's give a HUGE congratulations to John Hoey on getting married and James Baney on becoming a father this week. You guys are the best and SWNN sends our best wishes your way.<br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> The Last Jedi Novelizations Not Coming Until March 2018: here<br /> <br /> JJ Abrams Episode IX News: here<br /> <br /> IDW Article: here<br /> <br /> Rebels S4 First Six Episodes: here<br /> <br /> Eight More Shorts Coming To "Forces Of Destiny" In 2018: here<br /> <br /> Ron Howard Reveals A Speeder: here<br /> <br /> Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Episode VIII: here<br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> If you would like to submit questions for the show you can Tweet us at our brand new Twitter account @RBatSWNN using hashtag #starwarsnewsnet, #theresistancebroadcast, #trb, #swnn, message us on the Cantina Forum in the questions and comments thread, or send an email to<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> Thanks for listening, and if you like this episode, don’t forget to hit the like button on SoundCloud and subscribe to us on iTunes!<br /> <br /> You can subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher!<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> Thanks to The Yavin 4 for our intro music.<br /> <br />  <br /> <br />   Viral Hide clean 1:08:00 Star Wars Battlefront II Data Leak Highlights What Will Be Available At Launch. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:30:55 +0000 Star Wars Battlefront II is one of the biggest video game releases for the remainder of this year, and as such, more info about the game is inevitably going to leak out ahead of its release two months from now. A new, comprehensive leak suggests that there will be a good amount of content to […]]]> 22 Paul Bettany Has Wrapped Filming for the Han Solo film Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:06:29 +0000   It seems like the only marketing/publicity done for the Han Solo standalone film has come from the social media accounts of its director Ron Howard. Well he’s at it again, this time posting a photo with Paul Bettany confirming the actor has wrapped his newly added character’s scenes for the film.   On Force […]]]> 60 Brief Details On the Stories from the “A Certain Point of View” Anthology Plus Audiobook Voice Cast Revealed Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:53:39 +0000 In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars, Del Rey will be releasing their next Star Wars book, A Certain Point of View, on October 3. The upcoming book is an anthology of 40 different short stories from various authors that tells the story of Star Wars: A New Hope from the perspective of several […]]]> 42 UPDATE! New Information on an Upcoming Comic About the Planet Crait from The Last Jedi! Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:40:13 +0000 A comic book solicitation has recently leaked on Reddit that reveals information on a brand new comic coming in December that will tie in to The Last Jedi. Bleeding Cool also reported on the upcoming comic, titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Storms of Crait #1, stating that it will reveal secrets about the planet. […]]]> 104 Kyle’s Review: R2-D2 To The Rescue In Marvel’s Star Wars #36 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:38 +0000 In issue #36 of the titular Marvel series, R2-D2 comes to the rescue of his friend C-3PO. Star Destroyers, stormtroopers, and Sith Lords aren’t going to deter the galaxy’s most brazen astromech droid.     SPOILERS AHEAD…       If you were like me, you were probably a little confused a few issues back, […]]]> 6 Collider Jedi Council: Will Star Wars Fans Rally Around J.J. Abrams? Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:00:08 +0000 This week on Collider Jedi Council: Kristian Harloff with Ken Napzok, Mark Reilly and John Rocha discuss: J.J. Abrams to direct Episode IX; The movie will be released in December 2019; Joseph Gordon Levitt in The Last Jedi; Porg talk; First six episode titles for Rebels Season 4 revealed; The Last Jedi books won’t hit […]]]> 27 See Black Series Rebels Live Podcast Friday Night at the Rebel Rebel Art Show in Burbank, CA! Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:44:17 +0000   Do you live in the Southern California area? Friends of the site “Black Series Rebels” (Alex Backes and Stephen Ellis) will be doing a live podcast of their show at The Perky Nerd, a comic book/coffee shop in Burbank, CA tomorrow night from 8pm to 10pm PST!   WHO ARE BLACK SERIES REBELS???   […]]]> 0 The Star Wars Show: Cover and Release Date for the Canto Bight Book Revealed and More Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:36:35 +0000 On this episode of The Star Wars Show: The show kicks off with the news about J.J. Abrams signing on to direct “Star Wars: Episode IX“; Andi sits down with NASCAR superstar Ryan Blaney to talk about Star Wars; Graballa the Hutt and actor Dana Snyder perform a classic ‘Attack of the Clones’ scene; check […]]]> 22 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Novelizations & E-Books Won’t Hit Until 2018. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:42 +0000 If you wanted to curl up with an adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi to read before you go to bed after watching the movie, you’re going to have to wait – the novelizations aren’t going to arrive until next year. Sounds like they really don’t want the spoilers on this movie to get out before […]]]> 54 Blackmail! Aphra’s Droids Hatch a Devious Plan in Marvel’s Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #12 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:00:20 +0000 After her  murderous droids derail Aphra’s attempt to auction of the Rur Crystal, an artifact that contains the consciousness of an ancient Jedi, by contacting Darth Vader – the Sith Lord has arrived and Aphra is once again on the run! Read on for the full review of Marvel’s Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #12. Spoilers […]]]> 12 First Six Episode Names For Rebels Season 4 Revealed! Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:36:20 +0000 Star Wars Rebels Season 4 looks to bring the beginning of the end to the series in a big way, as the final season of the show will start things off with a bang with a pair of two-part episodes and a new weekly schedule.   According to Jedi-Bibliothek, the names of the first six […]]]> 71 UPDATE: J.J. Abrams to Write/Direct Star Wars: Episode IX. Release Date Rescheduled to December 20, 2019 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:42:22 +0000 The man who brought Star Wars back to life with 2015’s The Force Awakens is back! has just confirmed that J.J. Abrams will be coming back to finish what he started, by writing and directing Episode IX!     In an official press release tweeted out from, Lucasfilm has confirmed that Abrams will […]]]> 787 NEW RELEASE: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Collectible Coins Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:00:40 +0000 The epic Star Wars saga continues to grow and expand, captivating new generations with its exotic worlds, iconic themes and unforgettable stories. And to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in December 2017, we are thrilled to bring to market three, new, fine silver coins featuring key characters from the upcoming […]]]> 7 The Resistance Broadcast – Episode 82: Don’t BB-H8! Appreciate!!! With GMA’s Jeff Lowe. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:42 +0000 On this episode of The Resistance Broadcast, we discuss…. Poll Results; Colin Trevorrow’s Out Of Episode IX; Empire Magazine 8-Page Feature; Rebels Season 4 Second Trailer And Season Debut On October 16th; Rebels S3 Blu-Ray Giveaway Results; Force Friday II; Journey To The Last Jedi Reading List; Comic Review; Paul Bettany In Upcoming Untitled Han […]]]> 0 On this episode of The Resistance Broadcast, we discuss.... - Poll Results; Colin Trevorrow's Out Of Episode IX; Empire Magazine 8-Page Feature; Rebels Season 4 Second Trailer And Season Debut On October 16th; Rebels S3 Blu-Ray Giveaway Results; Force... On this episode of The Resistance Broadcast, we discuss....<br /> <br /> Poll Results; Colin Trevorrow's Out Of Episode IX; Empire Magazine 8-Page Feature; Rebels Season 4 Second Trailer And Season Debut On October 16th; Rebels S3 Blu-Ray Giveaway Results; Force Friday II; Journey To The Last Jedi Reading List; Comic Review; Paul Bettany In Upcoming Untitled Han Solo Spinoff; Topps Cards Reveal TLJ Art; Is The Force With You?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> Our guest this week is the social media producer at Good Morning America: Jeff Lowe! Jeff works for ABC on the national level promoting all things GMA online on all social media platforms while also working under ABC's parent company: The Walt Disney Company AKA "The Mouse". For those of you who are unfamiliar, Lucasfilm, which produces the Star Wars films, is owned by The Walt Disney Company. This makes Jeff's job so much fun when he gets the chance to be a bigger part of the Star Wars experience. If you have seen those killer videos in the past two years promoting us to go see GMA the next day for a big Star Wars reveal, that was personally released online by Jeff and his team. Jeff is a lifetime Star Wars enthusiast and has had lots of fun meeting and interviewing celebrities, directors, and other big names in the movie and television business.<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> Host: Patric Covey<br /> <br /> Leaders of the Resistance: John Hoey, James Baney, Bill Sheehy<br /> <br /> Special guest: Jeff D. Lowe<br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> Check out some of the things Jeff and his team have brought to us online in the name of Star Wars:<br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /><br /> <br />  <br /> <br /><br /> <br />  <br /> <br /><br /> <br />  <br /> <br /><br /> <br />  <br /> <br /><br /> <br />  <br /> <br /><br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> Spot on. I am still laughing a month later from your reveal to us that Benicio is playing DJ from Roseanne...<br /> — Jeff D Lowe (@JeffDLowe) August 9, 2017<br /> <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> Or the infamous Deathtrooper tease for Rogue One that made us all wake up the next morning...<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /><br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> To learn more about Jeff or to just go talk Star Wars with him on Twitter, you can follow him @JeffDLowe<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> To see all things Jeff does on the GMA side of things, you can follow them at the links below:<br /> <br /><br /><br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> To see Mark Hamill giving Jeff a rough time:<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> Forgot to share this video of @HamillHimself giving me hard time for having a good side in photos.<br /> Gotta make that weekly haircut pay off!<br /> <br /> — Jeff D Lowe (@JeffDLowe) August 1, 2017<br /> <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> Also, please go check out his podcast on iTunes: "Lights, Camera, Podcast"<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> 🚨 🚨 We are on @iTunes 🚨 🚨<br /> Subscribe to my new movie podcast w/@trillballins & @BarstoolKenJac.<br /> <br /> iTunes LINK:<br /> <br /> — Jeff D Lowe (@JeffDLowe) September 6, 2017<br /> <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> Colin Trevorrow out as Episode IX director: here.<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> Viral Hide clean 1:18:08 UPDATE! Rian Johnson On Directing Episode IX + The Director Confirms Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt for The Last Jedi! Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:51:00 +0000 Director Rian Johnson is currently in Tokyo, Japan promoting the The Last Jedi, and according to a tweet from @premiereport, the director revealed at a recent fan event that his good friend, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has a voice acting role in the upcoming Star Wars movie. Johnson also briefly talked about the rumors that he will direct […]]]> 90 Eight More ‘Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny’ Shorts Will Arrive In 2018. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:51:48 +0000 Not only will Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny get another eight episodes this October, but there will also be another eight arriving sometime in 2018.     People working for the fansite Team-Ahsoka recently attended the toy convention HASCON 2017 at a panel dedicated to the Star Wars micro-series. At the panel, it was revealed that […]]]> 17 Ron Howard Reveals the Interior of a Certain Smuggler’s Speeder in the Han Solo Film! Sun, 10 Sep 2017 16:55:10 +0000 Han Solo director Ron Howard continues to tease us with small glimpses from the set, this time revealing the cool interior design of the vehicle that Solo will drive in the movie. While the photo hasn’t been titled in any way to suggest that this is Solo’s speeder, there are multiple clues that prove it. […]]]> 22 Clone Wars Conversations! Matt Lanter Talks ‘The Clone Wars’ and His Latest Travels Through Time Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:43:41 +0000 James Arnold Taylor recently sat down with Matt Lanter, the voice behind Anakin Skywalker, to talk about what it was like voicing his character in the epic animated series, how voice acting helps his live action work, and about some current voices and “Timeless” work he’s doing for other major genre franchises. This is the […]]]> 0 UPDATE! IDW’s The Force Awakens Adaptation Reveals Something New About the “Forceback” Scene. Fri, 08 Sep 2017 21:10:25 +0000 After hearing about the new all-ages Star Wars comics from IDW, I immediately got excited to get these for my son, given that Marvel’s stuff is more geared towards teenagers and beyond. So, I ordered IDW’s adaptation of The Force Awakens that released last week just ahead of Force Friday, and needless to say, my son […]]]> 66 Kyle’s Review: The Galaxy Finds Hope In The Conclusion Of Marvel’s Rogue One (#6) Adaptation Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:15:30 +0000 We have reached the end of Marvel’s Rogue One adaptation. The Battle of Scarif has reached fever pitch, while our band of spies reaches the completion of their mission. The Empire is throwing everything they can muster against the assault by the Rebel Alliance. Will it be enough? Assuming you have seen the film you already […]]]> 3 Collider Jedi Council: Who Will Direct Star Wars Episode 9? Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:00:30 +0000 This week on Collider Jedi Council: Ken Napzok with Mark Ellis, Tiffany Smith and Mr. Sunday Movies discuss: Colin Trevorrow is out as Episode IX director; Rian Johnson discusses experience with Lucasfilm; Rian Johnson insight on Snoke, Kylo Ren, and Poe’s X-Wing; New ships in The Last Jedi revealed including The Raddus!; Paul Bettany joins […]]]> 14 Netflix Won’t Be Getting Future Star Wars and Marvel Films As Disney’s Own Streaming Service Begins in Late 2019! Thu, 07 Sep 2017 19:42:04 +0000 You may recall that last month Disney announced that it will be launching its own streaming service and ending its deal with Netflix. While people speculated as to what this would mean for the future of films made by studios owned by Disney but not released under the Disney Studios banner, it seems we now […]]]> 62 Empire’s Full Cover Story on Star Wars: The Last Jedi Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:30:48 +0000 The Last Jedi is less than 100 days away and Empire Magazine takes its turn with its eight page spread covering the film. We have shared bits and pieces from the spread with you this week, and now that the issue is released, we can put it all together for you, including some new bits of info […]]]> 107 Ron Howard Shares a New Image of a Cantina Fight Scene from Han Solo! Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:13:22 +0000 In place of a proper teaser due to the production issues that have plagued the untitled Han Solo film, the film’s director, Ron Howard, continues to take to social media to give fans a glimpse into the production as it continues. Today, Howard shared a couple of photos of an action scene playing out on […]]]> 20 Vader Completes His First Sith Trial in Darth Vader #5 Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:00:12 +0000 Written by Charles Soule Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli   He began his journey as a Jedi with wonder and hope. Now it is time to put away childish things. Vader’s first and most vital test as a Sith concludes.     SPOILERS AHEAD     The first arc of the comic Darth Vader: Dark Lord […]]]> 3 The Star Wars Show: Star Wars Goes To Space, Force Friday II, and X-wing Kirigami! Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:01:28 +0000 In this new episode of The Star Wars Show Andi and Anthony reveal the ISS CASIS mission patch designed by Doug Chiang and inspired by our favorite saga. Also we have a good look at what it was like at Walmart on Force Friday II, and what exactly is a Star Wars kirigami.     […]]]> 2 Kyle’s Review: Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray (SPOILERS) Wed, 06 Sep 2017 17:38:05 +0000 The Journey To Star Wars: The Last Jedi is well underway. Hope you all had a great Force Friday. If you are feeling a little hungover from your Porg spending spree, might I suggest you turn to one of the Star Wars gifts that keeps on giving: an excellent novel about Princess Leia Organa. I’ve been […]]]> 30 Rian Johnson Discusses His Creative Control and What “The Last Jedi” Means Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:05:32 +0000 Taking a breather from sound editing at Skywalker Ranch, The Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson sat down with The New York Times to discuss how he got the gig, his creative control throughout making the film, and his approach to continuing the story laid out by The Force Awakens, and what “The Last Jedi” means!  […]]]> 94 Phasma Covers Her Tracks in Marvel’s Captain Phasma #1 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:58:32 +0000 The ink is barely dry on the Phasma novel that hit the shelves last Friday, and here we are this week with issue #1 of Marvel’s Captain Phasma, as the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi publishing event continues. The four-issue mini-series is written by Kelly Thompson (A-Force, Hawkeye) with illustrations by Marco Checchetto […]]]> 8 Empire Reveals New Image from The Last Jedi + Rian Johnson Discusses His Experience With Lucasfilm Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:00:34 +0000 Empire just released an exclusive image from their October issue which will include an eight-page feature on The Last Jedi. The image features Finn (John Boyega) and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) in the vibrant creature-filled casino on Canto Bight, a new location that plays an important part in the film’s second act. Empire also spoke with the movie’s director, […]]]> 14 Rumor: Rian Johnson Might Take Over Directing Star Wars Episode IX. Wed, 06 Sep 2017 03:28:22 +0000 As was the case after the Phil Lord & Christopher Miller firing, it looks like Lucasfilm is already exploring options for the replacement director for Star Wars Episode IX after Colin Trevorrow decided to part ways with Lucasfilm. The frontrunner to take over: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.     From Deadline: Put Rian Johnson […]]]> 101 UPDATE 2! Colin Trevorrow Out as Director of Star Wars: Episode IX! Tue, 05 Sep 2017 22:01:20 +0000 Lucasfilm has released an announcement that Colin Trevorrow will no longer be directing Star Wars: Episode IX.   Here is the official statement from Lucasfilm:   Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come […]]]> 470 Jordan’s Review: Phasma’s Backstory Revealed in ‘Star Wars: Phasma’ by Delilah S. Dawson Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:10:24 +0000 Along with the many action figures, Lego sets, and stuffed porgzillas (I kid you not) that hit retail shelves on Force Friday, there were also a couple of novels that were released last Friday as part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi publishing campaign. One of these books details the history of […]]]> 2 Rian Johnson on Snoke, Kylo Ren, and Poe’s Improved X-Wing in The Last Jedi! Tue, 05 Sep 2017 15:30:53 +0000 The Last Jedi is a few months away, and Empire Magazine is releasing their feature on the film. They spoke with writer/director Rian Johnson about several topics, including Supreme Leader Snoke, Kylo Ren, and Poe Dameron’s improved X-Wing.     SUPREME LEADER SNOKE   Character origin stories have become a popular choice among filmmakers in recent years. […]]]> 80